Approved without comment: Minutes of the regular and adjourned meeting of Jan. 30. Denial of the claim for damages in an unspecified amount by Scott Parent on his own behalf and as guardian ad litem for Jennifer Parent, an incapacitated adult, and minors Ashley and Jacob Parent. The claimant's wife was injured in an automobile versus pedestrian accident in the crosswalk of So. Coast Highway and Calliope Street. Warrants in the amount of $2,535,878.33 from Jan. 23-26; and payroll No. 16 in the amount of $534,636.61 on Feb. 1. Resolution extending the Bluebird Canyon Emergency Declaration, which is valid for only 21 days and must be renewed. Revocable encroachment permits: for three steps at 1125 Temple Terrace, and for an existing front entry; walkway, stairs and walls at 856 Park Ave., both projects in the unimproved rights of way. Direction to the city manager to agree to pay $28,000 for the replacement of the copying machine downstairs at City Hall with a Xerox WorkCentre Pro 90 copier.
Pulled for discussion: A revocable encroachment permit for an existing front-entry walkway, stairs and walls at 400 Panorama Drive in the unimproved right of way. Item pulled by Councilwoman Jane Egly, who recused herself because she owns property within the noticing area. State law precludes her from voting on such projects.
LIFEGUARD RECLASSIFICATION DENIED, 5-0
The council unanimously and without discussion upheld the city manager's decision to keep the Laguna Beach Marine Safety Assn. in the Municipal Employees Assn. for purposes of collective bargaining.
Both associations had asked the council to move the Marine Safety officers to the association of part-time lifeguards.
"I denied it because we do not have any group in which hourly or nonbenefited employees are in with career people," Frank said.
DRIED UP, 5-0
Booze has been taken off the table at Riddle Field.