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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA, TUESDAY FEBRUARY 4,, 2014

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
FEBRUARY 4, 2014
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.

7:00 P.M.       REGULAR SESSION

(30 mins)  CALL TO ORDER:    NEXT RESOL. NO. 2014-03     
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 556

FLAG SALUTE:                  

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

RECYCLE AND EMERGENCY PERSONAL PREPAREDNESS KIT DRAWING:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

PUBLIC COMMENTS:  (This section of the agenda is for audience comments for items NOT on the agenda.)        

CITY MANAGER REPORT:  Status Report regarding updates to the McTaggart Memorial Hall and Council Chambers

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 January 7, 2014 Adjourned Regular Meeting and January 8, 2014 Adjourned Regular Meeting.

C.Adoption of Ordinance No. 555 - Amendment of Municipal Code Section 17.56.020 (Conduct of Construction and Landscaping Activities) to Reduce the City’s Existing Allowable Construction Hours, Codify an Existing Requirement related to Construction Vehicle Staging and Clarify other Provisions of the Section (Case No. ZON2013-00420) (Kim)
Recommendation:  ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 555, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING SECTION 17.56.020 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE TO REDUCE THE CITY'S EXISTING ALLOWABLE CONSTRUCTION HOURS, CODIFY AN EXISTING CONDITION OF APPROVAL REGULATING THE IDLING OF CONSTRUCTION VEHICLES AND CLARIFY CERTAIN OTHER PROVISIONS OF THE SECTION (CASE NO. ZON2013-00420).

D. Authorize License Agreement for Work on Private Property for Storm Drain Improvements (Supports 2013 City Council Goal #4 Public Infrastructure) (Winje)
Recommendation:  Approve and authorize the Acting City Manager to execute a License Agreement with Miraleste Recreation and Parks District, owner of parcel 7561-010-900, in Rancho Palos Verdes, for installation of storm drain improvements and appurtenant work.

E. December 2013 Monthly Report of Cash Balances (McLean)
Recommendation:  Receive and file the December 2013 Monthly Report of Cash Balances for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

F. Register of Demands (McLean)
Recommendation:  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2014-__, 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.

G.  Border Issues Status Report (Fox)
Recommendation:  Receive and file the current report on the status of Border Issues.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

(15 mins)  1.Certification of a Negative Declaration and Adoption of a Final General Plan Housing Element Amendment (Kim)
Recommendation:  1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2014-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CERTIFYING A NEGATIVE DECLARATION AND MAKING CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL FINDINGS IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE GENERAL PLAN HOUSING ELEMENT AMENDMENT; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2014-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ADOPTING THE FINAL HOUSING ELEMENT OF THE GENERAL PLAN.

(15 mins)   2.Review of the Carillon Bells and Exterior Lighting of the Sanctuary for the St. John Fisher Master Plan (Location: 5448 Crest Road – Corner of Crest Road and Crenshaw Blvd.) (Mikhail)
Recommendation: Determine that the carillon bells and exterior sanctuary lighting associated with the St. John Fisher Master Plan are in compliance with the applicable conditions of approval.

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 (20 mins)  3.Banking Services – Bank of the West (Supports 2013 City Council  Goal #5 – Government Efficiency, Fiscal Control & Transparency) (McLean)
Recommendation:  1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2014-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE THE UMBRELLA AGREEMENT FOR GENERAL BANKING SERVICES WITH BANK OF THE WEST AND DESIGNATING SIGNATORIES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UMBRELLA AGREEMENT; and, 2) Approve and direct the Acting City Manager to sign the proposed Exhibits to the Umbrella Agreement between the City and Bank of the West.

(10 mins)   4. Updated Pension Liability Memorandum from the Finance Advisory Committee (Supports 2013 City Council Goal of Government Efficiency, Fiscal Control and Transparency) (Downs)
Recommendation: Receive and file the December 11, 2013 updated version of the Memorandum from the Finance Advisory Committee (FAC) titled “Update #2 re the City’s Unfunded Pension Liability.”

(20 mins)   5. City Manager Recruitment Plan (Robinson)
Recommendation: 1) Discuss the process and timelines for the City Manager recruitment; and, 2) Authorize the Human Resources Manager to solicit proposals from firms specializing in public sector executive recruitments.

(60 mins)   6. City Council Goal-Setting Exercise (Fox) 
Recommendation: Continue with the City Council goal-setting exercise, facilitated by Dr. Allan Colman of The Closers Group, LLC.

(30 mins)   7. 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.
 

(10 mins)   8. Five-Year Municipal Law Enforcement Services Agreement with Los Angeles County (Petru)
Recommendation:  Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the 2014 Five-Year Municipal Law Enforcement Services Agreement.

 (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:

RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION: (Conference with Labor Negotiators – see below)

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION:
 
CLOSED SESSION REPORT:

ADJOURNMENT:  Adjourn to an Adjourned Regular Meeting to be held at 6:00 P.M. on February 18, 2014 at Hesse Park to conduct interviews of the first group of applicants for the Planning Commission.

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA CHECKLIST
Based on Government Code Section 54954.5

(All Statutory References are to California Government Code Sections)

Existing Litigation:
        G.C. 54956.9(d)(1)

Name of Case:   Nakamura, et al. v. Southern California Edison, Case No. YC065387
(Consolidated with YC067413).
   

Conference with Legal Counsel-Anticipated litigation, regarding potential litigation against the City arising from the following facts and circumstances:

Potential Litigation against the City:
        GC 54956.9(d)(2)

Facts and circumstances that might result in litigation against the local agency but which the local agency believes are not yet known to a potential plaintiff or plaintiffs, which facts and circumstances need not be disclosed.

Number of Potential Cases (1)

Potential Litigation against the City:
        GC 54956.9(d)(2)

A point has been reached where, in the opinion of the legislative body of the local agency on the advice of its legal counsel, based on existing facts and circumstances, there is a significant exposure to litigation against the local agency, based on a threat of litigation received by Community Development Director Joel Rojas on July 27, 2013, regarding the mausoleum recently constructed at Green Hills Memorial Park.  A copy of an email from Mr. Rojas memorializing the threat of litigation is on file in the City Clerk’s office.

Number of Potential Cases (1)

Potential Initiation of Litigation:
        GC 54956.9(d)(4)

The City Council is meeting to decide whether to initiate litigation to enforce the provisions of the Municipal Code.

Number of Potential Cases (2)

Conference with Labor Negotiators
            G.C. 54957.6

Agency Designated Representatives: Peter Brown and Steve Larson
Employee Organization:  Rancho Palos Verdes Employee Association

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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