N U T E S
PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
WITH STATE LEGISLATORS
The meeting was called
to order at 10:30 A.M. in Assemblyman Lowenthals office in the State
Capitol Building, Sacramento, notice having been given with affidavit
thereto on file.
Stern, and Mayor Lyon
Also present were
City Manager Les Evans, Assemblymember Alan Lowenthal, Legislative Staff
Member Josh Tooker and District Representative Mary Lou Echternach.
on the following:
12 Funds. The Council advised the Assemblymember that the City was
working with the Peninsula Land Conservancy to purchase up to 800 acres
of open space in the City. The Assemblymember indicated his support
of our application for funds and offered the assistance of his office
in pursuing Proposition 12 money.
- Coastal Commission
Role in NCCP. Councilmembers expressed concern that the Coastal
Commission may be creating a more difficult process by inserting themselves
into the NCCP approval process. Assemblymember Lowenthal assured the
Council that any Coastal Commission involvement would not hurt the land
Funds. The Council acknowledged the funds returned to the City from
the State for use on roads and for police services and asked if money
for storm drains could be made available. The Assemblyman felt that
the Governors proposal for $100,000,000 for protection of the
coastline might include some money for storm drain improvements.
- Electrical Rate
Crisis. Assemblymember Lowenthal briefed the Council on this matter
and the States efforts to solve the power crisis.
Guarantees for Local Financing. There was a discussion of how important
financial stability for cities has become. Assemblymember Lowenthal
indicated that he will be working on this issue.
- Assembly committees.
Assemblymember Lowenthal said that he would chair the Housing and Community
Development Committee and would be on the Natural Resources and Environmental
Committees as well as the Committee for local government finance.
No action was taken.
Recess & Reconvene:
At 11:20 A.M., the meeting was recessed. The meeting reconvened at 11:30
A.M. in State Senator Betty Karnettes office. Senator Betty Karnette,
Chief of Staff Charles Wright, and District Representative Chuck Taylor
The items under discussion
during the meeting with Senator Karnette included the following:
- Electrical Crisis.
Senator Karnette indicated that her focus would be on energy conservation
for the short-term solution to the crisis. For the long term she felt
the answer is more power generation facilities.
- Open Space Purchase.
Purchase of open space is a high priority for the Senator. She will
support the City in its efforts to acquire property with State bond
- Funds for Storm
Drains. Senator Karnette referred this item to her staff. All felt
that neither the Governor nor the legislature was inclined to make grants
to cities less restrictive.
- Motor Vehicle
In Lieu Tax. Senator Karnette said she never supported the reduction
in the in-lieu tax.
5. PVIC. Senator
Karnette will provide whatever support she can to the City
efforts to remediate
the contaminated soil and reopen the PVIC.
No action was taken.
At 12:15 P.M., the meeting adjourned.
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