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ITEM 13 <br />Page ] <br />TO: Mayor and City Council <br />FROM: Harbor Commission <br />SUBJECT: Revisions to Section Hof the City of Newport Council Policy Manual <br />RECOMMENDED <br />ACTION: <br />Approve the revisions to policies H -1 and H -4 of the City of Newport Beach Council Policy <br />Manual. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />At the Council Meeting of April 23, 2002, the City Council approved the following list of tasks for <br />the Harbor Commission: <br />1. Advise the City Council in all matters pertaining to the use, control, operation, <br />promotion, and regulation of all vessels and watercraft within the Newport Harbor; <br />2. Approve, conditionally approve, or disapprove applications on all harbor permits <br />where the City's Municipal Code assigns authority to the Harbor Commission; <br />3. Serve as an appellate and reviewing body for decisions of the City Manager on <br />harbor permits, leases, and other harbor - related administrative matters where the <br />City's Municipal Code assigns authority to the Harbor Commission; <br />4. Advise the City Council on proposed harbor - related improvements; <br />5. Advise the Planning Commission and City Council on land use and property <br />development applications referred to the Harbor Commission by the City Council, <br />Planning Commission, or City Manager; and <br />6. Make recommendations to the City Council for the adoption of regulations and <br />programs necessary for the ongoing implementation of the goals, objectives, and <br />policies of the Harbor and Bay Element of the General Plan. <br />Some of those tasks and projects require revision to Section H of the City of Newport Beach <br />Council Policy Manual, which deals with construction and use of harbor facilities, both <br />residential and commercial. These could include piers, floats, patio decks, bulkheads and <br />dredging. <br />