RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
JULY 3, 2007
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
6:30 P.M. CLOSED SESSION: SEE ATTACHED BROWN ACT CHECK LIST FOR
7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION
CALL TO ORDER:
ROLL CALL: NEXT RESOL. NO. 2007-74
NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 461
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
PUBLIC COMMENTS: (This section of the agenda is for audience comments for items NOT on the agenda.)
CITY MANAGER REPORT: City Manager’s Management Achievement Plan (MAP) - Progress Report
APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR:
A. EMERGENCY ROAD RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT
1. Palos Verdes Drive South Landslide (East End) Road Reconstruction (Bell)
Recommendation: Review and reconfirm by a four/fifths (4/5) vote, the Council’s previous action on June 5, 2007, authorizing staff to proceed with emergency repairs to the roadway along Palos Verdes Drive South within the Portuguese Bend Landslide.
B. OTHER CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS:
2. 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.
3. Approval of the Minutes (Morreale)
Recommendation: Approve the Minutes of the March 20, 2007 Regular Meeting.
4. Adoption of Ordinance No. 460: Code Amendment (Case No. ZON2006-00082) ‘Q’ District Code Amendment (Fox)
Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 460, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING CHAPTER 17.46 OF TITLE 17 OF THE CITY’S MUNICIPAL CODE (CASE NO. ZON2006-00082) TO ESTABLISH REGULATIONS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF FUTURE HORSEKEEPING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE CITY’S EQUESTRIAN OVERLAY (Q) DISTRICTS.
5. City Manager Moving Allowance (Lehr)
Recommendation: The City Manager requests that her temporary living allowance and moving allowance be considered as a lump sum allowance of $10,000 so that savings in one category can be used to make up shortfalls in another category.
6. May 2007 Treasurer’s Report (McLean)
Recommendation: Receive and file the May 2007 Treasurer’s Report for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.
7. Annual Appropriation Limit for FY07-08 (McLean)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ESTABLISHING THE CITY'S APPROPRIATION LIMIT FOR FY07-08.
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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PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:
REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:
9. Upper Point Vicente Civic Center Site Analysis (Lehr)
Recommendation: Council to direct the City Manager to engage professional services to evaluate baseline conditions at Upper Point Vicente as a tool for master planning of the Civic Center site. The City Manager is authorized to enter into agreements that do not exceed $80,000 total, plus a $10,000 contingency.
10. Ordinance Amending the Storm Drain User Fee to Shorten the Duration of the Fee from Thirty Years to Ten Years and to Establish a Resident Oversight Committee to be Placed on the Ballot for the November 6, 2007 General Municipal Election (Lynch)
Recommendation: Review the attached Ordinance and direct staff to place it on the ballot for the November 6, 2007 Election.
11. November 6, 2007 General Municipal Election (Morreale/Lynch)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CALLING AND GIVING NOTICE OF THE HOLDING OF A GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2007, FOR THE ELECTION OF CERTAIN OFFICERS AS REQUIRED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA RELATING TO GENERAL LAW CITIES AND FOR THE SUBMISSION TO THE VOTERS A MEASURE RELATING TO THE AMENDMENT OF THE CITY’S EXISTING STORM DRAIN USER FEE ORDINANCE AND A MEASURE RELATING TO THE REPEAL OF THE CITY’S EXISTING STORM DRAIN USER FEE ORDINANCE; 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, REQUESTING THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES TO CONSOLIDATE A GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION OF SAID CITY TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 6, 2007, WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND LIBRARY DISTRICT ELECTIONS TO BE HELD ON SAID DATE PURSUANT TO SECTION 10403 OF THE ELECTIONS CODE; 3) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ADOPTING REGULATIONS FOR CANDIDATES FOR ELECTIVE OFFICE, PERTAINING TO CANDIDATES’ STATEMENTS SUBMITTED TO THE VOTERS AND THE COSTS THEREOF FOR THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD IN SAID CITY ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2007; 4) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, PROVIDING FOR THE FILING OF REBUTTAL ARGUMENTS FOR CITY MEASURES SUBMITTED AT THE NOVEMBER 6, 2007 GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION; 5) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, SETTING PRIORITIES FOR FILING WRITTEN ARGUMENTS REGARDING AN INITIATIVE MEASURE AND DIRECTING THE CITY ATTORNEY TO PREPARE AN IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS; 6) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, SETTING PRIORITIES FOR FILING WRITTEN ARGUMENTS REGARDING A CITY MEASURE AND DIRECTING THE CITY ATTORNEY TO PREPARE AN IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS; and, 7) Council to consider whether to appoint a subcommittee to draft ballot arguments.
12. Alternatives to Manage Staff Shortage (Lehr)
Attachments: List of Additional Tasks Past Five Years, by Department
List of Proposed Tasks for Reduction or Elimination, by Department
Recommendation: Council to discuss the proposed list of services and tasks that would be discontinued, reduced, or not undertaken in order to balance priorities with the staff hours available; provide direction to staff and bring the item back for decision at a future Council meeting.
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)
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:
A point has been reached where, in the opinion of the City Council/Agency on the advice of its legal counsel, based on the below-described facts and circumstances, there is a significant exposure to litigation against the City Council/Agency:
Concerning two threats of litigation made by Mr. Donald Trump to City Manager Carolyn Lehr during telephone conversations that occurred on June 25, 2007 and June 26, 2007, regarding trees located on the golf course at Trump National and regarding whether single family homes still can be developed on the portion of Tentative Tract Map No. 50666 where the driving range is located. A copy of the memorandum from the City Manager documenting the threat of litigation is on file in the City Clerk’s Office.
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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.