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RESOLUTION NO. 2006 -76 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF NEWPORT BEACH ADOPTING AN AMENDMENT TO <br />COMPREHENSIVELY UPDATE THE CITY'S GENERAL <br />PLAN [PA2006 -195] <br />WHEREAS, Section 65300 et seq., of the California Government Code <br />authorizes cities and counties to prepare long- range, comprehensive guides <br />known as General Plans; and <br />WHEREAS, the City of Newport Beach adopted a General Plan consisting <br />of mandatory and optional elements in 1973 through 1975, consisting of text and <br />maps; and <br />WHEREAS, the last major revision of the City of Newport Beach General <br />Plan was accomplished in 1988, being comprehensive revisions to the Land Use <br />and Circulation Elements; and <br />WHEREAS, other elements have been amended and updated from time <br />to time, including the Housing, Noise, and Recreation and Open Space <br />Elements; and <br />WHEREAS, since its original adoption, two optional elements have been <br />added to the General Plan, being the Growth Management and Harbor and Bay <br />Elements; and <br />WHEREAS, the City Council has determined that the existing General <br />Plan, as amended, must be revised to sufficiently address the range and breadth <br />of issues, technological, environmental, economic, and demographic changes <br />that have affected Newport Beach since the plan was adopted; and <br />WHEREAS, subsequent analyses prepared by both the Planning <br />Department and its consultants demonstrated that the City's General Plan <br />required many other technical modifications; and <br />WHEREAS, on May 23, 2000, the City Council initiated the <br />comprehensive revision of Newport Beach's General Plan by establishing the Ad <br />Hoc General Plan Update Committee to guide the process of the General Plan <br />update; and <br />WHEREAS, the City subsequently initiated a wide- ranging, five -year <br />citizen participation program including a comprehensive Visioning Program, the <br />on -going participation of the General Plan Advisory Committee and four <br />community -wide workshops; and <br />