El Segundo Agendas & Minutes
City Council Agenda May 1, 2001

::::City Council Agenda May 1, 2001

Agenda for the Regular Meeting of the
El Segundo City Council

Tuesday, May 1, 2001

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- 5:00 P.M. SESSION -

Next Resolution # 4215
Next Ordinance # 1335
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 No. YC038567

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION
Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Gov't Code 54956.9(b): -0- potential case (no further public statement is required at this time); Initiation of litigation pursuant to Gov't Code 54956.9(c): -2- 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.

SPECIAL MATTER
1. Interviews of candidates to Committees, Commissions and Boards. Recommendation - Interview candidates.

- 7:00 PM SESSION -

CALL TO ORDER
 
INVOCATION
Father Manuel Magallanes, St. Anthony Catholic Church

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Council Member Kelly McDowell

PRESENTATIONS
  1. Proclamation proclaiming the week of April 29 through May 5, 2001 as Municipal Clerks Week in El Segundo to express appreciation to City Clerk, Cindy Mortesen and all Municipal Clerks for the vital services they perform and their exemplary dedication to the communities they represent.
  2. Proclamation declaring May 19, 2001 as VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION DAY in the City of El Segundo, recognizing the contributions of those who volunteer services on behalf of the City, and inviting the City's volunteers to a celebration in their honor on Saturday, May 19, 2001 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Chevron Park.
  3. Proclamation proclaiming the month of May, 2001 Older Americans Month and Helen Dobos the 2001 El Segundo Senior Citizen of the Year and encouraging all residents to participate in the Elderfest Celebration on May 12, 2001 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Joslyn Recreation Center, honoring Helen Dobos and other senior citizens who have given generously of their time and talent to improve the quality of life for all.
  4. Proclamation proclaiming Saturday, May 12, 2001 as El Segundo Fire Service Day and inviting all citizens from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., to a Open House and BBQ at Fire Station #1, hosted by the El Segundo Firefighters Association.

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. Public Hearing and introduction of Ordinance adopting the recodified version of the El Segundo Municipal Code.

Recommendation -

  1. Open Public Hearing.
  2. Close Public Hearing.
  3. Discussion.
  4. First reading of Ordinance by title only.
  5. Schedule second reading for May 15, 2001; and/or
  6. Other possible action/direction.

2. An amendment to the Downtown Specific Plan to allow residential units above the first floor.

Recommendation -

  1. Open Public Hearing.
  2. Close Public Hearing.
  3. Discussion.
  4. First reading of Ordinance by title only.
  5. Schedule second reading and adoption for May 15, 2001; and/or
  6. Other possible action/direction.

C. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
3. Agreement for professional engineering services with Parsons Transportation Group, Inc. for design engineering and construction support services for the Douglas Street Gap Closure/Railroad Grade Separation Project (Fiscal Impact = $1,391,153.05).

Recommendation - Approve agreement and authorize the Mayor to execute the agreement on behalf of the City contingent upon Caltrans' approval of the consultant pre-award audit.

D. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
4. Announce appointments to the various Committees, Commissions and Boards.

Recommendation -

  1. Announce appointments;
  2. Continue recruitment for vacancies on Committees, Commissions and Boards.

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 2517073-2517333 on Register No. 14 in total amount of $567,009.80, and Wire Transfers in the amount of $930,520.11.

    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 04/01/01 to 04/20/01.

  2. City Council meeting minutes of April 17, 2001.

    Recommendation - Approval.

  3. Adopt plans and specifications for 2000-2001 slurry seal of various streets - Approved Capital Improvement Project No. PW 01-04 (estimated cost $105,000.00).

    Recommendation -

    1. Adopt plans and specifications.
    2. Authorize staff to advertise the project for receipt of construction bids.

  4. Adopt plans and specifications for replacement of a 24" Water Valve and a Booster Pump No. 2. Approved Capital Improvement Project. Project No. PW 01-03 (estimated cost $105,000.00).

    Recommendation

    1. Adopt plans and specifications.
    2. Authorize staff to advertise the project for receipt of construction bids.

  5. Request for Proposals for the Downtown Specific Plan Improvements (estimated consultant cost = $500,000 - approved Capital Improvement Project) and approval of funding from General Fund revenues for an additional $1,200,000 for the improvements and design on the 100 and 200 blocks of Main Street and those on Grand Avenue.

    Recommendation - Authorize staff to solicit proposals from qualified consultants to provide design and construction support services for the Downtown Specific Plan improvements and approve an additional $1,200,000 for construction and design of improvements on the 100 and 200 blocks of Main Street and those on Grand Avenue.

  6. Award of contract to Exhibitgroup/Giltspur Southern California for professional services to provide a Historical Photo Gallery in the main hallway of City Hall (Fiscal Impact = $19,955). Approved Capital Improvement Project.

    Recommendation

    1. Award the professional services contract to Exhibitgroup/Giltspur Southern California in the amount of $19,955.
    2. Authorize the Mayor to execute the standard professional service agreement on behalf of the City.

  7. Request from Arden Realty, Inc. to use the City of El Segundo seal on a flag to be flown above Continental Grand Plaza at 300 Continental Boulevard.

    Recommendation - Approve the request from Arden Realty, Inc.

  8. Amendment to a professional service contract with Christopher A. Joseph and Associates (CAJA) for additional environmental services to prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed El Segundo Corporate Campus project on the 46-acre former Rockwell International property bounded by Mariposa Avenue, Nash Street, Atwood Way, and Douglas Street. The amount to be paid to the Consultant under this amendment would not exceed $44,785.00. The total cost of the revised contract would not exceed $182,685.00. The applicant of the project is responsible for the full amount.

    Recommendation - Approve a $44,785 Amendment to Contract No. 2854 with CAJA to prepare an EIR.

CALL ITEMS FROM CONSENT AGENDA
 
F. NEW BUSINESS
None.
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
None.
Council Member Wernick
None.
Mayor Pro Tem Jacobs
None.
Mayor Gordon
13. Reconsideration of the Residential and Municipal Solid Waste Collection Contract approved by Council on April 3, 2001.

Recommendation - Discussion and possible action.

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., April 17, 2001 under "Closed Session" (if needed).

REPORT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION (if required)

ADJOURNMENT

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