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The Aviation Committee was formed generally to assist the City in the implementation of Council Policy A-17 (Newport Beach City Council Airport Policy).

Committee Authorization
Amended by Resolution 2019-26 (March 26, 2019).

 Committee Members Appointed Reappointed  Term Expires 
 Council Member Diane Dixon, Chair      
 Council Member Noah Blom, Vice Chair      
 City Manager Grace Leung      
 Deputy City Manager Tara Finnigan      
 City Attorney Aaron Harp      
 District #1 Member: Alan Guenther  07-01-2019    06-30-25
 District #2 Member: Sharon Ray  07-09-2019    06-30-22
 District #3 Member: Bonnie O'Neil  03-27-2012  07-01-2019  06-30-25
 District #4 Member: Tom Meng  03-13-2012  07-01-2019  06-30-22
 District #5 Member: Cameron Verdi  07-09-2019    06-30-25
 District #6 Member: Jeffrey Cole  09-12-2017  07-01-2019  06-30-22
 District #7 Member: Hugh Logan  07-01-2019    06-30-25
 Newport Coast Member: Roger Ham  07-09-2019    06-30-22
 At-Large Member: Jack Stranberg  07-01-2019    06-30-2
 General Aviation Community Member: Stephen Livingston  07-01-2019    06-30-25
 Airport Working Group Member: Tony Khoury      until sunsetted
 SPON Member: Nancy Alston      until sunsetted
 CAANP Member: Julie Johnson      until sunsetted


Length of Term for Members
Defined by Resolution No. 2019-26

Frequency of Meetings
The third Monday of the month, unless otherwise noticed

 Staff Liaison    
 Tara Finnigan Deputy City Manager   tfinnigan@newportbeachca.gov

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Aviation Committee Meeting

Agenda Packet - August 24, 2020 


On March 4, 2020, Governor Newsom proclaimed a State of Emergency in California as a result of the threat of COVID-19. On March 12, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-25-20, which allows Aviation Committee Members to attend Aviation Committee meetings by electronic means.  Please be advised that to minimize the spread of COVID-19, Aviation Committee Members may attend this meeting either electronically or telephonically.

Also, please be advised that on March 17, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-29-20, which allows for the public to participate in any meeting of the Aviation Committee telephonically or by other electronic means.  Given the health risks associated with COVID-19, the City of Newport Beach will conduct this meeting via Zoom.  As a member of the public, if you would like to participate in this meeting, you can participate via the following options:

  1. You can submit your questions and comments in writing for the Aviation Committee’s consideration by sending them to Aviation@newportbeachca.gov. To give the Aviation Committee adequate time to review your questions and comments, please submit your written comments by Monday, August 24, 2020, at 10 a.m. All emails will be made part of the record.
  2. You can connect with a computer by joining through Zoom.Click the link below to register for the meeting using a valid email address.You will receive a confirmation email allowing you to join the meeting: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8QlqPLYwRkKFKf75XmWE5A
  3. Or you may connect by Phone/Audio Only by calling: 1-669-900-9128. The meeting ID is 989 3610 7125#

Please know that it is important for the City to allow public participation at this meeting.    While the City does not expect there to be any changes to the above process for participating in this meeting, if there is a change, the City will post the information as soon as possible to the City’s website.


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