Harbour Commission Description and Information

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Duties and Responsibilities
The Huntington Beach Municipal code (Municipal Code 2.65) designates that the Harbour Commission shall serve in an advisory capacity to the City Council in all matters related to Huntington Beach Harbour, its beaches, facilities, and parks. The Commission advises the City Council about Waterway Safety, General Infrastructure (e.g. seawalls, pier headlines, bulk heads etc.), Water Quality and Municipal Code Amendments. The Harbour Commission also cooperates with other governmental agencies and civic groups for the advancement of the Huntington Harbour and recreational planning under the direction of the City Council.

Harbour Commissioners study, report and interpret the needs of the public to the City Council and assist in securing financial support from the community for the enhancement of Huntington Harbour, its beaches, parks and related recreational needs. The Harbour Commission also reviews the annual budget as presented to the City Council to advise them on the current operational needs and long-range plans for capital improvement in the Harbour. In addition, the Commission also advises the City Council on any other matters concerning the Huntington Harbour when requested to do so by the Council.


Meeting Dates and TimesThe Commission meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in meeting Room B-8 on the Lower Level of the Civic Center, 2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA.

Paddleboarding and Kayaking Safety PSA

Boat Safety PSA

Harbour Entrance Reconfiguration PSA

Huntington Harbour ReconfigurationAnaheim_Bay_Construction_Update_2021-06-02_NOAA

Naval Weapons Seal Beach Rules of the Road for Boaters

Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach
Permit Center and Code Enforcement
Water Quality Programs

Beach and Harbour Clean-UpMonthly Harbour Clean-Up:  Surfrider Foundation - Huntington Beach / Seal Beach Chapter - Help Your Harbour (hsbsurfrider.org)

Harbour Area Economic Development

Fire Department and Marine Safety Boat-Dock
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More Information8 documents

  • HBFD Donates Surplus Equipment to Fire Departments in Mexico
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  • Harbour Commission Strategic Plan
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  • Harbour Beaches, Fuel Docks, Launch Ramps, Public Docks, Pump Out Stations
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  • Rules of the Waterways
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  • Huntington Harbour Clubs, Publications, Marinas, Boat Yard, Informational Links
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  • Tsunami Evacuation Routes
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  • History and Overview of Huntington Harbour
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  • Crime Prevention and Personal Safety
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Stand Up Paddleboards and Kayaks4 documents

  • Authorized Stand Up Paddle Board and Kayak Rental Companies
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  • Rules of the Road for Stand Up Paddle Boarders and Kayakers
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  • Paddleboarding and Kayaking Safety Tips
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  • Storage of Lost and Found Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards
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