Coming up this week, state regulators take questions about a request to restart the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, and the Santa Ana City Council considers a petition to write protections for pot shops into city law.
The petition, which has already qualified as a ballot measure, comes before the Santa Ana council Tuesday. Under state law, council members must either adopt the ordinance within the next month or place it on the 2014 general election ballot for a decision by voters.
The proposal would prohibit the city from banning medical marijuana dispensaries, would prevent city police from joining federal raids on pot shops and would require that the city allow at least 22 pot shops.
In Costa Mesa on Thursday, state electricity regulators are scheduled to meet with the public on whether electricity customers should continue to pay more than $50 million per month for operating the idled San Onofre nuclear power plant.
The California Public Utilities Commission meeting comes as Mitsubishi prepares to release a secret report that lawmakers say shows that Southern California Edison knew in advance about “serious problems” with steam generators that later leaked radiation.
Here are some top issues coming up this week:
Santa Ana City Council, Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 5:45 p.m.
- Contracting with interim City Manager Kevin O’Rourke.
- Accepting the county Registrar of Voter’s certification of the petition for the Medical Cannabis Restriction and Limitation initiative.
- A $770,000 contract with Westbound Communications to implement the “If You See Something, Say Something” emergency preparedness campaign.
- A $60,000 contract increase with AECOM for engineering design services for downtown parking structure improvements.
- Resolution discouraging official Vietnamese government visits to the city.
Anaheim City Council, Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 5 p.m.
- Allowing nightclubs in a northeastern part of the city, with one nightclub proposed near N. Glassell Street and the Route 91 freeway.
- Forming the housing element ad hoc committee.
- Conditional use permit to allow two 15-foot by 25-foot external TV screens at the Honda Center.
- Appointing an interim city attorney and related labor negotiations.
California Public Utilities Commission, Thursday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m. in the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave.
- Public hearing on whether electricity customers should continue to pay more than $50 million per month for operating the idled San Onofre nuclear power plant.
Costa Mesa City Council, Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m.
- Appointing three new members to the city Planning Commission.
- Approving upgrades to 49 police car video recorders at a cost of $320,000.
Fullerton City Council, Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 5 p.m.
- Receiving a presentation on a proposed police oversight commission comprised of civilians, at the request of Mayor Bruce Whitaker.
Dana Hills City Council, Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 5 p.m.
- Approving a historic preservation agreement for the residential property at 24401 Santa Clara Ave., a 1928 two-story single family dwelling that is among the first houses built in Dana Point.
Aliso Viejo City Council, Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m.
- Extending street sweeping contract with RF Dickson Co. by one year and and additional $80,000.
- Extending plan-check services contract with RJM Design Group by one year and an additional $25,000.
Laguna Niguel City Council, Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m.
- Appointing Deputy City Manager Pam Lawrence as acting city manager until the new city manager, Rob Forster, starts the job.
Lake Forest City Council, Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m.
- Discussion about buying land from Trumark Cos. and Brookfield Homes.
San Clemente City Council, Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m.
- Adopting an ordinance that places the responsibility of cleaning up litter on the merchant that generates the litter.
San Juan Capistrano City Council, Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m.
- Requesting the Utilities Department to provide a report on the Cadiz water project and whether the city should join before the project is up and running.
Staff writer Adam Elmahrek and intern Brendan Wiles contributed to this report.
You can reach Nick Gerda at email@example.com, and follow him on Twitter: @nicholasgerda.
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