Topping this week’s public meeting agendas are purchase of property in Fullerton for a homeless shelter and consideration of civilian oversight for the Anaheim Police Department.
The county Board of Supervisors is set Tuesday to take a big step toward a year-round homeless shelter with the expected purchase of a $3.2-million property in Fullerton. With no year-round emergency shelters in the county, advocates have long said such a facility is sorely needed in the nation's sixth most populous county.
Supervisors are also expected to increase an existing contract for repairing and purchasing jail mattresses from an original cost of $185,000 per year to $430,000 per year for each of the next three years. Officials are citing an increase in jail population due to taking on state prisoners and more federal immigration detainees.
And in Anaheim on Tuesday, city leaders will review various models for civilian oversight of their police department. Last summer’s unrest over a police shooting of an unarmed man prompted Mayor Tom Tait to ask that city staff look at oversight options.
There’s also talk in Anaheim of a controversial hotel subsidy being brought back to the City Council at the end of the month.
Here’s a sample of the major items coming up this week:
Orange County Board of Supervisors, Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 9:30 a.m.
- Approve a $3.2 million purchase of property at 301 S. State College Blvd. for a year-round emergency shelter and service center for homeless families and individuals.
- Increasing existing contract cost with Pacific Maritime Industries Corp. for repairing and purchasing jail mattresses from an original amount of $185,000 per year to $430,000 per year for each of the next three years.
- Approve a $334,000 sole-source contract with Decade Software Co. for one year of software services for the the Health Care Agency's Environmental Health Division.
- Approve a property exchange with Mission Viejo to add open space to O'Neill Regional Park, secure rights for the Arroyo Trabuco Riding and Hiking Trail and support the city’s development of a local dog park.
- Selection of McKenna, Long & Aldridge for advice on land use, environmental law and planning for county property at the former El Toro Marine Corps air base. Costs are expected to be about $75,000 a year.
- Approve a $216,000-per-year contract with Corelogic Solutions for the creation and mailing of property fraud prevention courtesy notices.
- Approval of an $874,000, one-year contract with AT&T Global Services for phone call forwarding services at the Social Services Agency’s customer service center.
- Appointment of real estate accountant Mark Wille to the Audit Oversight Committee and retired law firm director John J. Moohr to the Public Financing Advisory Committee.
Anaheim City Council, Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 5 p.m.
- Consider the implementation of various police oversight models.
- Approve a development agreement with the Southern California Public Power Authority to increase access to renewable energy generation and transmission resources.
- Appoint council members to regional public agency boards.
- Submit an applicationfor a grant of $75,000 from the Cal Fire Urban & Community Forestry “An Urban Forest For Every City” program to provide funding for the purchase of 540 trees to plant in city parks.
- Increase the campaign contribution limit from $1,800 to $1,900.
- Confer with legal counsel regarding litigation involving a police shooting, a medical marijuana dispensary and the ACLU lawsuit to establish City Council districts.
Dana Point City Council, Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 5 p.m.
- Request proposals for auditing services.
- Appoint council members to outside agencies and city committees.
Laguna Beach City Council, Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 6 p.m.
- Purchase three propane trolleys for $530,000 to use during the Summer Festival.
Lake Forest City Council, Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m.
- Approve an agreement with consultants Veronica Tam and Associates to update the housing element of the general plan for the 2013-2021 cycle.
- Appoint two new members to the Planning Commission.
- Discuss the potential establishment of a dog park.
Aliso Viejo City Council, Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m.
- Approve conditional use permits for AT&T and Verizon Wireless to upgrade their cellular towers to 25 feet tall at Sheep Hills Reservoir to increase coverage and broadband speed.
San Juan Capistrano City Council, Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 6 p.m.
- Form a geological hazard abatement district in a neighborhood of the Campanilla Owners Association to take action in the event of a major slope failure.
Staff writer Adam Elmahrek and intern Brendan Wiles contributed to this report.