YTD Calendar

The following is a running list of past events for the current calendar year.
Upcoming events are found here.

JANUARY 2017

January 4 @ 9:00 a.m.  Banning Ranch appeal – CA Supreme Court
San Francisco

  • Oral arguments before state high court on appeal by Banning Ranch Conservancy
  • Case info here — will be webcast live

January 10 City Council Meeting
Civic Center Council Chambers

January 14 @ 9:00 a.m. City Council’s Annual Saturday Goal Setting Session
Marina Park

January 18 @ 6:00 p.m.  Scoping Meeting – Koll Center Residences
Central Library – Friends Room

  • Unveiling of plans for a 3 tower, 260 unit, 150 foot high residential condominium infill project proposed for the current parking lots of an Airport Area business park
  • Public comment being sought on items to include in the required Environmental Impact Report
  • More information here

January 19 @ 6:00 pm  FAA Webinar on NextGen Flight Paths
Internet-based (reservation required)

  • Public forum on new “NextGen” jet departure control system, expected to affect paths from John Wayne Airport in April or May
  • Chance to ask questions online
  • Details here

January 19 @ 6:30 pm Planning Commission Meeting
Civic Center Council Chambers

  • Agenda, when published, available here (usually on Friday before meeting)
    • Permit for cafe and poolside cocktail lounge at “Villas at Fashion Island” apartment complex
    • Uptown Newport – park fee credits (taken off calendar)
    • Mariners’ Mile Roadway Configuration (postponed to February)
    • Harbor Commission Presentation on importance of preserving harbor-related uses (postponed to February)

January 20 @ 3:00 pm SPON Board of Directors Meeting
Details available on request

January 24 City Council Meeting
Civic Center Council Chambers

  • City Manager’s Insider’s Guide (Preview of upcoming meeting)
  • Agenda, when published, available here (usually by 4:00 pm on Thursday before  meeting)
    • 4:00 pm: City Council Study Session (tentative)
    • 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting
      • Village Inn use permit appeal
      • Lido House Hotel LCP amendment
      • Uptown Newport – tax-free bonds approval

January 26  @ 3:30 pm Zoning Administrator Hearing
Civic Center, CdM Conference Room (Bay E-1st Floor)

  • Agenda here
    • Tentative parcel map for redevelopment of Tennis Club portion of Newport Beach Country Club (in Newport Center)
    •  “Annual” compliance review – North Newport Center Development Agreement (for activity in calendar year 2015)

January 26  @ 6:00 pm  Mariners’ Mile Public Workshop
Marina Park

  • Expecting announcement and discussion of “conclusions” from City’s consultant.
  • This will not be conducted as a special meeting of Planning Commission, although Commissioners may attend

February 2017

February 1 @ 6:00 pm  FAA NextGen Flight Paths Public Workshop
OASIS Senior Center

  • Public discussion of new “NextGen” jet departure control system, expected to affect paths from John Wayne Airport in April or May
  • Details here

February 2 @ 5:00 pm  Comments due on Koll Center Residences

  • Public comments are due on topics that need to be covered in the Environmental Impact Report for a proposed new project to be built over existing surface office parking lots along Von Karman, near the Airport, consisting of 260 residential condominium units in three, 150-foot high towers.
  • See City website for notice and project page.
  • The preliminary environmental documents, including the presentation from the January 18 Scoping Meeting are here.

February 8-10 @ 9:00 am California Coastal Commission
Civic Center Council Chambers

  • Commission meeting in Newport Beach
  • Agenda available here
    • Adoption of revised findings for denial of Newport Banning Ranch proposal (2/9, Item 12a)
    • Permit for new Irvine Company restaurant and dock expansion at Balboa Marina West (former Reuben E. Lee riverboat restaurant location) (2/9, Item 10b)
    • An important matter involving the cottages at Crystal Cove State Park (2/9, Item 10e) has been postponed

February 9 @ 6:30 pm Planning Commission Meeting
Civic Center Community Room (adjacent to Council Chambers)

  • Agenda available here
    • Public Works presentation on widening of PCH through Mariners Mile
    • Permits for restaurants with alcohol service at Vue Newport (new mixed use project next to Crab Cooker)
    • Variance request on Ocean Blvd in CdM (Dawson residence on cliff above China Cove)

