Garden Grove

Public safety issues on council agenda

GARDEN GROVE firefighters in action (Dooley photo).

Public safety issues will top Tuesday’s agenda for the Garden Grove City Council meeting.

The council will be asked to approve an agreement with Dewberry Architects, Inc. to conduct a space needs assessment of the city police department’ facilities. The cost of the deal is $225,045.

Garden Grove’s police share a building on Acacia Parkway with the fire department – soon to be replaced by the Orange County Fire Authority – that was built in the early 1970s. The GGPD is outgrowing its facilities and needs more room for records, offices and more, the council is told.

Also on Tuesday, the council will select a representative to serve on the OCFA’s Board of Directors. The Garden Grove Fire Department, which traces its roots back to 1926, will be dissolved with fire and medical aid services taken over by the countywide OCFA. That agency will use existing Garden Grove stations, facilities and personnel effective in mid-August.

The council meets at 6:30 p.m. in its chamber in the Community Meeting Center, 11300 Stanford Ave.

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