YTD Calendar

The following is a running list of past events that were posted to the SPON calendar in 2022.

January 2022

January 3 to 28 – City Hall Closure

  • The City Hall was expected to reopen on January 3, but remained closed to the public due to COVID
  • In-person service is now expected to resume on Monday, January 31 (see announcement)

January 6 @ 3:00 p.m. – Water Quality Coastal Tidelands Committee Meeting – CANCELED
Newport Beach Utilities Yard (949 W. 16th Street)

  • Agenda here (note: this event has been canceled)
    • The Committee was expected to review a proposed water conservation ordinance
    • Following that, attendees were to be given a tour of the Utilities Yard

January 10 – Public Voting Ends on Civic Center Park Sculptures
(online)

  • The public is invited to vote on new sculptures to be displayed in the Civic Center Park

January 11 @ 4:00 p.m. – 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 p.m.: Closed Session (public can comment, but not witness closed door discussion)
    • Lawsuit regarding  JetSuiteX, a commercial carrier operating outside the main terminal at John Wayne Airport
    • Conference with labor negotiators regarding agreements with Part Time Employees Association of Newport Beach and Association of Newport Beach Ocean Lifeguards, as well as City Manager contract
  • 5:00 p.m.: Regular Meeting
    • Presentation recognizing the Freeway Fighters
    • Introduction of Local Coastal Program amendments as approved by Coastal Commission regarding Lido Isle hedge heights (PA2019-132)  and  Cottage Preservation (PA2019-181)
    • Resolutions to:
      • Form a General Plan Update Steering Committee (PA2017-141)
        • Note: In this Item 5 on the consent calendar, the Council will be asked to give the Mayor the power to create a 3-member General Plan Update Committee that will oversee the operations of a future, larger, as-yet-to-be-determined citizens General Plan Update Advisory Committee. 
      • initiate zoning amendment for residential care facilities (PA2021-292)
      • Update positions list in Conflict of Interest Code
      • Modify street sweeping days for portions of the Balboa Peninsula, Corona del Mar and West Newport
    • Contracts for:
      • Water well rehabilitation
      • Jamboree Road pavement rehabilitation and reclaimed water conversion
      • Via Lido Soud & Nord pavement rehabilitation
      • Harbor Piers rehabilitation (permitting and design)
      • Newport Bay Trash Wheel Project (cost increase)
      • Residential Solid Waste Collection & Recycling Contract with CR&R Inc.
        • Note: This Item 20 on the regular discussion calendar is for a new 8-year contract that will completely change the way curbside residential trash collection service is provided, much of which has been announced prior to its consideration or approval by the Council 
    • Personnel agreements:
      • Approve one-time bonuses for existing members of the Newport Beach City Employees Association and the Newport Beach Professional and Technical Employees Association
      • Receive proposed revisions to the agreement with the Newport Beach Employees League and to the Newport Beach Key and Management Compensation Plan, for possible adoption at the January 25 meeting
    • Confirmation of Mayor’s committee appointments
    • Review Harbor Commission 2022 Objectives
    • Public Hearing regarding proposed Assessment District No. 120-2 along Santa Ana Avenue, Cliff Drive, La Jolla Lane & La Jolla Drive

January 13 @ 10:00 am – Zoning Administrator hearing
(Public participation by Zoom only)

January 20 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission – CANCELED
Civic Center – Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)

January 24 @ 3:00 pm  – Building & Fire Board of Appeals Meeting
Central Library Friends Room (1000 Avocado Avenue)

  • Look for agenda here
    • According to the public notice, Woody’s Wharf (2318 Newport Boulevard) is challenging the requirement placed on it to install a full fire sprinkler protection system throughout the restaurant as a condition to increase its permitted occupant load from 164 to 250.

January 24 @ 5:00 pm – Aviation Committee – CANCELLED
Community Room adjacent to Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

January 25 @ 4:00 p.m. – 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 p.m. – Study Session
    • Update on the Orange County Housing Finance Trust
    • Discussion of January 14 letter from California Department of Housing and Community Development regarding draft Housing Element Update
    • Followed by closed session regarding price of lease for American Legion property at 215 15th Street, and instruction to labor negotiators regarding contacts with part-time employees and Ocean Lifeguards
  • 5:30 p.m. – Regular Meeting
    • Adoption of:
      • Local Coastal Program amendments as approved by Coastal Commission regarding Lido Isle hedge heights (PA2019-132)  and  Cottage Preservation (PA2019-181)
      • New Memorandum of Understanding with the Newport Beach Employees League
      • Key and Management Compensation Plan
      • Revised Employment Agreement for City Manager
      • Resolution creating a General Plan Update Steering Committee (appointments to follow if created)
      • New regulations regarding Multiple Vessel Mooring Systems
    • Receive and file:

January 26 @ 5:00 pm – SPON Board Meeting (Zoom)
Details available on request.

