MEETINGS: Monterey Park continues focus on budget, Vernon considers Light & Power items

By EGP News Report

Monterey Park – Aug. 2, 5:45 p.m.; Aug. 2, 6:00 p.m.; Aug. 4, 7:00 p.m.
Budget and labor negotiation matters will be discussed in a pair of meetings on Monday, Aug. 2, starting with a 5:45 p.m. closed session meeting with labor negotiators. The second meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. and will involve discussions of budgets for individual city departments.

The city’s regular meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at 7:00 p.m. will present council with a long slate of important matters having to do with economic development, redevelopment zones, public works purchases, and the awarding of consultant/service contracts. There will also be presentations of the final audit of the city’s contract with Athens Services, the city’s worker compensation practices, and the 2010 economic strategic plan.

Agendas can be viewed at Monterey Park’s city website or their city hall located at 320 West Newmark Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754. The city’s phone number is (626) 307-1458.

Vernon – Aug. 2, 8:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9:00 a.m.
The city of Vernon holds its meetings every first and third Monday of the month, starting at 8 a.m., with its regular meeting beginning at 9 a.m.

At 8 a.m. the city will hold its meeting for the Light & Power Department, with discussions on a wind farm project called Project Gust, and an energy project called Project Volt. Resolutions related to these projects will also be considered.

The city called an 8:30 a.m. special meeting to consider a petition for a firemen’s bargaining unit and adjustments to an employment contract. The city will also consider awarding a consulting contract to Tara Energy Inc. – the Light and Power Director and former City Administrator Donal O’Callaghan is the principal for this company. The council will go into closed session to consider the appointment of an Interim Director of Light & Power, and a California Court of Appeal, Second District case, numbered B213984 (use link to search for case information), titled “Eduardo Olivo. City of Vernon.”

A range of business items will be considered at the city’s 9 a.m. regular council meeting. A redevelopment agency meeting is scheduled to follow, but with only minutes and a warrant agenda to consider, will likely end quickly.

Agendas for the city of Vernon can be found on its website, or at city hall located at 4305 Santa Fe Avenue, Vernon, CA 90058. The city’s phone number is (323) 583-8811.

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