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RESOLUTION NO. 2019-33 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, CREATING AN AD <br />HOC COMMITTEE ON ELECTION REFORM <br />WHEREAS, local elections are highly regulated by provisions of federal, state <br />and local law including, but not limited to, the Political Reform Act; <br />WHEREAS, periodic review of the City of Newport Beach's Municipal Code <br />("NBMC") is desirable to determine whether provisions of the NBMC governing elections <br />should be updated or modified; <br />WHEREAS, the City Council originally formed an Ad Hoc Committee to look at <br />election reform at the March 14, 2017 City Council meeting, however, this Ad Hoc <br />Committee did not meet on this issue; and <br />WHEREAS, the City Council desires to create an Ad Hoc Committee on Election <br />Reform, comprised of three (3) Council Members, which shall supersede the Ad Hoc <br />Committee formed on March 14, 2017, to determine whether the provisions of the <br />NBMC governing elections should be modified or updated and make a recommendation <br />to the entire City Council in regards thereto. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, the City Council of the City of Newport Beach resolves as <br />follows.. <br />Section 1: The City Council hereby creates an Ad Hoc Committee on Election <br />Reform, comprised of three (3) Council Members appointed by the Mayor and <br />confirmed by the entire City Council, which shall supersede the Ad Hoc Committee <br />formed on March 14, 2017. The sole purpose and responsibility of the Ad Hoc <br />Committee on Election Reform shall be to determine whether the provisions of the <br />NBMC governing elections should be modified or updated and make a recommendation <br />to the entire City Council in regards thereto. If the City Council adopts Resolution No. <br />2019-34, the Ad Hoc Committee on Election Reform shall not consider any matter within <br />the scope of the Ad Hoc Committee on Local Lobbyist Registration. <br />Section 2: The Ad Hoc Committee on Election Reform shall be an advisory <br />committee and shall expire upon making a recommendation to the entire City Council or <br />December 31, 2019, whichever occurs first. <br />Section 3: The Ad Hoc Committee on Election Reform shall not be subject to <br />the Brown Act; however, the recommendation of the Ad Hoc Committee on Election <br />Reform shall be considered at a noticed and public hearing by the entire City Council. <br />