01/24/2017 - Regular Meeting
01/24/2017 - Regular Meeting
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Council Meeting Minutes
COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
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City of Newport Beach <br />Regular Meeting <br />January 24, 2017 <br />b) Initiate an amendment to Section 20.48.200 and other affected sections of the Newport Beach <br />Municipal Code to appropriately reflect recent legislation affecting Accessory Dwelling Units and <br />Junior Accessory Dwelling Units. <br />12. Filming Planning Commission Meetings; Amendment to Council Policy A-13 [100-20171 <br />a) Determine this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant <br />to Sections 15060(c)(2) and 15060(c)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines because this action will not result <br />in a physical change to the environment, directly or indirectly; <br />b) Direct staff to film Planning Commission meetings and make them available for viewing through <br />the City's website; and <br />c) Consider an amendment to City Council Policy A-13 regarding commissioner conduct at taped <br />Planning Commission meetings and adopt Resolution No. 2017-10, A Resolution of the City <br />Council of the City of Newport Beach, California, Amending City Council Policy A-13 Relating to <br />Decorum and Order for City Commissions, Committees and Boards. <br />Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Duffield seconded by Council Member Dixon, to approve the Consent <br />Calendar, except for Items 5, 9 and 10; and noting the recusal by Council Member Herdman on Item 6, <br />and the incorporation of the City Manager's comments relative to Item 12. <br />The motion carried by the following roll call vote: <br />Ayes: Council Member Herdman, Council Member Avery, Council Member Dixon, Council Member <br />Peotter, Council Member O'Neill, Mayor Pro Tem Duffield, Mayor Muldoon <br />XIV. ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT CALENDAR <br />5. Resolution No. 2017-6: Implementing Improvements and Efficiencies in the City Attorney's <br />Office [100-2017] <br />City Attorney Harp presented a PowerPoint presentation to outline the proposal, history of the City <br />Attorney's Office, reduction in costs, current and proposed office structure, possible fiscal impacts <br />with change to personnel, possible future fiscal impacts, the reason for the change, and the net cost <br />to the City. <br />In response to Council Member Dixon's question, City Attorney Harp explained the proposed salary <br />ranges. Council Member Dixon commended the City Attorney on his cost saving efforts. She <br />requested the City Attorney and City Manager work together to retain the number of current full- <br />time equivalent positions. <br />In response to Council questions, City Attorney Harp discussed the use of outside counsel and net <br />savings with personnel. He indicated that he was amenable to waiting to fill the third Deputy City <br />Attorney position until there was another vacant position within the City. <br />Motion by Council Member O'Neill seconded by Council Member Peotter, to a) determine <br />this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Sections <br />15060(c)(2) and 15060(c)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines because this action will not result in a physical <br />change to the environment, directly or indirectly; and b) adopt Resolution No. 2017.6, AResolution of <br />the City Council of the City of Newport Beach, California, Amending the Classification Plan, Salary <br />Schedule, and Positions in the City Attorney's Office. <br />In response to Mayor Muldoon's question, City Manager Kiff stated he would discuss position <br />allocations with the Human Resources Department and anticipated the Deputy City Attorney position <br />could be filled within three months. <br />Volume 63 - Page 177 <br />
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