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Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda TUESDAY, June 21, 2011

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING

AUGUST 2 , 2011
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD

REMOTE SITE:
Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge
Mile 238.5 George Parks Hwy.
Meeting Room - Building 1A – Conference Room
Denali National Park, Alaska 99755

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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.
                                                           
7:00 P.M.       REGULAR SESSION   
                             

(5 mins)    CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL:     NEXT RESOL. NO. 2011-57
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 523

                                                                                                                                                                                     
FLAG SALUTE:                  

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS: Proclamation recognizing the Ishibashi Family

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: Junior Ranger 2011 Earth Adventure Summer Camps

NEW BUSINESS: 

APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR: 

A.        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. 

B.        Approval of Minutes (Morreale)
Recommendation: Approve the Minutes of the July 5, 2011 and July 19, 2011 Regular Meetings.

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

D.        Unclaimed Deposits (Downs)
Recommendation: Approve the transfer of $33,317.39 from the Trust Deposits Excess Funds account to the General Fund.

E.        Purchase of Tax Defaulted Property on Cherry Hill Lane (Petru)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to sign an Agreement to Purchase Tax-Defaulted Property with the Los Angeles County Tax Collector for a 0.39-acre vacant parcel located on Cherry Hill Lane in the Portuguese Bend Landslide area.

F.         Request to Eliminate a 1991 Condition of Approval, thereby Allowing New Railing to Remain at the Perimeter of an Existing Deck for the Property Located at 28105 Golden Meadow (Case No. ZON2010-00386) (Mikhail)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, THEREBY APPROVING A REQUEST TO ELIMINATE CONDITION NO. 5 OF CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION NO. 91-44 AND ALLOWING A DECK RAILING TO BE LOCATED AT THE EDGE OF AN EXISTING SECOND-STORY DECK AT THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 28105 GOLDEN MEADOW DRIVE.  

G.        Apply for Los Angeles County Grant Funds (Ramezani)
Recommendation: 1) Authorize the submittal of a grant application to the County of Los Angeles Regional Park and Open Space District (the District) for playground and restroom improvements to Eastview Park in the amount of $150,000; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011- ___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING THE APPLICATION FOR GRANT FUNDS FROM THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES REGIONAL PARK AND OPEN SPACE DISTRICT FOR PLAYGROUND AND RESTROOM IMPROVEMENTS AT EASTVIEW PARK.

H.        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.

I.          Revision “TT” to the Trump National Golf Course Project - Proposed Ficus Hedges (Pfost)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, THEREBY DENYING REVISION TT, AN AMENDMENT TO CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 163, FOR PROPOSED FICUS HEDGES ON THE DRIVING RANGE.
           
J.         Program Supplement Agreement No. N011 for Hawthorne Boulevard from Crest Road to Palos Verdes Drive West Pedestrian Improvements (Jules)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the Program Supplement Agreement No. N011 for the Hawthorne Boulevard from Crest Road to Palos Verdes Drive West Pedestrian Improvements project; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING PROGRAM SUPPLEMENT AGREEMENT NO. N011 FOR PARTIAL FEDERAL FUNDING OF THE HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD FROM CREST ROAD TO PALOS VERDES DRIVE WEST PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT.

K.        June 2011 Monthly Report of Cash Balances (McLean)
Recommendation:Receive and file the June 2011 Monthly Report of Cash Balances for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

L.        Claim Against Southern California Edison for 2009 Portuguese Bend Fire Damages and Expenses (Waters)
Recommendation: 1) Authorize the submission of a claim by the City of Rancho Palos Verdes against Southern California Edison for actual expenses incurred by the City and the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and for the estimated cost of future habitat restoration of damaged critical native habitat acreage due to the August 27, 2009 Portuguese Bend fire; and, 2) Approve the letter of intent between the City and the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy designating the use of any claim proceeds received by the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, including any future distributions to the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.

M.       License Agreement for 5903 Clint Place (Kim)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the license agreement, allowing grading within the City’s slope easement on 5903 Clint Place.
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PUBLIC HEARINGS:

(15 mins)                1.         Zone Change Revision – East Tract 16540 Portuguese Bend Club (Case No. ZON2009-00053) Location: 4194 Maritime Road (Mikhail)
Recommendation: INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING A REVISION TO CASE NO. ZON2009-00053, A “CLEAN-UP” ZONE CHANGE FOR EAST TRACT 16540 – PORTUGUESE BEND CLUB, TO REZONE 4194 MARITIME ROAD FROM RS-2 (SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL) TO RS-5 (SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL) IN RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA 90275.

(5 mins)                2.         Continuance of Public Hearing to Impose a Special Assessment for Nuisance Abatement Costs at 28428 Cayuse Lane (Trester)
Recommendation: Open the public hearing and make a motion to continue the public hearing to the August 16, 2011 City Council meeting.

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(90 mins)       3.         Marymount College - Applicability Interpretation of the June 1, 2010 Council Adopted Conditions of Approval / 30800 Palos Verdes Drive East (Mihranian)
Recommendation: 1) Affirm Staff’s interpretation of the timing applicability of the June 1, 2010 Council adopted Conditions of Approval for conditions that apply now, as they relate to operational activities of the College, versus later as they relate to construction related activities for the Facilities Expansion Project; and, 2) Affirm Staff’s recommendation that the two outstanding operational conditions that apply now are brought into compliance by the College within 30 days from August 2, 2011.

(30 mins)       4.         Redevelopment Agency Dissolution and Exception Laws (Downs)
Attachment:
August 2, 2011 Staff Presentation to City Council

Recommendation: 1) Determine that the City and Redevelopment Agency (“Agency”) participate in the “Alternative Voluntary Redevelopment Program”; 2) Instruct Staff to make the required payments to the State of California and continue redevelopment activities under AB X1 27; 3) Agree to comply with Part 1.9 of Division 24 of the California Health and Safety Code, and INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, TO COMPLY WITH PART 1.9 OF DIVISION 24 OF THE CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE AND TAKING CERTAIN ACTIONS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH; 4) Direct Staff to propose necessary budget adjustments and prepare a transfer agreement between the Agency and City for consideration at a future meeting; and, 5) Delegate to the City Manager and the City Attorney the authority to file an appeal, if warranted, of the Department of Finance’s determination of the amount of the City’s required AB X1 27 payment for FY11-12.

(20 mins)       5.        Amendments to Competitive Service and Management Employee Personnel Rules (Mausser)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING THE COMPETITIVE SERVICE EMPLOYEE PERSONNEL RULES AND THE MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEE PERSONNEL RULES.

(30 mins)       6.         Pension Subcommittee Update Report (Long)
Recommendation: Receive and file.

(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.)

ADJOURNMENT:  Adjourn to a time and place certain only if you wish to meet prior to the next 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:         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

Public Employee Performance Evaluation

G.C. 54957

Personnel
            Title:    City Manager
Specify Position/Title of Employee Being Reviewed

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