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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2013

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
SEPTEMBER 17, 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.

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 and Annotated Version of the City Council 2013 Goals & Priorities

SS2.   Future Agenda Items Proposed by Council Members to be Prioritized
           a. Trash Carts Placement and Pickup

7:00 P.M.       REGULAR SESSION                    

(20 mins)  CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL:  NEXT RESOL. NO. 2013-60             
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 547
FLAG SALUTE:                  

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Emergency Preparedness Month (September)

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:  Recognition of the Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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 September 3, 2013 Regular Council Meeting.

C.        FY12-13 Continuing Appropriations & Fiscal Year-End Budget Adjustments (Supports 2013 City Council Goal #5 – Government Efficiency, Fiscal Control & Transparency) (Downs)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2013-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION 2012-43, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY12-13, TO REDUCE THE BUDGET FOR THE APPROVED CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS; 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2013-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION 2013-43, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY13-14, TO INCREASE THE BUDGET FOR THE APPROVED CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS; and, 3) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2013-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION 2012-43, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY12-13, TO ADJUST THE BUDGET IN VARIOUS FUNDS OF THE CITY.

D.        Claims Against the City by Kevin and Sandra Heffernan (Morreale)
Recommendation: Reject the two claims and direct staff to notify the claimants.

E.        Award Professional Services Agreement for Preparation of a Citywide Street Lighting Audit (Supports 2013 City Council Goal #4, Public Infrastructure – Energy Audit of City Facilities) (Jules)
Recommendation: 1) Award a professional services agreement to KX2 Holdings Building Technologies Group, LP for preparation of a Citywide Street Lighting Audit for a not-to-exceed amount of $78,496 and authorize an additional 10% ($7,849.60) as contingency; and, 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the agreement.

F.       Approval of Two Purchase and Sale Agreements to Purchase Private Properties in Malaga Canyon for the Purpose of Open Space Conservation (Rojas)
Recommendation: 1) Refer the issue of consistency of these purchases with the City’s General Plan to the Planning Commission; 2) Approve the purchase of approximately 42 acres of open space in Malaga Canyon from Angeles LLC with 100% of the acquisition cost funded by federal grant monies and, following the Planning Commission’s determination regarding General Plan consistency, authorize the Mayor to execute the Purchase and Sale Agreement; and, 3) Approve the purchase of approximately 16 acres of open space in Malaga Canyon from Ya Yi May with 100% of the acquisition cost funded by federal grant monies and, following the Planning Commission’s determination regarding General Plan consistency, authorize the Mayor to execute the Purchase and Sale Agreement.    

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.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

(20 mins) 1. Adoption of Addendum No. 7 to a Negative Declaration for Ordinance No. 510 and Introduction of an Ordinance to Amend RPV Municipal Code Chapter 17.76.100 - City Tree Review Permit (Case No. ZON2013-00239) (Supports 2013 City Council Goals: Transparency, Evaluating City Tree Review Process) (Alvarez)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2013-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ADOPTING ADDENDUM NO. 7 TO THE NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR ORDINANCE NO. 510, FOR A CODE AMENDMENT TO REVISE CHAPTER 17.76.100 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE (CITY TREE REVIEW PERMIT); and, 2) INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RPV MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 17.76.100 (CITY TREE REVIEW PERMIT) TO EXPAND PUBLIC NOTIFICATION OF CITY TREE REVIEW PERMIT DECISIONS AS RECOMMENDED BY STAFF AND THE PLANNING COMMISSION.

(1 hr) 2. Preliminary Review of the Draft General Plan Housing Element (Pfost)
Recommendation: Open the public hearing, receive public comments on the Preliminary Draft Housing Element, provide Staff with feedback on the document, and direct Staff to forward the Preliminary Draft Housing Element to the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for review and feedback.

REGULAR BUSINESS:

(20 mins)  3. Proposed Responses to the Fiscal Health, Governance, Financial Management and Compensation Section of the 2012-13 Civil Grand Jury Report of the Cities of Los Angeles (Mills)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the proposed responses to the recommendations made by the Civil Grand Jury; and, 2) Direct staff to forward the approved responses to the Los Angeles County Civil Grand Jury by September 26, 2013.

A – Staff Report
B – 2012-13 Los Angeles Grand Civil Grand Jury Report

  1. Other Investigative Reports A

    a. Dual Track and Training
    b. LAPD’s “Skid Row” Station
    c. Probation Department Employee Misconduct
    d. Foster Care Hotline Investigation
    e. Foster Care Quality Assurance: Training Foster Parents
    f. Foster Care Transitional Aged Youth Vocational Training

  2. Other Investigative Reports B

    a. Board of Supervisors Request and Complaint Proceedures
    b. Los Angeles Fire Department Response Time Lag
    c. Parks and Recreation
    d. Glendale Water and Power and Propositions 218 and 26
    e. Chevron – El Segundo

  3. Cities of Los Angeles County Investigative Report

    a. Introduction, Methodology and Discussion
    b. Fiscal Health
    c. Governance and Financial Management Best Practices
    d. Financial Management Practices
    e. Employee Compensation, New Legislation & Required Responses
    f. Appendices

  4. Standing Committee Reports
  5. Civil Grand Jury Internal Committees

 (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.)

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:        Andrea Joannou, Trustee of the Andrea Joannou Trust of 2004;
25 Oak, LLC, a California limited liability company v. Orphan Homes at 40 and 41 Cherryhill Lane, Rancho Palos Verdes, et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court.  Case No. BC445457.
 
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