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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

  • Labor negotiations with various labor groups.
  • City attorney appointment.

 

Costa Mesa City Council, Tuesday, Nov. 1

  • A ban on smoking at city athletic parks, community gardens and within 50 feet of a city park.

 

Closed Session

  • Labor negotiations.
  • Existing litigation: Costa Mesa Employees Association v. Costa Mesa.

 

Fullerton City Council, Tuesday, Nov. 1

  • Allowing alcohol sales at the Fullerton Tennis Center.
  • Removing the mandatory 750-foot buffer between churches and adult businesses.
  • Agreements with various labor groups.
  • Implementing permit-parking only rules in some neighborhoods.

 

Closed Session

  • Existing litigation: Beale v. Fullerton, Hanson et al. v. Fullerton.
  • Deliberating initiation of litigation in one possible case.
  • Labor negotiations.

 

San Juan Capistrano City Council, Tuesday, Nov. 1

 

Closed Session

  • 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.
— ADAM ELMAHREK

 

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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

Closed Session

  • Potential litigation involving one case.
  • Existing litigation involving one case: James Kubeck v. California Department of Transportation, et al.

Santa Ana City Council Special Closed Session, Monday, Oct. 24

  • Labor negotiations.
  • Appointment of a new city attorney.

Anaheim City Council, Tuesday, Oct. 25

  • Holding two meetings in east Anaheim and two meetings in west Anaheim during the 2012 calendar year.

Irvine City Council, Tuesday, Oct. 25

Closed Session

  • Considering litigation involving plans to expand Musick Jail and the California Department of Finance’s denial of Irvine’s appeal of an opt-in amount to keep the city’s redevelopment agency.

Newport Beach City Council, Tuesday, Oct. 25

  • Considering a Planning Commission decision to reject a development project consisting of two commercial buildings.

Closed Session

  • Litigation involving the following cases: Pacific Shores Properties LLC v. Newport Beach; Newport Coast Recovery v. Newport Beach; Banning Ranch Conservancy v. Newport Beach.
  • Anticipated litigation involving three unidentified matters.
  • Labor negotiations.
— ADAM ELMAHREK

 

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Topping this week’s public meeting agendas is Santa Ana’s request for proposal to the Orange County Fire Authority for outsourcing fire services.

The city is facing a $30-million budget deficit and few places to cut. Public safety costs consume nearly 80 percent of the general fund and have been gradually increasing for decades.

Costa Mesa continues its drive to outsource an array of city services. The city made national news earlier this year when it issued layoff notices to nearly half of its employees.

Here is a rundown of those items and more:

Orange County Board of Supervisors, Tuesday, Oct. 18

  • Discussion of supervisors’ authorship of staff reports related to policies and procedures.
  • Purchase of $1 million worth of bus passes for residents supervised by the Orange County Probation Department.

Closed Session

  • Initiation of litigation involving one unspecified case.
  • The case of Beach Quality Caregivers v. Orange County.

Santa Ana City Council, Monday, Oct. 17

  • A request for proposal to outsource fire services to the Orange County Fire Authority .
  • Agreement with Schultz and Williams to study management options for the Santa Ana Zoo.
  • Application for a $3-million Proposition 84 California River Parkways grant for trail and landscape improvements at Santiago Park.
  • Setting a hearing to dissolve the special tax district that funds Downtown Inc.

Closed Session

  • Labor negotiations.
  • Appointment of a city attorney and city manager.
  • The case of Brett N. Lozano v. Santa Ana.

Orange County Great Park Board of Directors and special joint meeting with Irvine City Council, Thursday, Oct. 20

  • Audited financial statements for the Great Park.
  • Lease with Southern California Edison for construction of a zero-net energy home.

Huntington Beach City Council, Monday, Oct. 17

  • Abolishing the finance and investment advisory board and creating a new investment advisory board.

