Water Quality/Coastal Tidelands Committee

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WATER QUALITY/COASTAL TIDELANDS COMMITTEE

AUTHORIZATION:

Established by Resolution No. 2012-115, adopted on November 27, 2012. Duties and name changed (formerly Coastal Bay/Water Quality Citizens Advisory Committee).  

MEMBERSHIP:

The Committee shall consist of seven (7) members appointed th the City Council and two (2) non-voting council members appointed by the Mayor, confirmed by the City Council.  The Mayor will also appoint one of the two non-voting council members for an annual term as Chair of the committee.

TERM: 

The seven members appointed by the City Council shall serve a four-year term, witha limit of two consecutive terms.  Council member appointees shal serve a one-year term.  Appointments shall occur in January.

MISSION:

To improve and preserve Newport Bay and the Newport Beach coastline as a resource for swimmers, boaters, marine life, and waterfowl.

PURPOSE & RESPONSIBILITIES:

It shall be the duty of the Water Quality/Coastal Tidelands Committee to:

 

A.    Advise and make recommendations to the City Council on policies, projects and programs that support and/or strengthen existing regulations to protect water quality and habitat in the bay and ocean;

B.    Advise and make recommendations to the City Council on policies, programs and projects that improve the water quality and habitat of Newport Bay and the ocean;

C.    Advise the City Council on implementation of the Tidelands Infrastructure Capital Plan in the following areas:

1.     Sea level rise as it affects ocean beaches.

2.     Ocean beach sand replenishment.

3.     Other capital projects affecting the ocean beaches and tidelands not covered by other committees;

D.   Advise and make recommendations to the City Council on policies, programs and projects that educate the watershed’s population about the value of Newport Bay and the ocean; and

E.   Advise on any matter referred to the Water Quality/Coastal Tidelands Committee by the City Council or City Manager.

Members

  • Dennis Baker
  • Carl Cassidy
  • Erin Delman
  • Louis Denger     
  • Fred Galluccio 
  • Lawrence "Tom" Houston       
  • George Robertson         

City Staff 

  • Chair/Council Member Brad Avery 
  • Vice Chair/Council Member Jeff Herdman 
  • John Kappeler, Water Quality Manager
  • Raymund Reyes, Management Specialist