In and Around NB


Current Week’s Map and List of All Planned Traffic Impacts available here.

The Traffic Advisory Map and List is updated every week and displays planned or expected traffic impacts from various Capital Improvement Projects. Work being done by other agencies (such as the County or a Utility company) as well as commercial and residential projects that may temporarily impede traffic are also included when the City is notified.

If you have questions about a specific traffic advisory or a construction project, please contact the name and number listed on the advisory. For general inquiries or to reach the City’s Public Works Department main line, please call 949-644-3311.

For unplanned traffic impacts, such as unexpected delays, emergency work, major accidents or traffic signal malfunctions, use one of the following options to receive timely updates:

Our thanks to Public Works Transportation Division for providing this service.


CR&R Now Billing for Additional Trash, Recycling Carts

Do you have extra trash carts that you now longer need?  Now’s a good time to address that.

Beginning the week of July 11, CR&R, the City’s waste contractor, started billing Newport Beach residents for additional trash and recycling carts above those allocated under the current recycling program (sample billing notice can be viewed here).


And here is a sample of the CR&R billing statement. 

Residents can review and select their household’s combination of free refuse and recycling carts through CR&R’s website or by contacting CR&R Customer Service.

Visit the City’s webpage which addresses extra trash cart costs, how to check your billing status, and how to contact CR&R if you wish to make changes or have questions.  Click here

Council Declares a Level 2 Water Shortage to Address Drought

Residents asked to use water wisely, reduce water use outdoors

On June 28, 2022, the Newport Beach City Council has approved a Level 2 Water Supply Shortage declaration, which establishes a set of additional conservation measures designed to prevent the waste and unnecessary use of potable water.  The declaration was made in response to a recent state order directing urban water suppliers to limit outdoor irrigation and curb wasteful water practices. 

Under the Level 2 declaration, Newport Beach residents must:

      • Water outdoor landscaping no more than 3 days a week and 
      • Limit water use to the amount used by their households in 2020.

The following water uses are permanently restricted:

      • Watering between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (to limit evaporation).
      • Landscape watering by automatic timers must be 10 minutes or less per watering station.
      • Using potable water to wash sidewalks, driveways or hardscapes.
      • Water leaks or malfunctions must be fixed within three days.
      • No outdoor irrigation within 48 hours after a rain.

The Level 2 mandatory conservation requirements will remain in effect until the Council declaration is repealed or until new conservation requirements are deemed necessary to ensure the continued sustainability of the City’s water supply.

For specific information please visit the City’s water quality and conservation webpage.

Pitch In!

The City of Newport Beach has launched its new Summer-long anti-litter campaign that will run from Memorial Day through Labor Day. 

The theme of the campaign is “Make a Splash, Pick up Trash: Keep Newport Beach Beautiful.” Over the course of the summer, residents and visitors will see the colorful campaign signs at the entrances to beaches, around public parks and City facilities in beach areas, and displayed by participating private businesses … read more here

General Plan Update Steering Committee appointed by City Council on April 12, 2022

Appointed committee members are Philip Brown, Kimberly Carter and Nancy Gardner.  Staff members are Deputy Director Jim Campbell and Senior Planner Ben Zdeba.  

We encourage you to continue to follow the General Plan Update progress and share your concerns with the committee members and City Council.  The City’s General Plan lays out the framework for residential, commercial and retail neighborhoods and the required infrastructure and transportation services.  It directly contributes to the quality of life for Newport Beach residents, employers, employees and visitors.

For information about upcoming meetings, agendas and contact information for committee members, please visit the city’s General Plan Update Steering Committee webpage.   

Recently released reports now available on the city’s General Plan Update webpage include:

NBFD’s New Wildland Fire Engine

The Newport Beach Fire Department introduced its newest fire engine with improved off-road capabilities designed to battle wildland fires. 

The wildland fire engine will be primarily utilized for the protection of the Newport Coast area and deployed to assist neighboring agencies as needed … read more here.

City Council Redistricting

Every ten years, local governments use new census data to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. Assembly Bill 849 (2019) requires cities and counties to engage communities in the redistricting process by conducting  public hearings and/or workshops. 

Why does redistricting matter to me?

Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a district for purposes of council representation. The City Council will seek input in selecting the next district map for our City Council. You have an opportunity to share with the City Council how you think district boundaries should be drawn to best represent your community.  

For FAQ and the Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee meeting scheduled, see here.

Local News Sources

We’d like to give a shout out to just a few of our local news sources.  Take a look when you want a fresh, comprehensive look at Newport Beach news. 

Tom Johnson’s StuNews Newport publishes this online twice weekly blog on Tuesdays and Fridays. 


Chris Trela’s Newport Beach Independent publishes a weekly blog and print edition which focused on Newport Beach news. 


The LA Times publishes local news for Newport Beach and surrounding communities in its Daily Pilot edition delivered with your LA Times newspaper or available online at 

Riley Hayes and Alex Crawford’s Good Morning Newport provides interesting video journalism on local government topics. 

Bill Lobdell takes back in time with stories about Newport Beach headlines and events using Instagram for images and podcasts for narrative.
Instagram @newport-in-the-rearviewmirror
and Podcasts at

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