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Blake Rose

Name: Blake Rose

Age: 48

Birthplace: Lynwood

How long have you lived in Huntington Beach? 10 years

Occupation: personal financial planner

Education: bachelor’s degree from Cal State Fullerton, associate’s degree from Orange Coast College, Certified Financial Planner

Previously elected or appointed positions: Measure C Citizens Oversight Board for Coastline Community College District

Community organizations you belong to: Orange County Taxpayers Assn., Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce  

What do you think are the biggest issues facing Huntington Beach right now? managing the budget properly, infrastructure management, intelligent development, protection of the environment

What is one decision in the last year that the City Council got right and why would you have supported it? 

Creating Surf City Nights. I think it is a fun event for everyone and creates great business opportunities for downtown businesses.

What is one decision in the last year the City Council got wrong, or partially wrong, and why would you have voted differently? 

I think they agreed to pay too much money and give to generous benefits to several government employee groups at the expense of many other necessities in the city that would benefit all of our citizens.