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AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING

MARCH 18, 2008 FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD

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7:00 P.M.       REGULAR SESSION        

CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL:                                                             NEXT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-21

                                                                                    NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 471
FLAG SALUTE:                                                      

CEREMONIAL:  Proclamation for Jacki Bacharach; Presentation of City Tiles to
     Outgoing Committee/Commission Members

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:  Public Records Act Requests Update 

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 the December 18, 2007 Regular Meeting.

3.         Professional Services Agreement for the Preparation of a Citywide Cost-Based Fee Study (Gyves)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a Professional Services Agreement with Revenue & Cost Specialists, LLC for the preparation of a citywide cost-based fee study.

4.        Professional Services Agreement for Arterial Roadway Rehabilitation Program (Bell)
Recommendation: Approve changes to the Professional Services Agreement (PSA) with Willdan.

5.         General Services Agreement with Los Angeles County (Petru)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-____, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE THE GENERAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES COVERING THE PERIOD OF JULY 1, 2008 TO JUNE 30, 2013.

6.         Letter of Support for Residents that Have Filed a Complaint with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Related to Excessive Power Interruptions (Gyves)
            Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor to sign the attached letter of support for residents in the Country Club subdivision that have filed a complaint with the CPUC related to excessive power interruptions.

7.        Professional Independent Audit Services – Request For Proposal (Downs)
                        Recommendation: 1) Approve the attached Request for Proposal for professional independent audit services; and, 2) Authorize Staff to solicit proposals from qualified Certified Public Accountant firms with experience auditing governmental agencies.

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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PUBLIC HEARINGS:

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 March 4, 2008] (Alvarez)
            Recommendation:  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, MEMORIALIZING THE CITY COUNCIL’S DECISION REGARDING APPEALS OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION DECISION AND APPROVING VIEW RESTORATION PERMIT NO. 2007-00019.

10.       Appeal of a Height Variation, Grading Permit, Site Plan Review and Extreme Slope Permit (Case No. ZON2007-00179) [5329 Bayridge Road] (Kim)
Recommendation: Continue the public hearing to the April 15, 2008 meeting.

PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

11.       Establishment of an Audit Committee (McLean)
Recommendation: Consider whether to direct Staff to prepare an analysis about the merits and issues regarding the establishment of an ad-hoc committee of the City Council to serve as the Audit Committee during FY08-09.
 
12.       Memorial for LAPD SWAT Officer Randal Simmons (Petru)
            Recommendation:  1) Name the pedestrian bridge in Sunset Point Park the “Officer Randal Simmons Memorial Bridge;” and, 3) Direct staff to return to Council with a budget adjustment to install appropriate signage in the park, place a plaque at the bridge and host a dedication ceremony.

13.       Update Regarding Status of the Easements for the Coolheights Cul-de-Sac and Related Trails and Rights-of-Way and Approval of Resolution Authorizing the Recordation of Related Documents (Lynch)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AUTHORIZING CITY STAFF MEMBERS TO ACCEPT AND RECORD VARIOUS EASEMENT AND GRANT DEEDS, AND GIVE STAFF DIRECTION IF ALL PARTIES DO NOT AGREE TO CONVEY THE EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY TO THE CITY.

14.       Palos Verdes Nature Preserve – Public Use Master Plan (PUMP) Preserve Trails Plan (PTP) (Mihranian)
Recommendation: 1) Review the PUMP Committee’s recommended trail routes and trail uses, as identified in the proposed Public Trails Plan, and if deemed acceptable, approve the Public Trails Plan for each of the following five reserves: a) Abalone Cove Reserve; b) Three Sisters Reserve; c) Forrestal Reserve;
d) San Ramon Reserve; and, e) Ocean Trails Reserve; 2) Review, and if deemed acceptable, approve the trail routes located within the Preserve identified as segments of the City’s Palos Verdes Loop Trail system and the City’s Coastal Access Trail system; and, 3) Direct Staff to prepare the appropriate code amendment language to Section 12.16.080 of the RPVMC to establish a tiered penalty system for violators of the Preserve Trail Plan.

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:

ADJOURNMENT:  Adjourn to Monday, March 24, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. at Hesse Park for a Closed Session to be followed by the Organization Assessment Workshop at 7:00 p.m.   

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.