Special Study Session Thursday
SPECIAL STUDY SESSION THURSDAY
The agenda for the Costa Mesa City Council Special Study Session meeting that begins at 4:30 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall Thursday, May 17, 2012 is finally posted online. Unfortunately, there are no staff reports available at this time, but we're promised at least one of them will be available in the morning.
On the agenda are the following items:
1 - Interim Fire Chief Tom Arnold's much-anticipated Fire Department Reorganization Plan
2 - Capital Improvement Budget Overview and Discussion
3 - City's Master Drainage Plan Update
NO STAFF REPORTS AVAILABLE
There is no staff report for any of the items, but the new Preliminary budget (dated 5/15/12) is available on the city web site for review. You can reach it HERE. This budget replaces the nearly balanced document Tom Hatch and Bobby Young presented to the council a week ago. This one, at Jim Righeimer's insistence, now carries a deficit of $13.1 million. I've NEVER seen a responsible council ASK for a budget deficit before, much less DEMAND it. The world has gone mad!
DURATION IS ANYONE'S GUESS
These meetings are typically scheduled for a couple hours, but after the last council meeting that dragged on until 3:00 a.m., there are no guarantees. I suspect we'll see this meeting run until 7:00 p.m. or so.