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City Council Agenda September 4, 2001

::::City Council Agenda September 4, 2001

Agenda for the Regular Meeting of the
El Segundo City Council

Tuesday, September 4, 2001

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- 5:00 P.M. SESSION -

Next Resolution # 4222
Next Ordinance # 1339

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. Phillips Petroleum, et al. v. County of Los Angeles, et al., USDC No. 1938-MRP (MANx).
  2. Shell Chemical Company, et al. v. County of Los Angeles, et al., USDC No. 1917-GHK (RCx).
  3. Jeffrey Capistran v. El Segundo, LASC Case No. YC 038535.
  4. El Segundo v. Trio Manufacturing, LASC Case No. YC038567
  5. El Segundo v. James Van Loben Sels, et al., LASC Case No. BS051651
  6. El Segundo v. South Bay Regional Public Communication Authority, LASC Case No. YC040688
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): -6- 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)

Real property negotiations with Mary Strenn, Real Property Negotiator, regarding the lease or purchase of Lots 10,11,12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24, of Tract No. 47247, City of El Segundo, County of Los Angeles, State of California as per map recorded in Book 1143, pages 20, 22 and 23, of maps in the office of said County. (also known as the Ralph's property).

- 7:00 PM SESSION -

CALL TO ORDER
 
INVOCATION

Father Jim Anguiano, Saint Anthony Roman Catholic Church

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Mayor Pro Tem Sandra Jacobs

PRESENTATIONS
  1. Proclamation proclaiming September 4, 2001 as the 25th Anniversary of AYSO in El Segundo; and, Commendation to AYSO Area 1-D and Area Director Danny Juarez for their service to the community and for the fine publicity they have brought to our city.
  2. Proclamation declaring Saturday, September 15, 2001 as the 2001 American Heart Walk - LA South Bay/Gateway to encourage support for the life-saving work of the American Heart Association.
  3. Commendation to Chevron for hosting the 10th Annual School Pride Day in El Segundo and all participants who volunteered their time and effort to spruce up our schools.
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.

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

1. Presentation of the fiscal year 2001-2002 Capital Improvement Program recommendations by Mr. Mike Rotolo, Chairman of the Capital Improvement Program Advisory Committee (CIPAC).

Recommendation - Receive the CIPAC recommendations for consideration for the fiscal year 2001-2002 budget.

2. Public Hearing to discuss FY 2001-2002 Preliminary Budget and Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan.

Recommendation -

  1. Conduct Public Hearing;
  2. Close or Continue the Public Hearing to September 18, 2001; and
  3. Schedule budget for adoption at the September 18, 2001 meeting.
C. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

3. Presentation of redesigned city web site.

Recommendation - Receive and file the presentation by City Web Committee.

D. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

4. Risk Management Organizational Study and implementation.

Recommendation -

  1. Receive and file Risk Management Organizational Study.
  2. Approve option of Combination of In-House/Contracted Risk Management (Fiscal impact $15,000 additional ongoing personnel costs; $65,000 one-time professional services).
  3. Authorize settlement authority to the Risk Manager for claims to $10,000 and to the City Manager between $10,000 and $25,000. Claims above $25,000 would need City Council approval.
  4. Establish a pilot program of using outside counsel for defense of simple tort claims. Guidelines and methods for measurement will be brought back for Council review.

5. Award of contract to Belaire-West Landscape, Inc., for Washington Park Improvements - Project No. PW 01-02 - Approved Capital Improvement Project (contract amount option 1 = $135,000 or option 2 = $270,000.)

Recommendation - Award contract for option 2 and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract on behalf of the City.

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 2519560-2519844 on Register No. 22 in total amount of $725,681.00, and Wire Transfers in the amount of $270,645.27.

    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 from 08/11/01 to 08/24/01.

  2. City Council meeting minutes of August 21, 2001.

    Recommendation - Approval.

  3. Approval of Agreement with the Regents of the University of California to provide continuing education for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and defibrillation training. Fiscal Impact: $26,000.

    Recommendation - Approve Services Agreement and authorize the City Manager to execute.

  4. Adopt plans and specifications for the rehabilitation of Sanitary Sewer Pump Station No. 6 - Project No. PW 01-12 - Approved Capital Improvement Project (estimated cost = $397,635.00).

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

  5. Approve formal City Council opposition to S. 633 and H.R. 2107.

    Recommendation - Authorize staff to prepare necessary correspondence for the Mayor's signature stating the City Council's opposition to S. 633 and H.R. 2107.

  6. Request for proposals to retain professional services for various public works projects (Fiscal Impact - none at this time).

    Recommendation - Authorize staff, conditional upon approval by Council, to solicit proposals from firms which specialize in various disciplines related to public works projects.

  7. Request for approval to accept a Bureau of Justice Assistance Local Law Enforcement Block Grant awarding $16,941 in grant funding with a $1,882 cash match from Asset Forfeiture funds.

    Recommendation - Approve request.

CALL ITEMS FROM CONSENT AGENDA
 
F. NEW BUSINESS
  1. Staff to seek City Council direction regarding the acquisition of land for recreational purposes from Thomas Properties.

    Recommendation - Direct staff to negotiate for the acquisition of land in an area bounded by Mariposa Avenue, Douglas Street, Atwood Way and Nash Street for recreational purposes.

G. REPORTS - CITY MANAGER
None.
H. REPORTS - CITY ATTORNEY
None.
I. REPORTS - CITY CLERK
None.
J. REPORTS - CITY TREASURER
None.
K. REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS

Council Member McDowell
None.
Council Member Gaines

14. A request has been received for Council to send a letter to Senator Debra Bowen on behalf of the Southern California Cities Joint Powers Consortium relating to an amendment to SB 27XX to provide an opportunity for community aggregators to receive direct access priority and the option to undertake direct access with reduced or eliminated exit fees. The amendment would assist the Consortium in implementing a community aggregation program providing better electricity service and rates to constituents.

Recommendation - Discussion and possible action.

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

 

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., September 4, 2001 under "Closed Session" (if needed).

REPORT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION (if required)

ADJOURNMENT -

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