YTD Calendar

The following is a running list of past events that were posted to the SPON calendar in 2021.

January 2021

January 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 (followed by closed session)
    • Marine Activities Permits
    • Mariners and Dover Shores Neighborhood Traffic Calming Study
  • 6:30 p.m.: Regular Meeting
    • Contracts for street pavement repair, geotechnical and federal advocacy services
    • 25-year extension of lease regarding Orange County Water District water transmission pipeline
    • Acceptance of state literacy grant
    • Approval of Mayor’s appointments of Council members to boards and committees
    • Approval of Harbor Commission Goals and Objectives for 2021
    • Residences at 4400 Von Karman proposal (PA2020-061) to build 312 apartments in existing office parking lot at Koll Center (near airport)
    • Review of Harbor Commission’s approval of 944 Via Lido Nord Dock reconfiguration proposal
    • Introduction of ordinance amending City code regarding Marine Activities Permits
    • Direction to staff regarding Mariners and Dover Shores Neighborhood Traffic Calming
    • Approve revisions to City tree policies
    • COVID-19 update

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

January 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – SCAG Housing Allocation Appeal Hearing
(Public participation by Zoom only)

  • Look for agenda here
    • In connection with the 4,834 dwelling units assigned to Newport Beach for its General Plan Update, the Southern California Association of Governments RHNA Appeals Board will be hearing Newport Beach’s appeal of the small number assigned to the City of Santa Ana as well the high numbers assigned to Newport and the three other cities appealing Santa Ana’s allocation.
    • No conclusions will be reached until after all the appeal hearings have been completed a week later.

January 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – SCAG Housing Allocation Appeal Hearing
(Public participation by Zoom only)

January 20 @ 5:00 pm – SPON Board Meeting (Zoom)
Details available on request.

January 20 @ 6:00 pm – Housing Element Update Advisory Committee meeting 
City Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)
(Public participation by Zoom only) 

  • Look for agenda here
    • Hear updates from the active subcommittees.
    • Provide an opportunity to review and discuss progress draft documents that were shown at the December 2020 meeting.
    • Receive an update from staff on the progress being made with receiving responses from property owners of properties identified by the Sites Subcommittee.
    • Review and discuss a memorandum prepared by the Affordable Housing Subcommittee.
    • Receive an overview of the anticipated schedule moving forward.

January 21 @ 5:00 pm – District 6 Town Hall
(Public participation by Zoom only)

  • Announcement here
  • Although hosted by the District 6 council person, City staff makes presentations open to all
  • Topics presented will reportedly include:
    • Results of CdM Community Survey
    • Public Safety Update
    • Building and Development Update, including Accessory Dwelling Units and Regional Housing Needs Assessment response
    • Public Works / Infrastructure Update
    • COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

January 21 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission
(Public participation by Zoom only)

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)
    • 35 dwelling unit mixed use project replacing marine sales facility on Mariners Mile, 2510 West Coast Hwy (PA2019-249)
    • Westcliff Plaza Parking Waiver, for future construction of new restaurants in existing shopping center parking lot (PA2019-266)
    • DeCaro Residence Variance & Coastal Development Permit, 5406 Neptune Avenue (PA2020-072)
    • Circulation Element update – status report

January 25 @ 5:00 pm – Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission
(Zoom meeting)

  • Look for agenda here
    • The public can attend in the Community Room.
    • The Commission will be reviewing and reconsidering its December 1 recommendation to the City Council regarding the park component of the proposed the Residences at 4400 Von Karman project (PA2020-061)
    • It will also be considering a reforestation request for replacement of four trees in the Harbor View Hills South neighborhood

January 25 @ 5:30 pm – Aviation Committee
(Zoom meeting)

  • Agenda here
    • Discussion of issues related to John Wayne Airport by Council-appointed citizens committee.
    • Topics: Review of accomplishments in 2020 and setting of goals for 2021.

January 26 @ 4:00 p.m. – City Council Meeting (<– note new start time)
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
    • Review of restaurant parking and outdoor dining requirements and more general commercial parking needs
  • 5:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    • Second reading of ordinance adopting new Marine Activities Permit regulations
    • Resolution giving consultant access to tax records
    • Contracts for window washing and hearing adjudication
    • Acceptance of grants for small business support and emergency management
    • Residences at 4400 Von Karman proposal (PA2020-061) to build 312 apartments in existing office parking lot at Koll Center (near airport) — first reading of ordinances
    • General Plan Amendment, Variance, and Conditional Use Permit for automated car wash at Shell service station, 1600 Jamboree (PA2016-093)
    • Consideration of new residential waste collection contract proposal from CR&R
    • Approval of 2020 Residential Recycling Fee Study and setting March 23 for public
      hearing on new Recycling Fee Rates
    • Coronavirus update

January 27 @ 6:00 pm – Online Circulation Element Workshop (“A Vision for Newport Beach”) – Postponed to February 10

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

January 30 @ 9:00 a.m. to noon – City Council Annual 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 2021

February 3 @ 1:00 pm – Library Lecture Hall Design Committee meeting
(Zoom meeting)

  • Agenda & materials here
    • This committee is tasked with making recommendations regarding construction of a 275- to 300-seat lecture hall to be cited near Avocado Avenue in the Central Library parking lot and costing around $7 million.
    • According to the previous meeting’s minutes, they will be making final decisions for presentation to the City Council regarding the interior and exterior layout options.

February 3 @ 6:00 pm – Housing Element Update Advisory Committee meeting 
City Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)
(Public participation by Zoom only) 

  • Look for agenda here
    • Hear updates from the active subcommittees.
    • Go through the various sites that have been reviewed by the subcommittee charged with identifying potential housing redevelopment sites within the 65db Community Noise Equivalent Level (CNEL) contour areas. Viability of housing in these areas will also be discussed given current General Plan policy.
    • Receive an overview from staff on approaches for using accessory dwelling units (ADUs) to count towards the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) allocation for Newport Beach.

