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Topping this week’s public meeting agendas is the Orange County Board of Supervisors’ consideration of aircraft rescue firefighting services at John Wayne Airport.

The board is set to consider three options offered by the Orange County Fire Authority for the services. The county’s current agreement with the fire authority expires Nov. 30, according to a staff report. Services include responding to aircraft emergency incidents and fuel spills and making fire prevention inspections.

Also, the Irvine City Council is scheduled to review its agreement with Occupy Orange County protesters for camping overnight at the city’s Civic Center. The agreement expires Wednesday, according to a city staff report.

Here is a rundown of those items and more:

Orange County Board of Supervisors, Tuesday, Nov. 22

  • Additional $20,000 funding for Groom Law Group to continue tackling potential tax penalties for current employees who elect a new pension formula.

Closed Session

  • Initiation of litigation involving one case and anticipated litigation involving one case.

Irvine City Council, Tuesday, Nov. 22

Closed Session

  • Evaluation of City Manager Sean Joyce.
  • Possible litigation regarding expansion of the Musick Facility, Orange County’s 100-acre minimum-security jail.

Huntington Beach City Council, Monday, Nov. 21

Closed Session

  • Labor negotiations.
  • Evaluation of City Manager Fred Wilson.
  • Nine potential lawsuits.
  • The following lawsuits: Leticia Sanchez v. Huntington Beach; Huntington Beach v. Lee et al.; Roberts et al. v. Huntington Beach; and Greg Reese v. Huntington Beach.

Newport Beach City Council, Tuesday, Nov. 22

  • A $220,000 contract amendment with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson to design a furniture layout program at the Civic Center project.

Closed Session

  • Labor negotiations.
  • Banning Ranch Conservancy v. Newport Beach.
  • Arnie Pike, et al. v. Newport Beach.
  • Anticipated litigation involving one matter.
  • Labor negotiations.
— ADAM ELMAHREK

 

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On The Agenda

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Topping this week’s public meeting agendas is Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen’s controversial attempt to shake up the CalOptima board of directors. Although Nguyen has not made her intentions clear, she does want to put more providers on the board at the expense of representatives of the poor who utilize CalOptima.

Elsewhere, Orange County’s four largest cities meet this week to tackle matters ranging from Occupy Orange County protestors’ camping request to a city manager’s signing authority.

The Santa Ana City Council will discuss Occupy Orange County protestors’ request to camp at the Civic Center, despite a city ordinance that bans camping on the public grounds. Protestors are seeking a special exemption similar to the one granted to Occupy protestors in Irvine.

Anaheim City Council members are set for a final vote on an ordinance that slashes City Manager Thomas Wood’s contract-signing authority from $250,000 to $100,000.

Council members voted to reduce Wood’s contract authority after Voice of OC published investigations showing that the city contracted with an alleged con artist and a building division head whose private firm received thousands of dollars in outsourced plan review work. Both contracts were under the city manager’s signing limit and never went to the council for approval.

Here’s a rundown of these items and more:

Orange County Board of Supervisors, Tuesday, Nov. 8

 

Closed Session

  • Existing litigation: Sarkis Nargizian v. Orange County; GMC Engineering, Inc., etc. v. Orange County Public Works, etc., et al.; Marley and Fred Knox v. Orange County.
  • Anticipated litigation involving one potential case.
  • Threatened litigation involving one potential case.
  • Evaluation of county CEO Tom Mauk.
  • Labor negotiations involving Association of County Law Enforcement Management (ACLEM), Orange County Attorneys Association (OCAA) and Orange County Managers Association (OCMA).

 

Santa Ana City Council, Monday, Nov. 7

  • Considering a request by Occupy Orange County protestors to camp at the Civic Center.
  • Considering the special property tax district that funds Downtown Inc.
  • Setting a hearing to consider changes to City Council ward boundaries.

 

Closed Session

  • Existing litigation: John Valdez v. Santa Ana; Niki Blue Christian v. Santa Ana; People of the State of California v. Behafarin.
  • Anticipated litigation involving one potential case.
  • Labor negotiations
  • Appointment of a new city attorney.

 

Anaheim City Council, Tuesday, Nov. 8

  • A commercial property owner’s appeal of a use permit given to the owner’s neighbor allowing construction of a take-out restaurant with fewer parking spaces than required by city code.

 

Closed Session

  • Existing litigation involving one case.
  • Evaluation of City Manager Thomas Wood.

 

Irvine City Council, Tuesday, Nov. 8

  • Discussing what Councilman Larry Agran says is a growing litter problem on freeways that run through the city.
  • Early public hearings on Irvine Co. plans to build 1,350 new housing units around the Irvine Spectrum shopping complex.

 

Huntington Beach City Council, Monday, Nov. 7

  • Side letter agreement with the Management Employees’ Organization.
  • Agreement with LMNO Cable Group to include city lifeguards in a television series on The Weather Channel about Southern California lifeguards.

 

Closed Session

  • Labor negotiations.
  • Evaluation of City Manager Fred Wilson.
— ADAM ELMAHREK

 

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