Summary of the HB Neighbors Open Meeting-August 7, 2013
On August 7th HB Neighbors had a meeting at Lake Park Picnic area that was open to anyone who wanted to discuss the issues currently challenging Downtown Huntington Beach. Twenty six people attended including Council Member Katapodis and Kellee Fritzal, Deputy Director of Economic Development for the City of Huntington Beach, and some Downtown business people. The 90 minute meeting discussed issues leading up to the July 28th Riot, the development history of the 41 bars/restaurants, the enforcement efforts using Entertainment Permits, HB Police presence and enforcement, tracking alcohol crimes, video surveillance, and other issues. The discussion was lively and most people participated and voiced their opinions. A number of solutions and strategies were discussed and proposed. HB Neighbors has experienced a number of people registering as new members and requesting email updates. We also received emails with more suggestions and complaints, primarily about late night alcohol issues. A summary of the proposed solutions and strategies will be posted on our website.