On The Agenda

Orange County supervisors are set to consider a board subcommittee’s redistricting proposal. Every 10 years, the U.S. Census releases new population figures, triggering a process of redrawing the lines of political representation.

Tuesday’s public hearing on redistricting is the second of two the board must hold, according to a city staff report. A third hearing is set for Sept. 13.

In Santa Ana, the City Council is scheduled to consider a new map for the special tax district that funds Downtown Inc., the organization responsible for promoting and cleaning up the city’s downtown core. The map would shrink the boundaries of the district, excluding many of the outlying property owners who argue that they receive no benefit for their tax dollars.

Council members are also set to consider whether to schedule a public hearing to eliminate the special tax district. They’re also scheduled to consider classification changes at the city’s police department and the renaming of a future Latino cultural plaza at the corner of North French and East Fourth streets.

Here is a rundown of these items and more that are on this week’s public agendas:

Orange County Board of Supervisors, Tuesday, Aug. 23

  • A three-month extension on an agreement with the Orange County Fire Authority for aircraft firefighting and rescue services at John Wayne Airport.

Closed session:

  • One case of existing litigation: State of California vs. Kirkhill-TA Co.
  • A conference with labor negotiator County CEO Tom Mauk about negotiations with the Orange County Managers Association and Orange County Attorneys Association.

Anaheim City Council, Tuesday, Aug. 23

Closed session:

  • Discussing litigation with Qualified Patients and Priceline.com.
  • Discussing negotiations about property at 737 S. Kroeger Street.

Santa Ana City Council, Wednesday, Aug. 24

  • Adjusting the boundaries of the special property tax district that funds Downtown Inc.
  • Establishing a public hearing to possibly disestablish the special property tax district that funds Downtown Inc.
  • Including the incumbent Police Officers Association president in the PARS trust plan.
  • Adding part-time job titles to the police department.
  • Renaming the plaza at North Fourth and East French streets

Closed session:

  • Discussion about appointing a new city attorney.
  • Conferring with the city’s labor negotiator about negotiations with several labor groups.

Irvine City Council, Tuesday, Aug. 23

  • Adjusting the fee schedule for rental of public facilities.
  • Establishing a consulting group to make sure the wildlife corridor will connect to the Coastal Reserve and the Cleveland National Forest.

Closed session:

  • Possible lawsuit over the state’s rejection of a city claim to computer software supplier sales tax revenue.

Orange City Council, Tuesday, Aug. 23

  • Approving an amendment to a loan agreement between the city and Friendly Center.
— ADAM ELMAHREK

 

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On The Agenda

Santa Ana City Council will meet behind closed doors this week to discuss its still unfilled city manager and city attorney positions.

Huntington Beach City Council is scheduled to consider a request from Newport Beach for a three-year contract for helicopter services. The contract could generate up $700,000 per year in general-fund revenue, according to a city staff report.

San Juan Capistrano City Council considers becoming the latest city to ban sex offenders from parks. Several Orange County cities have enacted such ordinances after the county recently banned sex offenders from county parks.

Here’s a summary of this week’s public meeting action:

Santa Ana City Council, Monday, Aug. 15

Santa City Council will be meeting only in closed session. Here are the items council members are scheduled to consider:

  • Possible settlement of a lawsuit against the city filed by Chris Esser.
  • Negotiations with labor groups, including executive management and police and firefighters.
  • Appointing a new city manager and city attorney.
  • Evaluating the performance of the city clerk.

Huntington Beach City Council, Monday, Aug. 15

  • A study session to review the city’s capital improvement and general budget for fiscal year 2011-12.
  • A proposal to draft an ordinance requiring stores to furnish only reusable shopping bags and banning plastic shopping bags.

Closed session:

  • Conference with labor negotiators to discuss negotiations with all labor groups.
  • Discussing a lawsuit filed by T-Mobile over installation of cell phone antennas at Habour View Park and Bolsa View Park.

Anaheim City Council, Tuesday, Aug. 16

Closed session:

  • Initiating litigation involving Hacienda Inn & Suites, Portofino Inn & Suites and Courtyard Anaheim.

Mission Viejo City Council, Monday, Aug. 15

  • An appeal of Planning Commission approval of apartment complex project filed by City Council members Cathy Schlicht and Rhonda Reardon.

Closed session:

  • Evaluation of the city manager.

Yorba Linda City Council, Tuesday, Aug. 16

  • A resolution granting a two-year extension of design review approvals and conditional use permits granted in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
  • Considering an appeal of a Planning Commission denial of a condition use permit for Kerrigan Ranch Manor House H.O.A.
  • Discussing the city’s share of mileage costs for Brea police officers driving their vehicles home.

San Juan Capistrano City Council, Tuesday, Aug. 16

— ADAM ELMAHREK

 

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On The Agenda

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.

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

  • A Planning Commission denial of a request to turn a communal recreation room, laundry room and bathroom into a residential dwelling unit.

Orange City Council, Tuesday, Aug. 9

  • 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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On the Agenda

This week the Santa Ana City Council will face a slew of issues, including the Downtown Inc. special tax district, the fixed guideway project, an application for a gay nightclub and renaming a future Latino cultural plaza at French and Fourth streets.

In Costa Mesa, council members are scheduled to approve an evaluation process for bid proposals for city services. Council members will also consider outsourcing jail services. And Councilwoman Wendy Leece is asking council members to take a pay cut.

Here are the details of city council meeting this week.

Santa Ana City Council, Monday, August 1

  • Setting a public hearing to modify the boundaries of the special tax district that funds Downtown Inc.
  • Postponing indefinitely the purchase of new street sweepers.
  • An agreement with a team of contractors headed by Cordoba Corp. for early engineering analysis of the fixed guideway project.
  • A $75,000 agreement with Liebert Cassidy Whitmore to assist in labor negotiations.
  • A conditional use permit for Velvet Lounge, a gay restaurant and nightclub proposed for Fourth Street.
  • Naming a future Latino cultural plaza at the corners of French and Fourth Street.

Huntington Beach City Council, Monday, August 1

  • Study session for the proposed fiscal year 2011-2012 budget.
  • Letters opposing and supporting two state Assembly bills.

San Juan Capistrano City Council, Tuesday, August 2

  • Adding to the assessors’ rolls to fund bonds related to open space measures.
  • Whether to refund revenue from an increased water rate because the city never issued bonds for water projects?
  • Further study of elimination of redevelopment agencies.

Costa Mesa City Council, Tuesday, August 2

  • Mayor Gary Monahan requests city staff to research E-verify.

Fullerton City Council, Tuesday, August 2

— ADAM ELMAHREK

 

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