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City Council Meeting

  • Date: 02/01/2005 5:30 PM
  • Location: Council Chambers
    1400 Highland Avenue
    California

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
FEBRUARY 1, 2005

5:30 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 – Drew Von Bergen, 5th Grade, Robinson Elementary School

  2. ROLL CALL

  3. CEREMONIAL CALENDAR
     
    05/0201.1   Introduction of New Employees and Presentation of Service Awards.  INTRODUCE AND PRESENT

  4. CONSENT CALENDAR (ITEM 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
     
    05/0201.2   Approve Minutes of the City Council Adjourned Regular and Regular Meeting of January 18, 2005.  APPROVE
     
    05/0201.3   Consideration of Financial Reports: Ratification of Demands - January 27, 2005.  APPROVE
     
    05/0201.4   Consideration of a Resolution Implementing the Findings of Phase II of the Classification Study in the Miscellaneous Unit Covering the Public Works and Parks & Recreation Departments.  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 5960
     
    05/0201.5   Authorize the Purchase of Three Replacement Vehicles for the Police and Public Works Departments to Ford West ($90,024.88)  APPROVE
     
    05/0201.6   Disbursement of Final Payment in the Net Amount of $53,308.60 to Value Engineering Inc.; Change Order No. 1 in the Net Amount of $11,818; Supplemental Appropriation of $12,000 from Water Fund Reserves; Amendment to Brown and Caldwell’s Engineering Services Contract ($48,000); Formally Accept the Water System Control Valve Project as Complete; and Authorize Filing of the Appropriate Notice of Completion.  APPROVE
     
    BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
     
    Cultural Arts Commission
     
    05/0201.7   Consideration of Draft Minutes, Cultural Arts Commission Meeting of January 11, 2005.  RECEIVE AND FILE
     
    Planning Commission
     
    05/0201.8   Consideration of Action Minutes, Planning Commission Meeting of January 26, 2005.  RECEIVE AND FILE
     
    05/0201.9   Consideration of a Planning Commission Decision to Approve a Variance to Allow New Parking Lot Light Poles and Lights in the Front Parking Lot to Exceed Maximum Allowable Height and Maximum Allowable Lighting Level, for Target, on the Property Located at 1200 Sepulveda Boulevard.  RECEIVE AND 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
     
    05/0201.10   Update by Southern California Edison and Verizon on the Status of Utility Undergrounding Project Districts 2004-1, 2004-3 and 2004-5.  ACCEPT PRESENTATION
     
    05/0201.11   Presentation and Selection of a 9/11 Memorial Public Art Project. 
     
    a)  ACCEPT PRESENTATION
    b)  APPROVE
     
    05/0104.13-12   Consideration of the City Council’s 2004-2005 Work Plan Item Regarding Creation of a Citywide Bikeway System.  DISCUSS AND PROVIDE DIRECTION

    05/0201.13   Presentation of Fiscal Year 2004-2005 Mid-Year Budget Review.  RECEIVE AND FILE
     
    05/0118.14-14   Status Report and Consideration of Settlement Agreement Regarding the Plaza El Segundo Project in the City of El Segundo.
     
    a)  ACCEPT PRESENTATION
    b)  APPROVE

  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

  12. ADJOURNMENT

    Tuesday, February 15, 2005 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, March 1, 2005 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, March 15, 2005 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    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

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
CLOSED SESSION AGENDA
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2005 - 5:30 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. 1. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION
       
      a) Significant Exposure to Litigation Pursuant to Subdivision (b) of Government Code Section 54956.9 (one case).
      b) Initiation of Litigation Pursuant to Subdivision (c) of 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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