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 MEETINGS ARE BROADCAST LIVE VIA TIME WARNER CABLE CHANNEL 35 AS WELL AS VIA THE INTERNET AT:  HTTP://CI.CARSON.CA.US

 

September 20, 2011

 

5:00 P.M.

 

AGENDA POSTED: September 20, 2011

“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)

 

Agenda posted - Approval of Executive Session Agenda (Closed Session)

CALL TO ORDER:

 

ROLL CALL:

 

CLOSED SESSION

 

Executive Session (Closed Session) - Ceremonial Presentation

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

 

Legal Counsel

ITEM NO. (1)                        CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.                  A closed session will be held, pursuant to Government Code 54956.9 (b) (1) & 3 (A), because there is a significant exposure to litigation in one case.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (2)                        CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTNG LITIGATION

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.                  A closed session will be held, pursuant to Government Code 54956.9(a), to confer with legal counsel regarding pending litigation to which the City is a party.  The title of such litigation is as follows:  Ronald N. Wilson vs. the City of Carson and Karen Avilla, City Treasurer, Los Angeles Superior Court BC445722.

ACTION:

Labor Negotiator

ITEM NO. (3)                        PUBLIC EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE/DISMISSAL/RELEASE

 

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

 

1.        

 

ACTION:

 

REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION

 

REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION

 

 

Flag Salute - Approval of Minutes

CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING

6:00 P.M.

FLAG SALUTE:

INVOCATION:

REV MAJOR JOHNSON, BREAD OF LIFE CHRISTIAN CENTER

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:  

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2011           (ADJOURNED REGULAR)

TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011       (SPECIAL)

TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011            (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

INTRODUCTIONS (Items)

A.                 INTRODUCTION OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES

B.                 INTRODUCTION OF ANGIE JOHNSON, NEW NATIONAL URBAN FELLOW

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.

 

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. (4)                        CONSIDERATION OF THE FOURTH 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 Fourth 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.       

3.                  DIRECT staff to send a copy of the agreement to Jackie Bacharach, South Bay Cities Council of Governments, 5033 Rockvalley Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, 90275.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (5)                        CONSIDERATION OF AMENDING THE MARKETING FOR THE DRUG FREE CITY HOTLINE TO INCLUDE REPORTING ISSUES OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN CARSON (CITY MANAGER)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.                  DIRECT staff to update the city website and include language declaring that the City of Carson is a Human Trafficking Free City and that concerns of this nature can be reported to 2-1-1.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (6)                        CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 11-116 SUPPORTING THE 112TH CONGRESS H. RES. 348 ADDRESSING THE GROWING JOB CRISIS IN AMERICA (CITY MANAGER)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

TAKE the following actions:

1.                  WAIVE further reading and ADOPT Resolution No. 11-116, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, SUPPORTING THE 112TH CONGRESS H. RES. 348 ADDRESSING THE GROWING JOB CRISIS IN AMERICA."

2.                  DIRECT staff to transmit an executed copy of the resolution to Congressmembers Emanuel Cleaver, Laura Richardson, Maxine Waters, Karen Bass, and Stephanie Young, Communications Director with the Congressional Black Caucus.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (7)                        SET A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER RECOMMENDED CHANGES TO THE UNIFORM COMPREHENSIVE SCHEDULE OF FEES (ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.                  SET the matter for public hearing on October 4, 2011.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (8)                        CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO ACCEPT AND APPROPRIATE VARIOUS DONATIONS IN THE GENERAL FUND (ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

TAKE the following actions:

1.                  ACCEPT the donations received in June 2011 in the amount of $10,225.00.

2.                  APPROVE an increase in the FY 2010/11 General Fund revenue budget by $10,225.00.

3.                  APPROPRIATE the $10,225.00 to the FY 2010/11 expenditure budget in the account numbers listed in Exhibit No. 1.

