Huntington Beach

Fate of senior center up to voters?

THE RODGERS SENIOR CENTER at Orange and 17th has been replaced by a new larger facility (OC Tribune photo).

THE RODGERS SENIOR CENTER at Orange and 17th has been replaced by a new larger facility (OC Tribune photo).

Money matters will top the agenda of the Huntington Beach City Council when it meets Monday evening.

Councilman Mike Posey is recommending that the council place on its Aug. 1 agenda an item about putting the fate of the old Rodgers Senior Center site before voters in the Nov. 8 election.

HB color logo letters3The ballot measure, would be advisory only, is on the sale of the center and its land, located at 17th Street and Orange Avenue. It’s now closed after the opening of a much larger senior facility in the Central Park on Goldenwest Street at Talbert Avenue.

According to Posey, the sale of the old facility could bring in as much as $14 million. The revenue of from that transaction would go towards part maintenance citywide. If voters disagree, the parcel would be retained for use as a “passive” two-acre park.

Also on the agenda for Monday’s meeting are an overview of the proposed 2016-17 budget, which will be taken up in a study session at 4 p.m. The main council meeting will commence at 6 p.m. in the chambers at 2001 Main St.

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