January 27 @ 10:00 am – Zoning Administrator hearing
(Public participation by Zoom only)

Agenda, when published, available here

  • Maps for condominium conversions at:
  • Coastal Development Permits for
    • Smith Residence at 300 Morning Star Lane (PA2021-207)
    • Magis TLCS, LLC Residence at 1712 East Ocean Front (PA2021-274)
  • Limited-term permits for continuation of outdoor dining at:

January 29 @ 9:00 a.m. to noon – Annual City Council Planning Session
Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Look for agenda here
    • 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.

February 2022

February 3 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission – CANCELED
Civic Center – Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)
    • 1300 Bristol Street Residential Project (PA2021-161)

February 8 @ 4:00 p.m. – 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 p.m.:  Study Session
      • Update from the City Council Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee
      • Discussion of continued use of the public right-of-way for outdoor dining by some restaurants on Balboa Island and Newport Pier area
      • Update on Be Well OC Mobile Response Unit program implementation
      • Update on Trellis International Community Impact Team program
      • Followed by closed door discussion of labor negotiations with Police Management Association and Ocean Lifeguards
    • 6:00 p.m.:  Regular Meeting
      • Adoption of ordinance regarding Multiple Vessel Mooring Systems
      • Approval of resolutions:
        • Adopting of General Plan 6th Cycle Housing Element (PA2017-141), including override of County Airport Land Use Commission’s finding of inconsistency
        • Approving amended and restated employment agreements for Police Chief and Fire Chief
        • Approving 2020 transfers related to 2020 Urban Areas Security Initiative
          Grant Program
        • Correcting previously-adopted street sweeping days
      • Contracts for:
        • Street Pavement Repair Program
        • Civic Center Dog Park refurbishment
      • Sculpture Exhibition in Civic Center Park: approval of ten Phase VII sculptures and their placement

February 10 @ 10:00 am – Zoning Administrator hearing
(Public participation by Zoom only)

Agenda, when published, available here

  • Starbucks Bristol Street Minor Use Permit at 2122 Bristol Street (PA2021-273)
  • Limited-term permits for continuation of outdoor dining at Avila’s El Ranchito at 2800 Newport Blvd (PA2021-273)

February 10 @ 4:00 or 5:00 pm – John Wayne Airport GAIP Community Meeting  
JWA Eddie Martin Admin. Bldg. (3160 Airway Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626)

  • Details here
    • JWA staff will be providing a presentation about the current status of their General Aviation Improvement Program, a multi-year plan to redo the facilities available for non-commercial-airline aircraft. with a likelihood of more private jets
    • The hour-long presentation will be provided twice (at 4:00 and 5:00 p,m,) and either session can be attended in-person or on-line

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

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)
    • Kociuba Encroachment – request for picket fence in public right-of-way at 407 Fullerton Avenue (PA2022-021)
    • Beard Residence – request to rebuild single family residence with improvements encroaching into public right-of-way and structure over curb height on bluff at 3625 Ocean Boulevard (PA2021-130)
    • Residences at 1300 Bristol – request to demolish office building and construct 193 apartment units atop a 346-space parking structure at the northeast corner of Bristol North Street and Spruce Street in the Airport Area (PA2021-161)

February 22 @ 4:00 p.m. – 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 p.m.:  Study Session
      • Updates on:
        • Orange County Housing Finance Trust Update
        • 2021 Citywide Part 1 Crimes and Arrest data
      • Followed by closed session of contracts with:
        • Police Management and Ocean Lifeguard Associations
        • City Attorney
    • 5:30 Regular Meeting
      • Consent Calendar:
        • Resolution off intent to comply with SB 1383 (organic waste diversion)
        • Contracts for:
          • Graffiti abatement
          • On-Call building maintenance and repair service
          • Uniform and floor mat service
          • Parking permit and citation issuance and processing
        • Disclosure of tentative contract agreement with the Part Time Employees Association
        • Fiscal Year 2021-22 Second Quarter Financial Report
      • Public hearing item:
        • Introduction of Accessory Dwelling Unit Municipal Code and Local Coastal Program amendments as certified by California Coastal Commission (PA2019-248)

February 23 @ 5:00 pm – SPON Board Meeting (Zoom)
Details available on request.

February 24 @ 10:00 am – Zoning Administrator hearing
(Public participation by Zoom only)

February 28 @ 5:00 pm – Aviation Committee 
Community Room (adjacent to Council Chambers — 100 Civic Center Drive)

March 3 @ 7:15 – 8:30 am – Wake Up! Newport
Central Library – Friends Room

  • Announcement here (program typically starts at around 7:45 a.m.)
  • This year’s Mayor, Kevin Muldoon, will be discussing the State of the City

March 3 @ 3:00 p.m. – Water Quality Coastal Tidelands Committee Meeting
Newport Beach Utilities Yard (949 W. 16th Street)

  • Agenda here
    • The Committee will review a proposed water conservation ordinance
    • Following that, attendees will be given a tour of the Utilities Yard

