OCEAN BEACH, CA. Residents of Ocean Beach appear to be divided on the issue of having film and video crews in Ocean Beach. We have recently heard a number of complaints about the loss of parking, the rudeness of the security guys for the film crews, and so forth.
So, for a week, starting on August 21st, we ran a poll:
Do you think having film crews on the streets of OB is a positive thing for the community?
We had 83 respondents. Here are the results:
40% or 33 votes answered: Sure, good for our image and brings money to the community.
12%, or 10 votes thought: Yes, it’s okay – can’t hurt.
This 52% of our respondents – roughly half – are all for having film crews.
Another 10%, 8 votes, were more ambivalent and checked: Depends on what they’re filming.
Only 10% or 8 votes were totally opposed to film crews and answered: No, it’s a disruption to our serene community that no one here asked for. We lose parking and quiet.
However, a large faction – 29% – 24 voters – were opposed unless the community got something in return, and checked: No, not unless the production crew gives something to the community in return.
So, 39% opposed the film crews, with most of them willing to allow them if they gave something tangible back to OB – which at this time, they do not.