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

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
DECEMBER 17, 2013
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD

REMOTE SITE:

Blue Park Building
Calle 45, Suite 1902
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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. Wall of Honor (Brooks)

Recommendation: 1) Identify a location and allocate the necessary funding for establishment of a Wall of Honor; and, 2) Establish a sub-committee to follow-through with staff and bring a plan back to Council for consideration.

7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION                    

(20 mins)  CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL: NEXT RESOL. NO. 2013-80 
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 554

FLAG SALUTE:                  

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Palos Verdes Archery Club’s 60th Anniversary

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: Coyote Management Plan (Pfost); Update – Banking Services Agreement
 
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 November 19, 2013 Regular City Council Meeting.

C.Establishment of a Formal Audit Committee (Mills)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2013-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ESTABLISHING A STANDING AUDIT SUBCOMMITTEE; and, 2) Adopt and file the City Council Policy titled “Audit Committee.”

D. Letter of Support for the Water Replenishment District (Winje)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor to sign, on behalf of the City, a letter of support to the Water Replenishment District of Southern California, and specifically that agency’s Groundwater Reliability Improvement Program.

E. 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.
           
F. Grant and Sub-Grant Agreements with the State Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) for Funds Related to the Purchase of Real Property in Malaga Canyon for the Purpose of Open Space Conservation (Rojas)

Attachments:
WCB Grant and USFWS Sub-grant for Angeles LLC acquisition
WCB Grant and USFWS Sub-grant for Ya Yi May acquisition

Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor to execute the necessary grant and sub-grant agreements between the City and the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) thereby agreeing to all of the agreement’s terms and conditions related to WCB’s $1,164,500 grant for the acquisition of approximately 48 acres of real property in Malaga Canyon. 

PUBLIC HEARING:

(10 mins) 1. Adoption of Urgency Ordinance and Ordinance No. 551 and Adoption of Resolution Adopting New State Building Codes and Fire Code (Christman)
Recommendation: 1) Open the Public Hearing, receive public comment and close public hearing; 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. ___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, MAKING EXPRESS FINDINGS AND DETERMINATIONS THAT MODIFICATIONS TO THE 2013 CALIFORNIA BUILDING AND FIRE CODES ARE REASONABLY NECESSARY BECAUSE OF LOCAL CLIMATIC, GEOLOGICAL OR TOPOGRAPHICAL CONDITIONS; 3) ADOPT 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; and, 4) ADOPT URGENCY ORDINANCE NO.___U, AN URGENCY 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, AND DECLARING THE URGENCY THEROF.

REGULAR BUSINESS:

(40 mins) 2. Matrix Report Status Update (Fox)
Recommendation: Receive and file the update on the status of implementing the recommendations of the Matrix Report; and provide direction to Staff for further action as appropriate.

(30 mins) 3. 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 January 8, 2014 and January 21, 2014; and provide direction to Staff and The Closers Group, LLC, to assist in preparation for this exercise.

 (20 mins) 4. Update Regarding Conversion Process for Agricultural Use at Point Vicente Park (Fox)     
Recommendation: Authorize Staff to proceed with:  1) The appraisal of the farm site at Point Vicente Park; and, 2) The development of a refined list of replacement property alternatives for the City Council’s review on a future agenda; and provide additional direction to Staff as appropriate.

 (10 mins) 5. Consider Policy for Balanced Operating Budget (Supports 2013 City Council Goal #5 – Government Efficiency, Fiscal Control & Transparency) (Downs)           
Recommendation: Adopt the proposed City Council Policy to maintain an annual balanced operating budget.

(15 mins) 6. Mayor’s Appointment of City Council Members to Intergovernmental Organizations, Associations, and City Subcommittees (Morreale)
Recommendation: 1) Appoint the members of Council to the various intergovernmental organizations and associations and City Subcommittees; and, 2) Direct staff to notify the various agencies of the Council’s decision. 

(5 mins) 7. Follow-Up Council Training (Robinson)
Recommendation: Determine if the Council desires to finish the Leadership training with the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, and select a date for that training.
  
 (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 a time and place certain only if you wish to meet prior to the next regular meeting.

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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