Top issues on this week’s public meeting agendas include a possible privately-administered election in Costa Mesa and a potential lawsuit over the controversial 19th Street bridge project.

On Tuesday, the Costa Mesa City Council is expected to hire Anaheim-based Martin & Chapman Co. to administer an election for its proposed city charter at a cost of roughly $154,000.

The move comes soon after the election seemed off the table, with the city missing a deadline for election paperwork and denials by two courts to allow the June vote despite the error.

Also on Tuesday, the Newport Beach City Council will decide whether to sue the Orange County Transportation Authority over its removal of the controversial 19th Street bridge from the county’s arterial highway master plan.

This comes after public outcry by Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach residents prompted officials to scrap plans for the bridge. The Newport Beach City Council has insisted that mitigation measures be provided in the absence of the project.

Here’s a sampling of items on this week’s agendas:

Costa Mesa City Council Special Meeting, Tuesday, April 10

Hiring Anaheim-based consulting firm Martin & Chapman Co. to administer a city charter election in June at a cost of roughly $154,000.

Newport Beach City Council, Tuesday, April 10, at 7:00 p.m.

Approval of $1.9-million contract to EBS General Engineering for Fashion Island area streets overlay and slurry.

Closed Session

• Initiation of a lawsuit over Orange County Transportation Authority’s decision to remove the 19th Street bridge from the county’s highway master plan.

• Labor negotiations with all employee groups.

• Performance evaluation of City Manager Dave Kiff.

Irvine City Council, Tuesday, April 10, at 4:00 p.m.

Changing the city’s massage law to comply with state law.

Approving a bike trail along Campus Drive from California Avenue to Culver Drive.

Closed Session

• Pending lawsuit: City of Irvine v. Pacific Bell Telephone Corp. DBA AT&T California.

• Labor negotiations with Associated Supervisory-Administrative Personnel (ASAP).

• Existing lawsuit: Tang v. City of Irvine.

Yorba Linda City Council, Tuesday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m.

Interviews with developers to purchase the city-owned “Town Center” area bordered by Yorba Linda Boulevard, Imperial Highway, Lemon Drive and Lakeview Avenue.

Closed Session

• Property sale negotiations with Regency Centers, Weingarten Realty and Zelman Development Co. over Town Center area.

Seal Beach City Council, Tuesday, April 10, at 7 p.m.

• Receive report on retiree health benefits by John Bartel of Bartel Associates.

• Award $435,000 contract to All American Asphalt for College Park Drive-Studebaker Road offramp intersection improvement and a $10,000 contract with Willdan Engineering for “construction support.”

• Adopting an urgency ordinance to add regulations on short-term vacation rentals.

Closed Session

• Discussion of city manager’s employment.

• Labor negotiations with unrepresented managers.

• Anticipated litigation: two unspecified cases.

• Property negotiations over sale of Ruby’s Diner at the end of the Seal Beach Pier.

Rancho Santa Margarita City Council, Wednesday, April 11, at 7 p.m.

Approval of amendment to trash collection contract with CR&R to a perpetual agreement with a five-year advanced notice required to end in exchange for additional services and revenue from the contractor. This comes after the city began consideration of putting the contract out to bid.

Closed Session:

• Discussion of city manager appointment.

• Labor negotiations with city manager.

Westminster City Council, Wednesday, April 11, at 7 p.m.

Approve a $2.1-million increase to a contract with Griffin Structures for managing the Civic Center parking structure construction project for unspecified additional “scope of work.”


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