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Q SEW Pp�T <br />CITY OF <br />z NEWPORT BEACH <br />c�<,FORN'P City Council Staff Report <br />January 25, 2022 <br />Agenda Item No. 9 <br />TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL <br />FROM: Seimone Jurjis, Community Development Director - 949-644-3232, <br /> <br />PREPARED BY: Benjamin M. Zdeba, AICP, Senior Planner - 949-644-3253, <br /> <br />TITLE: Resolution No. 2022-2: Creating the General Plan Update Steering <br />Committee (PA2017-141) <br />ABSTRACT: <br />For the City Council's consideration is the adoption of a resolution to create the General <br />Plan Update Steering Committee (Steering Committee). With the 6t" Cycle Housing <br />Element update nearing its anticipated adoption, the City of Newport Beach (City) will <br />restart the comprehensive General Plan update. The Steering Committee will help to <br />shape the scope and oversee the future policy advisory committee while making periodic <br />reports to the City Council. <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 />and <br />b) Adopt Resolution No. 2022-2, A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Newport <br />Beach, California, Creating the General Plan Update Steering Committee (PA2017- <br />141). <br />DISCUSSION: <br />The last comprehensive update to the City of Newport Beach General Plan (General Plan) <br />was in 2006. Since this update, there have been changes in state planning law and <br />possible shifts in the desires of the community. <br />On January 22, 2019, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 2019-7 to initiate the <br />comprehensive review and update of the General Plan. However, given the challenges <br />and deadline placed on the 6t" Cycle Housing Element (Housing Element), the City <br />Council redirected resources to focus on revisions to the Housing Element. The Housing <br />Element update is nearing completion and other revisions to the General Plan are <br />necessary to implement the Housing Element. <br />9-1 <br />