A full agenda of items – some of them potentially controversial – will greet the Westminster City Council when it meets on Wednesday.
The council will consider:
- an agreement for the establishment of a school resource officer with the Westminster School District at a total cost of $209,846 for 13 months;
- continued discussion of strategic plans for improving traffic and parking conditions in the Little Saigon area along with developing and implementing specific plans for Little Saigon, the Downtown District and West Side;
- a policy for city-owned or controlled flagpoles in Westminster;
- creation of a policy addressing elected and appointed officials and media advertisements on behalf of the city.
Which flags can be displayed on city flagpoles has been an issue in other cities. In Huntington Beach the council voted 4-3 to limit the list of flags to the government banners and flags of the federal military forces.
Some felt the policy approved was intended to bar the display of the “gay pride” flag flown in some cities during June.
The policy on advertisements by officials may relate to when an office-holder sends out announcement using the city seal or logo which is not an official communication of the city.
A closed session is set for 4:30 p.m. with the regular session scheduled to commence at 6 p.m. The council meets in its chambers at 8200 Westminster Blvd.