JM filling in for Dave, so excuse my “opinion” being mixed in with the agenda.
One of the interesting changes that having only one City Council meeting a month has done has made “presentations” seem like it goes on forever. This month is no different. Six, count them, presentations. This isn’t knocking the “presentations” from our City Council, but maybe it would be nice to start thinking about having a monthly “Presentation” meeting at a time after most people have had a chance to eat with their families, and where there is no need to have all the City Staff there as well.
A. Presentation of Certificates of Recognition to 2014 Southland Credit Union 33rd Annual Los Alamitos Race on the Base Sponsors
B. Presentation of Certificates of Recognition to Military Service Academy Nominees Andrew Chaidez, US Air Force Academy; Karen Kim, West Point, NY; Vincent O’Reilly, Westpoint, NY; and, US Naval Academy Appointee, Haley Fessenden
C. Presentation of a Certificate of Recognition to Ann Busenkell for her Volunteer and Community Involvement
D. Presentation of a Proclamation for Public Safety Dispatcher Week to West Cities Police Communications Representatives, Lindsay Lenart, Valerie Oberle, and Marie Pope
E. Presentation of a Proclamation for DMV/Donate Life California Month to Donate Life Ambassador Raquel Gonzalez
F. Presentation of Certificates of Recognition to the Los Alamitos Girls Soccer Team
What follows is an almost Cypress City Council level Consent Calendar.
C. Resolution No. 2014-08 – Establish New Part-Time Position Classifications, Amend Hourly Rate Schedule and Adopt Findings to Hire a PERS Annuitant as a Temporary Part-time Executive Assistant/Benefits Coordinator
Yep, you read that right A-P… 10 items away from needing to go through the alphabet a second time…
That leaves one public hearing item (Proposed Changes to the Los Alamitos Municipal Code Sections Relating to Curb Cuts, Driveways, Aprons and Landscape Standards) and then three discussion items.
Yes, finally, after being delayed for two months we might get around to addressing the attempted railroading by our former City Attorney and the City Council Majority of a member of the City Council. I noticed that no where in the documentation does it state that on at least two occasions members of the public asked why the City Attorney had not done what she was instructed to do by the City Council (before the Statute of Limitations ran out). And there doesn’t seem to be any discussion planned on what the City intends to do about a City Attorney who was given specific instructions, but choose to totally ignore those instructions.
Finally, the public meeting will close with a couple of reports, including on from Council Member Edgar from the agency that paid him over $14,000 in 2013 (more than all the other City Council Members received in compensation while “representing” the City of Los Alamitos put together – but that is a post for another day).
The evening closes with three closed sessions dealing with “Labor negotiations” (City Employees Union, Police Union and City Clerk) and one closed session dealing with “Anticipated Litigation”, which actually covers three potential cases.
As always, your respectful opinions are always appreciated in the comments section.