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City of Newport Beach 2009-10 Harbor Commission


Harbor Commission Web Links

Rules of Procedure     (link is down)

Agendas and Minutes

Task List                      (link is down)


Commissioners                   Contact at

Tim Collins                          Member              4 year term, expiring June 30, 2010

John Corrough                   Member                4 year term, expiring June 30, 2010

Marshall Duffield              Chairman              4 year term, expiring June 30, 2012

Donald Lawrenz                 Member                 4 year term, expiring June 30, 2011

Karen Rhyne                       Vice Chairman      4 year term, expiring June 30, 2010

Ralph Rodheim                   Member                 4 year term, expiring June 30, 2013

Vince Valdez                      Member                 4 year term, expiring June 30, 2013


Manager’s Updates

Harbor Resources Director’s updates to the Harbor Commission on projects he is working on.


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Hot Topics:                  (link down as of 4/24/2008)


Harbor Commission Overview

The Newport Harbor Commission formed January 2002. Its mission is to provide the city with an advisory body representing the diverse uses of Newport Harbor and its waterfront.


The commission is responsible for advising the city council in matters pertaining to the use, control, operation, promotion and regulation of all vessels and watercraft within Newport Harbor. Its duties include reviewing and approving harbor permits and serving in an appellate role to review decisions made by the city manager on harbor permits, leases, and harbor administrative matters.


It is also responsible for advising the city council on proposed harbor-related improvements. In addition, the harbor commission will advise the planning commission and city council on land use and property development applications and make recommendations to the council for adoption of regulations and programs necessary for the ongoing goals, objectives and policies for the bay and harbor.


Sea Magazine Interview

Selected quotes of interest to mooring holders from an interview by Michael Telleria with Tim Collins Chairman that appeared in the Oct 2002 issue of Sea Magazine.


“ – such as making the harbor more user friendly for recreational boaters, beefing up access to facilities for mooring holders and providing boaters and residents with additional information about the harbor.”


Newport Harbor currently has four or five dinghy-accessible restaurants on the water, where you can take a dinghy from your boat to go out and eat.” “However, docking slots are limited and fill up quickly, Collins said.” “Dinghies are allowed to dock in several harbor locations, but only for about 20 minutes.” “Collins planes to work with the Mooring Association on this issue.”


“The Mooring Association has lobbied for increased dinghy storage facilities in the harbor, in the past.” “Collins believes the commission can help.”


What you can do

The Mooring Association tries to be at each of the Harbor Commission meetings, but more participation by our members at these meetings will result in a greater positive impact on issues concerning us.


Don Stoughton – President Newport Mooring Association