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

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MARCH 6, 2007 RANCHO RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA MARCH 6, 2007 RANCHO RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA MARCH 6, 2007 RANCHO RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
MARCH 6, 2007
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD

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5:30 P.M. CLOSED SESSION: THE MAYOR HAS CALLED A SPECIAL MEETING TO BEGIN THE CLOSED SESSION AT 5:30 P.M. SEE ATTACHED BROWN ACT CHECK LIST FOR DETAILS.

7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION

CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL: NEXT RESOL. NO. 2007-20
NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 453
FLAG SALUTE:

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:

RECYCLE DRAWING:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

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

CITY MANAGER REPORT:

NEW BUSINESS:

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 October 7 and October 21, 2006.

3. Border Issues Status Report (Fox)
Recommendation: Review the current status of border issues.

4. Separation of City Clerk and Assistant City Manager Positions (Bussey)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2006-41, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS FOR FY 06-07, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT TO THE GENERAL FUND AND ADDING THE POSITION OF CITY CLERK.

5. Regional Housing Needs Assessment Status Report (Pfost)
Recommendation: 1) Receive and file the report; and, 2) Authorize the Mayor on behalf of the City to sign a letter filing Appeal and Revision applications regarding the City’s RHNA allocation as determined by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG).

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

7. Register of Demands (McLean)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007- , 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:

8. Code Amendment (Case No. ZON2004-00265): Amendments to Various Sections of Title 15 (Building and Construction) and Title 17 (Zoning) to Regulate the Use of Cargo Containers on Public and Private Property [Continued from January 16, 2007] (Fox)
Recommendation: INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. , AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ADOPTING ADDENDUM NO. 14 TO ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT/NEGATIVE DECLARATION (EA/ND) NO. 694 AND APPROVING THE CARGO CONTAINER CODE AMENDMENT (CASE NO. ZON2004-00265).

9. Revision “EE” to the Trump National Golf Course Project (Pfost)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES APPROVING ADDENDUM NO. 25 TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT NO. 36 FOR REVISION “EE”; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES APPROVING REVISION “EE,” AMENDING CUP NO. 162 (CASE NO. ZON2007-00070).

10. Appeal to Planning Case No. ZON2006-00478 (Fences, Walls, and Hedges Permit) at 5962 Flambeau Road (Kim)
Recommendation: Continue the Appeal of the Planning Commission’s decision of a Fences, Walls, and Hedges Permit (Case No. ZON2006-00478) to the April 3, 2007 City Council Meeting.

11. Code Amendment Initiation to Encourage “Green Building” Construction (Dudman)
Recommendation: Initiate a Code Amendment to: 1) Adopt the Build It Green Guidelines and GreenPoint rating system for new single-family and multifamily homes and remodeled homes; 2) Allow an expedited plan check process for Green Building projects through both the Planning and Building Departments; and, 3) Reduce fees for Green Building projects through both the Planning and Building Departments.

PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

12. City Advisory Board Chairs (Petru)
Recommendation: Appoint Chairs for the Planning Commission, Finance Advisory Committee and Emergency Preparedness Committee.

13. Affordable Housing Agreement for Tract Map No. 52666 Involving a Unit at the Seagate Condominiums Located at 6526 Ocean Crest Drive #A214 (Mihranian)
Recommendation: 1) Receive and file an informational report on the selection of 6526 Ocean Crest Drive #A214 as the affordable housing unit required for Tract Map No. 52666; and, 2) Conduct an affordable housing policy discussion on the provision of affordable housing units in the City at the May 1, 2007 City Council meeting.

14. FY06-07 Midyear Financial Report (Downs)
Attachment: FY06-07 COMBINED SUMMARY OF FUNDS - MIDYEAR FINANCIAL REPORT -PDF

Recommendation: 1) Receive and file the midyear financial report; and 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2006-41, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY06-07, TO ADJUST APPROPRIATIONS IN THE GENERAL FUND, STREET MAINTENANCE, 1972 ACT, 1911 ACT, WASTE REDUCTION, PROPOSITION A, HABITAT RESTORATION, MEASURE A MAINTENANCE, AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUNDS OF THE CITY.

15. Consideration of a Resolution Electing to Become Subject to the Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act and an Ordinance Establishing Procedures for Bidding Procedures for Public Projects Under the Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act (Lynch)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ELECTING TO BECOME SUBJECT TO THE UNIFORM PUBLIC CONSTRUCTION COST ACCOUNTING ACT; and, 2) READ ORDINANCE NO. , “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING TITLE 2 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE BY ADDING CHAPTER 2.42 TO PROVIDE FOR BIDDING PROCEDURES FOR PUBLIC PROJECTS UNDER THE UNIFORM PUBLIC CONSTRUCTION COST ACCOUNTING ACT” by title only, waive further reading, and introduce the ordinance.

16. Clarification of the City’s Expense Reimbursement Policies for City Officials (Lynch)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING AND RESTATING ITS EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT AND USE OF PUBLIC RESOURCES POLICY.

17. City Council Rules of Procedure (Petru)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING THE CITY COUNCIL RULES OF PROCEDURE AND RESCINDING RESOLUTION NO. 2007-09.

18. Tactical Planning Workshop (Petru)
Recommendation: Select the date and location for the 2007 Tactical Planning Workshop.

19. City Manager Employment Agreement (Bussey)
Recommendation: If the Council is prepared to announce the appointment of a new City Manager, the attached employment agreement should be approved.

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.)

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)

Personnel

Public Employee Salary and Fringe Benefits
G.C. 54957.6

Title: City Manager

The City Council will meet in closed session to give directions to the City negotiators regarding the salary and fringe benefits to be provided to the new City Manager.

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: Monks v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County Superior Court. Case No. YS010425.

Potential Litigation:
G.C. 54956.9(b)

Concerning the house located at 40 Cherry Hill Lane that has moved onto Redevelopment Agency property located seaward of Palos Verdes Drive South. Potential Number of Cases: 1

American with Disabilities Act: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, if you require a disability-related modification or accommodation to attend or participate in this meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 310 544-5208 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

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.