CHRIS HAMM SAN CLEMENTE CITY COUNCIL
SAN CLEMENTE CITY COUNCIL
IT'S IMPORTANT WE ELECT COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO ARE COMMITTED TO LOOKING OUT FOR THE BEST INTERESTS OF RESIDENTS.
Having been born and raised in San Clemente, my roots are deep.
My wife, Danielle, and I have called San Clemente home for our entire lives.
As a member of the Forster family, my ancestors have been residents of San Clemente for generations.
Now more than ever, we have a unique opportunity to protect open space and revitalize our town. So for the past four years, as a member of City Council, I have fought to maintain our Village By The Sea character
As a firefighter stationed in Talega, I see firsthand the public safety issues that face our town—and my voting record on public safety reflects my experience. I expanded ambulance service for our residents and personally fought to keep our hospital open and maintain emergency services. My commitment is to continually improve public safety and fight for increased police services.
There is nothing more important than San Clemente neighborhoods. That's why I've stood up and dug my heels in to protect and preserve the quality and character of our communities. This year we passed ground-breaking legislation regulating STLUs (Short Term Lodging Units) including sober living homes and boarding houses.
We live in San Clemente and love its unique beach atmosphere and small town feel.
If re-elected, you have my word I will continue to ensure residents, people like you and me, always have a voice.
Help preserve San Clemente for future generations.
Vote Chris Hamm for San Clemente City Council.
COMMITTED TO PRESERVING
OUR UNIQUE BEACH ATMOSPHERE
LET'S TALK ABOUT NORTH BEACH, THE MIRAMAR THEATER AND BEYOND
My passion is the beach and my commitment is to cleaning up the North Beach area of town. As the gateway from the North, this area has sat neglected for too long. As Mayor of San Clemente,
in 2015, I made North Beach a priority.
We now have beautiful walking trails and protected open space on the bluff above PCH and an almost restored Ole Hanson Beach Club—now it's time to get to work on Miramar Theater and the rest of North Beach—a community of residents that we need to support. North Beach Extends from Linda Lane all the way to Pico.
As a former resident of the North Beach area, I am excited to hear what my friends Wayne Eggleston and Jim Holloway have in mind for the revitalization of that iconic and historic property.
It's been too long. No more excuses. Let's restore and revitalize North Beach.
ONE TEAM. ONE TOWN.
I LIVE, WORK AND PLAY IN SAN CLEMENTE
San Clemente is and always will be my home.
My wife and I are second-generation San Clemente High School graduates.
My grandparents met at the Red Fox lounge.
I live, work and play in San Clemente. As a homeowner in San Clemente, I know the issues facing young families in town. I see firsthand the destruction of residential neighborhoods by commercial businesses. I have fought to protect our communities and I promise you I will continue to fight for residents rights.
I work as a Firefighter stationed in Talega. For the past six years I have been living one third of my life in Talega. When the residents wanted more police control during school hours, I voted to support it.
When the residents adjacent to the La Pata Extension wanted a larger buffer between them and the new road, I fought the county and contractors to build a bigger berm to reduce impacts to the community.
I enjoy every aspect of San Clemente. In my downtime, I enjoy our world-class beaches and surf breaks.
My wife and I are avid mountain bikers in the hills of Rancho San Clemente and Forster ranch. I golf at all four golf courses in town. Where else can we live, work and play with such amazing amenities. Growing up in this town I had many opportunities that I wouldn’t have gotten in other places—help me ensure that future generations have those opportunities and get to enjoy the San Clemente that we all love.
During my time on council, we have closed down dozens of residential and commercial rehab facilities. The problem is, when you close one, two more open in its place. That is why zoning ordinances are so important and why I fought so hard to put the STLU ordinance in place.
If re-elected, you can be confident my fight against the commercialization of our residential areas will continue.
Here are some of the great projects that I voted for and have been funded or completed.
The restoration and re-model of the Ole Hanson Beach Club
Bulb outs at Pico and Las Bolas to increase pedestrian safety
Roundabout beautification project
New Beach stairs at El Portal
Powerline removal on Los Molinos
New park equipment at Linda Lane
Sand Replenishment for North Beach
North El Camino Real Remodel, between Ave Pico and Camino Capistrano
Opening of Pico Park
MAKING PUBLIC SAFETY A PRIORITY
My public safety record is exemplary. Upon getting elected to city council in 2012, one of the first things I did was increase ambulance service for our residents. At the time, we had one ambulance for 65,000 people. I was able to double ambulance service without increasing costs to the residents. I supported a grant to increase paramedic units from two to three, which will be happening this year.
Each year for the past three budget cycles, I have OPPOSED the reduction in sheriff staffing. Public safety is the NUMBER ONE priority for government, and my voting record shows that.
When Memorial Care told us they were shutting down our hospital and emergency room, I stood up and fought. I chaired the advisory board to study the impacts. I traveled to Sacramento to adopt new legislation that would allow us to keep our emergency room. I voted to rezone the hospital property to give us the opportunity to rebuild our closed hospital.
After the uptick in shark sightings, I voted to train and equip the City Lifeguards with a drone to help ensure the safety of residents and visiting beach goers.
PRESERVE SAN CLEMENTE
Growing up in San Clemente, I have seen many changes to our small beach community. As a child, I watched as our city leaders approved projects that were not in the best interests of residents. I made a promise that I would dedicate my time to ensuring San Clemente continued to be a place where working class people can live and raise a family.
My opponents see San Clemente as an opportunity to develop the next Huntington Beach. To them I say, "move to Huntington Beach." Help me preserve San Clemente's small town charm. Let’s make San Clemente the envy of every beach community that has over built and over developed.
"I'M RUNNING FOR CITY COUNCIL
SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO."
IF YOU LOVE SAN CLEMENTE AS MUCH AS I DO—HELP ME PRESERVE IT
I need your support. Every penny helps. Just like last election my opponents will be backed by multiple faceless PAC’s. People that want to change the very fabric of our community. Just like last election, I will be relying on the support of LOCAL residents to fund my campaign.
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CHRIS HAMM SAN CLEMENTE CITY COUNCIL