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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR MEETING - WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2008
CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS
26135 MUREAU ROAD, CALABASAS
www.cityofcalabasas.com

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CLOSED SESSION – 6:30 P.M.

The City Council will convene and adjourn into closed session to confer with legal counsel regarding the following:

  1. Initiation of Litigation, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(c): one case.

  2. One matter of Anticipated Litigation, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9b(3)(C), a point has been reached where, in the opinion of the City Council/Agency on the advice of its legal counsel, based on the below-described existing facts and circumstances, there is a significant exposure to litigation against the City Council/Agency: Receipt of Claim pursuant to Tort Claims Act or other written communication from Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board Notice of Violation directed to Calabasas, Los Angeles County, and 19 other cities threatening litigation (copy available for public inspection in City Clerk’s office).

  3. Pending litigation, pursuant to Government Code Section 54946.9(a): Calabasas Ridge HOA v. Gordon, LC 079145; Cooper v. Calabasas Park Estates Owners Association, BC 323695; Toby Keeler & Elizabeth Stephens v. City of Calabasas, BS 109503; Parks v. City of Calabasas, BC 382012.

OPENING MATTERS - 7:30 P.M.

Call to Order/Roll Call of Councilmembers
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Agenda

ANNOUNCEMENTS/INTRODUCTIONS – 7:35 P.M.

  • Presentation to Jessica Phillips and Amy Ablakat in recognition of their accomplishment in helping Calabasas go green.

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS - PUBLIC COMMENT – 7:45 P.M.

CONSENT ITEMS – 7:50 P.M.

1. Approval of the minutes for the May 7, 2008 City Council meeting.

Item 1 - Minutes

2. Adoption of Ordinance No. 2008-246, amending Article X of Title 15 of the Calabasas Municipal Code and adopting by reference the 2008 Consolidated Fire Protection District Code of the County of Los Angeles which amends Title 32 of the Los Angeles County Code and the California Fire Code, 2007 Edition.

Item 2 - Staff Report
Attachment A - Ordinance No. 2008-246

3. Adoption of Ordinance No. 2008-247, repealing Urgency Ordinance No. 2008-245 and amending Chapter 22, Affordable Housing, of Title 17 of the Calabasas Municipal Code, to correct the inadvertent deletion of the affordable housing inclusionary requirements from Chapter 22 of Title 17 of the Calabasas Municipal Code.

Item 3 - Staff Report
Attachment A - City Council Ordinance No. 2008-247

4. Recommendation to approve a professional services agreement with Christopher A. Joseph & Associates in the amount not to exceed $73,420 to create a Citywide Historic Context Statement and conduct an Historic Resources Survey.

Item 4 - Staff Report
Attachment 1 - Professional Services Agreement with Christopher A. Joseph & Associates

5. Adoption of Resolution No. 2008-1129, approving the 14th Cycle Used Oil Recycling Block Grant, Fiscal Year 2008-2009.

Item 5 - Staff Report
Attachment A - Resolution No. 2008-1129

6. Recommendation to accept completion of the De Anza Park Roofing Project, Specification No. 07-08-08 by All American Roofing, Inc.; and direct the City Clerk to file the notice of completion.

Item 6 - Staff Report
Attachment A - Notice of Completion

7. Recommendation to accept completion of the Playground Shade Structure Project at De Anza Park, Specification No. 07-08-09 by Hendee Enterprises, Inc.; and direct the City Clerk to file the notice of completion.

Item 7 - Staff Report
Attachment A - Notice of Completion

8. Recommendation from the Parks, Recreation and Education Commission to award Community Service Grants for the third funding cycle of FY 07/08 as identified in the staff report.

Item 8 - Staff Report
Attachment A - Community Services Grant Award Recommendations
Attachment B - FY 07/08 Cycle 3 Grant Applications

9. Recommendation to approve Councilmember Groveman’s appointment to the Historic Preservation Commission.

Item 9 - Staff Report

10. Authorization to accept donation of oak tree for the Civic Center by Burton R. Sperber.

Item 10 - Staff Report

NEW BUSINESS – 8:00 P.M.

11. Authorization to negotiate acceptance of a special collection of magic books & related materials from Burton R. Sperber.

Item 11 - Staff Report

PUBLIC HEARING – 8:15 P.M.

12. Introduction of Ordinance No. 2008-248, approving the pre-zoning of the Mont Calabasas annexation area (Permit No. PL0800613) in conformance with the land use policies of the Calabasas General Plan and in preparation for submission of an application to the Los Angeles County Local Area Formation Commission seeking annexation of the Mont Calabasas area to the City of Calabasas.

Item 12 - Staff Report
Attachment A - Ordinance No. 2008-248 (with Map Exhibit)
Attachment B - City Council Resolution No. 2008-1113
Attachment C - Planning Commission Resolution No. 2008-421
Attachment D - Notice of Exemption from CEQA

13. Adoption of Resolution No. 2008-1130, approving a Conditional Use Permit to remove an existing monument sign and replace with a new 24’-10”-high, 133.4 square-foot double-faced monument sign, located within the Commercial-Retail (CR) zoning district and designated Scenic Corridor at 24181 Calabasas Road.

Item 13 - Staff Report
Attachment A - City Council Resolution No. 2008-1130
Attachment B - Planning Commission Resolution No. 08-423
Attachment C - Site Plan and Elevations are not available online as project plans are protected by copyright laws.  They are available for viewing by contacting Planning Department staff during normal office hours at (818) 878-4225.

CITY COUNCIL BREAK – 9:00 P.M.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS – 9:15 P.M.

14. Discussion regarding the modification of the mobile car wash ordinance.

Item 14 - Staff Report

15. Introduction of the City of Calabasas New Green Initiatives.

Item 15 - Staff Report

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS – 10:15 P.M.

16. Check Register for the period of April 25, 2008 to May 9, 2008.

Item 16 - Check Register Report

TASK FORCE REPORTS – 10:20 P.M.

CITY MANAGER’S REPORT – 10:25 P.M.

FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS – 10:30P.M.

Future Agenda Items

ADJOURN – 10:35 P.M.

The City Council will adjourn in memory of Bob McCord.

A copy of the City Council agenda packet is available for review at City Hall and the Calabasas Library. Materials related to an item on this agenda submitted to the Council after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection in the City Clerk’s Office, 26135 Mureau Road, Calabasas, CA 91302-3172, during normal business hours. Such documents are also available on the City of Calabasas website at www.cityofcalabasas.com subject to the City staff’s ability to post the documents before the meeting.

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