YTD Calendar

The following is a running list of past events that were posted to the SPON calendar in 2018.

January 2019

January 8 – 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
    • 5:00 pm: City Council Study Session
    • 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting
      • Labor contract with firefighters
      • Hearings on new street vending application fees and new harbor fees and rents
      • Phase IV of Civic Center sculpture exhibit
      • New vendor for City TV production/channel

January 9 @ 6:00 pm – Speak Up Newport Homelessness Forum
Civic Center Community Room 100 Civic Center Drive

  • The reception starts at 5:15 p.m.
  • The program, focusing on solutions to the homeless problem, is a follow-up to an April forum outlining the problem.

January 10 @ 3:00 pm – Zoning Administrator Hearing – POSTPONED
City Hall, 100 Civic Center Drive – Corona del Mar Conference Room (Bay E-1st Floor)
Note: The hearing notices for this meeting were not published as planned.  As a result it will need to be rescheduled.  The new date has not yet been determined.

January 12 @ 2:00 – 4:00 pm – SPON GPAC workshop
Santa Ana Heights Fire Station Training Room (Mesa at Acacia)

  • This meeting of SPON’s independent General Plan Update Advisory Committee will continue the guest speakers series.
  • Kevin K. Johnson, an environmental lawyer from San Diego will provide insights on how to more effectively read and comment on Environmental Impact Reports.
  • Click here to RSVP – The event is free and open to all, but these are popular events and we need to know your plans so we don’t exceed room capacity!

January 15 @ 3:00 pm – SPON Board Meeting
Details available on request.

January 15 @ 6:00 pm – General Plan Update Meeting — POSTPONED
Civic Center Community Room  
(100 Civic Center Drive, adjacent to Council Chambers)

  • The Community Development Department was expected to discuss the General Plan Update process (to be introduced at the January 8 Council Study Session) and seek public input on the consultant selection process
  • We understand this previously-announced meeting has been postponed, most likely to early February

January 17 @ 4:00 pm – Airport Land Use Commission
John Wayne Airport Administration Building (3160 Airway Avenue, Costa Mesa)

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

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)
    • Extension of Hoag Hospital Development Agreement
    • Approval of residential encroachments into public right-of-way (3725 Ocean Boulevard)
    • Request for liquor license (703 Balboa Boulevard)

January 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
    • 4:30 pm: City Council Study Session
    • 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting
      • Creation of citizens Steering Committee for Phase 1 of General Plan Update (appointments to be made by Mayor and announced at a later meeting)
      • Revisions to City Council Policy A-1 (conduct of Council meetings)
      • Harbor fees and rents, and sidewalk vending permit fee
      • Introduction of revised Accessory Dwelling Units ordinance
      • Mitigated Negative Declaration for Big Canyon Nature Park restoration, Phase II
      • Contracts for Automated Meter Infrastructure “proof of performance,” Lower Sunset View Park design consultant, streetlight maintenance, and labor agreement with Employees League
        • The Lower Sunset View Park contract requires Council approval as it involves hiring former City Council member Tony Petros as the “sole source” coordinator for the public outreach and design effort for $48,500 over an 29 month period.

January 24 @ 3:00 pm – Zoning Administrator Hearing
City Hall, 100 Civic Center Drive – Corona del Mar Conference Room (Bay E-1st Floor)

January 30 @ noon – deadline to submit applications to be on General Plan Update Steering Committee

January 31 @ 3:00 pm – Zoning Administrator Hearing (special meeting)
City Hall, 100 Civic Center Drive – Corona del Mar Conference Room (Bay E-1st Floor)

January 31 @ 4:30 pm (<– note special time) – Special Planning Commission Meeting
Civic Center – Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

February 2019

February 2 @ 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 available here
    • Update on City’s fiscal picture
    • Options for service enhancements and delivery
    • Update on airport and homelessness initiatives
    • Current and planned capital improvement programs
    • SPON advocated for more aggressive implementation of the West Newport Mesa Streetscape Master Plan

