Newport Beach City Manager Update: Drought, Redistricting – Newport Beach News – Newport Beach Independent Newspaper Leave a comment

By Grace Leung, Newport Beach City Manager
Despite the recent rainfall, California remains in a very serious drought. Governor Newsom has called for all counties statewide, including Orange County, to cut water usage voluntarily by 15 percent.
We expect to see additional statewide proclamations in the coming months, at levels to be determined by this winter’s rainfall amounts.
In the meantime, Newport Beach is preparing to respond to the drought conditions, and we would like your input.
The City is inviting Newport Beach residents to take a short survey that will help inform our response to the drought and our approach to water conservation efforts, as a community.
Please take a moment for this short survey on the drought and water conservation. We appreciate your time and feedback on this important issue.
Click here to take the survey:
COVID-19 Cases in Newport Beach
As of November 4, the total cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in Newport Beach was 5,151, an increase of 59 cases from October 28. The total number of cases in Orange County as of November 4 was 306,274, an increase of 1,906 cases from October 28. The number of recovered COVID-19 patients countywide as of November 4 was 294,674. These figures are provided to Orange County by the California Department of Public Health. The County’s daily, weekday update of COVID-19 case information is available at
Those seeking vaccination options can visit the HCA page at by the California Department of Public Health.
Council Redistricting Committee to Meet November 8
On Monday, November 8 at 6 p.m., the City Council Redistricting Ad Hoc Committee will hold an in-person public hearing in the City Council Chambers, 100 Civic Center Drive.
Every 10 years, local governments use updated federal census data to redraw City Council district lines to reflect local population changes. This meeting will provide the Ad Hoc Committee and residents with an overview of the redistricting process and allow public comments to be considered before draft maps are created. The purpose of the Committee is to review the results of Census 2020 to ensure that all seven Council districts contain a nearly equal number of residents to provide fair representation on the City Council. As a result, the City Council District boundaries may need to be adjusted. Please see the City’s website at for more information.
Homelessness Update
To donate to those experiencing homelessness in Newport Beach, please visit our Good Giving Program web page at

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