AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL - AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 20, 2007 FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD REMOTE SITE: The Princeville Resort 5520 Kahaku Road Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722 AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 20, 2007 FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD REMOTE SITE: The Princeville Resort 5520 Kahaku Road Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722 AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL - AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 20, 2007 FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD REMOTE SITE: The Princeville Resort 5520 Kahaku Road Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722

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AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL - AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 20, 2007 FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD REMOTE SITE: The Princeville Resort 5520 Kahaku Road Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722 AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL - AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 20, 2007 FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD REMOTE SITE: The Princeville Resort 5520 Kahaku Road Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722 AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL - AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 20, 2007 FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD REMOTE SITE: The Princeville Resort 5520 Kahaku Road Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING

NOVEMBER 20, 2007 FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD

REMOTE SITE:
The Princeville Resort
5520 Kahaku Road
Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722

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6:00 P.M.    CLOSED SESSION: SEE ATTACHED BROWN ACT CHECK LIST FOR DETAILS.

7:00 P.M.    REGULAR SESSION                                   

CALL TO ORDER:                                                            

ROLL CALL:                                                                          NEXT RESOL. NO. 2007-115
                                                                                                NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 465
FLAG SALUTE:                                                      

CEREMONIAL: Recognition of Pam Emerson on her retirement from the California
     Coastal Commission

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Recruitment for Planning Commission and
Finance Advisory Committee

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:  Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Annual
    Report for Management of the Nature Preserve

NEW BUSINESS: 

APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR:        

A.        EMERGENCY STORM DRAIN PROJECT

1.         Mossbank Storm Drain Rehabilitation (Bell)
            Recommendation: Review and reconfirm by a four/fifths (4/5) vote, the Council’s previous action on August 21, 2007, authorizing staff to proceed with emergency repairs to the Mossbank Drive Storm Drain.

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 July 17, 2007 and August 7, 2007 Regular Meetings and the September 4, 2007 and September 26, 2007 Adjourned Regular Meetings.

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

5.         Claim Against the City by Ingrid Mazsick (Gyves)
            Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.

6.         Side Fund (Pension) Liability Refinancing (McLean/Gyves)
Recommendation: 1) Direct Staff to proceed with restructuring the City’s $2.43 million Side Fund Liability by using $691,500 in excess funds in the Employee Benefits fund and using a pooled financing program offered by California Statewide Communities Development Authority to refinance the remaining $1.74 million; 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF ONE OR MORE SERIES OF PENSION OBLIGATION BONDS, APPROVING THE FORM OF AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF A TRUST AGREEMENT AND A PURCHASE AGREEMENT, AND AUTHORIZING A VALIDATION ACTION AND OTHER MATTERS RELATING THERETO; and, 3) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION 2007-70, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY07-08, TO INCREASE EXPENDITURES IN THE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS FUND.

7.         Purchase of Tax Defaulted Property (Petru)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to sign an Agreement to Purchase Tax-Defaulted Property for a vacant parcel in Windport Canyon.

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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PUBLIC HEARINGS:

9.         Extension to the Trump National Development Agreement (Pfost)
            Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ADOPTING ADDENDUM 30 TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT NO. 36; (2) ADOPT URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AUTHORIZING AN EXTENSION TO THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT; (3) Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute the documents on behalf of the City; and (4) Extend Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. 50666 consistent with the term of the Development Agreement.

PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

10.            Approve Grant Application for Proposition 12, 2000 Resource Bond Funds
            (Ramezani)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007- __ , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING THE APPLICANT TO APPLY FOR GRANT FUNDS FOR THE PER CAPITA GRANT PROGRAM UNDER THE SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS, CLEAN WATER, CLEAN AIR, AND COASTAL PROTECTION BOND ACT OF 2000; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007- __ , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION 2007-70, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY 07-08, ADJUSTING THE GENERAL FUND REVENUE BUDGET.

11.       Approve Median Improvement Projects (Ramezani)
Recommendation: Approve two center median improvement projects at the northern and western gateway/entrances to the City.

12.       Public Use Master Plan (PUMP) – City Council Public Workshop to Review the PUMP Committee’s Recommended Preserve Trails Plan (Rojas)
Recommendation: Select a date, time and location in early 2008 to conduct a City Council public workshop to review and receive public feedback on:  1) The PUMP Committee’s Preserve Trails Plan (PTP) recommendations; and, 2) A proposed temporary ban on certain trail uses in certain portions of the City’s Preserve until the PUMP is ultimately approved by the City Council.

13.       Employee Health Saving Accounts (Petru)
Recommendation: The City Health Insurance Council Committee recommends implementation of employee Health Savings Accounts as part of the City’s health insurance renewal package for 2008.

14.       Ordinance Clarifying that the City’s Redevelopment Plan Does Not Include the Power of Eminent Domain (Lynch)
Recommendation: INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ___ AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES CLARIFYING THAT THE REDEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY’S PROJECT AREA DOES NOT INCLUDE THE POWER TO ACQUIRE REAL PROPERTY BY EMINENT DOMAIN.

15.       Channel 33 Transition (Lehr/McLean)
            LATE CORRESPONDENCE MEMORANDUM - CH 33 – EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENTS

 Recommendation: 1) Approve Expense Report reimbursement requests totaling $10,141 submitted by Gabriella Holt, dated October 22, 2007, November 5, 2007, and November 9, 2007, in the amounts of $7,727, $1,203, and $1,211 respectively; 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2007-71, MODIFYING THE SALARY RANGE FOR THE POSITIONS OF ADMINISTRATIVE/PUBLIC WORKS/CABLE TELEVISION INTERN; and 3) Approve the performance of a subscriber survey to be conducted by Telecommunications Management Corp. to ascertain viewership and interest in educational and government access programming (Channels 33 and 35) in Rancho Palos Verdes for an amount not to exceed $15,750.

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 & 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 Real Property Negotiators
            G.C. 54956.8

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; Mayor Pro Tem Stern; Director of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement; Mike Kilroy; Barbara Dye, Bill Swank, and Henry Jurgens

Negotiating Parties:    York Long Point Associates

Under Negotiation:    Price and Terms of Payment

  Public Employee Performance Evaluation
           G.C. 54957

Personnel

            Title:    City Manager
                        Specify Position/Title of Employee Being Reviewed

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:          Sturgeon v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Superior Court.  Case No.  SB07C03818

 

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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.