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ciTY of <br />F NEWPORT REACH <br />City Council Staff Report <br />November 12, 2014 <br />Agenda Item No. 26 <br />TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL <br />FROM: David A. Webb, Public Works Director- (949) 644 -3330, <br />dawebb <br />PREPARED BY: Bob Stein, Assistant City Engineer <br />PHONE: (949) 644 -3322 <br />TITLE: Proposed Bayview Heights Drainage Improvement Project <br />ABSTRACT: <br />As requested by City Council at its October 28, 2014 meeting, City staff is providing a summary overview <br />of the proposed Bayview Heights Drainage Improvement Project which is one of a collection of <br />improvement and restoration projects occurring in the Bayview Terrace headlands area. <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />As offered, staff will receive comments and recommendations from Council. <br />FUNDING REQUIREMENTS: <br />This is currently an approved and funded project in the City's 2014 -15 Capital Improvement Program <br />(page 71) with sources from the OCTA's Measure M2 Grant, the County of Orange and two private <br />property owners. Depending on Council comments and direction, there may be changes to funding <br />requirements. Staff is currently preparing a Professional Services Agreement for City Council's <br />consideration on November 25, 2014 for preparing the necessary construction documents for this project. <br />DISCUSSION: <br />At the October 28, 2014 meeting, City Council requested a briefing on the proposed Bayview Heights <br />Drainage Improvement Project located above the headlands in the Upper Bay. As with many areas <br />around the Bay, the headland area around Bayview Heights has been impacted by erosion, loss of native <br />plants, incursion of non - native plants and a proliferation of illegal trails. <br />As part of a larger, long -term effort by Newport Bay Conservancy, the City, and the County, there are a <br />number of ongoing or proposed projects in the upper bay headlands (see attached aerial map) to address <br />these legacy impacts and, in places, restore the tidal, riparian and upland areas. An outline of potential <br />restoration projects for Upper Bay can be found in Chapter 10 of the City - prepared Integrated Regional <br />and Coastal Water Management Plan. This plan can be found at the following link:P6 -1 <br />