May WAKE UP! Newport – What’s Coming This Summer with Community Development Director Kim Brandt


Date(s) - 05/04/2017
7:15 am - 8:30 am


Newport Beach Public Library (Friends Room)
1000 Avocado Ave.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
May WAKE UP! Newport - What's Coming This Summer with Community Development Director Kim Brandt

Featuring Guest Speaker
Kimberly Brandt
Community Development Director, City of Newport Beach

The discussion will include…

  • Mariners’ Mile Master Plan – Update on current proposals for this area
  • Short-term/Vacation Rentals – How the City will be ensuring compliance with City regulations.
  • Balboa Peninsula Trolley – With the help of an OCTA grant, there will be Summer Trolley available for free on the weekends.

brandt,kimKim Brandt joined the executive team of Newport Beach in May 2011, bringing her 30 years of professional planning practice and extensive experience in all phases of municipal planning. As Community Development Director, Kim is responsible for Building and Life Safety, Real Estate Administration, Coastal Act compliance, Code Enforcement, and Planning. With the recession now officially over, building and planning activities are in full swing in Newport Beach. In early 2017, the Department had over 2,300 active building permits that were valued at $750 million.

The Association of California Cities recently recognized the Community Development team with a Golden Hub of Innovation award. Also in 2016, the Building Division was named the State Building Department of the Year by the California Building Officials. In conjunction with other city departments, the Community Development team has been extensively involved in the City’s neighborhood revitalization programs in Balboa Village, Lido Village, West Newport, Corona del Mar, Santa Ana Heights, and Mariners’ Mile. Key projects include the Lido House Hotel currently under construction and the sale of the Balboa Theater to a private entity with the goal of preserving, renovating, and restoring it as a key public venue on Balboa Peninsula.

Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Ecology, with an emphasis in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of California, Irvine. She is also certified by the American Institute for Certified Planners and is active in the Orange Section of the American Planning Association and the Planning Directors Association of Orange County.

Presenting Sponsor

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Presenting Sponsor

This event is free to the public, but please make reservations so we can plan for food and seating.

Breakfast treats provided by


Event Registration

Bookings are now closed for this event. Please call the Chamber at 949-729-4400 for possible availability.