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Important Upcoming Dates

(see Calendar for further details and additional listings)

July 22 @ 4:00 pm – Homeless Task Force Committee Meeting
Newport Beach Central Library – Friends Meeting Room (1000 Avocado Avenue) 

  • Look for agenda here
  • Second meeting of committee composed of three City Council Members and seven community members.

July 22 @ 5:30 pm – Aviation Committee
Civic Center Community Room  (100 Civic Center Drive, adjacent to Council Chambers)

July 23 – 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
    • 4:00 pm: City Council Study Session
      • Overview of the state-mandated organic waste recycling requirements
    • 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting
      • Second reading of ordinance to allow Home Owner Associations to “opt-out” of recent ordinance banning Saturday construction and requiring contact information signage on construction fencing in certain “high density” areas.
      • Second reading of ordinance approving 10-year extension of Development Agreement with Hoag Hospital.
      • Amending scope of the Business Improvement District Ad Hoc Committee to “Local Business Advancement”
      • Contract for sewer and storm drain rehabilitation, contract with former Mayor Tom Edwards for airport issues consulting and contract with Assistant Chief Jeff Boyles as new Fire Chief
      • Purchase of utility undergrounding credits from other cities
      • Report of grants dispensed by Council persons in Fiscal Year 2018-2019
      • Required report on drinking water standard exceedances
      • Annual report from Newport Beach & Company / Visit Newport Beach

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.

By Credit Card: 
Click on the DONATE button below

By Check:
Print and mail this Remit Form along with your check to SPON


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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