City Administrators Weekly Report


January 08, 2008

City of Huntington Beach City Clerk’s Office to Serve as Early Voting Site

We are pleased to announce that the city of Huntington Beach City Clerk’s Office has been approved by the Orange County Registrar of Voters as an Early Voting Site.  Early voting for the February 5 Presidential Primary will take place 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, January 22 thru 25, and Monday and Tuesday, January 28 and 29, on the second floor of City Hall.  Early voting allows any registered voter in Orange County the opportunity to vote in a polling place setting prior to Election Day and is especially convenient for voters who believe they will not be able to vote at their polling place on Election Day.  “Early voting is great for busy people on the go, and those who want to avoid the election-day rush,” according to City Clerk Joan Flynn.  “We have friendly, knowledgeable staff ready to serve any Orange County registered voter who appears in City Hall.”


Project Self-Sufficiency Sends Appreciation

Ann Casady and Cheryl Robinson would like to express sincere appreciation to everyone who gave of their time, talent, and treasure to bring a Merry Christmas to Project Self-Sufficiency participants and their children.  Every participant was adopted, every child received gifts, and many had a Christmas tree delivered to their homes.  This holiday is always rewarding because of the generosity of the community and its continuous support of Project Self-Sufficiency.  City employees truly reinforced the meaning of Christmas, such as the City Attorney’s Office responding to an urgent call for help when a PS-S participant discovered last week that she hadn’t filled out a form for holiday help.  The Community Services Department adopted a family of three, and the City Treasurer’s Office donated funds for a Christmas tree and gifts to another participant.  The Fire Department provided an abundance of presents for all ages, which were handed out at the PS-S Holiday Party.  Thank you all for your kindness.



Investor Eduction

Learn More about Your Finances and Retirement – For Free

The American Library Association (ALA) has teamed up with the Investor Protection Trust (IPT) to create Investor Education @ your library®, a national public education and awareness campaign to help individuals make informed investment decisions.  With so many investment options to choose from, how do you know if the financial choices you make today are the right choices for the future?  Investor Education @ your library is designed to provide investors with accurate and reliable financial information they need to make smart decisions for themselves and their families.  Developed and conducted by the Evelyn Brust Foundation, the non-commercial seminar includes a 90-minute plenary session focusing on the process of investing.  The seminar will be followed by optional, one-on-one counseling sessions for participants.  This FREE seminar, hosted by the Huntington Beach Public Library, will be held at the Central Library, 7111 Talbert Avenue, Huntington Beach, on Saturday, February 2, at 9 a.m., in the Talbert Room.  Please call 960-8836 to pre-register for this important event.  Visit for more information.


Citizen’s Police Academy

The Huntington Beach Police Department is honored to announce the recent graduation of Citizen’s Police Academy Class 27.  The Citizen’s Police Academy provides residents, business owners, and other interested parties the opportunity to participate in a 12-week course, which meets one night per week.  Participants receive instruction on the various divisions within HBPD provided in a mix of classroom instruction by officers of the department and demonstrations by the K-9 unit, SWAT team, and Aero Bureau.  One evening’s training module allows the student to experience realistic mock scenarios with simulated weapons.  The class members are also allowed to participate in dispatch and patrol ride alongs.  Please join the Huntington Beach Police Department in congratulating the following citizens for completing the 27th Citizen’s Academy:

Susan Abbond, Michelle Adrian, Beverly Braden, Kathy Brandes, Ruth Brisky, Anne Burgess, Carole Carrick, Jason Castelli, Joshua DeArcos, Kelly Fujikawa, Richard Fujikawa, Penny Kalb, Stephen Kalb, Jay Kreitz, Kristina MacDonald, Kacey Mangels, Matthew Mehdizadeh, Rev. David Phears, Daniel Pickard, Patricia Sewell, and Grant Williams.

The Huntington Beach Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy Class 28 is tentatively scheduled for February 26.  Interested parties should check the HBPD website at for an online application or contact Officer Jerry Goodspeed at 536-2942.


First Storm of 2008

The first large rain event of 2008 passed without substantial impact to Huntington Beach.  According to readings at the city's flood control pump stations, the weekend storm dropped an average of 1.12 inches of rain.  On the high side, the Marilyn Station, located near Warner and Goldenwest, reported 1.76 inches.  Northern locations at Scenario and Heil reported 1.36 inches and 1.28 inches respectively.  The lowest number was recorded at Adams Station with 0.89 inches.  The slow but steady rainfall drained quickly and efficiently throughout the city.  Predicted high winds did not materialize, and tree damage was minimal.

Did you know?

The Huntington Beach Fire Department charges for emergency medical services and ambulance transportation.  However, residents can join the FireMed Program and protect their out-of-pocket costs!  Read more about the FireMed Program.

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