Huntington Beach

Street closure to be considered

MAIN STREET in downtown Huntington Beach (Flickr/Dan Lund).

Consideration of an extension of temporary closure of the second block of Main Street to traffic through Labor Day will go before the Huntington Beach City Council when it meets on Tuesday.

Also before the council is a proposal to authorize city staff to engage an urban design firm and appoint the mayor, mayor pro tem and a council member to serve on an ad hoc downtown urban design study committee.

If approved, the section of Main between Olive and Walnut avenues would remain closed to motor vehicles through Sept. 6. The closure stemmed from a state ban last summer of indoor dining at restaurants due to rising infection rates of COVID-19.

The extension will allow eateries to continue to serve customers in the public right-of-way – sidewalks and street – in front of their businesses without concerns about noise and possible injury from automobiles passing close by.

Also on Tuesday, the council will consider adopting an ordinance prohibiting the storage of personal property on public or private land without permission.

The council will meet in teleconference with a study session at 4 p.m. and the regular session at 6 p.m.

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