A standing room only crowd turned out for the City Council meeting. Commissioner Avery did an expert job presenting the Harbor Commission proposal, Patricia Newton shared an excellent PowerPoint presentation on behalf of the NMA, twenty or thirty speakers presented their thoughts, and the issue then was discussed by the Council.
100 Civic Center Drive Newport Beach, CA 92660 map and directions Special City Council Meeting: Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 5:00 PM Meeting WILL BE AT City Hall. Free parking available in adjacent City parking structure.
We understand the Harbor Commission’s moorings report, requested by City Council, will be discussed a week from now, on Tuesday, June 16th. Unofficial news is that there will probably be a study session at 3:00 or 4:00 PM on June 16, followed by a break, then the evening action session which begins at 7:00PM. We will post updates here as possible. Subscribe to email updates!
My name is DanGribble. I am a local resident since 1959, a marine business owner, an active boater, and a mooring owner. I grew up in Newport Beach, sailing on these waters since I was five years old, and with the exception of a few years off at college and elsewhere, have lived, worked, and played in this area my entire life. I would like to address the matter of mooring transferability, a right which was taken away by the previous Newport Beach City Council several years ago, and which is now being reconsidered.
Your volunteer NMA board requests your attendance at the February 11, 2015 Harbor Commission meeting, 6:30 PM, in City Council Chambers. Please show your support for the new City Council’s initiative to reconsider the last City Council’s changes to mooring fees and transferability. Your 2015 mooring permit fee from Newport Beach should make your interest in finding fee equity keen!
In today’s issue of The Log newspaper (page 15), Ambrosia Sarabia covers the introduction of the ad hoc committee proposal to test floating docks. The majority of council members supported surveying both mooring permit holders and bayfront homeowners to better gauge demand for the project. Nancy Gardner noted that it would be futile to spend about $250,000 testing a project that few people wanted should the pilot project succeed. I haven’t gotten a sense that there is a real burning desire for this, said Gardner. Others noted there was dubious public benefit from the floating docks whatever the cost. Click to the story on The Log.