February 4 @ 6:30 pm – Mayor’s Town Hall
Marina Park – 1600 W. Balboa Blvd

February 5 @ 6:00 pm – Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission
Civic Center – Council Chambers  
(100 Civic Center Drive)

February 12 – City Council Meeting
Civic Center – Council Chambers  
(100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Agenda available here
  • Insider’s Guide : City Manager’s preview of agenda items
    • 4:00 pm: City Council Study Session
      • Review changes to Beacon Bay lease rates proposed by Home Owners Association
      • Overview of city trees
    • 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting (topics per agenda and notices)
      • Confirmation of Mayor’s selections for five-member General Plan Update Steering Committee. The selections are Nancy Gardner (Chair), Ed Selich, Debbie Stevens, Larry Tucker and Paul Watkins.
        • Note: SPON has some concern with these selections.  Despite their long histories of service to the City, all the designees, with the exception of Debbie Stevens, were on the review committee (“LUEAAC“) that brought us Measure Y — the ill-fated previous attempt to update the General Plan, rejected by 69.3% of voters in 2014.
      • Appointment of committee (Dixon, Herdman and Muldoon) to review the roles and responsibilities of the Aviation Committee
      • Adoption of labor agreement with Police Management Association
      • Adoption of Accessory Dwelling Unit ordinances
      • Adoption of 10 revised “F-policies” (dealing with financial matters)
      • Adoption of major LCP amendments (from December Coastal Commission meeting)
      • Introduction of Flood Plain Management ordinance
      • Revisions to agreement regarding City’s obligations with respect to SCE undergrounding and park improvements on Uptown Newport property
      • Authorization of contract to manage Civic Center Park Sculpture Exhibition – Phase IV
      • Authorization of alerting system for CdM Fire Station
      • Appeal of Harbor Commission’s approval of reconfiguration of Newport Marina at 2888 Bayshore Drive (adjacent to Upper Bay bridge) — CONTINUED
      • Hearing and possible approval of Harbor Pointe Senior Living application (replacing Kitayama restaurant on Bristol)
      • Approval of AT&T telecom master license agreement for small cell sites on City streetlights

February 13 @ 6:00 pm – General Plan Update Steering Committee meeting
Marina Park (1600 W. Balboa Blvd)

  • The inaugural meeting of the General Plan Update Steering Committee (to be appointed on February 12) will double as community outreach event (see News Splash, calendar announcement and flyer).
  • The program is expected to consist of:
    • Overview and discussion of the General Plan Update process.
    • Review and discussion of the Request for Proposals for an outside consultant to guide the effort.
  • Note: the five Steering Committee members attended, but did not participate in this event, supposedly because they had not been sworn into office.

February 14 @ 3:00 pm – Zoning Administrator Hearing
City Hall, 100 Civic Center Drive – Corona del Mar Conference Room (Bay E-1st Floor)

February 19 @ 3:00 pm – SPON Board Meeting
Details available on request.

February 20 @ 6:00 pm – General Plan Update Steering Committee meeting
Civic Center Community Room  (100 Civic Center Drive, adjacent to Council Chambers)

  • Agenda here
    • The inaugural meeting of the General Plan Update Steering Committee, which had been announced for February 13, has been rescheduled to February 20, supposedly due to the committee members not being able to participate on on February 13 because they had not been sworn into office.
    • The February 13 meeting devolved into a staff presentation to community members with the yet-to-be-sworn-in Steering Committee members listening from the audience.

February 21 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission
Civic Center – Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

February 26 – 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
    • 5:00 pm: City Council Study Session
      • Update on City water supply and delivery system
    • 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting
      • Adoption of Flood Plain Management ordinance, ordinance amending Local Coastal Plan Implementation Plan and ordinance adopting zoning change to allow Harbor Pointe Senior Living
      • Introduction of residential street construction parking ordinance (also restricting Saturday activity and requiring new construction fence signage).
      • Approval of agreement with OCTA for taxi administration
      • Tentative Agreements with Newport Beach City Employees Association ( NBCEA) and Newport Beach Professional and Technical Employees Association ( NBPTEA)
      • Contract with Host Compliance for monitoring online advertising of short term rentals
      • Quarterly report on grants and donations
      • Six month extension of development agreement for Hoag Hospital growth
      • Revision to resolution creating General Plan Update Steering Committee, adding two new citizen members, bringing total to seven
      • Appointment to the Finance Committee
      • Appeal of Planning Commission’s denial of permit for tattoo studio in CdM

