Tustin Council Meets Tonight (Finally)

Several items of interest appear on the Tustin City Council Agenda. Aside from all the potential and ongoing litigation by the sue-happy mayor, there appears to be:

  • Appointment of a new City Attorney. It looks like it will be the current “Acting City Attorney”, David Kendig from the same law office the city has used for more than 15 years.
  • Acknowledgement of the Tustin Police Department receiving CALEA accreditation. “Props” to the cops.
  • Homeland Security Grant. This could be a hot ticket item. Word has it that the Feds are gearing police departments up to act as local Homeland Security chattle in anticipation of riots and rebellion (I kid you not). Are we going to see our police in shiny new riot helmets and Raybans?
  • Employment agreements with bargaining units. These could be big ticket items. Admittedly, I only looked over the public safety MOU summaries and found that the Tustin POA is being very reasonable in working with the city to make sure their benefits remain attractive enough to bring in qualified new recruits. Kudos to both sides for working together.
  • Old Town Family Fun Night. This will probably be continued again. The city really seems to want to get this together with the local businesses that would like to sponsor the event. Hopefully, they can get something workable in the next few months. Location seems to be the holdup.

One item is a closed session hearing at the end of the regular council meeting to discuss one of the lawsuits between the City and TUSD. One has to ask why they held this until the end of the evening rather than with the rest of the closed session items? Possibly hoping to limit the public that would speak against the lawsuit. What do you think?

There you have it. It should be an interesting evening for attendees. If you aren’t busy, come on down and get involved in your community.

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About Jeff Gallagher

I am a retired peace officer from the 2nd largest law enforcement agency in Orange County. I live in and love Tustin where my family and I have resided for the past 22 years. I am a highly moderate libertarian that despises hardcore Republicans, Democrats and anyone else who is not willing to compromise for the good of the people.

Posted on September 6, 2011, in Local Government. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Tustin Council Meets Tonight (Finally).

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