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AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING

FEBRUARY 5, 2008
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD

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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. 2008-11
                                                                                                NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 470
FLAG SALUTE:                                                      

CEREMONIAL:  Whale of a Day Poster Contest Winners

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:        

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 November 10, 2007 Adjourned Regular Meeting, the January 14, 2008 Special Meeting, and the January 15, 2008 Adjourned Regular Meeting.

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

5.         Letter Regarding Proposed Jet Fuel Sales at Torrance Airport (Fox)
            Recommendation: Approve the letter to the Zamperini Field Airport Commission
            regarding the proposed sales of jet fuel at Torrance Airport.

6.         Tactical Planning Workshop (Petru)
            Recommendation: Confirm date for the Tactical Planning Workshop tentatively scheduled for Saturday, March 29, 2008.

7.         November 2007 Treasurer’s Report (McLean)
            Recommendation: Receive and file the November 2007 Treasurer’s Report for
            the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

8.         December 2007 Treasurer’s Report (McLean)
            Recommendation: Receive and file the December 2007 Treasurer’s Report for
            the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

9.         Register of Demands (McLean)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-___, 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:

10.       Appeal of View Restoration Permit No. 2007-00019 [Applicant/Appellant: Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Allman, 5335 Rolling Ridge Road; Foliage Owner/Appellant: Mr. and Mrs. Doug Trowbridge, 5333 Rolling Ridge Road] (Alvarez)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, DENYING THE APPEALS AND AFFIRMING THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S DECISION TO APPROVE VIEW RESTORATION PERMIT NO. 2007-00019 UPON FINDING THAT ALL APPLICABLE FINDINGS HAVE BEEN CORRECTLY MADE AND ALL PROVISIONS OF SECTION 17.02.040(C)(2) OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE HAVE BEEN COMPLIED WITH.  

PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

11.       Traffic Safety Milestone Adjustments (Motahari)
            Recommendation: Extend completion date of traffic safety Milestone Nos. 1 and 4 by approximately eight months from the date established during the City Council’s workshop on March 24, 2007.  The new completion date will be by the end of August 2008.

12.       Recap of Waste Management’s Strike Impacts and Issues (Ramezani)
Recommendation: 1) Approve Waste Management’s reimbursement to the City, in the amount of $3,875, for the City’s estimated reduced California Refund Value (CRV) revenue during the 12 day strike; 2) Approve the additional diversion of 260 tons of trash to SERRF to compensate the City for its estimated reduced greenwaste diversion; and, 3) Approve a total credit of $5 per customer/per missed collection for the approximately 400 customers who missed collections during the Waste Management strike.  These customers already received a credit of $0.88 in December.  A credit of $4.12 is to be issued on their next billing statement.

13.       Extension of Traffic Management Services Contract (Motahari)
Recommendation: 1) To continue providing necessary traffic services on a temporary and flexible basis, approve the First Amendment to Professional Services Agreement between Priority Engineering, Inc. (PEI) and the City, dated June 19, 2007, to increase the current contract fee of $46,900 by $11,800 through March 1, 2008 with an option for renewal of the contract on a monthly basis for additional fee of $11,800 each month (limited to 6 additional consecutive months – a total additional maximum increase of $70,800);
2) Authorize a maximum total expenditure of $82,600, to cover the cost of this amendment and 6 additional amendments, from the Traffic Management Fund; 3) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the First Amendment to Professional Services Agreement between PEI and the City as stated above; and, 4) Authorize the City Manager to renew the agreement as needed, on a monthly basis as stated above.

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: SEE ATTACHED BROWN ACT CHECK LIST FOR DETAILS.

CLOSED SESSION REPORT:

ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to February 19, 2008 at 6:15 P.M. at Hesse Park. 

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA CHECKLIST

Based on Government Code Section 54954.5

(All Statutory References are to California Government Code Sections)

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:

Potential Litigation
            G.C. 54956.9 (b)3A

Facts and circumstances that might result in litigation against the City but which the City believes are not yet known to a potential plaintiff or plaintiffs, which facts and circumstances need not be disclosed.

            (Number of Potential Cases – 1)   

Potential Litigation
G.C. 54956.9(b)3B

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:

An email dated December 15, 2006, which is on file in the City Clerk's office, that was recently located on the City's server and contains a reference to potential litigation involving the City and PV on the Net.

            (Number of Potential Cases – 1)   

American with Disabilities Act: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, if you require a disability-related modification or accommodation to attend or participate in this meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 310 544-5208 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. 

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.