Huntington Beach

No stand on Props. 15 and 22

HUNTINGTON BEACH CIVIC CENTER (Orange County Tribune photo).

At a short meeting of the Huntington Beach City Council Monday night, city leaders decided against taking a position on two state propositions on ballot for the Nov. 3 election.

At a short meeting of the Huntington Beach City Council Monday night, city leaders decided against taking a position on two state propositions on ballot for the Nov. 3 election.

The council voted 5-2 (with Eric Peterson and Barbara Delgleize in the minority) against weighing in on Propositions 15 and 22.

Proposition 15 would change tax assessment of commercial and industrial property and Proposition 22 would allow “gig” work drivers such as Uber and Lyft to be classified as independent contractors rather than employees.

Also on Monday night, a proposal for policies governing conduct and decorum at meetings of the city council and other bodies was withdrawn from consideration.

Additionally, the council voted 6-1 (with Erick Peterson dissenting) in favor of Jill Hardy’s request to be replaced by Kim Carr as mayor pro tem for remainder of the year.

The council also approved on a 7-0 vote a prohibition on the repairs and sales of bicycles and bicycle parts on public property.

The meeting adjourned at 7:19 p.m. The next meeting is scheduled for Oct. 19.

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