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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA, TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING

JULY 17, 2012
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD

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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.

6:00 P.M.       STUDY SESSION

The primary purpose of the Study Session is to provide an opportunity for the Council members to interact freely and informally, ask questions and discuss policy items that are listed on the agenda for that specific Study Session.  The City Council will also provide direction to Staff regarding upcoming agenda items and tentative agendas, including prioritization of agenda items that are listed on the agenda for that specific study session.  No action shall be taken during any Study Session unless the agenda so provides. 

CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL:               

PUBLIC COMMENTS FOR ITEMS LISTED ON THE AGENDA FOR THE STUDY SESSION:  (Based on Section 6.1(f), the Mayor proposes that Public Comments on items listed on the Study Session portion of the Agenda be consolidated so that each speaker has one
one-minute opportunity to comment on all of the items listed on the Agenda for the Study Session.)
                                     
DISCUSSION TOPICS:

SS1.  Review of Tentative Agendas in Light of City Council Goals, including questions of staff (Annotated Version of the City Council 2012 Goals & Priorities - attached for reference)
SS2.  Future Agenda Items Proposed by Council Members to be Prioritized
a.  Town Halls Outreach – Future Agenda Item Proposal (Brooks)
b.  Establishment of a Rancho Palos Verdes Ombudsman Program (Duhovic) 

7:00 P.M.         REGULAR SESSION

(10 mins)          CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL: NEXT RESOL. NO. 2012-48          
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 537

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:  New Restaurants in Rancho Palos Verdes; Participation in the South Bay Cities’ Economic Development Director’s Roundtable

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 following: May 8, 2012 Joint City Council/Planning Commission Meeting; June 19, 2012 Regular Meeting; and July 3, 2012 Regular Meeting.

C.        Terranea Resort - Follow-Up Report on the 30-inch Height Limit for Roadway and Median Vegetation (Mihranian)
Recommendation: Receive and file a follow-up report on the effectiveness of the Council approved Condition that increased the maximum height limit to 30-inches for any vegetation that grows along the median and parkway of Palos Verdes Drive South adjacent to the Terranea Resort.

D.        Conflict of Interest Code for the Oversight Board of the Successor Agency to the Rancho Palos Verdes Redevelopment Agency (Downs)
Recommendation:  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING THE CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE ADOPTED BY THE OVERSIGHT BOARD OF THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND DESIGNATING THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY CLERK AS THE FILING OFFICER TO RECEIVE REPORTS FILED PURSUANT TO THE CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE.

E.        Professional Services Agreement with James B. Hendrickson for Public Works Department Management Services (Lehr)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to sign the Retired Annuitant Employment Agreement with James B. Hendrickson with a term ending with 960 hours of service in the fiscal year, or the date a new Public Works Director assumes the duties of the job – whichever occurs first.

F.         FY12-13 Traffic Safety Commission and Emergency Preparedness Committee Work Plans (Petru)
Recommendation:  Approve the FY12-13 Work Plans for the Traffic Safety Commission and the Emergency Preparedness Committee.

G.        Amendments to the Administrative Citation Penalty Schedule (Pitts)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ESTABLISHING ADMINISTRATIVE CITATION PENALTIES AND AMENDING THE ADMINISTRATIVE CITATION PENALTY SCHEDULE TO ADD CERTAIN VIOLATIONS OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE.

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.

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PUBLIC HEARING:

  (5 mins) 1.         General Plan Amendment, Zone Change, Height Variation Permit, Grading Permit and Environmental Assessment (Case No. ZON2010-00025) for a Property Located at 10 Chaparral Lane (Supports 2012 City Council Goal – City Trail Systems Enhancement) [Continued from June 5, 2012] (Kim)
Recommendation: Continue the public hearing on the proposed application package to September 18, 2012, to allow the applicant additional time to address geotechnical issues raised by the City Geologist related to the project’s proposed septic system.

