HB Residents Protest Poseidon Desal Project

HB residents came out in force on Dec. 6, 2019, to urge the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board to deny water discharge permits to the proposed Poseidon desalination project. The OC Register's Martin Wisckol has a good report and background on the project.    

HB Hit With Huge Housing Numbers

By Dan Jamieson City leaders expressed shock this week over new demands from the Southern California Association of of Governments (SCAG) to build far more housing units in future years than were originally planned. Huntington Beach's proposed future housing allocation went from an estimated 3,600 as first recommended by SCAG staff, to more than 13,000 …

HB to Consider $436 Million Bond Sale to Cut Pension Costs

  By Dan Jamieson Huntington Beach will consider borrowing $436 million to reduce its employee pension costs. City manager Oliver Chi gave an outline of the plan to the city's Finance Commission on October 30, 2019 (audio available here.) It would involve selling $436 million in pension-obligation bonds (POBs) at an estimated interest cost of …

Westminster Mall Plan Envisions Multi-Story Residential, Office

By Dan Jamieson On Monday, August 19, 2019, the city of Westminster gave an update to its evolving plan to redevelop the Westminster mall. The slide show is here. The initial development outline envisions extensive multi-story residential and office properties. The proposal has 3- to 4-story residential and office buildings along Edwards Street and Bolsa …