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
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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 Police Chief Robert Handy has announced his plans to retire after a distinguished 30-year law enforcement career. “After more than 30
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.
Due to abnormally high temperatures, The City of Huntington Beach will be opening a Cooling Center at Murdy Community Center (7000 Norma Drive) on Saturday (9/6) and Sunday (9/7) from 11AM to 6PM. Staff will be implementing COVID-19 protocols, visitors will be screened and face coverings will be provided if necessary. If you need to use the center, we encourage you to bring snacks, water and entertainment.
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.
The California ISO has declared a statewide Stage 3 Emergency for today due to excessive heat driving up electricity use and putting strain on the grid. We are taking reports of outages in the City. Do not call 911 unless you have a life threatening emergency. Please lower your energy consumption.
The County of Orange is supporting local restaurants that are reopening safely. Apply for a $1,000 grant to reimburse you for masks, employee training, site reconfiguration, cleaning supplies, and more.
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.
Effective July 13, 2020, ALL counties must close indoor operations in these sectors:
Wineries and tasting rooms
Family entertainment centers (for example: bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages and arcades)
Zoos and museums
Additionally, bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs must close all operations both indoor and outdoor statewide, unless they are offering sit-down, outdoor dine-in meals. Alcohol can only be sold in the same transaction as a meal.
Counties that have remained on the County Monitoring List for 3 consecutive days will be required to shut down the following industries or activities unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pick-up.
Offices for non-essential sectors
Personal care services, like nail salons, body waxing and tattoo parlors
Hair salons and barbershops
In anticipation of large crowds this weekend, the City will temporarily close all city beaches, Huntington Harbour beaches, Sunset Beach, and the Pier on Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5 to limit the spread of COVID-19. This decision was made in coordination with Orange County and the Cities of Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, which will implement the same measures along their coasts. Orange County has seen a significant increase in COVID-19 cases this week, and these closures are intended to be proactive measures to help flatten the curve.
The Huntington Beach City Council voted to close all city beaches, Huntington Harbor beaches, Sunset Beach, and the Pier on July 4, in order to limit the spread of COVID-19. Orange County has seen a significant increase in COVID-19 cases this week, and these closures are proactive measures to enforce social distancing. In addition, the City Council authorized the City Manager to work with neighboring beach cities to determine if closures on July 3 and July 5 will be necessary. These decisions will be made shortly and additional updates related to our beach closure protocols, beach parking, and other details will be posted today.
The 2020 Huntington Beach Main Street 4th of July Parade is CANCELLED due to Statewide COVID-19 restrictions on large events. In its place, we will hold a MODIFIED OneHB Neighborhood Parade with two vehicle caravans traveling on separate routes, with one or both passing within a mile of every single home in Huntington Beach. These expanded routes will prevent crowding and the spread of COVID-19 – since all residents will be able to watch the parade from the comfort of their neighborhoods. Therefore, please avoid congregating in large groups along any one part of the parade route, in order to protect the health and safety of our OneHB community.
With the upcoming 4th of July weekend, the City will be deploying an enhanced public safety presence at the beaches, while also proactively enforcing regulations against illegal fireworks during the holiday weekend. Additionally, the City will be engaging additional public outreach efforts to promote public health and safety to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, especially in light of recent spikes in coronavirus cases throughout Orange County.
On June 15, City Council approved the COVID-19 Small Business Relief Program to deliver grants of up to $10,000 to Huntington Beach businesses with 30 or fewer employees. The City will fast track the Program to provide immediate relief to local businesses that have experienced hardship due to COVID-19. Businesses must apply between June 22 to June 26, and grants will be awarded based on eligibility requirements and availability of funds. The City has partnered with the Orange County Small Business Development Center (OC SBDC) to administer this Program, which is entirely funded with $4.75 million of one-time federal CARES Act funds distributed to the City by the Orange County Board of Supervisors’ Chairwoman Michelle Steel.
Starting today, City beaches will reopen for passive recreation, including sunbathing, picnicking, and lounging on the sand with family. But please remember, social distancing is still a must to protect yourself and others, and face coverings are still recommended. Also, the City will reopen its fire pits next week, just in time for summer nights at the beach.
As the Governor is planning to move to a Stage 3 reopening and also set COVID-19 Industry Guidance for Day Camps, we have decided to move forward with a modified program for the summer of 2020 utilizing the new guidelines. The decision to move forward with the modified program and the following requirements are in compliance with the current guidelines and will continue with the long standing tradition of prioritizing the safety of both our students and instructors.
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz) and SBDC are hosting webinars tomorrow all day for industry specific reopening guidance.
Please be advised that street sweeping and parking control will being their normal route starting June 22nd, with a two week “written warning” period. Ticketing will resume July 6th. If you have any questions please contact police dispatch at 714-960-8811.
