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Rancho Palos Verdes Agenda TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
JANUARY 17, 2012
POINT VICENTE INTERPRETIVE CENTER, 31501 PALOS VERDES DRIVE WEST

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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. 2012-02
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 531

FLAG SALUTE:

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Clean Bay Restaurants Recognition

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:Status Report regarding SCAG Compass Blueprint Grant; Median Landscape Spraying on Palos Verdes Drive South; Ladera Linda Facility Update; McCarrell Canyon Fire Debriefing.

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 December 20, 2011 Regular Meeting.

C. Adopt Ordinance No. 530 - Ordinance Prohibiting Overnight Camping within the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve and the Abandonment of Animals on City Property (Fox)
Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 530, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, PROHIBITING OVERNIGHT CAMPING WITHIN THE PALOS VERDES NATURE PRESERVE AND THE ABANDONMENT OF ANIMALS ON CITY PROPERTY, AND AMENDING THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE.

D. FY10-11 Annual Report of the Redevelopment Agency (Downs)
Recommendation: Receive and file the annual report of the Rancho Palos Verdes Redevelopment Agency.

E. Agency Shop Agreement between the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and the Rancho Palos Verdes Employees Association (Mausser)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING AN AGENCY SHOP AGREEMENT AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY’S LABOR RELATIONS REPRESENTATIVE TO IMPLEMENT THE AGREEMENT.

F. Initiation of a Code Amendment to Restrict the Number of Residential Garage Sales Peterson)
Recommendation: Initiate a Code Amendment to restrict the number of garage sales on residential properties to two garage sales within one calendar year.

G. City Council Meeting Schedule – Interviews of Applicants for City Advisory Boards & Chair of Each of the Five City Advisory Boards (Morreale)
Recommendation: 1) Schedule an adjourned regular meeting on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. for the interviews of applicants for the Planning Commission; 2) Schedule an adjourned regular meeting on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. for the interviews of applicants for the Finance Advisory Committee; 3) Schedule an adjourned regular meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. for the interviews of applicants for the Oversight Committee for Water Quality & Flood Protection Program; and, 4) Schedule an adjourned regular meeting on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. for the interviews of applicants interested in serving as Chair of each of the five City Advisory Boards.

H. Register of Demands (McLean)
Recommendation:ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-__, 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. Support of Senate Bill 659 (Padilla) to Extend the Dissolution Date of Redevelopment Agencies from February 1, 2012 to April 15, 2012 (McLean)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor to sign a letter supporting SB 659 and direct staff to transmit that letter to Senators Padilla and Wright.

J. Item Removed from the Agenda.

K. Disclosure of Communications between the City Manager and Individual Members of the City Council (Campbell)
Recommendation: Mayor Pro Tem Campbell recommends directing the City Manager to include in the regular City Manager Administrative Report any significant discussions regarding City business that occurred during the prior period between the City Manager and current City Council Members. The memorandum could simply state the topic and the Council Member(s) with whom the City Manager spoke. (No Written Report Submitted.)

L. Ascertain the Current Amount of the City’s Unfunded Pension Liability (Campbell)
Recommendation: Mayor Pro Tem Campbell recommends adding to the Finance Advisory Committee’s Work Plan that the Finance Advisory Committee (FAC) study the alternatives that are available for the City to accurately ascertain the CalPERS Unfunded Pension Liability owed by the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, as other California General Law cities have successfully done, and report its finding(s) to the City Council within 90 days. (No Written Report Submitted.)


M. Conduct a Confidential Employee Workplace Satisfaction Survey of Current and Former City Employees (Campbell)
Recommendation: Mayor Pro Tem Campbell recommends establishing a Council Subcommittee which will review at least three companies that conduct Confidential Surveys of Municipal Employees and bring back a report to the City Council as to which Consultant it recommends to be engaged at the next Council Meeting. (No Written Report Submitted.)

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PUBLIC HEARINGS:


(10 mins) 1. Proposed Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Reallocation of Funds (Huey)
Recommendation: 1) Conduct a public hearing to receive citizen input on the proposed reallocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funds; 2) Approve the reallocation of project funding for the Blackhorse Road Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Improvements project from Fiscal Year 2012-2013 to Fiscal Year 2011-2012; 3) Authorize the Director of Public Works to execute agreements for CDBG projects with the Los Angeles County Community Development Commission; and, 4) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2011-44, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY 2011-12 FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT OF $70,000 TO THE CITY’S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUND.

