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M I N U T E S

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MEETING

AUGUST 21, 2001

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 P.M. by Mayor Lyon at Fred Hesse Community Park, 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard and was immediately recessed to a closed session per the Brown Act Checklist. At 7:32 P.M. the meeting reconvened.

After the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was answered as follows:

PRESENT: Ferraro, Gardiner, McTaggart, Stern, and Mayor Lyon
ABSENT: None

Also present were City Manager Les Evans; City Attorney Carol Lynch; Director of Planning, Building, and Code Enforcement Joel Rojas; Director of Public Works Dean Allison; Director of Finance Dennis McLean; Director of Recreation & Parks Ron Rosenfeld; Acting Principal Planner Greg Pfost; Associate Planner Eduardo Schonborn; City Clerk/Administrative Services Director Jo Purcell; and, Deputy City Clerk/Recording Secretary Jackie Drasco.

RECYCLING DRAWING:

The winner from the last drawing was Betty Harwood, who will receive a check for $250, which represents a year of free refuse service. Another card was selected.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

Councilman Gardiner asked that the item regarding Payment for 2001 July 4th Celebration and Extension of Contract item be removed from the Consent Calendar for discussion. Councilmember Stern asked that the item regarding Ordinance No. 369 - Relating to a Transient Occupancy Tax be removed from the Consent Calendar for discussion.

Councilwoman Ferraro moved, seconded by Councilman Stern, to approve the agenda, as amended. Motion carried.

APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR:

Lois Larue, 3136 Barkentine Road, spoke on the following subjects: restrictions on shooting guns in the city; vaccination of cats; her opposition to the City offering helicopter rides at the Independence Day celebration; giving credit to whomever arranged for donations to the Independence Day celebration; and, storm drain repairs at Palos Verdes Drive and Peppertree.

Councilwoman Ferraro moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem McTaggart, to approve the amended Consent Calendar as follows:

Motion to waive full reading

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 councilmembers after the reading of the title.

Minutes (301)

Adopted the Minutes of August 7, 2001.

Informal Bid and Pre-Ordering of Pipe for the San Ramon Drainage and Landslide Stabilization Project (1101 x 604)

Reviewed and reconfirmed by a four-fifths (4/5) vote, the Council’s previous action of August 7, 2001 to authorize staff to conduct an informal bid process and pre-order drainage pipe for the San Ramon Drainage and Landslide Stabilization Project.

Pre-Ordering of Drainage Pipe for Immediate Storm Drain Repairs Near Palos Verdes Drive South and Peppertree Drive (1204 x 604)

Reviewed and reconfirmed by a four-fifths (4/5) vote, the Council’s previous action on August 7, 2001 to authorize staff to conduct an informal bid process and pre-order HDPE drainage pipe for the Palos Verdes Drive South Drainage Repair Project.

Notice of Completion for Bikeway Route Improvement Project (1204 x 112)

(1) Accepted the work as complete. (2) Authorized the City Clerk to record a Notice of Completion with the County Recorder; and if no claims are filed within 35 days after recordation, notify the surety company to exonerate the payment and performance bonds. (3) Authorized the Director of Public Works to release the 10% retention payment to PCI, Ltd., 35 days after recordation of the Notice of Completion by the County Recorder, contingent on no claims being filed on the project.

Resolution No. 2001-60 - Arterial Rehabilitation Program – Hawthorne & Crenshaw Boulevards (1204 x 1404)

ADOPTED RESOLUTION NO. 2001-60, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2001-43, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2001-2002, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT TO THE CITY’S CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT FUND.

Gifts for Parks (1201)

Accepted the Gifts for Parks donations and directed staff to prepare letters for the Mayor’s signature expressing the Council ‘s appreciation.

Resol. No. 2001-61 - Register of Demands (602)

ADOPTED RESOLUTION NO. 2001-61, 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.

The motion to approve the Consent Calendar carried on the following roll call vote:

AYES: Ferraro, Gardiner, McTaggart, Stern, and Mayor Lyon
NOES: None
ABSTAIN: Stern on Minutes of August 7 because he was on vacation.



Payment for 2001 July 4th Celebration and Extension of Contract (1201)

Staff recommendation was to (1) Authorize payment to Conte Productions for the production of the July 4th, 2001, Independence Day Celebration. (2) Accept Conte Production’s proposal to continue to produce the City’s Annual July 4th Independence Day Celebration for a period of five years, and authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute the proposed agreement.

