At the top of this week’s public agendas is another closed-door discussion by the Orange County Board of Supervisors regarding CEO Tom Mauk’s performance after allegations that the county bureaucracy mishandled complaints that Carlos Bustamante had been sexually terrorizing several women in his department.
Bustamante, also a Santa Ana city councilman, has been charged with a host of felonies related to his alleged sexual assaults of at least seven women who were his subordinates at the county.
The Anaheim City Council is set to consider two November ballot initiatives. One would change the city’s at-large electoral system to election by council districts. The other initiative would require a citywide vote to approve hotel room-tax subsidies.
The American Civil Liberties Union has sued Anaheim, arguing that the city’s at-large voting system violates the California Voting Rights Act, which requires greater representation for minorities, because most elected council members reside in the city’s affluent eastern quarter known as Anaheim Hills. Council districts would require that council members live in neighborhoods from various sections of the city.
Activists behind the “Let The People Vote” initiative are expected to reveal the number of signatures collected for petitions backing the initiative.
Here’s a rundown of other agenda highlights:
Orange County Board of Supervisors, Tuesday, July 24, at 9 a.m.
- Adopting a $1.3-million law enforcement agreement with the city of Yorba Linda.
- Purchasing 13 digital video recorders for sheriff patrol cars expected to work in Yorba Linda for $194,947.
- Accepting a transfer of ownership for a warehouse on the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station for reuse for homeless services.
- Authorizing the county treasurer to allow property tax payment via the Internet with credit and debit cards.
Orange County Transportation Authority, Monday, July 23, at 9 a.m.
- Considering a staff report advising opposition to the Southern California Association of Governments alternative for transit options for the Pacific Electric Right-of-Way and West Santa Ana Branch Corridor that would provide a new transit connection between Los Angeles and Orange counties.
- Approving the annual internal audit plan.
- Adopting amendments to the master plan of arterial highways.
- Adopting a limited English proficiency plan for use by customers throughout the agency who have limited English skills.
- Adopting several contracts and approaches to increasing public outreach on the proposed widening of Interstate 405.
Anaheim City Council Meeting, Tuesday, July 24, at 4:30 p.m.
- An economic partnership workshop.
- A November ballot measure that would require a citywide vote on hotel room-tax subsidies.
- A November ballot measure that would change the city’s at-large electoral system to election by council districts.
- A public rehearing of the city’s taxi franchises.
- Contracting a city employee to represent the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 47 in city negotiations.
- Moreno et al. v. Anaheim
Huntington Beach Special City Council Meeting, Tuesday, July 24, at 6 p.m.
- A November ballot measure that would amend the city charter to prohibit the city from restricting the sale of state approved fireworks.
- Issuing a request to municipal city attorney firms for qualifications to determine possible cost savings through outsourcing.
Irvine City Council, Tuesday, July 24, at 4 p.m.
- Studying a 55-unit housing project at a former school site.
- Responding to an Orange County grand jury report on redevelopment agencies and public agency compensation.
- Submitting a payment schedule for the successor to the city’s redevelopment agency to the state Department of Finance.
- A November ballot initiative that would provide increased city funding for schools.
Stanton City Council, Tuesday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m.
- A November ballot measure that would preserve city services through a utility users tax increase.
- More than $1.1 million in cuts to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department services contract.
- A fire services fee for the city’s nonresidents.
- Emergency services fee for incidents of driving while intoxicated and for vehicle accidents.
Fullerton City Council Special Closed Session, Tuesday, July 24, at 5:00 p.m.
- Existing litigation, including Ron Thomas v. Fullerton.
- Employment of a police chief.