The Huntington Beach City Council plans to vote July 19 on whether to apply to annex Sunset Beach, the unincorporated seaside community to its north.
At a study session Monday, the council opted to wait a month and a half before voting so the Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission could consider a pair of consultants’ reports on the economic feasibility of annexing the area.
A city-commissioned report by Ralph Andersen & Associates declared that Huntington could make as much as $624,000 annually if it annexed Sunset, while a report from Willdan Financial Services, ordered by the Sunset Beach Community Assn., argued that the community had the financial resources to incorporate as a city.
Joyce Crosthwaite, the executive officer of the county commission, said her office should have a review of the reports finished in two weeks. The intent, she said, was to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the reports and not to revise them.