Last week, contrary to the desires of Sunset Beach¬†residents, the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) voted to put Sunset Beach under the “sphere of influence” of Huntington Beach. This makes it more likely that the unincorporated community would be annexed by Huntington Beach.

On Monday of this week, the Seal Beach City Council directed city staff to come back at their next meeting with a report on annexation of Sunset Beach.

The residents want to remain just as they are, but this appears unlikely.

Greg Griffin, president of the Sunset Beach Community Association, said¬†“100 percent of the people here don’t want to be annexed by anybody. When I asked if your back was to the wall and you had to pick between Seal Beach and Huntington Beach, 9 out of 10 people who made a choice, picked Seal Beach. Even though that data was presented to LAFCO, they still put us in the sphere of Huntington Beach.”

Stay tuned.