The City Council approved
a joint-use agreement with the Huntington Beach Union High School
district for the sharing of lighted sports fields at Marina High
School for use by youths sport groups. The agreement is still subject
to the final approval of the school board.
WHAT IT MEANS:
If the joint-use agreement is approved by the school board, youth
sports in the city will be given access to the high schools fields.
The school district will continue to pay for normal field
maintenance, but the youth sports groups would fund any extra
maintenance needed so that there isn't an adverse impact to field
conditions as a result of their extra use. Some of the youth groups
that will use the field include the American Youth Soccer
Organization, Little League and Junior All American Football.
The City Council unanimously agreed to direct the city attorney to
draft an amendment to an ordinance that would change the way that
third parties make campaign contributions to City Council candidates
to use for the production and distribution of slate campaign mailers.
WHAT IT MEANS:
The city attorney will draft an amendment that would require City
Council candidates to pay the entire cost to produce slate campaign
mailers, which take a position on an issue and list candidates who
support it. As it stands now, candidates only pay a portion of the
costs for these mailers. Third parties produce the mailers and
candidates then reimburse the organization or business a percentage
of the cost. The amendment would require that candidates appearing on
the mailers pay for the full cost. If more than one candidate appears
on the mailer each will pay an equal portion of the total cost of the
mailer. The proposed ordinance amendment is similar to a recent
change made by the county.