RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ,SEPTEMBER 7, 2010

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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ,SEPTEMBER 7, 2010

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
SEPTEMBER 7, 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. 2010-71              
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 513

FLAG SALUTE:                 

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Annual Health & Resource Fair presented by the Salvation Army Torrance Corps Facility – Saturday, September 18, 2010 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Use of Rancho Palos Verdes Automated License Plate Recognition patrol car in recent arrest 

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:  Status Update regarding Writ of Mandate Proceedings on Marymount College Ballot Measure

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 August 3, 2010 Regular Meeting.

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

4.         Biennial Update of the City’s Conflict of Interest Code (Morreale)
Recommendation: 1) Receive and file the 2010 Local Agency Biennial Notice for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, the Rancho Palos Verdes Redevelopment Agency, and the Rancho Palos Verdes Improvement Authority indicating that the Conflict of Interest Code for these agencies need to be amended; and,
2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2010-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ADOPTING A CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE WHICH INCORPORATES BY REFERENCE THE STANDARD CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE PREPARED BY THE FAIR POLITICAL PRACTICES COMMISSION AND REPEALING RESOLUTION NO. 2008-78.

5.         Resolution for Civic Center/Upper Point Vicente Tax-Defaulted Property Purchase (Petru)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2010-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF TAX-DEFAULTED PROPERTY FROM THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR LOCATED AT 30940 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD IDENTIFIED AS APN 7573-002-011, PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 8 AGREEMENT NO. 2654.
 
6.         FY09-10 Continuing Appropriations and Fiscal Year-End Budget Adjustments (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 REDUCE THE BUDGET FOR THE APPROVED CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS; 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2010-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2010-55, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY10-11, TO INCREASE THE BUDGET FOR THE APPROVED CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS; and, 3) 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, ABALONE COVE SEWER DISTRICT FUND, RPV TV FUND, GINSBURG CULTURAL ARTS BUILDING FUND AND THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT R FUND.   

7.         Award Contracts - Catch Basin Screen Installation Project (Winje)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the plans and specifications for the Machado Lake Drainage Area, Catch Basin Pipe Screen Installation Project – Phase I;
2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a construction contract to West Coast Storm, Inc. in the amount of $8,104.  Authorize a construction contingency of $5,400 for a total construction authorization of $13,504; and, 3) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a professional services agreement to Charles Abbott Associates in an amount not to exceed $4,080 for inspection services.

8.         Civic Center Facility Assessment Professional Services Agreement (Singer)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the Professional Services Agreement with Gonzalez Goodale Architects to assist the City in conducting a Civic Center Facility Assessment; and, 2) Authorize the City Manager and City Clerk to execute the Agreement.

9.         Mobile Emergency Operations Command Center (Petru)
Recommendation: Approve the recommendation from the Regional Law Enforcement Committee to contribute $18,000 to the purchase of a mobile emergency operations command center for the Lomita Sheriff’s Station.

10.       Item Removed from Agenda.

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

12.       Construction Contract for Crenshaw Boulevard at Crestridge Road Traffic Signal Upgrade Project (Federal Project No. HSIPL-5413(008)) (Jules)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the project construction plans and specifications; 2) Award and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a construction contract to Lincoln Pacific Builders in the amount of $137,200 for the Crenshaw Boulevard at Crestridge Road Traffic Signal Upgrade Project and authorize an additional 10% or $13,720 for possible extra work and contingencies; thereby approving a $150,920 construction budget.

13.       Traffic Engineering Services Contract (Jules)
Recommendation:  Award and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a professional services agreement with Willdan Engineers in an amount not to exceed $56,700 for FY10-11 Traffic Engineering Services. 
                                                           
14.       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:

(10 mins) 15.       Annual Cost-Based Fee Update (Downs/Singer)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2010-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION 2009-19 TO MODIFY THE FORMULA FOR CONDUCTING A PERIODIC ANALYSIS OF FEES, CHARGES AND RATES, AND ADOPTING A MASTER SCHEDULE OF FEES AND CHARGES FOR CITY SERVICES.

(5 mins)    16.       Reallocation of FY10-11 Community Development Block Grant Funding (Downs)
Recommendation: 1) Conduct a public hearing to receive citizen input on the proposed reallocation of FY10-11 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding; 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2010-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING THE CANCELLATION OF CDBG FUNDING FOR THE REACH PROGRAM FOR DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED PERSONS AND REALLOCATION OF CDBG FUNDS TO THE FY2010-2011 ADA CURB RAMP AND SIDEWALK INSTALLATION PROJECT; and, 3) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2010-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION 2010-55, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY10-11, TO ADJUST THE BUDGET IN THE CITY’S GENERAL FUND, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUND AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FUND.

PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(30 mins)  17.       Adopting the City Charter (Lynch/Klima)
Recommendation: Review and approve the attached revised draft of the City Charter of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes to propose to the City’s voters for adoption at an upcoming election.

(20 mins) 18.       Potential Impact Resulting from Proposed Class C Airspace Designation Surrounding the Long Beach Airport (McLean)
Recommendation: 1) Receive and file Potential Impact Statement of the Federal Aviation Administration’s  proposal to establish Class C Airspace around Long Beach Airport and Revise Orange County (SNA) Class C Airspace prepared by Williams Aviation Consultants; 2) Approve the attached draft public comment letter to the Federal Aviation Administration for signature by the Mayor; and, 3) Authorize Staff, with the assistance of Williams Aviation Consultants, to file a technical comments letter expressing the City’s concerns to the FAA regarding the proposed airspace change on or before September 21, 2010.

(10 mins) 19.       League of California Cities Annual Resolutions (Singer)
Recommendation: 1) Authorize the City Council’s Voting Delegate to support the adoption of League of California Cities General Assembly Resolution
Nos. 1 (League Bylaws), 2 (Let’s Move Campaign), 4 (Responsible Banking),
5 (Unfunded State Mandates) and 6 (Public Safety While Driving a Motor Vehicle); and, 2) Provide direction to the Voting Delegate regarding Resolution No. 3 (AB 32/SB 375).

20.       Request by Councilman Campbell to Discuss Indemnification and Defense by the City of Elected and Appointed City Officials (Campbell)

(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 Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 6:00 P.M. at Hesse Park to conduct interviews of applicants for the vacancy on the Finance Advisory Committee.   

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:         Dr. Michael S. Brophy v. Dean C. Logan, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk for Los Angeles County and Carla Morreale, City Clerk of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes et al., Los Angeles Superior Court. Case No. BS128105

 

Name of Case:         Jeffrey Lewis v. Carla Morreale, City Clerk of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes; Dean C. Logan, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk for Los Angeles County et al., Los Angeles Superior Court. Case No. BS128266 (Related Case No. BS128105)

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.

                                                            Enstedt and the Portuguese Bend Alliance For Safety v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes, et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court Case No. BS123281

                                                            Lisa Dennen Monks and Zone 2 Property Rights v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County, California Court of Appeal Case No. B224628
 
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