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MARCH 15, 2005 RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA MARCH 15, 2005 RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL

MARCH 15, 2005

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. ADVISORY BOARD CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS

7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION

CALL TO ORDER:

(1 min) ROLL CALL:

NEXT RESOL. NO. 2005-21

(2 min) FLAG SALUTE: NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 417

(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. (Petru)

Recommendation: Approve the Minutes of February 1, 2005 Adjourned Regular Meeting (Advisory Board Chair Interviews), February 15, 2005 Adjourned Regular Meeting (Advisory Board Interviews) and February 19, 2005 (Emergency Meeting).

3. Tarapaca Storm Drain (Allison)

Recommendation: Review and reconfirm with a 4/5th vote, the City Council’s action on December 21, 2004, to authorize staff to conduct an informal bid process to repair the Tarapaca Storm Drain.

4. Code Amendment (Case No. ZON2004-0530), Draft Geologic Disclosure Ordinance (Introduced on March 1, 2005) (Fox)

Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 416, THEREBY ENACTING THE GEOLOGIC DISCLOSURE ORDINANCE.

5. 2004-2005 Rainy Season Storm Damage Fee and Permit Waiver Resolution (Fox)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2005- ; THEREBY WAIVING CERTAIN FEE AND PERMIT REQUIREMENTS FOR THE REPAIR OF DAMAGE TO SLOPES AND RETAINING WALLS RESULTING FROM THE RAINSTORMS OF THE 2004-2005 RAINY SEASON.

6. Best of the Northwest – Judging Panel (Evans)

Recommendation: Endorse the selection of Councilman Gardiner, Gabriella Holt and Ted Vegvari as a Judging Panel for the "Best of the Northwest;" or appoint an alternate panel.

7. Storm Cleanup (Allison)

Recommendation: 1) Authorize the expenditure of up to $300,000 on activities related to clean up from the storms of December 2004, January 2005 and February 2005; 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2005 – ; A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2004-45, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2003 -2004, TO INCREASE THE STORM DRAIN MAINTENANCE BUDGET FOR ACTIVITIES RELATED TO STORM CLEANUP IN THE AMOUNT OF $300,000; and 3) Authorize expenditures with the firms Savala Equipment Rental for equipment rental services, Coastal Traffic Systems Inc. for Traffic Control Services, National Plant Services for storm drain video inspection and Advanced Geoscience to conduct a sub-surface exploration at Summerland Drive.

8. Claims Against the City by Arturo Morales (Park)

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

9. Register of Demands. (McLean)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOL. 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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PUBLIC HEARINGS:

(60 min) 10. Case No. ZON2004-00409 (Revision to Height Variation No. 884 and Amendment No. 2 to Tract No. 31617) Applicant/Property Owner: Sal Ahamed; Subject property: 6270 Ocean Terrace Drive (Schonborn)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2005- ; APPROVING AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO TRACT NO. 31617 AND A REVISION TO HEIGHT VARIATION NO. 884.

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) 11. City Advisory Boards (Petru)

Recommendation: 1) Appoint seven members to the Traffic Safety Commission, each with a two year term of office until February 2007; 2) Set a date to interview candidates for chair of the newly appointed Traffic Safety Commission; 3) Make an appointment to the Planning Commission to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Susan Cote; said term of office until March 2006; 4) Make an appointment to the Finance Advisory Committee to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Lori Zorn; said term of office until January 2008; and 5) Reappoint seven current members of the Equestrian Committee for an additional one year term, until March 2006; 6) Set a date to interview candidates for chair of the Equestrian Committee; 7) Authorize staff to begin the recruitment to fill four expiring terms on the Emergency Preparedness Committee, and, 8) Consider conducting interviews during the 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. timeframe before the May 3, May 17 and June 7, 2005 meetings.

