Huntington Beach

Budget and housing top council agenda

THE ANNUAL budget goes to the Huntington Beach City Council on Monday (Shutterstock).

The annual budget and housing issues dominate the agenda for Monday’s meeting of the Huntington Beach City Council.

A public hearing will be held on the proposed 2019-20 city budget of $381,229,021. Of that amount, $231,840,040 is for the general fund and the remainder for a wide variety of accounts, including library development and park development.

The biggest outlays will be for police ($78,793,015) and fire ($49,060,211). Public works is a distant third, with a cost of $25,964,567.

Housing issues on the agenda will include:

  • approval of an affordable housing agreement for the Windbourne residential development on the former Franklin School site, 14422 Hammon Lane;
  • approval of a final tract map and subdivision agreement for the Seabreeze Homes at 20461 Craimer Lane.
  • a public hearing and a resolution approving state revenue bonds for an amount of up to $28 million for the purchase and improvement of an 88-unit multifamily rental housing project known as Hermosa Vista Apartments, 15363 and 15425 Goldenwest St. There’s no financial obligation by the city.

The council meets in its chambers in the Civic Center, 2000 Main St. (at Yorktown Avenue).  A study session is scheduled for 4 p.m., a closed session at 5 p.m. and the regular session at 6 p.m.

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