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AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING Septemebr 16, 2008 FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING Septemebr 16, 2008 FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING Septemebr 16, 2008 FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING

SEPTEMBER 16, 2008
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD

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7:00 P.M.       REGULAR SESSION                                

CALL TO ORDER:

                                                           

ROLL CALL:                                                                        NEXT RESOL. NO. 2008-81
                                                                                                NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 479
FLAG SALUTE:                                                      

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:        

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 March 24 Adjourned Regular Meeting/Organizational Assessment Workshop and the April 29, 2008 Adjourned Regular Meeting.

3.         Notification of Resignation of a Member of the Finance Advisory Committee (Morreale)
Recommendation: Receive and file.

4.         Funding for a Service Agreement for “On-Call” Building Inspection Services (Christman)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION NO. 2008-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, THEREBY APPROVING A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT TO FUND ON-CALL BUILDING SERVICES; and, 2) Authorize the Mayor to execute a professional services agreement with Scott Fazekas & Associates to provide On-Call Building Inspection Services on an as-needed basis to the City in an amount not to exceed $35,000.

5.         Adoption of Ordinance No. 478 Amending Chapter 15.42 (Floodplain Management) of Title 15 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code (Lynch)
Recommendation:  ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 478, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING CHAPTER 15.42 (FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT) OF TITLE 15 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE. 

6.         State of California Recreational Trails Program Grant – Palos Verdes Nature Preserve at the Forrestal Reserve (Mihranian/Ramezani)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES,  AUTHORIZING STAFF TO FILE A STATE RECREATIONAL TRAILS PROGRAM (RTP) GRANT FOR TRAIL AND TRAILHEAD IMPROVEMENTS AT THE FORRESTAL RESERVE AND COMMITTING THE ALLOCATION OF 12% MATCHING FUNDS FOR THE GRANT PROJECT, IF APPROVED. 

7.         Award Professional Services Contract to CBM Consulting, Inc. (Dragoo)
Recommendation: 1) Authorize the award of a contract with CBM Consulting, Inc. for Professional Services up to $126,000 for assistance in the administration of the Water Quality and Flood Protection Program; and, 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the Professional Services Agreement with CBM Consulting, Inc.

8.        Increase Contract Amount with CBM Consulting, Inc. for Temporary Staffing Services (Dragoo) Recommendation:  1) Authorize an increase to the contract with CBM Consulting, Inc. for Professional/Technical Services for assistance with a temporary staffing vacancy in the Public Works Department, Maintenance Superintendant position; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION 2008-_____, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING RESOLUTION 2008-47, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008-09, FOR A TRANSFER OF $40,000 FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE PUBLIC WORKS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM.

9.         FY07-08 Continuing Appropriations & Fiscal Year-End Budget Adjustments (Downs)
Recommendation: 1) 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 REDUCE THE BUDGET FOR THE APPROVED CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS; 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2008-47, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY08-09, TO INCREASE THE BUDGET FOR THE APPROVED CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS; 3) 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 THE BUDGET IN THE GENERAL FUND, BEAUTIFICATION FUND, PROPOSITION C FUND, AND DEVELOPMENT IMPACT MITIGATION FUND; and, 4) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2008-47, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY08-09, TO ADJUST THE BUDGET IN THE GENERAL FUND, BEAUTIFICATION FUND, PROPOSITION C FUND, HABITAT RESTORATION FUND, AND DEVELOPMENT IMPACT MITIGATION FUND.  

10.       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:

11.       Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. 68796, General Plan Amendment, Zone Change, Conditional Use Permit, Grading Permit, Density Bonus and Environmental Assessment (Planning Case Nos. SUB2007-00003 & ZON2007-00072): Highridge Condominiums, 28820 Highridge Road (Fox)
Recommendation: Accept the recommendations of the Planning Commission to: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, THEREBY CERTIFYING THE MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE PROJECT; and 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, THEREBY CONDITIONALLY APPROVING THE REQUESTED VESTING TENTATIVE TRACT MAP NO. 68796, GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT, ZONE CHANGE, CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT, GRADING PERMIT AND DENSITY BONUS FOR THE PROPOSED 28-UNIT RESIDENTIAL CONDOMINIUM PROJECT.

