The Packed Week Ahead (Amended)**
Last week I mentioned that this week was going to be packed with important meetings. Well, it begins today. Here's the current roster of meetings scheduled in the City of Costa Mesa this week.
MONDAY, JUNE 24TH
Planning Commission Meeting
The Costa Mesa Planning Commission, led by the "dynamic" chairman, Jim Fitzpatrick (shown here at the Eastside Costa Mesa Neighbors Picnic Sunday) will meet this evening in City Council chambers beginning at 6:00 for its final meeting of the month. You can find the full agenda report HERE. You can also watch it live on CMTV, Channel 3 on Time Warner Cable or Channel 99 on ATT U-Verse. It will also be taped for later viewing. Although the agenda appears to be a little thin, there are a couple issues that should get your attention.
Public Hearing #1, HERE, is the plan to construct an 8-unit, two-story detached single-family residential development in the 2500 block of Santa Ana Avenue. As is sometimes the case, this project requires at least 10 variances and/or other modifications or deviations from our standards.
Public Hearing #2, HERE, is the proposed development of almost 12 acres on the Fairview Developmental Center site next to the golf course that will require changing the zoning from Public/Institutional to High Density Residential. The plans call for a 242-unit residential development that will be 100% "affordable" units.
Public Hearing #3, HERE, is the Proposed 2013-2014 Housing Element Update to the 2000 General Plan. Some might consider this to be pretty dry reading, but it sets the plan for how our city may grow over the next several years.
TUESDAY, JUNE 25TH
Finance Advisory Committee
This committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. in Conference Room 1A at City Hall. The agenda for that meeting is HERE. According to that agenda the committee will discuss the recently-passed 2013-2014 municipal budget and, under New Business, will discuss a Business License Tax Information/Study; PERS Prepay and other Revenue Sources. Their next meeting will be scheduled for July 30th. These meetings are not televised nor recorded for later viewing, so if you want to know what they're up to you have to hunker down in the cheap seats in Conference Room 1A and watch.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26TH
Pension Oversight Committee
This group will meet in Conference Room 1A beginning at 4:30 p.m. The agenda is HERE. Perhaps the most interesting item on that agenda is part 2 of Rick Kapko's Municipal Bankruptcy presentation. Again, this meeting is not televised nor recorded, so you have to show up to know what they're up to.
HERE. This one is going to be VERY interesting. It should set the tone for how this process is going to play out and give us a good idea just how much influence facilitators Kirk Bauermeister and Mike Decker will have over the agenda. I have no idea how long this meeting might last, but the agenda certainly is provocative. And, unfortunately, this meeting also will NOT be televised nor recorded. If you want to know what's going on you'll just have to do what I'm going to do - find a seat at the EOC and watch.
**THURSDAY, JUNE 27TH
The Costa Mesa Parks and Recreation Commission will meet again beginning at 6:00 in City Council chambers. No agenda is yet available for this meeting, but I'll post it when it becomes available. It will be televised live and recorded on tape for later viewing. I suspect it might include a discussion of the recent walkabout at Fairview Park by the Fairview Park Citizens Advisory Committee last Saturday. We'll see. The agenda for this meeting was posted after noon Monday. You can read it HERE. Interesting items include lights on the fields at Harper School, HERE, and the renewal of the permit for the Orange County Model Engineers at Fairview Park, HERE.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
60th Anniversary Celebration
As I told you in an earlier post, the City of Costa Mesa will kick-off the celebration of its 60th anniversary with a three-day event at City Hall. Fair Drive will be closed from Newport Boulevard to Fairview Avenue, there will be numerous bands and lots of family-friendly activities. Heck, you can even chime in on the General Plan Update at a booth featuring Snoopy, if you like. The schedule of events is HERE; the list of street closures is HERE; the map of the venue is HERE and the web site with much more information is HERE. Y'all come...
Labels: 60th Anniversary, Charter Committee, Costa Mesa Planning Commission, Finance Advisory Committee, Jim Fitzpatrick, Kirk Bauermeister, Mike Decker, Parks and Recreation Commission, Pension Oversight Committee