Agenda 02/17/2004 RPV, City, Council, Meeting, 2004, Agenda, February, 02/17/2004,Minutes of January 6, 2004 Commercial Refuse And Collection Agreement With Universal Waste Systems, Inc,Assignment Of Ivy Rubbish Disposal Residential Solid Waste And Recycling Collection Agreement,Establish Parking Restrictions Along Avenida Tranquila,Policy for Travel and Meetings,Proposed Upgrade of Accounting Software,Contract Renewal For Geotechnical Consulting Services,Community Leaders' Breakfast Schedule,Register of Demands,ZON2003-00417 (16-FOOT HEIGHT CODE AMENDMENT,Appointment of Chair for the Planning Commission, Traffic Committee and Finance Advisory Committee,FY03-04 Mid-Year Financial Report,Potential Purchase of a Vacant Lot on Cherryhill Lane in the Portuguese Bend Landslide Area,Proposed Amendments To The City's Neighborhood Compatibility Ordinance,Review of Supplemental Draft Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Proposed South Coast County Golf Course at the Former Palos Verdes Landfill,City Council Assignments: Representation to the L. A. County Sanitation Districts and SBCCOG Transportation Oversight Committee (TOC),Ordinance for Claims and Taxes,CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR G.C. 54956.8,Existing Litigation G.C. 54956.9(a),TRAFFIC COMMITTEE,FINANCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE RPV City Council Meeting Agenda for 02/17/2004
 

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** CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL

FEBRUARY 17, 2004

FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD

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6:00 P.M. CLOSED SESSION: SEE ATTACHED BROWN ACT CHECK LIST.

7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION

CALL TO ORDER: NEXT RESOL. NO. 2004-10

NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 400

ROLL CALL:

FLAG SALUTE: .

(5 min) MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:

(10 min) CEREMONIAL MATTERS: PowerPoint Presentation of the Cal Water System Master Plan by California Water Service Company.

RECYCLE DRAWING:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

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

(15 min) 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.)

(5 min) OLD BUSINESS/CITY MANAGER REPORTS:

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.)
    • Resolution Denying Appeal of Grading Permit and Site Plan Review (Case No. ZON2003-00039), for property located at 30637 Calle De Suenos. (From February 3, 2004 to March 2, 2004.)

NEW BUSINESS:

(5 min) 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 January 6, 2004. (Purcell)

Recommendation: Approve the minutes.

3. Commercial Refuse And Collection Agreement With Universal Waste Systems, Inc. (Ramezani)

Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute a Non-exclusive Franchise Agreement for Commercial Refuse Collection and Disposal Services with Universal Waste Systems, Inc. (Universal) to be effective through December 31, 2004.

4. Assignment Of Ivy Rubbish Disposal Residential Solid Waste And Recycling Collection Agreement. (Allison)

Recommendation: (1) Approve the assignment of Ivy Rubbish Disposal's exclusive residential solid waste and recycling collection agreement to Universal Waste Systems, Inc., subject to City's receipt of the Transfer Fee described below; and, (2) Approve the Amended and Restatement Solid Waste and Recycling Collection Agreement with Universal Waste Systems, Inc. in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A, including proposed new services and collections, and single-family and multi-family rates for FY 03-04.

5. Establish Parking Restrictions Along Avenida Tranquila. (Allison)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004 -, ESTABLISHING HANDICAPPED ONLY PARKING SPACES AT 30166 AND 30174 AVENIDA TRANQUILA IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 22511.7 OF THE CALIFORNIA VEHICLE CODE. (2) Authorize the Director of Public Works to install the necessary parking designations.

6. Policy for Travel and Meetings. (Evans)

Recommendation: Adopt the revised City Council Policy No. 16: Travel and Meetings.

7. Proposed Upgrade of Accounting Software. (McLean)

Recommendation: (1) Authorize staff to upgrade the City’s accounting software from SunGard H.T.E. CitySoft to SunGard H.T.E. Financials; (2) ADOPT RESOL. NO. 2004- AMENDING RESOL. NO. 2003-42, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY03-04, TO INCREASE BUDGETED APPROPRIATIONS IN THE EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $80,000 FOR THE COST OF PERFORMING THE UPGRADE FROM SUNGARD H.T.E. CITYSOFT TO SUNGARD H.T.E. FINANCIALS; and, (3) Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute the proposed agreements between the City and SunGard H.T.E., Inc. for the upgrade from SunGard H.T.E. CitySoft to SunGard H.T.E. Financials.

8. Contract Renewal For Geotechnical Consulting Services. (Rojas)

Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the proposed agreement with Zeiser Kling Consultants, Inc. to provide geology and geotechnical engineering consulting services on an as-needed basis to the City for the next two years.

