RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA , March 15, 2011

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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA , March 15, 2011
AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
MARCH 15, 2011
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. 2011-11 
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 518

FLAG SALUTE:                  

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Los Serenos Jr. Docent Program Overview; Lomita Sheriff’s Station – Presentation regarding the Use of Hand-held Devices While Driving

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 February 28, 2011 Adjourned Regular and the March 1, 2011 Regular Meeting.

3.         Claim Against the City by Zachary Freeman (Morreale)
            Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.

4.         Claim Against the City by James Reuter (Morreale)
            Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.

5.         Claim Against the City by Alfred Voce (Morreale)
Recommendation: Reject claimant’s application for leave to present a late claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.

6.         Authorization to Increase the Expenditure Amount to the City’s Maintenance Contract  (Dragoo)
Recommendation: Approve an increase in the expenditure limit to the maintenance contract with Hardy & Harper, Inc..

7.         Establish Four-Way Stop Controls at the Intersection of Ambergate Drive and Brookford Drive (Jules)
Recommendation: 1) Establish four-way stop controls and associated pavement markings at the intersection of Ambergate Drive and Brookford Drive; 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ESTABLISHING FOUR-WAY STOP CONTROLS AT THE INTERSECTION OF AMBERGATE DRIVE AND BROOKFORD DRIVE.

8.         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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PUBLIC HEARINGS:

(45 mins)     9.         Code Amendment to Implement Certain Programs Identified in the City’s Housing Element (Case No. ZON2010-00183) / Citywide (Schonborn)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES certifying a Negative Declaration; and, 2) Introduce Ordinance No. ___, an Ordinance of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, AMENDING TITLE 17 (DEVELOPMENT CODE) OF THE CITY’S MUNICIPAL CODE, TO ESTABLISH REASONABLE accommodations procedures for individuals with disabilities, TO establish standards for single-room occupancy facilities, TO IDENTIFY A ZONE IN WHICH emergency shelters ARE A PERMITTED USE, AND TO ESTABLISH PROCEDURES FOR THE Development of transitional and supportive housing (CASE NO. ZON2010-00183).

(15 mins)     10.       Revision “WW” to the Trump National Golf Course Project (Pfost)
Recommendation:  1) Adopt Resolution No. 2011-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, adopting Addendum 42 to Environmental Impact Report No. 36; 2) adopt Urgency Ordinance No. __, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES APPROVING AMENDMENT NO. 11 TO THE TRUMP NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT, authorizing an extension to the Development Agreement to September 21, 2011 AND DECLARING THE URGENCY THEREOF; 3) Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to Execute the documents on behalf of the City;
4) Extend Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. 50666 consistent with the term of the Development Agreement; and, 5) adopt Resolution No. 2011-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, amending Grading Permit No. 1541 to allow an extension to the operation of the driving range to September 21, 2011.

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

 (90 mins)    11.       Municipal Area Express - Update (McLean)

Recommendation: Reaffirm the Council’s previous decision to direct Staff to notify the City of Torrance (Lead Agency) and the other Member Agencies that Rancho Palos Verdes is withdrawing from Municipal Area Express (MAX), effective June 30, 2011.

(30 mins)     12.       Proposal to Develop a Floor Area Ratio (FAR) For Residential Property  (ZON2010-00332)/Citywide (Schonborn)

Recommendation: The Planning Commission recommends that a Floor Area  Ratio (FAR) or other maximum structure size limit not be imposed since the  City’s current regulations and Neighborhood Compatibility review process works to regulate residential construction and helps preserve the character of existing neighborhoods.

(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, March 29, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. at Hesse Park for an Adjourned Regular Meeting/Strategic Resource Allocation Workshop.

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.

Potential Litigation:
G.C.  54956.9(b)

A point has been reached where, in the opinion of the City Council on the advice of its legal counsel, based on the below-described facts and circumstances, there is a significant exposure to litigation against the City:

1) Based on a threat of litigation in a letter dated March 4, 2011, to Mayor Thomas D.
    Long from Carl A. Capozzola, a copy of which is on file in the City Clerk's office.

2) Based on a claim filed by Zachary Freeman on August 24, 2010.

3) Based on a claim filed by James Reuter on February 22, 2011.

4) Based on a claim filed by Alfred Voce on February 16, 2011.

Number of potential cases (4)

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