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City Council Meeting

  • Date: 12/19/2006 6:30 PM

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL

DECEMBER 19, 2006

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 located at 420 15th Street, 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 310/ 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 – Fire Chief Dennis Groat

  2. ROLL CALL

  3. CEREMONIAL CALENDAR
     
    06/1219.1   Presentation of "There’s No Place Like Manhattan Beach" Commendation to the Manhattan Beach Community Church in Recognition for their Extraordinary Contribution to the Community.  PRESENT
     
    06/1219.2   Annual City Recognition of Longstanding Local Businesses.  PRESENT

  4. CONSENT CALENDAR (ITEM NOS. 3 – 8)
     
    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
     
    06/1205.4-3   Approve Minutes of the City Council Regular Meeting of November 21, 2006 (Continued from the December 5, 2006 City Council Meeting).  APPROVE
     
    06/1219.4   Approve Minutes of the City Council Adjourned Regular and Regular Meeting of December 5, 2006.  APPROVE
     
    06/1219.5   Consideration of Financial Reports:
     
    a)   Ratification of Demands: December 14, 2006.  APPROVE
    b)   Investment Portfolio for the Month Ending November 30, 2006.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
     
    Cultural Arts Commission
     
    06/1219.6   Consideration of Draft Minutes, Cultural Arts Commission Meeting of November 14, 2006.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    Parks and Recreation Commission
     
    06/1219.7   Consideration of Draft Minutes, Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting of December 4, 2006.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    Planning Commission
     
    06/1219.8   Consideration of Action Minutes, Planning Commission Meeting of December 13, 2006.  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
     
    06/1219.9   Update of the City Council’s Work Plan Item for Staff to Look for Ways to Enhance Downtown Security, Including More Effectively Using the Office Space in the Metlox Parking Structure and Developing Cost Estimates for Installing Cameras in the Structure.  RECEIVE AND FILE
     
    06/1219.10   Presentation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for June 30, 2006.
     
    a)    ACCEPT PRESENTATION
    b)    RECEIVE AND FILE
     
    06/1219.11   Presentation on the Status of the “9-11 Memorial” Project at the New Police & Fire Facility by the Memorial Team.  ACCEPT PRESENTATION
     
    06/1219.12   Consideration of the City Website Redesign Options.
     
    a)    ACCEPT PRESENTATION
    b)    DISCUSS AND PROVIDE DIRECTION
     
    ADJOURN CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO A MEETING OF
    THE MANHATTAN BEACH CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS COORPORATION
     
    06/1219.A  Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Manhattan Beach Capital Improvements Corporation.
     
    ELECT A NEW PRESIDENT.
    IF THE CURRENT VICE-PRESIDENT IS ELECTED PRESIDENT,
    ELECT A NEW VICE-PRESIDENT.
     
    ADJOURN THE MANHATTAN BEACH CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS CORPORATION MEETING
    AND RECONVENE TO THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING

  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

  12. ADJOURNMENT - Adjourn in Memory of Manhattan Beach Police Department Crossing Guard, Delmer Denny

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