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RESOLUTION NO. 93-39 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF <br />NEWPORT BEACH AUTHORI2ING THE TEMPORARY CLOSURE <br />OF SEASHORE DRIVE, NEWPORT BOULEVARD AND BALBOA <br />BOULEVARD, AND SELECTED FEEDER STREETS. <br />• Section 1. The City Council of the City of Newport Beach finds <br />and declares as follows: <br />A. Each year, during the July 4th holiday, thousands of <br />visitors visit ocean front beaches between the Santa Ana River and <br />the West Jetty; and <br />B. This large influx of visitors creates severe traffic <br />congestion in West Newport, the McFadden Square area, and on the <br />Balboa Peninsula; <br />C. During the July 4th Holiday, traffic on streets in the <br />Oceanfront areas of West Newport, Central Balboa and the Balboa <br />Peninsula frequently results in little or no vehicular flow, with <br />many vehicles not promptly moving when an opportunity arises to do <br />SO. <br />D. During the July 4th Holiday, many visitors use public <br />streets to celebrate the occasion and, pedestrian and bicycle <br />traffic on many streets results in a defacto parade which makes <br />vehicular use unsafe to those using the streets. <br />E. This traffic congestion combined with the large number of <br />visitors and a related increase in criminal conduct, is, at times, <br />beyond the capacity of the Newport Beach Police Department to <br />control. The City routinely contracts with other agencies to <br />provide supplemental law enforcement services during the 4th of July <br />holiday to enable the Newport Beach Police Department to respond to <br />emergencies and maintain public safety. The Newport Beach Police <br />• Department could not provide police and emergency services in the <br />Oceanfront area in the absence of the temporary street closures <br />authorized by this Resolution. <br />F. The 4th of July Holiday brings with it an increased threat <br />of fire (due to illegal fireworks), and much higher than normal <br />1 <br />