February 14 City Council Meeting
Civic Center Council Chambers

  • City Manager’s Insider’s Guide (Preview of upcoming meeting)
  • Agenda, when published, available here (usually by 4:00 pm on Thursday before  meeting)
    • 3:30 pm: City Council Study Session
      • Review of future public works projects in City’s “Facilities Financing Plan” — including City Manager’s proposals to postpone CdM Library/Fire Station replacement and construction of Westside Community Center
    • 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting
      • Certification of petition for Museum House Referendum
      • Certification of petition for undergrounding utilities on West Balboa Island
      • 15th Street sidewalk improvement concepts (Newport Heights)
      • Continuing animal shelter lease
      • Prohibiting water-propelled vehicles (“jet packs”) in the harbor

February 23 @ 6:30 pm Planning Commission Meeting
Civic Center Council Chambers

February 24 @ 3:00 pm SPON Board of Directors Meeting
Details available on request

February 28 City Council Meeting
Civic Center Council Chambers

  • City Manager’s Insider’s Guide (Preview of upcoming meeting)
  • Agenda, when published, available here (usually by 4:00 pm on Thursday before  meeting)
    • 4:00 pm: City Council Study Session
      • Mooring transfer regulations
      • Harbor programs and projects
    • 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting
      • Action on Museum House referendum petition (repeal approval or call election)
      • Adoption of new harbor building standards (dock construction, etc.)
      • Appeal of Planning Commission approval of a Costa Mesa style three-story condo residential redevelopment across from Santa Ana Country Club

March 2017

March 2 @ 4:00 pm Finance Committee
City Hall – Crystal Cove Conference Room, Bay 2D

  • The City’s Finance Committee, which has influence over how money is saved and spent on the City’s plans and priorities, will be meeting on the Thursdays following the Tuesday Council meetings through June.  See their workplan. The primary topic will be the upcoming budget.
  • Agendas available here (at least 3 days before meeting)

March 8 @ 9:00 am California Coastal Commission
Ventura, California (Board of Supervisors Chamber)

  • Agenda available here
    • Approval of jurisdiction and appeal map for Local Coastal Program (Item 21a)
    • Expansion of Lido House hotel plans by 4,745 sq.ft. (Items 20b, 20c and 23a)
    • Modifications to development at Crystal Cove State Park (Item 22b)

March 9 @ 6:30 pm Planning Commission Meeting
Civic Center Council Chambers

March 14 City Council Meeting
Civic Center Council Chambers

  • City Manager’s Insider’s Guide (Preview of upcoming meeting)
  • Agenda, when published, available here (usually by 4:00 pm on Thursday before  meeting)
    • 4:00 pm: City Council Study Session
      • Update on water quality related harbor projects
      • Update on commercial marina rates
      • Early look at CIP (Capital Improvement Program) budget
    • 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting
      • Final reading of repeal of 2016 Museum Tower approvals
      • Introduction of revised harbor construction design standards
      • Introduction of revised newsrack standards for Corona del Mar
      • Acceptance of new Categorical Exclusion Order exempting certain residential construction from Coastal Development Permit requirements

March 23 @ 6:30 pm Planning Commission Meeting
Civic Center Council Chambers

  • Agenda, when published, available here (usually on Friday before meeting)
    • Allow residential development on two of four private lots used for commercial parking on Goldenrod Avenue by removing restrictive covenant
    • Amend site development review for Uptown Newport to allow moving and reducing up to 11,500 square feet of commercial uses

March 24 @ 3:00 pm SPON Board of Directors Meeting
Details available on request

March 27 @ 6:30 pm District 2 Town Hall
Jorgensen Room – Mariners Library

  • Details here
    • Newport Heights alley paving
    • 15th Street sidewalk
    • Traffic Safety and Policing
    • Mariners’ Mile

March 28 City Council Meeting
Civic Center Council Chambers

  • City Manager’s Insider’s Guide (Preview of upcoming meeting)
  • Agenda, when published, available here (usually by 4:00 pm on Thursday before  meeting)
    • 5:30 pm: City Council Study Session
      • City Arts Commission annual update
      • Emergency Management/Tsunami Awareness Week
    • 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting
      • Traffic signal rehabilitation hearing (Lido Village crosswalk)
      • City endorsement of issuance of tax-free bonds by Discovery Cube for its OceanQuest Project (formerly ExplorOcean)
      • Mooring regulations
      • Annual General Plan status report

March 30  @ 3:30 pm Zoning Administrator Hearing
Civic Center, CdM Conference Room (Bay E-1st Floor)

April 2017

April 3 @ 6:30 pm District 1 Town Hall
Marina Park

  • Details here
    • Update on Boardwalk Safety
    • Update on Peninsula Trolley
    • Update on Peninsula Crosswalk Study
    • 2017-18 City Budget Planning Process Underway

