The proposed Huntington Beach Community Garden is a 2.5-acre site on Atlanta Avenue at the Santa Ana River. The garden will be divided into 84 15-by-20-foot leasable plots for $100 a year. The council approved the project in December.
"We just need to get this thing passed, going and make it a reality," said Councilman Joe Carchio.
Director of Community Services Jim Engle said the project still has to gain final approval from Edison and the licensing agreement has to be completed, but everything should be wrapped up in about 30 days.
Huntington Beach Community Garden President David Baronfeld spoke during public comment to urge the council to approve the memorandum. Baronfeld said 50 residents have already paid membership dues in the hopes that it will come to life.