On the Agenda

Coming up this week, Santa Ana is expected to announce an interim city manager, and federal regulators take questions about a request to restart the San Onofre nuclear plant.

In the wake of Paul Walters’ firing, Santa Ana City Council emerged from a closed-door meeting last week to declare that they’ve settled on someone to fill the slot but wouldn’t announce whom for another week.

Another closed session discussion is planned for Monday evening.

In Capistrano Beach on Tuesday, staff from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will update the public on their review of a request to restart San Onofre, which has been idle since a minor radiation leak last January.

The plant’s operator, Southern California Edison, is facing mounting scrutiny into whether it misled regulators and rejected safety measures that could have prevented the incident.

Regulators plan to answer questions from the public at Tuesday’s meeting.

Westminster is set to start updating its general plan, and Garden Grove plans to change an agreement with the Embassy Suites Hotel to delay adding a new 17-story tower.

Here are more issues coming up for a decision this week:

Santa Ana City Council, Monday, Feb. 11, at 4:30 p.m.

Closed Session

  • Discussion of appointing an interim city manager.

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Region IV Public Meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m. in Capo Beach Church, 25975 Domingo Ave., Capistrano Beach

  • Discussion of the NRC’s evaluation of whether to restart the San Onofre nuclear power plant, and response to questions from the public.

Orange County Transportation Authority, Monday, Feb. 11, at 9 a.m.

  • Reviewing the M2020 plan, which covers projects through 2020 funded by Measure M2, a countywide half-percent sales tax for transportation improvements.

Irvine City Council, Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 4 p.m.

Laguna Beach City Council, Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m.

  • Purchase a new DUI trailer for $33,000 and trade in the current trailer for $2,700.
  • Approve $174,000 purchase of the following police equipment, using cash seized from drug arrests: patrol car video and audio systems, stun guns, concealed transmitters, portable surveillance cameras and a forensic cell phone analyzer.

Rancho Santa Margarita City Council, Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m.

Closed Session

  • Discussion of expected lawsuit involving the Trabuco Highlands Community Association.

Westminster City Council, Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m.

  • Approving an ambulance services contract with Shoreline LLC for fiscal year 2013.
  • Starting the process of updating the city’s general plan.
  • Canceling the Feb. 27 regular council meeting due to a lack of quorum.

Orange City Council, Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 4:30 p.m.

  • Approve payment of $2.8 million to R.J. Noble Co. for paving work. No staff report prepared by the city.

Garden Grove City Council, Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 6:30 p.m.

  • Amending the development agreement with Landmark Hotels II to delay adding a new 17-story tower to the Embassy Suites Hotel.

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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