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City Council Meeting

  • Date: 03/15/2005 6:30 PM
  • Location: Council Chambers
    1400 Highland Avenue
    California

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
MARCH 15, 2005

6:30 P.M. Regular 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 – Richard Gill, Parks and Recreation Director

  2. ROLL CALL

  3. REORGANIZATION
     
    05/0315.1   City Council Reorganization:
     
    a) Recite the Facts and Declare the Results of the March 8, 2005 General Municipal ElectionADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 5969
    b) Approve Minutes of the City Council Adjourned Regular and Regular Meeting of February 15, 2005 (Continued from the March 1, 2005 City Council Meeting).  APPROVE
    c) Approve Minutes of the City Council Regular Meeting of March 1, 2005APPROVE
    d) Recognition of Outgoing Elected OfficialsPRESENT
    e) Administer Oath of Office to Newly Elected Councilmembers and City TreasurerPRESENT
    f) Selection of Mayor and Mayor Pro TemAPPROVE
     
    RECESS AND RECONVENE

  4. CEREMONIAL CALENDAR

  5. CONSENT CALENDAR (ITEMS NOS. 2 - 9)
     
    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
     
    05/0315.2   Declare Vacancies: Parks and Recreation Commission, Seat No. 6 (Spazek) and Planning Commission, Seat No. 4 (Montgomery).  DECLARE VACANT
     
    05/0315.3   Consideration of Financial Reports:
     
    a)   Ratification of Demands: March 10, 2005.   APPROVE
    b)   Investment Portfolio for the Month Ending February 28, 2005.  RECEIVE AND FILE
    c)   Financial Reports for the Month Ending February 28, 2005.  RECEIVE AND FILE
     
    05/0315.4   Approve Granting Underground Utility Easement to Southern California Edison at Parque Culiacan.  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO.  5968
     
    BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
     
    Cultural Arts Commission
     
    05/0315.5   Consideration of Draft Minutes, Cultural Arts Commission Meeting of February 8, 2005.  RECEIVE AND FILE
     
    Library Commission
     
    05/0315.6   Consideration of Draft Minutes, Library Commission Meeting of February 15, 2005.  RECEIVE AND FILE
     
    Parking & Public Improvements Commission
     
    05/0315.7   Consideration of Action Minutes, Parking and Public Improvements Commission Meeting of February 24, 2005.  RECEIVE AND FILE
     
    05/0315.8   Uphold the Parking and Public Improvements Commission Recommendation to Deny a Request for Installation of Stop Signs on Pacific Avenue at 23rd Street.  APPROVE PPIC RECOMMENDATION
     
    05/0315.9   Uphold the Parking and Public Improvements Commission Recommendation to Approve a Request to Implement Various Traffic Safety Measures at the El Porto Parking Lot Exit at 40th Street.  APPROVE PPIC RECOMMENDATION

  6. 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!

  7. PUBLIC HEARINGS
     
    05/0315.10   Consideration of Final Certification of an Amendment to the Manhattan Beach Local Coastal Program (LCP) Implementation Program Pertaining to Temporary Sporting Events.
     
    a)  CONDUCT PUBLIC HEARING
    b)  WAIVE FURTHER READING
    c)  INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. 2074

  8. GENERAL BUSINESS
     
    05/0315.11   Update by Southern California Edison and Verizon on the Status of Utility Undergrounding Districts 2004-1, 2004-3 and 2004-5.  RECEIVE AND FILE
     
    05/0315.12   Consideration of the Police & Fire Facility / Metlox / Public Improvements Project Status Report and Disbursement of Progress Payment #12 in the Net Amount of $1,415,165.87 to Swinerton Builders.
     
    a)  RECEIVE AND FILE
    b)  APPROVE

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. CITY MANAGER REPORT(S)

  12. OTHER COUNCIL BUSINESS & COMMITTEE REPORTS

  13. ADJOURNMENT

    Tuesday, April 5, 2005 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, April 19, 2005 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, May 3, 2005 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, May 17, 2005 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, June 7, 2005 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, June 21, 2005 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
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