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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of Hermosa
Beach, California, held on
Tuesday, January 11, 2000, at the hour of 7:15 P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Rosamond Fogg

ROLL CALL:

Present: Bowler, Dunbabin, Edgerton, Reviczky, Mayor Oakes
Absent: None

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Mayor Oakes announced the Household Hazardous Waste
Roundup to be held Saturday, January 29,
2000 from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. at Clark Stadium on Valley Drive between
8th and 11th streets, noting it was
a free countywide event. For more information, call 1-888-Clean-LA.

Councilmember Edgerton asked about waiving the banner fees for the
upcoming Hermosa Beach Education
Foundation's annual Valentine's dinner dance to take place at the Point
705 Club, noting it was a non-profit
event that benefited the City's schools.

Action: To add the requested fee waiver to the agenda based on the
finding that the issue arose after the
agenda had been posted and that it required immediate action due to the
timing of the event.
Motion Edgerton, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a unanimous vote.

Action: To approve the waiver of banner fees and allow the banner to be
put up in January for the February
event.
Motion Edgerton, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a unanimous vote.

Councilmember Bowler commented on the City's New Year's Eve celebration
that was attended by an estimated
10,000 citizens with no problems and commended staff for an excellent
job. Councilmember Dunbabin noted that
City Manager Burrell and Public Works Director Williams were helping to
direct the people leaving the parking
lot afterward. Mayor Oakes said the fireworks were wonderful.

Councilmember Reviczky thanked everyone who participated in the 7th
annual Beach Cities Toy Drive--all the
volunteers who assisted with the event and those who contributed toys. He
said they collected more toys than
last year, noting that there also seemed to be greater need than there
was last year. He said the toys give
needy children a happy holiday and, more importantly, send the message
that someone cares.
Mayor Oakes announced that Hermosa Beach was proudly sponsoring this
year's United States/Mexico sister
cities' conference, a national event scheduled to take place January 21
through January 23, 2000.

PROCLAMATIONS:

  EARTH DAY   --   APRIL 22, 2000

Mayor Oakes read the proclamation, proclaimed April 22, 2000 as Earth Day
in Hermosa Beach, and encouraged
residents and businesses to use the day to celebrate the Earth and commit
to building a sustainable society.

CLOSED SESSION REPORT FOR MEETING OF DECEMBER 14, 1999:

City Council decision to participate, at no cost to the City, in the
amicus briefs of the following two
cases: Ballard v. City of Clovis and Lion's Lair Enterprises v. County of
Riverside.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

(a) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time were:

  Dick McCurdy - 1004 Ninth Street, Hermosa Beach Sister City president;
spoke of the upcoming
  U.S./Mexico Sister Cities Association National Conference of 2000 to be
hosted by Hermosa Beach;
  said the main speakers would be Senator Debra Bowen and Assemblyman
Steve Kuykendall; invited
  everyone to attend, noting that registration forms were available at
the Community Center; and

  John Felldin - 2434 Manhattan Avenue, said Edison was installing
facilities in the underground area
  and charging homeowners for work that would benefit Edison; provided
copies directly to the Council
  of a letter he had sent to Edison and their response; requested that
the City refer the matter to
  the Public Utilities Commission.

Pursuant to Council direction, City Manager Burrell said staff would ask
the PUC to examine the issue.

Continuing to come forward to address the Council was:

  Jim Lissner - requested a response from the Police Chief regarding why
the City did not join in the
  alcohol stings that took place recently in other cities; asked for a
response from the City Manager
  on the parking structure figure that was reported to the Coastal
Commission; asked to speak on item
  5.

(b) WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Letter from M. C. Fogg regarding the causes of today's LAX-generated
noise and hazard,
  future LAX expansion issues and a proposal to assist the City in
abatement.

Coming forward to address the Council on this issue were:

  Charles Fogg - submitted an addendum to his letter; spoke of airport
issues; proposed putting
  together a blue ribbon committee of knowledgeable citizens that would
report to the City Council
  through the City Manager and volunteered to be on the committee;

  James Deutsch - 707 30th Street, concurred with Mr. Fogg; said there
should be a committee of all
  cities and volunteered his time; and

  James Lissner - said LAX does a monthly tabulation of noise complaints;
said it was important that
  citizens continue to complain and not become complacent; suggested that
the City publicize in its
  newsletter the phone numbers and addresses for complaints (Mayor Oakes
asked the City Manager to
  follow through on that).

No action was taken on this item.

  2. Letter from Judi McEachen of the Mira Costa Grad Night Committee
requesting
  consideration of a donation toward the 11th Annual Grad Night for Mira
Costa Class of
  2000.

Action: To approve the requested donation of $1,000 to Mira Costa High
School Grad Night 2000.
Motion Edgerton, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a unanimous vote.

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

Action: To approve the consent calendar recommendations (a) through (l),
with the exception of the following
item which was removed for discussion in item 3, but is shown in order
for clarity: (f) Reviczky.
Motion Reviczky, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous vote.

At 8:23 P.M., the order of the agenda was suspended to go to public
hearing item 4.
(a) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY
COUNCIL HELD ON
DECEMBER 14, 1999. Supplemental amended page submitted January 11, 2000.

Action: To approve the minutes of the regular City Council meeting of
December 14, 1999 as amended.

(b) RECOMMENDATION TO RATIFY CHECK REGISTER NOS. 19587 THROUGH 19941,
NOTING VOIDED CHECK NO.
19618, 19767, 19772, 19789, 19833, 19872, AND 19939, AND TO APPROVE
CANCELLATION OF CHECK NOS.
19480, 19786 AND 19884 AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CITY TREASURER.

Action: To ratify the check register as presented.

(c) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE TENTATIVE FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS.

Action: To receive and file the tentative future agenda items, as
presented.

(d) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE THE NOVEMBER 1999 FINANCIAL
REPORTS:

(1) Revenue and expenditure report;
(2) City Treasurer's report; and
(3) Investment report.

Action: To receive and file the November 1999 Financial Reports as
presented.

(e) RECOMMENDATION TO DENY THE APPLICATION TO PRESENT A LATE CLAIM FILED
BY STEPHEN F. SMITH.
Memorandum from Personnel Director/Risk Manager Michael Earl dated
January 3, 2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to deny the application to
present a late claim.

(f) RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT DONATIONS OF $150 FROM THE WOMAN'S CLUB OF
HERMOSA BEACH FOR THE
1999 SAND SNOWMAN CONTEST, $235 FROM THE SKATE PARK RAFFLE FOR STAFFING
THE SKATE PARK; AND
$1,000 FROM THE BEACH CITIES HEALTH DISTRICT FOR FIRE RESERVE STAFFING AT
THE CITY NEW YEAR
PARTY. Memorandum from Finance Director Viki Copeland dated January 3,
2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember Reviczky
for separate discussion later in
the meeting.

Action: To accept the donations received by the City to be used as
follows:
  The Woman's Club of Hermosa Beach - $150 for the 1999 Sand Snowman
Contest;
  Skate Park Raffle - $235 for staffing the Skate Park; and
  Beach Cities Health District - $1,000 for Fire reserve staffing at the
City New Year Party.

Motion Reviczky, second Mayor Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

(g) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE NOTICE OF CLOSED CLAIM. Memorandum
from Personnel
Director/Risk Manager Michael Earl dated December 15, 1999.

Action: To receive and file the following notice of closed claim, as
recommended by staff:

  Claimant: Maples, Glenn
  Date of Loss: 10-12-99
  Date Filed: 11-08-99
  Damage: Vehicle damage
  Disposition: Resolved through settlement of $901.34

(h) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION APPOINTING COUNCILMEMBER
DUNBABIN AS THE DELEGATE TO THE
INDEPENDENT CITIES FINANCE AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS. Memorandum from
City Clerk Elaine Doerfling
dated December 28, 1999.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution No. 00-
6040, entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF
THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, REPEALING
RESOLUTION NO. 93-5652 AND
AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 89-5256, CHANGING THE CITY'S REPRESENTATIVE TO
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF
THE INDEPENDENT CITIES LEASE FINANCE AUTHORITY."

(i) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE REPORT REGARDING ADELPHIA
COMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC ACCESS
EQUIPMENT AUDIT. Memorandum from Community Resources Director Mary Rooney
dated January 3, 2000.

Action: To receive and file the report, as recommended by staff.

(j) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING FINAL MAP #25422 FOR A
2-UNIT CONDOMINIUM
PROJECT AT 1507 MANHATTAN AVENUE. Memorandum from Community Development
Director Sol Blumenfeld dated
December 30, 1999.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution No. 00-
6041, entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF
THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING
APPROVAL OF FINAL PARCEL MAP
#25422 FOR A TWO-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT LOCATED AT 1507 MANHATTAN
AVENUE, HERMOSA BEACH,
CALIFORNIA."

(k) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE APPROPRIATION OF PROPOSITION A FUNDS IN
AN AMOUNT ESTIMATED TO
BE $10,766 FOR THE CONTINUATION OF THE DOWNTOWN SHUTTLE FOR ONE
ADDITIONAL MONTH IN ORDER TO
PERMIT TIME FOR THE CITY COUNCIL TO APPROVE DOWNTOWN PARKING FACILITY
RATES. Memorandum from
Community Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated January 4, 2000.

Action: To approve the appropriation of Proposition A funds in an amount
estimated to be $10,766 for the
continuation of the downtown shuttle for one additional month in order to
permit time for the City Council to
approve downtown parking facility rates, as recommended by staff.

(l) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE A REVISION TO THE CITY'S POSITION
ALLOCATION SUMMARY FOR THE FIRE
DEPARTMENT. Memorandum from Personnel Director/Risk Manager Michael Earl
dated January 6, 2000.

Action: To approve a revision to the City's Position Allocation Summary
for the Fire Department, as
recommended by staff

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES

  a. ORDINANCE NO. 00-1197 - "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH,
CALIFORNIA,
  AMENDING MISCELLANEOUS SECTIONS OF THE HERMOSA BEACH MUNICIPAL CODE.
For adoption.
  Memorandum from City Clerk Elaine Doerfling dated December 28, 1999.

Action: To waive full reading and adopt Ordinance No. 00-1197.
Motion Bowler, second Reviczky.

  AYES: Bowler, Dunbabin, Edgerton, Reviczky, Mayor Oakes
  NOES: None

The meeting recessed at 9:10 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 9:30 P.M. with item 5.

3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT CALENDAR FOR SEPARATE DISCUSSION

  Item 1(f) was heard at this time but is shown in order for clarity.

  Public comments on items removed from the Consent Calendar are shown
under the appropriate item.

PUBLIC HEARINGS
4. AN APPEAL OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION DENIAL OF A VARIANCE FROM GROUND
LEVEL OPEN SPACE
REQUIREMENTS AND TO ALLOW A SECOND LEVEL BALCONY TO PROJECT TO WITHIN 3'
OF THE FRONT PROPERTY
LINE RATHER THAN THE REQUIRED 5' AT 2334 THE STRAND. Memorandum from
Community Development Director
Sol Blumenfeld dated January 4, 2000.

Community Development Director Blumenfeld presented the staff report and
responded to Council questions. City
Manager Burrell also responded to Council questions.

The public hearing opened at 8:33 P.M. Coming forward to address the
Council on this issue were:

  Elizabeth Srour - Manhattan Beach, representing the applicant, said the
amount of open space
  proposed was more than twice what was required in the R-1 zone; said
the combination of lot size,
  location, and the strict interpretation limited the use of the property
and served as a basis for
  the variance; said the findings could be made for both issues; and

  George Spratt - Manhattan Beach, architect, spoke to the project and
responded to Council questions.

The public hearing closed at 8:47 P.M.

Action: To grant the requested variance to ground level open space,
provided that at least 300 square feet
are provided in the front yard area, as recommended by staff.
Motion Reviczky, second Bowler. The motion carried by a unanimous vote.

Proposed Action: To grant the requested variance to allow the balcony to
encroach to within three feet of
the front property line.
Motion Edgerton, second Bowler. The motion was subsequently withdrawn.

Action: To deny the requested variance to allow the balcony to encroach
to within three feet of the front
property line, as recommended by staff.
Motion Reviczky, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a unanimous vote.

A resolution stating the Council action and the findings will be
presented January 25, 2000 for adoption.

Final Action: Mayor Oakes directed, with the consensus of the Council,
that staff study the issue of whether
or not the two-block area of the Strand between 22nd and 24th streets
were a unique situation, and report
back during the Council's residential standards session.

At 9:06 P.M., the order of the agenda was moved to item 1(f), which had
been removed from the consent
calendar for separate discussion.

MUNICIPAL MATTERS

5. 1998-99 COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT (CAFR) (INCLUDING REPORT
FROM INDEPENDENT
AUDITOR). Memorandum from Finance Director Viki Copeland dated December
29, 1999.

Finance Director Viki Copeland presented the staff report and responded
to Council questions.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item were:

  Gary Caporicci - of Caporicci and Larson, the City's independent
auditors, spoke to the report and
  responded to questions; and

  Jim Lissner - commented on the budget surplus; asked about balances in
the Insurance and Compensated
  Absences funds; said the surplus money should be added to the
contingency fund instead of the funds
  listed in the report (Finance Director Copeland responded to his
questions).

Action: To receive and file the 1998-99 Comprehensive Financial Report
(CAFR), which includes the report
from Caporicci and Larson, the City's independent auditors.
Motion Bowler, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous vote.

6. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY MANAGER

  a. SCHEDULE PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER A PROPOSAL TO ENACT A MORATORIUM
ON THE CONVERSION
  OF EXISTING COMMERCIAL SPACE TO RESTAURANT USE IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA AS
DEFINED. Memorandum
  from City Manager Burrell dated January 6, 2000.

City Manager Burrell presented the staff report and responded to Council
questions.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

  Jim Lissner - said he hoped the Council did not overlook interspersing
retail among the downtown
  restaurants and bars.

Action: Mayor Oakes, with the consensus of the Council, directed staff to
bring this item back for
discussion at the upcoming goals and objectives session.

  b. PUBLIC NOTICE AND MEETING PROCESS FOR CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED
CHANGES TO
  MULTI-FAMILY AND SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS.
Memorandum from City
  Manager Stephen Burrell dated January 5, 2000.

City Manager Burrell presented the staff report and responded to Council
questions. City Attorney Jenkins
also responded to Council questions.

Action: Mayor Oakes, with the consensus of the Council, set Tuesday,
February 29, 2000 at 7:00 P.M. as a
special public hearing to consider proposed changes to residential
development standards and directed staff
to provide full noticing to the zones affected.

  c. SET A DATE FOR A SPECIAL MEETING TO REVIEW AND UPDATE THE CITY
COUNCIL'S GOALS AND
  OBJECTIVES. Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated January
5, 2000.

City Manager Burrell presented the staff report and responded to Council
questions.

Action: Mayor Oakes, with the consensus of the Council, set a date of
Thursday, February 17, 2000 at 6:00
P.M. for a special meeting to review and update the City Council's goals
and objectives.

7. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL

  a. SCHEDULING APPLICANT INTERVIEWS FOR UNSCHEDULED VACANCY OF UNEXPIRED
TERM ON PARKS,
  RECREATION AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES ADVISORY COMMISSION. Memorandum from
City Clerk Elaine
  Doerfling dated January 6, 2000. Supplemental application from Peter
Tucker received January 6,
  1999.

City Clerk Doerfling presented the staff report and responded to Council
questions.

Action: To schedule a meeting at 6:00 P.M. prior to the regular meeting
of Tuesday, January 25, 2000, for
the purpose of interviewing applicants, and extend the application filing
deadline to 6:00 P.M. Wednesday,
January 19, 2000, as recommended by staff.

8. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL - None

ANNOUNCEMENT IN OPEN SESSION OF ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
AS FOLLOWS:

1. MINUTES: Approval of minutes of Closed Session meeting held on
December 14, 1999.
2. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION: Pursuant to Government Code
Section 54957.

  Title: City Manager

3. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR: Pursuant to Government Code Section
54957.6.

  City Negotiator:
  Stephen Burrell

  Employee Organizations:

  Hermosa Beach Police Officers Association
  Hermosa Beach Firefighters' Association
  Teamsters Union, Local 911
  Professional and Administrative Employee Group
  Hermosa Beach Management Association
  Hermosa Beach Police Management Association

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of
the City of Hermosa Beach adjourned
on Tuesday, January 11, 2000, at the hour of 10:28 P.M. to a closed
session.

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION - The Closed Session convened at the hour of
10:35 P.M. At the hour of 10:48
P.M., the Closed Session adjourned to the Regular Meeting.

ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS - There were no decisions made requiring a public
announcement.

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City of
Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday,
January 11, 2000, at the hour of 10:49 P.M. to an Adjourned Regular
Meeting at 6:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 25,
2000, for the purpose of interviewing applicants for the Parks,
Recreation and Community Resources
Commission.

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MINUTES OF THE ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City
of Hermosa Beach,
California, held on Tuesday, January 25, 2000, at the hour of 6:05 P.M.

ROLL CALL:

Present: Bowler, Dunbabin, Edgerton, Mayor Pro Tempore Reviczky
Absent: Mayor Oakes

INTERVIEWS OF APPLICANTS FOR PARKS, RECREATION AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES
ADVISORY COMMISSION - ONE
SEAT - UNSCHEDULED VACANCY - UNEXPIRED TERM ENDING JUNE 30, 2001
Mayor Pro Tempore Reviczky called the meeting to order and welcomed the
applicants, noting that the actual
appointment would be made later during the regular City Council meeting
when the scheduled item comes up on
the agenda, and that a second vacancy had arisen and would be filled
February 22, 2000. Pursuant to past
procedure, the applicants were interviewed separately, apart from the
others, with each Councilmember asking
one or more questions of each of the applicants. Recognizing that this
was a public meeting open to any
member of the public wishing to observe the interviews, each of the
applicants waited their turn in the City
Hall foyer and entered the Council Chambers one at a time when called, in
alphabetical order.

Coming forward to proceed with the interview process and respond to
individual Council questions were the
following applicants:

  1)   Geoffrey Hirsch
  2)   Daniel Marinelli
  3)   Stephen Sammarco
  4)   Bill Sigler
  5)   Michael York

CITIZEN COMMENTS - None

ADJOURNMENT - The Adjourned Regular Meeting of the City Council of the
City of Hermosa Beach, California,
adjourned on Tuesday, January 25, 2000, at the hour of 6:50 P.M., to the
Regular meeting of the same date,
which was scheduled to begin at the hour of 7:10 P.M.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of Hermosa
Beach, California, held on
Tuesday, January 25, 2000, at the hour of 7:23 P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Russ Tingley, Fire Chief

ROLL CALL:

Present: Bowler, Dunbabin, Edgerton, Reviczky, Mayor Oakes
Absent: None

INTRODUCTION OF NEW FIRE CHIEF - RUSSELL TINGLEY

Mayor Oakes introduced the City's new Fire Chief, Russell Tingley, citing
his 23 years of experience with the
Upland Fire Department, including more than three years as Fire Division
Chief, and his experience as a
trainer and educator in fire service teaching courses at University of
California Riverside, Chaffey
Community College, and the California Specialized Training Institute.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Mayor Oakes said before coming to the meeting, she had the
honor of meeting Walter Cronkite,
who was speaking at the Distinguished Speakers Series in Redondo Beach.

Mayor Oakes announced the Household Hazardous Waste Roundup to be held in
Hermosa Beach Saturday, January 29,
2000 from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. at Clark Stadium on Valley Drive between
8th and 11th streets, noting it was
a free countywide event. For more information, call 1-888-Clean-LA.

Mayor Oakes commented on the success of the United States/ Mexico Sister
Cities Association National
Conference of 2000, which was hosted by Hermosa Beach January 21-23,
noting that the theme of the conference
was to protect our shared environment and that State Senator Debra Bowen
and Congressman Steve Kuykendall had
attended as guest speakers. She presented a Certificate of Recognition
received from Assemblyman George
Nakano and a framed photograph from Loreto in memory of the sisterhood
between the two cities. She said the
banners and posters on the Community Center enhanced the building.
Councilmember Reviczky said the artwork
had been done by Hermosa Valley School children, and noted that a plaque
had also been received from the City
of El Monte.

Councilmember Edgerton said there would be a demonstration and major
press conference at 9:00 A.M. Monday,
February 7, at the FAA building at Marine Avenue and Aviation Boulevard
to try to persuade the FAA to go back
to its original position regarding flights. He said Redondo Beach,
Manhattan Beach and Rancho Palos Verdes
were involved in the event and invited the other Council members to
participate.

Councilmember Reviczky said the Hermosa Beach Education Foundation's
annual Valentine's Dance would take
place Saturday, February 12, 2000 at Pointe 705 in Hermosa Beach, noting
that this was a major fundraiser
with the proceeds going to the City's school system.

CLOSED SESSION REPORT FOR MEETING OF JANUARY 11, 2000: No reportable
actions.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

(a) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time were:
  Shirley Cassell - Hermosa Beach, requested that item 1(b) be pulled
from the consent calendar for
  later discussion; said Councilmember Edgerton again did not have his
computer; expressed concern
  about the unsightliness of the Learned Lumber site and said it did not
conform to the approved
  plans; asked for the phone number to complain about planes flying over
(was given the number
  310-64-NOISE);

  Mark Marino - 1326 Corona Street, spoke about an upcoming item
concerning traffic on his street;

  Dr. Holtzinger - requested that item 1(q) be pulled from the consent
calendar for later discussion;

  Nick Nickelson - representing the Kenny Nickelson Memorial Foundation,
thanked everyone for the toy
  drive and for the support their foundation has received over the years;
gave the City a framed photo
  of their holiday party and toy distribution to needy children in the
YMCA Juvenile Crime Prevention
  Program;

  Jim Lissner - Hermosa Beach, requested that agenda item 1(k) be pulled
from the consent calendar for
  later discussion; spoke of wasted money for unneeded items, including
the purchase of a fire truck,
  the upcoming City Hall remodel, and downtown traffic signals; and

  Pete Tucker - 235 34th Street, said the windmill was back up on the
tower now and hoped for a
  rededication ceremony by the end of February or early March; requested
strict enforcement of the
  residential parking permit program; said the downtown merchants should
not have parking permits but
  should instead be in the shuttle program.

Councilmember Reviczky said the windmill, which had been taken down for
refurbishment and was reinstalled
last week at no cost to the taxpayers, was a real community effort. He
said the windmill was a City landmark,
and thanked everyone involved with the project, including Pete Tucker,
Dave Garrett, Roger Bacon, Steve
Storm, Ken Lindsey and Mike Flaharty. City Manager Burrell noted that the
windmill was completely workable.

(b) WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Letter from Steve Bopp of the Redondo Union High School Grad Night
2000 Committee
  requesting consideration of a donation toward Grad Night for Redondo
Union High School
  Class of 2000.
Action: Mayor Oakes directed, with the consensus of the Council, that the
requested donation of $1,000 to
Redondo Union High School Grad Night 2000 be approved.

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

Action: To approve the consent calendar recommendations (a) through (s),
with the exception of the following
items which were removed for discussion in item 3, but are shown in order
for clarity: (b) Mayor Oakes for
Shirley Cassell, (k) Mayor Oakes for Jim Lissner, (o) Edgerton, and (q)
Mayor Oakes for Dr. Holtzinger.
Motion Reviczky, second Bowler. The motion carried by a unanimous vote.

At 8:00 P.M., the order of the agenda was suspended to go to public
hearing item 4.

(a) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY
COUNCIL HELD ON JANUARY
11, 2000.

Action: To approve the minutes of the regular City Council meeting of
January 11, 2000, as presented.

(b) RECOMMENDATION TO RATIFY CHECK REGISTER NOS. 19942 THROUGH 20066,
NOTING VOIDED CHECK NOS.
19945, 20027, AND 20036, AND TO APPROVE THE CANCELLATION OF CHECK NO.
20040, AS RECOMMENDED BY
THE CITY TREASURER.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Mayor Oakes, at the
request of Shirley Cassell, for
separate discussion later in the meeting.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

  Shirley Cassell - questioned warrants 19968, 19979 and 19986.

City Manager Burrell responded to questions. City Attorney Jenkins also
responded to questions.

Action: To ratify the check register as presented.
Motion Reviczky, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous vote.

(c) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE TENTATIVE FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS.

Action: To receive and file the tentative future agenda items, as
presented.

(d) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE THE DECEMBER 1999 FINANCIAL
REPORTS:

(1) Memorandum regarding Revenue and expenditure report;
(2) City Treasurer's report; and
(3) Investment report.

Action: To receive and file the December 1999 Financial Reports, as
presented.

  e.RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION OF THE ANNUAL STATEMENT OF
INVESTMENT POLICY. Memorandum from
  City Treasurer John Workman dated January 11, 2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution No. 00-
6042, entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF
THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, ACKNOWLEDGING
THE RECEIPT AND FILING
OF AND APPROVING THE ANNUAL STATEMENT OF INVESTMENT POLICY AND DELEGATING
INVESTMENT AUTHORITY TO
THE CITY TREASURER FOR THE YEAR 1999."

(f) RECOMMENDATION TO DENY THE APPLICATION TO PRESENT A LATE CLAIM FILED
BY MACIE ABRAMS.
Memorandum from Personnel Director/Risk Manager Michael Earl dated
January 11, 2000.

Action: To deny the application to present a late claim filed by Macie
Abrams, as recommended by staff.

(g) RECOMMENDATION TO DENY THE FOLLOWING CLAIM AND REFER IT TO THE CITY'S
LIABILITY CLAIMS
ADMINISTRATOR. Memorandum from Personnel Director/Risk Manager Michael
Earl dated January 12, 2000.

  Claimant: Wehland, Paul
  Date of Loss: 01/01/00
  Date Filed: 01/05/00

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to deny the claim and refer
it to the City's Liability Claims
Administrator.

  h.RECOMMENDATION TO SET WORKSHOP DATES OF THURSDAY, MAY 25TH AND
THURSDAY, JUNE 8TH AT 7:10 P.M.
  FOR REVIEW OF THE 2000-01 BUDGET. Memorandum from Finance Director Viki
Copeland dated January 13,
  2000.

Action: To direct staff to return at the next meeting with different
recommended workshop dates for review
of the 2000-01 Budget.

(i) RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT A $10,000 DONATION RECEIVED BY THE CITY FROM
INTERNATIONAL
MERCHANDISING CORPORATION TO BE USED FOR SKATE PARK STAFFING (FOR
MERVYN'S CALIFORNIA BEACH BASH
2000). Memorandum from Finance Director Viki Copeland dated January 18,
2000.

Councilmember Reviczky acknowledged and thanked the donor.

Action: To accept the $10,000 donation received from International
Merchandising Corporation to be used for
skate park staffing for the Mervyn's California Beach Bash 2000.

(j) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF HERMOSA
BEACH AND BEACH CITIES
HEALTH DISTRICT FOR ROOM 7 IN THE COMMUNITY CENTER AND AUTHORIZE THE
MAYOR TO EXECUTE THE LEASE.
Memorandum from Community Resources Director Mary Rooney dated January
18, 2000.

Action: To approve a lease agreement between the City and Beach Cities
Health District for Room 7 in the
Community Center for a term of one year, commencing February 1, 2000 and
ending January 31, 2001, for a rate
of $1.03 per square foot ($1.03 x 1,100 sq.ft. = $1,133), as recommended
by the Parks, Recreation and
Community Resources Commission and staff.

(k) RECOMMENDATION TO REJECT ALL BIDS FOR THE CITY HALL REMODEL - ADA
UPGRADES PROJECT;
AUTHORIZE STAFF TO RE-SCOPE THE PROJECT AND REMOVE THE FIRE STATION
IMPROVEMENTS FROM THIS
PROJECT; AND, AUTHORIZE STAFF TO RE-ADVERTISE THE PROJECT AFTER
APPROPRIATE MODIFICATIONS TO THE
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS ARE MADE. Memorandum from Public Works Director
Harold Williams dated January 10,
2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Mayor Oakes, at the
request of Jim Lissner, for separate
discussion later in the meeting.

Public Works Director Williams presented the staff report and responded
to questions. City Manager Burrell
also responded to questions.

Coming forward to address the Council on this issue were:

  Jim Lissner - Hermosa Beach, said the project had increased in price
and was out of control;
  Shirley Cassell - Hermosa Beach, said she had been pushing for the City
Hall remodel for years; and
  Larry Hotchkins - 938 14th Street, contractor, addressed the cost of
construction management and
  inspection services.

Mayor Oakes requested a breakdown from staff of the $358,000 figure for
construction management and
inspection services.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

  1.Reject all bids for the City Hall Remodel - ADA Upgrades Project;
  2.Authorize staff to re-scope the project and remove the fire station
improvements from the project;
  and
  3.Authorize staff to re-advertise the project after appropriate
modifications to the construction
  documents are made.

Motion Reviczky, second Bowler. The motion carried by a unanimous vote.

(l) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE EXPENDITURES OF UP TO $16,000 FROM CIP 99-
529 FOR THE PURCHASE OF
A NEW BACKSTOP FOR THE MAJOR LEAGUE FIELD AND TWO DUGOUTS FOR THE FARM
FIELD AT CLARK STADIUM.
Memorandum from Community Resources Director Mary Rooney dated January
18, 2000.

Action: To approve expenditures of up to $16,000 from CIP 99-529 for the
purchase of a new backstop for the
Major League Field and two dugouts for the Farm Field, as recommended by
the Parks, Recreation and Community
Resources subcommittee and staff.

(m) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE CONSULTING ENGINEERING AGREEMENT BETWEEN
THE CITY AND DAVID EVANS
AND ASSOCIATES IN THE AMOUNT OF $67,210.00 FOR PROJECT NO. CIP 95-507 -
VALLEY PARK IMPROVEMENTS.
Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated January 18,
2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

  1.Approve the agreement between the City of Hermosa Beach and David
Evans and Associates for $67,210;
  2.Authorize the City Clerk to attest and the Mayor to execute said
agreement, upon approval as to form
  by the City Attorney; and
  3.Authorize the Director of Public Works to make changes to the
contract amount not to exceed $6,721.

(n) RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR THE CLARK FIELD
BUILDING DEMOLITION TO
VIKING EQUIPMENT CORPORATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $8,300. Memorandum from
Public Works Director Harold
Williams dated January 11, 2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

  1.Award the construction contract for the Clark Field Building
Demolition, CIP #99-529, to Viking
  Equipment Corporation, in the amount of $8,300;
  2.Authorize the Mayor to execute and the City Clerk to attest the
Construction Contract subject to
  approval by the City Attorney;
  3.Direct the City Clerk to reject all other bids and release all bid
bonds after award by the City
  Council; and
  4.Authorize the Director of Public Works to make minor changes as
necessary not to exceed $4,150.

(o) RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR CIP PROJECT 98-621
- PHASE II MUNICIPAL
PIER ARCHITECTURAL UPGRADES - TO LOS ANGELES ENGINEERING OF TEMPLE CITY
BASED UPON THEIR LOWEST
RESPONSIVE BID OF $1,168,771. Memorandum from Public Works Director
Harold Williams dated January 18,
2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember Edgerton
for separate discussion later in
the meeting.

Public Works Director Williams presented the staff report and responded
to Council questions.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

  1.Award the Construction Contract to Los Angeles Engineering of Temple
City, California, based upon
  their lowest responsible bid of $1,168,771;
  2.Authorize the appropriation of $167,008 from the Prop A fund;
  3.Authorize the Mayor to execute and the City Clerk to attest the
construction contract subject to
  approval by the City Attorney; and
  4.Authorize the Director of Public Works to make minor changes as
necessary within the contingency of
  $116,877.

Motion Edgerton, second Bowler. The motion carried by a unanimous vote.

(p) RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AND INSPECTION
CONTRACT AGREEMENT FOR CIP
PROJECT 98-621 - PHASE II MUNICIPAL PIER ARCHITECTURAL UPGRADES - TO
CONCEPT MARINE, INC., FOR
$75,000. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated
January 18, 2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

  1.Approve award of construction management and inspection contract
agreement for Phase II Municipal
  Pier Architectural Upgrades to Concept Marine, Inc for $75,000;
  2.Authorize the Mayor to execute and City Clerk to attest the
Professional Services Agreement subject
  to approval by the City Attorney; and
  3.Authorize the Director of Public Works to make minor changes as
necessary not to exceed $7,500.

(q) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE ACTION MINUTES FROM THE PLANNING
COMMISSION MEETING OF
JANUARY 18, 2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Mayor Oakes, at the
request of Dr. Holtzinger, for
separate discussion later in the meeting.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

  Linda Bernhart - 1151 Aviation Boulevard, requested that Council
initiate a review of the Planning
  Commission's action concerning an alternative school at 1103 Aviation
Boulevard, (item 11 on the
  Planning Commission agenda).

Action: To initiate, at the request of Councilmembers Reviczky and
Bowler, a Council review of Planning
Commission item 11 at a de novo public hearing to be conducted February
22, 2000.

Final Action: To receive and file the remainder of the action minutes of
the Planning Commission meeting of
January 18, 2000.

Motion Reviczky, second Bowler. The motion carried by a unanimous vote.

(r) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE AMENDMENT TO AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND
THE SCHOOL DISTRICT
PROVIDING FOR THE CITY TO REIMBURSE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE COST OF
ASBESTOS REMOVAL FROM
THE BUILDING AT SOUTH PARK AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE
AGREEMENT. Memorandum
from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated January 19, 2000.

Action: To 1) approve the amendment to the agreement providing for the
City to reimburse the School District
for the cost of asbestos removal from the buildings at South Park, and 2)
direct the City Manager to execute
the amendment, as recommended by staff.

(s) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING A VARIANCE FROM GROUND
LEVEL OPEN SPACE
REQUIREMENTS, AND DENYING A REQUEST FOR A VARIANCE TO PROJECT A BALCONY
INTO THE FRONT YARD FIVE
FEET RATHER THAN THE MAXIMUM OF THREE FEET, IN CONNECTION WITH A PROPOSED
NEW SINGLE FAMILY
DWELLING AT 2334 THE STRAND, LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS LOT 6, BLOCK 24,
HERMOSA BEACH TRACT. Memorandum
from Community Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated January 20,
2000.

Action: To adopt Resolution No. 00-6043, entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A VARIANCE FROM GROUND LEVEL OPEN
SPACE REQUIREMENT, AND
DENYING A REQUEST FOR A VARIANCE TO PROJECT A BALCONY INTO THE FRONT YARD
FIVE FEET RATHER THAN
THE MAXIMUM OF THREE FEET, IN CONNECTION WITH A PROPOSED NEW SINGLE
FAMILY DWELLING AT 2334 THE
STRAND, LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS LOT 6, BLOCK 24, HERMOSA BEACH TRACT."

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES - None

3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT CALENDAR FOR SEPARATE DISCUSSION

  Items 1(b), (k), (o), and (q) were heard at this time but are shown in
order for clarity.

  Public comments on items removed from the Consent Calendar are shown
under the appropriate item.

The meeting recessed at 8:40 P.M.

The meeting reconvened at 9:00 P.M., with item 6.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

4. EXPENDITURE OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY URBAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK
GRANT (CDBG) FUND
ALLOCATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000-2001. Memorandum from Community
Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated
January 18, 2000.

Community Development Director Blumenfeld presented the staff report and
responded to Council questions. City
Manager Burrell also responded to Council questions.

The public hearing opened at 8:10 P.M. As no one came forward to address
the Council on this issue, the
public hearing closed at 8:10 P.M.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to approve by minute order
the expenditure of the sixth year
2000-2001 Block Grant estimated allocation, and any additional allocation
funding, for the removal of
architectural barriers to the disabled.
Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a unanimous vote.

At 8:12 P.M., the order of the agenda was returned to item 3.

MUNICIPAL MATTERS
5. PARKING LOT AND METER RATE PROPOSAL. Memorandum from City Manager
Stephen Burrell dated January 20,
2000. Supplemental list of parking permits issued, and supplemental
letter from Chris G. Bennett of Good
Stuff Restaurant received January 25, 2000.

Councilmember Edgerton said he would have to abstain from the issue of
monthly permits. He left the dais and
the room at 9:15 P.M. while that issue was being discussed and returned
at 9:20 P.M.

City Manager Burrell presented the staff report and responded to Council
questions.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item were:

  Gary Wayland - supported raising the on-street meter rate because of
the four-hour limit; suggested
  either cutting down the time or raising the rate; and

  Pete Tucker - said he thought the plan had been to reduce the time
limit down to two-hour parking
  after the structure was opened.

Action: To set the basic off-street parking rate at 50 cents per hour,
with an $8 maximum, in the new
parking structure and Lot A (a reduction for Lot A).
Motion Reviczky, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous vote.

Further Action: To keep the basic on-street parking rate at 50 cents per
hour from 10 A.M. to 10 P.M. for
both yellow and silver meters, with direction to staff to monitor and
provide monthly reports on how that is
working.
Motion Dunbabin, second Edgerton. The motion carried, noting the
dissenting votes of Bowler and Reviczky.

Councilmember Reviczky requested the placement of a "lot full" sign at
the left-turn signal on Hermosa Avenue
at 13th Street and the removal of the "no U-turn" sign at that location.
Mayor Oakes concurred and also
requested the placement of public parking signs directing people to the
parking structure and stating the
fees.

Further Action: To set an evening flat rate, payable upon entry, of $3
after 9:00 P.M.
Motion Reviczky, second Bowler. The motion carried by a unanimous vote.

Further Action: To not change the current coastal daily permit fee.
Motion Reviczky, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous vote.

Further Action: To set the validation program rate at 50 cents per hour.
Motion Reviczky, second Bowler. The motion carried by a unanimous vote.
Further Action: To raise the employee parking permits to $60 per year and
direct staff to come back in
March with guidelines and recommendations for an employee parking program
and to either extend the existing
permit or sell a three-month program in the interim.
Motion Reviczky, second Bowler. The motion carried by a unanimous vote.

Councilmember Reviczky requested that the Council consider extending the
preferential parking zone to Cypress
Avenue. City Manager Burrell said that issue would be added to the
Coastal Plan when it comes before the
Council for consideration.

Councilmember Edgerton left the dais and the room at 10:25 P.M. due to a
potential conflict of interest on
the issue of monthly permits.

Final Action: To direct staff to bring the issue of monthly permits back
in March with the inclusion of a
Monday through Friday daytime program.
Motion Reviczky, second Bowler. The motion carried by a unanimous vote.

Councilmember Reviczky requested that staff look at the cost of keeping
the shuttle in operation two nights a
week and expanding the shuttle route, perhaps into Redondo Beach.
Councilmember Bowler concurred, noting the
cost could be offset with a minimum charge.

Councilmember Edgerton returned to the dais at 10:28 P.M.

6. 14TH STREET TRAFFIC CALMING. Memorandum from Public Works Director
Harold Williams dated January 18,
2000.

City Manager Burrell presented the staff report and responded to Council
questions.

Action: To direct staff to provide a report on the issue of street
barricades at the budget session.
Motion Reviczky, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous vote.

At 9:08 P.M., the order of the agenda was returned to item 5.

7. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY MANAGER - None

8. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL

  a. APPOINTMENT TO PARKS, RECREATION AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES ADVISORY
COMMISSION TO FILL
  AN UNEXPIRED TERM DUE TO UNSCHEDULED VACANCY. Memorandum from City
Clerk Elaine Doerfling dated
  January 20, 2000. Supplemental memorandum from Community Resources
Director Mary Rooney dated
  January 25, 2000 concerning the automatic vacancy of Commissioner Todd
Kuh effective after the
  Commission's February 1 meeting.

Action: To appoint Geoffrey Hirsch to the unexpired term expiring June
30, 2001.
Motion Reviczky, second Edgerton. The motion carried.

There was no Council action to waive the automatic vacancy.

b. REVIEW OF 1999 FIESTAS. Memorandum from Fiesta Subcommittee members
Oakes and Edgerton.

Councilmember Edgerton presented the subcommittee report.

Coming forward to address the Council on this issue was:

  Travers Devine - thanked Mayor Oakes and Councilmember Edgerton for
working with the Chamber of
  Commerce on this issue.

Police Chief Straser responded to questions.

Action: To receive and file the report.
Motion Reviczky, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous vote.

c. AMENDMENT TO THE JOINT EXERCISE OF POWERS CONCERNING THE PRIVATE
INDUSTRY COUNCIL APPOINTING
THE CITY OF HAWTHORNE AS THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCY.

City Manager Burrell responded to Council questions.

Action: To authorize the Mayor to execute the documents on behalf of the
City.
Motion Reviczky, second Bowler. The motion carried by a unanimous vote.

9. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL

  a. Request by Mayor Pro Tem Reviczky to discuss airport committee.

  Mayor Pro Tem Reviczky spoke to his request.

City Manager Burrell responded to Council questions.

Action: To authorize the formation of a citizens airport committee, to be
open to anyone interested,
including those already involved in other groups, to research and monitor
issues relating to LAX expansion,
changes in flight patterns, noise and safety, and report and make
recommendations to the City Council.
Motion Reviczky, second Bowler. The motion carried by a unanimous vote.

  b. Request by Councilmember Edgerton to set a public meeting to discuss
closing a small
  portion of Corona Street off of Prospect Avenue and installation of a
stop sign at 14th
  Street and Corona Street.

Councilmember Edgerton spoke to his request.

Action: To set a public hearing on February 22, 2000 to address this
issue.
Motion Edgerton, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a unanimous vote.

Mayor Oakes announced that the meeting would be adjourned in memory of
Bunny Seawright, a resident of Hermosa
Beach for more than 60 years, who recently passed away. She said Ms.
Seawright had been active in the Hermosa
Beach Historical Society and in 1935 was the first woman to cross the
Catalina Channel in a race aboard a
toboggan-like precursor to the water ski. On behalf of the entire City
Council, she expressed condolences to
the Seawright family.

ANNOUNCEMENT IN OPEN SESSION OF ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
AS FOLLOWS:

1. MINUTES: Approval of minutes of Closed Session meeting held on January
11, 2000.

2. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR

Government Code Section 54956.8

Property: 30th Street from Pacific Coast Highway west 120 feet.

  Negotiating Parties: Stephen Burrell & Fritz Hitchcock

  Under Negotiation: Price & Terms of Payment

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of
the City of Hermosa Beach adjourned
on Tuesday, January 25, 2000, at the hour of 11:15 P.M. to a closed
session.

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION - The Closed Session convened at the hour of
11:20 P.M. At the hour of 11:35
P.M., the Closed Session adjourned to the Regular Meeting.

ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS - There were no decisions made requiring a public
announcement.

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City of
Hermosa Beach adjourned in memory of
Bunny Seawright on Tuesday, January 25, 2000, at the hour of 11:36 P.M.
to the Regular Meeting of Tuesday,
February 8, 2000, at the hour of 7:10 P.M.
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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday, February 8, 2000, at the hour of
7:19
P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Joanne Edgerton

ROLL CALL:

Present:     Bowler,   Dunbabin,    Edgerton,     Reviczky,     Mayor
Oakes
Absent: None

ANNOUNCEMENTS : Mayor Oakes   wished her   daughter Geneva a   happy
birthday.

Councilmember Bowler commented on the excellent performance at the
Hermosa
Beach Playhouse of "Forbidden Broadway," and highly recommended it to
the
community. Mayor Oakes concurred, noting that "Greater Tuna" is next in
the
series.

Mayor Oakes commented on the success of the Superbowl Sunday 10K
race,
noting that the event began with a one-mile race, a competition
that
attracted youths from all over the state.

Councilmember Edgerton read a holiday postcard from a family with
five
children who received toys during this year's Beach Cities' Toy
Drive
thanking everyone for their generosity. He said also received was a
check
for $30 from Evangelos and Lisa Lamprou, which would be put into
the
account for next year's toy drive.

Councilmember Edgerton commented on the press conference and
demonstration
yesterday in front of the FAA building, which he and Councilmember
Dunbabin
attended, noting a good      turnout of about 50 people from
affected
communities including Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Rancho Palos
Verdes,
El Segundo and Inglewood. He said there is now talk of forming a South
Bay
Task Force to keep together the group that used to be the
Southern
California Task Force, despite the FAA's unwillingness to
participate.
Councilmember Dunbabin said it was important to keep the issue in front
of
the FAA.

Councilmember Dunbabin commented on the success of the County's
hazardous
waste collection in Hermosa Beach on January 29, noting it was a
nice,
clean operation that had lots of business. She said it was a positive
event
for the community.

Councilmember Dunbabin congratulated the Hermosa Beach schools for
their
academic performance, ranking in the top ten percent in California.
She
said Hermosa has a school district that everyone can be very proud
of.
Mayor Oakes concurred.

Mayor Oakes announced the upcoming Hermosa Beach Education
Foundation
dinner dance, noting that Joanne Edgerton would be addressing    the
issue
under public participation.

Mayor Oakes announced the City's 48th annual Sand and Strand Run, in
joint
cooperation with Project Touch, to take place Sunday, February 13,
2000,
with the two and one-half mile run at 8:00 A.M. and the five-mile run
at
9:15 A.M. She said there would also be munchkin races for children, ages
4
through 10, at approximately 50 to 125 yard distances, with medals given
to
the first through third place finishers in each age division in each
race,
and    all   participants   would   receive    a   commemorative   T-
shirt.

Mayor Oakes asked about the Learned Lumber site. City Manager Burrell
said
he would report back to Council on that issue.

PROCLAMATION: CENSUS DAY

                              APRIL   1,   2000
Mayor Oakes read the proclamation     and proclaimed April 1,     2000 as
Census
Day in Hermosa Beach.

PRESENTATION: Mayor Oakes presented a City tile plaque to Kathy Dunbabin
in
recognition of her service as a Parks, Recreation and Community
Resources
Commissioner from October 22, 1996 to November 23, 1999, when she
was
seated as a member of the City Council.

Councilmember Dunbabin expressed gratitude for the plaque and said it
had
been her pleasure to serve on the Parks and Recreation
Commission.

CLOSED SESSION REPORT     FOR   MEETING OF   JANUARY   25, 2000 : No
reportable
actions.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

(a) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time were:

     Joanne Edgerton - said the Hermosa Beach Education Foundation's
     annual fundraiser would take place from 5 to 10 P.M. Saturday,
     February 12, 2000 at Pointe 701, featuring dinner, dancing, and a
     silent and live auction, with James Blackman as the auctioneer;
     said tickets were $100 each and all the proceeds would benefit
     Hermosa Beach schools, restoring important programs that had been
     cut due to Proposition 13; and

     Ron Schneider - Librarian of the Hermosa Beach Library, announced
     that the Library would be closed for refurbishment, including new
     carpet, tile and paint; said the last day of service would be
     Saturday, February 26, and they expected to re-open Thursday,
     April 6; said they could use volunteers to help pack boxes from 9
     A.M. to 6 P.M. Sunday, February 27.

(b) WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

     1. Letter from Mike Ludwig of the Hermosa Beach Chamber of
     Commerce proposing that the City of Hermosa Beach share a portion
     of the TOT tax with the Chamber of Commerce.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

     Cary Bickelmeyer - Chamber of Commerce, said the        intent of the
     letter was to open a dialogue on the subject.

City Manager Burrell responded to Council questions.
Action: To refer the matter to the Council subcommittee (Edgerton and
Mayor
Oakes) and staff for discussion over the next few months, with a
request
for more information on the matter, including what other cities do
with
regard to supporting their chambers of commerce.

Motion    Bowler, second Edgerton.    The motion    carried by a   unanimous
vote.

  1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

Action: To approve the consent calendar recommendations (a) through
(m),
with the exception of the following items which were removed for
discussion
in item 3, but are shown in order for clarity: (a) Reviczky at the
request
of City Clerk Doerfling, (e) Reviczky, (f) Bowler, (h) Dunbabin, and
(k)
Edgerton.

Motion    Reviczky, second Bowler.    The motion    carried by a   unanimous
vote.

At 7:47 P.M., the order of the agenda was suspended to go to public
hearing
item 4.

(a) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE FOLLOWING MINUTES:

         1. Minutes of the Adjourned Regular meeting held on January 25,
            2000; and
         2. Minutes of the Regular meeting held on January 25, 2000.

Memorandum    from   City   Clerk   Elaine   Doerfling dated   February   2,
2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Reviczky,
at the request of City Clerk Doerfling, for separate discussion later
in
the meeting.

City Clerk Doerfling requested that the Council review the motion for
item
9.a., regarding the formation of a citizen airport committee, and
restate
the motion, as necessary, to clarify staff's expected level of
involvement
with the committee.
Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

     Steve Storm - El Segundo Noise Abatement Committee member, said
     they gathered facts and presented recommendations to the City
     Council;   suggested  getting   a   copy   of   their   bylaws.

Action : To approve 1) the minutes of the adjourned regular meeting
of
January 25, 2000 as presented, and 2) the minutes of the regular meeting
of
January 25, 2000, with the following amendment to page 10167, add to
the
end of the motion for item 9.a.: "with direction to the City Manager
to
advertise the date, place and time of the first meeting, inviting
all
interested   parties   to attend,    and   to serve    as staff
liaison.

Motion   Reviczky, second Bowler.     The motion   carried by a     unanimous
vote.

(b) RECOMMENDATION TO RATIFY CHECK          REGISTER NOS.   20067    THROUGH
20239,
NOTING VOIDED CHECK NO. 20068.

Action: To ratify the check register as presented.

  c. RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE TENTATIVE FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS.

Action : To    receive   and   file   the   tentative future   agenda     items,
as
presented.

(d) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE THE DECEMBER 1999 REVENUE
AND
EXPENDITURE REPORT . Memorandum from Finance Director Viki Copeland
dated
February 2, 2000.

Action : To receive and file       the December    1999 revenue     and
expenditure
reports, as presented.

(e) RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT A $400.00 DONATION FROM HAWTHORNE SAVINGS
TO
BE USED FOR SUPPLIES FOR THE SPRING EGGSTRAVAGANZA EVENT ARRANGED BY
THE
COMMUNITY RESOURCES DEPARTMENT. Memorandum from Finance Director
Viki
Copeland dated January 31, 2000.

This item   was removed from the      consent calendar by Councilmember
Reviczky
for discussion later in the   meeting in order to     publicly acknowledge
and
thank the donor.

Action: To accept the $400    donation from Hawthorne Savings       to be used
by
the    Community Resources    Department    for   supplies    for    the
Spring
Eggstravaganza event.

Motion   Reviczky, second Bowler.   The motion    carried by a   unanimous
vote.

(f) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE EXTENDING THE AGREEMENT WITH WEST
COAST
LIGHTING TO KEEP PIER PLAZA TREES LIGHTED YEAR ROUND AT AN ANNUAL COST
OF
$8,800 . Memorandum from Community Resources Director Mary Rooney
dated
January 31, 2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember Bowler
for
discussion later in the meeting.

Action: To approve extending the agreement with West Coast Lighting to
keep
the Pier Plaza palm trees lighted year round at an annual cost of
$8,800,
as recommended by staff.

Motion   Bowler, second Dunbabin.   The motion    carried by a   unanimous
vote.

(g) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION REMOVING THE NORTH BOUND "NO U-
TURN"
RESTRICTION AT HERMOSA AVENUE AND 13TH STREET. Memorandum from Public
Works
Director Harold Williams dated February 1, 2000.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
00-6044, entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, REMOVING THE NORTHBOUND "NO U-TURN" RESTRICTION
AT
HERMOSA AVENUE AND 13TH STREET," as directed by Council at the January
25,
2000 meeting.

(h) RECOMMENDATION TO DENY A REQUEST FOR THREE-WAY STOP CONTROL AT
VALLEY
PARK AVENUE AND 18TH STREET. Memorandum from Public Works Director
Harold
Williams dated February 1, 2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Dunbabin
for discussion later in the meeting.

Action: To approve the request by residents for a three-way stop control
at
Valley Drive and 18th Street and adopt Resolution No. 00-6046, entitled
"A
RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH,
CALIFORNIA,
DESIGNATING THE INTERSECTION OF VALLEY PARK AND 18TH STREET A THREE-
WAY
STOP CONTROL INTERSECTION."

Motion Dunbabin,   second Edgerton. The motion   carried by a unanimous
vote.

(i)   RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR CITY
TRAFFIC
ENGINEERING SERVICES AND AUTHORIZE STAFF TO SOLICIT PROPOSALS.
Memorandum
from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated January 26,
2000.

Action: To approve the Request for Proposals for City Traffic
Engineering
Services and authorize staff to solicit proposals, as recommended by
staff.

(j) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR GENERAL
CIVIL
ENGINEERING SERVICES AND AUTHORIZE STAFF TO SOLICIT PROPOSALS.
Memorandum
from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated January 31,
2000.

Action: To approve the Request for Proposals for General Civil
Engineering
Services and authorize staff to solicit proposals, as recommended by
staff.

(k) RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD CONTRACT FOR DESIGN SERVICES FOR CIP #98-
621,
MUNICIPAL PIER ARCHITECTURAL UPGRADES PHASE III, TO PURKISS-ROSE - RSI
IN
THE AMOUNT OF $174,500 . Memorandum from Public Works Director
Harold
Williams dated February 1, 2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Edgerton
for discussion later in the meeting.
Public Works Director Williams       presented the staff report and responded
to
Council questions.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

         1. Award the design contract for CIP Project 00-630 Phase III
            Municipal Pier Architectural Upgrades to purkiss-rose - rsi,
            California for a fee of $174,500;
         2. Authorize the Mayor to execute and the City Clerk to attest the
            attached Professional Services Agreement subject to approval by
            the City Attorney; and
         3. Authorize the Director of Public Works to make changes to the
            agreement up to $17,450.

Motion    Edgerton, second Bowler.    The motion   carried by a    unanimous
vote.

(l) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE CITY'S PARTICIPATION IN A GRANT
FROM
BEACH CITIES HEALTH DISTRICT FOR A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCACY PROGRAM
AND
AUTHORIZE   THE MAYOR AND    CITY MANAGER   TO EXECUTE THE     CONTRACT
.

Action: To approve the City's participation in a grant from Beach
Cities
Health District for a domestic violence advocacy program and authorize
the
Mayor and City Manager to execute the contract.

(m) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE WORKSHOP DATES OF THURSDAY, JUNE 1ST
AND
THURSDAY, JUNE 15TH AT 7:10 P.M. FOR REVIEW OF THE 2000-2001
BUDGET.
Memorandum from Finance Director Viki Copeland dated January 26,
2000.

Action: To approve the recommended workshop dates of Thursday, June 1,
and
Thursday, June 15, at 7:10 P.M. for review of the 2000-2001
Budget.

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES - None

3.   ITEMS    REMOVED   FROM   THE   CONSENT CALENDAR   FOR   SEPARATE
DISCUSSION

     Items 1(a), (e), (f), (h) and (k) were heard at this time but are
     shown in order for clarity.

     Public comments on items removed from the          Consent Calendar are
     shown under the appropriate item.
The meeting recessed at 9:20 P.M.

The meeting reconvened at 9:42 P.M., with item 5.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

4. GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT FOR PERMANENT STREET CLOSURE AND CREATION OF
A
WALKSTREET AT OCEAN VIEW DRIVE BETWEEN 3RD STREET AND 4TH STREET EAST
OF
PACIFIC COAST    HIGHWAY, AND   ADOPTION OF AN     ENVIRONMENTAL
NEGATIVE
DECLARATION. Memorandum from Community Development Director Sol
Blumenfeld
dated January 27, 2000.

Community Development Director Blumenfeld presented the staff report
and
responded to Council questions. City Manager Burrell and City
Attorney
Jenkins also responded to Council questions.

The public hearing opened     at 7:55   P.M.   Coming forward   to address
the
Council on this issue were:

     Phyllis Lacek - 422 Ocean View Drive, showed photos of her
     street, said taxpayers were being asked to pay for a walk street
     or park on a 30 x 80 foot lot, which most residents would not be
     able to use because of the lack of parking; said it would also
     create a hazard because of ongoing construction in the area;

     Philip Donatelli - 456 Ocean View Drive, spoke in opposition to a
     walk street, noting it was not among the four options initially
     considered; said there were many parks available already; said
     the quality of his life had not changed for the better with the
     barricades; spoke of continuing traffic problems and cited three
     accidents at Fifth Street and Pacific Coast Highway during the
     past month;

     Valerie Clark - 406 Ocean View Drive, spoke in opposition to a
     walk street; said there have been a lot more traffic problems
     with the street closure, with people having to turn around;

     Karen Welkus - 925 Third Street, said she was originally opposed
     to the street closure but then decided a park was a good idea;
     spoke in opposition to a walk street;

     John Scanlon - 915 and 909 Third Street, adjacent to the lot in
     question, spoke   in favor of a      park for safety reasons;

     Janet Taranto - 906 Third Street, said the new construction in
     the area does make traffic and parking difficult but the result
     will be additional on-site parking spaces;   urged the Council to
     vote in favor of the request;

     Henderson Webb - 840 Third Street, said that section of the road
     has always been dangerous; said the area was now being used as a
     park;

     Ellen Murphy - 843 Third Street, spoke in favor of a park; urged
     the Council to move forward;

     Phyllis Lacek - 422 Ocean View Drive, requested, if the Council
     votes for the closure, that the barricades be removed until the
     construction  is over    so the   trucks can    drive through;

     Philip Donatelli - 456 Ocean View Drive, said the traffic was not
     all construction trucks;

     Gene Taranto - 906 Third Street, said the traffic study has been
     done, the street has always been a hazard, and this was a quality
     of life issue and a unique section of town;

     Craig Nykaza - 908 Third Street, spoke in favor of the closure;
     said the street has always been a safety hazard;

     Catherine Byrne - 917 Third Street, said the main issue was
     safety, noting there were many young children on the street;
     urged the Council to approve the closure;

     Jan (last name indistinct) - Fifth Street and Ocean View Drive,
     said it was Third Street residents who wanted to close Ocean View
     Drive; and

     John Scanlon - 915 Third Street,      disagreed   with taking   the
     barricades down for parked trucks.

The public hearing closed at 8:27 P.M.

Action: To approve the recommendation of the Planning Commission to
adopt
Resolution No. 00-6045 , entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF
THE
CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE CIRCULATION,
TRANSPORTATION
AND PARKING ELEMENT OF THE GENERAL PLAN TO IDENTIFY A SEGMENT OF OCEAN
VIEW
AVENUE AS A WALK STREET, AND ADOPTION OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL
NEGATIVE
DECLARATION FOR SAID GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT."

Motion Reviczky, second Bowler. The motion   carried, noting the
dissenting
vote of Edgerton.
Final Action : To direct staff     to come back with   a landscape plan for
the
site.

Motion   Reviczky, second Bowler.    The motion   carried by a    unanimous
vote.

At   8:40   P.M.,   the    order   of   the   agenda   returned    to   item
2.

MUNICIPAL MATTERS

5. MID YEAR BUDGET REVIEW 1999-00. Memorandum from        Finance Director
Viki
Copeland dated January 27, 2000.

Finance Director Copeland presented the staff report and responded
to
Council questions.  City Manager Burrell also    responded to
Council
questions.

Action : To approve the revisions to estimated revenue,
appropriations,
budget transfers and fund balances as shown in the Budget Summary
and
Revenue Worksheet in the staff report, with a total designation of
$1.3
million of the General Fund Utility Users Tax revenue to be spent for
sewer
replacement and capital projects.

Motion Reviczky,    second Edgerton. The motion   carried by a unanimous
vote.

6. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY MANAGER

     a. AQMD PROPOSED RULE 1190 - LOW EMISSION OR ALTERNATIVE FUEL
     VEHICLES . Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated
     January 31, 2000.

City Manager Burrell withdrew this item from the agenda.

     b. HOUSING ELEMENT REVISIONS TIME EXTENSION (AB1744) TO DECEMBER
     31, 2000. Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated
     February 2, 2000.

Action : Mayor Oakes directed, with the consensus of the Council,
the
authorization of a letter of support for AB1744 which extends the
deadline
for submitting revisions to the housing element from June 30, 2000
to
December 31, 2000, and further directed the City Manager to track the
bill,
as recommended by staff.

7. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL

     a. SCHEDULING APPLICANT INTERVIEWS FOR UNSCHEDULED VACANCY OF
     UNEXPIRED TERM ON PARKS, RECREATION AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES
     ADVISORY COMMISSION. Memorandum from City Clerk Elaine Doerfling
     dated February 1, 2000.

Action: To schedule a meeting at 6:30 P.M. prior to the regular meeting
of
February 22, 2000 for the purpose of interviewing applicants,
with
appointment to be made later that evening during the regular
Council
meeting.

Motion   Bowler, second Reviczky.   The motion   carried by a   unanimous
vote.

8. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL - None

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, February 8, 2000 at the hour of
9:57
P.M. to an Adjourned Regular Meeting on Thursday, February 17, 2000 at
the
hour of 7:10 P.M. for the conduct of a goals and objectives
session.

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MINUTES OF THE ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City
of
Hermosa Beach, California, held on Thursday, February 17, 2000, at the
hour
of 7:25 P.M.

ROLL CALL:

Present:     Bowler,   Dunbabin,     Edgerton,     Reviczky,     Mayor
Oakes
Absent: None

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Dick McCurdy, resident

20000 GOALS AND DIRECTIONS:

a) COUNCIL COMMENTS: Mayor Oakes said that most of the citizens knew of
the
changes in the downtown, but many regional problems impacted on
Hermosa
Beach and were not so visible. She said that she felt that one of the
most
important goals for the city was, is and will continue to be
the
modification of the Storm Drain System to eliminate as much of the
dumping
of contaminated waste into the ocean as possible. She spoke of
grants
received for some of these changes including pumping into the sewer
system,
where waste is treated, rather than direct dumping into the
ocean.

Councilmember Reviczky said that he was proud of the fact that the city
was
much more financially secure now than it was six years ago when a large
cut
in staff was required to keep the city functioning. He thanked the
city
employees for their hard work and City Manager Stephen Burrell for
his
leadership.

Councilmember Edgerton spoke of the unifying effect of the R/UDAT study
and
its guideline to the improvements in the downtown area.

Councilmember Dunbabin said that she   was looking forward to      moving on
to
new challenges and felt that most      of   the   changes   had   been for
the
betterment of the city.

Councilmember Bowler said that he felt that the number of goals that
have
been accomplished was impressive, and that he saw a new sense of
community
among the residents as a result of the positive changes.

b) CITY MANAGER COMMENTS: City Manager Burrell spoke to his report and
said
that the purpose of this meeting was to set clear goals for the
City
Council and staff to work on during the coming year and beyond. Mr.
Burrell
listed items under current consideration as:

   * Downtown:

     The discussion of an overall direction for the downtown was
     referred to this meeting. This discussion needs to happen before
     staff can develop realistic options for Council consideration at
 a regular City Council meeting.

* Communication Services:

 A staff initiated discussion on the future of the public safety
 communication center. As you know, the City has received a
 proposal from El Segundo and, yesterday, from RCC to provide
 public safety communications for us. A report evaluating the
 proposals is attached. The purpose of this discussion would be to
 determine whether or not outsourcing of this service is something
 that the City Council is interested in considering. This will be
 the subject of a      regular City Council meeting in March.

* Projects Upcoming/Policy Activities:

 The public hearing will be held on February 29th on the proposed
 changes to development standards for the residential zones.

 The Local Coastal Plan has been completed and is in draft form.
 The public    hearing process will start      with the Planning
 Commission in March, with City Council consideration in June.
 This would mean that Hermosa Beach would have permitting control,
 although an item could always be appealed to the Coastal
 Commission.

 An RFP will be developed, beginning in July, for a new trash and
 recycling contract. The present agreement ends in June 2001. This
 will allow plenty of time for bidding the operation out.

 An RFP for a new Housing Element to the General Plan will be
 issued and will be on an April agenda for approval. This is a
 state mandated program that will cost around $50,000 to complete.
 The city risks losing CDBG funds if it is not done. The realistic
 deadline for completion of this is December, 2000...Currently the
 deadline is July 1, 2000.

* Master Plans:

 Community Center is now the focus of the block grant funds and
 other funds to both repair and enhance the facility. It is
 important to set up an ongoing program to make sure it meets the
 needs of the community, including added parking.

 Civic Center long range plan to take into account future needs
 and provide space and parking to ensure we will meet the needs of
 the community, including possibly enlarging or relocating the
 library, creating greater parking through a structure, etc.

 City Yard - Once   the oil project is settled, this facility needs
 to be improved.

* NPDES:

 New permit   and ordinance   to implement new   regulations. A great
     deal of the implementation work on these programs is outsourced.
     The City has remained in compliance and the South Bay Council of
     Governments is planning to take a proactive stance on these
     requirements and permits. The inland cities are now showing
     reluctance to the permitting process as they do not see or feel
     the effects of storm drain pollution as we do.

   * AB939

     Additional programs will be offered to ensure that we meet the
     50% mandate and perhaps more. The reporting and compliance work
     on this is also outsourced. The City received an award for our
     1999 report and compliance achievement as the city is now at 45
     percent diversion through recycling.

   * Municipal Code Enforcement:

     A certain amount of additional effort needs to be spent in this
     area. This includes trash cans, building and zoning codes,
     occupancy limits, newspaper racks and others that surface from
     time to time

   * Information Technology/Public Access:

     This is an area where a plan and implementation schedule would be
     very helpful. This would also include a number of issues brought
     to you by others such as cable display of agendas, Web radio
     broadcasts, etc. These need to be set up in programs with
     appropriate resources and backed up with City Council policy.

   * Capital Projects Plan:

     Staff will have a status board of ongoing projects. This would be
     the time to discuss new projects or set different priorities for
     others.

  c. 2000 CITY COUNCIL GOALS - The following items were listed as goals
for
     year 2000 and beyond:

   * Maintain a sense of community through the enhancement of the city
     image, cultural resources and quality of life issues.
   * NEW - Improve communications with the city commissions through
     individual joint meetings.
   * Promote compatible businesses; work on joint efforts with the
Chamber
     of Commerce.
   * Continue to address environmental concerns, particularly storm drain
     issues by keeping abreast of research and development toward a sump
     pump system to dispose of low flows into the sewer system, efficient
     grease traps and adding dog baggies on the Greenbelt and in other
     public areas to dispose of animal waste.
   * Reduce traffic into residential neighborhoods.
     * Continue to focus on residential/business harmony through a balance
of
     the needs of both.
   * Continue to seek solutions to parking issues through six-month
parking
     meter policy reviews and finding a means to encourage
     satellite-parking areas to eliminate the overflow business parking
     from encroaching into residential areas.
   * NEW - Study the possibility of shuttle service for Hermosa Beach in
     conjunction with satellite parking.
   * NEW - Review the "Wave" program for more economical alternatives
     before the next budget is approved.
   * NEW - Establish cost figures for a public use building at the
western
     end of the Pier that would include the cost of infrastructure, a
     caterer's kitchen and a square foot cost at maximum size.
   * Maintain strict interpretation of the zoning code to the entire
     planning process.
   * Continue to maintain the highest public safety.
   * Encourage the continuation of emergency preparedness, including
     training volunteers and providing information to the community,
     through links to the schools, such as "The Great Escape", and to
other
     community organizations.
   * Maintain the emphasis on streamlining and reducing regulations in
the
     bureaucratic process.
   * NEW - Combine "Customer Service" and a feedback system into the
     development of an improved website and communication system.
   * Increase productivity.
   * Improve morale.
   * Improve long range C.I.P. project funding and timetable.
   * Continue to upgrade the sewer system.
   * NEW - Establish funding and a timeline for the renovation of upper
     Pier Avenue.
   * Monitor Bike Path issues regarding safety and the completion of the
     north Strand and study long-term solutions to congestion on the
     Strand.
   * NEW - Establish a P.C.H./Aviation task force to focus on the
problems
     and improvements to be made for this area. Establish a Pacific Coast
     Highway Enhancement Commission.
   * Communication infrastructure to include conduit pipelines when
     possible to avoid tearing up an area more than once.
   * NEW - Encourage neighborhood undergrounding projects by exploring
all
     available options and by placing streets that have been
undergrounded
     on a priority list for re-paving.
   * Continue to lobby for legislative reform.
   * NEW - Correct the unsightly condition of the trash cans on the
Strand
     as they are too small, always overflowing and have no recycling
     counterpart containers.
   * NEW - Get rid of the chemical toilets in the downtown area.
   * NEW - Set a city priority to repave damaged streets, targeting areas
     where there was sewer construction, undergrounding, go east of
P.C.H.,
     and remember the alleys.
   * NEW - Create quality aesthetics for closed streets, not just ugly
     gates or barricades.

   * NEW - Increase the levels of service from the Public Works
Department
     such as tree trimming on city property easements, cleaning up
     unsightly trash or cutting weeds.
   * NEW - Create a Public Works Commission for standards to deal with
     aesthetics and quality of project issues, such as the Greenbelt
ramp,
     trash cans, benches and signs.
   * NEW - Design uniformity for city signage using wooden signs; let
     people know that they are in Hermosa Beach and feel proud to live
     here.
   * NEW - Create a master plan for city e-government starting with a
     sub-committee of Councilmember Bowler, City Manager Burrell and
Deputy
     City Clerk Valdes.
   * NEW - Re-examine the theatre project for the downtown to try to
bring
     a theatre back to Hermosa Beach.
   * NEW - Consider decreasing the Utility User Tax.

Projects     that   did    not   receive   consensus   at   this   time
included:

   * An additional parking structure in the downtown.
   * Return to a five-day workweek for non-safety employees at city hall.
   * Banning any construction on Sunday.

CITIZEN COMMENTS: No      one came forward to address the Council at this
time.

ADJOURNMENT - The Adjourned Regular Meeting of the City Council of the
City
of Hermosa Beach adjourned on Thursday, February 17, 2000, at the hour
of
10:21 P.M. to the      Regular Meeting of Tuesday, February 22,
2000.

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MINUTES OF THE ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City
of
Hermosa Beach, California, held on Tuesday, February 22, 2000, at the
hour
of 6:38 P.M.

ROLL CALL:
Present: Bowler, Dunbabin, Mayor Pro Tempore Reviczky
Absent: Edgerton and Mayor Oakes (both late arrivals)

INTERVIEWS OF APPLICANTS FOR PARKS, RECREATION AND COMMUNITY
RESOURCES
ADVISORY COMMISSION - ONE SEAT - UNSCHEDULED VACANCY - UNEXPIRED
TERM
ENDING JUNE 30, 2001

Mayor Pro Tempore Reviczky called the meeting to order and welcomed
the
applicants, noting that the actual appointment would be made later
during
the regular City Council meeting when the scheduled item comes up on
the
agenda. Pursuant to past procedure, the applicants were
interviewed
separately, apart from the others, with each Councilmember asking one
or
more questions of each of the applicants. Recognizing that this was
a
public meeting open to any member of the public wishing to observe
the
interviews, each of the applicants waited their turn in the City Hall
foyer
and entered the Council Chambers one at a time when called, in
alphabetical
order.

(Councilmember Edgerton arrived at 6:40 p.m. at the start of the
interview
session with the first applicant, Howard Fishman. Mayor Oakes arrived
at
6:49 p.m. midway through the interview session with the second
applicant,
Wayne Hagendorf.)

Coming forward to proceed with the interview      process   and respond
to
individual   Council  questions  were   the       following
applicants:

1) Howard Fishman

2) Wayne Hagendorf

3) Peter Tucker

4) Monica Shiel Westley

CITIZEN COMMENTS - None
ADJOURNMENT - The Adjourned Regular Meeting of the City Council of the
City
of Hermosa Beach, California, adjourned on Tuesday, February 22, 2000,
at
the hour of 7:05 P.M., to the Regular meeting of the same date, which
was
scheduled to begin at the hour of 7:10 P.M.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday, February 22, 2000, at the hour of
7:25
P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Hermosa Beach    Boy Scout   Troop 860 and   Cub
Scout
Troop 860 Color Guard.

ROLL CALL:

Present:     Bowler,   Dunbabin,   Edgerton,    Reviczky,    Mayor
Oakes
Absent: None

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Mayor Oakes announced that the meeting would be adjourned
in
memory of Magdaline Barks, a Hermosa Beach resident since 1938 who
passed
away two weeks ago and whose son, George Barks, had served for 12 years
as
a member of the Hermosa Beach City Council, from 1974 to 1986. She said
the
meeting would also be adjourned in memory of Duane Midstokke, who
passed
away last week and whose daughter, Hermosa Beach resident
Kathleen
Midstokke, served as a member of the Hermosa Beach City Council from
1989
to 1993 and as City Clerk from 1984 to 1989. She expressed condolences
to
both families on behalf of the entire City Council.

Councilmember Bowler spoke of problems at the Marineland mobile home
park
due to the recent rain, noting that he and Councilmember Reviczky
observed
water up to two feet deep surrounding the lower end of the park --
an
ongoing problem that the City was told had previously been dealt with.
He
requested that staff send a letter to the park management/ property
owner
expressing Council's displeasure and instructing them to take care of
the
problem, which was a health and safety issue for the park residents.
City
Manager    Burrell   said   he    would   follow    Council's
direction.

Councilmember Edgerton commented on the annual crime statistics of
local
cities as reported in the Daily Breeze February 20, 2000, which
showed
crime was    down 31.9 percent in    Hermosa Beach from 1993
figures.

Mayor Oakes reminded citizens that April 1, 2000       was   Census Day
and
encouraged everyone to fill out the census forms.

Mayor Oakes spoke of the success of the Education Foundation's
fundraiser
held February 12, 2000 at Pointe 705, noting it was an annual event
to
raise money for the City's schools. Councilmember Edgerton said the
benefit
netted $78,000 this year,      exceeding the $60,000 netted last
year.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

(a) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time were:

     Shirley Cassell - Hermosa Beach, said the stacks of lumber,
     windows and doors at the Learned site were unsightly and so high
     that they would not be hidden even if trees were planted; said
     the Chamber of Commerce made money from the two Fiestas and the
     Farmers Market, as well as member dues, and did not need funding
     from the City; expressed concern about the City's high workman's
     compensation costs, noting a minimum annual cost of $700,000 from
     1996 through 1999; suggested that the City may have to contract
     services out to avoid those high costs; and

     Michael Keegan - Hermosa Beach, spoke of problems with properties
     that do not complete their hook-ups in a timely manner in the
     Loma Drive underground area, which will delay the project;
     requested that the Council set a time limit for property owners
     to hook up and develop a procedure to allow City staff to go onto
     properties that miss the deadline and put the hook-ups in, at the
     property owners expense.

Pursuant to Council direction,   City Manager Burrell said he would
research
the issue of establishing a policy, including checking with other
cities,
and bring back in outline form the steps that would need to be
taken.

Continuing to come forward to address the Council were:

     Dale Anderson - 1107 Loma Drive, concurred with the previous
     speaker's concern about     getting the hook-ups done, noting
     particular concern with the people who abstained or voted against
     the undergrounding; said he heard the sewer replacement would
     have to wait for pole removal (staff advised him that was not the
     case);

     Earl Keegan - Loma Drive property owner, said the streets located
     in utility undergrounding districts should be higher on the
     priority list for repaving, noting the increased property tax in
     those areas (he was advised that a motion to that effect was made
     at the February 17, 2000 goals meeting); and

     Tom Sedgwick - 2459 Myrtle Drive, spoke in support of the request
     for   City guidelines    regarding   a deadline    for hook-ups.

(b) WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

     1. Letter from Jim Lissner dated     February 15,    2000 regarding
     Council meeting sound.

City Manager Burrell responded to Council questions.

Action: Mayor Oakes directed, with the consensus of the Council, that
staff
look into obtaining lapel microphones for use until the completion of
the
Council Chambers remodel and the installation of a new sound
system,
perhaps getting free samples, with the matter returning to the Council
only
if the cost is higher than $100 to $150 each.

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

Action: To approve the consent calendar recommendations (a) through
(p),
with the exception of the following items which were removed for
discussion
in item 3, but are shown in order for clarity: (f) Edgerton, (g)
Reviczky,
(k) Edgerton, (l) Edgerton, and (o) Mayor Oakes.
Motion Bowler, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

At 8:04   P.M., the order of the agenda was suspended    to go to hearing
item
4.

(a) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR            MEETING OF THE
CITY
COUNCIL HELD ON FEBRUARY 8, 2000.

Action: To approve as presented the minutes of         the Regular Meeting of
the
City Council held on February 8, 2000.

(b) RECOMMENDATION TO RATIFY CHECK REGISTER NOS. 20240               THROUGH
20415,
NOTING VOIDED CHECK NOS. 20242, 20253, 20284, AND 20365.

Action: To ratify the check register as presented.

(c) RECOMMENDATION      TO RECEIVE    AND FILE   TENTATIVE    FUTURE AGENDA
ITEMS.

Action : To   receive    and   file   the    tentative future   agenda   items,
as
presented.

(d) RECOMMENDATION TO    RECEIVE AND FILE THE JANUARY 2000 FINANCIAL
REPORTS:

(1) Revenue and expenditure report;
(2) City Treasurer's report; and
(3) Investment report.

Action : To   receive    and file     the   January   2000   Financial Reports,
as
presented.

(e) RECOMMENDATION TO DENY THE FOLLOWING CLAIM AND REFER IT TO THE
CITY'S
LIABILITY CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR . Memorandum from Personnel
Director/Risk
Manager Michael Earl dated February 14, 2000.

Claimant: Currell, Kevin M.
Date of Loss: 09-02-99
Date Filed: 02-14-00

Action : To deny the claim and refer it           to the City's    Liability
Claims
Administrator, as recommended by staff.

(f) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION ADDING NEW FIRE CHIEF ,
RUSSELL
TINGLEY, TO THE LIST OF AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL ELIGIBLE TO UTILIZE THE
CITY'S
VISA CARD. Memorandum from Finance Director Viki Copeland dated February
8,
2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Edgerton
for discussion later in the meeting.

City Manager Burrell responded to Council questions.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
00-6048, entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 97-5887 RELATING TO
AUTHORIZED
USERS OF VISA CARD SERVICES FROM SOUTH BAY CREDIT UNION ," thereby
adding
new Fire Chief Russell Tingley to the list of authorized personnel
eligible
to utilize the City's VISA card, amended to specify "for
authorized
purposes."
Motion Edgerton, second Mayor Oakes. The motion carried by a
unanimous
vote.

(g)   RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT DONATION OF $1000 FROM RUBIN POSTAIR
&
ASSOCIATES (HONDA CORPORATION) TO BE USED FOR SKATE PARK STAFFING
.
Memorandum from Finance Director Viki Copeland dated February 10,
2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Reviczky
for discussion later in the meeting in order to publicly acknowledge
and
thank the donor.

Action : To accept the $1,000 donation from Rubin Postair          &
Associates
(Honda Corporation) to be used for Skate Park staffing.

Motion   Reviczky, second Bowler.   The motion   carried by a   unanimous
vote.

(h) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE RELEASE OF
FUNDS
AVAILABLE UNDER THE JUVENILE ACCOUNTABILITY INCENTIVE BLOCK GRANT
(JAIBG)
TO THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES . Memorandum from Police Chief Val
Straser
dated February 10, 2000.
Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
00-6047, entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF FUNDS AVAILABLE UNDER
THE
JUVENILE ACCOUNTABILITY INCENTIVE BLOCK GRANT (JAIBG) TO THE COUNTY OF
LOS
ANGELES."

(i) RECOMMENDATION TO AUTHORIZE A COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY
OF
MANHATTAN BEACH FOR STORM WATER CONTINUOUS DEFLECTIVE SEPARATOR UNITS
AND
AUTHORIZE A DESIGN CONTRACT WITH CDS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Memorandum
from
Public   Works  Director Harold    Williams  dated   February 8,
2000.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to authorize a
Cooperative
Agreement with the City of Manhattan Beach for Storm Water
Continuous
Deflective Separator Units and to authorize a Design Contract with
CDS
Technologies, Inc. for a total amount of $21,421, with the City's share
to
be $16,601.

(j) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE ACTION MINUTES FROM THE
PARKS,
RECREATION AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES ADVISORY COMMISSION MEETING OF
JANUARY
4, 2000.

Action: To receive and file action minutes from the Parks, Recreation
and
Community Resources Advisory Commission meeting of January 4,
2000.

(k)   RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE CLASS SPECIFICATION FOR
COMMUNITY
SERVICES FIELD SUPERVISOR. Memorandum from Personnel Director/Risk
Manager
Michael Earl dated February 16, 2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Edgerton
for discussion later in the meeting.

City Manager Burrell responded to Council questions.

Action : To approve   the class   specification for Community   Services
Field
Supervisor, as recommended by staff and approved by the Civil Service
Board
at its February 16, 2000 meeting.

Motion   Edgerton, second Bowler.   The motion   carried by a   unanimous
vote.

(l) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING FINAL MAP #52508 FOR
AN
EIGHT-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT (LOT 1) AND THE RECONFIGURATION OF
THE
LEARNED LUMBER PROPERTY (LOT 2) LOCATED AT 635 AND 705 PACIFIC
COAST
HIGHWAY . Memorandum from Community Development Director Sol
Blumenfeld
dated February 10, 1999.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Edgerton
for discussion later in the meeting.

City Manager Burrell and   Assistant City Attorney Craig Steele responded
to
Council questions.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
00-6049, entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING APPROVAL      OF FINAL TRACT MAP #52508
TO
RESUBDIVIDE THE EXISTING LOTS INTO TWO NEW LOTS FOR AN 8-UNIT
CONDOMINIUM
PROJECT ON LOT 1, AND COMMERCIAL PURPOSES ON LOT 2, LOCATED AT 635 AND
705
PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY, HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA."
Motion Edgerton, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

(m) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE      ACTION MINUTES FROM    THE
PLANNING
COMMISSION MEETING OF FEBRUARY 15, 2000.

Action: To receive and file the action minutes from the Planning
Commission
meeting of February 15, 2000.

(n)   RECOMMENDATION TO    APPROVE ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION OF $291
OF
PROPOSITION A FUNDS TO CLOSE OUT THE DOWNTOWN SHUTTLE SERVICE.
Memorandum
from Community Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated February 15,
2000.
Action: To approve the additional appropriation of $291 of Proposition
A
funds to close out the downtown shuttle service, as recommended by
staff.

(o) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE THE QUARTERLY REPORT ON
WORKERS'
COMPENSATION. Memorandum from Personnel Director/Risk Manager Michael
Earl
dated February 16, 2000.

This item was removed from the          consent   calendar    by   Mayor Oakes
for
discussion later in the meeting.

City   Manager   Burrell   responded  to Council    questions.
Personnel
Director/Risk Manager Earl also responded to Council questions, saying
the
next   report would    include   the incident   rate per    hours
worked.

Action: To receive and file the quarterly report on workers'
compensation,
from October 1, 1999 through December 31, 1999, as recommended by
staff.
Motion Reviczky, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

(p)   RECOMMENDATION TO    AUTHORIZE CITY MEMBERSHIP IN THE
CALIFORNIA
ASSOCIATION FOR LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (CALED). Memorandum from
City
Manager Stephen Burrell dated February 17, 2000.

Action : To authorize City membership in the California Association
for
Local Economic Development (CALED), with an annual membership cost of
$425,
as recommended by staff.

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES - None

3.   ITEMS   REMOVED   FROM    THE   CONSENT CALENDAR   FOR   SEPARATE
DISCUSSION

Items 1(f), (g), (k), (l), and (o) were heard at this time but are shown
in
order for clarity.

Public comments on items      removed from the Consent Calendar are shown
under
the appropriate item.
HEARINGS

4. CONSIDERATION OF REQUEST TO CLOSE A PORTION OF CORONA STREET AT
PROSPECT
AVENUE/14TH STREET AND OTHER TRAFFIC ISSUES IN THE AREA . Memorandum
from
Public   Works Director    Harold   Williams dated    February 14,
2000.

Public Works Director Williams    presented the staff report and responded
to
Council questions.

The hearing opened at 8:14 P.M.    Coming forward to address   the Council
on
this item were:

     Khurt Maier - corner of Corona and 14th streets, spoke of safety
     issues, noting there were a lot of children on the street; said
     the triangle area was the worst and requested temporarily
     blocking off Corona Street at Prospect Avenue; said he spoke to
     neighbors on 14th Street and they were in favor of anything that
     would slow the traffic;

     Martin Moreno - 1326 Corona Street, said blocking the entrance to
     Corona Street from Prospect Avenue was the main concern of the
     residents, and the stop sign was secondary; requested that the
     traffic study include traffic coming from Aviation Boulevard as
     well; said making Corona a safer street required mitigating the
     traffic coming from either direction;

     Robert Josefeck - 1235 Corona Street, midway between Aviation and
     Prospect Avenue,    urged the Council to      approve the staff
     recommendation; and

     Val Straser - Police Chief, suggested continuing the double
     yellow line up Aviation Boulevard to Prospect Avenue to eliminate
     the left turn at Corona Street (Public Works Director Williams
     recommended holding off on that suggestion until after the
     traffic study).

The hearing closed at 8:35 P.M.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

  1. Approve the six-month temporary closure of Corona Street at Prospect
     Avenue to mitigate the cut-through traffic in both directions on
     Corona Street;
  2. Direct staff to conduct a "before" and "after" traffic study to
     measure the potential negative impacts of the closure and to report
     back to City Council; and
  3. Defer action of the STOP sign installation request at this time.
Motion   Bowler, second Reviczky.   The motion   carried by a   unanimous
vote.

The meeting recessed at 8:50 P.M.

The meeting reconvened at 9:13 P.M. with item 5.

MUNICIPAL MATTERS

5. REQUEST FOR CITY ASSISTANCE IN THE FORMATION OF A BUSINESS
IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT. Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated February
17,
2000.

City Manager   Burrell presented    the staff report and   responded to
Council
questions.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

     Patricia Spiritus Benz - said there was a nice mix of 241
     businesses in the proposed district, west of Valley Drive; noted
     the percentage breakdown on the different types of businesses;
     said this was a wonderful opportunity.

Action : To direct staff to work with the business owners to
formally
initiate the process for the formation of a Business Improvement
District
(BID) in the downtown area, as recommended by staff.
Motion Reviczky, second Mayor Oakes. The motion carried by a
unanimous
vote.

6. NORTH PIER PARKING STRUCTURE, LOT A AND LOT          B PARKING
OPERATIONS.
Memorandum from Community  Development Director        Sol    Blumenfeld
dated
February 15, 2000.

City Manager Burrell presented the staff report and responded to
Council
questions, clarifying that the daily passes were available Monday
through
Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the daily rate at 50 cents per hour
would
not exceed $8 in the parking structure and Lot A, noting that he
would
report back to Council at the next meeting on how the flat evening rate
was
working out.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:
     Chris Hall - 1140 Hermosa Avenue, expressed concern about
     increasing   the  business   monthly  fee;  said   it   seemed
     counterproductive, noting that there was no guaranteed parking
     space.

Action : To approve the proposed rates and operations for the
downtown
parking areas, as recommended by staff.
Motion Reviczky, second Bowler. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

At 10 P.M., the order of the agenda returned to item 2.

7. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY MANAGER - None

8. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL

     a.   APPOINTMENT TO PARKS,    RECREATION AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES
     ADVISORY COMMISSION TO FILL   AN UNEXPIRED TERM DUE TO UNSCHEDULED
     VACANCY . Memorandum from     City Clerk Elaine Doerfling dated
     February 17, 2000.

     City Clerk Doerfling presented the staff report.

Action: To appoint Howard Fishman to the Parks, Recreation and
Community
Resources Advisory Commission to fill an unexpired term ending     June
30,
2001.
Motion Bowler, second Reviczky. The motion carried.

9. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL

     a. Request from Councilmember Edgerton for consideration      of a
     stop sign at Prospect and 10th Street.

Councilmember Edgerton spoke to his request.

Action: Mayor Oakes directed, with the consensus of the Council, to let
the
residents bring in petitions to initiate consideration.

City Manager Burrell asked the Airport Subcommittee members (Edgerton
and
Reviczky) if they had a preference on a meeting date for the
citizen
airport committee, suggesting either Wednesday, March 8, or Thursday,
March
9. The subcommittee members indicated they would not attend that
first
meeting; City Manager Burrell said he would schedule it.
ANNOUNCEMENT IN OPEN SESSION    OF ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
AS
FOLLOWS:

1. MINUTES: Approval of minutes of Closed       Session meeting held on
January
25, 2000.

2. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE      EVALUATION:   Pursuant to   Government
Code
Section 54957

Title: City Manager

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of
the
City of Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, February 22, 2000, at the
hour
of 10:28 P.M. to a closed session.

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION - The Closed Session convened at the hour
of
10:53 P.M. At the hour of 10:58 P.M., the Closed Session adjourned to
the
Regular Meeting.

ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS    - There   were   no   decisions made   requiring a
public
announcement.

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of           the     City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned in memory of Magdaline Barks and Duane     Midstokke
on
Tuesday, February 22, 2000, at the hour of 10:59 P.M. to           an
Adjourned
Regular Meeting on Tuesday, February 29, 2000, at the hour of      7:10 P.M.
to
review   proposed    changes   to    residential   development
standards.

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MINUTES OF THE ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City
of
Hermosa Beach, California, held on Tuesday, February 29, 2000, at the
hour
of 7:20 P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Betty Ryan

ROLL CALL:
Present:     Bowler,   Dunbabin,   Edgerton,    Reviczky,    Mayor
Oakes
Absent: None

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Mayor Oakes announced that the next Friends of the
Library
Book Sale would take place Saturday, March 25, 2000, from 9 A.M. to 1
P.M.
at its usual location in front of the Library and also on the west side
of
Bard Street next to the antique store, due to the current renovation of
the
Library and the group's storage of books and tables in a City warehouse
on
Bard Street.

Councilmember Edgerton announced the Hermosa Beach Little League
opening
ceremonies at Clark Field at 6:15 P.M. on Friday, March 3, 2000,
noting
that   Mayor Oakes    would  throw out   the first    pitch at   7
P.M.

Councilmember Dunbabin announced a Project Touch fundraiser Sunday,
March
12, 2000, at the Jackson Village Bistro, with brunch from 9:30 A.M. to
2:30
P.M. and special raffles between 11 A.M. and 2 P.M.

Councilmember Bowler announced that he would have to leave the meeting at
9
P.M. in order to catch the last flight to San Francisco to attend
a
conference.

1.   CONSIDERATION OF TEXT AMENDMENTS TO SINGLE-FAMILY AND MULTI-
FAMILY
RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE INCLUDING,
BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, PARKING REQUIREMENTS FOR SINGLE-FAMILY PROJECTS
AND
EXPANSIONS TO NONCONFORMING BUILDINGS; OPEN SPACE REQUIREMENTS AND
SETBACKS
IN R-2, R-2B, AND R-3 ZONES; ELIMINATION OF NUMBER OF STORIES
REQUIREMENT
IN R-1, R-1A, R-2, AND R-2B ZONES; LOT COVERAGE DEFINITION; AND ADOPTION
OF
AN   ENVIRONMENTAL NEGATIVE    DECLARATION . Memorandum     from
Community
Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated February 22, 2000.
Supplemental
information from the Community Development Department received February
29,
2000. Supplemental    letter from   Nancy Schwappach dated    February 29,
2000.

Mayor Oakes said this workshop meeting was scheduled for the sole
purpose
of discussing proposed amendments to the City's residential
development
standards. Mayor Pro Tempore Reviczky said the Council was looking at
the
standards because people continually come forward to object to
individual
projects with concerns about issues such as parking, bulk, open space
and
setbacks.

It was the consensus of the Council to handle the issues separately. It
was
noted that any changes approved this evening would have to come back
for
final action.

Community Development Director Blumenfeld presented the staff report
and
responded to Council questions on the proposed elimination of the
single
family guest parking requirement, noting that the parking requirements
were
based on use (single family) rather than zone (R-1).

Coming   forward     to   address   the    Council   on      this   issue
were:

     Shirley Cassell - 611 Monterey Boulevard, said to save time, the
     Council should let people speak once rather than on each issue;

     Roger Creighton - 1070 Third Street, questioned what effect the
     change would have on the 25-foot wide, 2200-square-foot lots that
     dominate the area and if the 17-foot required setback would be
     reduced to 9 feet (Mayor Oakes said the 17-foot garage setback
     was not in question, and the 9-foot setback applied only to
     alleys);

     Betty Ryan - 588 - 20th Street, spoke against the proposed
     change; said parking was a problem in the majority of residential
     areas;

     Paul Brennan - 309 26th Street, said he had a single family home
     in an R-2 zone with a street to alley lot and expressed concern
     about the proposed change (Councilmember Reviczky said the
     standards would    not affect existing     structures, only new
     structures or remodels greater than 50 percent);

     George Shweiri - 304 Manhattan Avenue, said he had a single
     family home in an R-3 zone; thought the proposed change should be
    considered due   to the less restrictive standards that currently
    exist    for     the    surrounding    multi-family   structures;

    Edith Pfeifer - 843 Loma Drive, spoke against the proposed
    change; said there were usually a lot of drivers in single family
    homes, i.e. parents and their children when they reach driving
    age;

    Mike Watson - 661 25th Street, said it was ironic that the
    Council was considering taking parking away from single family
    and adding it to multi family; cited parking problems near the
    beach and said standards should be consistent; said small lots
    could be granted variances;

    Pete Tucker - 235 34th Street, said the 17-foot setback was meant
    to eliminate or mitigate the parking problems; suggested that the
    Council   also   keep   the   alley   setback   at   nine   feet;

    Troy Pliska - 1348 Palm Drive, asked if all items would be voted
    on at the same time, as his opinion on some issues would depend
    on the outcome of others (Mayor Oakes said this item affected
    only single family parking, and that multi-family issues would be
    discussed together);

    Nancy Schwappach - 3124 Hermosa Avenue, supported the proposed
    change; said her lot was on a narrow alley in the Shakespeare
    tract and must meet the minimum turning radius; supported
    reducing single family parking in R-3 zones;

    Jill Hewes - 126 Monterey Boulevard, spoke in favor of the
    change; said she had a small home in an R-3 zone with a
    single-car garage and a parking space in the 17-foot setback;
    said she would need additional parking in order to remodel;

    Park Lee - 1250 Eighth Street, spoke in favor of the change; said
    he had a one-car garage and one space in the driveway; said he
    could not add to his house because of the additional parking
    currently required; and

    Jo Hollingsworth - 607 Gould Terrace, opposed reducing the guest
    parking requirement because parking was such a premium in the
    City.

