AMENDED AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING APRIL 7, 2009 AMENDED AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING APRIL 7, 2009 AMENDED AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING APRIL 7, 2009

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AMENDED AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
APRIL 7, 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. 2009-21

                                                                        NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 488
FLAG SALUTE:                  

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Mayor’s Business Recognition of the Month – Think Prime Steak House

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 February 17, 2009 Regular Meeting and the February 28, 2009 Special Meeting/Tactical Planning Workshop.

3.       FY07-08 Single Audit Report (Downs)
Recommendation: Receive and file the Single Audit of Federally Assisted Grant Programs dated June 30, 2008 (“Single Audit Report”).

4.       South Bay Regional Transit Project (Gyves)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor to sign the letter of support for a Federal grant application submitted by the Cities of Redondo Beach and Torrance for the construction of the South Bay Regional Transit Centers Project.

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

6.        Adoption of Ordinance No. 487 – Second Reading (Pfost)
Recommendation:  ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 487, “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 AMENDING MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 17.26.030.E FOR THE PURPOSE OF FURTHER DEFINING THE LAND USE CATEGORY “HOMES FOR THE AGED.”

7.        Resolution for the Retention of Fees for Administrative Costs Related to the Collection of Building Permit Fees Required by Senate Bill 1473 (Christman)
Recommendation:  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, REGARDING THE BUILDING PERMIT FEE REQUIRED BY SENATE BILL 1473 AND RETENTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE FEES RELATED THERETO.

8.        Claim Against the City by Kathleen Ampudia (Gyves)
Recommendation: Reject claimant’s application for leave to present a late claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.

9.        Second Amendment to Professional Services Agreement RPV TV Station Manager (Lehr)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the second amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with Mark J. Doddy to provide Station Manager duties for RPV TV.

10.       Furniture Procurement for the Planning Department (Motahari)
Recommendation:  1) Award a contract to D&R Office Works, Inc. for the design, purchase, and installation of modular furniture and a new counter at the Planning Department in the amount of $65,179 and authorize staff to spend up to an additional $821 for possible extra work or unforeseen conditions, for a total authorization of $66,000; and, 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a contract with D&R Office Works, Inc.

11.      Martingale Trail Easement Realignment (Trester)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER, THE DEPUTY CITY MANAGER, OR THE DIRECTOR OF PLANNING, BUILDING AND CODE ENFORCEMENT OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES TO: 1) ACCEPT AN EASEMENT DEED DEDICATING TO THE CITY REAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS THE “MARTINGALE TRAIL EASEMENT” (INSTRUMENT NO. 78-168460) AND
2) EXECUTE A CORRESPONDING QUITCLAIM OF A PORTION OF THE TRAIL EASEMENT TO MR. AND MRS. GLENN SMITH. 

12.       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.

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

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

15.      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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PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(30 mins)  16.      Palos Verdes Nature Preserve – Public Use Master Plan (Mihranian)
Recommendation: 1) Review and provide Staff with direction on the Public Use Master Plan (PUMP) Committee’s recommendations pertaining to permitted land uses and activities (archery, paragliding, farming, etc.) in the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve; 2) Provide Staff with direction on additional issues to be addressed in the final PUMP document, such as nighttime use of the Preserve, annual reporting requirements, and monitoring and enforcement; 3) Receive and file the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy 6-month report on trail use at the Portuguese Bend Reserve; and, 4) Disband the PUMP Committee and direct Staff to come back at a later date to recognize the PUMP Committee with City tiles. 

 (10 mins)  17.     Palos Verdes Drive South - Metro Bikeway Grant Status (Jules)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the Letter of Agreement (LOA) with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO) for the Bike Compatible Roadway Safety and Linkage on Palos Verdes Drive South, Project ID #F1506, TIP #LAF1506.

(30 mins)  18.      Proposed Sister Cities Program (Gyves/Madrid)
Recommendation: Provide further direction to staff, and if desired select a Sister Cities subcommittee of the City Council to work in conjunction with support staff to: 1) Search for a potential sister city; 2) Conduct outreach to potential sister cities to ascertain interest; and, if appropriate, 3) Explore a partnership with Sister Cities International to solidify the relationship with the selected sister city.

(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. 

  CLOSED SESSION AGENDA CHECKLIST

Based on Government Code Section 54954.5

(All Statutory References are to California Government Code Sections)

 

Potential Litigation:
G.C. 54956.9(c)

The City Council will be meeting in Closed Session to determine whether to approve a Tolling Agreement with the County of Los Angeles, which will extend the time within which the City must file a claim or a lawsuit against the County pertaining to the County’s use of a portion of the Contract Cites’ Liability Trust Fund.

Conference with Real Property Negotiators

            G.C. 54956.8

Potential purchase of open space:
 
Property:                                Filiorum: APN 7572-012-024, 7572-012-028, 7572-012-029, 7573-003-016, 7581-023-031, 7581-023-029, 7572-002-022

City Negotiators:       City Manager; City Attorney; Mayor Clark; Director of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement Rojas; Mike Kilroy; Bill Swank; and Henry Jurgens

Negotiating Parties: York Long Point Associates

Under Negotiation:  Price and Terms of Payment

Existing Litigation:
G.C. 54956.9(a)

  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.

 

Name of Case:         Rancho Palos Verdes Neighbors for Community Compatibility v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court. Case No. BS119893.

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