Huntington Beach

City Council approves 2019-2020 budget

THE ANNUAL budget was approved by the Huntington Beach City Council on Monday (Shutterstock).

A slightly-reduced annual municipal budget for 2019-2020 was approved by the Huntington Beach City Council at its meeting Monday night.

The original proposed budget was for $381,229,021, but the spending plan enacted by the council “defunded” one police lieutenant position. The amended budget was approved on a 5-2 vote with Mayor Erik Peterson and Councilmember Lynn Semeta voting “no.”

It is not immediately known how much the change would be reflected in the final budget.

Also on Monday, the city council approved several measures relating to housing.

The council approved on a 7-0 vote the final tract map and subdivision for Seabreeze Homes at 20461 Craimer Lane.

Also, the council backed an affordable housing agreement for the Windbourne development on the former Franklin School site at 14422 Hammon Lane on a 7-0 vote.

The issuance of state bonds for renovating two apartment complexes was approved on a 6-0-1 vote, with Councilmember Barbara Delgleize out of the room.

Affected are the 104-unit Huntington Point apartment project at 18992 Florida St., and the 88-unit Hermosa Vista project at 15363 and 15425 Goldenwest St.

The next meeting of the council is set for June 17.

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