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City Council Meeting

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
SEPTEMBER 19, 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 – Richard Thompson, Community Development Director

  2. ROLL CALL

  3. CEREMONIAL CALENDAR
     
    06/0919.1   Presentation of Childhood Injury Prevention Week Proclamation to the County of Los Angeles, Department of Health Services.  PRESENT
     
    06/0919.2   Update on Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts and Presentation of Certificates to Local Manhattan Beach Businesses.  PRESENT

  4. CONSENT CALENDAR (ITEM NOS. 3 - 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

    06/0919.3   Approve Minutes of the City Council Adjourned Regular and Regular Meeting of September 5, 2006.  APPROVE
     
    06/0919.4   Adoption of a Resolution Implementing the National Incident Management System (NIMS) into the City’s Emergency Management System.  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 6058
     
    06/0919.5   Consideration of Financial Reports
     
    a)   Ratification of Demands: September 7, 2006.  APPROVE
    b)   Investment Portfolio the Month Ending August 31, 2006
     
    RECEIVE & FILE
     
    06/0919.6   Ratification of Motor Fuel Purchase from Merrimac Energy Group in the Amount of $20,096.56.   APPROVE
     
    06/0919.7   Award of Three-Year Towing and Storage Service Contract to Van Lingen Towing, Inc.  APPROVE
     
    06/0919.8   Authorize City Manager to Approve Expenditures Not-to-Exceed $360,000 to Conduct Maintenance and Refurbishment of City Hall to Include Painting, Floor Coverings, Council Chamber Chair Replacement and Doorway Modifications.  APPROVE
     
    06/0919.9   Disbursement of Final Payment in the Net Amount of $4,372.68 to Steiny and Company, Inc.; Formally Accept the 15th Street/Valley Drive Traffic Signal Modification as Complete; and Authorize the Filing of the Appropriate Notice of Completion.  APPROVE
     
    BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
     
    Parking & Public Improvements Commission
     
    06/0919.10   Consideration of Action Minutes, Parking and Public Improvements Meeting of August 24, 2006.  RECEIVE AND FILE
     
    Planning Commission
     
    06/0919.11   Consideration of Action Minutes, Planning Commission Meeting of September 13, 2006.  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
     
    06/0919.12   Consideration of a View Obstruction Appeal for 3201 Bayview Drive.  APPROVE RETAINING TREE
     
    06/0606.19.13   Consideration of Ordinances Regulating the Term of Residential Rentals and Prohibiting Paid Admission or Commercial Parties. 
     
    a)  WAIVE FURTHER READING
    b)  INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. 2092 & 2093
     
    06/0919.14   Presentation of a Proposed Scope of Work and $110,000 Budget for the Downtown Parking Management Study.  APPROVE
     
    06/0919.15   Discussion Regarding Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Devices (EPAMD) in the City of Manhattan Beach.  DISCUSS & PROVIDE DIRECTION

  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, 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
    Tuesday, December 5, 2006 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, December 19, 2006 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
CLOSED SESSION AGENDA
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 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).

  2. RECESS INTO CLOSED SESSION

  3. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

  4. ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

  5. ADJOURNMENT
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