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February 12, 2003
Deepa Bharath A federal judge on Tuesday heard arguments in a lawsuit against the city of Newport Beach by a Lido Isle resident who argued that a city ordinance that singles out parking meters adjacent to churches is unconstitutional. John Nelson filed the lawsuit in January 2002 in the United States Court's Central District, arguing that the city's policy of not enforcing parking meters next to churches between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sundays violates the separation of church and state.
NEWS
January 15, 2002
June Casagrande NEWPORT BEACH -- A city ordinance that singles out parking meters adjacent to churches violates the separation of church and state, a lawsuit alleges. Newport Beach resident John Nelson on Friday filed a lawsuit in the United States Court's Central District arguing that the city's policy of not enforcing parking meters next to churches between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday is unconstitutional. "My contention is that it's a violation of the Establishment Clause," Nelson said.
NEWS
February 12, 2002
June Casagrande NEWPORT BEACH -- A resident who has taken the city to court for alleged violations of church-state separation is bracing for battle, even if the fight goes all the way to the Supreme Court. City attorneys on Monday were preparing to file a response to John W. Nelson's charges that the city's practice of not enforcing parking meters near churches on Sunday morning is unconstitutional. "The allegation is that this practice violates the Establishment Clause," said Assistant City Atty.
NEWS
By Tom Ragan, tom.ragan@latimes.com | October 6, 2010
NEWPORT BEACH — Balboa Peninsula residents are beginning to learn the hard way that there's always a price to pay for living so close to the water. And sometimes the price tag isn't just biannual property taxes, or hefty monthly mortgages. Sometimes, it can be as simple as the real possibility of having to feed parking meters — in front of their own houses along East Bay Avenue and East Balboa Boulevard under a tentative city plan. "We're already burdened with the influx of out-of-towners.
NEWS
September 22, 2002
Young Chang Arthur Meyers had all these pet peeves. Since he was a mayor, what were nuisances to him ended up becoming city-wide changes that affect us even today. Meyers, who was mayor of Costa Mesa from 1960 to 1965, had a thing about all homes built in the city having a two-car garage, and that all of those garages have doors. He also insisted that all garages be used to store cars and not anything else. (Historian and former mayor Bob Wilson said after you parked your car, or cars, in the space, you could squeeze in patio tables or whatever else you wanted to fit. But the space had to first be used for cars)
NEWS
By Tom Ragan, tom.ragan@latimes.com | October 4, 2010
NEWPORT BEACH — The Balboa Village Market, vacant since 2006 but still home to a beloved local mural of a hollow wave, will be razed in the coming months. And paid parking in that area will rise from the demolished concrete late this year, by no later than Dec. 15, city officials said Monday. At last week's Newport Beach City Council meeting, the award for the bid to build the new asphalt 32-spot parking lot was granted to M&E Construction for $157,000, according to a city staff report.
NEWS
October 18, 2002
-- June Casagrande Newport parking meter lawsuit will continue A constitutional battle over Newport Beach parking meters will end up in court, it was decided Wednesday. City officials were unable to strike a deal with Newport Beach resident John Nelson during a hearing Wednesday morning. Nelson is suing the city on the grounds that its policy of not enforcing parking meters near churches on Sunday morning is unconstitutional. A city ordinance dating to the 1970s says that parking meters near four houses of worship should not be enforced from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays.
NEWS
By Sarah Peters | March 29, 2012
Newport Beach City Council members have tossed out the idea of turning the existing City Hall site into a 300-space parking lot after employees vacate for their new Civic Center later this year. But the council on Tuesday balked at the interim plan to demolish the City Hall structures and install parking meters at the 4.26-acre site along the parking-impacted Balboa Peninsula. Councilman Mike Henn, who has a business client in nearby Lido Village, recused himself from the discussion.
NEWS
May 27, 2000
I thought last week that I was writing about some disgusting beaches in Newport and how important it was for everyone in the county to find the source of the water pollution and stop it. But thanks to one local resident, I realize now that my foil for the pollution column, the new "intelligence-challenged" parking meters are really "what's up" in Newport Beach. The meters, as you may recall, cannot be fed for more than an hour. Try to put in more coins and you'll simply be making a contribution to the city coffers without the benefit of meter time.
