In Wake of Poseidon Desal Plant’s Denial, South Coast Water Looks to Fill Hole in County’s Water Portfolio

Following the California Coastal Commission’s unanimous vote last month to deny permitting for the Brookfield-Poseidon Desalination plant in Huntington Beach, the South Coast Water District is working to obtain all major permits for its Doheny Desalination plant by the end of the year with the hope of producing up to 5 million gallons of potable drinking water a day by 2027.

Short-Term Rental Program Facing Appeal

An appeal has been filed against the city’s recently approved short-term rental program that’s meant to permit and regulate local vacation rentals. A hearing on the appeal has been set at City Hall for June 21 at 6 p.m. to hear residents’ argument against the program.