*UPDATED 06/03* Given that the State is still restricting large special events, the City of Huntington Beach and the 4th of July Executive Board have been working together to create a modified 4th of July Celebration to ensure residents can safely take part in this long-standing tradition. The Celebration will include a revised parade route that will travel throughout Downtown Huntington Beach and various residential neighborhoods. The parade itself will be modified to avoid the use of large floats, bands, or other features that may promote crowding or close gatherings among participants or viewers. Rather, the modified parade will include smaller caravans of vehicles in comparison to the traditional parade. More details on these modifications will be released over the next several weeks. The Celebration will also include an expanded home decorating contest that will now be citywide and include businesses. These adjustments will maintain social distancing and allow the parade to continue onward, while still embracing the spirit of this beloved event that began in 1904.
Based on new Orange County Guidance, all residents and visitors in Orange County, with some exceptions, must wear face coverings when in public to help
The Huntington Beach City Junior Lifeguard program has a long history of placing a priority on the safety and protection of our students and instructors. It is with this same priority that we approached the discussion in regard to the 2020 Huntington Beach City Junior Lifeguard program.
Information regarding the the first Virtual Town Hall Meeting happening May29th from 8:30am-10:00am to support small businesses towards recovery can be located below! PLEASE CLICK
Many businesses, schools, homes, and other buildings have been unused for several weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When returning to a closed building, the stagnant water inside the building’s plumbing system needs to be flushed to replenish with fresh water. Under normal use, water pipes maintain a residual chlorine disinfection to protect the public health and aesthetic water quality. Water in unused buildings can degrade and cause health hazards such as Legionella growth and leaching of lead and copper from plumbing pipes.
Initial meeting to be held on May 29 from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., and will feature experts who will discuss business resources related to
State authorizes Orange County businesses to move to full Stage 2 reopening, allowing dine-in restaurants, shopping malls, and in-store retail to reopen safely. City launches
Huntington Beach launches HB Reopens website to provide clear guidance on proposed reopening plan County Seeks State Approval To Reopen Additional Workplaces This past week,
The Huntington Beach Annual 4th of July celebration – which includes the 4th of July Run, the Festival at the Pier, the Parade, and Fireworks
As LA County beaches reopened this week, beach parking lots for Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington State Beach, and City beaches being reopened at 50%
Earlier today, Governor Newsom announced that California would be moving to an Early Phase Stage 2 reopening starting tomorrow, May 8th. Under the directive, lower
The California State University, Fullerton Small Business Development Center Network is teaming up with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation Los Angeles(LISC) and Wells Fargo for
Effective today, the City of Huntington Beach will be reopening our beaches and beach bike pathway for active recreation only. “We’re delighted to be reopening
OneHB Connects – a partnership between the City of Huntington Beach and a collaborative group consisting of the Lutheran Disaster Response, Care Connections Network, Greater
In response to Governor Newsom’s announcement earlier today directing the hard closure of all beaches in Orange County, the Huntington Beach City Council voted tonight
We want to let everyone know what a great job our community is doing in regard to social distancing and give a perspective of what’s
Orange County Increases COVID-19 Testing This week, the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) launched its OC COVID-19 Testing Network, which coordinates and expands testing
This week, the California Department of Public Health published information in regard to COVID-19 case counts at Skilled Nursing facilities in California. More than one
Closure of All Metered Parking on PCH Effective this evening, April 16th until further notice, the City of Huntington Beach will close all metered parking along
Surf City is now launching a Telehealth service for residents and those who work in essential businesses in the City of Huntington Beach, as one
Beginning Friday, April 10th, portions of East Central Park will be closed to the public to prevent large gatherings over the Easter Weekend and to
Beachside Metered Parking Closed Starting April 10 The City of Huntington Beach will close off all metered parking along the beach side of Pacific Coast
Recent guidance posted by the Orange County Operational Area Emergency Operations Center (OCOAEOC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recommends the use of
Grass Areas Along City Beaches Will Close Starting April 3 Beginning April 3, 2020, the City of Huntington Beach will be closing all grass areas
Fraud doesn’t take a vacation from the virus, and is very much ready to take advantage of our vulnerable senior population. You are invited to
City Council Authorizes Temporary Relief During tonight’s special meeting, the Huntington Beach City Council voted to approve two forms of temporary financial relief, including rent
There have multiple reports in the community about residents not adhering to current city closures of active park amenities to include but not limited to
As the City of Huntington Beach continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have recognized that our older adult population in particular may need
Today, the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) released its official counts of confirmed COVID-19 cases in each Orange County city, including for our community
To our Huntington Beach Community: The City of Huntington Beach and The Human Relations Task Force (HRTF) stand united to remind our residents and business
The City of Huntington Beach is continuing to monitor the current situation in regard to the spread of COVID-19 in our community and has taken
City Beach Parking Lots Will Close, Effective Wednesday, March 25 The City will be closing all beach parking lots effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in
City Announces Closure of Pier and Active Recreational Amenities This past weekend, many in the community expressed concerns about the crowd of visitors who spent
Importance of Social Distancing The City of Huntington Beach recognizes that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has created anxiety throughout our community. Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive
Yesterday evening, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an unprecedented Executive Order (Order)directing 40 million Californians to “Stay-at-Home” in order to slow the spread of the novel
On March 17, the Orange County Health Officer issued an order prohibiting all non-essential, public and private gatherings of any number of people outside a
City Encourages Residents to Work as One HB and Visit HBready.com for Updates Who: Last night, the Huntington Beach City Council declared a Local Emergency