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�CITY OF <br />Q SEW RT <br />�z <br />NEWPORT BEACH <br />City Council Staff Report <br />February 28, 2017 <br />Agenda Item No. 15 <br />TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL <br />FROM: Leilani I. Brown, City Clerk - 949-644-3005, <br />(brown@newportbeachca.gov <br />PREPARED BY: Leilani I. Brown, City Clerk <br />PHONE: 949-644-3005 <br />TITLE: Petition for Referendum of Resolution No. 2016-127 Relating to the <br />Museum House Residential Project <br />ABSTRACT: <br />On December 21, 2016, the community group Line in the Sand filed a referendum petition with <br />the City of Newport Beach (City) relating to City Council Resolution No. 2016-127. Resolution <br />No. 2016-127 approved a General Plan Amendment and certain California Environmental Quality <br />Act (CEQA) documents for the Museum House Residential Project. The City Council now has <br />the option to repeal Resolution No. 2016-127 in its entirety (and the related approvals) or schedule <br />this item for a public vote. <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />a) Determine this action is exempt from the CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15270, <br />which states that projects that a public agency rejects or disapproves are not subject to CEQA <br />review. Alternatively, if the City Council decides to submit Resolution No. 2016-127 to the <br />electorate, determine this action is exempt from CEQA pursuant to Sections 15060(c)(2) (the <br />activity will not result in a direct or reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the <br />environment) and 15060(c)(3) (the activity is not a project as defined in Section 15378) of the <br />CEQA Guidelines, California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Chapter 3, because it has no <br />potential for resulting in physical change to the environment, directly or indirectly; <br />b) Repeal Resolution No. 2016-127 in its entirety (and the related approvals) by waiving full <br />reading, directing the City Clerk to read by title only, introducing Ordinance <br />No. 2017-3, An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Newport Beach, California, <br />Repealing All Approvals for the 100 -Unit Museum House Residential Project Located at <br />850 San Clemente Drive (PA2015-152), and passing to second reading on March 14, 2017; <br />OR <br />c) Direct the City Clerk to return at a future City Council meeting with resolutions calling for an <br />election to submit Resolution No. 2016-127 to the electorate. <br />15-1 <br />