Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda 09/07/2004 09/07/2004

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SEPTEMBER 7, 2004 RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL

AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL

SEPTEMBER 7, 2004

FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD

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7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION

CALL TO ORDER:

(1 min) ROLL CALL:

NEXT RESOL. NO. 2004-73

(2 min) FLAG SALUTE: NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 410

(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 March 30 Joint Meeting with the Traffic Committee, and July 6th Regular Meeting.

3. Annual destruction of records. (Purcell)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOL. NO. 2004- , AUTHORIZING THE DESTRUCTION OF CERTAIN CITY RECORDS AS PROVIDED BY SECTION 34090 OF THE GOVERNMENT CODE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, MAKING CERTAIN CHANGES TO EXISTING RETENTION SCHEDULES AND AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2002-92.

4. Retention of outside legal services. (Evans)

Recommendation: (1) Approve the Retainer Agreement with Baker Botts LLP to represent the City of Rancho Palos Verdes in connection with the Abrams v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes case; (2) Authorize the City Attorney to execute the Retainer Agreement; and (3) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2004-45, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY04-05, TO INCREASE THE CITY ATTORNEY BUDGET FOR PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL SERVICES.

5. Increase to City Manager’s budget for professional and technical services. (Evans)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2004-45, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY04-05, TO INCREASE THE CITY MANAGER’S BUDGET FOR PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL SERVICES.

6. Border Issues Status Report. (Fox)

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

7. EPA grant application for targeted site investigation of Upper Point Vicente Park Area. (Park)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004 -, APPROVING THE APPLICATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY GRANT FUNDS FOR TARGETED SITE INVESTIGATION OF UPPER POINT VICENTE PARK AREA.

8. FY04-05 Additions to the Consolidated Loan Agreement between the City and Agency. (Downs)

Recommendation: Receive and file the staff report, which provides information regarding the FY04-05 advance of $60,907 to the Rancho Palos Verdes Redevelopment Agency ("Agency"). The Consolidated Loan Agreement dated December 1, 2003 authorizes the FY04-05 advance.

9. Treasurer’s Report for the month of July 2004. (McLean)

Recommendation: Receive and file the Treasurer’s report for the month of July 2004.

10. Long Point Resort Hotel Project: ZON2004-00309 (Revision ‘A’ to Conditional Use Permit No. 215, et. al). (Mihranian)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-__, APPROVING REVISION ‘A’ TO CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 215, ET. AL., TO AMEND THE PROJECT’S CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL TO ALLOW A MIX OF 50 GUEST ROOMS OR GUEST SUITES (MAXIMUM 66 KEYS) AND 20 BUNGALOW UNITS (MAXIMUM 40 KEYS) TO BE SOLD TO INDIVIDUAL PERSONS OR PRIVATE ENTITIES WITH DEED RESTRICTIONS LIMITING THE DURATION OF USE; AND TO ESTABLISH A 1% PROPERTY TRANSFER FEE AND A NON-PROFIT CORPORATION TO BE USED FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND ENHANCEMENT OF PUBLIC OPEN SPACE OR STREETS WITHIN THE CITY.

11. New Lease with Doug Hatano for Annie’s Stand at Abalone Cove Shoreline Park. (Petru)

Recommendation: (1) Approve the new lease with Doug Hatano for Annie’s Stand at Abalone Cove Shoreline Park; and (2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the lease agreement.

12. 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:

(5MIN)13. General Plan Amendment Initiation Request (ZON2003-00520), involving properties at the upper portion of San Ramon Canyon. (Schonborn)

Recommendation: Direct Staff to proceed with the proposed change in General Plan Land Use Designation for the subject area from Natural Environment/Hazard to Residential (1 to 2 dwelling units per acre); and a proposed change in the zoning from Open Space Hazard (OH) to Single Family Residential (RS-2).

(60MIN)14. Appeal of a Height Variation (Case No. ZON2004-00041), for property located at 27010 Springcreek. (Blumenthal)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-__, DENYING THE APPEAL, THEREBY UPHOLDING THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S APPROVAL OF HEIGHT VARIATION (CASE NO. ZON2004-00041).

