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By Brianna Bailey | August 19, 2009
. CORRECTION: Incorrectly stated that Newport Beach Assistant City Manager Dave Kiff applied for a job as city manager of Newport Beach in 1998. The story should have said Kiff applied to be an assistant to the city manager in 1996. Spectators in the packed Newport Beach City Council Chambers rose to their feet and cheered when the council named Assistant City Manager Dave Kiff as Newport?s new city manager at a special meeting Tuesday afternoon. ?He was not the automatic pick to get this job ?
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By Mike Reicher, mike.reicher@latimes.com | September 7, 2010
It's not often that municipal employees go out of their way to publicize their salaries. So when Newport Beach City Manager Dave Kiff wrote an open letter Aug. 4 explaining what he and the City Council earn, Daily Pilot editors were happy to publish it. Curious residents now understood more about their public servants' compensation in the wake of the Bell salary scandal . And as some of those residents surely did, the Pilot also clicked the...
NEWS
May 10, 2000
officials must now conduct soil tests -- Alex Coolman Newport Beach's efforts to have its blanket dredging permit reinstated were met with mixed results Tuesday at the California Coastal Commission meeting in Santa Rosa, said Deputy City Manager Dave Kiff. Although some of the city's requests were granted at the meeting, Kiff said the commission refused to relax its standards on the sand content permitted in dredge spoils that could be dumped on city beaches.
NEWS
August 11, 2001
-- Paul Clinton Newport Beach Assistant City Manager Dave Kiff is scheduled to speak today at Shellmaker Island about the issues confronting Back Bay. Starting at 7:30 p.m., Kiff is scheduled to give a talk called "The Future of Newport Bay." The talk will be given at the amphitheater on the island. Kiff is set to discuss the problems in the watershed and how to restore it as a safe environment for wildlife and people. The bay has been designated as an impaired water body by the Environmental Protection Agency.
NEWS
September 2, 2000
Mathis Winkler Newport Beach Deputy City Manager Dave Kiff is still looking for a few good men and women. Kiff is organizing a walking team for the annual Race for the Cure. The team will honor Rosalind Williams, who led the Conference and Visitors Bureau before succumbing to breast cancer in June. So far, 45 people -- mostly city employees -- have joined the team. With a goal of raising $10,000, Kiff hopes to find another 15 to 20 walkers to join the race.
NEWS
February 3, 2009
Newport Beach city officials have cited the rehab home Narconon for allegedly transporting outside clients to receive treatments at the program’s West Oceanfront triplex. Code enforcement officers say Narconon let non-residents use its steam baths at the 1810 W. Oceanfront site, said Assistant City Manager Dave Kiff. The Narconon program, which is supported in part by the Church of Scientology, uses the baths to treat addiction, Kiff said. The city also logged a complaint against the home with the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, Kiff said.
NEWS
By By Andrew Edwards | December 7, 2005
Newport Beach leaders in talks with state, county officials about managing Upper Newport Bay.When it comes to the Back Bay, Newport Beach officials have more on their minds than dredging. Control, for one thing. For about two years, the city has discussed the possibility of assuming management of the Back Bay with county officials and the California Department of Fish and Game, said Newport Beach Assistant City Manager Dave Kiff. Now, the bay is managed by the county's Harbors, Beaches and Parks Division and the state Department of Fish and Game.
NEWS
January 9, 2001
Mathis Winkler NEWPORT BEACH -- City Council members are expected tonight to adopt this year's legislative platform -- which will set the city's stand on issues ranging from aviation to zoning laws. The platform, revised each year, addresses issues that are expected to come up in state or federal legislatures. It allows city officials to react quickly to pending legislation, said Deputy City Manager Dave Kiff. "The legislative platform says, 'Here's what we oppose, here's what we support,"' Kiff said.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | January 8, 2014
Newport Beach lifeguards are pushing back against the possible outsourcing of their services at Corona del Mar State Beach, saying such a move could hurt recruitment without producing much savings. The city last month asked for applications from organizations wanting to take on the job of patrolling the 1.2-mile stretch of coastline in place of the in-house lifeguards. Contracting lifeguard services could cut annual costs and reduce full-time staff as employees retire. No layoffs are planned, according to the city.
