I, along with most southern Californians I suspect, have spent the past several days following the manhunt for former LAPD police officer Christopher Dorner, hoping that he's apprehended soon and without further bloodshed. However, the business of government goes on, so here's a little summary of what's ahead over the next few days in Costa Mesa.
PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING MONDAY
Monday the Costa Mesa Planning Commission - the "old" commission, since the seating of new commissioners has been delayed until February 19th - will meet at 6:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers for what looks like a fairly short meeting. You can read the agenda HERE. Of particular interest will be the fourth item on the agenda, a discussion of Code Amendment CO-12-06, which brings our Municipal Code into compliance with the State Government Code in areas dealing with Emergency Shelters, Transitional Housing and Supportive Housing. You can read that staff report HERE. Considering the current situation with Homeless folks in our city, you may find this item informative.
FINANCE-ORIENTED STUDY SESSION TUESDAY
Tuesday the Costa Mesa City Council will hold a Study Session at 4:30 p.m. in council chambers to discuss the Mid-Year Budget Review and the Consolidated Annual Financial Review (CAFR). You can read the agenda HERE and the staff report on the budget HERE, and the CAFR HERE. As you go through the numbers - most of you won't - you'll find it interesting to see which departments have spent less than 50% of their budgets and which have spent more. A hint - the public safety organizations have spent less than half their budgeted amounts. I look forward to the explanations of the budget.
CEO BRIEFING - 60TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND MORE
Last week the City released the most recent, and improved, version of the CEO Briefing, HERE. You'll find loads of interesting, timely information, led off with a summation of the planning taking place for the 60th Anniversary Celebration.
SO MUCH GOOD INFORMATION!
Among the other items included are a note about Shaheen Sadeghi, developer of The LAB and CAMP retail centers receipt recently of the Mayor's Award; Plans for a 113-unit apartment complex on Bernard Street; promotion of officers Paul Beckman, Keith Davis and Greg Scott to lieutenants by Chief Tom Gazsi; The public ceremony at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20th opening the recently-completed Fairview Park Wetlands restoration project; Costa Mesa Firefighters are going "paperless"; The City finished last fiscal year with a $2.5 million budget surplus; The Fish Fry and Costa Mesa Community Run Team Up; Camp Costa Mesa open for President's Day recess plus a calendar of events for the remainder of February.
SANITARY DISTRICT BOARD VACANCY APPLICATIONS
VALENTINES DAY THURSDAY