M I N U T E S
RANCHO PALOS VERDES REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
MAY 2, 2000
The meeting was called to order at 8:55 P.M. by Chair Byrd at Fred Hesse Community Park, 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard.
PRESENT: Ferraro, McTaggart, Stern, Lyon, and Chair Byrd
Also present were Executive Director Les Evans; Assistant Executive Director Carolynn Petru; Agency Attorney Carol Lynch; Planning, Building & Code Enforcement Director Joel Rojas; Director of Public Works Dean Allison; Finance Director Dennis McLean; Director of Administrative Services/Agency Secretary Jo Purcell; and, Recording Secretary Jackie Drasco.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
Member Lyon moved, seconded by Member Ferraro, to approve the agenda as presented.
APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR:
Executive Director Evans asked that the Register of Demands be removed from the Consent Calendar for discussion.
Member Ferraro moved, seconded by Member McTaggart, to approve the Consent Calendar as follows:
Approved the minutes of April 4, 2000.
March 2000 Treasurerís Report (602 x 1900)
Received and filed the March 2000 Treasurerís Report for the Rancho Palos Verdes Redevelopment Agency.
The motion to approve the Consent Calendar was carried.
REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT CALENDAR:
Resol. No. RDA 2000-05 - Register of Demands (602 x 1900)
Executive Director Evans explained that the Register of Demands was removed from the Consent Calendar to review the status of the Army Corps of Engineer Feasibility Study and to give the Board an opportunity to ask questions. He explained that the study is in its final phases and is being funded by the Federal government because it will restore marine habitat; that a by-product of this study may help slow the movement of the Portuguese Bend landslide and reduce the maintenance costs of Palos Verdes Drive South by determining whether construction of a revetment will prevent erosion of the toe of the slide and slow the movement.
Board discussion focused on funding from other sources such as the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles; the fact that costs for this project were beyond the means of the City; and, the expectation that public hearings would be heard in late June or early July 2000.
Lois Larue, 3136 Barkentine Road, spoke in opposition to this project.
Member McTaggart moved, seconded by Member Lyon, to ADOPT RESOLUTION No. RDA 2000-05, A RESOLUTION OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY ALLOWING CERTAIN CLAIMS AND DEMANDS AND SPECIFYING FUNDS FROM WHICH THE SAME ARE TO BE PAID.
Prior to the roll call, Member Stern expressed serious reservations about the value of this study but said that he would vote to adopt the resolution because the study was nearing completion.
The motion carried on the following roll call vote:
AYES: Ferraro, Lyon, McTaggart, Stern, and Chair Byrd
At 9:12 P.M., the meeting was adjourned on motion of Chair Byrd.
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