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 …

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Plan for Rodgers Senior Center Site to Emerge

The beginnings of a plan for the Rodgers Senior Center/17th Street Park (or whatever name you prefer) may finally be in the works. A plan to gauge community opinion will be rolled out next month, with a conceptual plan for the two-acre site at Orange Ave. and 17th Street coming a few months later, according …

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 …