City Council District 6 Corona del Mar & Newport Coast Council Member Newsletter: May 2011 Newport Beach, California City Contacts JWA TRAFFIC PATTERNS FAMILY FUN RIDE City Hall
energy on maintaining the controls at JWA.
celebrate, come along on a Family Fun Ride,
We have a committee that meets monthly, a
Sunday, May 15, leaving at 8 am from the
consultant who works closely with us, and we
Oasis parking lot and taking a family-friendly
have built a coalition of cities that support our
route to the ferry (bring money for your fare)
efforts. Unfortunately, unlike Teddy and down to the Wedge and back. For more
Roosevelt, when it comes to the airport we
don’t have a big stick since the county owns
the facility and the FAA determines flight
paths. As a result, when we get complaints
WATER AND ENERGY
that planes are not flying the path they are
supposed to, we cannot march into the FAA
energy use in California is to move water.
and shout “Off with their heads!” like the Red
We move approximately 21 million tons 400
Queen. Well, we could, but we would either
miles from Northern to Southern California
be tasered and carted off to a regimen of
every year. That’s like moving 6,000,000
g them look less kindly at our requests.
$474,000,000, one more reason our Ground
Instead, when we get complaints, we look at
Water Replenishment System is so valuable.
the flight path data. If the data don’t support
the claims, we don’t just abandon the issue.
system where water is filtered through the
ground into the aquifer and then, before it is
obsequiously as Uriah Heep but very nicely
indeed) to see if we can discover what else
treatment. At a recent all-day water seminar
might be generating the complaints. If you
(and you think council people don’t have
feel that you are experiencing a difference,
fun), I heard about DPR or Direct Potable
Reuse, the thinking being that since the
type in your address, and it will show you the
water’s treated anyway, why not eliminate
that first slow step. A big challenge is
convincing people that it would be safe—the
FROM WEEDS TO WHATEVER
same challenge that had to be met with IPR.
Much of our basic enforcement is complaint-
Meanwhile, two plans for the delta are being
driven. Whether it’s a neglected property
prepared, and if you want to know more, go
illegal unit, construction runoff or other issue,
it’s easier than ever to make a confidential
www.newportbeachca.gov. In the right hand
corner you’ll see “I want to . . . ” Scroll down
to “Report a Code Violation” and there you
are. And don’t forget the 24-hour graffiti hot
you’re out walking and see something on city
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
This is a two-way process; please don’t hesitate to
contact me with your ideas and opinions.
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