Aviation Committee

 

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Purpose

The Aviation Committee was formed generally to assist the City in the implementation of Council Policy A-17 (Newport Beach City Council Airport Policy).

Committee Authorization
Amended by Resolution 2019-26 (March 26, 2019).

 COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Appointed
 Reappointed Term Expires
Council Member Jeff Herdman, Chair
 01-08-19   
01-08-20 
Council Member Brad Avery, Vice Chair
 01-08-19   01-08-20 
Deputy City Manager Tara Finnigan
     
City Attorney Aaron Harp
     

District #1 Member

Alan Guenther

 

07-01-19

 

 

06-30-25

District #2 Member

Sharon Ray

 

 07-09-19

 

 

 

06-30-22

District #3 Member

Bonnie O'Neil

 

03-27-12

 

07-01-19

 

06-30-25

District #4 Member

Tom Meng

 

03-13-12

 

07-01-19

 

06-30-22

District #5 Member

Cameron Verdi

 

 07-09-19

 

 

 

06-30-25

District #6 Member

Jeffrey Cole

 

09-12-17

 

 07-01-19

 

06-30-22

District #7 Member

Hugh Logan

 

07-01-19

 

 

06-30-25

Newport Coast Member

Roger Ham

 

07-09-19
   

 06-30-22

 At-Large Member

Jack Stranberg

 

07-01-19

 

 

 06-30-22

General Aviation Community Member

Stephen Livingston

 

07-01-19

 

 

 06-30-25

Airport Working Group Member

   

until sunsetted

SPON Member

   

until sunsetted

 CAANP Member       until sunsetted

 

Length of Term for Members
Defined by Resolution

Frequency of Meetings
The last Monday of each quarter, unless otherwise noticed

STAFF LIAISONS
   
 Tara Finnigan
 Deputy City Manager
   tfinnigan@newportbeachca.gov 
 Tom Edwards
 Consultant  

 

Staff Support
Tom Edwards' attendance at the meetings and his monthly "All Things Aviation" summary is part of his monthly retainer ($5K/month). Staff allocates approximately eight hours per month to this committee.

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Orange County Airport Commission Meeting

On April 17, the JWA Airport Commission reviewed the GAIP and voted to continue the discussion during their May 1 meeting, as agenda item 3

  • Orange County Airport Commission Meeting
    May 1, 2019 at 5 p.m.
    JWA Administrative Offices
    3160 Airway Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

The County of Orange prepared a Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed General Aviation Improvement Program (GAIP) in the fall of 2018. The draft EIR public review and comment period began on September 20, 2018 and closed on November 21, 2018. City staff and consultants reviewed the Draft EIR for potential impacts to Newport Beach.

The City submitted a comment letter on the Draft EIR to JWA on November 16, 2018. Four Newport Beach community organizations also submitted comment letters on the Draft EIR and those can be found on the Documents and Resources page (see Community Organizations' Letters). The Draft EIR is available for public review at ocair.com/deir627.

The County issued its responses to comments on April 9, 2019. You can access the information at ocair.com/generalaviation/gaimprovement.

The County moved the date that the Board of Supervisors will review the GAIP:

  • Orange County Board of Supervisors Meeting 
    May 7, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.
    County Hall of Administration
    333 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92701
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