Laserfiche WebLink for more information. Attendees should RSVP here: <br /> <br />• The CdMRA's annual town meeting is this coming Wednesday, April 25th at Sherman Library and <br />Gardens. The event is from 5:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., with an expo at the beginning and a program (starting <br />at 6:45 p.m.) closing it out. More information is here. <br />• The Newport Beach Film Festival runs April 26 -May 3. The festival will include more than 350 films from <br />50 countries and offer more than two dozen special events, including free filmmaking seminars on April 28 <br />and 29. The festival brings visitors to town, but a lot of Newport Beach residents and businesses help to <br />put it on each year. <br />• City Clerk will host a free, brown bag lunch and workshop to assist residents in applying to serve on a City <br />board or commission on Friday, May 4, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Community Room, 100 Civic Center <br />Drive. For more information and to RSVP, 949-644-3005 or email <br /> Important note: The City will accept applications through May 9 at 12 <br />p.m. for about a dozen board and commission seats that are eligible for appointment on July 1. <br />• This is a bit off in the future, but mark your calendars for another free document shredding day. The City <br />and CR&R Environmental Services will offer free document shredding for CR&R's Newport Beach <br />customers on Saturday, May 12, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Big Canyon Reservoir Parking Lot, 3300 <br />Pacific View Drive (near the intersection of Marguerite & Pacific View), Corona del Mar. <br />In closing today, I wanted to offer two items of congratulations — one to Reverend Cindy Voorhees and her <br />parishioners at St James Church, for being back in their sanctuary after too long a time and working so hard to <br />save St James. I have a special affinity for this group because they've had to use city facilities (including parks) <br />to stick together during their time without a building. They always paid the market rate, but we're happy to <br />see them back home. Also congratulations to Bob Olson — in the same neighborhood as St James — who <br />opened the new Lido House Hotel this past week, exactly five years from the day that he (Bob) won a <br />challenging RFP competition set forth by the City. Bob "wow -ed" everyone with his proposal at the time — it's <br />now up and running in real time at the "old" city hall site, and it's even more amazing than I had thought it <br />would be. Congratulations, Bob. Congratulations, Rev. Cindy. Here's to a long, prosperous future for you <br />both. <br />Thank you for reading. Please forward this Guide to family, friends and members of your HOA if you represent <br />one. I always like hearing from you, too, so please don't hesitate to ask a question or offer a comment. <br />Sincerely, <br />Dave Kiff <br />City Manager <br /> <br />949-644-3001 <br />City Council Meeting Information: The Newport Beach City Council meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of most <br />months (the exceptions are August and December). Typically, there is a Study Session that starts at 4:00 <br />p.m. Study sessions are times for the Council to take a deeper look at a specific issue, or hear a presentation, <br />that might eventually lead to a specific and more formal action. A closed session often follows the Study <br />Session. Closed sessions are typically to address legal, personnel, and other matters where additional <br />confidentiality is important. The Regular (evening) Session typically starts at 7:00 p.m., and often has a <br />specific listing of 20-40 different items ready for formal votes. Items on the "Consent Calendar" are heard all <br />2 <br />