Huntington Beach

Court rejects RHNA challenge

THE U.S. DISTRICT court has ruled against the City of Huntington Beach on housing needs (Shutterstock).

The City of Huntington Beach’s lawsuit challenging the State of California’s requirement that it provide for additional housing as determined by Sacramento was rejected this week by a federal court.

In the case of City of Huntington Beach vs. Gavin Newsom, the  U.S. District Court of Central California “dismissed with prejudice” the action brought on constitutional grounds to exempt it from the “regional housing needs allocation” (RHNA) that sets a certain number of housing units that a city had to zone for, but not necessarily build.

Huntington Beach’s RHNA is to plan for 13,368 new housing units to be built over the next eight years.

California Attorney General Rob Bonta, in a statement, said “we look forward to prosecuting  our state case against Huntington Beach” for defying the requirement.

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