Starting April 5, 2021, eligible small businesses in Huntington Beach can apply to receive $5,000 micro-grants being offered through the City’s COVID-19 Small Business Micro-Grant Program. A total of $648,000 in funds will be distributed to support the Huntington Beach small businesses which form the backbone of our local economy. “Small businesses are the lifeblood … Continue reading Huntington Beach Launches Second Micro-Grant Program to Support Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
Starting Tuesday, January 19, 2021, Huntington Beach City Council meetings will be held virtually, in keeping with the Governor’s mandate to limit in-person gatherings that can spread COVID-19. Orange County is experiencing an unprecedented surge in cases and a critical shortage of ICU beds, and the City is committed to implementing all proven measures that … Continue reading City of Huntington Beach to Hold Virtual City Council Meetings During the Current Surge in COVID-19 Cases
On November 19, 2020, the Orange County Business Council awarded the City of Huntington Beach with a “Red Tape to Red Carpet” award for its public-private partnership on the “OneHB” Business Support Campaign to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Longtime Huntington Beach philanthropist and hotel developer Robert Mayer, Sr. provided an initial $100,000 donation … Continue reading OneHB Business Support Campaign Earns “Red Tape to Red Carpet” Award from the Orange County Business Council
On Monday, November 9, 2020, the Huntington Beach City Council launched a capital improvement project to rehabilitate Edison Community Center, located at 21377 Magnolia Street. Project plans call for significant interior improvements including a newly remodeled lobby entrance, multi-purpose rooms, kitchen, restrooms, and service windows, all of which will modernize the facility to meet the … Continue reading Huntington Beach City Council Kicks Off New Improvement Project to Modernize Edison Community Center
November 5, 2020 – Julian Harvey was named as Huntington Beach’s Interim Chief of Police by a 5-2 vote of the Huntington Beach City Council. A veteran law enforcement executive with 28 years of policing experience, Mr. Harvey previously served as Deputy Chief of Police for the City of Anaheim, where he oversaw 400 sworn … Continue reading Huntington Beach City Council Votes to Appoint Julian Harvey as Interim Chief of Police
November 2, 2020 – After years of effort, the Mayor and City Council hosted a ribbon cutting event today to celebrate the completion of construction of the City’s Navigation Center. The facility will provide up to 174 shelter beds for adults, and will also facilitate additional case management and support services. “During the past … Continue reading Huntington Beach Hosts Ribbon Cutting Event for the City’s New Navigation Center
Acting Chief of Police Kelly Rodriguez announced today her retirement from the Huntington Beach Police Department, effective November 13, 2020. “After 24 years with the City of Huntington Beach, I have decided that now is the right time to retire,” Rodriguez said. “I have loved being part of this amazing Police Department and had been … Continue reading Joint Statement from Acting Chief of Police Kelly Rodriguez and City Manager Oliver Chi
City of Huntington Beach Police Chief Robert Handy has announced his plans to retire after a distinguished 30-year law enforcement career. “After more than 30 years in policing – 9 as a police chief and 7 years here in Huntington Beach – it is time for me to focus on my health, family, and whatever … Continue reading Police Chief Robert Handy Set to Retire After 7 Years of Dedicated Service to HB
Today, the City of Huntington Beach announced the launch of its OneHB Business Support Campaign, which will deliver $5,000 micro-grants to qualified small businesses that have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. These one-time grants are intended to provide financial relief to help Huntington Beach small businesses keep their doors open. All grants will be funded through direct donations and the sale of OneHB apparel and yard signs, available through our new website, http://www.OneHB.org.
On Monday, July 20, the City will institute modified operations as a proactive health and safety measure in response to the current spike in COVID-19 cases throughout Orange County. Under this modified operating plan, the City will continue providing all current services (including Police, Fire, development, and utility operations), but will close public access to City Hall, the Police Department, and most other facilities to limit the interactions that can spread COVID-19. Of note, all departmental operations will remain fully staffed, and the City will improve and expand the use of digital and telephone services to meet the community’s needs remotely.