April 6 @ 6:30 pm Planning Commission Meeting
Civic Center Council Chambers

  • Agenda, when published, available here (usually on Friday before meeting)
    • Alcohol and food service at Big Newport 6 Regal Theater
    • 2741 Ocean Blvd. variance (China Cove bluff construction)

April 11 City Council Meeting
Civic Center Council Chambers

  • City Manager’s Insider’s Guide (Preview of upcoming meeting)
  • Agenda, when published, available here (usually by 4:00 pm on Thursday before  meeting)
    • 4:00 pm: City Council Study Session
      • FEMA study and flood rate insurance map
    • 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting
      • Uptown Newport park fee revisions
      • Clean-ups and revisions to the Newport Beach Local Coastal Progam and its Implementation Plan (now Title 21 of the Municipal Code), including:
        • Balboa Village parking overlay
        • Oceanfront encroachments
      • Coastal development permit “de minimis” waivers
      • Balboa Peninsula “trolley”
      • Commercial marina rates
      • Harbor development standard revisions (first reading)
      • Mooring regulations (second reading)
      • Central Avenue dock – contract award
      • Amended contracts for City Manager, City Attorney and City Clerk

April 13  @ 3:30 pm Zoning Administrator Hearing
Civic Center, CdM Conference Room (Bay E-1st Floor)

April 20 @ 6:30 pm Planning Commission Meeting
Civic Center Council Chambers

April 21 @ 3:00 pm SPON Board of Directors Meeting
Details available on request

April 25 City Council Meeting
Civic Center Council Chambers

  • City Manager’s Insider’s Guide (Preview of upcoming meeting)
  • Agenda, when published, available here (usually by 4:00 pm on Thursday before  meeting)
    • 4:00 pm: City Council Study Session
      • Presentation about OC water basin by OC Water District
      • City emergency management update
    • 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting
      • Adoption of revised design standards for in-harbor construction (docks and such)
      • Big Canyon dry weather runoff agreement
      • Construction of pickleball courts in Bonita Canyon Sports Park
      • Changing names of two existing City parks
      • New Council policy encouraging prayer at public meetings
      • Revised contracts for City Manager, City Clerk and City Attorney

April 27  @ 3:30 pm Zoning Administrator Hearing
Civic Center, CdM Conference Room (Bay E-1st Floor)

  • Agenda, when published, available here
    • Annual compliance review – Pacific View Cemetery Development Agreement
    •  “Annual” compliance review – Development Agreement for Tennis Club portion of Newport Beach Country Club (in Newport Center)
    • Two Coastal Development permits

May 2017

May 4 @ 6:30 pm Planning Commission Meeting
Civic Center Council Chambers

  • Agenda, when published, available here (usually on Friday before meeting)
    • Amendment to Accessory Dwelling Unit ordinance
    • Local Coastal Program amendments (It is critical, under this item, to urge the Commission to preserve Newport’s Shoreline Height limits and establish that “planned community” parcels, in the broader Coastal Zone and elsewhere, are not exempt from the limits — an idea floated by City staff since 2010)

May 6 @ 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Mariners Mile Community Awareness Event
Cliff Drive Park

  • On Saturday May 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Coalition to Preserve Mariner’s Mile is holding a  “Community Awareness Event” at Cliff Drive Park in the upper picnic area between Riverside and Redlands.  A chance to become informed and win prizes!

May 9 City Council Meeting
Civic Center Council Chambers

  • City Manager’s Insider’s Guide (preview of upcoming meeting)
  • Agenda, when published, available here (usually by 4:00 pm on Thursday before  meeting)
    • 5:00 pm: City Council Study Session
      • Harbor Capital Plan
      • Fiscal Year 2017-18 Capital Improvements Program budget
    • 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting
      • Hearings on Community Development Block Grants: amendments to prior plans and adoption of 2016-17 Action Plan
      • Residential permit parking for Finley Tract (across Newport Blvd from Lido Village)
      • Bayside Drive roadway configuration concepts review

May 11  @ 3:30 pm Zoning Administrator Hearing
Civic Center, CdM Conference Room (Bay E-1st Floor)

May 18 @ 6:30 pm Planning Commission Meeting – CANCELLED
Civic Center Council Chambers

  • At this meeting, the Planning Commission had been expected to make a recommendation to Council about City staff’s  Mariners Mile Revitalization Plan.  However, the meeting has cancelled. Follow the preceding link for details…

May 19 @ 3:00 pm SPON Board of Directors Meeting

  • Details available on request

May 22 @ 1:30 pm Museum House Trial
Central Justice Center (Santa Ana), Courtroom C32

