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Orange County Agenda

La Habra City Council

* BUDGET PLAN: The City Council will have a public hearing on its budget for fiscal year 1998-99. If approved, 60% of the $27.3-million budget would be spent on police, fire and paramedic services.

* When: Thursday, 7 p.m.

* Where: City Hall, 201 E. La Habra Blvd.

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* Information: (562) 905-9700

Orange County Board of Supervisors

* PAY RAISES: A jump in their own paychecks approved last week by the Board of Supervisors will be back for a final vote.

The supervisors adopted the two-year pay increase for themselves as part of a comprehensive salary hike package approved Tuesday for most county employees, managers and the county’s chief executive officer, Jan Mittermeier. Most of the raises average 4%, while Mittermeier was handed a $20,000 raise over two years--increasing her salary 14% to $160,025 in July 1999.

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The supervisors’ raises are the only ones that are going back for a final vote. Supervisors Todd Spitzer and Jim Silva voted against the hike. Spitzer said this week that he hopes his colleagues will reconsider.

Supervisors now earn $82,500 a year, which would jump to $86,967. In July 1999, their salaries would go to $92,206, nearly 12% more than current levels.

The last time supervisors gave themselves a raise was in 1990. The board voted to raise its pay by 4% in 1992 but rescinded the action a week later after a public outcry. At the time, the county economy was hurting and several dozen county employees had lost their jobs.

* When: Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.

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* Where: Board Hearing Room, Hall of Administration, 10 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana.

* Information: (714) 834-3100

Orange Community Meeting

* TRAFFIC DISPUTE: City officials will discuss details of a proposal to build a cul-de-sac on Walnut Avenue, just east of Virage Street. The Public Works Department had recommended the project when studies showed a new subdivision in the area would dramatically increase traffic on Walnut Avenue. Construction on the roadblock came to an abrupt halt this month when neighbors protested the move.

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* When: Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m.

* Where: Santiago Middle School Cafetorium, 515 N. Rancho Santiago Blvd.

* Information: (714) 744-5500

Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District

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* GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Trustees will discuss district goals and objectives for 1998-1999 in areas including campus facilities, funding and student achievement. Other subjects slated for discussion include implementing programs to comply with Proposition 227 and strengthening academic programs districtwide.

* When: Tuesday), 7 p.m.

* Where: Educational Services Center, 4999 Casa Loma Ave., Yorba Linda.

* Information: (714) 996-2550

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San Clemente City Council

* PLANNING POST: The City Council will decide whether to fill an unexpected vacancy on the Planning Commission. Joe Oliver, 70, died of natural causes about two weeks ago, and the council must decide whether to fill his seat with an appointee who would serve out the term through June 1999, Councilman Steve Apodaca said. The issue is important, Apodaca said, because several developments will be considered by the commission between now and January.

* When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.

* Where: City Council chambers, 100 Avenida Presidio

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* Information: (949) 361-8200

Other Meetings

* Costa Mesa City Council, study session, Tuesday, 4 p.m., Conference Room 1A, City Hall, 77 Fair Drive. (714) 754-5223

* Garden Grove Planning Commission, Wednesday, Community Meeting Center, 11300 Stanford Ave. (714) 741-5000

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* Huntington Beach City Council, today, 6 p.m., City Hall, 2000 Main St. (714) 536-5227

* Stanton Planning Commission, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., meeting room, 7800 Katella Ave. (714) 379-9222

* Tustin Unified School District, special meeting, Tuesday, 5 p.m., board room, 300 South C St. (714) 730-7330

* Westminster School District, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., board room, 14121 Cedarwood Ave. (714) 894-7311

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By JOHN CANALIS, DEBRA CANO, MIMI KO CRUZ, JEAN O. PASCO, JOHN POPE AND LESLEY WRIGHT

This column is designed to provide information about upcoming public meetings. To learn more about events in your community, call your local government office.


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