MINUTES RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AUGUST 7, 2007 MINUTES RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AUGUST 7, 2007

MINUTES RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AUGUST 7, 2007

MINUTES
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
AUGUST 7, 2007

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 P.M. by Mayor Long at Fred Hesse Community Park, 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard and was immediately recessed into closed session.  The meeting reconvened at 7:13 P.M.

City Council roll call was answered as follows:

PRESENT:   Gardiner, Stern, Wolowicz, and Mayor Long
ABSENT:      Clark (excused)

Also present were City Manager Carolyn Lehr, City Attorney Carol Lynch, Deputy City Manager Carolynn Petru, Director of Planning, Building & Code Enforcement Joel Rojas, Director of Public Works Jim Bell, Director of Finance/Information Technology Dennis McLean, Associate Planner Kit Fox, Assistant Planner So Kim, and City Clerk Carla Morreale.

FLAG SALUTE:

The Flag Salute was led by Deputy City Manager Carolynn Petru.

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Mayor Long reported that the City had distributed new recycler of the month postcards with the most recent invoices from Universal Waste Systems and Waste Management.  He encouraged residents to send in their cards noting that there were 48 winners per year.

RECYCLE DRAWING:

Mayor Long announced Al Hong and David Catanzarite as recyclers of the month from the July 17, 2007 Council meeting.  He indicated that all winners received a check for $250 representing a year of free refuse service and urged everyone to participate in the City’s recycling program. 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

Mayor Pro Tem Stern moved, seconded by Councilman Wolowicz, to approve the Agenda as presented.

Without objection, Mayor Long so ordered.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:
 
Ray Sherman, Palos Verdes Concours D’Elegance, announced the charity event at Trump National Golf Club and invited everyone to attend the various fundraising events held throughout the weekend of August 10-12, 2007.

CITY MANAGER REPORT: (1101)

City Manager Lehr reported on the status of the baseline survey work on the Upper Point Vicente Civic Center site with the first half of the study to be completed in 6 to 8 weeks.  She reported on progress in preparation for the management assessment study to be conducted in the near future.

Council discussed the different aspects of the organization-wide management study and it was decided that Council would like to have interviews with the consultants in the initial phase of the study.  Mayor Pro Tem Stern suggested that further suggestions be sent to the City Manager for dissemination to the consultants.

Deputy City Manager Petru reported on the difficulty of setting up a meeting between Assemblymember Karnette and representatives of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District (PVPUSD) and Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) regarding the Eastview school boundary issues.  She reported that there were scheduling conflicts over the summer and stated that Assemblymember Karnette’s staff was expressing interest in meeting initially with the individual groups, instead of conducting one all-inclusive meeting.  

NEW BUSINESS:

APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR:

City Clerk Morreale reported distributing late correspondence on Items 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 13 prior to the meeting and noted she has received one request to speak on Item 7.

Deputy City Manager Petru reported an increase of approximately $1,800 in the amount of money proposed to be spent out of the CLEEP Fund for the purchase of two All Terrain Vehicles for the Lomita Sheriff’s Station Off-Road Enforcement Team.  She explained there were sufficient funds in the CLEEP Fund account and that no General Fund monies would be required.  

Mayor Pro Tem Stern indicated he was pleased that staff was able to acquire a $100,000 grant from the County to provide the Pt. Vicente Neighborhood Trail and improvements at the Forrestal Nature Preserve.  He commended staff for their hard work in obtaining the grant.

Mayor Pro Tem Stern moved, seconded by Councilman Wolowicz, to approve the Consent Calendar with Items 3, 5, 7, 8 and 9 removed for further consideration, with Item 7 to follow directly after the approval of the Consent Calendar.

The motion carried on the following roll call vote:

AYES:            Gardiner, Stern, Wolowicz and Mayor Long
NOES:           None
ABSENT:      Clark

EMERGENCY ROAD RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT:

Palos Verdes Drive South Landslide (East End) Road Reconstruction (1204 X 1404)

Reviewed and reconfirmed by a four/fifths (4/5) vote, the Council’s previous action on June 5, 2007, authorizing staff to proceed with emergency repairs to the roadway along Palos Verdes Drive South within the Portuguese Bend Landslide.

