Topping this week’s public meeting agendas is a push in Irvine to have a planned high school site relocated near the Orange County Great Park.

The park is short of cash, and the park’s chance of losing its primary funding has become more likely now that the California Supreme Court has backed up Gov. Jerry Brown’s move to eliminate redevelopment agencies.

Irvine Councilman and former park board chairman Larry Agran has been pushing to relocate the planned high school site in a bid to secure funding for the park. The idea is that park leaders could tap state money for sports facilities to be used by both the high school and the park.

The push caused a rare split in the City Council’s Democratic majority. Agran wanted to pressure Great Park Neighborhoods developer Heritage Fields to promise upwards of $100 million for the park before signing off last year on a 5,000 residential-unit development.

Democratic Mayor Sukhee Kang and the Republicans on council were content to approve the project with a promise of $40.5 million from the developer and negotiate for more in the coming months.

Here are some other items you will see on this week’s agendas:

Orange County Board of Supervisors, Tuesday, Jan. 10

• Determining the county Auditor-Controller replacement process.

• Appointing the board’s new chair and vice-chair.

• Anticipated litigation involving one case.

Closed Session

• Existing litigation: AMR corporation, debtor, United State Bankruptcy Court.

• Labor negotiations with Association of County Law Enforcement Management and Orange County Managers Association.

Anaheim City Council, Tuesday, Jan. 10

• Increasing pension contributions for new management employees.

• Extending a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries.

Closed Session

•Appointment of a new city manager.

• Initiation of litigation regarding 35 potential cases.

• Existing litigation: Whitehouse v. Anaheim.

Santa Ana City Council, Monday, Jan. 9

• Designating Santa Ana the successor agency to its soon-to-be-dissolved redevelopment agency.

Closed Session

• Labor negotiations.

• Appointment of a new city attorney.

Irvine City Council, Tuesday, Jan. 10

• Suggesting to the Great Park Neighborhoods developer an alternative site for construction of a new high school.

Trash clean-up along freeways.

• Selecting a new mayor pro tem.

• Designating the successor agency to the soon-to-be-dissolved redevelopment agency.

• Reappointing council members to paid and non-paid boards and commissions.

Huntington Beach City Council, Monday, Jan. 9

• Designating Huntington Beach the successor agency to the soon-to-be-dissolved redevelopment agency.

Closed Session

• Discussion with city attorney regarding legal opinion issued by state Supreme Court on redevelopment agencies.

• Omnipoint Communications, Inc. v. Huntington Beach.

Newport Beach City Council, Tuesday, Jan. 10

Extending employee pension contributions for the Police Association, Police Management Association and Fire Management Association until new labor agreements are adopted.

• Purchasing three lifeguard vehicles.

Mayoral appointments to council-citizens ad-hoc committees.

• Setting the City Council meetings calendar for 2012.

Closed Session

• Existing litigation: Frizzell v. Newport Beach; Morningside Recovery LLC v. Newport Beach; MORN v. Newport Beach.

• Labor negotiations.


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