After months of intense debate, the Orange County Transportation Authority seems ready to kill a proposal Monday for toll lanes on Interstate 405.
Also this week: a housing project for Costa Mesa’s homeless and a $65-million building purchase for a new OCTA headquarters.
Here is a rundown of the top local issues we’re tracking:
1. Likely Death of the 405 Toll Lanes
Transportation officials are set to officially kill the I-405 toll lanes proposal, instead opting for adding one general lane in each direction.
Meanwhile, the cities along I-405 are still calling for two general-purpose lanes in each direction.
When: Monday at 9 a.m.
Where: OCTA headquarters in Orange.
2. Homeless Housing in Costa Mesa?
The public is set to weigh in on which type of housing project they want to see built for between 20 and 40 homeless residents.
It’s an outgrowth of the city’s homeless task force, which called for creating a supportive housing project and a possible access center.
When: Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
Where: Costa Mesa City Hall.
3. New Headquarters for Transit Agency?
The State Compensation Insurance Fund building on East Fourth Street would be the transportation agency’s new home under a $65-million proposed deal.
When: Monday at 9 a.m.
Where: OCTA headquarters.
Monday, Dec. 9
- Reaffirming the board’s decision to implement Alternative One, adding one lane in each direction of the I-405 freeway.
- Purchasing a building in Santa Ana to be the new OCTA headquarters for $65 million.
Tuesday, Dec. 10
- Awarding a $69-million construction contract to California Coastal Development Inc. for the La Pata Avenue-Camino Del Rio extension project.
- Appointing the member representative to the CalOptima board.
- Approving a follow-up response to the grand jury report “The Culture of Harassment: Change on the Horizon.”
- Approving a “plan of cooperation” with Orange County Superior Court for coordinating efforts and defining responsibilities for the child support enforcement program under the Social Security Act.
- Approving the final tract map for 14 commercial condominium units in the Ladera Ranch planned community.
Costa Mesa City Council – 4:30 p.m.
- Deciding which type of supportive housing project to build for homeless residents.
Anaheim City Council – 5 p.m.
- Purchasing an airborne, high-definition color and thermal imaging camera system for $762,000 plus $108,000 for the extended warranty for the police department’s air fleet.
- A $140,000 contract increase with Kreuzer Consulting Group for the Brookhurst Street widening project.
- A $762,636 contract with Fueling and Service Technologies for an upgrade to the city’s compressed natural gas fueling station.
- A $602,000 contract with Alpha 1 Construction for the Paul Revere park project.
Irvine City Council – 5 p.m.
- Zone change to prohibit batting cages on residential lots.
- Appointing a new mayor pro tem.
- Granting the Orange County Fire Authority permission to contract for the city’s ambulance services.
- Memorandum of understanding with Great Park Neighborhoods developer Heritage Fields El Toro to provide the city with an additional $10 million for right-of-way acquisition at Marine Way.
- Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for fiscal year 2012-13.
Adam Elmahrek contributed to this report.