9. Community Leaders’ Breakfast Schedule. (Park)

Recommendation: Select two dates, Saturday, March 27th and Saturday, October 16th, for the 2004 Community Leaders' Breakfast meetings.

10. 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:

(15 min) 11. ZON2003-00417 (16-FOOT HEIGHT CODE AMENDMENT). (Mihranian)

Recommendation: (1) ADOPT URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. ___U, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING TITLE 17 OF THE CITY’S MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING THE 16-FOOT HEIGHT LIMITATION FOR RESIDENTIALLY ZONED PROPERTIES, CLARIFYING THE FINDINGS REQUIRED FOR HEIGHT VARIATION AND GRADING PERMIT APPLICATIONS, AND DECLARING THE URGENCY THEREOF; (2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-__ , AMENDING THE HEIGHT VARIATION GUIDELINES AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD COMPATIBILITY HANDBOOK TO MAKE THE LANGUAGE CONSISTENT WITH THE PROPOSED CODE AMENDMENTS; AND, (3) INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ___, A CITY INITIATED PROPOSAL TO AMEND TITLE 17 OF THE CITY’S MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING THE 16-FOOT HEIGHT LIMITATION FOR RESIDENTIALLY ZONED PROPERTIES AND CLARIFYING THE FINDINGS REQUIRED FOR HEIGHT VARIATION AND GRADING PERMIT APPLICATIONS.

Regular New Business:

(10min) 12. Appointment of Chair for the Planning Commission, Traffic Committee and Finance Advisory Committee. (Purcell)

Recommendation: Make appointments for the position of Chair for the Planning Commission, Traffic Committee and Finance Advisory Committee.

(5 min) 13. FY03-04 Mid-Year Financial Report. (McLean)

Recommendation: (1) Receive and file the financial report; and (2) ADOPT RESOL. NO. 2004 – AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2002-42, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY03-04, TO INCREASE EXPENDITURE APPROPRIATIONS IN THE GENERAL FUND, STREET MAINTENANCE FUND, AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FUND.

(15min) 14. Potential Purchase of a Vacant Lot on Cherryhill Lane in the Portuguese Bend Landslide Area. (Petru)

Recommendation: Provide direction to staff on making an offer to purchase a vacant lot on Cherryhill Lane in an amount not to exceed $2,700.

(15min) 15. Proposed Amendments To The City’s Neighborhood Compatibility Ordinance. (Mihranian)

Recommendation: (1) Consider whether to proceed with an amendment to the new Neighborhood Compatibility review process that would exempt certain minor additions that are not likely to result in any apparent impacts to the neighborhood; and, (2) if Council decides to move forward with the code amendment, provide staff with direction on whether to proceed with the amendment now or table it until after the reconvened Steering Committee reports its findings on the effectiveness of the new Neighborhood Compatibility process in late July 2004.

(20min) 16. Review of Supplemental Draft Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Proposed South Coast County Golf Course at the Former Palos Verdes Landfill. (Fox)

Recommendation: Review staff’s supplemental draft comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the proposed South Coast County Golf Course, and provide feedback to staff to finalize these comments prior to their submittal to the County.

(5min) 17. City Council Assignments: Representation to the L. A. County Sanitation Districts and SBCCOG Transportation Oversight Committee (TOC). (Purcell)

Recommendation: Appoint a City Council representative to the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts Board of Directors and to the TOC.

(15min) 18. Ordinance for Claims and Taxes. (Lynch)

Recommendation: (1) ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. ___U, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF TITLE 3 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE TO CLARIFY THE PROCEDURES RELATING TO THE SUBMISSION OF CLAIMS AND THE PAYMENT OF CERTAIN TAXES AND DECLARING THE URGENCY THEREOF; and, (2) ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. ____, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF TITLE 3 OF THE RANCHOPALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE TO CLARIFY THE PROCEDURES RELATING TO THE SUBMISSION OF CLAIMS AND THE PAYMENT OF CERTAIN TAXES.

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

CLOSED SESSION REPORT:

ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to 6:00 P.M. on March 2nd in the Fireside Room to interview candidates for the Equestrian Committee and candidates for the position of chair of the various advisory boards.

NOTE: ADJOURNMENT NO LATER THAN 11:00 p.m.

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.

Existing Litigation:

G.C. 54956.9(a)

Name of Case: People of the State; City of Rancho Palos Verdes v. Mark J. Abrams

Case No: California Court of Appeal Case No. B151086

Name of Case: Mark J. Abrams v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes

Case No: United States District Court Case No. 00-09071 SVW (RNBx)

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