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

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MEETING
MARCH 4, 2014
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.
                                                                          
6:00 P.M.       CLOSED SESSION: SEE ATTACHED BROWN ACT CHECK LIST FOR DETAILS.
                            
6:00 P.M.       Interviews of 2nd Group of Applicants for the Planning Commission

7:00 P.M.       REGULAR SESSION

(30 mins)  CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL: NEXT RESOL. NO. 2014-10      
  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:  Announcement regarding new date for Whale of a Day 

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 February 4, 2014 Regular Meeting and February 10, 2014 Adjourned Regular Meeting.

C. Award Construction and Construction Management/Inspection Services Contracts for the Blackhorse CDBG Access Ramps - ADA Compliance Project – Phase II (Supports 2014 City Council Goal #2, Public Infrastructure – Citywide Street Maintenance) (Jules)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the construction plans and contract documents, on file in the Department of Public Works, for the Blackhorse Road CDBG Access Ramps - ADA Compliance Project – Phase II; 2) Award a construction contract to RG General Engineering in the amount of $27,632 for the project; 3) Approve the first amendment to the on-call engineering services agreement with Merit Civil Engineering which requires that prevailing wages be paid; 4) Authorize staff to utilize an additional 10% ($4,000) for contingency; and, 5) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the agreements.

D. 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.

E. January 2014 Monthly Report of Cash Balances (McLean)
Recommendation:  Receive and file the January 2014 Monthly Report of Cash Balances for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

F. FY13-14 Midyear Financial Report (Downs)
Recommendation: 1) Receive and file the FY13-14 Midyear Financial Report; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2014-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2013-43, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY13-14, TO ADJUST THE BUDGET IN VARIOUS FUNDS OF THE CITY.

G. Notice of Completion for the FY 2011-12 Areas 3 and 5 Residential Streets Improvement Project - Phase II (Supports 2014 City Council Goal #2, Public Infrastructure – Citywide Street Maintenance) (Countryman)
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; 3) Authorize the Director of Public Works to release the 5% retention payment in the amount of $64,786.63 to VSS International, 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.

H. Final Vesting Parcel Map No. 69928 (Applicant:  Dana Ireland; Location: 32639 Nantasket Drive) (Schonborn)
Recommendation:  1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2014-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, VACATING THE UNUSED EASEMENT FOR STREET AND PUBLIC ACCESS PURPOSES THAT TRAVERSE THE PROPERTY; 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a Subdivision Improvement Agreement; and, 3) Approve Final Vesting Parcel Map No. 69928.

REGULAR BUSINESS:

(10 mins)  1.Appointments to the Planning Commission (Morreale)
Recommendation:  Appoint four members to the Planning Commission, each with a four year term of office to expire on the first regular City Council meeting in December of odd years, or until a successor is appointed.

 (45 mins)  2.Coastal Specific Plan Implementation (Rojas)
Recommendation:  Receive and file this informational report on the City’s Coastal Specific Plan and the City’s practice in applying the Visual Corridor Element to development projects in the City’s Coastal District.

 (20 mins)  3.City Council Consideration whether to Appeal the Planning Commission’s Decision related to a Project located at 3344 Palos Verdes Drive West (Case No. ZON2012-00141) (Brooks)

Attachments:
Councilwoman Brooks request to consider the grounds of an appeal
Additional Correspondence
P.C. Resolution No. 2014-09
February 11, 2014 P.C. Staff Report
February 11, 2014 P.C. Minutes
February 11, 2014 P.C. Late Correspondence
February 11, 2014 Public Comment Letters
California Coastal Commission Notice of lntent to Issue Permit (Received 01-10-14)
Coastal Commission Notification of Final Appeal Action (Received 01-03-14)
Coastal Commission Staff Report for 12-12-13 Coastal Appeal Hearing
California Coastal Commission Correspondence Letters/Notices

o Coastal Commission Staff Report for 12-12-13 Coastal Appeal Hearing
o Letter agreeing to the proposed modifications (Received 09-17-13)
o Coastal Commission Notification of Appeal (Received 01-02-13)
o Coastal Commission Notification of Appeal Period (Received 12-19-13)
o Coastal Commission Notification of Deficient Notice (Received 11-01-12)

P.C. Resolution No. 2012-16 (Approved 09-25-12)
September 25, 2012 P.C. Staff Report
September 25, 2012 P.C. Minutes
September 11, 2012 P.C. Staff Report
September 11, 2012 P.C. Minutes
August 14, 2012 P.C. Staff Report
August 14, 2012 P.C. Minutes
October 8, 2013 P.C. Staff Report (REVISED PROJECT WITHDRAWN)

o October 8, 2013 P.C. Resolution No. 2013-23 (null and void due to withdrawal)
o October 8, 2013 P.C. Minutes
o October 8, 2013 Late

Recommendation: Determine whether to appeal the Planning Commission's February 11, 2014 decision to conditionally approve Site Plan Review and Grading Permit applications related to a proposed new residence located at 3344 Palos Verdes Drive West.

 (30 mins)  4.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.

 (15 mins)  5. Review of City Council Policy No. 29 (Federal and State Legislative Activities of the City Council) (Fox)
Recommendation: Review and approve Staff’s proposed revisions to City Council Policy No. 29.

 (10 mins)  6.Reestablishment Agreement for City’s Consolidated Loan to the Former Redevelopment Agency (Downs)         
Recommendation:  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2014-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING THE EXECUTION OF A REESTABLISHMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND THE CITY.

 (15 mins)  7. Update on the City Manager Recruitment (Robinson)
Recommendation: Receive and file the list of Statement of Qualifications and Proposals submitted by the executive recruiting firms to conduct the City Manager recruitment.

(15 mins) 8.City Council Policy regarding Disclosure of City Council Members’ Emails and other Correspondence Solely in the Possession of City Council Members in Response to Public Records Act Requests (Lynch)
Recommendation: Approve the City Council Policy that is attached to the staff report.

(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)

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

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

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