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  • Mailbag: Police are worth the extra tax

    Some members of the current City Council want to eliminate some minuscule tax that partially funds the police ("Tax for pensions on ballot," July 5). Well, guess what! The Police Department is not owned by the HB City Council; it owned by me and the other HB homeowners. My property tax dollars are being put to good use, and I don't like it when someone starts to tinker with my police or fire department. I know that based on the cost versus effective value, we residents are getting a good deal on law enforcement. Just look around. HB has the finest beach in the U.S. and is a nice place to live. It's why we enjoy such great property values. And anyone with a basic understanding of law enforcement knows that the HBPD is viewed as the finest police department in Orange County.
  • H.B. Council caps property tax

    The Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday to cap the property tax the city collects to pay for public safety employees' retirement benefits. The council voted 4-2 in favor of capping the tax at a penny and a half on every $100 of assessed property...

    Commentary: Measure Z invites community solution

    While Measure Z clearly removes a tax, the issue is indeed far from simple. But first, the easier part to understand: Currently residents and businesses alike subsidize the employee portion of our public employee pensions though an assessment included...

    Cities lose in court battle over redevelopment funds

    A Sacramento County Superior Court judge Wednesday afternoon refused to side with a group of California cities in their battle with the state over hundreds of millions of property tax dollars that used to flow to local redevelopment agencies. Judge...

    Sunset will pay taxes

    Huntington Beach has decided to levy a utility tax on the residents of Sunset Beach when they are annexed, an action previously thought to be unconstitutional without giving them a vote. Taking a second look at the laws, the city has determined it must...