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City of Newport Beach 2010-11 Harbor Commission

 

Harbor Commission Web Links

Rules of Procedure              http://www.city.newport-beach.ca.us/Boardmanual/HarborCommission.htm (link is down)

Agendas and Minutes        http://www.newportbeachca.gov/index.aspx?page=462

Task List                               http://www.city.newport-beach.ca.us/hbr/Task%20List.pdf (link is down)

Background                          http://www.newportbeachca.gov/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=97

Responsibilities                   http://www.newportbeachca.gov/index.aspx?page=462

 

Commissioners                   Contact at HarborCommission@NewportBeachCA.gov

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

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

Duncan McIntosh Member 4 year term, expiring June 30, 2015

Karen Rhyne Member 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

Doug West Member 4 year term, expiring June 30, 2015

Read The Log article about the two newest Harbor Commissioners.

(Commissioners' roles will be changing at the July 2010 meeting; roles of Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and Secretary rotate)

 

Manager’s Updates

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

 

By date in left column at:  http://www.newportbeachca.gov/index.aspx?page=1125

 

Hot Topics:                         http://www.city.newport-beach.ca.us/HBR/Hottopics.htm (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