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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1999
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION
CALL TO ORDER:
NEXT RESOL. NO. 99-87
NEXT ORD. NO. 354
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
CERTIFICATION OF ELECTION:
1. Certification of Election Results. (Purcell)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOL. NO. 99-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES RECITING THE FACTS OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION HELD IN SAID CITY ON NOVEMBER 2, 1999, DECLARING THE RESULTS THEREOF AND SUCH OTHER MATTERS AS PROVIDED BY LAW.
2. Swearing in of newly elected councilmembers. (City Clerk)
3. Council Reorganization. (City Clerk)
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RECESS & RECONVENE:
APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR:
4. Motion to waive full reading.
Recommendation: Adopt a motion to waive reading in full of all ordinances presented at this meeting with consent of the waiver of reading deemed to be given by all council members after the reading of the title.
5. Minutes of November 16, 1999. (Purcell)
Recommendation: Approve the minutes.
6. Adoption of Ord. No. 353 – Ordinance Amending the Uniform Administrative Code. (City Attorney)
Recommendation: ADOPT ORD. NO. 353, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ADOPTING THE 1997 EDITION OF THE UNIFORM ADMINISTRATIVE CODE AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE. (This ordinance was introduced at the October 19, 1999 meeting.)
7. Annual Report Regarding the General Plan Implementation Status Report. (Schonborn)
Recommendation: Direct Staff to forward the City’s Annual Report on the Rancho Palos Verdes General Plan to the State Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, and to the Department of Housing and Community Development regarding the current status of the General Plan and the progress on its implementation during the 1998 calendar year.
Recommendation: Make the following appointments: Miraleste Recreation & Park District: (1) Appoint George J. Picciotto, Kimberly Lynn Stull and Carol Swets for a full term ending December 5, 2003. (2) Appoint Peter Glusac and Dawn Evon Henry for the unexpired terms ending December 7, 2001. Ridgecrest Recreation & Park District: Appoint Endsley Collett, Jr. and E. Wayne Fager to serve a full term until December 5, 2003.
9. Appointment of members to the Abalone Cove Landslide Abatement District and the Klondike Canyon Landslide Abatement District. (Purcell)
Recommendation: Make the following appointments: Abalone Cove Landslide Abatement District: Appoint Stephen King, Sharon Nolan and Neil Seigel to a four-year term until September 2003. Klondike Canyon Landslide Abatement District: Appoint Tyler McCoy and John M. McCarthy to a four-year term until September 2003.
10. FY 1998-99 Audit Management Letter and Independent Auditors' Report on Compliance. (Burton)
Recommendation: Receive and file the attached audit management letter and report on compliance letter for FY 1998-99.
Recommendation: (1) Award a professional services contract to Harris and Associates for the preparation of the Engineer’s Report for the Citywide Landscaping and Lighting District for FY 1999-2000, FY 2000-2001, and FY 2001-2002, for a not to exceed amount of $7,000, annually. (2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a professional services agreement with Harris and Associates.
Recommendation: Receive and file the October 1999 Treasurer’s Report for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.
13. Register of Demands. (McLean)
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.
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14. Code Amendment No. 44 - A City-initiated proposal to amend the Rancho Palos Verdes Development Code to establish a discretionary review and permit process for the operation of equestrian facilities and programs by registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. (Fox)
Recommendation: INTRODUCE ORD. NO. ___ OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING CHAPTER 17.46 (EQUESTRIAN OVERLAY (Q) DISTRICT), CHAPTER 17.76 (MISCELLANEOUS PERMITS AND STANDARDS) AND CHAPTER 17.78 (MISCELLANEOUS) OF TITLE 17 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE.
15. Code Amendment No. 46 – A City-initiated proposal to amend the Development Code revising maximum structure size provisions for single-family residential lots created prior to and after incorporation. (Mihranian)
Recommendation: INTRODUCE ORD. NO.__, OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, A CITY-INITIATED PROPOSAL, TO AMEND CHAPTER 17.02 (SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS), CHAPTER 17.48 (DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS), AND CHAPTER 17.96 (DEFINITIONS) OF TITLE 17 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE.
16. Health Insurance Contributions. (Petru)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOL. NO. 99-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING THE CITY CONTRIBUTION AMOUNTS FOR EMPLOYEE INSURANCE PREMIUMS.
17. Workshop Schedule for the Year 2000. (Evans)
Recommendation: Identify issues that the City Council should discuss in workshop sessions and set dates for those workshops.
18. Set Commission/Committee Interviews. (Purcell)
Recommendation: Set a date for the interviews.
19. Review City Council Rules of Procedures. (Petru)
Recommendation: Review the proposed revisions to the City Council Rules of Procedures and provide staff with direction.
20. Adjustment to the Budgeted Personnel Schedule for the Department of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement. (Rojas)
Recommendation: Approve the recommended adjustment to the Department’s budgeted personnel schedule.
21. Consider Support for El Segundo’s LAX Lawsuit. (Park)
Recommendation: Consider request from Councilwoman Barbara Ferraro to discuss the City of El Segundo’s lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles for alleged violation of the California Environmental Quality Act.
ORAL CITY COUNCIL REPORTS: (This section designated to oral reports from councilmembers who wish/need to report on Council assignments.)
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.
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