Action : To maintain the existing single family parking standards
rather
than lessen them as proposed.
Motion Edgerton, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

Community Development Director Blumenfeld presented the staff report
and
responded to Council questions on the proposal to eliminate the
limitation
on the number of   stories in all residential zones, keeping only the
height
limit standard.

Coming   forward     to    address    the       Council   on   this     issue
were:

     Shirley Cassell - 611 Monterey Boulevard, said this was a public
     hearing and the Council should not consider continuing any
     portion of it and should stop wasting time; and

     Bill Lyle - 715 First Street, expressed concern about neighboring
     construction (City Manager Burrell said the height limit was
     measured before the start of construction; Mayor Oakes suggested
     Mr. Lyle meet with staff).

Action: To eliminate the story limitation from the Zoning Code and
maintain
only the height limit standard.
Motion Mayor Oakes, second Bowler. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

Community Development Director Blumenfeld presented the staff reports
and
responded to Council questions on the following proposals relating
to
multi-family projects: increasing guest parking; no longer allowing
roof
decks to count towards open space requirements; requiring greater front
and
rear setbacks on upper floors; and requiring 200 square feet of open
space
per unit to be on the ground open to the sky.

Action: By consensus, the Council expressed no interest in the proposal
to
require greater front and rear setbacks on the upper floors in multi-
family
zones.

Before leaving the meeting at 9 P.M., Councilmember Bowler expressed
his
interest in increasing the multi-family parking requirements, but said
he
had no interest in changing standards on the issues pertaining to roof
deck
open space and open space on the ground.

Coming forward   to address the Council on        the issues of multi-family
guest
parking, roof    deck     open   space,   and   open   space on   the   ground
were:

     Jerry Compton      - architect, 1200 Artesia      Boulevard #300, did not
oppose increasing the guest parking to one space per condominium
unit, noting he tries when possible to provide two per unit, but
expressed concern about adding displaced parking spaces as well,
because in many areas, such as walk streets, the parking could
not be provided without going tandem;

Roger Creighton - 1070 Third Street, suggested increasing the
parking requirements but allowing exemptions in certain areas of
the city; said a big problem in town was the use of garages for
purposes other than parking;

George Shweir - 304 Manhattan Avenue, said he had a home on a
half lot in the R-3 zone; compared the small lot sizes in Hermosa
Beach to the larger lots in other cities; suggested making open
space a percentage of the lot size (Councilmember Reviczky said
the City already had a small lot exemption at 2100 square feet);

Mike Watson - 661 25th Street, said most of the City's parking
problems were caused by the older rentals rather than new
condominiums; was opposed to a parking increase for condominiums;

Gary Skardina - 625 30th Street, said he bought his property in
1987 and was planning to develop it soon; expressed concern about
the issues of open space, roof decks and additional setbacks on
upper floors; wanted the rules to maintain a level playing field;

Rob Seaman - 1120 Loma Drive, said parking was the hardest
component of planning his condominium project; cited problems
with turning radius, setback and raised grade requirements; said
increasing guest spaces would make many sites single family lots;
suggested if parking is increased that other restrictions be
lessened;

Charlie Cheatum    - 548 Seventh    Street, supported adopting
increased parking standards; said there was a need in the City
for more greenery in front of structures and suggested requiring
increased open space on the ground in front to eliminate the
concrete jungle look;

Bernie Talmas - 1649 Monterey Boulevard, was opposed to all of
the changes being considered; said he lived in an older structure
built in the 1930s, and the changes would prohibit him from
changing or upgrading his building because he could not meet the
parking requirements for his two units; said his ocean view is
now blocked by new boxy structures but he could not meet the
requirements to add a second story;

Bruce Robles - 2138 Loma Drive, objected to the new boxy
single-family homes being built, citing one across the street
from him that looked like a loaf of bread; said most of the
nonconforming R-2 structures on his block provide ample parking,
while people in single-family homes use their garages for storage
rather than for parking their cars; objected to increasing
multi-family parking;
Lee Grant - 1011 16th Street, said he had a small R-1 lot with
two tall homes on the lot behind him; said more open space was
needed to avoid the appearance of a concrete jungle; said more
open space meant greater value;

Edith Pfeifer - 843 Loma Drive, said she had a 1920s beach
bungalow that would be her children's inheritance; expressed
concern about a decrease in property value with the proposed
changes;

Jo Hollingsworth - 607 Gould Terrace, said buildings with more
open space would increase ambience and would eventually increase
property    values;   supported   increasing    guest   parking;

Pete Tucker - 235 34th Street, asked if upper floor setbacks
would be needed to accomplish some of the remaining proposed
changes;

Nancy Schwappach - 3124 Hermosa Avenue; objected to using a
15-percent figure for roof decks because a usable deck would have
to be much larger;

Jerry Compton - architect, 1200 Artesia Boulevard #300, said
Hermosa was known for roof decks; said 65-percent lot coverage
was very tight; thought 15-percent for a roof deck was too strict
and suggested that 40 to 50 percent might be more reasonable;

Jonathan Schwartz - 259 31st Street, said he had a 30-by-70-foot
lot on a walk street and could not count his front yard as open
space; said he had a 400 square foot roof deck that was well used
and did not know how he would otherwise meet the open space
requirement;

David Olin - 1243 Palm Drive, said everyone wants a roof deck;
said Manhattan Beach had consistent lot sizes while Hermosa's lot
sizes varied; did not oppose increasing the guest parking but
suggested keeping the existing roof deck requirement, or making
it at least 50 percent or 65 percent if it is changed;

Name indistinct - 1144 Cypress, said the proposed changes would
eliminate the ability to build three units in the City, that
Council would eliminate that whole market if the proposed open
space requirements are adopted.

Unidentified speaker - said he bought his property solely for
future development,    and the price was based     on current
requirements; said changes could destroy the value of his
property and he was against anything that would diminish the
value of his property;

George Brown - 2006 Hillcrest Drive, said reducing the bulk and
mass of buildings and increasing open space would actually
enhance property values; and
    Sandy Fister - 903 Eighth Street, said change was good but
    everyone did not want a single family home with a lawn to mow;
    asked the Council to keep the quality of life.

Proposed Action: To require the greater of either three parking spaces
per
condominium unit or the existing two and one-half spaces plus
the
replacement of displaced on-street parking spaces.
Motion Edgerton, second Reviczky. The motion was subsequently restated
in
the following motion.

Proposed Action: To require three parking spaces per condominium unit
(two
spaces plus one guest space).
Motion Edgerton, second Reviczky. The motion failed due to the
dissenting
votes   of Dunbabin    and Mayor   Oakes and    the absence    of
Bowler.

Proposed Action : To require three parking spaces per condominium unit
and
no more than two replacement spaces per project.
Motion Edgerton. The motion died for lack of a second.

City Manager Burrell suggested continuing the public hearing to a
date
certain, again as a separate meeting, and said staff could look at
some
scenarios and come back in about eight weeks with more information and
some
drawings for consideration by the full Council. He invited the public
to
submit within the next two weeks written comments for evaluation, and
asked
the press to help bring this to the attention of the public. He said
the
issues to be considered at the next meeting include multi-family
parking,
roof top open space, and open space on the ground, as well as two
issues
not    discussed   this   evening--parking   requirements   for
buildings
nonconforming to parking and clarification of lot coverage
definition.

Action: Mayor Oakes directed, with the consensus of the Council, that
the
public hearing on residential development standards be continued
to
Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at 7:10 P.M.
ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, February 29, 2000, at the hour of
11:40
P.M. to the Regular Meeting of Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at the hour of
7:10
P.M.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at the hour of
7:17
P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Hermosa Beach Pack 860

ROLL CALL:

Present: Bowler, Dunbabin, Reviczky, Mayor Oakes
Absent: Edgerton

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Mayor Oakes announced that the meeting would be adjourned
in
memory of Dwight Crum, a long-time South Bay resident and lifeguard,
whose
son, Gary    Crum, is the captain      of the Hermosa Beach
lifeguards.
Councilmember Dunbabin said Dwight was a 32-year lifeguard, who brought
a
sense of professionalism to      the lifeguard group, and in 1975
the
International Surf Festival was named in his honor.

Mayor Oakes said the meeting would also be adjourned in memory of Joe
"Dr.
360" Wolfson, who initiated the 360 turn on a body board and
contributed
much to the surfing legacy of the local beach cities. On behalf of
the
entire   Council,    she  expressed   condolences    to   both
families.

Mayor Oakes reminded citizens that April 1, 2000      was   Census Day
and
encouraged everyone to fill out their census forms.

Megan Waybright, recruiting assistant for the Census Bureau, thanked
the
Council for proclaiming April 1, 2000 as Census Day and stressed
the
importance of residents returning their forms by April 1. She said
Hermosa
Beach had a 63 percent return rate in 1990, which resulted in an
undercount
and represented a 10-year loss to the City of $75,000, since the
City
receives federal money in the amount of $150 per person per year. She
said
800 Census jobs were available, with a salary range of $10.50 to $17
per
hour. She said 95 percent of the positions were for Census takers at
$14
per hour and paid mileage. She said all information is confidential for
72
years. She said an accurate count was vital to the country as it
determines
the number of members in the House of Representatives and is used for
the
allocation of money at state, local, and national levels to fund day
care,
hospitals, streets, education, etc.

Councilmember Bowler announced that this weekend's 5th annual Hermosa
Beach
St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival has been expanded this year to
two
days, with the parade taking place Saturday, March 18, 2000 at 11 A.M.
and
the Irish Festival taking place both Saturday and Sunday from 10 A.M. to
5
P.M.

Mayor Oakes said the Hermosa Valley School Builders Club wished to make
a
presentation regarding their community service projects.

Kathy McCurdy, the Kiwanis member who is the advisor for the Builders
Club,
said the Club began at Hermosa Valley School, is now in its fourth
year,
and has contributed to many community projects over the years,
including
numerous beach and Greenbelt clean-ups, and involvement with the
painted
fish on the downtown signs for Hermosa beautification. She said the
Club
members find projects on their own; they look at the community and
start
seeing things that they can fix or ways they can help, such as the
Beach
Cities Toy Drive, noting they raised more than $2100 or donated that
much
in toys. She said a couple of years ago they had a friend who had
leukemia
so they had laps for leukemia and raised $1850 in one day. She submitted
a
synopsis of   the Club's goals and objectives    and introduced the members
in
attendance.

Lee Roberts, Builders Club president, said one of the goals of the Club
is
to provide opportunities for working together in service to the school
and
community, i.e., beach clean-ups and recently a book drive for children
in
Wilmington who did not have a library, noting they collected 896 books
in
two weeks. He said the other three goals are to develop
leadership
potential, to foster the development of a strong moral character, and
to
encourage loyalty to the school, community and nation.

Councilmember Reviczky thanked the Club members for their commitment to
the
community and all the hard work they do, noting he has seen them at
the
Kiwanis Christmas tree lot, the Veteran's celebration, and the Sister
City
Convention pancake breakfast.

Carol Lawson, vice president of the Kiwanis Club, presented a $4,540
check
to the Community Center Foundation for the use of the property in front
of
the Community Center for the Kiwanis Club Christmas tree lot.
Christine
Hollander of the Community Center Foundation thanked the Kiwanis Club
and
said the Foundation had great plans for the money for new events and
new
improvements to the Community Center.

CLOSED SESSION REPORT     FOR   MEETING OF   FEBRUARY 22,   2000:   No
reportable
actions.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

(a) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time was:

     Lee Grant - 1011 16th Street, referenced a hotel being considered
     for construction on Pacific Coast Highway near his street and
     suggested that the City consider the opportunity for a pedestrian
     overpass to provide easy access to the shopping center by hotel
     guests and a safe crossing for all pedestrians, especially
     children.
Action: By consensus of the Council, the City Manager was directed to
look
into the issue and report back at a future meeting.

(b) WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

     1. Letter from David Augenstein requesting a reduction in the
     underground utility assessment for his property located at 2457
     Manhattan Avenue . Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell
     dated March 9, 2000.

At 7:43 P.M., Councilmember Dunbabin left the dais and the room due to
a
potential conflict of interest since she lived in the underground
district.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

     David Augenstein   - 2457   Manhattan Avenue, spoke    to his letter.

City Manager Burrell responded to Council questions.

Action: To receive and file.
Motion Reviczky, second Bowler. The motion    carried, noting the absence
of
Dunbabin and Edgerton.

At   7:48   P.M.,   Councilmember     Dunbabin   returned      to   the
dais.

     2. Letter from Charlotte Malone of the Friends of the Library
     requesting that the City Council follow-up with the County on a
     request for the addition of 15 operating hours per week and also
     request the assistance of Supervisor Knabe to ensure that the FOL
     interim book area not be diminished or relocated during the
     current refurbishment of the library facility.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

     Charlotte Malone   - Friends of the   Library, spoke to her letter.

Action: To authorize the Mayor to work with Ms. Malone on the matter and
to
send a letter to the County addressing the concerns of the Friends of
the
Library.
Motion Reviczky, second Bowler. The motion carried, noting the absence
of
Edgerton.

     3. Letter from Roger Bacon requesting that the City Council
     extend the banner program near First Street and Pacific Coast
     Highway through the remainder of this year with the proceeds to
     be used for     revitalization, landscaping, sidewalk and signage
     improvements    on Pacific Coast Highway and Aviation Boulevard.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

     Roger Bacon - 1100 Pacific Coast Highway, requested that the item
     be postponed to the next meeting.

Action: Mayor Oakes directed, with the consensus of the Council, that
this
item be postponed to the next meeting, as requested by Mr. Bacon.
(Edgerton
absent)

     4. Letter from Roger Creighton requesting that concealed weapon
     permits be made accessible to all residents.

Action: To receive and file.
Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion      carried, noting the absence
of
Edgerton.

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

Action: To approve the consent calendar recommendations (a) through
(l),
with the exception of the following items which were removed for
discussion
in item 3, but are shown in order for clarity: (a) Reviczky, (e)
Reviczky,
and (h) Bowler.
Motion Reviczky, second Bowler. The motion carried, noting the absence
of
Edgerton.

At 7:58 P.M., the order of the agenda was suspended to go to public
hearing
item 4.

(a) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE FOLLOWING MINUTES:

     1) Minutes of     the Adjourned Regular meeting held on February 17,
     2000;

     2) Minutes of     the Adjourned Regular meeting held on February 22,
     2000; and

     3)   Minutes of    the Regular   meeting held on   February 22 , 2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Reviczky
for discussion later in the meeting.
Action: To approve as presented the City Council minutes of the
Adjourned
Regular meeting of February 22, 2000, and the Regular meeting of
February
22, 2000; and to approve the minutes of the Adjourned Regular meeting
of
February 17, 2000, with the following amendment: page 10182,
fifth
paragraph from the bottom, change to read "NEW - Get rid of the
chemical
toilets in the downtown area and replace them with real toilets by
this
summer."
Motion Reviczky, second Bowler. The motion carried, noting the absence
of
Edgerton.

  b. RECOMMENDATION TO RATIFY CHECK REGISTER NOS. 20416 THROUGH 20603,
     NOTING VOIDED CHECK NOS. 20431 AND 20551, AND TO APPROVE THE
     CANCELLATION OF CHECK NOS. 19997, 20114 AND 20386, AS RECOMMENDED BY
     THE CITY TREASURER.

Action :   To ratify   the   check   register as   presented. (Edgerton
absent)

(c) RECOMMENDATION     TO RECEIVE    AND FILE   TENTATIVE   FUTURE AGENDA
ITEMS.

Action : To receive and file          the   tentative future   agenda   items,
as
presented. (Edgerton absent)

(d) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE REPORT REGARDING THE
CALIFORNIA
MUNICIPAL TREASURERS ASSOCIATION ADVANCED WORKSHOP IN TREASURY
MANAGEMENT.
Memorandum from City Treasurer John Workman dated February 23,
2000.

Action: To receive and file the report regarding the California
Municipal
Treasurers Association Advanced     Workshop in Treasury Management,
as
recommended by staff. (Edgerton absent)

(e) RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT DONATIONS OF $1000 FROM THE HERMOSA
BEACH
KIWANIS CLUB AND $100 FROM MICHAEL NORRIS, INC. TO BE USED FOR
REPLACEMENT
OF WORN SKATE PARK PROGRAM MATERIALS. Memorandum from Finance Director
Viki
Copeland dated February 29, 2000.
This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Reviczky
for discussion later in the meeting in order to publicly acknowledge
and
thank the donors.

Action: To accept the following donations received by      the City to be
used
for replacement of worn Skate Park program materials:

   * Hermosa Beach Kiwanis Club - $1,000
   * Michael Norris, Inc. - $ 100

Motion Reviczky,   second Bowler. The motion    carried, noting the absence
of
Edgerton.

(f) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE GRANT OF EASEMENT TO SOUTHERN
CALIFORNIA
EDISON COMPANY FOR UNDERGROUND FACILITIES IN ASSOCIATION WITH CIP 97-
183,
LOMA DRIVE UNDERGROUND UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 97-2. Memorandum from
Public
Works Director Harold Williams dated February 28, 2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

  1. Approve the Grant of Easement to Southern California Edison Company
     for underground facilities in association with the Loma Drive
     Underground Utility District No. 97-2; and
  2. Authorize the Mayor to execute the document subject to approval by
the
     City Attorney. (Edgerton absent)

(g) RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT TO
QUANTUM
CONSULTING FOR PROVIDING GENERAL CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR A FEE
OF
$70,000 . Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams
dated
February 28, 2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

  1. Award a Professional Services Agreement to Quantum Consulting for
     providing General Civil Engineering Services for a fee of $70,000;
  2. Authorize the Mayor to execute and the City Clerk to attest the
     Professional Services Agreement subject to approval by the City
     Attorney; and
  3. Authorize the Director of Public Works to make changes to the
     agreement up to $10,500. (Edgerton absent)

(h)    RECOMMENDATION   TO   AWARD   A   PROFESSIONAL   SERVICES   AGREEMENT
TO
STEVENS-GARLAND ASSOCIATES FOR PROVIDING CITY TRAFFIC ENGINEERING
SERVICES
FOR A FEE OF $10,000. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold
Williams
dated February 28, 2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember Bowler
for
discussion later in the meeting.

City Manager Burrell responded to Council questions.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

    1. Award a Professional Services Agreement to Stevens- Garland
       Associates, Inc. for providing City Traffic Engineering Services for
a
       fee of $10,000;
    2. Authorize the Mayor to execute and the City Clerk to attest the
       Professional Services Agreement subject to approval by the City
       Attorney; and
    3. Authorize the staff to negotiate an agreement with Stevens-Garland
       Associates, Inc. for services in the FY 2000-2001.

Motion Bowler,   second Reviczky. The motion   carried, noting the absence
of
Edgerton.

(i) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION ORDERING THE PREPARATION OF
A
REPORT FOR THE     ANNUAL LEVY OF ASSESSMENTS WITHIN THE HERMOSA
BEACH
LANDSCAPING AND STREET LIGHTING DISTRICT DURING FY 2000-01. Memorandum
from
Public   Works   Director   Harold    Williams   dated   March   7,
2000.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
00-6050, entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, ORDERING THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS TO PREPARE
A
REPORT IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 4 OF CHAPTER 1 OF THE "LANDSCAPING
AND
LIGHTING ACT OF 1972," BEING DIVISION 15, PART 2 OF THE STREETS
AND
HIGHWAYS CODE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, FOR THE MAINTENANCE,
OPERATION
AND SERVICING OF STREET AND SIDEWALK LANDSCAPING, LIGHTING AND
APPURTENANT
WORK IN THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, FOR THE FISCAL
YEAR
COMMENCING   JULY 1,   2000   AND ENDING   JUNE    30, 2001 ." (Edgerton
absent)

(j)    RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT TO
ROX
CONSULTING GROUP, INC. FOR PROVIDING DESIGN AND ENGINEERING OF STREET
AND
SEWER IMPROVEMENTS FOR LOMA DRIVE, SUNSET DRIVE, PALM DRIVE, 6TH STREET
AND
16TH STREET, CIP NO. 00-410. Memorandum from Public Works Director
Harold
Williams dated March 8, 2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

  1. Award a Professional Services Agreement to Rox Consulting Group,
Inc.
     for providing design and engineering services for CIP No. 00-410 in
     the amount of $67,800;
  2. Appropriate $34,400 from the Sewer Fund and $43,600 from the CIP
Fund;
  3. Authorize the Mayor to execute and the City Clerk to attest the
     Professional Services Agreement subject to approval by the City
     Attorney;
  4. Authorize the Director of Public Works to make changes to the
     agreement up to $10,200. (Edgerton absent)

(k) RECOMMENDATION TO DENY THE FOLLOWING CLAIM AND REFER IT TO THE
CITY'S
LIABILITY CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR . Memorandum from Personnel
Director/Risk
Manager Michael Earl dated March 8, 2000.

   * Claimant: Burd, Richard A.
   * Date of Loss: 09/19/99
   * Date Filed: 03/08/00

Action : To deny the    claim and   refer it      to the City's   Liability
Claims
Administrator,   as      recommended       by     staff.    (Edgerton
absent)

(l)   RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE AMENDMENT TO CITY MANAGER
EMPLOYMENT
AGREEMENT EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2000, THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2001.
Memorandum
from Mayor Oakes and Mayor Pro Tem Reviczky dated March                 9,
2000.

Action: To approve the amendment to the City Manager Employment
Agreement,
effective January 1, 2000, through December 31, 2001, as recommended by
the
Council subcommittee. (Edgerton absent:
2. CONSENT ORDINANCES - None

3.   ITEMS   REMOVED     FROM   THE   CONSENT CALENDAR      FOR   SEPARATE
DISCUSSION

     Items 1(a), (e), and (h) were heard at this time but are shown in
     order for clarity.

     Public comments on items removed from the              Consent Calendar are
     shown under the appropriate item.

At   10:13   P.M.   the      order    of   the     agenda   returned     to   item
6.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

4. AN APPEAL OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION DENIAL OF A CONDITIONAL USE
PERMIT
FOR ON-SALE BEER AND WINE IN CONJUNCTION WITH AN EXISTING RESTAURANT AT
36
PIER AVENUE, ZEPPY'S PIZZA, LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS LOTS 8,9 AND 10, BLOCK
12,
HERMOSA BEACH TRACT.

Action: To continue the public hearing to March 28, 2000, as requested
by
the applicant.
Motion Bowler, second Reviczky. The motion carried, noting the absence
of
Edgerton.

MUNICIPAL MATTERS

5.   CONTRACT WITH THE CITY OF EL SEGUNDO TO PROVIDE PUBLIC
SAFETY
COMMUNICATIONS AND DISPATCHING SERVICES. Memorandum from Police Chief
Val
Straser dated March 6, 2000. Supplemental letter from the South
Bay
Regional   Public  Communications   Authority   dated March   10,
2000.

Police Chief Straser and Fire Chief Tingley, and Police Captain Mike
Lavin
responded to Council questions.

Coming   forward    to     address     the       Council    on    this   issue
were:

     Tim Grimmond - El Segundo Police Chief said any problems that
     arose would be worked out between the chiefs; said Culver City
     was El Segundo's back-up for 911 calls; said they would handle
     Palos Verdes Estates, Hermosa's current back-up, as well, if
     desired; said Los Angeles County was fragmented and the hope was
     to regionalize to get everyone on the same system to handle
     riots, earthquakes, pursuits, etc.; said they want to have a UHF
     system designed; said if the City contracted with El Segundo,
     communication would be better and service would be just as fast,
     if not faster; spoke of the advantages of dual rather than single
     phase;

     Joel Weinstein - 10-year Hermosa Beach employee and current lead
     dispatcher, agreed that more staffing made sense; said his
     dispatchers were an excellent group, with four to ten years
     experience in Hermosa Beach; and

     Rick Ueberschaer - Motorola, designer of the El Segundo system,
     said he had not yet looked at incorporating Hermosa Beach into
     the system since no decision had been made; said the equipment
     list was accurate, that no additional items would be needed.

Public participation opened   at 9:14   P.M. Coming   forward to   address
the
Council on this item was:

     Gene Dreher - Seventh Place, commended the current dispatchers;
     urged the Council to not micro-manage the police chief; said the
     big issue was response time; suggested monitering performance
     standards and said the City should maintain the ability to switch
     back out of the system if not satisfied; suggested the City
     establish a volunteer program to handle emergencies since most of
     Police and Fire staff lived elsewhere; suggested the City
     establish a Public Safety Commission; said the Police Department
     needed 38 sworn officers and expressed his desire to see lots of
     reserves again;

Public participation closed at 9:25 P.M.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

  1. approve the contract with the City of El Segundo to provide public
     safety communications and dispatch services;
  2. authorize the Mayor to sign the agreement for dispatch services and
     frequency sharing;
  3. authorize payment of an annual fee based on the DMG Maximus Fee
     schedule in the proposal, based on calls for service and overall use
     and workload placed on the dispatch center; and
  4. authorize the City Manager to appropriate $34,500 from contingency
     funds for any transitional costs to upgrade existing radio equipment
     infrastructure;

subject to the following conditions: 1) that the City's existing
dispatch
center remain viable; 2) that performance standards come for review on
a
six-month basis and then annually, with immediate review in the event of
a
problem; and   3) that there be an exhibit   of service in description
format
on   a line    by   line   basis   and   also   for    performance
standards.
Motion Mayor   Oakes, second Bowler. The   motion carried, noting the
absence
of Edgerton.

The meeting recessed at 9:44 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 10:04 P.M., and the order of the agenda
returned
to item 2.

6. STATUS REPORT ON PROJECT NO. CIP 97-183, LOMA DRIVE UNDERGROUND
UTILITY
DISTRICT NO. 97-2. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold
Williams
dated February 28, 2000.

City Manager   Burrell presented   the staff report and   responded to
Council
questions.

Action : To receive and file the report, as recommended by
staff.
Motion Bowler, second Reviczky. The motion carried, noting the absence
of
Edgerton.

7. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY MANAGER

     a. VETTER WINDMILL DEDICATION CEREMONY - SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 2000
     AT 12:00 P.M. Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated
     March 9, 2000.

Mayor Oakes announced the date and time of the Vetter Windmill
dedication
ceremony, noting that Roger Bacon was coordinating the event. No action
was
needed or taken on this item.

     b. REPORT ON PARKING LOT      OPERATIONS . Oral   report from   City
     Manager Stephen Burrell.

City Manager Burrell reported on the downtown parking lot
operations,
noting that the evening flat fee program was not working as well as
hoped
since they still had to check the tickets of those who came in earlier.
He
said they were meeting tomorrow and they needed to adjust and modify
the
program,   perhaps giving   different   colored tickets    after 9
P.M.
       c. SET LOCAL COASTAL PLAN PUBLIC MEETING, MAY 9, 2000. Memorandum
       from City    Manager Stephen    Burrell dated March     9, 2000.

City Manager   Burrell presented   the staff report and   responded to
Council
questions.

Action: Mayor Oakes directed, with the consensus of the Council, that
a
public meeting be set at the City Council's regular meeting of May 9,
2000
to consider the City's Local Coastal Plan (LCP), as recommended by
staff.

8. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL - None

9. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL - None

ANNOUNCEMENT IN OPEN SESSION   OF ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
AS
FOLLOWS:

1. MINUTES: Approval   of minutes of Closed Session meeting held on
February
22, 2000.

2. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR     NEGOTIATOR: Pursuant to    Government Code
Section
54957.6.

City Negotiator: Stephen Burrell

Employee Organizations:

   *   Hermosa Beach Police Officers Association
   *   Hermosa Beach Firefighters' Association
   *   Teamsters Union, Local 911
   *   Professional and Administrative Employee Group
   *   Hermosa Beach Management Association
   *   Hermosa Beach Police Management Association

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of
the
City of Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at the hour
of
10:26 P.M. to a closed session.

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION - The Closed Session convened at the hour
of
10:40 P.M. At the hour of 11:15 P.M., the Closed Session adjourned to
the
Regular Meeting.
ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS     - There   were   no   decisions made   requiring a
public
announcement.

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at the hour of
11:16
P.M. to the Regular Meeting of Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at the hour of
7:10
P.M.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at the hour of
7:20
P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Roger Bacon

ROLL CALL:

Present:     Bowler,    Dunbabin,       Edgerton,    Reviczky,    Mayor
Oakes
Absent: None

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Mayor Oakes announced that the meeting would be adjourned
in
memory of Kathryn "Betty" Learned, matriarch of the Learned Lumber
family,
who passed away two weeks ago. She noted that Mrs. Learned's husband
Dick,
a former Hermosa Beach councilman and longtime owner of Learned Lumber,
had
passed away about six months ago. She said the meeting would also
be
adjourned in memory of Aileen Smith, the mother-in-law of Police Chief
Val
Straser. She expressed condolences to both families on behalf of the
entire
City Council.

Police Chief Val Straser thanked the Council, for himself and his
family.
He then requested that the Council also adjourn the meeting in memory
of
former Hermosa Beach Police Chief William H. Berlin, who passed away
last
night. He said Chief Berlin stepped down in 1974 after 17 years of
service
with the City and had been a trailblazer, as the first chief in the area
to
start a canine unit program and cadet program. Mayor Oakes said the
meeting
would be adjourned in memory of former Police Chief Berlin and
expressed
condolences to his family.

Councilmember Edgerton announced that   all the necessary funding was now
in
place to repave the north end of the    Strand and thanked County
Supervisor
Don Knabe for his assistance.

Councilmember Dunbabin announced the success of the Friends of the
Library
book sale Saturday, March 25, and said the next book sale would take
place
Saturday, July 15, 2000.

Mayor Oakes reminded citizens that April 1, 2000 was Census Day
and
encouraged everyone to fill out their census forms and mail them before
the
deadline.

PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATIONS - None

CLOSED SESSION REPORT FOR    MEETING OF MARCH 14, 2000: No reportable
actions

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

(a) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time were:

     John Burt - 1152 Seventh Street, said the judge had issued his
     order concerning the oil issue and, to avoid a law suit, the City
     should vacate the City Yard site and allow Macpherson to move
     forward with his oil drilling project; and

     Roger Bacon - 1100 Pacific Coast Highway, announced the windmill
     dedication ceremony was scheduled to take place at noon Saturday,
     April 8, 2000, at Greenwood Park (the corner of Pacific Coast
     Highway and Aviation Boulevard).

(b) WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

     1. Letter from Roger Bacon requesting that the City Council
     extend the banner program near First Street and Pacific Coast
     Highway through the remainder of this year with the proceeds to
     be used for revitalization, landscaping, sidewalk and signage
     improvements on Pacific Coast Highway and Aviation Boulevard .
     (Continued from meeting of March 14, 2000)
Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

     Roger Bacon - 1100 Pacific Coast Highway, spoke to his request;
     submitted a letter signed by several area business owners
     expressing their support of the program; also submitted letters
     from three corporations, each pledging $2,500 for a banner
     display; said once the funding is in the bank, he would come back
     before   the    Council   to   discuss   specific   improvements.

City Manager Burrell responded   to Council questions, noting that all
money
collected   for   the   banner    program   goes   into   a   special
fund.

Proposed Action : To approve the request to extend the banner program
on
Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) near First Street to the end of the year
with
the proceeds to be used for PCH and Aviation Boulevard
improvements
(revitalization, landscaping, sidewalk and signage), with the
condition
that the City be indemnified, as is normally required with banner
permits.
Motion Edgerton, second Mayor Oakes. The motion failed, noting
the
dissenting votes of Bowler, Dunbabin and Reviczky.

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

Action: To approve the consent calendar recommendations (a) through
(m),
with the exception of the following item which was removed for
discussion
in   item 3,   but   is shown    in   order for   clarity: (g)
Bowler.
Motion Reviczky, second Bowler. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

Coming forward to address the Council at this time was:

     Ozzie Cadena - spoke briefly about item 1(h), which had not been
     pulled from the consent calendar; said the change from Wednesdays
     to Thursdays will allow them to get better jazz performers on the
     Pier Plaza and attract larger crowds, including seniors and
     families.

At 8:04 P.M., the order of the agenda was suspended to go to public
hearing
item 4.

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(a) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE ADJOURNED REGULAR
MEETING
HELD ON FEBRUARY 29, 2000.

Action : To approve as presented     the   minutes of    the Adjourned
Regular
Meeting of February 29, 2000.

  b. RECOMMENDATION TO RATIFY CHECK REGISTER NOS. 20604 THROUGH 20776,
     NOTING VOIDED CHECK NOS. 20610, 20634 AND 20651, AND TO APPROVE
     CANCELLATION OF CHECK NOS. 20367, 20643 AND 20686 AS RECOMMENDED BY
     THE CITY TREASURER.

Action: To ratify the check register as presented.

(c) RECOMMENDATION   TO RECEIVE   AND FILE   TENTATIVE    FUTURE AGENDA
ITEMS.

Action: To receive and file the tentative future agenda items as
presented.

(d) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE MEMORANDUM REGARDING THE
FEBRUARY
2000 FINANCIAL REPORTS . Memorandum from Finance Director Viki
Copeland
dated March 23, 2000.

Action : To receive and   file the   memorandum regarding the    February
2000
Financial Reports.

(e) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE       ACTION MINUTES   FROM THE
PLANNING
COMMISSION MEETING OF MARCH 21, 2000.

Action: To receive and file the action minutes from the Planning
Commission
meeting of March 21, 2000.

(f) RECOMMENDATION TO DENY THE FOLLOWING CLAIM AND REFER IT TO THE
CITY'S
LIABILITY CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR . Memorandum from Personnel
Director/Risk
Manager Michael Earl dated March 22, 2000.

   * Claimant: Guirges, Raef S.
   * Date of Loss: 03/07/00
   * Date Filed: 03/14/00

Action : To deny the claim and refer it       to the City's    Liability
Claims
Administrator, as recommended by staff.
(g) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PURCHASE OF FORTY (40) ELECTRONIC
PARKING
METERS FOR DOWNTOWN PARKING LOT B AND APPROPRIATE $7,575 FROM THE
PARKING
FUND FOR THE PURCHASE. Memorandum from Police Chief Val Straser dated
March
22, 2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember Bowler
for
public discussion later in the meeting.

City Manager   Burrell   and   Police   Chief   Straser   responded   to
Council
questions.

Action : To approve the purchase of 40 electronic parking meters
for
Downtown Parking Lot B from the Parking Fund and appropriate $7,575
from
the    Parking  Fund  for the   purchase,   as  recommended by
staff.
Motion Bowler, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

(h) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE REQUEST FROM THE JAZZ ALUMNI CLUB MEMBERS
TO
USE THE PLAZA ON THURSDAYS FROM 5:00PM - 9:00PM INSTEAD OF WEDNESDAYS
FROM
4:00PM TO 8:00PM FOR JAZZ CONCERTS (VARIOUS STOREFRONTS) BEGINNING IN
MAY
AND WAIVE THE INSURANCE REQUIREMENT FOR THIS ACTIVITY. Memorandum
from
Community   Resources Director   Mary   Rooney dated    March 20,
2000.

Action: To approve the request from the Jazz Alumni Club members to use
the
Plaza on Thursdays from 5 to 9 P.M. instead of Wednesdays from 4 to 8
P.M.
for jazz concerts (various storefronts) beginning in May and waive
the
insurance requirement, as recommended by staff.

(i) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE ACTION MINUTES FROM THE
PARKS,
RECREATION AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES ADVISORY COMMISSION MEETING OF MARCH
7,
2000.

Action: To receive and file the action minutes from the Parks,
Recreation
and Community Resources Advisory Commission meeting of March 7,
2000.
(j) RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT THE WORK BY SULLY-MILLER CONTRACTING
COMPANY
ON CIP NO. 98-143 STREET IMPROVEMENTS , AUTHORIZE FINAL PAYMENT TO
THE
CONTRACTOR,  AND   AUTHORIZE   A   BUDGET   TRANSFER   OF   $40,640.48
.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to accept the work
by
Sully-Miller Contracting Company of Anaheim on CIP Project No. 98-
143
Street Improvements, to authorize final payment to the contractor
(10%
retained for 35 days following filing of Certificate of Completion), and
to
authorize a budget transfer of $40,640.48.

(k) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING THE APPLICATION FOR
BLOCK
GRANT FUNDS FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT
BOARD
USED OIL RECYCLING BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM . Memorandum from Public
Works
Director Harold Williams dated March 16, 2000. Supplemental
resolution
received March 27, 2000.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
00-6051, entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING THE SUBMITTAL OF AN APPLICATION FOR
SIXTH
CYCLE USED OIL RECYCLING BLOCK GRANT."

(l)    RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD CONSTRUCTION     CONTRACT FOR THE
SEWER
CONSTRUCTION AND REHABILITATION ON PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY BETWEEN
GOULD
AVENUE AND 24TH STREET TO U-LINER WEST OF LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA IN
THE
AMOUNT OF $28,250. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold
Williams
dated March 22, 2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

  1. Award the construction contract for the sewer construction and
     rehabilitation on Pacific Coast Highway between Gould and 24th
Street
     to U-Liner West of Long Beach, California, in the amount of $28,250;
  2. Authorize the Mayor to execute and the City Clerk to attest the
     construction contract subject to approval by the City Attorney; and
  3. Authorize the Director of Public Works to make minor changes as
     necessary within the budget of $2,825.

(m) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE REPORT ON THE SOUTHERN
CALIFORNIA
ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS    (SCAG) REGIONAL HOUSING NEEDS
ASSESSMENT
ALLOCATION. Memorandum from Community Development Director Sol
Blumenfeld
dated March 20, 2000.

Action : To receive and file the             report on     the   Southern
California
Association of Governments     (SCAG)        Regional    Housing    Needs
Assessment
allocation, as recommended by staff.

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES - None

3.   ITEMS   REMOVED    FROM    THE   CONSENT CALENDAR     FOR   SEPARATE
DISCUSSION

     Item 1(g) was      heard   at this    time but   is   shown in    order for
     clarity.

     Public comments on items removed from the             Consent Calendar are
     shown under the appropriate item.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

4. AN APPEAL OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION DENIAL OF A CONDITIONAL USE
PERMIT
FOR ON-SALE BEER AND WINE IN CONJUNCTION WITH AN EXISTING RESTAURANT AT
36
PIER AVENUE, ZEPPY'S PIZZA, LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS LOTS 8, 9 AND 10,
BLOCK
12, HERMOSA BEACH TRACT. Memorandum from Community Development Director
Sol
Blumenfeld dated March 22, 2000.

Community Development    Director Blumenfeld       presented the staff       report
and
responded to Council     questions.       City Manager   Burrell also       responded
to
Council questions.

The public hearing opened        at 8:29    P.M.   Coming forward     to address
the
Council on this item was:

     Bill Groft - appellant, 2507 Valley Drive, said he has been the
     sole proprietor since May of 1998, and had a 10-year lease with a
     5-year option; cited an extensive remodel and said his kitchen
     takes up 750 square feet of the building's 1000 square feet; said
     he had established himself with the community, had one of the
     highest ratings, was involved with community events, and was the
     only Plaza restaurant except for the bakery without alcohol; said
     he deserved a conditional use permit in the spirit of fair
     competition, noting a nearby similar business with a beer and
     wine sales permit; said his current hours of operation are noon
     to 2 A.M.

The public hearing closed at 8:35 P.M.

Proposed Action: To approve the appeal and conditional use permit
for
on-sale beer and wine at Zeppy's Pizza and require that the
applicant
process a parking plan with in-lieu fees.
Motion Bowler. The motion died for lack of a second.

Action : To grant the appeal and approve the conditional use permit
for
on-sale beer and wine at Zeppy's Pizza with a closing time of 10 P.M.
for
the service of beer and wine and with a six-month review (motion
excludes
the condition for a parking plan).
Motion Reviczky, second Mayor Oakes. The motion carried, noting
the
dissenting vote of Dunbabin.

Further Action: To require that the applicant process a parking
plan.
Motion Reviczky, second Mayor Oakes. The motion carried by a
unanimous
vote.

(A resolution reflecting tonight's actions and containing all findings
and
conditions will be presented for Council adoption at its next meeting
of
April 11, 2000.)

MUNICIPAL MATTERS

5. 2000 COMMERCIAL EVENT APPLICATIONS. Memorandum from Community
Resources
Director Mary Rooney dated March 16, 2000. Two supplemental
memorandums
from   Community  Resources   dated March    27   and   March 28,
2000.

Community Resources Director Rooney      presented   the   staff   report
and
responded to Council questions.
Public participation opened   at 9:16   P.M. Coming   forward to   address
the
Council on this item was:

     James Leitz - IMG, showed a brief video of last year's event;
     said Beach Bash 2000 was a four-day, multi-sport event proposed
     to take place June 8-11, which would be televised by Fox Sports
     Net and ESPN; showed a brief video of the proposed lay-out and
     said new features this year are a half-pipe and street course, as
     well as    a sandcastle    building event which     will include
     professional displays; said there would be three nights of
     concerts and that he would come back at the April 25 meeting with
     the names of the bands for Council approval; said the stage would
     be moved from the Plaza to the beach, south of the Pier.

Public participation closed at 9:23 P.M.

Action: To approve the Beach Bash 2000 - IMG event for June 8-11,
2000,
with fees estimated to be $36,806, and to approve the event contract,
as
recommended by the Parks, Recreation and Community Resources
Commission.
Motion Edgerton, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

Further Action : To approve the Southern California Rugby Football -
Makai
event for July 29-30, 2000, with fees estimated to be $7,250, and
to
approve the event contract, as recommended by the Parks, Recreation
and
Community Resources Commission.
Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

Final Action: To approve the 9th annual Hermosa Beach Triathlon -
MESP
event for October 8, 2000, with fees estimated to be $8,068, and to
approve
the event contract, as recommended by the Parks, Recreation and
Community
Resources Commission.
Motion Bowler, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

The meeting recessed at 9:35 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 10 P.M. and the order   of the agenda returned
to
item 2.

6. HERMOSA BEACH STOP OIL II. Memorandum from City Attorney Michael
Jenkins
dated March 22, 2000.
Action: To receive and file.
Motion Reviczky, second Bowler.    The motion   carried by a   unanimous
vote.

7. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY MANAGER

     a.    LOS ANGELES COUNTY'S  RETAIL FOOD INSPECTION PROGRAM .
     Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated March 23,
     2000.

At 10:03 P.M., Councilmember Bowler left the      dais and the room      due to
a
potential conflict of interest.

City Manager   Burrell presented   the staff report and   responded to
Council
questions.

Action : To direct staff to return with a draft ordinance requiring
all
Hermosa Beach restaurants to post the grades they receive from the
County
Health Inspectors.
Motion Edgerton, second Reviczky. The motion carried, noting the absence
of
Bowler.

At   10:04     P.M.,   Councilmember   Bowler   returned       to     the
dais.

     b. ADDITIONAL REVENUE FOR STREET REPAIR. Memorandum            from City
     Manager Stephen Burrell dated March 22, 2000.

City Manager   Burrell presented the   staff report and   responded to
Council
questions.

Action : To approve and authorize the Mayor to sign a letter to
the
Governor, Senate and Assembly members requesting an allocation for
City
streets and roads, as recommended by staff.
Motion Edgerton, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

     c.   MUNICIPAL   WATER CONSUMERS ALLIANCE FOR REFORM OF WATER
     REPLENISHMENT DISTRICT . Memorandum from City Manager Stephen
     Burrell dated March 22, 2000. Supplemental information received
     from City Manager Burrell March 28, 2000.

City Manager   Burrell presented   the staff report and   responded to
Council
questions.
Action: To become a member of the Municipal Water Consumers Alliance
for
reform of the Water Replenishment District.
Motion Bowler, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

     d. PROPOSED DEVELOPMENTS IN REDONDO BEACH - AES/HARBOR PROJECT.
     Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated March 21,
     2000.

City Manager   Burrell presented   the staff report and   responded to
Council
questions.

Action : To direct staff to send a letter to the City of Redondo
Beach
requesting to be included in the upcoming events related to the
AES/Harbor
project, as recommended by staff.
Motion Reviczky, second Bowler. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

City Manager Burrell said the City had a table reserved for the
annual
Medal of Valor award luncheon Thursday, April 6, 2000, and asked
Council
members  interested   in   attending  to   contact   him  for
tickets.

City Manager Burrell advised the Council of an offer to donate a large
date
palm tree to the City. He said the tree is currently located at
11th
Street-Sunset, where the existing home is being torn down, and the
resident
would like to put the tree in Noble Park.

Action: It was the consensus of the Council to direct staff to enter
into
negotiations with the tree owner and to determine an appropriate
location.

8. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL - None

9. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL - None

ANNOUNCEMENT IN OPEN SESSION   OF ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
AS
FOLLOWS:

1. MINUTES: Approval of minutes of Closed Session meeting held on March
14,
2000.
2. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR     NEGOTIATOR: Pursuant to     Government Code
Section
54957.6

City Negotiator: Stephen Burrell

Employee Organizations:

   *   Hermosa Beach Police Officers Association
   *   Hermosa Beach Firefighters' Association
   *   Teamsters Union, Local 911
   *   Professional and Administrative Employee Group
   *   Hermosa Beach Management Association
   *   Hermosa Beach Police Management Association

3. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL

The City Council finds, based on advice from legal counsel, that
discussion
in open session will prejudice the position of the City in the
litigation.

Existing Litigation :     Pursuant   to   Government   Code   Section
54956.9(a)

   * Name of Case: Macpherson v. City of Hermosa Beach
   * Case Number: BC172546

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of
the
City of Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at the hour
of
10:15 P.M. to a closed session.

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION - The Closed Session convened at the hour
of
10:25 P.M. At the hour of 11:00 P.M., the Closed Session adjourned to
the
Regular Meeting.

ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS     - There   were   no   decisions made   requiring a
public
announcement.

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at the hour of
11:01
P.M. to the Regular Meeting of Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at the hour of
7:10
P.M.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at the hour of
7:20
P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Nancy Reviczky

ROLL CALL:

Present:     Bowler,     Dunbabin,      Edgerton,     Reviczky,     Mayor
Oakes
Absent: None

OUTGOING MAYOR'S COMMENTS: Mayor Oakes said she had been fortunate
during
her term as Mayor to represent the City, along with Mayor Pro Tempore
JR
Reviczky and City Clerk Elaine Doerfling, in Loreto during the Sister
City
adult trip in December, 1999. She said it was a pleasure representing
the
community and that she was constantly amazed and proud of the number
of
citizens who volunteer to do so much in the community. She said she
also
had the pleasure of officiating at bringing in the new millennium
during
her term as Mayor. She thanked everyone for the opportunity to
serve.

APPOINTMENT OF MAYOR AND MAYOR PRO TEMPORE . Memorandum from                City
Clerk
Elaine Doerfling dated April 4, 2000.

A. Designate Mayor for a term ending January 23, 2001.

             Action: To designate J.R. Reviczky as Mayor for a term
             ending January 23, 2001.
             Motion Oakes, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a
             unanimous vote.

             B.   Designate Mayor Pro    Tempore    for   a term   ending
             January 23, 2001.

             Action: To designate John Bowler as Mayor Pro Tempore
             for a term ending January 23, 2001.
             Motion Oakes, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a
             unanimous vote.

             C. Presentation of   Plaque to Outgoing      Mayor by Newly
             Appointed Mayor.
           Mayor Reviczky presented a plaque of appreciation to
           outgoing Mayor Oakes, thanking her for all of her hard
           work and commending her for her excellent service.

INCOMING MAYOR'S COMMENTS :     Mayor Reviczky thanked the Council
for
appointing him as Mayor and spoke of the many great challenges
and
opportunities over the six years he has been in office and the
progress
that had been made. He said this would be an exciting year for the
City,
with the re-opening this summer of the Pier, the completion of the
north
Strand project, and the re-paving of Pacific Coast Highway, along with
a
number of residential streets, noting that he would also be able to
preside
as Mayor over the real millennium celebration in 2001. He thanked his
wife
Nancy for her patience and understanding and thanked the citizens of
the
community for placing their trust in him.

At 7:30 P.M., the order of the agenda was suspended to move the
Mayor,
Mayor Pro Tempore and City Council committee assignments to the end of
the
meeting.

The meeting recessed at 7:30 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 7:55 P.M.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Mayor Reviczky announced that the meeting would be
adjourned
in memory of Alice Ehlers, long-time lawn-bowling advocate, noting that
she
had been responsible for the sport's come-back. He said she would be
missed
by her peers in lawn-bowling and the community.

Mayor Reviczky announced that Sharon Wickwire, the City's
recreation
specialist, in charge of the skateboard track, won an award from
the
California Parks and Recreation Society. He said she does a wonderful
job
with the youth at the skateboard track and was very deserving of
this
award.

Mayor   Reviczky then announced   a Household   Hazardous Waste Roundup   to
be
held Saturday April 29, 2000, starting at 9 A.M., in   parking lot E at
the
Xerox Corporation in El Segundo.

Councilmember Edgerton reported on Thursday's Citizens Airport
Advisory
Committee meeting,   which was also attended    by Mayor Reviczky
and
Councilmember Dunbabin. He said the presentation was very good and
the
meeting was well attended. He said the next meeting would take
place
Wednesday, April 12, 2000 at 7 p.m. and invited interested parties
to
attend.

Councilmember Dunbabin said she would be unable to attend the April
27,
2000 Council of Governments meeting, noting that Mayor Reviczky was
the
alternate. She also thanked Roger Bacon for his fundraising efforts and
the
committee   for   its   labor in    the   restoration   of the
windmill.

CLOSED SESSION REPORT FOR MEETING OF MARCH 28, 2000: No reportable
actions.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

(a) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time was:

     Hugo Ugolini - Il Boccaccio Restaurant at 39 Pier Avenue, said he
     wished to enclose an existing deck for office space but was told
     by staff that he would be responsible for three parking spaces.

City Manager Burrell responded to questions.

          Action: To refer the matter to staff with direction to
          research the    issue and report    back to Council.
          Motion Oakes, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a
          unanimous vote.

(b) WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

     1. Letter from Mayor Mike Gordon, City of El Segundo, requesting
     City Council consideration of a resolution in support of El
     Segundo's complaint against Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) for
     violations of CEQA.

City Manager Burrell responded to Council questions.
     Action: To adopt Resolution No. 00-6052, entitled "A RESOLUTION
     OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, IN
     SUPPORT OF EL SEGUNDO'S COMPLAINT AGAINST LAWA FOR VIOLATIONS OF
     CEQA ," as     requested by    El Segundo Mayor     Mike Gordon.
     Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

     2. Letter from Jim Lissner requesting the addition of a tally of
     "Drunk in Public" arrests to the Police Department monthly
     activity reports.

     Action: To receive and file.
     Motion Bowler, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

     Action : To approve the consent calendar recommendations (a)
     through (j), with the exception of the following item which was
     removed for discussion in item 3, but is shown in order for
     clarity: (e) Oakes.
     Motion Bowler, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

(a) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE FOLLOWING MINUTES:

     1)   Minutes of    the Regular meeting      held on March 14,    2000; and

     2)    Minutes of   the    Regular meeting     held   on March   28, 2000 .

     Action : To approve as presented the minutes             of the    Regular
     Meetings of March 14, 2000 and March 28, 2000.

(b) RECOMMENDATION TO RATIFY THE CHECK REGISTER NOS. 20777 THROUGH
20894,
AND TO APPROVE CANCELLATION OF CHECK NOS. 20829, 20613, 20643, 17065,
AND
17035 AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CITY TREASURER.

     Action    :   To   ratify     the   check    register    as     presented.

(c) RECOMMENDATION      TO   RECEIVE AND   FILE TENTATIVE    FUTURE AGENDA
ITEMS.

     Action:    To receive    and file the tentative      future agenda items.

(d) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE THE FEBRUARY 2000 FINANCIAL
REPORTS:

     1) Revenue and expenditure report;
     2) City Treasurer's report; and
     3) Investment report.

     Action: To receive      and file the February 2000 Financial Reports.
(e) RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT DONATIONS OF $8000 FROM CHEVRON TO BE USED
FOR
SUMMER 2000 SURF CAMP AND $380 FROM SKATE PARK RAFFLES TO BE USED FOR
THE
REPLACEMENT OF WORN SKATE PARK PROGRAM EQUIPMENT. Memorandum from
Finance
Director Viki Copeland dated April 3, 2000. Supplemental memorandum
from
Finance Director Viki Copeland dated April 10, 2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember Oakes
for
discussion later in the meeting in order to publicly acknowledge and
thank
the donors.

     Action: To accept the donations of $8,000 from Chevron to be used
     for the Summer 2000 Surf Camp and $380 from Skate Park Raffles to
     be used for the replacement of worn Skate Park program equipment.
     Motion Oakes, second Bowler. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

(f) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE REQUEST TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SOUTH
BAY
COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS PROGRAM TO PROVIDE AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES
FOR
THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH AND ADJACENT SOUTH BAY CITES AND
APPROPRIATE
$17,815 AS THE CITY'S DISCOUNTED PROGRAM COST. Memorandum from
Community
Development   Director   Sol    Blumenfeld   dated   March    30,
2000.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

       1. Approve the request to participate in the South Bay Council
          of Governments    program to    provide aerial photography
          services (orthophotography) for the City of Hermosa Beach
          and adjacent South Bay cities; and
       2. Appropriate $17,815 as the City's discounted program cost.

(g) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING FINAL MAP #25258 FOR
A
2-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT AT 634 AND 636 LONGFELLOW AVENUE .
Memorandum
from Community Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated April 3,
2000.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
     No. 00-6053 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
     CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING APPROVAL OF FINAL
     PARCEL MAP #25258 FOR A TWO-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT LOCATED AT
     634 AND 636 LONGFELLOW AVENUE, HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA ."
(h) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING FINAL MAP #25320 FOR
A
2-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT AT 1619 AND 1625 PROSPECT AVENUE .
Memorandum
from Community Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated April 3,
2000.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
     No. 00-6054 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
     CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING APPROVAL OF FINAL
     PARCEL MAP #25320 FOR A TWO-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT LOCATED AT
     1619 AND 1625 PROSPECT AVENUE, HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA ."

(i) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE USE OF THE COMMUNITY CENTER LAWN BY
THE
KIWANIS CLUB TO OPERATE A HOLIDAY TREE LOT OR THE 2000 SEASON.
Memorandum
from Community Resources Director Mary Rooney dated March 30,
2000.

     Action: To approve the use of the Community Center lawn by the
     Kiwanis Club to operate a holiday tree lot for the 2000 season,
     as recommended staff.

(j)    RECOMMENDATION TO   APPROPRIATE $35,412 FROM FEDERAL-AID
SURFACE
TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM-LOCAL (STP-L) FUNDS AND $4,588 FROM CIP FUND 301
FOR
PROJECT NO. CIP 00-139 STREET IMPROVEMENTS, HERMOSA AVENUE BETWEEN
16TH
STREET AND 26TH STREET AND THE NORTHERLY CITY LIMITS. Memorandum
from
Public    Works   Director  Harold    Williams   dated   April   3,
2000.

     Action : To     appropriate $35,412 from   Federal-Aid Surface
     Transportation Program-Local (STP-L) Funds and $4,588 from CIP
     Fund for    Project No. CIP 00-139    Street Improvements, as
     recommended by staff.

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES - None

3.   ITEMS   REMOVED   FROM    THE   CONSENT CALENDAR     FOR   SEPARATE
DISCUSSION

     Item 1(e) was     heard   at this    time but   is    shown in   order for
     clarity.

     Public comments on items removed from the            Consent Calendar are
     shown under the appropriate item.

PUBLIC HEARINGS
4. AN APPEAL OF THE PLANNING    COMMISSION DENIAL OF   A VARIANCE TO ALLOW
THE
REQUIRED PARKING, INCLUDING     GUEST SPACE, TO   BE IN   TANDEM AT 1250   -
8TH
STREET, LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS    THE WESTERLY   12.5' OF LOT 44   AND ALL OF
LOT
45, BLOCK 140, REDONDO VILLA    TRACT . Memorandum from Community
Development
Director Sol Blumenfeld dated   April 6, 2000.

Noting that this item would be continued to the meeting of May 9,
2000,
Mayor Reviczky opened the public hearing for comments from any members
of
the public who wished to speak this evening. No one came forward to
address
the Council.

     Action : To continue the public hearing to May 9, 2000, as
     recommended by staff.
     Motion Bowler, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

MUNICIPAL MATTERS - None

5. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY MANAGER

     a. REQUEST FROM WEST BASIN MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT FOR A LETTER
     OF SUPPORT FOR THE HARBOR/SOUTH BAY WATER RECYCLING PROJECT.
     Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated April 3, 2000.

     City Manager Burrell presented    the staff report and responded to
     Council questions.

     Action: To authorize a letter of support to expand the West Basin
     Water Recycling Program to include other South Bay areas, as
     recommended by staff.
     Motion Edgerton, second Bowler. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

     b. AB1835 (BAUGH): GRANTS TO PUBLIC AGENCIES TO PAY UP TO 50% OF
     DIVERTING DRY WEATHER FLOWS TO SEWER SYSTEM RATHER THAN BEACHES.
     Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated April 6, 2000.

     City Manager Burrell presented    the staff report and responded to
     Council questions.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to authorize that a
     letter be sent to Assembly members Baugh and Nakano urging
     support for AB1835, which would authorize the State Water
     Resources Control Board to pay up to 50 percent of the cost of
     building systems to divert dry weather flows to the sewer system
     rather than the beaches.
     Motion Dunbabin, second Bowler. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

6. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL - None

7. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL

     a.    Request from   Councilman Edgerton to     investigate the
     purchase/lease of airplane tracking system with other South Bay
     cities.

Councilmember Edgerton spoke to his request.

     Action: To direct staff to investigate and work with other cities
     on the purchase or lease of an airplane tracking system.
     Motion Bowler, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

At 8:17 P.M., the order of the agenda returned     to the Mayor,   Mayor
Pro
Tempore and City Council committee assignments.

     D. Intergovernmental agencies requiring appointment     of Mayor as
     delegate.

     Action: 1) To appoint Mayor Reviczky to the Los Angeles County -
     City Selection Committee; 2) to appoint Mayor Reviczky to the
     South Bay Cities Sanitation District Board of Directors, and
     Mayor Pro Tempore Bowler as alternate director; and 3) to appoint
     Mayor Reviczky to the Inglewood Fire Training Authority, and
     Mayor Pro Tempore Bowler as alternate.
     Motion Oakes, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

     E. Reorganization   of remaining   list of City   Council Committee
     Assignments.

     Action: 1) To appoint Mayor Reviczky as delegate and Mayor Pro
     Tempore Bowler as alternate to the League of California Cities
     Board of Directors; 2) to appoint Councilmember Dunbabin to
     replace Mayor    Reviczky as     a member of    the Valley Park
     subcommittee;   3)   to   delete   the   Millennium  Celebration
     subcommittee; and 4) to maintain the remaining assignments as
     presented.
     Motion Dunbabin, second Mayor Reviczky. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at the hour of
8:25
P.M. to the Regular Meeting of Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at the hour of
7:10
P.M.
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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at the hour of
7:10
P.M.

PLEDGE   OF   ALLEGIANCE    -   Hermosa   Beach   Cub   Scout      Troop
#860

ROLL CALL:

Present:     Bowler,    Dunbabin,   Edgerton,     Oakes,   Mayor
Reviczky
Absent: None

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Councilmember Edgerton said there would be a South Bay
Task
Force meeting at 7 P.M. Monday, May 1, 2000, in the Rancho Palos
Verdes
Council Chambers to discuss over-flight issues. He asked the status
of
obtaining equipment to monitor and track aircraft coming from LAX
across
the beach cities. City Manager Burrell said the equipment would
be
available on loan for a demonstration and testing purposes next
week.

Councilmember Dunbabin spoke of      the success of this year's
Spring
Eggstravaganza, which took place Saturday, April 22, 2000, and
commended
the Community Resources staff      for putting on such a great
event.
Councilmember Oakes concurred, noting that she attends every year with
her
husband and daughter.

PROCLAMATIONS: VETERAN APPRECIATION MONTH - MAY 2000

Mayor Reviczky read the proclamation, which had been requested by the
State
of California, and proclaimed May 2000 as Veteran Appreciation Month
in
Hermosa Beach.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

(a) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time was:
     Mike Cassidy - chair      of the Citizen's Advisory Committee
     pertaining to FAA and LAX issues, submitted a memorandum from the
     committee   and read    aloud the    preliminary recommendations
     contained therein for Council consideration; said the Committee
     was actively seeking qualified volunteers to help do research.

Action: To agendize the recommendations of the Citizens Airport
Advisory
Committee for consideration by the Council at its next regular meeting
of
May 9, 2000.
Motion Edgerton,   second. The motion carried     by a unanimous
vote.

Mayor Reviczky noted that   the Citizens Airport Advisory Committee meets
in
the Hermosa Beach City      Council   Chambers   every   Wednesday   at   7
P.M.

Continuing to come forward to address the Council was:

     Michael Keegan - submitted flyers and announced an LAX debate and
     luncheon hosted by the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce
     legislative committee from 11:30 A.M. to 1 P.M. on Wednesday, May
     3, 2000, at Soleil restaurant, 1142 Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan
     Beach; noting that El Segundo Mayor Mike Gordon would be a
     participant in the debate.

City Manager Burrell said there was a need to add to the agenda as
a
municipal matter a proposed amendment to the existing ground lease for
the
building in front of the parking structure, noting that the issue
arose
after the posting of the agenda and required immediate action due to
time
constraints faced by the lessee. He submitted copies of the
proposed
amendment to the Council.

Action: To add to the agenda as a municipal matter a proposed amendment
to
the ground lease between the City and 1303 Hermosa Avenue, LLC for
the
building in front of the parking structure based on the finding that
the
issue arose after the posting of the agenda and required immediate
action
due to time constraints of the lessee.
Motion Bowler, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

(b) WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS - None
1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

Action: To approve the consent calendar recommendations (a) through
(s),
noting the abstention of Councilmember Dunbabin on item (q), and with
the
exception of item (s), which was pulled by staff from the agenda to
be
brought back at a future meeting, and the following item which was
removed
for discussion in item 3, but is shown in order for clarity: (e)
Mayor
Reviczky.
Motion Bowler, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

(a) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE MEMORANDUM REGARDING THE MINUTES
OF
THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL HELD ON APRIL 11, 2000.
Memorandum
from City Clerk Elaine Doerfling dated April 20, 2000.

Action: To receive and file the memorandum.

(b) RECOMMENDATION TO RATIFY THE CHECK REGISTER NOS. 20895 THROUGH
21040,
NOTING VOIDED CHECK NOS. 20966, 20988, AND 20996, AND TO APPROVE
THE
CANCELLATION OF CHECK NOS. 20468, 20733, 20926 AND 20949 AS RECOMMENDED
BY
THE CITY TREASURER.

Action: To ratify the check register as presented.

(c) RECOMMENDATION     TO   RECEIVE AND   FILE TENTATIVE   FUTURE AGENDA
ITEMS.

Action: To receive and file the tentative future agenda items as
presented.

(d) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE MEMORANDUM REGARDING THE MARCH
2000
FINANCIAL REPORTS. Memorandum from Finance Director Viki Copeland
dated
April 17, 2000.

Action : To receive    and   file   the memorandum   regarding   the March
2000
Financial Reports.

(e) RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT DONATIONS OF $1,000 TO BE USED FOR SKATE
PARK
STAFFING AND $250 TO BE USED FOR SPRING EGGSTRAVAGANZA EVENT
ENTERTAINMENT
RECEIVED FROM THE HERMOSA KIWANIS FOUNDATION.       Memorandum from
Finance
Director Viki Copeland dated April 13, 2000.

This item was removed     from the   consent calendar   by Mayor   Reviczky
for
discussion later in the   meeting in order to publicly acknowledge and
thank
the donors.

Action: To accept the following donations received by the City from
Kiwanis
for the noted purposes:

  1. $1,000 - for Skate Park staffing.
  2. $ 250 - for Spring Eggstravaganza event entertainment.

Motion Mayor Reviczky, second   Bowler. The   motion carried by    a
unanimous
vote.

(f) RECOMMENDATION TO DENY THE FOLLOWING CLAIM AND REFER IT TO THE
CITY'S
LIABILITY CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR . Memorandum from Personnel
Director/Risk
Manager Michael Earl dated April 12, 2000.

   * Claimant: Sonia Cortez and Briana Ray
   * Date of Loss: 10/08/99
   * Date Filed: 04/11/00

Action: To deny the above-noted claim and refer it to the City's
Liability
Claims Administrator, as recommended by staff.

(g) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE A COMMUNITY CENTER LEASE RATE INCREASE
OF
$.05 PER SQUARE FOOT EACH YEAR FOR THE NEXT TWO FISCAL YEARS: FY 2000-
2001
AT $1.08 PER SQUARE FOOT; AND FY 2001-2002 AT $1.13 PER SQUARE
FOOT.
Memorandum from Community Resources Director Mary Rooney dated April
17,
2000.

Action : To approve a Community Center lease rate increase of $.05
per
square foot each year for the next two fiscal years as recommended
by
staff, thereby setting the FY 2000-2001 rate at $1.08 per square foot
and
the FY 2001-2002 rate at $1.13 per square foot.
(h) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE FREE CONCERTS ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE
PIER
FROM 4:00PM TO 6:30PM, JUNE 9-10, AND 5:00PM TO 7:00PM, JUNE 11,
IN
CONJUNCTION WITH THE IMG BEACH BASH. Memorandum from Community
Resources
Director Mary Rooney dated April 17, 2000. Supplemental
information
received April 20, 2000.

Action: To approve the free concerts on the south side of the Pier from
4
P.M. to 6:30 P.M. June 9-10, and from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. June 11,
in
conjunction  with the    IMG   Beach Bash,    as recommended   by
staff.

(i) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, ESTIMATES, ORDER
THE
WORK AND CALL FOR BIDS FOR CIP 95-150, HERMOSA AVENUE BETWEEN PIER
AVENUE
AND 16TH STREET, AND INSTRUCT THE CITY CLERK TO POST A NOTICE
INVITING
SEALED BIDS FOR SAID PROJECT. Memorandum from Public Works Director
Harold
Williams dated April 18, 2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

  1. Approve the plans, specifications, and estimates, order the work and
     call for bids; and
  2. Instruct the City Clerk to post a Notice Inviting Sealed Bids for
said
     project.

(j) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE
PROFESSIONAL
SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND DMR TEAM, INC. TO PREPARE
PLANS,
SPECIFICATIONS AND ESTIMATES TO INCLUDE CIP 00-139 HERMOSA/MANHATTAN
AVENUE
FROM 16TH STREET TO THE NORTHERLY CITY BOUNDARY; AUTHORIZE THE CITY
CLERK
TO ATTEST AND THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE SAID AGREEMENT UPON APPROVAL AS TO
FORM
BY THE CITY ATTORNEY; AND, AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC
WORKS/CITY
ENGINEER TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS TO THE SCOPE OF WORK AS NECESSARY, NOT
TO
EXCEED $39,300. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams
dated
April 17, 2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:
  1. Approve the First Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement
     between the City of Hermosa Beach and DMR Team, Inc. to prepare
plans,
     specifications and estimates to include Project No. CIP 00-139
     Hermosa/Manhattan Avenue from 16th Street to the northerly city
     boundary;
  2. Authorize the City Clerk to attest and the Mayor to execute said
     amendment to the agreement, upon approval as to form by the City
     Attorney; and
  3. Authorize the Director of Public Works/City Engineer to make
     adjustments to the scope of work as necessary, not to exceed
$39,300.

(k) RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD THE PURCHASE OF A TOTAL OF SIX NEW
VEHICLES,
FOUR FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT AND TWO FOR THE COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT, TO WONDRIES FLEET DIVISION OF ALHAMBRA, CALIFORNIA IN
THE
AMOUNT OF $155,325.76 . Memorandum from Public Works Director
Harold
Williams dated April 19, 2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

  1. Award the purchase of a total of six new vehicles - four for the
     Public Works Department and two for the Community Development
     Department - to Wondries Fleet Division of Alhambra, California, in
     the amount of $155,325.76; and
  2. Authorize staff to issue the appropriate purchase documents as
     required.

(l) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, ESTIMATES,
ORDER
THE WORK AND CALL FOR BIDS FOR PROJECT NO. 003-99, 24TH STREET AND
GOLDEN
AVENUE, AND INSTRUCT THE CITY CLERK TO POST A NOTICE INVITING SEALED
BIDS
FOR SAID PROJECT. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold
Williams
dated April 18, 2000

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

  1. Approve the plans, specifications and estimates, order the work, and
     call for bids; and
  2. Instruct the City Clerk to post a Notice Inviting Sealed Bids for
said
     project.

(m) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTIONS APPROVING THE ENGINEER'S REPORT
FOR
HERMOSA BEACH LANDSCAPING & STREET LIGHTING DISTRICT 2000-2001
("DISTRICT")
MADE PURSUANT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF RESOLUTION NO. 00-6050 AND
DECLARING
THE CITY COUNCIL’S INTENTION TO ORDER CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS AND TO LEVY
AND
COLLECT ASSESSMENTS WITHIN THE DISTRICT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING
JULY
1, 2000 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2001; AND SETTING JUNE 13, 2000, TO ACCEPT
PUBLIC
INPUT ON THE MATTER OF THE PROPOSED ASSESSMENT. Memorandum from
Public
Works Director Harold Williams dated April 3, 2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

     1) Adopt Resolution No. 00-6055, entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE
     CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING
     THE   ENGINEER'S REPORT   IN   CONNECTION WITH    HERMOSA BEACH
     LANDSCAPING AND STREET    LIGHTING DISTRICT 2000-2001 ," made
     pursuant to the requirements of Resolution No. 00-6050; and

     2) Adopt Resolution No. 00-6056 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE
     CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING
     ITS INTENTION TO ORDER CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS AND TO LEVY AND
     COLLECT ASSESSMENTS WITHIN THE HERMOSA BEACH LANDSCAPING AND
     STREET LIGHTING DISTRICT 2000-2001 FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING
     JULY 1, 2000 AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2001, AND APPOINTING A TIME AND
     PLACE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING IN RELATION THERETO."

(n) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE ACTION MINUTES FROM THE
PLANNING
COMMISSION MEETING OF APRIL 18, 2000. Supplemental letter from Jim
Lissner
dated April 19, 2000.

Action: To receive and file the action minutes from the Planning
Commission
meeting of April 18, 2000.

(o) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING FINAL MAP #25321 FOR
A
2-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT AT 141-143 MANHATTAN AVENUE. Memorandum
from
Community Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated April 18,
2000.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
00-6057, entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING APPROVAL OF FINAL PARCEL MAP #25321 FOR
A
TWO-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT LOCATED    AT   141 AND   143 MANHATTAN
AVENUE,
HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA."

(p) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING FINAL MAP #25177 FOR A
2
UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT AT 1036 MONTEREY BOULEVARD . Memorandum
from
Community Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated April 18,
2000.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
00-6058, entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING APPROVAL OF FINAL PARCEL MAP #25177 FOR
A
TWO-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT LOCATED AT 1036 MONTEREY BOULEVARD,
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA."

(q) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE CHANGE ORDER NO. 9 FOR CIP 97-812,
MYRTLE
AVENUE UTILITY UNDERGROUNDING, APPROVING THE REMOVAL OF VERTICAL-
MOUNTED
VENT PIPES AND REPLACEMENT WITH FLUSH-MOUNT VENTS FOR $41,256.
Memorandum
from Public   Works Director Harold Williams     dated April 18,
2000.

Action: To approve Change Order No. 9 for Project No. CIP 97-182,
Myrtle
Avenue Utility Undergrounding, approving the removal of vertical-
mounted
vent pipes and replacement with flush-mounted vents for $41,256,
as
recommended by staff. (Dunbabin abstained due to a potential conflict
of
interest)

(r) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING A CONDITIONAL USE
PERMIT
FOR ON-SALE BEER AND WINE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A RESTAURANT AT 36
PIER
AVENUE, ZEPPY'S PIZZA. Memorandum from Community Development Director
Sol
Blumenfeld dated April 19, 2000.

Action: To adopt Resolution No. 00-6059, entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE
CITY
COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A
CONDITIONAL
USE PERMIT FOR ON-SALE BEER AND WINE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A RESTAURANT AT
36
PIER AVEJUE, LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS LOT 8, BLOCK 12, HERMOSA BEACH
TRACT,"
which reflects the action of the City Council at its March 28,
2000
meeting.

(s)   RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE CONTRACT WITH MAYER & COBLE FOR
CITY
PROSECUTOR SERVICES AND APPROPRIATE $8,000 FOR THE ANTICIPATED COST
TO
PROVIDE SERVICE FOR REMAINDER OF THE FISCAL YEAR FROM THE GENERAL
FUND
BALANCE . Memorandum from Community Development Director Sol
Blumenfeld
dated April 20, 2000.

Action: To pull this item from the agenda, as requested by staff, and
defer
action to a future meeting, with Council direction for staff to
provide
additional information regarding the current cost and a review of the
other
bids received.

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES - None

3.   ITEMS   REMOVED   FROM    THE   CONSENT CALENDAR     FOR   SEPARATE
DISCUSSION

     Item 1(e) was     heard   at this    time but   is   shown in    order for
     clarity.

     Public comments on items removed from the            Consent Calendar are
     shown under the appropriate item.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

4.   ZONE CHANGE FROM M-1, LIGHT MANUFACTURING, TO R-2, MULTI-
FAMILY
RESIDENTIAL, OR TO SUCH OTHER ZONE AS DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE
CITY
COUNCIL, FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A TWELVE-UNIT CONDOMINIUM, AND ADOPTION OF
AN
ENVIRONMENTAL NEGATIVE DECLARATION AT 603 FIRST PLACE, AND 112, 138 AND
142
ARDMORE AVENUE . Memorandum     from Community Development Director
Sol
Blumenfeld dated April 18, 2000

Community Development Director Blumenfeld        presented the staff       report
and
responded to Council questions.
The public hearing opened    at 7:53   P.M.   Coming forward   to address
the
Council on this item were:

     Cheryl Vargo - 5147 Rosecrans Avenue, Hawthorne, representing
     applicant Mike Mulligan, said they proposed to combine five lots
     to create one large parcel for a 12-unit condominium project;
     said the existing businesses generate traffic but little or no
     sales tax; said the project exceeds the required development
     standards and the benefits of a larger project included a 1200
     square foot common open green space in the middle of the project,
     as well as larger rear and side setbacks and fewer curb cuts,
     which is less impactive to the neighborhood; submitted a map
     showing   the number    of   units on    surrounding properties;

     Michael Keegan - 1107 Loma Drive, said approval of this project
     would send a message that the City was increasing density; said
     the project should be held to 10 units, not 12 units; did not
     think the parking was adequate, noting the upcoming zoning
     changes to increase parking;

     Dan Erikson - 2461 Silverstrand, said the current zoning did not
     conform to the General Plan; said the lot merger allowed for two
     additional units which made the project conform more to the
     neighborhood; said the Beach House on the Strand took advantage
     of merging lots; and

     Charlie Cheatum - 548 Second Street, said a petition was
     submitted at the Planning Commission meeting and many people
     spoke in opposition to the project, but their concerns were
     dismissed; said this was the third largest condominium project
     since he moved into the area and expressed concern about the
     impacts; said it was hard for existing residents to find parking;
     requested that the Council reconsider the General Plan and zoning
     with regard to the south end of town.

The public hearing closed at 8:10 P.M.

Action: To waive full reading and introduce Ordinance No. 00-1198,
entitled
"AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE
ZONING
FROM M-1 (LIGHT INDUSTRIAL) TO R-2 (TWO-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL) AND ADOPTION
OF
A MITIGATED ENVIRONMENTAL NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE PROPERTY LOCATED
ON
THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF FIRST PLACE AND ARDMORE AVENUE AT 603 FIRST
PLACE
AND 112-142 ARDMORE AVENUE, LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS LOT 106 THROUGH
110
INCLUSIVE, WALTER RANSOM CO'S VENABLE PLACE ," as recommended by
the
Planning Commission.
Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion      carried, noting the
dissenting
votes by Edgerton and Oakes.

The meeting recessed at 8:32 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 9:00 P.M.

5. TEXT AMENDMENT TO ELIMINATE THE TERM "TWO STORIES" IN THE R-1, R-1A,
R-2
AND R-2B ZONES, AND ADOPTION OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL NEGATIVE
DECLARATION.
Memorandum from Community Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated
April
19, 2000

Community Development Director Blumenfeld presented the staff report
and
responded to Council questions. He proposed amending Section 4.6.D. of
the
ordinance to add "roof sheathing" at the end of the parenthetical
phrase.

The public hearing opened at 9:08     P.M. As no one     came forward to
address
the Council on this item, the         public   hearing   closed   at   9:08
P.M.

Action: To waive full reading and introduce Ordinance No. 00-1199,
entitled
"AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE
ZONING
ORDINANCE TO ELIMINATE THE TWO-STORY MAXIMUM IN THE R-1, R-1A, R-2 AND R-
2B
ZONES, TO ELIMINATE DEFINITIONS OF STORY AND BASEMENT, AND TO CODIFY
THE
PROCEDURE FOR CALCULATING, MEASURING AND ENFORCING BUILDING HEIGHT ,"
as
recommended by the Planning Commission, amended by the Council to add
"roof
sheathing" at the end of the parenthetical phrase in Section 4.6.D. of
the
ordinance.
Motion Oakes, second Bowler. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

At 9:13 P.M., the   order of the   agenda was    suspended to go    to
Municipal
Matter item #9.

MUNICIPAL MATTERS

6. ALOHA DAYS   COMMITTEE: REQUEST FOR    APPROVAL OF "ALOHA      DAYS"
LONGBOARD
SURF CONTEST AND HAWAIIAN FESTIVAL . Memorandum from       Community
Resources
Director Mary Rooney dated April 17, 2000.

Community Resources Director Mary Rooney presented the staff report
and
responded to Council questions, noting that the applicant had withdrawn
the
request for Proposition A funding.

Public participation opened    at 9:27    P.M. Coming   forward to    address
the
Council on this item was:

     Abel Ybarra - Aloha Days director, submitted signatures from
     downtown merchants in support of the two-day event; said two days
     were needed to accommodate all of the athletic contests; agreed
     to have booths for only one day due to Council concerns about
     booths for both days.

Public participation closed at 9:30 P.M.

Action: To approve, as amended, the recommendation of staff and the
Parks,
Recreation and Community Resources Commission to:

  1. Approve the request from the Aloha Days Committee to hold their
annual
     surf competition and "Aloha Days" Hawaiian Festival beginning on
     Saturday, August 12, 2000;
  2. Approve the requests for fee waivers, City funding of $5,000 from
the
     Downtown Enhancement Fund, and an additional event day on Sunday,
     August 13, 2000, amended to allow the two-day event to accommodate
the
     athletic competitions, with the booths to be allowed for only one
day
     (either Saturday or Sunday); and
  3. Approve the event contract, amended as noted above.

Motion   Bowler, second Edgerton.   The motion   carried by a   unanimous
vote.

Action: To direct staff to put together some fundraising ideas, such
as
corporate sponsorship, for organizations to fund the various
community
events in order to make them self-sustaining.
Motion Bowler, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

7. APPROVAL    OF UNCLE   BEN'S RICE   PROMOTION IN EXCHANGE    FOR
CONTRIBUTING
$10,000 TO SUNSET CONCERTS ON THE BEACH. Memorandum         from
Community
Resources Director Mary Rooney dated April 18, 2000.

Community Resources Director Mary Rooney presented the staff report
and
responded to Council questions, noting that the concerts were
tentatively
scheduled with Dick Dale on July 9, Orquesta la Palabra, a Salsa band,
on
July 16, and Richard Street, the former lead singer for the Temptations,
on
July 23.

Action: To approve the request from Intrepid Marketing to bring an
Uncle
Ben's Rice Bowl sampling promotion to the Pier Plaza on Saturday, May
6,
2000, from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. in exchange for a $10,000 donation
to
Sunset Concerts on the Beach, as recommended by staff.
Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

8. FOOD SERVICE INSPECTION ORDINANCE. Memorandum from City Manager
Stephen
Burrell dated April 20, 2000.

At 9:56 P.M., Councilman Bowler left    the dais   and   the room   due   to
a
potential conflict of interest.

City Manager Burrell presented the staff report and responded to
Council
questions, noting that adoption of this ordinance would bring the City
into
consistency with the County Health Department Food Service Grading
Program
and allow the City's restaurants to receive a certificate from the
County
showing the letter grade received for posting purposes, adding that
not
being able to post their good grades would put the City's restaurants at
a
competitive disadvantage.

Action: To waive full reading and introduce Ordinance No. 00-1200,
entitled
"AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, REPEALING
CHAPTER
8.04 OF TITLE 8 OF THE HERMOSA BEACH MUNICIPAL CODE, ADDING A NEW
CHAPTER
8.04 THERETO, AND ADOPTING BY REFERENCE DIVISION 1 OF TITLE 8
(PUBLIC
HEALTH LICENSING) AND DIVISION 1 OF TITLE 11 (HEALTH CODE) OF THE
LOS
ANGELES COUNTY CODE, TOGETHER WITH CERTAIN AMENDMENTS, ADDITIONS,
AND
PENALTIES," as recommended by staff.
Motion Oakes, second Dunbabin. The motion carried, noting the
dissenting
vote by Edgerton and the absence of Bowler.

At   10:02     P.M.,   Councilmember    Bowler   returned     to    the
dais.

9. PETITION FROM RESIDENTS TO FORM UNDERGROUND UTILITY DISTRICT -
MONTEREY
BOULEVARD. TO PALM DRIVE/PIER AVENUE TO 10TH STREET. Memorandum from
City
Manager Stephen Burrell dated April 19, 2000.

City Manager   Burrell presented   the staff report and   responded to
Council
questions.

Public participation opened   at 9:22    P.M. Coming   forward to   address
the
Council on this item was:

     Jim Lissner - Hermosa Beach, said undergrounding gets rid of
     visual blight by eliminating the poles and wires; suggested
     getting rid of the visual blight at night caused by the
     cobra-head type light fixtures and suggested requiring their
     conversion to zero cut-off fixtures.

Public participation closed at 9:23 P.M.

Action: To approve funding for preliminary engineering and direct staff
to
work with Southern California Edison and return with contracts for
project
consultants for the formation of an underground utility district in an
area
bounded by Monterey Boulevard, Palm Drive, Pier Avenue and 10th
Street.
Motion Dunbabin, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

Councilmember Oakes asked staff to look at the issues of timelines
for
residents to comply with their own construction, with the City helping
to
find reasonably priced contractors; a review of the placement of
the
vaults/vents; and making residents aware of their options with regard
to
the actual light fixtures, noting that residents might appreciate
something
better   than   the   standard overheads,    even   if   they cost
more.

Mayor Reviczky noted that the vent locations were generally determined
by
the location of the underground structures; said more costly light
fixtures
may result in increased maintenance costs to the City if the poles are
City
owned; and asked staff to explore giving the district the option
of
outsourcing the engineering if Edison could not do it in an
expeditious
manner.

Councilmember Edgerton expressed concern about the fairness hearing
coming
at the end of the process and wanted to ensure that the role of the
Council
was clear to everyone.

At   9:25   P.M.,   the   order   of   the   agenda   returned   to   item
6.

10. PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO GROUND LEASE BETWEEN THE CITY OF HERMOSA
BEACH
AND 1303 HERMOSA AVENUE, LLC, FOR BUILDING IN FRONT OF PARKING
STRUCTURE.
(This item was added to the agenda this evening as an urgency
item.)

City Attorney Jenkins said before closing the lessee's construction
loan,
the lender wanted an amendment that grants the City's permission for
the
tenant to encumber the property with a deed of trust, giving the lender
a
property interest, with the building becoming security for repayment of
the
loan. He said the remaining provisions provide protection to the lender
in
the event there is a default by the tenant, by obligating the City
to
provide the lender with notice, and giving the lender the right to step
in
and cure any default, take over the lease and operate the premises. He
said
if the lender were to sell to a third party, the City would have the
same
right to approve that prospective buyer. He said it was a fairly
standard
document that would be expected by a lender. He said he reviewed
the
document and made some minor suggestions for changes in the language,
which
had been incorporated in the document presented this evening. He said
the
lessee wants to close the loan and get moving on the project and the
item
came to    the City's    attention after the agenda      had been
posted.

Action: To approve the amendment lease, as presented.
Motion Bowler, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote,
with Edgerton noting that he was able to vote on the issue since he
no
longer had a potential conflict of interest.

11.     MISCELLANEOUS     ITEMS    AND   REPORTS   -   CITY    MANAGER   -
None

12.     MISCELLANEOUS     ITEMS    AND   REPORTS   -   CITY    COUNCIL   -
None

13. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL - None

ANNOUNCEMENT IN OPEN SESSION      OF ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
AS
FOLLOWS:

1. MINUTES: Approval of minutes of Closed Session meeting held on March
28,
2000.

2. CONFERENCE WITH REAL    PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR: Pursuant      to Government
Code
Section 54956.8.

   * Property: 4181-024-900 (Southeast corner of 27th Street and
Manhattan
     Avenue)
   * Negotiating Parties: Stephen Burrell
     Jay A. Mitchell
   * Under Negotiation: Price & Terms of Payment

3. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR     NEGOTIATOR: Pursuant to   Government Code
Section
54957.6.

City Negotiator: Stephen Burrell

Employee Organizations:

   * Hermosa Beach Police Officers Association
   *   Hermosa Beach Firefighters' Association
   *   Teamsters Union, Local 911
   *   Professional and Administrative Employee Group
   *   Hermosa Beach Management Association
   *   Hermosa Beach Police Management Association

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of
the
City of Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at the hour
of
10:08 P.M. to a closed session.

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION - The Closed Session convened at the hour
of
10:18 P.M. At the hour of 11:00 P.M., the Closed Session adjourned to
the
Regular Meeting.

ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS     - There   were   no   decisions made     requiring a
public
announcement.

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at the hour of
11:01
P.M. to the Adjourned Regular Meeting of Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at the
hour
of 7:10 P.M. to review proposed changes to residential
development
standards.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at the hour of 7:17
P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE      -   Robert    Bell, Parks,   Recreation    and
Community
Resources Commissioner

ROLL CALL:

Present:     Bowler,     Dunbabin,      Edgerton,      Oakes,    Mayor
Reviczky
Absent: None

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Mayor Reviczky read a commendation from the County of
Los
Angeles thanking the Hermosa Beach Fire Department for its assistance
and
valiant efforts to contain the December 21, 1999 Glendale fire. He
then
read the Fire Department's incident report concerning that fire,
and
presented the commendation to Fire Chief Russ Tingley. He also read
a
letter from the City of El Segundo thanking the Fire Department for
helping
to put out a fire on February 28, 2000 and for assisting with
the
investigation, and a letter from TRW expressing appreciation to the
Fire
Department for its response to a fire on April 3, 2000.

Mayor Reviczky announced that he would travel to Sacramento May 22, 2000
on
behalf of Hermosa citizens to lobby the State legislators on
several
issues, including a return of some of the more than $1 million of
property
tax money that was shifted from the City to the State in 1992 -- a
change
that has continued over the last eight years. He said the State
has
projected a $13 billion surplus this year and that he would try to get
some
of those funds back. He said he would also meet with Senator Debra
Bowen
and Assemblyman George Nakano and present them with a proclamation from
the
South Bay Task Force -- an organization that represents the South
Bay
communities with regard to airport noise and expansion issues -- as well
as
a letter from the Hermosa Beach Airport Advisory Committee requesting
their
assistance.

Councilmember Oakes commented on the excellent opening night
performance
Friday, May 5, of "Greater Tuna," noting that it was wonderful to have
such
a great community theater that residents could walk to and see
good
theater. Councilmember Bowler concurred.

Councilmember Dunbabin commented on the success of the annual dog
show
Sunday, May 7, noting that there were more than 100 contestants.
She
thanked Community Resources staff members for their hard work and for
the
enthusiasm they have for all of the City events. She also thanked the
Parks
and Recreation Commissioners for judging the dog show.

CLOSED SESSION REPORT FOR MEETING OF APRIL 25, 2000: No reportable
actions.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

(a) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time was:

     Chris Howell - 2966 La Carlita, referred to a letter he had
     written to the Council concerning the Vasek Polak dealership
     site, saying he thought a hotel would be great but suggesting a
     master plan for the site in order to attract a higher quality
     development and to preclude the individual sale of the several
     properties that make up the site; referred to another letter he
     had given to Councilmembers requesting that the fire hydrant with
     higher water pressure, which was proposed to be relocated in
     front of his house, be installed elsewhere because of the
     ornamental garden at that particular location, including some
     unique Japanese trees.

Action: It was the consensus of the Council to direct staff to review
the
possibility of finding an alternate location for the fire
hydrant.

Continuing to come forward to address the Council were:

     Peter Tucker - 235 34th Street, referred to Consent Ordinance
     item 2(b); said the calculation of building height should be
     reconsidered since measuring to the top of the roof sheathing
     would increase the total building height by six to eight inches;
     said height should be measured to the top of the finished roof
     instead;

     David Augenstein - 2457 Manhattan Avenue, referenced a letter
     sent by the City in March setting June 30 as the deadline date
     for residents to complete the Myrtle underground hook-ups; said
     he has so far been unable to get an estimate from the contractors
     he has contacted; and

     Robert Bell - Hermosa Beach Sister City Association board member,
     commented on the student exchange program for 7th and 8th
     graders, noting the success of the April 12-18 visit to Loreto by
     14 Hermosa Beach students; said there had been a lot of support
     before the trip and that many donated items were taken to Loreto,
     including a millennium photograph and a John Post photograph of
     the Pier Plaza donated by Joanne Edgerton and the Hermosa Beach
     Education Foundation, T-shirts donated by Dallas Yost and the
     Kiwanis Club, from Hermosa      Beach Little League, and from
     Community Resources Director Mary Rooney (outdated City events),
     and hats and pins from the Dallas Cowboys; thanked Linda
     Monosmith of Beach Travel for handling travel arrangements;
     announced a July 27 Sister City fundraiser during the Loreto
     student visit. (City Clerk Doerfling said the Loreto students
     would arrive in Hermosa Beach on July 25 and that anyone
     interested in the student exchange program may call her at City
     Hall or at home.)

  b. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Letter from John Hanley of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church requesting a
     reduction in the hourly security rate to pay for the officers
working
     non-profit organization events.

Coming forward to address the Council on this issue was:

     John Hanley - representing Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, spoke to
     his letter.

Community Resources Director Rooney responded to Council questions,
noting
it was standard for Hermosa Beach non-profit organizations to pay
the
direct costs to the City as opposed to the master fee resolution
overhead
costs.

Action: To approve the request and require Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
to
pay only actual costs for officers working non-profit organization
events.

Motion Edgerton,   second Mayor Reviczky. The     motion carried by a
unanimous
vote.

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

Action: To approve the consent calendar recommendations (a) through (j),
as
presented, with Mayor Reviczky noting that items (e), (h) and (i)
pertained
to three grants to help fund community projects.

Motion    Bowler, second Dunbabin.   The motion   carried by a   unanimous
vote.

At 7:47 P.M., the order of the agenda was suspended to go to public
hearing
item 4.

(a) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE FOLLOWING MINUTES:

     1)   Minutes of   the Regular meeting held   on April 11, 2000 ; and
     2)   Minutes of   the   Regular meeting    held    on April   25, 2000 .

Action : To approve as presented     the minutes       of the regular   meetings
of
April 11 and April 25, 2000.

(b) RECOMMENDATION TO RATIFY CHECK REGISTER NOS. 21041 THROUGH
21191,
INCLUSIVE, AND TO APPROVE THE CANCELLATION OF CHECK NOS. 20804, 21083
AND
20894, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CITY TREASURER.

Action: To ratify the check register as presented.

(c) RECOMMENDATION     TO   RECEIVE AND   FILE TENTATIVE    FUTURE AGENDA
ITEMS.

Action: To receive and file the tentative future agenda items as
presented.

(d) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND     FILE THE MARCH 2000      FINANCIAL
REPORTS:

     (1) Revenue and expenditure report;

     (2) City Treasurer's report; and

     (3) Investment report.

Action: To receive   and file the March 2000 financial reports as
presented.

(e)   RECOMMENDATION TO    ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING AND ADOPTING
THE
ADMINISTERING AGENCY - STATE MASTER AGREEMENT NO. 000155 AND
PROGRAM
SUPPLEMENT AGREEMENT NO. 0350 REV. 000 FOR PROJECT RPL-5155 (003)
PAVEMENT
REHABILITATION OF ARDMORE AVENUE BETWEEN FIRST STREET AND SECOND STREET
AND
BETWEEN 25TH STREET AND ARDMORE AVENUE . Memorandum from Public
Works
Director Harold Williams dated May 2, 2000.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
00-6060, entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE ADMINISTERING AGENCY-
STATE
MASTER AGREEMENT NO. 000155 AND PROGRAM SUPPLEMENT AGREEMENT NO. 0350
REV.
000 FOR PROJECT RPL-5155 (003) PAVEMENT REHABILITATION OF ARDMORE
AVENUE
BETWEEN FIRST STREET AND SECOND STREET AND BETWEEN 25TH STREET AND
ARDMORE
AVENUE."

(f) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE APPROPRIATION OF $2,346 INTEREST
EARNED
ON TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT ACT (TDA) FUNDS RECEIVED FOR PROJECT NO.
CIP
99-144, STRAND BIKEWAY AND PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY BETWEEN 24TH STREET AND
35TH
STREET. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated May
2,
2000.

Action : To approve the appropriation of $2,346 interest earned
on
Transportation Development Act (TDA) funds received for Project No.
CIP
99-144 Strand Bikeway and Pedestrian Walkway between 24th Street and
35th
Street, as recommended by staff.

(g) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE ACTION MINUTES FROM THE
PARKS,
RECREATION AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES ADVISORY COMMISSION MEETING OF APRIL
4,
2000.

Action: To receive and file the action minutes from the Parks,
Recreation
and Community Resources Advisory Commission meeting of April 4,
2000.

