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 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

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