AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING June 6, 2009 AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING June 6, 2009 AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING June 6, 2009

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AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING June 6, 2009

AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING

 JUNE 2, 2009
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD

                                                                       

REMOTE SITE:
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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. 2009-34

                                                                                              NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 489
FLAG SALUTE:                  

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Remembering founding Councilmember David “Cisco” Ruth; Mayor’s Business Recognition of the Month: Clean Bay Program Recognition for Businesses; SCE Free Solar Information Session

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 May 5, 2009 Regular Meeting.

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

4.         Extension of Professional Services Agreement for Community Development Block Grant Program Administration FY09-10 (Huey)
Recommendation: Approve the option to renew a professional services agreement with Diana Cho and Associates to continue providing Community Development Block Grant Program administration services for the period July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010 for a not-to-exceed amount of $17,500.

5.         Extension of Professional Services Agreement for FY09-10 Home Improvement Program Administration (HIP) (Huey)
Recommendation: Approve the option to renew a professional services agreement with MDG and Associates to continue providing Home Improvement Program administration services through the Community Development Block Grant Program for the period July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010 for a not-to-exceed amount of $30,000.

6.         Proposed Changes to the Home Improvement Program Guidelines (Huey)
Recommendation: Amend the Program Guidelines of the Home Improvement Program (HIP) to provide grants of up to $7,000 and deferred loans, at zero (0%) percent interest up to a maximum of $13,000, with a minimum of $5,000 per household.

7.         Crossing Guard Services for 2009-2010 School Year: Amendment to Contract with All City Management Services (Petru)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute an amendment to the agreement with All City Management Services, Inc. (ACMS), for an amount not to exceed $17,767.00 to provide crossing guard services at Miraleste Intermediate School and Silver Spur Elementary School for the 2009-2010 School Year.

8.         Adoption of Ordinance No. 488, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ADOPTING BY REFERENCE TITLE 10, ANIMALS, OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY CODE, AMENDING CERTAIN SECTIONS THEREOF AND AMENDING CHAPTER 6.04 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE (Gyves)
Recommendation: Adopt Ordinance No. 488; an Ordinance of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, adopting by reference  Title 10, Animals, of the Los Angeles County Code, amending certain sections thereof and amending Chapter 6.04 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code.

9.         Approval of Agreement between the City and the Portuguese Bend Cooperative Nursery School (Waters)
Recommendation: Approve and authorize the Mayor to execute the agreement between the City and Portuguese Bend Cooperative Nursery School.

10.       Annenberg Foundation Grant for Point Vicente Interpretive Center Phase II Exhibits (Waters)
Recommendation: Accept matching in-kind service grant up to $300,000 from the Annenberg Foundation to be used for design, creation, and installation of Point Vicente Interpretive Center Phase II indoor exhibits. Approve exception to formal bid process to utilize the services of Storyline Studios, an exhibit design firm.

11.       Traffic Signal Maintenance Services (Jules)
Recommendation: 1) Award a contract for Traffic Signal Maintenance Services for Fiscal Years 09-10, 10-11, and 11-12 to Econolite Traffic Engineering and Maintenance, Inc. and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a contract; and, 2) Authorize the expenditure of $48,188.60 for traffic signal maintenance services for FY 09-10.

12.     Air Quality Management District (AQMD) Contract for a Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) Local Government Match Program Grant (Huey)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the attached contract with the Air Quality Management District (AQMD) on behalf of the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) for a Local Government Match Program grant in the amount of $50,000.

 13.    Support Letter Regarding the Los Angeles Metro Harbor Subdivision Transit  Corridor (Petru)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor to sign a letter to Los Angeles Metro supporting the Harbor Subdivision Transit Corridor.

14.       Contract Renewal for View Restoration Mediator and View Restoration Arborist Professional Services (Trester)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an extension of the professional services agreements with the City’s View Restoration Mediator, Ms. Coleen Berg; and the City’s View Restoration Arborist, Mr. David Hayes, to provide mediation and arboriculture services, respectively, on an as-needed basis to the City for an additional two years.

15.       Contract Renewal for Biological Consulting Services (Harwell)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an extension of the professional service agreement with David Magney Environmental Consulting to provide on-call biological consulting services on an as-needed basis to the City for an additional two-year period.

16.       Contract Renewal for Geotechnical Consulting Services (Kim)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the proposed agreement with Zeiser Kling Consultants, Inc. to provide geology and geotechnical engineering consulting services on an as-needed basis to the City for an additional two years.
 
17.       Extension of Contracts for as Needed Building and Safety Consultant Services (Christman)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a professional service agreement with Charles Abbott Associates (CAA) Inc. to continue to provide building inspection and plan check services to the City on an as-needed basis through June 30, 2011, and 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a professional services agreement with Scott Fazekas Associates (SFA) Inc. to continue to provide building inspection services to the City on an as-needed basis through June 30, 2011.

18.       March 2009 Monthly Report of Cash Balances (McLean)
Recommendation: 1) Receive and file the March 2009 Monthly Report of Cash Balances for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

19.       April 2009 Monthly Report of Cash Balances (McLean)
Recommendation: 1) Receive and file the April 2009 Monthly Report of Cash Balances for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

20.       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)  21.     Residential Solid Waste and Recycling Rate Adjustments for USA Waste of California DBA Waste Management of Los Angeles for FY09-10 (Ramezani)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the maximum rates that USA Waste of California dba Waste Management of Los Angeles can charge single-family and multi-family customers in FY 09-10; and 2) Increase the City’s FY09-10 Collector Fee by $40,925. 

