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

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

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING

MARCH 3, 2009
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD

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

(10 mins) CALL TO ORDER:                                                            

ROLL CALL:                                                NEXT RESOL. NO. 2009-13
                                                                        NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 486
FLAG SALUTE:                  

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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 January 12, 2009 Special Meeting; January 13, 2009 Adjourned Regular Meeting; and, the January 21, 2009 Adjourned Regular Meeting.

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

4.          Adoption of Ordinance No. 484 – Prezoning Ordinance Related to the Highridge Condominiums Project, Located at 28220 Highridge Road (Fox)
Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 484, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, PREZONING THE 440-SQUARE-FOOT PORTION OF THE HIGHRIDGE CONDOMINIUMS PROJECT (ASSESSOR’S PARCEL NO. 7589-007-802), LOCATED AT 28220 HIGHRIDGE ROAD, AS “RESIDENTIAL, MULTI-FAMILY, 22 DWELLING UNITS PER ACRE” (RM-22).

5.         Adoption of Ordinance No. 485 – Regulating Availability of Toilet and Hand Washing Facilities for Food Peddling from Motorized Vehicles (Petru)
Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 485, AN ORDINANCE OF
THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING CHAPTER 5.28 (PEDDLERS) OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE TO REGULATE PEDDLING BY REQUIRING TOILET AND HAND WASHING FACILITIES WITHIN 200 FEET OF FOOD PEDDLING FROM A MOTORIZED VEHICLE.

6.           Mayor’s Appointment to the LAX Community Noise Roundtable (Gyves)
Recommendation: Designate Beverly Ackerson as the City’s resident representative and Senior Administrative Analyst Gary Gyves as the alternate representative to the LAX Community Noise Roundtable for calendar year 2009 and reevaluate the issue next year to determine whether or not to continue the appointments in calendar year 2010.

7.         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.

7A.      Amendments to the Competitive Service and Management Personnel Rules (Mausser)
Recommendation: Adopt Resolution No. 2009-___, a Resolution of City Council of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes authorizing the City of Rancho Palos Verdes to implement an amendment to the Competitive Service Employee Personnel Rules and Management Employee Personnel Rules.  

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PUBLIC HEARINGS:

In connection with Public Hearing Item No. 8, staff recommends that the Redevelopment Agency (RDA) Meeting be convened at this time, so that the public hearings being held by the RDA and the City Council in connection with this matter can be held concurrently.

(3 hrs)      8.           Proposed Affordable Housing Complex (Case Nos. ZON2008-00649 and SUB2008-00008) on RDA Property Located at the NW Corner of Crestridge Road and Crenshaw Boulevard (Pfost)

Exhibit A - Resolution No. 2009-_, certifying a MND for the proposed project
Exhibit B - Resolution No. 2009-_, conditionally approving the proposed project
Exhibit C - Urgency and Non-Urgency Ordinances for Zone Change and ZTA
Exhibit D - Agreement to Provide Financial Assistance for Predevelopment Expenses
Exhibit E - Mitigated Negative Declaration/Initial Study
Exhibit F - February 10, 2009 Planning Commission Staff Report (without attachments)
Exhibit G - January 13, 2009 Planning Commission Minutes
Exhibit H - January 13, 2009 Planning Commission Staff Report (without attachments)
Exhibit I - Affordable Housing Background Report
Exhibit J - Correspondence Received to Date
Exhibit K - Geology Report
Exhibit L - Traffic Study
Exhibit M - Biological Study

Recommendation:  1) Receive a detailed presentation by Staff and AMCAL on the proposed project; 2) Hear testimony from the public; 3) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CERTIFYING A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE PROPOSED PROJECT; 4) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CONDITIONALLY APPROVING A GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT, CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT, GRADING PERMIT, AND VARIANCE FOR A 34-UNIT AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMPLEX; 5) ADOPT URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING A ZONE CHANGE (CASE NO. ZON2008-00649) ON A PORTION OF AN EXISTING 19.63 ACRE PARCEL LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF CRESTRIDGE ROAD AND CRENSHAW BLVD. (APN#7589-013-905) FROM OPEN SPACE HAZARD (OH) TO INSTITUTIONAL (I); AND ALSO A ZONE TEXT AMENDMENT TO AMEND MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 17.26.030.E FOR THE PURPOSE OF FURTHER DEFINING THE LAND USE CATEGORY “HOMES FOR THE AGED”; AND DECLARING THE URGENCY THEREOF; 6) INTRODUCE ORDINANCE
NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING A ZONE CHANGE ON A PORTION OF AN EXISTING 19.63 ACRE PARCEL LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF CRESTRIDGE ROAD AND CRENSHAW BLVD. (APN#7589-013-905) FROM OPEN SPACE HAZARD (OH) TO INSTITUTIONAL (I); AND ALSO A ZONE TEXT AMENDMENT TO AMEND MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 17.26.030.E FOR THE PURPOSE OF FURTHER DEFINING THE LAND USE CATEGORY “HOMES FOR THE AGED” (CASE NO. ZON2008-00649); 7) Enter into an Agreement with AMCAL Multi-housing Inc., to provide financial assistance for certain predevelopment expenses, with the assignment of certain rights to the City; and, 8) Continue the public hearing to March 17, 2009, so the Council/Agency can consider whether to enter into a Disposition and Development Agreement with AMCAL Multi-housing, Inc., which will establish the contractual responsibilities of the Developer and the City/Agency in connection with the development of this project.

RECESS THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING:

(15 mins)    9.         Zone Change Amendment Initiation Request (Case No. ZON2009-00053);
Applicant: City of Rancho Palos Verdes; Property Addresses: the Portuguese Bend Club East, Tract 16540, Which Encompasses the Following Properties: 4156, 4150, 4144, 4136, 4126, 4124, 4112, 4110, 4104, and 4048 Palos Verdes Drive South; 4111, 4109, 4105, 4101, 4100, 4108, 4112 Sea Horse Lane; and, 4194, 4187, 4188, 4184, 4181, 4178, 4174, 4173, 4171, 4170, 4164, 4161, 4158, 4157, 4151, 4150, 4147, 4144, 4130, 4125, 4118, 4115, 4110, 4105, and 4100 Maritime (Mikhail)
Recommendation: Direct Staff to proceed with the proposed “clean up” zone change for the East Tract 16540 Portuguese Bend Club properties by changing the current zoning of the neighborhood from two separate Single-Family Residential zoning districts (RS-2 and RS-5) to one Single-Family Residential zone (RS-5) to maintain consistency with the City’s Local Coastal Specific Plan and existing development.

PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(15 mins)   9A.       Second Amendment to the City Manager’s Employment Agreement (Lynch)
Recommendation: Approve the Second Amendment to the City Manager’s Employment Agreement.

(1 hour)     10.        Planning Case No. ZON2009-00007 (Code Amendment and Environmental Assessment): Revisions to the Landslide Moratorium Ordinance (Chapter 15.20 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code) to Establish an Exception Category to Allow the Development of Undeveloped Lots in Zone 2 (Fox)
Recommendation: 1) Receive public comments on the proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration; 2) INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER 15.20 (MORATORIUM ON LAND USE PERMITS) OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE TO ESTABLISH AN EXCEPTION CATEGORY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF UNDEVELOPED LOTS IN
ZONE 2; 3) Continue this matter to a date certain on or after March 11, 2009; and, 4) Authorize Staff to create a 5-member technical panel to review the entire Landslide Moratorium Area in light of the Monks decision and make recommendations to the City Council regarding future actions that should be taken.

(10 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:

CLOSED SESSION REPORT:

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

 
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