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City Council Agenda October 16, 2001

::::City Council Agenda October 16, 2001

Agenda for the Regular Meeting of the
El Segundo City Council

Tuesday, October 16, 2001

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- 5:00 P.M. SESSION -

Next Resolution # 4228
Next Ordinance # 1340

CALL TO ORDER
 
ROLL CALL
 
CLOSED SESSION

The City Council may move into a closed session pursuant to applicable law, including the Brown Act (Government Code §54950, et seq.) for the purposes of conferring with the City's Real Property Negotiator; and/or conferring with the City Attorney on potential and/or existing litigation; and/or discussing matters covered under Gov't Code §54957 (Personnel); and/or conferring with the City's Labor Negotiators as follows:

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION (Gov't Code §54956.9(a))
  1. El Segundo v. James Van Loben Sels, et al., LASC Case No. BS051651
  2. El Segundo v. South Bay Regional Public Communication Authority, LASC Case No. YC040688
  3. Glover v.City of El Segundo, LASC Case No. YC039465

 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Gov't Code §54956.9(b): -2- potential case (no further public statement is required at this time); Initiation of litigation pursuant to Gov't Code §54956.9(c): -3- matters.

DISCUSSION OF PERSONNEL MATTERS (Gov't Code §54957)

None.

CONFERENCE WITH CITY'S LABOR NEGOTIATOR - (Gov't Code §54957.6)

None.

CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR (Gov't Code §54956.8)

None.

- 7:00 PM SESSION -

CALL TO ORDER
 
INVOCATION

Pastor Dennis Estill of El Segundo Foursquare Church

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Council Member Nancy Wernick

PRESENTATIONS
  1. Proclamation declaring the week of October 21st through October 27, 2001, as RED RIBBON WEEK in El Segundo.
  2. Proclamation proclaiming Wednesday, October 31, 2001, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., as Halloween Frolic in Downtown El Segundo, on Main Street from Grand Avenue to Pine, and inviting the entire community to participate in this annual fun family event.

ROLL CALL
 
PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS

(Related to City Business Only - 5 minute limit per person, 30 minute limit total) Individuals who have received value of $50 or more to communicate to the City Council on behalf of another, and employees speaking on behalf of their employer, must so identify themselves prior to addressing the City Council. Failure to do so shall be a misdemeanor and punishable by a fine of $250. While all comments are welcome, the Brown Act does not allow Council to take action on any item not on the agenda. The Council will respond to comments after Public Communications is closed.

  1. Presentation by West Basin Municipal Water District Director Ed Little, and staff, of large "carved pumpkin" to the City Council and inviting the community to the Water Harvest 2001 to be held at the West Basin Water Recycling Facility, on Saturday, October 27, 2001, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  2. Request of Krissy McKenney, et al, to ban/limit the practice of tethering in El Segundo.
A. PROCEDURAL MOTIONS

Consideration of a motion to read all ordinances and resolutions on this Agenda by title only.

Recommendation - Approval.

B. SPECIAL ORDERS OF BUSINESS

None.

C. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1. Introduction of an Ordinance of the City Council amending Title 6 of the El Segundo Municipal Code in its entirety regarding Animal Control regulations.

Recommendation - Introduce the Ordinance and waive first reading. Second reading and adoption would occur on November 7, 2001.

2. Introduction of an Ordinance of the City Council amending Chapter 9 to Title 1 of the El Segundo Municipal Code regarding Campaign Contributions and Disclosures for local elections.

Recommendation - Introduce the Ordinance and waive first reading. Second reading and adoption would occur on November 7, 2001.

3. Report from Circulation Element Task Force (Environmental Assessment No. 454).

Recommendation - Discontinue processing of Circulation Element update.

D. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

None.

E. CONSENT AGENDA

All items listed are to be adopted by one motion without discussion and passed unanimously. If a call for discussion of an item is made, the item(s) will be considered individually under the next heading of business.

  1. Warrant Numbers 2520400 on Register No. 2520728 in total amount of $629,023.59, and Wire Transfers from 9/22/01 through 10/05/01 in the amount of $319,832.20

    Recommendation - Approve Warrant Demand Register and Authorize staff to release. Ratify: Payroll and Employee Benefit checks; checks released early due to contracts or agreements; emergency disbursements and/or adjustments; and wire transfers.

  2. City Council meeting minutes of October 2, 2001.

    Recommendation - Approval.

  3. Authorization to issue a purchase order to Progressive Solutions for FY 2001-2002 for business license software support

    Recommendation - Authorize issuance of purchase order to Progressive Solutions for FY 2001-2002.

  4. Request to purchase M26 Advanced Tasers from Taser International to replace the current ineffective and outdated Taser equipment for an amount not to exceed $14,000 as budgeted in the Equipment Replacement Fund.