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

February 9 @ 4:00 p.m. – City Council Meeting (<– note new start time)
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
      • Orange County Human Relations Annual Report
      • Current status of the Housing Element Update Process
    • 5:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
      • Approval of Residences at 4400 Von Karman (PA2020-061) proposal to build 312 apartments in existing office parking lot at Koll Center (near airport) — second reading of ordinances
      • Adoption of resolution denying Shell Service Station Car Wash project located at 1600 Jamboree Road
      • Adoption of City Council Tree Policy revisions
      • Contracts for Police Station Locker Room Remodel, Graffiti Abatement, Plumbing Maintenance and Repair Services
      • Appointment of Council Member Noah Blom to Finance Committee (replacing Joy Brenner)
      • Balboa Village Parking Management Overlay (PA2017-046) – public hearing on acceptance of Coastal Commission modifications
      • Short-Term Lodging on Newport Island: consideration of amendments to Municipal Code Titles 20 & 21 (PA2020-326): notice for hearing but being removed from calendar pending further analysis
      • Presentation of Phase VI Recommendations for Sculpture Exhibition in Civic Center Park
      • Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

February 10 @ 4:00 pm – State of the City Address
(Public participation by Zoom only)

  • Register here
    • Newport Beach Mayor Brad Avery will be presenting a live address hosted by Speak Up Newport.

February 10 @ 6:00 pm – Online Circulation Element Workshop (“A Vision for Newport Beach”)
(Public participation by Zoom only)

  • Look for details here
    • “Visioning and Community Dialogue” follow-up to December 15 and 16 workshops

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

February 17 @ 6:00 pm – Housing Element Update Advisory Committee meeting 
City Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)
(Public participation by Zoom only) 

  • Look for agenda here
    • Sites analysis discussion, to begin with entitled projects that are eligible for the Housing Element Update and a placeholder for ADUs, followed by sites that can provide units to fill the gap between the RHNA requirement and the number of units provided by entitled projects and ADUs
    • Policy discussion
    • Initial narrative and outline of the project description for the Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

February 18 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission 
(Public participation by Zoom only)

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)
    • Continued from January 21:  35 dwelling unit mixed use project replacing marine sales facility on Mariners Mile, 2510 West Coast Hwy (PA2019-249)
    • Rescheduled from February 4:  Telecom Modification Conditional Use Permit at 1111 Camelback Street (PA2020-152)
    • Appeal of Superior Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge and Parking Lot CDP (PA2019-014)
    • Benihana Restaurant Expansion at 4250 Birch Street (PA2019-258)
    • Circulation Element discussion

February 22 @ 5:30 pm – Aviation Committee
(Zoom meeting)

February 23 @ 4:00 p.m. – City Council Meeting (<– note new start time)
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 Homeless Strategies
  • 5:30 p.m. – Regular Meeting
    • Ordinance allowing wine tasting rooms in West Newport Mesa Industrial Zone (PA2020-042)
    • GPA/LCP amendments allowing continuation of nonconforming signs (PA2019-184)
    • Oceanfront Boardwalk Update

February 24 @ 5:00 pm – SPON Board Meeting (Zoom)
Details available on request.

February 24 @ 6:00 pm – Housing Element Update Virtual Workshop: Opportunity Sites & Policy Strategies
(Public participation by Zoom only)

  • Look for details here
    • This online workshop is related to the Housing Element portion of the City’s General Plan Update effort
    • It is presumably intended to solicit public input on the strategies and future housing sites identified by the City’s  Housing Element Update Advisory Committee to meet the state’s demand to add 4,845 new units by 2029.

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

March 3 @ 5:00 pm – John Wayne Airport Commission
JWA Eddie Martin Admin. Bldg. (3160 Airway Avenue, Costa Mesa)

  • Agenda here
    • The Commission will be reviewing the proposed lease agreement for a new commercial carrier (Sun Country Airlines) to operate out of JWA, and making recommendations to the County Board of Supervisors.

March 3 @ 6:00 pm – Housing Element Update Advisory Committee meeting 
(Zoom only) 

  • Look for agenda here
    • Updates from the active subcommittees
    • Discussion of the recent virtual public workshop
    • Presentation on the State’s housing accountability legislation, including the very important topic of No-Net-Loss

March 4 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission
(Public participation by Zoom only)

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)
    • Continued from January 21:
      • Appeal of Superior Avenue Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge and Parking Lot Coastal Development Permit (PA2019-014)
      • Westcliff Plaza Parking Waiver, for future construction of new restaurants in existing shopping center parking lot — to be continued again (PA2019-266)
    • FONBAS Animal Shelter CUP at 20282 Riverside Drive (PA2020-349)
    • Bethel and Ridge Subdivision and Residences amendment, 365 Via Lido Soud (PA2019-085)
    • Annual General Plan Progress Report (PA2007-195)

March 9 @ 4:00 p.m. – City Council Meeting (<– note new start time)
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 City’s Code Enforcement program
      • Early look at FY 2021-22 Capital Improvement Program
    • 6:30 p.m. – Regular Meeting
      • Adoption of ordinance allowing continuation of previously-legal non-conforming signs
      • Adoption of a new City Council Policy K-4 (Reducing the Barriers to the Creation of Housing) and initiation of code amendments related to increasing housing opportunities
      • Approval of Cultural Arts Grants and confirmation of Council Member Joy Brenner’s citizen appointment to the Finance Committee
      • Public hearings on:
        • Zoning Code amendment to allow the operation of Wine Tasting Rooms in the Industrial Zoning District
        • Conceptual design, fundraising Memorandum of Understanding and Zoning Code exemption for Junior Lifeguard Building
        • Fee Study Update
        • Code amendment to remove fire false alarms section and to authorize the Police Chief to Investigate alarm systems for permitting
      • COVID-19) Update

March 10 – Posting of initial draft of updated Housing Element

  • Details here
  • The City has announced that an initial draft of an updated General Plan Housing Element, showing how 4,845 new dwelling units (and more) can be added to the City by 2029, will be posted on this day for public examination prior to a review by the Housing Element Update Advisory Committee on March 17 and a virtual workshop on March 22.

March 10 @ 9:00 a.m. – California Coastal Commission
(virtual meeting – see agenda for details)

  • Agenda here (note: all these Newport Beach-related items have been postponed to future meetings)
    • Item 12a on the Wednesday agenda was to have involved review of a request from the County of Orange for changes to public access to the Harbor Patrol/Coast Guard property and beach off Bayside Drive. SPON has submitted a letter expressing concern about existing, unpermitted access violations at the site.
    • Item 12b also involves Newport Beach. It was to have been the Coastal Commission’s consideration of a new dock at 939 Via Lido Soud, approved, on appeal, by the City Council as their Item 18 on June 25, 2019. Commission staff does not agree with the Council’s approval of dock extensions into the harbor.
    • Item 12d authorizes and requires City work to repair a harbor-facing public walkway along the Rhine Channel.

