Buena Park Hires Mercy House to Operate New Shelter

The nonprofit Mercy House will operate Buena Park’s new $2.6 million regional homeless shelter, though there’s scrutiny over an apparent lack of public input when a select committee of public officials and homelessness experts recommended their preferred contractor to the City Council.

Watchdog Hits Buena Park Councilman With Big Fine

The state Fair Political Practices Commission fined Art Brown, the town’s most high-profile politician, $8,500 for failing to disclose thousands of dollars in campaign contributions and taking illegal cash from anonymous donors.

On the Agenda

The appointment of a new public guardian, a red-light camera ban
and attempts by two more cities to save their redevelopment
agencies.