Highlighting this week’s public meetings agendas across the county is a request to the Orange County Board of Supervisors from Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas to form a public corruption unit.
Rackauckas has been criticized in recent years for being soft on public corruption cases.
But that was before he charged Carlos Bustamante, a Santa Ana city councilman and former Orange County Public Works executive, with multiple sex crimes.
Rackauckas estimates the new unit will cost more than $1.1 million a year and comprise a staff of seven, including two senior deputy district attorneys and two district attorney investigators. Rackauckas’ budget request also acknowledges that the new unit may require new allocations from the county’s public safety tax.
Here’s a rundown of noteworthy items:
Orange County Board of Supervisors, Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 9:30 a.m.
- DA seeks to establish a public integrity unit by adding seven positions.
- County response to grand jury on reaction to AB 109 prisoner realignment.
- Approving a 5.5-percent raise for Interim County Executive Officer Bob Franz.
- Fiscal year 2011-2012 fourth quarter budget update.
- Closed session conference on the William Fitzgerald lawsuit.
Anaheim City Council, Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 5 p.m.
- Setting the first meeting of a citizens advisory committee to study the city’s electoral process.
- An ordinance banning exotic animals from being used in circuses and other venues.
- Postponing offsite council meetings.
- Labor agreement with the Anaheim Police Management Association.
Huntington Beach City Council Special Meeting, Monday, Sept. 24, at 5 p.m.
- Tabling proposal for outsourcing of the city attorney’s office.
- Adding a chief assistant city attorney position.
- The city’s fiscal year 2012-13 budget.
Orange City Council, Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 4:30 p.m.
- Update on implementation of a police organization assessment report.
- Update on implementation of a development services organization assessment report.
- City attorney employment contract.
— ADAM ELMAHREK
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