(45 min) 12. Sixteen-Month Expenditure Plan for the Water Quality & Flood Protection Program and Enterprise Fund (Allison)

Recommendation: 1) Approve a 16-month expenditure plan for the Water Quality & Flood Protection Program; 2) Establish a Water Quality & Flood Protection Program Enterprise Fund to renewal and improvement of the City’s storm drain infrastructure; 3) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2005- ; A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2004-45, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2004-2005, TO PLACE FUNDING IN THE CITY’S WATER QUALITY AND FLOOD PROTECTION ENTERPRISE FUND; 4) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2005- ; A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2004-45, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2004-2005, TO INCREASE THE CITY’S CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND; 5) Authorize the expenditure of $445,000 from the Capital Improvement Fund for FY 04-05; and, 6) Authorize the expenditure of $100,000 from the Water Quality and Flood Protection Enterprise Fund for FY 04-05.

(60 min) 13. Forrestal Management Plan (Mihranian)

13 A. Forrestal Management Plan - Steering Committee’s review of the Management Plan.

Recommendation: 1) Review the Steering Committee’s recommended amendments to the Forrestal Management Plan, and if deemed acceptable, adopt the Forrestal Management Plan; 2) Review the Steering Committee’s recommended draft ordinance language regulating bicycle use within City parkland, and if deemed acceptable, direct Staff to initiate the Code Amendment proceedings; 3) Review the Memorandum of Understanding between the City, Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Concerned Off-Road Bicyclists Association, and the Palos Verdes Peninsula Horsemen’s Association to develop an Educational Trails Unit led by a team of volunteers, and if deemed acceptable, direct Staff to execute the Agreement; 4) Receive and file the 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 Annual Reports submitted by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy; and, 5) Review the proposed amendments to the Management Agreement between the City and the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, and if deemed acceptable, execute the Agreement.

(10 min) 14. Western Avenue Task Force (Evans)

Recommendation: Consider the need for, and what the purpose would be, of a Joint Rancho Palos Verdes/City of Los Angeles Western Avenue Task Force.

(min) 15. Senate Bill 274 (Romero) (Evans)

Recommendation: Consider taking a position on Senate Bill 274.

(5 min) 16. Proposed Elimination of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program (Park)

Recommendation: CONSIDER ADOPTING RESOLUTION NO. 2005- ; OPPOSING PRESIDENT BUSH’S PROPOSAL TO ELIMINATE THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM AND URGING CONGRESS TO RETAIN THE CDBG PROGRAM AS A SEPARATE, DISTINCT PROGRAM WITH A FY 2006 BUDGET AT THE LEVEL OF FY 2005 ALLOCATIONS; and, 2) Consider authorizing the Mayor to send letters to California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer opposing the elimination of the CDBG program.

(5 min) 17. A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, Amending Resolution No. 2004- 45, the budget appropriation for FY04- 05, to increase the RPV TV Channel 33 Budget for Memberships and Dues (Evans)

Recommendation: 1) ADOPT REDOLUTION NO. 2005 - ; AMENDING THE FY 04-05 BUDGET BY APPROPRIATING FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,100 FOR MEMBERSHIP IN NATOA AND $25 FOR MEMBERSHIP IN SCAN NATOA; and 2) Appoint NATOA representatives.

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

CLOSED SESSION REPORT:

ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at Fred Hesse Community Park for a City Council Workshop regarding the Draft Open Space Planning and Recreation & Parks Strategic Plan.

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA CHECKLIST

Based on Government Code Section 54954.5

(All Statutory References are to California Government Code Sections)

CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR

G.C. 54956.8

Potential purchase of open space

Property: Filiorum: 7572-012-024, 7572-012-028, 7572-012-029,

7573-003-016, 7581-023-031, 7581-023-029, 7572-002-022

City Negotiators: City Manager; City Attorney; and, Director of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement, Barbara Dye, Mike Kilroy and Bill Swank

Negotiating Parties: York Long Point Associates

Under Negotiation: Price and Terms of Payment

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

G.C. 54957

Personnel

Title: City Manager

Specify Position/Title of Employee Being Reviewed

Consider contract extension.

American with Disabilities Act: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, if you require a disability-related modification or accommodation to attend or participate in this meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 310 544-5208 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

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 on the City’s website at www.palosverdes.com/RPV .