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Rancho Palos Verdes Agenda TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012

**AMENDED AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
JANUARY 31, 2012
POINT VICENTE INTERPRETIVE CENTER, 31501 PALOS VERDES DRIVE WEST

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**AMENDED AGENDA – 1) REVISED STAFF REPORT REGARDING ITEM F;                       
                                               2) ITEM NO. 1 REMOVED FROM THE AGENDA.

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.

CLOSED SESSION (To be held at conclusion of Regular Session): SEE ATTACHED BROWN ACT CHECK LIST FOR DETAILS

*7:00 P.M.      REGULAR SESSION

*THE REGULAR SESSION WILL BEGIN UPON CONCLUSION OF THE INTERVIEWS OF APPLICANTS FOR THE PLANNING COMMISSION.  STAFF ANTICIPATES THAT THE REGULAR SESSION MAY NOT COMMENCE UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 7:30 P.M.

(15 mins) CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL: NEXT RESOL. NO. 2012-07
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 531

FLAG SALUTE:      

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

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: RPV Business Recognition–SBCCOG/So. Bay Env. Services Center (SBESC)

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 19, 2011 Regular Meeting.

C.        Notice of Completion – Via Canada Storm Drain PD-478 Inlet Improvements Project (Winje)
Recommendation: 1) Accept the work as complete and authorize the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the County Recorder; 2) Authorize the Director of Public Works to release the 10% retention payment in the amount of $4,573.20 to HYM Engineering, Inc. 35 days after recordation of the Notice of Completion by the County Recorder, contingent upon no claims being filed on the project, and the contractor posting an acceptable warranty bond; and, 3) Authorize staff to notice the surety company to exonerate the Payment and Performance bonds following release of retention.

D.        Mayor’s Appointment of City Council Member to West Basin Water Association (Morreale)
Recommendation: Appoint Councilwoman Brooks to the position of delegate to the West Basin Water Association.

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 BETWEEN THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION AND THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AND PROVIDING FOR ITS IMPLEMENTATION.

F.         Revision “ZZ” to the Trump National Golf Course Project – Proposed Hedge on Driving Range (Pfost) [Revised Staff Report]
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-03, 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. 2012-04, 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.

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REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

                  1.         Item Removed From Agenda

(2 hrs)      2.         City Council Goal Setting Workshop: Short-Term and Long-Term City Council Priorities (Misetich/Facilitator: Len Wood)
Recommendation: 1) Identify and prioritize short and long-term goals and priorities identified at the January 3, 2012 workshop; 2) Consider taking action on Mayor Pro Tem Campbell’s items regarding a) Disclosure of Communications between City Manager and Council Members; and, b) Confidential Employee Workplace Survey; and, 3) Provide further direction to staff as deemed appropriate by the City Council. 

(15 mins)   3.         2012 Budget Process and Timeline (Downs)
Recommendation: Provide feedback and direction to Staff regarding the hybrid Zero-Base Budget process, the impact of historical General Fund expenditure variances, resources available for the 2012 process, sample materials attached to this Staff Report, and the 2012 budget timeline.

(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.)

RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION:

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:   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 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)

RECONVENE TO REGULAR SESSION:

CLOSED SESSION REPORT:

ADJOURNMENT:  Adjourn to 6:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 2, 2012 for an Adjourned Regular Meeting to conduct an interview of the three newly elected City Council Members for an RPV TV Channel 33 Program.  This interview is to be held at RPV TV Ch 33 located at the City’s Television Studio at 30940 Hawthorne Blvd.

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NOTE: Staff reports are available for inspection at City Hall, 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard during regular business hours, 7:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Monday – Thursday and 7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. on Friday.  The agenda and staff reports can also be viewed at Hesse Community Park, 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard during regular business hours:  Monday – Friday from 9:00 A.M. until dusk; Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 A.M. until dusk.  

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