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AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL

FEBRUARY 3, 2004

FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD

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6:00 P.M. CLOSED SESSION: See attached Brown Act Checklist for details.

7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION

CALL TO ORDER: NEXT RESOL. NO. 2004-05

NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 400

ROLL CALL:

FLAG SALUTE:

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS: (5 mins)

CEREMONIAL MATTERS: (1) Presentation by the Palos Verdes High School Road Warriors of their full-sized, unmanned vehicle to be entered in a nationwide contest. (2) Presentation of a Certificate of Appreciation to Dylan C. Chodos for his Arc Angel project. (5 mins)

RECYCLE DRAWING:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

PUBLIC COMMENTS: (This section of the agenda is for audience comments for items NOT on the agenda.) (5 mins)

CITY COUNCIL ORAL REPORTS: (This section of the agenda is designated for oral reports from Council Members to report action taken at outside committee and association meetings.) (10 mins)

OLD BUSINESS/CITY MANAGER REPORTS: (1 min)

Miscellaneous Items for Action:

Continued Items for Action:

Continued Items Listed for Information Only:

  • Appointment of City representative to the Los Angeles West Vector Control District. (From December 16th to March 2, 2004)
  • Agenda Format: proposed revisions. (From December 16th to March 16, 2004.)

NEW BUSINESS:

APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR: (10 mins)

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 2,

and December 16, 2003

and the Adjourned Regular Meeting January 20th. (Purcell)

Recommendation: Approve the minutes.

3. Resolution to Approve Funding for Study of Potential Girls Softball Field Locations. (Waters)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004- AUTHORIZING A BUDGET INCREASE IN THE AMOUNT OF $15,000 FOR CONSULTANT SERVICES TO ASSIST STAFF IN STUDYING PROSPECTIVE SITES FOR GIRLS SOFTBALL FIELDS.

4. Request for Proposals to Prepare a City Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. (Petru)

Recommendation: Authorize staff to solicit Request for Proposals (RFP’s) for professional consulting services to prepare a City Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan as required by the FEMA Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.

5. November 2003 Treasurer’s Report. (McLean)

Recommendation: Receive and file the November 2003 Treasurer’s Report for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

6. December 2003 Treasurer’s Report. (McLean)

Recommendation: Receive and file the December 2003 Treasurer’s Report for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

7. Request for Waiver of Fees for View Restoration Permit No. 161 [Requestors: Marc and Julie Van Klooster, 7264 Berry Hill Drive]. (Nelson)

Recommendation: Approve the requested fee waiver.

8. Register of Demands. (McLean)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOL. NO. 2004-, 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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PUBLIC HEARINGS:

9. Agreement to Exchange Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for FY 2003-2004. (Allison) (10 mins)

Recommendation: (1) Conduct a public hearing to receive citizen input on the exchange of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds between the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and the City of West Hollywood for Fiscal Year 2003-2004; (2) Approve the exchange of $150,000 from the City of Rancho Palos Verdes’ Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) allocation for $93,750 in General Funds from the City of West Hollywood; (3) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-_____, APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AND THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD REGARDING THE TRANSFER OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDS FOR FY 2003-2004; (4) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-____, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2003-42, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2003-04, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT TO THE CITY’S GENERAL FUND; and (5) Authorize the City Manager and City Clerk to execute the Agreement with the City of West Hollywood; (6) Defer any decision on how to program funds generated by the sale of CDBG funds until the fiscal year 2004-05 budget cycle.

10. Appeal of a Grading Permit and Site Plan Review (Case No. ZON2003-00039), for property located at 30637 Calle De Suenos. (Blumenthal) (60 mins)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-__, DENYING THE APPEAL THEREBY UPHOLDING THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S APPROVAL OF GRADING PERMIT AND SITE PLAN REVIEW (CASE NO. ZON2003-00039) TO ALLOW THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCE AT 30637 CALLE DE SUENOS.

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:.

11. Equestrian Committee. (Blumenthal) (20 mins)

Recommendation: Provide staff with direction on the status of the Equestrian Committee.

12. The appointment of members to the Residential Development Standards Ad Hoc Steering Committee. (Mihranian) (10 mins)

Recommendation: Select a process for appointing members to the Residential Development Standards Committee and provide Staff with direction regarding the Committee’s proposed scope of work.

13. Ridgegate Drive Vacation. (Jules) (15 mins)

Recommendation: Approve the request for formally initiate the vacation of Ridgegate Drive and direct staff to continue to work with the Ridgegate Drive Community throughout the vacation process.

14. Border Issues. (Fox) (5 mins)

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

15. Budget Adjustment to allow the entire Planning Commission to attend the 2004 Planners Institute Conference. (Rojas) (5 mins)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-__, APPROVING A $5,000 BUDGET INCREASE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, BUILDING AND CODE ENFORCEMENT’S MEETING AND CONFERENCES BUDGET ACCOUNT.

16. 2005 Base Realignment And Closure (BRAC) Process. (Wolowicz) (10 mins)

Recommendation: Consider adopting a position of opposition to closure or relocation of the Los Angeles Air Force Base; consider a resolution or letter(s) in opposition to the closure; and consider a financial contribution to the Los Angeles Air Force Base Regional Alliance.

17. Budget Meeting Schedule for FY 04-05. (Petru) (10 mins)

Recommendation: Select two dates in mid-April to early May for the City Council budget review sessions (only one date may be necessary).

18. Proposed City Council Workshops. (Evans) (5 mins)

Recommendation: Set dates and times for Council joint meetings with the Traffic Committee and the Planning Commission.

COUNCIL DISCUSSION OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS & SUGGESTION OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS:

ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to 6:00 P.M. February 17th at Hesse Park, Fireside Room, to interview candidates for chair of the various advisory boards.

Americans with Disabilities Act: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, if you require a disability-related modification or accommodation to attend or participate in this meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 310 544-5208 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

NOTE: Staff reports are available for inspection at City Hall, 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard, during regular business hours: 7:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Monday – Thursday and from 7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Friday. The agenda and staff reports can also be viewed at Hesse Community Park, 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard during regular business hours: Monday – Friday from 9:00 A.M. until dusk; Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 A.M. until dusk.

The agenda and staff reports can also be viewed on the City’s website www.palosverdes.com/rpv.

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA CHECKLIST

Based on Government Code Section 54954.5

(All Statutory References are to California Government Code Sections)

CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR

G.C. 54956.8

The City Council wishes to meet in closed session to give instructions to its negotiators about the terms of an amendment to the City’s franchise agreement with Cox Communications.

Property:

City’s Street rights-of-way.

Negotiating Parties: Representatives from Cox Communications.

City Negotiators: Nick Miller, Gabriella Holt, Ted Vegvari, Council Members Gardiner and Stern, City Manager Evans and City Attorney Lynch.

Under Negotiation: Terms of franchise agreement with the City.

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