More outsourcing in Costa Mesa and labor negotiations in Santa Ana top this week’s public meeting agendas.
The Santa Ana City Council, confronted with a budget crisis of epic proportions, will be holding a special closed session to discuss labor negotiations. City leaders and labor groups, particularly police and fire unions, are in the early stages of negotiations to reduce a $30-million budget deficit.
The Costa Mesa City Council continues its drive to outsource city services. The Costa Mesa Employees Association sued the city after the city issued layoff notices to nearly half the city’s workforce.
Santa Ana City Council Special Closed Session, Tuesday, Nov. 1
Possible litigation involving an inverse condemnation and civil rights claim by the owner of Capistrano Terrace Mobile Home Park involving the city’s rent control, park closure and building-property maintenance regulations.
The Orange County Board of Supervisors is set to allocate $50,000 to enhance the Orange County Tourism Council’s website, with options to renew the one-year contract for two more years.
The contract raised the eyebrows of OC Weekly’s R. Scott Moxley. The tourism council includes politically connected officials from Disneyland, corporate lobbying firms and resort hotels, according to Moxley.
Santa Ana City Council members are scheduled to meet for a special closed session Monday to discuss labor negotiations. The city is facing a projected $30-million budget deficit and was down to about $300,000 in the bank with no reserves as of Sept. 30. It is largely recognized that city solvency hinges on negotiations with the city’s public safety unions.
Orange County Board of Supervisors, Tuesday, Oct.25
Existing litigation involving the following cases: Costa Mesa Employees Association v. Costa Mesa; Newport Mesa Patients’ Association and Tri-County Patients’ Association v. Costa Mesa; Newport Mesa Patients’ Association v. Colleen O’Donoghue, real party in interest Costa Mesa; Asociacion de Jornaleros de Costa Mesa et al. v. Costa Mesa.
The Santa Ana City Council, confronted with a budget crisis, will be holding a special closed session to discuss labor negotiations. City leaders and labor groups — particularly police and fire unions — are in the early stages of negotiations to reduce a $30-million budget deficit.
A plan to extend the Foothill Toll Road (state Route 241) to a spot near San Juan Capistrano’s major freeway exit has City Council members concerned about the possible impact on the city. A special council meeting is scheduled Tuesday to discuss the issue.
Here’s a rundown of these items and more:
Santa Ana City Council Monday, Oct.10
Special closed session regarding labor negotiations.
The Orange County Board of Supervisors Tuesday will consider $48 million in cuts to plug a budget hole caused by the state’s withdrawal of vehicle license fee revenue. The cuts could mean dozens of jobs lost for the public defender’s office, but mass layoffs for other county agencies appear to be off the table.
Santa Ana City Manager Paul Walters will make a public budget update at Monday’s City Council meeting. The city is facing a $30-million budget deficit.