Huntington Beach

Hours for downtown bars, eateries mulled

MAIN STREET in downtown Huntington Beach (Flickr/Dan Lund).

A proposed revision to rules for downtown bars and restaurants will be on the agenda for Monday’s meeting of the Huntington Beach City Council.

Council members will consider adopting a resolution that would make it easier for businesses with alcohol beverage sales and live entertainment to deviate from current conditions, as well as add muscle to the process of permit revocation.

Currently, only the city council has the power to allow a business to deviate from the conditions. Under the proposed resolution, the planning commission and zoning administrator would have that power.

The intent of the change would be to ease “hardships” of businesses that have been operating with longer hours before the most recent requirement of closure at midnight.
Also on the agenda for Monday are:

  • a proposal to organize a community meeting to discuss the impact of noise from overflights at Long Beach Airport;
  • the placement of signs to honor city police officers killed in the line of duty;
  • a report on the use of organic chemical use in West Central Park.

The council meets at 6 p.m. in its chambers in the Civic Center, 2000 Main St. (at Yorktown Avenue).

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