About Discussions

Discussions allow you to contribute to an online dialogue around a specific initiative. SpeakUp Hermosa staff create and monitor discussions. Each discussion has one or more subtopics where you can add your thoughts or respond to other users’ comments.

In an effort to increase foot traffic, business patronage and overall economic growth throughout our downtown core – while integrating strategies for more sustainable parking and enforcement operations – the City of Hermosa Beach is currently implementing a comprehensive ‘Pilot Parking Program’ through Dec. 15th. This 90-day program is comprised of three components:


    1)  Free daytime parking on select meters throughout the City's downtown between 11AM - 2PM, M-F. (Meters offering the free parking include all on-street credit-card operable 'smart' meters along Pier and Hermosa Avenues).


    2)  Expansion of 'smart' meter technology in the City via a trial of two industry-leading versions of parking meters (the Duncan 'Liberty', and IPS 'M5'). The side-by-side comparison of these meters offers staff and the public the opportunity to interface with these and ultimately provide valuable input as the City moves towards upgrading coin-only street meters. (To provide your input regarding these meters, please take our brief survey by selecting the 'surveys' tab above).


    3)  Implementation of 'Demand Pricing' (flexible hourly rates) throughout select lots and streets in the downtown area between the hours of 8PM - 12AM/2AM. 


We want to hear your constructive feedback regarding these components. Please be as specific as you can in your responses/recommendations. We will then aggregate the input collected and share with City officials as part of a larger presentation.


For a walking map of free parking locations click here.  For more information about the pilot parking program, component specs and revenue forecastings, check out our Pilot Parking Staff Report.

Questions? Please email: ndeanda@hermosabch.org


The Hermosa Five-O Senior Activity Center opened in May of 2010 and is open to all South Bay Residents who are over the age of 50. Hermosa Five-O members are a group of fun, active and motivated people, who continually strive to improve their lives and their community. We believe it is important to stay healthy, continue to learn, and have fun each day so we do our best to program a variety of activities to help us to live a balanced life: physically, emotionally and mentally.


Levels of Service, Cost Options to Be Reviewed by Community


Hermosa Beach, Calif. – The City of Hermosa Beach will be hosting two Town Hall meetings to discuss the future of fire services within the City.

The meetings will consist of a presentation of service levels by Interim Hermosa Beach Fire Department Chief Pete Bonano, and review our options for staffing the fire department and the associated costs relating to the future of fire services.  The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

The first Town Hall meeting has been recorded and is available to view online here: Aug. 24th Future Fire Services Town Hall Broadcast

The second meeting is scheduled for the following:

  • Mon., Sept. 26th at the Community Theater (710 Pier Ave.), 7 PM – 9 PM

In addition to the Town Hall meetings, Chief Bonano will also meet with local community groups to review the presentation detailing the different scenarios for staffing and answer questions within the group.  If you would like to schedule a presentation for your group, please contact Gina Konrad at (310) 318-0328 or via email at gkonrad@hermosabch.org.

Please be sure to also read frequently asked questions and answers, and access other background materials regarding the costs and level of service in relation to the fire department that will be posted on this website.

Additional questions and comments can be submitted to Katie Casey, the City’s Public Information Officer (PIO) at katie@katiecaseypr.com. Please also fill out the comment card on this page and submit to our PIO for inclusion of your statements to City Council.


In line with City's Strategic Plan goal of creating a more livable and sustainable beach City, the Hermosa Beach City Council unanimously adopted an expanded smoking ordinance at the regular City Council meeting of August. 23, 2016. As a result, smoking is now banned in all outdoor public places throughout the City, including private outdoor areas where the public is invited. The new ordinance also added emissions from electronic smoking devices in the definition of "smoking," thus prohibiting the smoking of such devices. Furthermore, the enforcement provision of the ordinance was reduced from a misdemeanor to an infraction.

City staff has already begun reaching out to our community to educate visitors and constituents that the City intends to be smoke-free. As we strive to make Hermosa Beach a better place, we ask that you please share your thoughts and ideas with us!