February 28 @ 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 Newport Country Club (tennis club) Development Agreement
    • Comprehensive Sign Program for apartment complex at 1 Baywood Drive
    • Four Coastal Development Permits
    • Three condominium maps

March 4 @ 4:00 pm – Aviation Committee
Civic Center – Community Room 
(adjacent to Council Chambers)

March 6 @ noon:  Deadline to submit applications for appointment as one of the two additional citizen members being added to the General Plan Update Steering Committee.  Applications received by the deadline will be considered in addition to those submitted in connection with the original recruitment.

March 6 @ 6:00 pm – General Plan Update Steering Committee meeting
Friends Room  (Central Library, 1000 Avocado)

  • Look for agenda here
  • The second meeting of the General Plan Update Steering Committee is expected to focus on:
    • Review draft of a new Request for Proposals for a consultant for the “listen and learn” (public outreach) phase of the process, only.
    • Discuss merits of Council appointing larger citizens General Plan Advisory Committee before completion of “listen and learn.”

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

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)
    • City staff’s Annual Status Report (Planning Activity PA2007-195) on the state of the City’s General Plan Update Implementation Program and its progress on the Housing Element goals.
    • Waiver of Council Policy L-6 for encroachments into public right of way at 3100 Breakers Drive.

March 8 @ 9:00 a.m. – California Coastal Commission
California African American Museum, Los Angeles

  • Agenda here
  • Item 9a on Friday is a hearing on the question of whether the City’s approval of a Residential Permit Parking Program (RP3) for the Finley Tract in West Newport raises substantial issues of compliance with the Coastal Act

March 12 – 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
    • 5:00 pm: City Council Study Session
      • Central Library Lecture Hall Proposal
      • Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Early Look
      • Changes to development standards to address new Flood Zone Maps
    • 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting
      • Appointment of two additional citizen members to  General Plan Update Steering Committee
      • Second reading of ordinance for 6-month extension of Hoag Hospital Development Agreement
      • Introduce ordinance to limit time to complete construction projects
      • Contracts for water rate study consultant, homeless outreach, delinquent account collection and pavement and traffic rehabilitation
      • Amendments to contracts for parking citation processing, Grand Canal dredging, and tree and plant services
      • Adopt Memoranda of Understanding with two employee groups
      • Authorize 2014-2018 pension “fresh-start”
      • Authorize grant submissions for OCTA environmental cleanup projects
      • Appeal of reconfiguration of “Newport Marina,” adjacent to Bay Shores gated community (continued from February 12 Item 16)
      • Approve letter to County Supervisors stating City’s preferred alternative for JWA General Aviation Improvement Program.

March 14 @ 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
    • Coastal Development Permit to replace and enlarge clubhouse owned by Lido Sands Community Association
    • Minor Use Permit for sales and storage of classic and vintage sports cars at 1620 Monrovia Avenue

March 19 @ 3:00 pm – SPON Board Meeting
Details available on request.

March 20 @ 2:00-3:00 pm – John Wayne Airport Quarterly Noise Meeting
JWA Eddie Martin Admin. Bldg. (3160 Airway Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626)

March 20 @ 6:00 pm – General Plan Update Steering Committee meeting
Civic Center – Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Look for agenda here
  • The third meeting of the General Plan Update Steering Committee, for the first time with all seven citizen members appointed, is expected to include:
    • Possible completion of revisions to the RFP for an outside consultant to manage the “listen and learn” phase of the GPU process, only.
    • Presentation about the Harbor Commission’s visioning process.
    • Presentation from staff about updates to the City’s website.

