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City Council Meeting

  • Date: 03/21/2006 6:00 PM
  • Location: Council Chambers
    1400 Highland Avenue
    California

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
MARCH 21, 2006

6:00 P.M. Adjourned Regular Meeting
Council Chambers
1400 Highland Avenue

Closed Session for the Following Purposes

(SEE SEPARATE CLOSED SESSION AGENDA)

6:30 P.M. Regular Council Meeting
Council Chambers
1400 Highland Avenue

Meeting Minutes (PDF)

A G E N D A

WELCOME . . . By your presence in the City Council Chambers, you are participating in the process of representative government. To encourage that participation, the City Council has specified a time for citizen comments at two places on its agenda -- once following the Consent Calendar, at which time citizens may address the Council concerning any brief item not on the agenda and not-to-exceed one minute in duration for any speaker; and again following Items Removed from the Consent Calendar, at which time citizens may address the Council on any matter of City business not on the agenda with each speaker limited to three minutes, unless the time limit is extended by the Mayor with the consent of the Council.

Copies of staff reports or other written documentation relating to each item of business referred to on this agenda are available for review on the world wide web at www.citymb.info, at the County Library located at 1320 Highland Avenue, the Police Department Temporary Facility located at 1501 N. Peck Avenue, and are also on file in the Office of the City Clerk for public inspection. Any person who has any question concerning any agenda item may call the City Clerk's office (802-5056) to make an inquiry concerning the nature of the item described on the agenda.

In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, you should contact the Office of the City Clerk at (310) 802-5056 (voice) or (310) 546-3501 (TDD). Notification 36 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to assure accessibility to this meeting.

Your City government welcomes your interest and hopes you will attend the Manhattan Beach City Council meetings often.

THE RECOMMENDED COUNCIL ACTION IS LISTED IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE TITLE OF EACH ITEM IN BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS.

  1. PLEDGE TO FLAG – Rod Uyeda, Police Chief
     
  2. ROLL CALL

  3. CEREMONIAL CALENDAR
     
    06/0321.1   Presentation of Proclamation Declaring National Library Week (April 2 - 8, 2006).  PRESENT

  4. CONSENT CALENDAR (ITEM NOS. 2 – 13)
     
    NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
     
    The Consent Calendar adopting the printed Recommended Council Action will be enacted with one vote. The Mayor will first ask the staff, the public and the Councilmembers if there is anyone who wishes to remove any item from the Consent Calendar for discussion and consideration.  The matters removed from the Consent Calendar will be considered individually at the end of this Agenda under “Items Removed from the Consent Calendar.”  At that time, any member of the audience may comment on any item pulled from the Consent Calendar.  The entire Consent Calendar, with the exception of items removed to be discussed under “Items Removed from the Consent Calendar,” is then voted upon by roll call under one motion.
     
    GENERAL CONSENT
     
    06/0321.2   Approve Minutes of the City Council Adjourned Regular and Regular Meeting of March 7, 2006.  APPROVE
     
    05/0705.16-3   Adoption of an Ordinance Approving Amendments to the Tree Preservation Regulations, Section 10.52.120 of the Zoning Code.  ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 2082
     
    06/0307.14-4   Adoption of an Ordinance Clarifying the Business License Tax.  ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 2083
     
    06/0321.5   Consideration of an Agreement with Rice, Englander and Associates for Legislative Advocacy and Lobbying Services.  APPROVE
     
    06/0321.6   Consideration of Financial Reports:
     
    a)  Ratification of Demands:  March 9, 2006.  APPROVE
    b)  Investment Portfolio for the Month Ending February 28, 2006.  RECEIVE & FILE
    c)  Financial Reports for the Month Ending February 28, 2006.   RECEIVE & FILE
     
    06/0321.7   Authorization to Award a Three Year Contract to Turbo Data Systems, Inc. for Parking Citation Payment and Notification Processing (Estimated Annual Value of $65,000).  APPROVE
     
    06/0307.11-8   Consideration of Additional Cost Information for Contract with Vision Internet for Website Design Services Awarded by Council at the March 7, 2006 Meeting.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
     
