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Dean Francois for Hermosa Beach City Council
For 40 years, I’ve worked to improve the quality of life in Hermosa Beach. I’ve led the way on controlling development, maintaining Hermosa’s unique character, protecting our environment and helping make streets safer for residents and bicycles.
As a Sierra Club leader, I’ve helped stop an oversized hotel in Hermosa, kept Storm Drain pollution off beaches, extended the Bike Path and saved our Greenbelt from construction projects and being paved over for bike paths.
Professionally, I have experience working on large budgets. This qualifies me to meet the needs of residents during this challenging economy. And, I’m committed to full transparency!
My experience serving on the Chamber of Commerce, City Commissions, Red Cross, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and other organizations, has prepared me to work on a wide range of complex issues.
Upper Pier Action Committee – Advocated in the renovation of Upper Pier Ave.
Long-time Disaster Volunteer with the American Red Cross
CERT – Community Emergency Response Team member
Hermosa Beach Sister City Association
Mediator with Dispute Resolution Services (South Bay Center for Dispute Resolution), Hermosa Beach.
Public Access Producer & Television Broadcaster for Hermosa Multivision Cable (Spectrum)
Hermosa Beach Historical Society
Redondo Beach Historical Society board member, former President
Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce
Redondo Beach Traffic, Public Works, & Preservation Commissions, serving repeated terms as Chair
Sierra Club – elected Board Member, Palos Verdes/South Bay Group Executive Management Committee
Long-time volunteer for Heal the Bay
Charity work for “Cheer for Children”
Santa Monica Baykeeper/LAWaterkeeper – Storm Water Monitor & Educator.
South Bay Parkland Conservancy
Concord Coalition "putting the National Debt on a sustainable course", Founding member & South Bay Coordinator
South Bay Bicycle Coalition.
Hermosa Beach Bicycle Masterplan Sub Committee.
Volunteer Adaptive Ski Instructor with "Unrecables Program"
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“Dean Francois is an environmental champion and that makes him the best choice for the Hermosa Beach City Council.”
Paul Koretz, LA City Councilmember
“Dean knows Hermosa. He’s been involved in our community for four decades and has worked to make Hermosa Beach a better place to live."
Earl Feys, Hermosa Community Leader