Huntington Beach home owners may soon have a new city charity. Mayor Don Hansen proposed his plan to found the Huntington Beach Foundation, a city-sponsored foundation that would promote giving and the support of local non-profit charity groups. Hansen’s plan has received unanimous support from the City Council, prompting some to wonder just how soon the city’s charity foundation will take shape.
According to Hansen, the foundation would serve as an umbrella organization that would assist and promote various nonprofits that serve Huntington Beach. City Attorney Jennifer McGrath will write-up the bylaws for the foundation and prepare the paperwork to incorporate the city’s proposed non-profit foundation. It will have seven directors, and each City Council member will nominate someone to serve as the first directors of the corporation.
Details are still being worked out, however, it is expected that additional information about the Huntington Beach Foundation will be released soon.
Just recently, the non-profit group that helps maintain Huntington Beach’s dog beach put out an urgent call for donations, indicating they may fall into bankruptcy as quickly as two to three months from now if they can’t garner enough support and money. The Preservation Society of Huntington Dog Beach oversees the area off Pacific Coast Highway between Seapoint and 21st streets. While several people have come forward with donations, it’s clear that Mayor Hansen’s foundation would already have willing takers.
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