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HB Tomorrow Newsletter
Dear HB Tomorrow Members,
First, mark your calendars:
March 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Free to the Public
- Please send your questions for Mayor Delgleize, City Manager Wilson, and HBPD Captain Reinhart via email, Facebook, or website.
- Invite your friends and neighbors to attend.
- Renew your membership, or join HB Tomorrow; good things in store!
Now to business. Here are some updates on items affecting our city.
Non-Toxic Huntington Beach Proposal:
HB Tomorrow has teamed up with Non-Toxic Huntington Beach in their shared goal to transition from toxic pest control to safer and more water-conscious and cost-saving organic measures. HBT and NTHB recently participated in a meeting at City Hall. We look forward to continuing to work with City leadership and with Irvine public works, where this program has already been successfully implemented, to advance this important issue.
BUT WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! Councilmembers depend on a show of enthusiasm, even for win-win initiatives such as this. Please contact us and email@example.com if you are willing to write or speak to the City Council in the coming months to show you want our parks to be non-toxic.
- An American Cancer Society study found people exposed to Roundup are 2.7 times more likely to develop NHL (Hardell, L., et al. 1999 Mar. “A Case-Control Study of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and Exposure to Pesticides,” J of the Am Cancer Soc, (85):6. p.1353).
- A 2015 WHO study found Roundup is “probably carcinogenic to humans.”
- A 2002 study found that children born to parents exposed to glyphosate (Roundup) show a higher incidence of attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity. (Cox C. 2004. Journal Of Pesticide Reform Vol. 24 (4), citing Garry, V.F. et al. 2002. “Birth defects, season of conception, and sex of children born to pesticide applicators living in the Red River Valley of Minnesota.” Environmental Health Perspectives 110 (Suppl. 3):441-449.)
Mobile Home Affordable-Housing Proposal:
Our Golden State Manufactured-home Owners League (GSMOL) Legislative Advocate Team is making recommendations tomorrow on proposed bills affecting mobilehome through the state. Currently, we are supporting four bills, five are in review, and one we oppose.
We have also discussed many of the Bills now being proposed on Affordable Housing, other than mobilehome parks.
HB Tomorrow is watching this issue.
Magnolia Tank Farm:
The first Community Meeting of the Magnolia Tank Farm Outreach Team was held on January 24th. They will be hosting another meeting later this Spring. Based on community input from the first meeting, the Team has presented the following proposed concepts. They are looking for neighbors to join a neighborhood advisory committee. If you are interested you may email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- All For Sale Residential – No apartments
- Will Not exceed 3 stories
- 250 homes max
- Will Not exceed Minimum 15-homes/acre
- Not to exceed 4 stories
- 175 rooms max
Open Space/Pedestrian Connectivity:
- Squirrel Park will be retained and improved
- Wok with the City and adjacent landowner to improve Magnolia pedestrian and bike access
- Create pedestrian and bicycle connections and trails
- All uses will be per code
- A neighborhood advisory committee will be formed
Traffic/Noise/Air Quality/Site Conditions:
- Will be analyzed as part of the City EIR process
Old Rogers Senior Center Update:
The Homeless Lawyer Up:
CORRECTION: Beach-Warner Project:
Our February newsletter reported on the status of the Beach-Warner Project. A reader pointed out the project is no longer listed on the City’s Major Projects page. In response to HBT’s inquiry to the City, Planning Manager Jane James confirmed that the project at Beach and Warner is not listed on the pending projects list because it has been withdrawn by the applicant and the EIR was decertified by the City Council.
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