Huntington Beach

The city council will elect a new mayor

ERIK PETERSON was sworn in as Huntington Beach’s 81st mayor last December as family members look on. A new mayor and mayor pro team will be chosen on Monday (City of HB photo by Julie Toledo, public information officer).

The changing of the guard will come to the Huntington Beach City Council when it meets on Monday night.

A new mayor and mayor pro tem will be chosen and sworn in. Erik Peterson and Lyn Semeta will turn over their titles to other members of the council. Unlike many Orange County cities, the mayoral spot in Surf City is not filled by direct election of the public, but on a rotation basis among members of the council, with an annual change each December.

The choice for new mayor is expected to be Semeta, and for mayor pro tem, Jill Hardy.

Peterson will speak on “City 2019 Retrospect (or Comments)” before the council takes action to select a new mayor.

In addition, the council will take action on a resolution to extend an invitation to the City of Biarritz, France, to establish a Sister City relationship.

Biarritz (population 24,457) is a seaside town on the southwestern coast of France. It’s a popular resort location and a major surfing destination.

The council will meet in its chambers in the Civic Center, 2000 Main St. (at Yorktown Avenue) at 6 p.m. The next city council meeting is set for Dec. 16.

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