AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL, December 5, 2010

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AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL, December 5, 2010
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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING

JANUARY 5, 2010

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. 2010-01
                                                                                                NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 505

FLAG SALUTE:                 

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

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:  Park Ranger and Park Improvements Status 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 November 17, 2009 Regular Meeting.

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

4.         Adoption of Ordinance No. 502 - Revision to Planning Case No. ZON2009-00007 (Code Amendment and Environmental Assessment): Further 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’ Lots in Zone 2 to Increase the Maximum Permitted Quantity of Grading per Lot from Less than 50 Cubic Yards to Less than 1,000 Cubic Yards (Fox)
            Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ADOPTING FURTHER 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’ LOTS IN ZONE 2 TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM PERMITTED QUANTITY OF GRADING PER LOT FROM LESS THAN 50 CUBIC YARDS TO LESS THAN 1,000 CUBIC YARDS.

5.         Adoption of Ordinance No. 504 – Code Amendment, a Request to Amend Chapter 15.34 of Title 15 (Building and Construction Code) of the City’s Municipal Code to Implement a New Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (Mikhail)
Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 504, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, TO AMEND MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 15.34 TO IMPLEMENT THE STATE’S REQUIREMENTS FOR WATER EFFICIENT LANDSCAPING ON SPECIFIC PUBLIC AND PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS.

6.         Award Contracts for On-Call Professional Services (Dragoo)
Recommendation: 1) Authorize awarding a contract for on-call professional services to LRM, Ltd.; Withers and Sandgren, Ltd.; Masoud Dejban, Inc.; and, Richie Bray, Inc.; and; 2) Authorize the expenditure of up to $60,000 with each of these firms, with a not to exceed amount of $25,000 for a single project.

7.         All American Asphalt Change Order for Median Improvements on Palos Verdes Drive West (PVDW) and Hawthorne Blvd. (Jules)
Recommendation: Authorize a change order in the amount of $433,181.20 for median improvements along Palos Verdes Drive West and Hawthorne Boulevard to All American Asphalt Residential Roadway Rehabilitation contract.

8.         Appeal of the Planning Commission’s Approval of Case No. ZON2007-00253, a Revised Interpretation Regarding the Coastal Setback Line on Properties in the City’s Coastal Zone (Schonborn)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2010-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, DENYING THE APPEAL BY MS. PAMELA SIMES AND FURTHER REVISING THE DIRECTOR’S INTERPRETATION (CASE NO. ZON2007-00253) DETERMINING THAT THE LOCATION OF THE CITY’S COASTAL SETBACK LINE ON INDIVIDUAL PROPERTIES WITHIN THE COASTAL ZONE SHALL BE BASED ON THE CITY’S OFFICIAL ZONING MAP; and, 2) Direct staff to initiate a Code Text Amendment clarifying that there is a 25-foot minimum setback from the Coastal Setback Line.

9.         Register of Demands (McLean)
Recommendation:  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2010-__, 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)                10.       Planning Case No. ZON2009-00314 (Code Amendment Initiation Request): A Request to Consider Initiating a Code Amendment to Revise the City’s Exotic Animal Keeping Regulations (Fox)
Recommendation:  Unless otherwise directed by the City Council, receive and file the Staff report and take no action to initiate a Code Amendment to revise the City’s Exotic Animal Permit regulations.

 (20 mins)   11.       Future Agenda Items – Status Update and Request for Direction (Lehr)
Recommendation: Provide further direction to staff as may be consistent with staff recommendations.

 (10 mins)   12.      Mayor’s Appointment of City Council Members to Intergovernmental Organizations and Associations and City Subcommittees (Morreale)
Recommendation: Discuss and confirm appointments of the members of Council to the various intergovernmental organizations and associations and City Subcommittees.

 (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.)

ADJOURNMENT:  Adjourn to Saturday, January 9, 2010, at 9:30 A.M. at Hesse Park for a City Council Team Building Workshop.

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