For newly appointed Newport Beach Mayor Diane Dixon, being on the City Council means more than casting a vote on a single issue.
Dixon became mayor in December, about a year after being elected to the council as part of a slate of four candidates known as Team Newport. She used her State of the City address Thursday night to highlight goals for the coming year and introduce her way of thinking about city government...read more
Newport Harbor dock owners who for years have refrained from dredging sediment because of the cost of preserving eelgrass could soon see less mud under their boats.
In December, Newport Beach received a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers and the California Coastal Commission for a program that allows small-scale maintenance dredging under and adjacent to private, public and commercial docks and piers in Newport Harbor. It also allows regulated effects on eelgrass...read more
Here is the annual Daily Pilot 103, a list of those who made news and lent influence in 2015.
Named are the year's newsmakers, as well as those who stayed out of the limelight but still made an impact. Thanks go to everyone who suggested names.
Of course, there are more people who make a difference than there are spaces on the list but there is no way to include them all. Please tell us who we forgot by commenting online or sending in a letter to the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1.) Diane Dixon: The Newport Beach mayor and her Team Newport allies ushered in a year of political challenges to the status quo — some would say for the better, others would argue unnecessarily, but all would agree that 2015 was the end of business as usual.
The city of Newport Beach was given an award of merit for Economic Planning and Development for the Balboa Village revitalization program by the Orange Section of the American Planning Association California Chapter.
The award was accepted by community development director Kimberly Brandt at a ceremony at Cooks Chapel in the historic Anaheim Citrus Packing House.
The award recognized the comprehensive and concerted efforts of the Balboa Village Citizen Advisory Panel and Balboa Village Advisory Committee since 2011.
Brandt said, “We are very pleased that this multi-pronged revitalization effort has been recognized by the American Planning Association.”
The Daily Pilot, By Diane Dixon
The Newport Beach City Council this week approved a budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1. The vote was 4 to 3, with Councilmen Scott Peotter, Kevin Muldoon and Duffy Duffield opposed.
I voted for it...read more
Two Newport Beach City Council members are calling for an audit of the city’s $140 million Civic Center project.
Two Newport Beach City Council members are calling for an audit of the city's hotly debated Civic Center project.
The request from Mayor Pro Tem Diane Dixon and Councilman Kevin Muldoon comes on the heels of a city inquiry into whether Assistant City Manager Steve Badum failed to report gifts and meals from companies doing business with the city...read more
Mayor Pro Tem Diane Dixon and Councilman Kevin Muldoon today called for a third-party performance and process audit of the Newport Beach Civic Center project. The audit would evaluate the project’s planning and execution and the quality of the city’s oversight of the work...read more
Mayor Pro Tem Diane Dixon invites residents of her Council District 1 to an upcoming public meeting where they can hear presentations and voice their opinions on the beachfront boardwalk and public safety on the Peninsula....read more
Revitalization is the theme that is drawing residents and business owners to town hall meetings on Balboa Peninsula held by Mayor Pro Tem Diane Dixon, where they can participate in the discussions of improvements to District 1, which includes the Balboa Peninsula and Lido Isle.
Projects such as Sunset Ridge Park, Balboa Blvd. landscaping and major maintenance to harbor and ocean piers are just a few of the completed projects that make up the many layers involved to bring economic vitality to the area...read more