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.

Anaheim City Council, Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 5 p.m.

Huntington Beach City Council Special Meeting, Monday, Sept. 24, at 5 p.m.

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.

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