On the City Council Agenda, April 3, 2012

This week, the Tustin City Council will face a lengthy Closed Session meeting. Topping the list are the multiple lawsuits between the City and the Tustin Unified School District. Other issues include negotiations for MCAS property for a large Orange County corporation.

On the Regular Agenda, the Council will vote on awarding several contracts and will have a second reading of a proposed ordinance regarding parking in Old Town. This is the ordinance to establish an alternative to the current in-lieu parking fees paid by developers to use public parking rather than provide on-premise parking. A separate public hearing will be held to establish the exact fees, but they should be in the $60.00 per year, per space range. This should be a help to future developments such as the new Del Rio building being built on the corner of 2nd and El Camino as well as a rumored 4 story building to be located on the old Tustin Auto Parts property.

On the agenda:

Closed Session

Conference with Legal Counsel – two cases, exposure to litigation and two cases, initation of litigation

Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation – Multiple cases between the City and TUSD. Also, T-Mobile West Corporation v. City of Tustin involves the design review of cell towers at Cedar Grove Park. The oldest of the TUSD lawsuits is scheduled to be heard this month in Santa Ana.

Conference with Real Property Negotiators – MCAS property. Broadcom is listed as an interested party.

Regular Session

Award contract for Columbus Tustin Park Playground Renovation. Fleming Environmental is a local company in Fullerton that offered the lowest bid. An alternate bid was made to provide base material that will allow better accessibility. It requires drawing unallocated funds but for what we think is a good reason.

Award various contracts for annual street and sidewalk rehabilitation, striping and other routine maintenance.

Residential Design Guidelines for the Cultural Resources District. Update to the 1994 guidelines.

Regular Business

Second Reading and Adoption of Ordinance – Ordinance 1413 establishes that 30 percent of total allowable units in MCAS Tustin Specific Plan may be rental. This ordinance also eliminates a 9 acre sports park on MCAS property.

Second Reading and Adoption of Ordinance – Ordinance 1416 would provide an additional parking exception option for the commercial portion of the Cultural Resources District (Old Town).

Staff have also prepared a legislative report of prospective bills for the City Council to consider. Most of these, as you might expect, involve Redevelopment and the legislative effort to keep at least parts of it alive.

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 25 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.

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