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AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING May 6, 2008 FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING May 6, 2008 FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING May 6, 2008 FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING

MAY 6, 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. 2008-29
                                                                                                NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 471

FLAG SALUTE:                                                      

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Acknowledgment of Building and Safety Week; Motorcycle Safety Month; Household Hazardous & E-Waste Round Up on May 10, 2008

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:        

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 February 5, 2008 Regular Meeting and the March 29, 2008 Adjourned Regular Meeting.

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

4.         Designation of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health as the Local Enforcement Agency to Enforce the Minimum Standards for Solid Waste Handling and Disposal (Ramezani)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-___,  A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, REQUESTING THAT THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH’S SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM BE DESIGNATED as the Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) to Enforce the Minimum Standards for Solid Waste Handling and Disposal.

5.         Award On-Call Professional Services Agreements for Landscape Architectural Services (Ramezani)
Recommendation: 1) Award on-call professional services agreements to LRM, Ltd., Pamela Burton & Company, Richie-Bray, Inc., and Withers and Sandgren, Ltd. for FY 07-08 and 08-09 to provide landscape architectural services for the City on an on-call basis; and, 2) Authorize the expenditure of up to $60,000 with each of these firms, with a not to exceed amount of $25,000 for a single project.

6.         March 2008 Treasurer’s Report (McLean)
            Recommendation: Receive and file the March 2008 Treasurer’s Report for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.
 
7.         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:

8.         Terranea Resort and Spa - ZON2008-00206 (Revision ‘H’ to Conditional Use Permit 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 ‘H’ TO CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 215, ET. AL., TO:  1) AMEND VARIANCE NO. 489 TO APPROVE  CONSTRUCTION HOURS BEYOND THE TIMES PERMITTED BY THE MUNICIPAL CODE; 2) AMEND CONDITION NO. 23 TO EXTEND THE PERMITTED HOURS OF CONSTRUCTION PERFORMED IN THE ENCLOSED INTERIORS OF THE MAIN HOTEL, SPA, AND FITNESS BUILDINGS BETWEEN 6:00 A.M. AND 10:00 P.M.; 3) AMEND CONDITION NO. 49G TO CLARIFY THE TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE LIMIT FOR THE LOWER POOL FACILITY; AND, 4) APPROVE A SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT TO ALLOW CONSTRUCTION ON THE FOLLOWING LEGAL HOLIDAYS:  COLUMBUS DAY 2008, VETERANS DAY 2008, MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY 2009, PRESIDENTS’ DAY 2009, AND MEMORIAL DAY 2009.

PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

9.         City Advisory Board Chair (Morreale)
            Recommendation: Appoint the Chair for the Oversight Committee for the Water Quality Flood Protection Program.
           
10.       RPV Coast Vision Plan – Issues Matrix (Mihranian)
            Recommendation: Review the Issues Matrix derived from concerns raised at the November 10, 2007 workshop and provide Staff with final input and direction on the unresolved issues so that the consultants can prepare the final Vision Plan document.

11.       Tactical Plan for 2008 (Petru)
             Recommendation: Set goals for the two-year period ending in December 2009 and develop specific strategies, with timelines, for achieving them.

12.       Land Acquisition Purchase Agreement (Lynch)
             Recommendation:  Approve the Purchase and Sale Option and Donation Agreement with York Long Point Associates, LP or give alternate direction to the City negotiators.

13.       Review of Job Descriptions (Petru)
            Recommendation: 1) Review the job descriptions for Human Resources Manager in the City Manager’s Office and Senior Engineer (Traffic Emphasis) in the Public Work’s Department; and, 2) Authorize staff to proceed with recruitments to fill these two positions.

14.       Implementation of Affordable Housing Programs (Pfost/Schonborn)
            Recommendation: Due to the upcoming July 1, 2008 deadline to expend certain affordable housing funds, approve Staff’s approach to first implement the Affordable Housing Program that entails purchasing existing market-rate units for conversion to affordable housing (Program 1) and authorize the expenditure of up to $500,162 of RDA set-aside funds and $338,018 of in-lieu funds towards the purchase of two market-rate condominium units for conversion to affordable housing units.

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 Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. at Hesse Park for the Community Leaders’ Breakfast to be followed by the Budget Workshop.

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:

Potential Litigation:
            G.C. 54956.9(b)

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:

Based on a threat of litigation received from Andrea Joannou on January 9, 2008 regarding 40 Cherry Hill in a meeting with City Manager Lehr, City Attorney Lynch and Director of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement Rojas.  A copy of the memorandum from the City Attorney documenting the threat of litigation that was made is on file in the City Clerk’s Office.

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 Stern; Director of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement Rojas; Mike Kilroy; Bill Swank; and Henry Jurgens

Negotiating Parties: York Long Point Associates

Under Negotiation:    Price and Terms of Payment

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.