RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA , SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2010

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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA , SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2010
AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
MAY 18, 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. 2010-32
                                                                                               NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 510
FLAG SALUTE:    
              

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Allen Bill (Announcement by: Assistant Superintendent Susan Liberati, Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District); Palos Verdes Street Faire and Music Festival (Announcement by: Executive Director Kay Finer, Palos Verdes Chamber of Commerce); Clean Bay Restaurants  

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:  

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 April 20, 2010 Regular Meeting, and the April 24, 2010 Adjourned Regular Meeting.

3.         Appeal of the Marymount College Facilities Expansion Project (Case No. ZON2003-00317) / 30800 Palos Verdes Drive East (Mihranian)
Recommendation: 1) Adopt Resolution No. 2010-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, certifying the project’s Environmental Impact Report, including Appendices A and D, pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act with a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program and a Statement of Overriding Considerations; and, 2) Adopt Resolution No. 2010-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, upholding the Planning Commission’s conditional approval of the proposed expansion project with the following modifications: A) Reduce the height of the proposed Athletic Building a total of 10-feet and require landscaping, consisting of PRESERVED AND  ReplantED  existing mature trees on the southern slope,  TO HELP  SCREEN the Athletic Building and the ADJACENT retaining wall THAT SUPPORTS the fire access lane; B)  Require THAT  incoming students take a driver training course regarding local roadway conditions; C)  IDENTIFY Alternative No. D-2 as the approved design AND layout of the athletic field and split tennis courts with the following conditions: 30-foot retractable netting on the north, south and the entire length of the west side of the athletic field; 20-foot height tennis court fencing around the entire perimeter of the west tennis courts; 6-foot high wrought iron fencing along the curvature of Palos Verdes Drive East between the east tennis courts and the detention basin; and, D) Accept the College’s offer to pay $200,000 towards the City’s construction of a roadway median barrier along the curvature of Palos Verdes Drive East. 

4.         Turn Restrictions and Traffic Improvements on Palos Verdes Drive West and Hawthorne Boulevard (Jules)   
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2010-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ESTABLISHING TURNING REGULATIONS ON PALOS VERDES DRIVE WEST AT HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD.

5.         Citywide Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District (Huey)
Recommendation: 1) Adopt Resolution No. 2010-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, initiating proceedings for the levy and collection of assessments within the Citywide Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District for fiscal year 2010-2011 and ordering the preparation of an Engineer’s Report pursuant  to the Landscaping and Lighting Act of 1972, Part 2 of Division 15 of the California Streets & Highways code; 2) Adopt Resolution No. 2010-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, approving the Engineer’s Report in connection with the levy and collection of assessments within the Citywide Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District for fiscal year 2010-2011; and, 3) Adopt Resolution No. 2010-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CIY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, declaring the City Council’s intention to levy and collect assessments within the Citywide Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District for fiscal year 2010-2011 pursuant to the Landscaping and Lighting Act of 1972, Part 2 of Division 15 of the California Streets & Highways code, and appointing a time and place for hearing objections thereto. 

6.         License Agreement with EDCO Disposal Corporation (Ramezani)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the attached license Agreement with EDCO Disposal Corporation for the temporary use of a portion of the City Yard facility. 

7.         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:

(1 hr)          8.         Planning Case No. ZON2007-00377

(Code Amendment, Zone Change and Environmental Assessment):

Residential Development Standards Steering Committee Code Amendment and Zone Change
[Continued from May 4, 2010] (Fox)

Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2010-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, THEREBY CERTIFYING THE NEGATIVE DECLARATION; and,
2) INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, THEREBY AMENDING MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS OF TITLE 17 (ZONING) OF THE CITY’S MUNICIPAL CODE AND THE CITY’S ZONING MAP AS RECOMMENDED BY THE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS STEERING COMMITTEE.

(1 hr)          9.         Appeal of the Planning Commission’s Approval of a New Residence at 2700½ San Ramon Drive (Kim)
Recommendation:  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2010-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, DENYING THE APPEAL FILED BY THREE SEPARATE PROPERTY OWNERS, THEREBY UPHOLDING THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S DECISION TO CONDITIONALLY APPROVE A SITE PLAN REVIEW AND GRADING PERMIT, TO ALLOW DEVELOPMENT OF A VACANT LOT WITH A NEW 3,463 SQUARE-FOOT, TWO-STORY RESIDENCE AT 2700 ½ SAN RAMON (Case No. ZON2009-00396).
                             
PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(45 mins)   10.       Palos Verdes Nature Preserve Nighttime Use (Odom)
Recommendation: Approve nighttime use of the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve for hikers subject to regulations detailed in this report.

(15 mins)     11.       2010 Salary Survey (Mausser)
Recommendation: Direct staff to adjust the salary ranges for all affected classified and management positions to the level established by previous Council resolution in order to maintain the City’s desired market position to attract and retain employees.

 (15 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.

(15 mins)      13.       View Restoration Height Variation Permits (Long)
Recommendation: Consider beginning the process of amending the View Ordinance.

 (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.)

CLOSED SESSION REPORT:

ADJOURNMENT:  Adjourn to Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 7:00 A.M. at Fred Hesse Community Park for an Adjourned Regular Meeting/Budget Workshop.

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 file an amicus curiae brief on the behalf of the City of Carpenteria in the case of City of Carpinteria v. Venoco, Inc. et al., Case Number B218607.

Number of Potential Cases (1)
             
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