On The Agenda

Topping this week’s biggest decisions in local government, Costa Mesa moves forward with plans for housing the homeless, and county leaders interview candidates for clerk-recorder.

Costa Mesa City Council members are set Tuesday to advance plans for permanent supportive housing for the city’s homeless residents by approving financial negotiations with Wakeland Housing and Mercy House Living Centers.

The move includes starting the process of site selection and follows a recommendation by the city’s homelessness task force to create supportive housing for the homeless.

Also on Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors is scheduled to conduct public interviews of the 11 remaining candidates for county clerk-recorder.

Whoever is ultimately appointed would be in charge of keeping records such as birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses and property ownership records as well as a $14-million budget and about 100 budgeted employees.

On Monday, Huntington Beach plans to direct its city attorney to draft an ordinance requiring prompt public disclosure of last-minute political mailers beyond requirements under state law.

San Clemente is set Tuesday to advertise 21 positions soon to be vacant on city commissions and committees that will need replacements by the end of June.

Here’s a rundown of what’s up for debate this week across Orange County:

Orange County Board of Supervisors, Tuesday, April 2, at 9:30 a.m.

Closed session

  • Appointing a new county CEO.

Santa Ana City Council, Monday, April 1, at 5:45 p.m.

  • Streetcar project update by city staff and consultant.
  • Awarding an $84,000, one-year contract for federal government liaison services to Holland & Knight.

Closed Session

  • City attorney evaluation.
  • City manager appointment.
  • Anticipated litigation with the state Department of Finance.

Costa Mesa City Council, Tuesday, April 2, at 6 p.m.

  • Approving negotiations with Wakeland Housing and Mercy House Living Centers for financial terms to build permanent supportive housing for homeless residents of Costa Mesa and authorizing staff and Mercy House to start the site selection process.
  • Changing city law to prohibit storing personal property in public places — usually applied to homeless people — and allowing the city to seize the property.

Huntington Beach City Council, Monday, April 1, at 6 p.m.

  • Directing the city attorney to draft an ordinance requiring prompt public disclosure of last-minute political mailers beyond requirements under state law.

Fullerton City Council, Tuesday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m.

Dana Point City Council, Tuesday, April 2 at 5 p.m.

  • Approving an ordinance regulating rental properties.
  • Approving a three-year contract with Vavrink, Trin, Day & Co. for auditing services at $25,000 per year.
  • Submitting a grant application to the Orange County Transportation Authority for up to $525,000 in Measure M Project V funds to be used for summer weekend trolley programs along Pacific Coast Highway and from Dana Hills High School to the harbor and for year-round shuttles from Dana Hills High School for special events.

Laguna Niguel City Council, Tuesday, April 2, at 7 p.m.

  • Discussing expanding the city’s use of the local government access channel.

Lake Forest City Council, Tuesday, April 2, at 5:30 p.m.

Closed Session

  • Discussion about buying land from developers Trumark Cos. and Brookfield Homes.

Mission Viejo City Council, Monday, April 1, at 6 p.m.

  • Presentation to the council regarding San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station restarting Units 2 and 3 and a resolution to receive reports on the safety and costs of doing so.

San Clemente City Council, Tuesday, April 2, at 6 p.m.

  • Authorizing the city clerk to advertise the opening of 21 vacancies on city commissions, committees and the Downtown Business Association board of directors, whose terms will expire on June 30.

San Juan Capistrano City Council, Tuesday, April 2, at 6 p.m.

  • Consideration of an appeal to build a 14 feet by 40 feet dinosaur statue at a petting zoo that the Planning Commission initially denied.

Adam Elmahrek and Brendan Wiles contributed to this report.

You can reach Nick Gerda at ngerda@gmail.com, and follow him on Twitter: @nicholasgerda.

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