HB Takes First Step To Address Jet Noise

By Dan Jamieson The HB City Council at its May 1, 2019 meeting took the first concrete step in addressing jet noise by approving a $48,000 contract with Irvine-based aviation consultants Landrum & Brown to come up with a plan that could reduce the noise now impacting Huntington Beach. The action follows a series of …

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Issues Arise Over HB Staffing 

In a controversial move, the HB Finance Commission on May 22, 2019, voted 4-3 to recommend that the City Council consider issuing a request for proposal to outsource the city’s 31 technology employees. The Finance Commission is an advisory panel made up of seven residents each appointed by a Council member. FC chair Ron Sterud …

Save the Date: HBT Annual Meeting and Townhall, March 14

Join Mayor Erik Peterson and members of HBPD's Homeless Task Force to discuss issues facing the city and answer your questions. When: March 14 at 7:00 p.m. Where: Lake Park Clubhouse, 1035 11th Street Cost: Free (though you are encouraged to join HBT — annual memberships just $15, or $10 for students and seniors). We …

Affordable Housing Fight Erupts, as Calif. Takes on HB

Perhaps it had to come to this. After thumbing its nose at State requirements for affordable housing, the State is now suing HB. The issue revolves around a complicated process of attributing affordable housing requirements on cities (known as the Regional Housing Needs Allocation or RHNA, referred to as “Ree-Na”). The units don’t actually have …