Highlighting this week’s public meetings are City Council actions in Irvine regarding a nearly 5,000-home development around the Orange County Great Park.
Approval of the Great Park Neighborhoods, which has major implications for the future funding of the Great Park, is scheduled for a second vote. The council majority fractured on the first vote earlier this month. It was the first time in recent memory that Councilman Larry Agran, largely seen as the council majority leader, lost a council vote.
Here’s a rundown of other items on agendas in Orange County:
Orange County Board of Supervisors, Tuesday, Sept. 13
- A request for proposal for a labor negotiator.
- An agreement with the Orange County Management Association.
- State legislation that would have supervisors contribute to Social Security, a supervisorial benefit plan that could replace the Orange County Employees Retirement System.
- Exempting U.S. government debt from the AAA rating requirement in the county’s investment policy statement.
- Agreements with Santa Ana, Irvine, Anaheim, Huntington Beach, the Orange County Fire Authority and Orange County regarding participation in the Orange County Intelligence Assessment Center.
- Discussion of existing litigation regarding two cases, including William Bryan et al. v. Orange County and Paul Sosa v. Orange County.
- Discussion of possible initiation of litigation.
- Labor negotiations regarding terms and employment for the Orange County Managers Association.
- Labor negotiations regarding terms and employment for the in-home supportive services provider unit represented by United Domestic Workers of America.
Irvine City Council, Tuesday, Sept. 13
- A second vote on the approval of a nearly 5,000-home development around the Orange County Great Park.
- An agreement with the Great Park Neighborhoods developer for, among other things, $40.5 million in payments for the Great Park.
- An appeal filed by the Great Park Neighborhoods developer of certain conditions attached to the development.
- Discussion about a lawsuit filed by the city against Pacific Bell, (doing business as AT&T California).
Anaheim City Council, Tuesday, Sept. 13
- Appointment of a resident to the community services board.
- Agreements with four towing companies for police department towing services.
- An agreement with Urban Graffiti Enterprises for graffiti removal services in the city.
- An agreement with Universal Services of America for street-sweeping services in the city.
- One case of potential litigation.
Newport Beach City Council, Tuesday, Sept. 13
- Additions and alterations to two commercial buildings and one residential building on Balboa Island.
- Agreement with Schmitz & Associates Inc. to address issues related to the Sunset Ridge and Marina Del Rey projects and the California Coastal Commission.
- A partnership between the city and Southern California Edison for project incentives to boost energy efficiency in the city.
- Discussion of ongoing litigation, including Pacific Shores v. Newport Beach; Newport Coast Recovery and Yellowstone Recovery v. Newport Beach; MORN v. Newport Beach; and Morningside Recovery LLC vs. Newport Beach.
- Potential litigation against Morningside Recovery LLC and other property owners to eliminate residential care facilities.
- Labor negotiations with various labor groups in the city.
Orange City Council, Tuesday, Sept. 13
- Agreement with Arroyo Associates to conduct an organizational study of police services in the city.
- An agreement with Orange County to house the Orange County Intelligence Asessment Center in the city of Orange.
- A report on City Council member compensation.
- Discussion of labor negotiation with various labor groups.
- Discussing ongoing litigation, including Los Angeles Engineering v. city of Orange and Milan REI v. Mary E. Murphy, city clerk.
- Discussing anticipated litigation regarding two potential cases.
— ADAM ELMAHREK
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