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File #: 22-722    Version: 1
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Passed
File created: 8/22/2022 In control: City Council/Public Financing Authority
On agenda: 9/6/2022 Final action: 9/6/2022
Title: Approve the City's Responses to the Orange County Grand Jury Report: "Orange County Power Authority: Come Clean"
Attachments: 1. Att#1 OCPA Come Clean Grand Jury Report - June 2022, 2. Att#2 OCPA Come Clean Grand Jury Report - HB Response - June 2022, 3. Att#3 OCPA Grand Jury - Response to Mayor Delgleize 2022-08-01, 4. Att#4 City’s Draft Follow Up Response to Grand Jury Report (September 2022), 5. Att#5 20220826 Board Clerk Inquiry - HB
REQUEST FOR CITY COUNCIL ACTION

SUBMITTED TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council Members

SUBMITTED BY: Al Zelinka, City Manager

VIA: Travis K. Hopkins, Assistant City Manager

PREPARED BY: Shannon Levin, Council Policy Analyst

Subject:
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Approve the City's Responses to the Orange County Grand Jury Report: "Orange County Power Authority: Come Clean"
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Statement of Issue:
In June 2022, the Orange County Grand Jury (OCGJ) released its report, Orange County Power Authority: Come Clean, which contains an assessment of the Authority's current operations and communications with the public (attachment 1). While the OCGJ endorsed Orange County Power Authority's (OCPA) mission to serve as an alternative power provider that offers higher levels of renewable energy to customers, the OCGJ produced four recommended actions to improve OCPA's operations and transparency, one of which the City of Huntington Beach is requested to respond.

Financial Impact:
Not applicable.

Recommended Action:
recommendation
A) Receive and file the City's initial response concurring with OCGJ's Recommendation No. 4 in "Orange County Power Authority: Come Clean."

B) Approve the City's follow up response to the OCGJ, directing the City Council's OCPA Board Representative to request an action item from the OCPA, per the Grand Jury Report, to hire a qualified clerk to manage agendas and minutes for the OCPA Board and OCPA Community Advisory Committee; authorize the Mayor to sign and submit the letter to the Honorable Erick L. Larsh, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of Orange County.
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Alternative Action(s):
Do not approve one or more recommended actions, and direct staff accordingly.

Analysis:
In 2021-2022, the OCGJ prepared the report, Orange County Power Authority: Come Clean, which evaluates OCPA's current operations and communications with the public. Among their findings, the OCGJ determined that OCPA meetings and operations require more transparency and adheren...

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