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RESOLUTION NO. 2017-10 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF <br />NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING CITY <br />COUNCIL POLICY A-13 RELATING TO DECORUM AND <br />ORDER FOR CITY COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND <br />BOARDS <br />WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Newport Beach (City) values and <br />appreciates the appointed commissions, committees, and boards that assist the City <br />Council in serving our residents, businesses, and guests; <br />WHEREAS, the City Council adopted City Council Policy A-13 in 1996 to ensure <br />the City's commissions, committees, and boards conduct their public deliberations and <br />actions in an atmosphere free from personal animosity and hostility; <br />WHEREAS, some residents have requested, in the interest of greater <br />transparency, to record Planning Commission meetings for later viewing on the City's <br />website and/or NBTV; <br />WHEREAS, the City Council is interested in expanding transparency and <br />increasing opportunities for residents to be more involved in City government; and <br />WHEREAS, the City desires to amend City Council Policy A-13 to provide <br />guidance to commissions, committees, and boards that are now, or may be in the future, <br />subject to video recording. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, the City Council of the City of Newport Beach resolves as <br />follows: <br />Section 1: The City Council adds Subsection M to the "Policy" section of City <br />Council Policy A-13 to read as follows: <br />Especially in regards to filmed meetings, and where an agenda item may <br />later be appealed to another body or involve an appeal of another decision, <br />be cognizant of the need to serve in an adjudicatory role and to be direct <br />and concise in one's comments, without grandstanding or operating in a <br />manner which may prejudice the rights of the parties. <br />Section 2: The recitals provided above are true and correct and incorporated <br />into the operative part of this resolution. <br />Section 3: The City Council find this action is not subject to the California <br />Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Sections 15060(c)(2) (the activity will not <br />result in a direct or reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment) <br />and 15060(c)(3) (the activity is not a project as defined in Section 15378) of the CEQA <br />Guidelines, California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Chapter 3, because it has no <br />potential for resulting in physical change to the environment, directly or indirectly. <br />