YTD Calendar

The following is a running list of past events that were posted to the SPON calendar in 2020.

January 2020

January 6 @ 3:00 pm – Library Lecture Hall Design Committee meeting
City Hall (100 Civic Center Drive – Crystal Cove Conference Room, Bay D, 2nd Floor)

  • Agenda & materials here
    • This committee is tasked with making recommendations regarding the construction of a 300-seat lecture hall to be constructed near Avocado Avenue in the Central Library parking lot.
    • Their selection of an architect has been approved by the City Council, but a design has not yet been developed.
    • The meeting materials include what appear to be a set of questions from the architect, as well as a project timeline showing construction from August 2021 through August 2022.

January 6 @ 5:00 pm – City Council Ad Hoc Committee on Election Reform
Friends Room  (Central Library, 1000 Avocado)

  • See announcement here (includes link to proposed code amendments)
    • At the direction of the remainder of the Council, this committee will be meeting in public (which it doesn’t normally do) to seek further input on the lobbyist registration and reporting ordinance (see current draft) they had previously recommended. The City currently has no lobbyist registration. The committee’s proposal was up for adoption at the full City Council’s November 19 meeting, but action on it was postponed until January 28.
    • Many residents felt the proposal poorly written and ineffective. It relies on the County to register the City lobbyists, without specifying what information the County would request from them or how it would be made public.
    • If, as seems likely, the committee, based on the public input they receive, recommends any revisions to the previously-introduced text, the ordinance will need to be re-introduced.

January 8 @ 6:30 pm – Harbor Commission Meeting
Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

    • Agenda here
      • Presentation on Draft Disposable Food Service Ware Ordinance.
      • Update on the Water Wheel (trash collection project in San Diego Creek feeding Back Bay).
      • Decision on proposed dock reconfiguration at 117 North Bay Front on Balboa Island.

January 9 @ 3:00 p.m. – Water Quality/Coastal Tidelands Committee
City Hall – Crystal Cove Conference Room, Bay 2D

  • Agenda here
    • Presentation and update on flood protection for Lower Newport Harbor
    • Proposed Municipal Code revisions regarding Disposable Food Service Ware
    • Setting date and time for field trip to view Santa Ana Delhi Diversion Project

January 9 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission — CANCELLED

January 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
      • Update on State Housing Mandate – Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) and Proposed Action Plan
    • 7:00 pm: City Council Regular Meeting
      • Initiation of Zoning Code and LCP Amendments Related to State Mandated Regulations for Accessory Dwelling Unit and Junior ADU Regulations
      • Grant applications for funding for bridge over Coast Highway at Superior and Balboa Island/Corona del Mar microtransit feasibility study.
      • One-year extension of contract with Newport Beach & Company for managing NBTV.
      • Rental agreement for office space at Balboa Yacht Basin.
      • Waiver of policy to allow Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival at Peninsula Park.
      • Update on Addressing Homelessness
      • Appointment to Balboa Village Advisory Committee
      • Municipal Code amendment changing certain speed limits
      • Appointment to the Visit Newport Beach, Inc. Executive Committee
      • Request for new curb cut on Newport Island
      • Adoption of a Housing Action Plan, which includes:
        • Suspension of current General Plan Update effort
        • Lobbying state to reduce housing allocation and extend deadline for new Housing Element
        • Creation of new 9-member citizens committee to replace current General Plan Steering Committee
        • Hiring of consultant to rewrite Housing, Land Use and Circulation elements of General Plan.
        • Charter Amendment on November ballot to amend Greenlight, exempting state-mandated housing increases from the requirement for voter approval.

January 15 @ 5:00 pm – SPON Board Meeting
Details available on request.

January 16 @ 3:00 pm – Zoning Administrator hearing 
City Hall, 100 Civic Center Drive – Corona del Mar Conference Room (Bay E-1st Floor)

January 17 @ 4:30 pm – Harbor Dredgings Disposal Plan

  • 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 see the topics the consultant already plans to address.

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