March 10 @ 4:00 p.m. – Quality of Life in Newport Beach
(Zoom webinar – details here)

  • The Speak Up Newport organization is hosting a Zoom webinar entitled: “Quality of Life in Newport Beach – Trending Down?’
    • A panel of four City employees from four departments will be answering the question “What is the City of Newport Beach Doing to Increase Quality of Life for both Residents and Visitors?”
    • Registration (at the above link) is required to view

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

March 12 – Posting of initial draft of updated Circulation Element

  • Details here
  • The City has announced that an initial draft of an updated General Plan Circulation Element, showing a plan to accommodate the traffic from the 4,845 new dwelling units that could be added by 2029, and more, will be posted on this day for public examination prior to a review by the Planning Commission on March 18 and a virtual workshop on April 5.

March 15 @ 5:00 pm – Aviation Committee
(Zoom meeting)

  • Agenda here
    • Discussion of issues related to John Wayne Airport by Council-appointed citizens committee.
    • Topics:
      • City’s aviation resources and expenditures
      • Subcommittee progress reports

March 17 @ 6:00 pm – Housing Element Update Advisory Committee meeting 
City Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)
(Public participation by Zoom only) 

  • Look for agenda here
    • Subcommittee reports
    • Presentation on Housing Overlay Districts
    • Staff to familiarize committee with the Initial Draft Housing Element Update
      • An additional meeting will be held on March 31 to make recommendations about it to the Planning Commission and City Council

March 18 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission
(Public participation by Zoom only)

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)
    • Collins residence appeal, 413 Edgewater Place (PA2020-215)
    • Westcliff Plaza Parking Waiver, for future construction of new restaurants in existing shopping center parking lot (PA2019-266 — scheduled, but application withdrawn)
    • General Plan Circulation Element update – study session on initial draft

March 22 @ 6:00 pm – Housing Element Update Virtual Workshop
(Public participation by Zoom only)

March 23 @ 2:00-3:00 pm – John Wayne Airport Quarterly Noise Meeting  
JWA Eddie Martin Admin. Bldg. (3160 Airway Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626)
(may be virtual)

March 23 @ 4:00 p.m. – City Council Meeting (<– note new start time)
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
      • Discussion of how the “Matters Which Council Members Have Asked To Be
        Placed On A Future Agenda” agenda item is handled
      • Presentation by the Harbor Commission on the Harbor Attendance Study
      • Followed by closed session discussion of:
        • Price and terms of lease or sale of former City Hall property to Lido House Hotel owner
        • Price and terms of selling or leasing 845 square feet of public right-of-way on Lido Isle streets to resident Palmer Luckey
    • 6:00 p.m. – Regular Meeting
      • Adoption of ordinances:
        • Allowing Wine Tasting Rooms in the West Newport Mesa Industrial Zoning District
        • Changes to Cost Recovery Table for City services rendered
        • Amending  Fire Alarm reporting regulations
      • Adoption of resolutions:
        • Delaying funding for the Balboa Island/Corona del Mar Microtransit Feasibility Study Project — and letter requesting two-year extension of time to complete Back Bay Water Wheel (trash interceptor) project
        • Approving revised Public Works Department design standards and drawings
        • Reestablishing the Ad Hoc Committee on Short Term Lodging
      • Approval of contracts for:
        • Road striping and signage maintenance
        • Civic Center Chiller maintenance and repair services
        • Pay-By-Cell and Parking Reservation services
      • Appointment to fill vacancy on the Housing Element Update Advisory Committee
      • Acceptance of a painting recommended by the City Arts Commission
      • Annual General Plan progress report (PA2007-195)
      • Financial Statement audit results for FY 2019-20
    • 6:30 p.m. – Public Hearings and other matters
      • Proposition 218 hearing to consider a Residential Recycling Fee rate increase
        • Notes:
          • The logic by which any recycling fee can be imposed is unclear. Voter-adopted Municipal Code Section 6.04.140 continues in effect and provides that in most of the City the government must defray the full cost of curbside residential trash disposal using only the basic property tax collected.
          • By the methodology of the “fee study,” if the residents achieved 100% diversion from landfills, none of their property tax would go toward that trash collection and they would be expected to pay, separately and additionally, the entire cost.
      • Consider a one year waiver of Business License Tax renewal for businesses required to close by order of the State of California
      • Receive Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

March 24 @ 4:00 p.m. – 4,834 New Housing Units in Newport Beach? Part Two
(Zoom webinar – details here)

  • The Speak Up Newport organization is hosting a Zoom webinar to discuss the status of the City’s state-mandated General Plan Housing Element update
    • The panel will consist of Housing Element Update Advisory Committee Chair Larry Tucker and Community Development Director Seimone Jurjis
    • Registration (at the above link) is required to view

March 24 @ 5:00 pm – SPON Board Meeting (Zoom)
Details available on request.

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

March 31 @ 6:00 pm – Housing Element Update Advisory Committee meeting 
City Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)
(Public participation by Zoom only) 

  • Look for agenda here
    • The committee is set to review the Initial Draft Housing Element Update and make a recommendation about it to the Planning Commission and City Council, including submittal on May 15 to the state Department of Housing and Community Development for comment
    • The committee will then likely go on hiatus until feedback is received from the state

April 5 @ 6:00 pm – Online workshop to review initial draft of Circulation Element Update
(Public participation by Zoom only)

  • Details here
    • This workshop will provide an overview on what to expect when reviewing the draft Circulation Element and how to navigate it
    • The City is requesting comments on this draft by April 30, 2021

April 8 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission
(Public participation by Zoom only)

April 13 @ 4:00 p.m. – City Council Meeting (<– note new start time)
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 Crystal Cove cottages and Balboa Island drainage proposal
      • Followed by closed door discussion of possible lease or sale of public right-of-way to Palmer Luckey at 929 Zurich Circle and 944 Via Lido Nord
    • 5:30 p.m.  Regular Meeting
      • Accept state grant to purchase safety boats for Marina Park sailing program
      • Approve contracts for:
        • Design work on Balboa Island drainage system and bay-crossing water and sewer main replacement projects
        • Five-year lease of portion of 26th Street street-end tidelands to Balboa Boat Yard
        • Installation of wireless phone system for lifeguard towers and Lifeguard Headquarters (a proposed no-bid contract)
        • Management of NBTV programming and operations by Newport Beach & Company
        • Internal audit services by Moss Adams LLP
      • Receive update on proposed Summer 2021 Balboa Peninsula Trolley operation and COVID-19
      • Consider proposed underground Assessment District No. 120 for the area along Santa Ana Avenue between Old Newport Boulevard and Cliff Drive
      • Consider introducing amendments to Municipal Code Titles 20 & 21 regarding Short-Term Lodging on Newport Island (PA2020-326)

April 14 – Last day to comment on FAA noise activities study

  • The FAA is soliciting public comment on a recently-published document reviewing its initiatives affecting aircraft noise policy.
  • Although the form says comments were due by March 15, the deadline has been extended to April 14.
  • A large volume of comments from Newport Beach residents citing irritation caused by noise from John Wayne Airport may help to establish a need for action on it.

