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
The Huntington Beach Fire Department has launched it’s Virtual Open House. You can join the fun by visiting HBFDOpenHouse.com. There is also a contest for the kids in our community. Please visit their virtual open house website for more details!
For many years, our Fire Department has hosted an Open House during Fire Prevention Week, the week of October 9, with fun and educational displays and demonstrations in the station and on the training grounds. This event has traditionally brought an outpouring of support from our community and we always look forward to it every year. This year, due to the unprecedented times and to protect the safety of our community and firefighters, we are unable to host this year’s event in-person.
A Community Webinar Meeting with Police and City Leaders to discuss extending Main Street Outdoor Dining Hours.
On August 27, 2020, the City of Huntington Beach hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the establishment of a Navigation Center on two adjacent parcels at 17631 Cameron Lane and 17642 Beach Boulevard. The Navigation Center is being developed in partnership with the County of Orange and will provide temporary shelter and comprehensive support services for 174 homeless adults living in Huntington Beach. Following its completion in November 2020, the City will take ownership of the Center and contract with experienced shelter operator, Mercy House, to provide day to day on-site management.
During this unprecedented time, we have seen an increase in citizens and visitors using the Huntington Harbour waterways and beaches. The weather has been warm and we understand that both citizens and visitors want to get outside to enjoy the fresh air, get in the water, and actively recreate but we need everyone to do it … Continue reading Huntington Harbour Safety Compliance
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.
The City has been made aware of Saturate OC events taking place in Huntington Beach by Lifeguard Tower 20. Contrary to claims made by organizers, Saturate OC has not obtained the required City permits needed to hold their event. Furthermore, the Saturate OC event is currently operating in violation of State and County public health orders. Given those factors, the City has already issued a citation to the Saturate OC event organizer today.
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.