RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING
MARCH 4, 2008
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
6:00 P.M. CLOSED SESSION: SEE ATTACHED BROWN ACT CHECK LIST FOR DETAILS.
6:15 P.M. INTERVIEW APPLICANTS FOR CHAIR OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION, FINANCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE
7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION
CALL TO ORDER:
ROLL CALL: NEXT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-13
NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 470
CEREMONIAL: Chief Judge Alex Kozinski – Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS: Clarification of Management Partners, Inc. August 17, 2007 email.
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. Border Issues Status Report (Fox)
Recommendation: Review the current status of border issues.
3. Claim Against the City by Marcelo Hernando (Gyves)
Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.
4. Accept Transfer of Proposition A (Measure A) Related Maintenance and Servicing Funds from the City of Rolling Hills (Ramezani)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008- ___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ACCEPTING THE RE-ALLOCATION OF MAINTENANCE AND SERVICING FUNDS GENERATED BY THE SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS PROPOSITION OF 1992 AND 1996 FROM THE CITY OF ROLLING HILLS TO THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES.
5. Notice of Completion - Mossbank Storm Drain Rehabilitation (Bell)
Recommendation: 1) Authorize the final balancing change order in the amount of $38,000 to fund overages on project repairs required during the emergency repair project; 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2007-70, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007-08, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $38,000 TO THE CITY’S WATER QUALITY AND FLOOD PROTECTION PROGRAM;
3) Authorize the expenditure of up to $38,000 for the final balancing change order; 4) Accept the work as complete; and, 5) Authorize the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the County Recorder.
6. Acceptance of Grant Deed of Easement – St. Peter’s Church & Palos Verdes Bay Club (Lynch)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the agreement between the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and St. Peter's By the Sea Presbyterian Church; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ACCEPTING STORM DRAIN EASEMENTS FOR THE MC CARRELL CANYON STORM DRAIN PROJECT INCLUDING EASEMENTS FROM PALOS VERDES BAY CLUB, INC. AND ST. PETER'S BY THE SEA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.
7. January 2008 Treasurer’s Report (McLean)
Recommendation: Receive and file the January 2008 Treasurer’s Report for
the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.
8. 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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9. 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] [Continued from February 5, 2008] (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.
10. Preliminary Review of the Proposed General Plan Housing Element Amendment (Schonborn)
Recommendation: 1) Receive comments from the public and City Council on the Draft Housing Element; and, 2) Direct Staff to make any revisions to the Preliminary Draft Housing Element based upon public and/or City Council comments, and transmit the document as a Draft Housing Element to the Department of Housing and Community Development for their 60-day review period.
11. Terranea Resort and Spa Project ZON2008-00019 (Revision “G” to CUP No. 215, et al) (Mihranian)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING REVISION ‘G’ TO CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 215, ET. AL., TO AMEND CONDITION NO. 51 TO CORRECT THE MAXIMUM ROOF RIDGELINES FOR THE SPA AND FITNESS BUILDINGS AND THE HOTEL BUILDING, AND MODIFY THE BUILDING HEIGHTS FOR THE LOWER POOL FACILITY AND THE SPECIALTY RESTAURANT; AND TO AMEND CONDITION NO. 49 TO CORRECT THE MAXIMUM SQUARE FOOTAGE LIMITS FOR THE SPA AND FITNESS BUILDINGS AND TO MODIFY THE MAXIMUM SQUARE FOOTAGE LIMIT FOR THE GREETING KIOSK.
12. Extension to the Trump National Development Agreement (Pfost)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ADOPTING ADDENDUM 33 TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT NO. 36; 2) ADOPT URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. ___, 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:
13. City Advisory Board Chairs (Morreale)
Recommendation: Appoint Chairs for the Planning Commission, Finance Advisory Committee and Emergency Preparedness Committee.
14. Fiscal Year 07-08 Midyear Financial Report (Downs)
Recommendation: 1) Receive and file the Fiscal Year 07-08 midyear financial report; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2007- 70, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY07-08, TO ADJUST APPROPRIATIONS IN THE GENERAL FUND, THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FUND, THE BIKEWAYS FUND, THE DEVELOPMENT IMPACT MITIGATION (ENVIRONMENTAL EXCISE TAX) FUND, THE WATER QUALITY FLOOD PROTECTION FUND, THE STREET MAINTENANCE FUND, THE PROP C FUND, THE DR. ALLEN AND CHARLOTTE GINSBURG CULTURAL ARTS BUILDING FUND, AND THE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS FUND OF THE CITY.
15. Storm Drain User Fee - Policy Issues (Bell/McLean/Lynch)
Recommendation: 1) Make no changes to Municipal Code Section 3.44.050, which is the appeal process for property owners regarding the Storm Drain User Fee (the “Fee”); and, 2) Based upon the facts and circumstances of each situation, consider whether to fund the repair of certain private storm drain systems that are impacted by City stormwater.
16. Memorial for LAPD SWAT Officer Randal Simmons (Clark)
Recommendation: Provide staff with direction regarding a proposed memorial for LAPD SWAT Officer Randal Simmons.
17. Organizational Assessment Workshop (Petru)
Recommendation: 1) Establish Monday, March 24, 2008 at 7:00 P.M. at Hesse Park for the Organizational Assessment Workshop; and, 2) Set a time limit for the Tactical Planning Workshop scheduled for Saturday, March 29, 2008.
18. Revision to City Council Rules of Procedure and Repeal of City Council Policy No. 5 (Petru)
Recommendation: 1) Adopt Resolution No. 2008-__ A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES adding Rule 13 to the City Council’s Rules of Procedure, thereby establishing the protocol to request information from City staff: and, 2) Repeal City Council Policy No. 5- City Requests Policy.
19. Agreement to Conduct Independent Third-Party Review of Parking and Traffic Studies in Connection with the Marymount College Expansion (Lynch)
Recommendation: Authorize the City to Retain Fehr and Peers to Review the Traffic Studies That Have Been Performed in Connection with the Marymount College Expansion Project.
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
Purchase of an easement from the St. Peter’s By the Sea Presbyterian Church located at 6410 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.
City Negotiators: City Manager; City Attorney; Director of Public Works
Negotiating Parties: Representatives of St. Peter’s By the Sea Presbyterian Church
Under Negotiation: Price
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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.