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Rancho Palos Verdes Agenda TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
FEBRUARY 21, 2012
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BLVD.

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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                                

(20 mins) CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL NEXT RESOL. NO. 2012-10       
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 533

FLAG SALUTE:                  

CEREMONIAL:  Recognition of Charles Eldred Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce “King of the Hill”

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  “Whale of a Day” Event on March 3, 2012 at Pt. Vicente Interpretive Center; Crime Prevention Tips (Sgt. Will Bartlett); Mayor and City Manager Initiative:  Proclamation to Support and Participate in Sunshine Week, a National Initiative to Promote a Dialogue about the Importance of Open Government and Freedom of Information.

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:  Banner Sign Status Update; Civic Center Webpage; Enhanced Transparency of Employee Compensation; Public Records Request

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 January 3, 2012 Regular Meeting; January 17, 2012 Regular Meeting; January 31, 2012 Adjourned Regular Meeting (Interviews); February 2, 2012 Adjourned Regular Meeting (RPV TV Interviews); February 3, 2012 Adjourned Regular Meeting (Salute to Business Dinner); February 6, 2012 Adjourned Regular Meeting (Interviews); and February 7, 2012 Adjourned Regular Meeting (Interviews).

C.        Adoption of Ordinance No. 531 – Change to the City’s Official Digitized Zoning Map (Harwell)
Recommendation:  ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 531, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, MAKING A CORRECTION TO THE CITY’S OFFICIAL DIGITIZED ZONING MAP TO CORRECT AN ERROR.

D.        Adoption of Ordinance No. 532 – Change to the City’s Municipal Code Pertaining to the Interpretation Procedure for Open-Space Hazard Boundary Line Adjustments (Harwell)
Recommendation:  ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 532, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ADOPTING REVISIONS TO SECTION 17.90 OF THE CITY’S MUNICIPAL CODE, THEREBY CHANGING THE ALLOWABLE MOVEMENT OF AN OPEN-SPACE HAZARD BOUNDARY LINE THROUGH THE INTERPRETATION PROCEDURE FROM THIRTY (30) FEET TO ONE-HUNDRED (100) FEET.  

E.        FY11-12 Midyear Financial Report (Downs)
Recommendation: 1) Receive and file the Midyear Financial Report; and,
2) 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 FY11-12, TO ADJUST THE BUDGET IN VARIOUS FUNDS OF THE CITY.

F.          Southern California Edison Power Outages (Waters)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor to sign the attached draft letter to Southern California Edison (SCE) encouraging SCE to implement appropriate measures to reduce the frequency and duration of power outages in Rancho Palos Verdes and throughout the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

G.        Abalone Cove Shoreline Park – Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant Budget Appropriation (Mihranian)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING A BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR THE ABALONE COVE SHORELINE PARK IMPROVEMENT PROJECT.

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

I.          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.

J.         Approve Universal Waste Systems, Inc. Annual Commercial Hauler Agreement for 2012 (Ramezani)
Recommendation: 1) Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute a one-year non-exclusive commercial refuse collection and disposal services agreement with Universal Waste Systems, Inc. for 2012; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION 2011-93 LIMITING THE NUMBER OF HAULERS AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE SOLID WASTE COLLECTION AND RECYCLING SERVICES FROM COMMERCIAL PREMISES, AND ROLL OFF SERVICES TO RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PREMISES IN THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES IN CALENDAR YEAR 2012.

K.       Approve Second Amendment to the Universal Waste Systems, Inc. Residential Solid Waste Agreement (Ramezani)
Recommendation: Approve the Second Amendment to the Universal Waste Systems, Inc. residential solid waste agreement.

L.         Abalone Cove Sewer Pump Station Repairs (Dragoo)
Recommendation: 1) Find that an emergency exists which will not permit a delay arising from a competitive solicitation for bids and that the actions taken below are necessary to respond to the emergency; 2) Approve and authorize the Director of Public Works to execute a Not to Exceed Contract in the amount of $46,000 with Multi W. Systems, Inc., to make necessary repairs; and,
3) 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 fiscal year 2011-12, FOR $46,000 TO REPLACE THE PUMP STATION INFRASTRUCTURE AT ABALONE COVE.

