The extremist takeover of an Orange County city: A cautionary tale from Huntington Beach council members Rhonda Bolton and Natalie Moser

Huntington Beach has become the national poster child for bad behavior and bad governance. The City Council is now controlled by extreme right-wingers. 

While we thought the Council majority was out of step, when the citizens were allowed to vote on its agenda, they approved the ban on flying the Pride flag as well as a measure requiring IDs to vote in the city, a violation of State law. D

What has caused this reversal on what was previously a moderate City Council? Where is this all headed? How will this behavior impact the rest of Orange County? 

We’ll be looking for answers from Rhonda and Natalie, two of the three remaining reasonable City Council Members, both running this fall for reelection.