RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA , January 18, 2011

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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA , January 18, 2011

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
JANUARY 18, 2011
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD

REMOTE SITE:
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New York Times Square
1567 Broadway
New York, NY  10036
                                   
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6:00 P.M.       REGULAR SESSION (INTERVIEWS-FIRESIDE ROOM)

6:20 P.M.       CLOSED SESSION: SEE ATTACHED BROWN ACT CHECK LIST FOR DETAILS. (FIRESIDE ROOM AFTER INTERVIEWS)
                                   
7:00 P.M.       REGULAR SESSION (COUNCIL CHAMBERS)                                  

(15 mins)   CALL TO ORDER:  
ROLL CALL:  NEXT RESOL. NO. 2011-01       
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 518

FLAG SALUTE:                  

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Remembrance of Glenn R. Watson, founding partner of the law firm Richards, Watson & Gershon, who assisted with the incorporation of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes; Clean Bay Restaurant Certification; Jr. Ranger Program (Recreation & Parks); Presentation of City Tiles to Outgoing Committee/Commission Members

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 December 7, 2010 Regular Meeting and the December 18, 2010 Adjourned Regular Meeting.

3.         Traffic Safety Commission Terms of Office for Newly Appointed Commission Members (Morreale)
Recommendation: Confirm the appointment of the following two Traffic Safety Commission (TSC) members for four-year terms of office until December 2014: Bryan Klatt and Anthony Self; and the following three TSC members for two-year terms office until December 2012: Carol Donahue, David Kramer, and Joe Locascio.            

4.         Adoption of Ordinance No. 517, Creating a Ministerial Process to Adjust the Landslide Moratorium Boundary Line (Schonborn)
Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 517, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ESTABLISHING A PROCEDURE TO ADJUST THE BOUNDARY OF THE LANDSLIDE MORATORIUM AREA. 
                  
5.         Mayor’s Appointment of City Council Members to Intergovernmental Organizations, Associations and City Subcommittees (Morreale)
Recommendation: Receive and file. 

6.         Award of Contract for Services to Prepare a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Proposed Point View Agriculture, Golf Course and Event Garden Master Plan Project (Schonborn)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to sign a professional services agreement in an amount not to exceed $64,707, with PCR Services Corporation, to prepare a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for the proposed Point View Agriculture, Golf Course and Event Garden Master Plan project on property located at 6001 Palos Verdes Drive South (known commonly as the Point View property) that will be paid for by the applicant (York Point View Properties, LLC).

7.         Register of Demands (McLean)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-__, 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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REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:
                 
(10 mins)                  8.         2011 Budget Calendar (Downs)
Recommendation: 1) Schedule March 29, 2011, the fifth Tuesday in March, for a Strategic Resource Allocation Workshop to consider budget decision points, community grants, and an update of the City Council’s Tactical Goals; 2) Schedule May 14, 2011, a Saturday, for a Budget Workshop, including use of a “Menu” for building the Draft FY11-12 Budget; and, 3) Schedule June 7, 2011 as the date of the public hearing to adopt the FY11-12 budget, the 2011-12 Storm Drain User Fee, the final 2011 Five-Year Financial Model, and the final 2011 Capital Improvement Plan.   

(20 mins)     9.         San Ramon Canyon - Project Study Report (Dragoo)

ATTACHMENTS
Table of Contents & Project Report
Appendix

Recommendation: 1) Receive and file the Project Study Report for San Ramon Canyon Drainage; and, 2) Set March 1, 2011, during the regularly scheduled City Council Meeting, as the date to conduct a Public Workshop for the San Ramon Canyon Project Study Report.

(10 mins)     10.       City Advisory Board Chairs (Morreale)
Recommendation: Appoint Chairs for the Planning Commission, Finance Advisory Committee, Oversight Committee for the Water Quality Flood Protection Program, Traffic Safety Commission, and Emergency Preparedness Committee.

(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 in memory of Glenn R. Watson to Saturday, January 29, 2011, at 8:30 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)
 
 Names of Cases:     VH Property Corp. and VHPS LLC v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes, et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court.  Case No. BC404048.

                                                            Andrea Joannou, Trustee of the Andrea Joannou Trust of 2004;
25 Oak, LLC, a California limited liability company v. Orphan Homes at 40 and 41 Cherryhill Lane, Rancho Palos Verdes, et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court.  Case No. BC445457.

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