City Council Agenda
Next Tuesday, October 16th, the Costa Mesa City Council will hold the last scheduled meeting of the month. In fact, because they recently voted to NOT hold a meeting on November 6th - election day - this will be the last scheduled meeting until November 20th. Based on the items on the agenda, this could be another short one.
ITEMS OF INTEREST
As I reviewed the agenda for this meeting, HERE, I found a few pearls that may be of interest to those of you that follow events in the city closely.
MORE LEGAL BUCKS!
On the Consent Calendar we find a couple Warrants - register of checks issued for council review and approval. Warrant #2442, HERE, contains an entry for our contract City Attorney firm, Jones and Mayer in the amount of $119, 279.24. At this rate we'll spend $1.4 million on legal fees to that firm alone. That doesn't count the ongoing costs for Jones Day at $495 per hour.
ADDING MORE CODE ENFORCEMENT MUSCLE
Further on the Consent Calendar is the authorization for the addition of two Code Enforcement Officers, HERE.
BENEFITS COST SAVINGS
Also on the Consent Calendar is an item, #11, HERE, which authorizes an extension of a freeze in the city contribution to health and medical benefits for employees represented by the Costa Mesa Division Manager's Association (CMDMA) through the 2013 calendar year.
FIRE FIGHTERS 2%@50
The final item on the agenda, HERE, is the authorization of the agreement between The City and CalPERS codifying the recent agreement between The City and the Fire Safety organization to change the 2%@50 retirement formula for new hires, down from 3%@50.
FOLLOWING THE F2F DEBATE
This might be a very interesting meeting since it comes a day after the Feet To The Fire Charter debate between Jim Righeimer and Katrina Foley. Depending on how that event goes, we might hear a lot of yapping from the dais on that subject.