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  • Mailbag: Bag fee is another burden for consumers

    Inadvertently, writer Linda Newton ("Stop fighting the plastic bag ban," Huntington Beach Independent, Jan. 9) makes one of the bag-ban opponents' many valid points. Yes, the bags "were never really free" but rather part of the costs "passed on to the...
  • Council: No ban on Styrofoam

    Council: No ban on Styrofoam
    The Huntington Beach City Council will not ban polystyrene food packaging from the city. The proposal, first raised in October, failed Tuesday on a 4-3 vote. Mayor Pro Tem Joe Shaw and Councilwomen Connie Boardman and Jill Hardy voted for the ban....
  • Task force winding up its work

    Time is running out for members of the Huntington Beach Downtown Task Force to finalize recommendations on how to improve the area and send them to the City Council. Councilwoman Connie Boardman, chairwoman of the task force, said during its Jan. 9...
  • Commentary: Polystyrene ban makes perfect sense

    As the debate over the proposed ban on single-use polystyrene food ware and beverage containers heats up in Huntington Beach, it's time for facts. Unfortunately, a lot of misinformation has been swirling around about polystyrene, sometimes referred to as...
  • Mailbag: R.V. ordinance is ineffective

    Thank you, 2005 Huntington Beach City Council, for the recreational vehicle parking compromise. Isn't it encouraging to know that if you simply want to add some square footage to your existing living space all you have to do is roll in a 40-foot home...
  • Commentary: State tax code is inhospitable to business

    I had three separate experiences recently that reinforced just how bad things are for business owners in California. A letter to one of my previous campaign supporters came back, and when I followed up with an email, I learned that this pizza...
  • Bank robber gets 75 years to life

    A Garden Grove man was sentenced Friday under California's three-strikes law to 75 years to life in state prison for robbing three Orange County banks before his capture in Huntington Beach two years ago. David Dennis Hill, 54, will have an additional...
  • Harper wants city to vote on chance to elect the mayor

    Huntington Beach Mayor Matthew Harper announced late Tuesday that he is seeking a charter amendment to allow Surf City residents to directly elect their mayor. He said he will ask the city attorney at the City Council meeting Monday to draft a...
  • Mailbag: Bag ban yes, but Styrofoam no: Why?

    Editor's note: This email was also sent to Huntington Beach Councilman Jim Katapodis, who responds below. Let me start with this basic question of Councilman Jim Katapodis: What is the difference between plastic bags and Styrofoam containers...
  • Council rejects campaign donation restriction, repeals sex offender law

    In an effort to make the Huntington Beach City Council more transparent, Mayor Pro Tem Joe Shaw suggested to his colleagues that they adopt the same campaign contribution practices that the city's Planning Commission abides by. The proposal failed on...
  • Plastic bag ban unlikely to get on ballot

    Plastic bag ban unlikely to get on ballot
    An effort to end Huntington Beach's recently adopted ban on plastic bags is failing to gain momentum. A petition drive has so far fallen short, and Councilman Dave Sullivan's attempt to place the issue on the November ballot failed Monday to garner...
  • H.B. council likes fireworks crackdown

    A proposed Huntington Beach ordinance would hold a home's occupants responsible for fireworks set off on the property. The proposed law, which passed 4 to 3 on a first reading Monday, is an attempt to crack down on people who flee or deny using...