RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
NOVEMBER 20, 2007
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK,
29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
The Princeville Resort
5520 Kahaku Road
Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
6:00 P.M. CLOSED SESSION: SEE ATTACHED BROWN ACT CHECK LIST FOR DETAILS.
7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION
CALL TO ORDER:
CEREMONIAL: Recognition of Pam Emerson on her retirement from the California
Coastal Commission – Postponed to a future meeting
MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS: Recruitment for Planning Commission and
Finance Advisory Committee
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
PUBLIC COMMENTS: (This section of the agenda is for audience comments for items NOT on the agenda.)
CITY MANAGER REPORT: Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Annual
Report for Management of the Nature Preserve
APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR:
A. EMERGENCY STORM DRAIN PROJECT
1. Mossbank Storm Drain Rehabilitation (Bell)
Action Taken: Reviewed and reconfirmed by a four/fifths (4/5) vote, the Council’s previous action on August 21, 2007, authorizing staff to proceed with emergency repairs to the Mossbank Drive Storm Drain.
B. OTHER CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS:
2. Motion to Waive Full Reading
Action Taken: Adopted 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.
3. Approval of the Minutes (Morreale)
Action Taken: Approved the Minutes of the July 17, 2007 and August 7, 2007 Regular Meetings and the September 4, 2007 and September 26, 2007 Adjourned Regular Meetings.
4. Border Issues Status Report (Fox)
Action Taken: Reviewed the current status of border issues.
5. Claim Against the City by Ingrid Mazsick (Gyves)
Action Taken: Rejected the claim and directed staff to notify the claimant.
6. Side Fund (Pension) Liability Refinancing (McLean/Gyves)
Action Taken: 1) Directed Staff to proceed with restructuring the City’s $2.43 million Side Fund Liability by using $691,500 in excess funds in the Employee Benefits fund and using a pooled financing program offered by California Statewide Communities Development Authority to refinance the remaining $1.74 million; 2) ADOPTED RESOLUTION NO. 2007-116, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF ONE OR MORE SERIES OF PENSION OBLIGATION BONDS, APPROVING THE FORM OF AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF A TRUST AGREEMENT AND A PURCHASE AGREEMENT, AND AUTHORIZING A VALIDATION ACTION AND OTHER MATTERS RELATING THERETO; and, 3) ADOPTED RESOLUTION NO.
2007-117, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION 2007-70, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY07-08, TO INCREASE EXPENDITURES IN THE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS FUND.
7. Purchase of Tax Defaulted Property (Petru)
Action Taken: Authorized the Mayor and City Clerk to sign an Agreement to Purchase Tax-Defaulted Property for a vacant parcel in Windport Canyon.
8. Register of Demands (McLean)
Action Taken: ADOPTED RESOLUTION NO. 2007-115, 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.
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9. Extension to the Trump National Development Agreement (Pfost)
Action Taken: 1) ADOPTED RESOLUTION NO. 2007-118, AS AMENDED, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ADOPTING ADDENDUM 30 TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT NO. 36; (2) ADOPTED URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 465U, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AUTHORIZING AN EXTENSION TO THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT; (3) Authorized the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute the documents on behalf of the City; and (4) Extended Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. 50666 consistent with the term of the Development Agreement.
PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:
REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:
10. Approve Grant Application for Proposition 12, 2000 Resource Bond Funds
Action Taken: 1) ADOPTED RESOLUTION NO. 2007-119, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING THE APPLICANT TO APPLY FOR GRANT FUNDS FOR THE PER CAPITA GRANT PROGRAM UNDER THE SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS, CLEAN WATER, CLEAN AIR, AND COASTAL PROTECTION BOND ACT OF 2000; and, 2) ADOPTED RESOLUTION NO. 2007-120, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION 2007-70, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY 07-08, ADJUSTING THE GENERAL FUND REVENUE BUDGET.
11. Approve Median Improvement Projects (Ramezani)
Action Taken: Approved two center median improvement projects at the northern and western gateway/entrances to the City.