(5MIN)15. Six month review of Conditional Use Permit No. 195, Revision "A" (Case No. ZON2004-00455), for property located at 5701 Crestridge Road. (Blumenthal)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-__, CONDUCTING A SIX MONTH REVIEW OF CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 195, REVISION "A" (CASE NO. ZON2004-00455), AND MODIFYING THE CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL THEREOF.

9:30 PAUSE TO CONSIDER REMAINDER OF 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.)

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(15MIN)16. Appointment of Members to the Geotechnical Board of Appeals. (Fox)

Recommendation: (1) ADOPT URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. ___U REGARDING THE GEOTECHNICAL BOARD OF APPEALS, AMENDING CHAPTER 2.40 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE AND DECLARING THE URGENCY THEREOF; (2) INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. _, REGARDING THE GEOTECHNICAL BOARD OF APPEALS, AMENDING CHAPTER 2.40 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE; and, (3) Appoint a Geotechnical Board of Appeals, pursuant to Chapter 2.40 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code.

(15MIN)17. Budget Adjustment for Preliminary Design of Girls’ Softball Fields. (Petru)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-; AMENDING RESOLUTION 2004-45, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2004-2005; FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT TO THE CITY'S GENERAL FUND TO PREPARE PRELIMINARY DESIGNS FOR GIRLS’ SOFTBALL FIELDS.

(15MIN)18. Restricted Parking Zone on Hawthorne Blvd. between Indian Peak Road and Woodbrook Road. (Allison)

Recommendation: (1) Establish No Parking Anytime zone on Hawthorne Boulevard from Indian Peak Road southerly to Woodbrook Road; and, (2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-, ESTABLISHING RESTRICTED PARKING ON HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD FROM INDIAN PEAK ROAD SOUTHERLY TO WOODBROOK ROAD.

(10MIN)19. Planning Commission Vacancy: Appointment Process. (Purcell)

Recommendation: Decide whether to conduct a new recruitment or appoint one of the candidates who participated in the interview process in January 2004.

(5min)20. Adoption of County Fire Code. (Lynch)

Recommendation: (1) INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. _, OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ADOPTING BY REFERENCE TITLE 32, FIRE CODE, OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY CODE, AS AMENDED AND IN EFFECT ON DECEMBER 25, 2003, WHICH CONSTITUTES AN AMENDED VERSION OF THE CALIFORNIA FIRE CODE, 2001 EDITION, AND AMENDING CHAPTER 8.08 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE; AND, (2) Direct the City Clerk to set a public hearing on the adoption of the Ordinance for October 5, 2004 at 7:00 P.M. in Council Chamber and to advertise the public hearing according to Government Code Section 50022.3

(5min)21. Adoption of Animal Control Ordinance. (Lynch)

Recommendation: (1) INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO._, OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ADOPTING BY REFERENCE TITLE 10, ANIMALS, OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY CODE, AND AMENDING CHAPTER 6.04 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE; and (2) Direct the City Clerk to set a public hearing on the adoption of the Ordinance for October 5, 2004, at 7:00 p.m., at City Council Chamber and to advertise the public hearing according to Government Code Section 50022.3.

(5min)22. 2004 Five-Year Financial Model – Revision 1. (Downs/Gyves)

Recommendation: (1) To receive and file the 2004 Five-Year Financial Model - Revision 1 (the "2004 Model"); and, (2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-, AMENDING RESOLUTION 2004-45, APPROVING THE CITY’S BUDGET FOR FY04-05, TO INCREASE GENERAL FUND REVENUES IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,539,157 FOR PROPERTY TAX IN-LIEU OF VLF AND DECREASE GENERAL FUND REVENUES IN THE AMOUNT OF $165,000 FOR GOLF TAX REVENUE.

(5min)23. Consider Support for Constitutional Amendment 1A—Protection of Local Government Revenues. (Park)

Recommendation: Consider taking a City position in support of Proposition 1A.

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

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

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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 .