Top items on this week’s public meeting agendas include county leaders filling high-level vacant positions and Anaheim spending $5 million on land to accommodate a transit center.
With elections over, the Orange County Board of Supervisors is facing several vacancies for countywide elected offices, and some of Orange County government’s top players are jostling to fill the slots.
In addition to finding a new county CEO, supervisors need to find new people to fill the jobs of public administrator, clerk-recorder and the auditor-controller. At their regular meeting Tuesday, the board is expected to discuss establishing procedures on how to do this.
In Anaheim this week, city leaders continue to make headway with plans for a $184-million transportation hub known as ARTIC. To widen streets and help accommodate the transit center, the Anaheim City Council is set Tuesday to purchase $4.6 million of land along East Katella Avenue and South Douglass Road, plus payments totaling at least $675,000 over 15 years for lost parking at the property.
Anaheim also plans to buy 12 new buses for the nonprofit Anaheim Resort Transit system at a cost of $300,000 paid with state and federal funding.
The system, which transports tourists around Anaheim’s resort district, has received more than $11 million in government funds since the late 1990s.
Here’s a rundown of what’s on agendas this week:
Orange County Board of Supervisors, Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 9:30 a.m.
- Receiving the fiscal year 2012-13 first quarter budget report and taking various staff-recommended actions.
- Giving direction to staff on filling vacant public administrator and clerk-recorder positions.
- Extending anti-gang intelligence agreement with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to the end of March, accepting additional $10,000 in federal grant funding for computer equipment.
- Accept gift of $12,200 from the Angels Baseball Foundation to support animal care at the county Animal Care Center.
- Approve lease with CGJP-1 LLC for 2,074 square feet of office space at 14180 Beach Blvd., Suite 200, Westminster, for the probation department’s west county post release community supervision office at a rate of $2,489 per month.
- Approve invitation for bids for the replacement of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system at Orangewood Children and Family Center in Orange.
- Award a one-year, $845,000 contract to PFA Inc. for converting digital images of clerk-recorder records to microfilm.
- Purchase of an $886,000 high definition video downlink system from Helinet Aviation Services for a Sheriff’s Department helicopter, using federal homeland security grant money.
- Issuing a request for statement of qualifications for potentially privatizing firefighting services at John Wayne Airport and extending the current Orange County Fire Authority contract by a year.
- Approve plans for upgrading the Mile Square Park archery range to international standards and set bid opening.
- Approve $4.2-million contract with Tetra Tech BAS for a three-year period to provide landfill gas operation and maintenance services at south region landfills.
Anaheim City Council, Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m.
- Buying a portion of properties on East Katella Avenue and South Douglass Road for $4.6 million, plus payments over 15 years totaling $675,000 to $837,000, to accommodate the proposed ARTIC transit center.
- Purchase of 12 new buses for the nonprofit Anaheim Resort Transit system at a cost of $300,000, paid with state and federal funding.
Tustin City Council, Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m.
- Potential approval of a city strategic plan developed by Management Partners.
- Posting a list of upcoming vacancies on city commissions. Three seats on the Planning Commission and three on the Community Services Commission will open up in March.
Dana Point City Council, Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m.
- Approval of ordinance prohibiting boaters from anchoring outside the harbor for more than 72 continuous hours within a thousand yards of Dana Point beaches and recreational areas.
Lake Forest City Council, Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m.
- Approving a request for proposals for architectural design and construction management of a new Civic Center.
- Approve an agreement with the county to limit expansion of the Musick jail, including limiting inmate population to 3,100 and housing only minimum security inmates.
— NICK GERDA and BRENDAN WILES
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