Closed Session

  • Labor negotiations.
  • The following lawsuits: Richard Bright v. Huntington Beach; Jennifer Doan v. Huntington Beach; Omnipoint Communications (T-Mobile) v. Huntington Beach; MCP v. Vadnais, et al.
  • Potential litigation: HB Auto I LLC, v. Huntington Beach Redevelopment Agency.

Costa Mesa City Council, Tuesday, Oct. 18

  • Results of the payroll audit conducted by Lance, Soll, Lunghard, LLP.

Closed Session

  • Labor negotiations.
  • 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.
— ADAM ELMAHREK

 

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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.

Irvine City Council Tuesday, Oct. 11

  • A ban on retail sales of dogs and cats.

Anaheim City Council Tuesday, Oct. 11

  • Reduction of the city’s financial commitment to USA Volleyball for housing national volleyball teams.
  • Negotiations with YMCA for construction of a new YMCA facility

Newport Beach City Council Tuesday, Oct. 11

  • A study session on proposed fee changes for services in various city departments.
  • A ban on plastic bags.
  • Purchase of credits for undergrounding overhead utilities from Mission Viejo at 50 cents on the dollar.

Closed Session

  • Existing litigation involving Catanzarite v. Newport Beach.
  • Anticipated litigation.
  • Labor negotiations.

San Juan Capistrano City Council Tuesday, Oct. 11

— ADAM ELMAHREK

 

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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.

Orange County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Oct. 4

  • Requiring private property owners to pay a share of the cost of emergency work done on their properties.

Closed Session

  • Existing litigation: William Fitzgerald v. Orange County, et al.
  • Initiation of litigation in one unidentified case.
  • Negotiations with Orange County Managers Association.
  • Negotiations with in-home supportive services provider bargaining unit represented by United Domestic Workers of America.

Santa Ana City Council Monday, Oct. 3

  • City manager’s budget update.
  • Reapproval of council appointments to outside boards.
  • Downtown Inc.’s annual report.
  • Setting a public hearing to dissolve the special tax district that funds Downtown Inc.
  • Purchase of diesel and biodiesel fuel from SC Fuels.
  • Agreement with Correctional Managed Care Medical Corp. for inmate medical services.
  • Discount pharmacy card program.

Closed Session

  • Existing litigation: Wausau Underwriters Insurance Co. v. Santa Ana.
  • Labor negotiations.
  • Appointment of a city attorney.

Huntington Beach City Council Monday, Oct. 3

  • Separating the Finance and Investment Advisory Board into two separate boards.

Closed Session

  • Labor negotiations.
  • Existing litigation: Donald Sipple et al. v. Alameda et al. for recovery of utility user tax on internet data paid by New Cingular Wireless LLC.
  • Price and terms of payment to labor negotiator and Deputy City Administrator Bob Hall.

Costa Mesa City Council Tuesday, Oct. 4

Closed Session

  • Labor negotiations.
  • Existing litigation: Costa Mesa Employees Association vs. Costa Mesa.

Fullerton City Council Tuesday, Oct. 4

  • Agreement with Fullerton Certified Farmers Market Inc. to operate a farmers market at Independence Park.
  • Agreement with Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP and Carpenter, Rothans & Dumont for legal services.
  • Negotiations with Las Vegas Railway Express Inc. to make Fullerton a train stop on a planned railway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
  • Acknowledgment that Fullerton police entered the wrong house while conducting a probation search.
  • Contract with Griffin Structures for Lemon Park-Maple Center improvements.

Closed Session

  • Existing litigation: Firdman and Lemanski v. Fullerton.
  • Anticipated litigation involving two potential cases.
  • Labor negotiations.

Mission Viejo City Council Monday, Oct. 3

  • Changing the rules of city parks to allow overnight camping at Oso Creek Trail.
  • Employment agreement with Assistant City Manager Keith Rattay.

Closed Session

  • Labor negotiations.
  • Price and terms of leasing O’Neill Elementary School.
— ADAM ELMAHREK

 

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