Special City Council Meeting Tuesday
Late this afternoon the City of Costa Mesa announced a special City Council meeting to be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers. You can read the announcement HERE.
JONES DAY ON THE CHARTER CASE
The open session will apparently be to codify the expenditure of dollars to high-priced law firm, Jones Day, for their work on the lawsuit against the Registrar of Voters on the Charter missed deadline issue. Jones Day is already working on that case without this action, so approving it is a good idea.
TWO CLOSED SESSION ITEMS
The remainder of the agenda is a closed session with the Charter deadline and negotiations with the employee bargaining units.
MONDAY & TUESDAY BIG DAYS
You will recall that Monday, March 26th, Judge Franz Miller will determine which parties can be "interventors" in the Charter deadline case and then, the next day, will hear arguments and likely rule on the issue. Depending on how he rules, his decision might be appealed, which has the potential to drag out this issue beyond the official "drop dead" date for submissions, April 1, 2012. Tuesday is going to be a big day in our city.