March 21 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission
Civic Center – Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)
    • Mesa Drive Townhomes at 20462 Santa Ana & 1501 Mesa Drive (PA2017-218)
    • Tattoo parlor appeal (E Art Gallery, 2721 E Coast Hwy., referred back by City Council)

March 26 – 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
      • Presentation about citrus pests
      • Review of City’s pesticide management policy
      • Closed session performance reviews of City Attorney and City Clerk
    • 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting
      • Amendments to records retention schedule
      • Creation of Homeless Task Force with Council and citizen members
      • Restructure Aviation Committee
      • Revise discrimination and harassment policy
      • City staff’s Annual Status Report (Planning Activity PA2007-195) on the state of the City’s General Plan Update Implementation Program and its progress on the Housing Element goals.
      • Amendment to pay-by-cell parking contract
      • Receive and consider revised compensation agreement with key and management employees
      • Adoption of salary schedules
      • Award contract for City facilities painting and Spyglass Hill Reservoir equipment
      • Appeal of Harbor Commission’s approval of reconfiguration of Newport Marina at 2888 Bayshore Drive (adjacent to Upper Bay bridge)
      • Initiate amendments to Zoning Code and Coastal Plan for construction in special flood danger zones

March 28 @ 3:00 pm – Zoning Administrator Hearing 
City Hall, 100 Civic Center Drive – Corona del Mar Conference Room (Bay E-1st Floor)

April 2019

April 3 @ 6:00 pm – General Plan Update Steering Committee meeting
Civic Center – Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Look for agenda here
  • This fourth meeting of the General Plan Update Steering Committee is expected to include:
    • Update of Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) numbers
    • Plans to revise traffic model and Circulation Element
    • A general discussion about the future process, including what topics need to addressed in the “listen and learn.”

April 4 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission – CANCELED

April 6 @ 10:00 am to noon – John Wayne Airport Town Hall
Civic Center – Community Room 
(adjacent to Council Chambers)

  • See description here
  • County Supervisor Michelle Steel will be in Newport Beach to discuss issues related to John Wayne Airport:
    • Flight paths
    • Airport Noise
    • General Aviation Improvement Project

April 9 – 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
      • Junior Lifeguard Building proposal
    • 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting
      • Introduction of ordinance to limit time allowed to complete private construction projects
      • Revisions to Council Discretionary Grants policy
      • Formation of Council ad hoc committees on election reform and lobbyist registration
      • Salary agreements for “key management” employees, including City Manager, City Attorney, City Clerk, Police and Fire Chiefs and many more
      • Permission to submit to the Coastal Commission a proposal for amendments to the Local Coastal Program Implementation Plan to create a Balboa Village Parking Overlay District (exempting most businesses from the requirement to provide off-street parking)
      • Approve grant submittal for WaterSMART program
      • Contracts for public works project inspection and administration, Bayside Drive and MacArthur road work, and two undergrounding projects
      • Purchase of undergrounding credits
      • Approval of City Arts Commission’s selection of sculptures for next phase of Civic Center Park exhibition
      • Appointment of Arts Commissioner to fill one vacant seat

April 11 @ 9:00 a.m. – California Coastal Commission
Board of Supervisors Chambers, Salinas, California

  • Agenda here
  • As part of the Deputy Director’s Report for Orange County (Item 15), the Irvine Company is asking for a one-year extension of the previously-granted permit to build a 25-foot tall, 14,252 square foot restaurant in the parking lot of the former Reuben E. Lee paddleboat restaurant (2012 E. Coast Highway) adjacent to PCH’s Back Bay Bridge.  The project includes a new public dock.  This was originally approved as Item Th10b on February 9, 2017.

April 15 @ 4:00 pm – Aviation Committee
Central Library – Friends Room 
(1000 Avocado)

April 16 @ 3:00 pm – SPON Board Meeting
Details available on request.

April 17 @ 5:30 pm – John Wayne Airport Commission
JWA Eddie Martin Admin. Bldg. (3160 Airway Avenue, Costa Mesa)

  • Look for agenda here
    • Note: this is being noticed as a “Special Meeting”.  The agenda appears after the agenda for the Regular Meeting at 5:00 p.m.
    • 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 April 23.

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