(h) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING THE APPLICATION FOR
GRANT
FUNDS FROM THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY REGIONAL PARK AND OPEN SPACE
DISTRICT
SPECIFIED PROJECT GRANT PROGRAM FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE
STRAND
BIKEWAY AND PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY BETWEEN 24TH STREET AND 35TH STREET
.
Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated May 2,
2000.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
00-6061, entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING THE APPLICATION FOR GRANT FUNDS FROM THE
LOS
ANGELES COUNTY REGIONAL PARK AND OPEN SPACE DISTRICT SPECIFIED
PROJECT
GRANT PROGRAM FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE STRAND BIKEWAY AND
PEDESTRIAN
WALKWAY BETWEEN 24TH STREET AND 35TH STREET AND FOR CONSTRUCTION OF
THE
BIKEWAY ENDING AT STRAND AND 35TH STREET TO CONNECT WITH THE BIKEWAY
IN
MANHATTAN BEACH."

(i) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING THE APPLICATION FOR
GRANT
FUNDS FROM THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY REGIONAL PARK AND OPEN SPACE DISTRICT
PER
PARCEL DISCRETIONARY GRANT PROGRAM FOR THE MUNICIPAL PIER RENOVATION
.
Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated May 2,
2000.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
00-6062, entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING THE APPLICATION FOR GRANT FUNDS FROM THE
LOS
ANGELES COUNTY    REGIONAL PARK   AND OPEN SPACE     DISTRICT PER
PARCEL
DESCRETIONARY GRANT PROGRAM FOR THE MUNICIPAL PIER RENOVATION
PROJECT."

(j) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
PROGRAM
REPORT. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated
April
24, 2000.

Action: To receive     and file the integrated pest management program
report.

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES

     a. ORDINANCE NO. 00-1198 - "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA
     BEACH, CALIFORNIA,    TO AMEND    THE ZONING FROM     M-1 (LIGHT
     INDUSTRIAL) TO R-2 (TWO-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL) AND ADOPTION OF A
     MITIGATED ENVIRONMENTAL NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE PROPERTY
     LOCATED on the NORTHEAST CORNER OF FIRST PLACE AND ARDMORE AVENUE
     AT 603 FIRST PLACE AND 112-142 ARDMORE AVENUE, LEGALLY DESCRIBED
     AS LOT 106 THROUGH 110 INCLUSIVE, WALTER RANSOM CO’S VENABLE
     PLACE." For adoption. Memorandum from City Clerk Elaine Doerfling
     dated April 27, 2000.

Action : To    waive    full   reading   and   adopt Ordinance   No.   00-1198,
as
recommended.
Motion Bowler,    second Dunbabin. The motion     carried by the following
vote:

     Ayes: Bowler, Dunbabin, Mayor Reviczky
     NOES: Edgerton, Oakes

     b. ORDINANCE NO. 00-1199 - "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA
     BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE TO ELIMINATE THE
     TWO-STORY MAXIMUM IN THE R-1, R-1A, R-2 AND R-2B ZONES, TO
     ELIMINATE DEFINITIONS OF STORY AND BASEMENT, AND TO CODIFY THE
     PROCEDURE FOR CALCULATING, MEASURING AND ENFORCING BUILDING
     HEIGHT ." For adoption.     Memorandum from City Clerk Elaine
     Doerfling dated April 27, 2000.

Community Development     Director Blumenfeld responded       to Council
questions.

Action : To    waive    full   reading   and   adopt Ordinance   No.     00-1199,
as
recommended.

Motion   Bowler, second   Oakes. The     motion carried   by the      following
vote:

     Ayes:   Bowler,      Dunbabin,   Edgerton,     Oakes,    Mayor    Reviczky
     NOES: None

  c. ORDINANCE NO. 00-1200 - "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH,
     CALIFORNIA, REPEALING CHAPTER 8.04 OF TITLE 8 OF THE HERMOSA BEACH
     MUNICIPAL CODE, ADDING A NEW CHAPTER 8.04 THERETO, AND ADOPTING BY
     REFERENCE DIVISION 1 OF TITLE 8 (PUBLIC HEALTH LICENSING) AND
DIVISION
     1 OF TITLE 11 (HEALTH CODE) OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY CODE, TOGETHER
     WITH CERTAIN AMENDMENTS, ADDITIONS, AND PENALTIES." For adoption.
     Memorandum from City Clerk Elaine Doerfling dated April 27, 2000.

Action : To    waive    full   reading   and   adopt Ordinance   No.     00-1200,
as
recommended.

Motion Dunbabin,   second Oakes.      The motion carried by    the following
vote:

Ayes: Dunbabin, Edgerton, Oakes, Mayor Reviczky
NOES: None
ABSTAIN: Bowler

3.   ITEMS   REMOVED    FROM   THE   CONSENT CALENDAR   FOR   SEPARATE
DISCUSSION

No items were removed from the consent calendar.

PUBLIC HEARINGS
4. AN APPEAL OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION DENIAL OF A VARIANCE TO ALLOW
THE
REQUIRED PARKING, INCLUDING GUEST SPACE, TO BE IN TANDEM AT 1250
EIGHTH
STREET, LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS THE WESTERLY 12.5 FEET OF LOT 44 AND ALL
OF
LOT 45, BLOCK 140, REDONDO VILLA TRACT . Memorandum from
Community
Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated May 3, 2000.
Supplemental
information received from the Community Development Department on May
9,
2000. (Continued from meeting of April 11, 2000)

Community Development   Director Blumenfeld   presented the staff   report
and
responded to Council    questions. City   Attorney Jenkins also   responded
to
Council questions.

The public hearing opened    at 8:10   P.M.   Coming forward   to address
the
Council on this item was:

     Jack Wood - 200 Pier Avenue, representing applicant, described
     the proposed project as the remodel and expansion of an existing
     one-story single family home with one existing on-site parking
     space; said the variance was needed to allow three-vehicle tandem
     parking; referred to the findings contained in his letter, which
     was included in the agenda packet.

The public hearing closed at 8:25 P.M.

Action: To grant the variance to allow more than two-vehicle tandem
parking
based on steep cross slope circumstances. (Staff to return with
a
resolution at the next regular meeting of May 23, 2000.)
Motion Edgerton, second Bowler. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

Further Action : To direct staff to bring back for review the Code
section
relating to on-site parking requirements for single family dwellings in
the
R-1 zone only.
Motion Oakes, second Edgerton. The motion carried, noting the
dissenting
votes of Dunbabin and Mayor Reviczky.

5. AN APPEAL OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION DECISION AMENDING CONDITIONAL
USE
PERMIT P.C. RESOLUTION 98-57 AND C.C. RESOLUTION 98-5939,
PERMITTING
ON-SALE GENERAL ALCOHOL AND SPECIFIED HOURS OF OPERATION FOR
IBIZA
RESTAURANT, LOCATED AT 934 HERMOSA AVENUE . Memorandum from
Community
Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated May 1, 2000. Supplemental
letter
and attachments from Robert Tessier (applicant's attorney) received May
4,
2000.

City Manager Burrell noted the       letter received     from   the
applicant's
attorney requesting a postponement   of the hearing until June to allow
them
to meet with staff and resolve       some   of   the   issues brought
forward.

City Attorney Jenkins responded to Council questions, noting that if
the
Council opts to entertain the request for continuance, the hearing
should
be open to anyone else who wishes to speak on the merits of continuing
it.

The public hearing opened at 8:54 P.M. to hear comments on only
the
continuance issue. Coming forward to address the Council at this time
was:

       Scott McMurry - 926 Manhattan Avenue, objected to a continuance,
       noting the neighbors had been dealing with the situation for the
       last year.

Responding to Mayor Reviczky’s request for a show of hands, only one
person
was in support of the continuance while several audience members
favored
proceeding with the hearing tonight.

Continuing to come forward to address the Council was:

       Paul Schmidt - one of the restaurant owners, asked for the
       opportunity to find out from staff exactly what the problems
       were, saying there had been conflicting statements and citing a
       financial burden; said they were asking for only a one-month
       delay.

The    public   hearing   on   the   continuance       closed   at    8:57
P.M.

Action: To continue the hearing for 30 days, as requested by the
applicant.
Motion Edgerton. The motion died for lack of a second.
The meeting recessed at 9:10 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 9:29 P.M.

Community Development   Director Blumenfeld   presented the staff   report
and
responded to Council    questions. City   Attorney Jenkins also   responded
to
Council questions.

Police Sgt. Lance Jaakola said the noise complaints had decreased since
the
review process began. He said there had been eight complaints
between
February 13 and May 6, two of which were found to be unfounded by
the
officers.

The public hearing opened    at 9:55   P.M.   Coming forward   to address
the
Council at this time were:

     Robert Tessier    - attorney representing applicant, said the
     property owner was out of the country, noting they could make
     some but not all changes without the owner’s consent; said their
     main concern with the conditions as set forth was that limiting
     the patio hours would make it difficult for Ibiza to stay in
     business; discussed some of the problems and possible solutions;

     Scott McMurry - 926 Manhattan Avenue, said the noise was still a
     problem, that the business owners have ignored the concerns of
     the neighbors for years; supported the Planning Commission’s
     modifications to the conditional use permit (CUP); supported an
     11 P.M. closing time, with the patio closing at 9 P.M., noting
     that the noise was from the music and the people talking, from
     the patio and the speakers;

     Gary Zimmerman - 928 Palm Drive, urged the Council to sustain the
     Planning Commission decision; said the problem becomes worse in
     the summer; said the business was in violation of the original
     CUP and questioned the difficulty of putting up required signs or
     fixing a door;

     Brian Koch - 53 Ninth Street, said there were a    lot of problems
     with the noise from the patio area, adding the     problem was not
     just from the music; said the noise problem        worsens in the
     summer; cited noise at 11:30 P.M. Saturday night   from people and
     music;

     Lois Heintz - 925 Manhattan Avenue, said her home is right behind
     the emergency door; said the business owners never talked to the
     neighbors; said she was awakened by noise at 11:36 P.M. Friday,
     April 26;

     Jay Hart - in the process of inheriting property at 915 Manhattan
     Avenue, said he had photographs of the door ajar on Saturday, May
     6; and

     Kevin Wall - one of the business owners, did not think the noise
     was really a problem and said the door had been locked; said
     there had been major changes made in the last six months and
     cited the reduced number of complaints.

The public hearing closed at 10:39 P.M.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
00-6063, entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, SUSTAINING THE PLANNING COMMISSION'S CONDITIONAL
USE
PERMIT AMENDMENT, TO MODIFY AND TO INCLUDE ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS
OF
APPROVAL FOR A RESTAURANT WITH ON-SALE GENERAL ALCOHOL AT 934
HERMOSA
AVENUE,   AND LEGALLY DESCRIBED    AS LOTS    27-30, TRACT NO.     1564
."
Motion Dunbabin, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

6. COMPLETION OF THE LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAM PURSUANT TO THE
CALIFORNIA
COASTAL ACT. INCLUDES AMENDING THE CITY’S COASTAL LAND USE PLAN, AND A
TEXT
AMENDMENT TO ADOPT REGULATIONS TO IMPLEMENT THE POLICIES OF THE LAND
USE
PLAN AND COASTAL ACT. WILL RESULT IN THE CITY OBTAINING PERMIT
AUTHORITY
FOR DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE COASTAL ZONE . Memorandum from
Community
Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated May 4, 2000.
Supplemental
information received from the Community Development Department May 9,
2000.

Community Development   Director Blumenfeld   presented the staff     report
and
responded to Council    questions.   City Manager   Burrell also    responded
to
Council questions.

The public hearing opened     at 10:50   P.M. Coming   forward to   address
the
Council on this item were:

     Brian James - consultant, made a slide presentation on the
     California Coastal Act and the City’s local plan; said the
     State’s jurisdiction would be seaward from the Strand and the
     City’s jurisdiction would be eastward; said decisions on projects
     occurring in the area between the Strand and Hermosa Avenue would
     be appealable to the Coastal Commission; said there would be a
     time savings with approvals, especially in the non-appealable
     zone; and

     Rosamond Fogg - 610 Sixth Street, asked that the Land Use Plan
     include land with hazardous development within the Coastal Zone;
     referenced letter she had submitted; said Santa Barbara’s LCP
     pertains to hazardous development industry in its Land Use Plan.

The public hearing closed at 11:00 P.M.

The following changes were made to the documents:

       a. page 2 of ordinance, section 6.3.A., correct to read ²
          ...office developments or expansion... ² ;
       b. page 3 of ordinance, section 6.4.E. change to read ² When
          the use of the space of an existing building or
          structure...² ;
       c. page 11 of draft amendments to the Certified LUP, second
          paragraph from bottom, change to read ² ...known as Noble
          Park, is currently Restricted Open Space (O-S-2).² , and
          delete the remainder of the sentence;
       d. page 11 of draft amendments to the Certified LUP, last
          paragraph, strike ² known as² since the phrase is in there
          twice, to read ² ...Biltmore Site known as the North...² ;
       e. page 9 of the supplemental draft implementing ordinance,
          renumber items 7 and 8 as 3 and 4;
       f. page 13 of the supplemental draft implementing ordinance,
          delete item 5 at the top of the page as it is a duplicate of
          what appears at the bottom of page 12; and
       g. page 15 of the supplemental draft implementing ordinance,,
          section 17.37.170 B., change last sentence to read ² ...and,
          unless the request is patently frivolous, is without merit,
          or was filed without due diligence, shall initiate...²

Action :   To approve,    with   the   amendments   noted   above,   the
staff
recommendation to:

     1) Adopt Resolution No. 00-6064 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE
     CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING
     AND UPDATING THE CERTIFIED COASTAL LAND USE PLAN PORTION OF THE
     CITY'S LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAM;"

     2) Waive full reading and introduce Ordinance No. 00-1201 ,
     entitled "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA,
     TO AMEND THE MUNICIPAL CODE, ZONING ORDINANCE, AND TO ADOPT AN
     IMPLEMENTING  ORDINANCE   FOR   THE   LOCAL   COASTAL   PROGRAM,
     ESTABLISHING A COASTAL DEVELOPMENT OVERLAY ZONE, AND OTHER TEXT
     AMENDMENTS TO IMPLEMENT THE POLICIES OF COASTAL LAND USE PLAN;"
     and

     3) Adopt   Resolution No. 00-6065 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE
      CITY COUNCIL    OF THE    CITY OF HERMOSA    BEACH, CALIFORNIA,
      AUTHORIZING SUBMITTAL OF A COMPLETE LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAM TO THE
      CALIFORNIA    COASTAL     COMMISSION   FOR    CERTIFICATION   ."

Motion Mayor Reviczky,       second Oakes.   The motion   carried by   a
unanimous
vote.

MUNICIPAL MATTERS

7.   PROJECT NO. CIP 99-144, RECONSTRUCTION OF THE STRAND BIKEWAY
AND
PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY BETWEEN 24TH STREET AND 35TH STREET. Memorandum
from
Public Works Director Harold Williams dated May 2, 2000.

Public Works Director Williams     presented the staff report and responded
to
Council questions.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

         1. approve the plans, specifications and estimates, order the work
            and call for bids; and
         2. instruct the City Clerk to post a Notice Inviting Sealed Bids
for
            said project.

Motion    Edgerton, second   Oakes. The   motion carried   by a   unanimous
vote.

8. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY MANAGER - None

9. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL - None

10. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL - None

ANNOUNCEMENT IN OPEN SESSION     OF ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
AS
FOLLOWS:

1. MINUTES: Approval of minutes of Closed Session meeting held on April
25,
2000.

2. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR      NEGOTIATOR: Pursuant to     Government Code
Section
54957.6

City Negotiator: Stephen Burrell

Employee Organizations:

   * Hermosa Beach Police Officers Association
   *   Hermosa Beach Firefighters' Association
   *   Teamsters Union, Local 911
   *   Professional and Administrative Employee Group
   *   Hermosa Beach Management Association
   *   Hermosa Beach Police Management Association

City Attorney Jenkins requested that the Council add to the Closed
Session
a pending law suit, Kozma v. City of Hermosa Beach, Case No. CV-96-
5492MRP,
because after the agenda was posted, the City was informed by the
attorney
handling the case that a settlement hearing had been scheduled for May
18,
2000,    thereby  creating   an   immediate need    for   Council
action.

Action: To add the Kozma issue to the Closed Session agenda based on
the
finding that the issue arose after the posting of the agenda and
required
immediate action.
Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of
the
City of Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at the hour
of
11:33 P.M. to a closed session.

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION - The Closed Session convened at the hour
of
11:41 P.M. At the hour of 11:55 P.M., the Closed Session adjourned to
the
Regular Meeting.

ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS     - There   were   no   decisions made   requiring a
public
announcement.

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at the hour of 11:56
P.M.
to the Regular Meeting of Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at the hour of 7:10
P.M.

**********************************************************************

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at the hour of 7:20
P.M.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE    - Color Guard   - new     Eagle Scout, Jeff
Cullenburg,
                                   assisted     by     Cub   Scout     Matt
Cohen

ROLL CALL:

Present: Bowler, Dunbabin, Edgerton, Mayor Reviczky
Absent: Oakes

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Mayor Reviczky reported on his trip to Sacramento to
lobby
the legislature on behalf of the City with regard to the State budget
and
other issues, noting that he was among 285 representatives from
cities
throughout the State who went there to meet with their legislators. He
said
they invited all of the State legislators to a social on Monday evening
but
only six showed up, noting that Assemblyman George Nakano attended
but
Senator Debra Bowen did not. He said despite the predicted $13.2
billion
State surplus, the City would not be getting back any of the $1.3
million
of property tax money that was shifted from the City to the State
eight
years ago. He said the State will give one-time grants this year
totaling
$250 million to cities and counties, noting that Hermosa Beach's portion
of
that would be about $98,000.

Mayor Reviczky commented on the success of the Household Hazardous
Waste
Roundup that took place in El Segundo on April 29, 2000, noting that
most
of the material collected would be recycled and reused.

Mayor Reviczky announced an artist's showing at Martinique       restaurant at
6
p.m., Friday, June 2, to showcase the artwork of local           painter
Suzanne
Jenne. He said reservations were required (376-9300), the         dinner cost
was
$35 per person, and proceeds would benefit the Hermosa           Beach
Education
Foundation.

Councilmember   Bowler announced   the upcoming      annual Memorial   Day
weekend
fiesta that will take place downtown from Saturday through Monday and
the
annual pancake breakfast at the Hermosa Beach Fire Station Sunday
morning.

Councilmember Dunbabin said it was great to see all the flags flying in
the
City for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday and expressed appreciation
that
the past City Council acted to do that. She then announced that the
Hermosa
Beach Garden Club would have its plant sale Saturday, June 3, 2000, from
9
a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clark building, 861 Valley Drive.

CLOSED SESSION   REPORT FOR MEETING OF   MAY 9, 2000:   No reportable
actions.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

(a) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time was:

     Pete Tucker - 235 34th Street, requested that item 1(l) be
     removed from the consent calendar for discussion; requested an
     update on the hiring of more parking meter people for the summer;
     and expressed concern about the way the contractors left the
     corner of 13th Street and Hermosa Avenue, calling it a disgrace,
     especially with the fiesta taking place this weekend (City
     Manager Burrell said he would make sure the corner is cleaned
     up).

(b) WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

           1. Letter from Jim Lissner requesting that City Council
           appeal the Planning Commission's action of May 16, 2000
           granting full liquor to Einstein's.

Coming forward to address the Council on this issue was:

     Jim   Lissner      -   Hermosa   Beach,   spoke    to   his   letter.

Action: To receive and file.
Motion Bowler, second Edgerton. The motion     carried, noting the absence
of
Oakes.

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

Action: To approve the consent calendar recommendations (a) through
(o),
with the exception of the following items, which were removed
for
discussion in item 3, but are shown in             order for   clarity: (e)
Mayor
Reviczky, (l) Bowler for Pete Tucker, (n)          Mayor Reviczky, and   (o)
Mayor
Reviczky.
Motion Edgerton, second Bowler. The motion         carried, noting the absence
of
Oakes.

(a) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE MINUTES OF THE ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING
OF
THE CITY COUNCIL HELD ON MAY 2, 2000. Supplemental memorandum from
City
Clerk Elaine Doerfling dated May 23, 2000.

Action: To approve as presented the supplemental minutes of the
adjourned
regular meeting of May 2, 2000. (Oakes absent)

(b) RECOMMENDATION TO RATIFY CHECK REGISTER NOS. 21192 THROUGH
21356,
NOTING VOIDED CHECK NOS. 21273 AND 21302, AND TO APPROVE THE
CANCELLATION
OF CHECK NOS. 21188 AND 21353 AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CITY TREASURER
.

Action :   To   ratify   the   check   register   as   presented.   (Oakes
absent)

(c) RECOMMENDATION       TO   RECEIVE AND   FILE TENTATIVE   FUTURE AGENDA
ITEMS.

Action: To receive and file the tentative future agenda items as
presented.
(Oakes absent)

(d) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND       FILE THE APRIL 2000    FINANCIAL
REPORTS:

   * (1) Revenue and expenditure report;
   * (2) City Treasurer's report; and
   * (3) Investment report.

Action: To receive    and file the April 2000 financial reports as
presented.
(Oakes absent)

(e) RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT DONATIONS RECEIVED BY THE CITY FROM
INTREPID
MARKETING GROUP FOR $10,000 TO BE USED FOR SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
AND
ASHLEY'S BEACH MARKET FOR $100 TO BE USED FOR ROLLER HOCKEY
PROGRAM
MATERIALS . Memorandum from       Finance Director    Viki Copeland dated   May
11,
2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Mayor Reviczky
for
separate discussion later in the meeting in order to publicly
acknowledge
and thank the donors.

Action:    To   accept   the    following   donations    received    by   the
City:

     1. Intrepid Marketing Group for Uncle Ben's Rice - $10,000 - to be used
        for Summer Concert series (noting that $2,500 would be appropriated
to
        FY 2000-01); and
     2. Ashley's Beach Market - $100 - to be used for roller hockey program
        materials.

Motion Mayor Reviczky,         second Bowler.   The   motion   carried, noting
the
absence of Oakes.

(f) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE LEASE RENEWAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY
AND
BEACH CITIES HEALTH DISTRICT FOR ROOM 6A IN THE COMMUNITY CENTER
.
Memorandum from Community Resources Director Mary Rooney dated May 9,
2000.

Action: To approve the lease renewal agreement between the City and
Beach
Cities Health District for the use of Room 6A in the Community Center
from
July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2001 for $179.28 per month (166 square feet at
a
rate of $1.08 per square foot), as recommended by staff. (Oakes
absent)

(g) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE LEASE RENEWAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY
AND
THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION DISPUTE RESOLUTION SERVICES FOR
ROOM
6B IN THE COMMUNITY CENTER. Memorandum from Community Resources
Director
Mary Rooney dated May 9, 2000.

Action: To approve the lease renewal agreement between the City and
Los
Angeles County Bar Association Dispute Resolution Services for the use
of
Room 6B in the Community Center from July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2001
for
$178.20 per month (165 square feet at a rate of $1.08 per square foot),
as
recommended by staff. (Oakes absent)

(h) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE LEASE RENEWAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY
AND
PROJECT TOUCH FOR ROOM 3 IN THE COMMUNITY CENTER. Memorandum from
Community
Resources Director Mary Rooney dated May 9, 2000.

Action: To approve the lease agreement between the City and Project
Touch
for the use of Room 3 in the Community Center from June 1, 2000 to May
31,
2001 for $615.94 for the month of June 2000 (598 square feet at a rate
of
$1.03 per square foot) and $645.84 from July 1, 2000 to May 31, 2001 (at
a
rate of $1.08 per square foot), as recommended by staff. (Oakes
absent)

(i) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE LEASE RENEWAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY
AND
THE COMMUNITY CENTER FOUNDATION FOR ROOM C IN THE COMMUNITY CENTER
.
Memorandum from Community Resources Director Mary Rooney dated May 9,
2000.

Action: To approve the lease renewal agreement     between the   City and
the
Community Center Foundation for the use of Room    C in the Community
Center
from July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2001, and to waive   the rental fee of
$336.96
per month (312 square feet at $1.08 per square     foot),   as recommended
by
staff. (Oakes absent)

(j) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING FINAL MAP #25390 FOR
A
TWO-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT AT 601 MANHATTAN AVENUE . Memorandum
from
Community Development  Director Sol Blumenfeld dated     May 15,
2000.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
00-6067, entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING APPROVAL OF FINAL PARCEL MAP #25390 FOR
A
TWO-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT LOCATED AT 601 MANHATTAN AVENUE,
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA." (Oakes absent)
(k) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING FINAL MAP #25404 FOR
A
TWO-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT AT 644-646 MONTEREY BOULEVARD. Memorandum
from
Community Development    Director Sol Blumenfeld dated      May 16,
2000.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
00-6068, entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNDIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING APPROVAL OF FINAL PARCEL MAP #25404 FOR
A
TWO-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT LOCATED AT 644 AND 646 MONTEREY
BOULEVARD,
HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA." (Oakes absent)

(l) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE    ACTION MINUTES FROM   THE
PLANNING
COMMISSION MEETING OF MAY 16, 2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember Bowler,
at
the request of Pete Tucker, for separate discussion later in the
meeting.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

     Pete Tucker - Hermosa Beach, said the Planning Commission's
     action on the 15th Street/Pacific Coast Highway hotel (item 7)
     should be appealed by the Council and scheduled for a full public
     hearing as many Precise Development Plan standards were not being
     met and several issues had not been addressed by the Commission
     (City   Manager Burrell    and Community    Development Director
     Blumenfeld responded, noting that a resolution containing all of
     the findings and conditions would be presented for adoption at
     the next Planning Commission meeting).

Action: To receive and file the action minutes from the Planning
Commission
meeting of May 16, 2000 as presented.
Motion Edgerton, second Dunbabin. The motion carried, noting the absence
of
Oakes.

(m)    RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING THE APPEAL FROM
THE
PLANNING COMMISSION FOR A REQUESTED VARIANCE FROM OFF-STREET
PARKING
(SECTION 17.44) TO ALLOW MORE THAN TWO VEHICLE TANDEM PARKING AT
1250
EIGHTH    STREET .   Memorandum from Community Development Director
Sol
Blumenfeld dated May 16, 2000.

Action: To adopt Resolution No. 00-6069, entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE
CITY
COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING ON APPEAL
FROM
THE PLANNING COMMISSION A REQUESTED VARIANCE FROM OFF-STREET
PARKING
(SECTION 17.44) TO ALLOW MORE THAN TWO-VEHICLE TANDEM PARKING AT
1250
EIGHTH STREET, LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS WEST 12.5 FEET OF LOT 44 AND ALL OF
LOT
45, BLOCK 140, OF REDONDO VILLA TRACT," reflecting the Council action
of
May 9, 2000. (Oakes absent)

(n) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE AMENDMENT TO GROUND LEASE FOR 1303
HERMOSA
AVENUE. Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated May 18,
2000.
Supplemental amendment to lease submitted May 23, 2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar          by Mayor    Reviczky
for
separate discussion later in the meeting.

City Manager   Burrell   and   City   Attorney Jenkins   responded    to
Council
question.

Action : To approve the amendment to the ground lease for 1303
Hermosa
Avenue, as recommended by staff, and to authorize staff to change
the
exhibits as appropriate at a later date by substituting more
detailed
building   plans  than those    currently  attached   to the
document.
Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried, noting the absence
of
Oakes.

(o) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE AMENDMENT NO. 3 TO THE JOINT POWERS
AGREEMENT
FOR SERVICES UNDER THE JOB TRAINING PARTNERSHIP ACT . Memorandum
from
Personnel Director/Risk Manager Michael Earl.

This item was removed from the consent calendar          by Mayor    Reviczky
for
separate discussion later in the meeting.

Personnel Director/Risk Manager Earl    and City Manager Burrell responded
to
Council questions.

Action: To continue Amendment No.3 to the Joint Powers Agreement to
the
meeting of June 13, 2000, and direct staff to return at that time
with
clarification on appointments.
Motion Mayor Reviczky, second Edgerton. The motion carried, noting
the
absence of Oakes.

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES

     a. ORDINANCE NO. 00-1201 - "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA
     BEACH, CALIFORNIA, TO AMEND THE MUNICIPAL CODE, ZONING ORDINANCE,
     AND TO ADOPT AN IMPLEMENTING ORDINANCE FOR THE LOCAL COASTAL
     PROGRAM, ESTABLISHING A COASTAL DEVELOPMENT OVERLAY ZONE, AND
     OTHER TEXT AMENDMENTS TO IMPLEMENT THE POLICIES OF COASTAL LAND
     USE PLAN ." For adoption. Memorandum from City Clerk Elaine
     Doerfling dated May 17, 2000.

City Clerk Doerfling pulled this item from the agenda, saying she met
with
City Attorney Jenkins and Community Development Director Blumenfeld and
it
was determined that there was no need for second reading before sending
the
document to the Coastal Commission. She said the introduced ordinance
would
be submitted with the adopted resolutions to the Coastal Commission
and
would then be presented for City Council adoption after the
Coastal
Commission has acted on the City's submittal.

3.   ITEMS   REMOVED    FROM   THE   CONSENT CALENDAR    FOR   SEPARATE
DISCUSSION

     Items 1(e), (l), (n) and (o)         were heard    at this time      but are
     shown in order for clarity.

     Public comments on items removed from the           Consent Calendar are
     shown under the appropriate item.

PUBLIC HEARINGS - None

MUNICIPAL MATTERS

4. REQUEST FOR THREE-WAY STOP CONTROL AT MANHATTAN AVENUE AND FIRST
STREET
AND FOUR-WAY STOP CONTROL AT MANHATTAN AVENUE AND SECOND STREET.
Memorandum
from   Public Works    Director   Harold Williams    dated May   8,
2000.
Public Works Director Williams presented the staff report and responded
to
Council questions.    City Manager Burrell also     responded to
Council
questions.

Public participation opened   at 8:05   P.M. Coming   forward to   address
the
Council on this item were:

     Cindy Ommen - 144 Manhattan Avenue, said she had obtained about
     50 signatures supporting the stop controls; said there were a lot
     of avoided accidents at Second Street; said the safety issue at
     First Street were due      to speeding and obstructed vision;

     John Penna - 115 Manhattan Avenue, said his house was at the apex
     of the curb at First Street and Manhattan Avenue; said his main
     concern was the people driving down First Street at high speeds;

     Larry Webb - 150 Manhattan Avenue, said the traffic turns right
     onto Monterey from Herondo, left onto First Street, and right
     onto Manhattan Avenue without stopping; and

     Jeff Ommen - 144 Manhattan Avenue, said the traffic studies were
     not done when cars were screeching around the corner from 11 p.m.
     to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

Public participation closed at 8:13 P.M.

Action: To adopt Resolution No. 00-6070, entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE
CITY
COUNCIL OF THE CITY      OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, DESIGNATING
THE
INTERSECTION OF MANHATTAN AVENUE AND SECOND STREET AS A FOUR-WAY
STOP
CONTROL INTERSECTION."
Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried, noting the absence
of
Oakes.

Further Action: To direct staff to return to the June 13, 2000 meeting
with
drawings showing options to resolve the problems caused by the
existing
rounded corner.
Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried, noting the absence
of
Oakes.

5. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY MANAGER

     a.   RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR GRANT FUNDS FOR
     RECYCLING AND LITTER REDUCTION ACTIVITIES. Memorandum from City
     Manager Stephen Burrell dated May 18, 2000.

City Manager    Burrell presented   the staff report and      responded to
Council
questions.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
00-6066, entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING THE SUBMITTAL OF A FUNDING REQUEST FORM
TO
THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION'S DIVISION OF RECYCLING."
Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried, noting the absence
of
Oakes.

6. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL

     a. VACANCIES - BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS - UPCOMING EXPIRATION OF
     TERMS. Memorandum from City Clerk Elaine Doerfling dated May 9,
     2000.

City Clerk     Doerfling   presented   the   report   and   responded   to
Council
questions.

Action : To direct the City Clerk to immediately advertise and
request
applications from interested parties for three Planning Commission
terms
that will expire June 30, 2000, and two Civil Service Board terms that
will
expire July 15, 2000.
Motion Edgerton, second Bowler. The motion carried, noting the absence
of
Oakes.

7. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL - None

ANNOUNCEMENT IN OPEN SESSION    OF ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
AS
FOLLOWS:

1. MINUTES:

   * a. Approval of minutes of Closed Session meeting held on April
25,
     2000; and
   * b. Approval of minutes of Closed Session meeting held on May 9,
2000.

2. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR      NEGOTIATOR: Pursuant to       Government Code
Section
54957.6.

     City Negotiator: Stephen Burrell

     Employee Organizations:

           * Hermosa Beach Police Officers Association
           * Hermosa Beach Firefighters' Association
           * Teamsters Union, Local 911
           *     Professional    and     Administrative        Employee
Group
           * Hermosa Beach Management Association
           * Hermosa Beach Police Management Association

3. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL

The City Council finds, based on advice from legal counsel, that
discussion
in open session will prejudice the position of the City in the
litigation.

EXISTING LITIGATION :     Pursuant   to   Government   Code    Section
54956.9(a)

   * Name of Case: Macpherson v. City of Hermosa Beach
   * Case Number: BC172546

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of
the
City of Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at the hour
of
8:27 P.M. to a closed session.

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION - The Closed Session convened at the hour of
8:42
P.M. At the hour of 9:47 P.M., the Closed Session adjourned to the
Regular
Meeting.

ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS      - There   were   no   decisions made   requiring a
public
announcement.

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at the hour of 9:48
P.M.
to the Adjourned Regular Meeting of Tuesday, June 1, 2000, at the hour
of
7:10   P.M.   for   the   purpose  of conducting    a   budget
workshop.

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MINUTES OF THE ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City
of
Hermosa Beach, California, held on Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at the hour
of
7:15 P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Janet McHugh

ROLL CALL:

Present:    Bowler,    Dunbabin,      Edgerton,    Oakes,   Mayor
Reviczky
Absent: None

ANNOUNCEMENTS - None

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION - None

1.   CONSIDERATION OF TEXT AMENDMENTS TO SINGLE-FAMILY AND MULTI-
FAMILY
RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE INCLUDING,
BUT
NOT LIMITED TO: PARKING REQUIREMENTS FOR SINGLE-FAMILY AND MULTI-
FAMILY
PROJECTS; OPEN SPACE REQUIREMENTS AND SETBACKS IN R-2, R-2B, AND R-3
ZONES;
AND ADOPTION OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL NEGATIVE DECLARATION. Memorandum
from
Community Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated April 25,
2000.

     Community Development Director Blumenfeld      presented the staff
     report and responded to Council questions.     City Manager Burrell
     also responded to Council questions.

The public hearing opened     at 8:04   P.M.   Coming forward   to address
the
Council on this issue were:

     Jerry Compton - Hermosa Beach resident, 1200 Artesia (business),
     opposed increasing the parking, noting that condominium projects
     usually end up with three spaces per unit anyway due to the
     replacement parking requirement; said Redondo Beach requires a
     higher total amount of open space, so the 15-percent roof decks
     are larger;

     Larry Peha - 67 14th Street, opposed the 15-percent open space
     proposal for roof decks and suggested requiring only one 7 ft. x
     7 ft. deck; said he tried to create interesting entryways and was
     concerned about ending up with substandard dining rooms and
     living rooms too small to furnish; suggested checking how many
     lots have only five parking spaces; and

     Nancy   Schwappech - 3124   Hermosa Avenue,   said she had   a single
     family home in an R-3 area; referred to information she submitted
     this evening -- a chart summarizing zoning requirements in each
     of the City's residential zones and photographs of the area's
     residential structures; said 200 square feet of ground level open
     space would be a problem for her and others whose homes are
     currently surrounded by tall structures; suggested exempting
     single    family/R-3    from   whatever    changes   are    made.

The public hearing closed at 8:34 P.M.

The meeting recessed at 8:34 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 8:40 P.M.

     Action: By consensus of the Council, it was determined that a
     definition of    roof deck was needed     to distinguish decks
     accessible only from the      floor below from decks directly
     accessible to living area, and staff was directed to return with
     a definition for Council review.

     Action: To direct staff to report back on the ramifications of
     making the following changes, including a comparison to existing
     procedures,   with   regard   to   condominium developments    in
     multi-family zones: (1) with regard to the required 200 square
     feet of common open space - to allow a maximum of 100 square feet
     to be a roof deck, and the remaining 100 square feet to be
     located either on the ground or on decks; (2) with regard to the
     required 100 square feet of private open space - to require only
     one deck to be a minimum 7 ft. x 7 ft. and the remaining open
     space   to   be    directly   accessible   from   the   building.
     Motion Oakes, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

     Action: To maintain the existing multi-family parking standards
     of two and one-half parking spaces per unit plus replacement
     parking but require that guest parking spaces be open and
     available to all units within a project, as recommended by staff.
     Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

     Action : By consensus of the Council, staff was directed to
     agendize for discussion at a future meeting the issue of the
     current Code provision that allows the development of more units
     with lot mergers than would otherwise be allowed, with various
     options to be considered, such as a maximum lot size or changing
     the number of units per acre.

ADJOURNMENT - The Adjourned Regular Meeting of the City Council of the
City
of Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday May 2, 2000, at the hour of
10:10
P.M. to the Regular Meeting of Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at the hour of
7:10
P.M.
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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at the hour of 7:19
P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Charlotte Malone

ROLL CALL:

Present: Bowler, Dunbabin, Oakes, Mayor Reviczky
Absent: Edgerton

ANNOUNCEMENTS : Councilmember Oakes commented on the success of
Mervyn's
Beach Bash over the weekend (June 9-11), saying it was a fun beach
event
that she enjoyed very much. She noted, however, a large amount of
debris
from the construction, including wood, rusty nails, bolts, etc., that
was
scattered between the event and the beach, and stressed the need for
the
sand to be combed after construction in the future.

Councilmember Dunbabin said the annual Firefighter's pancake
breakfast
Sunday, May 27, was excellent as usual, noting that it always takes
place
the Sunday morning of the Memorial Day weekend and suggesting that
everyone
put it on next year's calendar. She said Garden Club's annual plant
sale
always takes place the first Saturday in June and suggested that
people
mark that event on their calendar as well.

Councilmember Bowler agreed that the Beach Bash was a great event
this
year, saying it was better than last year. He said it attracted big
crowds
but that there were fewer problems than on a normal weekend. He
said
Jennifer Pavley, a Hermosa Beach Reserve Firefighter, finished third in
the
women's doubles at the event.

Mayor Reviczky announced that a Regional Transportation Plan Workshop
on
"How the area will cope with the rapid growth over the next 20 years"
was
scheduled for Thursday, June 15, from 4:30 to 6:30 P.M. at the City
of
Hawthorne Memorial Building, noting that airport issues would be
discussed.

CLOSED SESSION   REPORT FOR MEETING OF MAY 23,   2000: No reportable
actions.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

(a) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time were:

     John Hales - 624 Eighth Place, suggested removing the blue
     signage on Valley Drive for the shuttle service that existed
     while the parking structure was being built; referred to a recent
     Daily Breeze article that listed the parking garage as one of the
     10 worst parking places in the area; said compact stalls made up
     more than 50 percent of the parking but the large vehicles take
     up two or three spaces;

     Robert Bell - Hermosa Beach, commented on the success of the
     firefighters' pancake breakfast and the Beach Bash event; thanked
     Mike Flaharty and his staff for their assistance with Clark Field
     for the Little League closing ceremonies;

     Barbara Ellman - 530 Loma Drive, expressed concern about the lack
     of enforcement of parking regulations; submitted copies of
     photographs showing samples of violations throughout the City,
     such as parking on the sidewalk, noting that the illegally parked
     cars were not ticketed or towed away;

     Frank DeRosa - 512 Loma Drive, expressed concern about vehicle
     access from South Park onto Loma Drive, noting it was a blind
     section, with no sidewalks, and was unsafe for the children; and

     Ira Ellman - 530 Loma Drive, concurred with Mr. DeRosa, saying
     cars drive in very fast looking for a parking spot, then speed
     out if there is no parking; said the gate had been removed so
     cars are able to drive in after 7 P.M. and now go in at all
     hours.

Mayor Reviczky requested that staff remove the blue shuttle signage,
and
said the use of compact spaces was a compromise in order to provide the
300
parking spaces the County wanted without adding another level of parking
to
the structure.

Mayor Reviczky requested that staff look at making the driveway and
the
pedestrian access at South Park safer. Councilmember Dunbabin noted
that
the   gate    had    been    removed      because     of   continual
vandalism.

Mayor Reviczky directed City Manager Burrell to meet with Police
Captain
Lavin and Parking Enforcement staff to review the issue and come up
with
parking enforcement guidelines.

(b) WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

     1.   Letter   from   Paul Herriott   regarding 2321    Hermosa    Avenue.

Action: To receive and file.
Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion          carried, noting the absence
of
Edgerton.

     2. Letter from Charlotte Malone of the Hermosa Beach Friends of
     the Library requesting permission to hold their July 15th book
     sale on the west side of Bard Street.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

     Charlotte Malone - 260 31st Street, book sale chairman for the
     Hermosa Beach Friends of the Library, spoke to her letter, noting
     the book sale would take place from 9 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.;
     announced there would be a members only book sale on Wednesday,
     July 12, from 6 to 8 P.M. in the Bard Street building; said the
     Friends of the Library has provided $10,000 to the County Library
     this year.

Action: To approve the request of the Friends of the Library to conduct
its
Saturday, July 15, 2000 book sale on the west side of Bard Street,
with
street closure from 7 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.
Motion Oakes, second Bowler. The motion carried, noting the absence
of
Edgerton.

     3. Memorandum from the Hermosa Beach Citizen's Airport Advisory
     Committee recommending that the City Council immediately seek
     legal assistance to evaluate the viability of litigation against
     the Federal Aviation Administration for violation of the National
     Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

     Mike Cassidy - Chairman of the        Hermosa Beach Citizen's Advisory
     Committee, spoke to his letter.

Action: To refer    the matter to the City Attorney with direction for him
to
meet first with members of the subcommittee and then report back to
the
Council with his opinion on the viability issue.
Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried, noting the absence
of
Edgerton.

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

Action: To approve the consent calendar recommendations (a) through
(m),
with the exception of the following items, which were removed
for
discussion in item 3, but are shown in order for clarity: (g)
Mayor
Reviczky, (i) Oakes, (j) Dunbabin, and (k) Oakes.
Motion Bowler, second Oakes. The motion carried, noting the absence
of
Edgerton.

Further Action: To reconsider the above motion to approve the
consent
calendar.
Motion Mayor Reviczky, second Bowler. The motion carried, noting
the
absence of Edgerton.

Final Action : To approve the consent calendar recommendations (a)
through
(m), with the exception of the following items, which were removed
for
discussion in item 3, but are shown in order for clarity: (g)
Mayor
Reviczky, (i) Oakes, (j) Dunbabin, (k) Oakes, and (m) Mayor
Reviczky.
Motion Mayor Reviczky, second Dunbabin. The motion carried, noting
the
absence of Edgerton.

At 8:05 P.M., the order of the agenda was suspended to go to public
hearing
item 4.

(a) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE     MINUTES OF THE REGULAR       MEETING HELD
ON
MAY 9, 2000.

Action: To approve, as presented, the minutes of the regular meeting of
May
9, 2000. (Edgerton absent)

(b) RECOMMENDATION     TO   RATIFY CHECK   REGISTER NOS.   21357    THROUGH
21598,
NOTING VOIDED CHECK NOS. 21460 AND 21597, AND TO APPROVE THE
CANCELLATION
OF CHECK NOS. 21559 AND 21570, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CITY
TREASURER.

Action :   To ratify   the   check   register as   presented. (Edgerton
absent)

(c) RECOMMENDATION     TO    RECEIVE AND   FILE TENTATIVE   FUTURE AGENDA
ITEMS.

Action: To receive and file the tentative future agenda items as
presented.
(Edgerton absent)

(d) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
DESIGNATION
OF APPLICANT'S AGENT RESOLUTION . Memorandum from Public Works
Director
Harold Williams dated May 31, 2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt the Designation
of
Applicant's Agent Resolution, as required by the State of California
Office
of Emergency Services, authorizing the City Manager or the Public
Works
Director/City Engineer or the Finance Director to execute on behalf of
the
City all assurances and agreements required for current and
future
projects. (Edgerton absent)

(e) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING FINAL MAP #25552 FOR
A
TWO-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT AT 729/731 FOURTH STREET. Memorandum
from
Community Development   Director Sol Blumenfeld dated    June 5,
2000.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
00-6071, entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING APPROVAL OF FINAL PARCEL MAP #25552 FOR
A
TWO-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT LOCATED AT 729 AND 731 FOURTH STREET,
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA." (Edgerton absent)

(f) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE
THE
GENERAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE COUNTY OF LOS
ANGELES
FOR SERVICES AS INDIVIDUALLY REQUESTED TO RUN FROM JULY 1, 2000
THROUGH
JUNE 30, 2001. Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated June
1,
2000.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
00-6072, entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING THE RENEWAL OF THE GENERAL SERVICES
AGREEMENT
WITH THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE
SAID
AGREEMENT." (Edgerton absent)

(g) RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT DONATIONS RECEIVED BY THE CITY FROM
THE
HERMOSA BEACH KIWANIS CLUB FOR $500.00 TO BE USED FOR ROLLER HOCKEY
RINK
MAINTENANCE AND SKATE TRACK PUBLIC DRAWING FOR $100.00 TO BE USED FOR
SKATE
TRACK STAFFING . Memorandum from Finance Director Viki Copeland dated
June
1, 2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Mayor Reviczky
for
separate discussion later in the meeting in order to acknowledge and
thank
the donors.

Action :   To   accept   the   following   donations   received   by   the
City:

   * 1) Hermosa Beach Kiwanis Club - $500 - to be used for roller
hockey
     rink maintenance; and
   * 2) Skate Track public drawing - $100 - to be used for skate
park
     staffing.

Motion Mayor Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried, noting the
absence
of Edgerton.

(h) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION ADDING OFFICER GARTH GAINES TO
THE
LIST OF AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL ELIGIBLE TO UTILIZE THE CITY'S VISA
CARD.
Memorandum from Finance Director Viki Copeland dated June 1,
2000.
Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
00-6073, entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 00-6048 RELATING TO
AUTHORIZED
USERS OF VISA CARD SERVICES FROM SOUTH BAY CREDIT UNION." (Edgerton
absent)

(i) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN
CITY
AND DAVID EVANS AND ASSOCIATES FOR $10,700 FOR LANDSCAPE
ARCHITECTURAL
SERVICES FOR CIP 99-627, COMMUNITY CENTER IMPROVEMENTS - FENCING, AND
CIP
99-530, VARIOUS PARK IMPROVEMENTS - SOUTH PARK ROLLER HOCKEY
PERIMETER
FENCING & RINK PLANS. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold
Williams
dated June 5, 2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember Oakes
for
separate discussion later in the meeting.

Public Works Director Williams   presented the staff report and responded
to
Council questions.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

   * 1) approve the agreement between the City of Hermosa Beach and
David
     Evans and Associates for $10,700;
   * 2) authorize the City Clerk to attest and the Mayor to execute
said
     agreement, upon approval as to form by the City Attorney;
and
   * 3) authorize the Director of Public Works to make changes to
the
     contract amount not-to-exceed $1,070.

Motion Oakes, second   Bowler. The   motion carried,   noting the   absence
of
Edgerton.

(j) RECOMMENDATION TO THE CONTINUED DISPLAY OF THE MERVYN'S BEACH
BASH
DECORATIVE BANNERS FOR THE SUMMER SEASON (PHOTO BANNERS ONLY).
Memorandum
from Community    Resources Director Mary Rooney    dated June 6,
2000.
This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Dunbabin
for separate discussion later in the meeting.

Community Resources Director Rooney     presented the staff report
and
responded to Council questions, noting that the request came from a
number
of downtown merchants.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

     John Hales - Hermosa Beach, expressed concern that the Council
     would be setting a bad precedent if the request was approved.

Action: To direct that the Mervyn's Beach Bash decorative pole banners
be
taken down, noting that the the Council would consider allowing them
to
remain for the summer season next year if they only have Hermosa Beach
on
them.
Motion Dunbabin, second Oakes. The motion carried, noting the
dissenting
vote of Bowler and the absence of Edgerton.

(k) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE WORK BY ARB, INC. CONSTRUCTORS FOR
CIP
PROJECT NO. 96-624, NORTH PIER PARKING STRUCTURE; AUTHORIZE MAYOR TO
SIGN
THE NOTICE OF COMPLETION; AUTHORIZE STAFF TO RELEASE PAYMENT TO ARB,
INC.
CONSTRUCTORS; AND, AUTHORIZE CITY CLERK TO RELEASE ARB, INC.
CONSTRUCTOR
FROM THE FAITHFUL PERFORMANCE BOND AND THE LABOR AND MATERIALS BOND
.
Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated May 31,
2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember Oakes
for
separate discussion later in the meeting.

Public Works Director Williams   presented the staff report and responded
to
Council questions.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

   * 1) accept the work by ARB, Inc. Constructors of Lake
Forest,
     California, for CIP Project No. 96-624, North Pier Parking
Structure;
   *   2) authorize    the   Mayor to    sign the    Notice of
Completion;
   * 3) authorize staff to release payment to ARB, Inc. Constructors
(5
     percent retained for 35 days following filing of Notice of
Completion;
     and
   * 4) authorize the City Clerk to release ARB, Inc. Constructors from
the
     Faithful Performance    Bond and    the Labor and     Materials
Bond.

Motion Oakes, second   Bowler. The   motion carried,   noting the    absence
of
Edgerton.

(l) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE ACTION MINUTES FROM THE PARKS, RECREATION
AND
COMMUNITY RESOURCES    ADVISORY COMMISSION    MEETING OF MAY     2, 2000
.

Action : To approve the action minutes of the          Parks, Recreation
and
Community Resources Advisory Commission meeting of     May 2, 2000.
(Edgerton
absent)

(m) RECOMMENDATION TO AUTHORIZE A COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT WITH THE CITIES
OF
MANHATTAN BEACH AND RANCHO PALOS VERDES FOR THE INSTALLATION OF CATCH
BASIN
INLET FILTERS; APPROVE THE PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, ORDER THE WORK AND
CALL
FOR BIDS; AND, INSTRUCT THE CITY CLERK TO POST A NOTICE INVITING
SEALED
BIDS FOR SAID PROJECT . Memorandum from Public Works Director
Harold
Williams dated May 31, 2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar        by Mayor     Reviczky
for
separate discussion later in the meeting.

Public Works Director Williams   presented the staff report and responded
to
Council questions.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

   * 1) authorize a Cooperative Agreement with the cities of
Manhattan
     Beach and Rancho Palos Verdes for the installation of catch
basin
     inlet filters;
   *    2) approve   the plans,   specifications, order     the work    and call
for
     bids; and
   * 3) instruct the City Clerk to post          a notice inviting sealed bids
for
     said project.

Motion Mayor Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried, noting the
absence
of Edgerton.

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES - None

3.   ITEMS    REMOVED   FROM   THE   CONSENT CALENDAR    FOR   SEPARATE
DISCUSSION

       Items 1(g), (i), (j), (k) and (m) were heard at this time but are
       shown in order for clarity.

       Public comments on items removed from the         Consent Calendar are
       shown under the appropriate item.

The meeting recessed at 8:25 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 8:45 P.M. with item 5.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

4.   HERMOSA BEACH LANDSCAPING AND STREET LIGHTING DISTRICT 2000-2001
.
Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated May 17,
2000.

Public Works Director Williams       presented the staff report and responded
to
Council questions.

The public hearing opened at 8:06       P.M. As no one      came forward to
address
the Council on this item, the           public    hearing   closed     at   8:06
P.M.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
00-6074, entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, CONFIRMING A      DIAGRAM AND ASSESSMENT AND
LEVYING
ASSESSMENTS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING JULY 1, 2000 AND ENDING JUNE
30,
2001 IN CONNECTION WITH THE HERMOSA BEACH LANDSCAPING AND STREET
LIGHTING
DISTRICT 2000-2001."
Motion Bowler, second Oakes. The motion carried, noting the absence
of
Edgerton.

At   8:07   P.M.,   the   order    of   the   agenda   returned   to   item
2.

MUNICIPAL MATTERS

5.   BROWNING-FERRIS INDUSTRIES REQUEST FOR RATE INCREASE BASED ON
CPI
INCREASE (TRANSPORTATION GROUP INDEX) OF 4.02% EFFECTIVE JULY 1,
2000.
Memorandum from    City Manager Stephen Burrell   dated June 1,
2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt a resolution
approving
a 4.02% refuse rate increase and a 4.02% recycling rate increase
effective
July 1, 2000.
Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion failed, noting the
dissenting
votes of    Oakes and    Mayor Reviczky and the      absence of
Edgerton.

6. PETITION FROM RESIDENTS TO FORM UNDERGROUND UTILITY DISTRICT ON 5
LOTS
ON BRAEHOLM, HERMOSA VIEW, ETC . Memorandum from City Manager
Stephen
Burrell dated June 8, 2000.

City Manager   Burrell presented    the staff report and   responded to
Council
questions.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to fund the
preliminary
engineering for an underground utility district as petitioned by
the
residents at the end of Braeholm Place and Hermosa View, Drive, and
direct
staff to work with Southern California Edison and return with contracts
for
project consultants
Motion Bowler, second Mayor Reviczky. The motion carried, noting
the
absence of Edgerton.

7. ALTERNATIVES FOR MITIGATING SPEEDING IN THE VICINITY OF MANHATTAN
AVENUE
AND FIRST STREET. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold
Williams
dated June 8, 2000.
Public Works Director Williams   presented the staff report and responded
to
Council questions, noting that   this would be a capital improvement
project
to be added to the budget.

No one came forward to address the Council on this item.

Action: To approve Option 2, as recommended by staff, to construct a
raised
curb and gutter to create a right angle turn at the northeast corner
of
Manhattan Avenue and First Street.
Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried, noting the absence
of
Edgerton.

8. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY MANAGER - None

9. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL - None

In response to an earlier request by Councilmember Dunbabin, Mayor
Reviczky
requested Acting Police Chief Mike Lavin to come forward and discuss
what
was being done to prepare for the upcoming 4th of July.

Acting Police Chief Lavin said his department was working on that
holiday
now, but said because it would fall on a Tuesday this year, it would
be
less of a problem than when it falls on a weekend.

10. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL

     a. Request from Mayor Reviczky that staff be directed to initiate
     proceedings to vacate 10' on each side of an existing 60'
     right-of-way on Silverstrand between 24th and 25th Streets. The
     reduction in right-of-way to 40' would conform to existing
     improvements plus any future needs.

Mayor Reviczky spoke to his request.

City Manager Burrell responded   to questions and passed around a survey
for
Council review.

Action: To initiate proceedings through the Planning Commission to
vacate
10 feet on each side of Silverstrand between 24th and 25th
Streets.
Motion Mayor Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried, noting the
absence
of Edgerton and the abstention of Dunbabin based on advise by City
Attorney
Jenkins who said he would review the circumstances prior to future
actions
regarding this issue.

ANNOUNCEMENT IN OPEN SESSION     OF ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
AS
FOLLOWS:

1. MINUTES: Approval of minutes of Closed Session       meeting held on May
23,
2000.

2. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR     NEGOTIATOR: Pursuant to    Government Code
Section
54957.6

       City Negotiator: Stephen Burrell

       Employee Organizations:

   *   Hermosa Beach Police Officers Association
   *   Hermosa Beach Firefighters' Association
   *   Teamsters Union, Local 911
   *   Professional and Administrative Employee Group
   *   Hermosa Beach Management Association
   *   Hermosa Beach Police Management Association

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of
the
City of Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at the hour
of
9:05 P.M. to a closed session.

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION - The Closed Session convened at the hour of
9:15
P.M. At the hour of 9:45 P.M., the Closed Session adjourned to the
Regular
Meeting.

ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS     - There   were   no   decisions made   requiring a
public
announcement.

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at the hour of 9:46
P.M.
to the Regular Meeting of Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at the hour of 7:10
P.M.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday, June 27, 1999, at the hour of 7:18
P.M.

PLEDGE   OF   ALLEGIANCE   –    Hermosa   Beach   Cub   Scout      Pack
#860:
                                                            The      Hawk
Den,
consisting of:

                               * Joaquin Scott
                               * Ted Gerike
                               * Ian White
                               * Scott
                               Humbarger

Mayor Reviczky thanked the Cub Scouts and presented them with Hermosa
Beach
pins.

ROLL CALL:

Present:     Bowler,   Dunbabin,    Edgerton,     Oakes,   Mayor
Reviczky
Absent: None

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Councilmember Oakes announced that the Hermosa Beach
Friends
of the Library would hold their next booksale on Saturday, July 15,
2000,
on Bard Street near Pier Avenue, next to the Fire Station, starting at
9:00
A.M.

Councilmember Edgerton spoke on an upcoming trip to Washington, D.C.
to
meet with the Federal Aviation Administration regarding the
overflight
problems emanating from Los Angeles Airport. Mr. Edgerton said that
Mayor
Reviczky and he would make the trip for the meeting on Monday, July
17,
2000, and that they would be accompanied by two representatives
from
Redondo Beach and two from Rancho Palos Verdes. He said that they
were
cautiously optimistic of the outcome of this meeting, as it was the
last
opportunity to settle this matter without commencing more formal
legal
proceedings.
Councilmember Dunbabin announced that informal meetings of the residents
of
the undergrounding areas with the Edison Company and City staff would
be
available each Tuesday morning at 9:00 A.M. in the City Council
Chambers,
with the exception of the Fourth of July that would be held on
Wednesday,
July 5, 2000, and urged anyone with questions to attend. Mrs. Dunbabin
also
mentioned that the new issue of Sunset Magazine had an article on page
52
about Hermosa Beach.

CLOSED SESSION REPORT FOR    MEETING OF JUNE 13, 2000: NO REPORTABLE
ACTIONS.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

       (a) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS - None

       (b) WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

     1.   Letter from John Hales requesting to         speak   to City
Council
     regarding the Pier Phase III proposed design.

       Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

            John Hales - 624 8th Place, spoke to his letter; submitted
            information to the Council; requested that the Council deal
            with the 1994 Council decision regarding the Pier Design
            Award before additional action is taken. Mr. Hales also
            suggested that the Council might wish to consider acquiring
            the SS Catalina, now in Ensenada, Mexico, before it is
            scrapped, in order to tie beside the Pier, restore it and
            use the ship as a tourist attraction as it has cabins, a
            ballroom and other amenities.

ACTION: To receive and file the letter from Mr. Hales.
Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a        unanimous
vote.

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

Action: To approve the consent calendar recommendations (a) through
(r).
Motion Bowler, seconded Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

   *

(a) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE FOLLOWING MINUTES:
       1. Minutes of the Regular meeting held on May 23, 2000;
       2. Minutes of the Adjourned Regular meeting held on June 1, 2000;
          and,
       3. Minutes of the Regular meeting held on June 13, 2000.

Action : To approve the minutes of the regular meeting of May 23,
the
Adjourned Regular meeting of June 1, and the regular meeting of June
13,
2000, as presented.

(b) RECOMMENDATION TO RATIFY THE CHECK REGISTER AND TO APPROVE
CANCELLATION
OF CERTAIN CHECKS AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CITY TREASURER.

Action: To ratify the check register Nos. 21599 through 21725 as
presented,
noting voided check Nos. 21603, 21620, and 21679, and to approve
the
cancellation of check Nos. 21332 and 21527 as recommended by the
City
Treasurer.

(c) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE    THE TENTATIVE FUTURE AGENDA
ITEMS.

Action: To receive and file the tentative future agenda items as
presented.

(d) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE MEMORANDUM REGARDING THE MAY,
2000,
FINANCIAL REPORTS FROM FINANCE DIRECTOR VIKI COPELAND DATED JUNE 22,
2000.

Action : To   receive and file   the memorandum   on the May,   2000,
financial
reports.

(e) RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT THE WORK BY U-LINER WEST FOR CIP NO. 99-
402,
PCH SEWER RECONSTRUCTION; AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO SIGN THE NOTICE
OF
COMPLETION; AUTHORIZE STAFF TO RELEASE PAYMENT TO U-LINER WEST;
AND,
AUTHORIZE CITY CLERK TO RELEASE U-LINER WEST FROM THE FAITHFUL
PERFORMANCE
BOND AND THE LABOR AND MATERIALS BOND. Memorandum from Public
Works
Director Harold Williams dated June 20, 2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

  1. accept the work by U-Liner West for CIP Project No. 99-409 for
Pacific
        Coast Highway Sewer Rehabilitation between Gould Avenue and 24th
        Street;
     2. authorize the Mayor to sign the Notice of Completion;
     3. authorize Staff to release payment to U-Liner West (5% retained for
35
        days following filing of Notice of Completion); and,
     4. authorize the City Clerk to release U-Liner West from the Faithful
        Performance Bond and the Labor and Materials Bond.

(f) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING FINAL MAP #25504       FOR
A
2-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT AT 122 HERMOSA AVENUE. Memorandum from
Community
Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated June 19, 2000.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
00-6075,entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING APPROVAL OF FINAL PARCEL MAP #25504 FOR A
TWO
UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT LOCATED AT 122 HERMOSA AVENUE, HERMOSA
BEACH,
CALIFORNIA."

(g) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING FINAL MAP #25568 FOR
A
2-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT AT 1217 CYPRESS AVENUE . Memorandum
from
Community Development  Director Sol Blumenfeld dated    June 19,
2000.

Action:   To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
00-6076, entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING APPROVAL OF FINAL PARCEL MAP #25568 FOR A
TWO
UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT LOCATED AT 1217 CYPRESS AVENUE, HERMOSA
BEACH,
CALIFORNIA."

(h) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING FINAL MAP #25635 FOR
A
2-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT AT 1041 7TH STREET AND 1040 8TH STREET
.
Memorandum from Community Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated
June
19, 2000.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
00-6077, entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING APPROVAL   OF FINAL PARCELL MAP #25635 FOR A
TWO
UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT LOCATED AT    1041 7TH STREET AND   1040 8TH
STREET,
HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA."

(i) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE ACTION MINUTES FROM THE PARKS, RECREATION
AND
COMMUNITY RESOURCES    ADVISORY COMMISSION MEETING OF      JUNE 6, 2000
.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to receive and file the
action
minutes from the Parks, Recreation and Community Resources
Advisory
Commission meeting of June 6, 2000.

(j) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE UP TO FIVE ONE-DAY PROMOTIONS PER YEAR ON
THE
PIER PLAZA TO RAISE UP TO $50,000 TO HELP DEFRAY COSTS FOR
SELECTED
COMMUNITY EVENTS. Memorandum from Community Resources Director Mary
Rooney
dated June 19, 2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to allow up to five one-
day
promotions per year on the Pier Plaza to raise up to $50,000 to help
defray
costs for selected community events.

(k) RECOMMENDATION TO AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF THREE (3) NEW BLACK
AND
WHITE PATROL CARS FOR $74,354.76 AND ONE (1) UNMARKED DETECTIVE VEHICLE
FOR
$23,885.36 FROM    THE WONDRIES FLEET GROUP      OF ALHAMBRA,
CALIFORNIA.
Memorandum   from Police    Chief   Val Straser    dated June    19,
2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to authorize the purchase
of
three new black and white patrol cars for a cost of $74,354.76 and
one
unmarked detective vehicle for a cost of $23,885.36 from the Wondries
Fleet
Group of Alhambra, California.

(l) RECOMMENDATION TO AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF ONE (1) NEW STAFF CAR
FOR
THE FIRE CHIEF FROM THE WONDRIES FLEET GROUP OF ALHAMBRA, CALIFORNIA
FOR
$24,068.00. Memorandum from Fire Chief Russell Tingley dated June 21,
2000.
Action: To approve the staff recommendation to authorize the purchase
of
one new passenger car sedan, silver frost in color, for the Fire Chief
from
the Wondries Fleet Group of Alhambra, California for a cost of
$24,068.00.

(m) RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD CONTRACT TO BLODGETT/BAYLOSIS ASSOCIATES
(BBA)
TO PREPARE THE GENERAL PLAN HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE IN THE AMOUNT OF
$23,980
(EXCLUSIVE OF PUBLIC MAILING AND ADVERTISING COSTS FOR HEARINGS) AND
DIRECT
THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE CONTRACT FOR SERVICES. Memorandum
from
Community Development Director Sol      Blumenfeld dated June 21,
2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

  1. Select the firm of Blodgett/Baylosis Associates (BBA) to prepare the
     General Plan Housing Element Update in the amount of $23,980
     (exclusive of public mailing and advertising costs for hearings);
  2. Award the contract; and,
  3. Direct the City Manager to execute the contract for services.

(n)   RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE     ACTION MINUTES   FROM   THE
PLANNING
COMMISSION MEETING OF JUNE 20, 2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to receive and file the
action
minutes of the Planning Commission meeting of June 20, 2000, as
presented.

(o) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE CONTRACT CHANGE ORDER #10, PROJECT NO.
CIP
97-182 MYRTLE AVENUE UNDERGROUND UTILITY DISTRICT, FOR THE GRINDING
AND
REPAVING OF PALM DRIVE FROM 24TH STREET TO 26TH STREET AND AUTHORIZE
BUDGET
TRANSFER. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated
June
21, 2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

1) Approve the contract change order No. 10 for the grinding and
repaving
of Palm Drive from 24th Street to 26th Street; and

2) Authorize the following budget transfer:
   * From: CIP 8143, Monterey Blvd. - 19th Street to Hermosa Ave.
     $21,263.00
   * To: CIP 8182, Myrtle Ave. Utility Undergrounding $21,263.00

(p)    RECOMMENDATION   TO ADOPT RESOLUTION   APPROVING MEMORANDUM
OF
UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE PROFESSIONAL AND
ADMINISTRATIVE
EMPLOYEE GROUP. Memorandum from Personnel Director/Risk Manager
Michael
Earl dated June 19, 2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

     1) approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the City and
     the   Professional and   Administrative Employee   Group; and,

     2) adopt Resolution No. 00-6078, entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE
     CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, TO ADOPT A
     MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE HERMOSA BEACH PROFESSIONAL
     AND ADMINISTRATIVE EMPLOYEES BARGAINING UNIT."

(q)    RECOMMENDATION   TO   ADOPT    RESOLUTION   APPROVING   MEMORANDUM
OF
UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE CITY AND    THE   GENERAL AND SUPERVISORY
EMPLOYEES'
ASSOCIATION, TEAMSTERS LOCAL 911.     Memorandum from Personnel
Director/Risk
Manager Michael Earl dated June 19,   2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

  1. approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the City and the
     General and Supervisory Employees' Association, Teamsters Local 911;
     and,
  2. adopt Resolution No. 00-6079, entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY
     COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, TO ADOPT A
     MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE HERMOSA BEACH GENERAL AND
     SUPERVISORY EMPLOYEES' BARGAINING UNIT."

(r)    RECOMMENDATION  TO   ADOPT RESOLUTION    APPROVING MEMORANDUM
OF
UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN   THE CITY    AND THE HERMOSA     BEACH
MANAGEMENT
ASSOCIATION. Memorandum from Personnel Director/Risk Manager Michael
Earl
dated June 21, 2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

  1. approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the City and the
     Hermosa Beach Management Association; and,
  2. adopt Resolution No. 00-6080, entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY
     COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, TO ADOPT A
     MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE HERMOSA BEACH MANAGEMENT
     ASSOCIATION BARGAINING UNIT."

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES - NONE

3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT CALENDAR FOR          SEPARATE DISCUSSION -
None

PUBLIC HEARINGS - TO COMMENCE AT 7:30 P.M.

4. 2000-2001 BUDGET AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.

  a. ADOPTION OF 2000-2001 BUDGET. Memorandum from Finance Director Viki
     Copeland dated June 22, 2000. Supplemental information from the
     Finance Department dated June 25, 2000. Supplemental five-year
Capital
     Improvement Program from the Public Works Department received June
27,
     2000.

Finance Director Copeland presented the staff report and responded
to
Council questions.  City Manager Burrell also    responded to
Council
questions.

The public hearing       opened   at 7:55   P.M.   Coming forward   to address
the
Council were:

Lewis Chui – General Manager for Brewski's, Hermosa Beach, questioned
the
new encroachment fees and the effect on less successful businesses;
and,

Hondo Huston – Brewski's, questioned          the new   encroachment fees   and
the
frequency of increased fees.

The public hearing closed at 8:05 P.M.

          Action:   To     approve   the     staff   recommendation   to:

       1. Receive and file questions and answers from the June 1, 2000
           Budget Workshop;
       2. Approve state estimate revisions to revenue and transfers, and
           new encroachment fees of $1.00 per square foot;
       3. Adopt Resolution No. 00-6081, entitled, ""A RESOLUTION OF THE
           CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA,
INCREASING
           THE SQUARE FOOTAGE ENCROACHMENT FEE FOR OUTDOOR DINING."

     4) Approve the amendments to appropriations;
    5) Approve contingency funds for upgrade               of     the    financial
    management and citation processing systems;

    6) Adopt the amended        five-year Capital Improvement Program; and,

    7) Adopt Resolution No. 00-6082, entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE
    CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING
    THE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2000-2001."

Motion    Edgerton, second   Oakes. The     motion carried      by a    unanimous
vote.

         a. AMENDMENT TO SECTION 3.12.090 OF THE CITY'S MUNICIPAL CODE TO
            EXEMPT "COMPUTERS AND PERIPHERAL EQUIPMENT" FROM THE FORMAL
            BIDDING PROCESS. Memorandum from Community Resources Director
            Mary Rooney dated June 19, 2000. Supplemental Ordinance for
            introduction, received June 25, 2000.

Finance Director Copeland presented the staff report and responded
to
Council questions.  City Manager Burrell also    responded to
Council
questions.

            Action: To waive full reading and introduce Ordinance
            No. 00-1202, entitled, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF
            HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING SECTION 3.12.140 OF
            THE MUNICIPAL CODE TO EXEMPT COMPUTERS AND PERIPHERAL
            EQUIPMENT   FROM   THE   FORMAL   BIDDING   PROCESS ."

            Motion Bowler, second Oakes. The motion carried noting
            the dissenting vote of Edgerton.

                       c. ADOPTION OF 2000-2001
                       APPROPRIATION   LIMIT.   Memorandum
                       from Finance Director Viki Copeland
                       dated June 21, 2000.

Finance Director Copeland presented          the   staff report        and responded
to
Council questions.

            Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt
            Resolution No. 00-6083, entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE
            CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA,
            APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS LIMIT
            FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2000-2001."

            Motion Bowler, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a
            unanimous vote.

Allowed   to   come   forward   at   this   time   to   address    the     Council
was:
                      Shan Parvez – (no address given),
                      sunglasses   salesman,    complained
                      that he was not allowed to sell his
                      sunglasses   or to     position his
                      tables in the manner that he would
                      like in the downtown plaza due to
                      complaints   by other     merchants.

           City Manager Burrell explained the staff position
           regarding retail encroachment in the plaza and said
           that he would have more information when Mr. Parvez’
           purported employer returned from a trip. Mr. Burrell
           also said that he was scheduling a meeting with the
           downtown retail merchants    in the near future to
           delineate a city policy of retail use of the plaza and
           asked   any   interested  Councilmembers to    attend.

The meeting recessed at the hour of 8:30 P.M.

The meeting reconvened at the hour of 8:40 P.M.

  5. REVIEW DELINQUENT REFUSE BILLS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ORDERING SAID
     DELINQUENT CHARGES BE PLACED ON THE PROPERTY TAX BILL AS A SPECIAL
     ASSESSMENT. THE ASSESSMENT WOULD AFFECT ONLY THOSE PROPERTIES WITH
     REFUSE BILLS DELINQUENT AS OF APRIL 30, 2000. Memorandum from City
     Manager Stephen Burrell dated June 13, 2000.

City Manager Burrell presented the staff report and responded to
Council
questions. The telephone number given to request recycling bins              or
to
contact BFI was 1-888-PICK BFI.

The public hearing opened at 8:45 P.M. As no one came forward to
address
the Council, the public hearing closed at 8:45 P.M.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to: Adopt Resolution
No.
00-6084, entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE COUNTY ASSESSOR TO
INCLUDE
DELINQUENT REFUSE BILLS AS A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT TO BE COLLE4CTED AT
THE
SAME TIME AND IN THE SAME MANNER AS COUNTY TAXES."

Motion   Bowler, second Dunbabin.    The motion   carried by a   unanimous
vote.

MUNICIPAL MATTERS

6. FORMATION OF     A PUBLIC WORKS   COMMISSION. Memorandum   from City
Manager
Stephen   Burrell dated    June 22,      2000.   Supplemental     Ordinance
for
introduction received June 27, 2000.

City Manager   Burrell presented   the staff report and   responded to
Council
questions.

Action: To:

  1. approve the creation of a Public Works Commission;
  2. waive full reading and introduce Ordinance No. 00-1203, entitled,
"AN
     ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, TO ESTABLISH A
     PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION AND AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE."
  3. direct staff to advertise for applicants at this time in order to
     appoint the commissioners as soon as possible after the ordinance
     becomes effective, 30 days from adoption.

          Motion Dunbabin, second Bowler. The motion carried by a
          unanimous vote.

7. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY MANAGER

a. REQUEST FROM THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOR PLACEMENT OF AN
ADVERTISEMENT
IN THE 2000 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS DIRECTORY. Memorandum from
City
Manager Stephen Burrell dated June 21, 2000.

City Manager   Burrell presented   the staff report and   responded to
Council
questions.

Action: To approve the request of the Chamber of Commerce for placement
of
an advertisement in the 2000 Business Directory, that will run
for
approximately two years, by approving an inside full-page four-
color
advertisement at a cost of $1,900.
Motion Bowler, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

8. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL

a. VACANCIES - BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS - EXPIRATION OF           TERMS.
Memorandum
from City Clerk Elaine Doerfling dated June 22, 2000.

Deputy City Clerk Naoma   Valdes presented the staff report and responded
to
Council questions.
     CIVIL   SERVICE    BOARD :    Two    terms    expiring   July   15,    2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to reappoint Michael
D'Amico
and L. Dwight Taggart, the two incumbent board members and the
only
applicants, to four-year terms expiring July 15, 2004.
Motion Bowler, second Mayor Reviczky. The motion carried by a
unanimous
vote.

     PLANNING   COMMISSION :      Three   terms    expiring   June   30,    2000.

Action: To approve staff recommendation to:

1) schedule applicant interviews at 6:00 P.M. prior to the July 11,
2000,
meeting, with appointments to     follow at the regular meeting;
and,

2) direct staff to extend the application          filing period in       the
interim,
with   a  filing  deadline   of 6    p.m.           Wednesday,       July   5,
2000.
Motion Oakes, second Bowler. The motion             carried by    a unanimous
vote.

9. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL

     Requests from     Council members for possible      future agenda items:

  a. request from Councilmember Edgerton for authority to initiate a
     lawsuit against the FAA in conjunction with Rancho Palos Verdes and
     Redondo Beach.

Councilmember   Edgerton suggested    that this     item be   heard in      the
closed
session.

City Attorney   Michael Jenkins recommended        that this item be      added to
the
agenda   for    the     closed     session    as     Initiation      of
Litigation.

Action: To add the request for authority to initiate a lawsuit against
the
FAA in conjunction with Rancho Palos Verdes and Redondo Beach to the
closed
session agenda as Potential City Initiation of Litigation, Government
Code
Section 54956.9(c).
Motion Edgerton, second Bowler. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.
ANNOUNCEMENT IN OPEN SESSION     OF ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
AS
FOLLOWS:

  1. MINUTES: Approval of minutes of Closed Session meeting held on June
     13, 2000.

  2. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL ADVISOR - Potential City Initiation of
     Litigation, Government Code Section 54956.9(c): request for
authority
     to initiate a lawsuit against the FAA in conjunction with Rancho
Palos
     Verdes and Redondo Beach.
  3. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR - Government Code Section 54957.6

     City Negotiator:

         o Stephen Burrell

     Employee Organizations:

         o   Hermosa Beach Police Officers Association
         o   Hermosa Beach Firefighters' Association
         o   Teamsters Union, Local 911
         o   Professional and Administrative Employee Group
         o   Hermosa Beach Management Association
         o   Hermosa Beach Police Management Association

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION - The regular Meeting of the City Council of
the
City of Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at the hour
of
9:02 P.M. to a closed session.

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION - The Closed Session convened at the hour of
9:07
P.M. At the hour of 9:52 P.M., the Closed Session adjourned to the
Regular
Meeting.

ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS :      The   City   Council announced   the following
action:

Action : To     approve   the   recommended   salary ranges   for    the
following
positions:

   * Recreation Supervisor;
   * Associate Engineer;
   * Assistant Engineer

Motion   Bowler, second Edgerton.      The motion   carried by a    unanimous
vote.
ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at the hour of 9:53
P.M.
to the Adjourned Regular Meeting of July 11, 2000, at the hour of 6:00
P.M.
for the purpose of interviewing applicants for the Planning
Commission.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Thursday, June 1, 2000, at the hour of 7:15
P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Fire Chief Russ Tingley

ROLL CALL:

Present:     Bowler,    Dunbabin,   Edgerton,    Oakes,    Mayor
Reviczky
Absent: None

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

Coming forward to address the Council at this time were:

     Janet Taranto - 906 Third Street, requested that money be
     budgeted to    landscape the Ocean  View Avenue/Third Street
     walk-street/park; also requested budgeting as much money as
     possible for streets and sidewalks;

     Lynn Schubert - Hermosa Beach, said she carried a petition for
     the 21st Street project on page 157, noting that the street is in
     very bad condition;

     Ellen Murphy - 843 Third Street,   requested funding for the park
     at Ocean View Avenue and Third     Street be put in the budget
     tonight; and

     Nicole Webb - 840 Third Street, requested funding for the Ocean
     View/Third Street park; also noted that there were a lot of
     potholes on Ocean View Avenue between Third and Fifth streets and
     no sidewalks.

1. PRELIMINARY BUDGET REVIEW

     Overview of Budget Changes - With the use of an overhead
     projector, City Manager Burrell reviewed the major changes in the
     proposed   budget,   including the    changes   in revenue    and
     expenditures, additional personnel and service increases. He then
     reviewed the list of capital improvement projects and the
     proposed street improvement projects.
City Manager Burrell     and Finance   Director Copeland responded    to
Council
questions.

At   8:00 p.m.,   the order   of the   agenda was   suspended to   go to   item
2.

2. 2000/2001 GOALS/WORKPLAN. Memorandum      from City Manager Stephen
Burrell
dated May 25, 2000.

City Manager   Burrell presented    the staff report and   responded to
Council
questions.

Councilmember Edgerton requested that there be wood rather than metal
signs
on the Greenbelt and City parks.

Mayor Reviczky said there were no Public Works development standards
and
the Public Works Commission should be formed quickly (goal 14) and
given
direction to create guidelines with regard to signage and other
issues.

With regard to the development of alternative ideas for the end of the
Pier
(goal 11), Mayor Reviczky noted that staff had been directed at a
previous
meeting to come back with a square footage/infrastructure cost on a
public
use facility on the end of the Pier.

City Manager Burrell said a good time to set up the annual meetings
between
the Council and the Commissions (goal 15) would be after the budget
is
adopted.

With regard to dropping the WAVE program and providing a taxi-based
system
(goal 22), Mayor Reviczky requested that they look at the Torrance
voucher
program as well as other options, noting that the WAVE currently costs
$20
per ride. Councilmember Dunbabin suggested that the City also promote
the
MTA by providing maps and schedules. Councilmember Bowler suggested
linking
bus information on the City's web site.
Regarding goal 29,    Councilmember      Dunbabin said    she   did    not want
the
repavement of only    those    streets   where   undergrounding       has
occurred.

City Manager Burrell said he would also like to prepare an
information
packet that includes the City's undergrounding policy to give out
to
interested citizens.

Action : To receive and file the letters received from Jim Lissner,
one
dated April 3, 2000 pertaining to remodeling priorities, and the
other
dated   April 19,   2000   pertaining to  hotel parking
requirements.
Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

Final Action : To approve the FY 2000-2001 Goals, as modified by
Council
comments.
Motion Bowler, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

3. AMENDMENT NO. 3 TO JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT FOR SERVICES UNDER THE
JOB
TRAINING PARTNERSHIP ACT . Memorandum from City Manager Stephen
Burrell
dated May 25, 2000.

City Manager   Burrell presented   the staff report and     responded to
Council
questions.

Action : To approve Amendment No. 3 to the Joint Powers Agreement
for
employment and training services available to South Bay residents under
the
Job    Training  Partnership Act    (JTPA),   as   recommended by
staff.
Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

The meeting recessed at 8:45 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 9:04 p.m., and the      order of the agenda
returned
to item 1.

1. PRELIMINARY BUDGET REVIEW

REVIEW OF CAPITAL   IMPROVEMENT    PROJECTS -    With    the use   of an
overhead
projector,   Public   Works   Director  reviewed the   proposed
capital
improvements, referred to the five-year program, and responded to
Council
questions. City Manager Burrell and Community Resources Rooney
also
responded to Council questions.

Mayor Reviczky asked that the year of completion be included in the
budget.

City Manager Burrell said if the City learns before the budget is
adopted
that the State is going to provide more funding for projects, staff
would
include that along with a recommendation in the City's five-year
plan.

Action: It was the consensus of the Council to direct staff to revise
page
173 of the final budget to include funding for the Ocean View
Avenue/Third
Street park and to show additional funding needed to fully fund the
Valley
Park project, with the understanding that Valley Park would be done
first
and everything else would be second.

OVERVIEW OF REVENUE CHANGES - The Council reviewed the revenue
worksheets.
Finance Director Copeland and City Manager Burrell responded     to
Council
questions related to those worksheets.

City Manager Burrell noted the proposal to raise the encroachment
permit
fees for everyone from 50 cents to $1 per square foot to allow for
use
maintenance.

Councilmember Bowler noted that all encroachments did not receive an
equal
benefit. Mayor Reviczky concurred and suggested perhaps different rates
for
different areas. Councilmember Dunbabin asked that staff also bring
back
information on what other cities charge.

City Manager Burrell said he would bring back additional information on
the
matter of encroachment fees at the meeting of June 27, 2000. He said
he
would also have the City Attorney comment on the issue of walk
street
encroachments   versus   plaza   encroachments   when the   matter   comes
back.

REVIEW OF DEPARTMENT EXPENDITURES - City Manager Burrell responded
to
Council questions and discussed the proposed staff increases in the
budget,
including two new police officers and one police service officer; a
Fire
Department administrative battalion chief and a full-time
administrative
assistant (rather than a part-time clerk typist); and a half-time
Code
enforcement officer in Community Development. City Clerk Doerfling,
City
Treasurer Workman, Community Resources Rooney, Finance Director
Copeland,
Fire Chief Tingley, Police Chief Straser and Public Works Director
Williams
were available to respond to Council questions specifically related
to
their departments.

With regard to the City Council budget, Councilmember Bowler
expressed
concern about the bid process for the purchase of computers and
related
equipment and said they also may want to reconsider the four-
year
replacement policy to take advantage of new technology. City
Manager
Burrell said staff would report back on amending the purchasing policy
and
the replacement policy.

In response to Council questions, City Manager Burrell said the
entire
issue of the City's web site would be addressed at a later
time.

With regard to the Dial-a-Ride budget (page 75), City Manager Burrell
said
he   would   report  back   on   that   issue,   as   discussed
earlier.

Finance Director Copeland noted a correction to be made on page 89,
saying
there were six engineers, not three as shown.

Mayor Reviczky requested that Public Works Director Williams report back
on
the increase in the downtown sweeping/cleaning cost (page 121-122)
with
information on the difference   between what was previously done and what
is
currently being done.

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned on Thursday, June 1, 2000, at the hour of
10:48
P.M. to the Regular Meeting of Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at the hour of
7:10
P.M.

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MINUTES OF THE ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City
of
Hermosa Beach, California, held on Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at the hour
of
6:05 P.M.

ROLL CALL:

Present: Bowler, Dunbabin, Mayor Reviczky
Absent: Edgerton, Oakes (arrived at 6:09 P.M.)

City Clerk Doerfling announced and distributed a letter from Hermosa
Beach
resident Howard Longacre     concerning the televising, videotaping
and
replaying of meetings, and the mailing and Internet posting of agendas.
No
action was taken.

INTERVIEWS OF APPLICANTS FOR    PLANNING COMMISSION - THREE SEATS - FOUR-
YEAR
TERMS

Mayor Reviczky welcomed the applicants, noting that the actual
appointment
would be made later this evening during the regular City Council
meeting
when the scheduled item comes up on the agenda. He also announced
that
applications were currently being accepted for the new Public
Works
Commission, and urged those applicants not selected for Planning
Commission
to consider submitting applications for Public Works Commission.
Pursuant
to past procedure, the applicants were interviewed separately, apart
from
the others, with each Councilmember asking one question of each of
the
applicants. Recognizing that this was a public meeting open to any
member
of the public wishing to observe the interviews, each of the
applicants
waited their turn in the City Hall foyer and entered the Council
Chambers
one at a time when called.

City Clerk Doerfling announced that she had been notified just prior to
the
meeting that applicant/incumbent Chris Ketz had withdrawn her
application
from consideration. Applicant Joel Shapiro also did not attend
the
interview meeting.

(Councilmember Oakes arrived at 6:09 p.m., during the    interview
session
with the first applicant, Michael Keegan.)

Coming forward to proceed with the interview process and respond     to
the
individual    Council   questions  were    the  following
applicants:

   *   1)   Michael Keegan
   *   2)   Charlie Cheatham
   *   3)   Langley Kersenboom
   *   4)   Ronald Pizer
   *   5)   Steven Sammarco
   *   6)   Carol Schwartz
   *   7)   Peter Tucker

ADJOURNMENT - The Adjourned Regular Meeting of the City Council of the
City
of Hermosa Beach, California, adjourned on Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at
the
hour of 6:45 P.M., to the Regular meeting of the same date, scheduled
to
begin at the hour of 7:10 p.m.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at the hour of 7:17
P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - John Hales

ROLL CALL:

Present: Bowler, Dunbabin, Mayor Reviczky
Absent: Edgerton, Oakes (arrived at 7:20 P.M.)
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Mayor Reviczky announced that Assemblyman George Nakano
had
secured $250,000 of State of California money in this year's budget
to
assist with the renovation of the Hermosa Beach Community Center
and
expressed gratitude to Assemblyman Nakano for his efforts on behalf of
the
City.

Councilmember Dunbabin announced the Friends of the Library book
sale
scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15,
in
front of 1309 Bard Street. She said there would also be a members-only
book
sale from 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday, July 12, at the Bard Street
address.

(Councilmember Oakes arrived at 7:20 P.M.)

Councilmember Bowler spoke of the success of the beach concert Sunday,
July
9, featuring Dick Dale and the Deltones, noting it was a fabulous
concert
that drew a large crowd. He said the next beach concert, featuring
Salsa
music, would take place at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 16.

PRESENTATIONS:

                     PRESENTATION BY CAROL KWAN OF THE
                    WEST BASIN MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT

Carol Kwan, member of the Board of Directors of the West Basin
Municipal
Water District,    distributed posters    about Water Harvest     2000,
an
educational event scheduled to take place at 10 A.M., Saturday, October
28,
at the Recycling Facility, 1935 Hughes Way, El Segundo. She urged
everyone
to attend and to bring their families, noting that the purpose of the
event
was to educate people on where their water comes from and what they can
do
to conserve it.

CLOSED SESSION REPORT FOR   MEETING OF JUNE 27, 2000: No reportable
actions.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:
(a) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time were:

     Shirley Cassell - Hermosa Beach, expressed concern that there was
     still no landscaping at the Learned Lumber yard; expressed
     concern about a recent Loreto Plaza newspaper advertisement which
     refers to the right of way and air rights to a third plaza lot,
     which is City-owned property, unless it had been sold (Mayor
     Reviczky said the property had not been sold);

     Rick Learned - representing Congressman Kuykendall, said the
     Congressman, in coordination with the FAA, was able to get two
     informational meetings    scheduled to   conclude the Southern
     California Task Force, noting it would be the same content at
     both meetings - one on Monday, July 24, at the Performing Arts
     Center at the Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, and the other
     on Monday, July 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. at the Proud Bird
     Restaurant noting that information would be on the FAA web site
     (Mayor Reviczky said the information would be placed on the
     City's web site as well);

     John Hales - 624 Eighth Place, concurred with Ms. Cassell with
     regard to the Learned Lumber site, noting that the main selling
     point in that election was to beautify the highway; spoke and
     submitted a newspaper     publication about the S.S. Catalina
     steamship and urged the City to try to obtain some artifacts to
     include with other historical items in the City; suggested
     acquiring a replica of the ship;

     Gary Wayland - Hermosa Beach, said Mira Costa High School was
     celebrating its 50th birthday and there would be a reunion with
     free admission on July 29 at Waller Stadium; asked that those
     attending walk, bike ride or take the shuttle from a park and
     ride lot; and

     Robert   Bell -    Parks, Recreation and    Community Resources
     Commissioner, thanked the Council for the beach concerts, noting
     the huge turnout at the Dick Dale concert on Sunday; said he
     looked forward to future concerts.

(b) WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

     1. Letter from Roger Creighton requesting information on the
     location of a tree and plaque. Supplemental memorandum from
     Community Resources Director Mary Rooney dated July 6, 2000.

     Action: To receive and file.
     Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin.      The motion carried,   noting the
     absence of Edgerton.

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

     Action :   To approve   the   consent   calendar recommendations   (a)
     through (m), with the exception of the following items, which
     were removed for discussion in item 3, but are shown in order to
     clarity: (e) Mayor Reviczky, (f) Bowler, (g) Bowler, (j) Bowler,
     and (l) Dunbabin.
     Motion Bowler, second Oakes. The motion carried, noting the
     absence by Edgerton.

At 7:40 P.M., the order of the agenda was suspended to go to public
hearing
item 4.

(a) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE MINUTES      OF THE REGULAR MEETING   OF THE
CITY
COUNCIL HELD ON JUNE 27, 2000.

     Action : To approve as presented the minutes         of the    regular
     meeting of June 27, 2000. (Edgerton absent)

(b) RECOMMENDATION TO RATIFY CHECK REGISTER AND TO APPROVE CANCELLATION
OF
CERTAIN CHECKS AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CITY TREASURER.

     Action : To ratify Check Register Nos. 21724 through 21856,
     inclusive, and to approve the cancellation of Check Nos. 21749
     and 21768 as recommended by the City Treasurer. (Edgerton absent)

(c) RECOMMENDATION   TO   RECEIVE AND   FILE TENTATIVE   FUTURE AGENDA
ITEMS.

     Action : To receive and file as presented the       tentative future
     agenda items. (Edgerton absent)

(d) RECOMMENDATION   TO RECEIVE AND     FILE THE   MAY 2000 FINANCIAL
REPORTS:

       1. Revenue and expenditure report;
       2. City Treasurer's report; and
       3. Investment report.

     Action: To receive and file the       May 2000 Financial   Reports as
     presented. (Edgerton absent)

(e) RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT DONATIONS RECEIVED BY THE CITY FROM
THE
SURFRIDER FOUNDATION - SOUTH BAY CHAPTER FOR $750.00 TO BE USED FOR
SURF
CAMP INSTRUCTORS AND FROM ANHEUSER BUSCH, INC. FOR $10,000 TO BE USED
FOR
THE SUMMER SUNSET CONCERTS . Memorandum from Finance Director Viki
Copeland
dated July 3, 2000.

     This item was removed from the consent calendar by Mayor Reviczky
     for separate discussion later in the meeting in order to publicly
    acknowledge and thank the donors.

    Action:   To accept the following   donations received by the City:

      1. Surfrider Foundation, South Bay Chapter - $750       to be used
         for Surf Camp instructors; and
      2. Anheuser Busch, Inc. - $10,000 to be used for        the Summer
         Sunset Concerts.

    Motion Mayor Reviczky, second   Bowler. The motion carried, noting
    the absence of Edgerton.

(f) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT NO. 1 BETWEEN THE
CITY
AND VIKING EQUIPMENT CORP. FOR CIP NO. 99-529, CLARK FIELD
BUILDING
DEMOLITION, IN THE AMOUNT OF $33,239.00; AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER
AND
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS TO EXECUTE THE SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT;
AND,
APPROVE THE RE-APPROPRIATION OF $119,000 FROM FY 1999-00 BUDGET TO THE
FY
2000-02 BUDGET. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams
dated
July 3, 2000.

    This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
    Bowler   for   separate  discussion   later in    the   meeting.

    Public Works Director Williams presented      the staff   report and
    responded to Council questions.

    Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

      1. Approve the Supplemental Agreement No. 1 for Project No. CIP
         99-529 Clark Field Building Demolition in the amount of
         $33,329;
      2. Authorize the City Manager and the Director of Public
         Works/City Engineer to execute the Supplemental Agreement;
         and
      3. Approve the re-appropriation of $119,000 from Fiscal Year
         1999-00 to the FY 2000-01 budget.

    Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin.     The motion carried,   noting the
    absence of Edgerton.

(g) RECOMMENDATION TO AUTHORIZE THE AWARD OF DESIGN AND INSTALLATION OF
THE
CATCH BASIN INLET FILTERS TO UNITED STORM WATER, INC. OF THE CITY
OF
INDUSTRY IN THE AMOUNT OF $38,480.85; AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE
AND
THE CITY CLERK TO ATTEST THE CONTRACT SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE
CITY
ATTORNEY; AND, AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS TO ISSUE
CHANGE
ORDERS AS NECESSARY WITHIN THE APPROVED BUDGET . Memorandum from
Public
Works Director Harold Williams dated July 3, 2000.

    This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
    Bowler   for   separate  discussion   later in    the   meeting.

    Public Works Director Williams presented    the staff   report and
    responded to Council questions.

    Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

      1. Authorize the award of design and installation of the Catch
         Basin Inlet Filters to United Storm Water, Inc. of the city
         of Industry in the amount of $38,480.85;
      2. Authorize the Mayor to execute and the City Clerk to attest
         the Contract subject to approval of the City Attorney; and
      3. Authorize the Director of Public Works to issue change
         orders   as    necessary   within   the  approved   budget.

    Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin.   The motion carried,   noting the
    absence of Edgerton.

(h) RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR CIP NO. 95-
150,
HERMOSA AVENUE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT BETWEEN PIER AVENUE AND 16TH STREET,
TO
SULLEY-MILLER CONTRACTORS OF ANAHEIM IN THE AMOUNT OF $179,720;
AUTHORIZE
THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE AND THE CITY CLERK TO ATTEST THE CONTRACT SUBJECT
TO
APPROVAL BY THE CITY ATTORNEY; AND AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC
WORKS
TO MAKE MINOR CHANGES AS NECESSARY NOT TO EXCEED $17,972. Memorandum
from
Public   Works   Director   Harold   Williams   dated   June   27,
2000.

    Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

      1. Award the construction contract for Project No. CIP 95-150
         Hermosa Avenue Improvement Project, between Pier Avenue and
         16th Street,    to Sully-Miller    Contractors of Anaheim,
         California, in the amount of $179,720;
      2. Authorize the Mayor to execute and the City Clerk to attest
         the construction contract subject to approval by the City
         Attorney; and
      3. Authorize the Director of Public Works to make minor changes
         as necessary, not to exceed $17,972. (Edgerton absent)

(i) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE AN ADDITIONAL   PAYMENT OF $50,000 TO
QUANTUM
CONSULTING FOR CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND INSPECTION SERVICES RENDERED
IN
ASSOCIATION WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE MYRTLE AVENUE UNDERGROUND
UTILITY
DISTRICT . Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams
dated
July 6, 2000.

    Action: To approve an additional payment of $50,000 to Quantum
    Consulting for contract administration and inspection services
    rendered in association with the construction of the Myrtle
    Avenue Underground Utility District, as recommended by staff.
    (Edgerton absent)

j) RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR CIP NO. 99-
529,
BALLFIELD BACKSTOP IMPROVEMENTS AT CLARK FIELD TO DUNN BROTHERS FENCE
CO.,
INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF $95,545; AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE AND THE
CITY
CLERK TO ATTEST THE CONTRACT SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE CITY ATTORNEY;
AND
AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS TO MAKE MINOR CHANGES AS
NECESSARY,
NOT TO EXCEED $5,733. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold
Williams
dated June 29, 2000.

    This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
    Bowler   for   separate  discussion   later in    the   meeting.

    Public Works Director Williams presented the staff report and
    responded to Council     questions. City Manager Burrell also
    responded to Council questions.

    Action: To reject the bid and direct staff to send the project
    out to be re-bid and to use the reseeding opportunity for the
    project's construction.
    Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried, noting the
    absence of Edgerton.

(k) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE AN ADDITIONAL PAYMENT OF $16,800 TO
QUANTUM
CONSULTING FOR CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND INSPECTION SERVICES RENDERED
IN
ASSOCIATION WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE LOMA DRIVE UNDERGROUND
UTILITY
DISTRICT. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated
June
22, 2000.

    Action: To approve an additional payment of $16,800 to Quantum
    Consulting for contract administration and inspection services
    rendered in association with the construction of the Loma Drive
     Underground Utility District,   as recommended by staff. (Edgerton
     absent)

(l)    RECOMMENDATION   TO   ADOPT RESOLUTION   APPROVING MEMORANDUM
OF
UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE HERMOSA BEACH POLICE
OFFICERS'
ASSOCIATION. Memorandum from Personnel Director/Risk Manager Michael
Earl
dated July 5, 2000. Supplemental memorandum from Personnel
Director/Risk
Manager Michael Earl received July 11, 2000.

     This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
     Dunbabin   for separate   discussion   later in    the meeting.

     Personnel Director/Risk Manager Earl reviewed the changes noted
     in the supplemental document and responded to Council questions.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
     No. 00-6086 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
     CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, TO ADOPT A MEMORANDUM OF
     UNDERSTANDING WITH    THE HERMOSA BEACH     POLICE OFFICERS AND
     SERGEANTS BARGAINING UNIT."
     Motion Dunbabin, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

(m)   RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MEMORANDUM
OF
UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE HERMOSA BEACH POLICE
MANAGEMENT
ASSOCIATION. Memorandum from Personnel Director/Risk Manager Michael
Earl
dated July 5, 2000.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
     No. 00-6085 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
     CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, TO ADOPT A MEMORANDUM OF
     UNDERSTANDING WITH THE HERMOSA BEACH POLICE MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEES'
     BARGAINING UNIT." (Edgerton absent)

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES

     a. ORDINANCE NO. 00-1202: "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA
     BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING SECTION 3.12.150 OF THE MUNICIPAL
     CODE TO EXEMPT COMPUTERS AND PERIPHERAL EQUIPMENT FROM THE FORMAL
     BIDDING PROCESS." For adoption. Memorandum from City Clerk Elaine
     Doerfling dated June 28, 2000.

     Action: To waive full reading and adopt Ordinance No. 00-1202.
     Motion Bowler, second Oakes. The motion carried, noting the
     absence of Edgerton.

     b.   ORDINANCE NO. 00-1203:   "AN ORDINANCE OF THE   CITY OF HERMOSA
     BEACH, CALIFORNIA, TO ESTABLISH A PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION AND
     AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE ." For adoption. Memorandum from City
     Clerk Elaine Doerfling dated June 28, 2000.

     Action: To waive full reading and adopt Ordinance No. 00-1203.
     Motion Bowler, second Oakes. The motion carried, noting the
     absence of Edgerton.

3.   ITEMS   REMOVED   FROM   THE   CONSENT CALENDAR   FOR   SEPARATE
DISCUSSION

     Items (e), (f), (g), (j) and (l) were heard at this time but are
     shown in order for clarity.

     Public comments on items removed from the         Consent Calendar are
     shown under the appropriate item.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

4. APPEAL OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION DECISION APPROVING SECTION III,
ITEM
7: "PDP 00-6 -- PRECISE DEVELOPMENT PLAN TO CONSTRUCT A SEVENTY-TWO
(72)
ROOM HOTEL, AND ADOPTION OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL NEGATIVE DECLARATION AT 1514
-
1550 PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY AND 815 15TH STREET." Memorandum from
Community
Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated July 5, 2000. Supplemental
plan,
traffic information and revised      resolution received July 11,
2000.

     Community Development Director Blumenfeld presented the staff
     report and responded to Council questions, noting the project was
     now a 71-room project. City Manager Burrell and City Attorney
     Jenkins also responded to Council questions.

The public hearing opened      at 8:07   P.M.   Coming forward   to address
the
Council on this item were:

     Victor de Gyarfas - appellant, said the project did not comply
     with several Code standards, including setbacks; questioned the
     method used for the height calculations, noting an altered grade;
     said the impact on ocean views from the residential areas must be
     considered; asked about roof equipment; said there would be
     parking and traffic problems and that the project would decrease
     the property values of residents; said the project should be put
     on hold until Caltrans approval is obtained;

     Neil Gretsky - appellant, said the project was not compatible
     with neighboring projects; expressed concern about height and
     measurements; said view impact must be taken into account for a
     second tier project, the lot coverage exceeds second tier
standards, and the project exceeds floor area ratio; expressed
concern about cutting into the hillside since he had a pool;

Mike Gilmore - appellant, said his concerns were traffic, parking
and safety; questioned whether the Municipal Code was composed of
ordinances or guidelines; referred to photographs of wrecks and
illegally parked vehicles blocking driveways; expressed concern
about hotel guests parking in front of his home, noting that
delivery trucks currently park on 15th Street; said he had
contacted Fish and Wildlife about a pair of raptors currently
nesting on the site;

Ashish Patel - project applicant, said they had a permit from
Caltrans; said they would accept a condition that the roof
equipment not exceed the current roof line; said the sole access
would be through Pacific Coast Highway, that the curb cut on 15th
Street was eliminated;

Huamin Chang - project architect, responded to Council questions;
said the project would have a terra cotta Spanish style; showed
the stone; presented displays;

Hal Solomon - 918 15th Street, spoke in opposition to the
project;    expressed concern about    the residential    versus
commercial developments,   noting recent hearings to tighten
residential standards; asked if another hotel was needed; urged
the Council to deny the project and require greater standards in
the future;

Pete Tucker - 235 34th Street, said the measurement of the
northeast footing was flawed; said the storm drain was the
biggest concern since staff did not know where the water went;
said the project would need a lot of shoring and the cars would
never get out on Pacific Coast Highway in the morning because of
the high volume of traffic;

Jennifer Alvarado - 845 15th Street, said Pacific Coast Highway
was being turned into hotel row for LAX, noting that the City was
opposing the airport expansion; said the project would become
another eyesore on the highway when the developer abandons it as
was done with the Pavilion;

Mordy Benjamin - 928 14th Street, questioned the traffic study;
said the City could not support another hotel; expressed concern
about cutting into the hillside without an engineering study;
agreed with the appellants that the Planning Commission ignored
many issues    and said the hotel     should not be approved;

Victor de Gyarfas - asked for a posting of a bond to protect the
homes of the neighboring residents; requested that the project be
denied; and

Ashish Patel - referred to the City's environmental checklist and
required mitigation measures; said the storm drain and shoring
     issues   would      be addressed   during    the   building permit    stage;

     Huamin Chang - said there would not be much equipment on the roof
     of the project; and

     Eric Jacobs - Hilton Hotels Corporation, cited local occupancy
     rates of 80 percent or more; said they had a license agreement
     for Hampton Inn; responded to Council questions.

The public hearing closed at 9:12 P.M.

     Action: To deny the appeal, as recommended by staff, subject to
     the following additional conditions: 1) that a bond be posted for
     an amount to be determined by staff as protection against damage
     to neighboring properties during shoring; 2) that there be no
     roof equipment above the parapet; and 3) that the maximum
     building height not exceed the proposed height shown in the
     drawings presented this evening.
     Motion Bowler, second Mayor Reviczky. The motion carried, noting
     the dissenting vote by Oakes and the absence of Edgerton.

(Resolution    to   be      presented   for      adoption   at   the    next
meeting.)

At 9:47 P.M. the meeting recessed.
At 10:04 P.M. the meeting reconvened and the            order of the agenda
returned
to item 2.

MUNICIPAL MATTERS

5. REQUEST FOR THREE-WAY STOP CONTROL AT VALLEY DRIVE AND 18TH
STREET.
Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated July 3,
2000.
Supplemental letter from James Hausle, 1824 Valley Park Avenue, dated
July
8, 2000. Supplemental letter from Douglas Robins and Beverley
Stoughton,
576 - 18th Street, dated July 11, 2000.

     Public Works Director Williams presented               the staff   report and
     responded to Council questions.

Public participation opened at          10:27 P.M.   Coming forward to     address
the
Council on this item were:

     Jerry Compton - 1723 Valley Park Avenue, submitted directly to
     Council an additional petition in support of a stop sign and a
     map showing stop signs on collector streets; spoke of a recent
     accident at the intersection involving his son;

     Earl Keegan      - 572 18th Street, spoke in       support of a stop sign;
     said the biggest problem   was a huge sports utility vehicle (SUV)
     with a    boat attached    that parked    near the intersection;

     Gordon Evans - 1769 Valley Park Avenue,     spoke in support   of a
     stop sign at the intersection;

     Douglas Robins - 576 18th Street, said a stop sign would give a
     false sense of security      without sight distance; said the
     stop-and-go at the intersection would also create noise; referred
     to his letter; agreed with painting a red curb which would
     eliminate only one parking space;

     Sharon Paul - 1782 Valley Park Avenue, spoke in support of a stop
     sign; said a red curb would not help because the SUV would still
     block views; said the traffic study did not show the near misses
     that the residents experience;

     Susan Compton - 1723 Valley Park Avenue; said a stop sign would
     slow traffic down in front of Valley School and ease congestion;
     discussed the difficulty residents had trying to turn onto Valley
     Drive;

     Eleanor Lynn - Hermosa Beach, noted she did not live in the area;
     said stop signs did not slow down traffic; noted an existing stop
     sign at 21st Street and a light at the school parking lot; said
     slowing traffic to 25 miles per hour was the only thing that
     would help; said residents could go to 21st Street to get out
     onto Valley Drive.

Public participation closed at 10:41 P.M.

     Action : To approve the request of the residents and adopt
     Resolution No. 00-6087 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY
     COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, DESIGNATING THE
     INTERSECTION OF VALLEY DRIVE AND 18TH STREET AS A THREE-WAY STOP
     CONTROL INTERSECTION ," with direction to staff to paint 50 feet
     of red curb to eliminate parking near the intersection and
     provide adequate sight line.
     Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried, noting the
     absence of Edgerton.

6. GOLDEN AVENUE STREET IMPROVEMENTS AND 24TH STREET IMPROVEMENTS -
AWARD
OF CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT . Memorandum from Public Works Director
Harold
Williams dated June 29, 2000. Supplemental memorandum from Public
Works
Director Harold Williams dated July 10, 2000. Supplemental
petition
received July 11, 2000.

     Public Works Director Williams presented the staff report and
     responded to Council     questions. City Manager Burrell also
     responded to Council questions.
Public participation opened at     10:53 P.M.    Coming forward to   address
the
Council on this item were:

     Sam Perotti - 1606 Golden Avenue, supported using the existing
     bid for the Golden Avenue project, noting it had been going on
     for years and the neighbors could not repair their driveways
     until the street improvements were made; and

     Name not given - representing RSB Group, said his company was the
     lowest bidder on the project but was disqualified; said the
     drawings   and   specifications   said   different things;    and

     Name not given - 24th Street resident,        did not think   it would
     take months to resolve their issue.

Public participation closed at 11:00 P.M.

     Action : To   approve    the supplemental   staff recommendation   to:

       1. Reject all bids for Golden Avenue street improvements and
          24th Street improvements;
       2. Authorize staff to negotiate an agreement with Palp, Inc.
          dba Excel Paving for the Golden Avenue Street Improvements;
       3. Authorize City Manager to execute the agreement; and
       4. Direct staff to work with the property owner on 24th Street
          to develop a mutually agreeable solution to the ponding
          problem;

     with the understanding that the negotiated agreement would come
     back to Council and the issue would come back if no agreement
     were reached.
     Motion Oakes, second Bowler. The motion carried, noting the
     absence of Edgerton.

7. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL

     a. APPOINTMENT TO PLANNING COMMISSION TO FILL THREE EXPIRED
     TERMS. Memorandum from City Clerk Elaine Doerfling dated July 5,
     2000.

     Action : To nominate Carol Schwartz for appointment to the
     Planning Commission for a four-year term ending June 30, 2004.
     Motion Oakes, second Dunbabin. The motion failed due to the
     dissenting votes of Bowler and Mayor Reviczky and the absence of
     Edgerton.

     Action: To nominate Ronald Pizer for appointment to the Planning
     Commission   for a   four-year term    ending June    30, 2004.
     Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried, noting the
     absence of Edgerton.

     Action :   To nominate   Charlie   Cheatham for   appointment to   the
     Planning Commission for a four-year term ending June 30, 2004.
     Motion Bowler, second Mayor Reviczky. The motion failed due to
     the dissenting votes of Dunbabin and Oakes and the absence of
     Edgerton.

     Action: To nominate Peter Tucker for appointment to the Planning
     Commission   for a   four-year term    ending June    30, 2004.
     Motion Oakes, second Bowler. The motion carried, noting the
     absence of Edgerton.

     Action : To nominate Michael Keegan for appointment to the
     Planning Commission for a four-year term ending June 30, 2004.
     Motion Bowler, second Mayor Reviczky. The motion failed due to
     the dissenting votes of Dunbabin and Oakes and the absence of
     Edgerton.

     Action : To nominate Langley Kersenboom for appointment to the
     Planning Commission for a four-year term ending June 30, 2004.
     Motion Dunbabin, second Oakes. The motion carried, noting the
     absence of Edgerton.

     Mayor Reviczky announced the appointments of Langley Kersenboom,
     Ronald Pizer and Peter Tucker to the Planning Commission, and
     reminded interested parties that the City was currently accepting
     applications for the newly formed Public Works Commission.

8. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL - None

ANNOUNCEMENT IN OPEN SESSION   OF ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
AS
FOLLOWS:

     1. MINUTES: Approval of minutes of Closed Session meeting held on
     June 27, 2000.

     2. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR - Pursuant to Government Code
     Section 54957.6.

   * City Negotiator: Stephen Burrell
   * Employee    Organizations : Hermosa    Beach   Firefighters'
Association

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of
the
City of Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at the hour
of
11:05 P.M. to a closed session.

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION - The Closed Session       convened at the   hour
of
11:10 P.M. At the hour of 11:45 P.M. the Closed     Session adjourned to
the
Regular Meeting.
ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS     - There   were   no   decisions made   requiring a
public
announcement.

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at the hour of
11:46
P.M. to the Regular Meeting of Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at the hour of
7:10
P.M.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at the hour of 7:20
P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Dick McCurdy

ROLL CALL:

Present:     Bowler,    Dunbabin,       Edgerton,    Oakes,    Mayor
Reviczky
Absent: None

ANNOUNCEMENTS : Mayor Reviczky welcomed the Loreto, Mexico students
and
chaperones who arrived today for a week's visit as part of the
Hermosa
Beach Sister City Association's student exchange program. He invited
them
forward for photographs and then presented each of them with City
pins.

Loreto Sister City Association President Dr. Primo Maraver presented
Mayor
Reviczky with a framed picture from Loreto for the City of Hermosa
Beach.

Hermosa Beach Sister City Association President Rudy Limas invited
everyone
to attend and participate at a Sister City fundraiser Thursday, July 27,
at
6 P.M. at Dano's restaurant, noting that tickets were available at
$20
each, with    all proceeds    benefiting the student     exchange
program.

Councilmember Bowler said the third and final beach concert in the
2000
series took place Sunday, July 23, featuring Richard Street, former
lead
singer of    the Temptations, noting it      was a wonderful event   that was
well
attended.    He said   he would welcome   the chance   to expand the    program
if
possible.    He then   noted that   he and    Councilmember Edgerton had   gone
to
Washington   to meet with the FAA.

Councilmember Edgerton commented on the trip to Washington, saying he
did
not think the FAA would do much to help the airport situation. He said
that
opinion was buttressed by the meeting last night in Palos Verdes. He
said
that the FAA had previously claimed that planes never flew over the
beach
cities, and now the FAA claims that the planes do fly over but it
has
always been that way. He said the next step would be to take the matter
to
court.

Councilmember Dunbabin asked who sponsored the beach concerts. Acting
City
Manager Mary Rooney said the beach concerts were primarily sponsored
by
Uncle Ben's Rice and Anheiser Busch.

Councilmember Dunbabin announced that Shakespeare in the Park would
take
place at 6 P.M. Sunday, August 13, at Valley Park, featuring "A
Midsummer's
Night Dream."

Mayor Reviczky reported on last night's FAA meeting at Palos
Verdes
Peninsula High School, noting that he attended along with a number
of
Hermosa citizens. He said the only bright spot in the evening was news
that
the City of Los Angeles had hired a mediator who had success in
San
Francisco with a similar problem.

CLOSED SESSION REPORT FOR     MEETING OF JULY 11, 2000: No reportable
actions.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

(a) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time were:

     Victor de    Gyarfas - 833 15th    Street, had concerns about consent
     calendar item 1(k); Mayor   Reviczky said he would    pull the item
     for discussion;

     Alan Kotter - 252 27th Court, commended the Police Department and
     thanked the City for having a great staff; commended Community
     Development Director Sol Blumenfeld and Senior Building Inspector
     Charlie Swartz for their assistance with a recent problem;
     thanked Councilmember Edgerton and Mayor Reviczky for fighting
     the airport issue;

     Larry Peh a - 67 14th Street, said he had recently asked for a
     Code interpretation with respect to a project at 331-333 11th
     Street, noting an inconsistency by staff in past projects over
     decks and whether the five foot exception to site coverage
     applied; disagreed with the Planning Commission's ruling that a
     balcony covering a balcony was lot coverage; requested that the
     Council consider the matter; and

     Stan and Lorraine Uranni - owners of the property Mr. Peha
     referred to above, submitted information pertaining to the
     matter.

City Attorney Jenkins said the action referred to by Mr. Peha and
the
property owners took place at the Planning Commission meeting of June
20,
and the action minutes of that meeting were presented to the Council at
its
June 27 meeting. He said if the Council desired to consider the issue,
it
could be brought up at the end of tonight's agenda under "Other Matters
-
City Council," at which time staff could be directed to agendize the
issue
as   a new    item for    Council consideration    at the    next
meeting.

(b) WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

     1.   Letters from Roger Creighton regarding concealed weapon
     permits and badges . Supplemental memorandum from City Manager
     Stephen Burrell dated July 20, 2000.

     Action: To receive and file.
     Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

     2. Letter from Joanne Edgerton, President of the Hermosa Beach
     Education Foundation, requesting City Council approval of a
     banner fundraising program.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item were:

     Joanne Edgerton   - Hermosa Beach   Education Foundation president,
     spoke to her letter,    noting that   all   funds would   go to   the
     Education Foundation;

     Steve Cannella - 1216 11th Place, board member of the Foundation,
     spoke of their fundraising efforts and urged approval of the
     request;

     Vicki Hanson - 1265 Bonnie Brae, also a board member, said all of
     the funds generated by the Education Foundation benefit the
     children; and

     Dr. Chris Jones - Hermosa Valley School principal, spoke of his
     appreciation for the work of the Education Foundation; said they
     were building a music program;

Acting City Manager Rooney responded to Council questions. City
Attorney
Jenkins also responded to Council questions, advising the Council
to
establish fair criteria for the use of public property rather than
limiting
the use of banners to one group.

     Proposed Action : To approve the request of the Education
     Foundation for a banner fundraising program for a six-month trial
     period, with policies and restrictions on the advertising to be
     determined at a future meeting.
     Motion Edgerton, second Oakes. The motion failed due to the
     dissenting votes    of Bowler, Dunbabin     and Mayor Reviczky.

     Action: To direct staff to research the issue, including checking
     with other cities on their policies on long-term advertising on
     public property, and return with options for a banner program for
     non-profit organizations.
     Motion Mayor Reviczky, second Bowler. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

     3.    Letter from Alan Dettelbach concerning the Clark Field
     backstops, CIP 99-529 . Supplemental memorandum from Community
     Resources Director Mary Rooney dated July 19, 2000. Supplemental
     information from Community Resources Department dated July 24,
     2000.

Community Resources Director Rooney   responded to Council questions,
noting
it would be a four-week project.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

     Alan Dettelbach - 1240 Ninth Street, Hermosa Beach Little League
     president, spoke to his letter; asked the Council to reconsider
     its July 11 decision to reject the backstop bid.
(Councilmember    Edgerton   left     the    dais   and    the    room   at   8:25
P.M.)

Continuing to come forward to address the Council was:

     Clint Lau - 1239 17th Street, also with Little League, spoke in
     support  of   the    request;   said  timing   was   important.

City Attorney Jenkins responded to Council questions, saying the
previous
action could not be reconsidered because State law prohibited the
revival
of Public Works bids that had been rejected.

     Action : To approve the re-bidding schedule, as recommended by
     staff.
     Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried, noting the
     absence of Edgerton.

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

     Action : To approve the consent calendar recommendations (a)
     through (n), with the exception of the following items, which
     were removed for discussion in item 3, but are shown in order for
     clarity: (g) Bowler, (k) Mayor Reviczky for Victor de Gyarfas,
     and (n) Mayor Reviczky.
     Motion Bowler, second Oakes. The motion carried, noting the
     absence of Edgerton.

(a) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE FOLLOWING MINUTES:

     1) Minutes of the Adjourned            Regular meeting      held on July     11,
     2000; and
     2)   Minutes of the Regular            meeting held    on    July   11, 2000 .

     Action : To approve as presented the minutes of the Adjourned
     Regular Meeting of July 11, 2000, and the Regular Meeting of July
     11, 2000.

(b)    RECOMMENDATION TO     RATIFY    CHECK    REGISTER NO.      21857 THROUGH
22034,
INCLUSIVE.

     Action   :   To   ratify       the     check   register      as     presented.

(c) RECOMMENDATION     TO    RECEIVE AND     FILE TENTATIVE       FUTURE AGENDA
ITEMS.

     Action: To receive      and file the tentative future agenda items as
     presented.

(d) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE           MEMORANDUM REGARDING THE JUNE
2000
FINANCIAL REPORTS.   Memorandum from   Finance Director Viki   Copeland
dated
July 20, 2000.

    Action : To receive and file   the memorandum regarding     the June
    2000 Financial Reports.

(e) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE CONTRACT FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT NURSE
EDUCATOR
WITH LYN RILEY IN THE AMOUNT OF $15,000 FOR THE PURPOSES OF PROVIDING
THE
STATE MANDATED CONTINUING EDUCATION TRAINING AND FOR ADMINISTERING THE
LOS
ANGELES COUNTY REQUIRED PARAMEDIC "QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM."
Memorandum
from Fire Chief Russell Tingley dated July 10, 2000.

    Action: To approve Lyn Riley's contract in the amount of $15,000
    for the purposes of providing the State-mandated continuing
    education training and for administering the Los Angeles County
    required paramedic "Quality Assurance Program" for fiscal year
    2000-01, as recommended by staff.

f)   RECOMMENDATION TO AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF 19 SETS OF
TURNOUTS,
PROTECTIVE CLOTHING FOR STRUCTURAL FIRE FIGHTING, FROM L. N. CURTIS &
SONS
IN THE AMOUNT OF $18,090.34. Memorandum from Fire Chief Russell
Tingley
dated July 12, 2000.

    Action : To authorize the purchase of 19 sets of Turnouts,
    Protective Clothing for Structural Fire Fighting from L.N. Curtis
    & Sons, in the amount of $18,090.34, as recommended by staff.

(g) RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT DONATION RECEIVED BY THE CITY FROM S &
N
CORPORATION, DBA HERMOSA SALOON, FOR $100.00 TO BE USED FOR FIRE
TRAINING
EQUIPMENT. Memorandum from Finance Director Viki Copeland dated July
17,
2000.

    This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
    Bowler for separate discussion later in the meeting in order to
    publicly acknowledge and thank the donor.

    Action: To accept the $100 donation received by the City from S &
    N Corporation, dba Hermosa Saloon, to be used for Fire training
    equipment.
    Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried, noting the
    absence of Edgerton.
(h) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE ACTION MINUTES FROM THE
PARKS,
RECREATION AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES ADVISORY COMMISSION MEETING OF JULY
6,
2000.

     Action: To receive and file the action minutes from the Parks,
     Recreation and Community Resources Advisory Commission meeting of
     July 6, 2000.

(i) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE      ACTION MINUTES FROM   THE
PLANNING
COMMISSION MEETING OF JULY 18, 2000.

     Action: To receive and file the action minutes from the Planning
     Commission meeting of July 18, 2000.

(j) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE     PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS,   ESTIMATES, ORDER
OF
WORK AND CALL FOR BIDS ON THE     GOLDEN AVENUE STREET IMPROVEMENTS;
INSTRUCT
THE CITY CLERK TO POST A NOTICE   INVITING SEALED BIDS FOR SAID PROJECT;
AND,
APPROVE THE RE-APPROPRIATION OF   $61,218.00 FROM FY 1999-00 BUDGET TO THE
FY
2000-01 BUDGET. Memorandum from   Public Works Director Harold Williams
dated
July 18, 2000.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

       1. Approve the plans, specifications, estimates, order of work
          and call for bids on the Golden Avenue Street Improvements;
       2. Instruct the City Clerk to post a Notice Inviting Sealed
          Bids for said project; and
       3. Approve the re-appropriation of $61,218 from FY 1999-00
          budget to the FY 2000-01 budget.

(k) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT FINAL RESOLUTION APPROVING 71 ROOM HOTEL
AT
1530 PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY . Memorandum from Community Development
Director
Sol Blumenfeld dated July 19, 2000.

     This item was removed from the consent calendar by Mayor
     Reviczky, at the request of Victor de Gyarfas, for separate
     discussion later in the meeting.

Coming forward to address the Council on this issue was:

     Victor de Gyarfas - 833 15th Street, noted an error in the
     resolution on page 7, item 18, said Government Code Section 65907
     had been repealed and the correct section is 65009; said the
     developer stated at the last meeting that the vents for the
     laundry room could be relocated on the west side or front of the
     building (page 5, item     1.b) and requested that be done.

     Action: To adopt Resolution No. 00-6088, entitled "A RESOLUTION
     OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA,
     APPROVING A PRECISE DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR A 71-ROOM HOTEL ON
     APPEAL, AND ADOPTION OF A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION AT 1530
     PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY, AND LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS THE NORTHERLY
     67.5 FEET OF LOTS 1 AND 2, AND LOT 3, HEFFNER, FIORINI, ALLEN
     TRACT; AND THE WESTERLY 145.67 FEET OF A PORTION OF LOT 5, BLOCK
     84, 2ND ADDITION TO HERMOSA BEACH," which reflects the action of
     the City Council at its July 11, 2000 meeting, amended this
     evening as    follows: page 7, item      18, corrected to read
     "...Government Code Section    65009."; and page 5, item 1.b),
     changed to read "The vent for the laundry room shall be relocated
     as far west as possible."
     Motion Mayor Reviczky, second Bowler. The motion carried, noting
     the absence of Edgerton.

(l)    RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD A      PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT
TO
STEVENS-GARLAND ASSOCIATES, INC. FOR PROVIDING CITY TRAFFIC
ENGINEERING
SERVICES FOR A FEE OF $10,000; AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE AND THE
CITY
CLERK TO ATTEST THE AGREEMENT SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE CITY
ATTORNEY;
AND, AUTHORIZE STAFF TO NEGOTIATE AN AGREEMENT WITH STEVENS-
GARLAND
ASSOCIATES, INC. FOR SERVICES IN THE FY 2001-02. Memorandum from
Public
Works Director Harold Williams dated July 20, 2000.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

       1. Award a Professional Services Agreement to Stevens-Garland
          Associates, Inc. for providing City Traffic Engineering
          Services for a fee of $10,000;
       2. Authorize the Mayor to execute and the City Clerk to attest
          the attached Professional Services Agreement subject to
          approval by the City Attorney; and
       3. Authorize    the staff to negotiate      an agreement with
          Stevens-Garland Associates, Inc. for services in fiscal year
          2001-02.

(m) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE CLASS SPECIFICATION FOR BUILDING
INSPECTOR.
Memorandum from Personnel Director/Risk Manager Michael Earl dated July
20,
2000.

     Action :   To approve the class   specification for Building
     Inspector, as recommended by staff and approved by the Civil
     Service Board.
(n) RECOMMENDATION TO AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF ONE (1) NEW DODGE DURANGO
4
WHEEL DRIVE BEACH PATROL VEHICLE FROM GLEN E. THOMAS DODGE OF LONG BEACH
IN
THE AMOUNT OF $30,313.71 (INCLUDES TAX). Memorandum from Police Chief
Val
Straser dated July 20, 2000.

     This item was removed from the consent calendar by Mayor Reviczky
     for separate discussion later in the meeting.

     Action: To reject the bid and direct staff to re-bid the project
     and bring the item back in September.
     Motion Mayor Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried, noting
     the absence of Edgerton.

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES - None

3.   ITEMS   REMOVED     FROM    THE   CONSENT CALENDAR   FOR    SEPARATE
DISCUSSION

     Items (g), (k), and        (n) were heard at this time but are shown in
     order for clarity.

     Public comments on items removed from the            Consent Calendar are
     shown under the appropriate item.

PUBLIC HEARINGS - None

At 8:50 P.M., the meeting recessed.
At 9:10 P.M., the meeting reconvened,            with all      Councilmembers
present.

MUNICIPAL MATTERS

4. PRESENTATION BY RCN TELECOM SERVICES OF CALIFORNIA, INC. REGARDING
THEIR
APPLICATION FOR A TELECOMMUNICATIONS LINE AGREEMENT AND CABLE
TELEVISION
FRANCHISE IN HERMOSA BEACH . Memorandum from Community Resources
Director
Mary Rooney dated July 17.2000.

     Community Resources Director Rooney presented the staff report
     and responded to Council questions, noting the company would be
     subject to the City's 5-percent franchise fee.

Coming   forward    to     address      the    Council    on     this   issue
were:

     David Hankin - Vice President of Regulatory and Government
     Affairs for RCN Telecom Services of California, Inc., gave a
     presentation and responded to Council questions;
     Bob Duchen - Vice President of RCN Telecom Services, was present
     to answer Council questions; and

     Sieg Weber - construction director for RCN Telecom        Services,
     responded to Council questions; said RCN would pay        all costs
     associated with the undergrounding of their service       lines and
     would coordinate with the City concerning street paving   projects.

     Action: To receive and file the staff report, as recommended by
     staff.
     Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

5. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY MANAGER - None

6. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL

     a. DESIGNATE A VOTING DELEGATE AND ALTERNATE FOR THE LEAGUE OF
     CALIFORNIA CITIES ANNUAL CONFERENCE. Memorandum from City Manager
     Stephen Burrell dated July 20, 2000.

     Action : To designate Mayor Reviczky as delegate and Mayor Pro
     Tempore Bowler as alternate for the League of California Cities
     annual conference on September 9, 2000.Motion Edgerton, second
     Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous vote.

7. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL

     a. Request from Mayor Reviczky to consider support for Senate
     Bill 1546, which appropriates the State's share of costs for the
     construction of the Southern California Veterans Home in Los
     Angeles County.

Mayor Reviczky spoke to his request.

     Action : To approve the support for Senate Bill 1546, as
     requested.
     Motion Mayor Reviczky, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

     b. Request for Code Interpretation with respect to site coverage
     for a project at 331-333 11th Street.

     Action : To direct staff to agendize this item for Council
     consideration at its August 8, 2000, meeting.
     Motion Edgerton, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

Mayor Reviczky, with the consensus of the Council, directed staff
to
provide an update on the Pier project at the next meeting, with
monthly
written reports thereafter.
ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at the hour of
10:55
P.M. to the Adjourned Regular Meeting of Tuesday, August 1, 2000, at
the
hour of 7:10 P.M., for purposes of conducting a joint meeting with
the
Parks,   Recreation   and   Community  Resources   Advisory
Commission.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday, August 8, 2000, at the hour of
7:20
P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Charlotte Malone

ROLL CALL:

Present:     Bowler,   Dunbabin,   Edgerton,    Oakes,   Mayor
Reviczky
Absent: None

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Mayor Reviczky spoke of the success of this year's
Sister
City student exchange program and said the children and chaperones
were
back in Loreto after having a great time in Hermosa Beach. He thanked
the
community for its hospitality, noting that he attended several events.
He
said this was a wonderful program and thanked the Hermosa Beach Sister
City
Association for doing it for so many years.

Mayor Reviczky announced the recent death of Gayle Martin, the father
of
Tom Martin, who is currently Supervisor Don Knabe's area representative.
He
said Mr. Martin, who, passed away August 2, 2000, had served as
Manhattan
Beach City Manager from 1956 to 1974 and as Hermosa Beach Interim
City
Manager from September 1986 through January 1987. He said Mr. Martin was
a
well-respected gentleman who would be missed in both communities, and
he
requested   that   tonight's   meeting   be adjourned    in   his
memory.
Councilmember Dunbabin announced Shakespeare in the Park at the
Hermosa
Valley Park amphitheater at 6:00 P.M. Sunday, August 13, 2000, featuring
"A
Midsummer Night's Dream."

Councilmember Edgerton announced a South Bay Task Force (Hermosa
Beach,
Redondo Beach and Rancho Palos Verdes) meeting Wednesday, August 9,
2000,
at 7 P.M. in the Hermosa Beach Council Chambers to discuss airplane
noise
from   LAX and other    airports and   invited the public     to
attend.

PRESENTATIONS:

                  PRESENTATION OF PLAQUE OF APPRECIATION TO
                                 CAROL SWARTZ
                    FOR SERVICE ON THE PLANNING COMMISSION

Mayor Reviczky presented the plaque of appreciation and commended
Ms.
Swartz, who was unable to attend tonight's meeting, for her four years
of
excellent service on the Planning Commission. He said he was grateful
for
her participation    and the    wisdom she brought   to the
Commission.
Councilmember Oakes said Ms. Swartz added a great deal of knowledge
and
expertise to the Commission and would be missed.

                 PRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION TO
                                   CHRIS KETZ
                     FOR SERVICE ON THE PLANNING COMMISSION

Mayor Reviczky presented the certificate of appreciation to Ms. Ketz
and
commended for her two      years of excellent service on the
Planning
Commission. He said he was grateful for her participation and the
wisdom
she brought to the Commission. Councilmember Edgerton said Ms. Ketz
had
done a great job and brought a lot of wisdom and experience to
the
Commission. Councilmember Oakes said Ms. Ketz added a tremendous amount
of
knowledge   and expertise    to the   Commission and would     be
missed.
Ms. Ketz said she appreciated the opportunity to serve on the
Commission
and withdrew her application for reappointment only because her current
job
requires her to attend meetings that conflict with the scheduled
Planning
Commission meetings.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

(a) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS - None

(b) WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

     1.   Letter from Charlotte Malone, Friends of the Library,
     requesting that the City Council consider reinstatement of the
     Library Subcommittee.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

          Charlotte Malone - Friends of the Library, spoke to her
          letter    and   responded    to    Council   questions.

     Action: Mayor Reviczky directed, with the consensus of the City
     Council,   the   reinstatement of   the Library    Subcommittee,
     consisting    of     Councilmembers   Bowler    and    Dunbabin.

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

     Action : To approve the consent calendar recommendations (a)
     through (q), with the exception of the following items, which
     were removed for discussion in item 3, but are shown in order for
     clarity: (e)    Mayor Reviczky, (f) Oakes,      and (g) Bowler.

At 7:30 P.M., the order of the agenda was suspended to go to public
hearing
item 4.

(a) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE MINUTES        OF THE REGULAR MEETING   OF THE
CITY
COUNCIL HELD ON JULY 25, 2000.

     Action :   To approve as    presented    the minutes of the Regular
     Meeting    of   the City     Council     held on    July 25,  2000.

(b) RECOMMENDATION TO RATIFY CHECK REGISTER AND TO APPROVE CANCELLATION
OF
CERTAIN CHECKS AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CITY TREASURER.

     Action: To ratify as presented Check Register Nos. 22035 through
     22180, noting voided Check Nos. 22040 and 22060, and to approve
     the cancellation of Check Nos. 21889 and 21979, as recommended by
     the City Treasurer.
(c) RECOMMENDATION    TO    RECEIVE AND   FILE TENTATIVE   FUTURE AGENDA
ITEMS.

     Action:   To receive   and file the tentative     future agenda items.

(d) RECOMMENDATION TO      RECEIVE AND FILE   THE JUNE 2000   FINANCIAL
REPORTS:

     1) Revenue and expenditure report:
     2) City Treasurer's report; and,
     3) Investment report.

     Action: To receive     and file as presented the June 2000 Financial
     Reports.

(e) RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT DONATIONS RECEIVED BY THE CITY FROM
THE
HERMOSA KIWANIS FOUNDATION FOR $500 TO BE USED FOR CHEVRON SURF
CAMP
INSTRUCTORS; FROM ENTERTAINMENT LIGHTING SERVICE FOR $10,000 TO BE USED
FOR
COMMUNITY EVENTS; AND, FROM SOUTH BAY COALITION FOR $1,000 TO BE USED
FOR
SUMMER YOUTH ACTIVITIES AT THE SKATE TRACK . Memorandum from
Finance
Director Viki Copeland dated July 31, 2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Mayor Reviczky
for
separate discussion later in the meeting in order to publicly
acknowledge
and thank the donor.

     Action: To accept the following       donations that were received by
     the City:

       1. Hermosa Kiwanis Foundation - $500 - to be used for Chevron
          Surf Camp instructors;
       2. Entertainment Lighting Service - $10,000 - to be used for
          community   events   (per Council  action 6/27/00);    and
       3. South Bay Coalition - $1,000 - to be used for summer youth
          activities at the Skate Track.

     Motion Mayor Reviczky,     second    Oakes. The   motion carried   by a
     unanimous vote.

(f)   RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE INCREASING THE CONTRACT AMOUNT FOR
LOS
ANGELES ENGINEERING INC. BY APPROXIMATELY $59,478 TO COVER
ANTICIPATED
CHANGE ORDERS INVOLVING RAILING, WATER LINE, EXPANSION JOINTS AND
LIGHTING;
APPROVE INCREASING THE CONTRACT AMOUNT FOR CONCEPT MARINE ASSOCIATES
INC.
BY $21,000 TO COVER THE ADDED CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT FEES FOR THE
EXTENDED
DURATION NEEDED TO COMPLETE PHASE II; AND, AUTHORIZE THE TRANSFER
OF
$53,000 FROM CIP 00-630 PIER RENOVATION, PHASE III - GENERAL FUND TO
CIP
98-621 PHASE II PIER RENOVATION, PHASE II - GENERAL FUND IN ORDER THE
MAKE
THE FUNDS AVAILABLE. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold
Williams
dated July 27, 2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember Oakes
for
separate discussion later in the meeting.

    Public Works Director   Williams responded to Council questions.
    City Manager Burrell     also responded to Council questions.

At 9:25 P.M., action on this item and item 1(g) was deferred to later
in
the meeting in order to allow Council subcommittee members Oakes and
Mayor
Reviczky the opportunity to review the change orders, bills and
related
documents. Councilmember Oakes requested that staff regularly provide
all
information to the subcommittee for review.

    Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

      1.  Approve increasing the contract amount for Los Angeles
         Engineering Inc., the general contractor, by approximately
         $59,478, to    cover anticipated change orders involving
         railing,   water line,   expansion joints    and lighting;
      2. Approve increasing the contract amount for Concept Marine
         Associates Inc. (CMA), the construction manager, by $21,000
         to cover the added construction management fees for the
         extended   duration needed   to complete Phase     II; and
      3. Authorize the transfer of $53,000 from CIP 00-630 Pier
         Renovation, Phase III - General Fund to CIP 98-621 Pier
         Renovation, Phase II - General Fund in order to make the
         funds available.

    Motion Oakes,   second Bowler.   The motion carried   by a unanimous
    vote.

(g) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE THE PROJECT NO. CIP 98-621
PIER
RENOVATION, PHASE II - PROGRESS REPORT . Memorandum from Public
Works
Director Harold Williams dated July 27, 2000.
This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember Bowler
for
separate discussion later in the meeting.

     Public Works Director   Williams responded to Council questions.
     City Manager Burrell     also responded to Council questions.

     Action: To receive and file the report, as recommended by staff.
     Motion Bowler, second Mayor Reviczky. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

In response to questions pertaining to information previously requested
by
the Council on the square foot cost for a public use building structure
at
the end of the Pier, City Manager Burrell said staff would report back
on
that issue at the September 26, 2000 meeting.

(h)    RECOMMENDATION TO AUTHORIZE THE APPROPRIATION OF $9,000 FROM
THE
EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT FUND FOR THE REPAIR OF THE TRACKED FRONT-
LOADER
(CATERPILLAR). Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams
dated
August 1, 2000.

     Action : To authorize the appropriation of $9,000 from the
     Equipment Replacement Fund for   the repair of the tracked
     front-loader   (caterpillar), as    recommended  by  staff.

(i) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH
JOHN
L. HUNTER & ASSOCIATES, INC. TO ADMINISTER THE CITY'S MUNICIPAL STORM
WATER
PROGRAM AND IMPLEMENT NPDES PERMIT REQUIREMENTS FOR AN AMOUNT OF
$44,000;
APPROPRIATE $4,000 FROM THE SEWER FUND TO INCREASE THE APPROPRIATED
FY
2000-01 BUDGET FROM $40,000 TO $44,000 FOR THIS PROGRAM; AND, AUTHORIZE
THE
MAYOR TO EXECUTE AND THE CITY CLERK TO ATTEST THE CONTRACT SUBJECT
TO
APPROVAL BY THE CITY ATTORNEY. Memorandum from Public Works Director
Harold
Williams dated July 20, 2000.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

       1.  Approve the Professional Services Agreement with John L.
          Hunter & Associates, Inc. to administer the City's Municipal
          Storm Water Program and implement NPDES permit requirements
          for an amount of $44,000;
       2. Appropriate $4,000 from the Sewer Fund to increase the
          appropriated FY 2000-01 budget from $40,000 to $44,000 for
          this program; and
       3. Authorize the Mayor to execute and the City Clerk to attest
          the contract subject to approval by the City Attorney.

(j) RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT WORK BY INSPECTION ENGINEERING
CONSTRUCTION
(IEC) OF COSTA MESA FOR PROJECT NOS. CIP 96-153 AND 96-156 - TRAFFIC
SIGNAL
IMPROVEMENTS AT 14TH STREET AND 13TH STREET AT HERMOSA AVENUE;
AUTHORIZE
THE MAYOR TO SIGN THE NOTICE OF COMPLETION; AND, AUTHORIZE STAFF TO
RELEASE
PAYMENT TO IEC (10% RETAINED FOR 35 DAYS FOLLOWING FILING OF NOTICE
OF
COMPLETION). Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams
dated
July 26, 2000.

      Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

       1. Accept the work by Inspection Engineering Construction (IEC)
          of Costa Mesa, California, for Project Nos. CIP 96-153 and
          96-156 Traffic Signal Improvements at 14th Street and 13th
          Street at Hermosa Avenue;
       2. Authorize the Mayor to sign the Notice of Completion; and
       3. Authorize staff to release payment to IEC (10% retained for
          35   days following    filing   of Notice    of Completion.

(k)   RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MEMORANDUM
OF
UNDERSTANDING FOR THE HERMOSA BEACH FIREFIGHTERS' ASSOCIATION.
Memorandum
from Personnel Director/Risk Manager Michael Earl dated August 3,
2000.

      Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
      No. 00-6089 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
      CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, TO ADOPT A MEMORANDUM OF
      UNDERSTANDING WITH THE HERMOSA BEACH FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION."

(l) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE RATE INCREASE FOR CITY PROSECUTOR
SERVICES
FROM $6320 TO $6560 PER MONTH AND AUTHORIZE CITY MANAGER TO
EXECUTE
AGREEMENT . Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated August
3,
2000.

      Action: To approve the rate increase from $6,320 to $6,560 per
      month for City Prosecutor services, as recommended by staff.

(m)   RECOMMENDATION   TO DIRECT   THE CITY   CLERK TO APPROPRIATELY   AMEND
THE
CITY'S CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE, ENSURING IT IS ACCURATE AND UP-TO-
DATE,
AND SUBMIT THE AMENDED CODE TO COUNCIL FOR FINAL APPROVAL WITHIN 90
DAYS,
PURSUANT TO STATE LAW. Memorandum from City Clerk Elaine Doerfling
dated
August 3, 2000.

    Action : To direct the City Clerk to appropriately amend the
    City's Conflict of Interest Code, ensuring it is accurate and up
    to date, and to submit the amended Code to Council for final
    approval within 90 days, pursuant to State law, as recommended.

(n) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARCHITECTURAL
SERVICES
CONTRACT WITH GILLIS AND ASSOCIATES IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,300 FOR
REVISIONS
TO THE CITY HALL RENOVATION PROJECT. Memorandum from City Manager
Stephen
Burrell dated August 3, 2000.

    Action: To approve, as recommended by staff, an amendment to the
    architectural services contract with Gillis and Associates in the
    amount of $5,300 for revisions to the City Hall renovation
    project to delete the work on the fire and police offices.

(o) RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR THE TERRAZZO
PAVEMENT
AND CONCRETE CURB REPAIR ON PIER PLAZA EAST OF THE PIER HEAD TO SHAW &
SONS
CONCRETE CONTRACTORS IN THE AMOUNT OF $19,771; AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR
TO
EXECUTE AND THE CITY CLERK TO ATTEST THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT SUBJECT
TO
APPROVAL BY THE CITY ATTORNEY; AND, AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC
WORKS
TO MAKE MINOR CHANGES AS NECESSARY WITH THE BUDGET OF $1,977.
Memorandum
from Public    Works Director Harold Williams      dated August 1,
2000.

    Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

      1. Award the construction contract for the terrazzo pavement
         and concrete curb repair on Pier Plaza east of the Pier head
         to Shaw & Sons Concrete Contractors in the amount of
         $19,771;
      2. Authorize the Mayor to execute and the City Clerk to attest
         the construction contract subject to approval by the City
         Attorney; and
      3. Authorize the Director of Public Works to make minor changes
         as necessary within the budget of $1,977.
(p) RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD A THREE YEAR AUDIT CONTRACT (COVERING
FISCAL
YEARS 1999-00 THROUGH 2001-02, WITH AN OPTION TO EXTEND THE AGREEMENT
FOR
TWO ADDITIONAL FISCAL YEARS), TO THE FIRM OF CAPORICCI, CROPPER &
LARSON,
LLP (CC&L) IN THE AMOUNT OF $61,580. Memorandum from Finance Director
Viki
Copeland dated August 2, 2000.

     Action : To award a three-year audit contract, covering fiscal
     years 1999-00 through 2001-02, totaling $61,580, with an option
     to extend the agreement for two additional fiscal years, to the
     firm of Caporicci, Cropper & Larson, LLP (CC&L), as recommended
     by staff.

(q) RECOMMENDATION THAT CITY COUNCIL APPROPRIATE THE BALANCE OF
$6,801.23
REMAINING IN THE MILLENNIUM FUND TO THE DEC SPECIAL EVENT ACCOUNT TO
BE
USED FOR CITY-SPONSORED EVENT(S) . Memorandum from Community
Resources
Director Mary Rooney dated August 3, 2000.

     Action: To appropriate the balance of $6,801.23 remaining in the
     Millennium Fund to the DEC Special Event Account to be used for
     City-sponsored    event(s),    as    recommended    by    staff.

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES - None

3.   ITEMS   REMOVED   FROM    THE   CONSENT CALENDAR    FOR   SEPARATE
DISCUSSION

     Items (e), (f), and      (g) were heard at this time but are shown in
     order for clarity.

     Public comments on items removed from the           Consent Calendar are
     shown under the appropriate item.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

4. TEXT AMENDMENT REGARDING NONCONFORMING REMODEL SECTION 17.52.
Memorandum
from Community Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated August 3,
2000.

     City Clerk Doerfling noted that the staff recommended action was
     to continue this item to September 12, 2000.

The public hearing opened at 7:31 P.M. As no one came forward to
address
the Council, the public hearing closed at 7:31 P.M.

     Action : To   continue    the public    hearing    on this   item to   the
     September 12, 2000 meeting, as recommended by staff, in order to
     hear this item at the same meeting when residential development
     Motion Bowler, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

5.   TEXT AMENDMENT REGARDING LOT COVERAGE EXCEPTION SECTION 17.04
.
Memorandum from Community Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated
August
1, 2000.

     Community Development Director Blumenfeld presented the staff
     report and responded to Council questions. City Attorney Jenkins
     also responded to Council questions.

The meeting recessed at 8:20 P.M. in order to allow the City Attorney
and
staff the opportunity to confer over the issues raised by Council
this
evening.

The meeting reconvened at 8:35 P.M.

The public hearing opened    at 8:35   P.M.   Coming forward   to address
the
Council on this item were:

     Stan Uranni - owner of 331-333 11th Street, said he addressed the
     Council at the last meeting and requested that the Council
     overturn the Planning Commission's interpretation that a balcony
     covering a balcony should be counted as lot coverage; and

     Pete Tucker - 235 34th Street, said the Uniform Building Code
     dealt with accessory buildings, noting that buildings under a
     certain square footage did not require a permit; opposed changing
     the Code interpretation because balconies projecting out added
     more bulk to a structure and a balcony under a balcony could
     easily be enclosed later.

The public hearing closed at 8:40 P.M.

     Action: To direct staff to:

       1. provide a definition of appurtenant structures and rework
          the language regarding lot coverage as it relates to
          permanent versus temporary accessory buildings, such as
          sheds;
       2. clarify the language in the existing Code so that in a
          stacked deck situation, a bottom deck projecting five feet
          or less does not count as lot coverage;
       3. bring back a revised ordinance at the next meeting for
          consideration; and
       4. allow the project at 331-333 11th Street to proceed as
          proposed, allowing the stacked balconies to not count as lot
          coverage.

     Motion Bowler, second Edgerton.   The motion carried,      noting the
     dissenting vote by Dunbabin.

6.   AMENDMENT TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT 2000-2001
PROGRAM
REALLOCATING $25,000 FROM AMERICAN DISABILITY ACT COMPLIANCE PROJECT
TO
UTILITY UNDERGROUNDING PROJECT ASSISTANCE FOR LOW AND MODERATE
INCOME
HOUSEHOLDS. Memorandum from Community Development Director Sol
Blumenfeld
dated July 31, 2000.

     Community Development Director Blumenfeld       presented the staff
     report and responded to Council questions.      City Manager Burrell
     also responded to Council questions.

The public hearing opened at 9:04   P.M. As no one     came forward to
address
the Council on this item, the       public   hearing   closed    at   9:04
P.M.

     Action: Mayor Reviczky, with the consensus of the City Council,
     directed staff to research assisting qualified individuals with
     paying off the actual assessment.

     Final Action : To approve the staff recommendation to approve by
     minute order the reallocation and expenditure of $25,000 of the
     sixth   year 2000-2001    Los Angeles County    Urban Community
     Development Block Grant remove architectural barriers to the
     disabled to the utility undergrounding project for assistance to
     low and moderate income households, with the condition that the
     financial assistance apply only to seniors or the disabled.
     Motion Bowler, second Mayor Reviczky. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

MUNICIPAL MATTERS

7.   CONSIDERATION OF SIMILAR USE PROVISION FOR M-1 ZONED             PROPERTY
.
Memorandum from Community Development Director Sol Blumenfeld         dated
July
31, 2000.

     At 9:25 P.M., Councilmember Oakes declared      a potential conflict
     of interest and left the dais and the room.

     Community Development Director Blumenfeld responded to Council
     questions. City Manager    Burrell also responded to Council
     questions.

     Action: To confirm   that architect studio use is similar to other
     uses permitted in the M-1 zone pursuant to the requirements of
     Section 17.28.020 of the Zoning Code, as recommended by staff.
     Motion Bowler, second Mayor Reviczky. The motion carried, noting
     the absence by Oakes.

     Councilmember     Oakes   returned   to   the   dais   at   9:30   P.M.

8.   AMENDMENT TO ORDINANCE NO. 96-1165, STORM WATER AND URBAN
RUNOFF
POLLUTION CONTROL, TO PROVIDE STORM WATER POLLUTION CONTROL FOR
PLANNING
AND CONSTRUCTION OF NEW DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND
AMENDING
THE HERMOSA BEACH MUNICIPAL CODE. Memorandum from Public Works
Director
Harold Williams dated July 26, 2000.

     Public Works Director Williams presented the staff report and
     responded to Council questions. City Manager Burrell and City
     Attorney  Jenkins   also  responded   to  Council   questions.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to waive full reading
     and introduce Ordinance No. 00-1204 , entitled " AN ORDINANCE OF
     THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE STORM WATER
     AND URBAN RUNOFF POLLUTION CONTROL ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE STORM
     WATER POLLUTION CONTROL FOR PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION OF NEW
     DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND AMENDING THE HERMOSA
     BEACH MUNICIPAL CODE," with the following amendment: Section 6,
     subsection a.1.,    change the phrase "Single-Family Hillside
     Residences" to read "Hillside Residences."
     Motion Dunbabin, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

9. AIRSPACE MONITORING SYSTEM (ASMS) PROPOSAL - CONSIDERATION OF
PURCHASING
THE SYSTEM IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CITIES OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES
AND
REDONDO BEACH. Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated August
3,
2000.

     City    Manager    Burrell    responded    to    Council    questions.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

     John McTaggart - Rancho Palos Verdes City Council member, said he
     envisioned setting up a joint powers to operate the system; said
     the Council suggestion to charge non-participating cities for the
     information might be a good idea.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

       1.    Authorize the purchase of the Airspace Monitoring System
            (ASMS), as long as there is equal participation from Rancho
          Palos Verdes and Redondo Beach, in the amount of $31,667;
       2. Direct the City Manager and City Attorney to coordinate the
          purchase   of the   ASMS   with the    other cities;    and
       3. Direct the City Manager to coordinate the site selection,
          installation and operation of the system, along with the
          other cities.

     Motion Bowler, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

10. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY MANAGER

     a. RESPONSE TO CONCERNS EXPRESSED BY RESIDENTS REGARDING THE 4th
     OF JULY . Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated
     August 3, 2000.

     City Manager   Burrell responded to    Council questions, and
     suggested conducting a workshop meeting in late September to
     allow adequate time for the City Attorney and Police Department
     to complete proposed revisions to the City's Noise Ordinance.

     Action : To have staff schedule       a Saturday morning in late
     September to conduct a workshop       meeting to hear concerns of
     residents and review revisions to     ordinances dealing with live
     bands, parties, etc.
     Motion Edgerton, second Bowler. The   motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

     City Manager Burrell suggesting canceling the August 29, 2000,
     joint meeting with the Planning Commission and said he would
     reschedule it for a later date. So ordered.

     City   Manager   Burrell referred    to    the Federal    Aviation
     Administration's   proposed   policy    document--Aviation   Noise
     Abatement Policy 2000, which he had distributed this evening,
     noting the deadline for comments was August 28, 2000. He said he
     would review the document and would also give it to the airport
     committee for review and comment, and that he would then prepare
     a response    letter, noting    it would be      treated like an
     environmental impact review. So ordered.

11. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL

     a. PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION APPLICATIONS. Memorandum       from City
     Clerk Elaine Doerfling dated August 3, 2000.

     City Clerk Doerfling presented   the staff report and responded to
     Council questions.

     Action: Mayor Reviczky, with the consensus of the City Council,
     directed staff to schedule Public Works Commission applicant
     interviews for 6:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 5, 2000, with
     appointments to follow at the regular meeting of September 12,
     2000, and to extend the application filing period to 6:00 P.M.
     Wednesday, August 30, 2000.

12. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL - None

     City Manager Burrell announced that the closed session initially
     scheduled for this evening had been cancelled.

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned in memory of Gayle Martin on Tuesday, August
8,
2000, at the hour of 10:00 P.M. to an Adjourned Regular Meeting on
Tuesday,
September 5, 2000, at the hour of 6:00 P.M. for the purpose of
conducting
interviews    of   applicants    for    the   Public    Works
Commission.

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MINUTES OF THE ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City
of
Hermosa Beach, California, held on Tuesday, August 1, 2000, at the hour
of
7:15 P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Betty Evans

CITY COUNCIL ROLL CALL:

Present:     Bowler,      Dunbabin,   Edgerton,    Oakes,   Mayor
Reviczky
Absent: None

JOINT WORKSHOP OF THE HERMOSA BEACH CITY COUNCIL AND THE PARKS,
RECREATION
AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES ADVISORY COMMISSION.

COMMISSION ROLL CALL:

Present:   Bell,       Fishman,   Francis,   Hirsch,   Chairperson
Gonzales
Absent: None

1. Approval of Commission Minutes: July 6, 2000.

     Commission Action: To approve as presented the Parks, Recreation
     and Community Resources Advisory Commission minutes of July 6,
     2000.
     Motion Francis, second Bell. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

2. Public Comments - None
3. Workshop: Hermosa Valley Park Renovation

     A.      Park     Design    Presentation:     Evans     and   Associates

           Kim Rhodes of Evans & Associates gave a presentation on
           the preliminary design proposal for improvements of
           Valley Park and responded to Council and Commission
           questions.

           Jeff Scott of Evans & Associates        also responded      to
           Council and Commission questions.

     Council Action: It was the consensus of the Council to direct the
     architects to:
     1) enhance the restroom design, perhaps with larger overhangs,
     more natural materials, natural lighting and a more rustic look,
     with consideration given to easy maintenance; and
     2) minimize the sidewalk areas as much as possible while
     maintaining wheelchair access to meet the American Disabilities
     Act (ADA) requirements.

     Proposed Council Action: To eliminate the proposed sidewalk from
     the Kiwanis parking lot into the park and substitute it with
     stepping stones.
     Motion Oakes, second Edgerton. The motion failed, due to the
     dissenting votes    of Bowler, Dunbabin    and Mayor Reviczky.

     Council Action : It was the consensus of the Council to:
     1) have colored     concrete sidewalks rather than decomposed
     granite;
     2) have adjustable standards on a full basketball court;
     3) conserve all historical signs and benches;
     4) approve the concept of multi-play structures but have the
     Valley Park subcommittee decide on the specific playground
     equipment;
     5) have security lighting only, with fixtures to remain where
     they are;
     6) have easy-to-maintain rails on the stairs, railroad ties or
     similar, with a look at additional ties for erosion control; and,

     7)   eliminate   new   signage   and   keep the   existing   park       sign.

     Community     Resources Director Rooney and City Manager Burrell
     responded      to Council   questions  about the   soccer field.

     Council Action: It was the consensus of the Council to retain the
     size and contour of the existing soccer field.

The meeting recessed at 9:15 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 9:35 P.M.

     B. Water Detention Basin Discussion

           Steve   Sheridan ,   Los    Angeles   County,   presented     a
          proposal to locate a water detention basin in Valley
          Park as a drainage solution for residents identified by
          the City as having flooding problems and responded to
          Council and Commission questions.

     Public   Works Director    Williams responded to   Council questions.

     Council Action : To not pursue the water detention basin project
     in Valley Park and to instead work with the residents who have
     the flooding problems on solutions such as buying sump pumps or
     raising the foundations of their homes.
     Motion Edgerton, second Oakes. The motion carried, noting the
     dissenting vote of Mayor Reviczky.

4. Other Issues Related to Parks and Recreation.

     a. Council - comments included:
     1) compliments    to the    Commission for the    (a) Greenbelt
     improvements, (b) special events in general, (c) beach concerts
     and Mervyn's Beach Bash in particular;
     2) suggestions that (a) the Commission be more proactive with
     upgrading all structures/fencing, (b) the special events be more
     community based; and,
     3) gratitude to the Commissioners for donating their time to
     serve the community, noting that the Council valued their input
     and looked forward to their recommendations.

     b. Commission - comments included:
     1) the need to have joint Council/Commission meetings on a
     regular basis;
     2) praise for City staff; and,
     3) gratitude for the opportunity to work with the community as
     members of this Commission.

5. Commission Staff Report(s)

     a. June 2000 Activity Report - No discussion.

The joint workshop meeting of the City Council and the Parks,
Recreation
and Community Resources Advisory Commission concluded at 10:39
P.M.

ADJOURNMENT - The Adjourned Regular Meeting of the City Council of the
City
of Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, August 1, 2000, at the hour of
10:39
P.M. to the Regular Meeting of Tuesday, August 8, 2000, at the hour of
7:10
P.M.

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MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Monday, August 28, 2000, at the hour of
7:10
P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - John Hales, resident

ROLL CALL:

Present: Bowler, Dunbabin, Oakes, Mayor Reviczky
Absent: Edgerton

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

     a. ORAL COMMUNICATIONS:

              No one came      forward   at   this time   to   address   the
              Council.

1. APPROVAL OF U.S. NAVY PORT CALL - USS ELLIOT, SEPTEMBER 8, 9, 10 &
11,
2000. Supplemental information received from Community Resources
Department
on August 28, 2000, at the meeting.

     a. Schedule of events: Community Resource Director Mary Rooney outlined
a
       preliminary schedule including an afternoon show to be put on by
"The
     Comedy and Magic Club" for crewmembers of the USS Elliot. Ms. Rooney
     said that residents may tour the Elliot on Saturday and Sunday from
     9:00 am until 3:00 pm with launches leaving the Pier, or other
     location, every 30 minutes.
  b. Welcoming Ceremony: Community Resource Director Rooney said that the
     Mayor would welcome the ship's command in a ceremony on the Pier
     Plaza. Afterward there would be a reception on the deck of
Hennessey's
     and surf music on the Plaza.
  c. Appropriation of Funds: Community Resource Director Rooney presented
a
     preliminary operating budget of:

    1 Decorations                              $ 3,000.00

    2 Band & Deejay                            $ 1,000.00

    3 Reception                                $ 2,000.00 (for 100)

    4 Comedy & Magic Club                      $ 2,500.00

    5 Boats & logistics                        $ 4,500.00

    6 Misc.                                    $ 1,000.00
 Total                                $14,000.00

With funds derived from:

 1 Sprint PC (Pier Booth)             $ 2,500.00

 2 Millennium Account                 $ 6,800.00

 3 ½ of current Community

 Event Fund of $10,000                $ 5,000.00

 Total                                $14,300.00

Mayor Reviczky commended Ms. Rooney for being able to budget this
event
without using General Fund account monies, saying that the concept of
using
promotional payments to fund a Community Event Fund will allow
future
events as well.

Councilmember Bowler expressed concern that the budgeted funds might
not
allow for an unexpected expense without convening the Council for
approval
and    suggested   that   the    miscellaneous   budget    be
increased.

Community Resource Director Rooney and City Manager Stephen
Burrell
responded to Council questions regarding the safety and coordination
of
landing facilities on the Pier, or other arrangements, with Los
Angeles
County Beaches and Harbors; the possibility that there would be a fee
for
transport to the ship; the possibility that there would be fireworks;
and,
coordination with the USS Elliot's Seaman's Fund for the sale of
ship
insignia items on the Pier Plaza.

     Action : To direct staff to attend to the items listed above,
     along with any other details necessary and to approve an
     operating budget of $18,000, noting an increase from $1,000 to
     $5,000 for miscellaneous expenses, funding to come from the
     Community Events fund.
     Motion Bowler, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote, noting the absence of Edgerton.

CITIZEN COMMENTS
Coming forward to address the Council at this time was:

     John Hales - 642 Eighth Place, spoke of an earlier era when the
     Long Beach/San Pedro harbors were the centers for the Pacific
     fleet; said that Mayor Reviczky and he had researched old copies
     of the "Hermosa Review" for details of the last Port Call by the
     USS Arizona in 1928; and questioned if the Pier would be open and
     the details of moving people from the upper deck of the Pier to a
     water line level for boarding shore boats. (He was told that
     these were details to be resolved, but that it would be done
     safely.)

ADJOURNMENT - The Special Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned on Monday, August 28, 2000, at the hour of
7:35
P.M. to the Adjourned Regular Meeting of Tuesday, September 5, 2000, at
the
hour of 6:00 P.M. for the purpose of interviewing applicants for the
Public
Works Commission,

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday, September 12, 2000, at the hour of
7:16
P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Michael Colavita, Hale Atwell and Hammond Atwell
of
Scout Troop #860 and Cub Pack #860 presented the colors and led the
Pledge
of Allegiance.

ROLL CALL:

Present:     Bowler,    Dunbabin,    Edgerton,    Oakes,   Mayor
Reviczky
Absent: None

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Mayor Reviczky said that he hoped everyone had enjoyed
the
Port Call by USS Elliot and that it was unfortunate that everyone could
not
tour the ship. Mr. Reviczky continued that USS Elliot's crew had
enjoyed
their stay here and hopefully there would be another Port Call before
70
years had passed.

Councilmember Bowler   agreed with   Mayor Reviczky's comments   and
commended
the residents and staff members who had worked hard to make the event
so
special for all. Councilmembers Oakes, Edgerton and Dunbabin
concurred.

Councilmember Dunbabin announced that the Hermosa Beach Lawn Bowling
Club
would hold an "Open House" on Saturday, September 16, 2000, from 11:00
A.M.
until 3:00 P.M. at 861 Valley Drive, just north of the Clark
Building.
Everyone was invited to come and learn how to "lawn bowl" as there would
be
demonstrations, lessons, games, prizes and lunch.

PROCLAMATIONS:

                              COASTAL CLEAN-UP DAY
                               SEPTEMBER 16, 2000

Mayor Reviczky read the Proclamation and urged all citizens to assist
in
cleaning-up the beach on the "COASTAL CLEAN-UP DAY, of SEPTEMBER 16,
2000."

                                CONSTITUTION WEEK
                              SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2000

Mayor Reviczky read the Proclamation commemorating the 213th anniversary
of
the drafting of the Constitution and asked all citizens to reflect on
the
privilege of living in the United States of America by
observing
"CONSTITUTION WEEK during SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2000."

                     LOS ANGELES ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION
                   8TH ANNUAL "MEMORY WALK" OCTOBER 7, 2000

Mayor Reviczky read the Proclamation and urged all citizens to
participate
in the "LOS ANGELES ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION - 8TH ANNUAL 'MEMORY WALK'
on
OCTOBER 7, 2000."

Mayor Reviczky said that this was also the     150th anniversary of the
State
of California joining the Union.

CLOSED SESSION   REPORT FOR   MEETING OF AUGUST   8, 2000:   Meeting
Cancelled.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:
(a) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time were:

     John Hales -     642 Eighth Place,   said that he   wished to address
     three issues:

       1. concern that Learned Lumber had done nothing to improve
          their added area of Pacific Coast Highway with landscape or
          screening;
       2. concern with the shabby look of the City Yard, said that it
          was an eyesore and looked more like the City Dump, explained
          that South Park was attractive and the new owners of the
          Body Glove site were making it very attractive, now it was
          the City’s responsibility to clean-up the City Yard; and,
       3. recited some dates that he had researched from the early
          1930s when US Navy Day celebrations were held in neighboring
          cities; and,

     Tom Nyman - Manhattan Avenue, thanked the Council for listening
     to   his issue   and   for trying    to relieve   the problem.

(b) WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

     1. Letter from Parker Herriott regarding lighting        on the Plaza
     and in Noble Park.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

     Parker Herriott - Hermosa Beach, spoke to his letter and
     expressed concern that more lighting was not installed in Noble
     Park.

     Councilmember Bowler explained that more lighting      could prove a
     problem to the residential neighbors.

     ACTION: To receive and file.
     Motion Edgerton, second Bowler. The motion carried,         noting the
     dissenting vote of Councilmember Dunbabin.

       1. Letter from Gina and Tom Nyman regarding noise issues on
          Manhattan Avenue.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item were:

     Tom Nyman - Manhattan Avenue, spoke to his letter and suggested
     that one-hour parking be     continued later than 10:00 P.M.

     Parker Herriott - Hermosa Beach, agreed with the continuation of
     one-hour parking past 10:00 P.M.

     City   Manager   Stephen Burrell   responded   to Council   questions.

     Action: To refer this item to the Special Meeting to be scheduled
     for September 28, 2000 (See item 9a) and to include examples of
     signs, napkins or other items that might remind patrons to be
     quiet in residential areas late at night.
     Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

                       3. Letter from Jim Lissner
                       requesting that Adelphia Cable be
                       permitted to play the video tape he
                       made of the Public Works Commission
                       interviews. Supplemental
                       information    from    Jim   Lissner
                       received     September   8,    2000.
                       Supplemental letter from Al Valdes
                       received    September    12,   2000.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

     Parker Herriott -      Hermosa Beach, spoke in agreement with Mr.
     Lissner’s letter,      asked the opinion of the City Attorney.

     City Attorney Michael Jenkins said that the City had no legal
     requirement to televise Commission applicant interview meetings.

     Action: To receive and file.
     Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

     Action : To approve the consent calendar recommendations (a)
     through (r), with the exception of the following items which were
     removed for discussion in item 3, but are shown in order for
     clarity: (h) Bowler and (j) Mayor Reviczky for a member of the
     audience.
     Motion Bowler, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

No one came forward to address      the Council on items   not removed from
the
consent calendar.

At 7:56 P.M. the order of the agenda was suspended         to go   to the
public
hearings starting with item four.

(a) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE FOLLOWING MINUTES:

  1. MINUTES OF THE ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING HELD ON AUGUST 1,
2000;
  2.  MINUTES  OF THE    REGULAR  MEETING   HELD ON  AUGUST 8,
2000
  3. MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING HELD ON AUGUST 28, 2000 ;
AND,
  4. MINUTES   OF THE ADJOURNED REGULAR     MEETING HELD ON SEPTEMBER       5,
2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to approve the minutes of
the
Adjourned Regular meeting of August 1, 2000, the minutes of the
Regular
meeting of August 8, 2000, the minutes of the Special meeting of August
28,
2000, and the minutes of the Adjourned Regular meeting of September
5,
2000, as presented.

(b) RECOMMENDATION TO RATIFY CHECK REGISTER NOS. 22181 THROUGH
22607,
NOTING VOIDED CHECK NOS. 22182, 22184, 22291, 22410, 22477, 22539,
22549,
22599 AND 22605, AND TO APPROVE CANCELLATION OF CHECK NOS. 20537,
20889,
21891, 21888, 22217, 22312, 22314 and 22324 AS RECOMMENDED BY THE
CITY
TREASURER.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to ratify the check register
as
presented.

(c) RECOMMENDATION    TO   RECEIVE AND    FILE TENTATIVE    FUTURE AGENDA
ITEMS.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to            receive   and file
the
tentative future agenda items as presented.

(d) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE MEMORANDUM REGARDING THE JULY
2000
FINANCIAL REPORTS. Memorandum from Finance Director Viki Copeland
dated
September 6, 2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to receive and file
memorandum
regarding July 2000, financial reports.

(e) RECOMMENDATION TO DENY THE FOLLOWING CLAIM AND REFER IT TO THE CITY'S
LIABILITY CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR. Memorandum from Personnel Director/Risk
Manager Michael Earl dated August 10, 2000.

Action: To approve the     staff recommendation to deny     the following
claims
and    refer   them to     the   City's     Liability   Claims
Administrator:

   * 1) Claimant: Mishler, Gary
   * Date of Loss: 02-02-00
   * Date Filed: 08-08-00
   * Allegation: Trip and fall

   *   2) Claimant: Uribe, Gabriel
   *   Date of Loss: 08-19-00
   *   Date Filed: 08-29-00
   *   Allegation: Car damaged by Police Department

(f) RECOMMENDATION TO AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF THREE (3)
DEFIBRILLATORS
FROM ZOLL MEDICAL CORP. OF BURLINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS IN THE        AMOUNT
OF
$15,915.04 . Memorandum from Fire Chief Russell Tingley dated      August
9,
2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to authorize      the purchase
of
three   (3) defibrillators    from Zoll    Medical Crop.      of
Burlington,
Massachusetts, for the amount of $15,915.04.

(g) RECOMMENDATION TO AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF FOUR (4) MOTOROLA MCS-
2000
RADIOS FROM THE MOTOROLA CORPORATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $8,287.84 FOR USE
IN
THE PATROL CARS. Memorandum from Police Chief Val Straser dated August
3,
2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to authorize the purchase
of
four (4) Motorola MCS-2000 radios from the Motorola Corporation in
the
amount of $8,287.84 for use in the patrol cars.

(h) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE       THE PIER   RENOVATION, PHASE
II
PROGRESS REPORT. Memorandum from Public      Works Director   Harold
Williams
dated August 29, 2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember Bowler
for
further discussion later in the meeting. Mr. Bowler said that he was
glad
to see this type of report and would like a monthly update in the
future.

Public Works Director Williams responded to Council questions saying
that
the north Strand bike path would go out to bid in early October and
that
construction should   start by 2001. City   Manager Burrell also responded
to
Council questions.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to receive and file the
Pier
Renovation, Phase II Progress Reports
Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

Final Action : To direct staff to establish a monthly item on the
agenda
that   briefly   lists  the   status  of all    current   CIP
projects.
Motion Bowler, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

(i) RECOMMENDATION FOR REAPPROPRIATION OF FUNDS FROM 1999-2000.
Memorandum
from   Finance   Director  Viki    Copeland   dated   August   23,
2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to approve the re-
appropriation
of funds from 1999-2000 for items budgeted but not yet received
or
completed.

(j) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, ESTIMATES,
ORDER
THE WORK AND CALL FOR BIDS FOR CIP 99-409, MANHOLE REPAIR/RECONSTRUCTION
-
24TH STREET, BEACH DRIVE AND THE STRAND, AND INSTRUCT THE CITY CLERK
TO
ISSUE NOTICE INVITING BIDS FOR SAID PROJECT . Memorandum from Public
Works
Director Harold Williams dated September 5, 2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Mayor Reviczky, at
the
request of a member of the audience, for further discussion later in
the
meeting.

City Manager Burrell explained the item, the urgency of a resolution
and
responded to Council questions saying that regardless of how the sewer
was
constructed, this item allowed the City to proceed as quickly as
possible.
Public Works Director Williams also responded to Council
questions.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item were:
       George Spratt - contractor for the owner, said that the sewer
       line was unrecorded and had been discovered by chance; explained
       that part of the remodel consisted of a basement for the house
       that could not be done until the sewer line is reconstructed;
       said   that   delay was   very   costly to    the owner;    and,

       Jerry Heuer - owner, asked if there was anything that could
       expedite the sewer line rather than the time-consuming formal bid
       process.

City Attorney Jenkins said that the City had no recourse with the
formal
bid process; suggested the possibility of the owner building the new
sewer
at his expense and dedicating it to the City; or, to file a claim
against
the City for repayment if it is found that it is the City's
responsibility.
Mr. Jenkins said that at this time it was not certain that the City
was
responsible for constructing the new sewer.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to approve:

   *    1)   the   plans,   specifications,   estimates,   order   the   work;
and,

   * 2) call for bids; and instruct the City Clerk to issue Notice
Inviting
     Bids for said project.

Motion Mayor Reviczky,       second Oakes.    The motion   carried by    a
unanimous
vote.

(k) RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD THE PURCHASE OF A NEW CITY PICKUP TRUCK
WITH
UTILITY BED FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT TO WONDRIES FLEET DIVISION
OF
ALHAMBRA, CALIFORNIA, IN THE AMOUNT OF $29,733.03 AND AUTHORIZE STAFF
TO
ISSUE THE APPROPRIATE PURCHASE DOCUMENTS AS REQUIRED . Memorandum
from
Public   Works Director   Harold   Williams dated   September 5,
2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to

   * 1) Award the purchase of a new City pickup truck with utility bed
for
     the Public Works Department to Wondries Fleet Division of
Alhambra,
     California, in the amount of $29,733.03; and
     *    2) Authorize   staff   to issue   the appropriate    purchase documents
as
         required.

(l) RECOMMENDATION TO AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF ONE (1) NEW FORD F-
150
PICKUP TRUCK FROM PACIFIC FORD OF LONG BEACH IN THE AMOUNT OF
$23,160.09
AND APPROPRIATE $1,693.00. Memorandum from Police Chief Val Straser
dated
September 6, 2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to authorize             the purchase
of
one (1) new Ford F-150 pickup truck for $23,160.09 from              Pacific Ford
of
Long Beach, California and appropriate $1,693.

(m) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE ACTION MINUTES FROM THE PARKS, RECREATION
AND
COMMUNITY RESOURCES ADVISORY COMMISSION MEETING OF AUGUST 1, 2000
.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to approve the action
minutes
from the Parks, Recreation and Community Resources Advisory
Commission
meeting of August 1, 2000.

(n) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE ACTION         MINUTES FROM THE PLANNING
COMMISSION
MEETING OF AUGUST 15, 2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to approve the action
minutes
from the Planning Commission meeting of August 15, 2000.

(o) RECOMMENDATION TO AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF TWO (2) NEW 4-WHEEL
DRIVE
VEHICLES (DODGE DURANGO - $56,810.06) FROM ATLAS DODGE OF COSTA
MESA,
CALIFORNIA . Memorandum from Police Chief Val Straser dated September
6,
2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to authorize the purchase
of
two (2) new 4-wheel drive vehicles (Dodge Durango-$56,810.06) from
Atlas
Dodge of Costa Mesa, California.

(p)      RECOMMENDATION TO   ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING       FINAL MAP #25631   FOR
A
2-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT AT         830 15TH STREET.   Memorandum from
Community
Development    Director  Sol           Blumenfeld   dated   August    30,
2000.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
00-6090, entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING APPROVAL OF FINAL PARCEL MAP #25631 FOR
A
TWO-UNIT CONDOMINIUM    LOCATED AT 830 15TH       STREET, HERMOSA
BEACH,
CALIFORNIA."

(q) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE REQUEST FROM PROJECT TOUCH, A
HERMOSA
BEACH BASED NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, TO CONDUCT A CLASSIC CAR SHOW ON
CLARK
FIELD,   SUNDAY,   OCTOBER 22,    2000,   FROM 10:00AM    TO 4:00PM
WITH
REQUIREMENTS/WAIVERS AS OUTLINED IN THE STAFF REPORT . Memorandum
from
Community Resources    Director Mary Rooney dated      September 6,
2000.

Action To approve the staff recommendation to approve the request
from
Project Touch, a Hermosa Beach based non-profit organization, to conduct
a
Classic Car Show on Clark Field, Sunday, October 22, 2000, from 10 AM to
4
PM    (open-to-public)   with    the    following
requirements/waivers:

     * 1)   Provide the City with a certificate     of Insurance in the amount
of
      $2 million.

     * 2) Indemnify the City.

   * 3) Provide the City with         signed indemnification forms from all
event
     participants.

   * 4)     Waive the Clark Field rental fee of     $25 per hour (@16 hrs
=$400).

   * 5) Waive       the   $1.20 per    participant/spectator   fee
(@1750=$2,100).

     * 6) Waive the banner permit fee ($215).
   * 7) Pay for two Police Officers (at regular hourly rate) on event
day
     if deemed necessary by the Chief of Police. (Note: Beer and wine
are
     requested to be served.)

   * 8) Pay for direct       staff costs     for Community     Resources
Recreation
     Supervisor @ $300.

   * 9) Pay    for   any Public    Works services    required   (at regular
hourly
     rate).

   * 10) Abide by directions set forth by the Public Works
Superintendent
     to protect the field and sprinkler system.

     * 11) Vehicles permitted on the field area only. A 20' fire lane must
be
     maintained at all times. No vehicles permitted in the entry area
where
     parking is prohibited.

   * 12) No vehicles     or equipment can    be placed on      the baseball
diamond
     (northwest).

   * 13) Provide cardboard trash receptacles and a trash bin to remove
all
     trash debris from the event.

   * 14) Obtain any     and all necessary Health Department and A-B-C
permits.

   * 15) Provide an event notice to neighbors immediately adjacent to
the
     park at least two weeks in advance of the event.

   * 16)      Provide   portable   toilets   in     addition    to   park
restrooms.

     * 17) Require repair as necessary of field.

   * 18) Post "Temporary No Parking" signs in the areas as pre-
arranged
     with the Community Resources Department staff. City traffic
control
     equipment   (cones,   barricades)   are   not   to   be
borrowed.

(r) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE FIRE EQUIPMENT         PURCHASES FROM ALL STAR
FIRE
EQUIPMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $9,179.44, L.N. CURTIS & SONS IN THE AMOUNT
OF
$882.45, AND UNITED FIRE EQUIPMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $81.72 AND
APPROPRIATE
$14,573.16 FROM THE EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT FUND FOR THE ABOVE
PURCHASES
TOTALING $10,143.61 PLUS $4,429.55 FOR FACTORY ADDITIONS AND CHANGE
ORDERS
NECESSARY TO COMPLETE THE NEW PIERCE DASH. Memorandum from Fire
Chief
Russell Tingley dated September 6, 2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation           to approve the following
fire
equipment purchases:

   * 1) All Star Fire Equipment $9,179.44

   * 2) L.N. Curtis & Sons $ 882.45

   * 3) United Fire Equipment $ 81.72

and appropriate $14,573.16 from the equipment replacement fund for
the
above listed purchases totaling $10,143.61 plus $4,429.55 for
factory
additions and change orders necessary to complete the new Pierce
Dash.

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES

     a. ORDINANCE NO. 00-1204 - "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA
     BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE STORM WATER AND URBAN RUNOFF
     POLLUTION CONTROL ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE STORM WATER POLLUTION
     CONTROL FOR PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION OF NEW DEVELOPMENT AND
     REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND AMENDING THE HERMOSA BEACH MUNICIPAL
     CODE ." Memorandum from Deputy City Clerk Naoma Valdes dated
     September 6, 2000.

Action: It was the consensus of the Council to continue consideration
of
this ordinance to the meeting of October 10, 2000, due to possible
State
requirement changes.

3.   ITEMS   REMOVED    FROM    THE   CONSENT CALENDAR   FOR     SEPARATE
DISCUSSION

Items (h) and   (j) were       heard at   this time    but are    shown in   order
for
clarity.

Public comments on items       removed from the consent calendar are shown
under
the appropriate item.

The meeting recessed at the hour of 8:40 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at the hour of 9:05 P.M. and returned to agenda
item
No. 7.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

4. TO CERTIFY COMPLIANCE WITH THE CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (CMP) AND
TO ADOPT THE CMP LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION REPORT, PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE
SECTION 65089. Memorandum from Community Development Director Sol
Blumenfeld dated September 4, 2000.

Community Development Director Blumenfeld     presented the staff     report
and
responded to Council questions.

The public hearing opened at 7:58    P.M. As no one     came forward to
address
the Council on this item, the        public   hearing   closed   at   7:58
P.M.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
00-6091, entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH,
CALIFORNIA
FINDING THE CITY TO BE IN CONFORMANCE WITH THE CONGESTION
MANAGEMENT
PROGRAM (CMP) AND ADOPTING THE CMP LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION REPORT,
IN
ACCORDANCE    WITH  CALIFORNIA   GOVERNMENT   CODE  SECTION   65089.
"
Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

5. A DETERMINATION OF THE DISPOSITION OF STATE C.O.P.S. GRANT FUND IN
THE
AMOUNT OF $200,000. Memorandum from Police Chief Val Straser dated
August
23, 2000.

Police Chief   Straser presented   the staff report and   responded to
Council
questions.

The public hearing opened at 8:03    P.M. As no one     came forward to
address
the Council on this item, the        public   hearing   closed   at   8:03
P.M.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:
   * 1) Appropriate Citizens Option for Public Safety (COPS) Program
Grant
     Funds   in the    amount received,   a minimum of     $100,000;
and,

   * 2) appropriate California Law Enforcement Equipment Program
(CLEEP)
     Grant Funds ($100,000) to the Police Department for front-
line
     equipment.

Motion    Bowler,   second Oakes.   The    motion   carried by    a unanimous
vote.

TEXT AMENDMENT 00-2 CONTINUED FROM THE AUGUST 8, 2000, MEETING - AMEND
THE
DEFINITION OF LOT COVERAGE. Memorandum from Community Development
Director
Sol Blumenfeld dated September 7, 2000. Supplemental Ordinance from
Community Development Department received September 12, 2000.

Community Development Director Blumenfeld           presented the staff     report
and
responded to Council questions.

The public hearing opened at 8:08         P.M. As no one      came forward to
address
the Council on this item, the             public    hearing   closed   at   8:08
P.M.

Action: To introduce and waive full reading of Ordinance NO. 00-1205,
"AN
ORDANCE OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, TO AMEND THE
ZONING
ORDINANCE TO CLARIFY THE DEFINITION OF LOT COVERAGE."

Motion Bowler, second Oakes.

   * AYES: Bowler, Edgerton, Oakes, Mayor Reviczky
   * NOES: Dunbabin
   * ABSENT: None

At the hour    of 8:10 P.M. the order of the agenda        was returned to item
No.
2.

HEARING

  7. VALLEY PARK IMPROVEMENTS - APPROVAL OF SCHEMATIC DESIGNS. Memorandum
     from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated August 24, 2000.
     Supplemental letter from Duffy Clark received September 8, 2000.

Public Works    Director Williams    presented the staff       report and
introduced
Kim Rhodes and Jeff   Scott of David   Evans & Associates,    producers of
the
schematic designs.

     Jeff Scott, lead designer, spoke to the changes incorporated in
     the design since the last joint meeting with City Council and
     Parks, Recreation and Community Resources Advisory Committee. Mr.
     Scott and Ms. Rhodes responded to questions from Council.

Community Resources Director Mary Rooney, City Manager Burrell       and
City
Attorney Jenkins each responded to Council questions.

The hearing opened at 9:30 P.M.   Coming forward to address    the Council
on
this item were:

     Laura Guneau - 527 25th Street, said that there was a gofer
     problem at Valley Park, they were very prolific, that should be
     dealt with before new plantings went in; questioned if there
     would be new grass put down; said that there was an erosion
     problem along Valley drive; asked that the two mature trees near
     the Francis Young Bowl be left as they were beautiful shade
     trees; and, questioned the need for handicap access to the bowl
     as there was no seating, only a slope. (Community Resources
     Director Rooney said that the plans called for new irrigation, so
     new sod would have to be put down and the decision regarding the
     trees was from the sub-committee that wanted the trees moved, if
     possible,   to augment    the   sight lines    into the    bowl.)

     Paul Pease - 230 28th Street, said that he was very happy to see
     that a standard soccer field would be incorporated at Valley Park
     as there were 450 Hermosa children in the AYSO program and only
     one full size soccer field in the City, so a second field would
     be a great help;

     Maggie Heim - 1907 Valley Park Avenue, Regional Commissioner of
     AYSO Region 18 Soccer which is Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach,
     agreed with    Mr. Pease in expressing      appreciation for an
     additional   full   size soccer    field   in   the City;    and,

     John Dzus - 1045 14th Street, agreed that the soccer field was a
     welcome addition to the City's playing fields as there were not
     enough at this time to accommodate the children in the program;
     and said    that he was very     happy with the park design.

The hearing closed at 9:45 P.M.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to approve:

  1. The schematic designs for the Project NO. CIP 95-507 Valley Park
     Improvements; and,
  2. Authorize the landscape architect, David Evans & Associates, to
     prepare construction documents and cost estimates.
With the following Council directions:

  1. Accept the amount of walkways shown in the current design;
  2. The walkways will be colored concrete with Councilmember Edgerton
     making the preliminary color selections;
  3. The sub-committee's red line drawings will be incorporated in the
     design;
  4. The existing level of lighting is adequate, and, any new lighting
for
     new use areas is to be minimal security only;
  5. The final decision on the possible removal of two mature trees from
     the Francis Young Bowl area will be from the sub-committee;
  6. Councilmember Oakes' design for the Park restrooms will be used;
and,
  7. The minor changes listed by the sub-committee will be incorporated
     into the design.

Motion Bowler, second Oakes. The motion carried, noting the dissenting
vote
of Councilmember Edgerton.

MUNICIPAL MATTERS

8. ENCROACHMENT PERMIT - 27th STREET AND MANHATTAN AVENUE, 2634
MANHATTAN
AVENUE - APPLICANT . Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell
dated
September 7, 2000.

City Manager Stephen Burrell     presented the staff report     and responded
to
Council questions

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to approve:

   * 1) The plan for the use of City owned property adjacent to 27th
Street
     and,
   * 2) direct City Manager and City Attorney to finalize agreement
and
     execute.

Motion   Bowler, second Dunbabin.   The motion   carried by a   unanimous
vote.

9. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY MANAGER

     a. SCHEDULE SPECIAL   MEETINGS: 4th OF JULY ACTIVITIES - 9/28/00 &
     JOINT MEETING WITH    PLANNING COMMISSION - 10/26/00 . Memorandum
     from City Manager     Stephen Burrell dated September 6, 2000.

City Manager   Stephen Burrell   presented the staff report     and responded
to
Council questions

A potential conflict was        noted by    at   least one   Councilmember for
the
October 26, 2000, date.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

   *     1) Set   a special meeting   for review     of 4th of    July activities
for
       September 28, 2000, including the letter from Gina and Tom Nyman,
item
     B(2); and,
   * 2) Reschedule       the    special meeting     with   the   Planning
Commission.

Motion    Bowler, second Dunbabin.    The motion      carried by a     unanimous
vote.

       b. LIBRARY SUB-COMMITTEE REPORT . Memorandum from            City Manager
       Stephen Burrell dated September 7, 2000.

City Manager Stephen Burrell        presented the staff report        and responded
to
Council questions.

Action: To approve the     staff recommendation that the City Council engage
a
consultant to evaluate     the financial feasibility       of operating the
Hermosa
Beach library as a City    library starting in 2002.
Motion Bowler, second      Oakes. The motion carried by            a unanimous
vote.

10. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL

       a. PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS . Memorandum from Deputy
       City Clerk Naoma Valdes dated September 6, 2000.

Deputy City Clerk Valdes        presented    the    staff report     and responded
to
Council questions

City Manager Burrell said that the first           meeting of Wednesday, October
4,
2000, would be an orientation meeting.

     * Action : To appoint     Jean Lombardo to a     four-year term as a member
of
       the Public Works Commission.
       Motion Edgerton. There were three votes to appoint.
     * Further Action: To appoint Michael Keegan to a four-year term as
a
       member of the Public Works Commission.
      Motion Dunbabin. There were three votes to appoint.
    * Further Action: To appoint Charlie Cheatham to a four-year term as
a
     member of the Public Works Commission.
     Motion Bowler. There were three votes to appoint.
    * Further Action: To appoint James Paterson to a two-year        term as
a
     member of the Public Works Commission.
     Motion Oakes. There were three votes to appoint.
   * Further Action: To appoint Brian Koch to a two-year term as a
member
     of the Public Works Commission.
     Motion    Mayor Reviczky.   There   were three    votes to
appoint.
   * Final Action: It was the consensus of the Council to direct staff
to
     return with a Public Works Commission charge of duties, for
Council
     approval,    at  the   Regular   meeting of    September  26
,2000.

11. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL - NONE

Requests   from   Council   members   for   possible   future   agenda
items:

ANNOUNCEMENT IN OPEN SESSION   OF ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
AS
FOLLOWS:

1. MINUTES:   Approval of minutes of Closed Session meeting held on July
11,
2000.

2. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL

The City Council finds, based on advice from legal counsel, that
discussion
in open session will prejudice the position of the City in the
litigation.

Existing Litigation: Government Code Section 54956.9(a)

    * Name of Case: City of Hermosa Beach v. Hermosa Beach Land and Water
      Company, et al.
    * Case Number: YC036393

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION - The Adjourned Regular Meeting of the
City
Council of the City of Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, September
12,
2000, at the hour of 10:40 P.M. to a closed session
RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION   - The     Closed Session    convened at the     hour
of
10:41 P.M. At the hour of   10:48 P.M. the Closed       Session adjourned to
the
Regular Meeting.

ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS :   There   were no   decisions     made   requiring a
public
announcement.

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, September 12, 2000, at the hour
of
10:50 P.M. to the Regular Meeting of Tuesday, September 26, 2000, at
the
hour of 7:10 P.M.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday, September 26, 2000, at the hour of
7:16
P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Diane Miller

ROLL CALL:

Present: Bowler, Dunbabin, Edgerton, Mayor Reviczky
Absent: Oakes (arrived at 7:18 P.M.)

ANNOUNCEMENTS : Mayor Reviczky said he attended the Hermosa Beach
Lawn
Bowling Club's open house, which was held at the group's
clubhouse
Saturday, September 16. He said he had a wonderful time and the
festivities
included lawn bowling demonstrations, games and lunch.

Mayor Oakes arrived at 7:18 P.M.

Mayor Reviczky announced that the next Household Hazardous Waste Round-
Up
would take place Saturday, September 30, 2000, from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. at
the
Lawndale Public Works Department, 4722 Manhattan Beach Boulevard. For
more
information, please call 1-888-CLEAN-LA.

PROCLAMATIONS:

                                RIDESHARE WEEK
                               OCTOBER 2-6, 2000

Mayor Reviczky read the proclamation proclaiming October 2-6, 2000
as
Rideshare Week in Hermosa Beach and urged residents to try an
alternative
method of transportation at least once during the week.

CLOSED SESSION REPORT     FOR MEETING   OF SEPTEMBER   12, 2000:   No
reportable
actions.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

(a) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time were:

     Diane Miller - president,      Woman's Club of Hermosa Beach,
     announced that the Club's annual pancake breakfast would take
     place from 8 A.M. to noon Sunday, October 15, 2000, at the Clark
     Building at a cost of $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12;
     said this year's event would feature face-painting, a bounce,
     fire and police vehicles at the site, as well as a table selling
     Ben & Jerry's ice cream; and

     Jim Lissner - Hermosa Beach, said the video tape he took of the
     September 5, 2000 City Council meeting would be shown on cable
     channel 54.

At 7:28 P.M. the order of the written communications was       changed to
take
item (b)3 first, followed by (b)1 and (b)2.

(b) WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

     1. Letter from Carl Swanberg concerning sidewalks       on the north
     side of the 400 block of 29th Street.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

          Carl   Swanberg -   Hermosa Beach,   spoke to   his letter.

     Action: To direct staff to schedule the issue of exempting the
     400 block of 29th Street from the sidewalk requirement as a
     Municipal Matter at the meeting of October 10, 2000, and to
     prepare a    staff report and draft    resolution for Council
     consideration at that time.
     Motion Edgerton, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

     2. Letter from Jim Lissner requesting that City Council appeal
     the Planning Commission's approval of a liquor license for 1031
     Hermosa Avenue.
Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

          Jim   Lissner   - Hermosa       Beach,    spoke    to his   letter.

City Attorney Jenkins advised the Council that the liquor license
approval
was shown in the Planning Commission minutes, agenda item 1(k), and
that
any   appeal of    the   item should   be   dealt with    at that
time.

     Action To receive and file the letter.
     Motion Bowler, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

     3. Letter from Christine Hollander, President of the Hermosa
     Beach Community Center Foundation, requesting that City Council
     waive $250 in banner fees to promote their annual fundraiser to
     be held on October 15, 2000.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item were:

          Christine    Hollander      -   spoke     to      her   letter;   and

          James Blackman - said the event would feature a private
          VIP preview of "Dracula" and the preview party would
          include food, live music and an auction, with him as
          the auctioneer; said the tickets were $35 and the
          proceeds would fund the purchase of a new sound system.

     Action: To waive the banner fees, as requested.
     Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

     Action : To approve the consent calendar recommendations (a)
     through (l), with the exception of the following items which were
     removed for discussion in item 3, but are shown in order for
     clarity:   (a)   Edgerton,   (e)   Bowler, and    (k)   Dunbabin.
     Motion Bowler, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote

     No one came forward to address the            Council on items not removed
     from the consent calendar.

At 7:50 P.M. the order of the      agenda was suspended            to go    to the
public
hearings, starting with item 4.

(a) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE MINUTES         OF THE REGULAR MEETING         OF THE
CITY
COUNCIL HELD ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2000.
This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Edgerton
for separate discussion later in the meeting

City Manager Burrell responded to Council questions.

     Action: 1) To direct staff to review the tape of the September
     12, 2000, meeting pertaining to item 7, Valley Park Improvements,
     specifically questioning the wording of Council direction #5,
     which states the subcommittee would make the final decision on
     the possible removal of two mature trees from the Francis Young
     Bowl area, and 2) to otherwise approve the remainder of the
     minutes of the Regular Meeting of September 12, 2000, as
     presented.
     Motion Edgerton, second Bowler. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

(b) RECOMMENDATION TO RATIFY CHECK         REGISTER NOS.    22608    THROUGH
22755,
NOTING VOIDED CHECK NO. 22609.

     Action   :   To   ratify    the   check    register    as      presented.

(c) RECOMMENDATION     TO   RECEIVE AND   FILE TENTATIVE    FUTURE AGENDA
ITEMS.

     Action: To receive     and file the tentative future agenda items as
     presented.

(d) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE MEMORANDUM REGARDING THE AUGUST
2000
FINANCIAL REPORTS. Memorandum from Finance Director Viki Copeland
dated
September 21, 2000.

     Action   :   To   receive   and   file    memorandum   as      presented.

(e) RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT DONATIONS OF $100 FROM SOUTH BAY BMW TO
BE
USED FOR HALLOWEEN HOWL ACTIVITY MATERIALS; $8,054 FROM TOUR
TICKET
PROCEEDS TO BE USED FOR DOCK AND BOAT EXPENSES FOR USS ELLIOT VISIT TO
THE
CITY; $1,600 FROM DONALD AND EVE CURRIN TO BE USED FOR PARK BENCH
MEMORIAL
TO MARY LOU GILHOLM; AND, $250 FROM THE HERMOSA KIWANIS FOUNDATION TO
BE
USED FOR ENTERTAINMENT AT THE HALLOWEEN HOWL ACTIVITY. Memorandum
from
Finance Director Viki Copeland dated September 19, 2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember Bowler
for
separate discussion later in the meeting in order to comment on the
USS
Elliot visit to the City and publicly acknowledge and thank the
donors.

     Action: To accept donations received    by the City to   be used as
     follows:

       1.  South Bay BMW - $100 - to be used for Halloween Howl
          activity materials;
       2. Tour ticket proceeds - $8,054 - to be used for dock and boat
          expenses for USS Elliott visit to the City;
       3. Donald and Eve Currin - $1,600 - to be used for park bench
          memorial to Marylou Gilholm.
       4. Hermosa Kiwanis Foundation - $250 - to be used for
          entertainment    at    the    Halloween    Howl    activity.

     Motion Bowler, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

Councilmember Dunbabin suggested that installation of the bench memorial
be
delayed    until   the    Valley    Park   improvements    are
completed.

(f) RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT THE PIER PLAZA PAVEMENT REPAIR PERFORMED
BY
SHAW & SONS CONCRETE CONTRACTORS OF COSTA MESA . Memorandum from
Public
Works Director Harold Williams dated September 13, 2000.

     Action : To accept the Pier Plaza Pavement Repair performed by
     Shaw & Sons Concrete Contractors of Costa Mesa, California, as
     recommended by staff.

(g) RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR PROJECT NO. 003-
99,
GOLDEN AVENUE STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT, TO EC CONSTRUCTION OF SO.
EL
MONTE IN THE AMOUNT OF $13,955; AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE AND THE
CITY
CLERK TO ATTEST THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE
CITY
ATTORNEY; AND, AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS TO MAKE MINOR
CHANGES
AS NECESSARY NOT TO EXCEED $1,400. Memorandum from Public Works
Director
Harold Williams dated September 18, 2000.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

       1.    Award the construction contract for Project No. 003-99
            Golden Avenue Street Improvement Project to EC Construction
            of South El Monte in the amount of $13,955;
      2. Authorize the Mayor to execute and the City Clerk to attest
         the construction contract subject to approval by the City
         Attorney; and
      3. Authorize the Director of Public Works to make minor changes
         as necessary not to exceed $1,400.

(h) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE LEASE AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE CITY AND
THE
ASSOCIATION FOR RETARDED CITIZENS, EASTER SEALS SOCIETY AND SOUTH
BAY
CENTER FOR COUNSELING FOR SPACE IN THE COMMUNITY CENTER . Memorandum
from
Community Resources Director Mary    Rooney dated September 18,
2000.

    Action: To approve one-year lease agreements, as recommended by
    staff, for space at the Community Center from October 1, 2000
    through September 30, 2001 between the City and the following
    groups:

      1.  Association for Retarded Citizens for Rooms 1, 2 and 15
         (2,660 square feet) at a monthly rent of $2,872.80 through
         June 30, 2001 ($1.08 per square foot) and $3,005.80 for
         remainder of lease ($1.13 per square foot);
      2. Easter Seals Society for Room 14 (920 square feet) at a
         monthly rent of $993.60 through June 30,2001 ($1.08 per
         square foot) and $1,039.60 for remainder of lease ($1.13 per
         square foot); and
      3. South Bay Center for Counseling for Room 9 (420 square feet)
         at a monthly rent of $453.60 through June 30, 2001 ($1.08
         per square foot) and $474.60 for remainder of lease ($1.13
         per square foot).

(i) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND
SOUTH
BAY YOUTH PROJECT FOR ROOM 6A IN THE COMMUNITY CENTER. Memorandum
from
Community Resources Director Mary    Rooney dated September 18,
2000.

    Action: To approve a one-year lease agreement, from October 1,
    2000 through September 30, 2001, between the City and South Bay
    Youth Project for the use of Room 6A (166 square feet) in the
    Community Center at a monthly rent of $179.28 through June 30,
    2001 ($1.08 per square foot) and $187.58 for the remainder of the
    lease ($1.13    per square foot), as      recommended by staff.

(j) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE LEASE AGREEMENT AND FEE WAIVER BETWEEN
THE
CITY AND THE COMMUNITY CENTER FOUNDATION FOR ROOM 6C IN THE
COMMUNITY
CENTER . Memorandum from Community Resources Director Mary Rooney
dated
September 18, 2000.
     Action : To approve a one-year lease agreement and fee waiver
     between the City and the Community Center Foundation for the use
     of Room 6C (192 square feet) in the Community Center from October
     1, 2000 through September 30, 2001, as recommended by staff.

(k) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE ACTION MINUTES FROM            THE
PLANNING
COMMISSION MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 19, 2000.

     Action: To appeal item 8, Conditional Use Permit for on-sale beer
     and wine at 1031 Hermosa Avenue.
     Motion    Dunbabin,   second     Oakes.  (No    vote   required.)

     Action: To receive and file the remainder of the action minutes
     from the Planning Commission meeting of September 19, 2000.
     Motion Dunbabin, second Bowler. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

(l) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION TO REQUEST FINANCIAL
ASSISTANCE
FROM THE COASTAL COMMISSION FOR COMPLETING THE CITY'S LOCAL
COASTAL
PROGRAM . Memorandum from Community Development Director Sol
Blumenfeld
dated September 20, 2000.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
     No. 00-6092, entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
     CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, REQUESTING LOCAL COASTAL
     PROGRAM FUNDING ASSISTANCE."

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES

     a. ORDINANCE NO. 00-1205 - "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA
     BEACH, CALIFORNIA, TO AMEND THE ZONING ORDINANCE TO CLARIFY THE
     DEFINITION OF LOT COVERAGE." For adoption. Memorandum from Deputy
     City   Clerk    Naoma   Valdes   dated    September   14,   2000.

     It was noted that      the memorandum incorrectly stated that
     Councilmember Dunbabin    voted in favor   of introducing the
     ordinance at the last meeting.

     Action: To waive full reading and adopt Ordinance No. 00-1205, as
     recommended.
     Motion Bowler, second Edgerton.

     AYES: Bowler, Edgerton, Oakes, Mayor Reviczky
     NOES: Dunbabin

3.   ITEMS   REMOVED    FROM    THE   CONSENT CALENDAR   FOR   SEPARATE
DISCUSSION

     Items 1(a), (e) and       (k) were heard at this time but are shown in
     order for clarity.

     Public comments on items removed from the        consent calendar are
     shown under the appropriate item.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

4. THE ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION OF INTENTION AND THE INTRODUCTION OF
AN
ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE      CITY’S CONTRACT WITH THE CALIFORNIA
PUBLIC
EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO OFFER THE RETIREMENT FORMULAS KNOWN AS
3%
AT 55 FOR FIRE SAFETY EMPLOYEES, 3% AT 50 FOR POLICE SAFETY EMPLOYEES,
AND
2% AT 55 FOR MISCELLANEOUS EMPLOYEES. THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF SAID
AMENDMENT
IS TO BE JANUARY 1, 2001. Memorandum from Personnel Director/Risk
Manager
Michael Earl dated August 31, 2000.

Personnel Director/Risk Manager    Earl   presented    the   staff   report
and
responded to Council questions.

The public hearing opened at 7:51 P.M. As no one came forward to
address
the Council, the public hearing closed at 7:51 P.M.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

       1. Approve a Resolution of Intention approving an amendment to
          the contract between the Board of Administration California
          Public Employees' Retirement System and the City Council of
          the City of Hermosa Beach"; and
       2. Waive full reading and introduce an Ordinance No. 00-1206,
          entitled   " AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH,
          CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONTRCT BETWEEN
          THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH AND THE BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION OF
          THE CALIFORNIA    PUBLIC EMPLOYEES'    RETIREMENT SYSTEM ."

     Motion Edgerton, second Bowler. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

5. TEXT AMENDMENT REGARDING OPEN SPACE REQUIREMENTS FOR SINGLE AND
MULTIPLE
FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS AND ADOPTION OF AN
ENVIRONMENTAL
NEGATIVE DECLARATION . Memorandum from Community Development Director
Sol
Blumenfeld dated September 20, 2000.

Community Development   Director Blumenfeld   presented the staff     report
and
responded to Council    questions. City   Attorney Jenkins also    responded
to
Council questions.

The public hearing opened at 8:05 P.M. As no one came forward to
address
the Council, the public hearing closed at 8:05 P.M.

     Action : To direct staff to proceed with        the    subject   text
     amendments, with the following changes:

       1.  The definition of roof deck to read "The walkable and
          useable open space located above the roof framing of a
          building, the only access to which is from the floors
          below."; and
       2. delete the proposal to reduce the minimum dimensions of open
          space to 3 feet by 3 feet.

     Motion Mayor Reviczky, second Edgerton. The       motion     carried,
     noting the dissenting vote by Oakes.

The meeting recessed at 8:24 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 8:43 P.M.,      and the   order   of the    agenda
was
suspended to move to item 7.

MUNICIPAL MATTERS

6. APPROVAL OF PRELIMINARY DESIGNS FOR CIP 00-630, PIER RENOVATIONS,
PHASE
III. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated
September
19, 2000.

Public Works Director Williams presented the staff report and responded
to
Council questions.    City Manager Burrell also     responded to
Council
questions.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item were:

            Jim Pickel - landscape architect, Perkiss · Rose-RSI,
            reviewed the site plan and presented material samples,
            noting that they could use either porcelain tiles or
            interlocking pavers, or a combination of both; said
            they were able to get more space by spreading the plaza
            over the garage; showed the proposed lighting and
            railings; and

            Ron Yeo - building architect, Perkiss · Rose-RSI,
            reviewed   the  proposed   restrooms   and  lifeguard
            facilities; discussed the towers; showed elevations;
            showed display depicting mood lighting at the towers;
Council discussion      ensued, and   consensus   was reached    on the
following
issues:

  1.    leave the   showers   located where   currently shown,    adjacent   to
the
       Strand since   showering is the   last thing people do     when leaving
the
     beach;
  2. eliminate public pay phones;
  3. tiles chosen because of ease of maintenance;
  4. eliminate    urinals and     put water closets  in all
bathrooms;
  5. simplify the arch so "Hermosa Beach" can be read more clearly;
and
  6. look at adding a stairway so people are not tempted to jump
over
     railings.

       Action:

        1.  To approve the building locations, configurations and
           elevations, and preliminary plaza design for Project No. CIP
           00-630 Pier Renovation,     Phase III, and authorize the
           landscape architect, to prepare construction documents and
           cost estimates, as recommended by staff, taking note of
           Council's comments this evening; and
        2. To direct the subcommittee to review the issues raised by
           the Council this evening.
           Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a
           unanimous vote.

       Action : To direct the City Manager to prepare a coastal
       application   for   the   project   at the    appropriate   time.
       Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a unanimous
       vote.

The meeting recessed at 10:13 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 10:21 P.M., with Municipal Matter items 8, 9,
10,
and 11.

7. REQUEST FOR APPROVAL TO CLOSE A PORTION OF CORONA STREET AT
PROSPECT
AVENUE/14TH STREET. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold
Williams
dated September 19, 2000. Supplemental letter received September 26,
2000,
from Ronald and Patsy Morgan and Marilyn Quinlan.

Public Works Director Williams     presented the staff report and responded
to
Council questions.     City   Manager    Burrell   also    responded    to
Council
questions.

Public participation opened    at 8:45    P.M. Coming      forward to   address
the
Council on this item were:

            Bob Atkins - Hermosa Beach, asked about the stop sign
            that had been proposed at 14th Street and Corona (Mayor
            Reviczky told him it had been the consensus of the
            Council to not consider a stop sign at that location);

            Martin Moreno - Hermosa Beach, said the          traffic has
            been   reduced significantly; supported          having the
            project move forward; and

            Khurt Maier - Hermosa Beach, supported the closure;
            said   the traffic   has been   drastically reduced;
            suggested shaving the corner at 14th Street to ease
            right turns.

Public participation closed at 8:54 P.M.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
     No. 00-6093 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
     CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING THE CLOSURE OF
     CORONA STREET AT PROSPECT      AVENUE TO MITIGATE CUT-THROUGH
     TRAFFIC."
     Motion Bowler, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

Councilmember Bowler requested that staff and the new                Public
Works
Commission look at what should be done with the triangle

At   9:02   P.M.,   the   order   of    the   agenda      returned   to    item
6.

8. APPROVAL OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH AND
RCN
TELECOM   SERVICES   OF   CALIFORNIA,   INC. FOR    THE   INSTALLATION
OF
TELECOMMUNICATION LINES. Memorandum from Community Resources Director
Mary
Rooney dated September 13, 2000.

City Manager Burrell presented the staff report and responded to
Council
questions. Public Works Director Williams and City Attorney Jenkins
also
responded to Council questions.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item were:
          David Hanken - RCN Telecom Services, said although they
          were applying for telephone lines at this time, their
          system provides four services--cable access, internet,
          local phone service and long distance--and they would
          eventually provide all services to the community; said
          as yet they had no cable franchises in Southern
          California; and

          Sig Weher - RCN, said they would underground when all
          utilities are required to do so; said if a district was
          already in the process, they would underground at no
          additional cost to the residents; said if their lines
          were above ground and residents requested
          undergrounding under Rule 20B, then they would be paid
          for moving their lines underground.

Mayor Reviczky requested that RCN provide the Council with a map
that
clearly shows where they will and will not underground. He directed
staff
to provide RCN with specific areas in the city where cable is currently
the
only underground utility as well as a map showing newly paved
streets.

     Action: To continue the item to a future meeting, to direct staff
     to meet with RCN to discuss and work on the various issues, and
     to direct the City Attorney to investigate and report back on the
     issues, including the implications of more companies coming
     forward to install overhead lines in the city.
     Motion Mayor Reviczky, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

9. PROPOSED GUIDELINES FOR PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION. Memorandum from
Public
Works Director Harold Williams dated September 21, 2000.
Supplemental
information from Public Works Director Williams submitted September
26,
2000.

Public Works Director Williams presented the staff report and responded
to
Council questions.    City Manager Burrell also     responded to
Council
questions.

     Action :    To direct   staff   to work    on the   guidelines.
     Motion Mayor Reviczky, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

City Manager Burrell   suggested   that the   City Council   schedule   a
joint
meeting with the new Public Works Commission after it has met a couple
of
times, noting that their first meeting is Wednesday, October 4,
2000.

10. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY MANAGER

  a. REPORT FROM CITY MANAGER REGARDING THE RETAIL BUILDING AT 1303
HERMOSA
     AVENUE. Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated September
     21, 2000. Two supplemental memorandums--from Community Development
     Director Sol Blumenfeld dated September 25, 2000, and from City
     Manager Steve Burrell dated September 26, 2000.

City Manager   Burrell presented   the staff report and   responded to
Council
questions.

Coming forward to address the Council on this issue was:

          Larry Peha - architect, spoke to the requested changes
          to the building exterior; and

          Name not given - Starbucks representative, responded to
          questions concerning the requested spandrel black glass
          in fixed windows rather than standard tempered, tinted
          glass.

     Action: To approve the following changes to the building and site
     plans for the subject retail building:

       1. 1) New exterior ATM with double doors changed from 12-foot
          fixed windows and related changes to site landscaping;
       2. 2) New 12-foot sliding doors changed from standard 6-foot
          double door; and
       3. 3) New 3-foot single door changed from fixed windows;
       4. 4) New 4-foot sidewalk instead of 6-foot sidewalk to
          accommodate planters;

     and to not approve the requested spandrel glass, with direction
     that the applicant work on the window treatment and consider a
     display window with regular glass and return to the Council for
     final design approval.
     Motion Bowler, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

b. SET SPECIAL MEETING DATE:       JOINT MEETING   WITH PLANNING   COMMISSION
-
OCTOBER 26, 2000. Memorandum       from   City Manager   Stephen Burrell
dated
September 20, 2000.

     Action: Mayor Reviczky directed, with the consensus of the City
     Council, the scheduling of a joint meeting with the Planning
     Commission   for   November   2,   2000,   as   recommended   by   staff.

11. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL

a. PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION APPOINTMENT.         Memorandum from Deputy City
Clerk
Naoma Valdes dated September 19, 2000.

     Action : To accept the letter from James Paterson declining
     appointment to the Public Works Commission and appoint Victor
     Winnek to a two-year term on the Public Works Commission,
     expiring October 31, 2002.
     Motion   Bowler,    second Dunbabin.   The   motion  carried.

At 11:30 P.M., the order of the agenda returned to item 3, followed by
item
2.

12. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL - None

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, September 26, 2000, at the hour
of
11:45 P.M. to an Adjourned Regular Meeting on Thursday, September 28,
2000,
at the hour of 7:10 P.M., to discuss 4th of July activities and
related
noise issues.

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MINUTES OF THE ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City
of
Hermosa Beach, California, held on Tuesday, September 28, 2000, at the
hour
of 7:15 P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Police Captain Mike Lavin

ROLL CALL:

Present: Bowler, Dunbabin, Edgerton, Mayor Reviczky
Absent: Oakes

DISCUSSION OF ISSUES RELATING TO 4TH OF JULY ACTIVITIES AND RELATED
NOISE
ISSUES. Supplemental draft ordinance amending the noise control chapter
of
the Municipal Code. Supplemental letter from Sue and John Horger
received
September 26, 2000.
Public participation opened at 7:24 P.M. Coming    forward to   address
the
Council were the following Hermosa residents:

    Ron Gillett - expressed concern about the Ironman event which
    starts early in the morning; said people go on rooftops to watch
    it; asked if the event required a permit and questioned the
    liability of the City;

    Sam Perrotti - said parties today involve 200-300 people, and the
    more people, the less control; suggested requiring a permit for
    parties   exceeding a    certain number of     attendees, making
    party-givers responsible for all activities;

    Carol Reznichek - did not oppose the parties, but said the City
    plan should include sweeps of the whole Strand, noting that
    problems build in other areas during the Ironman event; said
    monitoring the noise and a better police presence would help;
    also said the big speakers placed in alleys should not be
    allowed;

    Bernie Robbins - expressed concern about the use of fireworks on
    the Strand and beach and the safety of the homes, noting he found
    remnants of fireworks on his roof; said fireworks are illegal and
    the City should make it clear that their use will not be
    tolerated;

    Eric Kenyon - Hermosa   Beach, said the solution was the objective
    monitoring of noise;

    Jim Caldwell - expressed concern about the noise from the Plaza
    coming from speakers placed outside establishments and about
    transient noise from drunks walking on Manhattan Avenue and
    especially Palm Drive because it was dark; suggested better
    lighting in the alleys;

    Jerry Costello - said his neighbor threw a party but did not
    allow guests to use the facilities so they used his yard instead;
    said the    problems should    be resolved before     next year;

    Laurie Katayama - said the music from downtown should not be
    heard after 10 P.M.; said there was more traffic as well and
    suggested limiting Manhattan Avenue to one-hour parking; said the
    drunks litter, urinate and do graffiti and the 4th of July was
    getting worse each year;

    Mordy Benjamin - asked about the availability of the sheriffs to
    help the City; said the crowds were getting out of control and
    ordinances needed enforcement;

    Pete Tucker - said the City prepared well for New Year's Eve and
    had police presence and no problems; thought many of the problems
    began with the Ironman contest; said the City needed a Code
    Enforcement Officer;
Janet Hamilton - said the City needed to enforce no alcohol on
the beach and Strand and use sweeps as needed, not just on the
4th of July; said police vehicles should be on the beach on
weekends during warm weather;

Gina Nyman - expressed concern about noise at 2-3 A.M. with
people walking back after an evening downtown; suggested that
bars and    restaurants print "please be      courteous to your
neighbors" messages on napkins and doors; said the police should
be up at Manhattan Avenue at that time asking people to be quiet;
requested that something be done about parking on their block;

Sandy Seaman - expressed concern about noise impacts coming from
the open door of the neighboring North End Bar and from customers
outside smoking and drinking; suggested a reduction of their bar
hours   and removal    of   public parking    from the    street;

Mike Lacey - Comedy and Magic Club owner, said he recently became
involved with the Restaurant and Bar Association and they have
come up with ideas to resolve some of the concerns raised,
including recycling all bottles to eliminate noise when trash is
dumped, contacting taxi companies about staying in lines to pick
up fares, and placing portable restrooms in downtown areas on
weekends to eliminate public urination; suggested that the City
hire someone to go out and attract desired businesses to the City
to get a better mix; supported creating more parking under the
tennis courts and having trolleys bring people to the downtown
area;

Tom Amorosi - North End Bar owner, said they hired a doorman to
keep smokers quiet and the noise level has been reduced; said the
owners of the five homes directly across from his business were
not complaining;

Susan Seaman - requested a designated taxi stand to eliminate the
noise of people yelling      for cabs; suggested limiting the
on-street parking to residents only; requested that the alcohol
law be enforced;

John Quartz - North End Bar owner, disputed some of the comments
made tonight about his business;

Chris Alexander - said people yell for cabs all night long and
the cabs blow their horns; said a solution was needed for the
parking problem;

Jim Lissner - said the City was sending the wrong message by
adding more liquor licenses and allowing year-round events on the
beach; suggested the use of different or materials to eliminate
the noise echo effect;

Joan Dambros - suggested having police beats with     officers on
foot; expressed concern about motorcycle noise;
     Frank Wattles - expressed concern about the proposed "reasonable
     man" ordinance; said measuring the noise by decibels was more
     objective;

     Bill Sigler - requested    that the Council take as many actions as
     possible; and

     Susan Blaco - asked why permits were not required for the Ironman
     since police were assigned to be there; said the event organizers
     should have to pay for police services as other groups do;

Public participation closed at 8:40 P.M.

City Manager   Burrell   and   Police   Chief   Straser   responded   to
Council
questions.

Action: To direct staff to bring back the draft noise ordinance
presented
this evening with a full staff report for Council consideration at a
future
regular meeting.
Motion Bowler, second Mayor Reviczky. The motion carried, noting
the
absence of Oakes.

Action: To direct staff to draft an ordinance or amend the City's
current
ordinance, as necessary, to require a permit for private parties of
over
100 people.
Motion Bowler, second Edgerton. The motion carried, noting the absence
of
Oakes.

City Manager Burrell said staff would present        a proposal   that
includes
permits and other criteria as well.

Mayor Reviczky directed staff to bring back an action plan detailing
how
the City will address the issues, including the need for
additional
officers, for all holidays.

Police Chief Straser said the action plan for all holidays would be
done
before New Year's Eve. City Manager Burrell said the action plan
would
include input from almost every department, including the Fire
Department.
Mayor Reviczky directed the   posting of signage about two or three weeks
in
advance of the 4th of July    stating that fireworks are   not allowed on
the
beach.

City Manager Burrell said staff would put the signs    up about two or
three
weeks in advance.

Mayor Reviczky directed staff to look into the feasibility of
designating
taxi stands in the downtown area and in the north end as well, if it is
a
problem.

There was Council consensus to hold off on    considering any changes to
the
parking restrictions at this time.

Mayor Reviczky directed staff to look into a sign program that deals
with
courtesy and respect for neighbors when leaving downtown
businesses.

Councilmember Edgerton suggested a   higher police patrol presence at 1-
2:30
A.M. on Hermosa Avenue, Manhattan    Avenue, and Palm Drive,   to make
people
move along. So directed.

Mayor Reviczky directed staff to enforce the conditional use permits
with
regard to outdoor speakers and open windows and doors, noting that
requests
for outdoor speakers should go through the permit amendment process
for
consideration.

Action : To direct an amendment at the appropriate time to the
City's
ordinance to take advantage of AB2187 which, if signed by the
Governor,
would take effect January 1, prohibiting the consumption as well as
the
"possession"   of open   containers  in public   places in    the
City.
Motion Mayor Reviczky, second Dunbabin. The motion carried, noting
the
absence of Oakes.

CITIZEN COMMENTS:

Coming forward to address the Council at this time were:
      Geoffrey Hirsch - Parks and Recreation Commission, volunteered to
      work on a formal event honoring Hermosa resident and volleyball
      gold medalist Eric Fonoimoana; and

      John Hales - Hermosa Beach, said the first gold medalist from the
      City was from 20+ years ago.

Mayor Reviczky asked that a proclamation be prepared             for presentation
to
Eric Fonoimoana at the next meeting.

ADJOURNMENT - The Adjourned Regular Meeting of the City Council of the
City
of Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, September 28, 2000, at the hour
of
10:33 P.M. to the Regular Meeting of Tuesday, October 10, 2000, at the
hour
of 7:10 P.M.

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MINUTES OF THE ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City
of
Hermosa Beach, California, held on Tuesday, September 05, 2000, at the
hour
of 6:14 P.M.

ROLL CALL:

Present:     Bowler,        Dunbabin,     Edgerton,     Oakes,    Mayor
Reviczky
Absent: None

1. INTERVIEW APPLICANTS FOR PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION. Memorandum from
Deputy
City Clerk Naoma Valdes dated August 31, 2000.

The City Council interviewed fifteen applicants for the newly
established
Public Works Commission in      the order in which they arrived.
Each
Councilmember asked approximately the same question of each applicant.
The
applicants are listed below in the order that they were
interviewed:

 1- Dan Inskeep                 2-      James   B.   Paterson 3- Jean Lombardo

 4-    Michael     D.     Keegan 5- Tom Ryan                 6- David Cohn

 7-    Mordy     A.     Benjamin 8- Matt Miller               9- Rick Statham

The meeting recessed at the hour of 7:28 P.M.
The meeting reconvened     at the hour   of 7:38   P.M. and continued   with
the
interviews of:

 10-   Victor      C.   Winnek 11-Charlie      Cheatham 12-Frances       B
Parker

 13- Lee J. Leslie            14- Brian C. Koch           15-Isabel
Rodriguez

Phil A. Pennington asked that his name be withdrawn from the lists
of
applicants. Hal Solomon said that he would not be able to attend
the
interview meeting. And, Lee H. Grant and Michael J. Lohnes did not
attend
the interview meeting.

     Action: The Council, by unanimous consensus, approved the staff
     recommendation to direct the City Clerk's Office to prepare an
     agenda item for the Regular City Council meeting of September 12,
     2000, with the recommendation that the Council appoint five
     members from the list of applicants to the newly created Public
     Works Commission.

     Action : The Council, by unanimous consensus, agreed to add an
     urgency item to the agenda that had arisen since the posting of
     the agenda.

  2. COMPLICATIONS REGARDING THE LOGISTICS OF FERRYING RESIDENTS TO TOUR
     THE USS ELLIOT. Supplemental information received from Community
     Resources Director Mary Rooney on September 5, 2000, at the meeting.

Community Resources Director Rooney presented new information to
the
Council regarding problems that she had been apprised of this evening
that
created doubt that the Hermosa Beach Pier could be used as the shore-
side
site   for launches    to ferry   residents to    tour the    USS
Elliot.

     Action: The Council, by unanimous consensus, directed staff to
     take whatever steps necessary to ensure the safety of residents
     being ferried to tour the USS Elliot, but to use a site outside
     of the City only as a last resort.

CITIZEN COMMENTS

No one came forward to address the Council at this time.

ADJOURNMENT - The Adjourned Regular Meeting of the City Council of the
City
of Hermosa Beach adjourned on Monday, September 5, 2000, at the hour
of
9:25 P.M. to the Regular Meeting of Tuesday, September 5, 2000, at the
hour
of 7:10 P.M.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday, October 10, 2000, at the hour of
7:18
P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Fire Chief Russ Tingley

ROLL CALL:

Present: Bowler, Dunbabin, Edgerton, Mayor Reviczky
Absent: Oakes

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Mayor Reviczky announced the Woman's Club of Hermosa
Beach
annual pancake breakfast on Sunday, October 15, 2000, from 8 A.M. to
noon
at the Clark Building at a cost of $5 for adults and $3 for children
under
12.

Councilmember Dunbabin announced the next Household Hazardous Waste
Roundup
on Saturday, October 21, 2000, from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. at Hollywood
Park,
Gate 7A, on West 90th Street east of Prairie Avenue in Inglewood. For
more
information, please call 1-888-CLEAN-LA.

Councilmember Edgerton announced a meeting tomorrow at 7 P.M. at the
Proud
Bird to discuss the airport issues.

Councilmember Bowler said many residents were disturbed early
Sunday
morning (October 8) by the alarms of cars being towed to clear the way
for
the 9th annual Hermosa Beach Triathlon, despite the posting of
signs
prohibiting parking in the area, and asked if that much space was
necessary
for the race.

Community Resources   Director Rooney   said the car   removals were
necessary
for the safety of the race, noting that    the cars were taken    to the
City
Yard rather than the tow yard for the      convenience   of the   car
owners.

City Manager Burrell said the issue would be   addressed next year when
the
Council considers the event.

Councilmember Dunbabin announced a     fundraiser at the Hermosa
Beach
Playhouse at    5 P.M. Sunday, October     15, 2000 for $35,
featuring
refreshments, music, an auction, and a preview of "Dracula" to raise
funds
for a sound system for the theatre.

PROCLAMATION:

                            FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
                             OCTOBER 8-14, 2000

Mayor Reviczky read the proclamation, noting the importance of having
a
home escape plan and practicing it on a regular basis. He then
proclaimed
October 8-14, 2000 as Fire Prevention Week in Hermosa Beach and urged
all
residents to participate in fire prevention activities at home, work
and
school and to execute an escape plan to ensure their safety and the
safety
of their families in the event of a fire.

Fire Chief Tingley said the nation's largest fire drill will begin
tomorrow
with sirens at 6:30 P.M., at which time participants will start their
fire
drill, practicing what the students learned at school. He said
families
would then come to the fire station at 7 P.M., where the students will
turn
in   their   fire   escape   plans   for review    by   the
firefighters.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

(a) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time were:

     Randy Fortunata - Bottle Inn restaurant, requested that the
     Council reconsider its decision to increase encroachment fees
     with no prior notice to the business owners; said he pays the
     same rate but does not benefit like the businesses along lower
     Pier Avenue because he has limited hours of operation and there
     is no parking structure or weekend events to draw crowds;

     Bob Larson - Hermosa Beach, said he recently had a block party
     and notified everyone 48 hours before the event with fliers on
     the windshield of parked cars advising them of the tow-away zone;
     said that may solve the triathlon parking problem mentioned
     earlier (Mayor Reviczky noted that Hermosa Avenue was posted at
     every   meter 72    hours before    the triathlon    event); and

     Geoff Hirsch -     Parks and Recreation Commissioner, invited
     everyone to an event honoring Hermosa resident Eric Fonoimoana,
     winner in Sydney of a gold medal in men's beach volleyball; said
     the event would take place at 1-3 P.M. Saturday, October 14, 2000
     on the Pier Plaza.

     Proposed  Action : To    reconsider         the encroachment  fees.
     Motion Bowler. The motion died due         to the lack of a second.

(b) WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS - None

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

     Action : To approve the consent calendar recommendations (a)
     through (q), with the exception of the following items which were
     removed for discussion in item 3, but are shown in order for
     clarity: (i) Edgerton, (j) Bowler, (k) Edgerton, (m) Bowler, (p)
     Bowler, and (q) Dunbabin.
     Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried, noting the
     absence by Oakes.

(a) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE MINUTES       OF THE REGULAR MEETING   OF THE
CITY
COUNCIL HELD ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2000.

     Action : To approve the minutes of the City           Council's Regular
     Meeting of September 26, 2000. (Oakes absent)

(b) RECOMMENDATION TO RATIFY CHECK REGISTER AND TO APPROVE CANCELLATION
OF
CERTAIN CHECKS AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CITY TREASURER.

     Action : To ratify Check Register Nos. 22756 through 22883
     inclusive, and to approve the cancellation of Check Nos. 22454,
     22553, 22592 and 22681 as recommended by the City Treasurer.
     (Oakes absent)

(c) RECOMMENDATION     TO   RECEIVE AND   FILE TENTATIVE    FUTURE AGENDA
ITEMS.

     Action: To receive and file the tentative future agenda items as
     presented. (Oakes absent)
(d) RECOMMENDATION TO   RECEIVE AND FILE   THE JULY 2000   FINANCIAL
REPORTS:

  * 1) Revenue and expenditure report;
  * 2) City Treasurer's report; and
  * 3) Investment report.

    Action: To receive and file the July 2000     financial reports as
    presented. (Oakes absent)

(e)    RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE REAPPROPRIATION OF $122,200 IN
THE
EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT FUND FROM FY 1999-00 TO THE FY 2000-01 FOR NEW
PUBLIC
WORKS VEHICLES. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams
dated
October 2, 2000.

    Action : To approve the reappropriation of $122,200 in the
    Equipment Replacement Fund from FY 1999-00 to FY 2000-01 for the
    purchase of four vehicles, as recommended by staff. (Oakes
    absent)

(f) RECOMMENDATION TO AUTHORIZE THE APPROPRIATION OF $14,000 FROM
THE
EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT FUND TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR THE OUTFITTING
OF
FIVE NEW POLICE VEHICLES. Memorandum from Police Chief Val Straser
dated
October 3, 2000.

    Action: To authorize the appropriation of $14,000 from the City's
    Equipment Replacement Fund to the Police Department for the
    outfitting of five new police vehicles, as recommended by staff.
    (Oakes absent)

(g) RECOMMENDATION TO AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF COMPUTER EQUIPMENT IN
THE
AMOUNT OF $21,979.11 (INCLUDES TAX) FROM DELL COMPUTER CORPORATION OF
ROUND
ROCK, TEXAS. Memorandum from Police Chief Val Straser dated October
2,
2000.

    Action: To authorize the purchase of computer equipment in the
    amount   of $21,979.11    (includes   tax) from    Dell Computer
    Corporation of Round Rock, Texas, as recommended by staff. (Oakes
    absent)

(h) RECOMMENDATION TO DECLARE THAT AUTOMATIC POWER, INC. OF HOUSTON,
TEXAS
IS THE SOLE VENDOR FOR THE PURCHASE OF THE PIER FOG SIGNAL, IN
ACCORDANCE
WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 3.12.070 OF THE HERMOSA BEACH MUNICIPAL
CODE
AND AUTHORIZE STAFF TO NEGOTIATE A PRICE NOT TO EXCEED $5,800.
Memorandum
from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated September 26,
2000.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

   * 1) Declare that Automatic Power, Inc.     of Houston,   Texas is the
sole
     vendor for the purchase of the Pier fog   signal, in accordance with
the
     provisions of Section 3.12.070 of the     Hermosa   Beach Municipal
Code;
     and
   * 2) Authorize staff to negotiate a price   from Automatic Power, Inc.
not
     to exceed $5,800. (Oakes absent)

(i) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVING INCREASING THE CONTRACT AMOUNT BY
$38,000
FOR CALIFORNIA STREET MAINTENANCE, INC. AND AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO
EXECUTE
AND THE CITY CLERK TO ATTEST THE CONTRACT AMENDMENT. Memorandum from
Public
Works Director Harold Williams dated October 3, 2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Edgerton
for separate discussion later in the meeting.

City Manager Burrell presented the staff report and responded to
Council
questions. Public Works Director Williams also responded to
Council
questions.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

   * 1) Increase the contract amount by $38,000 for California
Street
     Maintenance, Inc.; and
   * 2) Authorize the Mayor to execute and the City Clerk to attest
the
     agreement.

     Motion Edgerton, second Bowler.   The motion carried,     noting the
     absence of Oakes.

(j) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING AN ANNUAL NEWSRACK
FEE
AND ADDING SAME TO THE MASTER SCHEDULE OF SERVICE CHARGES AND FEES
.
Memorandum   from Public   Works   Director Harold   Williams dated   October
3,
2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember Bowler
for
separate discussion later in the meeting.

Public   Works   Director    Williams    responded   to   Council
questions.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
     No. 00-6096 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
     CITY OF HERMOSA     BEACH, CALIFORNIA, ESTABLISHING AN ANNUAL
     NEWSRACK FEE AND ADDING SAME TO THE MASTER SCHEDULE OF SERVICE
     CHARGES AND FEES."
     Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried, noting the
     absence of Oakes.

     Final Action : To direct staff to come back with proposals for
     1) uniform newspaper racks of consistent size to put in different
     locations throughout the city and
     2) how the cost would be shared.
     Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried, noting the
     absence of Oakes.

(k) RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT THE WORK BY VIKING EQUIPMENT CORP. FOR
CIP
99-529, CLARK FIELD IMPROVEMENTS, AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO SIGN THE NOTICE
OF
COMPLETION, AND AUTHORIZE STAFF TO RELEASE PAYMENT TO VIKING
EQUIPMENT
CORP. (10% RETAINED FOR 35 DAYS FOLLOWING FILING OF NOTICE OF
COMPLETION).
Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated September
27,
2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Edgerton
for separate discussion later in the meeting.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

   * 1) Accept the work by Viking Equipment Corporation for Project No.
CIP
     99-529, Clark Field Improvements;
   * 2) Authorize the Mayor to sign the Notice of Completion;
and
   * 3) Authorize staff to release payment to Viking Equipment
Corporation
     (10% retained for 35 days following filing of Notice of
Completion).
     Motion Edgerton, second Bowler.   The motion carried,   noting the
     absence of Oakes.

(l) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, ESTIMATES,
ORDER
THE WORK AND CALL FOR BIDS FOR CIP 99-529, CLARK FIELD IMPROVEMENTS
-
BALLFIELD BACKSTOP, AND INSTRUCT THE CITY CLERK TO POST NOTICE
INVITING
SEALED BIDS FOR SAID PROJECT. Memorandum from Public Works Director
Harold
Williams dated September 26, 2000.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

   * 1) Approve the plans, specifications, estimates, order the work
and
     call for bids; and
   * 2) Instruct the City Clerk to post Notice Inviting Sealed Bids
for
     said project. (Oakes absent)

(m) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE STATUS REPORT REGARDING THE
MYRTLE
AVENUE   UNDERGROUNDING   PROJECT (CIP    97-182)   AND   THE LOMA
DRIVE
UNDERGROUNDING (CIP 97-183) PROJECT . Memorandum from Public Works
Director
Harold Williams dated October 3, 2000. Supplemental memorandum from
Public
Works Director Harold Williams dated October 10, 2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember Bowler
for
separate discussion later in the meeting.

Public Works Director Williams presented the staff report and responded
to
Council questions.    City Manager Burrell also     responded to
Council
questions.

     Action: To receive and file the report, as recommended by staff,
     and direct staff to set up whatever discussions are necessary to
     resolve the remaining issues.
     Motion Bowler, second Edgerton. The motion carried, noting the
     absence of Oakes.

(n) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING FINAL MAP #25650 FOR
TWO
2-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECTS AT 53-55 AND 59-61 15TH STREET. Memorandum
from
Community Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated September 25,
2000.
     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
     No. 00-6095 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
     CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING APPROVAL OF FINAL
     PARCEL MAP #25650 FOR TWO 2-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECTS LOCATED AT
     53-55 AND 59-61 15TH      STREET, HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA ."

(o) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE PROFESSIONAL
SERVICES
AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH AND PURKISS ROSE-RSI FOR
AN
INCREASE IN SCOPE OF SERVICES AND CONTRACT AMOUNT OF $79,345; AUTHORIZE
THE
CITY CLERK TO ATTEST AND THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE SAID AGREEMENT UPON
APPROVAL
AS TO FORM BY THE CITY ATTORNEY; AND, AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR OF
PUBLIC
WORKS/CITY ENGINEER TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS TO THE SCOPE OF WORK AS
NECESSARY,
NOT TO EXCEED $7,935. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold
Williams
dated October 4, 2000.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

   * 1) Approve the First Amendment to the Professional Services
Agreement
     between the City of Hermosa Beach and Purkiss · Rose-RSI for
an
     increase in scope of services and contract amount of
$79,345;
   * 2) Authorize the Mayor to execute and the City Clerk to attest
said
     amendment, upon approval as to form by the City Attorney;
and
   * 3) Authorize the Director of Public Works/City Engineer to
make
     adjustments to the scope of work as necessary, not to exceed
$7,935.

(p) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE PROJECT STATUS REPORT.
Memorandum
from Public Works Director     Harold Williams dated October     4,
2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember Bowler
for
separate discussion later in the meeting.

     Action : To receive and file the Capital Improvement project
     status report as recommended by staff.
     Motion Bowler, second Edgerton. The motion carried, noting the
     absence of Oakes.
(q) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION EXEMPTING THE NORTH SIDE OF
29TH
STREET, BETWEEN INGLESIDE DRIVE AND MORNINGSIDE DRIVE, FROM
SIDEWALK
REQUIREMENT OF SUBSECTION (B) OF SECTION 12.08.010 GENERAL REQUIREMENT
OF
CHAPTER 12.08 STREET, SIDEWALK, CURB AND GUTTER CONSTRUCTION OF THE
HERMOSA
BEACH MUNICIPAL CODE. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold
Williams
dated October 2, 2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember Bowler
for
separate discussion later in the meeting.

Public Works Director      Williams and    City   Manager     Burrell responded
to
Council questions.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
     No. 00-6097 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
     CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, EXEMPTING THE NORTH SIDE OF
     29TH STREET, BETWEEN INGLESIDE DRIVE AND MORNINGSIDE DRIVE, FROM
     THE SIDEWALK REQUIREMENT OF SUBSECTION (b) OF SECTION 12.08.010
     GENERAL REQUIREMENT OF CHAPTER 12.08 STREET, SIDEWALK, CURB AND
     GUTTER CONSTRUCTION OF THE HERMOSA BEACH MUNICIPAL CODE ."
     Motion Dunbabin, second Edgerton. The motion carried, noting the
     absence of Oakes.

     Final Action : To direct that property-related issues be made by
     property owners.
     Motion Dunbabin, second Edgerton. The motion carried, noting the
     absence of Oakes.

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES - None

3.   ITEMS   REMOVED   FROM    THE   CONSENT CALENDAR   FOR   SEPARATE
DISCUSSION

Items 1(i), (j), (k), (m), (p) and (q) were heard at this time but
are
shown in order for clarity. Items 1(i), (j), (k) and (p) were heard
before
the recess. Items 1(m)     and (p) were heard later in the
meeting.

Public comments on items      removed from the Consent Calendar are shown
under
the appropriate item.

The meeting recessed at 8:00 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 8:30 P.M. at which time        the order of the
agenda
was suspended to go to item 6.

PUBLIC HEARINGS - None

MUNICIPAL MATTERS

4.   CONSIDERATION OF SIMILAR USE PROVISION FOR C-2 ZONED PROPERTY
.
Memorandum from Community Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated
October
4, 2000.

Community Development Director Blumenfeld presented the staff report
and
responded to Council questions. City Manager Burrell and City
Attorney
Jenkins responded to Council questions.

Public participation opened   at 8:55   P.M. Coming   forward to   address
the
Council on this item was:

     Robert Larson - president of No Worries Productions, said they
     would not make any structural changes to what the applicant is
     proposing; said there would be no sales tax on the sale of the
     recordings since they would be sold over the internet, but the
     production services would be taxed and they would pay utility
     user tax.

Public participation closed at 9:01 P.M.

     Action: To direct staff to have the Planning Commission consider
     a Code Amendment to allow an independent internet based recording
     and video company as a permitted use with a conditional use
     permit in the C-2 and C-3 zones.
     Motion Edgerton, second Dunbabin. The motion carried, noting the
     dissenting   vote   of Bowler    and   the   absence of    Oakes.

5. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AMENDING OPEN SPACE REQUIREMENTS IN THE R-
2,
R-2B, AND R-3 ZONES, AND CLARIFYING THE GUEST PARKING REQUIREMENT
FOR
MULTI-FAMILY USES . Memorandum from Community Development Director
Sol
Blumenfeld dated October 2, 2000.

Community Development Director Blumenfeld    presented the staff    report
and
responded to Council questions.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to waive full reading
     and introduce Ordinance No. 00-1207 , entitled " AN ORDINANCE OF
     THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE ZONING
     ORDINANCE OPEN SPACE REQUIREMENTS IN THE R-2, R-2B, AND R-3 ZONES
     AND GUEST PARKING REQUIREMENT FOR MULTI-FAMILY USES" as amended
     on page 2, Section E., changing the word "floor" to "floors"
     consistent with the approved wording at the meeting of September
     26, 2000.
     Motion Dunbabin, second Edgerton. The motion carried, noting the
     absence of Oakes.

6. MEMORANDUM FROM CITY ATTORNEY CONCERNING USAGE OF PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY
TO
DISPLAY BANNERS FOR NON-PROFIT GROUPS. Supplemental memorandum from
City
Attorney Michael Jenkins dated October 9, 2000. Supplemental
information
showing existing policy from Public Works Department received October
10,
2000.

City Manager Burrell responded to Council questions.

     Action: To continue the item to the meeting of October 24, 2000,
     for consideration by a full Council.
     Motion Edgerton, second Bowler. The motion carried, noting the
     absence of Oakes.

At   8:35   P.M.   the   order   of   the   agenda   returned   to   item
1(m).

7. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY MANAGER

a. REVIEW OF REVISED DRAWING FOR 1303 HERMOSA AVENUE, STARBUCKS COFFEE,
AS
DIRECTED   BY  CITY COUNCIL    AT   MEETING   OF SEPTEMBER    26, 2000
.

     Action: To approve the revised drawing for 1303 Hermosa Avenue,
     Starbuck's Coffee, as presented.
     Motion Bowler, second Edgerton. The motion carried, noting the
     absence of Oakes.

b. CITY/SCHOOL DISTRICT/ BEACH CITIES HEALTH DISTRICT AD HOC
COMMITTEE.
Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated October            5,
2000.

City Manager Burrell presented the staff report and responded to
Council
questions, noting this was a special standing committee, not an             ad
hoc
committee.

     Action : Mayor Reviczky, with the consensus of the Council,
     directed that the item be postponed to the meeting of October 24,
     2000,   in   order to    be   considered by    a full    Council.
City Manager Burrell requested Council direction with regard to
the
planning of a New Year's event with the big band downtown as has been
done
for the past two years, noting staff needed to start working on the
event
now for presentation to the Council for approval.

     Action : Mayor Reviczky, with the consensus of the Council,
     directed staff to begin the planning process and return with a
     program for Council approval.

     Proposed Action: To add to the agenda a discussion on whether or
     not to have a small ribbon-cutting ceremony on the re-opening of
     the pier next week, with the finding that the issue arose after
     the posting of the      agenda and required immediate action.
     Motion Bowler, second Mayor Reviczky. The motion failed due to
     the dissenting votes of Dunbabin and Edgerton and the absence of
     Oakes.

8. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL - None

9. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL

a. Request from Councilmember Edgerton to amend Section 17.50.130,
Sign
Requirements and Regulations in C-2 Zones, by deleting or amending
Section
17.50.130 F to allow signs to be placed on the third story of buildings
in
the C-2 zone. Supplemental letter from Howard Longacre dated October
10,
2000

Councilmember Edgerton spoke to his request.

     Action: To direct staff to agendize for discussion the issue of
     amending the code to allow third floor signs on the sides of
     buildings.
     Motion Edgerton, second Bowler. The motion carried, noting the
     absence of Oakes.

b. Request from Mayor Reviczky to direct staff to draft a letter
requesting
a 180-day comment period on the draft Environmental Impact Report
and
Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the proposed expansion of
Los
Angeles International Airport.

Mayor Reviczky spoke to his request.

     Action:   To direct staff   to draft a letter requesting a 180-day
     comment   period on the     draft EIR and EIS for the proposed
     expansion of LAX.
     Motion Mayor Reviczky, second   Bowler. The motion carried, noting
     the absence of Oakes.

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, October 10, 2000, at the hour of
10:02
P.M. to the Regular Meeting of Tuesday, October 24, 2000, at the hour
of
7:10 P.M.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday October 24, 2000, at the hour of
7:15
P.M.

PLEDGE     OF   ALLEGIANCE    -     Planning   Commissioner      Sam
Perrotti

ROLL CALL:

Present:     Bowler,    Dunbabin,    Edgerton,    Oakes,      Mayor
Reviczky
Absent: None

ANNOUNCEMENTS : Mayor Reviczky reported on the Sister City
Association's
adult trip to Loreto, which took place October 19 - 23, noting that
12
computers were delivered for the high school's computer lab. He said
two
firefighters, Kim Bridges and Mike Garofano, went down earlier in the
week
on their own time to give basic first aid instruction since Loreto has
no
paramedic program, and four additional firefighters traveled down
later
with the Sister City group for the visit.

Councilmember Oakes commented on the success of the Woman's Club
pancake
breakfast October 15. She said the car show benefiting Project Touch,
which
took   place    the   following   weekend,   was    also   well
attended.

Councilmember Dunbabin reminded everyone   to vote November 7. She
announced
the Halloween Howl on October 30, and      noted the   October 15      opening
of
"Dracula" at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse and the October 14 pier
opening,
acknowledging former Councilmember Robert Benz's work on the design
and
planning of the pier, which took place before she was elected.
She
announced that Dick McCurdy and Yvonne Amarillas would be honored as
man
and woman of the year at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon Friday, October
27,
at Einstein's restaurant. She requested that tonight's meeting be
adjourned
in memory of Victoria Lynn Moore, who passed away October 15, noting
that
Ms. Moore had been very active in the community.

Councilmember Bowler noted that James Blackman had been nominated for
seven
Ovation Awards, which reflected well on the quality of theater in the
South
Bay area.

Councilmember Edgerton announced that the next round table meeting
dealing
with LAX expansion would take place November 8 at the Proud
Bird.

Councilmember Oakes     said the October 15    fundraiser and preview of
Dracula
raised money for a      new sound system,     which would make   Hermosa's
theater
even better.

Mayor Reviczky said Thelma Greenwald, who with her husband Richard owns
the
Seasprite Hotel, had generously pledged to make up the difference
between
the money raised and the $17,000 that was needed for the theater
sound
system.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

(a) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time were:

     Dean Crowell - Hermosa Beach, said he just paid $1,100 to repair
     a sewer line damaged by the roots of a pepper tree located on a
     neighboring property; asked that the tree be removed and replaced
     with a palm tree (City Manager Burrell said he would look into
     the matter); and

     Bill   Robb -   owner of   Treasure Chest,     50 Pier Avenue,   said he
     received a letter from the City calling the ghost Halloween
     decoration he installed on the roof of his building a sign and
     asking for its removal; submitted photographs (since it contained
     no advertising, City Manager Burrell said staff would treat it as
     a banner).

(b) WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

     1. Letter from Jim Lissner requesting that                City Council review
     two Manhattan Beach projects.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

     Jim   Lissner        -     Hermosa     Beach,     spoke    to     his   letter.

City Manager Burrell responded to Council questions; said staff already
has
the Metlox environmental impact report (EIR) and that one may not be
needed
for the Re-Max site.

Action: To receive and file the letter.
Motion Bowler, second Oakes. The motion                carried by     a unanimous
vote.

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

Action: To approve the consent calendar recommendations 1(a) through
(q),
with the exception of the following items which were removed for
discussion
in item 3, but are shown in order for clarity: (e) Mayor Reviczky and
(p)
Edgerton.
Motion Edgerton, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

No one came forward to address            the Council on items       not removed from
the
consent calendar.

At 7:38 P.M. the   order of the agenda was suspended to go to public
hearing
item 4.

(a) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE FOLLOWING MINUTES:

       1. Minutes of the Adjourned Regular meeting of the City Council
          held on September 28, 2000; and
       2. Minutes of the Regular meeting of the City Council held on
          October 10, 2000.

Action :   To   approve       the minutes   of   the   Adjourned      Regular Meeting
of
September 28,   2000   and   the Regular     meeting   of   October   10, 2000,
as
presented.

(b) RECOMMENDATION TO RATIFY CHECK REGISTER.NOS.22884 THROUGH 23034,
NOTING
VOIDED CHECK NO. 22977.

Action: To ratify the check register as presented.

(c) RECOMMENDATION     TO   RECEIVE AND   FILE TENTATIVE     FUTURE AGENDA
ITEMS.

Action: To receive and file the tentative future agenda items as
presented.

(d) RECOMMENDATION     TO   RECEIVE AND   FILE   THE AUGUST   AND SEPTEMBER
2000
FINANCIAL REPORTS:

       1. Revenue and expenditure reports;
       2. City Treasurer's reports; and
       3. Investment reports.

Action : To receive and file      the     August and   September, 2000
Financial
Reports as presented.

(e) RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT DONATIONS FROM THE WOMAN'S CLUB OF
HERMOSA
BEACH OF $250 FOR HALLOWEEN HOWL ACTIVITY MATERIALS AND $500 FOR
THE
PURCHASE OF A DIGITAL CAMERA FOR POLICE ACCIDENT SCENE
INVESTIGATION.
Memorandum from Finance Director Viki Copeland dated October 16,
2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Mayor Reviczky
for
separate discussion later in the meeting in order to acknowledge and
thank
the donor.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to accept and appropriate
the
following donations given to the Community Resources Department and
the
Police Department.

WOMAN'S CLUB

   * Halloween Howl - $250
   * Digital Camera for Police Dept. Accident Scene Investigation - $500
Motion Mayor Reviczky, second       Bowler. The   motion carried by     a
unanimous
vote.

(f) RECOMMENDATION TO DENY THE FOLLOWING CLAIM AND REFER IT TO THE
CITY'S
LIABILITY CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR . Memorandum from Personnel
Director/Risk
Manager Michael Earl dated October 17, 2000.

   * Claimant: Hales, John T.
   * Date of Loss: 6/22/00
   * Date Filed: 10/16/00

Action: To deny the above-noted claim and refer it to the City's
Liability
Claims Administrator, as recommended by staff.

(g) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE REPORT REGARDING THE NATIONAL
FLOOD
INSURANCE PROGRAM OF THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY.
Memorandum
from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated October 16,
2000.

Action:   To receive    and file the   National Flood Insurance   Program of
the
Federal   Emergency    Management   Agency   Report, as   recommended       by
staff.

(h) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE        ACTION MINUTES FROM     THE
PLANNING
COMMISSION MEETING OF OCTOBER 17, 2000.

Action: To receive and file the action minutes from the Planning
Commission
meeting of October 17, 2000.

(i) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION APPROVING FINAL MAP #25435 FOR
A
2-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT AT 333 - 11TH STREET. Memorandum from
Community
Development   Director    Sol  Blumenfeld   dated    October   12,
2000.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
00-6098, entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING APPROVAL OF FINAL PARCEL MAP #25435 FOR
A
TWO-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT LOCATED AT 333 11th STREET, HERMOSA
BEACH,
CALIFORNIA."
(j) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING FINAL MAP #25470 FOR
A
3-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT AT 902 MANHATTAN AVENUE . Memorandum
from
Community Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated October 9,
2000.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
00-6099, entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING APPROVAL OF FINAL PARCEL MAP #25470 FOR
A
THREE-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT LOCATED AT 902 MANHATTAN AVENUE,
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA."

(k) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING FINAL MAP #25532 FOR
A
2-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT AT 153 MANHATTAN AVENUE . Memorandum
from
Community Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated October 5,
2000.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
00-6100, entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING APPROVAL OF FINAL PARCEL MAP #25532 FOR
A
TWO-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT LOCATED AT 153 MANHATTAN AVENUE,
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA."

(l) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING FINAL MAP #25570 FOR
A
4-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT AT 615 - 621 SECOND STREET. Memorandum
from
Community Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated October 17,
2000.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
00-6101, entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING APPROVAL OF FINAL PARCEL MAP #25575 FOR
A
FOUR-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT LOCATED AT 615 - 621 SECOND STREET,
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA."

(m)   RECOMMENDATION TO   ADOPT RESOLUTION   APPROVING FINAL MAP   #25900 FOR
A
2-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT AT    534      MANHATTAN AVENUE .    Memorandum
from
Community Development Director   Sol   Blumenfeld dated      October   9,
2000.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
00-6102, entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING APPROVAL OF FINAL PARCEL MAP #25900 FOR
A
TWO-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT LOCATED AT 534 MANHATTAN AVENUE,
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA."

(n) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE CITY COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE FOR
2001.
Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated October 17,
2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation      to approve the     City
Council
meeting schedule for 2001.

(o) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE ACTION MINUTES FROM THE
PARKS,
RECREATION AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES ADVISORY COMMISSION MEETING OF
SEPTEMBER
5, 2000.

Action: To receive and file the action minutes from the Parks,
Recreation
and Community Resources Advisory Commission meeting of September
5,2000.

(p) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THIS REQUEST AND SUBSEQUENT OTHERS FROM
THE
UNITED STATES SURFING FEDERATION TO CONDUCT AMATEUR SURFING CONTESTS ON
THE
BEACH SOUTH OF THE HERMOSA BEACH PIER ON NOVEMBER 4TH AND NOVEMBER
11TH
FROM 6:00 A.M. TO 6:00.P.M.; WAIVE PARTICIPANT/SPECTATOR FEE; AND,
APPROVE
THE EVENT CONTRACT. Memorandum from Community Resources Director
Mary
Rooney dated October 12, 2000.

This item was removed from the Consent Calendar by Councilmember
Edgerton
for separate discussion later in the meeting.

Community Resources   Director   Rooney     responded   to   Council
questions.
Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

  1. Approve this request and subsequent others from the United
States
     Surfing Federation to conduct amateur surfing contests on the
beach,
     south of the Hermosa Beach Pier. The current request is for the
dates
     of November 4, 2000 and November 11, 2000 from 6 A.M. to 6
P.M.;
  2. Waive the participant/spectator fees; and
  3. Approve the event contract.

Motion   Edgerton, second   Oakes. The   motion carried   by a   unanimous
vote.

(q) RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR CIP PROJECT 99-
409
MANHOLE REPAIR/RECONSTRUCTION AT 24TH STREET, BEACH DRIVE AND THE STRAND
TO
ATLAS UNDERGROUND CO. OF CHINO IN THE AMOUNT OF $49,842.00; AUTHORIZE
THE
MAYOR TO EXECUTE AND THE CITY CLERK TO ATTEST THE CONSTRUCTION
CONTRACT
SUBJECT TO APPROVE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY; AND, AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR
OF
PUBLIC WORKS TO ISSUE CHANGE ORDERS AS NECESSARY NO TO EXCEED THE
CONTRACT
BY 15%. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated
October
18, 2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

   1. Award the construction contract for CIP Project 99-904
Manhole
     Repair/Reconstruction at 24th Street, Beach Drive and The Strand
to
     Atlas   Underground Co.    of   Chino in    the amount of
$49,842;
   2. authorize the Mayor to execute and the City Clerk to attest
the
     Construction Contract subject to approval of the City Attorney;
and
   3. authorize the Director of Public Works to issue change orders
as
     necessary not to exceed the contract by 15 percent.

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES

     a. ORDINANCE NO. 00-1206 - "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA
     BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONTRACT
     BETWEEN THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH AND THE
     BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION OF THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES'
       RETIREMENT SYSTEM ." Memorandum from City          Clerk Elaine Doerfling
       dated October 2, 2000.

Action: To waive full reading and            adopt    Ordinance      No.    00-1206,
as
recommended.
Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin.

   *     AYES;  Bowler,         Dunbabin,    Edgerton,        Oakes,       Mayor
Reviczky
   * NOES; None
   * ABSENT: None
   * ABSTAIN: None

b. ORDINANCE NO. 00-1207 - "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA
BEACH,
CALIFORNIA, TO AMEND THE ZONING ORDINANCE OPEN SPACE REQUIREMENTS IN
THE
R-2, R-2B, AND R-3 ZONES AND GUEST PARKING REQUIREMENT FOR MULTI-
FAMILY
USES." Memorandum from City Clerk Elaine Doerfling dated October 18,
2000.

Action: To    waive full    reading         and   adopt   Ordinance        No.     00-
1207.
Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin.

   *   AYES; Bowler, Dunbabin, Edgerton, Mayor Reviczky
   *   NOES; None
   *   ABSENT: None
   *   ABSTAIN: Oakes

3.   ITEMS    REMOVED   FROM    THE   CONSENT CALENDAR       FOR   SEPARATE
DISCUSSION

Items 1(e) and    (p) were      heard at this     time but    are shown in       order
for
clarity.

Public comments on items       removed from the consent calendar are shown
under
the appropriate item.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

4. REVIEW AND RECONSIDERATION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVAL OF
A
CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR ON-SALE BEER AND WINE IN CONJUNCTION
WITH
RECONFIGURATION OF AN EXISTING RESTAURANT (CHANGING 665 SQ. FT. OF
EXISTING
PATIO TO 405 SQ. FT. OF INDOOR SEATING AND 260 SQ. FT. OF OUTDOOR PATIO)
AT
1031 HERMOSA AVENUE . Memorandum from Community Development Director
Sol
Blumenfeld dated October 16, 2000. Supplemental resolution from
Community
Development received October 19, 2000.

Community Development Director Blumenfeld     presented the staff    report
and
responded to Council questions.

The public hearing opened    at 7:44   P.M.   Coming forward    to address
the
Council on this item were:

     Jerry Compton   -   project architect,   reviewed the project,
     presented  plans     and   responded   to   Council  questions;

     Alfredo Carrillo - applicant, noted his experience running
     restaurants and responded to Council questions; said he did not
     serve alcohol to people not ordering meals;

     Jim Lissner - Hermosa Beach, said the City is well over the ABC's
     liquor license threshold     and needs more retail; suggested
     requiring a CUP for conversion to a restaurant;

     James Kilor - attorney representing the Carrillo          family, said
     there have never been      any complaints on the          three other
     restaurants already owned by the applicant;

     Greg Camacho - Los Angeles, property owner; said the building has
     been vacant about one year; said the applicant runs a family
     oriented business; and

     Jerry Compton - made closing comments, noting      that the subject
     site was once a liquor store.

The public hearing closed at 8:00 P.M.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
00-6103, entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, SUSTAINING APPROVAL OF A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT
FOR
ON-SALE BEER AND WINE IN CONNECTION WITH A 405 SQUARE FOOT INDOOR
SEATING
AREA AND A 260 SQUARE FOOT OUTDOOR PATIO SEATING AREA ADDITION TO
AN
EXISTING RESTAURANT AT 1031 HERMOSA AVENUE LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS LOT 16,
17
AND 18, HERMOSA BEACH TRACT."
Motion Bowler, second Edgerton. The motion carried, noting the
dissenting
votes by Dunbabin and Mayor Reviczky.
In response to Council comments about a specific plan or overlay zone
in
the downtown, City Manager Burrell said staff would return with
information
for Council review.

MUNICIPAL MATTERS

5. REQUEST FROM HERMOSA BEACH EDUCATION FOUNDATION TO DISPLAY BANNERS
OVER
PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY AS A FUNDRAISING EFFORT TO BENEFIT THE
FOUNDATION.
Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated October 19,
2000.

City Manager Burrell presented the staff report and responded to
Council
questions, requesting direction for a more comprehensive policy         if
the
Council was interested in allowing the requested banners. City
Attorney
Jenkins also responded to Council questions.

Public participation opened   at 8:26   P.M. Coming   forward to   address
the
Council on this item were:

     Jennifer Alvarado , Foundation board member, spoke of school
     district needs, including the needed replacement of old computers
     in the computer lab; suggested banners be worded "(Name of
     business) supports the Hermosa Beach Education Foundation";

     Lisa Ryder-Moore - Hermosa Beach, said the money raised by the
     Foundation was not for extras, but rather funds basic programs
     that were previously cut by the State; said the banner program
     would be an easy way to support the schools;

     Joanne Edgerton - Foundation president, said the suggested
     streetlight banner program would not work because 10-30 banners
     would be needed for real presence on the highway and it would
     require more volunteer hours;

     Teresa Kalidge - Hermosa Beach, said the fact that other cities
     do not have this program could simply mean they have not yet
     thought of it; and

     Shelly Davenport - Hermosa Beach, said the banners would support
     the schools and were a good way to raise money with minimal
     effort.

Public Participation closed at 8:45 P.M.
Proposed Action : To approve the banner program and leave the details
to
staff with regard to the font size.
Motion Edgerton, second Oakes. The second was withdrawn after
discussion,
and the motion died.

Action: To approve in concept a banner program for Hermosa Beach non-
profit
groups allowing commercial advertisements at Aviation
Boulevard/Prospect
Avenue and at First Street/Pacific Coast Highway, with direction to
staff
to return with a policy statement and to work out the details as
to
verbiage and a rotation process for the groups, with the requirement
that
each non-profit group handles its own recruitment, etc., with a member
of
the group named as a contact person for accountability purposes, and with
a
two-year expiration date for the program and a Council review at that
time
to determine whether or not to continue it.
Motion Oakes, second Edgerton. The motion carried, noting the
dissenting
votes of Dunbabin and Mayor Reviczky.

The meeting recessed at 9:17 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 9:35 P.M.

6.   DISPUTE RESOLUTION SERVICES.     Memorandum   from   City Manager
Stephen
Burrell dated October 18, 2000.

City Manager   Burrell presented   the staff report and    responded to
Council
questions.

Action: To direct staff to give notice that the City of Hermosa Beach
will
be withdrawing from the Dispute Resolution Services (DRS - LA BAR)
program
and switching to the South Bay Center for Dispute Resolution, and
to
prepare the appropriate paperwork to do so.
Motion Bowler, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

7. APPROVAL OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT FOR LANDSCAPE
ARCHITECTURAL
SERVICES ON AN "AS NEEDED" BASIS. Memorandum from Public Works
Director
Harold Williams dated October 11, 2000.
City Manager     Burrell presented     the staff report and   responded to
Council
questions.

Action: To approve staff's recommendation as amended:

  1. Approve the agreement between the City of Hermosa Beach and David
     Evans & Associates, Inc. for an amount not to exceed $50,000; and
  2. Authorize the Mayor to execute said agreement and the City Clerk to
     attest, upon approval as to form by the City Attorney.

Motion      Edgerton, second Bowler.   The motion    carried by a   unanimous
vote.

8. PIER REGULATIONS. Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell
dated
October 18, 2000. Supplemental letter from Allan Mason received October
24,
2000.

City Manager     Burrell presented     the staff report and   responded to
Council
questions.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

       Alice Villalobos - Hermosa Beach, said people could walk along
       the Strand and the Plaza with their dogs; asked to be able to
       walk pets on the Pier as well, suggesting a time restriction if
       deemed necessary.

Action:     To approve   the following regulations    regarding use of   the
Pier:

   *   NO   DIVING
   *   NO   ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
   *   NO   ANIMALS ON OR OFF LEASH
   *   NO   OVERHEAD CASTING
   *   NO   SKATEBOARDS, BICYCLES OR SCOOTERS;

to direct staff to post appropriate signs: and to further direct a 10
P.M.
to 6 A.M. closure of the pier.
Motion Oakes, second Bowler. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

9. RESOLUTION REVISING THE CITY’S CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE FOR
DESIGNATED
POSITIONS . Memorandum from City Clerk Elaine Doerfling dated October
2,
2000.
City Clerk   Doerfling presented   the staff report and   responded to
Council
questions.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
00-6104, entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, RESCINDING RESOLUTION NO. 98-5938, APPROVING AN
AMENDED
CONFLICT   OF   INTEREST   CODE   FOR DESIGNATED    POSITIONS
(EMPLOYEES,
BOARD/COMMISION MEMBERS), AND DESIGNATING THE CITY'S FILING OFFICER
."
Motion Bowler, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

10. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY MANAGER

     a. CITY/SCHOOL DISTRICT/BEACH CITIES HEALTH DISTRICT COMMITTEE.
     Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated October 19,
     2000.

City Manager Burrell presented the staff report and responded to
Council
questions, noting that this committee would be subject to the Brown Act
and
would   have   open   meetings,   with   the   first   one   on
Thursday.

Action: Mayor Reviczky directed, with the consensus of the Council,
that
Councilmembers Edgerton and Oakes, the members of the existing
school
subcommittee, attend the meeting Thursday and report back to the Council
on
the need to have two separate committees.

     b. GIFT OF DAVID AND MARGARET SCHUMACHER FOR THE MUNICIPAL PIER
     MODERNIZATION. Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated
     October 19, 2000.

Action: To direct the City Manager to finalize arrangements for the
plaques
and order them for temporary placement prior to the completion           of
the
Plaza, as recommended by staff, in coordination with the timing          of
the
annual tree lighting ceremony.
Motion Mayor Reviczky, second Bowler. The motion carried by a
unanimous
vote
11.      MISCELLANEOUS    ITEMS   AND   REPORTS      -     CITY     COUNCIL   -
None

12. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL - None

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned in memory of Victoria Moore on Tuesday, October
24,
2000, at the hour of 10:30 P.M. to the Adjourned Regular Meeting
of
Thursday, November 2, 2000, at the hour of 7:10 P.M. for the purpose
of
conducting a joint meeting with the Planning Commission.

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MINUTES OF THE ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City
of
Hermosa Beach, California, held on Thursday, November 2, 2000, at the
hour
of 7:18 P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Julie Oakes

CITY COUNCIL ROLL CALL:

Present:     Bowler,     Dunbabin,      Edgerton,        Oakes,     Mayor
Reviczky
Absent: None

ANNOUNCEMENT: Mayor Reviczky announced that a Veterans' Day ceremony
would
take place at the Veterans' Memorial Friday, November 10, 2000, at 7
P.M.,
and invited everyone to attend.

JOINT CITY COUNCIL/PLANNING COMMISSION WORKSHOP

PLANNING COMMISSION ROLL CALL:

Present:   Hoffman,      Kersenboom,    Pizer,      Tucker,       Chairman
Perrotti
Absent: None

1. COMMENTS BY CITY COUNCILMEMBERS - None

2. HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE

       Community Development Director Blumenfeld reported on the status
       of the Housing Element, noting that the consultant had been
       selected last May and the process was well underway. He said a
       draft document would be presented to the Planning Commission in
       November, then to the City Council for approval, and finally to
     the State for certification next year.

3. LOCAL COASTAL UPDATE

     Community Development Director Blumenfeld reported on the status
     of the Local Coastal Plan, noting that it had been reviewed and
     approved by Council in May, and was then sent to the State
     Coastal Commission, where it was reviewed for completeness in
     August and is now scheduled for upcoming hearings in January,
     2001. In response to Council questions, he said once the City has
     permit authority, the citizens will benefit from a reduction in
     the time and cost involved with getting permits.

     City   Manager   Burrell   also   responded   to   Council   questions.

4. ITEMS SUGGESTED BY PLANNING COMMISSIONERS

     A. CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS FOR ALCOHOL USES

     In response to Council questions regarding hours of operation,
     Community   Development Director   Blumenfeld said    staff was
     following earlier    Council direction for    uniform hours of
     operation of    restaurants and bars in     the downtown area.
     Discussion ensued.

     There was Council consensus for the preparation of a complete
     downtown survey map showing the current types of business and
     their hours of operation, and for the Planning Commission to
     continue looking at conditional use permit applications for
     restaurants and bars on a case-by-case basis.

     Discussion ensued concerning the change of use from office/retail
     to restaurants, the possible need for a specific plan or overlay
     district in the downtown area based on the outcome of the survey,
     and the    possible need for a      moratorium in the interim.

     In response to Council questions, City Manager Burrell said staff
     recommended a    comprehensive approach to     the issues being
     discussed this evening with regard to the downtown area, defined
     as Pier Avenue from Valley Drive to the Strand and Hermosa Avenue
     from Eighth to 16th streets. He said staff would present at the
     next regular meeting of November 14 a report for Council
     consideration of the following items: 1) a moratorium to prevent
     the conversion of retail/office uses to restaurants in the
     downtown area, with a draft ordinance for adoption; 2) the
     preparation of a comprehensive study of the commercial uses of
     the downtown area, that involves a survey; and 3) direction to
     proceed    with   revisions    to   the    parking   regulations.

The meeting recessed at 8:35 P.M.

The meeting reconvened at 8:50 P.M.

     B. PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY (PCH) IMPROVEMENTS
     Discussion ensued concerning mixed use on the highway and other
     areas of the city as well, with residential use above office
     space, as well as horizontal mixed-use options, such as granny
     flats.

     Community Development    Director Blumenfeld   and   City   Manager
     Burrell responded to Council questions.

     C. UPPER PIER STREETSCAPE

     City Manager Burrell said the Upper Pier Streetscape would be on
     the Council agenda in the spring of 2001. With regard to Pacific
     Coast Highway, he said PCH would start with the formation of a
     group and their short-term goals might include a streetscape
     plan, noting that the Public Works Commission and the Planning
     Commission would also be involved.

     Mayor Reviczky said the lower Pier Avenue businesses were doing
     very well and the success of that project was well worth the
     efforts of those Pier Plaza businesses. He said he would like to
     see the same thing on the highway, with the City and businesses
     working together in a partnership. He said one of the issues that
     should be looked at is increased parking for those businesses
     along PCH.

     There was Council consensus to look at the C-3 zone regulations
     and to establish additional setbacks for required landscaping
     purposes.

5. SET DATE FOR NEXT MEETING

     No action was taken on this item.

The joint workshop meeting   of the City Council and the Planning
Commission
concluded at 10:05 P.M.

ADJOURNMENT - The Adjourned Regular Meeting of the City Council of the
City
of Hermosa Beach adjourned on Thursday, November 2, 2000, at the hour
of
10:05 P.M. to the Regular Meeting of Tuesday, November 14, 2000, at
the
hour of 7:10 P.M.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday, November 14, 2000, at the hour of
7:15
P.M.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Pete Tucker

ROLL CALL:

Present:     Bowler,    Dunbabin,    Edgerton,     Oakes,   Mayor
Reviczky
Absent: None

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Mayor Reviczky announced the next Household Hazardous
Waste
Roundup will take place Saturday, November 18, 2000, from 9:00 A.M. to
3:00
P.M., at Raytheon Corporation, Parking Lot "G," on Hughes Way, off
of
Sepulveda Boulevard, El Segundo. For more information, call 1-888-CLEAN-
LA.

Councilmember Dunbabin said "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change,"
which
is currently playing at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse, was hilarious.
She
said the Veterans' Day ceremony held Friday evening, November 10, at
the
Veterans' Memorial at the Community Center site was wonderful, noting
that
the event had been organized by Steve Crecy. She commended staff for
the
excellence of the Halloween Howl event held October 30 at the
Clark
Building. She announced that a recycling bin for phone books was located
in
the City Hall parking lot, and said residents may call 888-PICK-BFI if
they
are    in need   of   new blue    bins for    recycling at    their
homes.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

(a) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time was:

     Jim Lissner - Hermosa Beach, referred to a news article last week
     in the Daily Breeze regarding the settlement of a law suit, in
     which the City will pay $440,000 to a man shot by police while
     being arrested five years ago in the downtown area; asked if that
     dollar amount was covered by insurance, if the premiums would go
     up as a result, and if the City would try to recover any money
     from the downtown bars      where the man had been drinking.

(b) WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

     1. Letter   from Jim    Lissner requesting   consideration of   a tax
     decrease.
Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

     Jim   Lissner     -    Hermosa     Beach,   spoke     to     his     letter.

     Action: To receive and file.
     Motion Bowler, second Oakes.       The motion carried       by a unanimous
     vote.

     2.   Letter from Redondo Union High School Grad Night 2001
     Committee requesting consideration of a donation toward their
     annual Grad Night for the Class of 2001.

     Action: To approve a donation of $1,000 toward Grad Night for the
     Redondo Beach Union High School class of 2001, as requested.
     Motion Bowler, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

     3.   Letter from Jim Lissner          requesting    headphones     for    the
     cameraman at council meetings.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

     Jim   Lissner     -    Hermosa     Beach,   spoke     to     his    letter.

     Action: To refer to staff.
     Motion Mayor Reviczky, second Bowler.         The motion carried         by a
     unanimous vote.

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

     Action: To approve the consent calendar recommendations 1(a) to
     (v), with the exception of the following items which were removed
     for discussion in item 3, but are shown in order for clarity: (e)
     Dunbabin, (g) Edgerton, (i) Mayor Reviczky, (k) Bowler, (m)
     Bowler, (n) Bowler, (o) Dunbabin, (p) Bowler, (q) Oakes, (u)
     Mayor Reviczky and (v) Mayor Reviczky.
     Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

No one came forward to address        the Council on items      not removed from
the
consent calendar.

(a) R ECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE MINUTES       OF THE REGULAR MEETING       OF THE
CITY
COUNCIL HELD ON OCTOBER 24, 2000.

     Action: To approve     the minutes of the regular meeting of October
     24, 2000.

(b) RECOMMENDATION     TO   RATIFY CHECK    REGISTER NOS.       23035   THROUGH
23226,
NOTING VOIDED CHECK NOS. 23049, 23163 AND 23224, AND TO APPROVE
THE
CANCELLATION OF CHECK NOS. 22836 AND 22911 AS RECOMMENDED BY THE
CITY
TREASURER.

    Action   :   To   ratify    the   check    register     as   presented.

(c) RECOMMENDATION    TO   RECEIVE AND   FILE TENTATIVE    FUTURE AGENDA
ITEMS.

    Action: To receive     and file the tentative future agenda items as
    presented.

(d) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
STATUS
REPORT. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated
October
24, 2000.

    Action : To receive and file the Capital         Improvement Projects
    Status Report, as recommended by staff.

(e) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION DECLARING INTENTION TO VACATE
AND
ABANDON FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES A PORTION OF SILVERSTRAND AVENUE, BETWEEN
24TH
STREET AND 25TH STREET, AS SHOWN ON TRACT NO. 113 AS PER MAP RECORDED
IN
BOOK 13, PAGE 133 AND ON TRACT NO. 820 AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 17,
PAGE
133, IN THE OFFICE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY RECORDER. Memorandum
from
Public   Works   Director Harold    Williams   dated   November 1,
2000.

This item was removed from the    consent calendar by Councilmember
Dunbabin
for separate discussion later     in the    meeting in    order to   abstain
from
voting.

    Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
    No. 00-6107 , entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
    CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO
    VACATE AND ABANDON FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES A PORTION OF SILVERSTRAND
    AVENUE, BETWEEN 24TH STREET AND 25TH STREET, AS SHOWN ON TRACT
    NO. 113 AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 13, PAGE 133, AND ON TRACT
    NO. 820 AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 17, PAGE 133, IN THE OFFICE
    OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY RECORDER."
    Motion Bowler, second Oakes. The motion carried, noting the
    abstention by Dunbabin.
(f) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE ACTION MINUTES FROM THE PUBLIC
WORKS
COMMISSION MEETING OF OCTOBER 4, 2000.

     Action: To receive and file the action minutes     from the Public
     Works Commission meeting of October 4, 2000.

(g)   RECOMMENDATION TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN A
CONTRACT
AGREEMENT WITH ALL CITY MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR CROSSING GUARD
SERVICES.
Memorandum from    Police Chief Val Straser    dated November 2,
2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Edgerton
for separate discussion later in the meeting.

City Manager Burrell, City Attorney     Jenkins   and   City Clerk
Doerfling
responded to Council questions.

     Action: To bring back for Council consideration, in the Spring of
     2001, the issue of placing a special tax for crossing guard
     services on the ballot for the November, 2001, general municipal
     election.
     Motion Edgerton, second Bowler. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

     Final Action : To authorize the City Manager to sign a contract
     agreement with All City Management Services, as recommended by
     staff.
     Motion Edgerton, second Bowler. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

(h) RECOMMENDATION FOR APPROVAL OF RFP FOR DESIGN OF PROJECT NO. CIP 00-
171
ARDMORE AVENUE STREET IMPROVEMENTS, VARIOUS LOCATIONS, AND CIP PROJECT
NO.
00-172 21ST ST. STREET IMPROVEMENTS, VALLEY DRIVE TO POWER STREET
.
Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated November
1,
2000.

     Action: To approve the request for proposals (RFP) and authorize
     staff to solicit proposals for the design of street improvements
     for CIP Project No. 00-171, Ardmore Avenue at various locations,
     and CIP Project No. 00-172, 21st Street from Valley Drive to
     Power Street, as recommended by staff.

(i) RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT   DONATIONS OF $200 FROM   HERMOSA BEACH
ROTARY
CLUB TO BE USED FOR THE HALLOWEEN HOWL ACTIVITY MATERIALS AND $100
FROM
JERRY AND SUSAN TAINTER TO BE USED FOR HALLOWEEN HOWL ACTIVITY
MATERIALS.
Memorandum from Finance Director Viki Copeland dated November 6,
2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Mayor Reviczky
for
separate discussion later in the meeting in order to acknowledge and
thank
the donors.

     Action : To approve the staff recommendation to accept the
     following donations received by the City to be used for Halloween
     Howl activity materials:

        * Hermosa Beach Rotary Club - $200
        * Jerry and Susan Tainter - $100

     Motion Mayor Reviczky,   second   Oakes. The   motion carried   by a
     unanimous vote.

(j) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING FINAL PARCEL MAP
#25265
FOR A 3-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT AT 1419 MONTEREY BOULEVARD .
Memorandum
from Community Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated November 6,
2000.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
     No. 00-6105 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
     CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING APPROVAL OF FINAL
     PARCEL MAP #25265 FOR A THREE-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT LOCATED AT
     1419   MONTEREY    BOULEVARD,   HERMOSA   BEACH,   CALIFORNIA ."

(k) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE PROPOSAL/AGREEMENT FOR THE COIN
OPERATED
TELESCOPES FOR THE PIER FROM CARDEN COIN TELESCOPES. Memorandum from
City
Manager Stephen Burrell dated November 6, 2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember Bowler
for
separate discussion later in the meeting.

City Manager   Burrell presented   the staff report and   responded to
Council
questions.

     Action : To approve     a proposal/agreement from Carden Coin
     Telescopes   for the    installation  and maintenance  of two
     coin-operated telescopes on the Pier, and to direct the City
     Manager to execute the document.
     Motion Bowler,   second Oakes.   The motion carried   by a unanimous
     vote.

(l) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE AGREEMENT WITH SOUTH BAY CENTER
FOR
DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE IT
EFFECTIVE
DECEMBER 1, 2000 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2001 . Memorandum from City
Manager
Stephen Burrell dated November 6, 2000.

     Action: To approve and authorize the City Manager to execute the
     agreement with South Bay Center for Dispute Resolution effective
     December 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001, pursuant to Council
     direction at its October 24, 2000 meeting regarding a change in
     service providers.

(m) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE AMENDMENT OF CONTRACT WITH MBIA
MUNISERVICES
COMPANY (FORMERLY MUNICIPAL RESOURCE CONSULTANTS) TO CONVERT PAYMENT
FOR
UUT COMPLIANCE SERVICES FROM CONTINGENCY FEE TO FIXED FEE BASIS.
Memorandum
from   Finance   Director   Viki   Copeland   dated   November   2,
2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember Bowler
for
separate discussion later in the meeting.

     Action :   To approve    an amendment of    contract with MBIA
     Muniservices Company to convert payment for Utility User Tax
     (UUT) compliance services from a contingency fee to a fixed fee
     basis, as recommended by staff.
     Motion Bowler, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

(n) RECOMMENDATION FOR APPROVAL OF FIRST AGREEMENT WITH DAVID EVANS
&
ASSOCIATES FOR PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS AND ESTIMATES FOR A NEW
RESTROOM
BUILDING WITH STORAGE AND COMCESSION AREA FOR PROJECT NO. CIP 95-507
VALLEY
PARK IMPROVEMENTS . Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold
Williams
dated November 7, 2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember Bowler
for
separate discussion later in the meeting.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:
     1) Approve the attached First Amendment to the Professional
     Services Agreement between the City of Hermosa Beach and David
    Evans & Associates, Inc., to prepare plans, specifications and
    estimates for a new restroom building with storage and concession
    area; and
    2) Authorize the City Clerk to attest and the Mayor to execute
    said amendment to the agreement, upon approval as to form by the
    City Attorney.
    Motion Bowler, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
    vote.

(o)    RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT TO LOS
ANGELES
ENGINEERING OF TEMPLE CITY FOR PROJECT NO. CIP 99-144, STRAND BIKEWAY
AND
PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY - 24TH STREET TO 35TH STREET. Memorandum from
Public
Works Director Harold Williams dated November 6, 2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Dunbabin
for separate discussion later in the meeting.

Public Works Director Williams presented the staff report and responded
to
Council questions.    City Manager Burrell also     responded to
Council
questions.

    Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:
    1) Award the Construction Contract to Los Angeles Engineering of
    Temple City, California, based upon their lowest responsible bid
    of $500,001.90;
    2) Authorize the appropriation of $57,255 from the 115 TDA
    Regional fund;
    3) Authorize the appropriation of $2,868 from the 115 TDA Local
    fund;
    4) Authorize the appropriation of $7,449 from the 121 Prop A Open
    Space fund;
    5) Authorize the Mayor to execute and the City Clerk to attest
    the construction contract subject to approval by the City
    Attorney; and
    6) Authorize the Director of Public Works to make minor changes
    as necessary within the contingency of $50,000;
    with direction to staff to look at the issues raised this evening
    with regard to the      stairway and continuity of the wall.
    Motion Dunbabin, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a
    unanimous vote.

(p) RECOMMENDATION FOR APPROVAL OF PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS AND
ADVERTISING
FOR BIDS FOR PROJECT NO. CIP 99-530 VARIOUS PARK IMPROVEMENTS, SOUTH
PARK
ROLLER HOCKEY PERIMETER FENCING & RINK . Memorandum from Public
Works
Director Harold Williams dated November 6, 2000.
This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember Bowler
for
separate discussion later in the meeting.

Public Works Director Williams presented the staff report and responded
to
Council questions. City Manager Burrell and Community Resources
Director
Rooney also responded to Council questions.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:
     1) Approve the plans, specifications, estimates, order the work
     and call for bids; and
     2) Instruct the City Clerk to post a Notice Inviting Sealed Bids
     for said project;
     with direction to staff to research potential methods for sound
     attenuation.
     Motion Bowler, second Mayor Reviczky. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

(q) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS AND ADVERTISING
FOR
BIDS FOR PROJECT NO. CIP 99-627 COMMUNITY CENTER IMPROVEMENTS,
FENCING.
Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated November
6,
2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember Oakes
for
separate discussion later in the meeting.

Public Works Director Williams    and Community   Resources Director
Rooney
responded to Council questions.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:
     1) Approve the plans, specifications, estimates, order the work
     and call for bids; and
     2) Instruct the City Clerk to post a Notice Inviting Sealed Bids
     for said project.
     Motion Oakes, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

(r) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE FILM PERMIT FOR NDE PRODUCTIONS/
UNIVERSAL
PICTURES. Memorandum from Community Resources Director Mary Rooney
dated
November 6, 2000.

     Action: To approve the film permit for NDE Productions, Inc. to
     film in the interior of Patrick Malloy's from Monday, November 20
     to Wednesday, November 22, 2000, as recommended by staff.
(s) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION WITH BIG BAND
2000
ON THE PLAZA FROM 8:00 PM TO MIDNIGHT, 12/31/00 TO 01/01/01.
Memorandum
from Community Resources Director Mary Rooney dated November 2,
2000.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:
     1) Appropriate $23,000 from the DEC fund balance to the Special
     Events Account for a Citywide New Year's Eve celebration; and,
     2) Approve a program with Big Band 2000 on the Plaza from 8:00
     P.M.,   December 31,    2000 to    midnight, January  1, 2001.

(t) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING FINAL PARCEL MAP
#25628
FOR A 2-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT AT 839 SEVENTH STREET. Memorandum
from
Community Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated November 6,
2000.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
     No. 00-6106 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
     CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING APPROVAL OF FINAL
     PARCEL MAP #25628 FOR A TWO-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT LOCATED AT
     839 SEVENTH STREET, HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA."

(u)   RECOMMENDATION FOR APPROVAL OF SECOND AMENDMENT TO
PROFESSIONAL
SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH QUANTUM CONSULTING FOR PROJECT NO. CIP 97-
182
MYRTLE AVENUE UTILITY UNDERGROUNDING. Memorandum from Public Works
Director
Harold Williams dated November 1, 2000. Supplemental information
from
Public Works received November 14, 2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Mayor Reviczky
for
separate discussion later in the meeting. (Both this and item (v)
were
discussed and acted on at the same time.)

Public Works Director    Williams and   City   Manager   Burrell responded
to
Council questions.

