AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL

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**ADJOURNED REGULAR AGENDA & INTERVIEWS

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AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MEETING

SEPTEMBER 15, 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.       REGULAR SESSION (INTERVIEWS-FIRESIDE ROOM)

 

7:00 P.M.       REGULAR SESSION (COUNCIL CHAMBERS)                                  

 

(20 mins)          CALL TO ORDER:

                                                           

ROLL CALL:                                                                                                NEXT RESOL. NO. 2009-66

                                                                                                NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 499

FLAG SALUTE:                  

 

CEREMONIAL:  Presentation of City tiles to former Equestrian Committee Members

 

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Mayor’s Business Recognition of the Month – Ralph’s Market; Recognition of Emergency Response Volunteer Organizations  

 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 July 7, 2009 and July 21, 2009 Regular Meetings.

 

3.         New Five-Year Contract with Los Angeles County for Law Enforcement Services (Petru)         

            Recommendation:  1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, REQUESTING ADDITIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES FROM THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT UNDER THE CITY-COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES AGREEMENT; and, 2) Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute the 2009 City-County Law Enforcement Services Agreement on behalf of the City.

 

4.         Claim Against the City by Jane Bowers (Gyves)

            Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.

 

5.         State of California Recreational Trails Program Grant – Palos Verdes Nature Preserve at the Forrestal Reserve (Mihranian)

Recommendation:  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AUTHORIZING STAFF TO FILE A STATE RECREATIONAL TRAILS PROGRAM (RTP) GRANT FOR TRAIL AND TRAILHEAD IMPROVEMENTS AT THE FORRESTAL RESERVE AND COMMITTING THE ALLOCATION OF 12% MATCHING FUNDS FOR THE GRANT PROJECT, IF APPROVED.

 

6.         State of California Habitat Conservation Fund Project Grant – Palos Verdes Nature Preserve at the Portuguese Bend Reserve (Mihranian)

            Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009- __, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AUTHORIZING THE PALOS VERDES PENINSULA LAND CONSERVANCY (PVPLC), ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, TO SUBMIT A GRANT APPLICATION FOR THE STATE’S HABITAT CONSERVATION FUND FOR TRAIL AND HABITAT RESTORATION TO THE AREA DAMAGED BY THE RECENT FIRE AT THE PORTUGUESE BEND RESERVE.

 

   7.         Item removed from the Agenda.

 

8.         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:

 

(5 mins)            9.         Appeal of the Planning Commission’s Denial of Case No. ZON2001-00213 (Grading and Site Plan Review) for Property Located at 2700 ½ San Ramon Drive (Schonborn)        

            Recommendation: Take no action on the appeal and remand the appellant’s revised project to the Planning Commission for reconsideration.

 

(20 mins)          10.       Revision “SS” to the Trump National Golf Course Project [Continued from July 21, 2009] (Pfost)

Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ADOPTING ADDENDUM 39 TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT NO. 36; 2) ADOPT URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING AMENDMENT NO. 8 TO THE TRUMP NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT, AUTHORIZING AN EXTENSION TO THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT TO MARCH 17, 2010, AND DECLARING THE URGENCY THEREOF; 3) Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute the documents on behalf of the City; 4) Extend Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. 50666 consistent with the term of the Development Agreement; and, 5) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING GRADING PERMIT NO. 1541 TO ALLOW AN EXTENSION TO THE OPERATION OF THE DRIVING RANGE TO MARCH 17, 2010.

 

PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

 

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

 

(15 mins)          11.      Request to Waive a Portion of the Penalty Fee for an After-the-Fact Extreme Slope Permit and Site Plan Review (Case No. ZON2009-0317) for a property Located at 6842 Crest Road (Kim)

Recommendation: Approve a modification of the applicant’s fee waiver request, thereby agreeing to waive $817 in penalty fees as opposed to the applicant’s request to waive $2,299 in penalty fees associated with the submittal of a current after-the-fact planning application.

