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Councilwoman Schipske Launches Online Survey Asking: "Should Long Beach Have A "No Knock/No Solicitation Registry?"

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(May 16, 2012) -- Within hours of the City Council voting 8-0 for a substitute motion that sent to a Committee (instead of advancing to the City Attorney's office to put in ordinance form) a proposal to give residents City Hall-enforceable methods to curtail unwanted fliers and doorstep solicitations (details below), Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske (author of the proposal, co-agendized by Councilman Patrick O'Donnell) sent a mass emailing asking recipients if they support or oppose a key provision of the proposal.

"Should Long Beach have a No Knock/No Solicitation registry?" asks the mass email sent at 10:45 p.m. May 15, and links to an online survey with these questions:

1. Do you think the City of Long Beach should follow such cities as Newport Beach, Claremont and Hillsborough and pass a "no knock/no solicitation" registry that would allow residents to opt out of having flyers left on their porch and people coming to their home to sell something?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure

2. If you answered, "YES" please indicate why you support a "no knock/no soliciation registry." Check all that apply.

  • Residents should be able to determine who can come on their property and knock on their door.. Residents should be able to determine who can come on their property and knock on their door..
  • Residents should be able to determine if they want flyers or other materials left on their property. Residents should be able to determine if they want flyers or other materials left on their property.
  • Long Beach needs to do something to deal with this issue.
  • Other

3. If you answered, "NO" please indicate why you oppose a "No knock/no solitication registry." Please check all that apply.

  • People should be able to sell door to door without interference by the city.
  • People should be able to sell door to door without interference by the city.
  • People should be able to leave flyers and other materials without interference by the city.
  • People should be able to leave flyers and other materials without interference by the city.
  • Long Beach does not need to do anything about this issue.
  • Long Beach does not need to do anything about this issue.
  • Other

4. If you answered, "Not Sure" please indicate why.

  • I need more information.
  • I am not interested in this issue.
  • Other

Councilwoman Schipske's survey says, "I will share your responses with the Council Committee on Housing and Neighborhoods."

If you'd like to take part in the survey, click here.

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Related LBReport.com coverage:

  • Proposal To Put City Enforcement Teeth In Residents' "No Soliciting" Signs And Curtail Unwanted Fliers & Unlicensed Door-to-Door Solicitations Is Sent To Council Committee For Discussion (Instead of City Att'y For Preparation)
  • Councilmembers Schipske & O'Donnell Seek To Enable Residents To Put Up "No Soliciting" Signs, Backed by City Law, That Would Prohibit Door-To-Door Contacts And Create "No Soliciting" City Registry



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