...end of disclaimer...
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING
MARCH 29, 2005
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
6:00 P.M. CLOSED SESSION: SEE ATTACHED BROWN ACT CHECK LIST FOR DETAILS.
6:45 P.M. EQUESTRIAN COMMITTEE CHAIR INTERVIEWS
7:00 P.M. ADJOURNED REGULAR SESSION
CALL TO ORDER:
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
PUBLIC COMMENTS: (This section of the agenda is for audience comments for items NOT on the agenda.)
1. 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.
REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:
2. City Advisory Boards (Petru)
Recommendation: 1) Appoint a chair for the Equestrian Committee; 2) 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; and, 3) Appoint one additional member to the Traffic Safety Commission, with a two year term of office until February 2007.
3. Girls’ Softball Fields (Petru)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the development of two girls’ softball fields at Upper Hesse Park; 2) Decide to leave Ryan Park in its current configuration to accommodate some of the recreation uses displaced from Upper Hesse Park; and 3) Direct staff to negotiate financing arrangements with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Girls Softball League to construct the fields at Upper Hesse Park.
4. Upper Point Vicente Park Civic Center (Waters)
Recommendation: Approve conceptual plan for Upper Point Vicente Park; or direct staff to develop a process to assist the Council in developing a plan.
5. Parks, Recreation and Open Space Strategic Plan (Waters)
Recommendation: Approve the updated Open Space, Planning and Recreation and Parks Strategic Plan, which would replace the 1989 Parks Master Plan, and serve as a guiding document for the future of recreation and open space in Rancho Palos Verdes.
6. Update of the Conceptual Trails Plan (Petru)
Recommendation: Direct staff to: 1) Redraft the Conceptual Trails Plan into a document that is more reader-friendly and usable by the City and the public; and 2) Prepare a status report.
7. RPV Cable Television Channel 33 (Evans)
Recommendation: Approve policies and procedures for production, programming and operation of RPV Cable Television Channel 33.
CLOSED SESSION REPORT:
ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to a time and place certain only if you wish to meet prior to the next regular meeting.
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.
Name of Case: City of Rancho Palos Verdes et al v. Mark J. Abrams
Case No. United States Supreme Court Case No. 03-1601
Based on the following existing facts and circumstances, a point has been reached where, in the opinion of the City Council, based on the advice of its legal counsel, there is a significant exposure to litigation against the City. The facts and circumstances that might result in litigation are related to the enforcement of a decision to trim or remove foliage located at 28531 Palos Verdes East and the payment for the trimming or removal of the vegetation.
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.