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Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda TUESDAY, August 16, 2011


AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
AUGUST 16 , 2011
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD


REMOTE SITE:
498 Wewoka Drive
Boulder, Colorado 80303

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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. 2011-63
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 525

                                                                                                                                                                                     

FLAG SALUTE:                  

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Proclamation recognizing John McCarthy-Past Chair of the Klondike Canyon Geologic Hazard Abatement District; Recognition of Commander Anda – Lomita Sheriff’s Station

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:  Employee Compensation Information on the City’s website in accordance with the State Controller’s Office Guidelines

NEW BUSINESS: 

   (5 mins)    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 August 2, 2011 Regular Meeting.

C.        Adoption of Ordinance No. 523 – Zone Change Revision for 4194 Maritime Road - East Tract 16540 Portuguese Bend Club (Case No. ZON2009-00053) (Mikhail)

Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 523, 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.

D.        Gifts for Parks (Odom)

Recommendation: Accept Gifts for Parks donations and direct staff to prepare donor letters of appreciation for the Mayor’s signature.

E.        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.

F.         Claim Against the City by Rochelle Krieger (Morreale)

Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.

G.        Authorize Program Supplement Agreement and Resolution to Receive Federal Reimbursement for Safe Routes to School Grant Funds (Jules)

Recommendation: 1) Approve the Program Supplement Agreement No. N012 for the Citywide Safe Routes to School “Walk To School” Program; and,
2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-____, A resolution of the City Council of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, AUTHORIZING THE SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION FOR AND ACCEPTANCE OF GRANT FUNDS FROM THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION safe routes to school PROGRAM AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF DOCUMENTS BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR.

H.        City Council Meetings and Conferences Expenditure Reimbursement (McLean)
This Item has been removed from the Agenda

Recommendation: Provide direction to staff on whether to process reimbursement of FY10-11 Meetings and Conference expenses incurred by a City Council Member in excess of the established individual limit of $4,000.

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PUBLIC HEARINGS:

(2 mins)         1.         Payment of Expenses Incurred in the Nuisance Abatement Completed at 28428 Cayuse Lane (Trester)
Recommendation: Receive and file the staff report.

(1 hr)          2.         Appeal of the Planning Commission’s Denial of a Height Variation and Site Plan Review for a Proposed Second Story Addition to the Existing Residence located at 6530 La Garita (Case No. ZON2010-00331) (Mikhail)

ATTACHMENTS
City Council Letter of Appeal (received May 24, 2011)
Letter requesting continuance (from representative of Appellant - David Moss)
Applicant's requested condition of approval
P.C. Resolution No. 2011-21
P.C. Minutes (February 8, 2011, April 26, 2011 and May 10, 2011)
Public Comments
P.C. Staff Report (May 10, 2011 - does not include draft resolution)
P.C. Staff Report (April 26, 2011 - with attachments)
Draft P.C. Resolution No. 2011-_ (Approval)
Letter from the Applicant (Mr. Magalnic)
P.C. Staff Report (February 8, 2011 - with attachments)
Draft P.C. Resolution (Denial)
Letter from the Applicant
Public Correspondence
P.C. Staff Report (March 22, 2011)
Public Correspondence
P.C. Staff Report (April 12, 2011)
Late Correspondence (prior to April 26, 2011 P.C. meeting)
The City's Guidelines and Procedures for Preservation of Views Where Structures are Involved
Recommendation: Approve the appeal, thereby overturning the Planning Commission’s decision and approving the requested Height Variation and Site Plan Review at 6530 La Garita (Case No. ZON2010-00331) with additional Staff recommended conditions of approval to mitigate privacy impacts and direct Staff to bring back the appropriate resolution at the subsequent City Council meeting for adoption.

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(30 mins)          3.      Status Report and Proposed Community Outreach for Uses on the Beach below Trump National Golf Course (Howe)
Recommendation: 1) Receive and file a status update on the beach below Trump National Golf Course; and, 2) Direct staff to conduct public outreach on future uses of the beach and to bring back research on the pros and cons of dog beaches.

(5 mins)            4.         Voluntary Alternative Redevelopment Program and Adoption of Ordinance No. 524 (Downs)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 524, 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; 2) Direct Staff to prepare a budget resolution to substitute tax increment for General Fund funding of an existing project appropriation (e.g. drainage repairs in the project area), thereby freeing up the General Fund to make the FY11-12 $91,320 VARP payment (Option 1); or; 3) Direct Staff to propose an additional project within the redevelopment area related to accomplishing the Redevelopment Agency project goals (e.g. drainage, dewatering well, etc.) to be funded with a proposed FY10-11 continuing appropriation, and prepare a budget resolution accordingly (Option 2).

(15 mins)         5.         Dr. Shanks’ Ethics Program for Candidates for City Council (Stern)
Recommendation: Direct staff to proceed with arrangements for Dr. Thomas Shanks to conduct the Public Trust Programs “Electing and Establishing a New Council of Trust” for Council Candidates as well as the newly constituted City Council after the November 8, 2011 Election.

(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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