On the Agenda

Topping this week’s public agendas is the appointment of a new Orange County public guardian.

Former Public Guardian John Williams, who also was public administrator, was fired from the post last month after a slew of controversies that eventually resulted in separating the two jobs.

Orange County supervisors are scheduled to appoint Lucille Lyon, who previously worked as Riverside County’s chief deputy public guardian, according to a staff report.

The Newport Beach City Council will consider contracting with Huntington Beach for helicopter services. Newport Beach previously had a partnership with Costa Mesa to fund a joint helicopter program, but Costa Mesa dropped out.

The city councils in Westminster and Buena Park will be considering legislation to save their redevelopment agencies, which were victims of the recently passed state budget.

But saving the agencies would be costly. Buena Park estimates it would have to pay more than $11 million to keep its redevelopment agency, a fee mandated by the state’s Finance Department.

The Orange City Council will consider banning red-light cameras from the city. According to language in the proposed ordinance, red-light cameras’ “primary accomplishment has been to increase revenues, not safety.”

Here’s a rundown of those items and more scheduled for the week ahead:


Orange County Board of Supervisors, Tuesday, July 26

  • Supervisors consider a boundary change between Orange County and Los Angeles County.
  • Residents in an unincorporated Orange County area of La Mirada could be levied a fee for sewage services.
  • The Health Care Agency wants to hire an assortment of outreach organizations to reach those showing early signs of mental illness.


Irvine City Council, Tuesday, July 26


Newport Beach City Council, Tuesday, July 26

  • The city is targeting Morningside Recovery substance abuse rehab center for violating a zoning agreement.
  • Bohlin Cywinski Jackson could get a $165,780 contract for signage and construction support services for the city’s civic center project.


Westminster City Council, Wednesday, July 27


Buena Park City Council, Tuesday, July 26

  • An ordinance to save the city’s redevelopment agency at a cost of more than $11 million.
  • Eminent domain to acquire property for road improvements on Artesia Boulevard.


Orange City Council, Tuesday, July 26



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