Topping this week’s public meeting agendas is the Orange County Board of Supervisors’ consideration of aircraft rescue firefighting services at John Wayne Airport.
The board is set to consider three options offered by the Orange County Fire Authority for the services. The county’s current agreement with the fire authority expires Nov. 30, according to a staff report. Services include responding to aircraft emergency incidents and fuel spills and making fire prevention inspections.
Also, the Irvine City Council is scheduled to review its agreement with Occupy Orange County protesters for camping overnight at the city’s Civic Center. The agreement expires Wednesday, according to a city staff report.
Here is a rundown of those items and more:
Orange County Board of Supervisors, Tuesday, Nov. 22
Topping this week’s public meeting agendas is Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen’s controversial attempt to shake up the CalOptima board of directors. Although Nguyen has not made her intentions clear, she does want to put more providers on the board at the expense of representatives of the poor who utilize CalOptima.
Elsewhere, Orange County’s four largest cities meet this week to tackle matters ranging from Occupy Orange County protestors’ camping request to a city manager’s signing authority.
The Santa Ana City Council will discuss Occupy Orange County protestors’ request to camp at the Civic Center, despite a city ordinance that bans camping on the public grounds. Protestors are seeking a special exemption similar to the one granted to Occupy protestors in Irvine.
Anaheim City Council members are set for a final vote on an ordinance that slashes City Manager Thomas Wood’s contract-signing authority from $250,000 to $100,000.
Council members voted to reduce Wood’s contract authority after Voice of OC published investigations showing that the city contracted with an alleged con artist and a building division head whose private firm received thousands of dollars in outsourced plan review work. Both contracts were under the city manager’s signing limit and never went to the council for approval.
Here’s a rundown of these items and more:
Orange County Board of Supervisors, Tuesday, Nov.8