AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING FEBRUARY 3, 2009 FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING FEBRUARY 3, 2009 FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING FEBRUARY 3, 2009 FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD

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AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING FEBRUARY 3, 2009 FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING FEBRUARY 3, 2009 FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING FEBRUARY 3, 2009 FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING

FEBRUARY 3, 2009 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.

6:00 P.M.       CLOSED SESSION:  SEE ATTACHED BROWN ACT CHECK LIST FOR  DETAILS.
           
7:00 P.M.       REGULAR SESSION            
                    

(10 mins) CALL TO ORDER:

                                                           

ROLL CALL:                                                      NEXT RESOL. NO. 2009-07
                                                                              NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 483
FLAG SALUTE:                  

CEREMONIAL:        Employee Service Pins     

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS: The Mayor’s RPV Heroes Program; Neighborhood Awareness

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:  Introduction of Human Resources Manager, Eric Mausser

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 September 20, 2008 Adjourned Regular Meeting; November 6, 2008 Adjourned Regular Meeting; and, January 6, 2009 Regular Meeting.

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

4.         Household Hazardous Waste/Electronics Waste Collection Siting Liability Agreement with the County of Los Angeles (Ramezani)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the attached Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Collection Siting Liability Agreement with the County of Los Angeles and County Sanitation District No. 2 of Los Angeles County.

5.         Claim Against the City by Kathleen Pappo (Gyves)
            Recommendation:  Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.

6.         Claim Against the City by Ana Martinez (Gyves)
Recommendation:  Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.

7.         Notice of Completion - Palos Verdes Drive South (PVDS) Storm Drain Rehabilitation (Dragoo)
            Recommendation: 1) Accept the work as complete; and 2) Authorize the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the County Recorder.

8.         Records Retention and Destruction Schedules (Lynch/Morreale)
Recommendation:  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING CITY DOCUMENT RETENTION SCHEDULES AND AUTHORIZING THE DESTRUCTION OF CERTAIN CITY RECORDS AS PROVIDED BY SECTION 34090 OF THE CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT CODE.

9.         Register of Demands (McLean)
Recommendation:  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009-__, 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:

(15 mins)              10.       Appeal of Planning Case No. ZON2007-00593 (Goddard): Request to Overturn the Planning Commission’s Denial of a Proposal for a 6,507-Square-Foot, 2‑Story Single-Family Residence and Attached Second Dwelling Unit on a Vacant Lot, Located at 5 Cayuse Lane (Fox)
Recommendation:  Take no action on the appeal and remand the appellant’s revised 5,911-square-foot project to the Planning Commission for reconsideration.

PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(10 mins)              11.       Mayor’s Appointment of City Council Members to Intergovernmental Organizations and Associations (Morreale)
Recommendation:  Appoint the members of Council to the various intergovernmental organizations and associations.

(10 mins)              12.       FY07-08 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (Downs)
Recommendation:  Receive and file the following: the FY07-08 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, and the Independent Auditors’ Management Letter.

(10 mins)              13.       Request for Waiver of the Appeal Fees Related to View Restoration Permit Case No. 203 [Requestor: Dr. and Mrs. Aelony, 3632 Vigilance Drive] (Alvarez)
Recommendation:  Deny the requested appeal fee waiver.

(5 mins)                14.       City Council Meeting Schedule – Tactical Planning Workshop (Petru)
            Recommendation: Re-schedule the Tactical Planning Workshop to Tuesday, March 3, 2009, to follow the regular City Council meeting that same evening.

(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. 

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:

Existing Litigation:
G.C. 54956.9(a)

Name of Case:   Monks v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County Superior Court.  Case No. YS010425.

Name of Case:   VH Property Corp. and VHPS LLC v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes, et al, Los Angeles County Superior Court.  Case No. BC404048.

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.  

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