Sunday, March 22, 2015

A Busy Week Ahead In Costa Mesa

MEETINGS, MEETINGS AND MORE MEETINGS
It's going to be another busy week ahead in Costa Mesa.  Several commission and committee meetings are on the agenda plus two separate closed sessions for the City Council to consider labor negotiations.  Here's what's ahead...

PLANNING COMMISSION ON MONDAY
Monday, March 23, 2015, the Planning Commission meets again to consider more development in the city.  You can read the agenda HERE.

HIGH RISE DEVELOPMENT
Public Hearing #1, HERE, is the planning application for a 100-unit high-rise residential building and a 6.5 level shared parking structure at 3350 Avenue of the Arts.  The project has several variances requested.

MORE DEVELOPMENT ON VICTORIA
Public Hearing #2, HERE, is the General Plan Amendment and tract Map for a 28-unit Residential Development at 1239 Victoria Street.  This project is immediately adjacent to the new development that kind of looks like a fortress as you drive up the hill on Victoria to the city limits.  More vertical development in our city.

ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE 2000 GENERAL PLAN
New Business #1, HERE, is the 94-page 2014 Annual Review of the 2000 General Plan.  The commission will be asked to recommend this review to the City Council.

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TWO CITY COUNCIL CLOSED SESSIONS ON TUESDAY
On Tuesday, March 24, 2015, the Costa Mesa City Council will meet for two (2) Closed Sessions to discuss labor negotiations.

 COSTA MESA POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION
The first one, HERE, commences at 9:00 a.m. for a discussion about labor negotiations with the Costa Mesa Police Officers Association (CMPOA).  Only council members Katrina Foley, Sandra Genis and Gary Monahan may participate in this meeting since Mayor Steve Mensinger and Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer have a conflict because of their lawsuit against the men and women of the CMPD.  We hope Monahan shows up for this one.

FIREFIGHTERS AND FIRE MANAGMENT
The second meeting, HERE, begins at 5:00 and involves the entire city council in discussing negotiations with the Costa Mesa Firefighters Association (CMFA) and the Costa Mesa Fire Management Association (CMFMA).  The public is not welcome at these meetings.

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PENSION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE MEETING WEDNESDAY
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 the Pension Oversight Committee will hold another of their sparsely-attended meetings beginning at 4:30 p.m. in Conference Room 1A at City Hall.  You can read the agenda HERE.

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PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION MEETING THURSDAY
On Thursday, March 26, 2015, the Costa Mesa Parks and Recreation Commission, led by Chairman Kim Pederson,  will hold their only meeting of the month beginning at 6:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers at City Hall.  You can read that agenda HERE.

TREE REMOVAL REQUEST ON 24TH PLACE
This New Business item, HERE, involves a request for the removal of a parkway tree at 248 24th Place.  This is the second request for removal - the first was denied in August, 2013.  The staff recommends denial again.
PLANT PALETTE AND MONUMENT SIGN
The second New Business item, HERE, is a report on the proposed landscape palette for various locations and entry monument sign concept plans for an entry monument sign at Newport Frontage Road and Industrial Way.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous It has to be said...

For a point-by-point outline of how the Planning Commission & Council Majority have failed to follow the goals set by the good citizens of Costsa Mesa, follow the link to the: ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE 2000 GENERAL PLAN, and review the tables.


3/23/2015 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous It has to be said...

The plant palette and new medians are at both ends of the Mayor's street. With no dollar amounts outlined under the fiscal review, and no alternatives. Hmm.

The scale of the shadowy figure to the left of the proposed new monument sign makes him about 7' tall. Hmm.

Anyone else tired of the BS reports?

3/23/2015 10:23:00 AM  

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