RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA , April 20, 2010

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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA , April 20, 2010

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING

APRIL 20, 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.
                                   
7:00 P.M.       REGULAR SESSION                                

(20 mins) CALL TO ORDER:

                                                           

ROLL CALL:
                                                                                              NEXT RESOL. NO. 2010-26                                                                                                         NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 508
FLAG SALUTE:                  

CEREMONIAL:  EDCO’s Annual Free Refuse Drawing

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS: Night at the Museum; Celebration of Building Safety Week – May 3-10, 2010; Recognition of Vincenzo Stellio

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:  Recognition of Paul Christman – Residential Energy Inspector/ Plans Examiner Certification; Recognition of Melissa Murphy and Mona Dill – Certified Playground Safety Inspectors

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 Special Meeting of March 30, 2010 and the Minutes of the Adjourned Regular Meeting of April 6, 2010 (Interviews).

3.         Award of Landscape Design Service Contract for Lower Hesse and Grandview Parks (Odom)
Recommendation: 1) Award Landscape Design Service Contract to Mia Lehrer and Associates in the amount of $49,750 for conceptual designs for the development of Lower Hesse and Grandview Parks; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2010-__, 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 AMEND THE GENERAL FUND AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT FUND BUDGETS.

4.         Resolution Accepting Transfer of the Remainder Parcel at Robert E. Ryan Park from the County of Los Angeles (Petru)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2010 - __, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ACCEPTING THE TRANSFER OF A REMAINDER PARCEL ASSOCIATED WITH ROBERT E. RYAN PARK FROM THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES TO THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES.

5.         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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PUBLIC HEARINGS:

(15 mins)    6.         Terranea Resort and Spa Revision ‘O’ to Conditional Use Permit No. 215, et.al. – Extension of Compliance Date for Two Conditions [Continued from April 6, 2010] (Mihranian)
Recommendation:  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2010-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING REVISION ‘O’ TO CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 215, GRADING PERMIT NO. 2229, COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT NO. 166, VARIANCE NO. 489, AND TENTATIVE PARCEL MAP NO. 26073 BY AMENDING THE CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL TO EXTEND THE COMPLIANCE DATE TO JUNE 30, 2010, FOR COMPLETING TWO OUTSTANDING CONDITIONS AND AMENDING THE CRITERIA TO SATISFY CONDITION NO. 88 (UTILITY POLE UNDERGROUNDING).  

(10 mins)    7.         Zone Text Amendment–Appeal Hearing Time Frame (ZON2009-00375)/Citywide (Mikhail)
Recommendation:  INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING SECTION 17.80.050(C) OF CHAPTER 17.80 (HEARING NOTICE AND APPEAL PROCEDURES) TO ESTABLISH A 90-DAY DEADLINE TO SCHEDULE A PUBLIC HEARING FOR APPEALS (CASE NO. ZON2009-00375).

PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(10 mins)   8.          Authorizing Certain City Officers to Approve and Execute Particular Contracts (Lynch/Klima)
Recommendation: INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ADDING CHAPTER 2.14 TO TITLE 2 OF THE CITY’S MUNICIPAL CODE TO ALLOW CERTAIN CITY OFFICERS TO APPROVE AND EXECUTE PARTICULAR CONTRACTS.    
                             
(15 mins)   9.          Civic Center Preliminary Schedule (Petru)
Recommendation: Receive and file.

(15 mins)   10.       Marymount Initiative (Lynch)
Recommendation: Give staff direction whether to prepare a report now about the Marymount Initiative as authorized by Section 9212 of the California Elections Code or whether to wait to prepare the report until after such time as the City Clerk certifies the adequacy of the petitions.

(20 mins)   11.       View Restoration Height Variation Permits (Long)
Recommendation: Consider amending the City’s View Ordinance.

(20 mins)   12.       Floor Area Ratios (Long)
Recommendation: Consider instruction to staff to study the imposition of a “floor area ratio” (FAR) limitation for residential and nonresidential zones in the City.

 (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 in the memory of Vincenzo Stellio to Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 9:00 A.M. at Pt. Vicente Interpretive Center for the Community Leaders’ Breakfast.

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:         Ralph Allman, and Sigrid Allman, Petitioners, v. The City Council of Rancho Palos Verdes, and The City of Rancho Palos Verdes, Respondents, Douglas Trowbridge, and Patsie Trowbridge
Real Parties in Interest, Los Angeles County Superior Court. 
Case No. BS121711.

Name of Case:         The People of the State of California and the City of Rancho Palos Verdes v. Guillermo Ramirez, Los Angeles County Superior Court.
                                                            Case No. YC060637.
 
Potential Litigation:
            G.C. 54956.9(b)

A point has been reached where, in the opinion of the City Council/Agency on the advice of its legal counsel, based on the below-described facts and circumstances, there is a significant exposure to litigation against the City/Agency:

Based on a threat of litigation received from Andrea Joannou on January 9, 2008 regarding 40 Cherry Hill in a meeting with City Manager Lehr, City Attorney Lynch and Director of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement Rojas; and based on a threat of litigation received in a letter from Douglas W. Beck, Esq. dated February 25, 2009.  A copy of the memorandum from the City Attorney documenting the threat of litigation and a copy of the letter from Douglas W. Beck, Esq. are on file in the City Clerk’s Office. 

Number of Potential Cases (1)
 
Potential Litigation:
            G.C. 54956.9(b)

A point has been reached where, in the opinion of the City Council/Agency on the advice of its legal counsel, based on the below-described facts and circumstances, there is a significant exposure to litigation against the City/Agency:

Based on a threat of litigation received in a letter from Timi Hallem, Esq. dated April 13, 2010 on the behalf of the Portuguese Bend Club Homeowners Association.  A copy of the letter from Timi Hallem, Esq. is on file in the City Clerk’s Office. 

Number of Potential Cases (1)

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