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0 <br />I -2 <br />2/9/81 <br />COMMUNITY BEAUTIFICATION AND WATER CONSERVATION <br />The City Council believes that it would be in the best interest of the <br />City and the developer to encourage utilizing the services of a landscape <br />architect simultaneously with the services of the engineers, rather than <br />after cutting and grading are final. <br />Strips of land dividing housing projects should be preserved as green <br />belts or open space wilderness areas. <br />Ravines and barrancas should be preserved to provide natural areas of <br />beautification. <br />Where possible, some streets'in residential developments should run toward <br />the ocean or Upper Bay to provide a view of the water. <br />4 <br />The cost of transmitting fater to Southern California will increase <br />dramatically during the [xt decade due to the increased cost of oil in <br />the conveyance process. ;'Anticipating this cost increase, it shall be <br />the policy of the City 4f Newport Beach to encourage conservation of <br />water throughout the CiAty and to develop methods whereby the City, its <br />citizens, businessmen 4nd homeowner associations can reduce their con- <br />sumption of water. j <br />Suggested methods ingilude, but are not limited to, the following: <br />1) Select landsca#e materials from a list of drought resistant shrubs, <br />trees and grou d covers and use them as extensively as possible in <br />parks, parkwa3is, traffic medians and around public buildings. <br />2) Encourage <br />t1111s <br />use of solid materials (concrete, brick, etc.) in <br />traffic islds, parkways and other locations in order to reduce <br />water - consug areas. Care should be taken, however, to provide <br />ample tree in parkways when solid materials are used. <br />3) Reduce to at acceptable minimum the amount of water that is applied <br />to lawns, ound covers, paseos and greenbelts, but giving care to <br />the deep w ter that is required by trees. <br />4) Give great r consideration to soil conditioning and be sure that <br />soils are, roperly prepared prior to planting. Sandy soils should <br />receive a generous amount of humus to retain moisture. <br />5) In design of parkway and median landscaping, grade the area concave <br />rather than convex to eliminate run -off and spray drift. Bubbler <br />heads should be used instead of spray heads.