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On the Agenda:  July 23, 2024 City Council Meeting

The next City Council meeting is Tuesday, July 23. Items of interest are highlighted below. The entire agenda and staff reports can be viewed here.

A study session will begin at 4 p.m. Agenda items include:

  • Bicycle Master Plan report. Staff will present a general discussion and status update on the City’s 2014 Bicycle Master Plan.

The regular session will begin at 6 p.m. Agenda items include:

  • Extension of a pilot program that permits certain homeowners' associations (HOAs) to install privately-operated security cameras in public rights-of-way through September 2026. This item would grant a two-year extension to the pilot program, which would otherwise conclude in September 2024. The program allows 10 HOAs to participate in the program. Two HOAs, Shore Cliff and Spyglass Hills, have installed cameras under the pilot program. 
  • An exclusive negotiating agreement with Burnham-Ward Properties, LLC, for the lease and redevelopment of a portion of the Balboa Yacht Basin (BYB) property at 829 Harbor Island Dr. The BYB property, originally built in the 1940s, includes a 172-slip marina, parking, a shipyard and marine store, a restaurant, offices, three residential apartments and storage garages, which the City leases to various tenants. Improvements on the facilities portion of the BYB have reached the end of their useful life. Following a study session and public outreach, a two-year contract with Burnham-Ward, LLC to negotiate a lease agreement to redevelop and operate the facilities will be presented for Council consideration. 
  • A public hearing and consideration of a November ballot measure on Newport Beach's General Plan Housing Element (see the City Manager's message published in The Week in Review - July 19, 2024). 

Thank you for reading. Feedback is appreciated so please don’t hesitate to ask a question or offer a comment.

Grace K. Leung
City Manager, gleung@newportbeachca.gov 

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City Council Meeting Information

The Newport Beach City Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of most months (the exceptions are August and December). Typically, there is a Study Session that starts at 4 p.m. Study sessions are times for the Council to take a deeper look at a specific issue, or hear a presentation, that might eventually lead to a specific and more formal action. A closed session often follows the Study Session. Closed sessions are typically to address legal, personnel, and other matters where additional confidentiality is important. The Regular (evening) Session typically starts at 6 p.m., and often has a specific listing of different items ready for formal votes. Items on the “Consent Calendar” are heard all at once, unless a Council member has removed (aka “pulled”) an item from the Consent Calendar for specific discussion and separate vote. If an item on the agenda is recommended to be “continued”, it means that the item won’t be heard nor voted on that evening, but will be pushed forward to another noticed meeting.

Public Comment is welcomed at both the Study Session and the Regular Session. The public can comment on any item on the agenda. If you want to comment on a Consent Calendar item that was not pulled from the Consent Calendar by a Council Member, you will want to do so at the time listed on the agenda – right before the Council votes on the entire Consent Calendar (it’s Roman Numeral XIII on the posted agenda). If an item is pulled, the Mayor will offer that members of the public can comment as that specific item is heard separately. Additionally, there is a specific section of Public Comment for items not on the agenda, but on a subject of some relationship to the city government. If you cannot attend a meeting and/or want to communicate with the City Council directly, this e-mail gets to all of them: citycouncil@newportbeachca.gov. The City Manager also get's a copy of the email, because in almost all cases it’s something that the City Manager follows-up on.

The Council meets in the Council Chambers at 100 Civic Center Drive, off of Avocado between San Miguel and East Coast Highway. There is plenty of parking in the parking structure. You are always welcome to attend in person, but you can also watch on TV, Spectrum channel 30 and Cox channel 852 or stream it on your computer.

This Insider’s Guide is not an attempt to summarize every item on the Agenda – just the ones that seem of specific interest to the City Manager. You are encouraged to read the full agenda if you wish.

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