A Slow Week In Costa Mesa - Maybe
I cross my fingers as I write that title. One just never knows what kind of mischief some of our elected leaders will come up with these days, but the public meetings scheduled for this week could lead one to believe it might be a much-needed breather after all the "Charter" chaos of recent weeks.
PLANNING COMMISSION TONIGHT
Tonight, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, the Costa Mesa Planning Commission - chaired by Colin McCarthy - will hold their monthly meeting. Actually, this will be the first of two (2) meetings this month if the agenda is to be believed. They're talking about a second meeting on April 23rd, as well.
CODE ENFORCEMENT AND RESTAURANT PARKING
Tonight they will review Code Enforcement activities and discuss reducing the parking requirements for establishments serving food. The staff report for the meeting is HERE and you can follow the link to that particular issue once on the agenda page. I'm concerned about this one because our city has typically produced under-parked sites and the businesses typically suffer when they lack sufficient parking. This seems to be especially so in the case of shared parking with other businesses. Let's hope they get this right.
COUNCIL STUDY SESSION TOMORROW
Tomorrow, at 4:30 p.m. in Conference Room 1A the City Council will hold a study session that, based on the agenda, should be brief. They will recognize winners from the "Celebrate Costa Mesa" Photo Contest and hear a presentation of the Orange County River Parks (OCPR).
AND THE "SUCCESSOR AGENCY" MEETING FOLLOWING...
Following that meeting at 6:30 there will be a meeting of the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency.
And that's pretty much it until next week when we have another council meeting on the 17th that promises to be full of fun stuff.