NEWPORT BEACH — In a cost-saving move, the City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to reorganize the City Attorney's office.
The staffing changes eliminate three positions: two vacant administrative roles and one deputy city attorney. The deputy city attorney was retained as a contractor and the hiring of a new legal secretary was approved.
The council also granted a permit for a restaurant near the Balboa Pier, despite protests about adding another liquor license to the area. The former Bubbles Restaurant, 111 Palm Street, Balboa Blvd., can now be reopened as a dining and drinking establishment.