A public hearing on legislation that would establish a governing district for the controversial and environmentally sensitive Bolsa Chica wetlands will be held tonight in the City Council chambers.
Hundreds of people are expected to attend the 7 p.m. meeting, at which they will be able to express their views of the bill known as SB 1517, authored by state Sen. Marian Bergeson (R-Newport Beach). Side rooms to the chamber will be opened for added space and the proceedings will be televised on local cable Channel 3.
Bergeson has said the city's stand on the bill will be given top priority. The bill is expected to go before state lawmakers again in the next few weeks.
The planned development falls within unincorporated county territory, but is surrounded by Huntington Beach, which expects to annex the project at some time.