(90 mins) 2. Revision “ZZ” to the Trump National Golf Course Project – Proposed Hedge on Driving Range (Pfost)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ADOPTING ADDENDUM NO. 1 TO A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE DRIVING RANGE; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CONDITIONALLY APPROVING REVISION “ZZ” TO THE TRUMP NATIONAL GOLF COURSE PROJECT ALLOWING A NEW ZEALAND CHRISTMAS TREE HEDGE RANGING IN HEIGHT FROM 6’ TALL TO 9’8” TALL TO BE PLANTED AT THE WESTERN EDGE OF THE DRIVING RANGE.
ATTACHMENTS:
           Draft Resolution No. 2012-_, adopting Addendum No.1 to the Driving Range MND
           Draft Resolution No. 2012-_, approving Revision ZZ
           Letter from Trump National to Greg Pfost, dated November 17, 2011
           Resolution No. 2011-61, denying Revision TT
           Resolution No. 2007-132, denying Revision GG
           Public Comments
           Photographs
           Proposed Plan


REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(10 mins) 3. FY10-11 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (Downs)
Recommendation: Receive and file the FY10-11 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, and the Independent Auditors’ Report on Internal Control.

(5 mins) 4. Next Steps in Redevelopment Agency Dissolution - Compliance with Assembly Bill 936 Regarding Forgiven Debt (Downs/Lynch)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, PURSUANT TO ASSEMBLY BILL 936 CONCERNING FORGIVENESS OF LOANS, ADVANCES, OR OTHER INDEBTEDNESS.

(20 mins) 5. Mayor’s Appointment of City Council Members to Intergovernmental Organizations, Associations and City Subcommittees (Morreale)
Recommendation: 1) Appoint the members of Council to the various intergovernmental organizations and associations and City Subcommittees; and, 2) Direct staff to notify the various agencies of the Council’s decision.

(20 mins) 6. Overview – Professional/Technical Services Agreement for Services Regarding the Information Technology System – Palos Verdes on the Net (McLean)
Recommendation: 1) Receive and file; and, 2) Provide direction to Staff whether or not to establish and conduct a competitive process with other IT providers, for some, or all, of the information technology services currently provided by Palos Verdes on the Net in early 2013, after completion of the information technology upgrade that is currently in process.

(10 mins) 7. Planning for January 31, 2012 Part 2 Council Goal Setting Meeting (Brooks)
Recommendation: 1) Councilwoman Brooks recommends that the Council consider expanding the scope of Council’s January 31st Goal Setting agenda item; and, 2) Direct staff to develop a Professional Services Agreement with Len Wood pursuant to his proposal.


(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 5:30 P.M. on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 for an Adjourned Regular Meeting to interview applicants for the Planning Commission.

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA CHECKLIST

Based on Government Code Section 54954.5

(All Statutory References are to California Government Code Sections)

Conference with Legal Counsel 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.

Lisa Dennen Monks and Zone 2 Property Rights v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County, California Court of Appeal. Case No. B224628

Name of Case:           Enstedt and the Portuguese Bend Alliance For Safety v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes, et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court. Case No. BS123281

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.

Name of Case           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.

Name of Case:           Nancy Parsons v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes, et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court. Case No. YS022974.

Potential Litigation against the City:
           GC 54956.9(b)(1)(A):


Conference with Legal Counsel-Anticipated Litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b)(1)(A), which is potential litigation against the City arising from facts and circumstances that might result in litigation against the City but which the City believes are not yet known to the potential plaintiff, but which facts and circumstances need not be disclosed.

Number of cases (1)

Potential Litigation against the City:
           G.C. 54956.9(b)(3)(B)


Conference with Legal Counsel-Anticipated litigation, regarding potential litigation against the City arising from the following facts and circumstances:

1) Based on a threat of litigation made against the City concerning the BKK Landfill in a letter dated December 22, 2008 from Attorney James J. Dragna, a copy of which is on file in the City Clerk’s office.

2) Based on a threat of litigation made against the City in a letter to the City Manager from Attorney Dean Wallraff dated November 21, 2011, a copy of which is on file in the City Clerk’s office.

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


The City Council is meeting to decide whether to initiate litigation to compel removal of two substandard structures located in the City.

Number of potential cases: (2)

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