CITY OF CARSON

adjourned REGULAR MEETING

OF THE CITY COUNCIL

 

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

701 EAST CARSON STREET

CARSON, CA 90745

 

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June 6, 2012

5:00 P.M.

 

AGENDA POSTED: MAY 31, 2012

“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:

 

Executive Session (Closed Session) - Ceremonial Presentation

CLOSED SESSION (None) 5:00 P.M. – 5:45 P.M.

 

Legal Counsel

Labor Negotiator

REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION

 

REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION

 

 

Flag Salute - Approval of Minutes

CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING

6:00 P.M.

FLAG SALUTE:        RAY KING, LOMITA MAGNET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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.  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:  PASTOR TUVAI FAATAI, CALVARY CHAPEL OF SOUTH BAY

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011 (REGULAR)

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011 (SPECIAL)

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 at the beginning of the meeting.

 

INTRODUCTIONS

INTRODUCTIONS

A.                 INTRODUCTION OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES

 

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 the Council on items not on the posted Agenda but are items of interest that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Council.  Any person wishing to speak at this time is requested to complete a Speaker Form, available on the podium or by the Public Agenda Binder in the Council Chamber.  ORAL COMMENTS WILL BE LIMITED TO THREE (3) MINUTES PER SPEAKER.  Under the provisions of the Brown Act, no action can be taken on these items, and there can be no dialogue or discussion of the items with the Council other than to place it on the Agenda for a future meeting if appropriate.

 

NEW BUSINESS CONSENT

NEW BUSINESS CONSENT (Items 1-17)

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. (1)                        CONSIDER CHANGE OF STATEMENT OF INVESTMENT POLICY (CITY TREASURER) THIS IS A JOINT AGENDA ITEM WITH CARSON HOUSING AUTHORITY ITEM NO. 1 AND CARSON SUCCESSOR AGENCY ITEM NO. 1

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.                  APPROVE and ADOPT the amended Statement of Investment Policy.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (2)                        CONSIDERATION OF MONTHLY TREASURER'S REPORT, THIS IS A JOINT AGENDA ITEM WITH CARSON HOUSING AUTHORITY ITEM NO. 2 AND CARSON SUCCESSOR AGENCY ITEM NO. 2

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.                  RECEIVE and FILE.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (3)                        CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 12-055 SUPPORTING THE MIDDLE CLASS SCHOLARSHIP ACT (CITY MANAGER)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

TAKE the following actions:

1.                  WAIVE further reading and ADOPT Resolution No. 12-055, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, SUPPORTING THE MIDDLE CLASS SCHOLARSHIP ACT."

2.                  DIRECT staff to transmit an executed copy of the resolution to the Honorable John A. Perez, Speaker of the Assembly, Assembly member Warren Furutani and Senator Ted Lieu.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (4)                        CONSIDERATION OF STANDARD MANAGEMENT PROCEDURE 13.1 - COMMISSION, COMMITTEE AND BOARD APPOINTMENTS (CITY MANAGER)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.                  APPROVE SMP 13.1.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (5)                        APPROVE A FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE TRISTAR RISK MANAGEMENT CONTRACT EXTENSION FOR THE PERIOD JULY 1, 2012 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2013 (ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

TAKE the following actions:

1.                  APPROVE a first amendment to the final year Tristar Risk Management contract extension for the period July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013, in the amount of $128,318.00.

2.                  AUTHORIZE the Mayor to execute the first amendment final year option after approval as to form by the City Attorney.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (6)                        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 April 2012 in the amount of $8,013.25.

2.                  APPROVE an increase in the FY 2011/12 General Fund revenue budget by $8,013.25, in the revenue account numbers listed in Exhibit No. 1.

3.                  APPROPRIATE the $8,013.25 to the FY 2011/12 expenditure budget in the expenditure account numbers listed in Exhibit No. 1.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (7)                        CONSIDER RENEWAL OF COMMERCIAL GENERAL LIABILITY, EXCESS WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND PROPERTY INSURANCE POLICIES FOR FY 2012/13 (ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

TAKE the following actions:

1.                  APPROVE Lloyds of London to provide $10 million primary coverage, including terrorism, for the city's Commercial General Liability Insurance for Municipal General, Public Officials Errors and Omissions, and Automobile Liability for FY 2012/13, at an annual premium of $193,175.59

2.                  APPROVE Safety National Casualty Corporation to provide coverage for the city's Excess Workers' Compensation Insurance for FY 2012/13, at an annual premium of $123,359.00.

3.                  APPROVE St. Paul Travelers Insurance Company to provide coverage for the city's Property Insurance, including terrorism, for FY 2012/13, at an annual premium of $89,410.00.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (8)                        CONSIDERATION OF ORGANIZATIONS AND SERVICE CLUBS REQUESTING TO OPERATE FIREWORKS STANDS (ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.                  APPROVE the roster of organizations listed in Exhibit No. 1, contingent upon their compliance with all governing rules and regulations, approvals from all inspecting agencies (Carson Municipal Code (CMC) Section 3101.4(d)) (Exhibit No. 2) and mandatory attendance at the Fireworks Stand Operators' Safety and Orientation Seminar pursuant to CMC Section 3101.5(f) (Exhibit No. 2).

