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`I - r%! <br />RESOLUTION NO. 7358 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF NEWPORT BEACH STATING THE POLICY OF THE <br />COUNCIL CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW <br />CIVIC CENTER <br />WHEREAS, the members of the City Council as elected <br />representatives of the people are responsible for providing <br />adequate facilities for the performance of City functions and <br />provision of City services; and <br />WHEREAS, the existing civic center facilities are <br />inadequate to meet either the current or future space needs of <br />the City, and by all accepted standards currently provide less <br />than fifty per cent (50%) of space required; and <br />WHEREAS, these deficiencies are impairing the <br />efficient and economic functioning of the departments housed <br />in the facilities; and <br />WHEREAS, this space deficiency has a direct adverse <br />effect on the morale and operating efficiency of the personnel <br />involved; and <br />WHEREAS, a qualified local citizens committee has <br />concluded that the present civic center site is economically <br />and functionally impractical to meet present and future needs, <br />and this conclusion has been verified through a consultant <br />study and by the City Council through its own study; and <br />WHEREAS, construction of adequate police facilities <br />is mandatory for the public safety and welfare, and construction <br />of this facility in conjunction with the County court facility <br />will provide advantages to both the County and the City of <br />Newport Beach; and <br />WHEREAS, this City Council believes that it would be <br />in the best interests of the taxpayers of the City to finance <br />the construction of the City police facility by the use of <br />-1- <br />