March 3 @ 5:00 pm – Districts 1 & 6 Town Hall
Community Room (adjacent to Council Chambers — 100 Civic Center)

  • Announcement here
  • Although hosted by the District 1 & 6 council persons, City staff makes presentations open to all
  • Topics:
    • Public safety
    • Homelessness
    • Organics recycling
    • Development projects
    • Harbor update

March 3 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission – CANCELED
Civic Center – Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

March 8 @ 4:00 p.m. – 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 p.m. Study Session
    • Recognition of the “Freeway Fighters”
    • Early look at Capital Improvement Program
  • 5:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    • Public Hearing, introducing new Council District Map (PA2021-035)
    • Second reading of Zoning Code and Local Coastal Program amendments (the latter as certified by California Coastal Commission) regarding Accessory Dwelling Units (PA2019-248)
    • Approval of resolutions:
      • Adopting a Memorandum of Understanding with the Part Time Employees Association of Newport Beach, including a new salary schedule
      • Reestablishing the City Council Ad Hoc Committee on homeless issues
    • Approval of contracts for:
      • Design of Balboa Boulevard and Newport Boulevard Pavement Rehabilitation Project
      • Vessel removal, storage and disposal services
      • Amended lease for use of parking lot by Pacifica Christian High School
    • Acceptance of $25,000 check from the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation
    • Introduction of ordinance extending the time to complete construction of one- and two-unit dwellings

March 9 @ 9:00 a.m. – California Coastal Commission
(virtual meeting – see agenda for details)

  • Look for agenda here
    • Coastal Development Permit for construction of new Junior Lifeguards building
    • The Commission will also be considering requests from Newport Beach for technical corrections to its Local Coastal Program regarding setback maps and tattoo establishments

March 9 @ 3:00 pm – Library Lecture Hall Design Committee meeting
City Hall (100 Civic Center Drive – Crystal Cove Conference Room, Bay D, 2nd Floor)

March 9 @ 5:00 pm – Harbor Commission Meeting
Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

    • Agenda here
      • The Commission will be hearing a presentation from the State Lands Commission on the City’s rights and responsibilities in administering the state tidelands
      • It will also be asked to consider approving a residential dock reconfiguration at 815 Via Lido Soud

March 10 @ 10:00 am – Zoning Administrator hearing
(Public participation by Zoom only)

March 10 @ 6:00 pm – Group Residential Uses Community Update Meeting – POSTPONED
Community Room (adjacent to Council Chambers — 100 Civic Center)

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

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)
    • Encroachment permits for:
    • Residential Care Facilities Ordinance Amendment (PA2021-292) – POSTPONED
    • Annual General Plan Report including Housing Element Report (PA2007-195)

March 21 @ 5:00 pm – Harbor Commission Special Meeting
Marina Park  (1600 W. Balboa Blvd)

  • Look for agenda here
    • The Harbor Commission will be seeking input on the proposed increase in onshore mooring rates

March 21 @ 5:00 pm – Aviation Committee – CANCELED
Community Room (adjacent to Council Chambers — 100 Civic Center Drive)

March 22 @ 2:00-3:00 pm – John Wayne Airport Quarterly Noise Meeting  
JWA Eddie Martin Admin. Bldg. (3160 Airway Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626)

March 22 @ 4:00 p.m. – 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 p.m.: Study Session
      • Financial evaluation and framework for future Inclusionary Housing
        Ordinance (PA2022-045)
    • 5:30 p.m.: Regular Meeting
      • Introduction of ordinance making amendments to Harbor Code regarding Raft-Ups, Live-Aboards, On-Shore Moorings, and other miscellaneous provisions
      • Adoption of ordinances for:
        • New City Council District Map  (PA2021-035)
        • Extension of time to complete construction for one- and two-unit dwellings
      • Contracts for:
        • Central Library boiler and Civic Center hot water heater replacement
        • Alley reconstruction (AD-116, 116B & F Street Areas)
        • Superior Avenue pedestrian/bicycle bridge and parking lot construction management and support
        • Pay-by-cell and parking reservation services
      • Acceptance of donations for the Police, Fire and Library Departments
      • Annual General Plan progress report including Housing Element report (PA2007-195)
      • Approval of 1300 Bristol Street Residential Project by Picerne (PA2021-161)

March 23 @ 5:00 pm – SPON Board Meeting (In person/Zoom hybrid)
Details available on request.