The Orange County Museum of Art has brought a suit against the City and its residents seeking to invalidate the Museum House referendum petition, and all the Council’s actions based on it, citing alleged technical violations in the petition’s form and content. On his afternoon docket, the judge in the case will be hearing an “anti-SLAPP” motion brought by the Line In The Sand PAC to dismiss OCMA’s filings as a meritless “strategic lawsuit against public participation.” Barring appeal, success in this would end the case and end all doubts about the validity of the Council’s repeal of the Museum House approvals. Public attendance is welcome and encouraged.  Read more

May 23 City Council Meeting
Civic Center Council Chambers

  • City Manager’s Insider’s Guide (Preview of upcoming meeting)
  • Agenda, when published, available here (usually by 4:00 pm on Thursday before  meeting)
    • 3:00 pm: City Council joint meeting with Finance Committee
      • Review of proposed FY2017-18 budget
    • 4:00 pm: City Council Study Session
      • Ocean Front boardwalk: Plans for Summer 2017
    • 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting
      • Median turf replacement contract
      • FEMA flood map analysis contract amendment
      • Liquor license for Lighthouse Cafe at Marina Park
      • Approval of amendment to Airport Settlement Agreement
      • Extension of airport consulting contract (Tom Edwards)
      • Approval of Community Development Grants Action Plan for 2017-2018

May 25  @ 3:30 pm Zoning Administrator Hearing
Civic Center, CdM Conference Room (Bay E-1st Floor)

  • Agenda, when published, available here
    • Four Coastal Development Permits
    • Massage services use permit – 1501 Westcliff
    •  Previously expected annual compliance review for Hoag Hospital Development Agreement activity in calendar year 2016 appears to have been delayed

June 2017

June 1 @ 3:00 pm Water Quality/Coastal Tidelands Committee Meeting
Civic Center Council Chambers

  • Agenda available here
    • Presentation on UCI Oceans Initiative
    • Adoption of Committee Goals for 2017
    • Report on Newport Bay Underwater Cleanup
    • Accept donation toward cost of Newport Bay Water Wheel

June 8 @ 6:30 pm Planning Commission Meeting
Civic Center Council Chambers

June 13 City Council Meeting
Civic Center Council Chambers

  • City Manager’s Insider’s Guide (Preview of upcoming meeting — pending)
  • Agenda, when published, available here (usually by 4:00 pm on Thursday before  meeting)
    • 6:00 pm: City Council Study Session
      • Mayor’s Youth Council report
      • Sister Cities update
    • 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting
      • Budget adoption and Business Improvement District renewals
      • Lighthouse Cafe (Marina Park) liquor license
      • Ordinance to streamline permitting of electric vehicle charging stations
      • Measure M eligibility: annual update of 7-year plan
      • Award of Newport Heights alley replacement contract
      • Award of contract for Mariners Fire Station garage replacement

June 24 @ 9:30 am SPON Annual Meeting
Environmental Nature Center
(1601 E 16th St, adjacent to Newport Harbor High School football parking lot)

  • Delicious pot-luck brunch provided by SPON members
  • Election of Board members and review of years activities (see back of flyer)
  • Presentation: The Spirit of Newport Beach — Past, Present and Future
  • Public welcome, but RVSP so we know how many are coming!

June 27 City Council Meeting
Civic Center Council Chambers

  • City Manager’s Insider’s Guide (Preview of upcoming meeting — pending)
  • Agenda, when published, available here (usually by 4:00 pm on Thursday before  meeting)
    • 4:00 pm: City Council Study Session
      • Update on short term lodging permits
      • Update on expected changes to commercial waste collection agreements (reflecting new State requirements)
      • Update on Fourth of July plans
    • 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting
      • Adopt ordinance for streamlined processing of electric vehicle charging station applications
      • Contracts for plan check and inspection services
      • Appointments to boards and commissions

July 2017

July 6 @ 6:30 pm Planning Commission Meeting
Civic Center Council Chambers

  • Agenda, when published, available here (usually on Friday before meeting)
    • Installation of new members and election of officers for 2017-18.
    • Modification to setback map for a portion of Lido Isle
    • Use permit for wine store in small shopping center on Bison

July 11 City Council Meeting
Civic Center Council Chambers

July 13  @ 3:30 pm Zoning Administrator Hearing
Civic Center, CdM Conference Room (Bay E-1st Floor)