     Action: To direct staff to document and list the issues, draft a
     letter that details all the items that need attention and
     correction and send it to the appropriate person at Edison, and
     then set up a meeting with Edison.
     Motion Mayor Reviczky, second Edgerton. The motion carried,
     noting the abstention of Dunbabin.
     Final   Action :   To approve    the staff    recommendation to:
     1) Approve the Second Amendment to the Professional Services
     Agreement between    the City of Hermosa      Beach and Quantum
     Consulting for contract administration and inspection services
     rendered with the construction of the Myrtle Avenue Underground
     Utility District in the amount of $50,000;
     2) Authorize the City Clerk to attest and the Mayor to execute
     said amendment to the agreement, upon approval as to form by the
     City Attorney; and,
     3) Authorize the appropriation of $33,704 from the 307 Myrtle
     Avenue Utility Undergrounding Improvement Fund for the completion
     of Project No. CIP 97-182 Myrtle Avenue Utility Undergrounding.
     Motion Mayor Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried noting
     the abstention of Dunbabin

(v)    RECOMMENDATION FOR APPROVAL OF SECOND AMENDMENT TO
PROFESSIONAL
SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH QUANTUM CONSULTING FOR PROJECT NO. CIP 97-183
LOMA
DRIVE UTILITY UNDERGROUNDING. Memorandum from Public Works Director
Harold
Williams dated November 1, 2000. Supplemental information from Public
Works
received November 14, 2000.

Public Works Director     Williams and    City   Manager     Burrell responded
to
Council questions.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:
     1) Approve the Second Amendment to the Professional Services
     Agreement between    the City of Hermosa      Beach and Quantum
     Consulting for contract administration and inspection services
     rendered with the construction of the Loma Drive Underground
     Utility District in the amount of $50,000; and,
     2) Authorize the City Clerk to attest and the Mayor to execute
     said amendment to the agreement, upon approval as to form by the
     City Attorney.
     Motion Mayor Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried, noting
     the abstention of Dunbabin.

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES - None

3.   ITEMS   REMOVED   FROM   THE   CONSENT CALENDAR   FOR   SEPARATE
DISCUSSION

     Items 1(e), (g), (i), (k), (m), (n), (o), (p), (q), (u) and (v)
     were heard at this time but are shown in order for clarity.

     Public comments on items removed from the         Consent Calendar are
     shown under the appropriate item.

PUBLIC HEARINGS - None
MUNICIPAL MATTERS

4. CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH STREET BANNER FUNDRAISING PROGRAM AND
BANNER
PERMIT POLICY AMENDMENT. Memorandum from Community Resources Director
Mary
Rooney dated November 2, 2000.

     This item   was continued     to the next    meeting at the     request of
     staff.

5. REPORT FROM CITY MANAGER REGARDING REQUEST BY JIM LISSNER TO REVIEW
AND
COMMENT ON DRAFT EIR FOR METLOX SITE DEVELOPMENT IN MANHATTAN BEACH
.

     City Manager Burrell presented     the staff report and responded to
     Council questions.

     Action: To receive and file the report, as recommended by staff.
     Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

6. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY MANAGER

     a. CITY/SCHOOL COMMITTEE REPORT OF 10/26/00 MEETING. Memorandum
     from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated November 6, 2000.

City Manager Burrell presented the staff report.

     Action: To receive and file.
     Motion Dunbabin, second Edgerton.           The   motion    carried   by   a
     unanimous vote.

     b. CITY/SCHOOL DISTRICT/BEACH CITIES HEALTH DISTRICT COMMITTEE.
     Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated November 6,
     2000.

City Manager   Burrell presented    the staff report and        responded to
Council
questions.

     No action was taken on this item.

c. FREE HOLIDAY PARKING AT SILVER PARKING          METERS AND PARKING       LOTS
FROM
NOVEMBER 23, 2000 THROUGH DECEMBER 26, 2000.

     Action: To approve free holiday parking at the silver meters and
     the parking lot from November 23 through December 26, 2000, to
     encourage shopping in the downtown area.
     Motion Mayor Reviczky, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.
d. DOWNTOWN SPECIFIC PLANNING PROCESS; MORATORIUM ON CONVERSION OF
RETAIL
AND OFFICE USES TO RESTAURANTS IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA; AND DOWNTOWN
PARKING
REQUIREMENTS. Memorandum from City Manager Steve Burrell dated November
6,
2000.

City Manager   Burrell presented   the staff report and   responded to
Council
questions.

     Action: To adopt Urgency Ordinance No. 00-1208-U, entitled "AN
     ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, ESTABLISHING
     A MORATORIUM ON THE CONVERSION OF EXISTING COMMERCIAL SPACE TO
     RESTAURANT   USE   AND    DECLARING  THE   URGENCY   THEREOF ."
     Motion Edgerton, second Oakes.

     Ayes: Dunbabin, Edgerton, Oakes, Mayor Reviczky
     Noes: Bowler
     Absent: None
     Abstain: None

     Further Action: To approve a study    of the commercial uses of the
     downtown area and the request for     proposals (RFP) with a return
     to the City Council for approval of   the selection of a consultant
     at its January 8, 2001 meeting.
     Motion Dunbabin, second Bowler. The   motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

     Further Action: To direct staff to return at the meeting of
     December 12, 2000 with amendments for Section 17.44.140 of the
     Zoning Ordinance relating to parking.
     Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

     Final Action: To direct staff to set up a series of business
     meetings with the property owners in the area.
     Motion Dunbabin, second Bowler. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

7. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL - None

8. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL - None

ANNOUNCEMENT IN OPEN SESSION   OF ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
AS
FOLLOWS:

1. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - The City Council finds, based on
advice
from legal counsel, that discussion in open session will prejudice
the
position of the City in the litigation:
Existing Litigation: Government Code Section 54956.9(a)

Name of Case: Macpherson v. City of Hermosa Beach
Case Number: BC172546

2. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - The City Council finds, based on
advice
from legal counsel, that discussion in open session will prejudice
the
position of the City in the Litigation.

Existing Litigation: Government Code Section 54956.9(a)

Name of Case: Joseph Kozma v. City of Hermosa Beach
Case Number: 96-5492 MPR

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of
the
City of Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, November 14, 2000, at the
hour
of 8:55 P.M. to a Closed Session.

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION - The Closed Session convened at the hour of
9:05
P.M. At the hour of 9:15 P.M., the Closed Session adjourned to the
Regular
Meeting.

ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS       -   There were    no   decisions made   requiring a
public
announcement.

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, November 14, 2000, at the hour of
9:15
P.M. to the Regular Meeting of Tuesday, November 28, 2000, at the hour
of
7:10 P.M.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday, November 28, 2000, at the hour of
7:17
P.M.

PLEDGE   OF ALLEGIANCE       -   Parks &   Recreation Commissioner   Geoffrey
Hirsch

ROLL CALL:
Present:     Bowler,   Dunbabin,   Edgerton,    Oakes,   Mayor
Reviczky
Absent: None

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Mayor Reviczky announced that the meeting would be
adjourned
in memory of Marion Klapper, mother-in-law of Redondo Beach Council
Member
Bob Pinzler. He said Mrs. Klapper's daughter, Arlene Pinzler, was
the
District Manager for California Senator Debra Bowen of the 27th
District.

Mayor Reviczky said the 8th annual Beach Cities Toy Drive was now in
full
swing, and encouraged everyone to join in bringing Christmas joy to
those
less fortunate, noting that the toy drive benefits local charities. He
said
collection boxes for unwrapped toys were available at the Hermosa Beach
and
Manhattan Beach Fire Stations and Chambers of Commerce, and the
toy
wrapping party would take place at the Clark Building, Saturday,
December
16, at 11 A.M.

Mayor Reviczky then announced that the California Youth Karate Club
was
hosting a Celebrity Dragon Award Ceremony Sunday, December 17, at 1 -
5
P.M., at Pointe 705, and encouraged anyone interested in martial arts
to
attend the event.

Councilmember Edgerton commented on the success of the High Five
Boutique
fashion show fundraiser held November 19 at Pointe 705, noting that
the
event raised about $1,000 for the Beach Cities Toy Drive. He thanked
the
owner/ proprietor of the Hermosa clothing business for hosting the
event
and commended her for her hard work.

Councilmember Oakes announced that the annual tree lighting ceremony
would
take place Thursday, December 7, at the Pier Plaza. She said
the
festivities would begin at 6 P.M. and that she was expecting the
Dazzlers,
snow, and Santa's arrival on a lifeguard truck.
Councilmember Oakes also announced a meeting for the discussion of
public
utility companies, including Edison, scheduled to take place at 7
P.M.
Wednesday, November 29, at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center. She said
the
meeting would be conducted as an open forum with Senator Debra
Bowen
presiding    and   encouraged   all   interested   parties    to
attend.

Councilmember Dunbabin announced the annual Sand Snowman Contest would
take
place at 9 A.M. Saturday, December 9, on the sand near the Pier. She
said
the judging would take place at 10:45 A.M. and encouraged everyone
to
attend.

CLOSED SESSION REPORT     FOR   MEETING OF   NOVEMBER 14,   2000:   No
reportable
actions.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

(a) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time was:

     Jim Lissner - Hermosa Beach, addressed three issues: 1) said he
     observed uncovered welding taking place next to the street at a
     construction site at Second Street and Ardmore Avenue which was
     illegal, since it posed a hazard to children and others passing
     by, and expressed concern that staff took no action when he
     reported it; 2) said the state sales tax decrease mentioned by
     the Mayor at the last meeting was not a valid reason for the City
     not to cut its UUT; and 3) submitted copies of an Alcohol
     Beverage Control application for a new business at the site of
     the former Ibiza and encouraged the Council to object to the
     request, noting the request included a full liquor license,
     expanded hours and live entertainment. (City Manager Burrell
     responded to Council questions.)

(b) WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

     1. Memorandum from the Parks, Recreation and Community Resources
     Commission requesting that City Council consider designating the
     Hermosa Beach Lawn Bowling Club as an historic landmark pursuant
     to Chapter    17.53 of    the Hermosa Beach    Municipal Code .

Action: To receive and file.
Motion Bowler, second Edgerton.     The motion    carried by a   unanimous
vote.
     2.   Letter from the Hermosa Beach Little League requesting
     consideration of a change order for the Clark Field improvements.

Coming forward to address the Council on this issue was:

     Clint Lau - Hermosa Beach, spoke to his letter.

City Manager Burrell and Community Resources      Director Rooney responded
to
Council questions.

Action: To refer the letter to staff for a report back at the next
meeting
on pricing for the requested fencing and second batting cage at
Clark
Field.
Mayor    Reviczky so  ordered,   with the    consensus of    the
Council.

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

Action: To approve the consent calendar recommendations 1(a) to (k),
with
the exception of the following items which were removed for discussion
in
item 3, but are shown in order for clarity: (c) Mayor Reviczky, (e)
Mayor
Reviczky, (h) Dunbabin, (i) Oakes, and (k) Bowler.
Motion Edgerton, second Bowler. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

(a) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE FOLLOWING MINUTES:

     1) Minutes of the Adjourned Regular Meeting held on November 2,
     2000; and,
     2) Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on November 14, 2000.

Action: To approve as presented the City Council minutes of the
Adjourned
Regular Meeting of November 2, 2000, and the Regular Meeting of
November
14, 2000.

(b) RECOMMENDATION TO RATIFY CHECK REGISTER NOS. 23227 THROUGH
23395,
NOTING VOIDED CHECK NOS. 23308 AND 23387, AND TO APPROVE CANCELLATION
OF
CHECK NO. 18485 AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CITY TREASURER.

Action: To ratify the check register as presented.

(c) RECOMMENDATION     TO   RECEIVE AND   FILE TENTATIVE   FUTURE AGENDA
ITEMS.
This item was removed from the consent calendar by Mayor Reviczky
for
separate discussion later in the meeting in order to postpone to January
9
one of the four public hearings scheduled for the December 12
meeting.

City Manager Burrell responded to Council questions with regard to
a
postponement of the public hearing for the proposed Silverstrand
vacation,
noting that the item would appear on the December 12 agenda, since it
had
already been advertised, with the notation that the hearing would
take
place at the January 9 meeting. He noted that a meeting with the
affected
property owners would take place at City Hall Monday, December 11 at 7
P.M.

Action : To receive and file the list of tentative future agenda
items,
amended to move the actual public hearing of the proposed
Silverstrand
vacation to the January 9 meeting.
Motion Mayor Reviczky, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a
unanimous
vote.

(d) RECOMMENDATION TO    RECEIVE AND FILE THE OCTOBER 2000 FINANCIAL
REPORTS:

  1. Revenue and expenditure report;
  2. City Treasurer's report; and
  3. Investment report.

Action : To    receive   and   file   the   October 2000   financial   reports
as
presented.

(e) RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT DONATION OF $100 FROM ROBERT AND BETTY
HUSTON
TO BE USED FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT TRAINING . Memorandum from Finance
Director
Viki Copeland dated November 20, 2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Mayor Reviczky
for
separate discussion later in the meeting in order to acknowledge and
thank
the donor.

Action:   To accept the donation of $100 from Robert       and Betty Huston to
be
used for Fire Department training.
Motion Mayor Reviczky, second Bowler. The   motion carried by   a
unanimous
vote.

(f) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE ACTION MINUTES FROM THE
PARKS,
RECREATION AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES ADVISORY COMMISSION MEETING OF
NOVEMBER
7, 2000.

Action: To receive and file the action minutes from the Parks,
Recreation
and Community Resources Advisory Commission meeting of November 7,
2000.

(g) RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD THE PURCHASE OF A NEW CARGO VAN FOR
THE
COMMUNITY RESOURCES DEPARTMENT TO WONDRIES FLEET DIVISION OF
ALHAMBRA,
CALIFORNIA, IN THE AMOUNT OF $25,521.02 AND AUTHORIZE STAFF TO ISSUE
THE
APPROPRIATE PURCHASE DOCUMENTS AS REQUIRED . Memorandum from
Community
Resources Director Mary Rooney dated November 20, 2000.
Supplemental
memorandum   from  Community Resources   received   November 28,
2000.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

   1. Award the purchase of a new cargo van for the Community
Resources
     Department to Wondries Fleet Division of Alhambra, California, in
the
     amount of $25,521.02; and
   2. Authorize staff to issue the appropriate purchase documents
as
     required.

(h) RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR PROJECT NO. 99-
529,
CLARK FIELD IMPROVEMENTS - BALLFIELD BACKSTOP, TO QUALITY FENCE CO.
OF
SOUTH GATE IN THE AMOUNT OF $78,962; AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE AND
THE
CITY CLERK TO ATTEST THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY
THE
CITY ATTORNEY; AND, AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS TO MAKE
MINOR
CHANGES AS NECESSARY NOT TO EXCEED $8,038 . Memorandum from Public
Works
Director Harold Williams dated November 20, 2000.
This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Dunbabin
for separate discussion later in the meeting.

Community Resources   Director    Rooney    responded     to   Council
questions.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

   1. Award the construction contract for Project No. CIP 99-529 Clark
Field
      Improvements - Ballfield Backstop to Quality Fence Co. of South
Gate
      in the amount of $78,962;
   2. Authorize the Mayor to execute and the City Clerk to attest
the
      construction contract subject to approval by the City Attorney;
and
   3. Authorize the Director of Public Works to make minor changes
as
      necessary, not to exceed $8,038.

Motion   Dunbabin, second   Oakes. The   motion carried    by a   unanimous
vote.

(i)    RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PROFESSIONAL      SERVICES AGREEMENT
FOR
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT/INSPECTION FOR PROJECT NO. CIP 95-622, CITY
HALL
REMODEL - ADA UPGRADES, TO CONCEPT MARINE ASSOCIATES, INC. FOR A FEE NOT
TO
EXCEED $165,860; AUTHORIZE THE CITY CLERK TO ATTEST AND THE MAYOR
TO
EXECUTE SAID AGREEMENT UPON APPROVAL AS TO FORM BY THE CITY ATTORNEY;
AND,
AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS TO MAKE MINOR CHANGES AS
NECESSARY
NOT TO EXCEED $16,586 . Memorandum from Public Works Director
Harold
Williams dated November 21, 2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember Oakes
for
separate discussion later in the meeting.

City Manager Burrell responded to Council questions, noting that
the
construction plans should be ready for bidding in February. Public
Works
Director Williams also responded to Council questions, noting that
staff
would bring    the plans back   for Council approval to     go to
bid.
Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

   1. Approve the agreement between the City of Hermosa Beach and
Concept
      Marine Associates,    Inc., for   a fee not    to exceed
$165,860;
   2. Authorize the Mayor to execute and the City Clerk to attest
said
      agreement upon approval as to form by the City Attorney;
and
   3. Authorize the Director of Public Works to make minor changes
as
      necessary, not to exceed $16,586.

Motion   Oakes,   second Bowler.   The   motion   carried by   a unanimous
vote.

(j) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE       ACTION MINUTES FROM     THE
PLANNING
COMMISSION MEETING OF NOVEMBER 21, 2000.

Action: To receive and file the action minutes from the Planning
Commission
meeting of November 21, 2000.

(k)   RECOMMENDATION TO SET A PUBLIC HEARING FOR DECEMBER 12, 2000
TO
CONSIDER AN ORDINANCE EXTENDING THE MORATORIUM ON CONVERSION OF OFFICE
AND
RETAIL USE TO RESTAURANT USE IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA UNTIL NOVEMBER 13,
2001.
Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated November 21,
2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember Bowler
for
separate discussion later in the meeting.

City Attorney Jenkins responded     to Council questions, noting the State
law
requirements with regard to         moratoriums.   City   Manager   Burrell
also
responded to Council questions.

Action: To set a public hearing for December 12, 2000, as recommended
by
staff, to consider extending the moratorium ordinance to prevent
the
conversion of office and retail uses to restaurant uses in the
downtown
area until November 13, 2001 in order to allow completion of the study
of
uses and to enact any legislative changes.
Motion Mayor Reviczky, second            Edgerton. The   motion carried,     noting
the
dissenting vote of Bowler.

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES - None

3.   ITEMS       REMOVED   FROM   THE   CONSENT CALENDAR    FOR   SEPARATE
DISCUSSION

          Items 1(c), (e), (h), (i), and     (k) were heard at     this time but
          are shown in order for clarity.

          Public comments on items removed from the        Consent Calendar are
          shown under the appropriate item.

PUBLIC HEARINGS - None

The meeting recessed at 9:02 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 9:12 P.M.

MUNICIPAL MATTERS

4. ADOPTION OF NEW NOISE AND ALCOHOL ORDINANCES. Memorandum from
Police
Chief Val Straser dated November 20, 2000. Supplemental letter from Jim
and
Janet Hamilton dated November 25, 2000.

Police Chief Straser presented the staff report and responded to
Council
questions. Fire Chief Tingley and City Attorney Jenkins also responded
to
Council questions.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to waive full reading
and
introduce Ordinance No. 00-1209, entitled "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY
OF
HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING CHAPTER 24, NOISE CONTROL, OF TITLE
8,
HEALTH AND SAFETY, OF THE HERMOSA BEACH MUNICIPAL CODE," subject to
the
following   amendments   under   Section  3 of    the   draft
ordinance:

     1.    Section 3,   Municipal Code   Section 8.24.040     - delete   subsection
A.
     (Radios, stereos, etc.) in its entirety and renumber the
subsequent
     subsections accordingly;
  2. Section 3, Municipal Code Section 8.24.040 - amend
renumbered
     subsection   A. (Placement  of   stereo speakers)   to read
"The
      amplification of music or any other sound on private property,
through
      speakers located either (1) outdoors, or (2) in one or more windows
or
      doorways, when such speakers are directed towards and such music
is
      plainly audible on an immediately adjacent public right-of-
way.";
   3. Section 3, Municipal Section 8.24.050 - delete ".22 caliber
nailing
      gun" from subsection A. (Permissible hours of construction), to
read
      "…mixer,   crane,    powder-actuated tool , steam      or
electric…";
   4. Section 6 - delete "pedestrian or bicycle" from Municipal Code
Section
      12.20.350 (Obstructing free movement), thereby amending the section
to
      read "…impede the free flow of travel along…"; and
   5. Add Section 7 to amend Municipal Code Section 10.12.160
(Public
      rights-of-way…) by adding subsection C. to read "No person
shall
      stand, sit, lie or congregate on any walk street in such a manner
as
      to interfere with or impede the free flow of travel along the
walk
      street."

Motion Edgerton,   second Bowler. The motion   carried by the following
vote:

Ayes: Bowler, Dunbabin, Edgerton, Oakes, Mayor Reviczky
Noes: None
Absent: None
Abstain: None

5. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY MANAGER - None

6. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL - None

7. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL - None

ANNOUNCEMENT IN OPEN SESSION   OF ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
AS
FOLLOWS:

1. MINUTES:

a. Approval of minutes of Closed Session meeting held on September
12,
2000; and
b. Approval of minutes of Closed Session meeting held on November 14,
2000.
2. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION:
     Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957           -    Title:    City
Manager

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of
the
City of Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, November 28, 2000, at the
hour
of 10:17 P.M. to a closed session.

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION - The Closed Session convened at the hour
of
10:21 P.M. At the hour of 10:22 P.M., the Closed Session adjourned to
the
Regular Meeting.

ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS     - There   were   no   decisions made   requiring a
public
announcement.

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the                   City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned in memory of Marion Klapper on Tuesday,
November
28, 2000, at the hour of 10:23 P.M., to the Regular Meeting of
Tuesday,
December 12, 2000, at the hour of 7:10 P.M.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday, December 12, 2000, at the hour of
7:14
P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Councilmember Kathy Dunbabin

ROLL CALL:

Present:     Bowler,    Dunbabin,       Edgerton,    Oakes,     Mayor
Reviczky
Absent: None

ANNOUNCEMENTS : Mayor Reviczky announced the death of Richard
Greenwald,
calling him a Hermosa Beach icon, a friend of the Community Center and
a
friend to all, who would be missed. He expressed sincere sympathy to
his
wife Thelma and their family, and said tonight's meeting would be
adjourned
in his memory.
Councilmember Edgerton reminded everyone of the 8th annual Beach Cities
Toy
Drive for needy children and of the gift-wrapping party at the
Clark
Building on Saturday, December 16, at 11 a.m. He then reported that
he,
with Councilmember Bowler and Mayor Reviczky, joined about 10,000
other
elected officials at the League of Cities conference last week in
Boston,
noting there was a special segment on airplane noise and its effect
on
communities, which was attended by representatives of 20 cities.
He
wondered if Hermosa Beach would want to formally become part of the
group,
which would give the City access to what is happening across the
country
and the opportunity to share information, and said he would provide
details
about the committee to the City Manager.

Councilmember Dunbabin commented on (1) the success of the December
7
annual tree lighting event, which featured snow, a performance by
the
Hermosa Valley choir and Santa's arrival on a fire truck, noting
that
several community organizations donated to the event; (2) the success
of
the December 9 sand snowman contest, noting a record number of
contestants
and commending the Community Resources staff for its hard work
and
enthusiasm; (3) the fresh produce available at the Hermosa Beach
Farmer's
Market on Valley Drive every Friday from noon to 4 p.m.; and (4)
the
December 8 Easter Seals open house at the Community Center, commending
the
Kiwanis Club members for their efforts in renovating the room.
She
encouraged people to buy their Christmas trees at the Kiwanis Club
tree
lot.

Mayor Reviczky requested that the Council add two items to the agenda:
(1)
a request from the Navy for a Hermosa Beach port call in January, and (2)
a
request seeking support for a proposal for a future port call for
the
entire South Bay area.
     Action: To add to the agenda a request from the U.S. Navy for a
     Hermosa Beach port call in January, based on the findings that
     the matter arose after the agenda was posted and required action
     prior to the next regular meeting.
     Motion Mayor Reviczky, second Bowler. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

     Action: To add to the agenda a request for support of a future
     port call for the entire South Bay area from Tony Chris, Naval
     Affairs Chairman for the South Bay Navy League, who had been
     contacted by Redondo Beach Mayor Greg Hill about the possibility
     of a South Bay port call, perhaps with an aircraft carrier in
     Redondo Beach, based on the findings that the matter arose after
     the agenda was posted and required action prior to the next
     regular meeting.
     Motion Mayor Reviczky, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

CLOSED SESSION REPORT     FOR   MEETING OF   NOVEMBER 28,   2000:   No
reportable
actions.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

(a) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time were:

     Susan Licata - Hermosa Beach, requested the removal of item 1(q)
     from the consent calendar; and

     Pete Tucker - Hermosa Beach, noted that the purchase price of a
     tree from the Kiwanis Tree Lot was tax deductible; said he wanted
     to speak on agenda item 9 at the appropriate time; and requested
     the   removal   of item    1(n)   from   the consent    calendar.

(b) WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS - None

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

     Action : To approve the consent calendar recommendations 1(a)
     through (q), with the exception of the following items which were
     removed for discussion in item 3, but are shown in order for
     clarity: (f) Mayor Reviczky, (n) Bowler for Peter Tucker, (p)
     Oakes, and (q) Bowler for Susan Licata.
     Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

(a) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE MINUTES        OF THE REGULAR MEETING   OF THE
CITY
COUNCIL HELD ON NOVEMBER 28, 2000.

     Action:   To approve as presented the     City Council minutes of the
    Regular Meeting of November 28, 2000.

(b) RECOMMENDATION TO RATIFY CHECK REGISTER NOS. 23396 THROUGH
23556,
NOTING VOIDED CHECK NO. 23469, AND TO APPROVE CANCELLATION OF CHECK
NO.
23382 AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CITY TREASURER.

    Action   :   To    ratify    the   check   register    as   presented.

(c) RECOMMENDATION    TO   RECEIVE AND   FILE TENTATIVE   FUTURE AGENDA
ITEMS.

    Action: To receive and file the tentative future agenda items, as
    presented.

(d) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE THE ACTION MINUTES         OF THE
PUBLIC
WORKS COMMISSION MEETING OF NOVEMBER 1, 2000.

    Action : To receive and file the action minutes of          the Public
    Works Commission meeting of November 1, 2000, as            presented.

(e) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE RE-APPROPRIATION OF $43,600 IN THE
301
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND FROM FY 1999-00 TO FY 2000-01 FOR PROJECT
NO.
00-410, LOMA AREA SEWER IMPROVEMENTS. Memorandum from Public Works
Director
Harold Williams dated December 4, 2000.

    Action : To approve the re-appropriation of $43,600 in the 301
    Capital Improvement Fund from FY 1999-00 to FY 2000-01 for
    Project No. 00-410, Loma Area Sewer Improvements, as recommended
    by staff.

(f) RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT DONATIONS OF $100 FROM THE HERMOSA
BEACH
ROTARY CLUB TO BE USED FOR THE TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY; $100 FROM
THE
WOMAN'S CLUB OF HERMOSA BEACH TO BE USED FOR THE TREE LIGHTING
CEREMONY;
$100 FROM THE WOMAN'S CLUB OF HERMOSA BEACH TO BE USED FOR THE SAND
SNOWMAN
CONTEST; AND, $200 FROM THE KIWANIS CLUB OF HERMOSA BEACH TO BE USED
FOR
THE TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY . Memorandum from Finance Director Viki
Copeland
dated December 5, 2000.

    This item was removed from the consent calendar by Mayor Reviczky
    for separate discussion later in the meeting in order to
    acknowledge and thank the donors.
    Action:   To accept the following   donations received by the City:

      1.  $100 - Hermosa Beach Rotary Club - for tree lighting
         ceremony;
      2. $100 - Woman's Club of Hermosa Beach - for tree lighting
         ceremony;
      3. $100 - Woman's Club of Hermosa Beach - for Sand Snowman
         contest;
      4. $200 - Kiwanis Club of Hermosa Beach - for tree lighting
         ceremony.

    Motion Mayor Reviczky,    second Bowler.   The motion carried   by a
    unanimous vote.

(g) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE PROJECT STATUS REPORT.
Memorandum
from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated November 21,
2000.

    Action : To receive and file the       capital improvement   project
    status report, as presented.

(h)   RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE REQUEST FROM GREAT AUTOS OF
YESTERYEAR
CLASSIC CAR CLUB, A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, TO CONDUCT A CAR CLUB
DISPLAY
ON THE PLAZA APRIL 21, 2000 FROM 10:00AM TO 3:00PM WITH
REQUIREMENTS/WAIVERS AS SPECIFIED IN THE STAFF REPORT. Memorandum
from
Community Resources    Director Mary    Rooney dated December    4,
2000.

    Action : To approve the staff recommendation to approve the
    request from Great Autos of Yesteryear Classic Car Club, a
    non-profit organization, to conduct a car club display on the
    Plaza April 21, 2000 from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. with the following
    requirements/waivers:

      1.    Provide the City with a Certificate of Insurance in the
           amount of $2 million;
      2.   Indemnify the City;
      3.   Provide the City with signed indemnification forms from all
           event participants;
      4.   Waive the $1.10 per participant/spectator fee;
      5.    Pay   for direct staff costs      for Community Resources
           Recreation Supervisor if required;
      6.    Pay for any Public Works services required (at regular
           hourly rate);
      7.   Place oil pans below each vehicle;
      8.   Retain an 18-foot continuous fire lane on the Plaza;
      9.   Provide one fire extinguisher per vehicle;
     10.   Provide an event notice to Plaza merchants;
     11.   Supply volunteer security for the event;
     12.   Set-up hours 8 A.M. to 10 A.M.; tear-down completed by 4
         P.M.; and
     13. One adult in front and one behind each vehicle as they enter
         and exit the Plaza to ensure pedestrian safety (orange
         vests).

(i) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING FINAL MAP #52770      FOR
A
9-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT AT 633 THIRD STREET AND 636-654 FOURTH
STREET.
Memorandum from Community    Development Director Sol Blumenfeld
dated
December 4, 2000.

    Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
    No. 00-6108 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
    CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING APPROVAL OF FINAL
    TRACT MAP #52770 FOR A NINE-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT LOCATED AT
    636 - 654 FOURTH STREET AND 633 THIRD STREET, HERMOSA BEACH,
    CALIFORNIA."

(j) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING FINAL MAP #25455      FOR
A
2-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT AT 1727 GOLDEN AVENUE. Memorandum from
Community
Development   Director    Sol   Blumenfeld   dated    December   4,
2000.

    Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
    No. 00-6109 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
    CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING APPROVAL OF FINAL
    PARCEL MAP #25455 FOR A TWO-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT LOCATED AT
    1727 GOLDEN AVENUE, HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA."

(k) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING FINAL MAP #25440      FOR
A
2-LOT SUBDIVISION AT 501 AND 507 29TH STREET. Memorandum from
Community
Development   Director  Sol   Blumenfeld   dated   December   4,
2000.

    Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
    No. 00-6110 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
    CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING APPROVAL OF FINAL
    PARCEL MAP #25440 FOR A TWO-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT LOCATED AT
    501   AND 507    29TH   STREET, HERMOSA    BEACH, CALIFORNIA ."

(l) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE AND ADOPT DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS
ENTERPRISE
(DBE) PROGRAM. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams
dated
December 5, 2000.

    Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:
       1.  Approve and adopt the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
          (DBE) Program; and
       2. Authorize the City Manager to execute the DBE Program and
          remit   the documents  to Caltrans for    acceptance and
          processing.

(m) RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT TO BERRY
AND
HENIGAR IN THE AMOUNT OF $31,200 AND APPROPRIATE $106,000 OF
RIDESHARE
FUNDS FOR PROJECT NO. 99-144, STRAND BIKEWAY AND PEDESTRIAN PATH
.
Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated December
4,
2000.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

       1. Authorize the Director of Public Works and the City Manager
          to execute the Memorandum of Understanding with the Los
          Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for
          Ridesharing Funds in the amount of $106,000;
       2. Authorize the appropriation of $106,000 and estimated
          revenue from Ridesharing Funds;
       3. Approve the Professional Services Agreement for construction
          management services between the City of Hermosa Beach and
          Berryman & Henigar for a fee not to exceed $31,200;
       4. Authorize the City Clerk to attest and the Mayor to execute
          said agreement upon approval as to form by the City
          Attorney; and
       5. Authorize the Director of Public Works to make minor changes
          as necessary not to exceed $3,120.

(n) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE ADDITIONAL WORK ON PROJECT NO. CIP 99-
529
CLARK FIELD IMPROVEMENTS - BALLFIELD BACKSTOP. Memorandum from Public
Works
Director Harold Williams dated December 4, 2000.

     This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
     Bowler at the request of Pete Tucker for separate discussion
     later in the meeting.

     Public Works Director Williams and Community Resources Director
     Rooney responded to Council questions.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item were:

     Pete Tucker - Hermosa Beach, questioned the cost of and the need
     for 10-foot high fencing since the Little League had requested a
     height of 6 feet; said the original batting cage had been built
     for only $7,500; and

     Clint Lau   - Hermosa Beach Little   League Board member, supported
     the staff's recommendation, saying the 10-foot fence height was
     better for safety reasons; agreed that the cost of the requested
     batting cages was too high.

     Action: To approve additional work to install pitchers' warm-up
     cages for Project No. CIP 99-529, Clark Field Improvements -
     Ballfield Backstop to Quality Fence Co. in the amount of $5,500,
     as recommended by staff.
     Motion Edgerton, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

(o) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE A CONTRACT WITH THE CITY OF REDONDO BEACH
FOR
PURCHASE OF FUEL. Memorandum from Financial Director Viki Copeland
dated
December 6, 2000.

     Action: To approve a contract with the City of Redondo Beach for
     the purchase of fuel, as recommended by staff.

(p) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE THIRD PARTY ADMINISTRATOR FOR
WORKER'S
COMPENSATION CLAIMS. Memorandum from Personnel and Risk Management
Director
Michael Earl dated December 7, 2000.

     This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
     Oakes   for   separate  discussion   later   in   the   meeting.

     Personnel and Risk Management Director Earl   presented the staff
     report and responded to Council questions.

     Action: To approve a proposal for third party administration of
     the City's Workers' Compensation claims submitted by Hazelrigg
     Risk Management Services and authorize the City Manager to
     negotiate and execute a contract for a three-year term commencing
     January 1, 2001.
     Motion Oakes, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

(q) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE    ACTION MINUTES FROM   THE
PLANNING
COMMISSION MEETING OF DECEMBER 6, 2000.

     This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
     Bowler at the request of Susan Licata for separate discussion
     later in the meeting.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item were:

     Susan Licata - Hermosa Beach, submitted a letter and requested
     that the Council appeal the decision of the Planning Commission
     to not rezone her property at 822 Sixth Street to R-2 (Planning
     Commission agenda item 7); and
     Bruce Bogard   - Hermosa    Beach, spoke in support       of Ms. Licata's
     request.

     Action: To receive and file the action minutes of the Planning
     Commission meeting of December 6, 2000.
     Motion Mayor Reviczky, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES

     a. ORDINANCE NO. 00-1209 - "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA
     BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING CHAPTER 24, NOISE CONTROL, OF TITLE
     8, HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE HERMOSA BEACH MUNICIPAL CODE .
     Memorandum from City Clerk Elaine Doerfling dated December 6,
     2000.

     Action: To waive full reading and adopt Ordinance No. 00-1209, as
     recommended.
     Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin.

     AYES:   Bowler,     Dunbabin,    Edgerton,    Oakes,     Mayor   Reviczky
     NOES: None
     ABSENT: None
     ABSTAIN: None

3.   ITEMS   REMOVED    FROM   THE   CONSENT CALENDAR   FOR   SEPARATE
DISCUSSION

     Items 1(f), (n), (p), and (q) were        heard at this     time but are
     shown in order for clarity.

     Public comments on items removed from the          Consent Calendar are
     shown under the appropriate item.

At 7:31 P.M., after hearing items 1(f) and 1(p), the           order of the
agenda
was suspended to go to public hearing items 4 and 5.

At 9:23 P.M., after hearing items        1(n) and (1q), the     order of the
agenda
returned to public hearing item 6.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

     4. PROPOSED VACATION AND ABANDONMENT OF TWO EIGHT (8) FOOT WIDE
     PORTIONS OF SILVERSTRAND AVENUE, BOTH PORTIONS BOUNDED BY 25TH
     STREET TO THE NORTH AND 24TH STREET TO THE SOUTH AS SHOWN ON
     TRACT NO. 113 AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK OF MAPS 13, PAGE 133,
     AND ON TRACT NO. 820 AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK OF MAPS 17, PAGE
     133, BOTH MAPS RECORDED AND LOCATED IN THE OFFICE OF THE LOS
     ANGELES COUNTY    RECORDER. THE PORTIONS ARE      DESCRIBED AS :

       1. THE EASTERLY EIGHT     (8) FEET OF SILVERSTRAND AVENUE ADJACENT
          TO LOTS 9 THROUGH 22 INCLUSIVE, OF SAID TRACT NO. 113; AND
       2. THE WESTERLY EIGHT (8) FEET OF SILVERSTRAND AVENUE ADJACENT
          TO LOT 37 OF SAID TRACT. NO. 113 AND LOTS 23, AND 25 THROUGH
          43 INCLUSIVE, OF SAID TRACT NO. 820.

     Memorandum from Public    Works   Director Harold   Williams   dated
     December 5, 2000.

     City Manager Burrell said staff would    specifically notice every
     property owner by mail.

     Action: To continue the public hearing to the meeting of January
     9, 2001, as directed by the Council at its November 28 meeting
     and as recommended by staff in order to give homeowners time to
     obtain    additional  information   regarding    increased   tax
     assessments.
     Motion Mayor Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

5. TEXT AMENDMENT TO REVISE CHAPTER 17.50 OF THE ZONE CODE: SIGNS (TO
ALLOW
SIGNS ABOVE THE SECOND STORY), SECTIONS 17.50.120(G), 17.50.130(F)
AND
17.50.140(F). Memorandum from Community Development Director Sol
Blumenfeld
dated December 5, 2000.

     Community Development Director Blumenfeld     presented the staff
     report and responded to Council questions.    City Manager Burrell
     also responded to Council questions.

The public hearing opened    at 7:50   P.M.   Coming forward   to address
the
Council on this item were:

     Larry Peha - architect of the building at 1303 Hermosa Avenue,
     submitted photographs and spoke in support of raising the height
     limit for signs; and

     Pete Tucker - Planning Commissioner, said the Commission was
     concerned that the text amendment would encompass the whole city,
     not just this project.

The public hearing closed at 8:06 P.M.

     Proposed Action: To direct staff to return with a draft ordinance
     that would establish a maximum height of 25 feet or the second
     story, whichever    is higher, for the      placement of signs.
     Motion   Dunbabin, second    Mayor   Reviczky. The    motion was
     subsequently amended to change the height limit to 28 feet, at
     which time Mayor Reviczky withdrew his second.

     Final Action : To direct staff to return with a draft ordinance
     that establishes a maximum height of 28 feet or the second story,
     whichever is higher, for the placement of signs.
     Motion Dunbabin, second Edgerton. The motion carried, noting the
     dissenting vote of Mayor Reviczky.

The meeting recessed at 8:38 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 8:59 P.M., at which time the order of the
agenda
returned to item 3 to consider pulled consent items 1(n) and
1(q).

6. 2000 REVISION OF THE HOUSING ELEMENT OF THE GENERAL PLAN AND ADOPTION
OF
THE   ENVIRONMENTAL   NEGATIVE DECLARATION.    Memorandum from
Community
Development   Director    Sol   Blumenfeld   dated    December   4,
2000.

     City Attorney Jenkins reviewed the State requirements with regard
     to the Housing Element and the required updates and responded to
     Council questions. Community Development Director Blumenfeld then
     presented the staff report and responded to Council questions.
     City Manager Burrell     also responded to Council questions.

     Mark Blodgett, whose consulting firm was retained by the City to
     assist with completing the Housing Element update by the December
     2000 deadline, reviewed the draft document with the use of an
     overhead projector, noting the City's constraints. He reviewed
     the five key issue areas, the proposed policies for those areas,
     and the overview of housing programs, noting that the incentive
     program included mixed-use development.

The public hearing opened at 10:10 P.M. As no one came forward to
address
the Council, the public hearing closed at 10:10 P.M.

     Action: To:

       1.  amend the draft Housing Element by incorporating City
          Attorney recommended modifications and by deleting mixed use
          in its entirely from the document, and
       2. direct staff to transmit the document, as amended, to the
          State Department of Housing and Community Development for
          review and comment.

     Motion Mayor Reviczky,   second   Oakes. The   motion carried   by a
     unanimous vote.

7. CONSIDERATION OF AN ORDINANCE EXTENDING THE MORATORIUM ON CONVERSION
OF
OFFICE AND RETAIL USE TO RESTAURANT USE IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA UNTIL
NOVEMBER
13, 2001 . Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated December
6,
2000.
     City Manager Burrell presented   the staff report and responded to
     Council questions.

The public hearing opened at 10:16 P.M. As no one came forward to
address
the Council on this item, the public hearing closed at 10:16
P.M.

     Action: To waive full reading and adopt Urgency Ordinance No.
     00-1210-U , entitled "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH
     EXTENDING A MORATORIUM ON CONVERSION OF OFFICE AND RETAIL USE TO
     RESTAURANT USE IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA AND DECLARING THE URGENCY
     THEREOF ," amended in Section 3, third paragraph, to delete
     reference    to   "potential  architecturally and    historically
     significant resources," and instead to simply read "Due to the
     foregoing circumstances, there is a current and immediate threat
     to the public health, safety, and welfare. Therefore, it is
     necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health,
     safety    and   welfare that   this   ordinance take    effect…."
     Motion Mayor Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried by the
     following vote:

     Ayes: Dunbabin, Edgerton, Oakes, Mayor Reviczky
     Noes: Bowler
     Absent: None
     Abstain: None

MUNICIPAL MATTERS

8. STREET BANNER FUNDRAISING PROGRAM AND BANNER PERMIT POLICY
AMENDMENT.
Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated December 6,
2000.
Supplemental information from City Manager Burrell received December
12,
2000.

     City Manager Burrell presented   the staff report and responded to
     Council questions.

Public participation opened at   10:28 P.M.   Coming forward to   address
the
Council on this item was:

     Roger Bacon - spoke in favor of the proposed banner program and
     of using a second banner for identifying the non-profit group,
     and requested that the City not charge for putting up and taking
     down the banners.

Public participation closed at 10:38 P.M.

     Action: To approve, as recommended by staff, the new non-profit
     street banner fundraising program and the proposed amendment to
     the existing street banner program by limiting its usage to
     Hermosa Beach-based organizations or events occurring in the
     City, amended to require 25-percent of banner space to be devoted
     to the name and/or logo of the non-profit group and to eliminate
     the requirement that would have given priority to organizations
     that support activities or education for Hermosa Beach youth.
     Motion Oakes, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

9. SAINT PATRICK'S DAY PARADE AND FESTIVAL: SATURDAY, MARCH 17 -
SUNDAY,
MARCH 18 . Memorandum from Community Resources Director Mary Rooney
dated
December 4, 2000. Supplemental amended contract from Community
Resources
received December 12, 2000.

     Community Resources Director Rooney presented the staff report
     and responded to Council questions. Val Straser also responded to
     Council questions.

Public participation opened at   10 55 P.M.    Coming forward to   address
the
Council on this issue were:

     J. Travers Devine - St. Patrick's Day Committee, responded to
     Council questions; said the proposed Soap Box Derby was a concept
     only at this point and did not know if it would be feasible; and

     Pete Tucker - said costs would be somewhat higher since postage
     would increase at the first of the year; thought the Plaza
     businesses were giving meager contributions; and suggested going
     out to bid for      the event organizer to reduce the cost.

Public participation closed at 11:16 P.M.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

       1.  Approve the request from the South Bay St. Patrick's Day
          Weekend Committee (SBSPDC) to hold their annual Saint
          Patrick's Day Parade on March 17, 2001;
       2. Approve the event contract and street closures as requested;
       3. Approve the subsidy and waiver requests; and
       4. Consider the feasibility of adding a Soap Box Derby to the
          event on Sunday when more information is available.

     Motion Bowler, second   Mayor Reviczky.    The motion carried   by a
     unanimous vote.

10. STORM WATER ORDINANCE.   Memorandum   from City Manager   Stephen
Burrell
dated December 6, 2000.

     City Manager Burrell presented   the staff report and responded to
       Council questions.

No   one     came   forward    to    address     the   Council      on   this
issue:

       Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

        1.  Waive full reading and introduce Ordinance No. 01-1211,
           entitled   " AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH,
           CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE STORM WATER AND URBAN RUNOFF
           POLLUTION CONTROL ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE STORM WATER POLLUTION
           CONTROL FOR PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION OF NEW DEVELOPMENT AND
           REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS    AND AMENDING THE HERMOSA BEACH
           MUNICIPAL CODE."; and
        2. Adopt the fees proposed in Exhibit "A" and direct staff to
           incorporate those fees in the master fee schedule.

       Motion Edgerton,     second   Dunbabin.   The   motion     carried   by       a
       unanimous vote.

11.       MISCELLANEOUS     ITEMS    AND   REPORTS     -   CITY     MANAGER      -
None

12.       MISCELLANEOUS     ITEMS    AND   REPORTS     -   CITY     COUNCIL      -
None

13. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL - None

       a. Request by Mayor Reviczky to consider a request of the U.S.
       Navy for a Hermosa Beach port call by two frigates arriving from
       San Diego in the morning on Saturday, January 20, and departing
       in the afternoon on Sunday, January 21, with public tours
       available Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. (Item was added
       to the agenda earlier in the meeting.)

Mayor Reviczky spoke to the request.

City Manager Burrell and Community Resources Rooney asked for
clarification
from Council with regard to event planning.

       Action: To accept the offer by the Navy, with the understanding
       that this would be a cost neutral event with the water taxis paid
       for by those taking the tours.
       Motion Bowler, second Oakes. The motion carried, noting the
       dissenting votes of Dunbabin and Edgerton.

b. Request from Mayor Reviczky to consider a request from the U.S. Navy
for
support of a future port call for the entire South Bay area pursuant to
a
request by Redondo Beach Mayor Greg Hill to put together a South Bay
port
call by an aircraft    carrier. (This item was added to the agenda earlier
in
the meeting.)

     Mayor Reviczky spoke to the request.

     Action: It was the consensus of the Council that the Mayor send a
     letter expressing the City's interest in a South Bay port call by
     the Navy.

The Council members then    sang their   traditional holiday song      and
wished
everyone a happy holiday.

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the                 City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned in memory of Richard Greenwald on Tuesday,
December
12, 2000, at the hour of 11:55 P.M. to the Regular Meeting of
Tuesday,
December 26, 2000, at the hour of 7:10 P.M.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday, January 9, 2001, at the hour of
7:17
P.M.

PLEDGE   OF   ALLEGIANCE    -   Public   Works   Commissioner   Jean
Lombardo

ROLL CALL:

Present:     Bowler,    Dunbabin,    Edgerton,     Oakes,   Mayor
Reviczky
Absent: None

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Mayor Reviczky announced that the meeting would be
adjourned
in memory of Betty Sue Roberts. Councilmember Edgerton said Betty Sue
was
the mother of Steve Roberts, owner of the Boogaloo Café. He
expressed
condolences and said her family has requested that donations be made for
a
park bench    in Hermosa Beach     in her memory in      lieu of
flowers.

Mayor Reviczky announced that the next Household Hazardous Waste Round-
up
would take place in Hermosa Beach on Saturday, January 27, 2001, from
9
A.M. to 3 P.M.,   on Valley Drive   between Eighth   Street and 11th
Street.

Mayor Reviczky read a thank you letter he had received for the Beach
Cities
Toy Drive. He and Councilmember Edgerton commented on the success of
the
project, thanking the residents for their generosity and everyone
who
helped wrap the toys.

Mayor Reviczky spoke of the success of the New Year's event celebrating
the
real   new   millennium, noting    that   the Big    Band was
excellent.

Councilmember Oakes announced and congratulated former Councilmember
Bob
Benz and his wife Pat on the recent birth of their daughter
Shelby.

PRESENTATION:

                     PRESENTATION OF PLAQUE TO RUTH BRAND
                        IN RECOGNITION OF HER SERVICE
                          ON THE CIVIL SERVICE BOARD

Mayor Reviczky noted the resignation of Ms. Brand from the Civil
Services
Board and said a plaque had been prepared in recognition of her 14 years
as
a Board member. He said Ms. Brand, who was unable to attend
tonight's
meeting, was also a long-time friend. He thanked her for her years
of
community service and said      the plaque would be forwarded to
her.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

(a) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time was:

     Pete Tucker - Hermosa Beach, commended Mike Flaherty, Public
     Works Superintendent, for being downtown at 6:30 A.M. on New
     Year's Day directing the clean-up of the Plaza; suggested that
     the City look into the effect that Edison's current problems may
     have on the completion of the undergrounding underway in the
     City, noting he    heard they were canceling subcontractors.

Mayor Reviczky   requested that staff   look into the issue   to determine
how
Edison's   current   problems will    affect    the undergrounding      in the
City.

(b) WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS - None

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

     Action : To approve the consent calendar recommendations 1(a)
     through (s), with the exception of the following items which were
     removed for discussion in item 3, but are shown in order for
     clarity: (h) Mayor Reviczky, (k) Oakes, (l) Dunbabin, (m) Mayor
     Reviczky,   (n)   Dunbabin, (q)    Bowler,   and (s)    Edgerton.
     Motion Bowler, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

At 7:30 P.M., the order of the agenda was suspended to go to public
hearing
item 5, followed by public hearing item 4.

(a) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE MINUTES          OF THE REGULAR MEETING    OF THE
CITY
COUNCIL HELD ON DECEMBER 12, 2000.

     Action: To approve as presented the City Council minutes of the
     Regular Meeting of December 12, 2000.

(b) RECOMMENDATION TO RATIFY CHECK REGISTER NOS.              23557    THROUGH
23780,
NOTING VOIDED CHECK NOS. 23616 AND 23765.

     Action   :   To   ratify   the    Check      Register,   as      presented.

(c) RECOMMENDATION     TO   RECEIVE AND   FILE TENTATIVE      FUTURE AGENDA
ITEMS.

     Action: To receive and file the tentative future agenda items, as
     presented.

(d) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE THE NOVEMBER 2000 FINANCIAL
REPORTS:

     (1) Revenue and expenditure report;
     (2) City Treasurer's report; and
     (3) Investment report.

     Action: To receive     and file the November 2000 financial reports,
     as presented.

(e) RECOMMENDATION TO AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF 34 BALLISTIC VESTS IN
THE
AMOUNT OF $13,617.86 FROM THE U.S. ARMOR CORPORATION OF SANTA FE
SPRINGS,
CALIFORNIA, FOR USE BY OFFICERS OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT; APPROVE
ESTIMATED
REVENUE OF $6,164 IN THE GRANT FUND, BULLETPROOF VEST PARTNERSHIP
(BVP)
ACCOUNT 150-211-5402; AND, APPROPRIATE $6,164 IN BVP FUNDS FOR THE
PURCHASE
OF THE BALLISTIC VESTS. Memorandum from Police Chief Val Straser
dated
December 19, 2000.

    Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

      1. Authorize the purchase of 34 ballistic vents ($13,617.86)
         from the U.S. Armor Corporation of Santa Fe Springs,
         California, for use by officers of the Police Department;
      2. Approve estimated revenue of $6,164 in the Grant Fund,
         Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) account, 150-2111-5402;
         and
      3. Appropriate $6,164 in BVP funds for the purchase of the
         ballistic vents.

(f) RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT THE WORK BY ATLAS UNDERGROUND CO. FOR
PROJECT
NO. 99-409, MANHOLE REPAIR/SEWER RECONSTRUCTION AT 24TH STREET, BEACH
DRIVE
AND THE STRAND; AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO SIGN THE NOTICE OF COMPLETION;
AND,
AUTHORIZE STAFF TO RELEASE PAYMENT TO ATLAS UNDERGROUND CO. (5%
RETAINED
FOR 35 DAYS FOLLOWING FILING OF NOTICE OF COMPLETION). Memorandum
from
Public   Works Director    Harold   Williams dated    December 19,
2000.

    Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

      1. Accept the work by Atlas Underground Co. for Project No. CIP
         99-409 Manhole Repair/Sewer Reconstruction at 24th Street,
         Beach Drive and The Strand;
      2. Authorize the Mayor to sign the Notice of Completion; and
      3. Authorize staff to release payment to Atlas Underground Co.
         (5% retained for 35 days following filing of Notice of
         Completion.

(g) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE THE ACTION MINUTES FROM THE
PUBLIC
WORKS COMMISSION MEETING OF DECEMBER 13, 2000.

    Action: To receive and file the action minutes    from the Public
    Works Commission meeting of December 13, 2000.

(h) RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT DONATION OF $200 FROM THE HERMOSA
BEACH
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO BE USED FOR THE TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY.
Memorandum
from    Finance   Director      Viki    Copeland   dated    December      27,
2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Mayor Reviczky
for
separate discussion later in the meeting in order to acknowledge and
thank
the donor.

    Action :      To   accept    the   following   donation    to   the    City:

         * $200 - Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce -           to be used for
           the tree lighting ceremony.

    Motion Mayor Reviczky, second Dunbabin. The            motion carried by a
    unanimous vote.

(i) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE LIST OF REGULAR AND ONGOING
CITY
BOARD, COMMISSION AND COMMITTEE APPOINTIVE TERMS WHICH WILL EXPIRE
DURING
THE 2001 CALENDAR YEAR. Memorandum from City Clerk Elaine Doerfling
dated
December 28, 2000.

    Action: To receive and file the list of regular and ongoing City
    board, commission and committee appointive terms which will
    expire   during   the 2001   calendar   year, as    recommended.

(j)    RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT TO
CBM
CONSULTING, INC. TO PROVIDE DESIGN AND ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR
STREET
IMPROVEMENTS FOR CIP NO. 00-171, ARDMORE AVENUE - VARIOUS LOCATIONS,
AND
CIP NO. 00-172, 21ST STREET BETWEEN VALLEY DRIVE AND POWER STREET, IN
THE
AMOUNT OF $50,174; AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE AND THE CITY CLERK
TO
ATTEST THE AGREEMENT SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE CITY ATTORNEY;
AND,
AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE AGREEMENT
UP
TO $5,017. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams
dated
December 26, 2000.

    Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

        1. Award a Professional Services Agreement to CBM Consulting,
           Inc. to provide design and engineering services for CIP No.
           00-171 and CIP No. 00-172 in the amount of $50,174;
        2. Authorize the Mayor to execute and the City Clerk to attest
           the Professional Services Agreement subject to approval by
          the City Attorney; and
       3. Authorize the Director of Public Works to     make changes to
          the agreement up to $5,017.

(k) RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR CIP NO. 99-
627,
COMMUNITY CENTER IMPROVEMENTS - FENCING, TO ACE FENCE COMPANY OF THE
CITY
OF INDUSTRY, CALIFORNIA, IN THE AMOUNT OF $53,750; AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR
TO
EXECUTE AND THE CITY CLERK TO ATTEST THE AGREEMENT SUBJECT TO APPROVAL
BY
THE CITY ATTORNEY; AND, AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS TO
MAKE
CHANGES TO THE AGREEMENT UP TO $6,250. Memorandum from Public
Works
Director Harold Williams dated December 21, 2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember Oakes
for
separate discussion later in the meeting.

Public Works Director Williams responded to Council     questions.
Community
Resources   Director  Rooney  also   responded to       Council
questions.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

       1. Award the construction contract for Project No. CIP 99-627
          Community Center Improvements - Fencing to Ace Fence Company
          of the City of Industry, California, in the amount of
          $53,750;
       2. Authorize the Mayor to execute and the city Clerk to attest
          the construction contract subject to approval by the City
          Attorney; and
       3. Authorize the Director of Public Works to make minor changes
          as necessary not to exceed $6,250.

     Motion Mayor Reviczky, second Councilmember Edgerton. The motion
     carried, noting the dissenting vote of Oakes.

(l) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE PROJECT STATUS REPORT.
Memorandum
from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated December 21,
2000.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Dunbabin
for separate discussion later in the meeting.

Public   Works   Director   Williams   responded   to   Council
questions.
    Action : To receive and file the status report of the Capital
    Improvement projects that are under design or construction, as
    recommended by staff.
    Motion Dunbabin, second Mayor Reviczky. The motion carried by a
    unanimous vote.

(m)    RECOMMENDATION THAT THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVE THE PUBLIC
WORKS
COMMISSION'S RECOMMENDATION TO MAINTAIN STATUS QUO RELATIVE TO
TRAFFIC
MANAGEMENT MEASURES IN THE SOUTH END OF TOWN AND DIRECT STAFF NOT
TO
FURTHER STUDY THIS ISSUE. Memorandum from Public Works Director
Harold
Williams dated December 21, 2000. Supplemental information from
Public
Works received January 8, 2001.

This item was removed from the consent calendar        by Mayor   Reviczky
for
separate discussion later in the meeting.

Public Works Director Williams presented the staff report and responded
to
Council questions.    City Manager Burrell also     responded to
Council
questions.

    Proposed Action: To have the Public Works Commission look at the
    traffic problems citywide.
    Motion Mayor Reviczky. The motion died due to the lack of a
    second. It was suggested that the issue of a citywide study be
    deferred until the City Council and Public Works Commission's
    joint meeting in the spring.

    Action : To approve the recommendation of the Public Works
    Commission to maintain the status quo relative to traffic
    management measures in the south end of the town and direct staff
    not to further study the issue.
    Motion Oakes, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous
    vote.

(n)    RECOMMENDATION THAT THE CITY COUNCIL CONSIDER THE PUBLIC
WORKS
COMMISSION'S RECOMMENDATION TO CONVERT ONE 3-HOUR METERED PARKING SPACE
TO
AN UNMETERED GREEN CURB 30-MINUTE PARKING SPACE AT 1007 HERMOSA
AVENUE
I.E., THE NORTHERNMOST SPACE ON THIS BLOCK. Memorandum from Public
Works
Director Harold Williams dated January 2, 2001.

This item   was removed from the   consent calendar by Councilmember
Dunbabin
for separate discussion later in the meeting.

City Manager Burrell responded to Council questions.

     Action : To approve the recommendation of the Public Works
     Commission to convert one 3-hour metered parking space at 1007
     Hermosa Avenue to a non-metered 30-minute parking space with a
     green curb.
     Motion Dunbabin, second Bowler. The motion carried, noting the
     dissenting vote of Edgerton.

Staff was requested to report back at a future meeting on smart meters
and
the possibility of placing them at various locations throughout the
city.

(o) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION ACKNOWLEDGING THE RECEIPT
AND
FILING OF AND APPROVING THE ANNUAL STATEMENT OF INVESTMENT POLICY
AND
DELEGATING INVESTMENT AUTHORITY TO THE CITY TREASURER FOR THE YEAR
2001.
Memorandum from City Treasurer John Workman dated January 2,
2001.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
     No. 01-6111 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
     CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, ACKNOWLEDGING THE RECEIPT AND
     FILING OF AND APPROVING THE ANNUAL STATEMENT OF INVESTMENT POLICY
     AND DELEGATING INVESTMENT AUTHORITY TO THE CITY TREASURER FOR THE
     YEAR 2001."

(p) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE ACTION MINUTES FROM THE
PARKS,
RECREATION AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES ADVISORY COMMISSION MEETING OF
DECEMBER
5, 2000.

     Action: To receive and file the minutes of the December 5, 2000,
     meeting of the Parks, Recreation and Community Resources Advisory
     Commission.

(q) RECOMMENDATION THAT THE CITY COUNCIL WAIVE PARKING FEES AND TIME
LIMITS
FOR THE METERS ALONG PIER AVENUE (FROM MANHATTAN AVENUE TO HERMOSA
AVENUE)
AND HERMOSA AVENUE (BETWEEN EIGHTH AND 16TH STREETS) DURING THE SAND
AND
STRAND RUN ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2001, FROM 7:00 A.M. TO 12:00
P.M.
Memorandum from Community Resources Director Mary Rooney dated January
2,
2001.
This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember Bowler
for
separate discussion later in the meeting.

Community Resources Director Rooney responded to Council     questions.
City
Manager Burrell also responded to Council questions.

     Action : To waive parking fees and time limits for the meters
     along Pier Avenue (from Manhattan Avenue to Hermosa Avenue) and
     Hermosa Avenue (between Eighth and 16th streets) or for use of
     the parking structure, whichever staff deems more appropriate,
     during the Sand and Strand Run on Sunday, February 11, 2001, from
     7 A.M. to 12 noon.
     Motion Bowler, second Mayor Reviczky. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

(r) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE THE PETITION FROM RESIDENTS ON 30TH
STREET
REQUESTING THAT 30TH STREET BE CLOSED AT THE WEST END OF THE BMW
PROPERTY
AND THAT STOP SIGNS BE INSTALLED AT 30TH STREET AND ARDMORE AVENUE
AND
REFER THIS ITEM TO THE PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION FOR ITS REVIEW
AND
RECOMMENDATION. Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated
December
20, 2000. Supplemental petition from residents in opposition to closure
of
30th Street

     Action : To approve the recommendation of the Public Works
     Commission to:
     1.    receive the petition from the 30th Street residents for the
     closure of 30th Street and the installation of stop signs at 30th
     Street and Ardmore Avenue; and ,
     2.      refer the issue to the Public Works Commission for its
     review and recommendation.

(s) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION OBJECTING TO THE CONSENT
DECREE
RELATED TO THE CAL COMPACT LANDFILL SUPERFUND SITE IN CARSON,
CALIFORNIA.
Memorandum from Personnel Director/Risk Manager Michael Earl dated
January
2, 2001.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Edgerton
for separate discussion later in the meeting.

City Attorney Jenkins responded to Council questions.

     Action:   To approve the staff   recommendation to adopt Resolution
     No. 01-6112 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
     CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, OBJECTING TO THE PROPOSED
     CONSENT DECREE RELATED TO THE CAL COMPACT LANDFILL SUPERFUND SITE
     IN THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA ," with direction to forward
     copies of the resolution to the offices of Senator Debra Bowen
     and Assemblyman George Nakano.
     Motion Edgerton, second Mayor Reviczky. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES

a. ORDINANCE NO. 01-1211 - "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA
BEACH,
CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE STORM WATER AND URBAN RUNOFF POLLUTION
CONTROL
ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE STORM WATER POLLUTION CONTROL FOR PLANNING
AND
CONSTRUCTION OF NEW DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND AMENDING
THE
HERMOSA BEACH MUNICIPAL CODE ." For adoption. Memorandum from City
Clerk
Elaine Doerfling dated December 21, 2000.

     Action: To waive full reading and adopt Ordinance No. 01-1211, as
     recommended.
     AYES:   Bowler,   Dunbabin, Edgerton,    Oakes, Mayor    Reviczky
     NOES: None
     ABSENT: None
     ABSTAIN: None

3.   ITEMS   REMOVED    FROM   THE   CONSENT CALENDAR    FOR   SEPARATE
DISCUSSION

     Items 1(h), (k), (l), (m), (n), (q), and           (s) were heard at this
     time but are shown in order for clarity.

     Public comments on items removed from the           Consent Calendar are
     shown under the appropriate item.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

4.   AN APPEAL OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION MODIFICATION OF A
MASTER
CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR AUTO REPAIR, AUTO BODY AND PAINT BUSINESS
AT
501-555 PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY . Memorandum from Community
Development
Director Sol Blumenfeld dated December 26, 2000. Supplemental
information
received January 9, 2001, from the Community Development
Department.

At 8:30 P.M., Mayor     Reviczky left the dais and the room due to a
potential
conflict of interest.

Community Development Director Blumenfeld presented the staff report
and
responded to Council questions. City Manager Burrell and City
Attorney
Jenkins also responded to Council questions.

The public hearing opened    at 8:49   P.M.   Coming forward   to address
the
Council on this item were:

     Jack Wood - representing the property owner, said there were
     multiple tenants on the site; said complaints had been made to
     the City, not the owner; said the problems were resolved when the
     owner was made aware of them; estimated the minimum cost of a
     clarifier to contain surface      run-off to be about $50,000

     Paul Burke - Hermosa Beach, said the property had looked like a
     junk yard, with no available on-site parking, requiring vehicles
     to park on Fifth and Sixth streets; said the parking problem had
     been alleviated since the site was cleaned up, but wanted
     guarantees   that  the   problems   would   not   arise   again;

     Pete Tucker - Planning Commission, spoke in support of the
     condition requiring the design and installation of a clarifier,
     noting that everything drains into the ocean; suggested allowing
     three years or so for the installation to occur due to the high
     cost; and

     Jack Wood - said all of the businesses at         the site   were in
     compliance with regard to recycling oil, etc.

The public hearing closed at 9:11 P.M.

     It was the consensus of the Council to start requiring a separate
     conditional use permit (CUP) for individual uses that would
     normally require a CUP, in addition to a master CUP which would
     cover all businesses on a property such as this.

     The Council then reviewed the specific conditions of approval
     imposed by the Planning Commission in PC Resolution 00-52 and
     reached consensus on whether or not to include the new conditions
     along with the conditions contained in the master conditional use
     permit for the property (CUP 93-11):

        *  #1 -    include condition requiring conformance with an
          approved site plan;
        * #2 - include but modify language to require an annual
          inspection by the Fire Department to ensure compliance with
          spray boot filtration maintenance and compliance with AQMD
          regulations; rather than having the owner submit evidence;
        * #3 - include condition prohibiting vehicle storage for more
          than 90 days;
        *    #4 -    include condition prohibiting auto wrecking and
            dismantling of automobiles for parts salvage but use CUP
            93-11 wording;
        *   #5 - include condition prohibiting the on-site storage of
            unregistered vehicles but use the language in CUP 93-11;
        *   #6 - include condition requiring an affidavit from the owner
            indicating that all tenants were provided with a copy of the
            amended resolution;
        *    #7 - no consensus to include the condition requiring the
            design and installation of a clarifier to contain surface
            run-off due to tie vote (Edgerton and Oakes in favor, Bowler
            and Dunbabin opposed); consensus to retain wording of
            condition #14 of 93-11; consensus to include the second
            sentence of #7 (Res. 00-52) prohibiting washing, sweeping or
            by any means putting trash or debris in the right of way;
        *   #8 - no interest in this condition as worded; proposal to
            bring the CUP back in one year for full review failed due to
            tie vote (Oakes and Dunbabin in favor, Bowler and Edgerton
            opposed); consensus to     have annual staff review; and
        *    #9 no support for the condition requiring that the owner
            provide a monthly log of customer license plates for
            verification of vehicle registration.

     Action : To direct staff to prepare for Council adoption a
     resolution amending the master Conditional Use Permit for an auto
     repair, auto body and paint business at 501-555 Pacific Coast
     Highway, with the changes noted above.
     Motion Oakes, second Dunbabin. The motion carried, noting the
     absence of Mayor Reviczky.

     Final Action : To     direct staff to research the issue of
     implementing a citywide requirement for clarifiers and report
     back on a future agenda.
     Motion Edgerton, second Oakes. The motion carried, noting the
     absence of Mayor Reviczky.

The meeting recessed at 9:50 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 10:10 P.M. with      all members present,   and
the
order of the agenda returned to item 2.

5. PROPOSED VACATION AND ABANDONMENT OF TWO EIGHT (8) FOOT WIDE PORTIONS
OF
SILVERSTRAND AVENUE, BOTH PORTIONS BOUNDED BY 25TH STREET TO THE NORTH
AND
24TH STREET TO THE SOUTH AS SHOWN ON TRACT NO. 113 AS PER MAP RECORDED
IN
BOOK OF MAPS 13, PAGE 133, AND ON TRACT NO. 820 AS PER MAP RECORDED IN
BOOK
OF MAPS 17, PAGE 133, BOTH MAPS RECORDED AND LOCATED IN THE OFFICE OF
THE
LOS   ANGELES   COUNTY   RECORDER. THE    PORTIONS   ARE   DESCRIBED AS
:
     1. THE EASTERLY EIGHT   (8) FEET OF SILVERSTRAND AVENUE ADJACENT TO LOTS
9
        THROUGH 22 INCLUSIVE, OF SAID TRACT NO. 113; and
     2. THE WESTERLY EIGHT (8) FEET OF SILVERSTRAND AVENUE ADJACENT TO LOT
37
       OF SAID   TRACT. NO. 113 AND   LOTS 23, AND 25   THROUGH 43 INCLUSIVE,
OF
       SAID TRACT NO. 820.

(Continued from meeting of December 12, 2000) Memorandum from Public
Works
Director Harold Williams dated January 2, 2001. Supplemental petitions
in
favor of the easement vacation submitted January 9, 2001 by
Kathleen
Greenspan.

At 7:31 P.M., Councilmember Dunbabin left        the dais and the   room due to
a
potential conflict of interest.

Public Works Director Williams presented the staff report and responded
to
Council questions.    City Manager Burrell also     responded to
Council
questions.

The public hearing opened       at 7:51   P.M.   Coming forward   to address
the
Council on this item were:

       John Gleason - Hermosa Beach, objected to the proposal due to
       concerns about utility easements, liability issues and property
       tax ramifications; said the proposal taxes many to benefit one;

       Bud Miller - Hermosa Beach, said he was unaware a petition had
       been circulated; opposed the vacation as he did not want his
       property taxes to increase;

       Dency Nelson - Hermosa Beach, questioned the sewer location; said
       new construction conforms to current setbacks; objected to higher
       taxes, noting he already was paying an additional $730 per year
       for the undergrounding; suggested there may be another way to
       solve the bay window problem;

       Walter Wilmot - Hermosa Beach, said he was going to demolish and
       rebuild his home and favored the vacation so his home would
       extend as far out as his neighbor's home;

       Diane Miller -Hermosa Beach, spoke in opposition to the vacation;
       said she and other neighbors knew nothing about the petition;

       Dean Nota - Hermosa Beach, representing his mother-in-law, Nadine
       Russell, said she was opposed to the proposed vacation because of
     the property tax increase, noting that she        had been in favor of
     the undergrounding project;

     Kathleen Greenspan - Hermosa Beach, said she wrote a letter
     listing her phone numbers and polled the neighborhood; said the
     issue   began  because of    her   non-conforming bay   window,

     Moira Nelson - Hermosa Beach, said she did not want to be taxed
     at a higher rate; questioned how many Silverstrand residents were
     in favor of the proposed vacation, noting it seemed like a
     drastic solution to a bay window problem; and

     Pete Tucker - Hermosa Beach, said the vacation would ultimately
     create a canyon effect due to the narrowed public right of way;
     did not think the whole neighborhood should be penalized to solve
     the problem; said people enjoy the wide open space and suggested
     granting a variance to allow the bay window.

The public hearing closed at 8:20 P.M.

     Action: To take no action on the issue.
     Motion Bowler, second Edgerton. The motion carried,             noting the
     absence of Dunbabin.

At   8:30   P.M.,   Councilmember     Dunbabin     returned     to    the
meeting.

MUNICIPAL MATTERS

6. 1999-2000 COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT (CAFR) (INCLUDING
REPORT
FROM INDEPENDENT AUDITOR). Memorandum from Finance Director Viki
Copeland
dated December 18, 2000.

Finance Director Copeland presented      the     staff report   and responded
to
Council questions.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

     Gary Caporicci -    Caporicci,   Cropper and     Larson, spoke      on his
     report.

     Action : To receive and file the 1999-00 Comprehensive Annual
     Financial   Report (CAFR),    which includes the     report from
     Caporicci, Cropper and Larson, the City's independent auditors.
     Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

7. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY MANAGER

a. ABC LICENSING IMPOSITION OF ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS ON EXISTING
BUSINESSES
WHEN TRANSFERRING THE ABC LICENSE TO NEW OPERATOR. Memorandum       from
City
Manager Stephen Burrell dated December 3, 2000.

City Manager Burrell presented the staff report and responded to
Council
questions. City Attorney Jenkins also responded to Council
questions.

     Action : To have the City Council review all transfers of ABC
     licenses to determine whether or not to request that the ABC
     impose additional conditions on the new operator, as permitted by
     a     recent   Business   and    Professions   Code    amendment.
     Motion Bowler, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

b.   PETITION FROM RESIDENTS TO FORM UNDERGROUND DISTRICT IN THE
AREA
GENERALLY EAST OF PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY, INCLUDING 13TH, 14TH, 15TH,
AND
16TH STREETS AND BONNIE BRAE, AND OCEAN, ALL WEST OF PROSPECT.
Memorandum
from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated January 3, 2001.

City Manager Burrell responded to Council questions.

     Action : To approve the staff recommendation to receive the
     petition, approve funding for preliminary engineering and direct
     staff to work with Southern California Edison to develop the
     preliminary engineering    including using a different design
     approach similar to Rule 20A project.
     Motion Bowler, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

Mayor Reviczky requested more research on cabling costs.

8. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL

a. VACANCIES - BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS - CIVIL SERVICE BOARD -
UNEXPIRED
TERM ENDING JULY 15, 2003 . Memorandum from City Clerk Elaine
Doerfling
dated December 28, 2000.

City Clerk   Doerfling presented   the staff report and   responded to
Council
questions.

     Action: To accept with regret the resignation of Ruth Brand from
     the Civil Service Board, effective December 31, 2000, and direct
     the City Clerk to advertise the Board vacancy with a newspaper
     publication and normal posting procedures, as has been standard
     practice in    the past, inviting    applications from persons
     interested in being appointed to fill the unexpired term ending
     July 15, 2003, as recommended.
     Motion Bowler, second Oakes. The motion carried       by a unanimous
     vote.

City Manager Burrell reported on the Hermosa Beach port call by two
Navy
frigates scheduled to take place from 1 P.M. January 20 to 10 A.M.
January
21, noting the City would arrange to use the WAVE for shuttle service
back
and forth for the crew members, would plan a reception, have banners
and
present a plaque for each captain.

Community Resources Director Rooney said the Navy would provide
or
subsidize the tours, which would be available for 2-1/2 to 3 hours.
She
said the cost to the City would be less than $1,000.

9. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL

a. Request from Councilmember Dunbabin that the City Council review
the
determination that inflatable devices may be considered the same as
banners
and receive a temporary permit.

Councilmember Dunbabin presented her request.

City Manager Burrell responded to Council questions.

     Action: It was the consensus of the City Council to direct staff
     to report back on the issue, including clarification on holiday
     decorations.

b. Request from Councilmember Edgerton for consideration of support
for
construction of a gymnasium on the Hermosa Valley School campus. The
School
Board will be taking public input on the possible construction of
a
gymnasium at their meeting of January 10, 2001.

Councilmember Edgerton presented his request.

     There was no action taken on this item because the issue had not
     yet been presented to the Council.

City Attorney Jenkins requested   that the Council add to the Closed
Session
agenda   an item    concerning    the   Cal   Compact   Landfill
litigation.
     Action: To add the Cal Compact Landfill litigation item to the
     agenda based on the findings that the issue to be discussed arose
     after the agenda was posted and required immediate action.
     Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

ANNOUNCEMENT IN OPEN SESSION     OF ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
AS
FOLLOWS:

1. MINUTES: Approval   of minutes of Closed Session meeting held on
November
28, 2000.

2. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL The City Council finds, based on
advice
from legal counsel, that discussion in open session will prejudice
the
position of the City in the litigation.

Existing Litigation: Government Code Section 54956.9(a)

   * Name of Case: Macpherson v. City of Hermosa Beach
   * Case Number: BC172546
   * Name    of Case:    Cal Compact Landfill     litigation (added
above)
   * Shell Chemical Co. v. County of Los Angeles, et al
   * USDC Case #CV-00-01917 MRP (MANx)
   *   Phillips   Petroleum   Co. v.    County   of    Los Angeles,         et
al
   * USDC Case #CV-00-1938 MRP (MANx)

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of
the
City of Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, January 9, 2001, at the hour
of
11:35 P.M. to a closed session.

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION - The Closed Session convened at the hour
of
11:44 P.M. At the hour of 11:53 P.M., the Closed Session adjourned to
the
Regular Meeting.

ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS     - There   were   no   decisions made   requiring a
public
announcement.

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned in memory of Betty Sue Roberts on Tuesday,
January
9, 2001, at the hour of 11:54 P.M. to the Regular Meeting of
Tuesday,
January 23, 2000, at the hour of 7:10 P.M.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday, January 23, 2001, at the hour of
7:15
P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Eleanor Lynn

ROLL CALL:

Present: Bowler, Dunbabin, Oakes, Mayor Reviczky
Absent: Edgerton

OUTGOING MAYOR'S COMMENTS - Mayor Reviczky said many exciting things
had
taken place during his term as Mayor, including two Navy port calls, one
in
September and another last weekend, and the opportunity to bring in the
new
millennium. He thanked his fellow Councilmembers for their support,
noting
that it took a team to make it all work. He expressed appreciation to
staff
members for their support, thanked the press for being kind to him,
and
thanked the public for their support and understanding.

APPOINTMENT OF MAYOR AND MAYOR PRO TEMPORE . Memorandum from                City
Clerk
Elaine Doerfling dated January 10, 2001.

     A.      Designate   Mayor   for   a   term   ending November    13,   2001 .

     Action : To designate Councilmember John Bowler as Mayor for a
     term ending Tuesday, November 13, 2001.
     Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried, noting the
     absence of Edgerton.

     B. Designate Mayor      Pro Tempore for      a term ending     November 13,
     2001.

     Action: To designate Councilmember Kathy Dunbabin as Mayor Pro
     Tem   for   a   term  ending  Tuesday,   November  13,   2001.
     Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried, noting the
     absence of Edgerton.

     C. Intergovernmental agencies requiring appointment             of Mayor as
     delegate.

             Action: To appoint Mayor Bowler as the City delegate to
          the:

            1.  Los   Angeles County-City Selection Committee,
            2.  South Bay Cities Sanitation District Board of
               Directors, and the Mayor Pro Tempore as alternate
               director, and
            3. Inglewood Fire Training Authority, and the Mayor
               Pro Tempore as alternate; and

          to postpone the remaining committee appointments until
          the next    regular meeting of    February 13, 2001.
          Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried,
          noting the absence of Edgerton.

PRESENTATION OF PLAQUE - Mayor Bowler presented a plaque of appreciation
to
outgoing Mayor Reviczky, thanking him for his service and the masterful
way
he presided over the City as Mayor.

INCOMING MAYOR'S COMMENTS - Mayor Bowler thanked the citizens and
his
fellow Councilmembers for their support, thanked his family, Martha
and
Jennifer, for their patience, and commended City staff. He said the
City
was financially stable and crime was negligible. He cited exciting
projects
coming up in the City, including the third phase of the Pier,
resurfacing
the north end of the Strand, ongoing sewer and street repairs,
possible
expansion of the bike path, the City Hall remodel, and
information
technology plans.

The meeting recessed at 7:25 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 7:45 P.M.

ANNOUNCEMENTS : Mayor Bowler announced that tonight's meeting would
be
adjourned in memory of Katherine Gray, wife of Hermosa Beach
Historical
Society president Larry Gray. He extended condolences to Mr. Gray and
his
family on behalf of the entire City Council.

Mayor Bowler announced that the next Household Hazardous Waste
Roundup
would take place in Hermosa Beach on Saturday, January 27, 2001, from
9
A.M. to 3 P.M. on Valley Drive between Eighth Street and 11th
Street.
Councilmember Dunbabin announced that the Spring Festival        2001
brochure,
which lists the upcoming City events and activities, came        out this
week.

Councilmember Oakes wished a happy birthday to her mother who was 76
today.

Councilmember Reviczky said he and Mayor Bowler rode up on the ship
from
San Diego for the Navy port call last weekend in Hermosa Beach. He
said
public tours on board were precluded due to high surf warnings, but
that
the officers and crew members were able to come ashore, and he thanked
the
community members for opening their hearts to them.

PRESENTATIONS

             PRESENTATION OF 30-YEAR SERVICE PIN TO ED CHESSON,
                   CAPTAIN, HERMOSA BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT

Mayor Bowler thanked Fire Captain Ed Chesson for his service to
the
community and presented him with the 30-year service pin. Captain
Chesson
expressed appreciation for the service pin, noting it seemed like
only
yesterday that he joined the department and that after all these years
he
still enjoys coming to work.

CLOSED SESSION   REPORT FOR   MEETING   OF   JANUARY 9,   2001 : No
reportable
actions.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

(a) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time was:

     Doris Nickelson - representing the Kenny Nickelson Foundation,
     thanked the citizens of Hermosa Bach for their toy donations
     during the holiday season, and thanked the representatives of the
     Beach Cities Toy Drive for their efforts, especially Council
     members Reviczky and Edgerton who have been the backbone of the
     organization since its     inception, and presented tokens of
     appreciation   from the    children to    Councilmember Reviczky
     (Edgerton absent) and Fire Chief Tingley.

(b) WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
     1. Letter from Howard Longacre regarding out-of-order safety
     lighting portion of the traffic signal system located at Prospect
     Avenue and Aviation Boulevard in Hermosa Beach.

Public Works Director Williams responded to Council questions, noting
the
problem was with the power system and that Edison said it would take
about
12 weeks before they could make the needed repairs.

     Action :   To receive  and file, as    recommended      by staff.
     Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried,      noting the
     absence of Edgerton.

     2. Letter from Jim Lissner   requesting a geographic breakdown of
     bed tax.

     Action: To receive and file.
     Motion Dunbabin, second Oakes. The    motion carried,   noting the
     absence of Edgerton.

     3. Letter from Jim Lissner requesting that the City Council
     arrange to have the Public Work Commission meeting and the School
     Board   meeting replayed,    for a    total of two     showings .

     Action: To rebroadcast the Public Works meetings and work with
     the School Board if they are interested and it is feasible, with
     the suggestion that Mr. Lissner write a letter to the School
     Board about their meetings.
     Motion Oakes, second Dunbabin. The motion carried, noting the
     absence of Edgerton

     4. Letter from Jim Lissner questioning whether the Council has a
     position on helicopter patrols in Hermosa Beach.

     Action :   To receive  and file, as    recommended      by staff.
     Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried,      noting the
     absence of Edgerton.

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

     Action : To approve the consent     calendar recommendations 1(a)
     through (g), as presented, with     no items removed for separate
     discussion.
     Motion Reviczky, second Dunbabin.   The motion carried, noting the
     absence of Edgerton.

(a) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE MINUTES    OF THE REGULAR MEETING   OF THE
CITY
COUNCIL HELD ON JANUARY 9, 2001.

     Action: To approve as presented the   City Council minutes of the
     Regular Meeting of January 9, 2001.
(b) RECOMMENDATION TO RATIFY     CHECK REGISTER,   NOS. 23781    THROUGH
23946,
NOTING VOIDED CHECK NO. 23945.

     Action:    To   ratify      the    Check   Register,as     presented.

(c) RECOMMENDATION   TO   RECEIVE AND   FILE TENTATIVE   FUTURE AGENDA
ITEMS.

     Action: To receive   and file the tentative future agenda items as
     presented.

(d) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE THE DECEMBER 2000 FINANCIAL
REPORTS:

       1. Memorandum regarding Revenue and expenditure report;
       2. City Treasurer's report; and
       3. Investment report.

     Action: To receive   and file the December 2000, financial reports
     as presented.

(e) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING FINAL TRACT MAP #52872
FOR
TWO 3-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECTS AT 700-720 11th STREET. Memorandum
from
Community Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated January 16,
2001.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
     No. 01-6113, entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
     CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING APPROVAL OF FINAL
     TRACT MAP #52872 FOR TWO-THREE-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECTS LOCATED
     AT 700-720 11th STREET."

(f) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE      ACTION MINUTES FROM    THE
PLANNING
COMMISSION MEETING OF JANUARY 16, 2001.

     Action: To receive and file the action minutes from the Planning
     Commission meeting of January 16, 2001.

(g) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION TO SET A GOAL TO REDUCE
ONGOING
ELECTRICITY USE BY 7% AND URGING RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES TO REDUCE
ONGOING
ELECTRICITY USE BY 7%. Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell
dated
January 18, 2001.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
     No. 01-6114, entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
     CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, TO SET A GOAL TO REDUCE
     ONGOING ELECTRICITY USE BY 7% AND URGING RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES
     TO REDUCE ONGOING ELECTRICITY USE BY 7%"

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES - None

3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT CALENDAR FOR SEPARATE        DISCUSSION -
No
items were removed from the consent calendar.

PUBLIC HEARINGS - None

MUNICIPAL MATTERS

4. INTRODUCTION OF THE ORDINANCE TO ELIMINATE THE PROHIBITION        ON
THIRD
STORY SIGNS. Memorandum from Community Development Director Sol
Blumenfeld
dated January 17, 2001.

Community Development Director Blumenfeld   presented the staff    report
and
responded to Council questions.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to waive full reading
     and introduce Ordinance No. 01-1212,entitled, " AN ORDINANCE OF
     THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING CHAPTER 17.50 OF
     THE ZONING ORDINANCE TO ELIMINATE THE PROHIBITION OF THIRD STORY
     SIGNS."
     Motion Oakes, second Dunbabin. The motion carried, noting the
     absence of Edgerton.

5. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY MANAGER

     a. PIER RENOVATION - PHASE      III, SPECIAL   WORKSHOP   MEETING ON
     TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2001.

Assistant City Manager Rooney presented the     staff report and responded
to
Council questions.

     Action: To set a special workshop meeting on Tuesday, January 30,
     2001, at 7:10 P.M., as recommended by staff.
     Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried, noting the
     absence of Edgerton.

6. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL - None

7. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL

     a. Request by Mayor Bowler to direct staff to communicate with
     other cities that are looking into forming their own public
     utilities and providing their own energy.

Mayor Bowler spoke to his request.
     Action: To agendize the    matter at a future     meeting for Council
     consideration.
     Motion Reviczky, second    Oakes. The      motion carried,   noting the
     absence of Edgerton.

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned in memory of Katherine Gray on Tuesday, January
23,
2001, at the hour of 8:07 P.M. to the Adjourned Regular Meeting of
Tuesday,
January 30, 2001, at the hour of 7:10 P.M. for a special workshop
meeting
on Phase III of the Pier Renovation.

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MINUTES OF THE ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City
of
Hermosa Beach, California, held on Tuesday, January 30, 2001, at the
hour
of 7:35 P.M.

PLEDGE OF    ALLEGIANCE   -    Public   Works    Superintendent    Mike
Flaherty

ROLL CALL:

Present:     Dunbabin,    Edgerton,     Oakes,       Reviczky,    Mayor
Bowler
Absent: None

PIER RENOVATION - PHASE III WORKSHOP

Public Works Director Williams presented the staff report and responded
to
Council questions. He said the main issues for discussion and
direction
this evening were: (1) whether or not to create a walk-only zone on
the
Strand and repave the area; and (2) whether or not to construct
the
proposed access ramp from the lifeguard tower, noting the potentially
high
cost, estimated at about $80,000. He said exterior building samples
would
be available at the next Pier renovation meeting.

Jim Pickel, consultant with Purkiss-Rose, reviewed the drawings on
display
and responded to Council questions. He discussed the proposed
tower
buildings, and said in order to meet ADA requirements a ramp must have
a
grade of 8.33% or less.

City Manager Burrell also responded to Council questions

1. DISCUSS POSSIBILITY    OF WALK-ONLY ZONE ON THE STRAND AS PART OF THE
PIER
PLAZA

Discussion ensued with regard to the issue of imposing a walk-only
zone
between 10th and 14th streets rather than continuing to use signal
lights.

In response to Council questions, Public Works Director Williams said
the
walk-only zone could be accomplished with signage and enforcement, and
said
a different pavement treatment would signal that it was a different
zone.

City Manager Burrell said if the Council wanted to pursue a walk-only
zone,
staff would develop an      enforcement program for Council review
and
consideration, and said if a change of pavement material were desired,
a
possibility would be to make it consistent with the Pier Plaza
pavement.

     Action :   To direct staff to      investigate ways to make a
     pedestrian-only zone on the Strand between 10th and 14th streets
     for consistency with the current signaled section, with the times
     of day to be determined at a later date, and with direction to
     staff to report back to the Council on enforcement issues.
     Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

     Proposed Action: To repave the Strand between 10th and 14th
     streets with the same material that was used on the Pier Plaza.
     Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion was subsequently
     withdrawn.

     Action: To direct staff to report back on the square footage cost
     of the same material that was used on the Pier Plaza, with the
     cost broken down for repaving the area in front of the Plaza and
     between 10th and 14th streets, or perhaps 11th and 13th streets.
     Motion Reviczky, second Edgerton. The motion carried unanimously.

2. DISCUSS OPTIONAL HANDICAP RAMP

Discussion ensued with regard to the issue of having an additional
handicap
ramp from the lifeguard tower. Suggestions for stair access instead of
the
ramp were discussed -- one to have stairs facing north with access from
the
mezzanine area directly to the pier.

Mr. Pickel said it would be possible to delete the proposed additional
ramp
and include stairs. He said he would review the options, including
cost,
and report back to the Council.

3. OTHER PROJECT-RELATED ITEMS

Council discussion ensued with regard to a suggestion to use the design
of
the old foot-of-the Pier structure with the archway instead of the
two
towers.

A straw vote showed no interest in using the design of the old
building,
due to the dissenting votes of Oakes, Reviczky, and Mayor
Bowler.

Mr. Pickel responded to Council questions concerning the placement of
the
plaques, including two memorial plaques. City Manager Burrell said he
would
like to show the plan to the donors, and asked for an enlargement of
the
plan. It was suggested that the plan also include a person for
scale.

It was requested that drawings be prepared showing the design features
that
had been discussed and that all of the proposed materials be durable
and
graffiti-proof.

A majority of    the   Council expressed   no   interest   in    a suggestion
to
eliminate  the    proposed    planters     at   the   base      of   the
Plaza.

A lifeguard representative said their tallest vehicle was 7 feet 7
inches
in height and expressed concern about potentially losing a parking
place.
He said they were trying to keep their facility more of a compound
area,
with a small ramp leading to their door, but without access to
their
rooftop and ledges.
Mr. Pickel said he would have the drawings and building material samples
at
the next Pier renovation meeting.

City Manager Burrell said another workshop would be scheduled in about
one
month, and he requested the drawings in advance.

CITIZEN COMMENTS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time were:

     Pete Tucker - Hermosa Beach, asked how this plan integrated a new
     bike path, if one is built in the future; suggested erecting
     something to simulate the proposed towers so people could see how
     it would look; suggested looking at a product called mat-crete
     since pavers    were rough and hard      to take care of; and

     John Hales - Hermosa Beach, objected to the towers being 20 feet
     tall, noting they seem to be squeezed in as tight as they could
     get; suggested moving each tower ten feet, to the north and
     south; suggested a simplified model which would make the project
     easier to envision than looking at plans.

In response to Council questions, Mr. Pickel said preparing a model
would
be an extra service and that he would provide the Council with the cost
of
a simple study model, as well as the cost of a full-blown model
showing
everything, including light fixtures, once all the materials are
selected.

ADJOURNMENT - The Adjourned Regular Meeting of the City Council of the
City
of Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, January 30, 2001, at the hour
of
9:32 P.M. to the Regular Meeting of Tuesday, February 13, 2001, at the
hour
of 7:10 P.M.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday, February 13, 2001, at the hour of
7:10
P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Shirley Cassell

ROLL CALL:
Present:    Dunbabin,    Edgerton,    Oakes,    Reviczky,   Mayor
Bowler
Absent: Edgerton (arrived at 7:15 P.M.)

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Councilmember Dunbabin commented on the success of the
49th
Annual Sand and Strand Race on Sunday, February 11, and the grand
opening
performance on Friday, February 9, of "Sylvia," at the Hermosa
Beach
Playhouse.

Mayor Bowler announced the engagement and impending marriage of
Hermosa
Beach resident and Olympic gold medallist Eric Fonoimoana. He also read
one
of 15 letters he received from recipients of the Beach Cities Toy
Drive.

(Councilmember Edgerton arrived at 7:15 P.M.)

Mayor Bowler announced a South Bay Energy Summit meeting on
Friday,
February 23, at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, which
was
organized by 15 South Bay cities. He said this would be a
comprehensive
forum and topics of discussion will include options for securing a
reliable
source of electricity as a group.

PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

              NATIONAL ENGINEERS' WEEK - FEBRUARY 20-26, 2001

Mayor Bowler presented the proclamation to Public Works
Director/City
Engineer Harold Williams and proclaimed February 20 - 26,       2001 to
be
National Engineers' Week in Hermosa Beach.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

(a) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time were:

     Shirley Cassell - Hermosa Beach, spoke on Adelphia's recent house
     calls concerning a rate increase of $6 per month to change from
     analog to digital; said plans to remodel the Council Chambers
     began eight years ago but the project had still not taken place;
     said the FAA phone number previously given out to report airport
     noise was incorrect; asked to speak on items 2a and 9; and
     Ozzie Cadena - submitted flyers          and invitations to the City
     Council to attend the Thursday           night jazz concerts at the
     Lighthouse Café.

(b) WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

1. Letter     from Jim Lissner    requesting geographic     breakdown of bed
tax.

     Action: To receive and file.
     Motion Edgerton, second Dunbabin.          The   motion    carried   by   a
     unanimous vote.

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

     Action : To approve the consent calendar recommendations 1(a)
     through (o), with the exception of the following item(s) which
     were removed for discussion in item 3, but are shown in order for
     clarity: (g) Dunbabin, (i) Dunbabin, (j) Edgerton, (k) Dunbabin,
     (l) Dunbabin, and (n) Reviczky.
     Motion Reviczky, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

(a) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE FOLLOWING MINUTES:

     (1) Minutes of the Regular City Council meeting held on January
     23, 2001; and
     (2) Minutes of the Adjourned Regular City Council meeting held on
     January 30, 2001.

     Action : To approve as presented the minutes of the Regular
     meeting of January 23, 2001, and the Adjourned Regular meeting of
     January 30, 2001.

(b) RECOMMENDATION TO RATIFY CHECK REGISTER NOS. 23947 THROUGH
24164,
NOTING VOIDED CHECK NOS. 24163 AND 24165, AND TO APPROVE THE
CANCELLATION
OF CHECK NOS 23900, 23965 AND 24140 AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CITY
TREASURER.

     Action   :    To   ratify    the   Check    Register,     as   presented.

(c) RECOMMENDATION      TO   RECEIVE AND   FILE TENTATIVE      FUTURE AGENDA
ITEMS.

     Action: To receive and file the tentative future agenda items, as
     presented.

