CITY OF CARSON

REGULAR MEETING

OF THE CITY COUNCIL

 

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

701 EAST CARSON STREET

CARSON, CA 90745

 

THE CARSON CITY COUNCIL/REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY REGULAR

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July 7, 2009

 

5:00 P.M.

 

AGENDA POSTED:  JULY 3, 2009

“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 (None) 5:00 P.M. – 5:45 P.M.

 

 

REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION

 

5:45 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

 

CEREMONIAL PRESENTATIONS/PROCLAMATIONS

 

A.           CERTIFICATE OF APPOINMENT:  BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE:  ROBERT ZENGA

 

B.           CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION TO BE PRESENTED TO MARIA CHAVEZ, LAUSD SUPPORT SERVICES CASE MANAGER, CARSON CHILD GUIDANCE PROGRAM

 

C.           CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION TO BE PRESENTED TO THE TEAM MEMBERS, COACHES, DIRECTORS AND CLUB ADVISOR OF THE SOUTHBAY STARLINGS GIRLS VOLLEYBALL TEAM FOR PLACING IN THE NATIONAL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

 

D.           CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION TO BE PRESENTED TO SHELL OIL, BP REFINERY, URBAN HEAT MAGAZINE, COCA-COLA, PURITAN BAKERY, CARSON FOOT REFLEXOLOGY AND TARGET FOR THEIR GENEROUS DONATIONS TO THE CITY OF CARSON 2009 JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

 

E.           CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION TO BE PRESENTED TO THE JUNETEENTH SUB-COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR HELPING ORGANIZE THE CITY OF CARSON 2009 JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

 

F.           CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION TO BE PRESENTED TO COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS FOR HELPING ORGANIZE THE CITY OF CARSON 2009 JAZZ FESTIVAL

 

Flag Salute - Approval of Minutes

CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING

6:00 P.M.

 

FLAG SALUTE:     

 

INVOCATION:        On May 16, 2006, the City Council unanimously approved the offering of a brief invocation at the commencement of all meetings of the City Council or Redevelopment Agency.  In doing so, the City Council is cognizant of its legal obligation to assure that such invocations are “legislative prayers,” and that they do not purport to advance any particular religion or religious denomination.

 

Consistent with the so-called “Burbank” prayer decision, the City Council hereby admonishes those who offer invocations to do so consistent with the current state of the law – meaning that an invocation must not be used to identify, advance, or urge a particular religious denomination, or identify a specific religion’s deity.  This evening we are pleased that our invocation will be offered by:  DR. DARNELL HOLMES

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 give the completed form to 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:

TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009                  (REGULAR)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2009            (ADJOURNED REGULAR)

TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009                  (SPECIAL)

TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2009         (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 given to the City Clerk/Agency Secretary at the beginning of the meeting.

 

INTRODUCTIONS

ITEM NO. (1)               INTRODUCTIONS (Items 1-2)

ITEM NO. (2)               INTRODUCTION OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES

ITEM NO. (2)               EMPLOYEE INTRODUCTIONS

NEW BUSINESS CONSENT

 

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.

 

NEW BUSINESS CONSENT (Items 3-16)              

These items are considered to be routine items of Council/Agency business and have, therefore, been placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.  If Council/Agency 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. (3)               CONSIDERATION OF ATTENDANCE BY MEMBERS OF THE WOMEN'S ISSUES COMMISSION AND ONE MEMBER OF THE HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION AT THE ANNUAL WOMEN'S CONFERENCE  (CITY MANAGER)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.            APPROVE attendance of the Women's Issues Commissioners and one Human Relations Commissioner at The Women's Conference 2009 scheduled for Tuesday, October 27, 2009, at the Long Beach Convention Center.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (4)               CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 09-070 OPPOSING THE GOVERNOR'S PLAN TO CUT $80.1 MILLION FROM PUBLIC HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS FOR LOW-INCOME CALIFORNIANS LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS  (CITY MANAGER)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

TAKE the following actions:

1.            WAIVE further reading and ADOPT Resolution No. 09-070, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, OPPOSING THE GOVERNOR'S PLAN TO CUT PUBLIC HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS THAT SERVE LOW-INCOME CALIFORNIANS LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS."

2.            INSTRUCT staff to transmit a copy of the executed resolution to Governor Schwarzenegger, Senator Oropeza, Assemblymember Furutani and the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles County Commission on HIV, Minority AIDS Project, In The Meantime Men's Group, Connect To Project Los Angeles, REACH LA AIDS project Los Angeles, Women Alive, Palms Residential Care Facility and African American Advocacy, Support-Services & Survival Institute (AMASSI).

