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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING

OCTOBER 15, 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

SS2A.   Future Agenda Items Proposed by Council Members to be Prioritized
           a. City Manager Evaluation (Brooks)
Recommendation: Confirm that the City Manager’s annual evaluation will take place on November 19, 2013.  Each Councilmember shall agree to submit a completed written evaluation form, as provided.

7:00 P.M.       REGULAR SESSION                    

(30 mins)  CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL:     NEXT RESOL. NO. 2013-66    
     NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 550

FLAG SALUTE:                  

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Clean Bay Restaurant Certification; South Bay Cities Council of Governments Presentation of Certificates of Recognition - Gold Energy Leader; Paper/Document Shredding Event - Saturday, October 19, 2013; Certificate Honoring Rotary International’s Support of World Polio Day; Recognition of Chinese American Scientist Hu Zhicheng

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. Adoption of Ordinance No. 549 – An Ordinance to Establish Certain Permit Restrictions on Construction Projects that have been Ongoing for 4 Years or More (Rojas)
Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 549, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, REGARDING PROLONGED CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS THAT ARE ADVERSELY AFFECTING NEIGHBORING PROPERTIES.

C. City of RPV Accessibility Transition Plan Implementation - Phase One (Supports 2013 City Council Goal No. 4, Public Infrastructure) (Motahari)      
Recommendation: 1) Award contract to Creative Design Associates, Inc. to provide plans, specifications and cost estimate for City of Rancho Palos Verdes Accessibility Transition Plan Implementation (Phase One) in the amount not to exceed $36,800 and authorize staff to spend up to a maximum of $3,680 (10% allowance) for possible additional design work, for a total authorization of $40,480; and, 2) Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute the contract with Creative Design Associates, Inc.

D. 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.

REGULAR BUSINESS:

(20 mins) 1.Initiation Request to Amend the City’s Allowable Construction Hours (Kim)
Recommendation: Initiate a Development Code amendment to decrease the allowable construction hours and codify Staff’s existing practice of prohibiting construction vehicles to idle outside of the allowable construction hours.
 
(20 mins) 2.Consideration of Amending the City’s Current Regulations for Trash Container Placement (Peterson)
Recommendation:  Review the current trash container placement regulations and enforcement procedures and provide direction to staff on whether to amend the current hours that trash containers are allowed to be placed at the curb for collection.

(10 mins) 3.Code Amendment Regarding the Term of Office for Planning Commissioners (Morreale)
Recommendation: 1) Consider modifying the term of office for the Planning Commissioners from two years to four years; and, 2) INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING SECTION 2.20.020 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING THE TERM OF OFFICE FOR PLANNING COMMISSIONERS.

(10 mins) 4.City Council Meeting Schedule (Morreale)
Recommendation: 1) Schedule a meeting for October 29, 2013 (5th Tuesday of the month); and, 2) Consider setting Wednesday, January 8, 2014 as the date for the facilitated City Council Goals and Priorities Workshop.

(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.)

ADJOURNMENT:  Adjourn to Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at 7:00 P.M. for an Adjourned Regular Meeting to be held at Hesse Park.

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.