12.       Revision "OO" to the Trump National Golf Course Project (Case ZON2008-00294) (Pfost)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING ADDENDUM NO. 36 TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT NO. 36; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 162 TO ALLOW LOT 18 OF TRACT NO. 50667 TO GRADE OVER AN EXTREME SLOPE (CASE NO. ZON2008-00294).

PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

13.       Request for a Letter of Public Convenience or Necessity (Schonborn)
Recommendation: Authorize the City Manager to sign and deliver a Letter of Public Convenience or Necessity to the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for beer and wine sales at the new Chevron convenience store and gasoline station at 29421 Western Avenue.

14.       Border Issues Status Report (Fox)
Recommendation: Receive and file the current report on the status of border issues.

15.       Goh Memorial Request (Petru)
Recommendation: Grant permission to place a memorial bench to James Goh at Ocean Front Estates with a small plaque no larger than 5 inches by 8 inches in size mounted on a standard City park bench, with the final location to be approved by the Director of Public Works.

16.       2008 Organizational Assessment Final Report - Recommendations Matrix (Petru)
Recommendation: 1) Determine if Recommendation No. 44, or any others, should not be pursued at this time; 2) Determine if Recommendation Nos. 13, 14, 46 and 57, or any others, identified as “Administrative” should instead be “For Council Decision;” and, 3) Determine if Recommendation Nos. 3 and 22, or any others, identified as “For Council Decision” should instead be delegated to staff for implementation.
           
17.       Donor Recognition Site at Del Cerro Park (Mihranian)
Recommendation: Approve the primary donor recognition site design scheme, as identified in the Council adopted Vision Plan, and authorize the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy to construct the proposed site improvements at Del Cerro Park.

18.       Review of Capital Improvement Plan Framework (Singer)
Recommendation: Adopt the draft Capital Improvement Plan framework (see Attachment A).

19.       An Ordinance of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes Adopting by Reference Title 10, Animals, of the Los Angeles County Code, and Amending Chapter 6.04 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code (Lynch)
Recommendation:  1) INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO.___, OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ADOPTING BY REFERENCE TITLE 10, ANIMALS, OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY CODE, AND AMENDING CHAPTER 6.04 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE; and, 2) Direct the City Clerk to set a public hearing on the adoption of the Ordinance for October 7, 2008, at 7:00 p.m., at City Council Chamber and to advertise the public hearing by publication according to Government Code Section 50022.3.

20.       Consider Council Position on Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act (Lehr)
Recommendation: Consider the background information provided on Proposition 2 Anti-Animal Cruelty Act (April 9, 2008), and decide whether to take a public position on the statewide ballot measure scheduled for the November 4, 2008 General Election.

21.       Mayor’s Appointment of City Council Members to the Lower Pt. Vicente Enhancement Ad Hoc Committee (Morreale)
Recommendation: 1) Authorize the creation of the Lower Pt. Vicente Enhancement Ad Hoc Committee; and, 2) Appoint two City Council Members to serve on the Lower Pt. Vicente Enhancement Ad Hoc Committee.
 
22.       Set Date for City Council Meeting – Status Update and Site Visit to Lower San Ramon Canyon/25th Street (Bell)
Recommendation: Select October 4, 2008 for a Council Meeting for a brief presentation and site visit of the Lower San Ramon Canyon/25th Street problem area.

23.       Joint Meeting/Workshop of the City Council and Traffic Safety Commission (Bell)
Recommendation: Consider a joint meeting of the City Council and Traffic Safety Commission regarding Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program to be held on either Monday, October 27, 2008, or Monday, November 24, 2008, at 7:00 P.M. at Hesse Park.

24.       Staff Appreciation Breakfast (Lehr)
Recommendation: Schedule a Staff Appreciation Breakfast hosted by Council Members for City employees for Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at Point Vicente Interpretive Center.

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 Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 8:00 a.m. at Hesse Park for a Follow-Up Team Building Workshop.

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.  

Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the City Council after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection at the front counter of the lobby of the City Hall Administration Building at 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes during normal business hours.

You can also view the agenda and staff reports at the City’s website www.palosverdes.com/RPV.