Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda 12/07/2004 12/07/2004 Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda 12/07/2004
 

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DECEMBER 7, 2004 RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA DECEMBER 7, 2004 RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL

DECEMBER 7, 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. 2004-101

(2 min) FLAG SALUTE: NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 415

(5 min) MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:

RECYCLE DRAWING:

(2 min) APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

(45min) COUNCIL REORGANIZATION:

Selection of Mayor:

Selection of Mayor Pro Tem:

(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 October 5, 2004, October 19 and November 3, 2004.

3. Border Issues Status Report. (Fox)

Recommendation: Review the status of border issues and provide appropriate direction to staff.

4. Traffic Safety Commission. (Evans)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOL. NO. 2004-, DIS-ESTABLISHING THE TRAFFIC COMMITTEE AND ESTABLISHING A TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION.

5. Notice of Completion for the Crest Road Street Improvements Federal Project No. Stpl-5413 (006). (Vaish)

Recommendation: (1) Accept construction as complete; (2) Authorize the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the County Recorder; and if no claims are filed within 35 days after recordation, and upon the contractor posting an acceptable warranty bond, notice the surety company to exonerate the Payment and Performance bonds; and (3) Authorize the Director of Public Works to release the 10% retention payment, to Hardy and Harper Inc., 35 days after recordation of the Notice of Completion by the County Recorder contingent upon no claims being filed on the project, and the contractor posting an acceptable warranty bond.

6. CLEEP fund expenditure request for the Off-Road Motorcycle Enforcement Team. (Petru)

Recommendation: Approve the recommendation from the Regional Law Enforcement Committee for CLEEP (California Law Enforcement Equipment Program) grant fund expenditures requested by the Lomita Sheriff’s Station to equip the new Off-Road Motorcycle Enforcement Team.

7. Environmental Report for Hon Property. (Evans)

Recommendation: Receive and file.

8. State Office of Traffic Safety Sobriety Checkpoint Grant. (Petru)

Recommendation: Authorize the City to act as the pass-through agency between the Lomita Sheriff’s Station and the State Office of Traffic Safety for the 2004-2005 Sobriety Checkpoint Program Grant.

9. Retention of outside legal services. (Evans)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOL. NO. 2004- AMENDING RESOL. NO. 2004-45, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY 2004-05, TO INCREASE THE CITY ATTORNEY BUDGET FOR PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL SERVICES.

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

Recommendation: Receive and file.

11. Household hazardous waste and Electronic Waste Round-Up Siting Liability Agreement with Los Angeles County. (Ramezani)

Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the proposed agreement with the County of Los Angeles and County Sanitation District No. 2 of Los Angeles County.

12. Extension of NCCP Lobbyist Consultant Agreement. (Rojas)

Recommendation: (1) Extend the consulting agreement with Conservation Strategy Group (Joseph Caves), a professional lobbyist assisting the City/Conservancy in its efforts to secure state bond monies for funding the Portuguese Bend acquisition transaction, through June 2005; and (2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-__ APPROVING A $30,000 BUDGET APPROPRIATION TO COVER THE COST OF THE EXTENDED CONSULTING AGREEMENT.

13. Forrestal Nature Preserve Swale Improvement Project. (Vaish)

Recommendation: (1) ADOPT RESOLUTION 2004-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING RESOLUTION 2004-45, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2004-05, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT TO THE CITY’S CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT FUND – PARKS AND TRAILS MAINTENANCE; and (2) Authorize the expenditure of up to $ 300,000 for maintenance services to repair swales at Forrestal Nature Preserve.

14. 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) 15. City Tree Review Permit Code Amendment (Case No. ZON2004-00160). (Rojas)

Recommendation: Continue the public hearing to December 21, 2004.

(30min) 16. Extension of Conditional Large Domestic Animal Permit No. 2 (Case No. ZON2004-00433). Location: 50 Narcissa Drive (Ride to Fly). (Blumenthal)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOL. NO. 2004-, GRANTING A TWO YEAR EXTENSION OF CONDITIONAL LARGE DOMESTIC ANIMAL PERMIT NO. 2.

(30min) 17. Appeal of the Planning Commission’s denial of a revision to Conditional Use Permit No. 23 and a Grading Permit). (Case No. ZON2004-00215.) Location: 2930 Vista Del Mar. (Blumenthal)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOL. NO. 2004- DENYING THE APPEAL, THEREBY UPHOLDING THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S DENIAL OF A REVISION TO CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 23 AND FOR A GRADING PERMIT (CASE NO. ZON2004-00215).

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:

(30min) 18. Complaints Regarding Construction at 2 Yacht Harbor Drive. (Fox)

Recommendation: Receive and file the report on Seaview residents’ concerns regarding construction of the project at 2 Yacht Harbor Drive, and provide direction to Staff for future action, as appropriate

(30min) 19. Expenditure of affordable housing funds. (Pfost)

Recommendation: Pursue a combined program to utilize the City’s affordable housing funds for: (1) A contribution toward development of an affordable housing component as part of the Crestridge site; and (2) Implementation of a rental subsidy program managed by a non-profit housing agency.

(10min) 20. Setting date for second regular City Council meeting in January 2005. (Evans)

Recommendation: Consider rescheduling the Tuesday, January 18, 2005 City Council meeting.

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.

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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 .

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA CHECKLIST

Based on Government Code Section 54954.5

(All Statutory References are to California Government

Code Sections)

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL

Anticipated Litigation:

(G.C 54956.9(b)

x A point has been reached where, in the opinion of the City Council/Agency on the advice of its legal counsel, based on the below-described existing facts and circumstances, there is a significant exposure to litigation against the City Council/Agency.

On October 25, 2004, by an e-mail message distributed to Kit Fox, Ms. Debbie Hansen threatened litigation against the City. A copy of said e-mail is on file with the City Clerk’s Office.

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(Number of Potential Cases)

PERSONNEL

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

G.C. 54957

Title: City Manager.

Specify Position Title of Employee Being Reviewed