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City Council Meeting

  • Date: 01/04/2005 5:30 PM
  • Location: Council Chambers
    1400 Highland Avenue
    California

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
JANUARY 4, 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 – Erin Jones, 5th Grade, Pennekamp Elementary School

  2. ROLL CALL

  3. CEREMONIAL CALENDAR

  4. CONSENT CALENDAR (ITEM NOS. 1 - 11)
     
    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
     
    05/0104.1   Approve Minutes of the City Council Adjourned Regular and Regular Meeting of December 21 , 2004.  APPROVE
     
    04/1116.15-2   Adoption of an Ordinance Permitting Leashed Dogs in Certain Parks and Establishment of Dog Permitted Areas in Parks.  ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 2072
     
    04/1221.20-3   Adoption of an Ordinance to Reduce the Speed Limit on Ardmore Avenue Between Manhattan Beach Boulevard and Pacific Avenue.  ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 2070
     
    04/1116.14-4   Adoption of an Ordinance and Resolution to Approve Zoning Code Amendments and Local Coastal Program (LCP) Amendments Regarding Minor Exceptions to Encourage Home Remodels and Small Additions.
     
    a)  ADOPT ORDINANCE NOS. 2068 & 2069
    b)  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 5059
     
    04/1221.18-5   Adoption of an Ordinance Dissolving the Existing North End Business Improvement District (BID) and Creating a New Broader Scoped North End BID.  ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 2071
     
    05/0104.6   Consideration of Financial Report: Ratification of Demands - December 30, 2004.  APPROVE
     
    05/0104.7   Approval of a Five-Year Extension of the City’s Contract with Union Bank for Operating Banking Services (Estimated Value $72,000/Year).  APPROVE
     
    05/0104.8   Appropriation and Authorization to Spend Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Grant Funds Received by the City with the South Bay Regional Public Communications Authority ($76,855).
     
    a)  APPROVE
    b)  APPROPRIATE $76,855 FROM THE GENERAL FUND
     
    BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
     
    Planning Commission
     
    05/0104.9   Consideration of a Planning Commission Decision Approving a Sign Exception to Allow a Second Pole Sign and Total Sign Area Exceeding the Permitted Amount for an Existing Vehicle Sales Use on the Property Located at 1500 North Sepulveda Boulevard.  RECEIVE AND FILE
     
    05/0104.10   Consideration of a Planning Commission Decision To Approve a Coastal Development Permit to Allow Construction of a Two-Unit Residential Condominium on the Property Located at 125 1st Street and Consideration of a Parking and Public Improvements Commission Decision to Approve the Relocation of a Street Light in Conjunction with the Proposed Project.  RECEIVE AND FILE
     
    05/0104.11   Consideration of a Planning Commission Decision Approving a Variance to Allow Continued Vehicle Access (Driveway) on Laurel Avenue, Instead of Rear Alley, in Conjunction with the Construction of a New Single Family Residence on the Property Located at 3613 Laurel Avenue.  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
     
    05/0104.12   Approval of Leasing Plan for Available Garage Floor Space at the Metlox Public Parking Structure.  APPROVE
     
    05/0104.13   Consideration of the City Council’s 2004-2005 Work Plan Item Regarding Creation of a Citywide Bikeway System.  DISCUSS AND PROVIDE DIRECTION
     
    05/0104.14   Approval of Roof Repairs for City Hall and Appropriation of $175,000 From the Capital Improvement Fund.
     
    a)  APPROVE
    b)  APPROPRIATE $175,000 FROM THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND

  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, January 18, 2005 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, February 1, 2005 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    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

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
CLOSED SESSION AGENDA
TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 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. RECESS INTO CLOSED SESSION

  3. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

  4. ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

  5. ADJOURNMENT
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