Politics

H.B. planners can't agree on Beach, Edinger housing maximum

While approving nine amendments to the city's Beach and Edinger Corridors Specific Plan, the Huntington Beach Planning Commission could...

Moratorium on Huntington Beach massage parlors extended as new rules are approved

A moratorium on new massage establishments in Huntington Beach has been extended for 30 days as the city prepares for new regulations to...

Huntington won't annex Bolsa Chica wetlands, council decides

After about six years of discussions among city officials, the Huntington Beach City Council decided Monday to forgo further talk of...

Property owners can opt out of historical list

The Huntington Beach City Council is willing to give residents the choice of having their properties included on a list of historical...

Pacific City, new senior center, illegal animal feeding top city's agenda

Huntington Beach Mayor Jill Hardy and City Manager Fred Wilson briefed residents about city milestones and ongoing concerns during a...

Contract for asbestos work at Oak View Elementary delayed over cost concern

The Ocean View School District will pay a contractor for asbestos abatement and other work at two campuses, but removal of asbestos at...

O.C. Water District considers 50-year deal for desalinated water from Poseidon project

The Orange County Water District will continue talks with Poseidon Water to determine whether buying water from the company's proposed ocean...

Assemblyman Harper's bills target state plastic bag ban, paper bag fee for repeal

Assemblyman Harper's bills target state plastic bag ban, paper bag fee for repeal

As crowds of residents and tourists spent their morning on the warm sands of Huntington Beach, state Assemblyman Matthew Harper said...

Huntington police chief calls for more officers

Low staffing levels in the Huntington Beach Police Department have hampered officer response times and investigations, the police chief told...

Massage parlors to face stricter regulations in H.B.

Stricter laws are on the way for massage establishments in Huntington Beach.

Huntington Beach to appoint committee on homelessness

The Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday to create a committee to look into homelessness in the city.

H.B. pursues nine amendments for tightening Beach/Edinger development

After months of vetting possible ways to slow development along two of Huntington Beach's busiest streets, the City Council on Monday...

Revision of corridors plan on the table

A lower number of allowed residential units, increased parking requirements and larger setback minimums are among ways the Huntington...

Council wants H.B. law to leave no doubt: Pot dispensaries are illegal

The Huntington Beach City Council wants to make something clear: Medical marijuana dispensaries are illegal in the city.

Huntington slaps 45-day moratorium on new massage parlors

Huntington slaps 45-day moratorium on new massage parlors

The Huntington Beach City Council on Monday imposed a 45-day moratorium on new massage establishments in the city.

H.B. restaurant gets city OK to sell alcohol, despite protests to state over license

A restaurant that moved into downtown Huntington Beach last summer received permission from the city Tuesday night to sell beer and wine,...

Huntington pursuing freeze on Beach, Edinger residential projects

The Huntington Beach City Council is looking to freeze new residential developments along Beach Boulevard and Edinger Avenue in order to...

Huntington police pitch tighter rules on massage parlors

The Huntington Beach Police Department outlined proposals Tuesday for strengthening the city's regulations on massage establishments.

Consultants pick 258 properties for H.B.'s historic sites list

A revised list of candidates for Huntington Beach's list of historic properties was reviewed by the Planning Commission on Tuesday.

Pacific City apartment developer drops request for reduced parking

Pacific City apartment developer drops request for reduced parking

Much to the surprise of the Huntington Beach Planning Commission and residents, apartment developer UDR withdrew its request for fewer...

Huntington Beach repeals permit parking downtown

With little discussion, the Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday to repeal a recently imposed parking-permit district in the...

Nonprofits' fireworks sales are one step closer after initial City Council OK

Nonprofits' fireworks sales are one step closer after initial City Council OK

The Huntington Beach City Council took its first step Monday toward allowing local nonprofit groups to sell state-approved fireworks for the...

Request for reduced parking at Pacific City apartments draws neighbors' concern

Request for reduced parking at Pacific City apartments draws neighbors' concern

Residents near the site of an apartment complex that will be the last portion of the long-awaited Pacific City project asked the...

Free-speech supporters in H.B. draw on Charlie Hebdo attack for inspiration

Free-speech supporters in H.B. draw on Charlie Hebdo attack for inspiration

About a dozen people answered a call to demonstrate for free speech Saturday at the Huntington Beach Pier.

New Assemblyman Harper pursues residents' ideas: global-warming, bag-ban repeals

New Assemblyman Harper pursues residents' ideas: global-warming, bag-ban repeals

Since leaving the Huntington Beach City Council after his election to the state Assembly in November, Matthew Harper has been asking his...

Development OKd to replace Huntington's first City Hall

Development OKd to replace Huntington's first City Hall

A development project approved for downtown Huntington Beach will result in the loss of the city's first City Hall.

New councilman targets H.B. plastic bag ban for repeal

New councilman targets H.B. plastic bag ban for repeal

A newly elected Huntington Beach City Council member is looking to remove one of the most highly debated city ordinances of the past five...

Will you be drinking ocean water? O.C. Water District to discuss buying from desalination plant

Will you be drinking ocean water? O.C. Water District to discuss buying from desalination plant

The Orange County Water District will begin talks with Poseidon Water to determine whether buying water from the company's proposed...

Conflict-of-interest complaint against O.C. Water District board member dismissed

The state's political watchdog dismissed a complaint by former Huntington Beach Mayor Debbie Cook, saying it did not show that Orange...

New H.B. mayor lives her dream — again

New H.B. mayor lives her dream — again

Jill Hardy knew at a young age that she wanted to be a mayor. But not just for any city. She wanted to be mayor of Huntington Beach, where...

Huntington Beach's top stories of 2014: asbestos, coyotes and changes at City Hall

Huntington Beach's top stories of 2014: asbestos, coyotes and changes at City Hall

From the Ocean View School District's asbestos problems to the groundbreaking of a long-awaited senior center, the past year has been a busy...

New council wavers on increasing trash franchise fee

New council wavers on increasing trash franchise fee

The Huntington Beach City Council postponed a final decision on whether to increase the franchise fee the city collects from its waste...

Historical City Hall building should be preserved, H.B. panel says

A historical building that a developer...

OCTA board delays 405 widening contract

The Orange County Transportation Authority's board of directors agreed this week to delay until February a vote on whether to approve a...

New H.B. council, city attorney take office; Hardy is new mayor

New H.B. council, city attorney take office; Hardy is new mayor

The city of Huntington Beach conducted its ceremonial changing of the guard as it ushered in five newly elected officials at Monday night'...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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