Agenda 03/02/2004 RPV, City, Council, Meeting, 2004, Agenda, March, 03/02/2004,Minutes of January 12th, January 20th and February 17th Adjourned Regular Meeting, Proposed Upgrade Of Accounting Software, Ordinance for Claims and Taxes, Appeal of a Grading Permit and Site Plan Review (Case No. ZON2003-00039), for property located at 30637 Calle De Suenos, City Council Policy On Disclosure Of Elected And Appointed Officials' Personal Information, Including Disclosure On The City Website, Resolution authorizing the City Manager to complete the lot line adjustment at 30678 Palos Verdes Drive East, January 2004 Treasurer's report, Ocean Trails - Conditional Use Permit No. 162, Revision V, Appeal of View Restoration Permit No. 138 [Appellant: Rancho Palos Verdes Estates Homeowners Association (HOA), Appeal of View Restoration Permit No. 157 [Appellant: Mr. Yoshiya Watanabe, 15 Amber Sky Drive, Appointment of Equestrian Committee Members, Ordinance clarifying findings required for Height Variation and Grading Permit Applications, 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, Border Issues Status Report, Coyote Population, Retention of Public Information Campaign Consultant, 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, CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR G.C. 54956.8, PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION, M I N U T E S RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL ADJOURNED MEETING MEETING WITH STATE LEGISLATORS,Draft Minutes, Fy03-04 Midyear Financial Report, January 2004 Treasurer's Report RPV City Council Meeting Agenda for 03/02/2004
 

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AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL

FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD

MARCH 2, 2004
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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. 2004-14

NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 404

ROLL CALL:

FLAG SALUTE: .

(5min) MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:

(5min) CEREMONIAL MATTER: Recognition Of Outgoing Commission and Committee Members.

(5min) PRESENTATION: Report on the Los Angeles County West Vector Control District activities by former Councilman John McTaggart.

RECYCLE DRAWING:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

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

(15min) 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.)

OLD BUSINESS/CITY MANAGER REPORTS:

Miscellaneous Items for Action:

Continued Items for Action:

(2min)1. Representation on the West District Vector Control Board of Trustees. (Purcell)

Recommendation: At the request of Mayor Gardiner, continue this matter until the May 18th City Council meeting.

Continued Items Listed for Information Only:

    • Agenda Format: proposed revisions. (From December 16th to March 16, 2004.)

NEW BUSINESS:

(5min) APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR:

2. 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.

3. Minutes of January 12th, January 20th and February 17th Adjourned Regular Meeting. (Purcell).

Recommendation: Approve the minutes.

4. Proposed Upgrade Of Accounting Software. (Downs)

Recommendation: (1) Authorize Staff to upgrade the City’s accounting software from SunGard HTE CitySoft to SunGard HTE Financials; (2) ADOPT RESOLUTION 2004-, AMENDING RESOLUTION 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 HTE CITYSOFT TO SUNGARD HTE FINANCIALS; and, (3) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the proposed agreements between the City and SunGard HTE, Inc. for H.T.E., Inc. for the upgrade from SunGard H.T.E. CitySoft to SunGard H.T.E. Financials.

5. Ordinance for Claims and Taxes. (Lynch)

Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 403, 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. (This ordinance was introduced on February 17th.)

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

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.

7. City Council Policy On Disclosure Of Elected And Appointed Officials’ Personal Information, Including Disclosure On The City Website. (Petru)

Recommendation: Adopt City Council Policy No. 38 regarding the posting of City Council and appointed officials’ personal information.

8. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to complete the lot line adjustment at 30678 Palos Verdes Drive East. (Petru)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOL. NO. 2004-, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO COMPLETE A LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT BETWEEN THE PROPERTY OWNED BY JOHN AND MINNIE SMITH LOCATED AT 2809 SAN RAMON DRIVE AND THE CITY-OWNED PROPERTY LOCATED AT 30678 PALOS VERDES DRIVE EAST.

9. January 2004 Treasurer’s report. (McLean)

Recommendation: Receive and file.

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:

(20min)11. Ocean Trails - Conditional Use Permit No. 162, Revision "V." (Pfost)

Recommendation: (1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-__, APPROVING ADDENDUM NO. 17 TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT 36 FOR REVISION "V"; AND, (2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-__, APPROVING REVISION "V", AN AMENDMENT TO CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 162 FOR CHANGES TO THE PROJECT'S RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS.

12. Appeal of View Restoration Permit No. 138 [Appellant: Rancho Palos Verdes Estates Homeowners Association (HOA)]. (Alvarez)

Recommendation: Continue the public hearing to the May 4, 2004 City Council meeting.

(40min)13. Appeal of View Restoration Permit No. 157 [Appellant: Mr. Yoshiya Watanabe, 15 Amber Sky Drive]. (Alvarez)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-__; DENYING THE APPEAL, THEREBY AFFIRMING THE DECISION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND APPROVING VIEW RESTORATION PERMIT NO. 157 UPON FINDING THAT ALL APPLICABLE FINDINGS HAVE BEEN CORRECTLY MADE AND ALL PROVISIONS OF SECTION 17.02.040 HAVE BEEN COMPLIED WITH.

9:30 P.M. PAUSE TO CONSIDER REMAINDER OF AGENDA.

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(10min)14. Appointment of Equestrian Committee Members. (Purcell)

Recommendation: (1) Appoint members to the Equestrian Committee: and, (2) Make said appointments for the period of one year to March 2005.

(10min)15. Ordinance clarifying findings required for Height Variation and Grading Permit Applications. (Rojas)

Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 401, 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. (This ordinance was introduced on February 17th.)

(10min)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. Border Issues Status Report. (Fox)

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

(15min)18. Coyote Population. (Park)

Recommendation: Direct staff to foster community awareness and response to coyote activity by developing a program, "Wildlife Watch", to disseminate public educational material, advocate preventative measures and collect/record accurate coyote activity in impacted neighborhoods.

(10min)19. Retention of Public Information Campaign Consultant. (McLean)

Recommendation: (1) Approve the selection of Moore Iacofano Goltsman, Inc. as the City’s Public Information Consultant for the Infrastructure Renewal and Maintenance Project; and (2) Approve the proposed professional services agreement with Moore Iacofano Goltsman, Inc. for public information consulting services.

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

CLOSED SESSION REPORT:

ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 16th to interview the applicants for chair of the Equestrian Committee and the Emergency Preparedness Committee.

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.

PERSONNEL

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

G.C. 54957

Title: City Manager

Specify Position Title of Employee Being Reviewed

Consider contract extension.

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)

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.