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Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
APRIL 3, 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                                

(10 mins)     CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL:   NEXT RESOL. NO. 2012-23 
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 535

FLAG SALUTE:                  

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Shredding Day Event; Earth Day Composting Workshop

RECYCLE AND EMERGENCY PERSONAL PREPAREDNESS KIT DRAWING:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

PUBLIC COMMENTS:  (This section of the agenda is for audience comments for items NOT on the agenda.)         

CITY MANAGER REPORT:  Coming Soon: New Website Home Page

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 February 21, 2012 Regular Meeting; March 6, 2012 Adjourned Regular Meeting (Interviews); and March 20, 2012 Adjourned Regular Meeting (Interviews).

D.        Border Issues Status Report (Fox)
Recommendation: Receive and file the current report on the status of Border Issues.

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

F.         Complimentary Ticket Policy for Tickets to Events Given to City Officials by the City (Lynch)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ADOPTING A COMPLIMENTARY TICKET POLICY PURSUANT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FAIR POLITICAL PRACTICES COMMISSION REGULATION 18944.1.

G.        Authorize Program Supplement Agreement and Resolution to Receive Federal Reimbursement for the Hawthorne Blvd. Traffic Signal Synchronization Project (Jules)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the Program Supplement Agreement No. N013 for the Hawthorne Blvd. Traffic Signal Synchronization Project; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-__,A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING PROGRAM SUPPLEMENT AGREEMENT NO. N013 FOR FEDERAL FUNDING OF THE HAWTHORNE BLVD. TRAFFIC SIGNAL SYNCHRONIZATION PROJECT.

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.          Outreach to Commissions/Committees Regarding Proposed Protocol (Lehr)
Recommendation: Authorize the Council Rules and Protocol Ad Hoc Subcommittee to conduct outreach to the City’s Advisory Boards to introduce and receive feedback on the proposed City Council and Commission/ Committee Protocol.           

J.         Hawthorne Blvd. Pedestrian Safe Bus Stop Linkage Project - Award Professional Services Agreement (Jules)
Recommendation: Award a professional services contract to Terramar Consulting Engineers for a not-to-exceed amount of $177,670 for civil engineering and topographic services related to the Hawthorne Blvd. Pedestrian Safe Bus Stop Linkage Project and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the agreement.

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PUBLIC HEARINGS:

(15 mins)                 1.         Code Amendment (Case No. ZON2012-00036) to Amend Chapters 17.02, 17.04, and 17.96 to Regulate the Number of Residential Garage Sales (Peterson)
Recommendation: Notwithstanding the Planning Commission’s recommendation to not adopt an Ordinance that regulates the number of residential garage sales in the City, Staff is recommending that the City Council: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, THEREBY ADOPTING ADDENDUM NO. 4 TO THE NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR ORDINANCE NO. 510; and, 2) INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 17 (DEVELOPMENT CODE) OF THE CITY’S MUNICIPAL CODE TO RESTRICT THE NUMBER OF GARAGE SALES ON A RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY (ZON2012-00036).

(30 mins)                 2.         Code Amendment to Allow Ancillary Residential Use within the Commercial Neighborhood (CN) Zoning Districts through Discretionary Review of a Conditional Use Permit (Supports 2012 City Council Goal to Support Local Businesses) (Mikhail)
Recommendation: Notwithstanding the Planning Commission’s recommendation to not adopt an Ordinance that allows ancillary residential units in commercially zoned properties, Staff is recommending that the City Council: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, THEREBY ADOPTING ADDENDUM NO. 5 TO THE NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR ORDINANCE NO. 510, FOR A CODE AMENDMENT TO AMEND SECTION 17.16.030 AND ADD SECTION 17.16.040 OF TITLE 17 (ZONING) OF THE CITY’S MUNICIPAL CODE; and, 2) INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING SECTION 17.16.030 AND ADDING A NEW SECTION 17.16.040 OF TITLE 17 (ZONING) OF THE CITY’S MUNICIPAL CODE TO ALLOW ANCILLARY RESIDENTIAL USES WITHIN THE COMMERCIAL NEIGHBORHOOD ZONING DISTRICTS ONLY THROUGH THE DISCRETIONARY REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT, AND ESTABLISHING DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS FOR SAID ANCILLARY RESIDENTIAL USES (CASE NO. ZON2011-00089).

REGULAR BUSINESS:

(90 mins)     3.         Dog Beach Pilot Program at Rancho Palos Verdes Beach (Howe)
Recommendation: Rescind the February 21, 2012 action to establish a one-year off-leash dog beach pilot program at Rancho Palos Verdes Beach.
ATTACHMENTS:
Public Correspondence received since February 21,2012
February 21,2012 Staff Report

(60 mins)     4.         Adoption of Resolution Approving Certain Speed Surveys and Establishing Speed Limits in Accordance with those Surveys on Palos Verdes Drive East (Jules)      
Recommendation: 1) Approve an increase of the existing 35/40 mph speed limit to a 40 mph speed limit on Palos Verdes Drive East from Palos Verdes Drive South to Ganado Drive; retain the existing 35 mph speed limit on Palos Verdes Drive East from Ganado Drive to Diamonte Lane; retain the existing 35 mph speed limit on Palos Verdes Drive East from Diamonte Lane to Miraleste Drive; increase the existing 30 mph speed limit to a 35 mph speed limit on Palos Verdes Drive East from Miraleste Drive to Bronco Drive; increase the existing 30 mph speed limit to a 35 mph speed limit on Palos Verdes Drive East from Bronco Drive to the City’s northerly limit; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING CERTAIN SPEED SURVEYS AND ESTABLISHING SPEED LIMITS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THOSE SURVEYS ON PALOS VERDES DRIVE EAST.

(60 mins)     5.         Cooperative Agreement with Successor Agency to Redevelopment Agency
(Downs)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING THE EXECUTION OF A COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT FOR ADVANCE AND REIMBURSEMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE, OVERHEAD, AND OTHER EXPENSES BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY.

FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS: (This section of the agenda is designated for individual Council Members to request that an item be placed on a future City Council meeting agenda.  A majority of the Members of the City Council must vote to place the item on a future agenda, and if that action is taken, the City Council also may specify the meeting agenda upon which the item shall be placed.)

(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 Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 6:00 P.M. for an Adjourned Regular Meeting to interview new applicants for the vacancy on the Finance Advisory Committee to be held at Fred Hesse Community Park, Fireside Room.

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA CHECKLIST
Based on Government Code Section 54954.5

(All Statutory References are to California Government Code Sections)

Conference with Legal Counsel

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:

Based on a threat of litigation made by Chuck Michel in a Press Release received by the City on March 29, 2011, a copy of which is on file in the City Clerk’s office.

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