Note to readers: The Orange County Tribune is posting the results of questionnaires sent to candidates for city office in Garden Grove, Huntington Beach and Westminster as a public service. These are not paid political ads and do not imply endorsement. They are being posted in the order in which they are received.
Office Being Sought:
Huntington Beach City Council
City of Residence:
Planning Commissioner / Business Owner / Attorney
Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Pepperdine University (1985)
Juris Doctorate in Law from University of the Pacific /McGeorge School of Law (1988)
Other Public Service:
I am currently Vice President of the Huntington Beach Council on Aging, a nonprofit serving the seniors in our community. I volunteer with Project SHIP (Senior Home Inspection Program) an HB Fire Department program that inspects homes for fire safety and installs free fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors for seniors. I am also a member of the Huntington Beach Elks which raises funds for programs serving first responders, military members, and children. I volunteer with numerous community events and have served on the Board of Directors for various charitable and non-profit organizations.
I am also currently Chairman of the Huntington Beach Planning Commission. During my time on the Planning Commission, I have had extensive interaction with the community. I have served as the liaison to various City boards & committees including the Historic Resources Board, the Sunset Beach Area Committee, the Downtown Economic Development Committee, and the Southeast Area Committee. I also currently serve as a member of the City’s General Plan Advisory Committee, and previously as a member of the Subdivision Committee.
Why do you want to run for this office?
I believe in the power of our residents to shape our City and help our community prosper. The core of my campaign is about respecting the community, making sure your voice is heard, and working with the community to achieve your vision for Huntington Beach.
What do you think are the major issues facing your city and what would you do about them?
High Density Development – I am with the community and as your City Council member, I will continue the fight to retain the character of Huntington Beach. We are not LA or Santa Monica. We are Surf City USA.
Community Driven Decision Making – There are a many issues of concern to the HB community and I believe that most of them can be solved if the City were to focus on community driven decision making. The City needs to do a better job with government transparency, providing information to the community, and allowing the community the opportunity to be involved in the decision making. The City Council makes better decisions when there is wide public input.
Parks, Beaches & Wetlands – I will preserve and protect Huntington Beach parks, beaches, wetlands and open space.
Safety – Keeping the City safe is one of my top priorities. It is important not only for residents and businesses, but for tourism which is one of the primary contributors to the local economy and a source of jobs for local residents.
Anything else you’d like to add:
I am always available to talk with residents. Just email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit my website (www.edwardpinchiff.com) or my public Facebook page (www.facebook.com/EdwardPinchiff). I will also meet for coffee, or invite a few of your neighbors over and I will discuss any issues at your house. Thank you, and I humbly ask for your vote.
Categories: Politics & Elections