CITY OF CARSON

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL

 

5:00:00 PM

 

November 15, 2005

 

5:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.

 

Agenda posted - Approval of Closed Session Agenda

AGENDA POSTED: NOVEMBER 15, 2005

“In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, if you require a disability related modification or accommodation to attend or participate in this meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please call the City Clerk’s office at 310-952-1720 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.” (Government Code Section 54954.2)

 

CALL TO ORDER:

 

 

ROLL CALL:

 

 

APPROVAL OF CLOSED SESSION AGENDA:

 

 

Closed Session - Ceremonial Presentation

CLOSED SESSION (Items) 5:00 P.M. – 5:45 P.M.

 

Legal Counsel

ITEM NO. (1)                      CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - POTENTIAL LITIGATION, RESOLUTION NO. 05-122 (CITY ATTORNEY)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.                  WAIVE further reading and ADOPT Resolution No. 05-122, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, CALLING A CLOSED SESSION TO CONFER WITH LEGAL COUNSEL REGARDING WHETHER TO INITIATE LITIGATION IN ONE CASE."

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (2)                      CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - POTENTIAL LITIGATION, RESOLUTION NO. 05-124 (CITY ATTORNEY)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.                  WAIVE further reading and ADOPT Resolution No. 05-124, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, CALLING A CLOSED SESSION TO CONFER WITH LEGAL COUNSEL REGARDING ONE MATTER OF POTENTIAL LITIGATION."

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (3)                      CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION (CITY ATTORNEY)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.                  WAIVE further reading and ADOPT Resolution No. 05-125, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, CALLING A CLOSED SESSION TO CONFER WITH LEGAL COUNSEL REGARDING ONE MATTER OF EXISTING LITIGATION: COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT NOS. 2 AND 8 V. CITY OF CARSON, LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT CASE NO BS093548."

ACTION:

Labor Negotiator

REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION

 

 

REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION

 

5:45 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

 

CEREMONIAL PRESENTATIONS/PROCLAMATIONS

 

CEREMONIAL PRESENTATIONS/PROCLAMATIONS  

A.                CERTIFICATE OF APPOINTMENT:

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION

ABE CATABAY

RELOCATION APPEALS BOARD

ATHOS MONTECLARO

BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE

REGINALD ZACHERY

 

B.                CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION TO TYREE BROWN, EXPLORER, L.A. COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT, FOR INITIATING THE GIVEAWAY OF SMOKE DETECTORS AND BATTERIES TO HOMES IN SCOTTSDALE ESTATES

 

C.                CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION TO ENGINE COMPANY 36, L.A. COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT, FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF SMOKE DETECTORS AND BATTERIES TO HOMES IN SCOTTSDALE ESTATES TO BE RECEIVED BY ACTING ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF JOHN TRIPP AND MEMBERS OF BATTALION 7

 

D.                RECOGNITION OF FORMER COMMISSIONERS AND BOARD MEMBERS TO BE RECEIVED BY:

CITYWIDE ADVISORY COMMISSION

PELE FALETOGO

TANCREDO GURAY, JR.

OSCAR RAMOS

ITELIA WALKER

MERCED GARCIA

 

E.                RECOGNITION OF FORMER COMMISSIONERS AND BOARD MEMBERS TO BE RECEIVED BY:

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

TONY THOMAS

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION

JOHN GRABER

REYNALDO MONZON

ELEANOR RIDDICK

HAROLD C. WILLIAMS

YOSHIE "YO" FURUTA

 

F.                 RECOGNITION OF FORMER COMMISSIONERS AND BOARD MEMBERS TO BE RECEIVED BY:

FINE ARTS AND HISTORICAL COMMISSION

CAROL ANN MORI

BRAD WEIL

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION

ROSE BONOAN

TINY KEELY

OLIVIA VERRETT

MORGAN HOMER, YOUTH COMMISSIONER

MOBILEHOME PARK RENTAL REVIEW BOARD

JOHN GRABER

EDWARD MOREL

BARBARA PALMATIER

VERA LITTLE

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

ATHOS B. MONTECLARO

THOMAS RUBIO

 

G.                RECOGNITION OF FORMER COMMISSIONERS AND BOARD MEMBERS TO BE RECEIVED BY:

PLANNING COMMISSION

RITA BOGGS

LINA PHILIPP

PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMISSION

VERA DEWITT

PATRICIA EVANS

MARIZA PARRA

MARIA PILAPIL

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION

CAROLYN HARRIS

JULIAN JIMENEZ

SHAR WRIGHT

PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION

ABE CATABAY

MICHAEL GENEWICK

 

H.                RECOGNITION OF FORMER COMMISSIONERS AND BOARD MEMBERS TO BE RECEIVED BY:

RELOCATION APPEALS BOARD

ANGELA ISAIAH-PAYNE

ITELIA WALKER

RONALD SHIMOKAJI

SENIOR CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMISSION

PATRICIA HELLERUD

BONNIE LU

WOMEN'S ISSUES COMMISSION

ROSE BORJA

GLORIA ESTRADA

JUANA SANCHEZ

PATRICIA SEALS

VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMISSION

LARRY GRANT

RAMON RODRIGUEZ

YOUTH COMMISSION

JIMMY ORELLANA

TIFFANY SWANSON

 

Flag Salute - Approval of Minutes

CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING

6:00 P.M. – 9:45 P.M.

