Updates – Week of January 18, 2021

Please read the following updates from City Staff for the week of January 18, 2021:

  • On Friday, January 8th, workers from several City Departments, including Public Works, Homeless Task Force (HTF) Case Managers, HTF Outreach Officers, Police Property Division, Patrol Officers, Navigation Center staff, and Detectives, facilitated a relocation and clean-up effort at numerous locations throughout the City.  The team went to seven locations which were identified based on citizen observations, reported issues, areas with long term camps, highly visible areas, and driven by other data.  The team contacted 10 homeless individuals, made three arrests, sheltered one male at the Navigation Center, and educated six others about available resources and City ordinances.  This was a great test of the processes, procedures, and resources we have been working on for the last year or more.   The seven locations were Edison Community Center and Park, Linear Park in Sunset Beach at PCH and Warner, Travelodge at PCH and Warner, Huntington Harbor Yacht Club, strip mall at PCH and Warner, Southern California Edison property at Warner and B Street, and Greer Park off McFadden and Goldenwest.  
  • On January 19, 2021, the City of Huntington Beach, in a joint effort with Community Services and Neighborhood Watch, developed an exciting new program called Dog Walker Watch.  It is open to everyone and encourages citizens with animal to join up, receive some basic training on crime prevention, reporting procedures, and other useful tools that can be used while enjoying our parks and public spaces.  Register online to get involved and learn more about how you can get more involved in the community and be engaged on important issues in your neighborhood.
  • On January 23, 2021, stolen bicycle education and recovery effort took place.  Help us by registering your bicycles to help the Police get them back to you if lost or stolen. To register your bike, click here. To report a known or suspected bicycle “Chop Shop” (10.49 HMBC), email locations to [email protected] and we will check them out.

A location may be a bicycle “Chop Shop” if someone is repairing, disassembling, selling, distributing, or storing bicycles and/or parts on public property with:

  • 3 or more bicycles;
  • Possesses a bicycle frame with gear or cables or brake cables cuts;
  • 2 or more bicycles with missing parts; or
  • 5 or more bicycle parts.