Downtown Task Force

The City Council voted to form a Downtown Task Force to review how to create a sustainable and vibrant downtown economy while maintaining a safe and high quality of life for the residential neighborhood.

The Downtown Task Force will be staffed by the Office of Business Development, the Specific Events Supervisor, Police Department, Planning Department and City Attorney's Office.
Meetings will be held on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. The meetings will be held at the Main Street Library and will start at 5:30 pm. The public is encouraged to attend the meetings and provide input to the Task Force.

Agendas and other documents are available below. Please continue to check this page for agendas and additional documents as they become available. For additional information on the meetings or to be included in the email list for meeting notifications, please contact Kellee Fritzal at

City Council Committee Members

Download Downtown Coastal Zone Map

Task Force Members:

Affiliation Name(s)
City Council

Mayor Connie Boardman
Councilmember Joe Carchio
Councilmember Jim Katapodis

Downtown Residents (5)

Ralph Palomares
Michael Wentworth
Cathy Werblin
Susie Smith

Restaurant Bar Representatives (3) / Alternate (1)

Ron Newman (Sharkees)
Stephanie Wilson (Fred's Mexican Cafe)
Cesar Pena (Black Bull Chop House)
Craig Glatz (Kilarney's Pub)

Retail Representative (1)

Dave Shenkman (Kite Connection)

Visit Huntington Beach Board of Directors (1)

Meg Bernardo (Association of Surfing Professionals)

Downtown Business Improvement District Representative (1)

Brett Barnes (Duke's)

Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce Representative (1)

Domenic Iorfino


Meeting Agendas Other Documents

Follow Up Presentation as Requested by City Council


List of Downtown Task Force Recommendations



Public Comments Richardson Gray

List of Downtown Task Force Recommendations to City Council

Downtown Task Force Items Voted on and Not Approved

Minutes - As Approved

Main Promenade Parking Structure Presentation



Minutes - As Approved

Public Comments Amy Hanson

HBPD Presentation on Crime in the Downtown

Minutes - As Approved

HB Downtown Residents Association Deemed Approved Ordinance Questionnaire distributed by Kim Kramer at the Task Force meeting

Minutes - As Approved

DTF Prioritization

Minutes - As Approved

Public Comments

Presention by Chief of Police Ken Small and Fire Chief Patrick McIntosh on Extension of Beach Parking Lot Hours

Presentation by Bob Stachelski of the Public Works Department Detailing Requirements for Establishing Residential Permit Parking Districts in the Coastal and Non-Coastal Zones

Presentation by Member Kim Kramer of Residential Parking Information and Permit District Proposal by the HB Downtown Residents Association

Residential Parking Zones list distributed at the meeting by Task Force Member Kim Kramer

Minutes - As Approved

Items Distributed at the meeting by Task Force Member Kim Kramer

Minutes - As Approved

Vans 2014 US Open of Surfing Presentation by IMG

Minutes - As Approved

Public Comment - Sept 12 Meeting

DTF By-Laws



home | residents | visitors | business | government | services | site map | terms of use/privacy statement | contact us | directions to city hall |

2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach, California 92648
© Copyright 2002-15 City of Huntington Beach. All rights reserved.
Surf City USA is a registered trademark of the Huntington Beach Marketing and Visitors Bureau.