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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL AGENDA, TUESDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2013

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MEETING
NOVEMBER 19, 2013
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD

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: SEE ATTACHED BROWN ACT CHECK LIST FOR DETAILS

(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 and Annotated Version of the City Council 2013 Goals & Priorities

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

A.View Restoration Compliance at the Time of Sale and Other Considerations (Brooks) 
Recommendation: Agendize View Ordinance and Tree Removal concerns pursuant to the two submittals from residents Clara Duran Reed and Ann Marinovich.
B. Placement of Surveillance Cameras at City Entrances (Brooks)
Recommendation: Consider placing this item on a future City Council agenda.

7:00 P.M.       REGULAR SESSION

(30 mins)  CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL: NEXT RESOL. NO. 2013-71
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 552

FLAG SALUTE:

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce President Eileen Hupp - “Local First”; Recognition of The Canterbury’s 30 Year Anniversary in Rancho Palos Verdes; Recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the Vanderlip’s Founding of Palos Verdes

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 October 29, 2013 Special City Council Meeting.

C.        Approval of Catch Basin Maintenance Agreement (Supports 2013 City Council Goal 4 - Public Infrastructure) (Winje)
Recommendation: 1) Approve a Maintenance Agreement between the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and the County of Los Angeles for maintenance of the County owned catch basins to be retrofitted as part of the Machado Lake Trash Screen Project; and, 2) Authorize the City Manager and City Clerk to execute the Maintenance Agreement (Option 2) between the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works.

D.        Appointment of Board Members to the Abalone Cove Landslide Abatement District Board (Morreale)
Recommendation: Appoint Robert Douglas and Michael Barth, each to a full four-year term of office, on the Abalone Cove Landslide Abatement District Board.

E.        Appointment of Board Members to the Klondike Canyon Geologic Hazard Abatement District Board (Morreale)
Recommendation: Appoint Gale Lovrich and Ron Dragoo, each to a full four-year term of office, on the Klondike Canyon Geologic Hazard Abatement District Board.

F.         Adoption of Ordinance No. 550 - Term of Office and Term Limits for Planning Commissioners (Morreale)
Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 550, 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 OF PLANNING COMMISSIONERS AND ADDING SECTION 2.20.080 TO THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE IMPOSING A LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF CONSECUTIVE TERMS (NO LIFETIME BAN) THAT A PERSON MAY SERVE AS A PLANNING COMMISSIONER.

G.        Budget Adjustment for Payment of Property Taxes and “Due Diligence” Review to Accept the Donation of Vacant Property in the Cherry Hill Lane Area (Fox)

Recommendation: 1) Authorize the City Manager to accept the donation of a vacant property in the Cherry Hill Lane area (Assessor’s Parcel No. 7572-004-002), subject to the verification of acceptable title and condition of the property; and,
2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2013-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2013-43, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY 2013-14, TO PAY FOR THE COST OF THE CURRENT PROPERTY TAXES AND “DUE DILIGENCE” REVIEW FOR THE VACANT PROPERTY TO BE DONATED TO THE CITY FROM THE CITY’S GENERAL FUND.

H.        Notice of Completion for the Annual Sidewalk Repair Program, FY2012-13 (Supports 2013 City Council Goal No. 4, Public Infrastructure – Citywide Street Maintenance) (Murphy)
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 Performance bond; and, 3) Authorize the Director of Public Works to release the 5% retention payment in the amount of $5,895.87 to John Simich Construction, Inc. 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.

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.

PUBLIC HEARING:

(30 mins)  1.         Amendment to Special Use Permit (Planning Case No. ZON2010-00366): Request to Amend the Approval to Allow Continued Use of Two (2) Temporary Modular Buildings at Green Hills Memorial Park [27501 Western Avenue] (Harwell)
Recommendation: Deny a request to amend the Special Use Permit (Planning Case No. ZON2010-00366) for an additional 30 months of continued use of two temporary modular buildings at Green Hills Memorial Park, and direct Staff to bring back an appropriate resolution to memorialize the decision at the next City Council meeting.

