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Who made this year's DP 103?

Chosen people (or animals) include City Council members, public safety officials and religious leaders.

December 31, 2010|From Daily Pilot staff

Ed Selich

Second-term Newport Beach Councilman Ed Selich confronted Newport Harbor mooring holders who had been getting a great deal for years. He and two other council members developed a plan to hike their fees (and others) as part of Harbor Charges Committee. They took on the powerful Newport Mooring Assn., which relied on lawyers in an attempt to argue its way out of mooring reforms.

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No. 29

Mike Henn

As Newport's mayor pro tem, Mike Henn chaired the Economic Development and Finance committees, and served on the Harbor Charges Committee, which raised rates on mooring holders. After running unopposed for reelection, he was chosen mayor in December. City Hall watchers can look forward to his mix of formal bureaucratese and folksy sayings, a byproduct of Midwestern roots.

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No. 30

Steve Rosansky

Newport Beach Councilman Steve Rosansky's brief flirtation with higher office was dashed in February when the incumbent, Tom Daly, decided to run again for County Clerk-Recorder. The City Council welcomed back

the former mayor. Rosansky joined two other council members in pushing for higher mooring fees and in hiking charges of other harbor users.

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No. 31

Don Webb

With his grandfatherly manner and quirky habits, Don Webb stood out among Newport's City Council members. Webb retired from city service in December after 42 years at City Hall — first as a low-level engineer, later as public works director, and finally as a councilman. He is known as "Walking Don" for the hundreds of miles he walked around the city — Webb has walked every street five times.

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No. 32

Nancy Gardner

The Newport Beach City Council's resident environmentalist, Nancy Gardner, led projects to ban gas-powered leaf blowers, make it safer to ride bicycles, and to ban smoking in public parks. Gardner stepped in dog waste when she suggested that the council change the hours people can walk their dogs on the beach. Hundreds of people inundated council members with comments and packed City Hall.

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No. 33

Paul Salata, Melanie Salata-Fitch

Paul Salata and his daughter Melanie Salata-Fitch have seriously begun pitching the rights to the weeklong Newport Beach event celebrating the last player selected in the NFL Draft every year. Salata said the NFL might finally become an official partner, or even take over, Irrelevant Week. Salata, who founded Mr. Irrelevant in 1976, said the family no longer has the time and energy to be the main engine behind the event.

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No. 34

Chris McEvoy

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