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (9)                        CONSIDERATION OF CARSON HIGH BOOSTERS CLUB AND THE FILIPINO COMMUNITY OF CARSON FOR FIREWORKS STORAGE PERMITS (ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.                  APPROVE the issuance of a Fireworks Storage Permit to the Carson High Boosters Club, Inc., and Filipino Community of Carson, contingent upon their compliance with CMC Section 3101.8.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (10)                    CONSIDERATION OF PARK VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATIONS' REQUEST FOR WAIVER OF ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT TO QUALIFY AS FIREWORKS STAND APPLICANTS (ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.                  APPROVE the applicants' request to waive the eligibility requirement of non-profit, charitable status in order to qualify for fireworks stand licenses for the 2012 season.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (11)                    CONSIDER THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE 2012 UNITED PARCEL SERVICE OF AMERICA, INC. / KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL, INC. COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT GRANT (DEVELOPMENT SERVICES)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

TAKE the following actions:

1.                  ACCEPT the 2012 United Parcel Service of America, Inc. / Keep America Beautiful, Inc. Community Improvement Grant in the amount of $1,000.00.

2.                  AUTHORIZE the Mayor to execute the "UPS/KAB Community Improvement Grant Agreement" following approval as to form by the City Attorney.

3.                  APPROVE the increase in the FY 2011/12 revenue projection by $1,000.00 in general fund account no. 01-00-999-000-4522.

4.                  APPROPRIATE the 2012 United Parcel Service of America, Inc. / Keep America Beautiful, Inc. Community Improvement Grant funds in the amount of $1,000.00 to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System / Water Quality account no. 01-80-820-285-6009 and DIRECT staff to expend those funds in accordance with the grant to retrofit one existing landscaped median.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (12)                    CONSIDER AN UPDATE ON THE STATUS OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD STABILIZATION PROGRAM  (NSP) (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

TAKE the following actions for residential rehabilitation services as a part of the NSP implementation activity:

1.         APPROVE the following contractors:

a.  SJ Contractor, Inc.

b.  South Los Angeles Development Group, Inc.

 

2.         APPROVE the following contractors for residential professional services as a part of the   NSP implementation activity:

a.  Comprehensive Housing Services, Inc.

b.  Hayer Consultants, Inc.

c.  Barr & Clark, Inc.

d.  The Reynolds Group, Inc.

e.  Orange Coast Title Company, Inc.

f.  North American Title Company, Inc.

3.         AUTHORIZE the Mayor to execute the residential rehabilitation service agreements for the improvement of the identified properties as it relates to the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, following approval as to form by the City Attorney.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (13)                    CONSIDER THE STATUS OF ABX1 26 IMPLEMENTATION (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.                  RECEIVE and FILE.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (14)                    CONSIDERATION OF AGREEMENT WITH MDG ASSOCIATES, INC., FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL REHABILITATION INSPECTION AND PROJECT COORDINATION SERVICES (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

TAKE the following actions:

1.                  APPROVE a one-year consultant retainer agreement with MDG Associates, Inc., in an amount not-to-exceed $200,000.00 with an option to renew for an additional term of one year at the city's discretion.

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

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (15)                    CONSIDER EXTENDING THE FEE WAIVER FOR THE USE OF THE CONGRESSWOMAN JUANITA MILLENDER-MCDONALD COMMUNITY CENTER AT CARSON FOR ASOCIACION CULTURAL DE SOUTH BAY OF GREATER LOS ANGELES MARIACHI ACADEMY, APOLLO WEST PLAYERS, AND SOPHISTICATED DANCE (PUBLIC SERVICES)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.                  PROVIDE direction to staff regarding whether to continue the fee waiver for the use of the Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center at Carson for the Mariachi Academy of Carson, Apollo West Players, and Sophisticated Dance for Fiscal Year 2012/13.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (16)                    CONSIDER APPROVING RESOLUTION NO. 12-058 SUPPORTING LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUPERVISOR MARK RIDLEY-THOMAS' MOTION TO ASSESS AND IMPROVE THE DELIVERY OF REALIGNMENT SERVICES (PUBLIC SERVICES)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

TAKE the following actions:

1.                  WAIVE further reading and ADOPT Resolution No. 12-058, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, SUPPORTING LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUPERVISOR MARK RIDLEY-THOMAS' MOTION TO ASSESS AND IMPROVE THE DELIVERY OF REALIGNMENT SERVICES."

