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TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL
FROM: DIRECTOR OF PLANNING, BUILDING, AND CODE ENFORCEMENT
DATE: DECEMBER 20, 2005
SUBJECT: APPLICATION TO THE ANNENBERG FOUNDATION FOR PLANNING GRANT FUNDS
Authorize staff to coordinate with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC) and prepare a joint RPV/PVPLC application, for future City Council review and approval, to the Annenberg Foundation for funding of a public use planning study that would cover the NCCP Preserve and the coastal open space areas.
Mr. Bill Ailor, President of the PVPLC, has submitted a letter to the City Manager dated December 12, 2005 (attached) requesting that the City Council join the PVPLC in submitting a joint application for a grant that would assist in the planning effort for the NCCP preserve and other open space within the City. As envisioned by the PVPLC, the grant proposal would include assistance for preparation of the Public Use Master Plan (PUMP) for the NCCP preserve. In accordance with the approved NCCP Subarea Plan, the City must complete the PUMP and submit it to the resource agencies within 2 years of the NCCP Implementing Agreement being signed by all parties. At this point, Staff expects that the Implementing Agreement will be signed sometime in mid 2006. Preparation of the PUMP will be a major undertaking and any financial assistance to help with the preparation of the PUMP will be invaluable for completing the effort within the required time line. Therefore, Staff believes that there is merit to the PVPLC’s proposal.
As such, Staff is recommending that the City Council authorize staff to coordinate with the PVPLC and prepare a joint RPV/PVPLC application. When completed, the joint application will be presented to the City Council for its review and approval before it is formally submitted to the Annenberg Foundation.
Representatives from the PVPLC will be present at the December 20th meeting to discuss their proposal and answer any questions.
PVPLC Letter dated December 12, 2005