More On The Week Ahead
You'll recall that I mentioned last week that this coming week is going to be hectic. Well, it just got MORE hectic. Taking it from the top...
TUESDAY, MAY, 28TH
Budget Study Session
At 4:30 p.m. the City Council will hold a Special Study Session on the 2013-2014 Preliminary Budget in Conference Room 1A. A meeting of the Finance Advisory Committee, scheduled for earlier in the day, has been canceled so those members can attend this study session. Finance and Information Technology Director will lead a discussion to look for ways to resolve the current $12 million deficit. This meeting, usually anticipated for 90 minutes, may run much longer.. which leads us to the next meeting.
City Council Closed Session
HERE. Of particular interest may be the possible creation of a 4th Neighborhood Improvement Program, HERE; The upcoming Capital Improvement Programs, HERE; The proposed Public Nuisance Ordinance, HERE and the General Plan Housing Element, HERE. Regarding the latter, you can find the entire schedule of meetings involving the update of the General Plan HERE.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29TH
Pension Oversight Committee
The Pension Oversight Committee seems to have a full agenda for its meeting Wednesday in Conference Room 1A, HERE. I'm still curious about the precise mission of this group, since there is virtually nothing they can do about our pension situation.
THURSDAY, MAY 30TH
Meet The Mayor?
It's unclear whether Mayor Jim Righeimer will, in fact, hold another in his series of "Meet The Mayor" events at a venue somewhere in town. When that is confirmed I'll announce it for you.
FRIDAY, MAY 31ST - SUNDAY, JUNE 2ND
The 66th Annual Costa Mesa/Newport Harbor Lions Club Fish Fry at Fairview Park kicks off Friday night for rides only. The famous fried fish and games continue on Saturday and Sunday.
Costa Mesa Community Run
On Sunday, June 2nd the Costa Mesa Community Run will be conducted, also at Fairview Park and in conjunction with the Fish Fry.
HOW IS THE STAFF HOLDING UP?
Just a thought... all these meetings take up a heck of a lot of staff time, both for the preparation and attendance at the meetings themselves. I find myself wondering just how exhausted these staffers must be these days. And this doesn't even take into account those council members and commissioners who prowl the corridors of City Hall, taking up valuable staff time with inappropriate requests. It's clear that the city policy that specifically forbids council members from giving direction to members of the staff is being ignored by more than one such person. Somebody - CEO Tom Hatch - should set them straight and do so promptly.