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RESOLUTION NO. 2001— 26 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF <br />THE CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH REGARDING <br />THE NEED FOR MAINTENANCE DREDGING <br />IN LOWER NEWPORT BAY <br />WHEREAS, Lower Newport Bay is the largest recreational small boat harbor within the <br />state of California and; <br />WHEREAS, Lower Newport Bay is home port to a United States Coast Guard cutter as <br />well as the Orange County Sheriff's Harbor Patrol rescue vessels and; <br />WHEREAS, it is both economically and socially important that Lower Newport Bay be <br />maintained for both recreational and commercial uses and; <br />WHEREAS, increased siltation is impacting the safety and navigability of channels in <br />Lower Newport Bay and; <br />WHEREAS, federal authority directs the Chief of Engineers of the Army Corps of <br />Engineers to maintain the navigational channels at Newport Bay when determined advisable in <br />the interest of providing navigation and safety, now, therefore be it <br />RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Newport Beach that the City hereby <br />urges the prompt federal funding during the Fiscal Year that begins in October 2001 of a US <br />Army Corps - directed dredging program for Lower Newport Bay and be it also <br />RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Newport Beach that this Resolution and <br />any other related correspondence be forwarded to the offices of the Honorable Chris Cox (47th <br />District) and the Honorable Dana Rohrabacher (451h District) to urge their support in procuring <br />the necessary federal funds to do maintenance dredging within the Lower Newport Bay to <br />insure safe and navigable channels. <br />ADOPTED this 81h day of May, 2001. <br />Garold B. Adams <br />MAYOR <br />ATTEST: <br />c1se�1(a u r VIMA4 CIT� G -, o- <br />LaVonne Harkless <br />CITY CLERK <br />