Important Upcoming Dates

(see Calendar for further details and additional listings)

June 25 @ 9:30 am – Orange County Board of Supervisors
BOARD HEARING ROOM (333 W. Santa Ana Blvd/10 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana)

  • Look for the agenda here
    • The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to continue considering the certification of the EIR for the General Aviation Improvement Program and the selection of a project.
    • The matter appears as Item 45, with no obviously new material.
    • It will be a continuation of Item 20 from the May 7 agenda. — originally scheduled for May 21, but postponed at the request of airport staff.
    • The video of the previous meeting can be viewed here.
    • While the June 25 meeting is in progress, a live stream of it can be viewed at the same link.
    • It’s important to let the Supervisors know what you think.  Those who cannot attend in person can submit comments by email to response@ocgov.com with a subject line such as “Comments for June 25 Board meeting — JWA GAIP.”

June 25 – 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
    • 5:30 pm: City Council Closed Session
      • Private discussion of possible initiation of litigation
    • 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting (tentative)
      • Adopt ordinance correcting “error” in Zoning Code required to approve “Mesa Town Homes” project at corner of Santa Ana and Mesa Drive
      • Approval of employment contract terms with Part Time Employees Association and Fire Management Association
      • Contract for General Plan Update “listen and learn” consultant (Kearns & West)
      • Library meeting room policy
      • Lido Marina Village Farmer’s Market License Agreement
      • Approval of Special Event Support Funding for Fiscal Year 2019-20
      • Approval of $40,000 Support (each) for the Balboa Village Merchants Association and Balboa Island Marketing, Inc.
      • Reconsideration of previous decision regarding 939 Via Lido Soud Residential Dock Reconfiguration
      • Renewal of levy for Corona del Mar and Newport Beach Restaurant Association Business Improvement Districts for Fiscal Year 2019-20
      • Annual Appointments to Boards and Commissions
      • Authorize issuance of bonds to fund Underground Utility Assessment Districts No. 116 and 116-B
      • Direct Harbor Commission to consider update of Policy H-1 (Harbor Permit Policy)
      • Consider addition of one Full-Time Police Officer Position
      • Declare July 6 as Benjamin M. Carlson Day

Recent Events

SPON’s 2019 Annual Meeting (its 45th), held at the Environmental Nature Center on May 11, was a great success.  See PDF program.

  • An estimated 97 participants enjoyed our complimentary brunch.
  • Randall English, President of the Newport Bay Conservancy,  spoke about that organization’s history and future, in honor of their 50th anniversary.
  • Newport Beach City Council member Jeff Herdman updated attendees on the County’s General Aviation Improvement Program proposal for John Wayne Airport.
  • Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (AD 74) presented both SPON and the Newport Bay Conservancy with Certificates of Recognition for their length of service and many accomplishments over the years.

Contributions Always Welcome

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

Please consider making your tax-deductible contribution now.

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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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