City Administrators Weekly Report

Sept 30, 2008


West Coast Green Conference

Last week, two staff members attended the West Coast Green Conference in San Jose, CA.  The department’s objective was to explore ideas toward our Green Building efforts.  The participation was beneficial concerning discussions with vendors on technology and materials, breakout sessions on upcoming building code changes, and gathering information on how to best present Green Building within our website.


Surf City Nights to Host “City Services Night” Sponsored by the City Treasurer’s and the Economic Development Departments!

National Customer Service Week begins Monday, October 6.  In honor of this week several city departments will be participating in Surf City Nights in Downtown Huntington Beach on Tuesday, October 7.  Relieve the stress of writing checks and come find out about different municipal service payment options from the City Treasurer’s Department.  Or find out about what Economic Development is working on to help our city thrive!  Or sign up for “Fire Med” with the Fire Department.  Or maybe you need a passport, or need information on voter registration?  The City Clerk’s Office will be there to give you information about it!  Building and Planning, Public Works, Community Services, Human Resources, Police Department, and the Library will also be participating!  Come join us Downtown on October 7, from 5 – 8 p.m.!


Huntington Beach Senior Services - Halloween Lunch

On Thursday, October 9, at 1 p.m., the Huntington Beach Council on Aging (HBCOA) will host a Halloween Luncheon at Michael E. Rodgers Seniors Center.  The HBCOA is officially recognized by the City Council as representing its local senior citizens.  Suzanne’s catering will serve a delicious roast turkey and Draper and Damon will present fall fashions.  At this luncheon, the HBCOA will honor all of its Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Membership Sponsors.  To attend the lunch, prepay $5.00 at the Rodgers front counter.  For more information, contact (714) 536-9387


City of Huntington Beach Receives “The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting”

The Accounting Division of Finance received this award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).  This is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.  The city has received this award for 22 consecutive years.


Planning Commission Hearing on The Ripcurl

The Planning Commission certified the adequacy of the Environmental Impact Report for The Ripcurl project at their September 23 meeting.  The Commission also approved the Zoning Text Amendment, which would create the Mixed Use – Transit Center District zoning and development standards.  The Planning Commission continued action on the related General Plan Amendment, Zoning Map Amendment, and Conditional Use Permit until a special meeting on September 30.  The applicant, Red Oak Investments LLC, plans to develop the 3.8 acre site with approximately 440 luxury residential apartment units in five residential stories, located above approximately 10,000 square feet of street level retail and commercial uses.  Required parking and open space amenities will be included.  The project, and all the associated entitlements, require City Council approval; the Council is slated to consider these entitlements on November 3.


Did you know?

The Huntington Beach Fire Department conducts free home fire safety inspections for seniors.  You can also get a free smoke detector with a 10 year battery and carbon monoxide detector installed.  This free service is provided by Project SHIP senior home inspection program volunteers. You can schedule an appointment online or call 714-374-1615.

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