Rancho Palos Verdes City Council
   

NOVEMBER 3, 2004 CONSIDER THE SCHEDULING OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS NOVEMBER 3, 2004 CONSIDER THE SCHEDULING OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

FROM: CITY MANAGER

DATE: NOVEMBER 3, 2004

SUBJECT: CONSIDER THE SCHEDULING OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

RECOMMENDATION

Approve a list of future City Council agenda items and establish a priority for hearing them.

BACKGROUND

The following eleven issues have been identified over the past twelve months by various Council members as items they wish to have agendized for consideration by the City Council. Primarily for reason of availability of time, none of these items have been scheduled for an agenda. The items are as follows:

    • Hear Chamber Presentation for Promoting Business (Wolowicz)
    • Consider an Economic Development Strategy (Wolowicz)
    • Develop a Plan for Protection of City Property/Rights of Way (Long)
    • Consider Forming a Peninsula Cities Development Code Committee (Long)
    • Consider Reestablishing the View Restoration Commission (Long)
    • Consider Establishing a Board of Administrative Appeals (Long)
    • Consider an Automatic Emergency Phone Dialing System (Wolowicz)
    • Consider a Feasibility Study for Wireless Internet (Wolowicz)
    • Consider No Smoking Ordinance for Beach Areas (Long)
    • Consider a Policy for Awarding and Presenting Proclamations (Gardiner)

 

DISCUSSION

Some of the eleven items listed above may no longer be of such importance that the Council wishes to prioritize and schedule them at this time. Also, there may be issues not listed that the Council wishes to schedule. Several of the issues may require significant staff time (or consultant expertise) to develop reports such as the economic development strategy, an automatic emergency phone dialing system or a wireless Internet study. A few simply require Council direction and preparation of documents such as reestablishing the View Restoration Commission or adopting a "no smoking" ordinance. One is simply setting aside time at a Council meeting for a presentation by the Chamber. Some may need to be initiated by the City Council through lobbying their counterparts in neighboring cities; such as creating a Peninsula Cities Development Code Committee.

Staff requests that the City Council review the list and add or delete issues. The Councilmember who originally submitted the issue may wish to comment on the urgency of the matter. Finally, staff would ask that the Council establish an order of priority for the list so that the more urgent matters can be studied and presented first. A suggestion for possible City Council action on each matter is offered in the table below.

 

PROPOSED AGENDA ITEM

SUGGESTED ACTION

Hear Chamber Presentation for Promoting Business.

Set a date and a time limit for the Chamber presentation and discussion.

Consider an Economic Development Strategy.

Consider the recommendations of the Chamber of Commerce as the basis for addressing economic development.

Develop a Plan for Protection of City Property/Rights of Way.

Direct staff to utilize the existing and proposed aerial photographs and GIS system to identify any encroachments onto City properties.

Consider Forming a Peninsula Cities Development Code Committee

Ask the Mayor to raise the issue with the other cities at a Mayor’s luncheon and report back to the Council.

Consider Re-establishing the View Restoration Commission.

Delay action on this issue until the use of a professional mediator can be fully evaluated.

Consider Establishing a Board of Administrative Appeals.

No recommendation.

Consider an Automatic Emergency Phone Dialing System.

Refer the matter to the Emergency Preparedness Committee for analysis and a recommendation.

Consider a Feasibility Study for Wireless Internet.

Direct Staff to prepare a study for presentation to the City Council in 2005.

Consider a "No Smoking" Ordinance for City Beach Areas.

Direct the City Attorney to prepare an ordinance for presentation to the City Council in 2005.

Consider a Policy for Awarding and Presenting Proclamations.

Direct Staff to prepare a policy for presentation to the City Council in 2005.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Les Evans

City Manager