A proposal to turn one block of Huntington Beach's Main Street into a pedestrian promenade has been rejected by the City Council after shop owners said the plan was ill-timed and would hurt their businesses.
By the same 7-0 vote, the council formed a committee to meet with residents and business owners to continue discussing the idea.
"I'm in favor of the concept, but I want to do it right," said Councilwoman Jill Hardy.
She said potential effects of the plan, pitched by Councilman Dave Sullivan, had not been defined, such as lost revenue from parking meters.
The proposal called for closing the second block up from Pacific Coast Highway, between Walnut Avenue and Olive Street, on a trial basis during August, September and October.