Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Minutes April 27, 2002 Community Leader's Breakfast

M I N U T E S

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL

COMMUNITY LEADERS' BREAKFAST

SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2002

The meeting was called to order at 9:20 A.M. by Mayor John McTaggart at the Fred Hesse Community Park, 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard, notice having been given with affidavit thereto on file.

Present: Clark, Ferraro, Stern, and Mayor John McTaggart
Absent: Gardiner

Also present were 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 Mayor John McTaggart, self introductions followed.

State Senator Betty Karnette gave an overview of the state’s economy and the budget cuts that may be necessary.

She then fielded questions about the state’s housing requirements, the prospects of getting Proposition 140 funds for the purchase of land in the Portuguese Bend area.

She explained that she would continue to represent this area until 2004 when she will be termed out.

L. A. County Supervisor Don Knabe gave an overview of the County’s budget with respect to getting funding from the state. He explained the costs for providing health services, welfare, and the effects of the economy on the County’s budget.

The Supervisor then fielded questions about the Alameda Corridor and explained how it was completed on time and on budget.

A brief discussion followed about the vehicle license fee and whether those funds would continue to be returned to local government.

Councilman Clark gave a brief update on Long Point and Ocean Trails.


RECESS AND RECONVENE: The meeting recessed at 10:25A.M. and reconvened at 11:00A.M.



INTERVIEW OF ADVISORY BOARD APPLICANTS

Council interviewed candidates for the Recreation & Parks Committee and the Equestrian Committee. It was the consensus that all of the applicants for the Equestrian Committee should be appointed. Council requested that the matter be placed on the May 7th agenda for confirmation.


ADJOURNMENT: At 3:00 P.M. the meeting was adjourned on motion of Mayor McTaggart.


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MAYOR

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CITY CLERK