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PUBLIC HEARINGS:

(10 mins)     1.         Correction to the Recent Minor Miscellaneous “Clean-Up” Amendments to the City’s Development Code (Case No. ZON2011-00023) (Mikhail)
Recommendation: 1) INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING AN INADVERTENT AMENDMENT MADE TO SECTION 17.02.030(D)(4) (ROOF DECKS AND BALCONIES) AS PART OF THE RECENT MINOR MISCELLANEOUS “CLEAN-UP” AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 17 (ZONING) OF THE CITY’S MUNICIPAL CODE VIA ORDINANCE NO. 529 (PLANNING CASE NO. ZON2011-00023).

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(30 mins)     2.         City Advisory Board Appointments (Morreale)
Recommendation: 1) Appoint three members to serve on the Planning Commission, with four-year terms of office until December 2015, pursuant to the Municipal Code; 2) Appoint three members to serve on the Finance Advisory Committee; one to fill a vacancy on the Finance Advisory Committee with an unexpired term of office ending in December 2014, and two with four-year terms of office until February 2016; and, 3) Appoint three members to serve on the Oversight Committee for the Water Quality Flood Protection Program, with four-year terms of office until January 2016, pursuant to the Municipal Code.

(1 hr)           3.         Uses at Rancho Palos Verdes Beach (Howe)
Recommendation: 1) Consider dog beach research and community outreach regarding a potential dog beach at Rancho Palos Verdes Beach; and, 2) Provide staff with direction on future uses at the beach.

(25 mins)     4.         Consider Traffic Control Alternatives for the Crest Road at Whitley Collins
Pedestrian Crossing (Jules)

Recommendation: Consider traffic control alternatives for the Crest Road at Whitley Collins pedestrian crossing with staff recommending Option F – Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacon System with advanced Rapid Flash Beacons.

(10 mins)     5.         Agency Shop Agreement between the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and the Rancho Palos Verdes Employees Association (Lynch/Clarke)
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.

(10 mins)     6.         Next Steps in Redevelopment Agency Dissolution – Housing Assets and Functions (Downs)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ELECTING FOR THE CITY TO RETAIN THE HOUSING ASSETS AND FUNCTIONS PREVIOUSLY PERFORMED BY THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND ACCEPTING THE TRANSFER OF ALL RIGHTS, POWERS, DUTIES, AND OBLIGATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE HOUSING ACTIVITIES OF THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY.

(10 mins)     7.         Mayor’s Appointment of City Council Members to an Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Council Rules of Procedure, Council Protocols, and Code of Conduct for Committee/Commission Members (Misetich)
Recommendation: Appoint an Ad Hoc Subcommittee consisting of Mayor Misetich and Councilwoman Brooks to perform a comprehensive review of Council Rules of Procedures, Council Protocols, and Code of Conduct for Committee and Commission Members.

(20 mins)     8.         Consider Request for Proposal – City Banking Relationship (McLean)
Recommendation: 1) Direct staff to: a) Retain a consultant to perform a comprehensive evaluation of the banking products, services and technology currently provided to the City, as well as additional cost-effective services and products, leading to the preparation of a Request For Proposals (“RFP”) for banking services; and, b) Upon completion of the RFP, conduct a competitive process for banking services leading to a recommendation to the City Council to enter into an agreement for banking services with one qualified bank; or
2) Separately develop a recommendation to the City Council to diversify a portion of the City’s cash portfolio into the Certificates of Deposit Account Registry Service (“CDARS”), ensuring opportunities for selecting a local gateway bank.

(20 mins)     9.         Employee Performance Incentive Program (PIP) Performance Goals for FY 2011-12 (Mausser)
Recommendation: 1) Review and adopt the draft Performance Goals for the employee Performance Incentive Program (PIP) for FY 2011-12; and,
2) Authorize the Finance Advisory Committee (FAC) workplan to include the review and validation of PIP achievements for City Council consideration.

(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 6:00 P.M. on Monday, March 6, 2012, for an Adjourned Regular Meeting to interview applicants for Chair of the City Advisory Boards.

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

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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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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