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.

February 2020

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
    • 4:30 pm: special City Council Closed Session
      • Regarding joining Costa Mesa lawsuit over housing Coronavirus patients at Fairview Developmental Center (public can speak before closed session only)
    • 5:30 pm: City Council Study Session
      • Presentation from the Banning Ranch Conservancy
      • Followed by a closed session to discuss response to Coastal Commission order to remove private encroachments on public beach at Peninsula Point
    • 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting
      • Recognition of Karen Tringali and the Corona del Mar Residents Association
      • Appointments to new Housing Element Update Advisory Committee
      • Second reading and adoption of ordinances related to Lido Isle Hedge Heights, Short Term Lodging and local amendments to Fire Code for Urban-Wildland Interface
      • Approval of various contracts
      • Harbor Commission Goals and Objectives 2020

February 27 @ 3:00 pm – Zoning Administrator hearing 
City Hall, 100 Civic Center Drive – Corona del Mar Conference Room (Bay E-1st Floor)

  • Agenda, when published, available here
    • Request for variance to increase size of Fashion Island monument signs at corner of Coast Highway and Newport Center Drive
    • Two map approvals to convert duplexes to condominiums
    • One Coastal Development Permit to replace duplex with single family residence
    • One Coastal Development Permit to demolish triplex with no current plans for replacement

March 2020

March 5 @ 12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. SCAG Regional Council meeting
SCAG Main Office  (900 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1700, Los Angeles 90017)

  • Look for agenda here
    • The Southern California Association of Governments is the six-county body that has, per state law, assigned Newport Beach the task of updating its General Plan, by October 2021, to accommodate the potential construction of 4,832 new housing units by October 2029.
    • It is expected to make the allocations final at its March 5 meeting.
    • An appeal process will follow, most likely running through May 25.

March 5 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission
Civic Center – Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)
    • Newport Animal Hospital Expansion CUP at 21159 Newport Coast Dr. (PA2019-268)
    • Annual General Plan Progress Report
    • Note: A hearing on “Residential Design Standards Code and LCP Amendments” has been noticed for this meeting, but with a recommendation to remove it from the calendar pending results of the community meeting on March 9

March 9 @ 6:00 pm – Community Meeting – Residential Design Standards
Civic Center Community Room  (100 Civic Center Drive, adjacent to Council Chambers)

  • Information here
    • Advertised as “a second community meeting regarding proposed changes to residential design standards intended to minimize bulk and mass associated with current residential development trends .”
    • This is a follow-up to the April 23, 2019, City Council study session (Item SS5) on cottage preservation and residential height and massing.
    • Proposed new design standards were scheduled for review at the January 23, 2019, Planning Commission meeting, but withdrawn for further review of their compliance with new state laws.
    • The previous community meeting was held on August 19, 2019.

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 11 – 13 @ 9:00 a.m. – California Coastal Commission
Hilton Scotts Valley
(6001 La Madrone Drive, Santa Cruz)

  • Agenda here (when available)
    • East Ocean Front beach encroachments restoration order
    • Western Snowy Plover management plan for Balboa Peninsula beaches east of A Street

March 12 @ 3:00 pm – Zoning Administrator hearing 
City Hall, 100 Civic Center Drive – Corona del Mar Conference Room (Bay E-1st Floor)

  • Agenda, when published, available here
    • Two small cell telecom facility applications (intersection of Avocado Ave. and Kewamee Dr., intersection of Bayside Dr. and El Paseo Dr.)
    • Temporary vehicle storage permit at 101 Bayside Dr in Newport Dunes for Newport Auto Center
    • One Coastal Development Permit, one condo conversion and one minor use permit for a health facility

March 18 @ 2:00-3:00 pm – John Wayne Airport Quarterly Noise Meeting
JWA Eddie Martin Admin. Bldg. (3160 Airway Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626)

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

March 19 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission
Civic Center – Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)
    • Use permit for 501 Park Avenue Bistro at 501 Park Avenue on Balboa Island (PA2019-238)
    • Amendment to Il Farro use permit (PA2019-162)
    • Crab Cooker Heritage Sign and Clock Encroachment (PA2019-126)

March 24 – 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)
      • Park in-lieu fee update
    • 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting (tentative)
      • Selection of consultant for Housing Element Update
      • Annual General Plan Progress Report
      • Third Floor Mass and RM Zone amendments (Municipal Code Titles 20 &21)
      • CDBG 2020-24 Consolidated Plan – Receive Public Comments on Community Needs
      • Community Development Department fee update
      • Lease Agreement with Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Central Orange Coast for use of Eastbluff Park facility
      • Appeal of office building/parking structure at 215 Riverside Dr. approved by Planning Commission on October 17 as Item 2 (PA2019-023)

April 9 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission
Civic Center – Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)
    • Legal Nonconforming Sign Abatement Amendment

April 14 – 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)
      • Topics to be announced

April 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)
      • Sea Level Rise update
    • 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting (tentative)
      • Legal Nonconforming Sign Abatement Amendment

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