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January 23, 2018 <br />Insider's Guide <br />Mulvey, Jennifer <br />Subject: Newport Beach Insider's Guide - Council Meeting of Tuesday, January 23, 2018 <br />A good Saturday to you. Here is what's up for the next City Council meeting (set for Tuesday, January 23rd) <br />that might be of interest to you. In the below e-mail, I try to summarize items that caught my attention. I <br />don't summarize the whole agenda, though. To see that, please click here. <br />Study Session is at 5:00 p.m. with the Regular Session at 7:00 p.m. More information about where the Council <br />meets and public comment opportunities are at the bottom of this email. <br />There is only one item on Study Session (again, starting at 5:00 p.m.), and that's the Balboa Peninsula <br />Trolley. This is chance for the Council to hear more about how the Trolley did in Summer 2017, and to talk <br />about whether it should continue in Summer 2018 and/or whether some changes should be made to routes or <br />days. Remember that last year it ran on Saturdays and Sundays, with July 4 and Labor Day added in. If you <br />have a thought about the Trolley program either way, I know that the Council and staff would appreciate your <br />opinions. <br />The Regular Session at 7:00 p.m. doesn't have a lot of items on it. But it does have the item I wrote about 2 <br />weeks ago regarding Lido Marina Village and a parking management plan. This was delayed because one of <br />the principals from Lido Marina Village had his home impacted in the Montecito mudslides. The item itself is <br />an appeal of the Planning Commission's decision to adopt the City staff -recommended parking management <br />plan for LMV. This is a public hearing, so public comments are very much welcomed. At the conclusion of the <br />hearing, the City Council will determine the merits of the appeal, and then can decide to reject, modify, or <br />accept the parking management plan. <br />A few notes: <br />• On Friday, January 26th at 3:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, we'll have our third "Friday Forum" on <br />John Wayne Airport (JWA) issues. This forum will be co -hosted by the County of Orange, and the subject <br />is "Noise 101" — basically how the JWA Access and Noise Office does its work. Please join us if you <br />can. There will be at least two more Forums (planned for Feb 9 and March 9) where County staff will co - <br />present. <br />Speaking of JWA, be on the lookout for a special e-mail from me that summarizes lots of recent activity <br />about the airport. I wanted to include it here, but I'm not quite done with it yet. One of the hopeful <br />things I'll write about is the Boeing 737 -MAX. We learned recently that the MAX had one of its first flights <br />out of JWA (in late December - a Southwest flight to Phoenix). The noise readings were very promising, <br />compared with a similarly -weighted Boeing 737-700 that Southwest uses more typically. The Boeing 737 - <br />MAX and the Airbus 320neo are billed as being quieter and less emitting, and we seem to be able to <br />anecdotally confirm the former. It will take a while for these planes to enter the fleets, and there is no <br />promise that many will be at JWA (yet!). Boeing has done some MAX videos — yes, they are promotional <br />videos, so take them with a grain of salt. Ridiculous takeoffs and turns are here (but know that this is not <br />how it flies with passengers O). A video about the MAX and noise is here. <br />Consider coming to the City Council's annual planning/goal setting session on Monday evening, January <br />29th 2018 at Marina Park, starting at 5:30 p.m. I can talk more now about the subjects on that agenda — <br />one is whether to (and when to) start a General Plan Update. For all of you folks interested in that issue, <br />