RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA , March 29, 2011

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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA , March 29, 2011
AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING
MARCH 29, 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. 2011-15 
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 520

FLAG SALUTE:                  

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

PUBLIC COMMENTS:  (This section of the agenda is for audience comments for items NOT on the agenda.)         

CITY MANAGER REPORT: Update on Marymount Billing of Election Costs; Update on Annenberg Project Application

NEW BUSINESS: 

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

 (25 mins)   1.          Fiscal Perspective for 2011 Budget Process (Downs)
Recommendation: Receive oral presentation.

 (60 mins)    2.         FY 11-12 City Grant Requests (Petru)
Recommendation: 1) Direct staff to incorporate payment for the performances provided by the Palos Verdes Symphonic Band ($800) and Shakespeare by the Sea ($1,200 plus in-kind services) into the Recreation and Parks Department’s Special Events budget for FY11-12 and FY12-13; 2) Direct staff to incorporate a contribution of up to $80,000 to the Palos Verdes Peninsula High School Pool Campaign in the FY11-12 Budget using Environmental Excise Tax (EET) and/or Quimby funds, subject to the PVPHS Pool Campaign reaching its fundraising goal of $2.1 million, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District proceeding with replacing the existing pool rather than only renovating it and the City entering into a joint use agreement with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District to allow the City to provide recreational programming at the new pool, either on a contract basis or using City resources; 3) Deny the Peninsula Education Foundation’s request for a $55,000 grant to support the annual operating expenses of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District; and, 4) Provide staff with preliminary direction on the remaining City Grant applications for FY11-12 and FY12-13, with a maximum program expenditure of $60,000.

(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, April 5, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. at Hesse Park for a  Regular Meeting.   

  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:       VH Property Corp. and VHPS LLC v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes, et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court.  Case No. BC404048.

Potential Initiation of Litigation:
          G.C. 54956.9(c)

The City council is meeting to decide whether to initiate litigation regarding a contract to maintain certain streets.

Number of potential cases: (1)

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