This agenda has been prepared to provide for the orderly progression of City business. Detailed staff reports on specific items are posted in the hallway for public viewing. The City Council wants to hear your comments, however, to run the meeting efficiently, please observe the following rules when you participate in the meeting:
Please try to submit your REQUEST TO ADDRESS THE CITY COUNCIL form to the City Clerk prior to the start of the meeting. You will be called at the appropriate time to make your remarks. The City Clerk cannot accept any request submitted after the start of the second speaker's comment on any item.
Regardless of the number of items you wish to address, you will be limited to ten minutes for the entire meeting. If you participate in a noticed public hearing, however, the time you take to make your comments will not be counted against the ten minute limitation.
For the sake of efficiency, the City Council agenda is divided into several sections: Consent Calendar: This section consists of routine items which, unless a request has been received from the public, council or staff to remove a particular item for discussion, are enacted by one motion of the City Council. If you wish to speak to any Consent Calendar item(s) you will be limited to five minutes. Public Hearings: This section is devoted to noticed hearings; the length of time you get to speak during these hearings is frequently determined by the number of speakers on the item. Generally, you will be allowed three minutes unless the Mayor announces otherwise. Regular Business: This section contains items of general business and you will be allowed three minutes to speak on any item.
Audience Comments: This part of the agenda is limited to 15 minutes and is reserved for making comments on matters which are NOT on the agenda. If you have submitted a request to speak, you will be called by the City Clerk at the appropriate time and you may speak for up to three minutes. Please limit your comments to matters within the jurisdiction of the City Council. Due to State law, no action can be taken on matters brought up under Audience Comments. If action by the City Council is necessary, the matter may be placed on a future agenda or referred to staff, as determined by Council.
Please make your remarks at the lectern microphone and direct your comments to the City Council and not to the staff or the public.
Conduct At the Council Meeting: The City Council has adopted a set of rules for conduct during City Council meetings. The following is an excerpt from those adopted Rules of Procedure:
Section 6.3 The Mayor shall order removed from the Council Chambers any person(s) who commit the following acts at a regular or special meeting of the City Council:
1. Disorderly, contemptuous or insolent behavior toward the Council or any member thereof, tending to interrupt the due and orderly course of said meeting.
2. A breach of the peace, boisterous conduct or violent disturbance, tending to interrupt the due and orderly course of said meeting.
3. Disobedience of any lawful order of the Mayor which shall include an order to be seated or to refrain from addressing the Council.
4. Any other unlawful interference with the due and orderly course of the meeting.
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
JUNE 1, 1999
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
6:45 P.M. CLOSED SESSION. See attached Brown Act Checklist for details.
7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION
CALL TO ORDER:
Next Resolution No. 99-36
Next Ordinance No. 348
CEREMONIAL MATTER: (1)Recognition of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for their community service. (2) Recognition of Cub Scout Group 234 for their community service.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR:
1. Motion to approve waiver of full reading of ordinances presented at this meeting. (Purcell)
Recommendation: Adopt a motion to waive full reading of all ordinances presented at this meeting with consent of the waiver of reading deemed to be given by all councilmembers after the reading of the title.
2. Minutes of May 17 and May 18, 1999. (Purcell)
Recommendation: Approve the minutes.
3. April 1999 Treasurer’s Report. (McLean)
Recommendation: Order received and filed the April 1999 Treasurer’s Report for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and its component units (i.e., Redevelopment Agency and the Improvement Authority.)
4. Annual Appropriation Limit for Fiscal Year 1999-2000. (McLean)
Recommendation: Adopt Resol. No. 99- A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ESTABLISHING THE 1999-00 FISCAL YEAR APPROPRIATION LIMIT FOR THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES.
5. Notice of Completion for the Lower Hesse Park Trails Project and Upper Hesse Park Stairway and landscaping. (McBride)
Recommendation: (1) Accept the work as complete; (2) Authorize the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the County Recorder; and if no claims are filed 35 days after recordation, and upon the contractor posting an acceptable warranty bond, notice the surety company to exonerate the Payment and Performance bonds; and (3) Authorize the Finance Director to release the 10% retention payment, to Thomsen Landscape, 35 days after recordation of the Notice of Completion by the County Recorder contingent upon no claims being filed on the project, and the contractor posting an acceptable warranty bond.
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOL. NO. 99____, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ALLOWING CERTAIN CLAIMS AND DEMANDS AND SPECIFYING FUNDS FROM WHICH THE SAME ARE TO BE PAID.
