RSG Solutions

Huntington Beach

RSG was retained in 2022 by the City of Huntington Beach to prepare a Fiscal Impact Study for the annexation of the Bolsa Chica Lowlands, an area primarily comprised of an ecological reserve with a long history of oil extraction. The fiscal impact study assessed the recurring revenue and costs associated with providing municipal services and taking on the potential environmental liabilities for the Study Area, which includes oversight of the oil extraction, and issues associated with levee breaches, future sea level rise, cliff erosion, and other acts of nature. RSG interviewed a variety of State, County, and local agencies to understand the impact of annexation on the City’s fiscal position.