2.                  DIRECT staff to transmit the resolution to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (17)                    EVALUATION OF 2007 COUNCIL POLICY THAT ASSISTED PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED SENIOR CITIZENS AT CITY-SPONSORED SPECIAL EVENTS  (PUBLIC SERVICES)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.                  RECEIVE and FILE report.

ACTION:

DEMANDS

DEMANDS (Item 18)

ITEM NO. (18)                    RESOLUTION NO. 12-059 RATIFYING CLAIMS AND DEMANDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $7,426,364.65, DEMAND CHECK NUMBERS 104659 THROUGH 104943

ACTION: 

SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY

 

SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY (Items 19-21)

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.

ITEM NO. (19)                    PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 2012-1 OF THE CITY OF CARSON (THE BOULEVARDS AT SOUTH BAY-REMEDIAL SYSTEMS -OM&M), FINANCING OF ENVIRONMENTAL MAINTENANCE SERVICES AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES WITHIN THE DISTRICT AND THE LEVYING OF SPECIAL TAXES (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.                  OPEN the Public Hearing, TAKE public testimony, and CONTINUE the Public Hearing to July 17, 2012 upon finding that the complexity of the proposed district and the need for public participation require the additional time.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (20)                    PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 2012-2 OF THE CITY OF CARSON (THE BOULEVARDS AT SOUTH BAY-CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS), FINANCING OF SPECIFIED FACILITIES AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES AND LEVYING OF SPECIAL TAXES AND PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER INCURRING BONDED INDEBTEDNESS WITHIN THE PROPOSED DISTRICT IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $30,000,000.00 (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.                  OPEN the Public Hearing, TAKE public testimony, and CONTINUE the Public Hearing to July 17, 2012, upon finding that the complexity of the proposed district and the need for public participation require the additional time.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (21)                    CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCE NO. 12-1490 AMENDING THE CARSON MUNICIPAL CODE § 63127.5 THROUGH 63127.16 REGARDING THE UPDATING OF FILMING POLICY (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.                  WAIVE further reading and INTRODUCE Ordinance No. 12-1490 "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE CARSON MUNICIPAL CODE  63127.5 THROUGH 63127.16 REGARDING THE UPDATING OF FILMING POLICY."

ACTION:

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

UNFINISHED BUSINESS (Items 22-23)

ITEM NO. (22)                    CONSIDER REQUEST FROM MAYOR DEAR TO REMOVE FROM THE TABLE COMMISSION, COMMITTEE AND BOARD APPOINTMENTS (CITY CLERK)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

1.                  CONSIDER the request from Mayor Dear and PROVIDE direction.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (23)                    CONSIDER FILLING VACANCIES ON THE MOBILEHOME PARK RENTAL REVIEW BOARD AND THE CARSON HISTORICAL COMMITTEE BY MAYOR DEAR (CITY CLERK)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

RECOMMENDATION for the Mayor:

1.                  CONSIDER or APPOINT members to the Mobilehome Park Rental Review Board and the Carson Historical Committee, with the approval of a majority of the entire City Council present, including the Mayor, as listed on Exhibit No. 1.

ACTION:

NEW BUSINESS DISCUSSION

 

NEW BUSINESS DISCUSSION (Items 24-25)

ITEM NO. (24)                    FISCAL YEAR 2012/13 CITY MANAGER'S PROPOSED BUDGET (CITY MANAGER)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

TAKE the following actions:

1.                  RECEIVE and FILE the Fiscal Year 2012/13 City Manager's Proposed Budget, and

2.                  SET June 19, 2012, as the date to conduct a Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2012/13 Proposed Budget.

ACTION:

ITEM NO. (25)                    CONSIDERATION TO DISCUSS THE MEDIAN BEAUTIFICATION EFFORTS OF PROJECT NO. 954:  MEDIAN IRRIGATION SYSTEM AND LANDSCAPING UPGRADE PHASE II, DEL AMO BOULEVARD FROM AVALON BOULEVARD TO WILMINGTON AVENUE (DEVELOPMENT SERVICES)

RECOMMENDATION for the City Council:

TAKE the following actions:

1.                  REVIEW the median beautification efforts of Project No. 954:  Median Irrigation System and Landscaping Upgrade Phase II, Del Amo Boulevard from Avalon Boulevard to Wilmington Avenue.

2.                  APPROVE one of the proposed concepts for the aesthetic and beautification of the existing fence.

ACTION:

ORDINANCE SECOND READING

 

ORDINANCE SECOND READING: (Item 26)

ITEM NO. (26)                    AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, TO AMEND CARSON MUNICIPAL CODE BY ADDING TO SECTION 9131.1 USES PERMITTED; SECTION 9162.21, PARKING SPACES REQUIRED; AND ADDING SECTIONS 9191.280, 9191.303, AND 9191.460 IN REGARDS TO INDOOR TEAM TRAINING FACILITIES

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:

 

UNFINISHED/CONTINUED CLOSED SESSION ITEMS

 

ADJOURNMENT

ADJOURNMENT