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RESOLUTION NO. 2012 -117 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL <br />OF THE CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH <br />DISESTABLISHING THE <br />SPECIAL EVENTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE <br />WHEREAS, the City of Newport Beach ( "City") annually receives applications <br />from local non- profit and civic oriented groups seeking financial assistance; <br />WHEREAS, the City Council established the Special Events Advisory Committee <br />to assist the City Council with reviewing the various applications submitted to the City; <br />WHEREAS, the City Council appreciates and values the commitment and <br />recommendations made by the Special Events Advisory Committee; and <br />WHEREAS, the City Council desires to streamline the application review and <br />award process by allowing applications to be processed directly by the City Council with <br />the assistance of the Finance Committee and City staff. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, the City Council of the City of Newport Beach resolves as <br />follows: <br />Section 1: The City Council hereby disestablishes the Special Events Advisory <br />Committee and repeals all previous resolutions related to the Special Events Advisory <br />Committee including Resolution Nos. 2012 -20, 2011 -32 and 2009 -22. <br />Section 2: The City Manager shall create an administrative procedure for the <br />submittal and review of grant/funding applications. The process shall include different <br />categories of events (e.g., charity, athletic, community, etc.) and applications shall be <br />reviewed within their category. Staff shall conduct initial review of applications and shall <br />make recommendations to the Finance Committee. The Finance Committee shall <br />review and revise, as necessary, staff's recommendations and present its <br />recommendations to the City Council. The City Council shall have final decision making <br />authority on any application. <br />Section 3: The City Council find this action is not subject to the California <br />Environmental Quality Act ( "CEQA ") pursuant to Sections 15060(c)(2) (the activity will <br />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) <br />of the CEQA Guidelines, California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Chapter 3, because it <br />has no potential for resulting in physical change to the environment, directly or <br />indirectly. <br />