For all Patriots who live in Huntington Beach, there’s a very important City Council meeting tomorrow night that requires your attendance and participation!
In addition, it’s crucial that H.B. residents sign their names to a petition opposing high density developments! These petitions will be presented to the City Council meeting tomorrow night, where this issue will be front and center on the agenda. Details below!
As we all know, these behemoths have become a blight to our communities and these projects tend to put the interests of big business developers over the best interests of local tax payers.
In Huntington Beach, this issue has been a particularly sensitive one, with most residents believing that these projects cause more traffic congestion, blight our neighborhoods, urbanize our bedroom communities, and increase crime.
High density developments in Surf City are completely out of control and these eye-sores have caused voters to reach the boiling point!
Last November, in a historic election, voters sent a huge message by tossing out two Progressive incumbents who were very supportive of these projects and replacing them with a more conservative-leaning City Council majority.
At least one of these new replacements, local businessman Erik Peterson, is honoring his commitment to put an end to these projects and help restore our city’s character.
Councilman Erik Peterson is fulfilling his campaign promise and the least we can do is stand with him as he tries to persuade his fellow Council Members to vote the right way on his agenda item this Tuesday night! Local Surf City Patriot Cari Swan fills us in on all the details and explains how we can help! Read below!
Our new Councilman Erik Peterson has added agenda item #13 to the next city council meeting that requests the city place a moratorium on new developments in the Beach Edinger Specific Plan (BESP) until impact reviews have been completed. Councilman Peterson is doing exactly what we asked him to do during the election. Stop the high density developments. Now he needs your help to get this agenda item approved by a 2/3 vote or 5-2 vote.
Here is how you can help:
1. Show up and Speak* in favor of the agenda item at the next TUES FEB 17 City Council meeting at 6pm in City Council Chambers
*It’s ok if you do not want to speak. We need to FILL the council chambers! Bring a some neighbors!!!
2. Write an email to all city council members using the following email address: email@example.com and copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A sample letter is attached (filename: HighDensityHitem). Please use it as a sample and make appropriate modifications.
3. Printout the attached letter (2 per page – filename HighDensity2up) and obtain signatures from your friends and neighbors. We will collect them from you before the City Council meeting. The goal is to present hundreds of letters at the city council meeting.
If you cannot attend the city council meeting, please help us with item number 2 and 3.
Thank you so much for your help and feel free to call me with any questions!!! Time to take our city back!!
P.S. Feel free to forward this email to friends who are concerned about HIGH DENSITY development in Surf City.
Cell: (714) 287-6779
(Photos of these lovely new Behemoths below!)
By: Kelly R. Hubbard