Huntington Beach

Condemning U.S. Capitol attack goes before the city council

A GALLOWS and noose erected outside the U.S, Capitol by the mob that attacked the building on Jan. 6, 2021 (Wikipedia/Tyler Merbler).

A condemnation of the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol by right-wing extremists on Jan. 6 goes before the Huntington Beach City Council when it meets on Tuesday night.

The council will meet in virtual session at 6 p.m. a day later than usual because Monday is the Martin Luther King Jr. birthday holiday.

Councilmembers Natalie Moser, Dan Kalmick and Barbara Delgleize are urging the council to endorse a statement entitled: “Condemning the Seditious Acts of Violence at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 and Affirming the City’s Unwavering Commitment to American democratic principles and practices.”

Similar declarations have been passed by city councils in Garden Grove and Santa Ana.

The text of the statement refers to “domestic violent extremists including protestors supporting President Trump.”

Local and national media in recent months have begun to identify Huntington Beach as a center for possible right-wing violence, including a decision to remove three mail collection boxes from a downtown Huntington Beach location.

Also on the agenda are:

  • the use of city facilities as vote centers for a March 9 special municipal election;
  • an agreement for a 43-unit senior affordable housing project at 18431 Beach Blvd.;
  • certifying an environmental impact report regarding the Magnolia Tank Farm;
  • increasing residential trash collection rates;
  • considering changing the city council meeting dates to the first and third Tuesdays of the month. The current schedule is for first and third Mondays.

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