 (30 mins) 2.         Water Quality and Flood Protection Program – Annual User Fee Rate – FY12-13 (Supports 2012 City Council Goal for Public Infrastructure) (McLean)
Recommendation: 1) Receive, review and file the independent Water Quality and Flood Protection Program Annual Report, dated June 27, 2012, prepared by the Oversight Committee for the storm drain program; 2) Conduct a public hearing pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 5473.2 and Section 3.44.40 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code on July 17, 2012 on the Annual Report prepared by Harris & Associates, the Annual Report prepared by the Oversight Committee and information provided by Staff, and determine whether to collect the Storm Drain User Fee (the “Fee”) for FY12-13, and if so, the rate per Equivalent Residential Unit (“ERU”) for FY12-13; 3) At the conclusion of the Public Hearing, determine the existence or absence of a majority protest; 4) In the absence of a majority protest, Staff recommends that the Council determine that the rate per ERU for FY12-13 shall be $94.38 as set forth in the Annual Report, ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, FINALLY ADOPTING A REPORT, AS FILED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE STORM DRAIN USER FEE ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 3.44 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE; DETERMINING THE AMOUNT OF SUCH FEE FOR FY12-13; AND ORDERING THAT SUCH FEE BE COLLECTED ON THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES TAX ROLL FOR FY12-13; and, 5) In the event of a majority protest, direct Staff to present to City Council at a subsequent meeting a resolution determining the amount of the Storm Drain User Fee for FY12-13 and providing for an alternative method of collecting the Storm Drain User Fee for FY12-13.

 (5 mins) 3.         Abalone Cove Sewer Service Charge (Dragoo)
Recommendation: 1) Conduct the public hearing on the proposed levy of the annual sewer service charge for the Abalone Cove Sewer System for Fiscal Year 2012/13, which provides for a maximum increase of 2% in the fees collected; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING A REPORT IN CONNECTION WITH THE SEWER SERVICE CHARGE ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 13.06 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE, DETERMINING THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CHARGE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012/13, AND ORDERING THAT SUCH CHARGE BE COLLECTED ON THE TAX ROLL.

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 (45 mins) 4.         San Ramon Canyon Stabilization Project – Financing Alternatives (Supports City Council 2012 Goal for Public Infrastructure) (McLean)
Recommendation:  1) Receive and file this report; and, 2) Provide feedback and/or direction.

 (45 mins) 5.         Southern California Edison Presentation on Current Community Issues (Waters)
Recommendation:  Receive a presentation by Southern California Edison (SCE) on infrastructure, fires, equipment location and placement, and other electrical infrastructure issues affecting residents of Rancho Palos Verdes.  Provide direction to staff to prepare any follow-up action requests of SCE, which may include, but are not limited to the recommended actions contained in this report.

Attachments:
Staff Power Point Presentation
Southern Calfiornia Edison Presentation

 (30 mins) 6.         Status Update Regarding the Proposed Lower Hesse Park Master Plan (Schonborn)
Recommendation:  Direct Staff to pursue the environmental documentation, but for a modified project that eliminates the basketball and tennis courts, and replaces them with a picnic area, as supported by the Pacific View Homeowner’s Association.

 (20 mins) 7.         Consideration of Performance Audit Proposals (Supports City Council Goal Improve Organizational Efficiency”) (Brooks and Duhovic)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor to sign a Professional Services Agreement with Matrix Consulting Group at a total cost of $44,000.  Additionally, the Council is asked to maintain the full $50,000 budget allocation for this audit, to allow for any expanded work that the Council may wish to authorize.  This task supports and is in accordance with approved 2012 City Council Goals and Priorities. 

Attachments:
Staff Power Point Presentation 

  (5 mins) 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.) 

 (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:

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION:

CLOSED SESSION REPORT:

ADJOURNMENT:  Adjourn to Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. at Fred Hesse Park for an Adjourned Regular Meeting.
CLOSED SESSION AGENDA CHECKLIST
Based on Government Code Section 54954.5

(All Statutory References are to California Government Code Sections)

Conference with Real Property Negotiators

            G.C. 54956.8

Potential purchase of property:

Property: Windport Canyon North, APN 7583-02-2012 (.69 acres) and APN 7583-02-2013 (7.49 acres) for a total of 8.18 acres

City Negotiators:  Community Development Director Rojas and City Attorney Lynch

Negotiating Parties: Representatives of Friends of Chabad Lubavitch

Under Negotiation:              Price and Terms of Payment

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

The City Council is meeting to decide whether to initiate litigation.

Number of Potential Cases (1)

Conference with Legal Counsel

Public Employee Performance Evaluation

G.C. 54957

Personnel
            Title:    City Manager
Specify Position/Title of Employee Being Reviewed

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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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