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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA, TUESDAY, August 7, 2012

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
AUGUST 7, 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.

7:00 P.M.       REGULAR SESSION

(10 mins) CALL TO ORDER:
ROLL CALL: NEXT RESOL. NO. 2012-54
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 537

FLAG SALUTE:                  

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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: 

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 July 17, 2012 Regular Meeting.

C.        Claim Against the City by Eileen P. Darroll (Morreale)
            Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.

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

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

F.         Notice of Completion for the Arterial Roads Rehabilitation Project, Palos Verdes Drive South, FY 2010-2011 (Supports 2012 City Council Goal for Public Infrastructure – Citywide Street Maintenance) (Hendrickson)
Recommendation: 1) Accept the work as complete; 2) Authorize the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder Office and if no claims are filed within 35 days after recordation, and upon the contractor posting an acceptable warranty bond, notice the surety company to exonerate the Payment and Performance bonds; and, 3) Authorize the Director of Public Works to release the 10% retention payment in the amount of $169,761.67 to Sequel Contractors, Inc. 35 days after recordation of the Notice of Completion by the L.A. County Recorder, contingent upon no claims being filed on the project, and the contractor posting an acceptable warranty bond.

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.

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PUBLIC HEARINGS:

(2.5 hrs)   1.         Marymount College Facilities Expansion Project – A Request to Extend the Time Periods for Completion of Phases 1 and 2 for an Additional Year (Case No. ZON2003-00317)/30800 Palos Verdes Drive East (Mihranian)
Recommendation: 1) Continue the public hearing for consideration of the College’s one-year time extension request for Phases 1 and 2 to the September 4, 2012 Council meeting so the extension request can be considered after completion of a temporary parking lot that is needed to help alleviate student street parking; 2) Affirm the Director’s determination that because the Parking Management Strategies employed by the College during the Fall 2011/Spring 2012 school terms were not effective in reducing street parking, pursuant to Condition of Approval No. 158, direct the College to provide an operational on-campus temporary parking lot to accommodate a minimum of 90 parking spaces before commencement of the 2012 Fall term (August 27, 2012); and, 3) Affirm Staff’s interpretation that because said parking lot is temporary in nature, minimal grading necessary to accommodate the temporary parking lot does not trigger the grading related Conditions of Approval associated with the College’s 2010 approval.

(30 mins) 2.         Appeal of the Planning Commission’s Denial of an Application Request to Trim and/or Remove Foliage at 22 Narcissa Drive (Gerrard Property) and 24 Narcissa Drive (Paulucci Property) in Order to Restore the View from 25 Narcissa Drive (Makhlouf Property)  (View Restoration Permit 2011-00064) (Seeraty)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, DENYING THE APPEAL AND AFFIRMING THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S DECISION TO DENY VIEW RESTORATION PERMIT NO. 2011-00064.

ATTACHMENTS
Exhibit A - Draft City Council Resolution 2012-
Exhibit B - Appeal Letter dated May 22,2012 & Supplementary Appeal Letter dated July 16, 2012
Exhibit C - P.C. Resolution 2012-08
Exhibit D - P.C. Staff Report dated May 8,2012
Exhibit E - Late Correspondence from May 8, 2012 PC Meeting
Exhibit F - Updated Site Map
Exhibit G - Updated View Photo Diagram
Exhibit H - Non-Primary Viewing Area Photos
Exhibit I - Follow-Up City Arborist Report & Correspondence
Exhibit J - Correspondence Received from Interested Parties
Exhibit K - Site Visit Scheduling Form (City Council Members only)

(15 mins) 3.         Revision “BBB” 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 NO. 45 TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT NO. 36; 2) ADOPT URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. __U, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING AMENDMENT NO. 14 TO THE TRUMP NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT, AUTHORIZING AN EXTENSION TO THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT TO SEPTEMBER 21, 2014, 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, AMENDING GRADING PERMIT NO. 1541 TO ALLOW AN EXTENSION TO THE OPERATION OF THE DRIVING RANGE TO SEPTEMBER 21, 2014.

REGULAR BUSINESS:

(15 mins) 4.         League of California Cities 2012 Annual Conference Resolutions (Fox)
Recommendation: 1) Authorize the City Council’s Voting Delegate to support the adoption of League of California Cities General Assembly Resolution No. 1 (Fines and Forfeitures), No. 2 (Internet Crimes against Children) and No. 5(Emergency Management Mission for Cities); and, 2) Authorize the City Council’s Voting Delegate   to oppose the adoption of League of California Cities General Assembly Resolution No. 3 (Desert Protection Act) and No. 4 (Global Warming).

  (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.)

CLOSED SESSION REPORT:

ADJOURNMENT:  Adjourn to a time and place certain only if you wish to meet prior to the next regular meeting.

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:         VH Property Corp. and VHPS LLC v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes, et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court.  Case No. BC404048.

Potential Litigation against the City:
GC 54956.9(b)(1)(A):

Conference with Legal Counsel-Anticipated Litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b)(1)(A), which is potential litigation against the City arising from facts and circumstances that might result in litigation against the City but which the City believes are not yet known to the potential plaintiff, but which facts and circumstances need not be disclosed.

Potential Litigation against the City:
          GC 54956.9(b)(3)(C)

Conference with Legal Council-Anticipated Litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 arising from receipt of a claim against the City of Rancho Palos Verdes that was filed by Eileen P. Darroll pursuant to the Government Tort Claims Act on December 19, 2011, which is on file in the City Clerk’s Office.

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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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