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Newport Beach Animal Shelter Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony May 25

by Christopher Trela | NB Indy Newport Beach is going to the dogs , but that ’ s a good thing !
On Thursday , May 25 , Friends of Newport Beach Animal Shelter ( FONBAS ) celebrated the completion of construction of the Newport Beach Animal Shelter with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony .
The ceremony included remarks from Newport Beach Mayor Noah Blom , who noted how any people have come together over the past few years to make this project a reality . “ It ’ s quite an achievement ,” he said . Remarks were also made by FONBAS President Jon Langford , and there were presentations from Assemblymember Diane Dixon and Senator Janet Nguyen ’ s offices .
Among the many Animal Shelter donors , community members and dignitaries in attendance : City Councilmember and FON- BAS Board Member Robyn Grant , City Councilmembers Erik Weigand and Lauren Kleiman , Former Mayor Kevin Muldoon , Former City Councilmembers Joy Brenner and Jeff Herdman , City Manager Grace Leung , Fire Chief Jeff Boyles , Police Chief Joe Cartwright , Former Police Chief Jon Lewis , Community Development Director Seimone Jurjis , Deputy Community Development Director Jim Campbell , Former Assistant City Manager Carol Jacobs , and Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce CEO Steve Rosansky .
Also present was Animal Control Officer Valerie Schomburg with Officer Bubbles ,
Newport Beach Animal Shelter ribbon cutting / photo by Chris Trela
FONBAS board member and city councilmember Robyn Grant and Newport Beach City Manager Grace Leung / photo courtesy of FONBAS

Newport Beach City Manager Update

JUNE 9 , 2023 | VOLUME XV , ISSUE 11

City of Newport Beach Earns AAA Credit Rating

NB Indy Staff Fitch Ratings has reaffirmed the City of Newport Beach ’ s AAA credit rating , reflecting the City ’ s strong financial position , prudent fiscal management and robust local economy .
The AAA rating is the top level of creditworthiness issued by Fitch and demonstrates the highest degree of confidence in the City ’ s ability to meet its financial obligations .
Fitch Ratings ’ report cited the City ’ s recent history of budget surpluses and a “ very solid level of budget management ,” along with relatively low long-term debt and a strong , stable tax base .
The AAA rating underscores the City ’ s solid financial standing and budgeting approach . Newport Beach is committed to responsible financial management and will continue to implement sound policies to maintain its strong credit rating , City officials said .
Fitch ’ s credit rating was released in connection with Newport Beach ’ s outstanding Certificates of Participation ( COPs ), issued in 2010 and 2020 to finance the construction of the Civic Center project and Fire Station No . 2 . The rating assigned to the COPs is AA +, which is the highest rating for this type of financing .
Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of independent credit ratings , commentary , and research . The agency provides credit opinions , financial data , and other information to investors and market participants .



Grace Leung , Newport Beach City Manager
By Grace Leung , Newport Beach City Manager
Read all about the City ’ s full summer program , events and activities in the latest edition of our quarterly Newport Navigator recreation guide at newportbeachca . gov / government / departments / recreation-senior-services / classes .
Residents receive the guide directly in the mail , and copies are available at City Hall , community centers , the Central Library , and at
hotels throughout Newport Beach .
Opening day of summer camps is just a few weeks away and spots are still available in various camps during the first week of summer !
Learn to play beach volleyball from a professional volleyball player with Volley OC . Get your kids active and moving with Fitfirst
Do you plan on adopting a a dog or cat from an animal shelter in the next year ?
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