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Red tape could delay Ronald Reagan statue in Newport Beach

March 28, 2011 |  7:53 am


A 25-year-old Newport Beach regulation may preclude the proposed Ronald Reagan centennial statue and other statues from being displayed prominently in Castaways Park, according to the city attorney.

The park is intended to be "a natural setting with unobtrusive additions," according to the planning guidelines for Upper Castaways, the area including the park.

City Atty. David Hunt said at a City Council meeting last week that the city manager would have to determine if the proposed statue violated that regulation.

"The question is whether or not the placement of the statute … is what one would call 'unobtrusive,' " he said. "It really depends on what's going to be recommended — where it's going to go, what size it's going to be, what's the ultimate position."

Read the full story: 'Unobstrusive additions' guideline may affect statue placement


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Photo: Ronald Reagan and John Wayne in Orange County. Credit: Los Angeles Times