April 14 @ 4:00 pm – Applying for City Boards and Commisisons
(Participation by Zoom only)

  • Speak Up Newport will be hosting an online panel discussing service on City boards, commissions and committees.
  • Registration is required.  Details here.
  • The current announcement of opportunities for appoint in June is here. Applications must be submitted by May 12.

April 15 @ 8:00 am – Residential Trash Collection
(Participation by Zoom only)

  • The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee is hosting a presentation from CR&R, the City’s curbside residential trash collection contractor, on upcoming changes to their contract.
  • Registration is required.  Details here.

April 15 @ 10:00 am – Zoning Administrator hearing
(Public participation by Zoom only)

April 19 @ 5:00 pm – Aviation Committee
(Zoom meeting)

April 27 @ 4:00 p.m. – City Council Meeting (<– note new start time)
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
      • Review of Initial Draft Housing Element Update
      • Followed by closed session:
        • Discussion of existing litigation (Richard Vos and Jenelle Bernacchi v. City of Newport Beach, et al.)
        • Discussion with negotiators with Newport Beach Police Association employee group
    • 6:30 p.m.: Regular Meeting
      • Resolutions:
        • Amending City Council Policy A-1 to allow discussion of requests for future agenda items
        • Restoring portions of 30th Street and 31st Street in Cannery Village as two-way streets
        • Requesting beach sand replenishment by Army Corps of Engineers
        • Allowing temporary employment of a City retiree
      • Contracts for:
        • Dover Shores traffic calming
        • Underground utility installation
        • On-call roofing maintenance
      • Approval of Community Development Block Grants Annual Action Plan
      • Review of Planning Commission’s approval of 2510 West Coast Highway development proposal (PA2019-249)
      • Resolution to waive fees for Accessory Dwelling Units
      • COVID-19 update

April 28 @ 5:00 pm – SPON Board Meeting (Zoom)
Details available on request.

April 29 @ 10:00 am – Zoning Administrator hearing
(Public participation by Zoom only)

April 30 @ 4:30 pm – Public Comments due on draft General Plan Housing and Circulation Elements

  • In response to a state mandate to plan for 4,845 new dwelling units by 2029, the City is preparing updates to the Housing and Circulation Elements of its General Plan.
  • City staff has announced it plans to submit a draft of the Housing Element to the state for review on May 15, following a City Council study session on April 27.
  • Comments from the public will apparently be incorporated as staff sees fit.
  • The documents to review are available here:
  • City staff has proposed revisions to the Housing Element not reflected in the draft currently posted for review. A modified draft including those and possibly other revisions has been promised prior to the April 27 Council study session, but it is not clear when it will be posted.

May 2021

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

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)
    • Newport North Veterinary Clinic at 1220 Bison Avenue, Suite A7 (PA2020-325)
    • Super Panga Taqueria at 2110 W. Oceanfront (PA2020-356)
    • Tattoo establishment ordinance update (PA2020-030)
    • Study Session for Residences at Newport Center (150 Newport Center Dr.) (PA2020-020)
    • Director’s Interpretation for Accessory Residential Uses Associated with Hotels (PA2021-096)

May 11 @ 4:00 p.m. – City Council Meeting (<– note new start time)
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
    • Presentation by the Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District
    • Overview of development impact fees
  • 5:30 p.m. – Regular Meeting
    • Introduction of ordinance amending citation fees and citation appeal period (PA2021-079)
    • Vacation of Existing Public Utilities Easement at 628 Malabar Drive
    • Resolution supporting Assembly Bill 327: COVID-19 Vaccination Status: prohibition on required disclosure
    • Resolutions of Intention to disestablish the Corona del Mar Business Improvement District and renew the Newport Beach Restaurant Association BID
    • Approval of contracts for alley sweeping,  erosion control, financial audit services and extension of temporary employment of principal planner
    • Public hearing for MU-DW Zoning Code amendment to allow gyms & restaurants in the mixed use area along Dover Drive (PA2020-316)
    • Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

May 12 @ noon – Applications due for City Boards and Commissions

  • Applications are due for the June appointments to fill this year’s “vacancies” on the City’s boards and commissions. Note that many of these positions have incumbents who would normally be reappointed if they apply and have not yet served two terms (see Roster of current appointments).

May 12 @ 4:00 pm – Traffic Problems & Congestion Coming?
(Participation by Zoom only)

  • Speak Up Newport will be hosting an online panel discussion about how the state mandate to add thousands of housing units in the next eight years could impact traffic in Newport Beach.
  • SPON Board member Nancy Scarbrough will be on the panel.
  • Registration is required to view.  Details here.

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

May 17 @ 5:00 pm – Aviation Committee
(Zoom meeting)

  • Agenda here
    • Discussion of issues related to John Wayne Airport by Council-appointed citizens committee.
    • Topics:
      • Aviation consultant reports, including information about the STAYY departure
      • 1985 Settlement Agreement and amendments discussion
      • Subcommittee progress reports and changes to committee assignments

