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Fire Authority reserve firefighter , has been with the City of Newport Beach for more than 7 years .
• Jon Mitchell was named the 2022 Lifeguard Supervisor of the Year . Jon joined the Fire Department in 1987 as a tower lifeguard and rose through the ranks to become a lifeguard captain in 2006 .
• Our 2022 Firefighter of the Year is Chad Spiker . Chad is a 17-year veteran of the Newport Beach Fire Department , and has spent the past 9 years as a fire captain . Chad is described by his colleagues as a “ selfless leader ” who “ demonstrates daily his commitment to improving the department .
Please join me in congratulating the award winners and thanking all of our firefighters and lifeguards for their service to our residents and visitors .
Civic Center Dog Park to Close Oct . 3 for 6-Week Refurbishment
The Civic Center Dog Park will close for several weeks beginning Monday , Oct . 3 for a refurbishment project . The City will install new shade structures and fence screening , replace synthetic turf and water fountains , repair uplifted sidewalk panels and other incidental items .
The Dog Park will be closed for the duration of the project and is anticipated to reopen in mid-November .
For questions or concerns , please contact the City ’ s Public Works Department at pwinfo @ newportbeachca .


gov or ( 949 ) 644-3311 .
County to Begin Annual Flood Control Maintenance at Santa Ana River Outlet
Orange County Public Works crews , in coordination with the City of Newport Beach , will be at the Santa Ana River outlet to perform annual flood control maintenance from September 26 through late November .
County crews will remove approximately 70,000 cubic yards of accumulated sand from the channel outlet between Pacific Coast Highway and the shoreline . Removing excess sand minimizes potential flood risks during rain events and maintains natural tidal flow with the adjacent Newport Shores marsh area .
After any debris is removed , the sand will be used to replenish the beach areas between 52nd Street and 40th Street , where the extra sand will be most beneficial . For more details please visit www . OCPublicWorks . com / news .
August Treasury Report Now Available The August 2022 Treasury Report is available on the City ’ s website at www . newportbeachca . gov / treasury .
As of August , the City ’ s investment portfolio totaled $ 352.3 million when measured at amortized cost . The current market value of the City ’ s portfolio of $ 342.2 million incorporates price fluctuations due to the changing interest rate environment that are typically irrelevant , since the City typically holds its securities to maturity and receives the full principal value at that time .
The City ’ s Liquidity Portfolio is sized to meet the City ’ s cash flow needs over the next 12 months . Approximately $ 47.6 million or 14 percent of the portfolio was invested

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in liquid investments available for day-to-day operating expenses and the costs associated with ongoing construction projects . An additional $ 14.9 million or 4 percent of the overall portfolio was invested in a portfolio of securities with targeted short-term maturities , which earns a higher yield than the City ’ s more liquid investments .
City Launches New Online Tool to Track Water Use , Assist in Drought Compliance The City has launched a new online tool , AquaTrax , for residents and business owners to conveniently track their water usage and water allocation budgets . Customers can use this new tool to track water use daily and by billing period , and receive alerts when leaks are detected or when water use is increasing . The dashboard also provides comparisons to water use of similarly sized households .
Customers with digital meters are be able to monitor their daily water use and use by billing period . Customers with traditional , analog meters can view bi-monthly water use until the City has fully upgraded its meters . Newport Beach ’ s transition to digital meters is well underway , and it is expected that all customers will have digital meters installed by June 2023 .
With the introduction of the AquaTrax tool , monitoring water use is easy and convenient . As an added benefit , the data will help residents , business owners and the City comply with state-mandated water reductions currently in place throughout California .
Newport Beach water customers can access AquaTrax using the same username and password used to pay water bills . Water customers who have not set up online bill pay can still view their water use by visiting www . nbca .
gov / wateruse .
Be Well Mobile Crisis Response Update The Be Well mobile crisis response team operates in Newport Beach 12 hours a day , 7 days a week to respond to mental and behavioral health crises . The mobile unit is staffed with mental health specialists and EMTs , and works closely with the City ’ s police and fire departments .
Last week the Be Well team :
• Engaged with the community at the Newport Beach Police Department ’ s Mobile Café at Newport Pier .
• Transported one person to a crisis stabilization unit for treatment .
• Transported two people to the Be Well sobering station for treatment .
• Transported four people to services , shelter intakes , and appointments .
• Filed an Adult Protective Services report for an older adult experiencing dementia .
Homelessness Update The City of Newport Beach provides a comprehensive response to address homelessness through a coordinated effort by City staff , contractors , partner agencies , and nonprofit groups .
Last week , the City ’ s homeless outreach and response teams :
• Continue to shelter people . Nineteen people who had been experiencing homelessness in Newport Beach are now sheltered in the Costa Mesa Bridge Shelter .
• Attended a housing meeting with a client at the Casa Paloma Apartments in Midway City . Casa Paloma ’ s 48 units of permanent supportive housing focuses on people who are high-frequency users of the healthcare system .
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can achieve our goal of making our communities cancer-free .”
A Gala Filled With Hope
The gala at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa brought together leaders and luminaries to honor Julia A . Argyros and celebrate the partnership of City of Hope ’ s many philanthropic supporters in Orange County and nationally . The gala featured a performance by Grammy-nominated recording artist Nick Jonas .
“ I am honored to lend my voice to the important cause of expanding access to world-renowned cancer care ,” said Jonas , whose father is a cancer survivor .
Julia and George Argyros and George Wall and family were the
evening ’ s presenting sponsors . The Wall family supported the gala in tribute to Cathy “ Cate ” Roth Wall , who received exceptional care at City of Hope .
Kristin J . Bertell , chief philanthropy officer , City of Hope , expressed gratitude for the overwhelming number of philanthropic contributions to City of Hope Orange County .
“ Orange County recognizes that philanthropy speeds cancer advances and makes health care transformation possible ,” Bertell said . “ Our patients and their families cannot afford to wait when it comes to receiving lifesaving cancer treatments and care . We are deeply grateful to Julia and George Argyros , George Wall and family , Nick Jonas , and
everyone who is showing remarkable generosity in helping us get tomorrow ’ s cures to patients who need them today .”
City of Hope , one of only 52 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the country , is delivering advanced treatment , research and cancer cures to Orange County ’ s 3.2 million people .
City of Hope ’ s Orange County cancer care network currently includes four regional clinics — two in Newport Beach , one in Huntington Beach and one in Irvine . The cancer center , the regional clinics and the planned hospital will create Orange County ’ s largest network dedicated exclusively to cancer treatment and cures .
For more information , visit www . CityofHope . org .