Council discussion focused on modification of the contract for more security for the City and Mr. Conte in the scheduling of this event to indicate that the agreement may be terminated by either party upon 9 months (270 days) written notice rather than the 120 days indicated in the agreement presented.

Mr. Conte agreed to the suggested change.

Councilman Stern moved, seconded by Councilmember Gardiner (1) Authorized payment to Conte Productions for the production of the July 4th, 2001, Independence Day Celebration. (2) Accepted Conte Production’s proposal as amended, to continue to produce the City’s Annual July 4th Independence Day Celebration for a period of five years, and authorized the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute the proposed agreement.

The motion carried on the following roll call vote:

AYES: Ferraro, Gardiner, McTaggart, Stern, and Mayor Lyon
NOES: None



Ordinance No. 369 - Relating to a Transient Occupancy Tax (501 x 1501 x 1103)

Staff recommendation was to adopt Ordinance No. 369 relating to a Transient Occupancy Tax. (This ordinance was introduced on August 7.)

City Attorney Lynch clarified that an owner of a unit (such as the villas at the proposed Long Point project) would not be subject to transient occupancy tax, nor would someone renting for longer than 30 days. She said that a developer agreement could address different types of fees but the transient occupancy tax would not apply.

Councilman Stern moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem McTaggart to ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 369 AMENDING CHAPTER 3.16.030 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO A TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX. (This ordinance was introduced on August 7.)

The motion carried on the following roll call vote:

AYES: Ferraro, Gardiner, McTaggart, Stern, and Mayor Lyon
NOES: None


PUBLIC HEARING:


Resol. No. 2001- 62 - Conformance with the 1999 L.A. County Congestion Management Program (CMP) and Adoption of the 2001 Local Implementation Report (1203 x 1505)

Mayor Lyon opened the public hearing on this request to consider a resolution regarding conformance with the 1999 L.A. County Congestion Management Program (CMP) and adoption of the 2001 Local Implementation Report. City Clerk Purcell announced that notice had been duly published and that there were no written comments received by the City but that correspondence from Barbara Covey had been received and distributed to the Council just prior to the onset of the meeting.

Associate Planner Schonborn presented the staff report of August 21, 2001 and the recommendation to adopt the proposed resolution adopting the City’s 2001 Local Implementation Report (LIR) and Self-Certifying the City’s Conformance with the 1999 Congestion Management Program for Los Angeles County.

Council discussion centered on the possibility of installing a traffic signal in a location which might not meet the required criteria for traffic congestion but for which special circumstances might warrant a signal.

Ann Shaw, 30036 Via Borica, stated that the semi-rural, uncongested, peninsula with its ocean views should be preserved and special consideration based on common sense should be made to accomplish this.

Barbara Covey, 2742 San Ramon Drive, a member of the City’s Traffic Committee, said that circumstances in the City were not the same as downtown Los Angeles yet the same rules applied. She added that special circumstances like fog, steep slopes, and blind curves as well as a desire to preserve the semi-rural quality of the Peninsula indicated that sometimes a traffic signal was required even though the guidelines would not normally indicate this action. (A copy of Ms. Covey’s remarks is on file with the City Clerk’s Office)

Additional Council discussion focused on the acknowledgement of the special circumstances which existed on the Peninsula and the fact that conformance with the County program was necessary to receive funding for traffic improvements projects, however, the City had the right to impose stricter standards if so desired.

There being no further testimony, Mayor Lyon closed the public hearing.

Councilwoman Ferraro moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem McTaggart to ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2001-62 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ADOPTING THE CITY’S 2001 LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION REPORT (LIR) AND SELF-CERTIFYING THE CITY’S CONFORMANCE WITH THE 1999 CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY. Motion carried.

Resol. Nos. 2001- 63 and 64 - General Plan Amendment No. 29 – Housing Element Amendment (1203 x 701)

Mayor Lyon opened the public hearing on this request to consider General Plan Amendment No. 29 – Housing Element Amendment. City Clerk Purcell announced that notice had been duly published and that written comments received by the City were made a part of the agenda packet.

