Huntington Beach

Council condemns Capitol attack

PROTESTERS at the U.S. Capitol retreat from tear gas during attack on Jan. 6 (Wikipedia).

A resolution condemning the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 by right-wing extremists was approved by the Huntington Beach City Council Tuesday night.

The text includes: “We condemn the seditious acts of violence and insurrection … and affirm Huntington Beach’s unwavering commitment to American democratic principles.”

The vote was five in favor with Councilmember Erik Peterson voting against and Mayor Pro Tem/Councilmember Tito Ortiz abstaining. The resolution was put forth by councilmembers Dan Kalmick, Natalie Moser and Barbara Delgleize and is similar to actions by city councils in Garden Grove and Santa Ana.

On a separate matter, the council approved “reaffirming the city’s commitment to the declaration of policy about human dignity” and directed the city’s Human Relations Task Force to develop and submit to the council an outreach plan.

The vote was 6-1 with Peterson dissenting.

Also on Tuesday the council:

  • approved changing the meeting schedule for the council from first and third Monday of the month to first and third Tuesday of the month, the change to become effective as early as June 1;
  • approved an agreement with the Jamboree Housing Corporation for a 43-unit senior housing project at 18431 Beach Blvd.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the council is on Monday, Feb. 1.


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