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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA, TUESDAY, May 21, 2013


AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING
MAY 21, 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.
     
(1 hr) 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 and Annotated Version of the City Council 2013 Goals & Priorities

SS2.   Future Agenda Items Proposed by Council Members to be Prioritized

a. Amendment to the Notification Section of the View Ordinance related to City Trees (Brooks)
Recommendation: Revise Municipal Code Section 17.76.100G to read: “When the foliage is located on a city street or easement, a notice of the determination to grant the application shall be sent to the applicant(s), the appropriate homeowner’s association, and all property owners within 300’ of each subject tree.  In addition, notice of the determination shall be posted on a conspicuous location on each subject tree.”

b. RPV Street Light Acquisition/Retrofit (Knight)
Recommendation: Direct staff to undertake a feasibility analysis of acquiring Southern California Edison (SCE) owned street lights, retrofitting City owned lights with more energy efficient LED bulbs and explore resetting SCE’s rate structure as well as programs available for rebates and energy cost savings financing.

7:00 P.M.       REGULAR SESSION                    

(10 mins)  CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL:  NEXT RESOL. NO. 2013-22       
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 546

FLAG SALUTE:                  

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Packages for Patriots

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: 

(15 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 April 30, 2013 Regular Meeting.

C. Authorization to Submit Grant Application to Obtain Consultant Services for Development of Design Guidelines for the Western Avenue Corridor (Supports 2013 City Council Goal 7 – Western Avenue Corridor Issues) (Schonborn/Fox) 
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2013-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, THEREBY AUTHORIZING STAFF TO FILE A JOINT GRANT APPLICATION WITH THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES THROUGH THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS’ (SCAG) “SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM” TO OBTAIN CONSULTANT SERVICES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR THE WESTERN AVENUE CORRIDOR.

D. Approve the Second Amendment to Agreement with West Coast Arborist Inc., for Tree Trimming Maintenance (Supports 2013 City Council Goal – Government Efficiency, Fiscal Control and Transparency) (Blanco)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the second amendment to the agreement for one fiscal year, effective July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 with West Coast Arborist Inc., for Tree Trimming Maintenance; and, 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the second amendment to the agreement with West Coast Arborist Inc., for Tree Trimming Maintenance.

E. Citywide Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District (Supports 2013 City Council Goal of Government Efficiency, Fiscal Control and Transparency) (Ramezani)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2013__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, INITIATING PROCEEDINGS FOR THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ASSESSMENTS WITHIN THE CITYWIDE LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING MAINTENANCE DISTRICT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014 AND ORDERING THE PREPARATION OF AN ENGINEER’S REPORT PURSUANT TO THE LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING ACT OF 1972, PART 2 OF DIVISION 15 OF THE CALIFORNIA STREETS & HIGHWAYS CODE; 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2013-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING THE ENGINEER’S REPORT IN CONNECTION WITH THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ASSESSMENTS WITHIN THE CITYWIDE LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING MAINTENANCE DISTRICT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014; and, 3)  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2013-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, DECLARING THE CITY COUNCIL’S INTENTION TO LEVY AND COLLECT ASSESSMENTS WITHIN THE CITYWIDE LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING MAINTENANCE DISTRICT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014 PURSUANT TO THE LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING ACT OF 1972, PART 2 OF DIVISION 15 OF THE CALIFORNIA STREETS & HIGHWAYS CODE, AND APPOINTING A TIME AND PLACE FOR HEARING OBJECTIONS THERETO.

F. Authorize Program Supplement Agreement and Resolution to Receive Federal Reimbursement for the Palos Verdes Drive East Guardrail Repair Project (Jules)
Recommendation:  1) Approve the Program Supplement Agreement No. N014 for the Palos Verdes Drive East Guardrail Repair Project; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2013-__, A resolution of the City Council for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, APPROVING PROGRAM SUPPLEMENT AGREEMENT NO. N014 FOR FEDERAL FUNDING OF THE palos verdes drive east guardrail repair project.

G. Gifts for Parks (Howe)
Recommendation:  Accept Gifts for Parks donations and direct staff to prepare donor letters of appreciation for the Mayor’s signature.

