From: Dr. Richard A. Navarro <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 10:27 PM
Subject: Item #19 of 11/23/10 City Council Agenda - MOORING CHARGES, MOORING TRANSFERS:
To: Steve Rosansky <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Ed Selich <email@example.com>, Michael Henn <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Nancy Gardner <email@example.com>, Leslie Daigle <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Don Webb <email@example.com>, Dave Kiff <DKiff@newportbeachca.gov>, Keith Curry <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This email is to express my opposition to the proposals before the City Council, Item #19 related to mooring charges and mooring transfers and to urge the Council to much more reasonable and fair proposal submitted by the Newport Mooring Association.
I am profoundly disturbed at the unlawful practice that discriminates against mooring boat owners. As a boat owner and permit holder, I am already paying more than what I would have to pay for a mooring at other
I am willing to accept the current fee, despite the inconvenience of parking and lack of facilities, because of the friendliness and community spirit among mooring permit holders, and the boat-friendly environment of
Unfortunately, I am unable to be present at your City Council meeting to voice my concerns in person as I am teaching at that time. However, I would appreciate an explanation of why the City Council is not considering the Newport Mooring Association proposal, which would raise the revenues to the Tidelands Fund from approximately $800,000 to $4 million a year simply by requiring the owners of all boats to pay fair value for the right to store their boat on the public waterway?
I strongly urge the Council to replace the proposals currently before you with the NMA proposal at your November 23rd meeting.
Richard A. Navarro, Ph.D.
Professor of Education