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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA, TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013

 

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
MARCH 19, 2013
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
  

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:
       G.C.  54956.9(b)

A point has been reached where, in the opinion of the City Council on the advice of its legal counsel, based on the below-described facts and circumstances, there is a significant exposure to litigation against the City:

Based on a claim filed by Cherine Medawar on September 28, 2012, and a telephone conversation with Community Development Director Rojas on March 13, 2013, which is memorialized in an electronic memorandum from the Community Development Director to the City Clerk dated March 14, 2013, both of which are on file in the City Clerk’s Office.

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

(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 2013 Goals & Priorities

SS2.   Future Agenda Items Proposed by Council Members to be Prioritized – No items
           

7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION      

(10 mins) CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL:    NEXT RESOL. NO. 2013-13   
    NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 545

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:  Ham Radio Repeater Donation from Harris Communications

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 February 19, 2013 Regular Meeting; March 5, 2013 Adjourned Regular Meeting (Interviews); and March 5, 2013 Regular Meeting.

C. Approve the Purchase of Two Vehicles with Air Quality Management District (AQMD) Funds for the Community Development Department (Supports 2013 City Council Goal No. 5: Government Efficiency, Fiscal Control and Transparency) (Blanco) 
Recommendation:  Authorize the City Manager to execute a purchase contract with Wondries Chevrolet of Alhambra in the amount of $54,892.40 for the purchase of two Chevrolet Equinox, All Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicles and associated accessories, such as light bars and front door City logos.

D. 2012 Annual Report on the Implementation of the Rancho Palos Verdes General Plan (Supports 2013 City Council Goals and Priorities as identified under Additional Information) (Mikhail)
Recommendation:  Direct Staff to forward the City’s Annual Progress Report on the implementation of the Rancho Palos Verdes General Plan in calendar year 2012 to the State Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and to the Department of Housing and Community Development.

E. 2012 Annual Report on the Implementation of the Rancho Palos Verdes Housing Element (Mikhail)
Recommendation: Direct Staff to forward the City’s Annual Progress Report on the implementation of the Rancho Palos Verdes Housing Element for the 2012 calendar year to the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and the State Office of Planning and Research (OPR).

F. 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.

G. Register of Demands (McLean)
Recommendation:  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2013-__, 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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REGULAR BUSINESS:

 (45 mins) 1. Palos Verdes Nature Preserve – Adoption of the Public Use Master Plan (Supports 2013 City Council Goal – Trail System Enhancement) (Mihranian)
Recommendation:   Approve, via minute order, the Public Use Master Plan (PUMP) document for the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve.

(45 mins) 2.Palos Verdes Nature Preserve – Minimizing Trail User Conflicts (Supports 2013 City Council Goal – Trail System Enhancement) (Mihranian/Howe)

Recommendation: 1) Receive and file an update report on the management tools used in the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve to minimize trail user conflicts; 2) Affirm the proposed Volunteer Trail Patrol Program for the Preserve by directing staff to implement the Program in cooperation with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC); 3) Direct staff to convert un-programmed interpretive hours in the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority Contract to Preserve patrol hours; and,
4) Authorize staff to augment the PVPLC’s trail signage responsibilities by including $10,500 of City monies in FY 13-14 toward improving trail signage in the Preserve.

 (30 mins) 3. Agricultural Use at Upper Point Vicente (Fox)
Recommendation:  Receive a status update on the renewal of the agricultural lease at Upper Point Vicente; and provide direction to Staff for further action, as appropriate.

 (30 mins) 4. FY13-14 Budget Policy Issues (Downs)
Recommendation:  1) Provide direction to Staff for each of the FY13-14 Budget Policy Issues; 2) Direct Staff to prepare a revision to the City Council’s Reserve Policy to dedicate the prior year’s General Fund favorable expenditure variance to the Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Reserve; and, 3) Provide direction to Staff regarding which service level expenditures should be placed on the Menu for the City Council’s Hybrid Zero-Based Budget exercise on April 30, 2013.

(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, as elected officials of the City, to report action taken at intergovernmental organizations, committee, or association meetings.  Council Members are required to provide a brief oral report on their attendance at any meetings where City funds have been expended.  Detailed reports should be made in writing and will be posted on the City’s website.)

RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION:

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA CHECKLIST
Based on Government Code Section 54954.5

(All Statutory References are to California Government Code Sections)

Conference with Labor Negotiators
            G.C. 54957.6

Agency Designated Representatives: Peter Brown and Steve Larson
Employee Organization:  Rancho Palos Verdes Employee Association

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION:

CLOSED SESSION REPORT:

ADJOURNMENT:  Adjourn to a time and place certain only if you wish to meet prior to the next regular meeting. American with Disabilities Act: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, if you require a disability-related modification or accommodation to attend or participate in this meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 310 544-5208 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. 

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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Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the City Council after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection at the front counter of the lobby of the City Hall Administration Building at 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes during normal business hours.

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