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Important Upcoming Dates

(see Calendar for further details and additional listings)

May 28 – City Council Meeting
Civic Center – Council Chambers  
(100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Agenda, when published, available here (usually by 4:00 pm on Thursday before meeting)
  • Insider’s Guide : City Manager’s preview of agenda items
    • 4:30 pm: City Council Study Session
      • Review of the Proposed Fiscal Year 2019-20 Capital Improvement Program Budget
    • 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting (tentative)
      • Introduction of ordinance making code amendments to restrict construction on Saturdays in areas of the community which are the most impacted by construction. and to require projects with construction fencing in those areas to post a project information sign to identify the primary contact person responsible for the project.
      • Initiation of code amendments to apply R-1 and R-2 development standards to single-family homes and duplexes built in RM (multi-family) zones
      • Resolutions of intent to renew assessments for Corona del Mar and Restaurant Association business improvement districts.
      • Award of contracts for surveying and fee study.
      • Setting June 11 as hearing date for adoption of budget
      • Authorize new letter regarding City’s changed position General Aviation improvement Program
      •  Appeal of Harbor Commission’s Decision regarding 939 Via Lido Soud Residential Dock Reconfiguration

May 29 @ 6:00 pm – General Plan Update Steering Committee meeting
Civic Center – Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Look for agenda here
    • On May 15, the Steering Committee tentatively selected a “Listen & Learn” consultant (Kearns & West) for recommendation to the Council
    • On May 29 they will learn about Kearns & West’s cost proposal and discuss the desired scope of work with City staff.

June 18 @ 3:00 pm – SPON Board Meeting
Details available on request.


Recent Events

SPON’s 2019 Annual Meeting, held at the Environmental Nature Center on May 11, was a great success.  See PDF program.

Contributions Always Welcome

We have much work to do, and contributions are always most welcome and helpful.

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Food for Thought . . .

Watch this space for articles and commentary on topics or issues that we are following.

Former Council Member and SPON Co-Founder Jean Watt asks tough questions about Team Newport’s agenda . . .

and about the appropriateness of the proposed Koll Center Residences project…

Planning Commissioner Erik Weigand takes issue with developer’s “pay to play” statement


 Our Pledge

As environmental and residential quality-of-life advocates, we continuously monitor proposed development projects, and their resulting traffic impact, as they make their way to the Planning Commission, City Council and California Coastal Commission.  We keep you informed of projects that will jeopardize the residential and environmental qualities that we fought so hard to maintain, whether within our own city limits or projects initiated by neighboring cities that will impact Newport Beach.

We stay connected to our inclusive and growing network of supporters, neighbors and friends, using a variety of communication tools to do so.  Attend our member meetings, visit our website and subscribe to our E-Newsletters. Be sure to LIKE us on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter.  And visit our YouTube channel to view Planning Commission and other videos.


Get Involved

If you are already a SPON member or supporter, thank you!  If you are not familiar with SPON and its ongoing work spanning more than 40 years, we encourage you to learn more about us.  Take a look at our Achievements, what we are About, and what we Treasure by clicking on the tabs above. And then click on the Support page to find out how you can help us protect and preserve the residential and environmental qualities of Newport Beach.

And don’t forget to LIKE us on Facebook, Follow Us on Twitter, and visit our YouTube channel.
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