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  • What is Traffic Signal Modernization?

  • Why did the City upgrade the traffic signal network?

  • What is a Traffic Management Center?

  • Why does the City have CCTV and is each intersection monitored 24/7?

  • Is traffic signal timing changed to help improve the flow of traffic?

  • How do the traffic signals operate? Are they coordinated?

  • Who determines the amount of time for pedestrian crossing?

  • Why does it seem like I always get a red light?

  • What is being done to facilitate movement of traffic in the future?

  • What is an assessment?

  • What is an underground utility assessment district?

  • Business and Investments

  • Art & Literature

  • Downloadable Library

  • Genealogy Databases

  • Health and Science

  • Lifelong Learning Tools

  • Magazines and Newspapers

  • Student Resources

  • What is Career Online High School?

  • Who can apply to COHS?

  • How will people be selected for the program?

  • Will COHS students receive their GED?

  • What is the difference between a GED and high school diploma?

  • What type of career certification will be offered?

  • How long will it take for students to complete the program?

  • Does the Library offer other resources for education and job preparation?

  • Display and Distribution of Materials in Library

  • Gift and Donor Policy

  • Expressive Use Area

  • Children in the Library

  • Study Room Policy

  • Internet Use Policy

  • How do I get a library card?

  • What happens if I lose my card?

  • What are the checkout periods for various items?

  • How many items can I have checked out at one time?

  • How much are late fees?

  • How do I renew a book or other item?

  • How do I reserve a book or other item?

  • How do I suggest a book for the library to purchase?

  • Does the library offer home delivery of library materials?

  • Can I pickup library materials without parking and coming inside the library?

  • What can I do to Conserve Water?

  • Safety tips for the Holidays

  • Plan Check Fees

  • Building Permit Fees

  • Additional Permits and License

  • How does a business submit a Business Emergency Plan electronically?

  • Adopt-A-Beach Program

  • Are Smoke Alarm Detectors mandatory in my residence?

  • I need a car seat installed, where do I go?

  • What do I do after an unexpected disaster?

  • How do I obtain a fire permit?

  • I need to dispose of my hazardous materials, how do I do this?

  • I need a fire extinguisher re-charged, where do I go?

  • I saw a fire hydrant leaking, who do I contact?

  • I need to schedule a fire inspection, who do I contact?

  • My plans were approved by the Building Division and need to be reviewed by the Fire Plan Reviewer, how do I schedule an appointment?

  • How do I get a copy of a Fire or Incident Report?

  • How do I obtain medical/emergency ambulance service if I do not have insurance?

  • I received a bill for medical/emergency service and have a question, who do I call?

  • Does the City have beach volleyball courts?

  • Where is the Back Bay Loop Trail?

  • Where can I find general information registering for a recreation class?

  • Where is the lawn bowling center?

  • Does the City have rooms for rent?

  • What is the Newport Navigator?

  • Does the City offer an afterschool program?

  • How do I find information on Corona del Mar Main Beach?

  • How is an underground utility assessment district formed?

  • What is involved in utility undergrounding?

  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of undergrounding?

  • What is Rule 20?

  • My property is held in a trust. Who should sign the petition?

  • What if I cannot sign the petition with one of the proponents present?

  • Do I have to underground my utilities since I voted against the assessment district?

  • How long does the process take?

  • What is the step by step process?

  • How much does it cost?

  • What costs are included in the assessment amount?

  • How do I pay the assessment?

  • Can the assessment be paid partially in cash and partially go to bond?

  • What is the 8%+/- discount?

  • What is the approximate assessment added to my property tax bill each year?

  • Is the assessment tax deductible?

  • Is financial assistance available?

  • What is the term of the bond financing?

  • What is the rate of interest on the bonds?

  • What if I sell my home before the assessment is paid in full?

  • What equipment will still be visible above ground?

  • Will I get a chance to review proposed locations of the equipment before they are cast in concrete?

  • What happens to the street lights once the other utility poles are removed?

  • What is the private conversion and what does it include?

  • What is the private conversion portion of the project?

  • What is the typical cost for the private conversion?

  • Can the cost of the private conversion be added to my property tax bill as well?