Politics

New Huntington council members, city attorney take seats Monday

Huntington Beach's four new City Council members and new city attorney will be sworn in during Monday's council meeting.

Trash franchise fee to rise to help pay city pension costs

Huntington Beach has found a way to help pay down its growing employee pension costs.

Huntington OKs $11.6 million construction pact for new senior center

Huntington OKs $11.6 million construction pact for new senior center

The Huntington Beach City Council took the final step Monday toward making the city's long-awaited new senior center a reality.

Huntington breaks ground on long-awaited new senior center

It has been eight years since Huntington Beach voters decided in November 2006 that Central Park would be the location of a new senior...

Departing city officials look back — and ahead

A new political chapter will open in Huntington Beach on Dec. 1, as four new council members and a new city attorney are ushered into place.

Lawsuit challenges H.B. plan for downtown permit parking district

A Huntington Beach resident has filed a lawsuit against the city, alleging that a recently created parking district in the downtown area...

Fireworks legalization measure wins in Huntington

It appears that Huntington Beach residents will be able to light their own fireworks next Fourth of July.

Incumbents voted out in H.B. council, city attorney elections

Incumbents voted out in H.B. council, city attorney elections

The third run for the Huntington Beach City Council was the charm for three candidates in Tuesday's election. But for all three incumbents...

Councilwoman Boardman would target housing density if elected to third term

Councilwoman Boardman would target housing density if elected to third term

Huntington Beach Councilwoman Connie Boardman has worked with residents to address problems downtown. Now she says she's looking to do the...

Huntington voters facing busy ballot on Election Day

Huntington Beach voters will have plenty of options to choose from when they're at their local polling places Tuesday. Eleven candidates are...

Park improvements a top campaign issue for H.B. Councilman Shaw

Park improvements a top campaign issue for H.B. Councilman Shaw

Huntington Beach Mayor Pro Tem Joe Shaw likes having relaxing parks around the city for families to enjoy. If he is reelected in Tuesday's...

Politics no longer taboo for Huntington council hopeful Kenney

Politics no longer taboo for Huntington council hopeful Kenney

When Brendon Kenney was younger, he didn't want anything to do with politics.

3 questions: Where Huntington Beach City Council candidates stand on the issues

Two incumbents and nine challengers are running for four spots on the seven-member Huntington Beach City Council. The Huntington Beach...

Foes of coyote trap-and-kill policy email and call Seal Beach officials

Foes of coyote trap-and-kill policy email and call Seal Beach officials

Animal-rights activists coordinated an email and phone campaign last weekend to voice opposition to the Seal Beach City Council's decision...

H.B. council hopeful Posey wants fewer prohibitions, more businesses

H.B. council hopeful Posey wants fewer prohibitions, more businesses

Huntington Beach City Council candidate Michael Posey says he's had enough of the council banning consumer items — from plastic bags...

H.B. to seek federal money to repair low-income apartment complex

Huntington Beach city staff got the green light from the City Council on Monday night to apply for federal funds that would help repair an...

Candidates for H.B. council, city attorney stake out positions at final forum

More than 100 people gathered at the Huntington Beach Central Library on Thursday evening to hear candidates for City Council and city...

Huntington council candidates to appear at forum Thursday

The League of Women Voters of Huntington Beach and the American Assn. of University Women of Westminster/Fountain Valley/Huntington Beach...

Candidate Bixby aims to balance preservation and growth

Candidate Bixby aims to balance preservation and growth

It all started with a flier that landed on the doorstep of his Huntington Beach home in 2001.

Permit parking OK'd for downtown Huntington neighborhood

Permit parking OK'd for downtown Huntington neighborhood

After about three hours of public comments, the Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday night to create a parking district in a...

Huntington to explore ways to slow housing projects along Beach, Edinger corridor

In response to residents' concerns about rapid development growth, the Huntington Beach City Council voted to look into possible revisions...

Candidate O'Connell hopes 'diverse support' lifts him to H.B. council after two losses

Candidate O'Connell hopes 'diverse support' lifts him to H.B. council after two losses

William "Billy" O'Connell thinks his third run for the Huntington Beach City Council will be the charm.

Council candidate Peterson rocks a financial perspective

Council candidate Peterson rocks a financial perspective

Huntington Beach City Council candidate Erik Peterson, a punk rocker back in his teenage days, still enjoys a TSOL concert every now and...

Schools trustee sues H.B. over campaign sign restriction

Schools trustee sues H.B. over campaign sign restriction

Ocean View School District Trustee John Briscoe has sued the city of Huntington Beach, claiming its ordinance regarding campaign signs is...

