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Topping this week’s public meeting agendas is a nearly $127 million contract to build a transportation hub in Anaheim.

The Anaheim City Council is set to vote Tuesday evening on the contract with Clark Construction Group — California to build the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC), which is envisioned to connect buses, taxis and possibly the state’s planned high-speed rail system.

The project has been controversial. Critics question the wisdom of building ARTIC’s grand terminal structure with public resources. As planned, the terminal would cover 56,000 square feet and be 120 feet tall.

However, the Orange County grand jury investigated the project and found that the “iconic” structure would be a positive addition to Orange County’s landscape and will lead to greater private investment.

Here’s a rundown of other items on this week’s meeting agendas:

Orange County Board of Supervisors Special Meeting, Monday, Aug. 27, at 1 p.m.

  • Appointment of an interim Orange County CEO.

Orange County Transportation Authority, Monday, Aug. 27, at 9 a.m.

  • Agreements for on-call operational and technical services — totaling $600,000 — for the Route 91 freeway.
  • Measure M1 and Measure M2 progress reports.

Anaheim City Council, Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 5 p.m.

  •  A $126,997,000 contract with Clark Construction Group — California to build the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center.
  • Update on the city’s graffiti removal contract.
  • Update on the city’s enterprise zone.

Fullerton City Council Special Meeting, Monday, Aug. 28, at 6:30 p.m.

  • An overview of the city’s Public Records Act procedures.
  • Update on civil unrest in Anaheim.
  • An infrastructure status update.
— ADAM ELMAHREK

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Topping this week’s public meeting agendas in Orange County is a long-awaited report by the Office of Independent Review regarding the Fullerton Police Department following the police beating death last year of transient Kelly Thomas.

Thomas’ death — and a published photo of his brutalized face after the assault — triggered a public outcry and a recall of some City Council members. District Attorney Tony Rackauckas has since filed a murder charge against one of the officers involved in the beating and a manslaughter charge against another.

A previous report by the firm detailed an internal affairs investigation into the Thomas death. That report has not been made public.

Meanwhile, the Anaheim City Council is scheduled to consider a rehearing of its taxi franchises.

Council members awarded 255 taxi permits to three companies, but at Councilwoman Kris Murray’s request, city leaders will consider revoking 50 permits from A Taxi Cab.

The awarding of taxi franchises in the city provides a window into the city’s politics. Former Mayor Curt Pringle, who is close to Murray, is the consultant for California Yellow Cab, which requested the rehearing.

And Greater Yellow Cab of Orange County President Larry Slagle is politically connected to the city’s power broking circles. Slagle was among those who controlled the political action group for Support Our Anaheim Resort, considered the primary campaign finance tool for the political establishment.

Slagle’s firm was awarded 155 of the permits in the initial hearing.

Other items highlighting this week’s public meeting agendas include:

Orange County Board of Supervisors, Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 9:30 a.m.

  • Amendment to the law enforcement contract with Stanton.
  • An agreement to share in narcotics assets seizures.
  • Agreements with HDR Architecture and TMAD Taylor & Gaines to design Immigration and Customs Enforcement office space at the Theo Lacy jail.

Closed Session

  • Appointing an interim CEO.

Santa Ana City Council, Monday, Aug. 20, at 5 p.m., (Heritage Museum of Orange County Quilter’s Cottage)

  • Federal liaison services agreement with The Ferguson Group.
  • Relocation plan for the North Grand Avenue widening project between East First and East Fourth streets.
  • Report on records retention and destruction policy.

Closed Session

  • Performance review of City Clerk Maria Huizar.

Anaheim City Council, Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 5 p.m.

  • A purchase order for emergency repair of the City Hall telephone system.
  • A $1.7-million contract with Cal-City Construction Inc. for security enhancements at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Costa Mesa City Council, Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m.

  • Agreement with Merchants Landscape Services for parks and landscape maintenance.
  • A report on the condition of city alleyways.

Huntington Beach City Council, Monday, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m.

  • Mayor Don Hansen’s proposal to establish a community foundation.
  • Agreement with management employees, including increased retirement contributions.

Fullerton City Council, Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 5 p.m.

  • Office of Independent Review report on the police department.
  • Review of public records request procedures.
  • Update on civil unrest in Anaheim.
  • Update on the city’s infrastructure.

Closed Session

  •  Appointing a new police chief.
— ADAM ELMAHREK

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Highlighting this week’s public meeting agendas is Stanton City Council’s continued drive to increase city fees and pull back from the brink of fiscal insolvency.

Although city leaders say the city still has reserves to meeting its financial obligations for at least another four years, the city’s ongoing gap between revenue and expenditures has become nearly impossible to close without cutting public safety or raising taxes.

Newport Beach City Council is set to declare its intention to comply with the state’s open government law, known as the Ralph M. Brown Act, despite the state’s suspension of the act’s provisions as part of Sacrament’s struggle with the state budget.

