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AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AUGUST 4, 2009

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING

AUGUST 4, 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                                

  (15 mins) CALL TO ORDER:                                                            

ROLL CALL: 
                                                                                              NEXT RESOL. NO. 2009-55
                                                                                              NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 496
FLAG SALUTE:                  

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Recognition of the passing of Councilman Peter C. Gardiner and his contributions to the community; Remembering Elin Vanderlip; Announcement of Finance Advisory Committee Recruitment

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:  Status of State Budget (Director of Finance/Information Technology Dennis McLean); Traffic Enforcement Update (Deputy Chris Knox)

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 16, 2009 Regular Meeting.

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

4.         Claim Against the City by Hartford Insurance Company (Gyves)
Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.

5.         Funds Requested for Evaluating Additional Proposals for Residential Solid Waste Services (Ramezani)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009- __, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION 2009-40, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY 09-10, TO INCREASE THE BUDGET IN THE WASTE REDUCTION FUND;
2) Amend the professional services contract with HF&H Consultants, LLC to extend the scope of services for work needed regarding evaluating additional proposals, and increase their existing contract in the amount not to exceed $152,500 by a maximum additional amount of $13,000, for a total contract not to exceed $165,500; and, 3) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to sign Amendment No. 1 to the professional services contract with HF&H Consultants, LLC.

6.         Park Ranger Salary Range (Petru)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ADDING A NEW SALARY RANGE FOR THE POSITION OF PARK RANGER AND RESCINDING RESOLUTION NO. 2008-48.

7.         License Agreement with Verizon Wireless (Petru)
Recommendation: 1) Approve a License Agreement with Verizon Wireless for the installation and maintenance of a telecommunications facility at Robert E. Ryan Park; and, 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute said agreement.

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

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

10.       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)  11.       East Tract 16540 Portuguese Bend Club Zone Change (Case No. ZON2009- 00053) [Continued from July 7, 2009] (Mikhail)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009-__, 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 “CLEAN-UP” ZONE CHANGE FOR EAST TRACT 16540; and,
2) INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO.__, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING CASE NO.  ZON2009-00053, A “CLEAN-UP” ZONE CHANGE FOR EAST TRACT 16540 - PORTUGUESE BEND CLUB TO MAINTAIN CONSISTENCY WITH THE CITY’S LOCAL COASTAL SPECIFIC PLAN AND TO CHANGE THE ZONING OF CERTAIN PORTIONS OF SPECIFIC PROPERTIES THAT ARE ZONED SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL (RS-2) OR DUAL-ZONED SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL
(RS-2 AND RS-5) TO SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL (RS-5) WITH NO CHANGES TO PORTIONS OF LOTS THAT ARE ZONED OPEN SPACE HAZARD (OH).

(15 mins)              12.       Terranea Resort and Spa: ZON2009-00198 (Revision ‘L’ to Conditional Use Permit No. 215, et. al.) (Mihranian)
Recommendation:  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING REVISION ‘L’ TO CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 215, ET. AL. BY AMENDING THE COUNCIL ADOPTED CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL TO ALLOW: 1) THE EXTENSION OF THE COMPLIANCE DATE FOR COMPLETING OUTSTANDING CONDITIONS FROM AUGUST 1, 2009 TO NOVEMBER 1, 2009, OR PRIOR TO ISSUANCE OF THE FINAL CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY FOR THE MAIN HOTEL BUILDING, WHICH EVER OCCURS FIRST; and, 2) THE EXPANDED OPERATION OF THE SPA AND MASSAGE FACILITIES FOR “OUTCALL MASSAGES” AND “CHAIR MASSAGES” WITHIN THE PROPERTY LIMITS OF THE RESORT.

PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(5 mins)    13.       Gifts for Parks (Rosenfeld)
Recommendation: Accept Gifts for Parks donations, and direct staff to prepare donor letters of appreciation for the Mayor’s signature.

(15 mins)  14.       Potential Establishment of a Recreation and Parks Committee (Waters)
Recommendation: Staff recommends that the City Council not establish a Recreation and Parks Committee.

(5 mins)    15.       2008 Organizational Assessment – Status Report (Petru)
Recommendation:  Receive and file.

(5 mins)                16.       League of California Cities Annual Conference – Voting Delegate and Alternates (Morreale)
Recommendation: 1) Appoint a second Voting Alternate for the League of California Cities Annual Business Meeting and General Assembly to be held on Friday, September 18, 2009; and, 2) Consider the Council’s position regarding the two proposed resolutions submitted for consideration at the League of California Cities’ Annual Conference.

(10 mins) 17.       County-City Special Indemnity Agreement Related to the Sheriff’s Contract and              Liability Trust Fund (Petru)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor to sign the County-City Special Indemnity Agreement related to the Sheriff’s Contract and the Liability Trust Fund.

(30 mins) 18.       City Council Vacancy (Lynch)
Recommendation: Determine whether to appoint an individual to fill the vacancy on the City Council and, if so, establish the process the City Council will use to fill the vacancy.

(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 in the memory of Councilman Peter C. Gardiner to a time and place certain, only if the City Council wishes 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)

Existing Litigation:
G.C. 54956.9(a)

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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