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
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.
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.
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.