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RESOLUTION NO. 86 -69 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF NEWPORT BEACH SUPPORTING THE CREATION OF A <br />NATIONAL OCEANIC PARK BETWEEN THE ORANGE <br />• COUNTY COASTLINE AND CATALINA ISLAND. <br />WHEREAS, the Orange County coastline serves the recrea- <br />tional needs of Southern California by providing facilities for <br />sport fishing, boating, surfing, swimming, scuba diving, hiking, <br />walking, picnicking and camping; and <br />WHEREAS, the Orange County coastline is an economic <br />resource of utmost importance to coastal cities in that the <br />tourist economy of coastal cities is heavily dependent upon tax <br />proceeds, business opportunities, and jobs created by hotels, <br />restaurants, retail shops and other tourist dependent commercial <br />ventures; and <br />WHEREAS, the protection of our nation's national and <br />scenic resources require the preservation of marine life, careful <br />management of energy resources and the retention of coastal <br />views; and <br />WHEREAS, there are long -term benefits in preserving and <br />protecting the coastline's original character for future gener- <br />ations by pursuing alternatives to offshore oil exploration <br />including conservation and renewable energy resources; and <br />WHEREAS, it is in the nation's interest to insure the <br />quality of the coastal environment by protecting against the <br />hazards related to oil exploration such as contamination by <br />drilling muds; damage from oil spills; seepage from drilling <br />operations; and leaks during transport of oil; and <br />WHEREAS, onshore petroleum processing is prohibited <br />inside our City limit as transportation facilities would increase <br />traffic congestion and exacerbate a fresh water shortage. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of <br />the City of Newport Beach advocates the creation of a National <br />Oceanic Park between the Orange County coastline and Catalina <br />Island for the protection of our natural and economic resources <br />by precluding oil drilling and oil exploration in the area of the <br />park. <br />ADOPTED this 25th day c <br />ATTEST: <br />City Clerk <br />