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Mayor Gardner: State of the City is Fine

However, solutions for parking problems in Corona del Mar need to be addressed, Gardner said Tuesday.

Nancy Gardner, the newly mayor of Newport Beach, delivered a concise state of the city address Tuesday in Corona del Mar.

Speaking to a group of about 50 community members at a Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Gardner said "the state of the city is fine".

Although the address was brief, Gardner has plans to give more details about the city on Friday, Feb. 3 at the annual Mayor's Dinner. At the luncheon the mayor did discuss parking issues that plague the village and said coming up with solutions are in her plans while she has the mayor's gavel.

"We need to look at it with a fresh set of eyes," Gardner said, when referencing the fact that CDM lacks enough parking spaces for its business owners, residents and visitors.

A previous study on parking in the village recommended parking meters be installed on East Coast Highway to address the parking problem, but the City Council decided against it.

"We need to come up with something to hopefully try and satisfy everyone's needs," Gardner said.

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