Rancho Palos Verdes City Council
   

AUGUST 1, 2006 Rancho Palos Verdes PROPOSED VIEW RESTORATION ORDINANCE AND PRESERVATION GUIDELINE REVISIONS AUGUST 1, 2006 Rancho Palos Verdes PROPOSED VIEW RESTORATION ORDINANCE AND PRESERVATION GUIDELINE REVISIONS



AUGUST 1, 2006 Rancho Palos Verdes PROPOSED VIEW RESTORATION ORDINANCE AND PRESERVATION GUIDELINE REVISIONS



TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL

FROM: DIRECTOR OF PLANNING BUILDING AND CODE ENFORCEMENT

DATE: AUGUST 1, 2006

SUBJECT: PROPOSED VIEW RESTORATION ORDINANCE AND PRESERVATION GUIDELINE REVISIONS

RECOMMENDATION

Continue the public hearing to August 15, 2006.

BACKGROUND

Amendments to the City’s View Restoration Guidelines are being made to update the Guidelines to make them consistent with the use of a professional mediator and the fee structure approved by the City Council on November 3, 2004 and February 15, 2005, respectively. As part of the Guideline review, minor clean-up amendments are proposed to clarify the View Restoration Permit process, and an additional proposal to streamline the View Preservation Permit process.

The proposed view Guideline revisions had been originally scheduled and noticed for City Council review on July 18, 2006. However, at Staff’s request, the City Council continued the public hearing to August 1, 2006 to allow Staff more time to consult with the City Attorney and develop ordinance that would compliment the Guidelines and deal with the recovery of abatement costs. Now that a draft ordinance has been developed, Staff is recommending that the public hearing for the View Restoration Guideline review be continued to August 15, 2006 to allow Staff to provide public notice of the proposed ordinance so that the proposed ordinance and the Guideline amendments can be reviewed together on August 15, 2006.

Respectfully submitted,

Joel Rojas, AICP
Director of Planning, Building and
Code Enforcement

Reviewed,

Les Evans
City Manager