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Mayor Posey hosts another "Coffee with the Mayor" Saturday

by: HB News staff writer
Posted: June 18, 2018

HUNTINGTON BEACH...Early morning Saturday, June 16th.,, Huntington Beach Mayor Mike Posey drove from his home to the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf at Beach Blvd. and Talbert Ave. for another of his Coffee with the Mayor event.

Huntington Beach Mayor Mike Posey


For the past several months Mayor Posey has met with concerned citizens to answer their questions at several locations throughout Huntington Beach in his once a month events.

Last Saturday about a dozen citizens fired questions to our knowledgeable mayor in the intimate setting of the coffee shop.

The mayor along with a city staff member and Planning Commissioner Michael Grant were there to help the citizens understand what the city is doing to about their concerns.

Planning Commissioner Michael Grant thanks a friend for coming to meet the mayor


Although the mayor wished to speak about some other subjects of concerns, the two major topics the residents brought up were the problem of the homeless in the city and the high density building projects.

On the problem of the number of homeless coming into Surf City USA, Mayor Posey told the group that there is several task forces working on this problem and that 75 beds will be available for the homeless in the county.

He stated that a major part of the problem is coming from Sacramento legislator's laws and judge's decisions that are hampering the the cities ability to solve the homeless problems. Mayor Posey mentioned that the problem is not going away any time soon.

The second biggest problem the citizens concerned with is the number of high density projects happening around the city especially on the Beach-Edinger corridor at Edinger and Gothard.

Here Mayor Posey told the people that this project was approved before the city won a judgment to lower the number of low income rental housing in the city.

These judgments are hindering the police in removing some of these felons that were released from prison by Governor Jerry Brown's order.


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