Water Quality/Coastal Tidelands Committee

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

 

  1. 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;
  2. 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;
  3. 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;
  4. 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
  5. Advise on any matter referred to the Water Quality/Coastal Tidelands Committee by the City Council or City Manager.

Committee Authorization:
Resolution 2021-11

Frequency of Meetings:
The first Thursday each month, unless otherwise noticed.

 COMMITTEE MEMBER
 Appointed Reappointed  Term Expires
 Council Member Duffy Duffield, Chair
 01-08-19  01-12-21  
 Council Member Noah Blom, Vice Chair
 01-12-21    
 Peter Belden
   02-23-21  06-30-25
 Curtis Black
 02-23-21  06-30-25
 Louis Denger
 01-22-13  02-23-21  06-30-23
 Charles Fancher
 02-23-21    06-30-25
 Lawrence (Tom) Houston
 01-22-13  02-23-21  06-30-23
 Richard McNeil
 04-24-18  02-23-21  06-30-25
 George Robertson
 01-22-13  02-23-21  06-30-23

 

Length of Term for Members:
The two non-voting Council Members shall serve a one-year term and the seven citizen members serve for a four-year term.

STAFF LIAISON
   
 John Kappeler
Senior Engineer
 jkappeler@newportbeachca.gov


Staff Support:

Staff allocates approximately 30 hours a month to this committee.

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