REGULAR BUSINESS:

(5 mins)   2.         Reintroduction of Ordinance No. 551 – Adopting New State Building Codes and Fire Code (Rojas)
Recommendation: REINTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. 551, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ADOPTING BY REFERENCE THE 2013 EDITION OF THE CALIFORNIA BUILDING, RESIDENTIAL, GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS, PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL AND FIRE CODES, WHICH ARE CODIFIED IN TITLE 24 OF THE CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, CHAPTER 7A OF TITLE 26 OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY CODE, THE UNIFORM CODE FOR THE ABATEMENT OF DANGEROUS BUILDINGS 1997 EDITION, THE UNIFORM HOUSING CODE 1997 EDITION, AND THE INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE, 2012 EDITION, WITH APPENDICES AND AMENDMENTS THERETO, AND AMENDING THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE.

(15 mins)  3.         Introduction of Ordinance - Code Amendment to Chapter 15.20 (Moratorium on Land Use Permits) of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code to Establish an Exception Category to Allow Minor, Non-Remedial Grading on Lots Developed with a Residential Structure or Other Lawfully Existing Non-Residential Structure within the City’s Landslide Moratorium Area (Mikhail)
Recommendation:  INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO  CHAPTER 15.20 (MORATORIUM ON LAND USE PERMITS) OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE TO ESTABLISH AN EXCEPTION CATEGORY TO ALLOW MINOR, NON-REMEDIAL GRADING ON LOTS DEVELOPED WITH A RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE OR OTHER LAWFULLY EXISTING NON-RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE WITHIN THE CITY’S LANDSLIDE MORATORIUM AREA.
 
 (20 mins) 4.         Introduction of Ordinance – Amendment to Municipal Code Sections 8.20.250, 8.20.220 and 8.24.060(A)(2) Making Minor Amendments to the Regulations Regarding Residential Trash Containers (Peterson)
Recommendation: INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING SECTION 8.20.250 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE TO SHORTEN THE HOURS TRASH CONTAINERS IN RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS MAY BE PLACED OUT FOR COLLECTION; AMENDING SECTION 8.20.220 TO REFLECT THE CHANGES BROUGHT ABOUT WITH THE USE OF AUTOMATED TRASH CONTAINERS; AND AMENDING SECTION 8.24.060(A)(2) TO CLARIFY THE DEFINITION OF PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY.   

(10 mins)  5.         Professional Services Agreement for City Council Goal–Setting Facilitator (Fox)      
Recommendation: Authorize the City Manager to sign the Professional Services Agreement (PSA) with The Closers Group, LLC, to conduct the City Council’s 2014 goal-setting exercise on December 17, 2013, and January 8, 2014; and provide direction to Staff and The Closers Group, LLC, to assist in preparation for this exercise.

(10 mins)  6.         City Council Access to Email System (McLean)
Recommendation:  Direct staff to establish @rpv.com email accounts for use by Councilmembers, as requested.

 (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:

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.

 

LOSED SESSION AGENDA CHECKLIST

Based on Government Code Section 54954.5

(All Statutory References are to California Government Code Sections)

Conference with Real Property Negotiators
G.C. 54956.8

Potential purchase of a vacant lot located on Cherry Hill Lane

Property:                    Lot 46 and a portion of Lot 45 in Block 1 of Tract No. 14118 in the City of Rancho Palos Verdes (Assessor’s parcel: 7572-004-002)

City Negotiators:       Senior Administrative Analyst Kit Fox and City Attorney Carol Lynch

Negotiating Parties:  Maureen T. Werner

Under Negotiation:   Price and Terms of Payment

Conference with Legal Counsel

Existing Litigation:
G.C. 54956.9(a)

 Name of Case:         People of the State of California and City of Rancho Palos Verdes v. Davoodian, Los Angeles County Superior Court Case No. YC067985.

  Public Employee Performance Evaluation

G.C. 54957

Personnel
            Title:    City Manager
Specify Position/Title of Employee Being Reviewed

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

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