Advancing business-friendly legislation at all levels

Advocating for business at the city, county and state levels on important issues that affect our business community is our top priority. Local governments look to us as the business voice and through our collaboration with the City’s 10 Point Plan. We have several mediums through which we advocate for the business community, including the Government Affairs Committee. The chamber takes an educated stand on advancing legislation at all levels and advocating for candidates and bills that will shape the future of the business community.

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

The GAC is the primary body through which the Chamber establishes a position on advancing motions and legislations at the city, state and federal levels. At every meeting, the committee features not only its members but also representation from the offices of local elected officials, such as our state senator, assemblypersons, county supervisor and city council members. Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 8 a.m. at the Chamber office. Non-investors can attend the GAC meeting as a guest of a committee member a total of two (2) times. Email hbchamber@hbcoc.com to be added to the GAC Platform email list.

Committee Member Eligibility: Any Chamber investor who desires to assist the Chamber in identifying and analyzing legislation, voter initiatives and other government actions that may impact the Huntington Beach business community is welcome to join the committee. Members are required to attend the monthly meeting to maintain their position on the committee.

Government Affairs Committee Briefing

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Virtual check-in: 7:45 AM

Program: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. via Zoom video conference

Join the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce for a virtual Government Affairs Committee Briefing on Thursday, June 24th! Guest Speakers include Senator Tom Umberg, representing Senate District 34 and Senator Dave Min, representing Senate District 37. They will give briefings on current projects they're working on that support businesses in their districts.

This event is free and open to the public. The virtual event will be held on Thursday, June 24th from 8:00 - 9:00 AM via Zoom. Advance registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting information.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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CITY COUNCIL

The Huntington Beach City Council currently has a vacancy with a term ending in December 2024. We are inviting all interested Huntington Beach residents who are U.S.citizens and 18 years or older to submit an application to fill this vacancy. To begin the application process, please visit http://bit.ly/hbcitycouncil to complete an online application by no later than June 18, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. If you prefer to complete a paper application, please pick one up at the City Clerk’s Office at 2000 Main St., 2nd Floor. Following the submittal of your application, applicants will be scheduled for an interview on either June 25-27 or July 9-11, depending on the volume of applications received. The City Council will consider both the application and interview to make a final decision at a future City Council meeting in July 2021. For questions regarding the appointment process, please contact the City Manager’s Office at (714) 536-5579 or Catherine.jun@surfcity-hb.org.

The residents of Huntington Beach are represented by a seven member, part-time City Council. The City Council establishes policies and priorities for the provision of effective and efficient municipal services. The City Council is the city’s legislative authority and sets the policies under which the city operates. The City Council’s duties include establishing goals and policies, enacting legislation, adopting the city’s operating budget, and appropriating the funds necessary to provide service to the city’s residents, businesses, and visitors.


Huntington Beach’s mayor is selected annually from among the City Council Members and is charged with running the City Council meetings and representing the city throughout the community and region.

Council Members:

OfficeNameTerm Ends
Mayor Kim Carr 2022
Mayor Pro Tem Barbara Delgleize 2022
Council Member Erik Peterson 2022
Council Member Mike Posey 2022
Council Member Dan Kalmick 2024
Council Member Natalie Moser 2024
Council Member TBD

 

To view more information about the City Council, CLICK HERE.

The next City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 15 at 6:00 PM. Upcoming meeting agenda can be found HERE.

To view the video of the latest City Council meeting (6/1/2021) and agenda, CLICK HERE.

About Us

Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based business advocacy and networking organization that represents 675+ businesses, employing more than 160,000 employees in Huntington Beach and Orange County.

Contact Us

Phone (714) 536-8888

Fax (714) 960-7654

15744 Goldenwest Street
Building 22
Huntington Beach CA, 92648