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Newport Beach

Volume 5, Issue 53  |  July 3, 2020

Who knew there was a housing shortage in Newport Beach? Speak Up Newport will explore

Are you aware that there’s a housing crisis in Newport Beach? Did you know that Governor Gavin Newsome has mandated that Newport Beach must accommodate 4,832 new homes during the next decade? In fact, he could likely increase that number in January.

The question is, where will they all go?

Well, those and other questions related to housing will be addressed by Seimone Jurjis, the Community Development Director for the City of Newport Beach, at the Wednesday, Nov. 13 Speak Up Newport meeting in the Civic Center Community Room.

Who knew Seimone Jurjis

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Newport Beach Community Development Director Seimone Jurjis

Here are some thoughts and issues to consider in advance of the meeting: the Governor has signed 18 new housing bills, five of which are on Accessory Dwelling Units, one of which will allow up to three dwelling units on any residential property.

So, where will these three units be allowed? Is there HOA protection allowed?

Where will 4,832 new homes in Newport Beach be placed? 

What will happen to the 1,375 new homes already allowed in the Banning Ranch?

Hear the discussion and answers to all of these questions and more.

Jujis has served as Community Development Director since August 2017. He oversees a department of 70 personnel and an annual budget of $13 million. His department processes and permits more than $1.2 million annually in real property investments in the City. Seimone has spent the last 26 years working in both the private and public sectors holding the positions of Chief Building Official, City Engineer and Director.

A reception precedes the discussion and begins at 5:15 p.m., hosted by The Bungalow restaurant, followed by the presentation and then a Q&A.

There is no charge to attend and reservations are not necessary. 

The Civic Center Community Room is located at 100 Civic Center Drive.

Speak Up Newport (SUN) is a nonprofit, non-partisan citizens group organized to promote the common good and general welfare of the Newport Beach community. Founded in 1979, it meets monthly, presenting a public forum to hear topics of interest to the local community. It produces the Mayor’s Dinner each February, featuring the Mayor’s annual State of the City address.


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