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  • Commentary: School bonds will affect residents' property taxes

    This November, we will be confronted with several local ballot measures that will determine how much we pay in property taxes. Prior to 2000, school districts needed two-thirds approval from the voters to pass local general obligation bond measures. Even...
  • Final H.B. council candidate tally is 12

    The field of candidates for Huntington Beach City Council was finalized Friday afternoon, with 12 contenders — including two former mayors — in the running for three open seats. Dave Sullivan, who served on the council from 1992 to 2000 and...
  • F.V. council candidate pool expands to five

    The race for Fountain Valley City Council had expanded to five candidates as the deadline to file paperwork approached Wednesday afternoon. According to Deputy City Clerk Kathy Heard, five candidates had qualified by the Independent's print deadline:...
  • Planners vote against expanding Pierside Pavilion

    The Huntington Beach Planning Commission voted Tuesday against the expansion of Pierside Pavilion, a beachside complex whose owner had hoped to expand by 30,000 feet and add a restaurant and other amenities. The commission voted 3 to 1, with Elizabeth...
  • Developer: Coastal Commission not obeying court orders

    Displeased with the California Coastal Commission's decision to hold off on voting through its housing project near the Bolsa Chica wetlands, Shea Homes has filed a statement with Orange County Superior Court that claims the commission is not honoring...
  • Final candidate count sits at 5 for Fountain Valley

    The field of candidates for Fountain Valley City Council has been finalized, with five contenders running for two open seats. By the deadline at 5 p.m. Wednesday, incumbent Steve Nagel, former Councilwoman Cheryl Brothers, La Quinta High School...
  • Hardy gets two endorsements in City Council race

    Former Huntington Beach Mayor Jill Hardy, who recently entered the City Council race for November, has gotten a pair of thumbs-up from local activists. Kim Kramer, leader of the Huntington Beach Downtown Residents Assn., and David Rice, president of HB...
  • 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...
  • City attorney's boyfriend weighs city clerk run

    The live-in boyfriend of Huntington Beach City Attorney Jennifer McGrath said he is weighing a run for the city clerk's office. Ed Pinchiff, an attorney, has until Aug. 10 to officially declare his candidacy. McGrath, who is elected to her position,...
  • Huntington Beach council cuts expenses, health benefits

    The Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday to cut its expense allowances and eliminate its health benefits. The move is expected to save the city $17,279 to $26,554 per council member annually and well into the six figures over the years from medical...
  • Planning commissioner fined by FPPC

    Planning commissioner fined by FPPC
    The Fair Political Practices Commission has imposed a $2,000 fine on Huntington Beach Planning Commissioner Barbara Delgleize for voting on a campaign donor's project without disclosing the donation, agency documents show. Delgleize failed to disclose...
  • Mailbag: Vote for fireworks, lose my vote

    I kept track two years ago of which City Council members were foolish enough to vote for reinstatement of fireworks in Huntington Beach, and voted against those who ran again. I will do the same this time too. If their homes were set afire by fireworks...