RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
OCTOBER 3, 2006
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
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. 2006-75
NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 445
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS: Presentation by the Water Replenishment District
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)
APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR:
1. 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.
2. Approval of the Minutes (Petru)
Recommendation: Approve the minutes of August 29, 2006.
3. Border Issues Status Report (Fox)
Recommendation: Review the current status of border issues.
4. Salary Resolution - Permit Technician Job Classification (Park)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2006- ; AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2006-42 AND CREATING A SALARY RANGE FOR THE POSITION OF PERMIT TECHNICIAN.
5. Approve Palos Verdes Drive South Speed Zones (Dragoo)
Recommendation: 1) Establish speed limits of 35 MPH on Palos Verdes Drive South through the landslide and 40 MPH east of the landslide to the City Limit; and 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2006-, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ESTABLISHING SPEED LIMITS ON PALOS VERDES DRIVE SOUTH.
Attachment:PVDS Speed Survey Attachment A.Powerpoint
Attachment:PVDS Speed Survey Attachment B1 Powerpoint
Attachment:PVDS Speed Survey Attachment B2 .Powerpoint
Attachment:PVDS Speed Survey Attachment B3 Powerpoint
Attachment:PVDS Speed Survey_Attachment C1.pdf
Attachment:PVDS Speed Survey_Attachment C2.pdf
Attachment:PVDS Speed Survey_Attachment C3.pdf
6. Letter in Support of SEA Lab Abalone Enhancement Project (Fox)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor to sign a letter expressing the City Council’s support of the proposed SEA Lab Abalone Enhancement Project.
7. FY05-06 Year-End Budget Adjustments (Downs)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2006- , AMENDING RESOLUTION 2005-53, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY05-06, TO INCREASE BUDGETED APPROPRIATIONS IN THE GENERAL FUND AND MEASURE A CAPITAL FUND.
8. City Investment Policy – FY06-07 (Gyves)
Recommendation: Adopt and File the FY06-07 Investment Policy for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.
9. Additions to the Consolidated Loan Between the City and Agency for Expenses Incurred During FY05-06 (Gyves)
Recommendation: Receive and file this staff report, which provides information regarding the loan additions to the Rancho Palos Verdes Redevelopment Agency (“Agency”) in the amount of $80,498 for expenses incurred by the City during FY05-06. The Consolidated Loan Agreement dated December 1, 2003 authorizes the loan additions.
10. July 2006 Treasurer’s Report (McLean)
Recommendation: Receive and file the July 2006 Treasurer’s Report for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.
11. 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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12. Appeal of Approval of Planning Case No. ZON2006-00227 (Non-Commercial Amateur Radio Antenna Permit): Request to Overturn the Planning Commission’s Approval of a 69.8-Foot-Tall Amateur Radio Antenna Tower and 280-Square-Foot Emergency Communications Center Adjacent to the “Palos Verdes On The Net” Studio Building in Upper Point Vicente Park (Fox)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2006- , DENYING THE APPEAL AND UPHOLDING THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S APPROVAL OF THE REQUESTED NON-COMMERCIAL AMATEUR RADIO ANTENNA PERMIT (CASE NO. ZON2006-00227).
13. Code Amendement (Case No. ZON2004-00265): Amendment to Various Sections of Title 17 (Zoning) to Regulate the Use of Cargo Containers on Public and Private Property [Continued from August 15, 2006] (Fox)
Recommendation: Review staff’s proposed revisions to the Cargo Container Code Amendment (Case No. ZON2004-00265) and the potential conflicts that they raise, and provide direction to staff to finalize the language of the amendment for introduction of the ordinance at a future date certain.
PAUSE TO CONSIDER REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA
REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:
14. Claim Against the City by Patrick Kelsey (Park)
Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimants.
15. Utilities/Maintenance Cost for PVAN and PVNET Modular Buildings (Evans)
Recommendation: Receive and file.
16. Cable Television Committee (Evans)
Recommendation: Discuss the composition and governance of the Cable Television Committee; appoint two members to the Committee; and provide direction to the members.
17. Information Technology Ad Hoc Committee (Evans)
Recommendation: 1) Appoint two Council members to serve on the Information Technology Ad Hoc Committee; and 2) Direct that Committee to develop a scope of work addressing information technology issues and select a firm to gather information and make recommendations for changes to the City Council.
18. Neighborhood Beautification Grant Awards (Cycle 17) (Bell)
Recommendation: 1) Approve forty-eight grant applications for the Neighborhood Beautification Program totaling $177,653; and, 2) Deny one grant application for reasons that the requested improvements have been denied by the City in the past. Rancho Crest Community Association is requesting funds for installation of white rail fencing, which the City has denied in the past out of respect for our neighboring City, Rolling Hills Estates, who has a “Gentlemen’s Agreement” with our City that we will not erect this type of fence in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Attachemnt: Beautification Grants_Exhibit A.pdf
Attachemnt: Beautification Grants_Exhibit B.pdf
19. Minutes of Closed Sessions (Lynch/Evans/Petru)
Recommendation: Give direction regarding whether the City Council would like the City Attorney to prepare a resolution directing the City Clerk to deputize one or more individuals as deputy City Clerks and designating the individuals as the persons who will attend closed session meetings of the City Council to prepare verbatim minutes of the closed sessions.
20. Consideration of an Ordinance in the City of Rancho Palos Verdes Amending Sections of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code Relating to the Issuance of Business Licenses and an Urgency Interim Ordinance Prohibiting the Establishment of Marijuana Dispensaries, Stores, or Co-ops in Any Zoning District Within the City (Lynch)
Recommendation: 1) Read Ordinance No. , “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING SECTIONS OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF BUSINESS LICENSES” by title only, waive further reading, and introduce the ordinance; 2) Read Ordinance No. – U, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING SECTIONS OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF BUSINESS, AND ADOPTING FINDINGS OF URGENCY” by title only, waive further reading, and adopt the ordinance; and 3) Read Ordinance No. – U, “AN URGENCY INTERIM ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES PROHIBITING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES, STORES, OR CO-OPS IN ANY ZONING DISTRICT WITHIN THE CITY, AND ADOPTING FINDINGS OF URGENCY” by title only, waive further reading, and adopt the ordinance.
Attachment: A - PDF
21. City Webpage for Pending Lawsuits (Evans)
Recommendation: Consider placing the pleadings for all pending lawsuits against the City on the City’s website.
22. Storm Drain User Fee (Evans
Recommendation: Discuss possible storm drain use fee alternatives and authorize the City Attorney to explore legal issues related to various alternatives suggested by Council members.
23. Nomination for the League of Women Voters’ Certificate of Commendation (Petru)
Recommendation: Nominate a woman who is a citizen volunteer in the community to receive the League of Women Voters’ Certificate of Commendation.
COUNCIL DISCUSSION OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS & SUGGESTION OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS:
CLOSED SESSION REPORT:
ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to Saturday, October 7, 2006 at 9:30 A.M. in the Theater Arts Building at Miraleste Intermediate School, 29323 Palos Verdes Drive East, for a Landslide Workshop.
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: Monks V. City of Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County Superior Court. Case No. YS010425.
Concerning a claim filed with the City by Patrick Kelsey on May 22, 2006. The claim is on file in the City Clerk’s Office.
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