Across the Area

Pay raises for GG council OK

GARDEN GROVE City Council members will be paid more in 2023 (Shutterstock).

GARDEN GROVE – The City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday night to approve a pay raise for its members, including the mayor. It’s the first increase in compensation since 1972.

Under the ordinances, council members would receive $1,312.34 per month, up from the current pay of $486.05. The mayor would receive an additional $200 per month. The expected effective date is Jan. 1, 2023.

At present, Garden Grove’s council and mayor are among the lowest-paid in Orange County.

Also, the council voted in favor of the second and final reading of an ordinance implementing Senate Bill 9, which will allow some lots in single-family zones to be split in two.

Townhome development gets final OK

STANTON – Final approval was given by the City Council Tuesday night to an ordinance for an agreement between the city and Bonanni Development for the construction of a 79-unit townhome project at 12200 Beach Blvd. (southeast of Chapman Avenue).

The vote was 5-0.

Also on Tuesday the council voted to approve extending penalties for 2022 business licenses until Feb. 28, 2022 in light of the COVID-19 crisis. Additionally, the council reached a consensus on “Say No to Panhandling” signs and discussed design and placement of the signs.

Formal censure resolution on agenda

WESTMINSTER – The agenda for tonight’s (Wednesday) agenda of the City Council is topped by the adoption of a formal resolution of censure of Mayor Tri Ta.

The council voted 3-2 at its Jan. 12 meeting to reprimand Ta for “unacceptable conduct” and approval of a resolution would complete the process.

Also, the council will consider the concept of imposing time limits on councilmembers during the discussion of agenda items, and “provide direction” on drafting such a policy.

The meeting is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.


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