Agenda 02/04/2003 RPV, City, Council, Meeting, 2003, Agenda, February, 02/04/2003, Consider the implementation strategies proposed by Staff and the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy to complete the City’s NCCP program and related Open Space Acquisition Project; (2) Direct Staff to proceed with submission of the draft RPV City Council Meeting Agenda for 02/04/2003

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** CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

** REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AGENDA
** IMPROVEMENT AUTHORITY AGENDA



RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MEETING

FEBRUARY 4, 2003

FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD


6:00 P.M.CLOSED SESSION. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED BROWN ACT CHECKLIST FOR DETAILS

7:00 P.M.REGULAR SESSION

CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL:

FLAG SALUTE: The flag salute will be led by cub scouts from Den 4, Pack 970 who will be attending the meeting to earn their Citizenship Badges.

NEXT RESOL. NO. 2003-05

NEXT ORD. NO. 388

CEREMONIAL MATTERS:

RECYCLE DRAWING:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR:

1.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.

2.Minutes of December 3, 2002 Regular Meeting and January 21, 2003 Adjourned Regular Meeting. (Purcell)

Recommendation: Approve the minutes.

3.Notice Of Completion For The FY 2001-2002 Residential Street Overlay And Slurry Seal Project. (Allison)

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 within 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 Director of Public works to release the 10% retention payment, to Excel Paving Company, Inc., 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.

4.Notice Of Completion For Ladera Linda Park Playground Improvement Project. (Allison)

Recommendation: (1) Accept the work as complete; (2) Authorize the City Clerk to file the notice of completion with County of Recorder: and if no claims are filed 35 days after recordation notify the surety company to exonerate the Payment and Performance Bond with Ryco Construction Incorporation; and, (3) Authorize the Director of Public Works to release 10% retention payment to Ryco Construction Incorporation 35 days after recordation of the Notice of Completion contingent upon no claims being filed against the contractor.

5.Roof Repair/Replacement Project. (Noble)

Recommendation: (1) Accept work as completed; (2) Authorize the City Clerk to file the Notice of Completion with the County Recorder; and if no claims are filed 35 days after recordation, notify the surety company to exonerate the Payment and Performance Bonds; and, (3) Authorize the Director of Public Works to release the 10% retention payment to Commercial Roofing Systems Inc. 35 days after recordation of the Notice of Completion by the County Recorder contingent on no claims being filed on the project.

6.Loan Agreement Between The City And RDA. (McLean)

Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the attached Loan Agreement between the City and the Rancho Palos Verdes Redevelopment Agency.

7.December 2002 Treasurer’s Report. (Lin)

Recommendation: Receive and file the December 2002 Treasurer’s Report for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

8.Register of Demands. (McLean)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2003-__, 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.

REGULAR BUSINESS:

9.Short Term Budget Contingency Plan. (Evans)

Recommendation: (1) Reduce the FY 2002-03 City Budget as follows: (a) Public Safety – Emergency Preparedness. Reduce Professional Services account by $55,600 to $26,900. (b) Capital Outlay - Reduce the Traffic Signal account by $108,000 to $0; (2) Defer action on the establishment of a Cable TV studio until the next fiscal year (savings of approximately $150,000; (3) Defer the FY 2002-03 Residential Overlay project until the next fiscal year (savings of approximately $623,000); (4) Defer the FY 2002-03 Slurry Seal project until the next fiscal year (savings of approximately $500,000); (5) Identify unspent funds budgeted for the PVIC soil remediation project and return them to the General Fund; (6) Identify unspent RDA funds budgeted for projects in the Portuguese Bend landslide and return them to the General Fund; (7) Request the Los Angeles County Sheriff to propose a contingency public safety services contract for FY 2003-04 and FY 2004-05 reflecting a 12% decrease over the approved public safety services contract for FY 2002-03; (8) Direct the Finance Advisory Committee to present their financing alternatives report outlining strategies for funding storm drain and sewer rehabilitation projects; and, (9) Appoint a City Council ad hoc budget committee to work with the City Manager on developing the FY 2003-04 and 2004-05 budget proposals.

10.Implementation of strategies for completion of the Natural Community Conservation Planning (NCCP) Open Space Acquisition Project. (Rojas)

Recommendation: (1) Consider the implementation strategies proposed by Staff and the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy to complete the City’s NCCP program and related Open Space Acquisition Project; (2) Direct Staff to proceed with submission of the draft NCCP Subarea Plan to the Resource Agencies; and (3) Retain the services of a professional lobbyist to assist the City/Conservancy in its efforts to secure state bond monies for funding the conservation transaction.

11.Ordinance prohibiting the removal of coastal sage scrub habitat in the absence of the issuance of a 4(d) permit by the City. (Rojas)

Recommendation: ADOPT URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. ___U, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES RELATING TO THE CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF COASTAL SAGE SCRUB HABITAT, ESTABLISHING REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURES APPLICABLE THERETO, AMENDING THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE AND DECLARING THE URGENCY THEREOF.

12.Adoption Of Findings For The First System Performance Audit Of 2000 Cable Television Franchise Agreement With Cox Communications. (Petru)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2003- ; MAKING FINDINGS REGARDING THE FIRST SCHEDULED SYSTEM PERFORMANCE AUDIT OF THE 2000 CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE AGREEMENT.

13.Border Issues Status Report. (Fox)

Recommendation: Review the current status of border issues, and provide direction to the City Council Committee and Staff.

14.Traffic And Engineering Speed Surveys. (Jules)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2003-, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ESTABLISHING SPEED LIMITS ON VARIOUS STREETS.

15.Resolution Supporting Restoration Of VLF. (Evans)

Recommendation: (1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2003-__URGING THE CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE TO REJECT THE GOVERNOR’S PROPOSED SHIFT OF LOCAL VLF REVENUES AND TO HONOR THE 1998 COMMITMENT TO RESTORE THE VLF; and, (2) Approve the sample letter, to be signed by Mayor Stern and sent, along with the Resolution, to all state senators and assembly members, with a copy of all such letters delivered to the Speaker of the Assembly and the President of the Senate.

16.Budget Meeting Schedule for 2003. (Petru)

Recommendation: (1) Select two dates in March or April for the City Council Budget Policy Issue Workshops; (2) Select two dates in May for the City Council Budget Review Workshops (only one date may be necessary); and, (3) Select two dates, one in spring and one in fall, for the Community Leaders' Breakfast meetings.

CITY COUNCIL ORAL REPORTS: (This section designated to oral reports from councilmembers to report on Council assignments.)

PUBLIC COMMENTS: (at approximately 8:40 P.M.)

(This section of the agenda is for audience comments on items NOT on the agenda.)

CITY ATTORNEY CLOSED SESSION REPORT:

ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to Saturday, February 8 at 9:00 A.M. at Hesse Park for a Joint Work Shop with the Planning Commission.

Based on Government Code Section 54954.5

(All Statutory References are to California Government Code Sections)

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL

Existing Litigation:

G.C. 54956.9(a)

Name of Case:McCaul v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes

Case No:LASC No. YC043355

Anticipated Litigation:

(G.C 54956.9(b)

A point has been reached where, in the opinion of the City Council/Agency on the advice of its legal counsel, based on the below-described existing facts and circumstances, there is a significant exposure to litigation against the City Council/Agency.

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(Number of Potential Cases)

Based upon an oral threat of litigation received by City Manager Les Evans from a representative of Ocean Trails at a meeting held at City Hall on January 29, 2003. Memorandum describing such threat is on file with the City Clerk’s Office.

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