April Marine Committee – Coastal Commission Update


Date(s) - 04/03/2018
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Marina Park
1600 W. Balboa Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
April Marine Committee - Coastal Commission Update

Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce Marine Committee
April 3, 3018 – 5:30 pm

Coastal Commission Update with Don Schmitz
Consultant to the City of Newport Beach

The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce Marine Committee meets once a month to provide information and education on all  topics that are “marine oriented”. The meetings are open to the public and will be held at 5:30 pm the 1st Tuesday of the month at the Marina Park located on Newport Harbor in Newport Beach.

The April 3, 2018 Meeting will feature…

  •  Update on the local Coastal Plan
  •  Proposed Harbor Master Plan
  • Update on Eel Grass

This is a FREE event. Reservations are not needed. Plenty of Free Parking at Marina Park. (Parking Code is  170434.)

Special Guest Speaker

Don Schmitz

Schmitz and Associates
Coastal Commission Consultant to the City of Newport Beach

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Don Schmitz, AICP, is President and Principal Planner of Schmitz & Associates, Inc., a land use consulting firm specializing in land development entitlements, strategic planning, project management, and government affairs and advocacy. With over 30 years of planning experience, Mr. Schmitz is recognized as one of the State’s preeminent experts in coastal land use planning. Prior to establishing his own consultancy, Mr. Schmitz served as a California Coastal Commission’s South Coast District principal planner on public and private development projects, and coordinator for access and wetlands matters. He has worked within the coastal communities of Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Dana Point, Avalon, Playa Vista, Venice, Pacific Palisades, Seal Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Malibu, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Carpenteria, unincorporated South Laguna Beach, Irvine Cove, Newport Dunes, Santa Ana River, and Sunset Beach. He has also practiced extensively in many non-coastal jurisdictions including the counties of San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara, and the cities of Los Angeles, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks, Vista, Santa Clarita and Moorpark.