(d) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE THE ACTION MINUTES FROM THE
PUBLIC
WORKS COMMISSION MEETING OF JANUARY 10, 2001.

     Action : To    receive and    file the   action minutes of     the Public
    Works Commission meeting of January 10, 2001.

(e) RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT THE WORK BY LOS ANGELES ENGINEERING INC.
FOR
PROJECT NO. CIP 98-621 PIER RENOVATION, PHASE II; AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR
TO
SIGN THE NOTICE OF COMPLETION; AND, AUTHORIZE STAFF TO RELEASE PAYMENT
TO
LOS ANGELES ENGINEERING INC. (5% RETAINED FOR 35 DAYS FOLLOWING FILING
OF
NOTICE OF COMPLETION) . Memorandum from Public Works Director
Harold
Williams dated January 16, 2001.

    Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

      1. Accept the work by Los Angeles Engineering Inc. for Project
         No. CIP 98-621 Pier Renovation, Phase II;
      2. Authorize the Mayor to sign the Notice of Completion; and
      3. Authorize    staff to    release payment to    Los Angeles
         Engineering Inc. (5% retained for 35 days following filing
         of Notice of Completion.

(f) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) AND
AUTHORIZE
STAFF TO SOLICIT PROPOSALS FOR PROJECT NO. CIP 00-411 SANITARY
SEWER
REHABILITATION/RECONSTRUCTION TARGET AREA     1; PROJECT NO. CIP 00-
412
SANITARY SEWER REHABILITATION/RECONSTRUCTION TARGET AREA 2; PROJECT NO.
CIP
00-413 SANITARY SEWER REHABILITATION/RECONSTRUCTION TARGET AREA 3;
AND,
PROJECT NO. CIP 00-414 SANITARY SEWER REHABILITATION /RECONSTRUCTION
TARGET
AREA 4. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated
January
22, 2001.

    Action: To approve the staff recommendation to approve Requests
    for Proposals and authorize staff to solicit proposals for
    sanitary sewer rehabilitation/reconstruction projects for CIP
    00-411 (Target Area 1), CIP 00-412 (Target Area 2), CIP 00-413
    (Target Area 3), and CIP 00-414 (Target Area 4):

(g) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
STATUS
REPORT. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated
January
30, 2001. Supplemental status report from Public Works received
February
13, 2001.
This item was removed from the    consent calendar by Councilmember
Dunbabin
for separate discussion later     in the    meeting pertaining    to    the
Strand
bikeway project.

Public Works Director Williams responded to Council questions, saying
the
Strand project began January 16th, but has been delayed because of
the
rain.

     Action : To receive and     file the    Capital Improvement       project
     status report.
     Motion Dunbabin, second     Reviczky.    The   motion   carried     by   a
     unanimous vote.

(h) RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT THE WORK BY EC CONSTRUCTION FOR PROJECT
NO.
003-99, GOLDEN AVENUE IMPROVEMENTS; AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO SIGN THE
NOTICE
OF COMPLETION; AND, AUTHORIZE STAFF TO RELEASE PAYMENT TO EC
CONSTRUCTION
(10% RETAINED FOR 35 DAYS FOLLOWING FILING OF NOTICE OF COMPLETION)
.
Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated January
29,
2001.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

       1. Accept the work by EC Construction for Project No. 003-99
          Golden Avenue Street Improvements;
       2. Authorize the mayor to sign the Notice of Completion; and
       3. Authorize staff to release payment to EC Construction (10%
          retained for    35 days following filing    of Notice of
          Completion).

(i) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING A CONDITIONAL USE
PERMIT
AMENDMENT TO A MASTER CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT TO CONDUCT AUTO SERVICE
USES
FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 555 PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY . Memorandum
from
Community Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated February 5,
2001.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Dunbabin
for separate discussion later in the meeting.

Community Development   Director Blumenfeld responded    to Council
questions.
    Action: To adopt Resolution No. 01-6117, entitled "A RESOLUTION
    OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA,
    APPROVING A CONDITIONAL USE      PERMIT AMENDMENT TO A MASTER
    CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT TO CONDUCT AUTO SERVICE USES FOR PROPERTY
    LOCATED AT 555 PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY AND LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS THE
    EASTERLY 140 FEET OF LOT 24 AND LOT 25, BLOCK 78, SECOND ADDITION
    TO HERMOSA TRACT," amended to delete condition 16 on page 6 of
    the resolution because it duplicated condition 4 on page 3.
    Motion Dunbabin, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
    vote.

(j) RECOMMENDATION TO REJECT ALL BIDS FOR THE SOUTH PARK ROLLER
HOCKEY
PERIMETER FENCE AND RINK PLAN, CIP NO. 99-530; AUTHORIZE STAFF TO
DOWNSIZE
THE PROJECT; AND, AUTHORIZE STAFF TO RE-ADVERTISE THE PROJECT
AFTER
APPROPRIATE MODIFICATIONS   TO THE CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS      ARE MADE
.
Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated January
31,
2001.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Edgerton
for separate discussion later in the meeting.

Community Resources Director Rooney    and Public   Works Director
Williams
responded to Council questions.

    Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

      1.    Reject all bids for the South Park Roller Hockey Rink;
      2.     Authorize   staff     to   downscope  the  project;   and
      3.     Authorize staff    to    re-advertise the  project after
           appropriate modifications to the construction documents are
           made.

    Motion Edgerton, second Oakes.    The motion carried by a unanimous
    vote.

(k) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE STATUS REPORT ON PROJECT NO.
CIP
97-182, MYRTLE AVENUE UNDERGROUNDING, AND PROJECT NO. CIP 97-183,
LOMA
DRIVE UNDERGROUNDING. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold
Williams
dated February 6, 2001.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Dunbabin
for separate discussion later in the meeting due to concerns that
Edison
may go bankrupt.

Public Works Director Williams responded to Council questions, saying
that
Edison has started the cable work on Myrtle Avenue and will begin
Loma
Drive March 1, and noting that he had been assured by Edison that
any
problems they may experience would not affect the work being done on
these
projects.

     Action :   To receive    and file the status      report on the
     undergrounding projects CIP 97-182 - Myrtle Avenue and CIP 97-183
     - Loma Drive.
     Motion Dunbabin, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

     Councilmember Reviczky asked the possibility of requiring a
     performance bond in future districts from Edison. City Manager
     Burrell and City Attorney Jenkins said they would look into that
     possibility.

(l) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE CLASS SPECIFICATIONS FOR POLICE
SERGEANT,
ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF AND ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW INVESTIGATOR .
Memorandum
from Personnel Director/Risk Manager Michael Earl dated February 5,
2001.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Dunbabin
for separate discussion later in the meeting.

Personnel Director/Risk   Manager   Earl   responded   to   Council
questions.

     Action: To approve the class specifications for police sergeant,
     assistant fire chief and administrative review investigator, as
     recommended by staff.
     Motion Dunbabin, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

(m)   RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE AN EXPENDITURE OF $5,839.56 FROM
THE
EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT ACCOUNT #715-4601-5403 TO PAY FOR EQUIPMENT
AND
ACCESSORIES FOR THE NEW      COMMUNITY RESOURCES DEPARTMENT CARGO VAN
.
Memorandum from Community Resources Director Mary Rooney dated January
31,
2001.

     Action: To approve an expenditure of $5,839.56 from the Equipment
     Replacement account #715-4601-5403 to pay for equipment and
     accessories for the new Department cargo van, as recommended by
     staff.

(n) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE REPORT ON EL SEGUNDO
COMMUNICATIONS
CENTER. Memorandum from Police Chief Val Straser dated February 7,
2001.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Reviczky
for separate discussion later in the meeting.

Police Chief Straser responded to Council questions.

     Action : To receive and file the report on the El Segundo
     Communications Center, as recommended by staff, with another
     review in six months.
     Motion by Reviczky, second by Edgerton. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

(o) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE THE DECEMBER 2000 REVENUE
AND
EXPENDITURE REPORT . Memorandum from Finance Director Viki Copeland
dated
February 8, 2000.

     Action : To receive and file the December            2000 revenue   and
     expenditure report, as recommended by staff.

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES

     a. ORDINANCE NO. 01-1212 - "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA
     BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING CHAPTER 17.50 OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE
     TO ELIMINATE THE PROHIBITION OF THIRD STORY SIGNS." For adoption.
     Memorandum from City Clerk Elaine Doerfling dated January 25,
     2001.

     Action: To waive full reading and adopt Ordinance No. 01-1212, as
     recommended.
     Motion Edgerton, second Oakes.
     AYES:   Dunbabin,   Edgerton, Oakes,    Reviczky, Mayor    Bowler
     NOES: None
     ABSENT: None
     ABSTAIN: None

At 7:30 P.M., the order of the agenda         was suspended to go    to the
public
hearings, beginning with item 4.

3.   ITEMS   REMOVED    FROM   THE   CONSENT CALENDAR   FOR   SEPARATE
DISCUSSION

     Item(s) (g),   (i), (j), (k), (l) and (n)     were heard at this time
     but are shown in order for clarity.
     Public comments on items removed from the      Consent Calendar are
     shown under the appropriate item.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

4. AN APPEAL OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION DENIAL OF A GENERAL PLAN
AMENDMENT
FROM COMMERCIAL CORRIDOR TO MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL, AND ZONE
CHANGE
FROM SPECIFIC PLAN AREA NO. 7, TO LIMITED MULTIPLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL
FOR
PROPERTY LOCATED AT 822 SIXTH STREET. Memorandum from Community
Development
Director Sol Blumenfeld dated January 24, 2001.

Community Development Director Blumenfeld     presented the staff   report
and
responded to Council questions.

The public hearing opened    at 7:38   P.M.   Coming forward   to address
the
Council on this item was:

     Susan Licata - appellant,      spoke to her appeal, presented
     photographs and submitted a petition signed by neighbors in
     support of her request to rezone her property.

The public hearing closed at 7:55 P.M.

     Action: To adopt Resolution No. 01-6115, entitled "A RESOLUTION
     OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA,
     SUSTAINING DENIAL OF A GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT FROM COMMERCIAL
     CORRIDOR (CC) TO MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL AND A ZONE CHANGE
     FROM SPECIFIC PLAN AREA 7 (S.P.A. 7) TO LIMITED MULTI-FAMILY
     RESIDENITAL (R-2B) FOR THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 822 SIXTH STREET
     AND LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS THE SOUTHWEST 40 FEET OF LOTS 11, 12,
     AND 13, CAMINO REAL TRACT ," as recommended by the Planning
     Commission.
     Motion Dunbabin, second Reviczky. The motion carried, noting the
     dissenting vote by Bowler.

5. AN APPEAL OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION DENIAL OF A VARIANCE TO ALLOW
THE
ADDITION OF A ROOF ANTENNA AND SATELLITE DISH EXCEEDING THE MAXIMUM
TWELVE
(12) SQUARE FEET ALLOWED ABOVE THE HEIGHT LIMIT AT 2601 PACIFIC
COAST
HIGHWAY . Memorandum from Community Development Director Sol
Blumenfeld
dated February 1, 2001. Supplemental information received February 8,
2001,
from the appellant, XM Satellite Radio.
Councilmember Edgerton asked if the proximity of his office to the
property
in question affected his ability to participate in the decision.
City
Attorney Jenkins said there      was no conflict of interest
involved.

Community Development   Director Blumenfeld    presented the staff   report
and
responded to Council    questions.   City Manager   Burrell also   responded
to
Council questions.

The public hearing opened     at 8:21   P.M.   Coming forward   to address
the
Council on this item was:

     Celly Adamo - LCC International, Inc. zoning specialist, spoke to
     the request, addressed the required variance findings, and said
     the proposed location was ideal for the roof antenna because of
     its high elevation.

The public hearing closed at 8:40 P.M.

     Action: To adopt Resolution No. 01-6116, entitled "A RESOLUTION
     OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA,
     SUSTAINING THE PLANNING COMMISSION'S DENIAL OF A REQUESTED
     VARIANCE FROM YARD, HEIGHT AND AREA RESTRICTIONS (SECTIN 17.46),
     TO ALLOW THE ADDITION OF A ROOF ANTENNA AND SATELLITE DISH
     EXCEEDING THE MAXIMUM TWELVE (12) SQUARE FEET ALLOWED ABOVE THE
     HEIGHT LIMIT AT 2601 PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY, LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS
     PART OF LOT A, TRACT 1594 AND PART OF LOT 6, BLOCK 3, AMENDED MAP
     OF SEASIDE    PARK TRACT ," as     recommended by the Planning
     Commission.
     Motion Mayor Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

     Action: To direct staff to, as quickly as possible, look into the
     matter of revising the City Code regarding rooftop antennas with
     an emphasis on visibility as opposed to bulk.
     Motion Mayor Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

6. EXPENDITURE OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY URBAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
BLOCK
GRANT (CDBG) FUND ALLOCATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2001-2002. Memorandum
from
Community Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated January 16,
2001.

Community Development Director Blumenfeld      presented the staff   report
and
responded to Council questions.
The public hearing opened at 8:55    P.M. As no one     came forward to
address
the Council on this item, the        public   hearing   closed   at   8:55
P.M.

     Action: To approve by minute order the expenditure of the Sixth
     Year 2001-02 Block Grant estimated allocation for the removal of
     architectural barriers to     the disabled and any additional
     allocation of funding, and direct staff to forward the Program
     Planning Summary to the Los Angeles County Community Development
     Commission, as recommended by staff.
     Motion Edgerton, second Oakes.      The motion carried by the
     following vote:
     Ayes:   Dunbabin,   Edgerton, Oakes,   Reviczky, Mayor    Bowler
     Noes: None
     Absent: None
     Abstain: None

The meeting recessed at 8:55 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 9:07 P.M., at which time the order of the
agenda
returned to item 3.

MUNICIPAL MATTERS

7.   MID YEAR BUDGET REVIEW 2000-01.       Memorandum   from Finance
Director
Viki Copeland dated January 30, 2001.

Finance Director Copeland presented     the   staff report   and responded
to
Council questions.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

  1. approve the revisions to estimated revenue, appropriations,
budget
     transfers and fund balances as shown in the Budget Summary and
Review;
  2. direct staff to evaluate parking rates and report back at the
March
     13, 2001 meeting; and
  3. approve the following items a, b and c which appropriate funds
from
     the balance in Prospective Expenditures.

Motion Reviczky,    second Edgerton. The motion   carried by a unanimous
vote.

     a.   Upgrade of Financial Management System. Memorandum from
     Finance    Director   Viki Copeland  dated  February 8, 2001.

     Action : To appropriate an additional $10,500 from Prospective
     Expenditures for the Purchasing Module of the Eden Financial
     Management System and authorize the City         Manager to execute the
     contract for upgrades of the Financial           Management System, as
     recommended by staff.

     b. Upgrade of Sierra Plus/Accella Permit System. Memorandum from
     Community Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated February 1,
     2001.

     Action: To approve the request to upgrade the Sierra Plus/Accella
     computer permit system by appropriating an additional $12,873
     from prospective expenditures for purchase of software, hardware,
     data migration, installation and maintenance, as recommended by
     staff.

     c. Approve Kerry Consulting Group to Prepare the City's Strategic
     Technology Plan and appropriate funds as required . Memorandum
     from Assistant City Manager Mary Rooney dated February 5, 2001.

     Action: To approve Kerry Consulting Group as the consultant to
     provide the City with a strategic technology plan and appropriate
     $14,463 from the prospective expenditure budget to pay for the
     project   consulting fees,    as   recommended by    the Council
     subcommittee (Bowler).

8.   MEMORANDUM   FROM   CITY   MANAGER   REGARDING   CITY   ENERGY
CONSERVATION
MEASURES, SOUTH   BAY ENERGY SUMMIT AND REVIEW OF      LONG TERM ENERGY
OPTIONS.

City Manager Burrell presented the staff report and responded to
Council
questions. He noted a Public Power Association meeting in Sacramento
in
April and suggested that Mayor Bowler and Mayor Pro Tempore
Dunbabin
attend. Staff will continue to review available options and report back
to
the Council. No action was taken.

9. REQUEST FROM HERMOSA BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND VISITORS' BUREAU
TO
HOLD THE 2001 MEMORIAL DAY "FIESTA HERMOSA", MAY 26-28, 2001 ON THE
PLAZA
AND DOWNTOWN AREA . Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell
dated
February 8, 2001. Supplemental letter from Howard Longacre dated
February
13, 2001.

City Manager Burrell presented the staff report and          responded to
Council
questions, noting the shuttle service would use Prop         A rather than Prop
C
funds. Police    Chief   Straser     also   responded   to    Council
questions.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item were:

     J. Travers Devine - Chamber of Commerce, said the fair has been a
     major South Bay event over the years; said they would design
     alternatives and present proposals for the Labor Day event for
     Council review; and

     Shirley Cassell - Hermosa     Beach, said the Prop A funds should be
     sold instead    of used       for this event's     shuttle service.

     Action: To (1) approve the "Fiesta Hermosa" on May 26-28, 2001,
     and waive application, banner and amplification fees as a
     non-profit organization and bill only for actual costs incurred
     by Police and Public Works for various direct services provided,
     as recommended by staff, and (2) approve $3,000 in Proposition A
     Transportation Funds for the shuttle service, as requested by the
     Chamber of Commerce.
     Motion Edgerton, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

10. AMENDMENT TO NOISE ORDINANCE REGARDING LEAF BLOWERS . Memorandum
from
City Manager Stephen Burrell dated February 5, 2001.

City Manager   Burrell presented    the staff report and     responded to
Council
questions.

     Action : To waive full reading and introduce Ordinance No.
     01-1213 , entitled "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH
     AMENDING THE NOISE ORDINANCE RELATIVE TO LEAF BLOWERS AND
     AMENDING THE HERMOSA BEACH MUNICIPAL CODE," as recommended by
     staff.
     Motion Reviczky, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

11. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY MANAGER

     a. DATES FOR SPECIAL MEETINGS: PIER DESIGN REVIEW, MARCH 5, 2001
     AND JOINT MEETING WITH PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION, MAY 29, 2001.
     Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated February 6,
     2001.

City Manager Burrell suggested changing the Pier Design Review meeting
date
to March 15th, since one Councilmember and the City Clerk were unable
to
attend on March 5.

     Action : By Council consensus, the meeting dates of Thursday,
     March 15, 2001, at 7:10 P.M. for Pier Design Review, and Tuesday,
     May 29, 2001, at 7:10 P.M. for a joint meeting       with the Public
     Works Commission, were approved.

City Manager Burrell reported that he had received a request today for
a
joint meeting with the School Board on Monday, February 26th. It
was
suggested that the meeting take place at 7:30 P.M. upstairs at
Einstein's
Restaurant. City Manager Burrell said he would confirm that meeting
with
the Council next week.

12. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL

     a. CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS. Memorandum from City Clerk
     Elaine Doerfling dated January 25, 2001.

     Action: Mayor Bowler directed, with the consensus of the Council,
     that the list of City Council committee assignments as presented
     this evening be maintained with no changes.

13. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL

     a. Request from Councilwoman Oakes     for allocation of   funds to
     build model towers on the Pier.

Councilmember Oakes spoke to her letter.

City Manager Burrell responded to Council questions.

     Action: To bring back as an agenda item at the next meeting, with
     a report from staff on costs.
     Motion Oakes, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

ANNOUNCEMENT IN OPEN SESSION   OF ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
AS
FOLLOWS:

1. MINUTES: Approval of minutes of Closed    Session meeting held on
January
9, 2001.

2. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - The City Council finds, based on
advice
from legal counsel, that discussion in open session will prejudice
the
position of the City in the litigation.

Existing Litigation: Government Code Section 54956.9(a)

Name of Case: Cal Compact Landfill Litigation
     * Shell Chemical Co. v. County of Los Angeles, et al
     * Case Number: USDC Case #CV-00-01917 MRP (MANx)
     *   Phillips   Petroleum   Co. v.    County   of   Los      Angeles,   et
al
     * Case Number: USDC Case #CV-00-1938 MRP (MANx)

Name of Case: Macpherson v. City of Hermosa Beach

     * Case Number: BC172546

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of
the
City of Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, February 13, 2001, at the
hour
of 10:15 P.M. to a closed session.

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION - The Closed Session convened at the hour
of
10:21 P.M. At the hour of 11:15 P.M., the Closed Session adjourned to
the
Regular Meeting.

ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS     - There   were   no   decisions made   requiring a
public
announcement.

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, February 13, 2001, at the hour of
11:16
P.M. to the Regular Meeting of Tuesday, February 27, 2001, at the hour
of
7:10 P.M.

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MINUTES OF THE ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City
of
Hermosa Beach, California, held on Monday, February 26, 2001, at the
hour
of 7:35 P.M. at Ein Stein's Restaurant, 1301 Manhattan Avenue,
Hermosa
Beach.

THE PURPOSE OF THIS MEETING WAS A JOINT DISCUSSION MEETING BETWEEN
THE
HERMOSA BEACH CITY COUNCIL AND THE HERMOSA BEACH CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD
OF TRUSTEES

1. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Dr. Robert Clark, Superintendent of Schools

2. ROLL CALL:
CITY COUNCIL

Present: Dunbabin, Oakes, Reviczky, Mayor Bowler
Absent: Edgerton (arrived at 7:45 P.M.)
Also present were: Stephen Burrell, City Manager
                                 Naoma Valdes, Deputy City Clerk

SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Present: Kelsey, McCurdy, President Weiss
Absent:    Bichlmeier,   Rubino-Holtzinger    (arrived   at    7:45
P.M.)
Also   present were:    Dr.   Robert Clark,    Superintendent of
Schools
                                    Nora    Roque,   Executive
Assistant
                                    Angela    Jones,    Business
Manager

3. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Coming forward at this time to address the meeting were:

     Jerry Compton - Valley Park Avenue, expressed neighborhood
     concerns regarding traffic and parking problems caused by events
     occurring on the school property; said that a proposed new
     gymnasium built close to Valley Park Avenue would exacerbate the
     problems; questioned if a new gymnasium was the best use of this
     space; and mentioned that the current school parking lot had 68
     parking spaces while the number of school staff was 75; and,

     Betty Evans - Valley Park Avenue, agreed with the concerns of Mr.
     Compton.

4.   MEETING WITH    BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGARDING JOINT USE VENTURES
.
Supplemental letter from Howard Longacre objecting to the meeting,
received
February 26, 2001. (Note: This meeting started before dinner and
continued
through and after dinner.)

General discussion ensued on various topics. The basic question from
School
Trustees was if the Council had any interest in planning jointly with
them
for community projects. The basic question from the Council was if
the
School Trustees had a prioritized needs assessment and growth
projection
that could form the basis of future planning discussions. Both
bodies
agreed   that   they would    like   to work    together where
possible.
It was explained that discussion by the School District Board of
Trustees
of the possibility of a new gymnasium was initiated at the request
of
parents for more available hours for sports and other programming.
Parents
said that their children often had league games scheduled later at
night
because there was not enough court area. It was felt that a gymnasium
could
also be used for assemblies, music programs, performing arts classes
and
other programs    of that type, all of       which now use the
school's
multi-purpose room. This would free the multi-purpose room for
additional
classroom use.

The School District Board of Trustees was currently in the process
of
gathering information on a number of facets of this type of project such
as
possible locations, size, costs, and funding sources.

Responses to questions included:

    1. the current school enrollment is 1,001 with the possibility of a
       one-classroom drop next year and there is not a reliable growth
       projection at this time;
    2. the School District was never able to finalize the purchase of the
       cable television site now owned by Adelphia, but that site would be
a
     logical expansion area;
  3. the mobile home park is the city's only low-to-moderate income
housing
     and did not fulfill the numbers mandated by the state;
  4. the state has the power to prevent the city from issuing building
     permits if low income housing were to be reduced or not matched to
the
     satisfaction of the state;
  5. currently there were no plans to reopen North School as the present
     use met a need within the community and provided $250,000 annually
     into the School District budget;
  6. the School District is waiting for a report from the state to see if
     the Valley School site has enough open space to allow a gymnasium to
     be built there.

Action : It was the consensus of the joint bodies that the next
meeting
would be on Monday, May 21, 2001, at 7:00 P.M. with the place of
the
meeting to be announced after a meeting place could be determined. It
was
also the consensus of the joint bodies that City Manager Burrell and
School
Superintendent Clark would meet to discuss various sites for
possible
expansion of the Hermosa Valley School and assemble information
regarding
possible future action on the Library and the Community Center as well as
a
new school gymnasium.

5. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Coming forward at this time to address the meeting was:

     Jerry Compton - Valley Park Avenue, expressed appreciation to the
     City Council and the School District Board of Trustees for the
     open and informative discussions tonight; suggested that a
     temporary cover could be placed over the court at Clark Field for
     basketball use; and, mentioned the possibility that the School
     District consider selling the residential property at North
     School, the old classrooms      on 25th Street that were not
     reinforced   for earthquake    safety, in    order to    pay for
     improvements at the Valley School.

6. ADJOURNMENT. The Adjourned Regular Meeting of the City Council of
the
City of Hermosa Beach adjourned on Monday, February 26, 2001, at the
hour
of 9:30 P.M. to the Regular Meeting of Tuesday, February 27, 2001, at
the
hour of 7:10 P.M.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday, February 27, 2001, at the hour of
7:15
P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Dick McCurdy

ROLL CALL:

Present:     Dunbabin,    Edgerton,   Oakes,    Reviczky,   Mayor
Bowler
Absent: None

Mayor Bowler announced with sadness that tonight's meeting would
be
adjourned in the memory of Patricia Gazin who had died that afternoon.
Mrs.
Gazin had many firsts to her credit including, the first elected
female
Councilmember and first female Mayor of Hermosa Beach, as well as
the
founder of one of the first Friends of the Library in Southern
California.
Mrs. Gazin had worked on the Hermosa Beach City Council during one of
its
most constructive periods when the Library, City Hall and the current
Pier
were built. An ardent historian, Patricia Gazin was the author of two
books
on Hermosa Beach history.

Mayor Bowler said that a memorial service would be announced at a
later
date and extended his condolences to Mrs. Gazin's husband of over 50
years,
Myron Gazin, and to their two children, Greg and Cathy.

PRESENTATIONS: Mayor Bowler presented a Certificate of Recognition to
Bob
McEachen, Past President of the Hermosa Beach Kiwanis, to honor the
75th
anniversary of the Kiwanis in Hermosa and to thank its members for
their
work to benefit the City. Mr. McEachen thanked Mayor Bowler and the
Council
and introduced Christmas Tree Lot Manager Paul Amarillas and his
wife
Yvonne. Mr. Amarillas thanked the Council for the use of the
Community
Center lawn for their annual fund-raising Christmas Tree Lot. He said
that
this had been their best year ever. He then presented a check in the
amount
of $5,500.00 to Christine Hollander, President of the Hermosa
Beach
Community Center Foundation.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Councilmember Dunbabin expressed the sadness of the
entire
Council at the death of Patricia Gazin and recounted an anecdote when
she
had introduced Mrs. Gazin saying that she was the first woman to serve
on
the Council. She was corrected by Mrs. Gazin who said, "I was not the
first
woman, I am the first woman to serve on the Council, and I always will
be."

Councilmember Reviczky announced that "Heart of Hermosa", the major
fund
raising event for the Hermosa Beach Education Foundation would take
place
on Saturday, March 10th, and urged viewers to         attend this event   as
the
proceeds benefited Hermosa school children.

Councilmember Edgerton also spoke on the Education Foundation event
saying
that over $75,000 had been raised last year and they were hoping to raise
a
higher amount this year as the money went to pay for specialized
school
supplies, such as computers, and for supplemental salaries for
specialty
teachers.

Councilmember Reviczky said that this was Police Chief Val Straser's
last
Council meeting before his retirement next month and thanked him on
behalf
of the City for his 28 years of service with the Hermosa Police
Department.

CLOSED SESSION REPORT     FOR    MEETING OF   FEBRUARY 13,   2001:   NO
REPORTABLE
ACTIONS.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

     a. ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time were:

       Ozzie Cardena - Founder of "Jazz on the Plaza", submitted some
       drawings of proposed plaques to honor great jazz musicians who
       have played in Hermosa Beach; and,

       John Hales - Hermosa Beach resident, spoke of his inability to
       speak with a person, or even leave a voice message, with parking
       enforcement over a neighborhood parking problem; said that the
       phone problem should be tended to as it left a bad impression of
       Hermosa Beach.

b.      WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

       1.   Letter from Franci Agajanian of the Mira Costa G.R.A.D.
       Booster Club requesting consideration of a donation toward the
       12th Annual    Grad Night   for Mira Costa Class    of 2001 .

       Action: To approve the request for a donation in the amount of
       $1,000.00 toward the 12th Annual Grad Night for Mira Costa Class
       of 2001.
       Motion Edgerton, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a
       unanimous vote.

       2. Letter from John Hales of the Hermosa Beach Historical Society
     requesting that City Council             officially recognize April 1, 2001,
     as our City's Founder's Day.

Coming   forward    to        address     the      Council   on   this     matter
was:

     John Hales - Hermosa         Beach resident,       spoke to his     request and
     read from his letter.

     Action: To direct staff to bring an item back on the next agenda
     to take official action to recognize April 1, 1901, as Hermosa
     Beach Founder's Day.
     Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

     Action : To approve the consent calendar recommendations (a)
     through (n), with the exception of the following items which were
     removed for discussion in item 3, but are shown in order for
     clarity: (a) Dunbabin and (h) Oakes.
     Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

(a) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE MINUTES              OF THE REGULAR MEETING    OF THE
CITY
COUNCIL HELD ON FEBRUARY 13, 2001.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Dunbabin
for   additional  comments   and  discussion later    in   the
meeting.

City Manager Stephen Burrell said that the minutes had been                   removed
in
order to correct the adjournment to February 26, 2001.

     Action : To approve the balance of the minutes of the Regular
     meeting of February 13, 2001, noting the correction on page
     10458, under ADJOUNMENT to read, "The Regular Meeting of the City
     Council of the City of Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday,
     February 13, 2001, at the hour of 11:16 P.M. to an Adjourned
     Meeting on Monday, February 26, 2001, at the hour of 7:30 P.M. at
     Ein Stein's Restaurant, 1301 Manhattan Avenue, Hermosa Beach, for
     a joint meeting between the Hermosa Beach City Council and the
     Hermosa   Beach City    School   District Board    of Trustees."
     Motion Reviczky, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

(b) RECOMMENDATION       TO    RATIFY CHECK      REGISTER NOS.    24166 THROUGH
24347.

     Action   :    To    ratify         the   Check    Register   as     presented.
(c) RECOMMENDATION      TO    RECEIVE AND   FILE TENTATIVE   FUTURE AGENDA
ITEMS.

     Action: To receive       and file the tentative future agenda items as
     presented.

(d) RECOMMENDATION TO        RECEIVE AND FILE THE JANUARY 2001 FINANCIAL
REPORTS:

  1. Revenue and expenditure report;
  2. City Treasurer's report; and,
  3. Investment report.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to receive and file
     the revenue and expenditure report, City Treasurer's report, and
     investment report for January 2001.

(e) RECOMMENDATION TO DENY THE FOLLOWING CLAIM AND REFER IT TO THE
CITY'S
LIABILITY CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR . Memorandum from Personnel
Director/Risk
Manager Michael Earl dated February 12, 2001.

     Claimant: Century-TCI California, L.P.
     Date of Loss: 05-17-99
     Date Filed: 02-08-01
     Allegation: Trip and fall.

     Action : To approve the staff recommendation to deny the above
     claim and refer it to the City's Liability Claims Administrator.

(f) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE A WORKSHOP DATE OF THURSDAY, MAY 24TH AT
7:10
P.M. FOR REVIEW OF THE 2001-2002 BUDGET . Memorandum from Finance
Director
Viki Copeland dated February 14, 2001.

     Action: To approve a workshop date of Thursday, May 24, 2001, at
     7:10 P.M. for review of the 2001-2002 budget.

(g) RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD THE PURCHASE OF A NEW CITY STAKE-BED TRUCK
WITH
UTILITY BED FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT TO WONDRIES FLEET DIVISION
OF
ALHAMBRA,   CALIFORNIA, IN    THE   AMOUNT OF    $26,387.64; APPROVE
THE
APPROPRIATION OF $1,388 IN ADDITIONAL FUNDS NEEDED FROM THE
EQUIPMENT
REPLACEMENT FUND; AND, AUTHORIZE STAFF TO ISSUE THE APPROPRIATE
PURCHASE
DOCUMENTS AS REQUIRED . Memorandum from Public Works Director
Harold
Williams dated February 12, 2001.
    Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

      1.  Award the purchase of a new City stake bed truck with
         utility bed for the Public Works Department to Wondries
         Fleet Division of Alhambra, California in the amount of
         $26,387.64;
      2. Approve the appropriation of $1,388 in additional funds
         needed   from    the  Equipment   Replacement   Fund;   and
      3. Authorize staff to issue the appropriate purchase documents
         as required.

(h) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE, IN CONCEPT, A PROGRAM OF
COMMEMORATIVE
PLAQUES FOR JAZZ ARTISTS WHO PERFORMED IN HERMOSA BEACH; APPROVE THE
PLAZA
AREA AS THE LOCATION FOR THE PLACEMENT OF THESE PLAQUES; AND, APPROVE
A
PARKS,   RECREATION   AND COMMUNITY   RESOURCES COMMISSION
SUBCOMMITTEE
(BELL/FISHMAN) TO WORK WITH OZZIE CADENA TO DEVELOP GUIDELINES, A
FUNDING
PLAN, AND SELECTION CRITERIA FOR THE PROGRAM TO BE PRESENTED TO COUNCIL
AT
A FUTURE MEETING. Memorandum from Community Resources Director Mary
Rooney
dated February 20, 2001.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember Oakes
for
additional comments and discussion later in the meeting.

Community Resources Director Rooney responded to Council   questions.
City
Manager Burrell also responded to Council questions.

    Proposed Action : To table this item until after the Pier design
    is finalized.
    Motion Oakes, second Edgerton. The motion was withdrawn by the
    maker and the second.

    Action : To direct staff that the Council is interested in
    commemorating the jazz history of Hermosa Beach by allowing the
    Parks, Recreation and Community Resources Advisory Commission to
    study and return with the potential size, shape, location and
    suggested number of tastefully done plaques for the Plaza area.
    Motion Oakes, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous
    vote.

(i) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE THE ACTION MINUTES    OF THE
PUBLIC
WORKS COMMISSION MEETING OF FEBRUARY 7, 2001.

    Action: To approve the staff recommendation to receive and file
    the action minutes of the Public Works Commission meeting of
     February 7, 2001.

(j) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE THE   ACTION MINUTES OF THE
PLANNING
COMMISSION MEETING OF FEBRUARY 20, 2001.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to receive and file
     the action minutes of the Planning Commission meeting of February
     20, 2001.

(k)   RECOMMENDATION TO    APPROVE AND AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO SIGN
A
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH JENKINS & HOGIN, LLP, FOR
CITY
ATTORNEY AND LEGAL SERVICES FOR THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH;
AUTHORIZE
NOTIFICATION TO RICHARDS, WATSON & GERSHON OF TERMINATION OF CITY
ATTORNEY
SERVICES EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2000; AND, AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE
A
CONTRACT WITH RICHARDS, WATSON & GERSHON FOR SPECIAL SERVICES IN
CONNECTION
WITH THREE PENDING LITIGATION MATTERS AND CERTAIN SPECIALIZED
SERVICES.
Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated February 22,
2001.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

       1.  Authorize the Mayor    to sign a professional services
          agreement with Jenkins & Hogin, LLP for City Attorney and
          legal   services  for    the  City   of  Hermosa   Beach;
       2. Authorize notification to Richards, Watson & Gershon to
          termination of City Attorney services effective March 1,
          2000 ;
       3. Authorize the Mayor to execute a contract with Richards,
          Watson & Gershon for special services in connection with
          three pending litigation matters and certain specialized
          services.

(l) RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD THE PURCHASE OF A NEW CITY PAINT/SIGN TRUCK
FOR
THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT TO LINE MASTER ENGINEERING OF LONG
BEACH,
CALIFORNIA IN THE AMOUNT OF $69,199.22 AND AUTHORIZE STAFF TO ISSUE
THE
APPROPRIATE PURCHASE DOCUMENTS AS REQUIRED. Memorandum from Public
Works
Director Harold Williams dated February 20, 2001.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

       1. Award the purchase of a new city paint/sign truck for the
          Public Works Department to Linemaster Engineering of Long
          Beach,   California in   the amount of     $69,199.22, and
       2. Authorize staff to issue the appropriate purchase documents
          as required.

(m) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE THE ACTION MINUTES OF THE
PARKS,
RECREATION AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES ADVISORY COMMISSION MEETING OF
FEBRUARY
6, 2001.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to receive and file
     the action minutes of the Parks, Recreation and Community
     Resources Advisory Commission meeting of February 6, 2001.

(n) RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD THE PURCHASE OF A NEW CITY HI-LIFT TRUCK
WITH
UTILITY BED FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT TO ALTEC INDUSTRIES, INC.
OF
DIXON, CALIFORNIA, IN THE AMOUNT OF $124,488.36 AND AUTHORIZE STAFF
TO
ISSUE THE APPROPRIATE PURCHASE DOCUMENTS AS REQUIRED . Memorandum
from
Public   Works Director   Harold   Williams dated   February 12,
2001.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendations to:

       1. Award the purchase of a new city Hi-lift truck with utility
          bed for the Public Works Department to Altec Industries,
          Inc., of Dixon, California in the amount of $124,488.36; and
       2. Authorize staff to issue the appropriate purchase documents
          as required.

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES

     a. ORDINANCE NO. 01-1213 - "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA
     BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE NOISE ORDINANCE RELATIVE TO LEAF
     BLOWERS AND AMENDING THE HERMOSA BEACH MUNICIPAL CODE . For
     adoption. Memorandum from City Clerk Elaine Doerfling dated
     February 14, 2001.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to waive full reading
     and adopt Ordinance NO. 01-1213.
     Motion Reviczky, second Dunbabin.

     AYES:   Dunbabin,         Edgerton,   Oakes,   Reviczky,    Mayor     Bowler
     NOES: None
     ABSENT: None
     ABSTAIN: None

3.   ITEMS   REMOVED    FROM    THE   CONSENT CALENDAR    FOR   SEPARATE
DISCUSSION

     Items   1(a) and   (h), were heard      at this     time but are    shown in
     order for clarity.

     Public comments on items removed from the   Consent Calendar are
     shown under the appropriate item.

PUBLIC HEARINGS - NONE

MUNICIPAL MATTERS

4. PROPOSED CHANGE IN ZONING CODE TO ALLOW BAY WINDOWS TO ENCROACH INTO
THE
FRONT YARD SET BACK . Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell
dated
February 22, 2001.

City Manager Burrell presented the staff report and responded to
Council
questions. Community Development Director Sol Blumenfeld also responded
to
Council questions.

     Action: To direct staff to prepare an amendment to the zoning
     code, for consideration by the Planning Commission, that would
     allow bay windows to encroach into the front yard set back and to
     provide precise definitions for bay windows regarding allowable
     elevation, dimensions and square footage and stipulating that
     there be no foundation encroachment.
     Motion Edgerton, second Oakes. The motion carried, noting the
     dissenting vote of Dunbabin.

5. REVIEW OF SIGN ORDINANCE RELATIVE TO INFLATABLES AND OTHER
DECORATIONS
USED AS TEMPORARY BUSINESS SIGNS . Memorandum from Community
Development
Director Sol Blumenfeld dated February 20, 2001.

Community Development Director Blumenfeld   presented the staff   report
and
responded to Council questions.

     Action: To direct staff to prepare an amendment to the sign code,
     for consideration by the Planning Commission, that would define
     Holiday decorations thereby differentiating them from Holiday
     advertisements.
     Motion Reviczky, second Edgerton. The motion carried noting the
     dissenting votes of Dunbabin and Oakes.

6. REVIEW OF REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS STATEMENT AND PROPOSAL (RFQ/RFP)
TO
PREPARE A DOWNTOWN MARKET STUDY. Memorandum from Community
Development
Director Sol Blumenfeld dated February 20, 2001.
Community Development Director Blumenfeld presented the staff report
and
responded to Council questions. City Attorney Michael Jenkins and
City
Manager Burrell also responded to Council questions.

Public participation opened   at 8:30   P.M. Coming   forward to   address
the
Council on this item was:

     Joe Mark - Involved with retail development, urged the Council to
     move more slowly on this proposed study in order to have a
     clearer concept of what it was that they wanted; said the Council
     needed to better define the questions they wanted answered
     because as it was worded now, the study would bring back
     information so generalized that it would not be useful for the
     Council's purposes. He suggested that the Council might like to
     form a local committee of residents with the expertise to define
     the questions and to acquire some of the demographics less
     expensively   then   they    were   listed   in   the   proposal.

Public participation closed at 8:40 P.M.

     Proposed Action: To work with staff to define our questions more
     clearly in order to find someone who can give us a market
     strategy on how to achieve our goals of more retail and office
     use and what zoning and incentive parameters to use in the
     downtown area; and then turn our attention to Pacific Coast
     Highway where we would need the business inventory and retail
     market analysis to start the study.
     Motion Oakes, second Edgerton. The motion died when the second
     was withdrawn.

     Action : To direct staff to reject all bids and to return to
     Council with more specific issues for a new RFP.
     Motion Edgerton, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

7. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY MANAGER

     a. SPECIAL MEETING TO CONSIDER PHASE III PIER IMPROVEMENTS.
     Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated February 22,
     2001.

City Manager   Burrell presented   the staff report and   responded to
Council
questions.

     Action: The consensus of the Council was to set the date of March
     26, 2001, at the hour of 7:10 P.M. for the meeting to discuss the
     final design of the Pier Improvements.

8. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL - None
9. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL - None

ANNOUNCEMENT IN OPEN SESSION   OF ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
AS
FOLLOWS:

1. MINUTES:   Approval of minutes of Closed Session meeting held on
February
13, 2001.

2. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR

     Government Code Section 54956.8

     Property:

        * 11th Street and The Stran
        * Longfellow Avenue and The Strand

     Negotiating Parties:

        * Stephen Burrell
        * TyCom

     Under Negotiation: Price & Terms of Payment

3. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - The City Council finds, based on
advice
from legal counsel, that discussion in open session will prejudice
the
position of the City in the litigation.

Existing Litigation: Government Code Section 54956.9(a)

     Name of Case: Cal Compact Landfill Litigation

        *   Shell Chemical Co.    v. County of Los Angeles,           et al
        *    Case   Number:    USDC  Case  #CV-00-01917  MRP           (MANx)
        *   Phillips Petroleum Co. v. County of Los Angeles,          et al
        *     Case   Number:   USDC  Case   #CV-00-1938  MRP            (MANx)

     Name     of   Case:    Macpherson   v.   City     of   Hermosa   Beach

        * Case Number: BC172546

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of
the
City of Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, February 27, 2001, at the
hour
of 9:45 P.M. to a closed session.

RECONVENE   TO OPEN   SESSION - The   Closed Session   convened at the   hour
of
10:01 P.M. At the hour of 10:10 P.M., the    Closed Session adjourned to
the
Regular Meeting.

ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS: -   There   were no   decisions made   requiring   a
public
announcement.

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned, in the memory of Patricia Gazin, on
Tuesday,
February 27, 2001, at the hour of 10:11 P.M. to the Regular Meeting
of
Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at the hour of 7:10 P.M.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at the hour of
7:15
P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - John Hales

ROLL CALL:

Present: Dunbabin, Oakes, Reviczky, Mayor Bowler
Absent: Edgerton (arrived at 7:19 P.M.)

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Mayor Bowler commented on the memorial service for
Patricia
Gazin that took place Saturday, March 10, in the Council Chambers,
and
extended   sympathy   to   her   husband,   Myron,   and   their
family.

Mayor Bowler commented on the Little League opening ceremony Friday,
March
9, at Clark Field, noting that he threw the first ball. He commended
Public
Works staff for the beautiful field, adding that the new backstop
was
nearly completed.

Mayor Bowler announced that the Hermosa Beach Woman's Club was sponsoring
a
memorial tree planting in Noble Park at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 14,
for
Richard   Greenwald,   an   honorary    member   of   the   Woman's
Club.
Mayor Bowler announced the Hermosa Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade
Saturday,
March 17, at 11 a.m., noting it was a great family event and the
only
parade in Los Angeles County. He said the festival would continue on
the
Plaza through Sunday.

(Councilmember Edgerton arrived at 7:19 P.M.)

Mayor Bowler announced a retirement party for Police Chief Val
Straser
would take place at noon Friday, April 6, at the Comedy & Magic
Club,
noting that tickets were available at $37 each through the Comedy
Club.

Mayor Bowler commented on the recent elections in Manhattan Beach
and
Redondo Beach, congratulating all the winning candidates and commending
the
Manhattan Beach voters for defeating, by an 80 to 20 percent vote,
the
clean ocean initiative, noting that the same issue would be on
Hermosa's
ballot in November.

Councilmember Dunbabin    congratulated the Redondo Union High
School
basketball team for winning the CIF Championship and the Hermosa
Beach
students who are on that team.

Councilmember Oakes commented on the Hermosa Beach Education
Foundation
dinner, dance and auction fundraiser that took place Saturday, March
10.
Councilmember Edgerton said the event raised $70,000 and thanked all of
the
people who contributed to the event's success, noting that all of
the
proceeds benefit the Hermosa Beach public schools.

PROCLAMATIONS

                        FOUNDERS DAY - APRIL 1, 2001

Mayor Bowler read the proclamation and         proclaimed   April    1, 2001,
as
Founders Day in Hermosa Beach.

John   Hales accepted the   proclamation and   invited everyone to    attend
the
Hermosa Beach Historical Society's open house social on Sunday, April 1,
at
the museum, noting refreshments would be served.

CLOSED SESSION REPORT     FOR   MEETING OF   FEBRUARY 27,   2001:   No
reportable
actions.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

(a) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time were:

     Shirley Cassell - Hermosa Beach, asked       the Council to put money
     into City street repairs rather than         into the downtown area;

     Pete Tucker - Hermosa Beach, asked the Council to send a letter
     of opposition to the proposed area code change; asked that
     businesses receiving unneeded parking permits be weeded out of
     the system; expressed concern about downtown retail being driven
     out due to rent increases; opposed St. Patrick's Day food booths
     as   they   may   adversely   affect  local   restaurants;   and

     Robert Bell - Hermosa Beach, commented on Little League opening
     night and thanked the Public Works staff for their hard work and
     the wonderful job they did preparing Clark Field after the rain.

(b) WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS - None

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

     Action : To approve the consent calendar recommendations (a)
     through (j), with the exception of the following items which were
     removed for discussion in item 3, but are shown in order for
     clarity:   (e) Dunbabin,    (h)   Dunbabin, and    (j) Edgerton.
     Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

(a) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE FOLLOWING MINUTES:

          1) Minutes of the Adjourned Regular meeting held on
          February 26, 2001; and
          2) Minutes of the Regular meeting held on February 27,
          2001.

     Action : To approve as presented the minutes of the adjourned
     regular meeting of February 26, 2001, and the regular meeting of
     February 26, 2001.

(b) RECOMMENDATION TO RATIFY CHECK REGISTER NOS. 24348 THROUGH
24485,
NOTING VOIDED CHECK NOS. 24352, 24413 AND 24424, AND TO APPROVE
THE
CANCELLATION       OF CHECK    NOS.   24338 AND   24360 AS   RECOMMENDED BY       THE
CITY
TREASURER.

     Action    :     To   ratify       the   Check   Register     as   presented.

(c) RECOMMENDATION        TO    RECEIVE AND   FILE TENTATIVE      FUTURE AGENDA
ITEMS.

     Action: To receive and file the tentative future agenda items, as
     presented.

(d) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE MODIFIED FINAL ENGINEER'S REPORT
FOR
ASSESSMENT DISTRICT NO. 97-1 (MYRTLE AVENUE UTILITY UNDERGROUNDING)
.
Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated March 5,
2001.

     Action : To approve the Modified Final Engineer's Report for
     Assessment   District  No.  97-1    (Myrtle  Avenue   Utility
     Undergrounding).

(e) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE THE CAPTIAL IMPROVEMENT
PROJECT
STATUS REPORT. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams
dated
March 5, 2001.

This item was removed from the Consent Calendar by Councilmember
Dunbabin
for separate discussion later in the meeting.

Public   Works       Director     Williams     responded     to   Council
questions.

     Action : To receive and file the status report on capital
     improvement   projects   that   are   either under design or
     construction, as recommended by staff.
     Motion Dunbabin, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

(f) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION DECLARING INTENTION TO VACATE
AND
ABANDON FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES A PORTION OF 25TH STREET, BETWEEN THE
STRAND
AND HERMOSA AVENUE AND SETTING A PUBLIC HEARING DATE OF APRIL 10,
2001.
Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated March 6,
2001.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
     No. 01-6118 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
     CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO
     VACATE AND ABANDON, FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES, A PORTION OF 25TH
     STREET, BETWEEN THE STRAND AND HERMOSA AVENUE, AS SHOWN ON THE
     TRACT OF HERMOSA BEACH AS PER MAP RECORDED BOOK, PAGE 1-25, IN
     THE OFFICE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY RECORDER."

(g) RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT THE WORK BY SULLY-MILLER CONTRACTING CO.
FOR
PROJECT NO. CIP 95-150, HERMOSA AVENUE STREET IMPROVEMENTS; AUTHORIZE
THE
MAYOR TO SIGN THE NOTICE OF COMPLETION; AUTHORIZE STAFF TO RELEASE
PAYMENT
TO SULLY-MILLER CONTRACTING CO. (10% RETAINED FOR 35 DAYS FOLLOWING
FILING
OF NOTICE OF COMPLETION); AUTHORIZE INCREASE IN THE CONTRACT AMOUNT
BY
$12,000; AUTHORIZE THE APPROPRIATION OF $5,000 FROM THE SEWER FUND;
AND,
AUTHORIZE THE TRANSFER OF THE BALANCE OF $39,594 FROM CIP 99-409
MANHOLE
REPAIR/RECONSTRUCTION TO CIP 95-150 HERMOSA AVENUE STREET IMPROVEMENTS
FOR
COMPLETION OF THE PROJECT . Memorandum from Public Works Director
Harold
Williams dated February 28, 2001.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

       1. Accept the work by Sully-Miller Contracting Co. for Project
          No.   CIP   95-150 Hermosa   Avenue Street    Improvements;
       2. Authorize the Mayor to sign the Notice of Completion;
       3.   Authorize staff    to release payment    to Sully-Miller
          Contracting Co. (10% retained for 35 days following filing
          of Notice of Completion;
       4. Authorize increase in the contract amount by $12,000;
       5. Authorize the appropriation of $5,000 from the Sewer Fund;
          and
       6. Authorize the transfer of the balance of $39,594 from CIP
          99-409 Manhole Repair/Reconstruction to CIP 95-150 Hermosa
          Avenue Street Improvements for completion of the project.

(h) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE STATUS REPORT ON PROJECT NO.
CIP
97-182, MYRTLE AVENUE UNDERGROUNDING, AND PROJECT NO. CIP 97-183,
LOMA
DRIVE UNDERGROUNDING. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold
Williams
dated March 5, 2001.

This item was removed from the Consent Calendar by Councilmember
Dunbabin
for separate discussion later in the meeting.

Public   Works   Director   Williams   responded   to   Council
questions.
     Action: To receive and file the report, as recommended by staff.
     Motion Dunbabin, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

(i) RECOMMENDATION TO DENY THE FOLLOWING CLAIM AND REFER IT TO THE
CITY'S
LIABILITY CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR . Memorandum from Personnel
Director/Risk
Manager Michael Earl dated March 7, 2001.

   * Claimant: Hallstein, Frank
   * Date of Loss: 7/22/00
   * Date Filed: 1/18/01

     Action: To deny the claim and refer it to the City's Liability
     Claims Administrator, as recommended by staff.

(j) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING FINAL MAP #52794 FOR
A
SEVEN-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT AT     1046 - 1054 MONTEREY BOULEVARD
.
Memorandum from Community Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated
March
6, 2001.

This item was removed from the Consent Calendar by Councilmember
Edgerton
for separate discussion later in the meeting.

City Manager    Burrell and Community          Development    Director
Blumenfeld
responded to Council questions.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
     No. 01-6119 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
     CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING APPROVAL OF FINAL
     TRACT MAP #52794 FOR A SEVEN-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT LOCATED AT
     1046 - 1054 MONTEREY BOULEVARD, HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA ."
     Motion Edgerton, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES - None

3.   ITEMS   REMOVED   FROM    THE   CONSENT CALENDAR   FOR   SEPARATE
DISCUSSION

     Items (e), (h), and      (j) were heard at this time but are shown in
     order for clarity.

     Public comments on items removed from the          Consent Calendar are
     shown under the appropriate item.

PUBLIC HEARINGS - None
At 7:47 P.M., the order of the agenda was changed to reverse the order
of
the Municipal Matters, taking item 6 first, followed by items 5 and 4.
The
items, however, are shown in order for clarity.

MUNICIPAL MATTERS

4. PROJECT NO. CIP 95-507, VALLEY PARK IMPROVEMENTS, APPROVAL OF
PLANS,
SPECIFICATIONS AND ESTIMATES. Memorandum from Public Works Director
Harold
Williams dated March 5, 2001. Supplemental plans submitted this evening
to
Councilmembers.

Public Works Director Williams presented the staff report and responded
to
Council questions.    City Manager Burrell also     responded to
Council
questions.

     Action: To continue the item to   allow for adequate Council review
     of the plans received tonight     and to bring the item back after
     all Council questions have been   answered.
     Motion Bowler, second Dunbabin.   The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

Councilmember Edgerton requested that the matter not be scheduled for
the
regular meeting of April 10, as he would be absent from that meeting.
City
Manager Burrell said the item might need to come back again at a
workshop.

5. TAXI VOUCHER PILOT PROGRAM. Memorandum from City Manager Stephen
Burrell
dated March 8, 2001. Supplemental letter from Howard Longacre dated
March
13, 2001.

City Manager   Burrell presented   the staff report and   responded to
Council
questions.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item were:

     Shirley Cassell - Hermosa Beach, said Torrance has had a very
     successful taxi voucher program for many years; said the only
     problem would be if the cab driver wanted a tip on top of the
     voucher; and

     Pete Tucker - Hermosa   Beach, supported the taxi voucher proposal
     due    to   the   high   per-person   cost   of   operating   the   WAVE.

     Action:     To approve the staff   recommendation to direct staff to:

       1.  1) Secure proposals from qualified taxi companies to
          participate in the voucher program; and
       2. 2) Work with the City of Redondo Beach to modify the City's
          existing agreement for the Dial-A-Ride program to implement
          the pilot program.

     And including in the program the additional stipulations that (1)
     every contractor used be able to provide handicap capabilities;
     (2) that it be made clear that tips may not be solicited or
     expected; and (3) that the voucher apply to the ride, not per
     person, if    all parties are going      to the same location.
     Motion Edgerton, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

6. TYCOM LTD REQUESTING PERMISSION TO INSTALL AN UNDERGROUND CABLE TO
HOUSE
A TRANS PACIFIC FIBER OPTIC CABLE AT TWO SEPARATE LOCATIONS .
Memorandum
from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated March 8, 2001.

City Manager     Burrell presented   the staff report and   responded to
Council
questions.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

     Shirley Cassell - Hermosa Beach, questioned the fee amount, if
     they would be paid annually, and whether or not those fees would
     change from year to year.

     Action: To grant permission, as recommended by staff, for Tycom
     LTD to file an application with the Community Development
     Department to construct the conduit under the beach at two
     separate locations, subject to all applicable laws, regulations,
     etc.
     Motion Reviczky, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

7. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY MANAGER

     a. LEGISLATION TO CAP ERAF GROWTH, SHIFT OF PROPERTY TAXES BACK
     TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT - AB3 (ASHBURN) AND AB100 (SIMITIAN) .
     Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated March 5, 2001.

     Action: To support the two bills and direct staff to track them
     through the legislative session.
     Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

     b.    LOS ANGELES   WORLD AIRPORTS PRESENTATION TO     THE CITY COUNCIL
     REGARDING THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT. Memorandum from City
     Manager Stephen Burrell dated March 8, 2001.

City Manager    Burrell presented   the staff report and   responded to
Council
questions.

     Action : To extend the invitation for       a presentation    in June,
     2001.
     Motion Mayor Bowler, second Dunbabin.       The motion carried   by a
     unanimous vote.

8. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL

     VACANCIES - BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS - CIVIL SERVICE BOARD:
     UNEXPIRED TERM ENDING JULY 15, 2003 . Memorandum from City Clerk
     Elaine Doerfling dated March 8, 2001

City Clerk Doerfling presented the staff report.

     Action : To appoint Susan Blaco to the unexpired Civil Service
     Board term ending July 15, 2003.
     Motion Reviczky, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

9. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL - None

City Attorney Jenkins requested that the Council add two items to
this
evening's closed session agenda--(1) the initiation of new
litigation,
pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(c), with regard to the
airport
issue and (2) a discussion on whether or not to file an appeal with
regard
to the existing Cal Compact litigation--noting that both issues arose
after
the posting of the agenda and required immediate action.

     Action : To add to the closed session agenda the two items
     requested by the City Attorney based on the findings that both
     issues arose after the posting of the agenda and required
     immediate action.
     Motion Mayor Bowler, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

ANNOUNCEMENT IN OPEN SESSION   OF ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
AS
FOLLOWS:

1. MINUTES:

  a. Approval   of minutes   of Closed Session   meeting held on   February
13,
     2001; and
  b. Approval of minutes      of Closed Session      meeting held on       February
27,
     2001.

2. CONFERENCE     WITH   LABOR NEGOTIATOR      -   Government Code     Section
54957.6

   * City Negotiator: Stephen Burrell
   *   Employee   Organization :    Hermosa         Beach     Management
Association

3. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - The City Council finds, based on
advice
from legal counsel, that discussion in open session will prejudice
the
position of the City in the litigation.

Existing Litigation: Government Code Section 54956.9(a)

   * Name of Case: Macpherson v. City of Hermosa Beach
   * Case Number: BC172546
   * Name of Case :       Cal Compact Landfill Litigation               (added
item)
   * Shell Chemical Co. v. County of Los Angeles, et al
   * Case Number: USDC Case #CV-00-01917 MRP (MANx)
   * Phillips Petroleum Co. v. County of L.A., et al
   * Case Number: USDC Case #CV-00-1938 MRP (MANx)

Initiation   of   New    Litigation   -    Government       Code   Section
54956.9(c)

   * Number of Potential Cases: 1

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of
the
City of Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at the hour
of
9:30 P.M. to a closed session.

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION - The Closed Session convened at the hour of
9:50
P.M. At the hour of 10:20 P.M., the Closed Session adjourned to the
Regular
Meeting.

ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS       - There   were   no   decisions made      requiring a
public
announcement.

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at the hour of
10:20
P.M. to the Adjourned   Regular Meeting of     Monday, March 26,   2001, at
the
hour   of 7:10   P.M.    for   a    Pier   Renovation   Phase   III
workshop.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at the hour of 7:13
P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Lt. Bohlin

ROLL CALL:

Present:     Dunbabin, Edgerton, Oakes, Reviczky, Mayor Bowler
Absent:      None

PRESENTATIONS

                               RECOGNITION OF
                      RESERVE COMMANDER LEONARD SCHEID
                                    AND
                       RESERVE LIEUTENANT RON SHOPPER

Mayor Bowler presented City pins and Certificates of Appreciation
to
Reserve Commander Leonard Scheid, retiring after more than 27 years
of
service with the City (since November 8, 1973), and Reserve Lieutenant
Ron
Shopper, retiring after more than 28 years of service with the City
(since
November 17, 1972).

Commander Scheid and Lieutenant      Shopper thanked the Mayor for
the
recognition and individually expressed how much they had enjoyed
their
employment with the City and that it had been an honor serving the
citizens
of Hermosa Beach.

                     PRESENTATION OF CITY PINS TO THE
                        HERMOSA BEACH WOMAN'S CLUB
                         ART CONTEST WINNERS FROM
                HERMOSA VIEW SCHOOL, HERMOSA VALLEY SCHOOL
                     AND OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE SCHOOL

Mayor Bowler invited the children forward with their artwork and
presented
each of them with a City pin.
Jean Lombardo said the Woman's Club of Hermosa Beach had sponsored the
art
contest for students from all Hermosa Beach schools. She said the
winning
artwork would be displayed during the performance of "Bingo" in the
Hermosa
Beach Theatre lobby.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Mayor Bowler announced the South Bay Energy Summit at
6:30
P.M. Thursday, March 29, at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center
on
Aviation Boulevard, noting it was free to the public.

Councilmember Dunbabin reported on the success of the Friends of
the
Library book sale Saturday, March 24, noting proceeds went to the
Patricia
Gazin Memorial fund. She announced that the Hermosa Beach
Historical
Society was having an event at their museum Sunday, April 1, from 2 to
4
P.M., celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the founding of
Hermosa
Beach. She also announced the retirement party for Police Chief Val
Straser
at noon Friday, April 6, at the Comedy Club.

Mayor Bowler requested that two items be added to the agenda--one
to
consider taking a position opposing SB910 and the other to
consider
supporting a position of the South Bay Council of Governments
concerning
the airport expansion issue.

     Action: To add both items to the agenda for discussion following
     municipal matters based on the finding that the issues arose
     after the posting of the agenda and required immediate action.
     Motion Mayor Bowler, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

CLOSED SESSION REPORT FOR MEETING OF MARCH 13, 2001: No reportable
actions.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

(a) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS - None

(b) WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

     1. Letter from Gerald Compton regarding a General Plan Amendment
     and   Rezone of   the   400 Block    of Ocean    View   Avenue .
Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

     Gerald Compton - Hermosa Beach, spoke to his letter, said they
     wanted to match the zoning to surrounding properties, and
     requested that the issue be referred to the Planning Commission
     for review and recommendation.

Community Development    Director Blumenfeld responded    to Council
questions.

     Action :   To refer the issue      to the Planning Commission.
     Motion Reviczky, second Mayor Bowler. The motion carried, noting
     the dissenting votes of Dunbabin and Edgerton.

     2. Letters from Barbara Mathieson regarding Encroachment Permit
     granted for 2634 Manhattan Avenue. Supplemental letters from 27th
     Street residents Gary Mammet dated March 23, 2001 and from Ron
     Felsing dated March 21, 2001. Supplemental memorandum from City
     Manager Steve Burrell dated March 27, 2001.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item were:

     Barbara Mathieson - Hermosa Beach, spoke to her letter, submitted
     additional information, presented a photo display and drawings,
     and requested that the Council reconsider its decision to grant
     the encroachment, noting that this was a very busy intersection;
     said she    opposed giving    special access to     public land;

     Jay Mitchell    - owner of the     subject property, submitted
     information; said the proposed wall would replace the fence that
     was there previously; said buffering was needed because his home
     was   located at    a busy five-way    commercial intersection;

     Les Eicher - Hermosa Beach, reviewed the history of the site;
     objected to the encroachment and to the process involved; and

     Phyllis Reinhard - Hermosa Beach, said      the strip of public land
     should not be used as private property.

City Manager   Burrell   and   City   Attorney Jenkins   responded   to
Council
questions.

     Proposed Action : To direct staff to advertise for a hearing on
     the revocation of the encroachment permit.
     Motion Dunbabin, second Edgerton. The motion failed due to the
     dissenting   votes   of Oakes,    Reviczky  and Mayor   Bowler.

     Action: To direct staff to work with the owner and the neighbors
     on solutions to the problems and to report back to the City
     Council   no later    than the   meeting of April     24, 2001.
     Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried, noting the
     dissenting vote of Dunbabin.
     3. Letter from Wim Selders objecting to a "garbage can and light
     pole"   structure placed   in   front of    3035 The    Strand .

Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

     Wim Selders    - Hermosa Beach, spoke      to           his letter; said
     construction took place without notification;           requested that the
     structure be removed from directly in front of          his home; said his
     neighbor to the south had no objection to               moving it to the
     property line.

City Manager Burrell         and Public   Works   Director    Williams responded
to
Council questions.

     Action: To direct staff to remove the structure and reconstruct
     it 15 feet to the south if it is confirmed that the neighbor has
     no objection; otherwise, to bring the matter back at the next
     meeting; with further direction to staff to make sure property
     owners are notified in the future and also to place the
     structures on property lines rather than centered in front of a
     particular home.
     Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

     Action : To approve the consent calendar recommendations (a)
     through (q) as presented, with no items removed for later
     discussion.
     Motion Reviczky, second Bowler. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

(a) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE MINUTES         OF THE REGULAR MEETING     OF THE
CITY
COUNCIL HELD ON MARCH 13, 2001.

     Action :     To approve as    presented the minutes of the regular
     meeting      of the    City    Council held   on March   13, 2001.

(b) RECOMMENDATION TO RATIFY CHECK REGISTER NOS. 24486 THROUGH
24657,
NOTING VOIDED CHECK NOS. 24494 AND 24566, AND TO APPROVE THE
CANCELLATION
OF CHECK NOS. 24513 AND 24533 AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CITY TREASURER
.

     Action   :    To    ratify    the    check    register    as    presented.

(c) RECOMMENDATION      TO    RECEIVE AND   FILE TENTATIVE     FUTURE AGENDA
ITEMS.

     Action: To receive       and file the tentative future agenda items as
     presented.
(d) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE THE FEBRUARY 2001 FINANCIAL
REPORTS:

  1. Revenue and expenditure report;
  2. City Treasurer's report; and
  3. Investment report.

     Action : To receive     and file   as presented   the   February 2001,
     Financial Reports.

(e)   RECOMMENDATION TO    ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING AMENDMENT TO
THE
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE HERMOSA
BEACH
MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION. Memorandum from Personnel Director/Risk
Manager
Michael Earl dated March 21, 2001.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
     No. 01-6120 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
     CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING AN AMENDMENT TO THE
     MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE HERMOSA BEACH MANAGEMENT
     ASSOCIATION BARGAINING UNIT."

(f) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE THE ACTION MINUTES OF THE
PARKS,
RECREATION AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES ADVISORY COMMISSION MEETING OF MARCH
6,
2001.

     Action: To receive and file the action minutes of the March 6,
     2001   Parks,   Recreation and  Community Resources   Advisory
     Commission meeting.

(g) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
WITH
THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA PROVIDING FOR THE STATE'S RELINQUISHMENT OF
ROUTE
91 (ARTESIA BOULEVARD) BETWEEN PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY AND HARPER
AVENUE;
APPROVE ESTIMATED REVENUE FROM THE STATE IN THE AMOUNT OF $491,120 TO
BE
DEPOSITED TO A NEW FUND TITLED "ARTESIA BOULEVARD RELINQUISHMENT";
AND,
ADOPT A BUDGET FOR CIP 01-174, ARTESIA BOULEVARD REHABILITATION, IN
THE
AMOUNT OF $491,120. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold
Williams
dated March 20, 2001.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

       1. Adopt Resolution   No. 01-6121, entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE
          CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA,
          APPROVING COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. 4317 WITH THE STATE OF
          CALIFORNIA PROVIDING FOR THE STATE'S RELINQUISHMENT OF ROUTE
          91 (ARTESIA BOULEVARD) BETWEEN PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY AND
          HARPER AVENUE";
       2. Approve estimated revenue from the State in the amount of
          $491,120; said funds to be deposited to a new fund titled
          Artesia Boulevard Relinquishment; and
       3.   Adopt a    budget   for CIP    01-174 Artesia    Boulevard
          Rehabilitation in the amount of $491,120.

(h) RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR PORTLAND
CEMENT
CONCRETE (PCC)    ACCESS RAMPS    TO ZONDIROS CORPORATION     OF
TORRANCE,
CALIFORNIA, BASED ON THEIR LOWEST RESPONSIBLE BID OF $18,000; AUTHORIZE
THE
APPROPRIATION OF $20,000 FROM THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
(CDBG)
FUND FOR THE CONSTRUCTION; AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE AND THE
CITY
CLERK TO ATTEST THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE
CITY
ATTORNEY; AND, AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS TO MAKE MINOR
CHANGES
AS NECESSARY WITHIN THE BUDGET. Memorandum from Public Works
Director
Harold Williams dated March 15, 2001.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

       1. ward the Construction Contract for Portland Cement Concrete
          (PCC) Access Ramps to Zondiros Corporation of Torrance,
          California, based upon their lowest responsible bid of
          $18,000;
       2. Authorize the appropriation of $20,000 from the Community
          Development Block Grant (CDBG) Fund for the construction;
       3. Authorize the Mayor to execute and the City Clerk to attest
          the construction contract subject to approval by the City
          Attorney; and
       4. Authorize the Director of Public Works to make minor changes
          as necessary within the budget.

(i) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, ESTIMATES,
ORDER
THE WORK AND CALL FOR BIDS FOR PROJECT NO. CIP 00-139,
HERMOSA/MANHATTAN
AVENUE STREET IMPROVEMENTS FROM 16TH STREET TO 26TH STREET AND 19TH
STREET
FROM HERMOSA AVENUE TO MONTEREY BOULEVARD; AND, INSTRUCT THE CITY CLERK
TO
POST A NOTICE INVITING SEALED BIDS FOR SAID PROJECT. Memorandum from
Public
Works Director Harold Williams dated March 14, 2001.
     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

       1. Approve the plans, specifications, estimates, order the work
          and call for bids; and
       2. Instruct the City Clerk to post a Notice Inviting Sealed
          Bids for said project.

(j) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION DECLARING INTENT TO VACATE
AND
ABANDON FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES A PORTION OF 26TH STREET, BETWEEN THE
STRAND
AND HERMOSA AVENUE, AS SHOWN ON THE TRACT OF HERMOSA BEACH AS PER
MAP
RECORDED BOOK 1, PAGES 25-26, IN THE OFFICE OF THE LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
RECORDER . Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams
dated
February 22, 2001.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
     No. 01-6122 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
     CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO
     VACATE AND ABANDON, FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES, A PORTION OF 26TH
     STREET, BETWEEN THE STRAND AND HERMOSA AVENUE, AS SHOWN ON THE
     TRACT OF HERMOSA BEACH AS PER MAP RECORDED BOOK 1, PAGES 25 AND
     26, IN THE OFFICE      OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY RECORDER ."

(k) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION ORDERING THE PREPARATION OF A
REPORT
FOR THE ANNUAL LEVY OF ASSESSMENTS WITHIN THE HERMOSA BEACH LANDSCAPING
AND
STREET LIGHTING DISTRICT DURING FISCAL YEAR 2001-02. Memorandum from
Public
Works Director Harold Williams dated March 19, 2001.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
     No. 01-6123 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
     CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, ORDERING THE DIRECTOR OF
     PUBLIC WORKS TO PREPARE A REPORT IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 4 OF
     CHAPTER 1 OF THE 'LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING ACT OF 1972,' BEING
     DIVISION 15, PART 2 OF THE STREETS AND HIGHWAYS CODE OF THE STATE
     OF CALIFORNIA, FOR THE MAINTENANCE, OPERATION AND SERVICING OF
     STREET AND SIDEWALK LANDSCAPING LIGHTING AND APPURTENANT WORK IN
     THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, FOR THE FISCAL YEAR
     COMMENCING   JULY   1, 2001    AND   ENDING JUNE    30, 2002 ."

(l) RECOMMENDATION TO AUTHORIZE PURCHASE OF TWO (2) NEW GO-4
PARKING
ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES IN THE AMOUNT OF $43,148.16 FROM MUNICIPAL
MAINTENANCE
EQUIPMENT OF ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA . Memorandum from Acting Police
Chief
Michael Lavin dated March 20, 2001.
    Action : To authorize the purchase of two new GO-4 Parking
    Enforcement Vehicles in the amount of $43,148.16 from Municipal
    Maintenance Equipment of Anaheim, California.

(m) RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR PROJECT NO. 00-
171,
ARDMORE AVENUE STREET IMPROVEMENTS-VARIOUS LOCATIONS, TO NOBEST, INC.
OF
WESTMINSTER, CALIFORNIA BASED UPON     THEIR LOWEST RESPONSIBLE BID
OF
$197,016.00; AUTHORIZE THE APPROPRIATION OF $110,000 FROM THE 150
STIP
FUND; AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE AND THE CITY CLERK TO ATTEST
THE
CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE CITY ATTORNEY;
AND,
AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS TO MAKE MINOR CHANGES AS
NECESSARY
WITHIN THE CONTINGENCY OF $19,702. Memorandum from Public Works
Director
Harold Williams dated March 15, 2001.

    Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

      1.  Award   the Construction Contract to      Nobest, Inc. of
         Westminster, California, based upon their lowest responsible
         bid of $197,016;
      2. Authorize the appropriation of $110,000 from the 150 STIP
         fund;
      3. Authorize the Mayor to execute and the City Clerk to attest
         the construction contract subject to approval by the City
         Attorney; and
      4. Authorize the Director of Public Works to make minor changes
         as   necessary    within   the   contingency   of   $19,702.

(n) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT NO. 1 FOR PROJECT
NO.
CIP 99-144, STRAND BIKEWAY AND PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY-24TH STREET TO
35TH
STREET, FOR $97,942.89; AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER AND THE DIRECTOR
OF
PUBLIC WORKS/CITY ENGINEER TO EXECUTE THE SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT;
AUTHORIZE
THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS TO MAKE MINOR CHANGES AS NECESSARY WITHIN
THE
CONTINGENCY OF $9,794; AND, APPROPRIATION OF $107,736.89 TO CIP 99-144
FROM
THE 160 SEWER FUND. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold
Williams
dated March 16, 2001.

    Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:
      1.  Approve Supplemental Agreement No. 1 for Project No. CIP
         99-144 for $97,942.89;
      2. Authorize the City Manager and the Director of Public
         Works/City Engineer to execute the Supplemental Agreement;
      3. Authorize the Director of Public Works to make minor changes
         as   necessary within    the contingency of     $9,794; and
      4. Appropriate $107,736.89 to CIP 99-144 from the 160 Sewer
         Fund.

(o) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE THE   ACTION MINUTES OF THE
PLANNING
COMMISSION MEETING OF MARCH 20, 2001.

    Action: To receive and file the action    minutes of the March 20,
    2001 Planning Commission meeting.

(p) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE THE ACTION MINUTES OF THE
PUBLIC
WORKS COMMISSION MEETING OF MARCH 14, 2001. Supplemental letter
from
resident Jim Lissner received March 27, 2001.

    Action: To receive and file the action    minutes of the March 14,
    2001 Public Works Commission meeting.

(q) RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR SEWER AND
CONCRETE
PAVEMENT REPAIR TO EC CONSTRUCTION CO. OF CHINO, CALIFORNIA, BASED ON
THEIR
BID OF $30,892.50; AUTHORIZE THE TRANSFER OF $50,000 SEWER FUND FROM
CIP
00-413 TO CIP 01-415 TO COVER THE COSTS OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED
PROJECT;
AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO      EXECUTE AND THE CITY CLERK TO ATTEST
THE
CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE CITY ATTORNEY;
AND,
AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS TO MAKE MINOR CHANGES AS
NECESSARY
WITHIN THE BUDGET. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold
Williams
dated March 21, 2001.

    Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

      1.  Award the Construction Contract for sewer and concrete
         pavement repair to EC Construction Co. of Chino, California,
         based upon their bid of $30,892.50;
      2. Authorize the transfer of $50,000 Sewer Fund from CIP 00-413
         to CIP 01-415 to cover the costs of the above-mentioned
         project;
      3. Authorize the Mayor to execute and the City Clerk to attest
         the construction contract subject to approval by the City
         Attorney; and
         4. Authorize the Director of Public Works to make minor changes
            as necessary within the budget.

The meeting recessed at 9:23 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 9:33 P.M.

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES - None

3.   ITEMS    REMOVED     FROM    THE    CONSENT CALENDAR     FOR   SEPARATE
DISCUSSION

     No items were        removed    from the     Consent Calendar      for separate
     discussion.

PUBLIC HEARINGS - None

MUNICIPAL MATTERS

4. 2001 COMMERCIAL EVENT APPLICATIONS. Memorandum from Community
Resources
Director Mary Rooney dated March 14, 2001.

Community    Resources    Director       Rooney   presented     the    staff   report
and
responded     to    Council      questions     concerning     the     following
events:

     EVENT                                            DATE          FEES
                                                                    (estimated)

     IMG - Beach Bash 2001                            June 7-10       $45,564.00

     AVP - Pro Beach Volleyball                       June          $18,664.00
     Tournament                                       30/July 1

     EVP Tour - Pro       Am Beach       Volleyball   July    21    $4,334.00
     Tournament

     MESP     -     Hermosa      Beach    Triathlon   October       $10,094.00
                                                      14

Coming    forward    to    address       the   Council   on     the    IMG     event
were:

     James Leitz - representing IMG - Beach Bash 2001, spoke about the
     Mervyn's   event and    responded   to Council    questions; and

     Donley Falkenstien - Hermosa Beach, spoke in opposition to the
     event, saying it impacted downtown area residents; asked that
     speakers not    be pointed  toward residential neighborhoods.

     Action: To approve the IMG - Beach Bash 2001 event scheduled for
     June 7-10, 2001.
     Motion Edgerton, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

Coming   forward   to     address    the   Council     on   the      AVP   event
was:

     Matt Gage - AVP tour director and Hermosa Beach resident, spoke
     about the AVP - Pro Beach Volleyball Tournament event and
     responded to Council questions.

     Action : To approve the AVP - Pro Beach Volleyball Tournament
     scheduled for June 30-July 1, 2001.
     Motion Reviczky, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

No one   came   forward   to address      the   Council   on   the    EVP Tour
event.

     Action : To approve the EVP Tour - Pro Am Beach Volleyball
     Tournament scheduled for July 21, 2001.
     Motion Edgerton, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

Coming   forward   to     address   the    Council   on     the   MESP     event
was:

     Michael Epstein      - representing the MESP     - Hermosa Beach
     Triathlon, spoke     about the event and responded to Council
     questions, noting    the event lasted about two hours and was over
     by 9 A.M.

     Action: To approve the MESP - Hermosa Beach Triathlon scheduled
     for October 14, 2001, subject to adequate signage about street
     closures one week prior to the event; the posting of "no parking"
     notices at least 72-\hours in advance, and litter removal along
     the Greenbelt following the event.
     Motion Edgerton, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

5. REVIEW OF MORATORIUM PROHIBITING CONVERSION OF RETAIL SPACE,
DOWNTOWN
MARKET STUDY AND PARKING STANDARDS. Memorandum from Community
Development
Director Sol Blumenfeld dated March 15, 2001.

City Manager    Burrell presented    the staff report and      responded to
Council
questions.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

     Joe Mark - Hermosa Beach, submitted information, noting he had
     met with several people to come up with the ideas presented; said
     the residential component must be included in the market study;
     suggested establishing a citizen committee to review and evaluate
     data and make recommendations; recommended that the committee be
     composed of a working nucleus of 10 to 15 people, with the door
     open for anyone else who wishes to participate.

     Action: To appoint Joe Mark to chair a community committee of
     experts to conduct a retail and market study of the downtown; and
     to direct staff to come up with a time frame and work with Mr.
     Marks on forming the committee.
     Motion Reviczky, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

     Final Action: To direct staff to proceed       with   the following
     suggested additional proposed study issues:

       1.  Detailed parking analysis and new parking regulations to
          encourage retail location     to the area and discourage
          restaurant and food service uses;
       2. Specific use regulations by block or plan area to establish
          a complimentary mix of uses;
       3. Land use development incentives, fee waivers, in-lieu
          parking payment or building facade improvement grants to new
          or expanded retail uses; and
       4. Land assembly assistance for new development projects which
          contain greater than 50% retail businesses.

     Motion Oakes, second Reviczky.   The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

6. REVIEW OF LOT CONSOLIDATION IN THE R-2 AND R-3 ZONES. Memorandum
from
Community  Development Director   Sol Blumenfeld  dated March 20,
2001.

City Manager Burrell recommended that this item be continued      to a
future
meeting due to the lateness of the hour.

     Action : To continue the item to the May 22, 2001 meeting.
     Motion Oakes, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

7. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY MANAGER

     a.   SB910 (DUNN)    HOUSING ELEMENTS - FINES, PENALTIES AND
     LITIGATIONS . Memorandum from City Manager Steve Burrell dates
     March 27, 2001. (This item was added to the agenda earlier in the
     meeting.)

City Manager Burrell presented the staff report, noting that the letter
of
opposition would be sent to the author of the bill, the Senate
Committee,
the City's State representatives, and the League of California
Cities.
     Action: To take a position opposing SB910 and authorize the Mayor
     to sign    a letter    to be forwarded     as designated above.
     Motion Reviczky, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

8. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL - None
(This   item was    added   to the    agenda earlier    in          the
meeting.)

     a.   REQUEST THAT THE CITY SUPPORT A SOUTH BAY COUNCIL OF
     GOVERNMENTS RECOMMENDATION TO THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION
     OF GOVERNMENTS CONCERNING     THE PROPOSED AIRPORT EXPANSION .

     Action : To roll the item to a future meeting to allow for
     adequate review, noting that the City may want to adopt its own
     version to send to SCAG.
     Motion Edgerton, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

9. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL

     a. Request from Mayor Pro Tem      Dunbabin for discussion      of area
     code change from 310 to 424.

Mayor Pro Tem Dunbabin spoke to her request.

     Action: It was the Council consensus to direct staff           to take a
     position objecting to a change of area code.

ANNOUNCEMENT IN OPEN SESSION     OF ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
AS
FOLLOWS:

1. MINUTES: Approval of minutes of Closed Session meeting held on March
13,
2001.

2. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE   PERFORMANCE EVALUATION     - Government Code Section
54957

     Title: City Manager

3. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - The City Council finds, based on
advice
from legal counsel, that discussion in open session will prejudice
the
position of the City in the litigation.

     Existing   Litigation   :    Government   Code   Section     54956.9(a)

        * Name    of Case : Macpherson         v.   City   of   Hermosa   Beach
        * Case Number: BC172546
ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of
the
City of Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at the hour
of
10:55 P.M. to a closed session.

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION - The Closed Session convened at the hour
of
11:00 P.M. At the hour of 11:23 P.M., the Closed Session adjourned to
the
Regular Meeting.

ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS   - There   were   no   decisions made   requiring a
public
announcement.

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at the hour of
11:24
P.M. to the Regular Meeting of Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at the hour of
7:10
P.M.

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MINUTES OF THE ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City
of
Hermosa Beach, California, held on Monday, March 26, 2001, at the hour
of
7:18 P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Pete Tucker

ROLL CALL:

Present:       Dunbabin,    Edgerton,   Oakes,   Reviczky,   Mayor
Bowler
Absent:      None
Also present were: Steve Burrell, City Manager
                                  Mary Rooney, Community Resources
Director
                                      Harold    Williams,    Public
Works
Director/City Engineer
                                 Mike Flaherty, Public Works
Superintendent
                                   Tristan Malabanan, Assistant
Engineer
                                    Bob Moore,    Lifeguard Section
Chief
                                       Elaine    Doerfling,   City
Clerk
PIER RENOVATION - PHASE III WORKSHOP

Public Works Director Williams said this workshop was a follow-up to
the
January 30 meeting and that Purkiss Rose-RSI consultant Jim Pickel
and
building architect Ron Yeo would make the presentation.

Mr. Pickel noted the tower mock-ups had been installed. He also
suggested
changing the order of some of the agenda items.

1. REPORT ON SQUARE FOOTAGE COST FOR THE BLACK TERRAZZO PAVING       FOR
THE
PROPOSED WALK ZONE BETWEEN 10TH AND 14TH STREETS, OR 11TH AND 13TH
STREETS.

Mr. Pickel said he was quoted a price of $13 per square foot to repave
a
Strand walk zone with the same colored concrete used for the Pier
Plaza
and, based on that figure, the paving costs would be: $107,250 for the
area
from 11th Street to 13th Street; $214,500 for the area from 10th Street
to
14th Street; and $30,000 for the frontage area only. Noting that the
price
was based on the 8-inch profile and epoxy-coated steel used in the
Plaza
area, he said perhaps a 6-inch slab with steel would suffice the
vehicle
load on the Strand, and requested for review purposes a copy of
the
geotechnical work done by the City that set the standard at 8
inches.

It was the Council consensus to match what is used on the Strand, at
least
at the base of the Plaza, to the black concrete that exists on the
Plaza.

Further Council discussion ensued, and suggestions included getting
quotes
for the black concrete from other sources or using a 4-inch standard
base
with four inches of      colored concrete on top to reduce the
cost.

It was the consensus of the Council to have the consultant return
with
information on costs and alternatives regarding materials and
locations,
including the possibility of using black colored concrete in the
area
between the restroom and the end of the Pier remodel and standard
gray
concrete from the edge of the restroom to 10th Street and from the edge
of
the construction area to 15th Street.

2. COSTS FOR A SIMPLE MODEL AND A COMPLETE MODEL.

Mr. Pickel presented the costs quoted for the models, citing a cost
of
$12,020 for   a study model and     $17,100 for a presentation
model.

It was the consensus of the Council to not pursue either model due to
their
high cost, and to put the money instead toward construction
costs.

Mr. Pickel and Mr. Yeo responded to Council questions concerning
the
proposed towers, noting an outside measurement at the base of each tower
at
11.5 by 11.5 feet. In response to concerns about sand blowing onto
the
Strand, Mr. Pickel said they would add a sand wall along the western
edge
of the parking pad, but suggested locating the wall in the sand, off-
set
from the edge of the paving, in the area where it would meet other
design
elements.

3. REVIEW OPTIONS FOR STAIRS INSTEAD OF THE OPTIONAL HANDICAP RAMP AND
ALSO
REPORT ON COST.

Mr. Pickel reviewed the proposal to extend the lifeguard building 4.5
feet
south to accommodate a stairway, noting an additional construction cost
of
$17,000 to do so.

It was the consensus of the Council to approve the construction          of
a
staircase  at  $17,000  instead  of   the  optional  handicap
ramp.

The meeting recessed at 8:55 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 9:15 P.M.

4. PREPARE DRAWINGS SHOWING DESIGN FEATURES WITH PROPOSED MATERIALS
-
MATERIAL SAMPLES. Supplemental letter from Ron Pizer received March
26,
2001, concerning the two pier entrance towers.

Mr. Yeo presented the recommended materials for the proposed towers,
which
would house communications and electrical equipment.

Discussion about the towers and their size ensued, and it was
suggested
that the tower mock-ups be kept in place for a week to allow adequate
time
for viewing and for public input.

It was the consensus   of the Council to postpone a decision on the
proposed
towers.

Mr. Yeo reviewed the restroom proposal and discussed the various
materials
proposed, noting that wooden doors cost more but metal doors rust out
in
four years and require replacement. He said the louvers in the doors
would
provide needed cross ventilation.

There was a general Council consensus (Dunbabin dissenting) to        use
the
proposed wood doors for the restroom and stay with the color and
material
palate proposed.

The meeting recessed at 10:30 P.M. to allow a review    of the materials
on
display.
The meeting reconvened at 10:40 P.M.

Mr. Pickel presented the proposed non-slip porcelain tiles and
interlocking
pavers in various colors.

Action : To direct staff to schedule a Council workshop to discuss
the
entire design concept.
Motion Mayor Bowler, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

5. OTHER PROJECT RELATED ITEM - None

CITIZEN COMMENTS - None

ADJOURNMENT - The Adjourned Regular Meeting of the City Council of the
City
of Hermosa Beach adjourned on Monday, March 26, 2001, at the hour of
11:28
P.M. to the Regular Meeting of Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at the hour of
7:10
P.M.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at the hour of
7:13
P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Shirley Cassell, resident

ROLL CALL:

Present: Dunbabin, Oakes, Reviczky, Mayor Bowler
Absent: Edgerton

MAYOR’S COMMENTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS - Mayor Bowler commented on the
wonderful
time that was had by all celebrating Police Chief Val Straser's
retirement
at the "Comedy and Magic Club" and agreed with the Council's comments
that
the job could be replaced, but the man could not and wished him the best
in
his new life.

Councilmember Dunbabin announced     the Hermosa, Manhattan and
Redondo
Tri-Cities Coordinating Council's upcoming meeting to be held Friday,
April
27, 2001, at 11:30 A.M. at the Hermosa Beach Kiwanis Club for the
important
discussion of violence and student safety in our schools. Ms. Dunbabin
said
that information on tickets is available by calling Cathy McCurdy at
(310)
374-4072.

City Manager Stephen Burrell said that a closed session action
regarding
the City's lawsuit against Los Angeles World Airport to try to
obtain
documents under the Freedom of Information Act had been inadvertently
left
off the report from the March 13th meeting.

CLOSED SESSION REPORT FOR MEETING OF MARCH 27, 2001: NO REPORTABLE
ACTIONS.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
  a. ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time were:

     Shirley Cassell - Hermosa Beach, questioned a check in item
1(b);
     objected to the Pier towers; suggested keeping the Strand
concrete
     rather than re-paving with black terrazzo in front of the Pier;
and,
     asked if there were any restriction on soliciting for signatures
at
     City   Hall.  (City Manager    Burrell   said  there were
none.);

       Jim Lissner    - Hermosa Beach, objected to      the Pier towers saying
they
       blocked the    view of the   palm trees when looking    east; discussed
the
       City's suit against LAWA at length; and,

     Pete Tucker - Hermosa Beach, thanked the City for Val
Straser's
     retirement party and suggested that the City should investigate
the
     possible purchase of the "Pavilion" rather than remodel City
Hall.

  a. WRITTEN COMMUNICATION:

       1. Letter from Jim Lissner regarding the action of the Public
       Works Commission at their meeting of March 14, 2001, on the
       Artesia/PCH part of the PCH traffic signal improvement project.

Coming forward to address the Council at this time was:

       Jim Lissner     - Hermosa    Beach,   spoke to   his letter,   submitted
       information.

       Action: It was the consensus of the Council that this item come
       back before Council for review with the intent to keep the right
       lane   open and    possibly add   a split time     for parking.

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

       Action : To approve the consent calendar recommendations (a)
       through (m), with the exception of the following items which were
       removed for discussion in item 3, but are shown in order for
       clarity:   (f)   Dunbabin, (i)    Dunbabin   and (j)    Reviczky.
       Councilmember Oakes spoke to item 1(d) congratulating the Public
       Works Department on a job well done that had been brought in on
       time and under budget.
       Motion Reviczky, second Dunbabin, The motion carried by a
       unanimous vote, noting the absence of Edgerton.
No one came forward to address   the Council on items   not removed from
the
consent calendar.

At 7:42 P.M. the order of the    agenda was suspended   to go   to the
public
hearing starting with item 4.

  a. RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE FOLLOWING MINUTES:

        1. Minutes of the Adjourned Regular meeting held on March 26,
2001;
           and,
        2. Minutes of the Regular meeting held on March 27, 2001.

     Action: To approve the minutes of the Adjourned Regular Meeting
     of March 26, 2001, and the Regular Meeting of March 27, 2001, as
     presented, noting the absence of Edgerton.

  b. RECOMMENDATION TO RATIFY THE CHECK REGISTER NOS. 24658 THROUGH 24791
     INCLUSIVE, NOTING VOID CHECK NOS. 24716, AND 24788, AND TO APPROVE
     CANCELLATION OF CHECK NOS. 24665 AND 24773 AS RECOMMENDED BY THE
CITY
     TREASURER

     Action: To ratify the check register as presented, noting the
absence
     of Edgerton.

  c. RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE THE TENTATIVE FUTURE    AGENDA
ITEMS

     Action: To receive and file the tentative future agenda items as
     presented, noting the absence of Edgerton.

   d. RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT THE WORK BY QUALITY FENCE CO. FOR PROJECT
NO.
      CIP 99-529, CLARK FIELD IMPROVEMENTS - BALLFIELD BACKSTOP;
AUTHORIZE
      THE MAYOR TO SIGN THE NOTICE OF COMPLETION; AND, AUTHORIZE STAFF
TO
      RELEASE PAYMENT TO QUALITY FENCE CO. (10% RETAINED FOR 35
DAYS
      FOLLOWING FILING OF NOTICE OF COMPLETION. Memorandum from Public
Works
      Director Harold Williams dated March 27, 2001.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

        1. Accept the work by Quality Fence Co. for Project No. CIP 99-529
           Clark Field Improvements – Ball Field Backstop;
        2. Authorize the Mayor to sign the Notice of Completion; and
        3. Authorize Staff to release payment to Quality Fence Co. (10%
            retained for 35 days following filing of Notice of Completion).

            (Noting the absence of Edgerton.)

  e. RECOMMENDATION TO DENY THE FOLLOWING CLAIM AND REFER IT TO THE
CITY'S
     LIABILITY   CLAIMS   ADMINISTRATOR .      Memorandum   from
Personnel
     Director/Risk   Manager   Michael    Earl    dated   April  3,
2001.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to deny the following
     claim and refer it to the City’s Liability Claims Administrator:

        *   Claimant: White, Ron
        *   Date of Loss: 10-14-00
        *   Date Filed: 04-03-01
        *   Allegation: Improper maintenance of bikeway
            (Noting the absence of Edgerton.)

  f. RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE PROJECT STATUS REPORT.
Memorandum
     from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated April 2,
2001.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Dunbabin
for separate discussion later in the meeting in order to question if
the
Strand project was going to meet its completion date.

City Manager Stephen Burrell responded to Council questions by saying
that
other than the rain delays the project was expected to meet its
target
date.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to receive and file
     the Public Works Department report on the status of Capital
     Improvement Projects.
     Motion Dunbabin, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote, noting the absence of Edgerton.

  g. RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE CLASS SPECIFICATIONS FOR POLICE
SERVICE
     OFFICER SUPERVISOR AS REVIEWED AND APPROVED BY THE CIVIL SERVICE
     BOARD. Memorandum from Personnel Director/Risk Manager Michael Earl
     dated April 3, 2001.

     Action: To approve the Civil Service Board and staff
recommendation
     for new Class Specifications for Police Service Officer
Supervisor,
     noting the absence of Edgerton.
  h. RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE AGREEMENT WITH LOS ANGELES COUNTY FOR
ANIMAL
     CONTROL SERVICES AND AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE AGREEMENT.
     Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated April 4, 2001.