FLAG SALUTE:

 

INSPIRATIONAL:

 

APPROVAL OF REGULAR BUSINESS AGENDA:

Mayor/Chairman requests the audience to fill out Speaker Forms to indicate those items on which they want to speak, and turn them into the City Clerk/Agency Secretary at the beginning of the meeting, in order to be recognized by the Mayor/Chairman.  Agenda arranged so that speakers may be heard early.  Council/Agency to indicate items to be pulled.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

OCTOBER 18, 2005  REGULAR

Notice to the Public- - Oral Comm Public

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

 

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

Public testimony may be given on any agenda item as it is called and will be LIMITED TO THREE MINUTES PER SPEAKER.  Please fill out a Speaker Form in order to be identified correctly in the minutes.  The forms are provided on the podium in the Council Chambers.  All Speaker Forms must be turned in to the City Clerk/Agency Secretary at the beginning of the meeting.

INTRODUCTIONS

 

INTRODUCTIONS (Items)

ITEM NO. (4)                      INTRODUCTION OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES

NEW BUSINESS CONSENT

 

 

NEW BUSINESS CONSENT (Items)   

These items are considered to be routine items of COUNCIL business and have, therefore, been placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.  If COUNCIL wishes to discuss any item or items, then such item or items should be removed from the CONSENT CALENDAR.  For items remaining on the CONSENT CALENDAR, a single motion to ADOPT the recommended action is in order.

 

ITEM NO. (5)                      DISBURSEMENT OF FAMILY RELIEF FUNDS (CITY TREASURER)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.                  AUTHORIZE the City Treasurer to distribute the balance of the Family Relief Fund equally between both families involved in the Scottsdale Townhome tragedy.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (6)                      REQUEST FOR FUNDS FOR THE CITY OF CARSON ANNUAL EMPLOYEE HOLIDAY PARTY (CITY MANAGER)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

TAKE the following actions:

1.                  AUTHORIZE the expenditure of up to $7,500 for the City of Carson Annual Employee Holiday Party

2.                  AUTHORIZE the transfer of funds from the unreserved/undesignated general fund balance to cover the cost of dinner for all attending city staff.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (7)                      REPORT ON AUDIBLE PEDESTRIAN SIGNALS (DEVELOPMENT SERVICES)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.                  RECEIVE and FILE.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (8)                      ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION NO. 05-119, AUTHORIZING THE DESTRUCTION OF CITY RECORDS (ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.                  WAIVE further reading and ADOPT Resolution No. 05-119 "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING THE DESTRUCTION OF SPECIFIED CITY RECORDS."

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (9)                      REQUEST FOR DESTRUCTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES RECORDS, RESOLUTION NO. 05-120 (ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.                  WAIVE further reading and ADOPT Resolution No. 05-120, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING THE DESTRUCTION OF SPECIFIED CITY RECORDS."

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (10)                  AUTHORIZATION TO FUND THE GANG CRIME SUPPRESSION PROGRAM (GCSP) AND GANG ALTERNATIVE PREVENTION PROGRAM (GAPP) (PUBLIC SERVICES)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.                  AUTHORIZE payment of $29,250 for the first quarter invoice from the Los Angeles County Probation Department using account no. 01-90-905-117-6005.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (11)                  REQUEST TO SOLICIT PROPOSALS FOR AN AUTOMATED PHOTOGRAPHIC RED LIGHT TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM (PUBLIC SERVICES)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.                  AUTHORIZE staff to open the competitive bid process and solicit proposals from qualified vendors for an automated photographic red light traffic enforcement system in the city of Carson.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (12)                  ACCEPTANCE OF THE OFFICE OF TRAFFIC SAFETY (OTS) - DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DUI) CHECKPOINT PROGRAM GRANT AWARD, RESOLUTION NO. 05-114 (PUBLIC SERVICES)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

TAKE the following actions:

1.                  ACCEPT the amount of $124,000 from the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for the Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Checkpoint Program.

2.                  APPROVE the FY 2005/06 revenue projection of $124,000 for account number 39-00-999-212-4516.

3.                  APPROPRIATE $124,000 to the account numbers listed in the fiscal impact section of this report.

4.                  WAIVE further reading and ADOPT Resolution No. 05-114, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA ACCEPTING GRANT FUNDS IN SUPPORT OF THE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DUI) CHECKPOINT PROGRAM."

ACTION:

DEMANDS

 

 

DEMANDS (Items)

ITEM NO. (13)                  RESOLUTION NO. 05-121, ALLOWING CLAIMS AND DEMANDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $790,165.47, DEMAND CHECK NUMBERS 060616 THROUGH 060925.

