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I. <br />II. <br />November 25, 2014 <br />Agenda Item No. 1 <br />CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH <br />City Council Minutes <br />Study Session and Regular Meeting <br />November 12, 2014 <br />ROLL CALL - 2:00 p.m. <br />Present: Council Member Gardner, Council Member Petros, Council Member Curry, Council Member <br />Henn, Council Member Daigle (arrived at 2:09 p.m.), Mayor Pro Tern Selich, Mayor Hill <br />CURRENT BUSINESS <br />SS1. Clarification of Items on the Consent Calendar <br />Council Member Petros referenced Item 15 (Approval of a New Third Party Administrator for <br />Workers' Compensation Administration — AdminSure, Inc.) and noted that part of the agreement <br />includes an escalation of 2% per year over five years, resulting in a 10% increase in the contract <br />amount. <br />SS2. Newport Boulevard /32nd Street Parking Lot Concept Plan <br />Council Member Henn recused himself from this item since he has a consulting <br />relationship with a business in Via Lido Plaza. <br />Public Works Director Webb provided a PowerPoint presentation on the Landscape Concept <br />Design for Via Lido Plaza. He addressed the project background, purpose of the project, and <br />proposed improvements. He deferred to Landscape Architect Perry Cardoza for details of the <br />concept design. <br />Perry Cardoza, NUVIS, addressed details of the concept design and discussed the landscape <br />palette, plant list, hardscape, transitions, and entryway. <br />In response to Council Member Gardner's question, Mr. Cardoza commented on replacing the <br />damaged turf and grass with similar material. He added that replacing all of the turf/grass with <br />drought- tolerant materials could be an alternative option. <br />Mr. Cardoza addressed consistency with the guidelines, new light standards, banners, use of <br />ornamental grasses in medians, and the area near the Lido House Hotel. <br />In reply to Council Member Petros' question, Mr. Cardoza addressed the cost differential <br />between using natural- colored and scored sidewalks versus having a standard sidewalk. He <br />estimated the cost to be an additional $3.00 per square foot. Council Member Petros suggested <br />continuing with the theme of standard sidewalks throughout the Peninsula and, if additional <br />funds are generated by the cost savings, recommended that they be used for landscaping. <br />In response to Council Member Gardner's question, Mr. Cardoza reported that crosswalks will be <br />painted, but noted there are different ways to enhance them. <br />Mr. Cardoza continued with the presentation, addressing the new parking lot design and layouts <br />and offered alternatives (one with 30 stalls and another with 33 stalls). He presented details of <br />both alternatives, including possible water features, landscaping, texturing, outdoor furnishings, <br />and painting to provide continuity on both sides of the street. <br />Volume 62 - Page 94 <br />