    Cultural Arts Commission
     
    06/0321.9   Consideration of Draft Minutes, Cultural Arts Commission Meeting of February 22, 2006.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    Parks and Recreation Commission
     
    06/0321.10   Consideration of Draft Minutes, Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting of February 27, 2006.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    Parking & Public Improvements Commission
     
    06/0321.11   Consideration of Action Minutes, Parking and Public Improvements Commission Meeting of February 23, 2006.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    05/1206.14-12   Uphold the Parking and Public Improvements Commission Recommendation to Implement Modifications to Several Parking Restrictions in the Manhattan Beach Boulevard/Walnut Avenue Area.  APPROVE PPIC RECOMMENDATION
     
    06/0321.13   Uphold the Parking and Public Improvements Commission Recommendation to Deny a Request for an Encroachment Appeal at 2220 Alma Avenue & 2221 Vista Drive.  APPROVE PPIC RECOMMENDATION

  5. COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS (One Minute Limit)
     
    This portion of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for citizens to address the Council regarding community announcements. The duration for an individual speaking under Community Announcements is limited to one minute.  A second, extended opportunity to speak is provided under Section I, Audience Participation.  While all comments are welcome, the Brown Act does not allow Council to take action on any item not on the agenda.  Please complete the "Request to Address the City Council" card by filling out your name and city of residence and returning it to the City Clerk.  Thank you!

  6. PUBLIC HEARINGS

  7. GENERAL BUSINESS
     
    06/0321.14   Consideration of Utility Underground Assessment District Issues:
     
    a)  REVIEW & APPROVE FACT BOOKLET
    b)  REVIEW & APPROVE SURVEY
    c)  DISCUSS & PROVIDE DIRECTION REGARDING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
     
    06/0321.15   Consideration of a Resolution Conditionally Authorizing a Transfer of Control of the Cable Television Franchise from Adelphia Communications Corporation to Comcast Cable Holdings, LLC; an Assignment of the Cable Television Franchise by Comcast Cable Holdings, LLC to CAC Exchange I, LLC; and a Transfer of Control of CAC Exchange I, LLC from Comcast Corporation to Time Warner Cable, Inc.  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 6023

  8. ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT CALENDAR
     
    Items removed from the Consent Calendar will be discussed individually at this time. The Mayor, with the consent of the Council, may impose a time limit on speakers addressing these issues.  The audience may comment on any of these matters, however for Public Hearing items, testimony will be limited to arguments about whether or not the item should be appealed -- the merits of the case will not be discussed.

  9. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION (Three Minute Limit)
     
    Citizens may address the Council regarding any item of City business not on the agenda.  The duration for an individual speaking under Audience Participation is limited to three minutes.  While all comments are welcome, the Brown Act does not allow Council to take action on any item not on the agenda. Please complete the "Request to Address the City Council" card by filling out your name and city of residence and returning it to the City Clerk.  Thank you!

  10. CITY MANAGER REPORT(S)

  11. OTHER COUNCIL BUSINESS, COMMITTEE AND TRAVEL REPORTS
     
    06/0321.16   Request by Councilmember Montgomery to Consider Opposing the Wilshire Extension of the Red Line Subway.  DISCUSS & PROVIDE DIRECTION

  12. ADJOURNMENT

    Tuesday, April 4, 2006 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, April 18, 2006 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, May 2, 2006 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, May 16, 2006 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, June 6, 2006 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, June 20, 2006 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
CLOSED SESSION AGENDA
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2006 - 6:00 P.M.

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
1400 HIGHLAND AVENUE
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA  90266

  1. ANNOUNCEMENT IN OPEN SESSION OF ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION AS FOLLOWS:

    1. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION
       
      a) Significant Exposure to Litigation Pursuant to Subdivision (b) of Government Code Section 54956.9 (one case).

    2. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
       
      (Government Code Section 54957)
       
      Title:   City Manager
      Title:   City Attorney

  2. RECESS INTO CLOSED SESSION

  3. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

  4. ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

  5. ADJOURNMENT
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