Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda 03/07/06 Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda 03/07/06

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MARCH 7, 2006 RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA MARCH 7, 2006 RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
MARCH 7, 2006 RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
MARCH 7, 2006
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.

6:45 P.M. INTERVIEW APPLICANTS FOR CHAIR OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION, FINANCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE

7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION

CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL: NEXT RESOL. NO. 2006-15
NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 437
FLAG SALUTE:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:

RECYCLE DRAWING:

PUBLIC COMMENTS: (This section of the agenda is for audience comments for items NOT on the agenda.)

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.)

CITY MANAGER REPORT:

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:

APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR:

A. EMERGENCY STORM DRAIN PROJECTS

1. Repair of the Tarapaca Storm Drain (Dragoo)
Recommendation: Review and reconfirm by a four/fifths (4/5) vote, the Council’s previous action on December 21, 2004 to authorize staff to conduct an informal bid process to repair the Tarapaca Storm Drain.

2. Interim Improvements to Barkentine/Seacove and Other Miscellaneous Drainage Improvements (Dragoo)
Recommendation: Review and reconfirm by four/fifths (4/5) vote, the Council’s previous action on October 18, 2005, to authorize staff to conduct an informal bid process to construct interim improvements to Barkentine/Sea Cove and other miscellaneous drainage improvements.

3. Pontevedra Emergency Storm Drain Repairs (Dragoo)
Recommendation: Review and reconfirm by a four/fifths (4/5) vote, the Council’s previous action on December 6, 2005 to authorize staff to conduct an informal bid process to repair the Pontevedra storm drain line.

B. OTHER CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS

4. 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.

5. Approval of the Minutes (Petru)
Recommendation: Approve the minutes of February 4, 2006.

6. Adoption of Ordinance No. 434 - Regulating Peddling and Amending the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code [This Ordinance was introduced at the February 21, 2006 meeting.] (Petru)



Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 434, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES REGULATING PEDDLING AND AMENDING THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE.

7. Adoption of Ordinance No. 436 - Regulating Massage Establishments and Amending the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code [This Ordinance was introduced at the February 21, 2006 meeting.] (Petru)
Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 436, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES REGULATING MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENTS AND AMENDING THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE.

8. State Office of Traffic Safety Grant Application (Petru)
Recommendation: Authorize the City to act as the pass-through agency for a $14,954 grant awarded to the Lomita Sheriff’s Station by the State Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for the 2006 Seat Belt Compliance Campaign.

9. January 2006 Treasurer’s Report (McLean)
Recommendation: Receive and file the January 2006 Treasurer’s Report for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

10. Register of Demands (McLean)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2006- , 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:

11. Code Amendment to Chapter 17.11 - "Affordable Housing" [Continued from January 17, 2006] (Pfost)



Recommendation: INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. , AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES APPROVING A CODE AMENDMENT THAT REVISES MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 17.11, "AFFORDABLE HOUSING" by title only, waive further reading, and introduce the ordinance.

9:30 PAUSE TO CONSIDER REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

12. City Advisory Board Chairs (Petru)
Recommendation: 1) Appoint Chairs for the Planning Commission, Finance Advisory Committee and Emergency Preparedness Committee; and, 2) Schedule interviews for Chair of the Traffic Safety Commission on April 18, 2006.

13. Palos Verdes High School Pool Project (Petru)



Recommendation: Consider making a pledge to contribute funding for the construction of a new pool at Palos Verdes High School.

14. Status of the Equestrian Committee (Fox)



Recommendation: Provide staff with direction on the status of the Equestrian Committee.

15. Border Issues Status Report (Fox)

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

16. Eastview School District Legislation (Evans)
Attachment: (Information provided by Council Member Gardiner) - PDF




Recommendation: Consider directing city staff to work with appropriate staff from the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District and the Los Angeles Unified School District to identify issues, and potential resolution of those issues, in regard to revising school district boundaries to include the Eastview neighborhood in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District.

17. Traffic Signal Priority List (Dragoo)
Attachment B-TRAFFIC SIGNAL INSTALLATION PRIORITY LIST - PDF



Recommendation: 1) Approve a Citywide Traffic Signal Installation Priority List; and, 2) Direct staff to present an updated Traffic Signal Priority List to City Council annually.

18. Proposed 2006-2007 Agenda and Calendar for the Finance Advisory Committee (McLean)



Recommendation: Review and approve the proposed Finance Advisory Committee - Proposed Calendar and Agenda of Meetings - 2006-2007 and provide staff and the Finance Advisory Committee with clarification and affirmation of the proposed agenda topics.

19. Application to the Annenberg Foundation for Planning Grant Funds (Rojas)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the grant application to the Annenberg Foundation for planning grant funds to create a “Vision Plan” for the City’s key open space areas; and 2) Authorize City staff and the City Council’s Open Space Acquisition ad hoc sub-committee to participate in the planning process.

20. AB 2015 - AQMD Board Municipal Membership (Evans)



Recommendation: Consider sending a letter of support for AB 2015.

21. Budget Meeting Schedule for FY 06-07 (Petru)



Recommendation: Select two dates in mid April to early May for the City Council budget review sessions (only one date may be necessary).

22. Future Agenda Items (Evans)
Attachment - AGENDA ITEMS PROPOSED BY COUNCILMEMBERS PDF



Recommendation: Review the list of future City Council agenda items prioritized by the City Council and direct staff to agendize the highest priority items within the next two months.

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.

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA CHECKLIST
Based on Government Code Section 54954.5

(All Statutory References are to California Government Code Sections)

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.

Conference with Real Property Negotiators
G.C. 54956.8

Property: Assessor's Parcel Number 7573-004-026 (6359 Tarragon Road)
City Negotiators: Steve Wolowicz, Mayor; Peter Gardiner, Councilman; Les Evans, City Manager; Carol Lynch, City Attorney, and Regina Danner, Special Counsel
Negotiating Parties: Mr. Carmiel Cohen
Under Negotiation: Price and Terms of Payment

Existing Litigation
G.C. 54956.9(a)

Name of Case: People of the State of California v. Cheryl K.B. Fender and John S. Fender (LASC No. YC049164).

Initiation of Litigation
G.C. 54956.9(c)

The City Council is meeting to determine whether to initiate litigation regarding the 2005 storm drain failures on Western Avenue.

Potential Number of Cases: 3

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