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City Council Meeting

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
SEPTEMBER 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

7:00 P.M. City Council and Senior Staff
National Incident Management System Training
Police/Fire Community Room
Public Cordially Invited to Attend

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 – Richard Gill, Parks and Recreation Director

  2. ROLL CALL

  3. CEREMONIAL CALENDAR

  4. CONSENT CALENDAR (ITEM NOS. 1 - 14)
     
    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
     
    06/0905.1   Approve Minutes of the City Council Adjourned Regular and Regular Meeting of August 15, 2006.  APPROVE
     
    06/0815.14-2   Adoption of an Ordinance Amending the Contract Between the City of Manhattan Beach and the Board of Administration of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) to Provide Section 20965 (Credit for Unused Sick Leave) for Local Miscellaneous Members as Authorized in the 2006 – 2011 MOU Between the City of Manhattan Beach and California Teamsters Local 911.  ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 2090
     
    06/0815.15-3   Adoption of Ordinance No. 2089 Implementing A City Council Work Plan Item To Create A Recognition Process For Culturally Significant Landmarks.  ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 2089
     
    06/0815.16-4   Adoption of an Ordinance Regarding the Prohibition of Luge and Destructive Skateboarding Throughout the City.  ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 2091
     
    06/0905.5   Consideration of Compensation Adjustments for City Manager and City Attorney.  APPROVE
     
    06/0905.6   Consideration of a Resolution Adopting the 2006 Conflict of Interest Code for the City of Manhattan Beach.  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 6057
     
    06/0905.7   Consideration of Financial Reports
     
    a)   Ratification of Demands: August 24, 2006.  APPROVE
    b)   Financial Reports for the Month Ending July 31, 2006  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    06/0905.8   Consideration of the State Budget and Legislative Update.
     
    RECEIVE AND FILE
     
    06/0905.9   Award a Contract ($1,397,575.00) for the 2002-2005
     
    Street Improvement Project to Griffith Company and a Professional Engineering Services Contract ($95,000) to Psomas and Associates for Construction Management/Inspection Services.  APPROVE
     
    06/0905.10   Disbursement of Progress Payment No. 16 in the Net Amount of $165,268.80 to S.P. Pazargad Engineering Construction, Inc. for the Strand Improvement Project.  APPROVE
     
    06/0905.11   Approval of a Contract (Not-to-Exceed $40,000) to Sterndahl Enterprises Inc. to Assist with Various City Traffic Painting Projects.  APPROVE
     
    06/0905.12   Disbursement of Progress Payment No. 29 in the Net Amount of $865,122 to Swinerton Builders.  APPROVE
     
    BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
     
    Cultural Arts Commission
     
    06/0905.13   Consideration of Draft Minutes, Cultural Arts Commission Meeting of August 8, 2006.   RECEIVE & FILE
     
    Planning Commission
     
    06/0905.14   Consideration of Planning Commission Approval of an Amendment to a Variance to Allow an Addition and Remodel to Existing 3-Story Single Family Residence and to Allow a 5’6” Setback for a Building Wall, Located at 214 21st Street.  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
     
    06/0815.17-15   Consideration of the Appointment of a Community Facility Strategic Plan Steering Committee.  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. At the conclusion of the City Council Meeting, the Council, City Manager and all Department Heads will relocate to the Emergency Operation Center in the new Police/Fire Facility.  At that time there will be a 3 hour training class on the National Incident Management Systems (NIMS).  The public is invited to attend.

  13. ADJOURNMENT

    Tuesday, September 19, 2006 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, September 26,  2006 6:30 p.m. Joint City Council/Parking & Public
    Improvements Commission Meeting
    Tuesday, October 3, 2006 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, October 17, 2006 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Wednesday, November 7, 2006 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, November 21, 2006 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
CLOSED SESSION AGENDA
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 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
       
      Significant Exposure to Litigation Pursuant to Subdivision (b) of Government Code Section 54956.9 (one case).
       
    2. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR
       
      (Government Code Section 54956.8)
       
      Property:   City Hall Rooftop Cellular Facilities Lease
      Agency Negotiator:   Geoff Dolan, City Manager
      Negotiating Parties:   City of Manhattan Beach and Cingular Wireless          
      Under Negotiation:   Terms of Lease Agreement

  2. RECESS INTO CLOSED SESSION

  3. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

  4. ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

  5. ADJOURNMENT
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