May 25 @ 4:00 p.m. – City Council Meeting (<– note new start time)
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 Meeting with Finance Committee
    • Review of the proposed Fiscal Year 2021-22 Operating Budget
    • Review of resources and service levels to maintain City beaches
  • 5:00 p.m.: Study Session
  • 6:00 p.m.: Regular Meeting
    • Adoption of ordinances amending citation fees and citation appeal period (PA2021-079) and amending Zoning Code to allow Eating and Drinking Establishments and Health/Fitness Facilities within the Mixed-Use Dover/Westcliff Zoning District (PA2020-316)
    • Initiation of a Zoning Code and LCP amendments for telecom facilities in public right-of-way (PA2021-103) and Accessory Dwelling Units (PA2021-113)
    • Approval of revised City Council Travel Policy F-8
    • Approval of contracts for Traffic Signal Rehabilitation, temporary employment of retired Principal Building Inspector, and vessel removal, storage and disposal services
    • Emergency Declaration regarding Caulerpa prolifera in Newport Harbor
    • Set June 8 hearing date for 2020 Urban Water Management Plan and Water Shortage Contingency Plan and Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget
    • Approval of harbor dredging project involving construction of a “confined aquatic disposal facility” for disposing of “unsuitable” material
    • Introduction of ordinance eliminating the Balboa Village Area Benefit District
    • COVID-19 update
  • Note: The expected (continued) public hearing on the 2510 W. Coast Hwy. mixed-use project appeal (PA2019-249) has been taken off calendar while the project is being redesigned and will be re-noticed for a future meeting

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

May 29 @ 10:00 am – SPON Annual Meeting (Zoom)

    • Program Highlights
      • Nominees for Board of Directors
      • Approve 2019 Annual Meeting Minutes
      • Treasurer’s Report
      • Review of 2020 Accomplishments
    • This is the annual meeting at which the full SPON membership has a chance to hear updates on activities and plans and vote on their representation on the board.
    • Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions it will have to be held virtually, online, via Zoom.
    • An invitation will be sent to all persons on the SPON mailing list, but please make your reservation now by submitting the form on the RSVP page. Only members who have paid dues during the current year will be eligible to vote.

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

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)
    • Ibbetson Trust Encroachment Permit at 400 Aliso (N2021-0158)
    • BSP Bristol Medical Offices at 1400 and 1420 Bristol St. N. (PA2020-052)

June 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
    • Review of the Draft Housing Element (followed by Closed Session regarding labor negotiations and lease of old City Hall site)
  • 6:00 p.m.: Regular Meeting
    • Ordinances affecting Library Photocopying Fees and Eliminating the Balboa Village Area Parking Benefit District
    • Resolutions related to Measure M2 Eligibility, 2021-2022 Appropriations Limit, Road Repair and Accountability Act funding, and Proposed Undergrounding Assessment District No. 124 for Central Balboa Island
    • Contracts for Geotechnical and Material Testing Services, Architectural Design Services, and Sports and Recreational Field Landscape Services
    • Confirmation of Nominees for Board and Commission Vacancies
    • Ordinance Disestablishing the Corona del Mar Business Improvement District
    • Resolution of Intention to Disestablish the Newport Beach Restaurant Association Business Improvement District
    • 90 day extension of COVID-related emergency Temporary Use Permits (PA2020-069)
    • Approval of 2020 Urban Water Management Plan
    • Approval of FY2021-2022 budget
    • Contract for Underground Utility Assessment District No. 113 (West Balboa Island)
    • Appointment of representative to the Visit Newport Beach, Inc. Executive Committee
    • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

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

  • Agenda here
    • Item 20a on the Wednesday agenda involves review of a request from the County of Orange for changes to public access to the Harbor Patrol/Coast Guard property and beach off Bayside Drive. This item was originally scheduled SPON has submitted a letter expressing concern about existing, unpermitted access violations at the site.

June 9 @ 4:00 pm – Changes Coming to Residential Trash Collection
(Participation by Zoom only)

  • Speak Up Newport will be hosting an online presentation by Public Works Department personnel on changes expected to residential trash collection starting in the fall.
  • The changes are being negotiated by a committee that meets out of public view
  • Registration is required to view.  Details here.

June 10 @ 7:30 – 9:00 am – CdM Chamber of Commerce – State of the City Address
Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club – 1601 Bayside Drive (details here)

  • Newport Beach Mayor Brad Avery will be presenting an in-person “State of the City” address at the first of the CdM Chamber’s returning monthly “Good Morning CdM” series.
  • Mayor Avery provided what was likely a similar presentation to the Newport Beach Chamber in March. It can be viewed on video here.

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

  • Agenda, when published, available here
    • Haeri Residential Condominiums Tentative Parcel Map, 600 Jasmine Avenue and 3110 Third Avenue (PA2021-061)
    • Devir Residence Coastal Development Permit, 508 Via Lido Nord (PA2021-012)
    • Harrison Residence Addition Coastal Development Permit, 2034 East Ocean Front (PA2021-006)
    • Ressler Residence Coastal Development Permit, 1700 East Ocean Front (PA2021-066)

June 21 @ 5:00 pm – Aviation Committee
(Zoom meeting)

June 21 @ 6:00 pm – Housing Element Update Virtual Workshop
(Public participation by Zoom only)

  • Look for details here
    • Public workshop on initial Draft Housing Element
    • This event is announced on the City’s online calendar, which directs readers to “Newport, Together.”  However, the latter site does not yet have any information on it.
    • The March 10 draft Housing Element linked to from “Newport, Together” has been superseded by one presented to the City Council on April 27 (see standalone PDF here), which is in turn likely to be changed as a result of the June 8 Council study session. (see Item SS2.

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

June 22 @ 4:00 p.m. – City Council Meeting (<– note new start time)
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 (followed by closed session to discuss labor negotiations)
      • Review of the draft General Plan Housing Element (continuation of discussion from June 8)
    • 6:30 p.m.: Regular Meeting
      • Adoption of ordinances maintaining library photocopy fee and disestablishing the Corona del Mar Business Improvement District
      • Resolutions approving potential 4th of July street closures, temporary rehiring of retired police dispatcher and termination of the local emergency declared on March 15, 2020
      • Award of contracts for Oceanfront Boardwalk Improvement Project concept development; maintenance, repair and testing of underground fuel storage tanks; and janitorial services at piers and docks
      • Amendment to grant agreement with Balboa Village Merchants Association for COVID-19 economic relief funding support (extending term and changing scope)
      • Direction to install a disabled transfer lift at Marina Park
      • Award of Community Programs and Special Event grants for fiscal year 2021-22
      • Appointments to boards and commissions, including the Finance Committee
      • Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

