RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
COMMUNITY LEADERS' BREAKFAST
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2001
The meeting was called to order at 9:20 A.M. by Mayor Marilyn Lyon at the Fred Hesse Community Park, 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard, notice having been given with affidavit thereto on file.
Also present were City Manager Les Evans, Assistant City Manager Carolynn Petru, Administrative Services Director/City Clerk Jo Purcell, Deputy City Clerk Jackie Drasco, Recreation & Parks Director Ron Rosenfeld, Public Works Director Dean Allison, and Director of Planning, Building & Code Enforcement Joel Rojas.
After the Flag salute, which was led by City Manager Les Evans, self introductions followed.
Beautification of Hawthorne Boulevard
Public Works Director Allison gave a Power Point presentation of the Plan to Beautify Hawthorne Boulevard. Said presentation showed "before" and "after" pictures of Hawthorne Boulevard. This would be a multi-year plan and would cost an estimated $7.5 million.
Funds would be coming from two sources: Roadway Beautification Fund and Recycling fund. The first phase of this project would start at Eddinghill Drive to Locklenna Dr.
Susan Powell of Land Images, the City’s on-call landscape architect, showed photographs of plants and color palettes of the proposed plants and responded to inquiries about their characteristics.
Harbor Hills Project
Citing the urgency of the situation relative to the Harbor Hills Project and how it impacted City residents, Mayor Pro Tem McTaggart requested that Council consider adding this matter to the agenda. He reported that the County Board of Supervisors would be considering approval of this project at their Tuesday morning meeting. He then moved, seconded by Mayor Lyon to add discussion of this matter to the agenda. The motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Pro Tem McTaggart moved, seconded by Councilwoman Ferraro to authorize both he and Mayor Lyon to request the City Attorney to begin research on the Harbor Hills legal issues relative to the California Environmental Quality Act; additionally, that he and the Mayor be designated to attend the Board of Supervisors meeting and request more time to clarify and mitigate the issues between the Sports Complex and City residents adjacent to the project. Motion carried.
State Senator Betty Karnette gave a brief report on the status of redistricting resulting from the 2000 census. Senator Karnette will continue to represent the City and both the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro and the Port of Long Beach.