AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 6, 2008 AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 6, 2008 AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 6, 2008

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AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 6, 2008 AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 6, 2008 AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 6, 2008
AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2008
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD

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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.

7:00 P.M.       REGULAR SESSION                                

(15 mins) CALL TO ORDER:                                                            

ROLL CALL:                                                                        NEXT RESOL. NO. 2008-106
                          
                                                                      NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 481
FLAG SALUTE:                  

CEREMONIAL:  City Tiles for former Commission/Committee 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:

NEW BUSINESS

   (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 June 17, 2008 Regular Meeting.
           
3.         Border Issues Status Report (Fox)
Recommendation: Receive and file the current report on the status of border issues.

4.         City Hall Campus Electrical System Improvements (Bell/Motahari)
Recommendation: Award and authorize the Mayor to execute the contract in the amount not to exceed $30,500 with Nikolakopulos & Associates Inc., Consulting Electrical Engineers, to provide electrical engineering design services for the City Hall campus including installation of the power generator and the associated electrical systems.         
           
5.         Contract Addendum No. 3 for the Marymount College Facilities Expansion Environmental Impact Report (Mihranian) 
Recommendation: Approve Contract Addendum No. 3 to the Agreement for Consulting Services between the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and Robert Bein, William Frost & Associates (RBF) for the Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report for the Marymount College Facilities Expansion Project, in the amount of $57,400.

6.         Professional Engineering Services for Residential Streets Overlay and Slurry Seal Program (FY08-09) (Vaish)
Recommendation: 1) Award professional service contract to Harris & Associates for Design Services and Construction Management & Inspection Services for the Residential Street Overlay and Slurry Seal Project Fiscal Year 08-09; and, 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a Professional Services Agreement with Harris & Associates for a not to exceed amount of $52,690 for Design Services and $44,600 for Construction Management & Inspection services, and authorize the expenditure of up to an additional $5,000 for each service.

7.         Revision to Investment Policy – FY08-09 (McLean)
Recommendation: Approve the proposed revision to the FY08-09 Investment Policy for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes to enable further diversification of the City’s cash portfolio as may be deemed appropriate.          

8.         August 2008 Monthly Report of Cash Balances (McLean)
Recommendation: Receive and file the August 2008 Monthly Report of Cash Balances for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

9.         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.

9A.      Upgrade of Traffic Signals Project at the Intersection of Crenshaw Blvd. and Crestridge Road (Bell)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, TO DELEGATE AUTHORIZATION TO THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS TO EXECUTE THE SUBJECT PROJECT’S MASTER AGREEMENTS, PROGRAM SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENTS, FUND EXCHANGE AGREEMENTS, FUND TRANSFER AGREEMENTS AND ANY AMENDMENTS THERETO WITH THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

9B.      Hold Harmless Agreement that has been provided by the Developer of the Terranea Project to address Condition No. 167 Concerning Storm Flows (Lynch)
Recommendation: Approve the Hold Harmless Agreement that is attached to the Staff Report.

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PUBLIC HEARINGS:

(5 mins) 10.       Appeal of the Planning Commission’s Denial of Case No. ZON2008-00091 for a General Plan Amendment and Zone Change for property located at 28103 Hawthorne Boulevard (Valero Gas Station site) (Schonborn)
Recommendation: Continue the public hearing to the January 20, 2009 City Council meeting to allow recirculation of the project’s Mitigated Negative Declaration since a broader range of potential commercial uses needs to be analyzed due to CVS’s withdrawal from the application.

(20 mins) 11.       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 (Mikhail)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, THEREBY CERTIFYING A NEGATIVE DECLARATION PURSUANT TO THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT DETERMINING THAT NO SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS WOULD RESULT FROM THE PROPOSED “GREEN BUILDING” CODE AMENDMENT; and, 2) INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. 2008-__, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, THEREBY AMENDING TITLE 15 (BUILDING CODE) AND TITLE 17 (DEVELOPMENT CODE) OF THE CITY’S MUNICIPAL CODE TO ESTABLISH A VOLUNTARY GREEN BUILDING PROGRAM AND TO ESTABLISH SPECIFIC MANDATORY GREEN PRACTICES AND DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS (CASE NO. ZON2007-00598).

PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(60 mins) 12.       Overnight Parking Restrictions of All Vehicles Including Oversized Vehicles   (Dragoo)
Recommendation: 1) Direct Staff to proceed in developing an ordinance and implementation plan consistent with Option 1 – Oversized Vehicle Parking Permit Program; and, 2) Direct Staff to develop a policy proposal and community outreach effort for restricting overnight parking for all vehicles.

(10 mins)  13.       Evaluation of “One Hour Rule” Council Protocol to Request Information from City Staff (Lehr)

Recommendation: Affirm that Resolution No. 2008-24, which established the protocol to request information from City staff, has been an effective policy and should be retained with no changes.

(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 a time and place certain only if you wish to meet prior to the next regular meeting.    

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