Listen & Learn Community Workshop Series

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Listen & Learn Community Workshop Series

In October 2019, the City of Newport Beach launched Newport, Together, a Listen & Learn process to guide and inform a future General Plan Update. The goal of the Listen & Learn was to hear from a broad spectrum of community members on community values, assess the current General Plan Vision, and provide recommendations for a future General Plan Update. Newport, Together was guided by the General Plan Update Steering Committee, a body appointed by City Council to oversee the Listen and Learn process.

Newport, Together was designed in two phases. The first phase included engagement activities designed to identify community values. The second phase was proposed to assess the current General Plan and provide recommendations for the future. This Values Guide provides a summary of key themes heard during Phase I of Newport, Together. During Phase I, the General Plan Update Steering Committee identified the need to share information on the state-mandated Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) housing allocation for Newport Beach. A key activity during outreach meetings for Phase I included a presentation on RHNA and an activity designed to allow participants to create a heat map identifying potential locations to zone for state-mandated housing allocations. Listen & Learn process included digital engagement, a launch event, and a workshop series in each of the seven council districts.

The following series of community workshops occurred in each of the Newport Beach Council Districts throughout November and December.

Council District workshops took place on the following dates.

  • November 12, 6 – 8 p.m. at 16th Street Recreation Center – District 2
  • November 14, 6 – 8 p.m. Back Bay Science Center – District 3
  • November 20, 6 – 8 p.m. Newport Coast Community Center – District 7
  • November 21, 6 – 8 p.m. OASIS Senior CenterDistrict 6
  • December 3, 6 – 8 p.m. Central Library's Friend Meeting RoomDistrict 5
  • December 11, 6 – 8 p.m. Bonita Creek Community Center - District 4
  • December 12, 6 – 8 p.m. Marina Park Community CenterDistrict 1

Listen & Learn Community Workshop Series

In October 2019, the City of Newport Beach launched Newport, Together, a Listen & Learn process to guide and inform a future General Plan Update. The goal of the Listen & Learn was to hear from a broad spectrum of community members on community values, assess the current General Plan Vision, and provide recommendations for a future General Plan Update. Newport, Together was guided by the General Plan Update Steering Committee, a body appointed by City Council to oversee the Listen and Learn process.

Newport, Together was designed in two phases. The first phase included engagement activities designed to identify community values. The second phase was proposed to assess the current General Plan and provide recommendations for the future. This Values Guide provides a summary of key themes heard during Phase I of Newport, Together. During Phase I, the General Plan Update Steering Committee identified the need to share information on the state-mandated Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) housing allocation for Newport Beach. A key activity during outreach meetings for Phase I included a presentation on RHNA and an activity designed to allow participants to create a heat map identifying potential locations to zone for state-mandated housing allocations. Listen & Learn process included digital engagement, a launch event, and a workshop series in each of the seven council districts.

The following series of community workshops occurred in each of the Newport Beach Council Districts throughout November and December.

Council District workshops took place on the following dates.

  • November 12, 6 – 8 p.m. at 16th Street Recreation Center – District 2
  • November 14, 6 – 8 p.m. Back Bay Science Center – District 3
  • November 20, 6 – 8 p.m. Newport Coast Community Center – District 7
  • November 21, 6 – 8 p.m. OASIS Senior CenterDistrict 6
  • December 3, 6 – 8 p.m. Central Library's Friend Meeting RoomDistrict 5
  • December 11, 6 – 8 p.m. Bonita Creek Community Center - District 4
  • December 12, 6 – 8 p.m. Marina Park Community CenterDistrict 1