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.

October 2019

October 15 @ 4:00 pm – Homeless Task Force 
Civic Center – Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Look for agenda here
    • The Task Force will be hearing a report from the City of Anaheim and about the costs of homelessness as well as progress reports from its various subcommittees.

October 16 @ 3:00 pm – SPON Board Meeting (special time)
Details available on request.

October 16 @ 3:30 pm – Balboa Village Advisory Committee
Marina Park  (1600 W. Balboa Blvd)

  • Look for agenda here
    • BVAC will hear a presentation regarding plans for a Palm Street parking structure (rescheduled from September 18). The entity now operating in the former Fun Zone buildings as Ocean Quest has an option to lease the public lot (see contract C-5993). They also have a seat on BVAC.

October 16 @ 5:30 pm – Bayside Family Resort Hotel (Newport Dunes)

  • Deadline to submit comments on topics to be covered in the Environmental Impact Report
  • See the Notice of Preparation for details on how to submit comments, and the Initial Study to see the topics the consultant already plans to address.

October 16 @ 6:00 pm – General Plan Update Steering Committee meeting
Civic Center – Council Chambers  (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Look for agenda here.
  • Expected topics:
    • Finalizing plans for the launch event for the GPU “Listen & Learn” activity — scheduled for October 26.
    • Update on General Plan Diagnostic and Educational Materials being prepared for distribution.
    • Presentation on difference between General Plan Policies vs. Zoning Code Regulations

October 17 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission
Civic Center – Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)
    • 215 Riverside Drive neighborhood flyer

      Return of applications for Modification Permit and Coastal Development Permit to replace the existing building at 215 Riverside Drive in Mariners Mile village – site of the abandoned Nesai Restuarant – with a two-level parking structure and small office to serve the adjacent “Garden” shopping center, including a new restaurant whose full details have not yet been revealed (PA2019-023)

      • See the flyer at right, being distributed by some concerned neighbors
    • Return of appeal of Sheehy Residence CDP at 2495 Ocean Blvd (PA2017-179)
    • One-Year Review of Newport Auto Center at 445 E Coast Hwy
    • Recommendation on proposed Beach Cottage Preservation amendments to Zoning Code and Local Coastal Program (see notice of availability for LCP details)

October 22 – 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)
      • Annual Review of Sober Living by the Sea Zoning Agreement (PA2010-150)
      • Introduction of Building and Fire Code Adoption Ordinance (happens every three years)
      • Approval of design concept for new “Lido” Fire Station on the Peninsula (continued from 9/24 meeting, where it was to have been Item 21)
      • Approval of concept plan for redevelopment of Lower Sunset View Park (including a dog park) and construction of a bike/pedestrian bridge across Superior to Sunset Ridge Park (previously heard by PB&R as Item VI.B on Aug. 6, 2019).
      • Initiation of code amendment extending time to remove non-conforming signs.
      • Newport Pier restaurant lease agreement with Bluewater Grill

October 24 @ 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
    • Annual review of Irvine Company’s development agreement for Newport Center.
    • Permits for three single family homes and one duplex project in the Coastal Zone.

October 26 @ 9:00 am to 10:30 am – District 6 Town Hall
Corona del Mar Fire Station  (410 Marigold Ave.)

  • Announcement here
    • Council member Joy Brenner will be holding her first community town hall meeting to discuss items of special interest to residents in “her” district.
    • Expected topics include short term rentals, wildfire vulnerability and homelessness.
    • For reference regarding possible changes to the City’s Short Term Lodging ordinance, see:

October 26 @ 11:00 am to 3 pm – General Plan Update – Community-wide Launch Event
City Hall lawn (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Being promoted by the consultant as a “Community Fair” with games and free hamburgers (for the first 200), this will actually by the launch of the General Plan Update “Listen & Learn” process.
  • The event is announced on the new GPU website and on the following flyer:
    Flyer for October 26 GPU Launch Event

    Flyer for October 26 GPU Launch Event

November 5 – 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)
      • Harbor Commission recommendation regarding Council Policy H-1

November 7 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission
Civic Center – Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)
    • One-Year Review of Newport Auto Center at 445 E Coast Hwy

November 19 – 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)
      • Recommendation of architect from Library Lecture Hall Design Committee
      • Cottage Preservation Ordinance Amendment (Title 20 &21) (public hearing)
      • Short Term Lodging Amendment Ordinance (introduction)
      • Superior Avenue/Sunset Ridge Park Pedestrian Bridge
      • Building and Fire Code Adoption Ordinance second reading (Title 9 & 15)

November 20 @ 5:00 pm – SPON Board Meeting
Details available on request.

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