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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA, TUESDAY MAY 20, 2014

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MEETING
MAY 20, 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.

(30 mins)    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 & 2014 Goals & Priorities
SS2.   Future Agenda Items Proposed by Council Members

a. LAX Community Noise Roundtable (Brooks)
Recommendation:  Appoint Petra Schneider, as the resident representative to attend the monthly LAX Community Noise Roundtable meetings.

b. McCormick Ambulance Service – Additional Location Request (Brooks)
Recommendation:  Refer to staff for follow-up by September 2014.

c. Parks Master Plan Update and Enhancement – Staff Implementation and Follow Up Report (Brooks)
Recommendation:  Direct staff to provide an update to the 1989 Parks Master Plan.

d. Rancho LPG Tank Facility (Campbell)
Recommendation: Direct staff to agendize the Rancho LPG Tank Facility as a Regular Business agenda item, accompanied by an updated staff report, to facilitate a full discussion of the issues related to this facility and the potential for negative impacts on Rancho Palos Verdes residents, businesses and property.

7:00 P.M.       REGULAR SESSION

(30 mins)   CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL:  NEXT RESOL. NO. 2014-32  
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 557

FLAG SALUTE:                  

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Better Hearing and Speech Month; CalFresh Awareness Month; Public Works Week

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: Upcoming Construction on Palos Verdes Drive East

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 April 29, 2014 Adjourned Regular Meeting.

C.        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.

D.        Grant Approval and Budget Authorization for Sunnyside Ridge Trail Improvement Project (Supports 2014 City Council Goal #2- Infrastructure) (Ramezani)
Recommendation:  1) Approve the Sunnyside Ridge Trail Improvement project grant agreement with the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the grant agreement with the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District in the amount of $300,000; and, 2) Direct staff to include the Sunnyside Ridge Trail Improvement project budget in the amount of $465,000 in the FY 14-15 budget scheduled for adoption on June 17, 2014, to be funded with a $300,000 grant and $165,000 from the CIP Reserve.

E.        Approve Memorandum of Understanding for Implementation of a Coordinated Compliance Monitoring and Reporting Plan for Greater Los Angeles Harbor Toxics Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) (Winje)
Recommendation:  Authorize the Mayor to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City and the Los Angeles Gateway Region Integrated Regional Water Management Joint Powers Authority (Gateway Authority) for administration and cost sharing for the preparation and implementation of a coordinated compliance monitoring and reporting plan as required by the Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region, for the Dominguez Channel and Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors Waters Toxic Pollutants TMDL.

F.         First Amendment to Agreement for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Administrative Services (Gibson)
Recommendation:  1) Approve the first amendment to the professional services agreement between the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and MDG Associates, Inc. to administer the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for the period of July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015, for a not-to-exceed amount of $18,500; and, 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the first amendment to the agreement with MDG Associates, Inc.

G.        Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Contract Amendment for the Zone 2 Landslide Moratorium Ordinance Revisions (ZON2009-00409); Location:  “Zone 2” of the City’s Landslide Moratorium Area (Schonborn)
Recommendation: 1) Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to sign Amendment No. 2 to the professional services agreement with Rincon Consultants for an additional amount not to exceed $29,472 to complete additional work for completion of the Final EIR based on new comments received from the public; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2014-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING THE FY 2013-14 GENERAL FUND BUDGET FOR THE ADDITIONAL COST OF THE ZONE 2 EIR PREPARATION.

H.        Approval of a One-Year License Agreement between the City and the Portuguese Bend Cooperative Nursery School (Linder/Trautner)
Recommendation:  Approve and authorize the Mayor to execute an extension of the agreement between the City and the Portuguese Bend Cooperative Nursery School.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

(10 mins) 1.         Appeal of the Planning Commission’s Approval of a Conditional Use Permit Revision to Allow a New Roof-mounted Antenna Structure on the Commercial 7-11 Building at 28041 Hawthorne Blvd. (Case No. ZON2013-00111) (Kim)  
Recommendation:  At the applicant’s request, continue the public hearing to June 17, 2014, to provide the applicant additional time to look into the feasibility of relocating the proposed replacement antennas.

(20 mins)  2.         General Plan Amendment & Zone Change Initiation Request to Change the City’s General Plan Land Use and Zoning Designations for a Vacant Lot at 5656 Crest Road to Allow Subdivision of the Lot into Two Separate Lots (Case No. ZON2014-00055) (Kim)
Recommendation:  Review the proposal and affirm Staff’s concerns with the proposed General Plan Land Use and Zoning designation changes for the vacant property located at 5656 Crest Road.

 (5 mins)   3.         Sewer Easement Reconfiguration in the Rear Yard of 6847 Alta Vista (Case No. ZON2013-00494) (Kim)
Recommendation: Remove item from the agenda at Staff’s request.

REGULAR BUSINESS:

(30 mins)   4.         Update regarding Agricultural Use at Point Vicente Park (Fox)
Recommendation: 1) Receive and file an update on the status of the existing agricultural use at Point Vicente Park; 2) Provide feedback regarding the preferred site (if any) for the relocation of this agricultural use; and, 3) Review the concept of a non-commercial community garden at Point Vicente Park as a possible replacement for the existing commercial agricultural use, and provide direction to Staff as appropriate.

(15 mins)   5.        Proposed Modifications to the Sheriff’s Regional Contract Formula (Petru)
Recommendation: Approve a modification to the current Sheriff’s Regional Contract Formula to use a “smoothed” fixed formula, contingent on the other regional contract cities adopting the same formula, beginning in FY14-15.

(10 mins)   6.         Introduction of Ordinance – An Ordinance of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, Adopting by Reference Title 10, Animals, of the Los Angeles County Code, and Amending Chapter 6.04 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code (Lynch)
Recommendation: 1) INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ADOPTING BY REFERENCE TITLE 10, ANIMALS, OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY CODE, AND AMENDING CHAPTER 6.04 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE; and,
2) Direct the City Clerk to set a public hearing on the adoption of the Ordinance for June 17, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., at the City Council Chambers and to advertise the public hearing by publication according to Government Code Section 50022.3. 

(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.

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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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