Former Huntington Beach Mayor Alvin Coen struggles with Alzheimer's disease

Former Huntington Beach Mayor Alvin Coen struggles with Alzheimer's disease

Felicia Coen has been married to her husband, Alvin, for 53 years. Yet every day that passes, she feels like she's losing the love of her...

'Professional peacemaker' Polsky eyes H.B. council

'Professional peacemaker' Polsky eyes H.B. council

Alexander Polsky believes recycling is a good thing — except when it comes to Huntington Beach's civic leaders.

Huntington council hopefuls debate pensions, housing, bans

Pension costs, housing density and the city's plastic bag ban were among the topics discussed during a Huntington Beach City Council...

Huntington public light fixtures going LED

Huntington Beach gave the green light this week to upgrading the city's public light fixtures to LED.

Huntington studies alcohol, business regulations

The Huntington Beach City Council received updates this week on key issues related to the downtown area to get a better sense of how to make...

Council candidate Semeta looks to advocate for lower-cost government

Council candidate Semeta looks to advocate for lower-cost government

Throughout her career, lawyer and Huntington Beach Planning Commissioner Lyn Semeta has been guided by what she thinks is a simple...

Ocean View trustee Briscoe fined over campaign signs

Ocean View School District Trustee John Briscoe is threatening to sue Huntington Beach after he was fined for having his reelection campaign...

Council candidate Delgleize, in third run, focuses on boosting police, bandwidth

Council candidate Delgleize, in third run, focuses on boosting police, bandwidth

Barbara Delgleize could almost taste victory in the Huntington Beach City Council election two years ago.

H.B. group still trying to overcome obstacles to build 9/11 memorial

Dennis Hashin thought that creating a 9/11 memorial for Huntington Beach would be as simple as removing a fountain to make room for a...

Forum will discuss toll-lane plan for 405 Freeway

Forum will discuss toll-lane plan for 405 Freeway

The 405 Freeway Cities Coalition will present a forum Thursday evening to gather public input about the state's proposal to add toll lanes...

State panel rejects candidate's complaint of campaign violations by 2 incumbents

The state's political watchdog dismissed a complaint by Huntington Beach City Council candidate Brendon Kenney, who accused two incumbents...

Proposal to make paper bag fee optional fails

Another proposal before the Huntington Beach City Council to amend the city's plastic bag ordinance has failed.

Council members question effort to get public's opinion on updated general plan

The Huntington Beach City Council was brought up to speed Tuesday night on the city's general plan update, and some members expressed...

Tattoo artist Valdez wants to bring fresh perspective to City Council race

Tattoo artist Valdez wants to bring fresh perspective to City Council race

Hector Valdez has been told that he doesn't have a chance at winning a seat on the Huntington Beach City Council. But the first-time...

Huntington council candidate alleges 2 incumbents caused gift violation

A Huntington Beach City Council candidate has filed a complaint with the state's political watchdog, saying two incumbents' living situation...

City attorney candidates air positions at forum

Potential legal challenges and the relationship between local and state governments were among the topics debated at a recent Huntington...

O'Connell leads Huntington council hopefuls in campaign funding

William "Billy" O'Connell, executive director of Colette's Children's Home, led all Huntington Beach City Council candidates in amassing...

H.B. enacts stricter water usage rules

In the midst of a statewide drought, Huntington Beach unanimously voted to declare a level one water supply shortage to conserve water.

No changes to plastic-bag ban as effort to lower fee fails

Huntington Beach Councilman Joe Carchio failed Monday to convince enough of his colleagues to cut a fee imposed on paper bags as part of the...

Council authorizes $16.4 million bond for new senior center facility

After months of study sessions and planning, the Huntington Beach City Council took two major steps Monday toward making a long-awaited...

Is this a lawn-watering day? In Seal Beach, you'll have to know

Is this a lawn-watering day? In Seal Beach, you'll have to know

In response to the statewide drought, Seal Beach City Council members Monday voted unanimously to implement increased restrictions on...

Rarity in Huntington: a hot city attorney race

Jennifer McGrath is no stranger to a challenge.

Huntington council kills ballot measure on mobile-home rent control

The Huntington Beach City Council decided during a special meeting Monday to remove a ballot measure that would have asked residents whether...

Huntington council to consider taking rent-control measure off ballot

Huntington Beach's City Council will hold a special meeting Monday to decide whether to pull a rent-control measure off the November ballot.

Huntington proposes $52.1 million for roads, parks, beaches

The Huntington Beach City Council focused on projects to improve the city's roads, parks and beaches as it continued discussions of the...

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