Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda 03/21/06 Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda 03/21/06

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MARCH 21, 2006 RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA MARCH 21, 2006 RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
MARCH 21, 2006 RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
MARCH 21, 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.

7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION

CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL: NEXT RESOL. NO. 2006-16
NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 438
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 September 20, 2005.

6. Adoption of Ordinance No. 437 - Code Amendment to Chapter 17.11 - "Affordable Housing" [This Ordinance was introduced at the March 7, 2006 meeting] (Pfost)
Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 437, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES APPROVING A CODE AMENDMENT THAT REVISES MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 17.11, "AFFORDABLE HOUSING."

7. Fabrication and Installation of Whale Boat Enclosure by Taylor Studios Inc. at Point Vicente Interpretive Center (Rosenfeld)
Recommendation: Increase amount of Taylor Studios Inc. contract by $40,000 from $562,279 to $602,279 to construct a whale boat enclosure at Point Vicente Interpretive Center. The total budget for Phase 1 exhibits remains unchanged.

8. 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:

9. Appeal of the Planning Commission's Decision Denying Case No. ZON2006-00085 (Variance and Coastal Permit) (Pfost)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2006- , DENYING THE APPEAL AND THEREBY UPHOLDING THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S DECISION TO DENY THE APPLICANT’S REQUEST FOR A VARIANCE AND COASTAL PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT A SWIMMING POOL AND SPA WITHIN THE COASTAL STRUCTURE SETBACK ZONE.

10. Long Point (Terranea) Resort Hotel Project: ZON2006-00036 (Revision ‘D’ to Conditional Use Permit No. 215, et. al) (Mihranian)


Recommendation: 1) Adopt Resolution No. 2006- , approving Revision ‘D’ to Conditional Use Permit No. 215, et. al. amending the adopted Conditions of Approval to allow for a 9-hole short game golf academy rather than a 3-hole golf practice facility with a driving range; and, 2) Approve, via minute order, the applicant’s request to allow minor modifications to the layout of the project’s site plan through a determination that the minor changes are in substantial compliance with the site plan originally approved by the City Council in 2002.

9:30 PAUSE TO CONSIDER REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

11. Report on Land Movement Within the Landslide Moratorium Area Outlined in Blue (A Portion of the Seaview Tract) (Rojas)
Attachment A. Klondike Canyon landslide evaluation - PDF)


Recommendation: 1) Review the City Geologist’s report on recent movement in the Klondike Canyon landslide area; 2) Consider whether to adopt an Urgency Ordinance on April 4, 2006 that would repeal Municipal Code section 15.20.040.K, thereby removing the more lenient development restrictions afforded to the area outlined in blue, making the area subject to the more stringent development restrictions contained in Municipal Code section 15.20.040.H, which apply to the entire moratorium area outlined in red; and, 3) Adopt Urgency Ordinance No. , thereby extending the temporary moratorium that was originally established by the City Council on November 15, 2005 an additional thirty (30) days to April 20, 2006.

12. Temporary Location for Seniors Center (Peterson)


Recommendation: Authorize the Peninsula Seniors to file a Special Use Permit application to allow two rented trailers, including an office trailer and a portable classroom, to be temporarily located at Abalone Cove Shoreline Park.

13. Facility Rental at Founders Park (Waters)
Recommendation: Provide direction to staff on options in Trump National Golf Club’s proposed management plan for Founders Park. Option 1: Maintain Founders Park as a passive park with no regular rentals. Option 2: Trump National to manage Founders Park rentals, limited to one event per day, with the City receiving $420 for each resident rental and $750 for each non-resident rental. Approve an agreement with Trump National to manage rentals at Founders Park.

14. Request to Rename Ocean Trails Drive (Evans)
Recommendation: Consider the request from the Trump Organization to rename Ocean Trails Drive, Trump National Drive.

15. City Manager Succession Plan (Evans)
Recommendation: Develop a strategy for the recruitment and selection of a City Manager.

16. Traffic Signal Priority List (Dragoo)
Recommendation: 1) Consider whether or not to remove this matter from the table, and; 2) If removed from the table set a date for consideration.

Attachment: A) Traffic Signal Priority Procedure -PDF
Attachment: B) Traffic Signal Installation Priority List - PDF

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

CLOSED SESSION REPORT:

ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to 6:30 P.M. on April 4, 2006 in the Fireside Room at Hesse Park to interview candidates for the vacancy on the Traffic Safety Commission.

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 and his attorney, Mr. John Antoni
Under Negotiation: Price and Terms of Payment

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.

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).

Potential Litigation:
G. C. 54956.9(b)

The Council is meeting in closed session to discuss potential litigation against the City by Ms. Tina Marone. Ms. Marone has threatened litigation in telephone conversations with Mr. Joel Rojas, the City's Director of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement. A copy of the memorandum from Mr. Rojas documenting the conversations is on file in the City Clerk's office."

Public Employee Performance Evaluation
G.C. 54957

Personnel

Title: City Manager
Specify Position/Title of Employee Being Reviewed

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