RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
APRIL 3, 2007
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
6:00 P.M. CLOSED SESSION: SEE ATTACHED BROWN ACT CHECK LIST FOR DETAILS.
6:30 P.M. INTERVIEW CANDIDATES FOR THE EQUESTRIAN COMMITTEE
7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION
CALL TO ORDER:
ROLL CALL: NEXT RESOL. NO. 2007-33
NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 456
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 September 19, 2006.
3. Border Issues Status Report (Fox)
Recommendation: Review the current status of border issues.
4. Adoption of Solicitation Ordinance (Petru)
Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 453, 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.
5. Adoption of Telecommunications Regulatory Ordinance (Petru)
Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 454, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING CHAPTER 13.12 OF TITLE 13 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE BY 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.
6. Extend SCS Engineers’ Professional Services Agreement for Source Reduction and Recycling Element (SRRE) and Used Oil Block Grant Implementation, and Support Services for FY 07-08 and FY08-09 (Ramezani)
Recommendation: 1) Award a two year extension on the professional services agreement with SCS Engineers, in the amount not to exceed $25,500 for FY 07-08, and $26,500 for FY 08-09 for the implementation of the City’s Source Reduction and Recycling Element (SRRE) and Used Oil Block Grant programs, and other support services; and, 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a two year extension agreement with SCS Engineers, in the amount not to exceed $25,500 for FY 07-08, and $26,500 for FY 08-09, for implementation of the SRRE and Used Oil Block Grant programs, and other support services.
7. Building Painting Maintenance Project [Maintenance Contract FY06-07, FY07-08 and FY08-09] (Vaish)
Recommendation: 1) Award a Building Painting Maintenance Project Contract to A.J. Fistes in the amount of $50,000 per year for three years with three 1-year extensions by mutual agreement and adjusted with consumer price index; and,
2) Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute a contract with A.J. Fistes Corporation.
8. Pavement Striping Maintenance Project [Maintenance Contract FY06-07, FY07-08 and FY08-09] (Vaish)
Recommendation: 1) Award a Pavement Striping Maintenance Project Contract to PCI in the amount of $50,000 per year for three years with three 1-year extensions by mutual agreement and adjusted with consumer price index; and, 2) Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute a contract with PCI.
9. Grant for Seat Belt Compliance Campaign (Petru)
Recommendation: Authorize the City to act as the pass-through agency for a $14,981.73 grant awarded to the Lomita Sheriff’s Station by the State Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for the 2007 Seat Belt Compliance Campaign.
10. Senate Bill No. 303 – Letter of Opposition (Pfost)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor, on behalf of the City, to send a letter in opposition to proposed Senate Bill No. 303.
11. February 2007 Treasurer’s Report (McLean)
Recommendation: Receive and file the February 2007 Treasurer’s Report for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.
12. 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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13. Code Amendment (Case No. ZON2006-00082); An Amendment to Title 17 (Zoning) to Preserve Opportunities for Future Horsekeeping in the City’s Equestrian Overlay (Q) Districts (Fox)
Recommendation: Read ORDINANCE NO. , ADOPTING ADDENDUM NO. 15 TO ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT/NEGATIVE DECLARATION (EA/ND) NO. 694 AND APPROVING THE ‘Q’ DISTRICT CODE AMENDMENT, by title only, waive further reading, and introduce the ordinance.
14. Appeal to Planning Case No. ZON2006-00478 (Fences, Walls and Hedges Permit) at 5962 Flambeau Road [Continued from March 6, 2007] (Kim)
Recommendation: Accept the appellant’s request to withdraw the appeal to modify the Planning Commission’s approval of a Fences, Walls and Hedges Permit (Case No. ZON2006-00478).
PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:
REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:
15. Equestrian Committee Appointments (Petru)
Recommendation: Appoint nine members to serve on the Equestrian Committee, four with two-year terms of office until April 2009 and five with four-year terms of office until April 2011.
16. 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.
17. Regional Housing Needs Assessment Status Report (Pfost)
Recommendation: Provided that the South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG) obtains “Delegation” authority and the “Revision” process as proposed through Senate Bill No. 12 is signed by the Governor of California, direct Staff to send letters to the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and the SBCCOG, notifying such agencies that the City hereby withdraws its “Appeal” of the City’s allocated RHNA construction need but still desires to pursue a change in the City’s allocated RHNA construction need through the “Revision” process.
18. Third System Performance Audit of the 2000 Cable Television Franchise Agreement with Cox Communications (Petru)
Recommendation: 1) Continue the third system performance audit of the 2000 Cable Television Franchise Agreement for ninety (90) days; 2) Direct Cox Communications to provide staff with Service Level data for the period between November 2006 and May 2007; and 3) Postpone the decision regarding extending the current Franchise Agreement until the City completes the third system performance audit.
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 Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at 6:00 PM to interview candidates for Chair of the Traffic Safety Commission and candidates for the Oversight Committee for Water Quality and Flood Protection Program in the Fireside Room at Hesse Park.
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
Name of Case: People of the State of California v. Cheryl K.B. Fender and John S. Fender, Los Angeles County Superior Court. Case No. YC049164.
Name of Case: Monks v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County Superior Court. Case No. YS010425.
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