OTHER CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS:

Motion to Waive Full Reading

Adopted a motion to waive reading in full of all ordinances presented at the meeting with consent of the waiver of reading deemed to be given by all Council Members after the reading of the title.

Award Storm Drain Lining Project 2007 (602 X 604 X 1204)

This item was removed from the Consent Calendar for separate consideration.

Crossing Guard Services for 2007-2008 School Year: Amendment to Contract with All City Management Services (1503)

Authorized the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute an amendment to the agreement with All City Management Services, Inc. (ACMS), for an amount not to exceed $16,863.00 to provide crossing guard services at Miraleste Intermediate School and Silver Spur Elementary School for the 2007-2008 School Year.

Arterial Rehabilitation Program: STPL-5413 (007) (1404 X 1204)

This item was removed from the Consent Calendar for separate consideration.

Budget Authorization for Fourth Supervisorial District Excess (Grant) Funds (602)

ADOPTED RESOLUTION NO. 2007-86, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION 2007-70, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007-08, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT TO THE CITY’S CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FUND (CIP).

Award Via Rivera Traffic Calming Project (1502 X 1204)

This item was removed from the Consent Calendar for separate consideration.

Award Contract for Weed Abatement/Control and Landscape Maintenance for City Rights of Way and Medians 2007 through 2010 (1408 X 1405 X 1204)  

This item was removed from the Consent Calendar for separate consideration.

City Council Policy Regarding the Use of Channel 33, Channel 35 or any other City-Sponsored PEG Channels for Political Purposes (305)
 
This item was removed from the Consent Calendar for separate consideration.

CLEEP Fund Expenditure Request for the Sheriff’s Off-road Enforcement Team (1206)

Approved the recommendation from the Regional Law Enforcement Committee to use California Law Enforcement Equipment Program (CLEEP) grant funds to purchase two All Terrain Vehicles for the Lomita Sheriff’s Station Off-Road Enforcement Team.

City Investment Policy – FY07-08 (602)

1) Adopted and filed the FY07-08 Investment Policy for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes; and, 2) ADOPTED RESOLUTION NO. 2007-87, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY TREASURER TO CONDUCT FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS WITH VARIOUS FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND DESIGNATING THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AS THE CITY TREASURER.

June 2007 Treasurer’s Report (602)

Received and filed the June 2007 Treasurer’s Report for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

Register of Demands

ADOPTED RESOLUTION NO. 2007-88, 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.

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ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT CALENDAR:

Award Via Rivera Traffic Calming Project

Mayor Long waived the presentation of a staff report.

Jonathan Werner, Rancho Palos Verdes, spoke in support of the staff recommendation to install speed humps as soon as possible on Via Rivera.

Mayor Pro Tem Stern moved, seconded by Councilman Wolowicz, to 1) Approve the Plans and Specifications for the construction of the Via Rivera Traffic Calming Project; 2) Award a Construction Contract to Sequel Contractors Inc., in the amount of $19,454.00, for the construction of the Via Rivera Traffic Calming Project and authorized the expenditure of up to $3,500.00 for possible extra work; 3) Award a contract for professional services to Charles Abbott Associates in the not to exceed amount of $2,500.00 for Construction Inspection services; 4) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-89, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2007-70, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007-2008, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT OF $5,954.00 TO THE CITY’S GENERAL FUND FOR THE INSTALLATION OF TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES ALONG VIA RIVERA; and, 5) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the contracts with Sequel Contractors, Inc., and Charles Abbott Associates.

The motion passed on the following roll call vote:

            AYES:            Gardiner, Stern, Wolowicz and Mayor Long
            NOES:           None
            ABSENT:      Clark

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

Code Amendment (Case No. ZON2004-00265): Amendments to Various Sections of Title 15 (Buildings and Construction) and Title 17 (Zoning) to Regulate the Use of Cargo Containers on Public and Private Property [Continued from March 6, 2007] (1801)

City Clerk Morreale noted that this is a public hearing continued from March 6, 2007.