March 23 @ 6:00 p.m. – Accessory Dwelling Units meeting
(virtual meeting – see announcement for details)

  • Announcement here
    • Discussion of potential code changes to incentivize the development of Accessory Dwelling Units

March 24 @ 10:00 am – Zoning Administrator hearing
(Public participation by Zoom only)

April 2022

April 4 @ 6:00 pm – Group Residential Uses Community  Meeting 
Civic Center Community Room (100 Civic Center Drive – adjacent to Council Chambers)

  • Announcement here
  • A staff proposal for updates to the City’s group facilities ordinance was to be presented to the Planning Commission as Item 4 on March 17, but was postponed until after this meeting could be held (PA2021-292)
  • Remote participation also available via Zoom

April 7 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission –  CANCELED

April 12 @ 4:00 p.m. – 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 p.m. Study Session
      • Celebration of Heroes – Honoring the Heroes of the Pandemic
      • Review of Tustin Avenue trial closure
      • Followed by Closed Session regarding labor negotiations
    • 5:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
      • Acceptance of 2022 grant for Marina Park Boating Program
      • Approval of contracts for:
        • Slurry seal program
        • Janitorial services
        • On-call marine engineering and harbor-related professional services
      • Approval of Cultural Arts grants for fiscal year 2021-2022
      • Confirmation of appointments to the General Plan Update Steering Committee
      • Approval of Fee Study and cost recovery ordinance update (previously reviewed by Finance Committee)
      • Introduction of amendments to the Municipal Code pertaining to raft-ups, live-aboards, on-shore moorings, and other miscellaneous provisions
      • Direct staff to initiate Fernleaf Avenue trial one-way street designation

April 14 @ 10:00 am – Zoning Administrator hearing
(Public participation by Zoom only)

  • Agenda, when published, available here
    • Minor Use Permits for:
      • Starfish Minor Use Permit at 191 Riverside Avenue (PA2021-269)
      • Neighborhood Goods Minor Use Permit at 343 Newport Center Drive (PA2021-293)
    • Coastal Development Permits for:
      • 8 Bayshore Partnership LP Residence CDP at 2676 Bayshore Drive (PA2021-308)
      • Lindner Residence CDP at 2762 Vista Laredo (PA2022-030)
    • Parcel map for Youssef Residential Condos TPM at 603 & 603 1/2 Iris Ave (PA2022-012)

April 18 @ 5:00 pm – Aviation Committee
Community Room (adjacent to Council Chambers — 100 Civic Center Drive)

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

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)
    • Appeal of Zoning Administrator approval of a Minor Use Permit allowing an alcohol license at the Newport Beach Tennis Club at 1602 E. Coast Hwy. (PA2021-210)
    • 5000 Park Newport Drive CDP for slope stabilization (PA2021-099)
    • Senate Bill 9 Overview and Implementation (PA2021-277)
      • Study session on proposed municipal code changes to implement a new state mandate requiring cities to allow single-family lots to be split and two dwellings to be built on each

April 26 @ 4:00 p.m. – 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 p.m.: Study Session:
    • 6:30 p.m.: Regular Meeting:
      • Consideration of ordinances related to:
        • Live-aboards, on-shore moorings, and other miscellaneous harbor provisions
        • Setback Map Corrections
        • Tattoo Establishments
        • Cost Recovery Schedule
      • Resolutions:
        • Supporting the Suspension of the State’s Gasoline Tax
        • Opposing Senate Bill No. 1464
      • Contracts for:
        • Police Station Upstairs Restroom Remodel
        • On-Call Streetlight Electrical Repair Services
        • Water Meter Reading Services
        • Labor Agreement with Newport Beach Lifeguard Management Association
      • Grants and Donations Report for the Quarter Ending March 31, 2022
      • Approval of Community Development Block Grants 2022-23 Annual Action Plan

April 27 @ 12:30 pm – SPON Board Meeting (special time)
Details available on request.

April 27 @ 6:00 pm – Measure B Debate
(Sherman Gardens, 2647 East Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar – use rear entrance)

  • As featured speakers at their annual meeting, the Corona del Mar Residents Association will be hosting a debate, open to the public, on the City’s Measure B — the “Elect Our Mayor” issue which will be appearing on the June 7 ballot.
  • See their Newsletter for details. You can submit questions and RSVP here.
  • SPON opposes Measure B.

April 28 @ 10:00 am – Zoning Administrator hearing
(Public participation by Zoom only)

  • Agenda, when published, available here
    • Ravera Residential Condominiums Tentative Parcel Map at 709 Marigold Avenue (PA2022-013)
    • Joey’s Restaurant Lot Line Adjustment at 451, 453 and 455 Newport Center Drive (PA2021-302)
    • Mochinut Minor Use Permit and Coastal Development Permit at 200 Main Street and 804 East Balboa Boulevard (PA2021-031)

May 2022

May 5 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission – canceled
Civic Center – Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)

May 10 @ 4:00 p.m. – 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 p.m.: Study Session
      • Residential Refuse Program Roll-Out Update
      • Short term lodging permit transferability
      • Followed by Closed Session:
        • Real estate negotiations for 1201 Dove Street (possible site for future relocation of Police Station?)
        • Real estate negotiations with all Beacon Bay property lessees
    • 6:00 p.m.: Regular meeting
    • (note; the following items are all on the “consent calendar,” to be adopted in a single vote)
      • Adoption of ordinances for:
        • Harbor Code amendments
        • Setback map corrections
        • Tattoo establishment regulations
      • Resolutions for:
        • Overnight Parking Prohibition on Old Newport Boulevard
        • Adoption of Memorandum of Understanding with the Newport Beach Lifeguard Management Association
        • Initiation of Zoning Code and Local Coastal Program Amendments Related to Nonconforming Residential Uses and Setback Clarification (PA2022-076)
        • Calling of the November 8, 2022 General Municipal Election
      • Approval of contract for On-Site Mobile Car Washing and Detail Services

