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RESOLUTION NO. 2019-12 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, CREATING A CITY <br />COUNCIL AVIATION AD HOC COMMITTEE TO REVIEW <br />THE STRUCTURE, MEMBERSHIP, ROLES AND <br />RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE AVIATION COMMITTEE <br />WHEREAS, on July 10, 1979, the City Council adopted Resolution 9597 <br />establishing the Orange County Airport Aviation Committee ("Aviation Committee") <br />because the City Council was concerned about the welfare of the community and the <br />potential expansion of John Wayne Airport ("JWA"); <br />WHEREAS, as set forth in Council Policy A-17, one of the primary objectives of <br />the City Council is to protect the residents of the City of Newport Beach ("City") from the <br />impacts of aircraft operations at and from JWA; <br />WHEREAS, the impacts related to JWA are now, and will continue to be, a <br />significant threat to the quality of life of City residents; <br />WHEREAS, on February 5, 2011, the City Council met to discuss the goals it <br />intended to address in 2011, and, made it a goal for the year to ensure the City <br />continued to protect the citizens of the City by extending the protections contained in the <br />JWA settlement agreement and related County of Orange ("County") ordinances; <br />WHEREAS, on April 12, 2011, the City Council adopted Resolution 2011-31, <br />which adjusted the membership and responsibilities of the Aviation Committee to better <br />align the Aviation Committee structure and membership with the City Council's goals; <br />WHEREAS, since the last comprehensive update to the Aviation Committee's <br />structure and membership, the Federal Aviation Administration has implemented the <br />Southern California Metroplex Project and the County is considering moving forward <br />with a General Aviation Improvement Program; <br />WHEREAS, periodic review of the structure, membership, roles, and <br />responsibilities of the Aviation Committee is necessary to ensure the City is taking all of <br />the steps necessary to protect the citizens of the City from aircraft operations at JWA; <br />and <br />WHEREAS, the City Council desires to form an Aviation Ad Hoc Committee <br />comprised of the Mayor and two Council Members to review the structure, membership, <br />roles and responsibilities of the Aviation Committee and return to the full City Council <br />with a recommendation related to possible changes thereto, if any. <br />