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File #: 22-1135    Version: 1
Status: Public Hearing
File created: 9/13/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/27/2022 Final action:
Title: Call for Review - Denial of Reforestation Request for 938 Sandcastle Drive
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Attachment A - 8-2-22 PBR Staff Report, 3. Attachment B - Resolution No. 2022-68, 4. Written Comments

Title

Call for Review - Denial of Reforestation Request for 938 Sandcastle Drive

Recommendation

a)                     Determine this action is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) pursuant to Sections 15301 (Existing Facilities) and 15304 (Minor Alterations to Land) of the CEQA Guidelines, California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Division 6, Chapter 3, because the activities are in the classes of projects which have been determined not to have a significant effect on the environment;

b)                     Conduct a public hearing on this Reforestation Request for 938 Sandcastle Drive; and

c)                     Review and reconsider the Parks, Beaches & Recreation Commission denial of the applicant's request for removal and replacement of a City Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) tree located at 938 Sandcastle Drive, and:

                     i.                     If it is desired to preserve the Magnolia tree, adopt Resolution No. 2022-68, A Resolution of the City Council of Newport Beach, California, Denying the Applicants’ Appeal of the Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission’s Decision to Prohibit the Removal of a City Magnolia Tree at 938 Sandcastle; OR

                     ii.                     If it is desired to allow the removal and replacement of the City Magnolia tree, direct City of Newport Beach (City) staff to return with a resolution reversing the decision of the Parks, Beaches & Recreation Commission.