|September 2021– |
I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing weekend celebrating Labor Day!
If you are not vaccinated yet, I urge you to do so, hospital capacity has been affected greatly by unvaccinated COVID sufferers. You can check out this web page to see that many local hospitals are at 90% or more capacity HERE.
My prayers are with our military and the Afghan people as we mourn the loss of our soldiers and Afghan people as a result of the bombing in Kabul. Our soldiers were protecting democracy and human life when they gave their own life. May God Bless these military and Afghan families and the United States of America.
LABOR NEGOTIATIONS BROKE DOWN, FIRST TIME IN CITY HISTORY
On July 19th labor negotiations broke down when city workers rejected the city’s last, best and final offer. The workers declined the low pay and started to mobilize, when management heard about this, they quickly came back with an acceptable wage increase and contract improvements. OCEA members in the City of Laguna Niguel voted to ratify a two-year contract with the City that includes a wage increase of 2.5% in the first year and a 2% cash bonus in year two.
CITY CENTER PROJECT RESTARTS
The city council approved authorization for spending to complete the environmental impact report that was started before the pandemic for the city center project located near city hall. Public informations sessions will be held soon.
CITY MANAGER LeTOURNEAU RECEIVES PAY INCREASE
City Manager Tammy LeTourneau received a 7.25% salary adjustment, a one time bonus of $15,000, 3 extra months of severance benefits, among other additional benefits.
GUBERNATORIAL RECALL ELECTION UNDERWAY
City Hall will be open for voting in the Gubernatorial Recall Election now through September 13 from 8-5pm and September 14 from 7am-8pm. The Senior Center will be open for voting starting September 11 from 8am-8pm and September 14 from 7am-8pm. You can also drop your ballot at 3 official ballot boxes located at the Laguna Niguel Library, Fire Station (#49) on Golden Lantern and Laguna Niguel-Mission Viejo Metrolink station on Forbes Road.