    Recommendation - Approve purchase of Advanced Tasers, related equipment and training.

  5. Adoption of specifications for the purchase of two (2) portable industrial generators to be installed on trailers (estimated cost = $68,000).

    Recommendation - Adopt specifications and authorize staff to advertise the project for receipt of equipment bids.

  6. Change Order No. 1 to Belaire-West Landscape, Inc., for Washington Park Improvements - Approved Capital Improvement Project - Public Works Project No. PW 01-02 (change order amount $28,600).

    Recommendation - Authorize staff to issue Change Order No. 1.

  7. Agreement with Advanced Applied Engineering (AAE) to provide public works engineering consultant services on an as needed basis at the rate of $90.00 per hour (budgeted amount $150,000).

    Recommendation - Approve agreement and authorize the City Manager to execute the Standard Professional Services Agreement with Advanced Applied Engineering.

  8. Consideration of a Second California Defense Retention Grant Program Application to the State of California - Technology, Trade and Commerce Agency

    Recommendation - Approve filing of grant application and adopt resolution

  9. Request For Proposal for preparation of a Specific Plan and Environmental Impact Report for the Los Angeles Air Force Base (LAAFB).

    Recommendation - Authorize staff to solicit proposals from qualified consultants to prepare a Specific Plan and Environmental Impact Report for the Los Angeles Air Force Base.

  10. Award of contract to Martin & Chapman Co. for Election Services for the General Municipal Election, April 9, 2001. (Contract amount not to exceed $30,000).

    Recommendation - Approve Contract and authorize the City Manager to execute and approve the standard Professional Services Agreement.

  11. Examination plans for the Personnel Merit System job classifications of Utilities Manager, Pool Manager, Water Supervisor, Program Coordinator and Equipment Mechanic 1.

    Recommendation - Approve the Examination Plans.

  12. Second Reading and adoption of an Ordinance of the City Council adding Chapter 6A to Title 5 of the El Segundo Municipal Code to regulate tobacco product sales within the City of El Segundo.

    Recommendation - Adopt Ordinance.

CALL ITEMS FROM CONSENT AGENDA
 
F. NEW BUSINESS

16. Approval of Sixty (60) Day Interim Agreements with Cassidy Associates, The MMW Group and Urban Dimensions for work related to the Citys efforts regarding the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Master Plan.

Recommendation - Authorize the Mayor to execute the sixty-day consultant agreements with Cassidy & Associates, The MMW Group and Urban Dimensions effective October 1, 2001.

G. REPORTS - CITY MANAGER
None.
H. REPORTS - CITY ATTORNEY
None.
I. REPORTS - CITY CLERK
17. Announcement reminding Council and the public that due to the Statewide election being held on Tuesday, November 6, 2001, the next regular meeting of the City Council will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2001.
J. REPORTS - CITY TREASURER
None.
K. REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS

Council Member McDowell

None.

Council Member Gaines

18. Resolution to withdraw from the Southern California Cities Consortium ("SCCC") Joint Powers Agency (SCCC") and Resolution to join the newly established South Bay Cities Standing Committee on Energy ("SBCSCE").

Recommendation -

  1. Adopt Resolution withdrawing from the SCCC;
  2. Adopt Resolution approving Citys participation in the SBCSCE; and
  3. Appoint to the SBCSCE, Council Member John G. Gaines as delegate and Mayor Mike Gordon as alternate.

Council Member Wernick
None.
Mayor Pro Tem Jacobs
None.
Mayor Gordon
None.
PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS

(Related to City Business Only - 5 minute limit) Individuals, who have received value of $50 or more to communicate to the City Council on behalf of another, and employees speaking on behalf of their employer, must so identify themselves prior to addressing the City Council. Failure to do so shall be a misdemeanor and punishable by a fine of $250. While all comments are welcome, the Brown Act does not allow Council to take action on any item not on the agenda. The Council will respond to comments after Public Communications is closed.

MEMORIALS

Adjournment in memory of Laurie Neira, a victim of Flight 11 out of Boston, September 11, 2001.

CLOSED SESSION

The City Council may move into a closed session pursuant to applicable law, including the Brown Act (Government Code Sec. 54960, et seq.) for the purposes of conferring with the City's Real Property Negotiator; and/or conferring with the City Attorney on potential and/or existing litigation; and/or discussing matters covered under Government Code section 54957 (Personnel); and/or conferring with the City's Labor Negotiators; as follows:

Continuation of matters listed on the City Council Agenda for 5:00 p.m., October 2, 2001 under "Closed Session" (if needed).

REPORT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION (if required)

ADJOURNMENT

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