Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda 10/05/2004 10/05/2004

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OCTOBER 5, 2004 RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA OCTOBER 5, 2004 RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL

OCTOBER 5, 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.

6:30 P.M. RECESS TO ADJOURNED MEETING TO INTERVIEW PLANNING COMMISSION CANDIDATES

7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION

CALL TO ORDER:

(1 min) ROLL CALL:

NEXT RESOL. NO. 2004-85

(2 min) FLAG SALUTE: NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 414

(10MIN) PRESENTATION BY COUNCILMAN DENNIS WASHBURN, CITY OF CALABASAS, RE PROPOSITION 1A ON THE NOVEMBER 2 BALLOT — LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUNDS AND REVENUES.

(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, August 31, 2004. (Purcell)

Recommendation: Approve the minutes of August 31, 2004.

3. Geotechnical Board of Appeals Board Ordinance. (Kit)

Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 413 REGARDING THE GEOTECHNICAL BOARD OF APPEALS, AMENDING CHAPTER 2.40 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE. (This ordinance was introduced on September 21st.)

4. Appointment to the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County. (Evans)

Recommendation: Appoint Mayor Pro Tem Clark as the City’s representative to the Los Angeles County Sanitation District Number 5 and the South Bay Sanitation District.

5. Claim against the City by Yvonne Stotts. (Park)

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

6. Border Issues Status Report. (Fox)

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

7. Amendment No. 1 for Contract to Prepare the Environmental Impact Report for the Point View Project (6001 Palos Verdes Drive South). (Fox)

Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to sign an amendment to the professional services agreement with PCR Services Corporation (PCR) in an amount not to exceed $38,980 to complete the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Point View project, located at 6001 Palos Verdes Drive South.

8. Budget Adjustment for RPV TV Channel 33. (Evans)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2004-45, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY04-05, TO INCREASE THE RPV CHANNEL 33 BUDGET FOR EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT CHARGES.

9. Storm Drain Rehabilitation. (Dragoo)

Recommendation: (1) Reject all bids received on September 22, 2004 for the rehabilitation of two storm drainpipes in the Miraleste area; and (2) Request staff to revise the project plans and specifications and re-advertise the project.

10. Trudie Drive Stop Signs. (Allison)

Recommendations: (1) Establish four-way stop controls and associated pavement markings at the intersection of Trudie Drive and Highmore Avenue; (2) Install Stop Ahead warning signs and pavement markings for motorists on Trudie Drive in advance of Highmore Avenue; and, (3) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO 2004 -, ESTABLISHING FOUR-WAY STOP CONTROLS AT THE INTERSECTIONS OF TRUDIE DRIVE AND HIGHMORE AVENUE.

11. Treasurer’s Report. (McLean)

Recommendation: Receive and file the Treasurer’s Report for the month of August.

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:

(10MIN) 13. Joint Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan. (Petru)

Recommendation: (1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004 -; ADOPTING THE JOINT NATURAL HAZARDS MITIGATION PLAN; and (2) Direct staff to submit the adopted Joint Plan to the state Office of Emergency Services and FEMA by November 1, 2004.

(6MIN) 14. Adoption of County Fire Code. (Lynch)

Recommendation: (1) Conduct the public hearing; and, (2) ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 410 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.

(5min) 15. Adoption of the County Animal Control Ordinance. (Lynch)

Recommendation: (1) Conduct the public hearing; and (2) ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 411 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.

(10MIN) 16. Reconsideration of the Decision on the Appeal of Conditional Use Permit No. 230 (Planning Case No. ZON2004-00453) [Appellant: James Kay, 26708 Indian Peak Road]. (Fox)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-__, CONDITIONALLY APPROVING CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 230 (PLANNING CASE NO. ZON2004-00453), AS AMENDED PURSUANT TO AN ORDER OF THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT.

(45MIN) 17. Appeal of View Restoration Permit No. 123 [Appellant: John Zaccaro]. (Nelson)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-__; DENYING THE APPEAL, THEREBY AFFIRMING THE DECISION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND APPROVING VIEW RESTORATION PERMIT NO. 123 UPON FINDING THAT ALL APPLICABLE FINDINGS HAVE BEEN CORRECTLY MADE AND ALL PROVISIONS OF SECTION 17.02.040 HAVE BEEN COMPLIED WITH.

(30MIN) 18. Tract Map No. 52666 Revision ‘B’ (Applicant: 3200 PVDW, LLC). (Continued from August 3.) (Mihranian)

Recommendation: (1) Review the applicant’s proposed revision to the approved grading plan and ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-__ ADOPTING ADDENDUM NO. 2 TO MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION / ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT NO. 708; and, (2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-___; CONDITIONALLY APPROVING REVISION ‘B’ TO TRACT MAP NO. 52666 AND GRADING PERMIT NO. 2282.

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:

(10MIN) 19. Planning Commission appointment. (Purcell)

Recommendation: Make an appointment to the Planning Commission to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Samuel Van Wagner; said appointment to be for a term of office to January 20, 2006.

(15MIN) 20. Code Amendment Regarding Disclosure of Landslide Remediation Activities for Certain Projects. (Councilman Stern)

Recommendation: Refer the Draft Ordinance, proposing revisions to Section 15.20.100 (Moratorium on Land Use Permits), 16.20.120 (Soils/geology report), and 17.76.040 (Grading permit) of the Municipal Code to the Planning Commission for review and recommendation at a noticed public hearing.

(10MIN) 21. Neighborhood Beautification Grant Awards (Cycle 15). (Allison)

Recommendation: (1) Award fifty-one of fifty-three Neighborhood Beautification Grants totaling $193.170; and, (2) Deny two grant applications for reasons that the requested improvements do not follow grant guidelines.

(10MIN) 22. Position on Los Angeles County Public Safety, Emergency Response and Crime Prevention Measure. (Evans)

Recommendation: Consider taking a City position on the Los Angeles County Public Safety, Emergency Response and Crime Prevention Measure.

(10MIN) 23. Position on Proposition 71—Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative. (Evans)

Recommendation: Consider taking a City position on Proposition 71.

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

CLOSED SESSION REPORT:

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA CHECKLIST

Based on Government Code Section 54954.5

(All Statutory References are to California Government

Code Sections)

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL

The City Council finds, based on advice from legal counsel, that discussion in open session will prejudice the position of the local agency in the litigation.

Existing Litigation:

G.C. 54956.9(a)

Name of Case: James M. Kay, Jr., et al., vs. City of Rancho Palos Verdes, et al Central District.

Case No. CV02-3922-DSF

Name of Case: City of Rancho Palos Verdes, et al., vs. Abrams, United States Supreme Court Docket Number 03-1601.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL

Anticipated Litigation:

(G.C 54956.9(b)

The Council is meeting in closed session based on a threat of litigation made to the City Manager on September 28, 2004 by Mr. Guissepe Finazzo.

ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to the Community Leader Breakfast to be held on Saturday, October 16 at Hesse Park from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M.

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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 .