Top issues on this week’s public meeting agendas include Westminster’s possible layoff of up to 70 city employees.

City leaders had created a redevelopment zone comprising the entire city, according to the Orange County Register, allowing the city to partially fund employee salaries using redevelopment funds. Now that the state eliminated redevelopment, the city’s general fund would have to pick up the tab.

The city’s general fund deficit went from a projected $3.8 million to $10.5 million after redevelopment was axed, according to a city staff report.

City leaders decided Monday to postpone any decision on the layoffs until a study session on Friday.

The Orange County Board of Supervisors is expected to make new appointments to the board of directors of CalOptima, the county’s health plan for the poor and elderly.

The appointments come after Supervisor Janet Nguye~n’s successful drive to reshape the board, with the healthcare industry having a larger role in governing the agency. The appointments would fill four vacant slots on the board.

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

Orange County Board of Supervisors, Tuesday, May 1, at 9 a.m.

Closed Session

  • Existing lawsuits: Joseph James v. Orange County; Orange County Flood Control District v. Altfillisch Construction Co.; California Department of Finance and Dr. Jack Scott, Chancellor of the California Community Colleges v. Orange County Auditor-Controller Jan Grimes; Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs v. Orange County.
  • Anticipated lawsuit involving one unnamed case.
  • Real estate negotiations regarding various properties, including 801 W. Civic Center Drive, Santa Ana; 405 W. Fifth Street, Santa Ana; 200 Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana; and 1770 N. Broadway, Santa Ana.
  • Labor negotiations.

Westminster City Council, Monday, April 30, at 7 p.m.

  • Laying off up to 70 city employees.
  • Disbanding various city committees.
  • Approving the obligation payment schedule for the successor agency to redevelopment.

Tustin City Council, Tuesday, May 1, at 5:30 p.m.

  • A city ordinance to regulate soliciting and prohibit trespassing on commercial properties during nonbusiness hours and prohibit skateboarding on commercial properties.
  • Purchasing property necessary to complete the Tustin Ranch Road extension project.

Closed Session

  • Possible lawsuits involving two cases, and exposure to possible lawsuits involving two cases.
  • A liability claim by Newport Gasoline Service.
  • Existing lawsuits: Tustin v. Keybank; Tustin Unified School District v. Tustin; Tustin v. Tustin Unified School District; Mira Properties v. Tustin.
  • Peformance evaluation of the police chief.
  • Labor negotiations.

Costa Mesa City Council, Tuesday, May 1, at 5:30 p.m.

Closed Session

  • Labor negotiations.
  • Existing lawsuit: Julie Folcik v. Orange County Registrar of Voters and Neal Kelley, Registrar of Voters.

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