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Districts, property sales, parks on agenda

ALL FOUR LOCAL city councils will meet this week (Shutterstock).

The first public hearing on the creation of districts for the election of members of the city council takes place before the Westminster City Council when it meets on Wednesday.

At its last meeting, the council voted to switch from its traditional at-large practice under threat of a lawsuit invoking provisions of the California Voting Rights Act, which takes aim at “racially polarized voting.”

The council will hear a staff report and go to a discussion, followed by the public hearing. Another public hearing will be scheduled for a later date. Deadline for the completion of a plan for by-district voting is Dec. 18, 2019.

Also on the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting is a continuation from Oct. 9 of discussion of rules of decorum and civility policy for city council meetings.

The council meets at 7 p.m. in its chambers at 8200 Westminster Blvd.

Stanton council considers 36 new homes

A joint public hearing will be held at Tuesday’s meeting of the Stanton City Council on a proposal to build 36 single family homes.

KB Homes is proposing to buy property owned by the Stanton Housing Authority at 7455 Katella Ave. to construct the three dozen houses.

The council will meet in its chambers at 7800 Katella Ave. (west of Beach Boulevard) at 6:30 p., m.

Sale of “Pipeline” site goes to HB council

The possible sale of a building originally earmarked for use as a homeless shelter will go before the Huntington Beach City Council on Monday.

Located at 15311-15323 Pipelane Lane, the site was the second of several locations considered for development of a “navigation center” to provide shelter and services. On the agenda for Monday’s meeting is an item about the sale of the location to Steve Chalabian and Jackie Jernigan for $2,744,000.

The most recent potential spot for a shelter is at the former Al’s Woodcraft, 17881 Beach Blvd., but no decision has been made and additional sites are being considered.

The council meets in its chambers at 2000 Main St. (at Yorktown Avenue) at 6 p.m.

GG council to mull master parks plan

A draft master plan for parks and recreation goes before the Garden Grove City Council on Tuesday.

The plan, created by the city’s community services department and consultant Richard Fisher Associates, lays out a 15-year program for the planning, maintenance, development and rehabilitation of parks and recreational facilities.

On a 5-2 vote, the city’s parks commission voted to transmit the draft plan to the council.

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



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