RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA , May 4 , 2010

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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA , April 6, 2010
AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING

MAY 4, 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                                

(15 mins) CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL:

                                                                                               NEXT RESOL. NO. 2010-30                                                                                            
                                                                                               NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 510
FLAG SALUTE:                  

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  San Ramon Canyon Stabilization Project Community Meeting – May 12, 2010 at 6:00 P.M. at Miraleste Intermediate School located at 29323 Palos Verdes Drive East – Meeting to be held in the Theater Arts Building/Auditorium (TAB); Teen Driver Awareness Presentation by the Lomita Sheriff’s Station – May 12, 2010 at 7:00-9:00 P.M. at Mira Catalina Elementary School located at 30511 Lucania Drive – Meeting to be held in the Multipurpose Room.

RECYCLE DRAWING:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

PUBLIC COMMENTS:  (This section of the agenda is for audience comments for items NOT on the agenda.)         

CITY MANAGER’S REPORT:  Lower Hesse and Grandview Parks Designs – Upcoming Community Workshops

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 Adjourned Regular Meeting of March 30, 2010; Adjourned Regular Meeting of March 31, 2010; and Regular Meeting of April 6, 2010.

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

4.         Adoption of Ordinance No. 508 - Zone Text Amendment - Appeal Hearing Time Frame (ZON2009-00375)/Citywide (Mikhail)
Recommendation:  ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 508, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING SECTION 17.80.050(C) AND SECTION 17.80.070(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).

5.         Adoption of Ordinance No. 509 - Authorizing Certain City Officers to Approve and Execute Particular Contracts (Lynch)
Recommendation:  ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 509, 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.

6.         Notice of Completion for Hesse Park Playground Improvements Project (Motahari)
Recommendation: 1) Accept the work as complete; 2) Authorize the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the County Recorder; and if no claims are filed within 35 days after recordation, and upon the contractor posting an acceptable warranty bond, notice the surety company to exonerate the Payment and Performance bonds; and, 3) Authorize the Director of Public Works to release the 10% retention payment in the amount of $18,691.35 to Green Giant Landscape, Inc. 35 days after recordation of the Notice of Completion by the County Recorder contingent upon no claims being filed on the project, and the contractor posting an acceptable warranty bond.

7.         2009 Annual Report on the Implementation of the Rancho Palos Verdes General Plan (Mikhail)
Recommendation:  Direct Staff to forward the City’s Annual Progress Report on the Implementation of the Rancho Palos Verdes General Plan in calendar year 2009 to the State Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and to the Department of Housing and Community Development.

8.         2009 Annual Report on the Implementation of the Rancho Palos Verdes Housing Element (Mikhail)
Recommendation:  Direct Staff to forward the City’s Annual Progress Report on the Implementation of the Rancho Palos Verdes Housing Element for the 2009 calendar year to the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).

9.         March 2010 Monthly Report of Cash Balances (McLean)
Recommendation: Receive and file the March 2010 Monthly Report of Cash Balances for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

10.       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:

(5 mins)     11.       Planning Case No. ZON2003-00377 (Code Amendment, Zone Change and Environmental Assessment): Residential Development Standards Steering Committee Code Amendment and Zone Change [Citywide] (Fox)
Recommendation:  Continue the public hearing to May 18, 2010.

(45 mins)    12.      Interpretation of Condition of Approval No. 45 of Resolution No. 2010-09, regarding the Structure Sizes of the Residences Approved under Case Nos. SUB2008-00001 and ZON2008-00074 through ZON2008-00078; Address  32639 Nantasket Drive, a Vacant Lot located on the West Side of Nantasket Drive between Beachview Drive and Seacove Drive (Schonborn)
Recommendation:  Clarify that the intent of Condition of Approval No. 45 is to require that the maximum structure size of each unit in the approved residential development be reduced by 10 percent, and thus make no changes to Condition of Approval No. 45 of Resolution No. 2010-09, as adopted by the City Council on February 2, 2010.

(2 hrs)    13.        Appeal of the Marymount College Facilities Expansion Project (Case No. ZON2003-00317) / 30800 Palos Verdes Drive East (Mihranian)
Recommendation: 1) Review and select an athletic field alternative; and,
2) Direct Staff to prepare the appropriate resolutions memorializing the Council’s action, including action taken on the project from its March 31, 2010 meeting, for adoption at the May 18, 2010 meeting.
                             
PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(10 mins)   14.       Pension Liability Payoff (Downs)
Recommendation: 1) 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 ADJUST THE BUDGET IN THE GENERAL FUND AND THE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS FUND; and, 2) Direct Staff to pay off the City’s pension side-fund liability prior to June 30, 2010.
                             
(15 mins)    15.      Improved Method for Bringing Forth Council Member Initiated Agenda Items (Stern)
Recommendation: Amend the City Council Rules of Procedure 5.1 to delete from the Agenda that item described as “12.  Council Discussion & Suggestion of Future Agenda Items.”

(5 mins)                  16.       Opposition of SBX6 2 Transient Occupancy Taxes: Collection (Petru)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor to sign a letter opposing SBX6 2 and direct Staff to transmit the letter to Senator Calderon and Senator Wright.

 (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 a time and place certain only if you wish to meet prior to the next regular meeting. 

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA CHECKLIST

Based on Government Code Section 54954.5

(All Statutory References are to California Government Code Sections)

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

The City Council is deciding whether to initiate litigation to enforce the View Restoration Ordinance.

Number of Potential Cases (2)

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