RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
OCTOBER 7, 2008
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
Time Estimates: The time noted next to an agenda item is only an estimate of the amount of time that will be spent during the meeting on that particular item. Accordingly, these estimates should not be relied on in determining when a matter will be heard, especially since agenda items are often re-ordered during a meeting and may be discussed at any time.
6:00 P.M. CLOSED SESSION: SEE ATTACHED BROWN ACT CHECK LIST FOR DETAILS.
7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION
(15 mins) CALL TO ORDER:
ROLL CALL: NEXT RESOL. NO. 2008-91
NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 480
FLAG SALUTE: Palos Verdes Peninsula 4-H Club
MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS: Abalone Cove Beach Clean-Up; 35th Anniversary Celebration of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
PUBLIC COMMENTS: (This section of the agenda is for audience comments for items NOT on the agenda.)
CITY MANAGER REPORT:
(5 mins) 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 May 6, 2008 Regular Meeting and May 20, 2008 Adjourned Regular Meeting (Interviews).
3. Notification of Resignation of a Member of the Traffic Safety Commission (Morreale)
Recommendation: Receive and file.
4. Acquisition of Vehicle for the Public Works Department (Huey)
Recommendation: Authorize the Director of Public Works to execute a purchase contract for a new vehicle in the amount of $20,845.73.
5. Temporary Penalty Fee Waiver Program (Peterson)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, THEREBY ESTABLISHING A TEMPORARY PROGRAM TO WAIVE PENALTY FEES FOR CERTAIN CONSTRUCTION PERFORMED WITHOUT THE APPROPRIATE PLANNING APPROVALS AND/OR BUILDING PERMITS.
6. Reckless Use of Trails within the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve Violation Fee Schedule (Mihranian)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2008-44, WHICH ESTABLISHES ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE TO ESTABLISH AMENDED PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE ORDINANCE THAT PROHIBITS RECKLESS USE OF TRAILS WITHIN THE PALOS VERDES NATURE PRESERVE.
7. Annual Holiday Reception (Petru)
Recommendation: Select Monday, December 1, 2008 at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center for the 2008 City Holiday Reception.
8. Consultant for Solid Waste Procurement Process (Ramezani)
Recommendation: 1) Award a professional services contract to HF&H Consultants, LLC to assist the City in the residential solid waste procurement process; and, 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a professional services agreement with HF&H Consultants, LLC, with the amount not to exceed $137,500.
9. July 2008 Monthly Report of Cash Balances (McLean)
Recommendation: Receive and file the July 2008 Monthly Report of Cash Balances for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.
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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(10 mins) 11. Proposed Special Assessment to Recover Expenses Incurred by the City in the Abatement of a Nuisance on the Property Owned by Mr. and Mrs. Semelka at 26105 Barkstone Drive (Alvarez)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, THEREBY CONFIRMING THE PROPOSED SPECIAL ASSESSMENT OF $6,151.99 TO RECOVER CITY INCURRED EXPENSES IN BRINGING THE PROPERTY AT 26105 BARKSTONE DRIVE INTO COMPLIANCE WITH THE DECISION OF VIEW PRESERVATION PERMIT NO. 64 AND DIRECTING STAFF TO PROCEED WITH THE RECORDATION OF A LIEN AGAINST THE PROPERTY AT 26105 BARKSTONE DRIVE FOR SAID EXPENSES.
(20 mins) 12. Terranea Resort and Spa - ZON2008-00322 (Revision ‘I’ 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 ‘I’ TO CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 215, ET. AL., BY AMENDING THE COUNCIL ADOPTED CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL TO ALLOW SPECIFIC IMPROVEMENTS TO THE LOWER BEACH AREA CONSISTING OF IMPORTING SAND TO THE AREA LANDWARD OF THE EXTREME-HIGH TIDE LINE, INSTALLING SECURITY FENCING ADJACENT TO THE TOE OF THE BLUFF EDGE, CONSTRUCTING A VEGETATED DRAINAGE CHANNEL WITH NATIVE PLANTINGS TO DIVERT STORM WATER, AND CONSTRUCTING A PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE OVER THE PROPOSED DRAINAGE CHANNEL.
(2 mins) 13. 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) Conduct the public hearing on the adoption of the Ordinance, which proposes to incorporate into the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code certain changes that were made previously to the Los Angeles County Animal Control Ordinance; and, 2) ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 479, 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.
PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:
REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:
(10 mins) 14. Border Issues Status Report (Fox)
Recommendation: 1) Receive and file the current report on the status of border issues; and, 2) Consider directing the City’s Traffic Engineer and/or the City Geologist to review the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Silverdes project in Rolling Hills Estates.
(12 mins) 15. Request for Waiver of the Application Fee for a Fence, Wall and Hedge Permit on a Property Located at 2018 Jaybrook Drive (Planning Case No. ZON2007-00589) (Mikhail)
Recommendation: Deny the requested fee waiver.
(20 mins) 16. Advisory Board Membership Composition Process (Gyves)
Recommendation: 1) Authorize Staff to for Advisory Board appointments to the Emergency Preparedness Committee, Equestrian Committee, Finance Advisory Committee and Traffic Safety Commission; and,
2) Set Saturday, December 6, 2008 to interview and appoint the new Advisory Board Members and Thursday, December 4, 2008 as an alternative date for candidates who cannot make the Saturday interview.
(10 mins) 17. Consider Council Position on Proposition No. 11 – Redistricting Constitutional Amendment (Lehr)
Recommendation: Consider the background information provided on Proposition 11 Redistricting Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute, and decide whether to take a public position on the statewide ballot measure scheduled for the November 4, 2008 General Election.
(30 mins) 18. Conduct of Council Meetings: Proposed Rules Changes (Lehr)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, MODIFYING RULES 3.2, 5.2 AND 8 OF THE RULES OF PROCEDURE TO ENSURE EFFECTIVE DECISION-MAKING AND IMPROVE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION; 2) Approve additional procedural guidelines for the conduct of Council meetings for greater efficiency and clarity; and, 3) INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING SECTION 2.04.020 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE SO THAT CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS WILL COMMENCE EARLIER.
(5 mins) 19. City Council Meeting Schedule (Petru)
Recommendation: Reschedule the regular City Council meeting of Tuesday, November 4, 2008 to Thursday, November 6, 2008.
(15 mins) 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.)
(5 mins) COUNCIL DISCUSSION & SUGGESTION OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS:
(1 min) 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 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:
Name of Case: Monks v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County Superior Court. Case No. YS010425.
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