HB Council Considers Legalizing Short-term Rentals

By Dan Jamieson Even though HB has more than 800 short-term rental units (such as typically offered through Airbnb and other services), owners of the properties are in the awkward position of breaking the law. That's because short-term rentals (STRs) are not allowed in the city. But the HB City Council looks like it will …

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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 …

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 …