ACTION:

SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY

 

 

SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY (Items)

Any person wishing to testify is requested to complete a speaker card, available on the podium in the Council Chambers.  TESTIMONY WILL BE LIMITED TO THREE MINUTES PER PERSON.  Any subject of controversy will be limited to a total of fifteen minutes of testimony per side; those wishing to address the Council are requested to select three speakers to represent your opinion.

 

ITEM NO. (14)                  JOINT PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER A DISPOSITION & DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CARSON REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND BRITISH PETROLEUM WEST COAST PRODUCTS, LLC, RESOLUTION NO. 05-123 (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

TAKE the following actions:

1.                  OPEN the public hearing, TAKE public testimony and CLOSE the public hearing.

2.                  WAIVE further reading and ADOPT Resolution No. 05-123, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, MAKING CERTAIN FINDINGS AND APPROVING A DISPOSITION AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CARSON REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND BP WEST COAST PRODUCTS, LLC."

ACTION:

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS (Items)

ITEM NO. (15)                  REVIEW, RECONFIRM OR CONSIDER COMMISSION/COMMITTEE/BOARD APPOINTMENTS BY MAYOR DEAR (CITY CLERK)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

TAKE the following actions:

1.                  REVIEW, RECONFIRM or CONSIDER appointments to the following:

2.                  Planning Commission

3.                  Parks and Recreation Commission

4.                  Environmental Commission

5.                  Fine Arts and Historical Commission

6.                  Human Relations Commission

7.                  Citywide Advisory Commission

8.                  Economic Development Commission

9.                  Mobilehome Park Rental Review Board

10.              Public Relations Commission

11.              Public Works Commission

12.              Public Safety Commission

13.              Relocation Appeals Board

14.              Women's Issues Commission

15.              Senior Citizens Advisory Commission

16.              Youth Commission

17.              Veterans Affairs Commission

18.              Beautification Committee

19.              CONTINUE the mayoral appointments to the Beautification Committee due to insufficient Beautification Committee Appointment Applications received by the City Clerk

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (16)                  CONSIDERATION OF STATUS FOR CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEES (CITY CLERK)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.                  CONSIDER the status and/or membership of City Council Committees.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (17)                  CONSIDERATION OF CITY-AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS (CITY CLERK)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

TAKE the following actions:

1.                  CONSIDER the designations of delegates and alternates to City-affiliated organizations.

2.                  REAPPOINT Trustee Kay Calas or appoint a new trustee for a two or four-year term of office commencing at Noon of the first Monday of January (January 2, 2006).

ACTION:

NEW BUSINESS DISCUSSION

 

 

NEW BUSINESS DISCUSSION (Items)

ITEM NO. (18)                  HOME DEPOT CENTER (HDC) PLAN TO ADDRESS NOISE COMPLAINTS (CITY MANAGER)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

TAKE the following actions:

1.                  ALLOW representatives from the HDC to outline their plan to address noise complaints.

2.                  SCHEDULE a date to receive a final plan and report to be presented to the City Council regarding this issue.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (19)                  PRESENTATION ON THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS MASTER PLAN (CITY MANAGER)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.                  RECEIVE the presentation by California State University, Dominguez Hills representative A. C. Martin on the campus physical master plan.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (20)                  APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER OF CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE FROM COMCAST TO TIME WARNER CABLE, RESOLUTION NO. 05-117 (ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.                  WAIVE further reading and ADOPT Resolution No. 05-117, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, CONDITIONALLY APPROVING A TRANSACTION INVOLVING COMCAST CORPORATION AND TIME WARNER CABLE INC., AND THE TRANSFER OF THE CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE TO C-NATIVE EXCHANGE I, LLC."

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (21)                  INFORMATION REGARDING PROCESS TO CHANGE THE CITY'S ELECTION SYSTEM FROM "AT LARGE" TO "DISTRICT" ELECTIONS (CITY MANAGER)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.                  CONSIDER the report and PROVIDE direction.

ACTION:

ORDINANCE SECOND READING

 

 

ORDINANCE SECOND READING: (Items)

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS - MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

 

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS – MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

 

This is the appropriate time for members of the general public to address those matters under the jurisdiction of the Council/Agency, and not on the posted Agenda.  Any person wishing to address the Council/Agency is requested to complete a Speaker Form, available on the podium in the Council Chambers.  TESTIMONY WILL BE LIMITED TO THREE MINUTES PER PERSON.  Under the provisions of the Brown Act, no action can be taken on these items, and there can be no discussion of the items, other than to place it on the agenda for a future meeting.

 

 

 

Oral Communication (Staff)  - Adjournment

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS I (STAFF)

 

9:45 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS I (STAFF)

 

 

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS II (COUNCIL/AGENCY)

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS II (COUNCIL/AGENCY)

 

 

UNFINISHED-CONTINUED CLOSED SESSION ITEMS

 

UNFINISHED/CONTINUED CLOSED SESSION ITEMS

 

 

REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION:

REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

ADJOURNMENT