Homelessness Focus of HBT Town Hall

Homelessness dominated the annual HBT Town Hall meeting held on March 14, 2019 at the Lake Park clubhouse. Guest speaker mayor Erik Peterson said the City council is looking at an opportunity to open a homeless shelter, in partnership with a non-profit, with the shelter to be located most likely in an industrial building. Mr. …

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Westminster Mall Plans in the Works

Hundreds of  residents turned up March 12 for an update on redevelopment plans for the Westminster Mall. The project obviously impacts Huntington Beach, and Westminster officials said they want to hear from HB residents. A Specific Plan for the 100-acre mall property is now under development, and is expected to be completed by this summer, …

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 …