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Leading this week’s public meeting items are Santa Ana choosing an interim city manager and Orange County supervisors planning to increase campaign contribution limits.

Santa Ana City Council members are set to gather Tuesday in closed session to continue discussions on selecting an interim city manager to replace Paul Walters after the council decided last week to fire Walters. The firing process, which has hardly begun, will also be discussed at the meeting.

Additionally on Tuesday, county supervisors are scheduled to plan an increase to campaign contribution limits for elected county positions. The limit would rise $100 to a new amount of $1,900 per contributor, based on county officials rounding up a $75 increase in the consumer price index.

The meeting is also the first since the county grand jury issued a highly critical report on the majority of supervisors ceding control of the county’s health plan for the poor to Supervisor Janet Nguyen in 2011. A majority of supervisors are now interested in putting all five supervisors on CalOptima’s board of directors.

And in Anaheim, council members are set to approve Spanish language translation services for City Council meetings. The move would accommodate the city’s growing Latino populace, who now comprise 53 percent of the city population.

Here are some more top issues coming up this week:

Santa Ana City Council Special Meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 5 p.m.

Closed Session

  • Discussion of dismissing City Manager Paul Walters and appointment of an interim city manager.

Orange County Board of Supervisors Special Meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 8 a.m.

Closed Session

Orange County Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 9:30 a.m.

  • Setting a vote at the next board meeting for raising the campaign contribution limit from $1,800 to $1,900.
  • Approve 2013 appointments of board members to various boards, commissions and committees.
  • Approve creation of the Single Family Affordable Rental Housing Program and use of $2.5 million for acquisition and rehabilitation of single family homes for affordable rental housing for low-income families, seniors and or special needs populations; approve creation of the “Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program” and authorize $500,000 to provide move-in and rental assistance to low-income families, seniors and special needs populations.
  • Approve opening of bids for the widening of the Edinger Bridge and Lincoln Ave. over the Santa Ana River.
  • Award a $2-million contract to Sea Pac Engineering for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning services for county Public Works.
  • Approve $400,000 three-year contract with Geosyntec Consultants for on-call architect-engineer services for the county Flood Control District.
  • Approve contract amendments with Aspiranet and New Alternatives for expanding the Transitional Housing Program Plus. The program has a $970,000 budget this year.
  • Approve $113,000 payment to the Orangewood Children’s Foundation for producing next year’s report on the conditions of children in Orange County.

Anaheim City Council, Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 3 p.m.

Closed Session

  • Evaluation of City Council appointed officers, including the city manager, city clerk, city attorney and city treasurer, as part of Councilman Jordan Brandman’s drive to review the city charter.

Fullerton City Council Study Session, Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 4 p.m.

Seal Beach City Council Study Session, Monday, Jan. 28, at 4 p.m.

  • Emergency preparedness training.

Seal Beach City Council Regular Meeting, Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m.

  • Receive report about fishing on the pier.
  • Accept the resignation of Planning Commission member David Everson and appoint Steven Sloan to replace him.
  • Approve joint use agreements with Los Alamitos Unified School District for McGaugh gym, McGaugh pool, and the McGaugh tennis courts.
  • Approve a $20,000 contract with Barch Builders Architects to design improvements to the McGaugh pool to bring it up to Americans with Disabilities Act standards.
  • Approving an agreement with GovDeals for online auction services.

Laguna Beach City Council, Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m.

  • Approval of advertising on the back of city buses.
  • Ordinance amendment to require all businesses located within the Laguna Beach 100-year floodplains to install contingency flood-proofing measures.
  • Approval of terms for new trash pickup franchise agreement with Waste Management Inc.

Laguna Niguel City Council Special Meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 4 p.m.

  • Interviews to fill three vacancies on the Planning Commission, three on the Parks and Recreation Commission, four on the Traffic and Transportation Commission, three on the Investment, Banking and Audit Committee, four on the Senior Citizens Committee, two on the Sports Advisory Committee and three on the Public Safety Committee.

Placentia City Council Study Session, Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m.

  • Directing staff on proposed land use amendments related to the general plan update.

Cypress City Council, Monday, Jan. 28, at 5:30 p.m.

  • Discussion of allowing recreational vehicles to be parked in the side yard of a home.
  • Public hearing on amending a conditional use permit to allow beer and wine to be consumed at the outside patio of the California Fish Grill restaurant.
  • Accepting a $4,000 donation from the Bandai Foundation to supply equipment for a youth basketball program.

Closed Session

  • Discussion of property negotiations with Lewis Operating Corp. over 3.3 acres at the northwest corner of Katella Avenue and Winners Circle.

La Palma City Council Study Session, Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m.

  • Receive staff presentation on preliminary 2013-14 budget and provide direction on changes for May approval of a draft budget. City staff are projecting a $1.5-million deficit in the next fiscal year.

Staff writer Adam Elmahrek and intern Brendan Wiles contributed to this report.

You can reach Nick Gerda at ngerda@gmail.com, and follow him on Twitter: @nicholasgerda.

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