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Q �EwP0 <br />cq<iF�P <br />TO: <br />FROM: <br />CITY OF <br />NEWPORT BEACH <br />City Council Staff Report <br />January 8, 2019 <br />Agenda Item No. SS2 <br />HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL <br />Seimone Jurjis, Community Development Director - 949-644-3232, <br />sjurjis@newportbeachca.gov <br />PREPARED BY: James Campbell, jcampbell@newportbeachca.gov <br />PHONE: 949-644-3210 <br />TITLE: General Plan Update (PA2017-141) <br />ABSTRACT: <br />It has been 12 years since the General Plan was comprehensively revised. Staff is <br />initiating the General Plan update process in collaboration with the community to address <br />necessary changes. The General Plan update will also incorporate new topics required <br />by state law and update the Housing Element. <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />Receive presentation, consider public comments, and provide direction to staff. <br />FUNDING REQUIREMENTS: <br />There is no fiscal impact related to this study session. However, updating a General Plan <br />will require significant funding over time and exact costs are not known at this time. The <br />current adopted budget does not include any funding to start the update process. <br />Consultant assistance for public outreach, preparation of the General Plan update, <br />technical studies, fiscal analysis, and environmental review will likely exceed $2 million <br />dollars. Once proposals are received from consultants, the City Council may be asked to <br />approve a budget amendment for the anticipated expenses under this current fiscal year. <br />The remainder will be funded through future budgets. <br />DISCUSSION: <br />Staff will make a presentation that highlights the proposed General Plan evaluation and <br />update process. The process will take approximately three years depending upon the <br />scope of the update. <br />Staff first recommends establishing a steering committee. The purpose of the steering <br />committee is to review consultant proposals; guide staff through the "Listen and Learn" <br />process; ensure public outreach and stake holder input; and make recommendations to <br />City Council. <br />SS2-1 <br />