RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA , October 5 , 2010

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AMENDED AGENDA*
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING

  OCTOBER 5, 2010
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD

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*Amended Agenda to add Item No. 6A to the Consent Calendar

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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. 2010-88
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 516
FLAG SALUTE:                 

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

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:  

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 September 7, 2010 Regular Meeting.

3.         Adoption of Ordinance - Planning Case No. ZON2010-00223 (Code Amendment): Specific Plan Clean-Up Code Amendment (Fox)
Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 514, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING CHAPTER 17.38 (SPECIFIC PLAN DISTRICTS) OF THE DEVELOPMENT CODE TO CORRECT THE OMISSION OF “SPECIFIC PLAN DISTRICT VII” FOR EASTVIEW PARK.

4.         Award a Contract for GPS Monitoring in the Landslide Area (Dragoo)
Recommendation: 1) Award a contract to Charles Abbott and Associates, Inc. in the amount of $50,000, to perform a GPS survey of all existing points within the Portuguese Bend/Abalone Cove Landslide area and to prepare the associated report; and, 2) Authorize the expenditure of $50,000 for the required survey and associated report; and authorize the expenditure of up to $4,500 (8.3%) as a project contingency in the event additional work is identified during the field survey and is determined to be required by the Director of Public Works.

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

6.         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.

6A.      Proposition A and C Funds (Holland)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2010-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ASSERTING AN ONGOING COMMITMENT TO RECEIVING AND UTILIZING PROPOSITION A AND PROPOSITION C FUNDS AS REQUIRED AND DIRECTING AND AUTHORIZING SPECIFIED STAFF MEMBERS TO EXECUTE ANY DOCUMENTS THEREFOR.
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PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:
                             
(5 mins)                7.         A Request to Consider Initiating a Code Amendment to Revise the City’s Hedge Height Regulations within the Front Yard Setback Area (Case No. ZON2010-00293) (Kim)
Recommendation: Provide feedback on staff’s proposed request to initiate a Code Amendment to revise the City’s hedge height regulations in the front yard setback areas of residential properties contained in Chapter 17.76.030 – Fences, Walls and Hedges of the Rancho Palos Verdes Development Code (RPVDC).

(15 mins)   8.         Hesse and Ryan Parks Athletic Field Improvements (Howe/Blanco)
Recommendation: Revise the Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) to improve the existing athletic fields at Hesse and Ryan Parks as detailed in this report and Exhibit A to maximize public use of fields and to improve the safety and quality of play.  

(15 mins)   9.         License Agreement for a Trail Easement at Ocean Terrace Drive (Schonborn)
Recommendation: Approve a license agreement that would allow limited landscaping and a fence/wall up to a maximum height of 6-feet within the portion of the City’s trail easement that is not being used by the public for trail purposes on the property located at 6270 Ocean Terrace Drive.

(15 mins)   10.       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 or provide additional direction to the City Attorney.

 (15 mins)               11.       March 8, 2011 Special Municipal Election (Morreale/Lynch)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2010-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CALIFORNIA, CALLING FOR A SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011, AS REQUIRED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA RELATING TO GENERAL LAW CITIES FOR THE SUBMISSION TO THE VOTERS A QUESTION RELATING TO ADOPTION OF A PROPOSED CITY CHARTER; 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2010-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CALIFORNIA, REQUESTING THE LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL TO CONSOLIDATE AND DIRECT THE CITY CLERK OF THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES TO CONDUCT THE SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON MARCH 8, 2011, WITH THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES PRIMARY NOMINATING AND CONSOLIDATED ELECTIONS TO BE HELD ON THAT DATE PURSUANT TO SECTION 10400, ET SEQ. OF THE CALIFORNIA ELECTIONS CODE AND THE ELECTION CODE OF THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES; 3) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2010-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CALIFORNIA, SETTING PRIORITIES FOR FILING A WRITTEN ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF A CITY MEASURE AND DIRECTING THE CITY ATTORNEY TO PREPARE AN IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS; 4) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2010-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CALIFORNIA, PROVIDING FOR THE FILING OF REBUTTAL ARGUMENTS FOR MEASURES SUBMITTED AT MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS; 5) 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 FISCAL YEAR 2010-2011, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT TO THE CITY’S GENERAL FUND TO PAY FOR THE COST OF THE MARCH 8, 2011 SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION.

(10 mins)   12.       Appointment of Additional Members to the Charter City Committee (Lehr)
Recommendation: Appoint three additional residents to the Charter City Committee to serve with the Council Subcommittee to facilitate a public outreach program to advise residents of the benefits of having Rancho Palos Verdes become a charter city.

(10 mins)   13.       City Council Meeting Schedule (Morreale)
Recommendation: Consider the following possible modifications to the City Council Meeting Schedule for the first regular meeting in November due to the election being held on that date: 1) Reschedule the Tuesday, November 2, 2010 City Council Meeting to either Wednesday, November 3, 2010 or Thursday, November 4, 2010; 2) Cancel the November 2, 2010 City Council meeting since there are two additional meetings scheduled in the month, on November 16, 2010 and November 30, 2010; or, 3) Make no change to the meeting schedule. 
                       
(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, October 19, 2010 at 6:00 P.M. at Hesse Park to conduct National Incident Management System (NIMS) Executive Training in the Fireside Room.   

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:          State of California Department of Finance, State Water Resources Control Board, and California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region, Petitioners, v. Commission on State Mandates, Respondent, County of Los Angeles and the Cities of Artesia, Azusa, Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Carson, Commerce, Covina, Downey, Monterey Park, Norwalk, Rancho Palos Verdes, Signal Hill, Vernon, and Westlake Village, Real Parties in Interest.

Case No. 34-2010-80000605

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