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updated: 4/21/2008

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Dinghy overcrowding Newport Beach public docks relieved by dock extensions

Dinghy Dock Extensions
Weigh in, H, J, & K pemit holders!

Your input can make the difference. Responding to an NMA email and the City's postal notice, 14 people wrote Harbor Resources in support of the dock extension projects; several NMA members and NMA directors spoke in person, and the Fernando Stpdf sm icon and 15th Stpdf sm icon dock extensions were approved in concept at the April 9th Harbor Commission ("HC") meeting. The next step for these projects will be to have more detailed plans drawn.

The 19th Stpdf sm icon dock extension met with significant homeowner opposition due to noise, fishing, trash, and vehicle traffic from the existing public pier, so the HC recommended further study and outreach, followed by reconsideration. Harbor area boaters, drawn to McFadden wharf area bars and restaurants, need to consider 19th St. neighbors' expectations of peace and quiet around this public access point.

The Harbor Resources staff reportpdf sm icon on the dinghy dock extension projects contains more information. Please read it, then weigh in with your support and your constructive ideas.

H, J, and K field permit holders need to provide input on the 19th St. dock extension, so that a balance of input from all stakeholders may be presented to the HC. When this HC meeting date has been determined, we will post it here.

Commissioner Corrough wisely urged the 19th St. extension reconsideration be accomplished quickly so all three extension projects could be carried forward concurrently to maximize staff efficiency.

Commissioner Beek thoughtfully recommended taking another look at dinghy storage alternatives at a future Harbor Commission meeting.

Harbor Resources Department
829 Harbor Island Dr., Newport Beach, CA

(949) 644-3034, fax (949) 723-0589

Prefer email? Lend your support!
Email Harbor Resources with your input.


Slippery Sea Lions:

If you need to rethink your sea lion deterrents, please see the NMA Pinniped Pointers page in the NMA documents library.

Your continuing effort to keep sea lions off of your boat helps all of us.


NMA Newsletters:

The Pennant is the official newsletter of the Newport Mooring Association. Current and past editions are found on the Newsletters page.

Board Meetings -

The board meets monthly to review projects and conduct NMA business; next meeting:

Wed, May 7, 2008, at 6:00PM

You will find us again at the NHYC, on the Balboa Penninsula, upstairs, in the Burgee of Merit room. See current page for date & place.

NMA Members are welcome to attend!

Newport Harbor Yacht Club
720 West Bay Ave
Balboa, CA 92661; (949) 673-7730


News Feeds -

What's going on in Newport Beach? Are any boat auctions upcoming? Click to the RSS feed button news feed from the City of Newport Beach. (Recently, the City feed is having problems, so below is a Google RSS feed button dredging feed.

Newport Harbor Dredging - Google News
Updated : Wed, 21 Apr 2008 00:02:58 GMT

Protected plant irks boating enthusiasts - Daily Pilot
Protected plant irks boating enthusiastsDaily Pilot, CA - Apr 12, 2008Many boats in Newport Harbor run aground during low tide because of the problem, Site...
Publ.Date : Sun, 13 Apr 2008 01:53:36 GMT

City may gain Harbor lobbyist - Daily Pilot
City may gain Harbor lobbyistDaily Pilot, CA - Mar 24, 2008By Brianna Bailey Newport Beach is considering hiring a prominent Washington DC-based lobbyist ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 25 Mar 2008 05:37:13 GMT

Newport Hires a Lobbyist to Secure Dredging Funds - The Log Newspaper
Newport Hires a Lobbyist to Secure Dredging FundsThe Log Newspaper, CA - Apr 3, 2008... March 25 to engage the lobbying firm of Van Scoyou Associates, to a...
Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Apr 2008 18:08:52 GMT

WEEK IN REVIEW - Daily Pilot
WEEK IN REVIEWDaily Pilot, CA - Mar 30, 2008City Council members voted to hire a prominent Washington DC-based lobbyist group as federal funding for dredgi...
Publ.Date : Sun, 30 Mar 2008 09:26:42 GMT

Council discusses baseball diamond, city hall designers - Daily Pilot
Council discusses baseball diamond, city hall designersDaily Pilot, CA - Mar 25, 2008Later, council members unanimously voted to approve a lobbyist for Upp...
Publ.Date : Wed, 26 Mar 2008 05:31:11 GMT

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Harbor Resources News:

The City of Newport Beach has a new Harbor Resources Manager. Tom Rossmiller has retired, but will work part time on special issues such as dredging. Tom's right hand for several years, Chris Miller, has been selected the new Harbor Resources Manager. You will find Chris to be responsive, knowledgeable, capable. Congratulations, Chris! See the minutes of the April 2008 Harbor Commission meeting April 2008 minutes(pdf--47KB)small pdf icon.


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About us -

The Newport Mooring Association is responsible for promoting the business and personal interests of mooring permittees and persons holding property, real or personal, adjacent or attached to, residing on, or anchored to tidelands or public property in, upon, or adjacent to Newport Harbor, as those interests relate to the use of the bay area.

Newport Mooring Association
P.O. Box 1118
Newport Beach, CA 92659-0118