2019 candidates RPV city council

From left, incumbent Ken Dyda, challengers Stephen Perestam, Barbara Ferraro, David Bradley and Dave Emenhiser. (Photos courtesy of candidates)

Three city council seats and a measure will be on the ballot in Rancho Palos Verdes November 5. 

Five candidates, including one incumbent, will be running for the positions as councilmembers Susan M. Brooks and Ken Dyda as well as Mayor Jerry Duhovic are coming to the end of their terms Dec. 3 

Dyda is the incumbent in the election. Challengers are Stephen Perestam, Barbara Ferraro, David Bradley and Dave Emenhiser.

Measure B will also be on the ballot. Voting Yes on B requires hospitality employers with 50 or more employees to establish a wage floor of $15 per hour and provide a $1 per hour increase in salary per year through 2022, as well as requiring panic buttons for emergencies.

The measure would also require hotels to keep detailed records for the last three years to ensure they are complying with workload, pay and transit assistance. They must also obtain written consents from employees if they are to exceed a certain number of hours worked in the day. Measure B also prohibits retaliation by employers.

To get to know more about the candidates or Measure B, residents can attend any of the three events set up for the coming months.

  • Candidate debate hosted by the Long Point Homeowners Association on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Sunset Room of the Point Vicente Interpretive Center at 31501 Palos Verdes Dr. West. 
  • Candidate forum for candidates hosted by the Palos Verdes Peninsula League of Women Voters on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. in McTaggart Hall at Fred Hesse Community Park at 29301 Hawthorne Blvd.
  • Measure B forum hosted by the Palos Verdes Peninsula League of Women Voters on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in McTaggart Hall at Fred Hesse Community Park at 29301 Hawthorne Blvd.
  • Candidate forum hosted by RPV Council of Homeowners Association partnering with the Palos Verdes Peninsula League of Women Voters on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Fred Hesse Community Park, McTaggart Hall at 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes. 

For more information, visit https://www.rpvca.gov/1245/November-5-2019-General-Municipal-Election

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