By Grace Leung, City Manager of Newport Beach
Over the past few months, staff at the Newport Beach Police Department have worked hard to provide our residents with a new updated Police Department website with an improved look, designed and formatted to fit all devices. digital. I think you will agree, the results are very impressive!
You can access the new site at the same web address, www.nbpd.org.
All of the key features from the previous website are available on the new website, and many have been improved. As the site has been reorganized, these features may be in different locations. In addition, website visitors may have bookmarks or favorites saved for certain pages on the previous site that are no longer active.
One of the most popular pages on the site, the Service Calls Dashboard, can be accessed directly at this link: https://nbgis.newportbeachca.gov/gispub/Dashboards/PoliceCallsDash.htm.
For a video tutorial on using the Service Calls Dashboard, click here: https://www.nbpd.org/what-we-do/information/calls-for-service/dashboard-walkthrough.
You can visit the Crime Statistics page for current and historical trends, or the Services page to report, schedule a vacation check or home security inspection, request a recording, and more. On the new program pages you will find information about our crime prevention programs such as Neighborhood Watch, Citizen’s Police Academy and volunteer opportunities.
The new website reflects the mission of our police department and the city to provide our residents with important information and access to essential services in easily accessible formats. I encourage you to take a moment to visit the updated site at www.nbpd.org.
COVID-19 cases in Newport Beach
As of November 18, the cumulative total number of COVID-19 cases in Newport Beach was 5,242, an increase of 52 cases from November 12. The total number of cases in Orange County as of November 18 was 309,969, an increase of 1,981 cases from November 12. The number of COVID-19 patients recovered across the county as of November 18 was 297,972. These figures are provided to Orange County by the California Department of Public Health.
Take part in the redistribution of the board with your own card
As part of the council redistribution process, the public is encouraged to help balance the population within the council’s seven districts using the latest data from the 2020 US Census. Mapping tools are available at https: // www .newportbeachca.gov / redistricting that will allow the public to create their own maps and submit them as public comments for the city council’s ad hoc district committee to consider at its next meeting on December 13. 2021. All cards are due before December 6 at 5:30 p.m.
- 20 people who were homeless in Newport Beach are now staying at the Costa Mesa Bridge shelter.
- City Net, the city’s homeless service agency, has helped several clients obtain emergency housing vouchers. Emergency Housing Vouchers are funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and allow people to pay affordable rent based on their fixed income. Nine homeless people in Newport Beach received vouchers. The voucher program is administered by the Orange County Housing Authority. City Net helps Newport Beach clients complete necessary paperwork, obtain bank statements, visit potential rental apartments, and more.
- A woman participating in the Trellis Community Impact Team, a program contracted by the city to develop professional skills, is now staying after reuniting with her mother and son in Montebello. The women entered the Costa Mesa Bridge Shelter in May after living in her car near Newport Pier for more than a year. Trellis International is a Costa Mesa-based non-profit organization that provides volunteer opportunities for people experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity to acquire and / or rebuild professional skills and a path to stable employment and housing. . Through volunteer projects managed by Trellis’ Community Impact Team (CIT), participants develop and refine the professional skills needed to re-enter the workforce and keep their jobs. Projects may include cleaning up beaches, hiking trails, parking lots, jetties and other public spaces, removing graffiti, pruning and removing vegetation, etc.
- A 77-year-old woman who had lived in her car for several years has been placed in permanent accommodation in Indio. During the transition, City Net staff helped her stay at Grandma’s House of Hope, a crisis-ridden women’s housing provider based in Santa Ana. The Newport Beach Animal Shelter temporarily cared for the woman’s dog and two cats during her move.
- City Net enrolled a family of three living in their car in wards and helped them move into an apartment in Yorba Linda. Both parents continue to work in Newport Beach and their child attends a school in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.
- City Net helped place three clients who were staying near the Newport Pier in the Yale Navigation Center in Santa Ana. The Yale center accommodates up to 425 homeless people and provides case managers who find suitable accommodation, help with job searches and provide other on-site services.
- City Net has enrolled a family staying in their car for services. The family has received an emergency housing voucher and is looking for rental accommodation.
- City Net has registered a customer staying in his car in their services.
- City Net has completed two housing reviews with people staying near Newport Pier.
To donate to homeless people in Newport Beach, please visit our Good Giving Program webpage at https://newportbeachca.gov/trending/community-issues/homelessness/how-you-can-help.
New inflatable boats added to the Marina Park fleet
Marina Park Sailing and Boating Center has added two Zodiac Pro Classic inflatable boats to the fleet. The purchase of the vessels was made possible by the Aquatic Center grant through the California State Boating and Waterways Division. The safety boats are coming at a good time, with the resumption of programming at Marina Park. The boats will be used for safety and instruction on the water for camps and sailing lessons.
As a reminder, City Hall and most of the city’s facilities will be closed on November 25 and 26 for Thanksgiving. This newsletter will be on hiatus for a week and will return on December 3. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families!