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RESOLUTION NO. 2021-15 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, EXPRESSING <br />SUPPORT FOR ACTIONS TO FURTHER STRENGTHEN <br />LOCAL DEMOCRACY, AUTHORITY, AND CONTROL AS <br />RELATED TO LOCAL ZONING AND HOUSING ISSUES <br />WHEREAS, the legislature of the State of California each year proposes, passes, <br />and has signed into law a number of bills addressing a range of housing issues; <br />WHEREAS, time between each legislative cycle is needed to determine if the <br />legislation previously enacted is successful in bringing about the change for the State of <br />California's housing issues; <br />WHEREAS, the majority of these bills usurp the authority of local jurisdictions to <br />determine for themselves the land use policies and practices that best suit each city and <br />its residents and instead impose mandates that do not take into account the needs and <br />differences of jurisdictions throughout the State of California; <br />WHEREAS, the ability of local jurisdictions to determine for themselves which <br />projects require review beyond a ministerial approval; what parking requirements are <br />appropriate for various neighborhoods within their jurisdiction; what plans and programs <br />are suitable and practical for each community rather than having these decisions imposed <br />upon cities without regard to the circumstances of each individual city; and what zoning <br />should be allowed for residential properties is a matter of great import to the City of <br />Newport Beach among other items related to local zoning and housing issues; and <br />WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Newport Beach feels strongly that our <br />local government is best able to assess the needs of our community and objects to the <br />proliferation of State legislation that deprives us of that ability. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, the City Council of the City of Newport Beach resolves as <br />follows: <br />Section 1: The City of Newport Beach is opposed to the current practice of the <br />legislature of the State of California of continually proposing and passing multitudes of <br />bills that directly impact and interfere with the ability of cities to control their own destiny <br />through use of the zoning authority that has been granted to them. <br />