The eight cameras and digital recorder at City Hall are 6 years old, cover only parts of the first-floor lobby and hallways, and are "far behind in current surveillance system technology," officials say.

They are proposing adding cameras on all of City Hall's floors and portions of the parking lot. The cameras would also have additional capabilities that the current ones do not.

A surveillance system for Lions Park — long known as a haven for the city's homeless — would help park rangers make the 10-acre facility off West 18th Street more of a "family-friendly venue," city officials say.



Two maintenance workers who rescued two women from a Costa Mesa apartment fire are set to be recognized during the meeting.

Arturo Hernandez and Gerald Rodriguez, who work at the South Pointe complex at 655 W. Baker St., helped the women to safety during the Dec. 9 incident. No injuries were reported, but a preliminary estimate said damages are between $150,000 to $200,000.

The coaches and players from Estancia High School's football team will also be recognized for winning last year's annual Battle of the Bell tournament.

The 6 p.m. regular City Council meeting at City Hall, 77 Fair Drive, will be preceded at 5 p.m. with public comments about the closed session. After the comments, the hour-long closed session, which is not public, is expected to involve a conference between city CEO Tom Hatch and labor negotiators from the police and city employee unions.

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