Acting Principal Planner Pfost presented the staff report of August 21, 2001 and the recommendation to (1) Adopt the proposed resolution certifying a Negative Declaration for the Project. (2) Adopt the proposed resolution approving General Plan Amendment No. 29 for the Final Draft Housing Element.

Council discussion focused on specific aspects of the Amendment; conformance with the State mandate in order to have the Housing Element approved; and, meetings with Assemblyman Alan Lowenthal to request his assistance in the State’s developing a more regional, realistic approach to the requirements.

There being no response to the Mayor’s call for public testimony, she declared the hearing closed.

Councilwoman Ferraro moved, seconded by Councilman Stern to (1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2001-63 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES CERTIFYING A NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE PROJECT. (2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2001-64, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES APPROVING GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT NO. 29 FOR THE FINAL DRAFT HOUSING ELEMENT. Motion carried.

Mayor Lyon re-opened the Public Hearing.

Lois Larue, 3136 Barkentine Road, asked why Greg Pfost was designated as Acting Principal Planner.

City Manager Evans explained that because of the departure of Deputy Planning Director Snow, Mr. Pfost was Acting Principal Planner on an interim basis.

There being no further testimony, Mayor Lyon closed the public hearing.

Use of Federal and State Funding for Supplemental Police Services (601 x 1206)

Mayor Lyon opened the public hearing on this request to consider Use of Federal and State Funding for Supplemental Police Services. City Clerk Purcell announced that notice had been duly published and that there were no written comments received by the City.

City Clerk Purcell presented the staff report of August 21, 2001 and the recommendation to approve the continued use of LLEBG (Local Law Enforcement Block Grant) and COPS (Citizens Option for Police Services) funds to pay for the CORE Police Team to perform enforcement and crime prevention duties at the schools in the region and in the area adjacent to and south of Crest Road.

Captain Ed Hitchcock of the L.A. County Lomita Sheriff’s Station described details, benefits, and results of the program.

There being no response to the Mayor’s call for public testimony, she declared the hearing closed.

Councilwoman Ferraro moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem McTaggart, to approve the continued use of LLEBG (Local Law Enforcement Block Grant) and COPS (Citizens Option for Police Services) funds to pay for the CORE Police Team to perform enforcement and crime prevention duties at the schools in the region and in the area adjacent to and south of Crest Road. Motion carried.


PUBLIC COMMENTS:


Robert Scalfaro, 3027 Crest Road, said that he was being sued by a neighbor because of a covenant from 1990 and he asked that the City remove that covenant because he felt it sidestepped the City’s view ordinance. He cited Council action in 1997 to remove a covenant under similar circumstances and he asked that the Council review his case and remove the covenant in question. He said that he had spoken to City Planner Beilin Yu and View Restoration consultant Steven Jones and they suggested he make his request to the Council.

Council consensus was that staff prepare a memo describing the situation and place this request on a future Council agenda if appropriate.

Joseph Piccarelli, 30311 Via Borica, spoke about the proposed Long Point project and the developer’s request to use public land for a portion of the proposed golf course. He felt that the Planning Commission’s prolonged consideration of the developer’s EIR gave the appearance of tacit approval of the City Council for use of public land and he asked that the Council withdraw the permission to include public land in the Long Point proposal.


RECESS & RECONVENE:


At 8:27 P.M., Mayor Lyon declared a recess. The meeting reconvened at 8:37 P.M.


REGULAR BUSINESS:


Hawthorne Boulevard Beautification (1204 x 1404)

Director Allison presented the staff report of August 21, 2001 and the recommendation to (1) Approve the preliminary median and parkway landscape plans for Hawthorne Boulevard. (2) Authorize a contract amendment with Land Images, Inc. to provide professional services in an amount up to $53,500 to prepare final construction plans for the first phase of landscape improvements for Hawthorne Boulevard. (3) Revise the expenditure plan for Recycling Fund, by refocusing funds from the neighborhood beautification program to the Hawthorne Boulevard beautification efforts. (4) Request staff to prepare a fence/wall improvement program for Hawthorne Boulevard that establishes a single fence/wall type for Hawthorne Boulevard, and provides City funding toward fence/wall replacement. He presented a computer-generated video presentation to illustrate features and costs of the plan.

Tom Lockett of Land Images discussed issues on Hawthorne Boulevard, the process to study these issues and conclusions reached. He discussed seven sections of Hawthorne Boulevard, showed drawings in a computer-generated video presentation, discussed the image to be created, view preservation and the plan to have blooming plants at all times.

