SGV Weekly Council preview

Not too many meetings this week in the SGV, but there are a few.

In El Monte, there’s a special meeting called for Tuesday to extend a temporary moratorium on the approval of certain development projects in one-family and agricultural zoned lands in the city. It doesn’t seem like it is controversial, but the council needs to take action before the moratorium expires on Jan. 31.

In South El Monte and in La Puente, there are special meetings called for mid-budget reviews. South El Monte’s meeting is at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, and in La Puente it is tonight at 6:30 p.m.

La Puente also has a special meeting Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. for a $12.4 million sewer main project. The issue was once controversial in 2004, when the city was exploring ways to fund it, but now residents are just wondering when the project is going to start, La Puente reporter Tania Chatila tells me.

The only regularly scheduled meeting is out of Alhambra. Nothing of interest on the agenda, but check out the number of lawsuits! Anyone know anything about these that we’re not reporting?


The Agency Board and/or City Council will move into a closed session pursuant to applicable law, including the Brown Act (Government Code Sec. 54950, et seq.) for the purposes of conferring with the City/Agencys Real Property Negotiator, and/or conferring with the Agency Counsel/City Attorney on potential and/or existing litigation, and/or discussing matters covered under Government Code Section 54957 (Personnel), and/or conferring with the Citys Labor
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Negotiators as follows; provided, however, prior to so moving into closed session, the City Attorney/Agency Counsel shall make any announcements required by the Brown Act pertaining to such closed session matters:

Conference with Real Property Negotiator (Govt. Code Section 54956.8): None
Conference with Legal Counsel–Existing Litigation (Govt. Code Section 54956.9(a):

1) Estrada vs. Alhambra, Case No. KC050325
2) Rodriguez vs. Alhambra, Case No. GC038921
3) Robert Smith vs. City of Alhambra, WCAB No. VNO 0524942
4) Joseph DeAnde vs. City of Alhambra, WCAB No. ANA 0386932
5) City of South Pasadena vs. Slater, District Court Case No. 98-CV-6996-DDP

Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation: Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54956.9(b): 1 matter. Initiation of litigation pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54956.9(c): 1 matter.

Discussion of Personnel Matters (Govt. Code Section 54957): Public Employee Performance Evaluations: City Librarian and Director of Community Services. Conference with Citys Labor Negotiator (Govt. Code Section 54957.6): Richard Bacio, Personnel Director/Risk Manager, re Management Employees, Alhambra Police Miscellaneous Association, Alhambra Police Association, Alhambra Fire Fighters Association, and the Alhambra City Employees Association.