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

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

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

July 13 @ 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
      • Presentation on Be Well Orange County Mobile Crisis Intervention Program
      • Final review of the Draft Housing Element prior to submission to the state for comments (PA2017-141)
    • Closed Session (following Study Session) — not open to public
      • Update on labor negotiations with Newport Beach Ocean Lifeguards and Newport Beach Police Association
      • Update on property negotiations regarding  public right-of-way adjacent to 929 Zurich Circle and 944 Via Lido Nord
      • Update on court cases involving:
        • OC lawsuit against state over Regional Housing Needs Assessment
        • JetSuiteX lawsuit against County over operations at John Wayne Airport
    • 6:30 p.m.: Regular Meeting
      • Contracts for 16th Street Pump Station upgrades, Newport Terrace Landfill Gas
        Control System operations, and harbor maintenance and repair
      • Accept donation of Police Explorers Program vehicle
      • Selection of delegate and alternates for the 2021 League of California Cities Annual Conference
      • Amendment to 2020-21 Annual Action Plan for the Federal Community Development Block Grant Program
      • New resolution regarding fee for use of the Washington Street trash bins

July 15 @ 10:00 am – Zoning Administrator hearing
(Public participation by Zoom only)

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

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

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)
    • 3309 Ocean LLC Encroachment (PA2021-091)
    • Tattoo Establishment Zoning Ordinance Update (PA2020-003)
    • Setback Map Corrections Zoning Code and LCP Amendment (PA2020-006)

July 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
    • 4:00 p.m. : Closed Session
      • Discussion of litigation challenging undergrounding ballot process
      • Labor negotiations with several City employee associations
    • 5:00 p.m. : Regular Meeting
      • Public hearing:  Proposed Assessment District No. 124 (a roughly 50-block area of central Balboa Island
    • 6:00 p.m. : Study Session and remainder of Regular Meeting
      • Study Session item: Presentation on City elections redistricting process (PA2021-035)
      • Consent calendar:
        • Approval of agreement with OCTA regarding OASIS Transportation Program and SB 2 Permanent Local Housing Allocation
        • Quarterly donations report and annual District Discretionary Grant report
        • Approval of an exclusive negotiating agreement with Lido House Hotel, LLC for the lease of property at 475 32nd Street (PA2021-712)
      • Public hearing:  Review of Planning Commission’s approval of 2510 West Coast Highway development proposal (PA2019-249)

July 28 @ 5:00 pm – SPON Board Meeting (Zoom)
Details available on request.

July 29 @ 10:00 am – Zoning Administrator hearing
(Public participation by Zoom only)

August 12  @ 7:30 – 9:00 am – CdM Chamber of Commerce – Aviation Updates
Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club – 1601 Bayside Drive (details here)

  • Newport Beach City Council member Noah Blom, co-Chair of the City’s Aviation Committee, will be updating attendees at the CdM Chamber’s free monthly “Good Morning CdM” series on:
    • Quieter Technologies for Air Travel
    • Air Traffic Post Pandemic
    • Forecasting Travel Demand Recovery
    • Goal & Priorities

August 13 @ 9:00 a.m. – California Coastal Commission
(virtual meeting – see agenda for details)

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

August 16 @ 5:00 pm – Scoping Meeting – Housing & Circulation Elements EIR
Civic Center – Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

August 19 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission
Civic Center – Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)
    • Council Policy L-6 waiver for AERIE Community Association encroachments in the public right-of-way at 201 Carnation Avenue (PA2021-166)
    • Residences at Newport Center, 150 Newport Center Dr. (PA2020-020)
    • Pacifica Christian School General Plan and Zoning Code amendments, 1499 Monrovia Avenue (PA2021-068)
    • Circle Hook alcohol license upgrade, 3432 Via Oporto (PA2021-107)

August 23 @ 9:00 am – Library Lecture Hall Design Committee meeting
(Zoom meeting)

  • Look for agenda & materials here
    • This committee is tasked with making recommendations regarding construction of a 275- to 300-seat lecture hall to be cited near Avocado Avenue in the Central Library parking lot and costing around $7 million.
    • According to the agenda, the committee will be reviewing comments received from the Irvine Company (which retains “special land use restrictions over the site) and making a recommendation to the City Council.

August 24 @ 4:00 p.m. – Newport Beach Public Facilities Corporation Annual Meeting
Civic Center – Council Chambers
(100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Agenda, when published, available here (usually by 4:00 pm on Thursday before meeting)
    • The City Council will be meeting as the “Public Facilities Corporation” to elect officers and review the  status of the bonds issued to finance various facilities, including the Central Library, Civic Center and the new fire station on the Peninsula.

August 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.: Closed session (not open to public)
      • Consideration of initiation of litigation on an undisclosed topic
      • Conference with labor negotiators
    • 5:00 p.m.: Regular meeting
      • Resolutions:
        • Supporting parental choice of vaccination and masking of local school children
        • Approving revisions to Council Policy H-1 and Records Retention Schedule
        • Ending local emergency related to the Infestation of Caluerpa Prolifera in Newport Harbor
      • Contracts for:
        • 2020-2021 Playground Improvements
        • Mission Bay Drive Street Improvements
        • Transportation Engineering Services
        • Custom Sign Fabrication, Installation and Repair
      • Annual reports from Visit Newport Beach and the Tourism Business Improvement District, including Fiscal Year 2021-22 budgets
      • Trial four month closure of Tustin Avenue at Cliff Drive
    • Hearings on:
      • SPON’s appeal of the Community Development Department Director’s Determination regarding hotel room to residences conversion without Greenlight tracking
      • Award of solid waste franchises to two private haulers: Greenstone Materials and Roche Excavating
      • Appeal of Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission’s denial of homeowner’s request to remove City parkway trees at 1317 and 1323 Ashford Lane in Dover Shores

August 25 @ 10:00 am – Hearing Officer – AERIE Funicular
(Public participation by Zoom only)

  • Look for details here
    • Application to construct a funicular on the bluff face connecting the AERIE condos at 101 Carnation in CdM to the beach below (PA2020-067)

August 25 @ 5:00 pm – SPON Board Meeting (Zoom)
Details available on request.

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

September 2021

September 7 @ 5:00 pm – Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission
Civic Center – Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Look for agenda here
    • The Commission will be hearing a presentation by representatives of the Corona del Mar Resident Association regarding a potential new vision for pedestrian improvements along the bluff side of Ocean Boulevard between Carnation and Poppy Avenues. The City Council has asked the Commission to provide a recommendation about it.