 

(15 mins)         12.       Pilot Program Status Report on the Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) System (Petru/Lehr)

Recommendation: 1) Receive a status report on the initial six-month operation of the Automatic License Plate Recognition System; and, 2) Direct staff to present the findings at the Regional Law Enforcement Committee meeting on November 12, 2009 to determine if there is interest in expanding the program regionally.

 

(15 mins)         13.       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 for the Future Development of the Sixteen (16) Monks Plaintiffs’ Undeveloped Lots in Zone 2 (Fox)

Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CERTIFYING THE MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION AND MITIGATION MONITORING PROGRAM; and, 2) ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 498, 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 TO ALLOW FOR THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SIXTEEN (16) MONKS PLAINTIFFS’ UNDEVELOPED LOTS IN ZONE 2.

 

 (5 mins)          14.       Code Amendment to Chapter 17.11 “Affordable Housing” and Chapter 17.96 “Definitions” (Case No. ZON2009-00125) (Schonborn)

Recommendation:  REINTRODUCE 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.

 

(5 mins)           15.       East Tract 16540 Portuguese Bend Club Zone Change (Case No. ZON2009-00053) (Mikhail)

Recommendation: REINTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. 496 AND ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 496U, 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), AND DECLARING THE URGENCY THEREOF.

 

(5 mins)            16.       Amended and Restated Agreement to Purchase Additional Acreage to be Included in the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve (Rojas/Lynch)

Recommendation: 1) Approve the Amended and Restated Purchase, Sale and Donation Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions between the City, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC), and York Long Point Associates (YLPA) to purchase 161 acres of open space and accept 30 acres of donated open space; 2) Authorize the Mayor to execute the Agreement and its attachments on behalf of the City; and, 3) Find that the purchase and donation is consistent with the City’s General Plan.

 

(5 mins)            17.       Grant Applications for Acquisition of Open Space (Ramezani/Rojas)

Recommendation: 1) Approve the submission of an application for grant funds from the State of California, Department of Parks and Recreation, Bond Act of 2002 for Per Capita Grant in an amount up to $220,000, for the acquisition of critical natural lands and wildlife habitat in the Portuguese Bend area for preservation as open space; 2) Approve the submission of an application for grant funds from the County of Los Angeles, Regional Park and Open Space, for Proposition A (Measure A) Grant in the amount of $15,913 for the acquisition of critical natural lands and wildlife habitat in the Portuguese Bend area for preservation as open space; 3) Approve the use of up to $419,087 of Capital Improvement Project Fund Reserves for the acquisition of critical natural lands and wildlife habitat in the Portuguese Bend area for preservation as open space; and, 4) 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 FISCAL YEAR 2009-10, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT TO THE CITY’S MEASURE A CAPITAL FUND, AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FUND.

 

(10 mins)          18.      Proposed Amendment of City Council Policy No. 37 (Stern)

Recommendation: 1) Direct Staff to approach the Annenberg Foundation on the feasibility of designing and incorporating the Wall of Honor as part of the current joint enhancement program for Lower Point Vicente Park; and, 2) Modify Policy No. 37 to provide that when naming a City facility after an individual, a period of at least two years shall have passed following the death of such person, to allow perspective and a period of reflection before the City Council acts to name a facility after that individual.  That passage of time will increase the likelihood that decisions comply with the standards of our Policy No. 37.

 

(10 mins)         19.       Ordinance Adopting a City Council Salary In Lieu of the Current Monthly Expense Reimbursement (Lynch)

Recommendation: INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CODIFYING THE COMPENSATION POLICY FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS’ EXPENSES AND AMENDING THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE.

 

(5 mins)          20.        Appointments to the Finance Advisory Committee (Morreale)

            Recommendation:  Appoint two members to the Finance Advisory Committee to fill vacancies, each with an unexpired term of office until December 6, 2010.

           

 (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 Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 7:00 P.M. at Hesse Park for an Adjourned Regular Council Meeting/Joint Planning Commission Workshop.

 

American with Disabilities Act: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, if you require a disability-related modification or accommodation to attend or participate in this meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 310 544-5208 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. 

 

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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