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Q SEW Pp�T <br />CITY OF <br />�m <br />z NEWPORT BEACH <br />c�<,FORN'P City Council Staff Report <br />March 26, 2019 <br />Agenda Item No. 4 <br />TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL <br />FROM: Grace K. Leung, City Manager - 949-644-3001, <br />gleung@newportbeachca.gov <br />PREPARED BY: Carol Jacobs, Assistant City Manager, <br />cjacobs@newportbeachca.gov <br />PHONE: 949-644-3313 <br />TITLE: Resolution No. 2019-25: Formation of a Homeless Task Force <br />ABSTRACT: <br />At the City Council meeting of March 12, 2019, the City Council directed staff to return <br />with the formation of a City Council/Citizen Task Force to address the needs of the <br />homeless population. <br />RECOMMENDATION <br />a) Determine this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) <br />pursuant to Sections 15060(c)(2) and 15060(c)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines because <br />this action will not result in a physical change to the environment, directly or indirectly; <br />b) Adopt Resolution No. 2019-25, A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Newport <br />Beach, California, Establishing a City Council/Citizen's Committee Known as the <br />Newport Beach Homeless Task Force; <br />c) Confirm the Mayor's appointment of Mayor Pro Tem Will O'Neill and Council Member <br />Brad Avery to serve as the City Council's representatives to the Task Force; and <br />d) Direct the City Clerk to advertise for the citizen members of the Committee. <br />FUNDING REQUIREMENTS: <br />There is no fiscal impact related to the formation of the Homeless Task Force. <br />DISCUSSION: <br />Over the past several years, the City has experienced an increase in the number of <br />homeless individuals in the community. As a response to this increase the City has taken <br />a number of proactive steps to address the issue. These steps include reallocating a <br />patrol officer as a homeless liaison officer working directly with the homeless, providing <br />short-term lodging and travel, working with the County of Orange Health Care Agency to <br />provide mental health services, providing funding to service providers whose mission is <br />to work with the homeless, and working with a non-profit group to move the homeless into <br />temporary and permanent housing. <br />4-1 <br />