More outsourcing in Costa Mesa and labor negotiations in Santa Ana top this week’s public meeting agendas.
The Santa Ana City Council, confronted with a budget crisis of epic proportions, will be holding a special closed session to discuss labor negotiations. City leaders and labor groups, particularly police and fire unions, are in the early stages of negotiations to reduce a $30-million budget deficit.
The Costa Mesa City Council continues its drive to outsource city services. The Costa Mesa Employees Association sued the city after the city issued layoff notices to nearly half the city’s workforce.
Santa Ana City Council Special Closed Session, Tuesday, Nov. 1
- Labor negotiations with various labor groups.
- City attorney appointment.
Costa Mesa City Council, Tuesday, Nov. 1
- Request for proposal to outsource fleet maintenance services.
- Request for proposal to outsource graphic production services.
- Request for proposal to outsource graphic design services.
- Request for proposal to outsource police and fire dispatch services.
- A ban on smoking at city athletic parks, community gardens and within 50 feet of a city park.
- Labor negotiations.
- Existing litigation: Costa Mesa Employees Association v. Costa Mesa.
Fullerton City Council, Tuesday, Nov. 1
- Allowing alcohol sales at the Fullerton Tennis Center.
- Removing the mandatory 750-foot buffer between churches and adult businesses.
- Agreements with various labor groups.
- Implementing permit-parking only rules in some neighborhoods.
- Existing litigation: Beale v. Fullerton, Hanson et al. v. Fullerton.
- Deliberating initiation of litigation in one possible case.
- Labor negotiations.
San Juan Capistrano City Council, Tuesday, Nov. 1
- A master agreement with 34 consulting firms for as-needed services.
- Contracting with Project Partners Inc. to run the city’s groundwater recovery plant.
- Contracting with APR Consulting Inc. to fill city staffer positions in the public works and community services departments.
- An emergency sole-source agreement with Municipal Underground Services Inc. to provide sewer and storm drain maintenance services.
- Emergency purchase and installation of 400 feet of sewer pipeline.
- Soliciting the business community for donations to fund San Juan Capistrano’s 2012 Fourth of July fireworks show.
- Possible litigation involving an inverse condemnation and civil rights claim by the owner of Capistrano Terrace Mobile Home Park involving the city’s rent control, park closure and building-property maintenance regulations.
— ADAM ELMAHREK