# # # # # # # # # # #
7. Continuation of the Interpretation review of View Restoration Permit No. 37 (Resol. No. 98-8.) (Continued public hearing from May 18th meeting.) (Nelson)
Recommendation: Review the requested information and render a decision on the status of the pine tree located on the western slope of the Lorenz property.
8. Specific Plan Amendment No. 10, Conditional Use Permit No. 204. Location: Western Avenue @ Summerland Street. (Pfost)
Recommendation: Adopt Resol. No. 99- A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES APPROVING A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE PROJECT; (2) INTRODUCE ORDINNACE NO. ____ OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES APPROVING SPECIFIC PLAN AMENDMENT NO. 10; (3) ADOPT RESOL. NO. 99 – A RESOLUTION OF TNE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES APPROVING CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 204 AND GRADING PERMIT NO. 2044 FOR THE PROPOSED DEVLOPMENT.
9. Citywide Landscaping & Lighting Maintenance District. (Allison)
Recommendation: (1) Conduct a public hearing on the proposed levy and collection of assessments within the Citywide Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District for fiscal year 1999-00 and the Engineer's Report prepared in connection therewith. (2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 99-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES CONFIRMING A DIAGRAM AND ASSESSMENT FOR THE 1999-00 FISCAL YEAR IN CONNECTION WITH THE CITYWIDE LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING MAINTENANCE DISTRICT PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF PART 2 OF DIVISION 15 OF THE CALIFORNIA STREETS AND HIGHWAYS CODE.
10. ADOPTION OF THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEARS 1999-2000 AND 2000-2001. (Petru)
Recommendation: (1) Adopt RESOL. NO. 99- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES APPROVING A BUDGET APPROPRIATION AND ADOPTING THE OPERATING AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 1999-2000; AND (2) ADOPT RESOL. NO. 99- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ESTABLISHING HOURLY RANGES FOR COMPETITIVE AND MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEE JOB CLASSIFICATIONS, CREATING THE POSITION OF DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS AND ESTABLISHING A MONTHLY CAR ALLOWANCE FOR CERTAIN JOB CLASSIFICATIONS.
11. Adoption of State Uniform Codes. (Zuppiger)
ADOPT Ordinance No. ___ U, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ADOPTING BY REFERENCE THE CALIFORNIA BUILDING CODE, CALIFORNIA MECHANICAL CODE, CALIFORNIA PLUMBING CODE, CALIFORNIA HOUSING CODE, CALIFORNIA ADMINSITRATIVE CODE, CALIFORNIA CODE FOR THE ABATEMENT OF HAZARDOUS BUILDINGS,THE CALIFORNIA FIRE CODE, 1997 EDITIONS, AND CALIFORNIA ELECTRICAL CODE, 1996 EDITION, AND MAKING AMENDMENTS TO SAID CODES AND AMENDING THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE, AND DECLARING THE URGENCY THEREOF.
12. Alternatives to address structures built within the City’s rights-of-way. (Davenport)
Recommendation: Provide staff with clarification of whether the issue of existing encroaching structures within the City’s public rights-of-way necessitates implementation of an encroachment legalization process that differs from current code enforcement procedures.
13. Request for fee waiver for Encroachment Permit No. 28 and Minor Exception Permit No. 536. Location: 6304 Via Ciega. Applicant: Edward Murphy. (Louie)
Recommendation: Waive the $2,040 application and penalty fees for Encroachment Permit No. 28 and Minor Exception Permit No. 536 to legalize the after-the-fact pilasters located in the public right-of-way adjacent to 6304 Via Ciega.
14. ORDINANCE NO. 347 - - SUSPENSION OF LOCAL VOLUNTARY CAMPAIGN EXPENDITURE LIMIT. (This ordinance was introduced at the May 18th meeting.)
Recommendation: Adopt ORDINANCE NO. 347 - AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES SUSPENDING ENFORCEMENT OF CHAPTER 2.30 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE, THE CITY’S LOCAL VOLUNTARY CAMPAIGN EXPENDITURE LIMIT, FOR THE NOVEMBER 2, 1999 GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION.
15. Workshop to discuss view restoration issues. (City Manager)
Recommendation: Set a date and time for a City Council work shop to discuss view restoration and preservation issues.
ORAL CITY COUNCIL REPORTS:
REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION:
PUBLIC COMMENTS: This section of the agenda is for audience comments on items NOT on the agenda: each speaker is limited to three minutes.
ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to a time and place certain ONLY if you wish to meet prior to the next regular meeting.
CLOSED SESSION AGENDA CHECKLIST
Based on Government Code Section 54954.5
(All Statutory References are to California Government
Initiation of Litigation:
One potential code enforcement case.
The City is considering whether to file litigation regarding a certain code enforcement matter.