Short Meeting Probable On Tuesday
The agenda, HERE, has no Public Hearings, no Old Business and no New Business items.
INTERESTING CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS
Although the Consent Calendar has eleven (11) items on it, I doubt anyone will pull any of them for separate discussion, but that doesn't mean there's not some interesting information on it.
NEW AMBULANCES - THANKS, CHIEF ARNOLD!
For example, Item #9, HERE, is the expenditure of more than $1.4 million for six new ambulances and equipment for them that will be necessary under former Interim Fire Chief Tom Arnold's redeployment model. That plan has already begun implementation through the lease of two such vehicles from the Orange County Fire Authority until the arrival of our new equipment. I say "former" because Arnold's term of service expired this past week. Every resident and visitor should be grateful to him for his wisdom and leadership during his tour with The City. We wish him well on his much-deserved retirement - again.
FEELING SAFER ALREADY
Item #8 is the new City Emergency Operations Plan, HERE. All 404 pages makes for some very interesting reading. This plan was much in need of updating and the job is now done, even though this plan is a "living document" and will likely require occasional updating as circumstances in our city change.
HAVE A SAFE AND SANE HOLIDAY
So, neighbors, enjoy your Independence Day holiday. Please be safe with those fireworks. As Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger always says, "It's all about the kids.", so we hope ALL the kids of Costa Mesa - and their parents, too - exercise caution with fireworks over the three nights they are permitted to be blasted off beginning July 2nd. The next regularly scheduled council meeting is July 16th.