City News Round-Up - Newport Mesa Moms

Welcome to the New Year!  As we all recover from a whirlwind of a holiday season, we wanted to bring you a round-up of a few local stories you might have missed.  


Balboa Island Ferry Temporarily Closed to Vehicles – Beginning January 3, 2022, the City of Newport Beach will begin construction on Agate Avenue on Balboa Island.  This will impact some Ferry Operations.  During this time there will be no interruption in pedestrian traffic.  Unfortunately there will be a suspension of vehicle transportation.

The projected end date is estimated to be January 28, 2022.

Click here for more information and updates.

Mandatory Recycling Cart Separation – While more than 75% of Newport Beach households currently separate recyclables into blue-top carts, the practice has (until now) been voluntary. Under SB 1383, recycling will become mandatory for all households throughout the state beginning in 2022. This fall CR&R has been distributing blue-top recycling carts to the remaining Newport Beach residences that do not have them. Please plan to place all clean recyclables in the blue-top carts to further help your community and the environment.

Click here to read more about the upcoming changes to residential recycling.


Goat Hill Junction Train Station Vandalism – The City of Costa Mesa is pleased to announce it will provide the Orange County Model Engineers with a matching contribution of $15,000 to help repair the vandalism of the iconic Goat Hill Junction train station that occurred at the end of 2021.

Inspired by a request from Council Member Loren Gameros, the Model Engineers will be able to expeditiously restore the train facilities back to normal.

Click here for more of the story.


City Facilities Closed – Eff. 1/4/22, Huntington Beach City Hall will temporarily be closed to the public, due to substantial increase in COVID-19 cases in Orange County.  Closures will help limit the spread of COVID-19 among staff and ensure adequate staffing levels for continued City operations.  Most services will remain in place, but in-person services will be temporarily unavailable over the next 7-10 days, at which time the City will evaluate the current COVID-19 case count to determine whether reopening is appropriate at that time.

Click here for more information and updates.


Sewage Spill Update – As of January 3, the Orange County Health Care Agency has lifted closure orders for ocean water at Sunset Beach and Surfside based on recent water quality testing results.

Click here for more information.

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