4.                  ACCEPT the donations received in July 2011 in the amount of $1,150.00.

5.                  APPROVE an increase in the FY 2011/12 General Fund revenue budget by $1,150.00.

6.                  APPROPRIATE the $1,150.00 to the FY 2011/12 expenditure budget in the account numbers listed in Exhibit No. 2.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (9)                        CONSIDERATION OF THE PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION'S RECOMMENDATION TO CHANGE THE NAME OF LENARDO DRIVE TO JIM DEAR BOULEVARD (DEVELOPMENT SERVICES)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.                  DIRECT staff to solicit input from appropriate city divisions, interested parties, and affected agencies regarding the Public Works Commission's recommendation to change the name of Lenardo Drive to Jim Dear Boulevard.

2.                  REFER the issue to the Planning Commission and report the findings back to the City Council within two months

ACTION:

DEMANDS

DEMANDS (Items)

ITEM NO. (10)                    RESOLUTION NO. 11-115 ALLOWING CLAIMS AND DEMANDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,018,660.50 DEMAND CHECK NUMBERS 100621 THROUGH 100800

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 Agency/Council are requested to select three speakers to represent your opinion.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

UNFINISHED BUSINESS (Items)

ITEM NO. (11)                    COMMISSION, COMMITTEE, AND BOARD APPOINTMENTS BY MAYOR DEAR (CITY CLERK)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

RECOMMENDATION for the Mayor:

1.                  Mayor Dear to CONSIDER, APPOINT, or REAPPOINT members to the Commissions, Committees, and Boards 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.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (12)                    CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCE NO. 11-1475 AMENDING THE CARSON MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING THE CALCULATION FOR TOTAL ALLOWABLE SIGN AREA AND EXTENDING THE DISPLAY PERIOD FOR BANNERS AND OTHER SIMILAR DISPLAYS (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.                  WAIVE further reading and INTRODUCE Ordinance No. 11-1475, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING AN AMENDMENT TO THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE CARSON MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING SIGNS, INCLUDING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 9136.7 (SIGNS) OF DIVISION 6 (SITE DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS) OF PART 3 (COMMERCIAL ZONES) AND SECTION 9146.7 (SIGNS) OF DIVISION 6 (SITE DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS) OF PART 4 (INDUSTRIAL ZONE)."

ACTION:

NEW BUSINESS DISCUSSION

 

NEW BUSINESS DISCUSSION (Items)

ITEM NO. (13)                    CONSIDER REVISED GUIDELINES FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PUBLIC SERVICE PROGRAM SUBMITTALS (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

TAKE the following actions:

1.                  ADOPT the recommended policy guidelines for Community Development Block Grant public service funding requests (Exhibit No. 2).

2.                  DIRECT staff and the Citywide Advisory Commission to apply these guidelines to the review, evaluation, and recommendation of applications for funding.

ACTION:

ORDINANCE SECOND READING

 

ORDINANCE SECOND READING: (Items)

ITEM NO. (14)                    ORDINANCE 11-1466:  AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING ZONE CHANGE CASE NO. 164-11 AFFECTING CERTAIN PROPERTIES IN THE NORTHWEST AREA OF THE CITY BY CHANGING THEIR EXISTING ZONING DESIGNATION OF ML (MANUFACTURING, LIGHT) TO ML-D (MANUFACTURING, LIGHT - DESIGN OVERLAY) (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

Oral Communication (Staff)  - Adjournment

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS I (STAFF)

 

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS I (STAFF)

 

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS II (COUNCIL/AGENCY)

 

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS II (COUNCIL/AGENCY)

COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT REQUESTS TO ADD ITEMS TO FUTURE AGENDAS:

 

COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT REQUESTS TO ADD ITEMS TO FUTURE AGENDAS

A.                 MAYOR PRO TEM RUIZ-RABER REQUESTS CARSON BE RECOGNIZED AS A VIOLENT FREE CITY

RECOMMENDATION for the Redevelopment Agency:

UNFINISHED-CONTINUED EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEMS (CLOSED SESSION)

 

 

UNFINISHED/CONTINUED CLOSED SESSION ITEMS

 

REPORT ON EXECUTIVE SESSION (CLOSED SESSION)

REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION

 

ADJOURNMENT

ADJOURNMENT