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RESOLUTION NO. 2006 - 25 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL <br />OF THE CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH <br />AUTHORIZING PARTICIPATION IN AND ACCEPTING A GRANT FOR <br />SANTA ANA RIVER HABITAT AND RECREATIONAL PLANNING <br />WHEREAS, residents of the City of Newport Beach value the habitat and <br />recreational value of the Lower Santa Ana River; and <br />WHEREAS, the City of Newport Beach has long supported the planning and <br />formation of the Orange Coast River Park, which would abut and include the Santa Ana <br />River: and <br />WHEREAS, The Wildlands Conservancy has worked to coordinate and <br />encourage planning along the Santa Ana River to create a consistent plan across the <br />three - county region; and <br />WHEREAS, these planning efforts may be supplemented by a $5,000 grant from <br />The Wildlands Conservancy or one of its partner funders if River - adjacent communities <br />form committees to conduct this planning and if such planning is consistent with habitat - <br />protective and passive recreational uses; and <br />WHEREAS, community representatives to the Orange Coast River Park <br />Planning Committee and the City's Coastal /Bay Water Quality Committee are <br />supportive of the City's participation in the Wildlands Conservancy's efforts; now, <br />therefore be it <br />RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Newport Beach that it hereby: <br />1. Authorizes the Mayor to execute any document that accepts a planning grant from <br />the Wildlands Conservancy for Santa Ana River planning; and <br />2. Authorizes the City Manager or his designee to research the formation of a planning <br />advisory committee to comply with the terms of the Wildlands Conservancy's grant; <br />and <br />3. Expresses the City's support of planning activities along the Santa Ana River that <br />protect habitat, encourage passive recreational uses, and that are consistent with the <br />goals of the Orange Coast River Park and the City's General Plan. <br />ADOPTED this 28`h Day of March, 2006. <br />ATTEST: <br />� is / ► i � <br />MAYOR <br />IMMINOW1 q mat -4 <br />