Associate Planner Kit Fox provided a summary staff report and explained the additions and changes made to the Ordinance.  He answered questions from the Council on amendment specifics, relayed staff’s experience with the public on related issues, and stated that staff recommended the ordinance be introduced as proposed.

Mayor Long closed the public hearing.

Mayor Pro Tem Stern moved, seconded by Councilman Wolowicz, to INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. 462, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING CHAPTERS 15.04 AND 15.20 OF TITLE 15 AND CHAPTERS 17.32, 17.56, 17.76 AND 17.96 OF TITLE 17 OF THE CITY’S MUNICIPAL CODE (CASE NO. ZON2004-00265) TO ESTABLISH REGULATIONS FOR THE USE OF CARGO CONTAINERS ON PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY.

The motion passed on the following roll call vote:

            AYES:            Gardiner, Stern, Wolowicz and Mayor Long
            NOES:           None
            ABSENT:      Clark

Conformance with the 2007 Los Angeles County Congestion Management Program (CMP)  (1505)

City Clerk Morreale reported that notice of the public hearing was duly published and no written protests were received, late correspondence was distributed on the item prior to the meeting, and there were no requests to speak on the item.

Planning Director Rojas responded to concerns raised by Councilman Wolowicz regarding debits and credits related to the Congestion Management Plan, development, congestion management fees, and mitigated traffic issues related to Terranea.

Mayor Long declared the public hearing open.

There were no speakers.

Mayor Long declared the public hearing closed.

Mayor Pro Tem Stern moved, seconded by Councilman Wolowicz, to ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-90, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, THEREBY ADOPTING THE CITY’S 2007 LOCAL DEVELOPMENT REPORT (LDR) AND SELF-CERTIFYING THE CITY’S CONFORMANCE WITH THE 2007 CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (CMP) FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY.

A roll call vote reflected the following: 

            AYES:            Gardiner, Stern, Wolowicz and Mayor Long
            NOES:           None
            ABSENT:      Clark

PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

Border Issues Status Report  (310)

Associate Planner Kit Fox provided a summary staff report.

Councilman Gardiner indicated that he supported a request to the Los Angeles County Sanitation District (LACSD) for a focused Environmental Impact Report (EIR) regarding the landfill site citing potential health hazards for school children near the area as a specific concern.

Councilman Wolowicz suggested that Councilman Clark discuss the need for a focused EIR with the LACSD, since he is the Council representative to that entity.  He inquired what the position of the PVPUSD School Board was on this issue and what the cost of using a consultant to review the adequacy of the County’s Negative Declaration of the project.
 
Mayor Pro Tem Stern asked for clarification on a focused EIR versus a full EIR, inquired about the letter from Rolling Hills Estates, the consultant used to prepare it, and if the letter would be compelling enough to make a good case. 

City Attorney Lynch explained that to cause an EIR to be prepared there must be substantial evidence that in light of the entire record on the matter, the project would cause a significant environmental impact.  She noted that the Sanitation District’s contention was that the new technology would decrease the impact on the environment and that the use of a consultant was necessary to review the matter, because mere conjecture or opinion would not be enough to warrant a new study.  She cited Section 15081.5 of CEQA which requires that EIRs be prepared for new facilities that burn municipal waste or burn emissions from a landfill, noting that could be a possible argument for obtaining a Focused EIR.

Further discussion of the air quality problem ensued with Mayor Long reminding Council of their limited jurisdiction and resources and suggesting that a joint letter of request with Rolling Hills Estates would be the way to proceed.

Joan Davidson, Palos Verdes Estates, presented maps showing the vicinity of schools to the landfill site and highlighted portions of the Negative Declaration in question.  She requested that the City write a letter requesting that a Focused EIR be done for the Negative Declaration; clarified statements regarding the letter from Rolling Hills Estates; reminded Council that the City of Rancho Palos Verdes was one of 78 cities making up the Sanitation District; and, reviewed the history of the site’s pollution problems.

