City Manager's Update: Jan. 20, 2012

The Darmal residence, Blas Aguilar, Summer Nites Concerts and more.


: City staff sent out eight request for proposal for the sound and lighting at the 2012 San Juan Summer Nites concerts. Sound and lighting companies interested in receiving a bid packet should call (949) 493-5911. Staff has received confirmation from two sponsors who have agreed to sponsor a concert month for the 2012 San Juan Summer Nites series.

: A new floor was installed in the Community Hall. The new floor was finished Jan. 6, and the Community Hall was reopened Jan. 9.

: The demolition of part of the existing building has begun. On 1/11/12, a pre-construction meeting was conducted with the City Building official, the applicant and his contractors for the foundation work.

: The Planning Commission approved the dog park design on Jan. 10. Plans are under review by the engineering consultant. City Council consideration is scheduled for the second meeting of February or first meeting in March.

: On Jan. 5, the Design Review Committee conducted a work session to review the revised proposed residence on the Pacifica San Juan remnant parcel. The council previously approved a rezone and development standards and referred the grading, residence architecture, landscaping and lighting back to the Planning Commission and DRC. In addition, the Council required an updated traffic impact analysis to be reviewed by the Transportation Commission. The Blue Harbor and Belle Cliffe residents have sent correspondence to the City Council, requested assistance from the Planning Commission chai, and attended the special City Council meeting on Jan. 10. Staff has offered to meet with the residents for a question-and-answer session, and it is anticipated at least two more Design Review Committee and Planning Commission meetings will be conducted.  

: The project is under construction as of Jan. 9, including Phase 1A (walls, group entry gate, ramp, and sidewalk) and Phase 1B (gatehouse).

: The Design Review Committee conducted reviews of the form-based code on Dec. 12, Jan. 5 and Thursday. The Planning Commission conducted a work session and will have a formal public hearing on Jan .24. The city will be meeting with the State Historic Office and Master Plan Steering Committee prior to the public hearing.

GRANT: Staff has been working with RJM Consulting on the site design and is beginning the environmental review to implement the $498,000 grant project.

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER: Tom Bokosky has been selected as the city’s new human resources manager. He comes to the city with a wealth of experience in both the public and private sectors. He begins his new position Wednesday. Tom has worked as a risk management administrator for the city of Irvine since May 2001.

ACCOUNTANT: Recruitment is underway for the position of accountant within the Finance Department. A first review of applications was conducted Jan.16. 


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