Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda MAY 1, 2007 Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda MAY 1, 2007 Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda -MAY 1, 2007

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MAY 1, 2007 RANCHO RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA MAY 1, 2007 RANCHO RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA MAY 1, 2007 RANCHO RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
MAY 1, 2007
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD


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7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION

CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL: NEXT RESOL. NO. 2007-40

NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 458

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 (Morreale)

Recommendation: Approve the Minutes of January 22, 2007 and April 17, 2007 Adjourned Regular Meetings.

3. Border Issues Status Report (Fox)

Recommendation: Review the current status of border issues.

4. Cool Cities Initiative – U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement (Park)

Recommendation: 1) Authorize the Mayor to sign the “Cool Cities” pledge which is the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement to set the goal of reducing City-wide carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution to 7% below 1990 levels by 2012; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ENDORSING THE U.S. MAYORS CLIMATE PROTECTION AGREEMENT.

5. Claim Against the City by Rollin Sturgeon (Park)

Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.

6. Claim Against the City by Cherng Ji Lee (Park)

Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.

7. Award of Construction Contract for Roofing Replacement Project at City Hall (Sign Shop and Maintenance Shed Buildings) and Ladera Linda Park Buildings to Lavey Roofing Services, Inc. (Vaish)

Recommendation: 1) Award a contract for the replacement of roofs at City Hall (Sign shop and Maintenance Shed buildings) and Ladera Linda Park Buildings to Lavey Roofing Services, Inc. for an amount not to exceed $198,000 and authorize staff to spend an additional $7,000 for potential change orders which may result from unforeseen conditions for a total authorization of $205,000; 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the contract with Lavey Roofing Services, Inc.; 3) Authorize the expenditure of up to $2,000 for inspection services with Charles Abbott Associates, Inc. under their on-call services contract; 4) Authorize the expenditure of up to $2,000 for containment services with Controlled Environmental Solutions (CES); and 5) ADOPT RESOLUTION 2007-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL FOR THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION 2006-41, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006-2007, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $66,000 TO THE CITY’S BUILDING REPLACEMENT FUND.

8. Citywide Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District (Huey)

Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL FOR THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, INITIATING PROCEEDINGS FOR THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ASSESSMENTS WITHIN THE CITYWIDE LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING MAINTENANCE DISTRICT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007-2008 AND ORDERING THE ENGINEER TO PREPARE A REPORT IN CONNECTION THEREWITH; 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL FOR THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING THE ENGINEER’S REPORT IN CONNECTION WITH THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ASSESSMENTS WITHIN THE CITYWIDE LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING MAINTENANCE DISTRICT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007-2008; and 3) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL FOR THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, DECLARING THE CITY COUNCIL’S INTENTION TO LEVY AND COLLECT ASSESSMENTS WITHIN THE CITYWIDE LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING MAINTENANCE DISTRICT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007-2008 AND SETTING A TIME AND PLACE FOR HEARING OBJECTIONS THERETO.

9. Amendments to the Competitive Service Employee and Management Employee Personnel Rules (Petru)

Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING THE COMPETITIVE SERVICE EMPLOYEE PERSONNEL RULES; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING THE MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEE PERSONNEL RULES.

10. Assignment Agreement Between the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and the City of West Hollywood for the Exchange of Proposition A Local Return Funds (Gyves)

Recommendation: Approve the execution of the assignment agreement for the exchange of $1.1 million of the City’s Proposition A Transit Funds for $847,000 of unrestricted General Funds from the City of West Hollywood.

11. Oppose AB 1459 (Petru)

Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor to sign a letter opposing AB 1459 (Levine) which would prohibit the sale of overnight visitor-serving commercial facilities for part-time private occupancy or their conversion to a full-time or part-time private residential facility.

12. Protocol for Habitat Restoration Projects in the City’s Portuguese Bend Nature Preserve (Rojas)

Recommendation: Approve the review protocol proposed by Staff for habitat restoration projects in the City’s Portuguese Bend Nature Preserve.

13. Equestrian Committee Chair (Morreale)

Recommendation: Appoint Gordon Leon as the Chair of the Equestrian Committee.

14. January 2007 Treasurer’s Report (McLean)

Recommendation: Receive and file the January 2007 Treasurer’s Report for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

15. March 2007 Treasurer’s Report (McLean)

Recommendation: Receive and file the March 2007 Treasurer’s Report for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

16. 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:

17. 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 [Continued from April 3, 2007] (Fox)

Recommendation: Introduce Ordinance No. ___, thereby adopting Addendum No. 16 to Environmental Assessment/Negative Declaration (EA/ND) No. 694 and approving the Planning Commission’s recommended “Q” District Code Amendment (Case No. ZON2006-00082).

18. Revision "FF" to the Trump National Golf Course Project – Extension to the Opening of the Golf Course and Driving Range [Continued from April 17, 2007] (Pfost)

Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING ADDENDUM NO. 27 TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT NO. 36; AND 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING GRADING PERMIT NO. 1541 TO ALLOW AN ADDITIONAL 6-MONTH EXTENSION TO THE OPERATION OF THE DRIVING RANGE.

19. Appeal of Planning Case No. ZON2006-00240 (Height Variation and Site Plan Review) at 4249 Dauntless Drive (Kim)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, DENYING THE APPEAL AND UPHOLDING THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S DECISION TO APPROVE THE HEIGHT VARIATION AND SITE PLAN REVIEW (CASE NO. ZON2006-00240).

PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

20. Via Rivera Traffic Calming (Dragoo)

Attachment A - Existing Conditions
Attachment B - Speed Hump Alternative
Attachment C - Edgeline Striping Alternative
Attachment D - Center Island Alternative
Attachment E - Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program 1998
Attachment: RESOLUTION NO. 2007

Recommendation: Consistent with the present Traffic Calming Program Policy, staff procedurally recommends that the City Council follow its Traffic Safety Commission recommendation to install 3 speed humps on Via Rivera and therefore: 1) Approve the installation of the three (3) speed humps on Via Rivera between Rue Valois and Rue De La Pierre, and subsequently: a) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION 2006-41, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006-2007, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT OF $19,500 TO THE CITY’S GENERAL FUND FOR THE INSTALLATION OF TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES ALONG VIA RIVERA.

21. Code Amendment (Case No. ZON2007-00076): A Request to Initiate a Development Code Amendment to: 1) Waive Duplicate Penalty Fees for After-the-Fact Planning Applications in Certain Specified Circumstances; 2) Expedite Planning Review and Exempt the Reconstruction of Single-Family Residences that are Damaged or Destroyed by Fire from the City’s Neighborhood Compatibility Requirements; 3) Revise the Noise and Vibration Standards from the City’s Attached Unit Development Standards; and 4) Add a Requirement for the Construction of Temporary Framework Silhouettes for Multi-Family Residential, Commer-cial, Institu-tional and Cemetery Projects Requiring Approval of a Conditional Use Permit (Fox)

Recommendation: Receive the request from Staff to initiate miscellaneous Code amendments, and provide direction as deemed appropriate.

22. Policy Regarding the Location of Affordable Housing Units in the City (Pfost)

Recommendation: Discuss and provide direction to Staff on the Affordable Housing Policy Issues.

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:

ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 6:30 PM to interview candidates for the Emergency Preparedness Committee in the Fireside Room at Hesse Park.

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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.

You can also view the agenda and staff reports at the City’s website www.palosverdes.com/RPV.