Topping this week’s public agendas is an Orange County Board of Supervisors subcommittee response to a scathing audit of the county’s Human Resources Department.
The audit found that several top executives were granting themselves raises and promotions while rank-and-file workers and services were being cut.
Also, the county and more cities — including Irvine, Newport Beach and Orange — are scheduled to consider emergency ordinances that would allow them to keep their redevelopment agencies, which were recently axed in Gov. Jerry Brown’s state budget package. Substantial annual fees would be levied on the county and cities that keep their agencies intact.
Here’s a rundown of agenda items from across the county for the week ahead:
Orange County Board of Supervisors, Tuesday, Aug. 9
- Approval of an ordinance that declares the county’s intent to opt in to the state’s voluntary redevelopment agency program, thus saving the county’s redevelopment agency from elimination.
- Declaring that the top three bidders for a massive sewage mainline project are unqualified.
- An agreement with the Orange County Managers Association.
Irvine City Council, Tuesday, Aug. 9
- Two ordinances that allow the city to opt in to the state’s voluntary redevelopment agency program and to appeal the fee required to the opt in.
Newport Beach City Council, Tuesday, Aug. 9
- A letter expressing concern about a planned helistop in Costa Mesa.
- Appeal of a Planning Commission denial of a two-story commercial project and a three-story parking structure.
- A response disagreeing with some of the findings of the grand jury report on cities’ compensation.
- An update on the city’s civic center project.
Garden Grove City Council, Tuesday, Aug. 9
- An emergency ordinance establishing a registration process for marijuana dispensaries in the city.
- Purchasing five police vehicles.
- A Planning Commission denial of a request to turn a communal recreation room, laundry room and bathroom into a residential dwelling unit.
- Awarding a contract for a highway rehabilitation project to Harris & Associates.
Orange City Council, Tuesday, Aug. 9
- A general plan amendment related to bringing the Ridgeline development to a vote of the city’s residents.
- Agreement with Orange International Street Fair Inc. to produce the city’s annual fair of the same name.
- An ordinance to opt in to the state’s voluntary redevelopment program, which would save the city’s redevelopment agency from elimination.
— ADAM ELMAHREK
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