RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
OCTOBER 21, 2008
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
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7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION
(15 mins) CALL TO ORDER:
ROLL CALL: NEXT RESOL. NO. 2008-96
NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 480
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 10, 2008 Adjourned Regular Meeting/Budget Workshop; May 20, 2008 Regular Meeting; and,
June 3, 2008 Regular Meeting.
3. Neighborhood Beautification Grant Awards (Cycle 19) (Bell)
Recommendation: 1) Approve forty-two grant applications for the Neighborhood Beautification Program Cycle 19 totaling $157,650; 2) Deny one grant application from Pacific View HOA for reasons that the requested landscaping improvements at Lower Hesse Park do not fall under the scope of “Neighborhood Beautification,” where the improvements can be seen from the Public Right of Way by Rancho Palos Verdes residents; 3) Deny second grant application from Rolling Hills Riviera HOA for reasons that their project from Cycle 18 has not been completed; and, 4) Request City Council to extend recognition to the five outstanding participants in the Cycle 18 Neighborhood Beautification Grants.
Recommendation: 1) Grant an Easement to the Sanitation District of Los Angeles County; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT NO. 5 OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY TO RECORD SAID EASEMENT WITH THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY RECORDER.
5. Amendments to City Council Rules of Procedure (Lynch)
Recommendation: 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.
6. City Council Meeting Schedule (Petru)
Recommendation: Reschedule the interview of advisory board candidates previously scheduled at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 4, 2008 to 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 in the Fireside Room at Hesse Park.
7. Health Insurance Contributions (Petru)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING THE CITY’S MAXIMUM MONTHLY CONTRIBUTION AMOUNTS FOR EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS.
8. Adjustment to Arterial Roads Rehabilitation Program (Vaish)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL FOR THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION 2008-47, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR
FY08-09, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT INCREASE OF $1.2 MILLION IN THE CITY’S STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM IN THE CIP FUND AND THE PROPOSITION C (“PROP C”) FUND, WHICH HAS AN ACCUMULATED AND UN-APPROPRIATED FUND BALANCE THAT IS OTHERWISE NOT USED IN FY08-09; 2) Amend the professional services contract with Willdan Engineering to extend the scope of services and increase the existing
FY08-09 design contract in the amount of $55,332 by a maximum additional amount of $59,250 for a total contract of $114,572; and, 3) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to sign the amendment to the professional services contract with Willdan Engineering.
9. Acceptance of Open Space Lots (Trump National Golf Course Project) (Pfost)
Recommendation: 1) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the Indemnity Agreement between the City and V.H. Property Corporation pertaining to the City’s acceptance of “Marilyn Ryan Sunset Point Park” (Lot A of VTTM No. 50666) and the “Bluff-top Lot” (Lot G of VTTM No. 50666); and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ACCEPTING CERTAIN OPEN SPACE LOTS WITHIN THE TRUMP NATIONAL GOLF CLUB PROJECT.
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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(30 mins) 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, 28220 Highridge Road [Continued from September 16, 2008] (Fox)
Recommendation: 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 PLANNING COMMISSION-RECOMMENDED 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 28-UNIT RESIDENTIAL CONDOMINIUM PROJECT AS RECOMMENDED BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON AUGUST 12, 2008.
(10 mins) 12. Code Amendment (Case No. ZON2007-00598), a Request to Amend Title 15 (Building Code) and Title 17 (Development Code) of the City’s Municipal Code to encourage “Green Building” Construction (Rojas)
Recommendation: Continue the public hearing to the November 6, 2008 meeting.
(30 mins) 13.Revision “PP” to the Trump National Golf Course Project (Pfost)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ADOPTING ADDENDUM 37 TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT NO. 36; 2) ADOPT URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AUTHORIZING AN EXTENSION TO THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT TO JANUARY 22, 2009; 3) Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to Execute the Documents on Behalf of the City; 4) Extend Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. 50666 consistent with the term of the Development Agreement; and, (5) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING GRADING PERMIT NO. 1541 TO ALLOW AN EXTENSION TO THE OPERATION OF THE DRIVING RANGE TO JANUARY 22, 2009.
PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:
REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:
(15 mins) 14. Consider Council Position on Proposition 1A (Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act) and Measure R (Traffic Relief and Rail Expansion Ordinance) (Lehr)
Recommendation: 1) Consider the background information provided on the following: a) Proposition 1A Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act; and, b) Measure R Traffic Relief and Rail Expansion Ordinance; and, 2) Decide whether to take a public position on the statewide ballot measures scheduled for the November 4, 2008 General Election.
(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:
ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to Monday, October 27, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at Hesse Park for an Adjourned Regular Meeting/TSC Joint Workshop.
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