Susan Powell of Land Images showed photographs of plants and simulations of proposed completed sections of Hawthorne Boulevard in a computer-generated video presentation and discussed environmental, view, and economic issues, stating that non-invasive, native, and existing plants would be used as appropriate. She also said that screening of undesirable walls was a goal which meant some sidewalks might have to be relocated; and she discussed the total cost of the project, providing percentages of various expenses, and the budget for Phase One of the project.

Director Allison discussed funding, providing alternatives for completion of the project in 30 years or 16 years.

Jim Slayden, 37 Mela Lane, discussed smaller median beautification projects in the past in other parts of the city and felt that homeowners associations had been receiving recycling funds for several years and that they would probably cooperate with the plan to redirect these funds toward this project.

Don Shults, 2129 Velez Drive, representing Rolling Hills Riviera Homeowners Association was concerned that homeowners association and other groups would no longer be receiving recycling funds. He suggested that Western Avenue also be considered for beautification and discussed existing "stick-like" trees and unattractive walls and the benefits for travelers as well as residents.

Council discussion centered on input received by the Council Ad Hoc City Beautification Committee by staff and the public; the long-needed beautification of Hawthorne Boulevard; benefits to be received, including increased property values; the redirection of recycling funds from homeowners association to this project; the beneficial aspects of the current plan which take into consideration aesthetic, environmental, and economic issues; and, the continuity to be gained by considering a long-term plan rather than small sections of Hawthorne, one at a time. There were concerns that 30 years was too long and that additional funding, such as bonds or fundraising, should be sought to shorten the period to complete the work; and, that alternate plans should be investigated as well as additional input from the Council, staff and the public. Council suggestions included the use of large colored rocks for additional interest which would not need water or maintenance; thinning plants in the first phase of work to be used in later phases; and, looking into the possibility of charging fees for trucks traveling and possibly damaging the City’s arterials.

Councilman Stern moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem McTaggart, to continue this item to the Council meeting of September 4,2001 to provide time for additional input from Council, Staff and the public.


RECESS & RECONVENE:


At 9:58 P.M., Mayor Lyon declared a recess. The meeting reconvened at 10:08 P.M.

Zone II Geology Committee Reports (1101 x 1801)

The recommendation was to find that there are insufficient reasons to continue the distinction between lots in Zone 2 (Abalone Cove), which have been developed and those lots in Zone 2 which remain vacant. Therefore, the Council directs staff to prepare an additional exception under Municipal Code 15.020.040 allowing the construction of homes and appurtenant structures on all approved building lots in Zone 2 which meet a 1.5 local safety factor, provided the requirements of Municipal Code 15.020.050 are also met.

Mayor Lyon suggested that public testimony be taken at this time.

Speaking in support of the recommendation were: Mike Agahee, 1917 Via Tampa, Lomita, CA 90717; Dave Ruth, 74989 Havasu Court, Indian Wells, CA 92210; John Monks, 32200 Schooner Drive; Christopher Smith, 1236 Via Landeta, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274; Steve Case, 329 South Humboldt Drive, Henderson, NV 89104; Dana Ireland, 30 Narcissa Drive; Tracey LeRoy, 7936 3rd St., Downey, CA 90241; Mike Nopper, 67 Rockinghorse Road; Mike Kiss, 2440 Gleneyre, Laguna Beach, CA 92651; and, Chris Haber, 8720 Bleriot Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90245.

These speakers focused on the following concerns: Vacant lot owners have been paying property taxes, ACLAD fees, and weed abatement costs without the ability to develop their land; two panels of experts have said that the land has not moved in 100,000 years and feel there is not risk to building on these lots, for the vacant lot owners or the current residents; installation of the sewers should actually improve land stability by removing water from the soil; applicants for building permits would have to adhere to the same standards as those for previous construction in Zone II; and, that vacant lot owners are asking only for the right to apply to build on their own lot if the required stability factor can be met, not to institute a mass grading project.

