Topping this week’s public agendas is the appointment of a new Orange County public guardian.
Former Public Guardian John Williams, who also was public administrator, was fired from the post last month after a slew of controversies that eventually resulted in separating the two jobs.
Orange County supervisors are scheduled to appoint Lucille Lyon, who previously worked as Riverside County’s chief deputy public guardian, according to a staff report.
The Newport Beach City Council will consider contracting with Huntington Beach for helicopter services. Newport Beach previously had a partnership with Costa Mesa to fund a joint helicopter program, but Costa Mesa dropped out.
The city councils in Westminster and Buena Park will be considering legislation to save their redevelopment agencies, which were victims of the recently passed state budget.
But saving the agencies would be costly. Buena Park estimates it would have to pay more than $11 million to keep its redevelopment agency, a fee mandated by the state’s Finance Department.
The Orange City Council will consider banning red-light cameras from the city. According to language in the proposed ordinance, red-light cameras’ “primary accomplishment has been to increase revenues, not safety.”
Here’s a rundown of those items and more scheduled for the week ahead:
Orange County Board of Supervisors, Tuesday, July 26
- Supervisors could appoint a new public guardian.
- O’Neill Regional Park might get an extra 400 acres.
- Supervisors consider a boundary change between Orange County and Los Angeles County.
- Residents in an unincorporated Orange County area of La Mirada could be levied a fee for sewage services.
- A nearly $42-million contract with W.A. Rasic Construction Co. for a sewage mainline relocation project.
- Amnesty to those with overdue library books from the 34 branches of OC Public Libraries.
- A $212,000 contract with Urban Graffiti Enterprises for graffiti abatement services.
- The Health Care Agency wants to hire an assortment of outreach organizations to reach those showing early signs of mental illness.
Irvine City Council, Tuesday, July 26
- City employees could get new terms and conditions of employment.
- City officials want to spend $5,000 to attend a fundraising event for the Irvine Public Schools Foundation.
- A commendation for the Irvine World News for being one of the city’s inaugural businesses.
Newport Beach City Council, Tuesday, July 26
- A partnership with Huntington Beach for police helicopter services.
- The city is targeting Morningside Recovery substance abuse rehab center for violating a zoning agreement.
- Irvine Co. offers to donate land to the city for open space and habitat protection.
- Bohlin Cywinski Jackson could get a $165,780 contract for signage and construction support services for the city’s civic center project.
Westminster City Council, Wednesday, July 27
- Emergency legislation to prevent the city’s redevelopment agency from being eliminated.
- Agreements with labor unions.
- Rosenow Spevacek Group could get a $140,000 amendment to their consulting contract on affordable housing.
Buena Park City Council, Tuesday, July 26
- An ordinance to save the city’s redevelopment agency at a cost of more than $11 million.
- Eminent domain to acquire property for road improvements on Artesia Boulevard.
Orange City Council, Tuesday, July 26
- A law to ban the future use of red-light cameras in the city.
- Agreement with Orange International Street Fair Inc. to produce the city’s annual fair of the same name.
- Extending a contract with the law firm Liebert, Cassidy and Whitmore to continue negotiating with labor groups.
— ADAM ELMAHREK