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By Jill Cowan | December 2, 2013
Former Newport Beach City Manager Robert Wynn died Saturday morning following a fall in his garden on Thanksgiving Day, family members said. He was 82. Friends and family members remembered Wynn on Monday as a hard-working city administrator who remained deeply engaged in the community long after he retired in 1991. "Even still now, I heard him talking about privatizing the city trash department, the pros and cons of that, and building the city hall," said his son, Newport Beach orthodontist Steve Wynn.
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By Jill Cowan | May 23, 2013
Newport Beach will probably change the way it tracks its public art pieces, updating records at least annually, City Manager Dave Kiff said in an email this week. Previously, the city hadn't regularly updated its inventory, he wrote, and as of Wednesday, five pieces - donated to the city or purchased at a combined value of $675 - were unaccounted for. Those were out of an inventory of 236 pieces with a total known value of $841,650. "We are not sure if the five are actually lost - it's generally our record keeping that has not been up to par," Kiff wrote.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | May 22, 2013
Newport Beach will not hold a public hearing with a South Coast Air Quality Management board member on the fire ring debate similar to one held in Huntington Beach, a city official said Thursday. Newport Beach City Manager Dave Kiff confirmed in an email that the city isn't interested in having talks with the AQMD about the city's application to remove 60 fire rings at Corona del Mar State Beach and Balboa Pier. "We didn't ask the South Coast AQMD to weigh in on our [Coastal Development Plan]
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By Jill Cowan | March 7, 2013
Keep Newport Beach looking good, City Manager Dave Kiff said Thursday morning, and the high quality of life residents have come to expect will follow. Maintaining "that feeling you get when you drive into town," he said, keeps "property values up and crime low. " Kiff, who addressed a couple dozen slightly bleary-eyed Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce members gathered in the Central Library's Friends Room at about 7:45 a.m., said that to do that, the city must continue to carefully evaluate its priorities to invest in community amenities - and cut other costs accordingly.
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By Jill Cowan | November 14, 2012
The Newport Beach City Council dug into executive compensation with two agenda items at its meeting Tuesday night — one that recommended methods for setting salary ranges for future management-level hires and another that gave raises to two top administrators. Council members heard from consultant Bruce Lawson of Fox Lawson and Associates, who presented a plan for categorizing executive positions and setting salary ranges for those categories. Future reports will move on to classify compensation levels for all city employees.
NEWS
By Jill Cowan | November 12, 2012
Raises for two of Newport Beach's top city administrators, another round of proposed tidelands rent increases and a discussion of city employee compensations are on Tuesday night's jam-packed council meeting agenda . The council will vote on a 3% raise for City Manager Dave Kiff and an 11% raise for City Clerk Leilani Brown. According to a staff report, that would bump Kiff's base annual salary from $225,000 to $231,750 and Brown's from $110,830 to $123,800. If the contract amendments pass, both will contribute about 9% of their pay to their pensions, with added provisions that that percentage will increase as other city employees' pension contributions increase.
NEWS
By Mike Reicher | August 7, 2012
Newport Beach City Manager Dave Kiff is selling his Upper Newport Bay home and says he will repay the $470,000 the city lent him for the house. Kiff plans to move back to Laguna Beach, where he lived for about 15 years. He still owns a home there. His original contract offered an incentive to help him move to Newport, where City Council members thought he would be more in-touch with city happenings. But Kiff said it has been difficult to escape city business, and he wants to move back south for family reasons.
NEWS
By Mike Reicher | July 28, 2012
A Secret Service official said Newport Beach city administrators are asking the wrong people to pay for police protection at presidential campaign events. It's the service that is responsible for the candidates' security, not the campaigns, spokesman Max Milien said, and any cost concerns should have been directed its way. Newport Beach City Manager Dave Kiff billed the campaigns for President Obama and presumptive GOP candidate Mitt Romney for police security at their separate fundraisers in Newport.
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By Mike Reicher | November 17, 2011
City employees who live in town can better understand its residents' problems. While that was the reason for paying half of City Manager Dave Kiff's home, council members probably weren't envisioning a situation he now faces. Kiff lives next to a row of eucalyptus trees that an arborist has determined may need to be removed, and his neighbors are preparing to fight that decision. This leaves him in the awkward spot as the ultimate decision-maker for removing the trees. Instead, he has elected to step aside and let other staff members make the call.
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