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (5)               CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 09-075 SUPPORTING PRESIDENT OBAMA'S NOMINATION OF JUDGE SONIA SOTOMAYOR TO THE U.S. SUPREME COURT  (CITY MANAGER)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

TAKE the following actions:

1.            WAIVE further reading and ADOPT Resolution No. 09-075, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, SUPPORTING THE NOMINATION OF HONORABLE JUDGE SONIA SOTOMAYOR TO THE U.S. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES."

2.            INSTRUCT staff to transmit a copy of the executed resolution to all members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (6)               CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 09-076 SUPPORTING ASSEMBLY BILL 1015 PROHIBITING THE SALE OF NITROUS OXIDE TO MINORS  (CITY MANAGER)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

TAKE the following actions:

1.            WAIVE further reading and ADOPT Resolution No. 09-076, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, URGING SUPPORT OF ASSEMBLY BILL 1015 - NITROUS OXIDE: PROHIBIT SALE TO MINORS."

2.            INSTRUCT staff to transmit a copy of the executed resolution to Assemblymembers Tom Torlakson, V. Manual Perez, Warren Furutani and Senator Jenny Oropeza.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (7)               CONSIDERATION OF THE THIRD AMENDED AND RESTATED JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT WITH THE SOUTH BAY CITIES COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS  (CITY MANAGER)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

TAKE the following actions:

1.            APPROVE the Third Amended and Restated Joint Powers Agreement with the South Bay Cities Council of Governments.

2.            AUTHORIZE the Mayor to execute the agreement following approval as to form by the City Attorney.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (8)               CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION NO. 09-078 AUTHORIZING THE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES GENERAL MANAGER TO EXPEND CITY FUNDS PENDING ADOPTION OF THE FY 2009/10 SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS BUDGETS  (ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.            WAIVE further reading and ADOPT Resolution No. 09-078, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, GIVING THE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES GENERAL MANAGER LIMITED AND TEMPORARY AUTHORITY TO EXPEND FUNDS OF THE CITY, SUBJECT TO THE CITY COUNCIL'S APPROVAL OF THE DEMAND REGISTER, AS REQUIRED BY LAW, PENDING ADOPTION OF THE FY 2009/10 SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS BUDGETS."

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (9)               STATUS REPORT ON CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM PROJECTS CURRENTLY UNDERWAY  (DEVELOPMENT SERVICES)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.            RECEIVE and FILE.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (10)            CONSIDERATION TO APPROVE A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GATEWAY CITIES COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS AND THE CITY OF CARSON REGARDING THE ADMINISTRATION AND COST SHARING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COORDINATED IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR THE LOS ANGELES RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES METALS TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOAD (REACH 1 AND COMPTON CREEK)    (DEVELOPMENT SERVICES)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

TAKE the following actions:

1.            APPROVE the Memorandum of Agreement with the Gateway Cities Council of Governments for the administration and cost sharing for the development of the Coordinated Implementation Plan for the Los Angeles River and Tributaries Metals Total Maximum Daily Load (Reach 1 and Compton Creek).

2.            AUTHORIZE the Mayor to execute the agreement following approval as to form by the City Attorney.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (11)            CONSIDERATION TO ACCEPT AS COMPLETE PROJECT NO. 1301:  ANNUAL SLURRY SEAL PROGRAM, CITYWIDE  (DEVELOPMENT SERVICES)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

TAKE the following actions:

1.            ACCEPT as complete Project No. 1301:  Annual Slurry Seal Program, Citywide.

2.            AUTHORIZE staff to file a Notice of Completion.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (12)            CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 09-067, APPROVING AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. 07-4618 FOR THE AVALON BOULEVARD INTERCHANGE MODIFICATION AT THE I-405 FREEWAY  (DEVELOPMENT SERVICES)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.            WAIVE further reading and ADOPT Resolution No. 09-067, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. 07 4618 FOR THE AVALON BOULEVARD INTERCHANGE MODIFICATION AT THE I 405 FREEWAY."

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (13)            CONSIDER AUTHORIZING SUPPORT LETTER FOR SENATE BILL 346 (KEHOE)  (DEVELOPMENT SERVICES)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

TAKE the following actions:

1.            AUTHORIZE the Mayor to sign the attached letter of support for Senate Bill 346 (Kehoe).

2.            INSTRUCT staff to transmit the letter to Senator Kehoe, Senator Oropeza and Assemblymember Furutani.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (14)            UPDATE ON PREPARATION OF A PROPOSED WATER CONSERVATION ORDINANCE (DEVELOPMENT SERVICES)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.            RECEIVE and FILE.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (15)            CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 09-071, APPROVING THE CITY OF CARSON'S SEWER SYSTEM MANAGEMENT PLAN  (DEVELOPMENT SERVICES)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.            WAIVE further reading and ADOPT Resolution No. 09-071, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING THE CITY OF CARSON'S SEWER SYSTEM MANAGEMENT PLAN."