While cities have been compensated for services required by the law, like posting council meeting agendas, the state suspension means that Newport Beach can’t apply for reimbursement.

Here’s a rundown of other highlights:

Orange County Board of Supervisors, Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 9:30 a.m.

Closed Session

  • Consider a lawsuit filed by a former Human Resources manager in the Waste & Recycling Department.

Orange County Transportation Authority board of directors, Monday, Aug. 13, at 9 a.m.

  • Bond update on high-speed rail project.
  • Funding recommendations for the 2012 bicycle corridor improvement program.
  • Delaying the purchase of new buses.
  • Consider several railroad grade-separation projects.
  • Calls for projects for 2013 M2 transportation projects.
  • Discuss fare integration project.

Irvine City Council, Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 5 p.m.

Orange City Council, Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 4:30 p.m.

  • Councilman Fred Whitaker’s proposal to contact Stanford University Institute of Economic Policy Review for details about an analysis of “strategies and solutions” regarding the city employees’ unfunded liabilities.
  • Agreement with CalTrans for freeway maintenance.
    Closing the Orange Public Library and History Center for the International Street Fair.
  • A recognized obligation payment schedule and administrative budget for the successor agency to the city’s dissolved redevelopment agency.

Newport Beach City Council, Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 7 p.m.

  • Continuing to post public meeting agendas in accordance with the Ralph M. Brown Act despite the state’s suspension of the open-government law.
  • Designating a manager pro tempore who would act as city manager in case of temporary absence or disability.
  • Labor agreement with the Newport Beach Fire Management Association.
  • Agreement with URS Corp. for seawall design at Balboa Island and Little Balboa Island.
  • Appointment of board members to the Metro Cities Fire Authority.

Stanton City Council, Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 6:30 p.m.

  • A fire services fee for nonresidents.
  • A fee for negligent drivers’ accidents and driving under the influence.
— ADAM ELMAHREK

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Although the agenda hasn’t been posted yet, a special Anaheim City Council meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday at Anaheim High School’s Cook Auditorium and is expected to draw as many as 1,000 people.

It’s the first open council meeting since angry protesters attempted to force their way into a council meeting last month, only to be rebuffed by police. Demonstrators, enraged over two recent police shooting deaths of young Latino men, then flooded the streets and clashed with officers in a melee that left 20 businesses and a City Hall building damaged.

Council members will consider two ballot measures during the meeting. Both strike at the heart of what Latino leaders say is the cause of the city’s unrest, a political system that excludes the city’s working-class neighborhoods.

One ballot measure would reshape the way the City’s Council is elected, converting at-large election to election by six council districts. Residents would vote only on a council member to represent their district, ensuring that all areas of the city would have a council member. The mayor would continue to be elected at-large.

Four of the five current council members are from Anaheim Hills, the affluent eastern section of the city. None are Latino.

The other measure would require voter approval of future hotel room tax subsidies. Many Latinos were incensed about the Jan. 24 approval of a $158-million tax subsidy for the developer of two four-star hotels, saying that city officials refuse improvements like parks and speed bumps in poor areas because the city lacks funds.

Here’s a rundown of other highlights from this week’s council agendas:

Santa Ana City Council, Monday, Aug. 6, at 5 p.m.

  • The annual report for the community management district, a downtown area with a special tax that funds Downtown Inc.
  • Dismantling the downtown tax.
  • Issuing revenue bonds to finance the acquisition and rehabilitation of 1401 N. Flower St. by Washington Place Management.

Huntington Beach City Council, Monday, Aug. 6 at 5 p.m.

  • A report on bullying from the Huntington Beach Human Relations Task Force.
  • A development agreement with DCO Beach Walk for the construction of a 173-unit multifamily apartment project.
  • Agreement with Best Towing and Transportation Service, Mandic Motors and Metro Pro Towing for police towing services.
  • Eliminating new council members’ medical benefits and reducing allowable compensation to $125 per month.
  • A lease agreement between the city and Park Bench Cafe for the operation of a food concession at Central Park.

Costa Mesa City Council, Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 6 p.m.

  • Contract with West Coast Arborists for tree trimming services.
  • Bicycle parking regulations.
  • Councilwoman Wendy Leece’s request for rehearing of the Newport Beach Banning Ranch traffic mitigation agreement.
  • Appointment to fill the a vacancy on the Planning Commission.

Westminster City Council, Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m.

Closed Session

  • Public employee discipline, dismissal or release.

Fullerton City Council, Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 5 p.m.

  • An update on a consolidation study to merge North Orange County police departments and considering costs for services from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
  • Contract with the Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Review to study the city’s pension and other “post employment” liabilities.
  • An update on the unrest in Anaheim.
  • Review of public records act request procedures.
  • A municipal airport restaurant lease agreement.
  • A $120,000 contract for graffiti removal services with Graffiti Protective Coatings.
— ADAM ELMAHREK

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