May 11 @ 6:00 pm – Who Should Elect Our Mayor?
Community Room adjacent to Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Speak Up Newport will be be hosting a debate, open to the public, on the City’s Measure B — the “Elect Our Mayor” issue which will be appearing on the June 7 ballot.
  • Remote viewing via Zoom will also be available.  Details here.
  • SPON opposes Measure B.

May 12 @ 7:30 – 9:00 am – Ballot Measure B Discussion
Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club (1601 Bayside Drive)

  • As part of the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce’s “Good Morning CdM” series, former Mayor Will O’Neill and former City Manager Homer Bludau will be debating the merits of the “Elect Our Mayor” issue which will be appearing on the June 7 ballot.
  • Details here
  • SPON opposes Measure B.

May 12 @ 10:00 am – Zoning Administrator hearing
(Public participation by Zoom only)

May 12 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission (special date to avoid conflict with Mayor’s Dinner)
Civic Center – Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)
    • Conditional Use Permit with parking waiver for Juliette’s at 1501 Westcliff Drive (PA2022-018)
    • Ritz-Carlton Residences at 900 Newport Center Drive (PA2021-296)
    • NB Tennis Club DA extension at 1602 E. Coast Hwy (PA2022-038)
    • Amore for Dogs CUP at 20332 Riverside Dr (PA2021-217)
    • SB 9 Housing Development and Urban Lot Split Ordinance (PA2021-277)

May 16 @ 5:00 pm – Aviation Committee
Community Room (adjacent to Council Chambers — 100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Agenda here
    • Discussion of issues related to John Wayne Airport by Council-appointed citizens committee
    • Oral reports will be heard on the following topics:
      • City aviation consultant activities
      • The 2022 Aviation Noise and Emissions Symposium that was held from May 1-3 at UC Davis
      • Commercial airline noise mitigation workshops coordinated by the Airport Working Group
      • Subcommittee activities

May 24 @ 4:00 p.m. – 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 p.m.: Joint Study Session with Finance Committee
      • Ceremonial presentations to retired Library Director and high school water polo teams
      • Review of the City Manager’s proposed FY2022-2023 budget
    • 4:30 p.m.: Council Study Session
      • Review of the City Manager’s proposed Fiscal Year 2022-23 Capital Improvement Program budget
      • No closed session
    • 6:00 p.m.: Regular Meeting
      • Award of contract for American Legion bulkhead wall repair
      • Extension of temporary employment contract with retired planner
      • Lease agreement with Newport Ridge Community Association to develop, operate and maintain pickleball courts at Newport Ridge Park
      • Receive and file tentative agreement with Newport Beach Fire Management Association
      • Introduce ordinance updating Municipal Code Section 14.16 (Water Conservation and Water Supply Shortage Program)

May 26 @ 10:00 am – Zoning Administrator hearing
(Public participation by Zoom only)

May 26 @ 5:30 pm – SPON Board Meeting (special date and time)
Details available on request.

May 26 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission (special date to avoid conflict with Mayor’s Dinner)
Civic Center – Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)
    • Newport Beach Tennis Club Development Agreement extension at 1602 E. Coast Hwy (PA2022-038)
    • SB 9 Housing Development and Urban Lot Split ordinance (PA2021-277)

June 9 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission 
Civic Center – Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)
    • 312 Fullerton Avenue encroachment permit (PA2022-064)
    • Herring Residence variance at 201 Crystal (PA2022-008)
    • 22nd Street Lofts permits at 108-110 22nd Street (PA2022-011)
    • Study Session related to Accessory Dwelling Unit incentives (postponed)

June 14 @ 4:00 p.m. – 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 p.m.: Study Session
    • Wildland Fire Mitigation overview
    • Followed by closed session discussion of negotiations with all employee bargaining organizations and about one piece of undisclosed anticipated litigation
  • 5:00 p.m.: Regular Meeting
    • Second reading and adoption of Water Conservation and Water Supply Shortage Program Ordinance No 2022-13
    • Introduction of ordinances:
      • Removing parking restrictions on some streets near Corona del Mar High School
      • Approving a military equipment use policy for the Newport Beach Police Department
    • Resolutions:
      • Initiating of amendments to the General Plan Land Use and Noise Elements and the Zoning pertaining to the Newport Place Planned Community to allow housing closer to the airport (PA2022-110)
      • Adopting of Fiscal Year 2022-23 appropriations limit and amending that for 2021-22
      • Authorizing the temporary closure of selected streets for the Fourth of July holiday period
      • Adopting a memorandum of understanding with the Newport Beach Fire Management Association
      • Supporting Senate Bill 904
      • Specifying uses for FY2022-23 funding from the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017
    • Contracts for:
      • Peninsula Point encroachment removal project
      • On-call professional services agreements for landscape architectural services
      • Oil well management services
      • Planning services staff augmentation
    • Tentative agreement with Newport Beach Police Management Association
    • Award of Community Programs and Special Events Grants for Fiscal Year 2022-23
    • Confirmation of nominees for board and commission scheduled vacancies
    • Adoption of Fiscal Year 2022-2023 budget

