Huntington Beach

Action delayed on budget to June 4

THE HUNTINGTON BEACH City Council delayed action on the city budget to the June 4 meeting.

With two members absent, the Huntington Beach City Council on Monday night continued action on the city budget to the June 4 meeting.

Mayor Pro Tem Erik Peterson and Councilwoman Lyn Semeta were excused from attendance, so the remaining council voted to take up the municipal spending plan next month.

The proposed budget shows $373.1 million in all funds with an increase of 3.3 percent. The general fund is projected at $228.4 million, which is $4.3 million more than in 2017-18, an increase of 1.9 percent.

Slightly over half of the general fund – 55 percent – would be devoted to public safety: police and fire.

According to Gilbert Garcia, Huntington Beach’s chief financial officer, “the city is expecting a flattening or slowing of revenue growth in some categories, requiring continued vigilance.”



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