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AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AUGUST 18, 2009

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING

AUGUST 18, 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.

7:00 P.M.       REGULAR SESSION                                

(10 mins) CALL TO ORDER:                                                            

ROLL CALL:                                                                                              NEXT RESOL. NO. 2009-59

                                                                                                                      NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 497
FLAG SALUTE:                  

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Remembering Elin Vanderlip

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 (McLean)

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 18, 2009 Adjourned Regular Meeting and the July 7, 2009 Adjourned Regular Meeting.

3.         FY08-09 Continuing Appropriations & Fiscal Year-End Budget Adjustments (Downs)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2008-47, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY08-09, TO REDUCE THE BUDGET FOR THE APPROVED CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS; 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2009-40, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY09-10, TO INCREASE THE BUDGET FOR THE APPROVED CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS; and, 3) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2008-47, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY08-09, TO ADJUST THE BUDGET IN THE GENERAL FUND, THE STREET MAINTENANCE FUND, AND THE RPV TV FUND.

4.         Approve Program Supplement Agreement No. 009-N for Street Improvements on Hawthorne Boulevard, Palos Verdes Drive West (PVDW) and Palos Verdes Drive South (PVDS) (Jules)
Recommendation: 1) Approve Program Supplement Agreement No. 009-N for street improvements on Hawthorne Boulevard, PVDW, and PVDS; and,
2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ADMINISTERING AGENCY-FEDERAL PROGRAM SUPPLEMENT AGREEMENT NO. 009-N FOR FUNDING OF THE ARTERIAL STREET IMPROVEMENTS ON HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD, PALOS VERDES DRIVE WEST, AND PALOS VERDES DRIVE SOUTH RESURFACING PROJECT AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE THE AGREEMENT.

5.         Adoption of Ordinance No. 496 – East Tract 16540 Portuguese Bend Club Zone Change (Case No. ZON2009-00053) (Mikhail)
Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 496, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING 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).

6.         Undergrounding of Utilities Across PVDS at McCarrell Canyon (Braatvedt)
Recommendation: Authorize a change to the McCarrell Canyon Storm Drain construction contract with Cedro Construction to place the existing overhead utilities underground where they cross Palos Verdes Drive South at the Tarragon property and authorize the expenditure of up to $68,000 in budgeted funds to accomplish this work.

7.         Approval of City Council Policy No. 42 Regarding the Form of Staff Recommendations to the City Council (Rojas)
Recommendation:  Adopt City Council Policy No. 42 regarding the form of staff recommendations to the City Council.

8.         Revised License Agreement with Verizon Wireless (Petru)
Recommendation: 1) Approve a revised 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.

9.         Adoption of Ordinance No. 495 - Code Amendment to Chapter 17.11 “Affordable Housing” and Chapter 17.96 “Definitions” (Case No. ZON2009-00125) (Schonborn)
Recommendation:  ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 495, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING CHAPTER 17.11 (AFFORDABLE HOUSING) AND CHAPTER 17.96 (DEFINITIONS) OF THE CITY’S MUNICIPAL CODE TO CONFORM TO STATE DENSITY BONUS LAW.

10.       Network Modification Plan – Approval of Agreement Regarding Upgrade of Primary Firewall (McLean)
Recommendation:  Approve the Consulting Services Agreement with Calsoft for the upgrade of the primary firewall, including implementation services and staff training.

11.       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:

(20 mins) 12.        Terranea Resort and Spa:  ZON200-00198 (Revision L” to Conditional Use Permit No. 215, et. al.) [Continued from August 4, 2009] (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 CONDITION COMPLIANCE DATE FOR SPECIFIC 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; 2) THE ADDITION OF CONDITION 13A REQUIRING THE APPLICANT TO REIMBURSE THE CITY FOR ALL OF THE COSTS THE CITY INCURRED IN CONNECTION WITH DEVELOPING THE TOT REBATE ORDINANCE AND PROGRAM; THE DUE DILIGENCE THAT WAS PERFORMED IN CONNECTION WITH EVALUATING THE APPLICANT’S ABILITY TO REPAY THE TOT TO THE CITY, AND THE CONDITIONS THAT SHOULD BE IMPOSED ON THE APPLICANT IF THE APPLICANT WERE TO ENROLL IN THE TOT REBATE PROGRAM; AND, 3) THE EXPANDED OPERATION OF THE SPA AND MASSAGE FACILITIES FOR “OUTCALL MASSAGES.”

(3 hours)               13.       Appeal of the Planning Commission’s Conditional Approval of the Marymount College Facilities Expansion Project: Conditional Use Permit No. 9 – Revision “E,” Grading Permit, Variance, Minor Exception Permit, Master Sign Permit and Environmental Assessment (Case No. ZON2003-00317) - 30800 Palos Verdes Drive East (Mihranian)
Recommendation:  Uphold the Planning Commission’s conditional approval of the proposed expansion project with the following modifications: 1) Reduce the footprint of the proposed Athletic Building an additional 10-feet from top of slope; 2) Reduce the height of the proposed Athletic Building a total of 10-feet; and,
3) Increase the setback buffer of the lower terrace of the east parking lot.

PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(20 mins)  14.      Filling the Vacancy on the City Council (Lynch)
Recommendation:  Determine whether to appoint an individual to fill the vacancy on the City Council.

 (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:

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

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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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