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Huntington Beach Ranked 15th in Recent Poll
posted on 07/11/2017.

--HB ranks as the only California City in the Top 50 out of 150 Cities
--City rated #1 in “Quality of City Services”

 The City of Huntington Beach was named in the Top 20 of WalletHub’s ranking of 150 cities as the “Best-Run City in America” – ranking 15th on the list. The next closest California city on the list was Santa Ana, coming in at #51.  

To determine the effectiveness of local leadership, WalletHub’s analysts compared 150 of the largest U.S. cities based on their operating efficiency. For each city, the analysts constructed a “Quality of City Services” score — comprising 33 key performance indicators grouped into six service categories — that was then measured against the city’s total per-capita budget. To that end, Huntington Beach scored #1 in “Quality of City Services.”

“It is refreshing to see Huntington Beach ranked so high in offering the best quality of life to our residents, businesses and visitors – and it’s being noticed nationally,” said City Manager Fred A. Wilson. “I’m proud of our city for being ranked as the only California city in the top 50 as a “Best-Run City.” Our city council, as well as staff, always seeks to put our taxpayers first - and it pays off.”
To see full results of the poll, visit

Attachment: HB.Wallet Hub final.pdf

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