September 9 @ 5:00 pm – Comments due on GPU EIR

  • This is the deadline for submitting comments on topics that should be covered in the Environmental Impact Report being prepared by a City consultant for the proposed updates to the Housing and Circulation Elements of the City’s General Plan.
  • The only reference to this on the City website seems to be a link to documents on a state website.
  • The proposed August 13 Housing Element that is the subject of the EIR is here, and the March 12 Circulation Element here.
  • Comments can include particular impacts that should be covered and alternatives to the proposed plans that should be considered. The completed EIR, expected to be posted for review some time in October, is required to explain how each comment received by this deadline was addressed.
  • Comments are supposed to sent to Senior City Planner Ben Zdeba:  bzdeba@newportbeachca.gov

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

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)
    • Study Session on Accessory Dwelling Units
    • Hoag Development Agreement Extension at 1 Hoag Dr (PA2021-184)
    • BSP Bristol Medical Offices at 1400 and 1420 Bristol St. N. (PA2020-052) (continued from June 3)

September 10 @ 9:00 a.m. – California Coastal Commission
(virtual meeting – see agenda for details)

  • Agenda here
    • Item 8a on Friday is consideration of an amendment to the Local Coastal Program authorizing the City to, in the future, transfer of development rights without further amendment to the program
    • The City presented the identical proposal in December, but withdrew the application before it was heard
    • The present item is now marked as “Postponed

September 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
      • Inclusionary Housing Ordinance Overview and Considerations
    • Closed Session (follows Study Session)
      • Conference with labor negotiators
      • Consider request from City of San Diego to file brief in their appeal to California Supreme Court of case regarding speeding by lifeguard vessels (D076228)
    • 5:30 p.m.:  Regular Meeting
      • Ordinances accepting Coastal Commission changes to Local Coastal Program amendments regarding:
        • Residential Design Standards
        • Nonconforming Signs
        • Lido Isle Setback Map Corrections
      • Resolutions:
        • Amending Policy H-1 (piers and docks beyond pierhead line)
        • Correcting a July 27 resolution regarding Permanent Local Housing Allocation Program
        • Creating a new Management Fellow staff position
        • Supporting Gypsum Canyon Veterans’ Cemetery
        • Prohibiting overnight parking on segments of Ford Road between Newport Hills Drive West and the west end of Ford Road
        • Waiving encroachment fees for Lido Isle Community Association
      • Contracts for:
        • Balboa Pier and Channel Place Park restrooms rehabilitation
        • Civic Center chiller maintenance and repair
        • Managing current and former homeless individuals assisting with City projects
      • Acceptance of grant for DUI traffic enforcement, and gifts from Friends of the Newport
        Beach Library and California State Library
      • Approval of new agreements regarding countywide emergency communications system and School Resource Officer program
      • Approval of December holiday closure schedule for City facilities
      • Public hearings on:

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

September 16 @ 5:00 pm – Orange County Airport Land Use Commission
JWA Eddie Martin Administration Building (3160 Airway Avenue, Costa Mesa)

  • Look for agenda here
    •  The ALUC will be considering whether the City’s General Plan Housing Element Update Draft (PA2017-141) is consistent with the Airport Environs Land Use Plan.

September 20 @ 5:30 pm – Aviation Committee
(Zoom meeting)

  • Agenda here
    • Discussion of issues related to John Wayne Airport by Council-appointed citizens committee.
    • Topics:
      • General Aviation Traffic Pattern Discussion
      • John Wayne Airport Commercial Airline Noise Mitigation Workshop Update

September 22 @ 5:00 pm – SPON Board Meeting (Zoom)
Details available on request.

September 23 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission – cancelled

September 28 @ 2:00-3:00 pm – John Wayne Airport Quarterly Noise Meeting  
JWA Eddie Martin Admin. Bldg. (3160 Airway Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626)

September 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.:  Study Session
      • Discussion and review of Library Lecture Hall project
    • 6:00 p.m.:  Regular Meeting
      • Adoption of ordinances agreeing to Coastal Commission approved Local Coastal Program amendments
      • Creation of three Council member ad hoc Redistricting Committee (PA2021-035)
      • Creation of three Council member ad hoc General Plan Update committee
      • Acceptance of grant for derelict boat disposal and gift from Newport Beach Arts Foundation
      • Updates to Investment Policy
      • Award of contracts for:
        • Ocean Boulevard sidewalk improvements between Carnation Avenue and Fernleaf Avenue
        • Phase VII Sculpture Exhibition management
        • Mutual Aid Agreement with the County of Orange for the COVID-19 vaccination effort
        • Crossing guard services for Ensign Intermediate School
        • Mobile Crisis Response Team to assist residents and homeless individuals experiencing mental health crises related to COVID-19
      • Hearings:
        • Residences at Newport Center (150 Newport Center Dr., PA2020-020)
        • Pacifica Christian School General Plan and Zoning Code amendments (PA2021-068)

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

October 2021

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

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)
    • CdM 76 Station convenience store (PA2019-027)
    • New Look Skin, Planned Community amendment at 4241 MacArthur Blvd. (PA2021-147)
    • BSP Bristol Medical Offices at 1400 and 1420 Bristol St. N. (PA2020-052)

October 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
      • Discussion on the current condition and potential rehabilitation of McFadden Plaza, Newport Pier and Ocean Front Parking Lot areas
      • Discussion of potential exclusive commercial solid waste collection and recycling franchise areas within the City
      • followed by Closed Session:
        • Discussion with labor negotiators regarding contracts with labor groups, as well as City Manager, City Attorney and City Clerk
        • Possible initiation of litigation regarding an undisclosed matter
    • 7:00 p.m.: Regular Meeting
      • Consider having future agenda item on having Council place “Elect Our Mayor” initiative on ballot without need for petition
      • Adoption of ordinances for:
        • Residences at Newport Center (150 Newport Center Dr., PA2020-020)
        • Pacifica Christian School  (PA2021-068)
      • Resolutions:
        • Ratifying City Manager’s October 5, 2021 Proclamation of Local Emergency
        • Certifying petition expanding Underground Assessment District No. 120-2 (Santa Ana Avenue and Cliff Drive Area)
        • Regarding execution of right-of-way certifications
      • Contracts for oceanfront sand monitoring, beach maintenance and rehiring retired plan check engineer
      • Annual review of Visit Newport Beach audited financial statements and expenditure report
      • Public hearings on:
        • Zoning Code amendments for Setback Map Corrections (PA2020-006)
        • Notice of intent to override the Orange County Airport Land Use Commission’s Determination of Inconsistency to the draft Housing Element Update (PA2017-141)

October 13 @ 9:00 a.m. – California Coastal Commission
(virtual meeting – see agenda for details)

