Topping this week’s public meeting agendas is the Orange County Board of Supervisors’ second public hearing to consider new supervisorial districts.
Supervisors last month voted for new districts that essentially guarantee that the GOP will maintain a firm grip on the board seats.
Also on this week’s agenda is possible Santa Ana City Council action against Councilwoman Claudia Alvarez for recent comments she made comparing a major downtown property owner, who is Jewish, to Adolf Hitler.
Alvarez for the last two weeks made apologies that Jewish groups considered halfhearted, and she offered to apologize personally to property owner Irving Chase only after the council agenda was posted.
A rundown of these items and more:
Orange County Board of Supervisors, Tuesday, Sept. 6
- A second public hearing to consider modifying supervisors’ district boundaries based on 2010 U.S. census figures.
- Labor negotiations.
Santa Ana City Council, Tuesday, Sept. 6
- Possible council action regarding the controversy over Councilwoman Claudia Alvarez’s remark comparing a downtown property owner to Adolf Hitler.
- An ordinance enrolling the city’s redevelopment agency in the state’s alternative redevelopment program.
- Purchasing a new, $307,160 street sweeper to replace one damaged by fire.
- An agreement with Scott Fazekas & Associates for building-plan check services not to exceed $300,000.
- Extending an agreement with the Santa Ana Unified School District for lease of a city-owned tennis center.
- Discussion of appointing of a new city attorney.
- Discussion of negotiations with various labor groups.
Huntington Beach City Council, Tuesday, Sept. 6
- Adopting the city budget for fiscal year 2011-12.
- An agreement with the Orange County Fire Authority to review the fire department plan in Sunset Beach.
- Amendments and extensions of agreements with the Fire Management Association and the Police Management Association.
- Negotiations with all labor groups.
- Litigation between the city and Citizen’s Association of Sunset Beach.
- Litigation against the city regarding a junior lifeguard incident that resulted in a child’s death.
- A cross-complaint regarding the failure of a contractor to construct the Warner Avenue gravity sewer line.
Costa Mesa City Council, Tuesday, Sept. 6
- Consideration of a reorganization and merger of various city departments.
- Approval of a request for proposal evaluation process.
- Discussion of ordinance that would require city officials to disclose ex parte communications.
- An ordinance enrolling the city redevelopment agency in the state’s alternative redevelopment agency program.
- Hiring the legal firm Hanson Bridgett for services regarding outsourcing of city services.
- Hiring the legal firm Jones Day for services regarding the Costa Mesa Employees Association’s lawsuit against the city to stop mass layoffs.
- Conferring with labor negotiator Tom Hatch regarding negotiations with various labor groups.
- Lawsuit brought by the Costa Mesa Employees Association to stop the city’s mass layoffs.
- Meeting with legal counsel to discuss potential litigation.
- Employment of a senior engineer.
- Employment of a firefighter.
Mission Viejo City Council, Tuesday, Sept. 6
- Appeal of a 256-unit multi-family residential development filed by Mayor Dave Leckness and Councilwoman Cathy Schlicht.
- Evaluation of City Manager Dennis Wilberg.
- Directing labor negotiator Dennis Wilberg regarding negotiations with unrepresented city employees.