A proposal to appeal the determination of the Southern California Association of Governments that Huntington Beach should plan to build over 13,000 new housing units is on the agenda for Monday’s meeting of the city council.
Councilman Erik Peterson is proposing that the city attorney appeal a February 2021 statement by SCAG that Surf City has a regional housing needs assessment of 13,386 new homes. While the RHNA standards do not require that such housing be built, state law requires that zoning for such additional residential development be established.
The intent of the RHNA standards is to ease California’s statewide housing crunch, which may contribute to homelessness. Critics contend that the impact could be overcrowding, traffic problems and a decline in the quality of life.
Also on the agenda are reports from the city manager including a recap of the Hate-Free HB and CommUNITY Pop-Up Picnic programs, an update on recent protests in the city, and the Ascon Project in southeast Huntington Beach.
The council will meet virtually, with a closed session at 4 p.m. and the regular session at 6 p.m.
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