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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA, TUESDAY, April 2, 2013

 

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
APRIL 2, 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.


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. 2013-14
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 545

FLAG SALUTE:                  

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Environmental Protection Agency Letter to Rancho LPG

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 March 19, 2013 Regular Council Meeting.

C. February 2013 Monthly Report of Cash Balances (McLean)
Recommendation: Receive and file the February 2013 Monthly Report of Cash Balances for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

D. Notice of Completion for the Crest Road at Whitley Collins Pedestrian Crossing Project (Jules) 
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 bond; and, 3) Authorize the Director of Public Works to release the 5% retention payment in the amount of $1,738.50 to Traffic Development Services 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.

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

NWSPNC Stakeholder Meeting agenda (dated 3/11/13)
Daily Breeze article regarding NWSPNC comments on Ponte Vista project (pUblished 3/24/13)
RHE City Council Staff report for Brickwalk, LLC project (dated 2/12/13)
RHE City Council Minutes for February 1ih meeting (approved 3/26/13)
Harbor Area Planning Commission agenda for San Pedro Community Plan Update (dated 3/5/13)
City Planning Commission agenda and Staff report for San Pedro Community Plan Update (dated 3/14/13)
PVPUSD Superintendent Williams' statement regarding stadium lights lawsuit (released 3/19/13)
Daily Breeze article regarding stadium lights lawsuit (published 3/20/13)
E-mails from Staff and City Attorney to Rancho LPG regarding insurance and liability coverage (dated 2/11/13 & 2/14/13)
E-mail and flyer from Janet Gunter for February 23rd . "Leadership Forum" (received 2/13/13)
Daily Breeze article regarding February 23rd "Leadership Forum" (published 2/24/13)
CLA report on Rancho LPG facility (dated 2/19/13)
Community e-mail responses to CLA report on Rancho LPG facility (various dates)
USEPA "Notification of Potential Enforcement" to Rancho LPG (dated 3/14/13)
LA Times and Daily Breeze articles regarding USEPA notice to Rancho LPG facility (published 3/18/13 & 3/19/13)
Community e-mail responses to USEPA notice to Rancho LPG facility (various dates)
Notice of Decision for parcel map associated with Marymount College San Pedro Campus project (dated 3/15/13)
Notice of Availability and Executive Summary for draft PEIR for Port Master Plan Update (dated 2/21/13)

 F. Support for State Assembly Bill 66 (AB 66) Establishing Mandatory Utility Outage Reporting (Waters)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor to sign the draft letter in support of State Assembly Bill 66 (AB 66), which would require utility providers regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to publish the frequency and duration of power outages in their service areas. 

G. EIR Contract Amendment for the Zone 2 Landslide Moratorium Ordinance Revisions (ZON2009-00409); Location: “Zone 2” of the City’s Landslide Moratorium Area (Schonborn)
Recommendation: 1) Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to sign Amendment
No. 1 to the professional services agreement with Rincon Consultants for an additional amount not to exceed $40,750 to complete the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Zone 2 Landslide Moratorium Ordinance Revisions (Planning Case No. ZON2009-00409); and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2013-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING THE FY 2012-13 GENERAL FUND BUDGET FOR THE ADDITIONAL COST OF THE ZONE 2 EIR PREPARATION.

H. Approve the Second Amendment to Agreement with Nationwide Environmental Services, a Division of Joe’s Sweeping, Inc., for Street Sweeping Services (Supports 2013 City Council Goal: Review Existing Contracts/Consultants) (Blanco)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the second amendment to the agreement with Nationwide Environmental Services, a Division of Joe’s Sweeping Inc., for Street Sweeping Services at the annual rate of up to $170,000, extending the term for one fiscal year, effective from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014; and, 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the second amendment to the agreement with Nationwide Environmental Services, a Div. of Joe’s Sweeping Inc., for Street Sweeping Services.

I. 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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PUBLIC HEARINGS:

(2 mins)   1. Crestridge Senior Condominium Housing Project (ZON2012-00067 & SUB2012-00001) / Location: 5601 Crestridge Road [Continued from March 5, 2013] (Schonborn)
Recommendation:  At the request of the applicant, continue the public hearing to the May 21, 2013 City Council meeting. 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

(20 mins) 2. Abalone Cove Shoreline Park – Status Update on the Project Plan related to the Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant Award (Supports 2013 City Council Goals – Increase Citizen Involvement) (Mihranian) 
Recommendation: Receive and file a status update on the project plan being developed for the Abalone Cove Shoreline Park Improvement Project pursuant to a Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) State grant previously awarded to the City.

(30 mins)  3. Palos Verdes Nature Preserve – Adoption of the Public Use Master Plan (Supports 2013 City Council Goal – Trail System Enhancement) (Mihranian)

ATTACHMENTS
Revised PUMP Document (dated April 2, 2013)
Public Comments (since the March 19,2013 Meeting)
Previous Public Comments (reviewed at the March 19, 2013 Meeting)

Recommendation:  1) Approve, via minute order, the Public Use Master Plan (PUMP) document for the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve; and, 2) Review Staff’s proposal for a quarterly public forum to obtain direct feedback from the public on all the public use issues identified in the PUMP document, and if acceptable, direct Staff to implement this approach beginning in May 2013 for a trial period of one year.

(10 mins)   4. League of California Cities 2013 Bylaw Amendments (Fox)
Recommendation:  Review the two proposed amendments to the League of California Cities Bylaws; decide how to vote on each of the proposed amendments; and, authorize the Mayor to complete and sign the official ballot.

(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 Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at 5:00 P.M. for an Adjourned Regular Meeting to be held just east of the lower switchback on Palos Verdes Drive East near San Ramon Canyon to conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony for the San Ramon Canyon Stormwater Flood Reduction Project.

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: 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.

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

The City Council is meeting with Legal Counsel to determine whether to initiate litigation.

Number of Potential Cases (1)

Conference with Real Property Negotiators
          G.C. 54956.8

Potential purchase of a portion of a lot located on Tarapaca Road near San Ramon Canyon

Property:  Lot 8 of Tract No. 20856 in the City of Rancho Palos Verdes

City Negotiators:  Senior Engineer Ron Dragoo, San Ramon Canyon Project Manager Alan Braatvedt, and City Attorney Carol Lynch

Negotiating Parties:  Jeffrey Richards and Sheri Richards on behalf of the Richards Revocable Family Trust dated January 26, 1989

Under Negotiation:          Price and Terms of Payment

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