June 16 @ 10:00 am – Zoning Administrator hearing
(Public participation by Zoom only)

June 20 @ 5:00 pm – Aviation Committee – CANCELED
Community Room (adjacent to Council Chambers — 100 Civic Center Drive)

June 22 @ 5:00 pm – SPON Board Meeting (In person/Zoom hybrid)
Details available on request.

June 23 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission – CANCELED

June 28 @ 2:00-3:00 pm – John Wayne Airport Quarterly Noise Meeting  
(held by Zoom)

June 28 @ 4:00 p.m. – 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 p.m.: Closed Session
      • Discussion regarding price and terms of payment for purchase of 1201 Dove Street (presumably as location for future Police Headquarters)
    • 4:30 p.m.: Regular Meeting
      • Adoption of ordinances for:
        • Eastbluff Preferential Parking Zone revisions
        • Military Equipment Use Policy for the Newport Beach Police Department
      • Resolutions:
        • Adopting a Memorandum of Understanding with the Newport Beach Police Management Association
        • Authorizing CalRecycle Grant Funding application
        • Declaring No Surplus Water and a Level Two Water Supply Shortage
      • Contracts for:
        • Solid Waste Consulting Services
        • Newport Pier and McFadden Plaza Area Rehabilitation design
        • Peninsula Gateway Improvement Project Design
        • Harbor Sediment Suitability Characterization
        • Building and Fire Prevention Related Services
        • Emergency Medical and Ambulance Billing Services
        • Internal Audit Services
        • Temporary Employment Agreement with Former Police Dispatcher
        • Reject bids for Superior Avenue Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge and Parking Lot project
      • Confirm and make appointments to Finance Committee, Aviation Committee and City boards and commissions
      • Receive 2022 Drinking Water Quality Report
      • Consider:
        • Extension of Newport Beach Tennis Club Development Agreement at 1602 E. Coast Hwy (PA2022-038)
        • Ending Tustin Avenue trial street closure
        • Recommendation for Balboa Island Teak Wood bench replacement

June 30 @ 10:00 am – Zoning Administrator hearing
(Public participation by Zoom only)

  • Agenda, when published, available here
    • R. D. Olson Bulkhead – Coastal Development Permit/Grade Determination at 925 Via Lido Soud (PA2022-025)
    • Thomas James Homes Residence – Coastal Development Permit at 4014 Channel Place (PA2022-046)
    • Onyx Athletica – Minor Use Permit at 847 W. 16th Street (PA2022-247)
    • Xanadu Café – Minor Use Permit Amendment at 100 West Coast Highway, Suite 104 (PA2021-220)

July 2022

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

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)
    • Annual election of Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary of the Planning Commission
    • McGinnis Residence Variance and CDP at 4607 Seashore Drive (PA2021-234)
    • Gannon Residence CDP at 20 Bay Island (PA2021-305)
    • Density Bonus Ordinance (PA2020-032)
    • Study Session related to Accessory Dwelling Unit incentives (postponed from June 9)

July 11 @ 6:00 pm – General Plan Update Steering Committee
Community Room adjacent to Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

July 12 @ 4:00 p.m. – 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 p.m.: Study Session
      • Overview of the City’s current film permit regulations and processes
      • Followed by closed session:
        • price/terms of lease with the American Legion
        • City of Long Beach, et al. v. Monsanto Company, et al.
    • 5:30 p.m.: Regular Meeting
      • Second reading of Newport Beach Tennis Club Development Agreement extension at 1602 E. Coast Hwy (PA2022-038)
      • Certification of results of special municipal election of June 7, 2022
      • Approval of contracts for:
        • 2021-2022 Playground Refurbishment Program
        • 2021-2022 Tidegate Improvement Project
        • Newport Harbor shallow and deep water eelgrass surveys
        • Sewer root control services
      • Rejection of bids for Junior Lifeguard Building Project
      • Hearing on introduction of SB 9 compliance ordinance, allowing multiple homes on R-1 lots (PA2021-277)

July 14 @ 10:00 am – Zoning Administrator hearing
(Public participation by Zoom only)

July 18 @ 5:00 pm – Aviation Committee 
Community Room (adjacent to Council Chambers — 100 Civic Center Drive)

July 19 @ 5:30 pm – District 1 Town Hall
Marina Park Community Center (1600 W. Balboa Blvd.)