Council discussion ensued regarding the specific issues related to the matter and possible actions considered.  Mayor Pro Tem Stern and Mayor Long suggested that the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and the City of Rolling Hills Estates consider sending a joint letter to the Sanitation District. 

Councilman Wolowicz questioned specifics of the Negative Declaration and the extent of the PVPUSD’s involvement in the issue.

Pang Mueller, Rancho Palos Verdes, reported that she no longer worked for the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and was not representing them or expressing views other than her own personal views.  She stated that she briefly reviewed the documents being discussed and believed there were unknown factors to be concerned about related to the Negative Declaration.  She expressed dissatisfaction with the County Sanitation District’s meeting process.  She requested that a letter be sent to the Los Angeles County Sanitation District asking for a Focused EIR so that the City could have a more thorough understanding of the alternatives that could be explored to safely dispose of the natural gas at the site.

Mayor Pro Tem Stern inquired what role the AQMD would have regarding the site and asked for Ms. Mueller’s opinion on the suggested tactic of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes piggybacking on the work of the City of Rolling Hills Estates’ consultant.

Ms. Mueller stated that the AQMD would at some point be asked to review the study and expressed her opinion that the more information and action taken the better.
 
Claudia McCulloch, Rancho Palos Verdes resident and business owner, cited a 2003 AQMD air quality report that found evidence of heavy metals in the air at Rancho Vista Elementary School.  She stated she wanted to know the PVPUSD’s board position and plan of action regarding the matter.   

John Gardiner, Rancho Palos Verdes, indicated that he found the situation alarming and expressed concern regarding the air quality at and near the landfill site.  He stated that the biggest risk before the Council was inaction at a time when something should be done and asked that the Council take appropriate action to protect its citizens.

Councilman Wolowicz indicated that the Council had issued letters of support in the past and suggested he was in favor of piggybacking on the letter of City of Rolling Hills Estates.  

Councilman Gardiner moved, seconded by Mayor Long, to 1) Direct staff to send a letter requesting a focused EIR regarding the proposed gas-to-energy facility project at the former Palos Verdes Landfill, with an option to send a second letter when data is available from the City of Rolling Hills Estates’ consultant’s report; and 2) Direct Councilman Clark as the representative to the Sanitation District to convey the City’s concern about the project to the Sanitation District Board.

A roll call vote reflected the following:

            AYES:            Gardiner, Stern, Wolowicz and Mayor Long
            NOES:           None
            ABSENT:      Clark

Mayor Long called a recess from 9:27 P.M. to 9:39 P.M.

Councilman Wolowicz reported that the Ponte Vista Community Advisory Committee noted that the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council adopted resolutions supporting the current R-1 Zoning for the Ponte Vista site; rejecting the developer’s revised proposal for 1,950 units; limiting the number of dwellings and density; and, recommended that the site be transferred from the Wilmington-Harbor City Community Plan to the San Pedro Community Plan.

Councilman Wolowicz moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Stern, to send a letter in support of the Ponte Vista Advisory Committee’s recommendation to Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn.

Without objection, Mayor Long so ordered.

Councilman Wolowicz requested that staff report back on the Los Angeles County General Plan Update response to the 2004 comments from the City of Rancho Palos Verdes in order to determine whether it would be appropriate to send a letter to the County commending them for responding to the City’s points or requesting that they address the City’s points.

Mayor Pro Tem Stern moved, seconded by Mayor Long, to receive and file the Border Issues Status Report.

Without objection, Mayor Long so ordered.

Code Amendment Initiation (Case No. ZON2007-00311): A Request to Initiate a Development Code Amendment to Clarify the Development Standards for Legal, Vacant Extreme-Slope Lots (1801)

Associate Planner Fox presented a brief staff report.

Staff and Council discussed the various reasons for the Code amendment, clarified certain specifics, and reviewed various pertinent aspects of the suggested modifications.

Mayor Pro Tem Stern moved, seconded by Councilman Gardiner, to authorize the initiation of the proposed Code amendment to clarify the development standards for legal, vacant extreme-slope lots.

Without objection, Mayor Long so ordered.