  • Look for agenda here
    • Consideration of City-proposed amendments to its Local Coastal Program, including:
      • Seashore Drive setback map changes
      • Short Term Lodging  regulations, citywide and on Newport Island
      • “Clean-up” revisions correcting and clarifying regulations related to minimum lot size and lot dimensions, overlay zoning districts, and coastal development public hearing notice requirements
    • Appeal of City’s approval of 32-unit residential development at 2510 W. Coast Hwy
    • Postponed: Approval of City plan for maintenance dredging and beach nourishment

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

  • Agenda, when published, available here
    • Annual Review of the Hoag Hospital Development Agreement (PA2009-064)
    • Afshar Residential Condominiums at 508 and 508 ½ Acacia Avenue (PA2021-153)
    • West Residence Coastal Development Permit at 2731 Bay Shore Drive (PA2021-169)
    • 514 Acacia, LLC Residential Condos at 514 and 514 ½ Acacia Ave (PA2021-171)
    • Wild Strawberry Café MUP at 240 Newport Center Drive, Suite 100 (PA2021-135)
    • Cefalia Residence Coastal Development Permit at 1740 E Oceanfront (PA2021-087)

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

October 21 – Planning Commission – Canceled

October 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
      • Housing Element Update Status Report (response to HCD comments)
    • 6:00 p.m.: Regular Meeting
      • Second reading of setback map correction ordinance
      • Vacation of a portion of a storm drain easement at 23 Augusta Lane and 9 Greenbriar Lane
      • Formation of an Ad Hoc Residential Care Facilities Committee
      • Award contracts for:
        • Concrete Replacement Program (FY 2021-22)
        • Cliff Drive Clubhouse Rehabilitation
        • CDBG administration and affordable housing monitoring
        • Tentative Agreements with Newport Beach City Employees Association and
          Newport Beach Professional and Technical Employees Association
      • Appointments to the Aviation Committee
      • Grants and Donations Report for the Quarter Ending September 30, 2021
      • Annual Review of Sierra by the Sea Development Agreement (PA2010-150)
      • 10-year extension of Hoag Development Agreement (PA2021-084)
      • Calling an election for a proposed charter amendment to provide for the direct election of the Mayor of the City of Newport Beach
      • Fiscal Year 2020-21 Year-End Budget Results

October 27 @ 5:00 pm – SPON Board Meeting (Zoom)
Details available on request.

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

October 30 @ 9:00 am – SPON Goal Setting Workshop
Details available on request.

November 4 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission – cancelled
Civic Center – Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

November 8 @ 4:00 p.m. – City Council Redistricting Committee Meeting
Civic Center – Council Chambers
(100 Civic Center Drive)

  • This will be the first meeting of a City Council committee charged with recommending changes to the Council district boundaries to reflect results from the 2020 census.
  • Look for details here

November 16 @ 10:00 a.m. – Orange County Board of Supervisors
Board Hearing Room (333 W. Santa Ana Blvd/10 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana)

  • Agenda here
    • As Item 37 on their agenda, the Board of Supervisors is expected to select a map defining the Supervisorial Districts for the next 10 years.
    • One of the maps being considered, 8, divides Newport Beach between different districts. Another, 4a, separates the unincorporated John Wayne Airport property from Newport Beach, assigning it to the Supervisor representing Irvine.
    • An ordinance to adopt the selected map is expected to be introduced at a special meeting on November 22 and finally adopted on December 7.

November 16 @ 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 discussion of:
      • Housing Element update submission
      • Fractional home ownership
      • Water Conservation ordinance update
    • followed by closed session with labor negotiators regarding City Manager and Employees League contracts
    • 6:30 p.m.: Regular Meeting
      • Final adoption of ordinance extending Hoag Hospital Development agreement
      • Adoption of nine resolutions dealing with end of oil spill emergency, grant for pickleball courts at Newport Ridge Park, labor contracts with two employee associations, ambulance fee recovery, undergrounding district in Santa Ana Avenue, Cliff Drive, La Jolla Lane and La Jolla Drive area, Measure M2 Expenditures and supporting three measures (Water Infrastructure Funding Act of 2022, Stopping Hazardous Incidents in the Pacific Act of 2021 and Inclusion of the City in a Coastal Orange County Congressional District
      • Award of contracts for Traffic Signal Rehabilitation, Ford Road Pump Station Rehabilitation, Ocean Piers Maintenance, City Bridge Maintenance, Plant Healthcare Services, Pier and Boardwalk Safety, and Janitorial Services
      • Annual reporting of development impact fees and agreements
      • Planned Community text amendment for New Look Skin at 4241 MacArthur Boulevard (PA2021-147)
      • Call for review of Planning Commission’s approval of changes to 76 gas station at corner of PCH and Avocado (PA2019-027)
      • Annual review of agreement with Sierra by the Sea (formerly Sober Living by the Sea)  (PA2010-150)
      • Introduction of ordinance imposing new Solid Waste and Divertible Material Container and Bulky Item Requirements

November 17 @ 6:00 pm – Housing Element Update Advisory Committee meeting 
City Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Look for agenda here
    • Discussion of revised draft Housing Element discussion with changes in response to HCD comments and dissolution of the committee

November 18 @ 6:30 pm – Planning Commission
Civic Center – Council Chambers (100 Civic Center Drive)

  • Agenda here (when available, generally on Friday before meeting)
    • Use permits for:
      • Pacific Christian High School at 1499 Monrovia & 883 15th St. (PA2021-221)
      • Wild Taco Restaurant at 407 31st Street  (PA2021-106)
      • Orange Coast Winery at 869, 871 and 873 West 16th Street (PA2020-082)

November 19 @ 9:00 a.m. – California Coastal Commission
(virtual meeting – see agenda for details)

  • Look for agenda here
    • Consideration of City-proposed amendments to its Local Coastal Program, including:
      • accessory dwelling units
      • cottage preservation
      • Lido Isle hedge height

November 22 @ 1:00 p.m. – Orange County Board of Supervisors
Board Hearing Room (333 W. Santa Ana Blvd/10 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana)

  • Agenda here
    • As the main item on this special meeting agenda, the Board of Supervisors is expected to select a map defining the Supervisorial Districts for the next 10 years.
    • One of the maps being considered, 4C1, and some of its variations, separate Newport Beach from Costa Mesa.
    • The ordinance selecting one of the maps at this meeting is expected to be finally adopted on December 7.

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

November 24 @ 5:00 pm – SPON Board Meeting (Zoom)
Details available on request.

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