H.  Award Value Engineering Contract Change Order for San Ramon Project (Dragoo)
Recommendation: Authorize the Interim Director of Public Works to execute Change Order Number 1 to the San Ramon Canyon Stormwater Flood Reduction Project with L. H. Woods and Sons, Inc.

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 HEARING:

(30 mins) 1. Revision “CCC” to the Trump National Golf Course Project - A Revision to Condition K2-B Pertaining to the New Zealand Christmas Tree Hedge on the Driving Range/Location: One Trump National Drive (Pfost)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2013-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ADOPTING ADDENDUM NO. 2 TO A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE DRIVING RANGE; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2013-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CONDITIONALLY APPROVING REVISION “CCC” TO THE TRUMP NATIONAL GOLF COURSE PROJECT, REVISING CONDITION K2-B OF CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 163 TO DELETE THE REFERENCE OF THE APPLICANT HAVING TO OBTAIN COASTAL COMMISSION APPROVAL OF THE NEW ZEALAND CHRISTMAS TREE SPECIES FOR THE PROPOSED HEDGE ON THE DRIVING RANGE.

(1 hr) 2.Crestridge Senior Condominium Housing Project (ZON2012-00067 & SUB2012-00001) / 5601 Crestridge Road [Continued from April 2, 2013] (Schonborn)

ATTACHMENTS

Resolution No. 2013-_, certifying the Environmental Impact Report with Exhibit"A" titled "Facts, Findings and Statement of Overriding Considerations regarding the Environmental Effects for the Crestridge Senior Housing Project", and Exhibit"B" titled "Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program".
Resolution No. 2013-_, conditionally approving Case Nos. SUB2012-00001 and ZON2012-00067 for a proposed 60-unit condominium subdivision known as the Crestridge Senior Condominium Housing Project, with Exhibit "A" to Resolution
2013-_, Conditions of approval for Planning Case Nos. ZON2012-00067 and SUB2012-00001

EIR Executive Summary
PC Resolution No. 2012-22, recommending that the City Council certify the EIR for the Crestridge Senior Condominium Project
PC Resolution No. 2012-23, recommending that the City Council approve the entitlements associated with the Crestridge Senior Condominium Project
Planning Commission Staff Report, dated December 11, 2012
Planning Commission Minutes (excerpt) of the December 11 th meeting
Planning Commission Staff Report, dated November 13, 2012
Planning Commission Minutes (excerpt) of the November 13th meeting
Planning Commission Staff Report, dated September 25, 2012
Planning Commission Minutes (excerpt) of the September 25th meeting
Planning Commission Staff Report, dated June 26, 2012
Planning Commission Minutes (excerpt) of the June 26th meeting
Correspondence in response to Notice
• Plans (Le., Tentative Map, site plan, grading plan, etc.) - Hard Copies Only
Final EIR (CD)

Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2013-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CERTIFYING THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT, MAKING CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL FINDINGS PURSUANT TO CEQA, ADOPTING A STATEMENT OF OVERRIDING CONSIDERATIONS, AND ADOPTING A MITIGATION MONITORING AND REPORTING PROGRAM; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2013-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CONDITIONALLY APPROVING CASE NOS. SUB2012-00001 AND ZON2012-00067 FOR A PROPOSED 60-UNIT CONDOMINIUM SUBDIVISION KNOWN AS THE CRESTRIDGE SENIOR CONDOMINIUM HOUSING PROJECT.

REGULAR BUSINESS:

(45 mins) 3.Fiscal Year 2013-14 City Grant Requests (Waters)
Recommendation: Provide staff with direction on FY13-14 City Grant applications with a maximum program expenditure of $50,000.

ATTACHMENTS

(30 mins) 4.Draft FY13-14 Budget (Downs)
Recommendation: 1) Review the draft budget document; and, 2) Provide direction to Staff regarding any changes to the draft document.

ATTACHMENTS

(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 8:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 1, 2013 for an Adjourned Regular Meeting to be held at Pt. Vicente Interpretive Center. 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. 

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