NEWPORT BEACH ― The City of Newport Beach Public Works Department has one less Harbor Resources staff, since Shannon Levin left her position as Newport Beach harbor resources analyst and started her new position with O.C. Parks as Dana Point harbor manager.
The city is not currently recruiting for Levin’s replacement, according to Public Works Director Dave Webb.
Due to the harbor management modifications, the city may do some restructuring.
Dennis Durgan was recently hired as Newport Beach harbormaster. Durgan will manage the harbor by making sure people are adhering to city ordinances.
Candidates are currently being interviewed for 12 part-time positions to help patrol the harbor. The application process is already closed for those 12 positions and swim tests have been conducted.
Harbor Resources Manager Chris Miller will handle the harbor projects such as dredging.