Speaking in opposition to the recommendation were: Alyda White, 32614 Coastsite, Unit "F"; Lois Larue, 3136 Barkentine Road; Jim Knight, 5 Cinnamon Lane; Jack Downhill, 20 Vanderlip Drive; Kim Redfield, 6 Peppertree Drive; Alfred Sattler, 1904 Avenida Aprenda; and, Barbara Sattler, 1904 Avenida Aprenda

These speakers focused on the following concerns: The League of Women Voters’ landslide position established in the 1960’s and reviewed every year since that time affirms that development on ancient or active slide areas should be disapproved entirely; the Council should not risk a lawsuit due to damage from possible land movement in the future; some felt that the geologists reviewing the current data were too close to the geologists who performed the initial studies; empathy was expressed for people who own vacant lots in Zone II but they were told that there was a building moratorium; a decision on building in Zone II should be postponed until the pending geological report is completed and submitted to the City; a decision should be postponed until the storm drain, sewer, and Altamira Canyon projects are complete; a question was raised whether current residents in Zone II had been asked about land movement they might have seen; one speaker indicated that hairline cracks had widened since the sewer installation began; it was unfair to give right to build to one property owner while risking damage to existing homes; and, could the property owners building sign an agreement that they would not sue the City should there be land movement.

At this time, Mayor Lyon and Mayor Pro Tem McTaggart discussed the details in the report in the agenda packet.

Mayor Pro Tem McTaggart felt the Council should discuss the possibility of development in Zone II at this time so that if the results of the geology study when received indicated that development would be allowed on some lots, a procedure would be in place to allow property owners to apply without further delay; and, if the report indicated that building should not be allowed, there would have been no harm in discussing the possibility. He indicated that he had received information that day from a property owner indicating that there has been movement in Zone II and that this would be investigated. Mayor Pro Tem McTaggart said that there had been no analysis of GPS data since the passing of Perry Ehlig and it was important to have such a report to indicate whether there had been land movement in this area.

Mayor Lyon acknowledged that this is a complex issue and has been a source of concern for many years. She reiterated that no approval to build was being given at this time, only the discussion of setting in motion paperwork to allow application to build. She agreed that the status of Altamira Canyon and installation of the sewers was important as well as the investigation into the recent comment that there had been movement in Zone II, including analysis of GPS data.

A lengthy Council discussion, including several questions addressed to the City Manager and City Attorney ensued. The questions by Councilman Stern were relative to the process that was followed in presenting a recommendation for approval of an additional exception under the Municipal Code for building in Zone 2 of the moratorium area: confirmation that it had been the position of the City that the landslide moratorium over the entire area, including Zone 2, was justified by the geological data; that the direction from the City Council in April 2001 was to have the geological data reviewed by Cotton Shires and the Peer Review Committee, with said report expected to be completed the week of September 3, 2001; that the recommendation from the Subcommittee was that the Council find that there were insufficient reasons to continue the distinction between developed and undeveloped lots in Zone 2; clarification that the moratorium was defensible; that the Zone 2 report would be presented to Council when completed; and, that the April 17, 2001 staff report said that Perry Ehlig and the Peer Review Panel had indicated that no building should be allowed prior to the storm drain and Alta Mira Canyon improvements being completed. Concern was expressed that any action taken should be based upon the yet-to-be completed geology report.

Further discussion identified the location of the geological data that was being reviewed to make the distinction between the developed and undeveloped lots: 12 borings on the York Filiorum property, 7 on the Hon Peacock Flats area, and as many as eight from either Zone 2 or Zone 5.

Councilman Stern asserted that, in his view, it would have been preferable to wait until the Peer Review Group had completed and presented their report to the Council before placing the item on the City Council agenda.

City Manager Evans stated that Bill Cotton had indicated that the report would be received in the first week of September which would allow the Zone II Peer Review Group to analyze the information and provide a final report at their next meeting on September 18. City Manager Evans also said that Bill Cotton had received the information mentioned by Mayor Pro Tem McTaggart regarding a report of land movement in Zone II and that analysis of GPS data would be included in the report.

Council discussion focused on consequences the City would face whether building was allowed or not; the lack of the geologist’s report; the fact that exclusion rather than an exception was being sought; statements the Mayor made to the Daily Breeze; and, comments received by property owners in other zone of the moratorium area.

Councilwoman Ferraro moved, seconded by Mayor Lyon, to continue this item to the Council meeting on September 18 when the final report from the Zone II Peer Review group is received.

Further Council discussion resulted in a suggestion to locate three of the best geologists from out of the area to provide a completely unbiased analysis of current data in order to have best information if and when there is litigation based on the City’s decision regarding development in Zone II.

