Top items on this week’s public meeting agendas include Irvine reviewing the Great Park’s finances and Newport Beach deciding whether to take a major step toward privatizing its residential trash collection.
In Irvine Nov. 27, city leaders will review the Orange County Great Park Corp.’s fiscal year 2012 budget, including the agency’s financial statements and audit report.
Financial management of the Great Park became a hot-button issue for the City Council after a Republican majority was elected earlier this month. Members of the new majority have vowed to embark on a top-down review of about $200 million in park spending during years of alleged financial mismanagement.
In Newport Beach, the City Council is scheduled to decide whether to take a step toward privatizing its residential trash collection. Up for action is a consulting contract to develop a request for proposals to solicit offers from private companies for the service.
A staff report cites a potential one-time cash infusion of $5 million from the sale of equipment and elimination of a reserve fund, with possible ongoing savings of $1.7 million per year.
Newport is also set to approve a consulting contract to design a replacement seawall for Balboa Island and to move forward toward annexing less than two acres of residential land near Tustin Avenue.
Here’s a sample of what’s coming up this week:
Irvine City Council, Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 4:30 p.m.
- Receive the Orange County Great Park Corp.’s fiscal year 2012 financial statements and audit report by Lance, Soil & Lunghard.
- Orange County Great Park Corp.’s 2012 year-end budget review.
- Approval of a departmental records retention schedule for the Great Park.
- Approval of $119,000 in fees over five years for use of Southern California Edison land for city bike trails.
- Presentations to outgoing Mayor Sukhee Kang.
Newport Beach City Council, Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m.
- Decision on whether to negotiate a contract with HF&H Consultants to develop a request for proposals to solicit offers from private companies for providing trash collection services.
- Approve a $223,000 contact with URS Corp. to design a replacement seawall for Balboa Island and Little Balboa Island.
- Requesting that the Local Agency Formation Commission begin the process for annexing less than two acres of residential land near the corner of Tustin Avenue and Emerson Street.
Newport Beach City Council Special Meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 6 p.m.
- Adopt a resolution approving a model permit template for residential piers.
Garden Grove City Council, Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 6:30 p.m.
- Approve a $2.3-million purchase of three single-family homes near Harbor Boulevard from the Neff Trust for hotel development.
- Approve a $20,000 contract increase to J&G Industries for removal of a swimming pool at the future site of a water park hotel on Harbor Boulevard for a new total contract amount of $410,000 for the demolition of structures.
- Approve a development agreement for construction of a 25-unit apartment complex at 12662 Dale St., with a development agreement payment to the city of $48,000.
- Amending a planned unit development to allow a 59-feet-tall auto dealership electronic freeway-oriented sign for an auto dealership located at 9898 and 10150 Trask Ave.
- Establishing zoning and development standards for a hotel resort on a 5.2-acre site at the northeast corner of Harbor Boulevard and Twintree Lane.
- Adopting a resolution regarding visits by representatives and officials from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
Westminster City Council, Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m.
- Receive treasurer’s report for October.
Cypress City Council, Monday, Nov. 26, at 5:30 p.m.
- Conference with legal counsel regarding unspecified anticipated litigation.
— NICK GERDA