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  • 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 as a part of our property tax bill. This means the city pays their agreed-upon contribution and the employee pays their agreed-upon contribution minus that which we supply through our property tax bill.
  • New police hire ends three-year drought

    It had been almost three years this month since the Huntington Beach Police Department hired a new officer. Officer Thomas Engle turned the tide Sept. 6 when he was sworn in by Chief Ken Small, Mayor Joe Carchio and City Manager Fred Wilson. His...

    Former police dispatcher claims harassment [Corrected]

    A former Fountain Valley police dispatcher has filed an Orange County Superior Court lawsuit against the city alleging sexual harassment by a now-retired sergeant. The employee alleges that the sergeant touched her inappropriately, showed up at her...

    Council rejects governor's proposal to ax redevelopment agency

    The Huntington Beach City Council voted unanimously Monday to send a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown opposing his proposal to eliminate the redevelopment agency. Mayor Joe Carchio said Huntington Beach would take a big hit if the agency is eliminated. "It...

    Changes made to retirement benefits

    Fountain Valley approved changes to future employees' retirement benefits that will help relieve some of the burden pensions are putting on the city. The City Council unanimously approved a change Tuesday to newly hired employee benefits that increases...