JUNE 1, 2004 CITY COUNCIL AGENDA REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AGENDA IMPROVEMENT AUTHORITY AGENDA

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City Council Regular Meeting Agenda 06/01/2004 06/01/2004

AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL

JUNE 1, 2004

FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD

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

7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION

CALL TO ORDER:

(1 min) ROLL CALL:

NEXT RESOL. NO. 2004- 42

(2 min) FLAG SALUTE: NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 409

(5 min) MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:

RECYCLE DRAWING:

(2 min) APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

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

(2 min) CITY MANAGER REPORTS:

OLD BUSINESS:

(For items previously discussed and continued to a future meeting go to the City’s website at www.palosverdes.com/rpv)

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. Approval of the minutes. (Purcell)

Recommendation: Approve the minutes of April 6, 2004.

3. Claim against the City By Kathy Izu. (Park)

Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.

4. Annual Appropriation Limit For FY04-05. (Downs)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004- ESTABLISHING THE CITY'S APPROPRIATION LIMIT FOR FY04-05.

5. ORDINANCE NO. 407: LANDSLIDE MORATORIUM EXCEPTION CLARIFICATION AND REVISIONS. (Fox)

Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 407 ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER 15.20 (MORATORIUM ON LAND USE PERMITS) OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE AND RESCINDING URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 406U. (This ordinance was reintroduced at the May 18th meeting.)

6. Appointment of an ex officio member of the Emergency Preparedness Committee. (Petru)

Recommendation: Appoint Jack Karp as an ex officio member of the Emergency Preparedness Committee.

7. Professional Services Agreement – Community Development Block Grant Program Administration. (Huey)

Recommendation: (1) Approve a three-year contract for professional services with Diana Cho and Associates to administer the Community Development Block Grant Program for a not to exceed amount of $20,000 for FY 2004-2005, a not to exceed amount of $20,000 for FY 2005-2006, and a not to exceed amount of $20,000 for FY 2006- 2007; (2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the proposed Agreement with Diana Cho and Associates.

8. Professional Services Agreement – Home Improvement Program Administration. (Huey)

Recommendation: (1) Approve a three-year contract for professional services with MDG Associates to administer the Home Improvement Program for a not to exceed amount of $30,000 for FY 2004-2005, a not to exceed amount of $30,000 for FY 2005- 2006, and a not to exceed amount of $30,000 for FY 2006-2007; (2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the proposed Agreement with MDG Associates.

9. Additional Grant funding for the expansion of Point Vicente Interpretive Center. (Ramezani)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION 2004- ___ AUTHORIZING THE APPLICATION FOR GRANT FUNDS FROM THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES REGIONAL PARK AND OPEN SPACE DISTRICT FOR EXCESS GRANT FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $50,000 FOR THE EXPANSION OF THE POINT VICENTE INTERPRETIVE CENTER.

10. April 2004 Treasurer’s Report. (McLean)

Recommendation: Receive and file.

11. 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:

(30min)12. Adoption of the City budget and employee salary ranges for Fiscal Year 2004-2005. (Petru)

Recommendation: (1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-; APPROVING THE CITY BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2003-2004; and, (2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-; ESTABLISHING SALARY AND HOURLY RANGES FOR COMPETITIVE AND MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEE JOB CLASSIFICATIONS.

9:30 PAUSE TO CONSIDER REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA

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.)

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(20min)13. Ocean Trails - Presentation of a proposed revision to Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. 50666. (Pfost)

Recommendation: Receive a presentation from Ocean Trails on a proposed revision to Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. 50666.

(20min)14. Long Point Resort Hotel Project Status. (Mihranian)

Recommendation: Receive a status update on the Long Point Resort Hotel project by representatives from Destination Development.

(10min)15. Code amendment initiation request to consider the prohibition of Portable on Demand Storage Containers (Cargo Containers) as permanent storage units on residential properties (Case No. ZON2004-00265). (Blumenthal)

Recommendation: Provide direction to staff as to whether to initiate Development Code text amendment to consider the prohibition of the use of Portable on Demand Storage (PODS) containers (cargo containers) as permanent storage units on residential properties.

(15min)16. Code amendment initiation request to maintain an undeveloped area for the keeping of horses on all properties within the Equestrian (Q) Overlay District (Case No. ZON2004-00264). (Blumenthal)

Recommendation: Provide direction to staff on whether to initiate development code text amendments that would require every residential property located within an Equestrian (Q) Overlay District to maintain a certain portion of their property as open space, so as not to preclude future possible horse keeping.

(10min)17. Border Issues Status Report. (Fox)

Recommendation: Review the current status of border issues and provide direction to City Council Committee and staff if deemed appropriate.

(10min)18. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Contract. (Petru)

Recommendation: (1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004 -; REQUESTING ADDITIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES FROM THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT UNDER THE CITY-COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES AGREEMENT;(2) Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute the City-County Law Enforcement Services Agreement on behalf of the City; and, (3) Authorize the Mayor to sign the FY 04-05 Services for the Peninsula Region (Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills and Rolling Hills Estates) and the FY 04-05 Rancho Palos Verdes Deployment Survey with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

(10min)19. City Council Policy on written communications among Council members and members of City Commissions and Committees about agenda items. (Lynch)

Recommendation: Adopt the proposed policy establishing a procedure for the distribution among members of City legislative bodies of written communications by members about items that will be considered at their meetings.

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

CLOSED SESSION REPORT:

ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to a time and place certain only if you wish to meet prior to the next regular meeting.

American 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 7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. on 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.

You can also view the agenda and staff reports at 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 Les Evans and City Attorney Lynch.

Under Negotiation: Terms of franchise agreement with the City.

Anticipated Litigation:

G. C. 54956.9(b)

Based on the following existing facts and circumstances, the City Council is meeting to discuss potential litigation, due to a letter dated May 5, 2004, to Mayor Gardiner from Vincent Stellio, implying threatened litigation arising from geologic and geotechnical review of the Ocean Trails Project and the costs arising from that review by the City's geologic consultants.

Anticipated Litigation:

(G.C 54956.9(b)

Based on the following existing facts and circumstances, the City Council is meeting to discuss potential litigation, due to a threat of a law suit being filed by John Simich, property owner at 7460 Alida Place. Said threat made during an April 20, 2004 telephone conversation with Public Works Director Dean Allison.