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City Council Meeting

  • Date: 07/05/2006 5:30 PM
  • Location: Council Chambers
    1400 Highland Avenue
    California

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
July 5, 2006

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 – Sherilyn Lombos, Deputy City Manager

  2. ROLL CALL

  3. CEREMONIAL CALENDAR
     
    06/0705.1   Presentation of Parks and Recreation Month Proclamation to Parks & Recreation Director Richard Gill.  PRESENT
     
    06/0705.2   Presentation of Commendation to Recreation Services Manager Idris Al-Oboudi for Receiving the California Parks and Recreation Society’s 2005 Citation Award and 2005 President’s Award.  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
     
    06/0705.3   Approve Minutes of the City Council Adjourned Regular and Regular Meeting of June 20, 2006.  APPROVE
     
    06/0620.18-4   Adoption of an Ordinance Granting a Non-Exclusive Franchise to Provide Cable Service to Verizon California, Inc.  ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 2085
     
    06/0705.5   Consideration of the State Budget and Legislative Update.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    06/0705.6   Consideration of a Request from the Manhattan Beach Little League for the Limited Use of a Public Address System at the Marine Sports Park Complex:  July 18-24, 2006 for One Little League Tournament.  APPROVE
     
    06/0705.7   Consideration of Recommendation from the Cultural Arts Commission to Approve the Use of Public Art Funds in the Net Amount of $3,800 for a Joslyn Center Performance Space Design Study by George and Goldberg Design Associates.  APPROVE
     
    06/0705.8   Consideration of Financial Reports: Ratification of Demands: June 29, 2006 & July 3, 2006.  APPROVE
     
    06/0705.9   Annual Adoption of Investment Policy.  APPROVE
     
    06/0705.10   Consideration of Advanced Payment of Employer Pension Costs for Fiscal Year 2006-2007 Which Results in Net Savings of Approximately $56,000.  APPROVE
     
    06/0705.11   Disbursement of Progress Payment No. 14 in the Net Amount of $204,519.29 to S.P. Pazargad Engineering Construction, Inc. for the Strand Improvement Project.   APPROVE
     
    BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
     
    Cultural Arts Commission
     
    06/0705.12   Consideration of Draft Minutes, Cultural Arts Commission Meeting of June 20, 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
     
    06/0705.13   Appeal of Planning Commission Denial of a Sign Exception for Installation of Two Electronic Changeable Copy Signs Above the Entrance to the American Martyrs Parking Garage, Located at 624 15th Street. 
     
    a)  CONDUCT PUBLIC HEARING
    b)  UPHOLD PLANNING COMMISSION DECISION TO DENY SIGN EXCEPTION

  7. GENERAL BUSINESS
     
    06/0705.14   Consideration of a Recommendation from the Parks and Recreation Commission to Rename Parque Culiacan to Bruce’s Beach.  DISCUSS & PROVIDE DIRECTION
     
    06/0705.15   Consideration of Utility Underground Assessment Districts 05-2 & 05-6 and Utility Undergrounding Assessment Deferment Program:
     
    a)   Consideration of Resolutions Approving Financing Documents and Authorizing the Execution and Delivery of Limited Obligation Improvement Bonds for Districts 05-2 & 05-6, for an Amount Not-to-Exceed $12,966,987. ADOPT RESOLUTION NOS. 6040, 6041, 6042 & 6043
    b)   Status Report and Approval of the City’s Utility Undergrounding Assessment Deferment Program.
    1. DISCUSS & PROVIDE DIRECTION
    2. ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 6044

  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, July 18, 2006 6:30 p.m Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, August 15, 2006 6:30 p.m Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, September 5, 2006 6:30 p.m Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, September 19, 2006 6:30 p.m Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, October 3, 2006 6:30 p.m Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, October 17, 2006 6:30 p.m Regular Meeting

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
CLOSED SESSION AGENDA
TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2006 - 5:30 P.M.

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
1400 HIGHLAND AVENUE
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA  90266

  1. A. 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 (two cases).

    2. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR
       
      (Government Code Section 54957.6)
       
      Agency Negotiator:    Geoff Dolan, City Manager
      Marcie Scott, Human Resources Director
      Employee Group:    Manhattan Beach Police Officers’ Association

    3. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
       
      (Government Code Section 54957)
       
      Title:     City Manager
      Title:     City Attorney

  2. RECESS INTO CLOSED SESSION

  3. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

  4. ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

  5. ADJOURNMENT
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