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City Council Meeting

  • Date: 05/03/2005 6:00 PM
  • Location: Council Chambers
    1400 Highland Avenue
    California

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
MAY 3, 2005

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 – Veronica Wickline, 5th Grade, Grand View Elementary School

  2. ROLL CALL

  3. CEREMONIAL CALENDAR
     
    05/0503.1   Presentation of Certificates to Joe Houston, Matt Richards, Justin Valashinas and Brandon Zamora in Recognition of Their Achievements in Soccer.  PRESENT
     
    05/0503.2   Presentation of Proclamation - National Peace Office’s Memorial Week May 15 - 21, 2005.  PRESENT

  4. CONSENT CALENDAR (ITEMS NOS. 3 – 16)
     
    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
     
    05/0503.3   Approve Minutes of the City Council Regular Meeting of April 19, 2005.  APPROVE
     
    05/0503.4   Approve Minutes of the City Council Adjourned Regular Boards and Commissions Interviews Meeting of April 26, 2005.  APPROVE
     
    05/0503.5   Consideration of the State Budget and Legislative Update from Shaw / Yoder, Inc., the City's Legislative Advocate.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    05/0503.6   Consideration of Financial Report: Ratification of Demands - April 21, 2005.  APPROVE
     
    05/0503.7   Authorize the Purchase of Concrete Waste Containers for the Public Works Department from Quick Crete ($24,409).  APPROVE
     
    05/0503.8   Consideration of Resolutions Approving the Assessment Engineer’s Report for the Annual Levy of Street Lighting Assessments for Fiscal Year 2005-2006, and Declaration of City Council’s Intention to Provide for the Annual Levy and Collection of Assessments for Street Maintenance, and Setting of the Public Hearing for June 7, 2005.
     
    a)  ADOPT RESOLUTION NOS. 5977 & 5978
    b)  SET PUBLIC HEARING FOR JUNE 7, 2005
     
    05/0503.9   Disbursement of Progress Payments:
     
    a)  Progress Payment No. 1 in the Net Amount of $39,019.50 to S.P. Pazargad Engineering Construction, Inc. for the Strand Improvement Project. APPROVE
    b)  Progress Payment No. 2 in the Net Amount of $167,122.56 to S.P. Pazargad Engineering Construction, Inc. for the El Porto Retaining Wall Project.  APPROVE
     
    05/0503.10   Consideration of a Resolution Approving the Application for Grant Funds from the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District for the El Porto Retaining Wall Project.  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO.  5976
     
    BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
     
    Cultural Arts Commission
     
    05/0503.11   Consideration of Draft Minutes, Cultural Arts Commission Meeting of April 12, 2005.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    Planning Commission
     
    05/0503.12   Consideration of Action Minutes, Planning Commission Meeting of April 27, 2005.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    05/0503.13   Consideration of a Planning Commission Decision to Approve a Request for a One-Year Time Extension for a Master Use Permit and Coastal Development Permit for the Property Located at 1100 Manhattan Avenue.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    05/0503.14   Consideration of a Planning Commission Decision to Approve a Tree Permit Appeal to Allowing Removal and Replacement of a Tree at 809 Duncan Place.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    05/0503.15   Consideration of a Planning Commission Decision to Deny a Tree Permit to Remove a Tree at 1600 Chestnut Avenue.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    05/0503.16   Consideration of a Planning Commission Decision to Approve an Amendment to a Master Use Permit to Allow the Remodel of an Existing Bakery/Café to Include the Addition of a New Outdoor Seating Area for the Property Located at 1808 North Sepulveda Boulevard.  RECEIVE & FILE

  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
     
    05/0503.17   Presentation on Radio Interoperability for Emergency Response Agencies and Recognition of Fire Captain John Grimaldi for His Contributions to this Process.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    05/0503.18   Select Members for the Following City Board and Commission Seats:
     
    a)  Planning Commission: Seat Nos. 3, 4 and 5.  APPOINT
    b)  Parks and Recreation: Seat Nos. 2 and 7.  CONTINUE
    c)  Parks and Recreation: Seat Nos. 3 and 6.  APPOINT
    d)  Parking and Public Improvements: Seat No. 1.  APPOINT
    e)  Cultural Arts: Seat Nos. 1 and 3. APPOINT
    f)  Board of Building Appeals: Seat Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 5.  APPOINT
     
    05/0405.13-19   Consideration of Options for Changing the Title of Mayor Pro Tem.  DISCUSS & PROVIDE DIRECTION

  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 REPORTS
     
    05/0503.20   Request from Councilmember Aldinger to Consider Supporting Three Air Quality Management District (AQMD) Sponsored Bills that Mitigate Emissions from Railroads.  DISCUSS & PROVIDE DIRECTION
     
    02/0503.21   Request from Councilmember Aldinger to Consider Sending a Letter to the National and State League of Cities Regarding Telecommunications.  DISCUSS & PROVIDE DIRECTION

  12. ADJOURNMENT

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
CLOSED SESSION AGENDA
TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2005 - 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
       
      Significant Exposure to Litigation Pursuant to Subdivision (b) of Government Code Section 54956.9 (two case).

  2. RECESS INTO CLOSED SESSION

  3. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

  4. ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

  5. ADJOURNMENT
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