Councilwoman Ferraro amended her motion, seconded by Mayor Lyon, to continue this item to the Council meeting on September 18, 2001 and to direct staff to contact the appropriate scientific body to obtain the name of three independent experts from out of the area to investigate the studies on hand and to provide an estimate of cost for this investigation. Motion carried.


RECESS & RECONVENE:


At 11:35 P.M., Mayor Lyon declared a recess. The meeting reconvened at 11:45 P.M.

Review of Large Domestic Animal Nonconformity Statement No. 8 (Sunshine, 6 Limetree Lane) (1203 x 1808)

Staff recommendation was to affirm staff’s determination that the keeping of a maximum of twelve (12) large domestic animals – of which a maximum of seven (7) animals may be boarded – may be "grandfathered" for the property at 6 Limetree Lane.

Due to the lateness of the hour, Council consensus was to carry over this item to the next meeting.

Landslide Moratorium Exception Permit No. 41 (Applicant: Miles Pritzkat, representing Landowners Jim & Susan Maniscalco) (1203 x 1801)

Director Rojas presented the staff report of August 21, 2001 and the recommendation to approve Landslide Moratorium Exception Permit No. 41 allowing the landowner to proceed with the appropriate applications to request approval for a 1,179-square foot two-story addition, including a new garage, for property located at 120 Spindrift Lane.

Topics discussed by the Council included view impact, the need for a variance and a height variation, and the legal non-conforming status of this property. It was clarified that Council approval of this item did not approve these modifications but only gave the homeowners the right to apply.

Miles Prtizkat, the homeowners’ architect, said that he and his clients concurred with the staff report and requested that the Council please grant permission for application to be made.

Councilwoman Ferraro moved, seconded by Councilmember Gardiner, to approve Landslide Moratorium Exception Permit No. 41 allowing the landowner to proceed with the appropriate applications to request approval for a 1,179-square foot two-story addition, including a new garage, for property located at 120 Spindrift Lane. Motion carried.

Fencing and Signage at Inspiration Point (1101 x 1201)

Staff recommendation was to approve the fencing design and signage for Inspiration Point and direct staff to install said improvements.

Due to the lateness of the hour, Council consensus was to carry over this item to the next meeting.

Beautification Grant for the Miraleste Recreation and Park District (1204 x 1200)

Director Allison presented the staff report of August 21, 2001 and the recommendation to award a grant in an amount up to $22,000 to the Miraleste Recreation and Park District toward neighbor improvements in the Miraleste neighborhood.

A representative from the Homeowner’s Association indicated that this request represented two years’ planning and she asked for the Council’s approval.

City Attorney Lynch noted that Councilman Stern and Mayor Lyon were not required to recuse themselves from participating in this item unless they were within 500 yards and there would be an impact of $10,000 or more on their property value. It was determined that they did not have to recuse themselves.

Councilmember Gardiner moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem McTaggart, to adopt staff recommendation. Motion carried.

Additional Traffic Enforcement – Pilot Program (301 x 1206)

City Clerk Purcell presented the staff report of August 21, 2001 and the recommendation to approve the Sheriff’s proposal to conduct a three-month pilot program increasing traffic enforcement during the PM hours and during the weekends at a cost of $10,200.

Mayor Pro Tem McTaggart moved, seconded by Councilwoman Ferraro, to adopt staff recommendation.

The motion carried on the following roll call vote:

AYES: Ferraro, Gardiner, McTaggart, Stern, and Mayor Lyon
NOES: None

Adoption of City Council Policy on Border Issues (1101 x 306)

Staff recommendation was to adopt City Council Policy No. 34 which establishes a policy for handling "Border Issues."

Due to the lateness of the hour, Council consensus was to carry over this item to the next meeting.

Mobile Food Vendor Controls (1101 x 1502)

Staff recommendation was to direct staff to prepare an amended ordinance imposing additional restrictions on mobile food vendor parking.

Due to the lateness of the hour, Council consensus was to carry over this item to the next meeting.


CLOSED SESSION REPORT:


City Attorney Lynch reported that no action was taken.


CITY COUNCIL REPORTS:



CITY MANAGER REPORTS:



ADJOURNMENT: Adjourned at 1:45 A.M. on motion of Councilman Stern.

 

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