Huntington Beach

Cars, trucks, traffic on agenda

HUNTINGTON BEACH CIVIC CENTER (Orange County Tribune photo).

The Huntington Beach City Council will discuss the possibility of transitioning the entire 900 vehicle city fleet to alternative fuel resources, and phasing out their use of gas and diesel cars and trucks. The meeting will be held on Oct. 5 at 6 p.m in the council chambers and via Zoom, and will be open to the public.

This came about in light of General Motors’ announcement that they plan to eliminate all gas and diesel powered vehicles by 2035, straying away from the use of internal combustible engines. Toyota will also follow suit by 2040.

Only 7.5 percent of the city’s vehicles are powered by alternative fuels. If the ordinance is passed, the city will start developing a guide for this transition.

The council will also discuss the approval of an ordinance that will allow the police department to continue using speed-measuring devices for speed limit enforcement on Atlanta Avenue, between Huntington Street and Delaware Street.

There was recently a bike lane and new sidewalk added to the street, and The California Vehicle Code requires that the city update the speed limit in light of any adjustments that are made to the roads.

Other items to be discussed on the agenda include:

• updating the residential street paving plan to improve street maintenance

• the approval to work with the cities of Westminster, Santa Ana and Tustin for traffic signal synchronization on Bolsa Avenue

• recognizing October as National Bullying Prevention Month at the request of Mayor Kim Carr and councilmember Natalie Moser.

–– Zia Zografos





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