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (16)            CONSIDER APPROVING THE MEMORIAL TREE PLAQUE POLICY  (PUBLIC SERVICES)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.            APPROVE the proposed Memorial Plaque Policy.

ACTION:

DEMANDS

DEMANDS (Item 17)   

 

ITEM NO. (17)            RESOLUTION NO. 09-073 ALLOWING CLAIMS AND DEMANDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,383,730.28, DEMAND CHECK NUMBERS 086323 THROUGH 086657

ACTION: 

SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY

 

SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY (Items 18-19)

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. (18)            PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER RECOMMENDED CHANGES TO THE UNIFORM COMPREHENSIVE SCHEDULE OF FEES, RESOLUTION NO. 09-056  (ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.            OPEN the Public Hearing and CONTINUE the Public Hearing to July 21, 2009.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (19)            PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER RESIDENTIAL WASTE SERVICES RATE ADJUSTMENT  (DEVELOPMENT SERVICES)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

TAKE the following actions:

1.            OPEN the Public Hearing, TAKE public testimony, and CLOSE the Public Hearing.

2.            APPROVE an increase of 9.44% ($1.50 per month or $18.00 per year) for FY 2009/10 for Integrated Residential Waste Management Services.

ACTION:

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

ITEM NO. (20)            UNFINISHED BUSINESS (Item 20)

ITEM NO. (21)            CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSAL TO CHANGE THE NAME OF MONETA AVENUE TO JOSE RIZAL AVENUE FOR THE FULL LENGTH OF THE STREET BETWEEN THE 405 FREEWAY AND CARRIAGEDALE DRIVE (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.            REFER this item to the City Council Landscape and Monument Subcommittee.

ACTION:

NEW BUSINESS DISCUSSION

 

ITEM NO. (21)            NEW BUSINESS DISCUSSION (Items 21-23)   

ITEM NO. (22)            COMMISSION, COMMITTEE, AND BOARD APPOINTMENTS BY MAYOR DEAR (CITY CLERK)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.            Mayor Dear to CONSIDER and APPOINT members to the Mobilehome Park Rental Review Board, Youth Commission, and the Utility Users' Tax Citizens Oversight Committee in accordance with Ordinance No. 04-1330, with the approval of a majority of the entire City Council present, including the Mayor, as listed on Exhibit No. 1, respectively:

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (22)            CONSIDERATION OF CITY COUNCIL SUB-COMMITTEES  (CITY CLERK)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

Mayor Dear to TAKE the following actions:

1.            REAFFIRM, RE-DESIGNATE and/or DESIGNATE member assignments to the City Council Sub-committees listed in Exhibit No. 1, respectively.

2.            CONSIDER the status of any City Council Sub-committee.

3.            CONSIDER and CREATE any new City Council Sub-committee or RE-ACTIVATE any previous City Council Sub-committee as listed on Exhibit No. 2.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (23)            CONSIDERATION OF AN ORDINANCE REQUIRING AMMUNITION SELLERS TO OBTAIN A PERMIT FOR THE SALE OF AMMUNITION, TO REQUIRE FACE-TO-FACE SALES OF AMMUNITION, AND TO REQUIRE SELLERS OF AMMUNITION TO OBTAIN A THUMBPRINT  (CITY MANAGER)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.            CONSIDER and provide DIRECTION.

ACTION:

ORDINANCE SECOND READING

 

ITEM NO. (24)            ORDINANCE SECOND READING: (Items 24-25)

ITEM NO. (25)            ORDINANCE NO. 09-1426 TO AMEND THE CARSON MUNICIPAL CODE BY AMENDING ARTICLE IX (PLANNING AND ZONING), CHAPTER 1, PART 2, SECTION 9121.1, SECTION 9123, AND SECTION 9126.21 TO ALLOW PARKING STRUCTURES WITHIN THE RM-25 ZONE WITH THE APPROVAL OF A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT

ITEM NO. (25)            ORDINANCE NO. 09-1427 PROHIBITING THE VENDING OF MERCHANDISE ON PUBLIC PROPERTY, STADIUMS, ATHLETIC FIELDS, COMMUNITY CENTERS OR ABANDONDED PROPERTY

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS - MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

 

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS I (STAFF)

 

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS II (COUNCIL/AGENCY)

 

UNFINISHED/CONTINUED CLOSED SESSION ITEMS

 

REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION

 

ADJOURNMENT