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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MEETING
OCTOBER 16, 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.

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

(30 mins) 6:00 P.M.           STUDY SESSION: To commence immediately following Closed 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.  Proposed Code Amendment to Fence, Wall & Hedge Permit Process (Knight)

7:00 P.M.       REGULAR SESSION

(10 mins) CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL:         NEXT RESOL. NO. 2012-77
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 539

FLAG SALUTE:                  

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Honoring the September 25th Montemalaga Car Fire Heroes

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:        

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 September 10, 2012 Adjourned Regular Meeting and the September 18, 2012 Regular Meeting.

C.    Award Contract - Miraleste Canyon Storm Drain Structural Lining Project (Supports 2012 City Council Goal No. 4 Public Infrastructure) (Winje)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a sole source construction agreement to Sancon Engineering, Inc. in an amount of $354,258; and, authorize a construction contingency of $35,000 (~10%) for a total construction authorization of $389,258.

D.    Acceptance of Public Trail Easement (Salvation Army – 30840 Hawthorne Blvd.) (Supports 2012 City Council Goal – City Trail Systems Enhancement) (Kim)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER OR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR TO EXECUTE AN EASEMENT AGREEMENT DEDICATING TO THE CITY A PUBLIC ACCESS AND RECREATION EASEMENT OVER A PORTION OF THE PROPERTY OWNED BY THE SALVATION ARMY LOCATED AT 30840 HAWTHORNE BLVD.

E.    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.

F.    2012 Information Technology (IT) Upgrade – Replacement of Desktop Computers (McLean)
Recommendation: 1) Authorize the expenditure of up to $80,000 to be spent from the FY12-13 appropriation in the Computers program of the Equipment Replacement Fund for the replacement of about 65 desktop computers as a part of the IT Infrastructure Plan (the “2012 IT Upgrade”); and, 2) Receive and file the update regarding the 2012 IT Upgrade.

G.    Memorandum to City Commissions and Committees (Lynch)
Recommendation: Approve the content of the memorandum and direct that it be sent to all City Commissions and Committees.

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PUBLIC HEARING:

(30 mins) 1.         Code Amendment to Establish a Procedure for Allowing Hedges Over 42” in Height within the Front Yard Setback of Private Residential Properties and to Simplify the Existing Intersection Visibility Triangle Review Process (ZON2010-00293) (Kim)
Recommendation: INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, THEREBY AMENDING CHAPTERS 17.48.070 (INTERSECTION VISIBILITY TRIANGLE) AND 17.76.030 (FENCES, WALLS AND HEDGES) OF TITLE 17 (ZONING) OF THE CITY’S MUNICIPAL CODE TO ESTABLISH A NEW DISCRETIONARY PERMIT PROCESS TO ALLOW HEDGES ABOVE 42” IN HEIGHT WITHIN THE FRONT YARD SETBACK OF PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES AND TO SIMPLIFY THE REVIEW PROCESS TO ALLOW IMPROVEMENTS WITHIN THE INTERSECTION VISIBILITY TRIANGLE AREA.

REGULAR BUSINESS:

(30 mins) 2.         San Ramon Canyon Stabilization Project – Financing Plan (Supports City Council 2012 Goal for Public Infrastructure) (Downs)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the proposed agreement with Magis Advisors to provide financial advisor services to prepare the financing plan and oversee the sale of debt securities for the San Ramon Canyon Stabilization project, and authorize the City Manager to execute related agreements using fee Option 3 for a maximum commitment of $40,000, which may be applied to the San Ramon Financing Plan or to other projects and services; and, 2) Determine whether the City is conceptually willing (not an obligation) to: a) Enter into a lease arrangement to provide financing; b) Use a City asset other than the storm drain improvements to be leased by the City; and,
c) Use the General Fund as a resource to make the lease payments.

(90 mins) 3.         Rancho LPG Butane Storage Facility in San Pedro (Fox)
Recommendation:  Consider options for responding to community concerns regarding the Rancho LPG butane storage facility at 2110 North Gaffey Street in San Pedro, and provide direction to Staff as deemed appropriate.

(30 mins) 4.         “Adopt a Median” Program (Jules/Ramezani)
Recommendation:  Approve the proposed “Adopt a Median” Program and direct staff to initiate the implementation process.

(20 mins) 5.         “Partners”, a Community Volunteer Event Pilot Program (Jules/Ramezani) 
Recommendation:  Approve the pilot program, “Partners”, a Community Volunteer Event, and direct staff to initiate the implementation process.

(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 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 for an Adjourned Regular Meeting to interview applicants for the vacancy on the Traffic Safety Commission, to be followed by a Media Training Session.

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA CHECKLIST
Based on Government Code Section 54954.5

(All Statutory References are to California Government Code Sections)

Conference with Legal Counsel

Public Employee Performance Evaluation
                     G.C. 54957

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

Pursuant to G.C. Section 54956.9(b)(2), the City Council is meeting to determine, based on existing facts and circumstances, to decide whether a Closed Session regarding Potential Litigation is authorized pursuant to G.C. Section 54956.9(b)(1).  If the City Council determines that existing facts and circumstances authorize a Closed Session to discuss potential litigation, then the Closed Session shall be held pursuant to G.C. Section 54956.9(b)(1).

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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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You can also view the agenda and staff reports at the City’s website www.palosverdes.com/RPV.