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Elections

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  • Voters siding with experience

    Experienced politicians have prevailed so far in a Huntington Beach City Council race that featured 21 candidates for four open seats. The four preliminary winners — Connie Boardman, Joe Carchio, Matthew Harper and Joe Shaw — have all held...
  • Mailbag: Time for cooperation on council

    Perhaps, with $600,000 spent cumulatively on recent Huntington Beach elections, resulting in some 2 million pieces of campaign mail distributed in favor of or opposition to candidates or issues, the messages, rather than the messengers, might have...
  • Council approves community garden lease

    The Huntington Beach City Council on Monday approved a lease agreement that will allow the community garden to come to fruition. The council unanimously voted on a five-year lease agreement with Southern California Edison for use of almost 2.5 acres...
  • Official plans to donate stipend

    Official plans to donate stipend
    Fountain Valley's soon-to-be first Vietnamese American city councilman said serving is about giving back and has promised to donate his stipend to a local charity. Michael Vo, who edged incumbent Cheryl Brothers by about 500 votes in a race for three...
  • 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...
  • Cell towers' fates in judge's hands

    Huntington Beach residents have voted against approving two cell towers to be constructed in public parks, but it remains to be seen what that vote will mean for the city. As of Friday, 56.4% of voters had rejected Measure Q, which the ballot describes...
  • Final election results certified

    The final election results have been certified for Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley, with no changes to the unofficial results tallied in the days after the Nov. 2 election. Connie Boardman, Joe Carchio, Matthew Harper and Joe Shaw retained their...
  • Proposed tax elicits lawsuit threat

    A group of Sunset Beach residents is threatening to sue if Huntington Beach levies a utility tax without giving residents a chance to vote on it, according to a letter sent to county officials. The Citizen's Assn. of Sunset Beach, which sent the...
  • Commission approves annexation application

    Huntington Beach was given the official green light Wednesday morning to absorb the small community of Sunset Beach. The Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission, or LAFCO, unanimously approved Huntington's annexation application of the 106-year-...
  • Council inducts new members

    The applause felt nearly endless Monday night as Huntington Beach changed its guard and voted Councilman Joe Carchio in as mayor. Community members showed up to say thanks to outgoing members with flowers, gifts and hugs, and to welcome the incoming...
  • New members sworn in to Fountain Valley City Council

    New members sworn in to Fountain Valley City Council
    The Fountain Valley City Council swore in two new councilmen Tuesday night and welcomed back a 20-year incumbent as the city changed guards. Councilman John Collins and newly elected Mark McCurdy and Michael Vo, the city's first Vietnamese American...
  • Mailbag: Hansen's act wasn't fooling anyone at meeting

    While the transition from "old" City Council to "new" City Council went smoothly at the meeting Monday evening, it was nevertheless disconcerting to see Councilman Don Hansen shamelessly throw his political weight around in ducking his rotation turn for...