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Important Upcoming Dates

(see Calendar for further details and additional listings)

April 18 @ 5:30 pm – Planning Commission  (SPECIAL TIME)
Civic Center – Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)
    • Study Sessions on two applications for General Plan amendments to construct uses not currently allowed at sites:
      • Vivante Senior Housing proposal for 90 senior housing units (including nine memory care units) at 850-856 San Clemente (former Orange County Musuem of Art site)
      • Ford Road Residential proposal for 21 attached residential condominiums at 4032 Ford Road.

April 18 @ 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. – Meeting on Construction parking
Civic Center Community Room (adjacent to Council Chambers, 100 Civic Center Drive)

  • The City will host a public meeting on “Proposed Code Changes to Address Residential Street Parking Impacted by Construction.”
  • Details here.

April 23 @ 9:30 am – Orange County Board of Supervisors
BOARD HEARING ROOM (333 W. Santa Ana Blvd/10 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana)

May 1 @ 5:00 pm – John Wayne Airport Commission
JWA Eddie Martin Admin. Bldg. (3160 Airway Avenue, Costa Mesa)

  • Look for agenda here
    • Note: this is a continuation of the “Special Meeting” on the same subject held on April 17.
    • The Airport Commission is expected to review and make a recommendation regarding the EIR and project alternatives for the General Aviation Improvement Program.  Their recommendation is expected to go to the Board of Supervisors on May 7.

May 1 @ 6:00 pm – General Plan Update Steering Committee meeting
Civic Center – Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Look for agenda here
  • The Committee will meet to review the proposals received from outside consultants interested in conduction the “Listen and Lean” phase of the General Plan Update process.

May 7 @ 9:30 am – Orange County Board of Supervisors
BOARD HEARING ROOM (333 W. Santa Ana Blvd/10 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana)

  • Look for agenda here
      • The Board of Supervisors is expected to consider certifying the EIR for the General Aviation Improvement Program.  County staff is further recommending they approve “Alternative 1.”
      • This is expected to be the same as what was originally scheduled as agenda Item 35 at the April 23 meeting.  See that for details.

May 11 @ 9:30 am to noon – SPON 2019 Annual Meeting
Environmental Nature Center, 1601 16th Street, Newport Beach
Join us in our celebration of Newport Bay Conservancy’s 50th Anniversary!

Details & RSVP here


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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


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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.

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