RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA , FEBRUARY 16, 2010

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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ,FEBRUARY 16, 2010
AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING

FEBRUARY 16, 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.
                                   
6:00 P.M.       CLOSED SESSION: SEE ATTACHED BROWN ACT CHECK LIST FOR DETAILS. (FIRESIDE ROOM - PRIOR TO INTERVIEWS)
                                   
6:20 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. 2010-10
                                                                                               NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 506
FLAG SALUTE:                  

CEREMONIAL:  Whale of a Day Poster Contest Winners (Starr)

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Conclusion of FPPC Investigation

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:  Storm Update and Appreciation

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 January 19, 2010 Adjourned Regular Meeting; the January 19, 2010 Regular Meeting; and the February 2, 2010 Adjourned Regular Meeting.

3.         Adoption of Ordinance No. 505 - Repeal of Chapter 2.30 of Municipal Code (Lynch)
Recommendation:  ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 505, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, REPEALING CHAPTER 2.30 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO VOLUNTARY CAMPAIGN EXPENDITURE LIMITATIONS.

4.         Professional Engineering Services for Residential Streets Overlay and Slurry Seal Program (FY09-10) (Vaish)
Recommendation:  1) Award a professional service contract to KOA Corporation/CBM Consulting for design, construction management & inspection services for the Residential Street Overlay and Slurry Seal Project Fiscal Year 09-10.  Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a Professional Services Agreement with KOA Corporation/CBM Consulting for a not to exceed amount of $145,050 and authorize the expenditure of an additional $14,505 (10%) for unforeseen conditions for a total authorized amount of $159,555; and, 2) Award a geotechnical engineering service contract to Group Delta Consultants, Inc. for geotechnical services for the Residential Street Overlay and Slurry Seal Project Fiscal Year 09-10.  Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a Professional Services Agreement with Group Delta Consultants, Inc. for a not to exceed amount of $15,000 and authorize the expenditure of an additional $1,500 (10%) for unforeseen conditions for a total authorized amount of $16,500.

5.         Claim Against the City by Niki Desanto Amsden (Gyves)
            Recommendation:  Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.

6.         Claim Against the City by Amalia Fraker (Gyves)
            Recommendation:  Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.

7.         City’s Affordable Housing Fund Equity Transfer to the Redevelopment Agency (Downs)
            Recommendation:  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2010-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF FUNDS FROM THE CITY’S IN-LIEU HOUSING FUND TO THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY FOR THE PROJECT DESCRIBED IN THE DISPOSITION AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE AGENCY AND AMCAL MIRANDELA FUND, L.P.

8.         Clarification of a Previously Adopted City Council Resolution Related to a State Grant Application (Mihranian)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2010-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING A MINOR AMENDMENT TO PREVIOUSLY ADOPTED COUNCIL RESOLUTION NO. 2009-68 TO CLARIFY THAT THE CITY COUNCIL AND NOT THE PALOS VERDES PENINSULA LAND CONSERVANCY IS THE GRANTEE FOR A GRANT APPLICATION TO THE STATE’S HABITAT CONSERVATION FUND FOR TRAIL AND HABITAT RESTORATION AT THE PORTUGUESE BEND RESERVE. 

9.         Mayor’s Appointment of City Council Members to the Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Employee Compensation (Lehr)
Recommendation:  Appoint Mayor Pro Tem Long and Councilman Anthony Misetich to the Employee Compensation Ad Hoc Subcommittee.

10.       Professional Services Agreement with Magis Advisors to provide Financial Consulting Services for the Civic Center Project (Petru)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the Professional Services Agreement with Magis Advisors to assist the City in developing funding alternatives for the Civic Center Project, including the replacement of City Hall; and, 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the Agreement.

11.       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:

(10 mins)     12.       City Advisory Board Chairs (Morreale)
Recommendation:  Appoint Chairs for the Oversight Committee for the Water Quality Flood Protection Program (Oversight Committee), Traffic Safety Commission, and Emergency Preparedness Committee.

 (10 mins)    13.       Tactical Plan for 2010 (Petru)
Recommendation: Adopt the Tactical Plan for 2010, thereby setting goals for the two-year period ending in December 2011 with specific strategies and timelines for achieving them.

 (10 mins)                14.       Support for the League of California City’s Ballot Measure Entitled the Local Taxpayer, Public Safety, and Transportation Protection Act of 2010 (Petru)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO.  2010-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDS, SUPPORTING THE LOCAL TAXPAYER, PUBLIC SAFETY, AND TRANSPORTATION PROTECTION ACT OF 2010.

(3 hrs)                      15.       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) located at 30800 Palos Verdes Drive East – Appendix D to the Final EIR (Mihranian)         
Recommendation: Conduct a public meeting for the sole purpose of obtaining public comments on the Marymount College Facilities Expansion project Appendix D to the Final Environmental Impact Report.

(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 to Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 6:00 P.M. at Hesse Park to conduct interviews of applicants for Chair of the Planning Commission.

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:         Monks v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County Superior Court.  Case No. YS010425.

Name of Case:         VH Property Corp. and VHPS LLC v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes, et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court.  Case No. BC404048.

Potential Initiation of Litigation:
G.C. 54956.9(c)

The City Council is meeting to decide whether to initiate litigation against Mr. Stephen Bautista, the owner of the property at 2102 Noble View Drive regarding an illegal fence on the property.

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