He asked the city to work with the movement, like other cities have, to allow residents to voice their concerns and bring about good changes.
"This is your chance to be on the side of history," he said, adding that the movement's goal is not to kick politicians out of office, but to establish a better world.
"What you can expect from us is cooperation, hard work and determination," Zerba said.
The speakers, however, did not state specific concerns pertaining to Huntington Beach and how they would like to see them addressed.
Mayor Don Hansen said there are better ways to interact with the government than camping out at City Hall.
"I guess I'm not sure what their total intentions are, but I don't think it's our desire to see City Hall turn into a campground," he said. "And there's lots of ways to interact with government. I have an open-door policy. You don't need to camp out in our front lawn to interact with us."
Huntington Beach resident Tami Piscotty sent an open email to Occupy volunteers urging them not to come to Huntington Beach.
"While I agree with many of your issues, I respectfully ask that you not come to Huntington Beach," she wrote. "Pictures and articles have been posted about the messes Occupy organizations leave for the city to clean up. Our public works and police services are better used for helping the people who live in Huntington Beach."