Sunset Beach is now officially part of Huntington Beach, a spokesman for a county commission said Monday.
Benjamin Legbandt, a policy analyst for the Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission, said his group had filed paperwork with the county earlier in the day. The state will have to approve the paperwork as well, but Legbandt called that an administrative formality and said the annexation can be considered complete.
Orange County Superior Court Judge Frederick P. Horn ruled Thursday against the petition by the Citizen's Assn. of Sunset Beach to block the annexation until Sunset residents could vote on paying the same taxes as the rest of Huntington.