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The City Council and most of the City's Boards, Commissions and Committees are subject to the Ralph M. Brown Act (Brown Act) - the law which guarantees the public's right to attend and participate in meetings.

Agendas, minutes, staff reports and information relative to the City's Boards, Commissions and Committees (BCC), are managed by various departments. To locate information about a City BCC, please view our complete BCC listing to contact the appropriate staff member.


Questions and comments can be submitted in writing for City Council consideration by sending them to the City Clerk at To give the City Council adequate time to review your questions and comments, please submit your written comments by Monday, September 25, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. Correspondence received by this deadline will be uploaded to the agenda packet by September 25, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. and can be viewed here. Material received after the deadline and prior to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, will be provided to the City Council in hard copy and will be available to the public at the meeting.


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Access complete City Council meeting documents, resolutions and ordinances using the City's specialized application, Laserfiche. Please note, users may want to access the help feature built into this application for assistance to make use of its search and viewing capabilities.

Agenda Management Software

City staff uses an agenda management software and implements an electronic process for posting all City meeting agendas and public notices

Here are some quick tips for users:
  1. All items are listed in order of meeting date, including agendas for the City Council, all boards, commissions and committees, and public notices.
  2. To view specific meeting bodies, choose the appropriate legislative body in the dropdown menu next to the "Search" line.
  3. Choose "Agenda" to open the agenda which includes links to the available staff reports and attachments.
  4. Choose "Meeting Details" if you would like to see individual items or to view the City Council packet in it's entirety under Attachments at the top of the page.
  5. "Meeting Location" provides users with the address for the meeting.        

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Virtual Meeting to Discuss Potential Code Changes to Incentivize the Development of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

The City of Newport Beach Community Development Department will host a virtual community meeting to share potential zoning code changes intended to reduce the regulatory barriers and expand the potential capacity of accessory dwelling units (ADU) beyond minimum State law requirements.

Further encouraging the development ADUs is an important strategy to accommodate future growth in combination with other strategies to meet the State assigned Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) allocation of 4,845 new units that the City must plan for during the 2021-2029 planning period.

Encouraging ADUs allows for the dispersing of density throughout the City and avoids the need for excessive rezoning and high infrastructure costs associated with new high-density developments. Because ADUs tend to be relatively small with modest amenities, they provide more affordable housing options for select groups, such as students, seniors, caretakers, and people with disabilities.

The City will share current ADU standards and request input regarding potential changes such as allowing exterior basement access, removing certain unit size restrictions, and allowing increase height for detached ADUs above garages.  

To register for the Zoom meeting, please visit our website at:

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