WATER QUALITY/COASTAL TIDELANDS COMMITTEE
Established by Resolution No. 2012-115, adopted on November 27, 2012. Duties and name changed (formerly Coastal Bay/Water Quality Citizens Advisory Committee).
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.
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.
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.
- Dennis Baker
- Carl Cassidy
- Erin Delman
- Louis Denger
- Fred Galluccio
- Lawrence "Tom" Houston
- George Robertson
- Chair/Council Member Brad Avery
- Vice Chair/Council Member Jeff Herdman
- John Kappeler, Water Quality Manager
- Raymund Reyes, Management Specialist