The Huntington Beach City Council on Monday night approved amendments to its maps, general plan and zoning to include Sunset Beach, and added provisions to prohibit marijuana dispensaries and to require short-term vacation rentals to complete the permitting process.
The council unanimously adopted changes to the general plan, local coastal plan, zoning text and zoning map. Mayor Pro Tem Jill Hardy and Councilmen Joe Carchio and Gil Coerper were absent.
The 134-acre unincorporated area of about 1,300 residents was placed under Huntington's sphere of influence last year by the Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission, which oversees the process of municipal boundary changes. The move was intended to decrease the number of Orange County "islands," the generally small, unincorporated areas that were hard to service.