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PORT CITY OF <br />O � <br />_ i NEWPORT BEACH <br />City Council Staff Report <br /><i FO RN <br />July 23, 2019 <br />Agenda Item No. 5 <br />TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL <br />FROM: Grace K. Leung, City Manager - 949-644-3001, <br /> <br />PREPARED BY: Melanie Franceschini, Administrative Analyst, <br />mfranceschini((2) <br />PHONE: 949-644-3028 <br />TITLE: Resolution No. 2019-71: Amending the Scope of the Business <br />Improvement District Ad Hoc Committee and Changing the Name to <br />the Ad Hoc Committee on Local Business Advancement <br />ABSTRACT: <br />On June 11, 2019, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 2019-53, which created an <br />Ad Hoc Committee on Business Improvement Districts. After the initial Ad Hoc Committee <br />meeting and the Council's June 25, 2019 action reducing funding support for two <br />merchant associations, the Committee requests an amendment to its scope to include <br />reviewing the merchant associations and how the City provides support for local business <br />groups. <br />RECOMMENDATIONS: <br />a) Determine this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) <br />pursuant to Sections 15060(c)(2) and 15060(c)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines because <br />this action will not result in a physical change to the environment, directly or indirectly; <br />and <br />b) Adopt Resolution No. 2019-71, A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Newport <br />Beach, California, Amending the Scope of the Ad Hoc Committee on Business <br />Improvement Districts and Changing the Name of the Committee to the Ad Hoc <br />Committee on Local Business Advancement. <br />FUNDING REQUIREMENTS: <br />There is no fiscal impact related to this item. <br />DISCUSSION: <br />Mayor Diane Dixon, Council Member Joy Brenner, and Council Member Jeff Herdman <br />were appointed to the Ad Hoc Committee on Business Improvement Districts (Committee) <br />on July 11, 2019, per City Council's adoption of Resolution No. 2019-53. <br />5-1 <br />