July 20 @ 6:30 pm Planning Commission Meeting
Civic Center Council Chambers

July 21 @ 3:00 pm SPON Board of Directors Meeting
Details available on request

July 25 City Council Meeting
Civic Center Council Chambers

  • City Manager’s Insider’s Guide (Preview of upcoming meeting — pending)
  • Agenda, when published, available here (usually by 4:00 pm on Thursday before  meeting)
    • 4:00 pm: City Council Study Session
      • Annual report/presentation by Visit Newport Beach (aka “NB&Co”)
      • Police Department’s “Trauma Intervention Program” (presentation)
      • Discussion of City debt policy
    • 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting
      • Initiate amendment to LCP/Planned Community text for Newport Coast
      • First reading of Accessory Dwelling Units ordinance
      •  LCP amendment to allow Peninsula Point oceanfront encroachments
      • Peninsula Trolley update/adding handicapped program
      • New rental rates for commercial activities in harbor/tidelands
      • Bayside Drive improvements — award of consultant contract
      • Big Canyon Reservoir improvements — contract award

July 27  @ 3:30 pm Zoning Administrator Hearing
Civic Center, CdM Conference Room (Bay E-1st Floor)

August 2017

August 3 @ 6:30 pm Planning Commission Meeting
Civic Center Council Chambers

  • Cancelled

August 8 – City Council Meeting
Civic Center Council Chambers

  • City Manager’s Insider’s Guide (Preview of upcoming meeting — pending)
  • Agenda, when published, available here (usually by 4:00 pm on Thursday before  meeting)
    • 5:00 pm:  Newport Beach Public Facilities Corporation annual meeting (separate agenda)
    • 5:30 pm: City Council Study Session
      • Report on Trauma Intervention Program of Orange County
    • 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting (only meeting in August)
      • Adoption of Accessory Dwelling Units ordinance
      • Adoption of A-Frame ordinance for Lido Marina Village
      • New model contract for solid waste franchises
      • Contract for Big Canyon Reservoir improvements
      • Amended tract map for Ebb Tide project (replacing former mobile home park)
      • Contracts for Bayside Drive (design) and Irvine Avenue (paving) improvements
      • Approval of letter expressing City position on state immigration enforcement bill
      • City Arts Commission appointments (two vacancies)
      • Council Policy Manual update
      • Approve bidding for Balboa Island 9-inch seawall cap construction

August 10 @ 3:30 pm Zoning Administrator Hearing
Civic Center, CdM Conference Room (Bay E-1st Floor)

August 10 City Arts Commission Meeting
Civic Center Council Chambers

  • Agenda available here
    • 5:00 pm: Regular meeting
      • Review of cultural arts grants award program
    • 6:00 pm: Study session
      • Public review of entries for Phase III of Civic Center Sculpture exhibition

August 17 @ 6:30 pm Planning Commission Meeting
Civic Center Council Chambers

August 18 @ 3:00 pm SPON Board of Directors Meeting
Details available on request

August 22 : NO City Council meeting

  • Council on summer break

August 23 @ 6:00 pm City Arts Commission Public Forum
Civic Center Council Chambers

  • Event description here
    • Public input and preliminary selection by panel of judges of nine sculptures for Phase III of Civic Center Park rotating exhibit

August 31 – Special City Council Meeting
Civic Center Council Chambers

  • Agenda available here
    • 4:00 pm: Closed Session
      • Possible initiation of litigation
    • 5:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting
      • Reconsider gas tax decision

September 7 @ 6:30 pm Planning Commission Meeting
Civic Center Council Chambers

    • Cancelled!

September 9 @ 11 am to 3 pm – Green on the Green
Civic Center Community Room and lawn @ City Hall

  • Program here
  • Environmental expo jointly sponsored by City and Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Includes presentations on disaster preparedness

September 12 – City Council Meeting
Civic Center Council Chambers

  • City Manager’s Insider’s Guide (Preview of upcoming meeting — pending)
  • Agenda, when published, available here (usually by 4:00 pm on Thursday before meeting)
    • 5:30 pm: City Council Study Session
      • Proclamations only, followed by closed session including discussion regarding expected litigation about calculation of fire and police overtime pay
    • 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting
      • Hearing to adopt sewer rate increases
      • Purchase of 2807 Newport Blvd. as new location for Lido fire station
      • Community Development Block Grants annual report and evaluation
      • City landscape services contracts
      • Solid waste franchises
      • Contract for harbor sediment testing
      • Contract for additional design work on Big Canyon Reservoir improvements
      • Notices of completion for various projects including Big Canyon restoration, Semeniuk Slough dredging, slurry seal effort and library restrooms
      • Repackaging of previous Local Coastal Program amendment requests submitted to Coastal Commission

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