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RESOLUTION NO. 2016-87 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF <br />NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING A LEVEL TWO <br />WATER SUPPLY SHORTAGE <br />WHEREAS, On January 17, 2014, following three dry or critically dry years in <br />California, State Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. declared a drought state of emergency <br />by issuing a proclamation; and <br />WHEREAS, On April 25, 2014, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued an <br />executive order calling on the State to redouble state drought actions. The Executive <br />Order provides that the State Water Resources Control Board ('Board") shall direct <br />urban water suppliers that are not already implementing drought response plans to limit <br />outdoor irrigation and other wasteful water practices; and <br />WHEREAS, On July 15, 2014, the Board adopted an emergency regulation for <br />Statewide urban water conservation (Resolution No. 2014-38) and requires water <br />agencies to comply with Water code section 1058.5 that grants the Board the authority <br />to adopt emergency regulations in certain drought years; and <br />WHEREAS, On September 9, 2014, the Newport Beach City Council adopted a <br />Resolution of the City Council of the City of Newport Beach Declaring a Level One <br />Water Supply Shortage (Resolution No. 2014-79) to conserve water usage to 100% of <br />Base Amount and limit outdoor irrigation, and <br />WHEREAS, On April 1, 2015, California, State Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. <br />issued an executive order (B-29-15) directing that his January 17, 2014 Proclamation, <br />April 25, 2014 Proclamation and Executive Orders (B-26-14, B-28-14) remain in full <br />force and effect, and that the Board shall impose restrictions to achieve a Statewide <br />25% reduction in potable urban water usage through February 28, 2016; and <br />WHEREAS, On May 5, 2015, the Board adopted Resolution No. 2015-32 and an <br />Emergency Regulation to address specific provisions of Executive Order B-29-2015 that <br />included a mandatory 25 percent Statewide reduction in potable urban water use <br />between June 2015 and February 2016. To implement the Executive Order, the <br />Emergency Regulation placed each urban water supplier in a conservation tier, ranging <br />