(60 mins)  22.       Appeal of the Planning Commission’s Approval of Case No. ZON2007-00046 (Variance and Coastal Permit) for property located at 24 Sea Cove Drive (Schonborn)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES denying the appeal and upholding the Planning Commission’s DECISION TO conditionalLY  approval Case No. ZON2007-00046 for a VARIANCE AND Coastal Permit TO ALLOW AN AFTER THE FACT POOL, SPA, AND OUTDOOR CHIMNEY BARBECUE WITHIN THE COASTAL STRUCTURE SETBACK ZONE ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 24 SEA COVE DRIVE.

(5 mins)  23.    Water Quality and Flood Protection Program–Annual User Fee Rate–FY09-10  (Singer)
Recommendation: 1) Receive, review and file the independent Water Quality and Flood Protection Program Annual Report, dated May 13, 2009, prepared by the Oversight Committee for the storm drain program; 2) Conduct a public hearing pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 5473.2 and Section 3.44.40 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code on June 2, 2009 on the Annual Report prepared by Harris & Associates, the Annual Report prepared by the Oversight Committee and information provided by Staff, and determine whether to collect the Storm Drain User Fee (the “Fee”) for FY 09-10, and if so, the rate per Equivalent Residential Unit (“ERU”) for FY 09-10; 3) At the conclusion of the Public Hearing determine the existence or absence of a majority protest; 4) In the absence of a majority protest, Staff recommends that the Council determine that the rate per ERU for FY 09-10 shall be $89.47 as set forth in the Annual Report, adopt the attached Resolution No. ___; A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES FINALLY ADOPTING A REPORT, AS FILED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE STORM DRAIN USER FEE ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 3.44 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE; DETERMINING THE AMOUNT OF SUCH FEE FOR FY 09-10; AND ORDERING THAT SUCH FEE BE COLLECTED ON THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES TAX ROLL FOR FY 09-10; and 5) In the event of a majority protest, direct Staff to present to Council at a subsequent Council meeting a resolution determining the amount of the Storm Drain User Fee for FY09-10 and providing for an alternative method of collecting the Storm Drain User Fee for FY09-10.

(60 mins) 24.      Draft city Budget for Fiscal Year 2009-2010 (Petru)
Recommendation: Provide staff with further direction regarding the draft Budget for Fiscal Year 2009-2010.

PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(10 mins) 25.      Recreation Facilities Tactical Goal Update (Rosenfeld)
Recommendation: Receive and file update on the Recreation Facilities Tactical Goal.

 (30 mins) 26.       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 a status update from Staff regarding the revisions to the Landslide Moratorium Ordinance mandated by the Monks decision; and provide direction to Staff as to whether or not the City Council concurs with Staff’s recommendation that an Environmental Impact Report should be prepared.

 (15 mins) 27.    2009 Five-Year Financial Model (Downs)
Recommendation: 1) Review the Draft 2009 Five-Year Financial Model (2009  Model), and provide direction regarding the assumptions and content; 2) Based on the needs of the City and the analysis of revenues derived from the Utility Users Tax required by Municipal Code Section 3.30.190 annually, determine that the current Utility Users Tax rate of 3% continues to be a necessary General fund revenue source and the current rate of 3% should be maintained; 3) Based on the needs of the City and the analysis of revenues derived from the Golf Tax required by Municipal Code Section 3.40.140 every four years, determine that the current Golf Tax rate of 10% continues to be a necessary General fund revenue source and the current rate of 10% should be maintained.

(5 min)  28.      Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan (Singer)
Recommendation: Adopt and file the 2009 Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan.

(20 mins)   29.   Introduce an Ordinance of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes Creating Chapter 10.36 (On-Street Parking of Oversized Vehicles) of Title 10 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code (Dragoo)
Recommendation: INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CREATING CHAPTER 10.36 (ON-    STREET PARKING OF OVERSIZED VEHICLES) OF TITLE 10 OF THE             RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE, 2) Authorize the implementation of the Oversized Vehicle Permit Parking Program during the 2009/10 Fiscal Year, and 3) Direct Staff to add $82,540 to the draft FY2009-10 budget.
                       
(15 mins)  30.       Neighborhood Permit Parking Educational Outreach (Jules)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the Neighborhood Permit Parking and Overnight Parking Restriction Outreach Plan as recommended by the Traffic Safety Commission and authorize $2,278 to be added to the Draft FY09-10 budget for program implementation and include and additional $20,000 for public outreach consulting services if the Oversized Vehicle Program is not approved; and, 2) INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO.___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, MODIFYING THE PARKING PERMIT PROCEDURES AND AMENDING THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE.
 
(10 mins)              31.       One-Year Extension to the Current Five-Year Contract with Los Angeles County for Law Enforcement Services (Petru)
Recommendation: 1) Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute a one-year extension to the 2004 Five-Year City-County Law Enforcement Services Agreement on behalf of the City; and, 2) Authorize the Mayor to sign a letter to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors urging the Board to approve the one-year extension to the existing contract.

(15 mins)  32.       Ordinance Amending Chapter 5.24 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code (Massage Establishments and Technicians) (Lynch)
Recommendation: INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO.____, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING CHAPTER 5.24 (MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENTS AND TECHNICIANS) OF THE CITY’S MUNICIPAL CODE.

(30 mins ) 33.       Terranea Resort – Request for Financial Assistance Using Future Transient Occupancy Tax Revenue (McLean)  
Recommendation: 1) Introduce the proposed Ordinance that is expected to be distributed as Late Correspondence; and 2) Receive and file the summary report from Hospitality Valuation Services regarding its findings from its review of information provided by Lowe Enterprises regarding Terranea.

(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 file a lawsuit against the County pertaining to the County's use of a portion of the Contract Cites' Liability Trust Fund.

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