Top items on this week’s public meeting agendas include Aliso Viejo updating its general plan and a report finding that Westminster’s redevelopment successor agency has more than $140 million in debt.
Aliso Viejo City Council members are scheduled this week to discuss updating the city’s general plan, which serves as a master plan for land use, traffic, public services, economic development, public space and other issues.
A series of public workshops and discussions are scheduled throughout the year, with final approval expected in December.
The city also plans to approve a new contract with Charles Abbott Associates for handling its engineering, public works, building safety and code enforcement services. Costs are expected to be $1.7 million this year, with the outsourced public works director making $137 an hour and project supervisors $170 an hour.
In Westminster, the oversight board for the city’s redevelopment successor agency will receive an accountants report showing that it has $140 million in long-term debt as of June.
The report, which is mandated by state law, also found $105 million in assets and $24 million in liabilities.
Here’s a sample of the major items coming up this week:
Aliso Viejo City Council, Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 7 p.m.
- Swearing in Councilmen Ross Chun and Mike Munzing and selecting a mayor and mayor pro tem.
- Reviewing the general plan update and giving direction to staff.
- Approving a new, 4.5-year contract with Charles Abbott Associates for handling the city’s engineering, public works, building safety and code enforcement services. Costs are expected to be $1.7 million this year, with the contracted public works director earning $137 an hour and project supervisors $170 an hour.
- Making council appointments to regional agencies and ad hoc committees.
- Receiving the comprehensive annual financial report for fiscal year 2012.
- Approving a $19,000, three-year contract with Konica Minolta to rent a photo copier, with additional print charges expected to be $24,000 over the same period.
- Opening bids for construction contract for rehabilitating part of Canyon Wren Lane.
- Lowering the speed limit on 10 sections of road by 5 miles per hour.
- Discussing joining Association of California Cities – Orange County, at the request of Councilman Munzing.
Oversight Board of the Successor Agency to the Westminster Redevelopment Agency, Thursday, Jan. 3, at 10 a.m.
- Receive a state-mandated accountants’ report on successor agency funds other than for low-income housing. The agency was found to have $105 million in assets in June, with $24 million in liabilities and $140 million in long-term debt.
La Palma City Council, Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 7 p.m.
- Conducting a goal setting session.