The question of whether Tito Ortiz should keep his position as mayor pro tem was not the only issue before the Huntington Beach City Council Monday night.
On a 4-3 vote the council approved two ordinances that cleared the way for the development of the former Magnolia Tank Farm. Those opposed were Mayor Kim Carr, Mayor Pro Tem Ortiz and Councilmember Erik Peterson.
The 29-acre site, previously used for oil production purposes, will be developed as a mixed-use project with commercial, residential and recreation functions. It’s located on the west side of Magnolia Street at Banning Avenue.
On a 7-0 vote the council approved a final tract map and subdivision agreement for a four-story mixed-use project at 414-424 Main Street.
In other action, the council voted 5-2 (with Peterson and Councilmember Posey opposed) in favor of a temporary ordinance that limits the fees paid by restaurants to third-party delivery services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The result will be a 15 percent cap on fees paid by eateries and a 5 percent cap on non-delivery fees paid by customers.
And yes, Tito got to keep his job as mayor pro tem.
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