Topping this week’s public meeting agendas is a special closed session of the Santa Ana City Council to discuss labor negotiations.
The city is facing a budget deficit that could climb to $30 million if drastic measures aren’t taken to narrow the gap between revenues and expenditures. It’s no secret that council members will be asking labor groups to make painful concessions.
The Westminster City Council is set to consider redevelopment assistance for Best Buy, which may close its store in the city. To encourage Best Buy to keep the store open, council members may approve redevelopment grant funds for energy efficiency upgrades and sales tax rebates for up to $1.3 million over 10 years.
Here’s a rundown of those items and more:
Santa Ana City Council Special Closed Session Monday, Sept. 26
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
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.
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.
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.