A proposed new budget for Stanton, which is expected to slash millions in spending, will be taken up by the city council on Tuesday evening.
In a related item, the council will also consider an amendment to the city’s agreement with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department for reductions in services in the new fiscal year starting on July 1.
After the defeat of Measure J, a proposed increase in the city’s utility tax, Stanton’s budget problems have become acute. About 70 percent of municipal spending goes to police and fire services, both of which are provided under contract by the County of Orange.
Also on the agenda for Tuesday is possible reconsideration of a 2012 fireworks license for PHCC, which has moved out of the city since being awarded a license to sell “safe and sane” fireworks for the Independence Day holiday. Only non-profit organizations with a principal meeting place or location qualify.
The city council meets at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall, 7800 Katella Ave., Stanton.