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Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda - TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012
**AMENDED AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
MARCH 6, 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.

** AMENDED AGENDA – Item No. 7 was removed from the Agenda.

6:00 P.M.       CLOSED SESSION: SEE ATTACHED BROWN ACT CHECK LIST FOR                        DETAILS

7:00 P.M.       REGULAR SESSION                                

(10 mins) CALL TO ORDER:
ROLL CALL:  NEXT RESOL. NO. 2012-17     
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 534

FLAG SALUTE:                  

CEREMONIAL:  

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Mayor and City Manager Initiative: 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:  

NEW BUSINESS: 

(5 mins)       APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR:        

EMERGENCY SEWER REPAIR PROJECT:

A.        Abalone Cove Sewer Pump Station Repairs (Dragoo)
Recommendation:  Review and reconfirm by a four/fifths (4/5) vote, the City Council’s previous action taken on February 21, 2012, authorizing staff to continue with the actions taken to perform emergency repairs to the Abalone Cove Sewer Pump Station located within the Abalone Cove Shoreline Park.

OTHER CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS:

B.        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. 

C.        Approval of Minutes (Morreale)
Recommendation: Approve the Minutes of the January 31, 2012 Adjourned Regular Meeting.

D.        Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Collection Program Site Liability Agreement with County of Los Angeles (Ramezani)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Collection Program Site Liability Agreement with the County of Los Angeles and County Sanitation District No. 2 of Los Angeles County.

E.        Adoption of Ordinance No. 533, Approving a Correction to an Amendment made to Section 17.02.030(D)(4) (Roof Decks And Balconies) (Mikhail)
Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 533, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING A CORRECTION TO AN 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).

F.         January 2012 Monthly Report of Cash Balances (McLean)
Recommendation: Receive and file the January 2012 Monthly Report of Cash Balances for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

G.        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.

H.        Temporary Banner Backboards in the City’s Rights-Of-Way and Parks (Petru)
Recommendation: 1) Repaint the temporary banner backboards and support poles in a non-reflective neutral color; 2) Replace the two backboards at Upper Point Vicente Park/Civic Center with one, two-sided backboard; and, 3) Return the item for Council review in four months to allow time for full utilization of the program to develop.

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PUBLIC HEARINGS:

(10 mins)     1.         Revision “AAA” to the Trump National Golf Course Project (Pfost)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ADOPTING ADDENDUM 44 TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT NO. 36 IN CONNECTION WITH REVISION “AAA” TO THE TRUMP NATIONAL GOLF COURSE PROJECT; 2) ADOPT URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. ___U, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING AMENDMENT NO. 13 TO THE TRUMP NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT, AUTHORIZING AN EXTENSION TO THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT TO SEPTEMBER 21, 2012, AND DECLARING THE URGENCY THEREOF; 3) Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute the documents on behalf of the City; 4) Extend Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. 50666 consistent with the term of the Development Agreement; and, 5) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING REVISIONS TO GRADING PERMIT NO. 1541 IN CONJUNCTION WITH REVISION “AAA” TO THE TRUMP NATIONAL GOLF CLUB LOCATED IN COASTAL SUBREGIONS 7 AND 8.

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(25 mins)     2.         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.

(30 mins)     3.         Regulatory Framework for Operating City Businesses (Mihranian/Downs)
Recommendation: Receive and file a report on the current regulatory framework for operating a business in the City and provide Staff with direction on whether to pursue any changes to the current regulatory framework.

         4.         Council Priorities/Budget Workshop

(40 mins)     A.        City Council Goals & Priorities (Petru)
Recommendation: 1) Review the scored City Council Goals and
Priorities Matrix from the January 31st workshop; 2) Discuss and refine the descriptions and scope of the top 13 goals in order to scale down the list to 8 to 12 top goals and priorities; 3) Provide direction to staff, as deemed appropriate; and, 4) Continue the item to March 20, 2012 for further discussion and public input prior to adoption of the Council’s final list of 2012 Goals and Priorities.  

(10 mins)     B.        City Council Policy No. 41: Reserve Policy (Downs/Mills)
Recommendation: 1) Direct Staff whether or not to prepare an analysis leading to a recommendation regarding revisions to the City Council Policy No. 41: Reserve Policy; and, 2) If the City Council elects to direct Staff to conduct an analysis, provide Staff with objectives for any such revisions.

(40 mins)     C.        Fiscal Year 2012-13 Budget Meeting No. 1 (Downs)
Recommendation: 1) Identify programs, contracts, projects, or specific expenditures that the City Council deems appropriate for analysis in preparation for the FY12-13 Zero-Based Budgeting process; 2) Provide  Staff with feedback regarding any changes to the categorization of expenditures and initial set of program metrics; and, 3) Receive and file the update to the 2011 Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan.

(15 mins)     5.         Appointment of Chairs to Three City Advisory Boards (Morreale)
Recommendation: Appoint Chairs for the Planning Commission, Oversight Committee for the Water Quality Flood Protection Program, and Emergency Preparedness Committee.

(15 mins)     6.         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 desirable 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; 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; and, 3) If the City Council elects to proceed with Recommendations 1 and 2, direct the Finance Advisory Committee to provide comments regarding the draft RFP document prepared in accordance with best practices, as well as the planned selection process (e.g., review of financial condition, scoring, etc.).

                  7.         Item Removed from the Agenda.

(5 mins)     8.           Council Team Building Draft Agenda (Lehr)
Recommendation: Informational Item – 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.)

CLOSED SESSION REPORT:

ADJOURNMENT:  Adjourn to 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, for an Adjourned Regular Meeting to interview applicants for Chair of the Finance Advisory Committee and Traffic Safety 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

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

The City Council is meeting to decide whether to initiate litigation against Southern California Edison Company and its contractor, Henkels and McCoy, regarding the fire that occurred in the City of Rancho Palos Verdes in 2009.

Number of potential cases: (1)

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