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By Sarah Peters | March 29, 2012
Newport Beach City Council members have tossed out the idea of turning the existing City Hall site into a 300-space parking lot after employees vacate for their new Civic Center later this year. But the council on Tuesday balked at the interim plan to demolish the City Hall structures and install parking meters at the 4.26-acre site along the parking-impacted Balboa Peninsula. Councilman Mike Henn, who has a business client in nearby Lido Village, recused himself from the discussion.
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NEWS
By Mike Reicher, mike.reicher@latimes.com | March 18, 2011
As its neighbor Costa Mesa plans to outsource half its workforce, the Newport Beach City Council will consider Tuesday if it should contract out its parking meter operations and enforcement. The city would have to lay off a full-time meter service worker and a supervisor and it would eliminate the part-time work of another service worker. Additionally, three vacant Police Department parking enforcement positions would remain unfilled, and another service worker plans to retire in April, according to city spokeswoman Tara Finnigan.
NEWS
By Tom Ragan, tom.ragan@latimes.com | October 6, 2010
NEWPORT BEACH — Balboa Peninsula residents are beginning to learn the hard way that there's always a price to pay for living so close to the water. And sometimes the price tag isn't just biannual property taxes, or hefty monthly mortgages. Sometimes, it can be as simple as the real possibility of having to feed parking meters — in front of their own houses along East Bay Avenue and East Balboa Boulevard under a tentative city plan. "We're already burdened with the influx of out-of-towners.
NEWS
By Tom Ragan, tom.ragan@latimes.com | October 4, 2010
NEWPORT BEACH — The Balboa Village Market, vacant since 2006 but still home to a beloved local mural of a hollow wave, will be razed in the coming months. And paid parking in that area will rise from the demolished concrete late this year, by no later than Dec. 15, city officials said Monday. At last week's Newport Beach City Council meeting, the award for the bid to build the new asphalt 32-spot parking lot was granted to M&E Construction for $157,000, according to a city staff report.
NEWS
February 12, 2003
Deepa Bharath A federal judge on Tuesday heard arguments in a lawsuit against the city of Newport Beach by a Lido Isle resident who argued that a city ordinance that singles out parking meters adjacent to churches is unconstitutional. John Nelson filed the lawsuit in January 2002 in the United States Court's Central District, arguing that the city's policy of not enforcing parking meters next to churches between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sundays violates the separation of church and state.
NEWS
October 18, 2002
-- June Casagrande Newport parking meter lawsuit will continue A constitutional battle over Newport Beach parking meters will end up in court, it was decided Wednesday. City officials were unable to strike a deal with Newport Beach resident John Nelson during a hearing Wednesday morning. Nelson is suing the city on the grounds that its policy of not enforcing parking meters near churches on Sunday morning is unconstitutional. A city ordinance dating to the 1970s says that parking meters near four houses of worship should not be enforced from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays.
NEWS
September 22, 2002
Young Chang Arthur Meyers had all these pet peeves. Since he was a mayor, what were nuisances to him ended up becoming city-wide changes that affect us even today. Meyers, who was mayor of Costa Mesa from 1960 to 1965, had a thing about all homes built in the city having a two-car garage, and that all of those garages have doors. He also insisted that all garages be used to store cars and not anything else. (Historian and former mayor Bob Wilson said after you parked your car, or cars, in the space, you could squeeze in patio tables or whatever else you wanted to fit. But the space had to first be used for cars)
NEWS
July 14, 2002
Hoping that the new U.S. dollar coins will catch on, the city of Newport Beach is converting its parking meters to accept them. Parking meters in the lots at McFadden Square will be converted to accept dollar coins and one of the two bill-changing machines will be changed over to give out the coins in return for bills. City staff has not announced the date that the change will be in effect, but hope to make the change soon. Because the coins are in larger denominations than the quarters, dimes and nickels now accepted at the meters, city workers won't have to collect them as often.
NEWS
February 12, 2002
June Casagrande NEWPORT BEACH -- A resident who has taken the city to court for alleged violations of church-state separation is bracing for battle, even if the fight goes all the way to the Supreme Court. City attorneys on Monday were preparing to file a response to John W. Nelson's charges that the city's practice of not enforcing parking meters near churches on Sunday morning is unconstitutional. "The allegation is that this practice violates the Establishment Clause," said Assistant City Atty.
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