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RESOLUTION NO. 2005- 19 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF NEWPORT BEACH ADOPTING GENERAL PLAN <br />AMENDMENT NO. 2004 -010 RELATED TO HOUSING <br />ELEMENT AMENDMENTS. (PA 2004 -235) <br />WHEREAS, the Housing Element was adopted in August of 2003 and <br />conditionally certified by the State Department of Housing and Community Development <br />(HCD) in September of 2003. Since then, staff has discovered several discrepancies <br />requiring revision for consistency and clarification; and <br />WHEREAS, the City Council initiated amendments to the Housing Element of the <br />Newport Beach General Plan on November 23, 2004 by adopting a written statement of <br />intent; and <br />WHEREAS, on March 3, 2005, the Planning Commission voted unanimously to <br />recommend approval of the amendments to the City Council; and <br />WHEREAS, a public hearing was held by the Newport Beach City Council on <br />March 22, 2005 in the City Hall Council Chambers, 3300 Newport Boulevard, Newport <br />Beach, California. A notice of time, place, and purpose of the meeting was given in <br />accordance with the Municipal Code and State Law. Evidence, both written and oral, was <br />presented to and considered by the City Council at this meeting; and <br />WHEREAS, additional provisions are also proposed to be included that could <br />further promote affordable housing construction in the City; and <br />WHEREAS, the proposed action is not defined as a project under the California <br />Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) because it involves general policy and procedure <br />making activities not associated with a project or a physical change in the environment <br />(Section 15378 of the CEQA Guidelines). <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the City Council hereby approves General Plan <br />Amendment No. 2004 -010 to revise the Housing Element of the Newport Beach General <br />Plan to eliminate discrepancies and insure consistency within the text, clarify existing <br />