Appointment to the Finance Advisory Committee (106 X 602)

City Clerk Morreale introduced the item and distributed ballots for the Council.

The balloting results were as follows:  Mayor Pro Tem Stern and Mayor Long voted for Carina Coleman; Councilman Wolowicz voted for Ronald Smith; and Councilman Gardiner voted for Matt Sheriff.  There was not a majority consensus among the balloting by Council.  A second round of balloting produced the identical results.

Councilman Wolowicz stated that while many excellent candidates had applied, there was only one spot open on the Committee and encouraged candidates not selected to reapply in the future.

Responding to Mayor Long, City Attorney Lynch opined that the fact that one of the candidates held an elected office with the West Basin Municipal Water District was probably not an incompatibility issue with the position on the Finance Advisory Committee, but she stated she would like to review the matter.

Mayor Pro Tem Stern moved, seconded by Councilman Wolowicz, to continue the item to the August 21, 2007 City Council meeting.

Without objection, Mayor Long so ordered.

State of California Recreational Trails Program (701)

Mayor Pro Tem Stern moved, seconded by Councilman Wolowicz, to authorize staff to pursue a State Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant for trail and trailhead improvements at the Forrestal Nature Preserve and the construction of the Sunnyside Trail segment.

Without objection, Mayor Long so ordered.

ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT CALENDAR:

Award Storm Drain Lining Project 2007 (602 X 604 X 1204)

Councilman Wolowicz indicated that he wanted the public to be aware of the fact that the City is moving forward on the Storm Drain Lining project at 21 locations in the City at a cost of approximately $450,000 and complimented staff on the expeditious manner of proceeding with the project.

Councilman Wolowicz moved, seconded by Councilman Gardiner, to 1) Approve the Plans and Specifications for the construction of the Storm Drain Lining Project 2007; 2) Award a Construction Contract to Wesco Infrastructure Technologies, L.P., in the amount of $403,907.00 for the construction of the Storm Drain Lining Project 2007 and authorize the expenditure of up to $38,000.00 for possible extra work; 3) Award a contract for professional services to Charles Abbott Associates in the not to exceed amount of $20,000.00 for Construction Inspection services; and, 4) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the contracts with Wesco Infrastructure Technologies, L.P., and Charles Abbott Associates.

A roll call vote on the motion reflected the following:

            AYES:            Gardiner, Stern, Wolowicz and Mayor Long
            NOES:           None
            ABSENT:      Clark

Arterial Rehabilitation Program: STPL-5413 (007) (1404 X 1204)
 
In response to a question from Councilman Gardiner regarding the Hawthorne Boulevard concrete truck lane, Public Works Director Bell explained that only the asphalt portion would be affected by the paving.  He noted that he did not have information with him regarding the concrete portion of the roadway.

Councilman Gardiner received clarification on the bidding process for the project from Public Works Director Bell and City Attorney Lynch.

Mayor Pro Tem Stern moved, seconded by Mayor Long, to 1) Award a $886,600 construction contract to All American Asphalt Company, for the overlay of Hawthorne Boulevard (Silver Spur to the North City Limit), southbound Palos Verdes Drive West (West City Limit to Hawthorne Boulevard) and a short segment of northbound Palos Verdes Drive West (Hawthorne Boulevard to 400 feet south of Golden Cove), and authorize staff to spend an additional $89,000 for possible extra work; thereby approving a $975,600 construction budget; 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a construction contract with All American Asphalt Company; 3) Award a contract to Willdan, for the Construction Management, Inspection, and Federal compliance services in an amount not to exceed $ 65,000; and, 4) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a contract with Willdan.

The motion passed on the following roll call vote:

            AYES:            Gardiner, Stern, Wolowicz and Mayor Long
            NOES:           None
            ABSENT:      Clark

Award Contract for Weed Abatement/Control and Landscape Maintenance for City Rights of Way and Medians 2007 through 2010  

Councilman Gardiner inquired if the requirements for this contract were consistent with those imposed on the Terranea project.

Public Works Director Bell provided clarification on the weed abatement and landscape maintenance in the City right-of-way and medians.

