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June 8, 2015

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Updated: Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 10am

Newport Beach City Council Meeting on Moorings

Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 5:00 PM
Meeting agenda on City web site
Moorings staff report
NMA postcard notification / meeting notice.

Newport Beach Civic Center – Council Chambers

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 presented and discussed a week from now, on TODAY, Tuesday, June 16th. Unofficial Current news is that there will probably not be a study session at 3:00 or 4:00 but instead, a special meeting commencing at 5PM 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!

Public Comments Will Be Allowed

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About Mooring Changes

At its meeting on April 7, the Harbor Commission decided to recommend to City Council an annual mooring permit fee of $25/ft, down from $55/ft, and return to transferability within limits. They came to their decisions after studying and listening to lots of information over a two month period. Four meetings of two hours each were held; between fifty and one hundred citizens participated in each session assuring a diversity of opinion and comments. Dozens of citizens spoke.

The NMA also drafted a position statement describing what we think is fair, responsible mooring management. The task now is to ensure that the public and City Council have easy access to resources so they can come to their own informed opinions. There are important key points that need reinforcement. These are:

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Harbor Commission Recommendation April 2015

Attending the meeting: Harbor Commission Chairman Brad Avery, Commissioners Duncan McIntosh, Joe Stapleton, and David Girling, City’s Harbor Resources Manager Chris Miller and Analyst Shannon Levin. More than 100 interested people filled the City Council Community Room, some standing in the back.

Harbor Commission (HC) Chairman Brad Avery opened meeting with pledge of allegiance.
Motion to approve minutes of 3/23 approved.
Non-agenda items, none.
Current business: moorings review.
Michael Torres, Assistant City Attorney (ACA), present for first time in these meetings

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4th Meeting to Revisit Mooring Fees and Transfers 2015-04-07

The fourth meeting of the Harbor Commission reevaluation of Newport Harbor mooring fees and transferability will take place on April 7th. Mooring permit holders and those interested in Newport Harbor moorings need to attend, be heard, participate in this process. To prepare, please review NMA meeting notes and Harbor Resources’ very good draft minutes from the meeting held March 23rd. NOTE: This Tuesday meeting is different from the regular Wednesday Harbor Commission meeting held the following night.

Harbor Commission Meeting on Moorings

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 6:00 PM
Meeting notice on City web site (with add to Calendar link)
2015-04-7 meeting agenda
NMA postcard notification

Newport Beach Civic Center – Community Room

100 Civic Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
map and directions
Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 6:00 PM
Meeting WILL BE AT City Hall.
Free parking available in adjacent City parking structure.
Community Room is adjacent to Council Chambers.

HC Meeting Synopsis 2015-03-23

[Editor’s notes look like this. –ed.]
Where someone may be referred to by last name only, no disrespect is intended; this is done merely for expediency.

HC meeting pledge of allegiance, request for comments.

92 people showed up for the meeting.

Commissioners Duncan McIntosh, Joe Stapleton, David Girling, Brad Avery, and City’s Shannon Levin, Chris Miller attended.

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3rd Meeting to Revisit Mooring Fees and Transfers 2015-03-23

The third meeting of the Harbor Commission reevaluation of Newport Harbor mooring fees and transferability will take place on March 23rd. Mooring permit holders, and those interested in Newport Harbor moorings, encouraged to attend, be heard, participate in this process.

Meeting

Monday, March 23, 2015, 6:00 PM:
(Page linked to above includes agenda)
Newport Beach Civic Center – Community Room
100 Civic Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(map and directions)
Monday, March 23, 2015, 6:00 PM
Meeting WILL BE AT City Hall.
Community Room is adjacent to Council Chambers.

HC Meeting Synopsis 2015-03-09

[Editor’s notes look like this. –ed.]
Where someone may be referred to by last name only, no disrespect is intended; this is done merely for expediency.

Standing room only crowd of 93 persons at Oasis. [At least one person walked out of meeting because could not hear in back of room. –ed.]

Avery: Any changes to transfer, fees, will be recommended to City Council who would act on (approve) changes.

Meeting focus on fees following dramatic rise in rate over last 5 years. Interested in solutions that will work for all parties; be fair.

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2nd Meeting to Revisit Mooring Fees and Transfers 2015-03-09

The second meeting of the Harbor Commission reevaluation of Newport Harbor mooring fees and transferability will take place on March 9th. Mooring permit holders, and those interested in Newport Harbor moorings, encouraged to attend, be heard, participate in this process.

Meeting

Monday, March 9, 2015, 6:00 PM:
(Page linked to above includes agenda and minutes from previous meeting)
OASIS Senior Center – Meeting Room 1
801 Narcissus Avenue
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
(map and directions)
Monday, March 9, 2015, 6:00 PM
Meeting will NOT BE AT City Hall.

HC Meeting Synopsis 2015-02-23

Draft and approved city staff’s minutes of these meetings are found here as available. For administrative reasons, ad hoc committee dissolved in favor of special noticed meetings of Harbor Commission. Notification of meetings 72 hours ahead for Brown Act purposes. Commissioners Avery, Stapleton, Girling, McIntosh present.

The overall process would look at current rules, fees, transferability; today’s meeting would focus on transferability. Avery noted that he could support transferability as long as there is transparency. At a previous City Council meeting, he mentioned he had personally sold a mooring himself.

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