  • Details here
    • Discussion of issues relevant to the Peninsula

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

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)
    • Lido House Hotel expansion (PA2020-068)
    • Baja Sharkeez Conditional Use Permit at 110 McFadden Place – 1-year review (PA2017-255)
    • Zoning and Coastal Plan amendments for state-mandated housing density bonuses (PA2020-032)

July 26 @ 4:00 p.m. – 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 p.m.: Study Session
      • Design standard changes for residential properties located in the VE Flood Zone (PA2018-075)
      • Followed by Closed Session:
        • Labor negotiations with Association of Newport Beach Ocean Lifeguards
        • Instruction to City negotiators regarding price and terms of payment with YMCA of Orange County for 700 Dover Drive (Upper Castaways Park)
    • 5:30 p.m.: Regular Meeting
      • Second reading and adoption of SB 9 compliance ordinance, allowing multiple homes on R-1 lots (PA2021-277)
      • Contracts for:
        • Sale of City-owned portion of 1516 Balboa Boulevard serving pump station at Marina Park to Orange County Sanitation District
        • Increased scope and cost of Water Transmission Main Valve Replacement Phase 2
        • Balboa Island Street and Drainage Improvements
        • On-Call Civil Engineering Services
        • Agreement with the US Army Corps of Engineers for City-contributed funds related to Lower Bay Dredging
        • Tyler Munis Enterprise Resource Planning System support
      • Annual Reports and budget approval for Visit Newport Beach and the Tourism Business Improvement District
      • Hearing on collection of certain sewer and recycling fees and charges through the property tax roll
      • Amendments to City Council Policy A-2 relating to the process for appointment to a board or commission

July 27 @ 5:00 pm – SPON Board Meeting (In person/Zoom hybrid)
Details available on request.

July 28 @ 10:00 am – Zoning Administrator hearing
(Public participation by Zoom only)

August 2022

August 2 @ 10:00 am – Zoning Administrator hearing
(Public participation by Zoom only)

August 4 @ 7:00 – 8:30 am – Wake Up! Newport
Central Library – Friends Room

  • Charlene Reynolds, the new Director of John Wayne Airport, is scheduled to make a presentation introducing herself to the community
  • Announcement here (presentation typically starts at around 7:45 a.m.)

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

August 8 @ 6:00 pm – General Plan Update Steering Committee
Community Room adjacent to Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Look for agenda here
    • Review Request For Proposals for consultant services related to remainder of General Plan Update
    • Discuss formation of the GPAC

August 11 @ 10:00 am – Zoning Administrator hearing
(Public participation by Zoom only)

August 15 @ 5:00 pm – Aviation Committee – CANCELED
Community Room (adjacent to Council Chambers — 100 Civic Center Drive)

August 18 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission –  CANCELED

August 23 @ 4:00 p.m. – City Council Meeting
Civic Center – Council Chambers
(100 Civic Center Drive)

August 24 @ 5:00 pm – SPON Board Meeting (In person/Zoom hybrid)
Details available on request.

August 25 @ 10:00 am – Zoning Administrator hearing
(Public participation by Zoom only)

September 2022

September 8 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission 
Civic Center – Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)
    • Circulation Element Update (PA2017-141)
    • Tennis Club at Newport Beach General Plan, Planned Community and Development Agreement amendment at 1602 E. Coast Hwy (PA2021-260)
    • Gonterman Encroachment at 2304 Cliff Dr. (PA2022-127)
    • Bay Island General Plan, Zoning Code, and Local Coastal Program Amendments (PA2022-087)

September 13 @ 4:00 p.m. – City Council Meeting
Civic Center – Council Chambers
(100 Civic Center Drive)

September 19 @ 5:00 pm – Aviation Committee 
Community Room (adjacent to Council Chambers — 100 Civic Center Drive)

September 22 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission 
Civic Center – Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)

September 24 @ 10:00 am – SPON In-person Annual Meeting
Environmental Nature Center (1601 E. 16th Street, Newport Beach)

  • Featured Speaker: John Wayne Airport Director Charlene Reynolds
  • Details available on request.

September 27 @ 2:00-3:00 pm – John Wayne Airport Quarterly Noise Meeting  
(held by Zoom)

September 27 @ 4:00 p.m. – 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
    • Study Session regarding fractional home ownership
    • Circulation Element Update Adoption (PA2017-141)
    • Tennis Club at Newport Beach: General Plan, Planned Community and Development Agreement amendments at 1602 E. Coast Hwy (PA2021-260)
    • CDBG Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

October 25 @ 4:00 p.m. – 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
    • Reconsideration of Tennis Club at Newport Beach request for General Plan, Planned Community and Development Agreement amendments at 1602 E. Coast Hwy (PA2021-260)
    • Action on Lido House Hotel expansion and lease amendment requests (PA2020-068)
    • Annual Review of Zoning Agreement for Sierra by the Sea rehab facilities (PA2010-150)
    • Adoption of updated General Plan Circulation Element (PA2017-141)
    • Approval of $3.4-million contract for the purchase of body-worn cameras, in-car video systems and tasers for the Police Department
    • Appointment of 3-member citizens committee to make recommendations about residential burglaries
    • Adding $5 million to previous loan authorization limit for Harbor Day School

October 26 @ 5:00 pm – SPON Board Meeting (In person/Zoom hybrid)
Details available on request.

