AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA, DECEMBER 1, 2009

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AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA, DECEMBER 1, 2009
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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING

DECEMBER 1, 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                                   

(20 mins) CALL TO ORDER:                                                            

ROLL CALL: 
                                                                                                NEXT RESOL. NO. 2009-90
                                                                                                NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 501
FLAG SALUTE:                                                      

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Mayor’s Business Recognition: Terranea Resort and Spa

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

CERTIFICATION OF ELECTION:

(5 mins each) 1.  Ceremonial Matters

A. Presentation to Mayor Clark
B. Presentation to Councilman Dyda
C. Presentation to Gardiner Family
D.  Remarks by Continuing Council Members

2.         Certification of Election Results (Morreale)
Attachment to Certification of Election SR (Late Correspondence)
Recommendation:  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, RECITING THE FACTS OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION HELD IN SAID CITY ON NOVEMBER 3, 2009, DECLARING THE RESULTS THEREOF AND SUCH OTHER MATTERS AS PROVIDED BY LAW.

3A.      Swearing in and Seating of Newly Elected Council Members Misetich and Campbell (Morreale)

COUNCIL REORGANIZATION:

3B.      Council Reorganization

A.  Selection of Mayor
Action Required:  City Clerk will ask for nominations for Mayor.

B.  Selection of Mayor Pro Tem
Action Required:  Newly appointed Mayor will ask for nominations for Mayor Pro Tem.

C. Comments by Newly Appointed Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem.

RECESS/RECEPTION:

RECYCLE DRAWING:

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:        

4.         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. 
                                        
5.         Approval of the Minutes (Morreale)
Recommendation: Approve the Minutes of the October 20, 2009 Regular Meeting.  

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

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

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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PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(15 mins) 9.          Innovative Traffic Safety Technologies Report (Jules)
Recommendation: 1) Receive and file information regarding innovative traffic safety technology projects; and, 2) Direct staff to draft a letter of support for Assembly Bill 987 for the Mayor's signature and submit to Assembly Member Fiona Ma’s and Assembly Member Bonnie Lowenthal’s offices.

(15 mins) 10.        Approval of Agreement between the City and the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority for Park Ranger Services (Waters)
Recommendation: Approve and authorize the Mayor to execute the 120-day agreement between the City and the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority in an amount not to exceed $23,000 for Park Ranger services.

(15 mins) 11.        Sheriff Issued Picture Identifications and City Council Badges (Stern)
Recommendation: 1) The City Council should adopt a policy eliminating the City Council badges; 2) When identification of Council Members is appropriate, the Sheriff issued photo identification, which actually shows the person claiming to be a Council Member should be sufficient for legitimate identification purposes;
3) Unfortunately, past Council Members have “lost” badges so there are badges out in the public held by persons who are not actually Council Members, and hence the badge does not actually prove the identity of the holder as a present Council Member; and, 4) If City Council Members believe that it is desirable to have a medallion of some sort, I suggest that the City have a medallion designed like our City logo; however, it should not be made to look like a law enforcement officer’s badge of any sort. 

(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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