RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
MARCH 20, 2007
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
5:45 P.M. CLOSED SESSION: THE MAYOR HAS CALLED A SPECIAL MEETING TO BEGIN THE CLOSED SESSION AT 5:45 P.M. SEE ATTACHED BROWN ACT CHECK LIST FOR DETAILS.
7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION
CALL TO ORDER:
ROLL CALL: NEXT RESOL. NO. 2007-27
NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 453
CEREMONIAL: Proclamation for Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Captain Jay Zuanich
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
PUBLIC COMMENTS: (This section of the agenda is for audience comments for items NOT on the agenda.)
CITY MANAGER REPORT:
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 April 4, 2006 and April 18, 2006.
3. Replacement of Pay Telescopes at Point Vicente Interpretive Center (Rosenfeld)
Recommendation: Approve the installation of new pay telescopes at Point Vicente Interpretive Center to replace the telescopes that were there before the closure, and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the agreement.
4. LAUSD Statement of Understanding Regarding Field Trips to City-Owned Sites (Rosenfeld)
Recommendation: Approve a statement of understanding with the Los Angeles Unified School District regarding school tours and hikes at City-owned park sites.
5. Accept TDA Article 3 Grant Funds from the City of Rolling Hills and Approve Claiming Grant Funds (Ramezani)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ACCEPTING THE TRANSFER OF TDA ARTICLE 3 TRANSPORTATION FUNDS FROM THE CITY OF ROLLING HILLS; 2) Approve sending a claim form, for the grant funds, to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) for the construction of ADA access ramps as part of the City’s Residential Overlay and Slurry project; and 3) Approve sending a “Thank You” letter to the City of Rolling Hills.
6. Gifts for Parks (Waters)
Recommendation: Accept the Gifts for Parks donations and direct staff to prepare letters for the Mayor’s signature expressing the Council’s appreciation.
7. Award of Construction Contract for Palos Verdes Drive South Slurry Seal Project (Vaish)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the Plans and Specifications for the construction of the Slurry Seal of Palos Verdes Drive South Project; 2) Award a Construction Contract to Pavement Coating Company in the amount of $114,495.20 for the Palos Verdes Drive South Slurry Seal Project, and authorize staff to spend up to $11,449.52 for possible extra work, thereby approving a $125,944.72 construction budget; 3) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a contract with Pavement Coating Company; 4) Award a contract to CBM consulting, for Construction Management and Inspection services in an amount not to exceed $20,000; and, 5) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a contract with CBM Consulting.
8. 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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9. Tract Map Amendment and Grading Permit (Case Nos. SUB2006-00003 & ZON2005-00597): A Modification to the Restricted Use Area of Lot 1 of Tract Map No. 32322 to Permit 627 Cubic Yards of Grading for the Construction of a 5,397-Square-Foot 2-Story Single-Family Residence on an Upslope Lot [30375 Diamonte Lane] (Fox)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES CONDITIONALLY APPROVING THE REQUESTED TRACT MAP AMENDMENT AND GRADING PERMIT(CASE NOS. SUB2006-00003 & ZON2005-00597).
10. Appeal of Revision “BB” to the Trump National Golf Course – a Request for an Amendment to Conditional Use Permit No. 163 and a Variance to Permit an “After-the-Fact” 70' Tall Flag Pole Located at the Back Tee of Hole No. 1 [Continued from February 6, 2007] (Pfost)
Recommendation: 1) Provide direction to Staff and the Applicant in regards to which of the two proposed alternatives for a publicly accessible viewing area in Founders Park is the preferred alternative; 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007- A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES APPROVING ADDENDUM NO. 26 TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT NO. 36 FOR REVISION “BB”; 3) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES APPROVING THE APPEAL AND THEREBY APPROVING REVISION “BB”, AMENDING CUP NO. 162 AND APPROVING A VARIANCE TO ALLOW A 70’ TALL FLAG POLE; 4) Accept a Grant Deed for property where the flag pole is currently located; and 5) Enter into an Indemnity Agreement pertaining to the flag pole.
PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:
REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:
11. Traffic Safety Commission Appointments (Petru)
Recommendation: Appoint seven members to serve on the Traffic Safety Commission; three with two-year terms of office until March 2009 and four with four-year terms of office until March 2011.
12. Telecommunications Regulatory Ordinance (Petru)
Recommendation: 1) Read ORDINANCE NO. , AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING CHAPTER 13.12 OF TITLE 13 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE ADDING NEW SECTIONS 13.12.140 AND 13.12.150 RELATING TO A SUPPORT FEE FOR LOCAL CABLE USAGE AND SPECIAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO HOLDERS OF STATE VIDEO FRANCHISES by title only, waive further reading, and introduce the ordinance; and 2) Read ORDINANCE NO. U, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING CHAPTER 13.12 OF TITLE 13 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO A SUPPORT FEE FOR LOCAL CABLE USAGE AND SPECIAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO HOLDERS OF STATE VIDEO FRANCHISES AND DECLARING THE URGENCY THEREOF by title only, waive further reading, and adopt the ordinance.
13. Proposed Modification of the Ordinance of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes that Established an Annual Storm Drain User Fee (Long & Gardiner)
Recommendation: Direct Staff to draft appropriate documents leading to placing a counter-ballot measure to the November 2007 User Fee Repeal Ballot Measure that would include: 1) No change in the amount of the user fee that currently is in place; 2) Add an automatic 10-year sunset dated from the initial collection of user fees; and, 3) Require the establishment of a Citizen Oversight Committee (with the same format and purpose as the Committee established on January 30, 2007, but to be affirmed by the voters so that no future City Council could abolish by a vote of the Council while the Fee exists). Direct staff to complete the following two items as a condition for Mayor Long’s and Council Member Gardiner’s support of the counter ballot measure: 1) Prepare a budget appropriation transferring $3 million of General fund reserves into the Water Quality Flood Protection fund; and, 2) Prepare a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to seek a qualified organization capable of studying and recommending to the City a comprehensive and cost-effective method of repairing and maintaining and managing the repair and maintenance of the City infrastructure.
14. City Council Succession Appointments (Park)
Recommendation: 1) Each Councilmember nominate 0, 1, 2, or 3 individuals to serve as his standby officers, if the Councilmember is unavailable to perform his duties during a state of war or emergency and state of local emergency; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES APPOINTING STANDBY OFFICERS FOR THE CITY COUNCIL.
15. Consideration of an Ordinance of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes Regulating Solicitation within the City (Lynch)
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Recommendation: Read Ordinance No. , “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES REGARDING SOLICITATION WITHIN THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AND AMENDING THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE” by title only, waive further reading, and introduce the ordinance.
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 Saturday, March 24, 2007 at 8:30 A.M. in the Community Room at City Hall to conduct a Tactical Planning Workshop and a Budget Policy Issues 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: City of Rancho Palos Verdes v. Carmiel Cohen, Los Angeles Superior Court, Case Number BC353686
Conference with Real Property Negotiators
Potential purchase of open space:
Property: Filiorum: APN 7572-012-024, 7572-012-028, 7572-012-029, 7573-003-016, 7581-023-031, 7581-023-029, 7572-002-022
City Negotiators: City Manager; City Attorney; and, Director of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement, Mike Kilroy, Barbara Dye and Bill Swank
Negotiating Parties: York Long Point Associates
Under Negotiation: Price and Terms of Payment
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