October 27 @ 10:00 am – Zoning Administrator hearing
(Public participation by Zoom only)

October 27 @ 6:00 pm – General Plan Update Steering Committee
Community Room adjacent to Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Look for agenda here
    • A presentation will be made regarding a potential public-private partnership that
      would focus on a community planning effort for the Airport Area

November 2022

November 1 @ 5:00 pm – Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission
Civic Center – Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Look for agenda here
    • The Commission will be considering an amendment to the City tree policy to allow greater leniency in granting unopposed requests to replace parkway trees

November 3 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission 
Civic Center – Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)
    • El Ranchito Patio Expansion CUP/CDP/LM at 2800 Newport Blvd. (PA2021-219)
    • Word Residence Variance at 18 Harbor Island (PA2022-123)

November 8 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 pm – Election Day

  • See City Clerk website for details
  • Opportunities to vote, which have been available since October 10, end at 8:00 p.m. on November 8, the official “election day”
  • Among many other contests, four Newport Beach City Council seats are up for election
  • The other three seats will be on the November 2024 ballot

November 10 @ 10:00 am – Zoning Administrator hearing
(Public participation by Zoom only)

November 15 @ 4:00 p.m. – City Council Meeting(note: meeting on third Tuesday rather than usual 2nd Tuesday)
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
    • Consent calendar:
      • Ordinance creating permanent one-way streets in CdM on Dahlia, Fernleaf and Goldenrod adjacent to Ocean Blvd
      • Second reading of ordinances for Lido House Hotel expansion (PA2020-068)
      • Big Canyon Habitat Restoration – Phase 2 maintenance and monitoring agreement
      • Agreement with FONBAS for the donation of an animal shelter at 20282
        Riverside Dr.
      • Purchase of six police cars
      • Approval of additional naming rights for Library Lecture Hall
      • General Plan Advisory Committee membership appointments
    • Discussion items:
      • Nonconforming Code update (PA2022-076)
      • Building & Fire Code update ordinance introduction
      • Post installation review of Mariners Neighborhood Traffic Calming Measures
      • Agreement for purchase of property at 1201 Dove Street for future Police Headquarters

November 21 @ 5:00 pm – Aviation Committee 
Community Room (adjacent to Council Chambers — 100 Civic Center Drive)

November 23 @ 10:00 am – Zoning Administrator hearing
(Public participation by Zoom only)

  • Agenda, when published, available here
    • Lugano Prive Minor Use Permit at 545 Newport Center Dr (PA2022-0157)
    • Clearwater Temporary Sales Trailer Limited Term Permit at 2424 Bristol Street (PA2022-0210)
    • Canada Residence Coastal Development Permit at 117 G Street (PA2022-0194)
    • LA21G, LLC Residential Condominiums Tentative Parcel Map at 708 and 708 ½ Larkspur Avenue (PA2022-0220)
    • 424 Orchid LLC Residential Condominiums Tentative Parcel Map at 424 and 424 ½ Orchid Avenue (PA2022-0226)

November 29 @ 4:00 p.m. – 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 p.m. – Study Session
    • Potential traffic calming options for Tustin Avenue
    • Followed by Closed Session regarding potential initiation of litigation (subject no disclosed)
  • 5:30 p.m. – Regular Meeting
    • Adoption of ordinances:
      • Nonconforming Code Update (PA2022-076)
      • Building & Fire Code Update
      • Creating permanent one-way streets in CdM on Dahlia, Fernleaf and Goldenrod adjacent to Ocean Blvd
    • Adoption of resolutions:
      • ADU fee waiver extension
      • Measure M2 expenditure report
      • New City Emergency Operations Plan
      • Continuation of a Level Two Water Supply Shortage
    • Contracts for:
      • Newport Coast Drive and Balboa Boulevard Pavement Rehabilitation
      • Streetlight Pole Painting & Restoration Services
      • Wastewater and Water Rate Study
      • Revised Newport Village Mixed-Use Project Environment Impact Report
      • State & Local Government Relations & Advocacy Services
      • Accepting Donation of Newport Beach Animal Shelter
      • Superior Avenue Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge
    • Annual Review of Zoning Agreement for Sierra by the Sea rehab facilities (PA2010-150) — continued from October 25
    • Acceptance of Coastal Commission modifications to Local Coastal Program amendment regarding transfer of development rights (PA2019-154)
    • Approval of agreements with all employees for inflation-related increases in health benefits

November 30 @ 5:00 pm – SPON Board Meeting (In person/Zoom hybrid)
Details available on request.

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