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City Council Meeting

  • Date: 12/05/2006 6:30 PM

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL

DECEMBER 5, 2006
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 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 – Kyle Cohen, 5th Grade Student, Pacific Elementary School

  2. ROLL CALL

  3. CEREMONIAL CALENDAR
     
    06/1205.1   Presentation of Certificates to the Winners of the 2006 Manhattan Beach Library Children’s Bookmark Contest.  PRESENT
     
    06/1205.2   Presentation of "There’s No Place Like Manhattan Beach" Commendation to Robinson Elementary School in Recognition for their Extraordinary Contribution to the Community.  PRESENT.

  4. CONSENT CALENDAR (ITEM NOS. 3 – 12)
     
    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

    06/1121.2-3   Approve Minutes of the City Council Regular Meeting of November 8, 2006 (Continued from the November 21, 2006 City Council Meeting).  APPROVE
     
    06/1205.4   Approve Minutes of the City Council Regular Meeting of November 21, 2006.  CONTINUED TO THE DECEMBER 19, 2006 CITY COUNCIL MEETING
     
    06/1121.18-5   Adoption of an Ordinance Increasing the Compensation for Elected Officials.  ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 2094
     
    06/1205.6   Consideration of Financial Reports - Ratification of Demands: November 30, 2006.  APPROVE
     
    06/1205.7   Authorize the Purchase of Nine Budgeted, Replacement Vehicles for the Police, Fire and Public Works Departments to Burch Ford ($213,543.69) and Villa Ford ($28,152.55).  APPROVE
     
    06/1205.8   Approval of Language for the Plaque on Bruce’s Beach Monument Sign (Formerly Parque Culiacan) and Allocate $8,000 from the City Council Contingency for the New Monument Sign 
     
    a)    APPROVE
    b)    APPROPRIATE $8,000 FROM THE CITY COUNCIL CONTINGENCY FUND
     
    06/1205.9   Disbursement of Progress Payments:
     
    a)  Progress Payment No. 19 in the Net Amount of $188,658.00 to S.P. Pazargad Engineering Construction, Inc. for the Strand Improvement Project.  APPROVE
    b)  Progress Payment No. 1 in the Net Amount of $313,587.00 to John T. Malloy, Inc. for the Peck Reservoir Blending Line Project.  APPROVE
     
    Planning Commission
     
    06/1205.10   Consideration of a Sign Exception for the Addition of a Pole Sign at 909 North Aviation Boulevard.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    06/1205.11   Consideration of Planning Commission Approval of a Use Permit for Construction of a 2-Story Youth Center/Assembly Hall, Establish a Site-Wide Parking Requirement and Variance for a New Elevator Shaft/Bell Tower Which Would Exceed the 30-Foot Height Limit for the Manhattan Beach Community Church at 303 Peck Avenue.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    06/1205.12   Consideration of Planning Commission Denial of a Variance for Construction of a Deck Approximately 11.5 Feet High, Within the Rear Yard Setback on the Property Located at 1908 Magnolia Avenue.  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
     
    06/1205.13   Discussion Regarding Existing Artistic Memorial Benches on the Strand. DISCUSS & PROVIDE DIRECTION
     
    06/1205.14   Approval to Authorize the City Manager to Enter Into Contract with Kaku Associates and PCR to Prepare a Traffic Impact Study and the Environmental Impact Report for the Manhattan Village Shopping Center Expansion.  APPROVE
     
    06/1205.15   Consideration of the Finance Subcommittees Recommendation to Issue Pension Obligation Bonds for the Fixed Unfunded Liabilities in the Police and Fire Department Retirement Plans with CalPERS.
     
    a)   APPROVE
    b)   ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 6075
    c)   AUTHORIZE VALIDATION
     
    06/1205.16   Consideration of Voting Delegate and Alternate Delegate for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Southwest Corridor Sector.  APPOINT

  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

    Tuesday, December 19, 2006 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, January 2, 2007 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, January 16, 2007 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, February 6, 2007 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, February 20, 2007 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Wednesday, March 7, 2007 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, March 20, 2007 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
CLOSED SESSION AGENDA
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2006 - 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

      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 Government Code Section 54956.9 (one case).

  2. RECESS INTO CLOSED SESSION

  3. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

  4. ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

  5. ADJOURNMENT
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