Politics & Elections

Candidate profile: Dan Kalmick

PROFILE for Daniel Kalmick, candidate for Huntington Beach City Council.

Name: Dan Kalmick

Office being sought: Huntington Beach City Council

City of residence: Huntington Beach

Age: 36

Occupation: IT Management Consultant/Small Business Owner

Family: Wife – Alison Kalmick, Parents – Joe and Adrienne Kalmick (Joe is running for Seal Beach City Council – District 1), Cat – Butters

Education: B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Other public service:

Huntington Beach Planning Commissioner 2013 – Present (Chair 2015)

Vice Chair, OCTA Citizens Advisory Committee – 2012 – Present

City of Huntington Beach General Plan Advisory Committee


Reserve (Volunteer) Firefighter/EMT – Orange County Fire Authority 2004-2009

Volunteer with HBFD – Senior Home Inspection Program

Volunteer Instructor – Huntington Beach Senior Center

Treasurer – Bolsa Chica Land Trust

Board member – Algalita Marine Research and Education

Board member – Huntington Beach Public Art Alliance

Why do you want to run for this office?:

As a Jill Hardy’s Planning Commissioner for the past six years, I’ve had hundreds of residents attend meetings unhappy with development in the City. I’m running to make the structural changes to our Zoning code to make development look like what residents want. I’ve also seen a huge lack of progress by our current Council on finding solutions to homelessness in our community. HB needs to build its fair share of shelters and permanent supportive housing to get the homeless out of our parks and neighborhoods and back to being tax paying citizens.

What do you think are the major issues facing your city, and what would you do about them?:

Over development – Change the zoning code to remove High Density to limit over development and density in our community. I want to work to make the zoning code match what residents want in our City. We need better restaurants and a permanent concert venue.

Homelessness – HB needs to get its Housing Element into compliance and qualify for SB2 dollars to build our fair share of homeless shelters so that we can enforce our anti-camping laws (as we must available beds in order to enforce them).

Public Safety – We need to prevent browning out fire stations (closing one a day) and to increase the number of police officers patrolling our neighborhoods.

Note to readers: We are mailing out questionnaires to all candidates for city offices in Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Stanton and Westminster. We are posting their responses with only light editing. 


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