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Elections

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  • Mailbag: Hardy win was community's triumph

    As I had widely predicted to all who would listen, Jill Hardy came in first in the City Council elections despite the unprecedented smear campaign launched against her by powerful partisan special interests through Atlas PAC ("Hardy top vote-getter in H....
  • Dwyer is first incumbent to lose since 1996

    Dwyer is first incumbent to lose since 1996
    If there's been an upset in this year's Huntington Beach City Council race, historically speaking, it's incumbent Devin Dwyer's fifth-place finish. Dwyer, the city's mayor pro tem for the last year, held 10% of the vote as of Wednesday morning, placing...
  • Carchio eyes Assembly seat

    Huntington Beach Mayor Joe Carchio said he is strongly considering running for the newly formed 72nd Assembly District but hasn't officially declared his candidacy. Carchio plans to appear along with other potential candidates at a Nov. 17 forum hosted...
  • Community Commentary: Obama's jobs bill deserves a layoff

    This is in response to the distortions about President Obama's jobs bill as portrayed in the Independent's Mailbag from a couple in Sunset Beach ("Obama's jobs bill needs support," Oct. 20). I'm sure the couple had good intentions, but they need to do...
  • Council limits sign posting

    The Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday to restrict the number of days campaign and political signs can be posted. The decision came after months of studying the issue in an effort to accommodate both residents and candidates while also reducing...
  • Mailbag: Independent needs more Huntington Beach

    What has happened to the "Huntington Beach" in the Huntington Beach Independent? You eliminate a popular column (Natural Perspectives) written by Huntington Beach residents, on matters that concern many Huntington Beach residents, and what do we get...
  • Council approves homes on former school sites

    The Huntington Beach City Council on Monday approved the plans of an Orange County firm to demolish and rezone two former school sites in order to construct homes at each site. Tri Pointe Homes will build 130 houses at 20 combined acres of space at the...
  • Top 10 news stories for 2012

    Top 10 news stories for 2012
    There's never a shortage of important stories in Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley, so choosing 10 is just skimming the top. These 10 most compelling stories are given in order of chronology. There are sad stories that end well and horrible stories...
  • Mailbag: Council members deserve their benefits

    I completely disagree with the proposed changes to take a meat cleaver to City Council compensation ("Council talks of cutting benefits," July 5). Councilman Keith Bohr, in his usual high-handed manner, proposed changes that will not affect him or any...
  • Huntington Beach city clerk calls for fixes to ballot arguments

    The Huntington Beach city clerk has asked the proponents and opponents of a controversial property tax ballot measure to correct and clarify some of their arguments. Enough signatures were gathered to place the measure on the November ballot to revoke...
  • 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...