Rollinger also attended a five-hour Nature Reserve of Orange County planning session about what members hope to accomplish. The group uses mitigation money to restore open spaces all over Orange County, she said.
•Egly reported that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission had replied to the council's letter of concern regarding San Onofre. Their response is posted on the city's website and indicates that the NRC has a plan for the spent fuel and feels that the situation is not as dangerous as people think, Egly said.
She announced with pride that Smithsonian Institute named Laguna Beach as one of the top 20 cities in the United States with a population of 25,000 or under.
Egly called attention to the city's brochure regarding changes in lawn watering regulations, but shushed any announcement as premature that the city had won the Mayor's Challenge for reduction of water usage in cities across the country.
Consent calendar items are approved unanimously in one motion unless a member of the City Council, staff, or public "pulls" the item, which then requires opening it for public comment and a separate vote.
Among the items approved unanimously:
•Interviews of applicants and appointments of four members of the Disaster Preparedness Committee to be held at the June 19 council meeting for terms ending June 30, 2014.
Applications must be submitted to the city clerk by 5 p.m., June 12.
•Resolution ratifying the Memorandum of Understanding between the city and the Laguna Beach Marine Safety Assn.
The MOU extends the current MOU through June 30, 2013.