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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA, TUESDAY JUNE 3, 2014

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING

JUNE 3, 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:

ROLL CALL:  NEXT RESOL. NO. 2014-34
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 558

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:  Energy Savings Seminar; Trip Advisor Award

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 May 6, 2014 Regular Meeting; May 7, 2014 Adjourned Regular Meeting (NIMS Training); and, May 14, 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.        Introduction of Ordinance Adopting the Los Angeles County Fire Code (Christman)
Recommendation:
  INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ADOPTING BY REFERENCE THE 2014 LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE CODE, WHICH IS TITLE 32 OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY CODE; AND AMENDING THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE.

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

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

G.        Management of Rentals at Founders Park (Linder)
Recommendation:  Approve the 12-month agreement with VH Properties (Trump National Golf Club) for management services of Founders Park rentals.  

H.        City Manager Recruitment - Public Outreach (Robinson)
Recommendation:  Approve the City Manager Recruitment Public Outreach Plan to include: 1) Town Hall meetings facilitated by Mr. Bob Murray on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 and Wednesday, July 9, 2014 beginning at 6:30 p.m.; and, 2) An online community interest survey that will be available throughout the duration of the recruitment process; and, an invitation to City Advisory Board Members to participate in the public outreach effort.

I.          Acceptance of a Sewer Easement Deed to Provide Additional Easement Area to Allow Reconfiguration of an Existing Sewer Line in the Rear Yard of 6847 Alta Vista (Case No. ZON2013-00494) (Kim)
Recommendation:  1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2014-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ACCEPTING A SEWER EASEMENT DEED FOR ADDITIONAL EASEMENT AREA THAT WOULD ALLOW RECONFIGURATION OF AN EXISTING SEWER LINE IN THE REAR YARD OF 6847 ALTA VISTA; and, 2) Direct the City Clerk to record a Notice of Exemption and the subject sewer easement deed for 6847 Alta Vista with the Los Angeles County Recorder, returning a copy of the resolution to the Community Development Department.

J.         Contract Renewal for Geotechnical Consulting Services (Kim)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an extension of the current professional services agreement with Kling Consulting Group, Inc. to provide geology and geotechnical engineering consulting services on an as-needed basis to the City for an additional one year period until June 30, 2015.

PUBLIC HEARING:

(10 mins)  1.         Residential Solid Waste and Recycling Rate Adjustment for EDCO Disposal Corporation for FY 14-15 (Supports 2014 City Council Goal of Government Efficiency, Accountability, Fiscal Control, Transparency and Oversight) (Ramezani)
Recommendation:  Approve the cap on permissible rates that EDCO Disposal Corporation can charge single-family and multi-family residential customers in FY 14-15.       
                          
(5 mins)    2.        Residential Solid Waste and Recycling Rate Adjustment for Universal Waste Systems, Inc. for FY 14-15 (Supports 2014 City Council Goal of Government Efficiency, Accountability, Fiscal Control, Transparency and Oversight) (Ramezani)
Recommendation:  Approve the cap on permissible rates that Universal Waste Systems, Inc. (UWS) can charge single-family and multi-family residential customers in FY 14-15.      

REGULAR BUSINESS:

(30 mins)  3A.      Proposed Municipal Code Amendments to Chapter 2.04 (City Council) and Chapter 2.08 (City Manager) to Clearly Define the Duties and Responsibilities of the City Council and the City Manager (Duhovic)
Recommendation: Review and discuss the proposed edits to Municipal Code Chapters 2.04 and 2.08, and provide direction to the City Attorney to incorporate any desired changes into a draft Ordinance, to be introduced at the next meeting.

(45 mins)  3B.      Anonymous Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline (McLean)
Recommendation: 1) Receive and file the Memorandum entitled “Rancho Palos Verdes – Whistleblower Hotline Analysis” written by Mark Meyerhoff of Liebert, Cassidy, Whitmore; 2) Provide Staff with the City Council’s policy decisions regarding the establishment of an Anonymous Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline ("Hotline"); 3) Direct the City Council Audit Subcommittee to provide oversight for the establishment of a Hotline; 4) Direct Staff to prepare a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from interested independent 3rd party hotline service providers for review by the City Council Audit Subcommittee; 5) Direct Staff and the Audit Subcommittee to review proposals received and make a recommendation to the City Council for approval of a professional services agreement for hotline administration services; 6) Direct Staff to prepare an RFQ from interested independent 3rd party experts to provide investigative services in connection with hotline reports received for review by the City Council Audit Subcommittee; and, 7) Direct Staff and the Audit Subcommittee to review proposals received and make a recommendation to the City Council for approval of a professional services agreement for investigative services in connection with hotline reports. 

(30 mins)  4.         Draft FY14-15 Budget (Downs)
Recommendation: Provide additional direction to Staff for any final modifications to the draft FY14-15 Budget.

(15 mins)  5.         Draft 2014 Five-Year Financial Model (Downs)
Recommendation: 1) Receive and file the draft 2014 Five-Year Financial Model (2014 Model); and, 2) Provide any direction to Staff regarding any assumptions contained within the 2014 Model.

(15 mins)  6.         Draft 2014 Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan (Downs)
Recommendation: 1) Receive and file the draft 2014 Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP); and, 2) Provide direction to Staff regarding any changes to the planned funding of projects over the next five years.

(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)

Conference with Legal Counsel

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

Names of Cases: 1) Andrea Joannou, Trustee of the Andrea Joannou Trust of 2004;
25 Oak, LLC, a California limited liability company v. Orphan Homes at 40 and 41 Cherryhill Lane, Rancho Palos Verdes, et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court.  Case No. BC445457.
2) People of the State of California and the City of Rancho Palos Verdes v. Andrea Joannou, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court.   Case No. BC 495866.
3) People of the State of California and the City of Rancho Palos Verdes v. 25 Oak, LLC, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court. Case No. BC 495867.

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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.