Newport Beach City Manager Update: NBPD Links, General Plan Traffic Element

Grace Leung

By Grace Leung, City Manager of Newport Beach

The City of Newport Beach places a high priority on transparency in all of our community services, including the activities of the Newport Beach Police Department. Thanks to advances in web and digital technology over the past few years, timely alerts and detailed information such as police response, calls for service and crime statistics are more accessible to the public than ever before.

For the latest news and alerts on criminal activity, significant traffic impacts, missing persons or emergencies, you can subscribe to Nixle Police Department Alerts here: -beach-police-department. Or even more simply, text your postal code to 888777 to register.

You can set up your Nixle account any way you want to receive text messages, emails, and voicemails on cell phones and landlines. For less frequent major emergency alerts in Newport Beach and throughout the county, you can also subscribe to the AlertOC mass notification system here:

On the police department’s website,, you can find detailed information on monthly and annual crime statistics for the city as a whole, or by the PD’s four geographic service areas. On the service call dashboard you can find very detailed data by type of call, neighborhood, municipality or service area, all of which can be segmented by date (today, yesterday, 7 days and 14 days ). The latest departmental press releases are available here:

Our PD also maintains an active social media presence on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, as well as YouTube, where you can view safety and crime prevention videos and learn about the officers who serve our community.

CR&R now charges for additional waste and recycling carts

Starting this week, some Newport Beach residents will be billed by CR&R, the city’s waste contractor, for additional trash cans and recycling carts beyond those allocated under the expanded recycling program.

The expanded recycling program was implemented in January to help meet state mandates related to organic waste recycling. Under the expanded program, residential households are allocated a fixed amount of solid waste collection free of charge in a combination of black garbage carts, blue recycling carts and green organics carts.

Effective July 1, additional fees are charged for additional carts, at the rate of $6.09 per month for black garbage carts, $3.41 per month for blue recycling carts, and $4.11 per month for a green organic materials recycling cart. The first quarterly invoices were posted on July 11.

If you would like to return additional carts or request additional carts, please contact CR&R Customer Service at 949-667-4158 or via email at [email protected] You can manage all of your waste and recycling services through an online account at

Progress continues on Jamboree roadway rehabilitation and reclaimed water project

A project to repave Jamboree Road between East Coast Highway and Ford Road, and install a reclaimed water irrigation system for the medians, is expected to be completed by the end of August.

City contractor, All American Asphalt, has completed all physical improvements, such as removing and rebuilding deteriorated concrete sidewalks and curb ramps, and rebuilding concrete median curbs. This week, paving work began during nighttime hours (Sunday evening through Friday morning, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.) to minimize traffic impacts. Overnight lane closures are required to complete work safely and in a timely manner.

During daytime work hours (Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), crews will continue to install a salvaged water line at Santa Barbara Drive and improve landscaping and irrigation. Intermittent daytime lane closures will be required.

Paving of the road is expected to be completed by August 11 and overall completion of the project is expected by the end of August.

General Plan Circulation Element Now Available for Public Review

A revised traffic component of the City’s General Plan is now available online for public review:

The public is invited to submit written comments or questions by email until August 1st.

The Newport Beach Planning Commission, city staff and its team of consultants worked with the community to prepare the update to comply with recent state mandates and reflect a community view on the issues of transport such as electric vehicles, carpooling services, public transport, telecommuting, parking. and parking management. The traffic element was last updated in 2006.

The project includes updated goals and policies to support and encourage walking, cycling and transit use, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, plan for future technologies and improve safety. The City will accept public comments until August 1st. The traffic element is expected to return to the Planning Commission for a public hearing on September 8 and to City Council on September 27.

The committee launches the general update of the plan

The City’s Master Plan Update Steering Committee held its first meeting in the Community Hall of the Civic Center on July 11.

Committee members introduced themselves to the community, selected former Mayor Nancy Gardner as chair, discussed various considerations for updating the master plan, and heard feedback from community members. City staff provided an overview of the planned schedule and consulting services, among others.

Video coverage of the July 11 meeting is available here:

For more information, please visit the committee’s webpage here: -update/general -plan-update-active-steering-committee.

You can also view the full General Plan Update web page at

The next meeting of the General Plan Update Steering Committee will take place on August 8th.

J22 Keelboat Race Training now available at Marina Park for experienced sailors

Experienced sailors are invited to join the J22 Summer Racing Class at Marina Park to learn to race in an official real-time regatta.

Orange Coast College instructors are on board with the students as they learn the basics of racing, including pre-start and start tactics, priority and the intricacies of positioning boats in the game of racing. race failures. The American Legion Yacht Club, which hosts the Sundowner Series every Monday night during the summer, runs departures specifically for the Marina Park J22 fleet.

The next session starts on August 1. Prerequisite courses at the beginner and intermediate level are required.

The Marina Park Sailing and Boating Center offers an economical opportunity to enjoy Newport Harbor by kayak, paddleboard or through a wide variety of sailing lessons, youth camps and sailboat rentals.

The City maintains and improves sports fields

City crews recently completed major sports field maintenance and upgrades at the Newport Beach Park facility.

The work included dethatching, vacuuming, aerating, seeding and turf fertilization of the City’s sports fields. Dethatching and vacuum cutting reduce turf thickness for improved playability.

A major on-court renovation has been carried out at Arroyo Park (pictured). The damaged sod was cut and removed, and 47,000 square feet of Bermuda hybrid turf was installed. Sports field renovations, when implemented regularly throughout the year, promote healthy, long-lasting turf and a more enjoyable sporting experience.

Be Well Mobile Crisis Response Update

The Be Well Mobile Crisis Response Team operates in Newport Beach 12 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond to mental and behavioral health crises. The mobile unit is staffed with mental health specialists and paramedics and works closely with the city’s police and fire departments.

This week the Be Well team:

  • Transported one person to Be Well sobering up station for treatment.
  • Carried three people to the shelter of the Costa Mesa bridge.
  • Transported a person to the emergency room for treatment.
  • Transported 10 people to services, shelter admissions and appointments.

Homelessness Update

The City of Newport Beach is providing a comprehensive response to address homelessness through a coordinated effort of city staff, contractors, partner agencies and nonprofit groups.

This week, the City’s Homelessness Awareness and Response Teams:

  • Enrolls a woman fleeing domestic violence in a transition house, which provides counseling and mental health services.
  • Assessments conducted with three homeless people to determine disabling conditions.
  • Enrolls a couple in services and completes a housing assessment.
  • Continue to shelter people. Eighteen people who were homeless in Newport Beach are now housed in the Costa Mesa Bridge Shelter.

To donate to homeless people in Newport Beach, please visit our Good Giving program webpage at

Click here to view the latest homelessness dashboard, which includes key monthly and annual data on the city’s response to homelessness: homelessness/monthly-homeless-count.


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