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City Council meets on May 24

council meeting update

The City Council on Tuesday, May 24 will host a public hearing to discuss an update to the City’s Economic Development Element of the General Plan and will consider the fiscal year 2022-2023 Law Enforcement Agreement, among other business. 

A General Plan is each local government's blueprint for meeting the community's long-term vision for the future. Council Members will consider adopting a resolution approving the General Plan Amendment. 

In addition, every year, the City Council considers its public safety contract with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The City of Mission Viejo continues to be among the safest cities in the nation. 

During Tuesday’s meeting, the Council will also receive a report from the Orange County Fire Authority to proclaim May through August as Drowning Prevention Awareness Months. Drowning is the leading cause of death and disability in California for children under five years of age and is a big problem for adults 35-64. Essential drowning prevention tips will be discussed.  

Also on the agenda for May 24 is a presentation by Director of Animal Services Michelle Claud-Clemente about our City’s animal services and functions. This will include information about the department’s response to the recent Coastal Fire. The presentation may include a special appearance by some furry babies.   

The Council’s May 24 meeting starts at 6 pm in the Council Chamber at 200 Civic Center. Meetings are streamed live on the City's website and air on Cox Channel 30 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99. Residents are encouraged to sign up for the City's eNewsletter and follow the City's official social media sites for the most accurate, up-to-date information.    

Comments

Submitted by Cathy Schlicht on Wed, 05/25/2022 - 5:05 pm

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Members of the public last night asked the Council why the owners of the cannabis businesses were in the council chambers, aware that the Council was considering opening cannabis businesses in the City but the general public were unaware.

After the release last month of the True North Survey where the public disapproved of opening cannabis businesses in the City, why was this on the Agenda?

Here are other questions ignored by the Council:

Is the marijuana industry trying to buy influence into our City?

If so, through who? Staff? City Administrators? Council Members? City Commissioners?

Funny how the City's Press Release avoided the critical details listed on the agenda. Go figure.

Public disclosure, unfortunately, is a not a hallmark in city hall

Submitted by Dale George on Thu, 05/26/2022 - 3:59 pm

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For the record, I am opposed to any sort of marijuana outlet in Mission Viejo. It has been proven that cities have not achieved the expected tax revenue esp when increased crime and law enforcement costs and other social costs are factored in. The Harmful effects from THC have increased 60 fold from years ago.

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