Calendar

Calendar

Listed below are upcoming SPON-relevant events and activities expected in the next few weeks.  Additional events can be found on the City’s online calendar and their agendas posting page (for best results on that page, select “All Years” and “All Meeting Bodies” — past City meeting materials are eventually moved to the “Archived Meetings” pages).

City Manager Grace Leung’s The Week in Review, posted each Friday, also provides descriptions of upcoming City events, not all of which are listed here.

Items listed below for which notice has not yet been posted on the City website are based on “tentative agendas” distributed at meetings and while they may happen, they sometimes don’t.

For past events and months, visit our YTD Listing.

January 2020

January 21 @ 8:00 pm – Library Lecture Hall Design Committee meeting
City Hall (100 Civic Center Drive – Crystal Cove Conference Room, Bay D, 2nd Floor)

  • Agenda & materials here
    • This committee is tasked with making recommendations regarding the construction of a 300-seat lecture hall to be constructed near Avocado Avenue in the Central Library parking lot.
    • They will be discussing interior design options with the architect.

January 23 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission
Civic Center – Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)
    • Study Session on Two New Housing Laws: AB 881 (Accessory Dwelling Units) and SB 330 (Housing Crisis Act of 2019)
    • 24 Harbor Island wall variance (PA2019-059)
    • Zoning and Local Coastal Program (Title 20 &21 of Municipal Code) amendments regarding Residential Design Standards (third floor massing and single family development in RM zones)

January 25 – Applications due to serve on Housing Element Update Advisory Committee

  • See Notice of Vacancy
    • This new committee with nine citizen members will replace the current General Plan Update Steering Committee, which will be dissolved.
    • It was created by City Council Resolution No. 2020-06.
    • Each slot has a specific area of desired expertise associated with it.
    • Applications must be received by January 25.

January 25 @ 9:00 a.m. to noon – City Council Annual Planning/Goal Setting Session
Civic Center Community Room (adjacent to Council Chambers, 100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Early each year, the Council holds a “retreat,” usually on a Saturday morning, at which it discusses and tentatively selects its goals for the rest of the calendar year.
  • Agenda, when available, here
    • Topics have not been announced, but they are expected to include staff presenting the status and funding of major programs planned for the
      calendar year.

January 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
    • 4:00 pm: City Council Study Session (tentative)
      • Topics to be announced
    • 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting (tentative)
      • Adoption of Ordinance No. 2020-1, amending speed limits on certain streets.
      • Introduction of Cottage Preservation Amendment ordinances (amending Title 20 & 21)
      • Introduction of Short Term Lodging Amendment Ordinance
      • Introduction of revised lobbyist registration ordinance
      • Appeal of office building/parking structure at 215 Riverside Dr. approved by Planning Commission on October 17 as Item 2 (PA2019-023)

January 30 @ 3:00 pm – Zoning Administrator hearing 
City Hall, 100 Civic Center Drive – Corona del Mar Conference Room (Bay E-1st Floor)

February 2020

February 7 – End of voting on future Sculpture Exhibition

  • Deadline to vote on art works being considered for exhibit in the Civic Center Park.
  • The sculptures selected are expected to go on display on June 7, 2020, and remain for two years.

February 11 – City Council Meeting
Civic Center – Council Chambers  
(100 Civic Center Drive)

February 19 @ 5:00 pm – SPON Board Meeting
Details available on request.

February 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
    • 4:00 pm: City Council Study Session (tentative)
      • Topics to be announced
    • 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting (tentative)
      • Discuss the Formation of a Planning and Transportation Commission
      • Lease Agreement with Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Central Orange Coast for use of Eastbluff Park facility

March 2020

March 10 – 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 (tentative)
      • Early look at Capital Improvement Plan portion of budget
    • 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting (tentative)
      • Topics to be announced

March 18 @ 5:00 pm – SPON Board Meeting
Details available on request.

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