City Attorney Lynch explained that there could be differences in requirements between weed abatement in the right-of-way and the Terranea project since there are natural habitat vegetation areas on the Terranea site.

Mayor Long indicated that the standards at the Terranea project might be more stringent in order to protect the habitat area and that superimposing those same standards in the right-of-ways would require more time, money and effort by staff.

Councilman Wolowicz asked if the runoff from the City’s weed abatement efforts in the right-of-ways could possibly affect Terranea’s ability to comply.

Mayor Long suggested that Council could revisit the issue if there were such a situation in the future.

Public Works Director Bell discussed specifics on the chemicals used in the City’s weed abatement program; the methods used for weed abatement; and the manner in which the chemical is absorbed by the weeds.

Mayor Pro Tem Stern moved, seconded by Mayor Long, to 1) Approve the Plans and Specifications for the Weed Abatement/Control & Landscape Maintenance for City Right-of-Way and Medians - 2007 through 2010; 2) Award a Contract to Bennett Enterprises, Inc. dba Bennett Landscape, in the amount totaling $137,568 for the first year of the contract for the purpose of weed abatement/control and maintaining the public right of way; and, 3) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the contract with Bennett Enterprises, Inc. dba Bennett Landscape.

The motion passed on the following roll call vote:

AYES:            Stern, Wolowicz and Mayor Long
NOES:           Gardiner
ABSENT:      Clark

City Council Policy Regarding the Use of Channel 33, Channel 35 or any other City-Sponsored PEG Channels for Political Purposes (305)

Councilman Gardiner stated that he agreed the Channel should not be used for political purposes and received clarification from City Attorney Lynch regarding who the regulation would apply to.

Responding to a scenario presented by Councilman Gardiner, City Attorney Lynch acknowledged that the proposed policy should be specific in that it should only apply to people running for elective office in the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

Councilman Gardiner indicated the proposed regulation was too broad and that he would like to see a revised policy with modifications regarding who it applies to and a specified time frame that it would be applicable.

Councilman Wolowicz suggested a revision that would protect candidates who work or participate in broadcasting of PEG channels as long as they are not involved in policy decisions perceived as promoting candidates or their political agenda.

City Attorney Lynch clarified specifics of the proposed regulation.  Further discussion ensued among the Council and staff including revision suggestions and possible scenarios that would be affected by the policy.

Councilman Gardiner moved, seconded by Mayor Long, to continue the item to August 21, 2007 for staff revisions that are consistent with applicable laws.

Mayor Pro Tem Stern moved to amend the motion to adopt the policy now, so that it would become effective immediately and then bring the item back in two weeks for revision.

After further Council discussion, Mayor Pro Tem Stern withdrew this motion.

Without objection to the main motion, Mayor Long so ordered.

CITY COUNCIL ORAL REPORTS:

Councilman Wolowicz reported on his attendance at the following:  the CJPIA meeting on July 18th; the Palos Verdes Peninsula Transit Authority meeting on July 19th; a meeting with Ted Vegvari on July 24th regarding PV on the Net; and a block party of the Del Cerro Homeowner’s Association on August 5th.  He noted that homeowner associations often invite the City Council to their functions to further community relations.  Councilman Wolowicz reported on a conversation with Supervisor Don Knabe regarding possible funds for emergency supplies for the City; and reported that PV resident and Rotary Club member David Moyers was appointed as the Rotary District Governor, representing 60 districts.

Councilman Gardiner and Mayor Pro Tem Stern stated that they nothing to report.

Mayor Long reported attending the presentation by City staff at the Palos Verdes Bay Club on July 18th regarding the construction of the McCarrell Canyon Storm Drain project.

COUNCIL DISCUSSION OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS & SUGGESTION OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS:

None.

ADJOURNMENT:

At 10:54 P.M. the Council adjourned to Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. to interview management consultants for the Organization-Wide Management Study in the Fireside Room at Hesse Park.

 

                                                                                                            /s/ Thomas D. Long
                                                                                                                        Mayor

Attest:

 

/s/ Carla Morreale
     City Clerk