We’re in the fifth week of January, and because City Council meetings schedules are based on the first four weeks of a month, this week is fairly light in public agendas.

Here’s what is happening:

Aliso Viejo City Council, Wednesday, Feb. 1

• Increasing the cost of the existing land use and planning consulting contract with Environmental and Regulatory Services from $175,000 to $411,500, for starting work five months early.

• Doubling the cost of an existing land use and planning consulting contract with Lawrence Associates from $50,000 to $100,000, for additional work proposed for to the contract.

• Adoption of an ordinance amending the city’s zoning code.

• Adoption of City Council policy on distribution of tickets and passes.

Santa Ana City Council Special Meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 31

• Demanding payment of $950,000 in fees from the Community Redevelopment Agency for Nexus Development Corp.’s “Lake Towers” project.

• Assuming the Community Redevelopment Agency’s role in investing in the state’s “local agency investment fund.”

Closed Session

• Negotiations with Vista del Rio Housing Partners on terms of property transfer of land at 1600 Memory Lane owned by the Community Redevelopment Agency.

Costa Mesa Investment Oversight Committee, Tuesday, Jan. 31

• City and development agency treasurers’ reports for the last quarter of 2011.

• Update on the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy by the city’s law firm, Jones & Mayer.

San Clemente City Council IT Strategies Workshop, Tuesday, Jan. 31

• Discussion of the city’s information technology infrastructure; software services; website content and layout; and future technology goals.

Buena Park City Council, Tuesday, Jan. 31

• Request by The Source at Beach to waive developer agreement requirements on transfer of Redevelopment Agency properties.

• Review of the city’s strategy plan by the city manager.

• City assuming the Redevelopment Agency’s housing functions.

Closed Session

• Negotiations on price and terms relating to the former Franklin Motel and a former car wash on 6950 Beach Blvd. and 6076 Beach Blvd. Negotiating parties are Ruben Lopez and Don and Min Chae; and The Source at Beach.


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