Your article on the Newport Beach City Hall in the Park Measure B appeals court ruling (“Measure on city hall will stand, court rules,” June 25), which upheld the election, was very informative.
However, some clarification is needed regarding the project description. The project as it is evolving is much more than a city hall in a park. Included in the current planning is a needed expansion of the Central Library, which will also create a strong connection to the city hall.
Additional long-time needed parking of 100 cars for the library is being added. A limited café is included. A badly needed emergency operations center is being added in the city hall along with a community room. The park extension on the several acres north of San Miguel (land recently given to the city by the Irvine Co.) is now included in the proposed design along with a pedestrian bridge connection over San Miguel Drive. The park with the city hall will probably be the largest passive public park in Newport Beach.