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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
MARCH 1, 2005
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
6:30 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. 2005-18
(2 min) FLAG SALUTE: NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 416
(5 min) MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:
(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:
(For items previously discussed and continued to a future meeting go to the City’s website at www.palosverdes.com/rpv)
(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. (Petru)
3. Repair of the Tarapaca Storm Drain (Allison)
Recommendation: Review and reconfirm with a 4/5th vote, the City Council’s previous action on December 21, 2004, to authorize staff to conduct an informal bid process to repair the Tarapaca Storm Drain.
4. Municipal Area Express (MAX) Inter-Agency Agreement (Allison)
Recommendation: 1) Authorize the City of Rancho Palos Verdes to continue its participation in the commuter transportation transit service, known as Municipal Area Express (MAX), for the period of July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2008; and, 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the Agreement for MAX Commuter Bus Service on behalf of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.
5. Border Issues Status Report (Fox)
Recommendation: Review the current status of border issues and provide direction to Staff, as appropriate.
Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 415, TO ENACT AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 17 OF THE CITY’S MUNICIPAL CODE STREAMLINING THE CITY TREE REVIEW PERMIT PROCESS. (This Ordinance was introduced at the February 15th meeting).
7. Geotechnical Board of Appeals (Fox)
Recommendation: Approve the appointment of Stanley Helenschmidt of Helenschmidt Geotechnical, Inc. to the Geotechnical Board of Appeals.
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute a Non-exclusive Franchise Agreement for Commercial Refuse Collection and Disposal Services with Art's Special Waste, Inc. to be effective through December 31, 2005.
9. City Owned Crestridge Property (Pfost)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2005- ; AFFIRMING THE CITY’S INTENT TO USE THE CRESTRIDGE PROPERTY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
10. January 2005 Treasurer’s Report (McLean)
Recommendation: Receive and file the January 2005 Treasurer’s Report for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.
11. Register of Demands. (McLean)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2005- ; 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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(5 min) 12. Appeal of the Planning Commission’s denial of a Height Variation (Case No. ZON2004-00087), for property located at 28129 Ella Road [Appellant: Moss and Associates, on behalf of Jamie Anvaripour] [Applicant: Stan Anderson, for AEG Architects; Property Owner: Jamie Anvaripour] (Blumenthal)
Recommendation: Continue the public hearing to April 5, 2005.
Recommendation: 1) Conduct a public hearing; and, 2) INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ; TO ENACT THE GEOLOGIC DISCLOSURE ORDINANCE.
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:
(30 min) 14. Equestrian Committee (Blumenthal)
Recommendation: Provide staff with direction on the status of the Equestrian Committee.
Recommendation: Mayor Pro Tem Wolowicz has asked that the City Council consider adopting a Resolution requesting that the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors make a complete and thorough review of all aspects of costs and expense related to the Sheriff’s delivery of services to contract cities.
COUNCIL DISCUSSION OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS & SUGGESTION OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS:
CLOSED SESSION REPORT:
ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to 9:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 12, 2005, in the Community Room at City Hall for a Budget Policy Issues Workshop.
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/Agency finds, based on advice from legal counsel, that discussion in open session will prejudice the position of the local agency in the litigation.
1. Name of Case: The People of the State of California; The City of Rancho Palos Verdes, a municipal corporation v. Michael S. Chiles; Jayne Chiles; and, Does 1 through 10 inclusive. Case No. YC 049585
2. Name of Case: Monks. V. City of Rancho Palos Verdes. Los Angeles County Superior Court. Case No. YS 010425
Monks v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes: U. S. District Court.
Case No. 02-5424-RSWL
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You can also view the agenda and staff reports at the City’s website www.palosverdes.com/RPV .