(Los Alamitos, 6/17/2013) We’ve got 2 Los Al City Council meetings tonight:
- A 5 pm, 45 minute, non-televised workshop/information meeting on the Land Use Element of the City’s General Plan Revision (more on that below).
- The 6 pm regular monthly meeting, which will be televised live on Los Al TV3, and rebroadcast tomorrow morning and evening.
I was afraid the Council would be encouraged to pass the Land Use Proposal tonight. After all, the agenda for the 5 pm meeting recommended the Council:
Review and discuss the proposed Land Use Plan and recommend a Land Use Plan to be studied in the Environmental Impact Report. The Land Use Plan studied in the EIR will then be up for consideration by the City Council at a future City Council meeting sometime in January.
However, Community Development Director Steven Mendoza began the meeting explaining that this meeting was essentially an opportunity for the Council Members to get a basic understanding of what was being proposed, to ask questions, and to then have time to consider the proposal prior to another meeting.
Mr. Mendoza told me that tonight’s power point presentation will be available online tomorrow, either on the City or the General Plan website. If you find it before I do, please put up the link in a comment.
Interestingly, Cypress’ George Pardon, Associate Director for Citizens for Responsible Development, was in attendance, although I only had a chance to speak with him briefly. Although George and I are on opposite sides of Measure A, I respect his commitment to his community and diligence in attending every Cypress City Council Meeting.
But enough of my reporting. This post is your opportunity to report on what you saw & what you thought about either of tonight’s meetings, whether you were there in person or watching on Los AlTV, live, taped, or replayed. You can also link to other media reports.
- Click here for the 6 pm agenda, with links to all staff reports (back to the old format–an improvement, in my book).
- Click here for the Agenda report on your trash bill increase, including the interesting item that somebody paid $5,000 to Consolidated to conduct the survey–how’d that become our expense??? Of course, that’s peanuts compared to the $6,500,000 overcharge compared to the lowest bidder.
- Click here for the agenda report on establishing Council Meeting Time limits.
- Click here for my thoughts on the General Plan Land Use Component: “Multi-story mixed use zoning proposed for “downtown” Los Alamitos.”