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Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • Why is the City responsible for charging rent related to Newport Harbor?

  • Why did the City seek to increase harbor charges?

  • Did the City take away a property right from harbor renters?

  • Why was a lease structure proposed for commercial pier operators?

  • Does the City get a percentage of the revenue of all marine-related businesses such as restaurants beside the water, sports fishers and fuel docks?

  • Don’t higher harbor rents destroy the economic base of the harbor?

  • What happens to the extra money collected from these increased rents?

  • Were commercial harbor renters the only ones who had an increase in charges?

  • How was the community involved and allowed to give input in regards to the increases of commercial harbor rent?