Leading this week’s public meeting agendas are the possible firing of Santa Ana’s city manager and an effort to speed up construction at the Great Park.
In Santa Ana on Tuesday, the City Council will gather in closed session to discuss the “possible dismissal” of City Manager Paul Walters, who is seen by the council majority as too close to longtime Mayor Miguel Pulido.
Councilman Sal Tinajero says the decision on whether to fire Walters will be made at the meeting.
Also on Tuesday, the new Irvine council majority is set to get the ball rolling on its new vision for the Great Park, with plans for council members to give direction to city staff on a five-year plan for the park.
And in Huntington Beach, city leaders will vote on a proposal to allow their police chief to grant exemptions allowing certain registered sex offenders to enter city parks. The change comes amid a federal lawsuit against Huntington Beach and other cities challenging the constitutionality of their bans on sex offenders in parks.
Here are some more issues coming up this week:
Orange County Board of Supervisors Special Meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 1:30 p.m.
- Discussion of appointing a new performance audit director.
Santa Ana City Council, Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 5 p.m.
- Repealing the ordinance that allows the special downtown property tax that funds Downtown Inc.
- Business license tax abatement ordinance.
- Consolidating and appointing council subcommittees.
- Evaluation and possible dismissal of the city manager.
- Evaluation of the city attorney.
- Possible litigation related to Downtown Inc.
Orange County Great Park Board, Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m.
- Developing a five-year business plan for the park.
- Update on staff readiness for the 2013 Solar Decathlon.
Anaheim City Council Special Meeting, Friday, Jan. 25, at 8 a.m.
- Discussion of ongoing lawsuit, Moreno et al. v. City of Anaheim.
Huntington Beach City Council, Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m.
- Allowing the police chief to grant an exemption allowing a registered sex offender to enter a city park.
- Adding two job positions: police administrative services manager and assistant to the city manager.
- Scheduling a Feb. 19 vote on a reusable bag ordinance.
- Revising development impact fees.
Garden Grove City Council, Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m.
- Approval of a $579,000 five-year, sole-source contract with Northrop Grumman to maintain the police department’s dispatch and mobile computer systems.
- Adjustments to employment contract with police management to adhere to CalPERS standards regarding holiday pay.
Laguna Hills City Council, Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m.
- Authorize staff to conduct the 2013 biennial citizen survey.
Mission Viejo City Council, Monday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m.
- Increase the employee-paid contributions to CalPERS.
San Clemente City Council, Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m.
- Approve increased access for dogs to city parks and increase the fine for dog waste violations to $250.
Staff writer Adam Elmahrek and intern Brendan Wiles contributed to this report.
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