JANUARY 10, 2005RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL M I N U T E S JANUARY 10, 2005RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL M I N U T E S

M I N U T E S

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL

ADJOURNED MEETING

MEETING WITH STATE LEGISLATORS

JANUARY 10, 2005

 

The meeting was called to order at 11:00 A.M. in Assembly Member Karnetteís office in the State Capitol Building, Sacramento, notice having been given with affidavit thereto on file.

Present: Mayor Clark, Mayor Pro Tem Wolowicz and Councilmen Long and Stern

Not Present: Councilman Gardiner

Also present was City Manager Les Evans.

Mayor Clark presented Assemblymember Karnette a photo of the City and the Council thanked her for her support particularly on opposing the "second unit housing bill."

Mayor Clark briefed the Assemblymember on the Cityís pending Supreme Court case, the Storm Drain User Fee proposal, the status of the Long Point Hotel project and the Cityís interest in providing more sports fields for youth.

Additional discussion focused on:

  • Issues of funding regarding the PVPUSD and the LAUSD.
  • The Governorís recent "declaration of war" speech presenting his plan for re-organizing government.
  • Assemblymember Karnetteís committee assignments for 2005.

No action was taken.

Recess & Reconvene for a meeting at 12:00 A.M. in State Senator Alan Lowenthalís office.

Mayor Clark briefed the Senator on the Cityís pending Supreme Court case, the Storm Drain User Fee proposal, the status of the Long Point Hotel project, the Ocean Trails project and the status of the purchase of the Portuguese Bend open space.

Additional discussion focused on:

  • The Governorís redistricting proposal.
  • The status of the "bipartisan" group.

No action was taken.

Recess and Reconvene for a meeting at 2:30 P.M. with League of California Cities staff including Ann Marie Wallace, Los Angeles Area District Director, Jean Korinke, League Lobbyist, Frances Medema, League Policy Analyst, Mike Madrid, League Director of Public Affairs. Discussion focused on:

  • League Goals for 2005
  • Governorís Proposals for Restructuring Government
  • Governorís Budget

No action was taken.

  • State Budget and impact on funding sources for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.
  • Funds for purchase of open space.
  • Other local control matters

No action was taken.

Recess and Reconvene for a meeting at 3:45 P.M. with State Senator Vincent.

The Mayor presented Senator Vincent with a City "tile" for display in his office.

Mayor Clark briefed the Senator on the Cityís pending Supreme Court case, the Storm Drain User Fee proposal, the status of the Long Point Hotel project, the Ocean Trails project and the status of the purchase of the Portuguese Bend open space.

Additional discussion focused on:

  • The Senatorís interest in creating a "Triple Crown" horse race in California.
  • The Senatorís focus on "kids."

No action was taken.

Recess and Reconvene for a meeting at 5:00 P.M. with Assemblymember Mike Gordon.

Discussion focused on:

  • The Governorís Budget
  • More Federal dollars for California
  • Closing offshore tax loopholes

No action was taken.

Adjournment: At 5:30 P.M., the meeting adjourned to Tuesday, January 11th at 7:45 A.M. for a meeting in the Sheraton Grand Hotel Café.

 

 

/s/ Larry Clark

Mayor

Attest:

 

 

/s/ Carolynn Petru

City Clerk

 

 

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