We won’t expect the Huntington Beach City Council liberals OR any Democrat State Legislator (or the Moonbeam for that matter) to actually sit down and read something sensible, truthful and well-researched, so all we can do is promote the information and hope their staffs might do the right thing and at least drop a copy in their In Basket. Continue reading
Since he’s got virtually no chance at the Top Two in next month’s primary election for 74th District Assembly, this year’s Huntington Beach Mayor Matthew Harper is pushing a monumentally clever strategy to leverage his mayoral title into its own election as a separate office. Per the Huntington Beach Independent two days ago: Harper wants city to vote on chance to elect the mayor.
Like many Orange County cities, HB rotates their mayoral title annually amongst the sitting council members. The position is largely ceremonial, holds the council meeting gavel, but has no additional voting power or political influence in city matters (and especially in this one that’s really run by the former 12-year city manager of San Bernardino who doesn’t know why they’re going bankrupt). But the title looks good on a resume, or campaign mailer to low-information voters. And the fancy name badge really wows the Scout troops. Continue reading
To no one’s surprise, last Monday night the HB Nanny Council refused to allow its adult residents a choice for the innocuous, tree-saving, dog poop-collecting plastic shopping bag — their Ban on them (the only one in Orange County) imposed by the liberal Board majority last year, continues. They’ve denied thousands of taxpayers the right to make a decision by a city-wide vote because they know better and give not a crap about their constituency. Continue reading
I’m not a big fan of the Surf City Tea Party group as they seem too rigidly organized and demand a fee to attend, but we can respect this email that arrived over the weekend and the ACTION they’re seeking tomorrow to protest the plastic bag ban in Huntington Beach:
The opportunity is now at hand – finally – to allow the public to decide by getting the issue on the ballot for November of this year. This opportunity will likely not come again … ever! We need each of you to come to City Council Chambers Monday at 6pm for a show of support for this effort.
We have lived with this odious and ridiculous ordinance in Huntington Beach since November 1, 2013. Everyone likely knows someone who now prefers to shop anywhere but HB because they resent Government interference in their daily lives. Many have found themselves carrying their purchase individually in their arms to their cars because they refuse to spend a few pennies to buy a bag ,,, its not the cost I assure you. Don’t we already have more than enough of this kind of nonsense from Washington? Continue reading
From the LIBs who brought Huntington Beach a punishing ban on plastic bags (and almost on styrofoam), here’s an event worth avoiding — and two votes not worth making.
You’d think Jose Solorio would know better, too.
NOT in the print edition of the failing Orange County Register today is the following commentary from Huntington Beach Assemblyman Travis Allen. The HB City Council votes on the ban this evening (their regular meeting yesterday was rescheduled due to unproductive MLK government holiday). Allen, a Republican who was elected in a landslide to the 72nd Assembly District in 2012, just posted on Facebook:
TONIGHT the Huntington Beach City Council will vote on a ban of styrofoam products in Huntington Beach. The council will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 2000 E. Main St. Please read my piece in the Orange County Register speaking out against the proposed ban!