With every week that passes a new rash of No to Measure O signs breaks out on lawns and fence lines. More Keep Hermosa Hermosa flags appear each week, along with cod-Banksy stickers featuring a rat and the legend 'E&B Oil Slick Liars'.
And for every ten or twenty anti-oil signs there's a meek one in favour of 'sustainable oil recovery' and 'protecting Hermosa's future'.
So whose side are we on? Well, I've been wearing my Keep Hermosa Hermosa baseball cap for almost a year now. It's clear to me that for the risks to the best little beach city are just not nearly worth the purported benefits.
9 Significant and Unavoidable Impacts of oil drilling in Hermosa.
And therein may lie the thin silver lining to the big dark cloud of oil recovery: if the vote goes ahead, and house prices do wobble, newcomers like us might get a foot on the housing ladder here.
Be assured, we are 100% against oil recovery in Hermosa. I'm just saying, we won't be leaving town in protest if Measure O passes (we may be able to do just the opposite instead).