On The Agenda

Highlighting this week’s public meeting agendas is Orange County’s hope to win $100 million in state grant funds to expand James A. Musick jail.

County officials have plans to add as many as 750 new jail beds with the grant funds. A bid to expand the jail in 2008 was dropped after stiff community resistance.

Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen’s proposal to reshape CalOptima’s governing board is back on the county Board of Supervisors agenda. Nguyen’s CalOptima governing reforms ran into strong opposition when she first proposed them in October.

Also, Huntington Beach and San Juan Capistrano city councils are scheduled to appoint new mayors.

Both cities have council-elected mayors serving one-year terms. The mayors of those cities, like all Orange County cities, serve under the council-manager form of government in which the mayors’ only additional authority is to preside over council meetings.

Orange County Board of Supervisors, Tuesday, Dec. 6

  • A proposal by Supervisor John Moorlach to have county residents vote on having all-mail ballot special elections to fill certain vacancies on the Board of Supervisors.
  • Renewing an agreement with the state’s Franchise Tax Board to help collect unpaid, court-ordered debts.
  • A $150,000 federal grant for a project to reduce police contact with minority youth, and a $75,000 sole-source contract with the W. Haywood Burns Institute for consulting services during the project.


Closed Session

  • Initiation of litigation regarding one case.
  • Existing litigation regarding the cases of Jason Deats v. Orange County and George Jaramillo v. Orange County.
  • Anticipated litigation involving two cases.

Santa Ana City Council, Monday, Dec. 5

  • Setting a public hearing to consider changing ward boundaries.
  • A request for proposal to provide nine carnivals at city parks.


Closed Session

  • Labor negotiations.
  • Appointment of a city attorney.

Anaheim City Council, Monday, Dec. 5

  • A study session to review Mayor Tom Tait’s regulatory task force relief report.

Anaheim City Council, Tuesday, Dec. 6


Closed Session

  • Initiation of litigation involving two cases.

Huntington Beach City Council, Monday, Dec. 5

  • City Council election of the new mayor and new mayor pro tem.


Closed Session

  • Litigation involving the case of Miranda Sosa v. Huntington Beach.

Costa Mesa City Council, Tuesday, Dec. 6


Closed Session

  • Labor negotiations.
  • Existing litigation: Costa Mesa Employees Association v. Costa Mesa; Timothy M. Slappy v. Robert Harris; Helyn May Elitzak v. Costa Mesa.
  • Anticipated litigation involving one case.

Mission Viejo City Council, Monday, Dec. 5

  • Mayor Dave Leckness’ state of the city address.
  • The Community Development Agency’s fiscal year 2010-11 annual report.

San Juan Capistrano City Council, Tuesday, Dec. 6

  • A presentation regarding web-streaming of City Council meetings.
  • An agreement with R.J. Brandes’ Blenheim Facility Management for access to the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park.


Closed Session

  • Labor negotiations.
  • Litigation involving Daniel Friess v. San Juan Capistrano and Grenier v. San Juan Capistrano.


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