12. Public Use Master Plan (PUMP) – City Council Public Workshop to Review the PUMP Committee’s Recommended Preserve Trails Plan (Rojas)
Action Taken: 1) Established a temporary moratorium on all trail uses within those areas of the Canyons Ecological Preserve where the most severe habitat degradation has occurred until the workshop, with City staff and Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy to define the parameters and implementation of the temporary closures and mark them with appropriate signage; and, 2) Set Saturday, February 23, 2008, at 9:30 a.m. at Pt. Vicente Interpretive Center to conduct a City Council public workshop to review and receive public feedback on the PUMP Committee’s Preserve Trails Plan (PTP) recommendations.
13. Employee Health Saving Accounts (Petru)
Action Taken: Approved the implementation of employee Health Savings Accounts as part of the City’s health insurance renewal package for 2008.
14. Ordinance Clarifying that the City’s Redevelopment Plan Does Not Include the Power of Eminent Domain (Lynch)
Action Taken: INTRODUCED ORDINANCE NO. 466, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CLARIFYING THAT THE REDEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY’S PROJECT AREA DOES NOT INCLUDE THE POWER TO ACQUIRE REAL PROPERTY BY EMINENT DOMAIN.
15. Channel 33 Transition (Lehr/McLean)
Action Taken: 1) ADOPTED RESOLUTION NO. 2007-121, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2007-71, MODIFYING THE SALARY RANGE FOR THE POSITIONS OF ADMINISTRATIVE/PUBLIC WORKS/CABLE TELEVISION INTERN; 2) Approved Expense Report reimbursement, excluding payment of the Chamber of Commerce membership, PSG invoice, postage stamps, Rohrabacher luncheon, and EEL expenses, as amended, to state that payment of the last three items listed would be reimbursed upon proof and explanation of expense details; and, 3) Approved the performance of a subscriber survey to be conducted by Telecommunications Management Corp. to ascertain viewership and interest in educational and government access programming (Channels 33 and 35) in Rancho Palos Verdes for an amount not to exceed $15,750.
Added the following item to the City Council Agenda:
REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:
16. Establishment of the Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsberg Cultural Arts Building Fund (Lehr)
Action Taken: ADOPTED RESOLUTION 2007-122, AS AMENDED, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ESTABLISHING A (RESTRICTED) SPECIAL REVENUE FUND TO: 1) ACCEPT AND DESIGNATE DONATIONS TO THE CITY FROM DR. ALLEN AND CHARLOTTE GINSBERG; 2) AUTHORIZE A DONOR RECOGNITION SITE; AND, 3) AGREE TO A NAMING OPPORTUNITY FOR A FUTURE CULTURAL ARTS FACILITY ON CITY PROPERTY.
CITY COUNCIL ORAL REPORTS: (This section of the agenda is designated for oral reports from Council Members to report action taken at outside committee and association meetings.)
COUNCIL DISCUSSION & SUGGESTION OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS:
Storm Drain User Fee issues related to items requiring policy changes.
CLOSED SESSION REPORT: 1) The City Council unanimously authorized a counter-offer be presented to York Long Point Associates; 2) The Public Employee Performance Evaluation was continued to December 18, 2007; and, 3) No action was taken on the existing litigation and direction was given to the City Attorney.
ADJOURNMENT: Adjourned at 11:40 p.m.
CLOSED SESSION AGENDA CHECKLIST
Based on Government Code Section 54954.5
(All Statutory References are to California Government Code Sections)
Conference with Real Property Negotiators
Potential purchase of open space:
Property: Filiorum: APN 7572-012-024, 7572-012-028, 7572-012-029, 7573-003-016, 7581-023-031, 7581-023-029, 7572-002-022
City Negotiators: City Manager; City Attorney; Mayor Pro Tem Stern; Director of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement; Mike Kilroy; Barbara Dye, Bill Swank, and Henry Jurgens
Negotiating Parties: York Long Point Associates
Under Negotiation: Price and Terms of Payment
Public Employee Performance Evaluation
Title: City Manager
Specify Position/Title of Employee Being Reviewed
Conference with Legal Counsel
The City Council/Agency finds, based on advice from legal counsel, that discussion in open session will prejudice the position of the local agency in the litigation:
Name of Case: Sturgeon v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Superior Court. Case No. SB07C03818
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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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