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Important Upcoming Dates

(see Calendar for further details and additional listings)

June 21 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission Meeting
Civic Center – Council Chambers

  • Agenda here
    • Mariner Square (Melia Homes project at 1244 Irvine Avenue: 92 townhome condos replacing existing 114 unit apartment complex)
    • Agape Art Collective (tattoo studio, 365 Old Newport Boulevard, continued from May 17 and April 5)
    • Review of “L” series policies in City Council Policy Manual

June 26 – City Council Meeting
Civic Center – Council Chambers

  • 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
      • Discussion of proposal for City Charter amendment requiring voter approval to issue additional kinds of debt
    • 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting
      • Proposal for City Charter amendment requiring voter approval to issue additional kinds of debt
      • Creation of Harbor Department
      • Creation of Civilian Fire Marshal position
      • Renewal of Business Improvement District assessments and addition of Lido House Hotel to Tourism BID
      • Contract for Irvine Avenue paving
      • Contract for Undergrounding Assessment District 117
      • Water quality outreach program and TMDL agreement
      • Annual appointments to Boards and Commissions and to Finance Committee
      • Adoption of revised Council Policy F-14 (“Authority to Contract”)
      • Approval of street closures for 4th of July
      • Introduction of “Voter Protection” ordinance

August 10 – Council Candidate Filing Deadline

  • This is the last day for people who want to be listed on the ballot as candidates for Newport Beach City Council to turn in a nominating petition signed by voters in the district in which they live. The petitions will first become available on July 16.
  • See the City Clerk’s 2018 Election page for more details

November 6 – Election Day

  • As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, SPON cannot endorse candidates, but it can, and does, encourage all residents of Newport Beach to become informed about the issues facing the city.
  • If you need to register to vote, or to update your registration information, you can do so on-line with a valid California Drivers License.


2018 Annual Meeting a great success!

Thank you to all who attended our 44th Annual Meeting on June 2, 2018, and to all who support SPON’s efforts to protect and preserve the environmental and residential qualities of Newport Beach with your time, energy and dollars.

The Environmental Nature Center was filled to near capacity by members, friends and supporters who enjoyed SPON’s traditional homemade brunch and, after the brief annual business, listened to a fascinating talk by Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks‘s consultant and Brea-based conservation activist Melanie Schlotterbeck on how transportation taxes have been used to preserve open space in Orange County, in particular their Green Vision Map, as well as comments from Tim Stoaks representing the Friends of the Newport Beach Animal Shelter.

If you have not yet joined or renewed your membership in SPON, please visit our Support page for credit card and check payment options.

We appreciate your support, and look forward to seeing you at our next event.  Our next Annual Meeting will be in 2019.


Spirit of Newport Beach Contest Winners Announced!

 

Many thanks to all those who submitted entries in SPON’s recently concluded Spirit of Newport Beach contest, which ran from March 22 through April 22, 2017, and challenged readers to capture the spirit of our lovely city in either a single still image or a phrase of five words or less. Per the contest rules, the winning entries, selected by an independent panel of judges, were announced on May 11.

Visit the contest page to see the winners!


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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