HBDRA was founded in 1994 as the Huntington Beach Downtown Residents Association. Today, we are a city-wide organization supporting residential quality of life issues throughout the City of Huntington Beach, but still with an emphasis on our core constituency which is Downtown.
As a community coalition of residents, business and community leaders, we operate solely by member volunteers and are supported financially by donations.
Issues of concern to HBDRA include, but are not limited to:
• Quality of life for Huntington Beach residents
• Preservation of open space
• Preservation of historic and cultural resources
• Economic development and urban planning
• Quality of visitor (tourist) experiences
• Public safety for residents and visitors
The HBDRA supports economic development and preservation decisions that consider as paramount importance the quality of life for the citizens of Huntington Beach. Residential quality of life and sustainable economic growth and development are not mutually exclusive. The HBDRA believes the original village concept for Huntington Beach and the future of Huntington Beach as an international tourist destination can co-exist creating a city respectful of its history, its citizens and its needs for economic viability.