     Action: To:

       1. approve a new five-year agreement with Los Angeles County for
          Animal Control Services to end June 30, 2006; with the
following
          terms:
          SERVICE       CURRENT RATE    PROPOSED RATE     INCREASE/
                                                          DECREASE

      Impounding of a   $8.56 per day        $9.02 per day      $0.46
      dog or cat

      Holding a dog     $10.02 per day       $14.41 per day     $4.39
      or cat for
      observation

      Disposal of       $4.45 per            $4.00 per          <$0.45>
      dead animals      animal               animal

     and,

  2. authorize the Mayor to execute the agreement.

     Noting the absence of Edgerton.

  i. RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE THE STATUS REPORT FOR PROJECT
NO.
     CIP 97-182, MYRTLE AVENUE UNDERGROUNDING AND PROJECT NO. CIP 97-
183,
     LOMA DRIVE UNDERGROUNDING. Memorandum from Public Works
Director
     Harold Williams dated April 2, 2001.

This item was removed from the      consent calendar by Councilmember
Dunbabin
for separate discussion later       in the   meeting in   order to   question
the
projects scheduled completion.

City Manager Burrell responded by explaining that there was only one
Edison
crew working, due to the budget constraints of the utility company at
this
time, and that crew would finish the Myrtle project and then go on to
the
Loma Project.

     Action:   To approve the staff   recommendation to receive and file
       the   report    on Project   No.   CIP    97-182, Myrtle  Avenue
       undergrounding    and  Project No.    CIP    97-183, Loma  Drive
       undergrounding.
       Motion Dunbabin, second Reviczky.      The motion carried by a
       unanimous vote, noting the absence of Edgerton.

     j. RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT DONATIONS OF $500.00 FROM THE HERMOSA BEACH
        WOMAN'S CLUB TO BE USED FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT TRAINING; $400.00 FROM
        HAWTHORNE SAVINGS TO BE USED FOR THE COMMUNITY RESOURCES
        EGGSTRAVAGANZA EVENT; $50.00 FROM THE WOMAN'S CLUB OF HERMOSA BEACH
TO
       BE USED FOR THE COMMUNITY RESOURCES EGGSTRAVAGANZA EVENT; $100.00
FROM
       THE HERMOSA BEACH ROTARY CLUB TO BE USED FOR THE COMMUNITY RESOURCES
       EGGSTRAVAGANZA EVENT; $439.00 FROM HAWTHORNE SAVINGS TO BE USED TO
THE
     COMMUNITY RESOURCES EGGSTRAVAGANZA EVENT; AND $250.00 FROM THE
HERMOSA
     KIWANIS FOUNDATION TO BE USED FOR THE COMMUNITY RESOURCES
     EGGSTRAVAGANZA EVENT. Memorandum from Finance Director Viki Copeland
     dated April 2, 2001.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Reviczky
for separate discussion later in the meeting in order to publicly
recognize
and thank the donors.

       Action :   To   accept   the   following   donations   with   gratitude:

       * Woman’s Club of         $500.00 To be used for Fire department
         Hermosa Beach                   training.

       * Hawthorne Savings       $400.00 To be used for the Community
                                         Resources Eggstravaganza event.

       * Woman’s Club of          $50.00 To be used for the Community
         Hermosa Beach                   Resources Eggstravaganza event.

       * Hermosa Beach           $100.00 To be used for the Community
         Rotary Club                     Resources Eggstravaganza event.

       * Hawthorne Savings       $439.90 To be used for the Community
                                         Resources Eggstravaganza event.

       * Hermosa Kiwanis         $250.00 To be used for the Community
         Foundation                      Resources Eggstravaganza event.

       Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
       vote, noting the absence of Edgerton.

Councilmember Oakes announced that the "Eggstravaganza" would be held
this
coming Saturday, April 14, 2001, starting at 11:00 A.M. at Valley Park
and
said that it was a fun time for both children and adults who attended.

  k. RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING AND ADOPTION AN
     ALLOCATION AND PAYMENT OF COUNTY AID TO CITIES FUND FOR PAVEMENT
     REHABILITATION OF HERMOSA AVENUE BETWEEN 16TH STREET AND 26TH
STREET.
     Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated March
27,
     2001.

       Action: To adopt Resolution No. 01-6124, entitled "A RESOLUTION OF
THE
       CITY COUNCIL   OF THE CITY OF     HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING
AND
       ADOPTING AN    ALLOCATION AND   PAYMENT OF COUNTY   AID-TO-CITIES FUND
FOR
       PAVEMENT REHABILITATION OF HERMOSA AVENUE BETWEEN 16TH STREET AND
26TH
       STREET." (Noting the absence of Edgerton.)

  l. RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE MERVYN'S BEACH BASH LIGHT POLE AND
     STREET BANNER PLAN. Memorandum from Community Resources Director
Mary
     Rooney dated April 3, 2001.

       Action: To approve the Park, Recreation and Community Resources
       Advisory Commission and staff recommendation to approve the
       "Mervyn's Beach Bash" plan to install festive banners on light
       poles in the area of Pier Avenue, Hermosa Avenue and the Strand
       four weeks prior to the event and to remove them the day after
       the   event   closes.  (Noting   the  absence   of   Edgerton.)

  m. RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE AMENDMENT TO CITY MANAGER'S
EMPLOYMENT
     AGREEMENT EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2001 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2002
.
     Memorandum from Councilmember Oakes and Councilmember Reviczky
dated
     April 4, 2001.

       Action: To approve the amendment to the City Manager's employment
       agreement effective January 1, 2001, to December 31, 2002.
       (Noting the absence of Edgerton.)

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES - None

3.   ITEMS    REMOVED    FROM   THE   CONSENT CALENDAR   FOR   SEPARATE
DISCUSSION

   * Items 1(f), (i), and (j) were heard at this time but are shown in
     order for clarity.
   * Public comments on items removed from the consent calendar are shown
     under the appropriate item.

PUBLIC HEARING

4. INTENTION TO VACATE AND ABANDON FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES A PORTION OF
25TH
STREET, BETWEEN THE STRAND AND HERMOSA AVENUE, AS SHOWN ON THE TRACT
OF
HERMOSA BEACH AS PER MAP RECORDED BOOK 1, PAGES 1-25, IN THE OFFICE OF
THE
LOS ANGELES COUNTY RECORDER. Memorandum from Public Works Director
Harold
Williams dated March 16, 2001.

City Manager   Burrell presented   the staff report and   responded to
Council
questions.

The public hearing opened at 7:45 P.M., as no one came forward to
address
the Council on this item, the public hearing closed at 7:45
P.M.

     Action : To approve the staff recommendation to continue the
     public hearing to the regular meeting of April 24, 2001.
     Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote, noting the absence of Edgerton.

MUNICIPAL MATTERS

5. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FOR SOLID WASTE AND RECYCLABLES
COLLECTION,
PROCESSING AND DISPOSAL SERVICES . Memorandum from City Manager
Stephen
Burrell dated April 4, 2001.

City Manager Burrell presented the staff report     and   responded to
Council
questions. Mr. Burrell said that some of the          items   the City   hoped
to
incorporate into the new contract were: larger      recycle containers;
green
waste recycling; a hazardous waste drop-off point     and a seven year
contract
with possible automated service.

Public participation opened   at 8:16   P.M. Coming    forward to   address
the
Council on this item was:

     Pete Tucker - Hermosa Beach, said that due to our narrow streets
     and small lots, many areas might need smaller trash receptacles
     in order to be able to store them out of public view; and,
     suggested that trash pick-up be coordinated with street sweeping
     to   keep    parked   cars      from    taking   all   of   the   curbsides.

Public participation closed at 8:18 P.M.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to approve the RFP
     for Solid Waste and Recyclables Collection, Processing and
     Disposal Services; to direct the City Attorney to review the
     contract liability and indemnification clauses, especially page
     32, to give the City the greatest protection possible; and, to
     direct staff to return with a recommendation following receipt of
     the proposals.
     Motion Reviczky, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote, noting the absence of Edgerton.

At the hour of 8:20 P.M. the order of the agenda was returned to item 2.

6. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY MANAGER

     a. ADDITIONAL MEETING DATES: MONDAY, APRIL 23RD TO REVIEW THE
     VALLEY PARK WORKING DRAWING AND MONDAY, APRIL 30TH TO REVIEW THE
     PIER IMPROVEMENTS-PHASE III. Memorandum from City Manager Stephen
     Burrell dated April 4, 2001.

City Manager     Burrell presented    the staff report and       responded to
Council
questions.

     Action: It was the consensus of the Council to:

       1. approve the date of Monday, April 23, 2001, at 7:00 P.M. to
          review and approve the Valley Park Improvement Plans; and
       2. approve the date of Monday, April 30, 2001, at 7:00 P.M. to
          review the Pier Improvements - Phase III.

           (Noting the absence of Edgerton.)

7. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL - None

8. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL

     Requests    from Councilmembers        for possible future   agenda items:

  a. Request from Councilmember Reviczky to consider adopting a
resolution
     of support for the Maglev train system. Information letter from the
     American Magline Group.

Councilmember Reviczky spoke to his request saying this was a high-
speed
train system that could benefit the area by diverting traffic from
LAX.

     Action: It was the consensus of the Council to direct staff to
     prepare a Resolution in support of the Maglev Train System and
     bring it back on a future agenda      for discussion.   (Noting the
     absence of Edgerton.)

ADJOURNMENT: The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City of
Hermosa
Beach adjourned on Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at the hour of 8:35 P.M. to
the
Adjourned Regular Meeting of Monday, April 23, 2001, at the hour of
7:00
P.M.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at the hour of
7:13
P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Rick Koenig

ROLL CALL:
Present:     Dunbabin,    Edgerton,   Oakes,     Reviczky,   Mayor
Bowler
Absent: None

ANNOUNCEMENTS : Councilmember Dunbabin announced the Coordinating
Council
meeting Friday, April 27, at 11:30 a.m., at which the Superintendents
of
the School Districts for Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo
Beach
would discuss violence in the schools. She asked interested parties to
call
Cathy McCurdy for reservations.

Councilmember Reviczky announced the annual dog parade Sunday, May
6,
noting that the event will start at 11 A.M. on the Greenbelt at
Gould
Avenue. He said the dogs would parade down the Greenbelt to Pier
Avenue,
where   an awards ceremony    would take   place at about    12:30
P.M.

Councilmember Oakes said the   dog parade was a fun event and that every
dog
wins an award.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

(a) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time were:
     Jean Lombardo - Hermosa Beach, reminded everyone that the play
     "Bingo" was opening this week at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse, and
     that the children's art would be on display in the lobby; and

     John Hales - Hermosa Beach, expressed concern about the unsightly
     condition of the sidewalk near the City Yard

(b) WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

     1. Letter from Etta Simpson regarding pedestrian/traffic safety
     at the Pier/Valley/Ardmore intersection.

     Action : By Council consensus, staff was directed to have the
     traffic engineer review all signing and all possibilities to
     improve the safety of the intersection and report back to the
     Public Works Commission with suggestions as to what steps might
     be taken.

     Action: To roll item 11 (Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau
     marketing proposal and request for funding) to the next meeting
     due to the fullness of tonight's agenda, saying the item was a
     serious matter that merited greater consideration than time would
     allow this evening.
     Motion Mayor Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

     Action : To approve the consent calendar recommendations (a)
     through (p), with the exception of the following items which were
     removed for discussion in item 3, but are shown in order for
     clarity: (f) Dunbabin, (j) Edgerton, (l) Reviczky, (o) Edgerton,
     and (p) Oakes.
     Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

No one came forward to address    the Council on items   not removed from
the
consent calendar.

(a) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE MINUTES    OF THE REGULAR MEETING   OF THE
CITY
COUNCIL HELD ON APRIL 10, 2001.

     Action :   To approve as    presented the minutes of the regular
     meeting    of the    City    Council held   on April   10, 2001.

(b) RECOMMENDATION TO RATIFY CHECK REGISTER NOS. 24792 THROUGH
24873,
NOTING VOIDED CHECK NO. 24838, AND TO APPROVE THE CANCELLATION OF CHECK
NO.
24785 AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CITY TREASURER.
     Action   :   To   ratify    the   check    register    as   presented.

(c) RECOMMENDATION     TO   RECEIVE AND   FILE TENTATIVE   FUTURE AGENDA
ITEMS.

     Action: To receive     and file the tentative future agenda items as
     presented.

(d) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE MEMORANDUM REGARDING THE MARCH
2001
FINANCIAL REPORTS. Memorandum from Finance Director Viki Copeland
dated
April 19, 2001.

     Action: To receive and file the memorandum       regarding the March
     2001 financial reports.

(e) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE THE ACTION MINUTES OF THE
PARKS,
RECREATION AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES ADVISORY COMMISSION MEETING OF APRIL
3,
2001.

     Action : To receive and file the action minutes of the Parks,
     Recreation and Community Resources Advisory Commission meeting of
     April 3, 2001.

(f) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE REQUEST FROM THE HERMOSA BEACH
HISTORICAL
SOCIETY TO EXPAND THEIR MUSEUM SPACE INTO THE HALLWAY ADJACENT TO THE
WEST
SIDE OF THEIR EXISTING ROOM AND INTO CITY STORAGE IN THE HALLWAY SUBJECT
TO
APPROVAL BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT; AND, APPROVE THE USE OF ROOM 3
IN
THE COMMUNITY CENTER FOR CITY STORAGE (COMMUNITY RESOURCES DEPARTMENT)
AND
AS A WORKSPACE. Memorandum from Community Resources Director Mary
Rooney
dated April 16, 2001.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Dunbabin
for separate discussion later in the meeting in order to commend and
thank
the Historical Society members for all their hard work.

     Action: To approve the recommendation of the Parks, Recreation
     and Community Resources Commission and staff to:
     1) approve the request of the Hermosa Beach Historical Society to
     expand their museum space into the hallway adjacent to the west
     side of their existing room and into City storage in the hallway
     subject to    approval by the Public      Works Department, and
     2) approve the use of Room 3 in the Community Center for City
     storage by the Community Resources Department and as a workspace.
     Motion by Dunbabin, second by Edgerton. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

(g) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE THE ACTION MINUTES    OF THE
PUBLIC
WORKS COMMISSION MEETING OF APRIL 4, 2001.

     Action : To receive and file the action minutes of    the Public
     Works Commission meeting of April 4, 2001.

(h) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE REPORT ON PROJECT NO. CIP 99-
144,
STRAND BIKEWAY AND PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY - 24TH STREET TO 35TH STREET
.
Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated April 17,
2001.

     Action: To receive and file the report on Project No. CIP 99-144,
     Strand Bikeway and Pedestrian Walkway - 24th Street to 35th
     Street, as recommended by staff.

(i) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SUBMITTAL OF
AN
APPLICATION FOR A BEVERAGE CONTAINER RECYCLING GRANT . Memorandum
from
Public   Works  Director  Harold  Williams   dated  April   18,
2001.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
     No. 01-6125 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
     CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING THE SUBMITTAL OF
     AN APPLICATION FOR USED OIL RECYCLING GRANT."

(j) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE MAGNETIC
LEVITATION
TRANSPORTATION DEPLOYMENT PROGRAM (MAGLEV DEPLOYMENT PROGRAM).
Memorandum
from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated April 18, 2001.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Edgerton
for separate discussion later in the meeting.

City Manager Burrell responded to Council questions.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
     No. 01-6127 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
     CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, SUPPORTING THE MAGNETIC
     LEVITATION TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY DEPLOYMENT PROGRAM ('MAGLEV
     DEPLOYMENT PROGRAM')."
     Motion Edgerton, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.
(k) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE THE   ACTION MINUTES OF THE
PLANNING
COMMISSION MEETING OF APRIL 17, 2001.

    Action: To receive and file the action minutes         of the Planning
    Commission meeting of April 17, 2001.

(l) RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT DONATIONS OF $10,000 FROM MERVYN'S
CALIFORNIA
TO BE USED FOR COMMUNITY RESOURCES STAFF FEES AT THE SKATE PARK AND
$10,000
FROM MERVYN'S CALIFORNIA TO BE USED FOR A COMMUNITY PICNIC (WILL
BE
APPROPRIATED TO FISCAL YEAR 2001-02). Memorandum from Finance Director
Viki
Copeland dated April 12, 2001.

This item was removed from the Consent Calendar by Councilmember
Reviczky
for separate discussion later in the meeting in order to thank the
donor.

Community Resources   Director   Rooney   responded   to    Council
questions.

    Action :    To accept the following  donations from Mervyn's
    California:
    1) $10,000 - for Community Resources staff fees at the Skate
    Park; and
    2) $10,000 - for a community picnic (to be appropriated to FY
    2001-02.
    Motion Reviczky, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a
    unanimous vote.

(m) RECOMMENDATION TO AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF A 7 KVA UPS
(UNINTERRUPTED
POWER SUPPLY) SYSTEM FROM S & J SALES OF CAMARILLO, CALIFORNIA.
Memorandum
from   Acting   Police Chief   Michael   Lavin dated    April 18,
2001.

    Action: To authorize the purchase of a 7 KVA UPS (Uninterrupted
    Power Supply) system from S&J Sales of Camarillo, California, as
    recommended by staff.

(n) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT A MULTIPLE-YEAR GRANT RESOLUTION
AUTHORIZING
THE SUBMITTAL OF AN APPLICATION FOR USED OIL RECYCLING GRANT.
Memorandum
from Public   Works Director Harold Williams     dated April 18,
2001.

    Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
    No. 01-6126 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
     CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING           THE SUBMITTAL OF
     AN APPLICATION FOR USED OIL RECYCLING GRANT."

(o) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE
PROFESSIONAL
SERVICES AGREEMENT    BETWEEN THE CITY AND      BERRYMAN AND HENIGAR
FOR
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AND INSPECTION SERVICES FOR STRAND BIKEWAY
AND
PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY - 24TH STREET TO 35TH STREET, FOR A FEE OF $17,160;
AND,
AUTHORIZE THE CITY CLERK TO ATTEST AND THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE SAID
AGREEMENT
UPON APPROVAL AS TO FORM BY THE CITY ATTORNEY. Memorandum from Public
Works
Director Harold Williams dated April 9, 2001.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Edgerton
for separate discussion later in the meeting.

Public   Works   Director    Williams     responded   to      Council
questions.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:
     1) approve the First Amendment to the Professional Services
     Agreement between the City of Hermosa Beach and Berryman &
     Henigar for construction management and inspection services, for
     a fee of $17,160; and
     2) authorize the City Clerk to attest and the Mayor to execute
     said agreement upon approval as to form by the City Attorney.
     Motion Edgerton, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

(p) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE THE QUARTERLY REPORT ON
WORKERS'
COMPENSATION. Memorandum from Personnel Director/Risk Manager Michael
Earl
dated April 19, 2001.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember Oakes
for
separate discussion later in the meeting.

Personnel Director/Risk     Manager   Earl   responded   to    Council
questions.

     Action : To receive and file the quarterly report on workers'
     compensation.
     Motion Oakes, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES - None
3.   ITEMS   REMOVED   FROM   THE   CONSENT CALENDAR   FOR   SEPARATE
DISCUSSION

     Items 1(f), (j), (l), (o) and (p) were heard at this time but are
     shown in order for clarity.

     Public comments on items removed from the          Consent Calendar are
     shown under the appropriate item.

At 7:30 P.M., after acting on items 1(f) and 1(j), the order of the
agenda
was suspended to go to the public hearings starting with item 4.
Items
1(l),    1(o)  and  1(p)   were   considered   later   in   the
meeting.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

4. INTENTION TO VACATE AND ABANDON FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES A PORTION OF
25TH
STREET, BETWEEN THE STRAND AND HERMOSA AVENUE, AS SHOWN ON THE TRACT
OF
HERMOSA BEACH AS PER MAP RECORDED BOOK 1, PAGE 25, IN THE OFFICE OF THE
LOS
ANGELES COUNTY RECORDER. Memorandum from Public Works Director
Harold
Williams dated March 16, 2001.

Public Works Director Williams presented the staff report and responded
to
Council questions. City Manager Burrell and City Attorney Jenkins
also
responded to Council questions.

The public hearing opened at 7:35      P.M. As no one     came forward to
address
the Council on this item, the          public   hearing   closed   at   7:35
P.M.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
     No. 01-6128 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
     CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH ORDERING THE VACATION AND ABANDONMENT FOR
     PUBLIC PURPOSES A PORTION OF 25TH STREET, BETWEEN THE STRAND AND
     HERMOSA AVENUE, AS SHOWN ON THE TRACT OF HERMOSA BEACH AS PER MAP
     RECORDED IN BOOK 1, PAGE 25, IN THE OFFICE OF THE LOS ANGELES
     COUNTY RECORDER."
     Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

5. INTENTION TO VACATE AND     ABANDON FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES      A PORTION OF
26TH
STREET, BETWEEN THE STRAND     AND HERMOSA AVENUE,     AS SHOWN ON   THE TRACT
OF
HERMOSA BEACH AS PER MAP RECORDED BOOK 1, PAGES 25-26, IN THE OFFICE OF
THE
LOS ANGELES COUNTY RECORDER. Memorandum from Public Works Director
Harold
Williams dated March 16, 2001.

Public Works Director Williams   presented the staff report and responded
to
Council questions.

The public hearing opened at 7:37   P.M. As no one     came forward to
address
the Council on this item, the       public   hearing   closed   at   7:37
P.M.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
     No. 01-6129 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
     CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO VACATE AND
     ABANDON, FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES, A PORTION OF 26TH STREET, BETWEEN
     THE STRAND AND HERMOSA AVENUE, AS SHOWN ON THE TRACT OF HERMOSA
     BEACH AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 1, PAGES 25 AND 26, IN THE
     OFFICE OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY RECORDER."
     Motion Edgerton, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

6. TEXT AMENDMENT TO SECTION 17.46.240 REGARDING ANTENNAS SATELLITE
DISHES
AND SIMILAR EQUIPMENT. Memorandum from Community Development Director
Sol
Blumenfeld dated March 26, 2001. Supplemental information from
Community
Development received April 24, 2001.

Community Development Director Blumenfeld presented the staff report
and
responded to Council questions. City Manager Burrell and City
Attorney
Jenkins also responded to Council questions.

The public hearing opened at 8:02    P.M. As no one    came forward to
address
the Council on this item, the       public   hearing   closed   at   8:02
P.M.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to waive full reading
     and introduce Ordinance No. 01-1214 , entitled " AN ORDINANCE OF
     THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE ZONING
     ORDINANCE   REGARDING THE    LIMITATIONS ON    ROOFTOP ANTENNAS,
     SATELLITE DISHES AND SIMILAR EQUIPMENT THAT EXCEEDS THE HEIGHT
     LIMIT AND THE PLACEMENT AND USE OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION
     FACILITIES ," subject to the following amendments: (1) set a
     maximum height limit for single poles at 15 feet above the
     highest point of a building; (2) incorporate language pertaining
     to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations for RF
     emissions; (3) incorporate language pertaining to the FCC being
     charged with establishing policies to govern interstate and
     international communications; (4) incorporate language permitting
     wireless communication facilities as accessory structures in all
     zones   except residential;    and (5)    prohibit the    use or
     installation of a monopole.
     Motion Edgerton, second Oakes. The motion carried, noting the
     dissenting vote by Dunbabin.

The meeting recessed at 8:15 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 8:40 P.M.

7. TEXT AMENDMENT TO SECTION 17.46.070 REGARDING ARCHITECTURAL
PROJECTIONS.
Memorandum from Community Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated
April
18, 2001. Supplemental information received from Community
Development
April 24, 2001.

Community Development Director Blumenfeld     presented the staff   report
and
responded to Council questions.

The public hearing opened    at 8:53   P.M.   Coming forward   to address
the
Council on this item was:

     Pete Tucker - Planning Commissioner, said a factory-made bay
     window would project 24 inches and required no structural work.

The public hearing closed at 8:55 P.M.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to waive full reading
     and introduce Ordinance No. 01-1215 , entitled " AN ORDINANCE OF
     THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE ZONING
     ORDINANCE REGARDING ARCHITECTURAL ENCROACHMENTS INTO REQUIRED
     YARDS," as amended to allow a 30-inch projection and no height
     limit for    architectural encroachments into required yards.
     Motion Reviczky, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

MUNICIPAL MATTERS

8. REQUEST FOR STOP SIGNS ON ARDMORE AVENUE AT 30TH STREET TO CREATE
A
THREE-WAY STOP CONTROL . Memorandum from Public Works Director
Harold
Williams dated April 9, 2001. Supplemental memorandum from Public
Works
Department received April 24, 2001.

Public Works Director Williams   presented the staff report and responded
to
Council questions.   City Attorney   Jenkins responded to   Council
questions.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item were:

     Richard Garland - City Traffic Engineer, noted that a three-way
     stop was not justified based on the CalTrans threshold; said they
     would need to install warning signs on Ardmore Avenue to alert
     traffic to the new stop sign;

     Chris Howell - Hermosa Beach, said he supported the stop sign
     proposal because the existing situation was dangerous; noted the
     current westbound restriction on turning left onto Ardmore Avenue
     during peak hours; and

     James Deutch - Hermosa Beach, said he had spearheaded the drive
     for a stop sign because of the dangerous situation; spoke of a
     sight line problem and said the stop sign would also slow
     traffic.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
     No. 01-6130 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
     CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, DESIGNATING THE INTERSECTION
     OF ARDMORE AVENUE AND 30TH STREET AS A THREE-WAY STOP CONTROL
     INTERSECTION."
     Motion Oakes, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

     Proposed Action : To create a three-foot wide decomposed granite
     sidewalk parallel to the Greenbelt as a landing for strollers or
     elderly pedestrians crossing Ardmore Avenue.
     Motion Reviczky.    The motion died for      lack of a second.

9. ALOHA DAYS COMMITTEE: REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF "ALOHA DAYS"
LONGBOARD
SURF CONTEST AND HAWAIIAN FESTIVAL . Memorandum from Community
Resources
Director Mary Rooney dated April 16, 2001.

Community Resources Director Rooney       presented   the   staff   report
and
responded to Council questions.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

     Abel Ybarra - Aloha Days Committee, said the second            day was
     needed to accommodate all the events and to allow for          a beach
     fashion show put on by the local shops.

     Action: To approve the recommendation of the Parks, Recreation
     and Community Resources Commission and staff to:
     1) approve the request from the Aloha Days Committee to hold its
     annual surf competition and "Aloha Days" Hawaiian Festival
     beginning Saturday, August 11, 2001;
       2) approve the requested fee waivers totaling $5,566, City
       funding in the amount of $5,000 from the Downtown Enhancement
       Fund, and an additional day of vendor sales on Sunday; and
       3) approve the event contract.
       Motion Bowler, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a unanimous
       vote.

10. APPROVAL OF CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN FOR COMMUNITY CENTER IMPROVEMENTS
-
COURTYARD IMPROVEMENTS AND PAINTING OF BUILDING . Memorandum from
Public
Works Director Harold Williams dated April 12, 2001.

Community Resources Director Rooney and Public Works Director
Williams
presented the staff report and responded to Council questions. City
Manager
Burrell also responded to Council questions.

       Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:
       1) Approve the conceptual site plan for the Project No. CIP
       99-627 Community Center Improvement - Courtyard and Painting; and
       2) Authorize the landscape architect, David Evans & Associates,
       to prepare construction plans, specifications and cost estimates
       for bid.
       Motion Reviczky, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a
       unanimous vote.

       Consensus: To have subcommittee members Oakes and Dunbabin work
       on selecting the color combination to be used to paint the
       Community Center building.

11.   HERMOSA BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND VISITORS BUREAU 2001-
2002
MARKETING PROPOSAL AND REQUEST FOR FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $85,000
.
Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated April 19,
2001.
Supplemental  letter from   Howard  Longacre dated  April 24,
2001.

       This item was continued    to the   next meeting by    motion earlier
       this evening.

12.       MISCELLANEOUS   ITEMS   AND   REPORTS    -   CITY     MANAGER   -
None

13. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL

       VACANCIES - BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS - UPCOMING EXPIRATION OF TERMS
       - PARKS, RECREATION AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES ADVISORY COMMISSION.
       Memorandum from City Clerk Elaine Doerfling dated April 18, 2001.
City Clerk   Doerfling   presented    the   report    and   responded   to
Council
questions.

     Action : To direct the City Clerk to immediately advertise and
     request applications from interested parties for three Parks,
     Recreation and Community Resources Advisory Commission terms that
     will expire June 30, 2001, with appointments to be made at the
     regular Council meeting of June 26, 2001.
     Motion Edgerton, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

14. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL - None

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at the hour of
10:32
P.M. to an Adjourned Regular Meeting on Monday, April 30, 2001, at the
hour
of 7:10 P.M. for the purpose of conducting a Pier Renovation - Phase
III
workshop.

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MINUTES OF THE ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City
of
Hermosa Beach, California, held on Monday, April 23, 2001, at the hour
of
7:24 P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Betty Evans

ROLL CALL:
Present: Dunbabin, Oakes, Reviczky, Mayor Bowler
Absent: Edgerton (arrived at 7:30 P.M.)

     1. PRESENTATION OF VALLEY PARK IMPROVEMENT PLANS AND CONSTRUCTION
     DRAWINGS

          Kim Rhodes and Jeff Scott, landscape architects with
          Evans and Associates, presented and reviewed the Valley
          Park improvement plans and construction drawings, which
          were on display, and distributed preliminary cost
          estimates.

     2.   REVIEW OF CONCERNS    AND    COMMENTS      FROM COUNCIL   PREVIOUSLY
     SUBMITTED TO STAFF

          Mr. Rhodes distributed written responses to a list of
          City Council questions and then reviewed each of the
          questions and responses for Council discussion and
          consensus.
(Councilmember     Edgerton    arrived    at    7:30    P.M.)

City Manager Burrell, Community Resources Director
Rooney, and Public Works Director Williams responded to
Council questions.

Straw Vote: To have concrete        pads under the picnic
tables in areas next to concrete    sidewalks and properly
compacted decomposed granite in      isolated grassy areas
(Mayor Bowler/Reviczky. Carried     3-2, with Dunbabin and
Edgerton dissenting.) It was        noted that the City
Council may want to discuss at a    future time the use of
colored concrete.

Consensus: To reconfirm a previous decision to provide
a paved path down to the fire pit and the tables.

Straw Vote : To keep the fire pit as designed with a
10-foot diameter and the use of decomposed granite
instead of sand around the fire pit. (Mayor Bowler/
Reviczky. Carried   4-1, with Edgerton dissenting.)

Consensus :   To   not   use   bollards on   the   paths   for
lighting.

Discussion ensued about the initial cost of the central
irrigation system at Valley Park and the ultimate
upgrading at other parks. Staff was requested to
provide a cost benefit analysis on upgrading the
sprinkler system as     part of the budget process.

Mr. Scott presented      colored designs for    the proposed
play equipment.

Straw Vote : To approve the proposed equipment for the
children's play area, as presented this evening. (Mayor
Bowler/Reviczky. Carried 5-0.)

Discussion ensued about the weed abatement needed to
prepare the soil for plant establishment in the area of
the park that would be re-landscaped (about 90 percent
of the site).

Resident Betty Evans said the Garden Club was very
concerned  about   what  products  would be  used.

Straw Vote : To request the cost of including the
remaining 10 percent of the site so that the entire
park is included in the weed abatement for planting
preparation, and to hydroseed after killing all of the
weeds.    (Reviczky/Mayor    Bowler.  Carried    5-0.)

(Councilmember Reviczky     stepped down from      the dais at
          8:22 P.M. and returned at 8:40 P.M., after the recess.)

          Discussion ensued pertaining to the restroom proposal.
          Councilmembers Oakes and Dunbabin offered to meet with
          the architect of the restroom building to discuss
          concerns.

          (Councilmember   Oakes left   the   meeting at   8:30 P.M.)

The meeting recessed at 8:30 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 8:40      P.M.   (with all   members present
except
Oakes).

          Councilmember Reviczky requested manufacturer's catalog
          cuts for the     proposed uplight fixtures. He also
          requested eliminating the aboveground electrical box on
          a pole,    making it flat to      the ground instead.

          In response to Council, Ms. Rhodes said they would
          provide tech specifications for irrigation and lighting
          in diskette to staff.

          Consensus : To change, as requested by Councilmember
          Reviczky, certain electrical specifications pertaining
          to #1) page 254, 5F, change the solid conductor from 10
          to 12; #2) page 257, C3, add PVC in lieu of galvanized
          conduit in block walls; and page 259, 13A, change the
          report on the cabling from 5,000 to 1,000. (Oakes
          absent)

          Councilmember Dunbabin said the men's and women's
          restroom locations needed to be flip-flopped but the
          storage   area  in   back  should stay    the  same.

          Consensus : To maintain the park feature placing a
          sidewalk directly next to the sandbox play area to
          provide access with nothing separating the sidewalk
          from the sandbox. (Edgerton dissented, Oakes absent)

          Ms. Rhodes said she     would forward to staff for
          distribution to Council the documents they follow that
          regulate the percentage of play structures which must
          be accessible.

          In response to Council questions, Mr. Scott said 1) the
          two wood signs proposed for the site were currently
          listed as add alternates and would not be included as
          part of the base bid for the project; and 2) the square
          foot cost for plain concrete would be about $3.75 and
          for colored concrete would range between $4.50 to $6.50
          based on recent quotes they received.

          Consensus: To add   colored concrete as a bid alternate,
          in Mesa   beige to match the   decomposed granite. (Oakes
          absent)

          3. APPROVE CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS AND DIRECT STAFF TO
          COMPLETE FUNDING PLAN AND REPORT AT BUDGET WORKSHOP.

          In response to Council questions, 1) City Manager
          Burrell said some of the funding for the project would
          come from restricted funds already earmarked for this
          purpose, and that staff would apply to the State for
          grant money as well; 2) Public Works Director Williams
          clarified that staff was requesting approval of the
          plans only, not approval to go out to bid, and that the
          item would come back with a funding plan at the Budget
          workshop; and 3) Community Resources Director Rooney
          noted that it was easier to get grant money with
          approved construction plans.

          Straw Vote : To 1) approve the construction drawings,
          with all amendments, with the understanding that there
          may be changes to the specifications for light fixtures
          and other items, and 2) direct staff to complete a
          funding plan and     report at the Budget workshop.
          (Reviczky/Dunbabin.   Carried    4-1,   with   Edgerton
          dissenting, and Oakes absent.)

CITIZEN COMMENTS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time were:

          Pete Tucker - Hermosa Beach, suggested putting the
          restroom flush valves behind the wall to avoid the risk
          of vandalism and to consider automatic flush sensors;
          asked if the proposed turf would hold up under soccer
          usage; with regard to decomposed granite, recommended
          angel mix, saying it compacts and drains well; and

          Chris Howell - Hermosa Beach, referred to the two park
          trees previously planted by the Hermosa Beach Garden
          Club,   saying they    were  beautiful and    had low
          maintenance; suggested considering the species if more
          trees are added to the site.

ADJOURNMENT - The Adjourned Regular Meeting of the City Council of the
City
of Hermosa Beach adjourned on Monday, April 23, 2001, at the hour of
9:32
P.M. to the Regular Meeting of Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at the hour of
7:10
P.M.

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MINUTES OF THE ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City
of
Hermosa Beach, California, held on Monday, April 30, 2001, at the hour
of
7:22 P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Rick Koenig

ROLL CALL:
Present:    Dunbabin,    Edgerton,    Oakes,    Reviczky,         Mayor
Bowler
Absent: None
Also present were: Steve Burrell, City Manager
Mary Rooney, Community Resources Director
Harold Williams, Public Works Director/City Engineer
Tristan Malabanan, Assistant Engineer
Bob Moore, Lifeguard Section Chief
Elaine Doerfling, City Clerk

Councilmember Dunbabin said several residents had asked her about
the
budget process. She requested adding to tonight's agenda the scheduling
of
an advertised, staff-conducted, budget information meeting to take
place
prior to the scheduled May 24 City Council budget workshop. City
Manager
Burrell said the budget would be finished on May 15, and the meeting
could
take place May 17, 2001.

     Action: To agendize for consideration later this evening an item
     concerning the scheduling of a budget information meeting to be
     conducted by staff on May 17 for people interested in the budget
     and the budget process, based on the finding that the item arose
     after the posting of the agenda and required immediate action.
     Motion Dunbabin, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

PIER RENOVATION - PHASE III - WORKSHOP

REVIEW OF OVERALL DESIGN OF THE PIERHEAD. All design boards produced by
the
architect   were   set up    by   staff   for display    at the
meeting.

1.    TOWERS   -   DISCUSSION   OF   PUBLIC   INPUT   REGARDING   TOWER
PROPOSAL

     Action: To remove the Pier towers, as shown in the demonstration
     project (mock-ups), from conceptual consideration at this time.
     Motion Mayor Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.
Coming forward to address the Council on this item were:

     John Hales - Hermosa Beach, said cylindrical shaped towers would
     be wide enough at the bottom to house the equipment but graceful
     because they would get narrower as they go up; said cylindrical
     towers would also be consistent with the plan;

     Bob Moore - County Lifeguard Section Chief, said the towers had
     been designed    to store the     communications and electrical
     equipment above ground to avoid flooding; said accommodations
     must be considered for that equipment;

     Robert Bell - Hermosa       Beach, spoke   in support of      the proposed
     archway;

     Scott Alden - Hermosa Beach, said the Pier area should not be
     made to look like a carnival said it was nice to be able to walk
     to the end of the Pier now, and thought it all should be kept
     simple;

     Shirley Cassell - Hermosa     Beach, said the banner and towers were
     not   needed;   suggested       that   nothing   be   built   there;

     Rick Koenig - Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce, asked for a
     review of the plans    and an explanation of the proposal.

Councilmember Oakes reviewed the plans on display and explained
the
proposal, noting the needed improvements to the beach restrooms and
the
lifeguard facility, including the addition of a women's locker
room.

Continuing   to come   forward   to address     the   Council at    this time
were:

     Robert Bell - requested consideration of a small building in the
     Pier area for use by the Historical Society, noting they could
     rotate    historical   items   there    for   public    viewing;

     John Hales - requested a small, enclosed, vertical display panel,
     with perhaps a couple shelves, where the Historical Society could
     display items showing the history of the city;

     Jill Morales - Hermosa Beach, liked the idea of the archway, but
     thought it should be more ornate; showed a sample of a sea-life
     silhouette and submitted fliers from the artist;

     Pete Tucker - Hermosa Beach, said the truck pad proposed to be in
     front of the Mermaid Restaurant did not have to be so large and
     could be used for bicycle racks; suggested that trucks park in
     the parking structure or in Lot B;

     Theresa Alden - Hermosa Beach, liked the idea of a graceful arch;
     said Hermosa has a great beach and that asset should be
     preserved; suggested something unobtrusive and graceful, with a
     more   natural look,   using   natural materials   and plants;

     Michael Keegan - Hermosa Beach, said a pressure washing system
     was needed in the bathroom and perhaps could be extended to the
     Plaza to keep the whole area clean;

     Gary Zimmerman - Hermosa Beach, said the low lights along the
     Pier were much better than overhead lights but still created a
     light-glare problem; said the lights had a little ring around
     them to prevent glare when looking down at them, but caused a
     glare for anyone looking out at the Pier, suggested angling them
     to eliminate the glare;

     No name given - said the metal restroom doors in Venice were all
     broken and required high maintenance;

     Rick Koenig - said he liked the design; suggested a mission style
     roof for the lifeguard building; thought the tile design on the
     pierhead was too busy and that he would prefer more muted colors;
     said the lighting should be more "beach town" and less "space
     age";

     John Hales - requested a small meeting area in the Plaza, a small
     alcove to gather people for presenting awards after the Sand and
     Strand races and other activities.

2. SELECTION OF THE PAVING MATERIALS

     Action: To eliminate the planters in the circular design area.
     Motion Dunbabin, second Oakes. The motion carried, noting the
     dissenting vote of Reviczky.

     Action: To have black concrete as the background color (currently
     shown as light green), in all areas excluding the observation
     deck.
     Motion Mayor Bowler, second Oakes. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

     Proposed Action: To request that the architect integrate granite
     into a nice design to see how it would work with some of the
     proposed paving materials in the center.
     Motion Oakes, second Edgerton. The motion was subsequently
     withdrawn.

     Action: To ask the architect to submit five designs, including
     the existing pattern, a compass rose, a sunburst, and two more
     ideas   of   their   own,  using   thumbnail   sketches  only.
     Motion Mayor Bowler, second Oakes. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

The meeting recessed at 9:35 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 9:55 P.M.
3. RESTROOM DOORS

     Proposed Action: To install wooden doors with framework that
     would accommodate metal doors in the future if that change was
     desired.
     Motion Reviczky, second Mayor Bowler. The motion was subsequently
     withdrawn.

     Action: To approve the proposed individual restrooms and wooden
     doors and have the architect report back on light and ventilation
     issues.
     Motion Reviczky, second Edgerton. The motion carried, noting the
     dissenting vote of Dunbabin.

     Action : To use the black concrete and eliminate any design
     element in front of the restrooms.
     Motion Reviczky, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

     Action: To rotate the location of the showers and sinks from the
     east side of the building to the west side.
     Motion Dunbabin, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

     Consensus :    To   keep   the   roof   of   the   restroom   building   as
     presented.

4. LIFEGUARD GARAGE ROOFTOP TREATMENT

     Action: To eliminate the stairway at the bottom of the ramp but
     maintain   the other    elements  as proposed,    including the
     observation deck.
     Motion Oakes, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

     Action: To direct the architect to include peripheral benches on
     the observation deck and to prepare three designs for the
     observation deck, one using the Hermosa Beach logo, with the
     architect coming up with two design ideas of their own and
     selecting the background color.
     Motion Edgerton, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

5. OTHER ITEMS

     Proposed Action : To keep the pierhead at the two flat levels of
     the same dimensions as currently exists.
     Motion Edgerton, second Dunbabin. The motion failed with Oakes,
     Reviczky and Mayor Bowler dissenting.

     Action :    To   eliminate   the proposed   truck-parking   pad.
     Motion Edgerton, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.
     Action: To request the architect to prepare a sketch to see if it
     would work to have stadium stairs on the north side leading all
     the way to the sand.
     Motion Oakes, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

City Manager Burrell noted that the consultants had met their
obligations
and that this would be outside of their scope of their current work.
He
said they would estimate how long it would take and then schedule
another
meeting.

     Consensus: To have another workshop meeting like this, with just
     the City Council, not the consultants.

BUDGET INFORMATION MEETING

This   item   was   added    to   the   agenda   earlier   in   this
meeting.

     Action: To schedule a budget information meeting to be conducted
     by staff for Thursday, May 17, 2001, noting that the Council was
     not required to attend.
     Motion Dunbabin, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

CITIZEN COMMENTS - None

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, April 30, 2001, at the hour of
10:55
P.M. to the Regular Meeting of Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at the hour of
7:10
P.M.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at the hour of 7:17
P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Harold Bell

ROLL CALL:
Present:     Dunbabin,      Edgerton,   Oakes,    Reviczky,     Mayor
Bowler
Absent: None
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Mayor Bowler read the proclamation that proclaimed May
20
through May 26, 2001, as National Public Works Week. Public
Works
Commission Chairman Brian Koch and Public Works Supervisor Michael
Flaherty
accepted the proclamation.

Mayor Bowler introduced newly appointed Chief of Police Mike Lavin,
noting
he had previously been second in command under Val Straser. Chief
Lavin
said it was an honor to be named as chief of the Hermosa Beach
Police
Department.

Councilmember Dunbabin announced a budget information meeting at 6:30
P.M.
Thursday, May 17, in the Council Chambers, to be conducted by the
City
Manager, Finance Director and City Treasurer. She commented on the
annual
dog show Sunday, May 6, and thanked the City staff and sponsors. She
then
commented   on   the success    of  "Bingo" at    the Community
Center.

Councilmember   Edgerton announced the  Hermosa Beach   Little
League
fundraising party that would take place Saturday, May 12, on the
Pier
Plaza, and invited a Little League representative to come forward
and
provide additional information.

Mike Colbin, fundraising chairman for the Little League, said the event
was
one of the group's largest fundraisers of the year. He said it would
take
place from 6:30 to 11 P.M. in front of Hennessey's Restaurant and
would
include dinner, a silent auction, and live music. He said the tickets
were
on sale for $10 each and could be obtained by calling the Little League
at
372-9616.

Mr. Colbin then told the Council about an oversight with regard to
the
annual trophy and picnic event scheduled for Little League families on
June
9 from 12:30 to 4 P.M. at Clark Field. He said this year they would like
to
have a Carnival as well, but because they did not discuss it with
City
staff, they did not realize until too late that it required approval by
the
Parks and Recreation Commission. He asked if the Council could add the
item
to the agenda for approval of the carnival.

City Attorney Jenkins noted that there has been no opportunity for staff
to
review the proposal and the Council would not have the benefit of the
Parks
and Recreation Commission input. He advised that there be some period
of
time allowed for staff to evaluate the proposal and bring it back
for
Council consideration.

Mr. Colbin said he would submit the information to City staff tomorrow
for
placement of the item on the May 22 agenda.

     Action :    To agendize   the   item for  the next   meeting.
     Motion Edgerton, second   Reviczky. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

(a) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time were:

     Jay Russell - Hermosa Beach, said the beach events had gone too
     far; said Aloha Days was a great idea but thought the theme
     should be California surfing, not Hawaiian; suggested that the
     City support the world-renowned National Surf Festival event; and

     Ebi Sahebi - Expressive Flower Shop, expressed concern about the
     parked cars lined up along Artesia with for-sale signs which
     impact on parking by area customers; said a petition had been
     submitted to the City and would be on the next Council meeting
     but wondered if there was anything that could be done to make
     room   for his    customers over   the Mother's    Day weekend.

In response to Council questions, City Manager Burrell said the
problem
existed along Artesia, from just east of Pacific Coast Highway
past
Prospect all the way to Meadows or Harper, but the only existing law
that
could legally be applied was the 72-hour rule. City Attorney Jenkins
said
the Code did not give authority to establish temporary parking rules
except
for large events.

Continuing    to    come     forward   to    address   the    City    Council
was:

     Pete Tucker - Hermosa Beach, thanked the City Manager and City
     Council for their selection for Police Chief; said Chief Mike
     Lavin had come up through the ranks and was the best choice.

(b) WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS - None

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

     Action : To approve the consent calendar recommendations (a)
     through (l), with the exception of the following items which were
     removed for discussion in item 3, but are shown in order for
     clarity: (d) Edgerton, (e) Dunbabin, (i) Dunbabin, (j) Oakes, and
     (k) Reviczky.
     Motion Reviczky, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

No one came forward to address         the Council on items   not removed from
the
consent calendar.

(a) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE MINUTES OF THE ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING
HELD
ON APRIL 23, 2001.

     Action : To approve as presented the          minutes of   the Adjourned
     Regular Meeting of April 23, 2001.

(b) RECOMMENDATION TO RATIFY CHECK REGISTER NOS. 24874 THROUGH 25036 AND
TO
APPROVE CANCELLATION OF CHECKS NOS. 24032 AND 24957 AS RECOMMENDED BY
THE
CITY TREASURER.

     Action   :    To   ratify      the   check   register    as     presented.

(c) RECOMMENDATION      TO   RECEIVE AND    FILE TENTATIVE    FUTURE AGENDA
ITEMS.

     Action: To receive      and file the tentative future agenda items as
     presented.

(d) RECOMMENDATION TO AUTHORIZE THE PROPOSED RATE INCREASE AS REQUESTED
BY
FRANK SCOTTO TOWING OF TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA . Memorandum from Police
Chief
Michael Lavin dated May 1, 2001.

This item    was removed from the      consent calendar by Councilmember
Edgerton
for separate discussion later in the meeting.

Police Chief Lavin responded to Council questions. City Manager Burrell
and
City    Attorney   Jenkins    also   responded   to    Council
questions.

       Action : To direct staff to survey     other South Bay     cities and
       report back at the next meeting.
       Motion Edgerton, second Dunbabin.      The    motion   carried   by   a
       unanimous vote.

(e) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE PROJECT STATUS REPORT.
Memorandum
from   Public Works   Director  Harold Williams    dated May            1,
2001.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Dunbabin
for separate discussion later in the meeting.

Public   Works    Director   Williams   responded      to     Council
questions.

       Action : To receive and file the report stating the status of
       capital improvement projects that are either under design or
       construction.
       Motion Dunbabin, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
       vote.

(f) RECOMMENDATION TO DENY THE FOLLOWING CLAIM AND REFER IT TO THE
CITY'S
LIABILITY CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR . Memorandum from Personnel
Director/Risk
Manager Michael Earl dated May 1, 2001.

   *   Claimant: Feldman, Nicole
   *   Date of Loss: 3/29/01
   *   Date Filed: 4/26/01
   *   Allegation: Car damaged by City tree

       Action : To deny the subject claim and       refer it to   the City's
       Liability Claims Administrator.

(g) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE FREE CONCERTS ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE
PIER
FROM 5:15 P.M. TO 6:00 P.M. THURSDAY, JUNE 7, AND FROM 4:30 P.M. TO
7:00
P.M., FRIDAY, JUNE 8, AND SATURDAY, JUNE 9, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE
IMG
BEACH BASH. Memorandum from Community Resources Director Mary Rooney
dated
April 30, 2001.
    Action: To approve free concerts on the south side of the Pier
    from 5:15 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Thursday, June 7, and from 4:30 P.M.
    to 7:00 P.M. Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9 in conjunction
    with the IMG Beach Bash event.

(h) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING FINAL MAP #25176     FOR
A
2-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT AT 702 10TH STREET. Memorandum from
Community
Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated May 1, 2001.

    Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
    No. 01-6131 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
    CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING APPROVAL OF FINAL
    PARCEL MAP NO. 25176 FOR A TWO-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT LOCATED
    AT 702 10TH STREET."

(i) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE STATUS REPORT ON PROJECT NO.
CIP
97-182, MYRTLE AVENUE UNDERGROUNDING, AND PROJECT NO. CIP 97-183,
LOMA
DRIVE UNDERGROUNDING. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold
Williams
dated May 1, 2001.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Dunbabin
for separate discussion later in the meeting.

Public Works Director Williams responded to Council      questions.
City
Attorney Jenkins also responded to Council questions.

    Action: To receive and file the status report on Project No. CIP
    97-182, Myrtle Avenue Undergrounding, and Project No. CIP 97-183,
    Loma   Drive    Undergrounding,   as    recommended   by   staff.
    Motion Dunbabin, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a
    unanimous vote.

(j) RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT TO BERRYMAN
&
HENIGAR TO PROVIDE DESIGN AND ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR PROJECT NOS.
CIP
00-411, 00-412, 00-413, 00-414 SANITARY SEWER
REHABILITATION/RECONSTRUCTION, FOR $55,203.94; AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR
TO
EXECUTE AND THE CITY CLERK TO ATTEST THE AGREEMENT SUBJECT TO APPROVAL
BY
THE CITY ATTORNEY; AND, AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS TO
MAKE
CHANGES TO THE AGREEMENT UP TO $17,020 . Memorandum from Public
Works
Director Harold Williams dated May 1, 2001.
This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember Oakes
for
separate discussion later in the meeting.

Public   Works   Director   Williams    responded   to   Council
questions.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:
     1) Award Professional Services Agreement to Berryman & Henigar to
     provide design and engineering services for Project Nos. CIP
     00-411, 00-412, 00-413, 00-414 Sanitary Sewer
     Rehabilitation/Reconstruction for $55,203.94;
     2) Authorize the Mayor to execute and the City Clerk to attest
     the attached Professional Services Agreement subject to approval
     by the City Attorney; and
     3) Authorize the Director of Public Works to make changes to the
     agreement up to $17,020.
     Motion Oakes, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

(k) RECOMMENDATION TO AUTHORIZE STAFF TO AMEND THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN
KERRY
CONSULTING GROUP TO DIRECT THEM TO PROVIDE THE CITY WITH AN RFP FOR
THE
TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE AT CITY HALL; AND, APPROPRIATE $8,000
FROM
PROSPECTIVE EXPENDITURES TO PAY FOR THE ADDITIONAL SERVICES .
Memorandum
from Community Resources Director Mary Rooney dated April 30,
2001.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Reviczky
for separate discussion later in the meeting.

Finance Director Copeland   and City   Manager Burrell responded   to
Council
questions.

     Action : To continue the item to the next meeting and ask the
     consultant to attend to speak to the proposal and respond to
     questions.
     Motion Edgerton, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

(l) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTIONS APPROVING THE ENGINEER'S REPORT
FOR
HERMOSA BEACH LANDSCAPING & STREET LIGHTING DISTRICT 2001-2002
("DISTRICT")
MADE PURSUANT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF RESOLUTION NO. 01-6123 AND
DECLARING
THE CITY COUNCIL’S INTENTION TO ORDER CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS AND TO LEVY
AND
COLLECT ASSESSMENTS WITHIN THE DISTRICT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING
JULY
1, 2001 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2002; AND SETTING JUNE 12, 2001, TO ACCEPT
PUBLIC
INPUT ON THE MATTER OF THE PROPOSED ASSESSMENT. Memorandum from
Public
Works Director Harold Williams dated April 26, 2001.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:
     1) Adopt Resolution No. 01-6132 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE
     CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING
     THE   ENGINEER'S REPORT    IN   CONNECTION WITH   HERMOSA BEACH
     LANDSCAPING AND STREET LIGHTING      DISTRICT 2001-2002 " ; and
     2) Adopt Resolution No. 01-6133 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE
     CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING
     ITS INTENTION TO ORDER CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS AND TO LEVY AND
     COLLECT ASSESSMENTS WITHIN THE HERMOSA BEACH LANDSCAPING AND
     STREET LIGHTING DISTRICT 2001-2002 FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING
     JULY 1, 2001 AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2002, AND APPOINTING A TIME AND
     PLACE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING IN RELATION THERETO."

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES

     a. ORDINANCE NO. 01-1214 - "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA
     BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE REGARDING THE
     LIMITATIONS ON ROOFTOP ANTENNAS, SATELLITE DISHES AND SIMILAR
     EQUIPMENT THAT EXCEEDS THE HEIGHT LIMIT AND THE PLACEMENT AND USE
     OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES. For adoption. Memorandum
     from   City   Clerk Elaine    Doerfling   dated   May 1,    2001.

     Action: To waive full reading and adopt             Ordinance No. 01-1214.
     Motion Edgerton, second Oakes.

     AYES: Edgerton, Oakes, Reviczky, Mayor Bowler
     NOES: Dunbabin
     ABSENT: None
     ABSTAIN: None

     b. ORDINANCE NO. 01-1215 - "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA
     BEACH, CALIFORNIA,   AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE REGARDING
     ARCHITECTURAL ENCROACHMENTS INTO REQUIRED YARDS. For adoption.
     Memorandum from City Clerk Elaine Doerfling dated May 1, 2001.

     Action: To waive full reading and adopt             Ordinance No. 01-1215.
     Motion Edgerton, second Oakes.

     AYES:   Dunbabin,         Edgerton,   Oakes,   Reviczky,    Mayor     Bowler
     NOES: None
     ABSENT: None
     ABSTAIN: None

3.   ITEMS   REMOVED    FROM    THE   CONSENT CALENDAR    FOR   SEPARATE
DISCUSSION
     Items (d), (e), (i), (j), and (k) were heard at this time but are
     shown in order for clarity.

Public comments on items   removed from the Consent Calendar are shown
under
the appropriate item.

PUBLIC HEARINGS - None

The meeting recessed at 8:31 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 8:55 P.M.

MUNICIPAL MATTERS

4.   HERMOSA BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND VISITORS BUREAU 2001-
2002
MARKETING PROPOSAL AND REQUEST FOR FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $85,000
.
(Continued from meeting of April 24, 2001) Memorandum from City
Manager
Stephen Burrell dated April 19, 2001. Supplemental letter from
Howard
Longacre dated April 24, 2001 (attached to the packet).
Supplemental
memorandum from Finance Director    Viki Copeland dated May 8,
2001.

City Manager   Burrell presented   the staff report and   responded to
Council
questions.

Public participation opened   at 8:56   P.M. Coming   forward to   address
the
Council on this item were:

     J. Travers Divine - Chamber of Commerce Vice Chairman, said the
     business plan proposal was for a partnership between the City and
     the Chamber; requested that the Council appoint a subcommittee to
     work with the Chamber of Commerce on the development of the plan;
     and

     Carla Merriman    - Chamber of    Commerce Executive Director,
     submitted projected revenues; said she had received letters of
     support from the hotels.

Public participation closed at 9:00 P.M.

     Action: To appoint Mayor Bowler and Councilmember Reviczky to a
     subcommittee to explore ideas for marketing programs with the
     Chamber of Commerce.
     Motion Dunbabin, second Oakes. The motion carried, noting the
     dissenting vote of Edgerton.
5. AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING SERVICES IN
CONNECTION
WITH AN APPLICATION FOR A PRECISE DEVELOPMENT PLAN AND RELATED
AGREEMENTS
AND PERMITS FOR CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF A SUBMARINE FIBER-OPTIC
CABLE
PROJECT . Memorandum from Community Development Director Sol
Blumenfeld
dated April 26, 2001.

Community Development Director Blumenfeld presented the staff report
and
responded to Council questions. City Manager Burrell and City
Attorney
Jenkins also responded to Council questions.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:
     1) Select the firm of Ecology and Environment to prepare
     environmental    documentation   for    the     subject  project;
     2) Add an additional task for implementation of an environmental
     mitigation monitoring plan to the proposal Scope of Work to be
     paid on a time and materials basis and approve the balance of the
     Scope of Work; and
     3) Approve the attached Agreement for Payment for environmental
     consulting services and authorize the City Manager to execute the
     agreement.
     Motion Reviczky, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

6. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY MANAGER - None

7. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL

     DEADLINE FOR THE PLACEMENT OF CITY MEASURES ON THE NOVEMBER 6,
     2001 BALLOT . Memorandum from City Clerk Elaine Doerfling dated
     May 2, 2001.

     City Clerk Doerfling      presented   the report    and   responded   to
     Council questions.

     None of   the Councilmembers had      any   interest in placing any
     Council    initiated  measures        on    the    November  ballot.

8. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL

     a. Request from Councilmember Oakes to direct staff to review the
     Conditional Use Permits or Municipal Code requirements to review
     the hours of operation for restaurants, taverns and bars in the
     City to establish an earlier closing time.

Councilmember Oakes spoke to her request.

City Manager   Burrell   and   City   Attorney Jenkins   responded   to
Council
questions.

     Action: It was the consensus of the Council to direct staff to
     gather and distribute to the Councilmembers police reports from
     the past year related to the downtown area, from Eighth to 16th
     streets,   between  the   hours   of   midnight  and   3   A.M.

ANNOUNCEMENT IN OPEN SESSION   OF ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
AS
FOLLOWS:

1. MINUTES: Approval of minutes of Closed Session meeting held on March
27,
2001.

2. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - The City Council finds, based on
advice
from legal counsel, that discussion in open session will prejudice
the
position of the City in the litigation.

Existing Litigation: Government Code Section 54956.9(a)

   * Name of Case: City of Hermosa Beach, City of Redondo Beach, and
City
     of Rancho Palos Verdes v. City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles
World
     Airports
   * Case Number: BC247857

3. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Government Code Section 54957 - Title: City Manager

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of
the
City of Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at the hour
of
10:14 P.M. to a closed session.

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION - The Closed Session convened at the hour
of
10:24 P.M. At the hour of 11:24 P.M., the Closed Session adjourned to
the
Regular Meeting.

ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS -   There   were no   decisions   made   requiring a
public
announcement.

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at the hour of 11:25
P.M.
to the   Regular Meeting of Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at   the hour of 7:10
P.M.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at the hour of 7:15
P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Joe Mark

ROLL CALL:
Present: Dunbabin, Oakes, Reviczky, Mayor Bowler
Absent: Edgerton (arrived at 7:17 P.M.)

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Councilmember Reviczky announced the annual Hermosa
Beach
Firefighters' pancake breakfast Sunday, May 27, from 7 A.M. to noon, at
the
Fire Station, at $5 per person.

(Councilmember Edgerton arrived at 7:17 P.M.)

Councilmember Edgerton    announced the   South Bay Cities     Council
of
Governments' town hall meeting on the LAX master plan environmental
impact
report Thursday, May 31, from 7 to 9 P.M. at the Torrance Cultural
Arts
Center. He invited any members of the public interested in attending
to
call him.

Councilmember Dunbabin spoke of the success of the Hermosa Beach
Little
League fundraiser Saturday, May 12. She then announced that the
Evening
Division of the Woman's Club of Hermosa Beach was having a day at the
races
at Hollywood Park Sunday, June 10, at 12:30 P.M., at $30 per person,
noting
that lunch would be provided.

Mayor Bowler reported on a recent meeting of the South Bay Energy
group,
which is comprised of the mayors of area cities, noting the meeting was
a
follow up to the major conference that was held a month ago. He
said
numerous suggestions were discussed, including the building of
power
plants.
CLOSED SESSION   REPORT FOR MEETING OF    MAY 8, 2001:    No reportable
actions.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

(a) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time were:

     Joe Mark - Hermosa Beach, chair of the economic development
     review committee, reported on their first meeting, which was
     attended by more than 30 participants representing a good
     cross-section of the community; said the group settled on the
     basic program, noting they will first run the demographics of 22
     communities and put together a subcommittee to review that
     information; said the next meeting would take place at City Hall
     at 7 P.M., Thursday, June 14, noting that the committee would be
     looking at every facet of Hermosa Beach, not just the downtown.

     Jim Lissner - Hermosa Beach, requested that the meetings of the
     economic   development  review committee   be televised;    and

     Scott Gobble - Edison regional manager covering Hermosa Beach,
     introduced himself, submitted business cards to the City Manager,
     and announced his phone number of 310-783-9396.

(b) WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

     1.   Letter from    Jim    Lissner   regarding     new    liquor   license
     application downtown.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

     Jim   Lissner      -   Hermosa   Beach,    spoke     to     his    letter.

     Action: To receive and file.
     Motion Mayor Bowler, second Edgerton.       The motion carried       by a
     unanimous vote.

     2. Letter from     Jim Lissner regarding the need for Assistant Fire
     Chief.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

     Jim   Lissner      -   Hermosa   Beach,    spoke     to     his    letter.

City Manager Burrell responded to Council questions.

     Action: To receive and file.
     Motion Reviczky, second Oakes.      The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

     3. Letter from Hermosa Beach Little League requesting approval
     for "Carnival of Champions" on June 9, 2001 at Clark Field.
Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

     Mike Koverman - Hermosa Beach Little League, spoke to the letter;
     submitted a certificate of insurance to the City Manager, noting
     the other one was forthcoming.

     Action: To approve the request for a Hermosa Beach Little League
     "Carnival of Champions" on Saturday, June 9, 2001, at Clark
     Field,   following the   annual trophy ceremony     and picnic.
     Motion Dunbabin, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

     Action : To approve the consent calendar recommendations (a)
     through (o), with the exception of the following items which were
     removed for discussion in item 3, but are shown for clarity: (j)
     Edgerton, and (k) Edgerton.
     Motion Reviczky, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

(a) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE FOLLOWING MINUTES:

       1. Minutes of the Regular meeting held on April 24, 2001;
       2. Minutes of the Adjourned Regular meeting held on April 30,
          2001; and
       3. Minutes of the Regular meeting held on May 8, 2001 .

     Action: To approve as presented the minutes of the City Council
     regular meeting of April 24, 2001, adjourned regular meeting of
     April   30, 2001,   and   regular meeting   of May    8, 2001.

(b) RECOMMENDATION TO RATIFY CHECK REGISTER NOS. 25037 THROUGH
25218,
NOTING VOIDED CHECK NOS. 25108 AND 25216, AND TO APPROVE CANCELLATION
OF
CHECK NOS. 24881, 25110, 25166, 25177 AND 25210 AS RECOMMENDED BY THE
CITY
TREASURER.

     Action   :    To   ratify    the   Check    Register   as   presented.

(c) RECOMMENDATION      TO   RECEIVE AND   FILE TENTATIVE   FUTURE AGENDA
ITEMS.

     Action : To    receive and   file tentative    future agenda   items as
     presented.

(d) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND       FILE THE MARCH 2001   FINANCIAL
REPORTS:

       1. Revenue and expenditure report;
       2. City Treasurer's report; and
       3. Investment report.

     Action: To receive and file the March 2001 Financial Reports, as
     recommended by staff.

(e) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, ORDER THE WORK
AND
CALL FOR BIDS; AND, INSTRUCT THE CITY CLERK TO POST A NOTICE
INVITING
SEALED BIDS FOR PROJECT NO. 95-622 - CITY HALL REMODEL, ADA
UPGRADES.
Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated May 8,
2001.

Although not removed for separate discussion when the consent calendar
was
considered, the Council later voted unanimously to reconsider this
item.

City Manager Burrell responded to Council questions, noting that
the
upstairs conference room would be an addendum, that the configuration
would
stay as    is, with    the current break room      becoming office
space.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

       1.  Approve the plans, specifications, order the work and call
          for bids; and
       2. Instruct the City Clerk to post a Notice Inviting Sealed
          Bids for said project.

     subject to the following changes: 1) to retain a solid railing,
     with new veneer, as currently exists to separate the Council dais
     from the public area of the Council Chambers and to leave the
     podium centered where it is; 2) to delete the proposed stair
     lighting in the front entryway and put conventional wall-mounted
     step lights; 3) to provide motion sensors for lighting in
     individual offices, bathrooms, and conference rooms (not lobby
     areas) to save energy when the rooms are not occupied; 4) to
     direct staff to talk to Edison and look into the viability and
     cost   of undergrounding    Bard   Street; and    5) to    direct
     Councilmember Reviczky    to work with the      City Manager on
     correcting six items in the specifications.
     Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

(f) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE     THE ACTION MINUTES   OF THE
PUBLIC
WORKS COMMISSION MEETING OF MAY 2, 2001.

     Action : To receive and file the action minutes of     the Public
     Works Commission meeting of May 2, 2001.
(g) RECOMMENDATION TO DENY THE FOLLOWING CLAIM AND REFER IT TO THE
CITY'S
LIABILITY CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR . Memorandum from Personnel
Director/Risk
Manager Michael Earl dated May 14, 2001.

        *   Claimant: Garcia, Danny
        *   Date of Loss: 11/10/00
        *   Date Filed: 05/09/01
        *   Allegation: Injury to knee

     Action: To deny the above noted claim and refer it to the City's
     Liability   Claims Administrator,   as recommended    by staff.

(h) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE THE   ACTION MINUTES OF THE
PLANNING
COMMISSION MEETING OF MAY 15, 2001.

     Action: To receive and file the action minutes   of the Planning
     Commission meeting of May 15, 2001.

(i) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE ACTION MINUTES FROM THE
PARKS,
RECREATION AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES ADVISORY COMMISSION MEETING OF MAY
1,
2001.

     Action : To receive and file the action minutes of the Parks,
     Recreation and Community Resources Advisory Commission meeting of
     May 1, 2001.

(j)   RECOMMENDATION TO    ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING AND ADOPTING
THE
ADMINISTERING AGENCY-STATE MASTER AGREEMENT NO. 07-5155(004)
PAVEMENT
REHABILITATION OF HERMOSA AVENUE FROM 16TH STREET TO 26TH STREET,
MANHATTAN
AVENUE FROM 27TH STREET TO THE NORTH CITY LIMITS, GREENWICH FROM
HERMOSA
AVENUE TO MANHATTAN AVENUE; AWARD THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR PROJECT
NO.
CIP 00-139 - HERMOSA AVENUE STREET IMPROVEMENTS-HERMOSA AVENUE FROM
16TH
ST. TO 26TH ST. AND 19TH STREET FROM HERMOSA AVE. TO MONTEREY BLVD.
TO
SULLY-MILLER CONTRACTORS    OF ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA, IN      THE AMOUNT
OF
$378.883.60; AUTHORIZE THE TRANSFER OF THE REMAINING PROP C FUND BALANCE
OF
$78,000 FROM PROJECT NO. 95-150 TO THIS PROJECT; AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR
TO
EXECUTE AND THE CITY CLERK TO ATTEST THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT SUBJECT
TO
APPROVAL BY THE CITY ATTORNEY; AND, AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC
WORKS
TO MAKE MINOR CHANGES AS NECESSARY WITHIN THE CONTINGENCY OF
$38,000.
Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated May 9,
2001.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Edgerton
for separate discussion later in the meeting.

Public Works Director Williams   presented the staff report and responded
to
Council questions.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

       1. Adopt Resolution No. 01-6135, entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE
          CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA,
          APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE ADMINISTERING AGENCY-STATE MASTER
          AGREEMENT   NO. 07-5155(004) PAVEMENT     REHABILITATION OF
          HERMOSA AVENUE: 16TH STREET TO 26TH STREET; MANHATTAN
          AVENUE: 27TH STREET TO THE NORTH CITY LIMITS; GREENWICH:
          HERMOSA AVENUE TO MANHATTAN AVENUE.";
       2. Award the construction contract for Project No. CIP 00-139 -
          Hermosa Avenue Street Improvements - Hermosa Avenue from
          16th Street to 26th Street and 19th Street from Hermosa
          Avenue to Monterey Boulevard. to Sully-Miller Contractors of
          Anaheim,   California,   in the    amount of    $378.883.60;
       3. Authorize the transfer of the remaining Prop C Fund balance
          of $78,000 from Project      No. 95-150 to this project;
       4. Authorize the Mayor to execute and the City Clerk to attest
          the construction contract subject to approval by the City
          Attorney; and
       5. Authorize the Director of Public Works to make minor changes
          as   necessary    within   the   contingency   of   $38,000.

     Motion Edgerton,   second   Reviczky.   The   motion   carried   by   a
     unanimous vote.

(k)   RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION DESIGNATING ARTESIA
BOULEVARD
BETWEEN 270 FEET EAST OF PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY AND 1,060 FEET EAST
OF
PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY AS A THREE-HOUR TIME LIMIT ZONE FROM 9:00 A.M.
TO
5:00 P.M., AND DESIGNATING ARTESIA BOULEVARD BETWEEN HARPER AVENUE AND
40
FEET WEST OF HARPER AVENUE AS A 15-MINUTE GREEN TIME LIMIT ZONE.
Memorandum
from   Public Works    Director Harold    Williams dated May     15,
2001.
This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Edgerton
for separate discussion later in the meeting.

Public Works Director Williams     presented the staff report and responded
to
Council questions.

Coming    forward   to   address    the    Council   on   this   issue
were:

     Ebi Sahebi - Expressive Flowers, requested reducing the proposed
     three-hour time limit zone to two hours; and

     Gary Bolger - said a two-hour parking limit would be consistent
     with the limit in neighboring Redondo Beach.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
     No. 01-6136 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
     CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, DESIGNATING ARTESIA BOULEVARD
     BETWEEN 270 FEET EAST OF PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY AND 1,060 FEET
     EAST OF PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY AS A TWO-HOUR TIME LIMIT ZONE, FROM
     9:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M., AND DESIGNATING ARTESIA BOULEVARD BETWEEN
     HARPER AVENUE AND 40 FEET WEST OF HARPER AVENUE AS A 15-MINUTE
     GREEN TIME LIMIT ZONE," as amended to set a two-hour limit rather
     than the three-hour limit proposed.
     Motion Edgerton, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

(l) RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT THE WORK BY IRISH CONSTRUCTION COMPANY FOR
CIP
PROJECT NO. 97-182 MYRTLE AVENUE UTILITY UNDERGROUNDING AND CUP PROJECT
NO.
97-183 LOMA DRIVE UTILITY UNDERGROUNDING; AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO SIGN
THE
NOTICE OF COMPLETION; AND AUTHORIZE STAFF TO RELEASE THE 5%
RETENTION
PAYMENT TO IRISH CONSTRUCTION. Memorandum from Public Works Director
Harold
Williams dated May 16, 2001.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

         1. Accept the work by Irish Construction Co. for CIP Project
            Nos. 97-182 Myrtle Avenue Utility Undergrounding and 97-183
            Loma Drive Utility Undergrounding;
         2. Authorize the Mayor to sign the Notice of Completion; and
         3. Authorize staff to release the five-percent retention
            payment to Irish Construction Company.

(m) RECOMMENDATION TO DISPENSE WITH THE FORMAL BIDDING PROCESS
ASSOCIATED
WITH SECTION 13.08.110 RESPONSIBILITY OF PROPERTY OWNERS TO PROVIDE
SERVICE
CONNECTION - EFFECT OF NONCOMPLIANCE. SUBSECTION F OF THE HERMOSA
BEACH
MUNICIPAL CODE. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams
dated
May 14, 2001.

     Action: To dispense with the formal bidding process associated
     with Section 13.08.110 Responsibility of property owners to
     provide service connection - Effect of noncompliance Subsection F
     of the Hermosa Beach Municipal Code, as recommended by staff.

(n) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING        FINAL MAP #25798       FOR
A
TWO-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT AT 1129-1131 CYPRESS        AVENUE. Memorandum
from
Community Development   Director Sol Blumenfeld         dated    May     15,
2001.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
     No. 01-6134 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
     CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING APPROVAL OF FINAL
     PARCEL MAP #25798 FOR A TWO-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT LOCATED AT
     1129 -    1131 CYPRESS AVENUE, HERMOSA      BEACH, CALIFORNIA ."

(o)   RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE THE REPORT ON THE
WORKING
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TYCOM LTD. AND ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT INC.           (E &
E)
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS . Memorandum from Community Development
Director
Sol Blumenfeld dated May 16, 2001.

     Action :   To receive and file      the report on the working
     relationship between TyCom Ltd. and Ecology and Environment Inc.,
     (E   & E) environmental consultants, as recommended by staff.

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES - None

3.   ITEMS   REMOVED   FROM   THE   CONSENT CALENDAR   FOR   SEPARATE
DISCUSSION

   * Item 1(j) and (k) were heard at this time but are shown in order
for
     clarity.
   * Public comments on items removed from the Consent Calendar are
shown
     under the appropriate item.

PUBLIC HEARINGS - None

MUNICIPAL MATTERS

4.   AMENDMENT   TO THE AGREEMENT    WITH KERRY   CONSULTANT TO ADD     SERVICES
TO
DRAFT AN RFP FOR TECHNOLOGY HARDWARE FOR THE CITY HALL INFRASTRUCTURE AT
A
COST OF $8,000. Memorandum from Finance Director Viki Copeland dated
May
16, 2001.

Finance    Director    Copeland    responded     to    Council
questions.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

     Dennis   Vlasich -    Kerry    Consulting Group,    presented the
     preliminary   results   of    his    needs assessment,   discussed
     recommendations,    and    responded     to   Council   questions.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

       1. Authorize staff to amend the agreement with Kerry Consulting
          Group to provide the City with an RFP for the technology
          infrastructure at City Hall; and
       2. Appropriate $8,000 from Prospective Expenditures to pay for
          the additional services.

     Motion Edgerton, second Oakes.   The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

The meeting recessed at 8:35 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 8:55 P.M.

5. REVIEW OF LOT CONSOLIDATION    IN THE R-2 AND R-3   ZONES. (Continued
from
meeting of March 27, 2001.)

     Action: To continue this item to the meeting of June 12, 2001, as
     requested by staff.
     Motion Mayor Bowler, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

     Action: To reconsider consent calendar item 1(e) and discuss the
     item later in the meeting.
     Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

6. REPORT ON DEPLOYMENT OF POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL FOR
THE
FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY. Memorandum from Police Chief Michael Lavin and
Fire
Chief Russell Tingley dated May 15, 2001.

Police Chief Lavin presented the report and responded to Council
questions.
City    Attorney   Jenkins    also   responded   to    Council
questions.
     Action: To receive and file the report, as recommended by staff,
     with the suggestion that repeat offenders be notified of the new
     policies this month before their party invitations go out.
     Motion Mayor Bowler, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

7. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY MANAGER

     STATUS REPORT: REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR SOLID WASTE AGREEMENT -
     INFORMATIONAL ITEM. Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell
     dated May 17, 2001.

City Manager Burrell presented the staff report, noting that the
submittal
of proposals had been extended to the middle of June and the item would
be
before the Council in July.

     Action: To receive and file the report, as recommended by staff.
     Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
     vote.

At 9:20 P.M., the order of        the   agenda   was   suspended   to   go to
the
reconsideration of item 1(e).

8. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL - None

9. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL

     a. Request from Councilmember Edgerton to direct staff to report
     on the impact of electricity rates on the Utility Users Tax (UUT)
     and revise UUT taxes      for the portion which is based on
     electricity usage.

Councilmember Edgerton spoke to his request.

     Action: To direct staff to study and report back on the issue.
     Motion Edgerton, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

ANNOUNCEMENT IN OPEN SESSION   OF ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
AS
FOLLOWS:

1. MINUTES: Approval of minutes    of Closed Session meeting       held on May
8,
2001.

2. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL The City Council finds, based on
advice
from legal counsel, that discussion in open session will prejudice
the
position of the City in the litigation.
Existing Litigation: Government Code Section 54956.9(a)

     * Name of Case: Cal Compact Landfill Litigation
     * Shell Chemical Co. v. County of Los Angeles, et al
     * Case Number: USDC Case #CV-00-01917 MRP (MANx)
     *   Phillips   Petroleum   Co. v.    County   of   Los      Angeles,    et
al
     * Case Number: USDC Case #CV-00-1938 MRP (MANx)

3. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE     EVALUATION    Government   Code Section
54957

     * Title: City Manager

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of
the
City of Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at the hour
of
9:40 P.M. to a closed session.

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION - The Closed Session convened at the hour of
9:50
P.M. At the hour of 10:45 P.M., the Closed Session adjourned to the
Regular
Meeting.

ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS     - There   were   no   decisions made   requiring a
public
announcement.

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at the hour of 10:46
P.M.
to an Adjourned Regular Meeting on Thursday, May 24, 2001, at the hour
of
7:10   P.M.   for   the   purpose   of conducting    a   budget
workshop.

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MINUTES OF THE ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City
of
Hermosa Beach, California, held on Thursday, May 24, 2001, at the hour
of
7:19 P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Police Chief Mike Lavin

ROLL CALL:
Present: Dunbabin, Oakes, Reviczky, Mayor Bowler
Absent: Edgerton (arrived at 7:35 P.M.)
PRELIMINARY BUDGET REVIEW

1. OVERVIEW OF BUDGET CHANGES AND REVENUE CHANGES

     City Manager Burrell gave an overview of the budget for fiscal
     year 2001-02, noting that it reflected a good economy. He cited
     uncertainties   regarding   the   energy   crisis, noting    that
     expenditures for electricity purchased by the City were projected
     to grow by an estimated $100,000 and the revenue impact was
     unknown at this point. With regard to the possible impact on the
     City's revenues and expenditures, he noted the State's past
     history of taking money from local governments to balance its own
     budget when shortfalls occur. He said any required City budget
     revisions due to the loss of funds to the State would take place
     in August, after the State's budget is approved. He then reviewed
     revenue changes, noting a projected four-percent increase to the
     General Fund. He said property tax represented 30 percent of
     total General Fund revenue, followed by sales tax at 18 percent
     and the utility user tax (UUT) at 12 percent, noting that
     retention of the UUT would be decided by voters at the November
     2001 due to a recently filed initiative. He reviewed changes in
     staffing, noting the proposal to expand three part-time positions
     (Code Enforcement Officer in Community Development Department,
     Clerk Typist in Community Resources Department, and Community
     Service Officer in Police Department) to full-time positions to
     meet higher service demands. He said recent street and park
     projects represented a step in the right direction, but there was
     still a great deal more to do, including the City Yard. He
     suggested doing a thorough study of the needs of the City.

(Councilmember Edgerton arrived at 7:35 P.M.)

     Finance   Director Copeland      responded    to     Council   questions
     concerning revenues.

     Councilmember Reviczky    expressed concern about parking lot
     revenues and suggested that the City explore all options,
     including simply metering Lot A. Councilmember Edgerton said the
     parking lot was safer with a person on duty at the gate. There
     was a Council consensus to review the options, and City Manager
     Burrell said he would report back at the next meeting on the
     issue.

2. REVIEW OF DEPARTMENT EXPENDITURES

     City Manager    Burrell responded to          City   Council   questions
     pertaining to department expenditures.

The meeting recessed at 8:35 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 8:58 P.M.

3. CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (CIP)

     Action:   To direct    staff to investigate    and report back   on the
     feasibility of increasing the CIP funding by $300,000 for street
     improvements.
     Motion Reviczky, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a
     unanimous vote.

     Public Works Director Williams presented the five-year CIP plan
     and also    reviewed the street and      sanitary sewer capital
     improvement map, which was on display. It was noted that with the
     completion of the master pavement management program, streets
     have been prioritized for future repairs, and residents may
     simply check the list to determine when particular streets are
     scheduled to be paved.

     City Manager Burrell said staff would bring the budget back with
     the changes at the meeting of June 12, 2001.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

Coming forward to address the Council at this time was:

     Michael Keegan - Public Works Commissioner, suggested increasing
     the Public Works staff with the hiring of one or two inspectors
     due to the amount of work, noting $9 million worth of projects
     this year and the same for next year; expressed concern about
     three people in the undergrounding area who have not done their
     individual hook-ups, which were supposed to have been done by
     July   2000,   noting they   were   holding   up the    project.

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned on Thursday, May 24, 2001, at the hour of
10:00
P.M. to an Adjourned Regular Meeting on Tuesday, May 30, 2001, at the
hour
of 7:10 P.M., for the purpose of conducting a joint meeting with the
Public
Works Commission.

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MINUTES OF THE ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City
of
Hermosa Beach, California, held on Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at the hour
of
7:17 P.M.

PLEDGE OF    ALLEGIANCE   -   Brian   Koch, Public   Works   Commission
Chairman

ROLL CALL:

City Council:
Present: Dunbabin, Reviczky, Mayor Bowler
Absent: Edgerton (arrived at 7:28 P.M.), Oakes
Public Works Commission:
Present:   Cheatham,    Keegan,   Lombardo,      Winnek,   Chairperson
Koch
Absent: None

Also Present: City Manager Steve Burrell
Public Works Director Harold Williams
Administrative Assistant Rhea Punneo
City Clerk Elaine Doerfling

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: None

JOINT   MEETING   OF     CITY   COUNCIL    AND    PUBLIC   WORKS
COMMISSION

Mayor Bowler opened the joint meeting and the Commissioners discussed
the
items they had placed on the agenda for the purpose of obtaining
Council
direction:

1. Street Improvements

Discussion ensued concerning the priority list established in the
pavement
management study, how some projects are taken out of order, street
repairs
being done by private companies in front of private developments, and
other
issues related to street improvements.

It was requested that the Commission review existing ordinances and
provide
input to the Council on whether the requirements are too stringent or
too
lax.

     (Councilmember Edgerton arrived at 7:28 P.M.)

Councilmember Dunbabin noted the repair of all of Monterey Boulevard
except
for the area south of Fourth Street and suggested that the repair of
that
street be completed for continuity purposes.

It was suggested that the Public Works Commission work with the
Planning
Commission, either by subcommittee or full commissions, to develop a set
of
fair, equitable and consistent development standards for street
improvement
that could be made part of construction permits.
Councilmember Edgerton said he would like the Commission to design a
nice
"Welcome to Hermosa" entrance sign on Gould Avenue, which had been re-
paved
and had a lot of flora, noting his preference for wooden rather than
metal
signs.

2.      Sidewalk   and   Curbs   -   Future       enforcement   of    the   City
Code

       Discussion ensued concerning guidelines with regard to sidewalks
       and curbs and street widths. It was noted that the City Code
       contained a list of streets that were exempt from sidewalk
       requirements. It was further noted that there were different
       types of curbs/gutters being installed and that the street width
       of roadways varied significantly.

       It was requested that the Public Works Commission submit to the
       Council a recommendation addressing the concerns relating to
       curbs and gutters and the width of streets.

3. Traffic Flow - Speed and Stop signs in City - any                 area to
research;
Public Works Commission v. Planning Commission

       General discussion ensued concerning the expense and usefulness
       of traffic studies and the need to look at regional issues as
       well for solutions to the worsening traffic problems, since
       projects such as the LAX expansion and new developments in
       neighboring cities will have a major impact on Hermosa Beach. It
       was noted that stop signs have been used as an inexpensive way to
       affect traffic.

       (Councilmember    Edgerton    left   the     meeting     at   8:23      P.M.

4. Pier Plaza - Commission Involvement

       Noting it was too late for Commission to become involved with the
       current Pier Plaza project, it was pointed out that the Council
       would   like   the Commission's    input   on   the design    and
       specifications of all future capital improvement projects with an
       eye toward making the projects fit the community with a "hometown
       touch" rather than having a sterile and institutional design, and
       that the Commission would be involved with future projects such
       as the end of the Pier, the bike path, and improvements to
       Pacific Coast Highway and Aviation Boulevard.

The meeting recessed at 8:30 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 8:50 P.M.

5. Pacific Coast Highway Improvements

       A general   discussion ensued concerning      improving the appearance
     of Pacific Coast Highway and the response by CalTrans that the
     street was too narrow to have medians and trees as recently
     suggested by the Public Works Commission.

     Councilmember Reviczky said it was important that the business
     owners along Pacific Coast Highway be involved in the whole
     process, and said he would like to see them organize as the
     merchants did in the downtown area.

6. CIP's - how involved in budget process and future planning of
projects;
space needs of department

     Discussion ensued    concerning departmental space       needs,   the
     farming out of work, and budgetary constraints.

     In response to questions, City Manager Burrell said the only way
     to get more space for any of the City departments would be to
     build a new police station, noting that some of the police
     personnel were currently located in the Base 3 building and
     across the street on Bard Street.

     With regard to Commission involvement in the budget process, it
     was explained that the Council sets the goals and priorities for
     City services, that staff then puts the budget together and
     presents the costs, and that it would not be feasible for the
     Commission to have direct     input into the budget process.

7. Commission's role in reviewing budget with department; Commission's
role
in preparing Five-Year Plan

     Public Works Director Williams said staff was making corrections
     to the    five-year plan    and would provide    copies to the
     Commissioners at their June 13 meeting.

8. What type of items Council wants Commission to review prior to
placement
on Consent Calendar

     It was explained that the urgency of an item often precluded
     Public Works Commission involvement due to time constraints, and
     that if there was no controversy involved, routine matters would
     go directly to the Council without Commission review. It was
     requested that staff continue to include in the agenda staff
     report to the City Council a statement that Commission review
     took place for those items that had been reviewed by the
     Commission. It was noted that in the future all undergrounding
     projects would come before the Commission in the initial stages.

9. Heart of   Redondo Plan -   Impact on   Hermosa and the   Commission's
role

     City Manager   Burrell said   he would forward to   the Commission a
     copy of a letter sent to the City of Redondo Beach expressing
     issues of specific concern with regard to their "Heart of the
     City" proposal.

10. Other Matters

     The issue of using various methods for repair work was raised,
     with the concern that there has been no continuity over the years
     and that standards seem to change whenever staff changes occur.
     It was requested that the Commission review how things are done
     and, with recommendations from the Public Works staff, develop
     high-level construction standards for doing routine repairs.

ADJOURNMENT - The Adjourned Regular Meeting of the City Council of the
City
of Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at the hour of
9:20
P.M. to the Regular Meeting of Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at the hour of
7:10
P.M.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at the hour of 7:15
P.M.

PLEDGE    OF   ALLEGIANCE    -    Pete   Tucker,    Planning
Commissioner

ROLL CALL:
Present:     Dunbabin,   Edgerton,   Oakes,     Reviczky,   Mayor
Bowler
Absent: None

ANNOUNCEMENTS - Mayor Bowler announced that the meeting would be
adjourned
in memory of Michael Manse, owner of Mickey's Deli in Hermosa Beach
since
1953, who passed away last Thursday at the age of 70. He said Mr.
Manse
always had kind words and an open heart for anyone who came in and would
be
missed. He expressed condolences to his family. Councilmember
Reviczky
spoke of the soft sandwiches that he got at the Deli as a kid and
the
donated alcohol on occasion for Little League Las Vegas Night
fundraisers.
He said that Mr. Manse was truly a great guy in the community who would
be
sorely missed.
Councilmember Dunbabin announced that the next meeting of the
Economic
Review Committee chaired by Joe Mark would take place on Thursday, June
14,
at 7 P.M. in the City Council Chambers, noting that demographic data
from
several similar areas would be presented at the meeting.

Mayor Bowler commended Kiwanis Club members and City employees who,
on
their own time and with the use of donated materials, refurbished the
room
at the Community Center used by the American Retarded Citizens
(ARC).

Mayor Bowler commented on the success of the Memorial Day weekend
Fiesta
Hermosa, noting the event raised a lot of money for the Kiwanis Club
and
other local non-profit groups. He also commented on the success of
the
Mervyn's Beach Bash that took place Thursday, June 7, through Sunday,
June
10.

Councilmember Edgerton spoke of the meeting that took place Saturday
in
Manhattan Beach related to the Los Angeles airport expansion plan,
noting
that it was a well-attended meeting. He said that L.A. County
Supervisor
Don Knabe, State Senator Debra Bowen, State Assemblyman George Nakano
and
U.S. Representative Jane Harmon have spoken out against the proposal,
and
that newly elected Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn has indicated
his
opposition as well.

Councilmember Dunbabin said several citizens have asked her how much
money
Mervyn's paid to put on the Beach Bash event. Community Resources
Director
Rooney said Mervyn's paid $55,000 in City fees and donated another
$40,000
to the Hermosa Beach Education Foundation, the Skate Park, the Teen
Program
and the Parks and Recreation Commission's proposed community
picnic.

COMMENDATIONS

                PRESENTATION OF COMMENDATION TO PAMELA ADAMS
                   "OUTSTANDING CROSSING GUARD OF THE YEAR"
Mayor Bowler read the commendation giving recognition to Ms. Adams for
her
valuable service to the children of the community, noting that
the
commendation would be forwarded to Ms. Adams.

              PRESENTATION OF COMMENDATIONS TO THE MIRA COSTA
             BOYS' VOLLEYBALL TEAM "CIF DIVISION II CHAMPIONS"

Mayor Bowler read the commendation to Michael Cook, head coach, who
thanked
the Mayor and City Council for the recognition, noting that many of
the
players were from Hermosa Beach. Alex Dankers, one of the team
captains
from Hermosa Beach, came forward to talk about the season and introduce
his
teammates in the audience. He also thanked Tim Cooper, the team's
trainer
throughout the season.

CLOSED SESSION   REPORT FOR MEETING OF MAY 22,   2001: No reportable
actions.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

(a) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

          City Clerk Doerfling noted a letter submitted June 12,
          2001, from resident Lena Cord expressing concern about
          graffiti, parking and noise problems over the weekend.

Coming forward to address the Council at this time were:

               Pete Tucker - Hermosa Beach, said there had been no
     enforcement at the north end of the City of the one-hour parking
     program now in effect; urged the City to hire more employees or
     keep people away from the downtown events; said residents paid
     $29 for parking permits but were unable to find parking on the
     streets;
             No name given - 18-year Hermosa Beach resident, commended
     the Police for keeping crime down and the community safe, and
     Community Development Director Sol Blumenfeld and Senior Building
     Inspector    Charlie Swartz    for their    great problem-solving
     attitudes, and hoped that the City would continue to have the
     funds to retain professionals of that caliber; thanked, the City
     Council, saying Hermosa was a great city;
               Robert Bell - Hermosa Beach, said the weekend Beach Bash
     event went very well and that he had heard no complaints about
     it; said his children had a great time, noting that the people
     running the event allowed the local children to be involved;
                Debbie Loob - Hermosa Beach, said she was representing
     several of her neighbors in the Bonnie Brae area above Pacific
     Coast Highway; noted traffic/parking problems over the weekend on
     their streets and in Vons parking lot; expressed concern about
     graffiti in her neighborhood; asked that the Council conduct a
     survey of the community and reevaluate the scope of events taking
     place in the City; suggested that events be scaled down;
              Barbara Elman - Hermosa Beach, asked about instituting a
     City tax of 50 cents per drink to fund street repairs, etc.,
     saying the people coming to the City's bars created an impact and
     the tax would help make up for the inconveniences endured by the
     residents; expressed concern about parking problems at South Park
     and lack of enforcement; (City Attorney Jenkins said any new tax
     would require a vote of the people but doubted that State law
     would allow the City to impose a food or beverage tax) and
               Steven Roberts - Hermosa Beach, owner of Café Boogaloo,
     thanked the Council for adjourning its January 9 meeting in
     memory of his mother who had passed away, saying his family was
     very touched by the gesture.

(b) WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

     1.   Letter from Jim Lissner dated June 5, 2001 regarding
     restricting hours and happy house (and similar promotions) on new
     liquor licenses downtown.

Action: To receive and file.
Motion Reviczky, second Edgerton. The motion   carried by a unanimous
vote.

     2. Letter from Jim Lissner dated June 5,   2001 regarding diesel
     generators on the beach.

City Manager Burrell responded to Council questions.

Action: To receive and file.
Motion Edgerton, second Dunbabin. The motion   carried by a unanimous
vote.

     3. Letter from Kaye Gagnon Sherbak of Voice, Jeff Du Clos of the
     Surfrider Foundation and Lisa     Ryder of the Hermosa Beach
     Education Foundation requesting that the City Council implement
     Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices in the renovation of
     Valley Park and appoint Ann Barklow as the IPM and horticultural
     consultant on this project.

City Manager Burrell responded to questions.

Action : To direct staff to work with the group and present
their
recommendations for Council consideration when the final Valley Park
design
changes are presented to the Council.
Motion Oakes, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.
1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

City Clerk Doerfling noted a supplemental letter submitted June 12,
2001
from resident Howard Longacre concerning consent items 1(m), (o) and
(q).

Action: To approve the consent calendar recommendations (a) through
(q),
with the exception of the following items which were removed for
discussion
in item 3, but are shown in order for clarity: (e) Reviczky, (l)
Dunbabin,
(m) Dunbabin, (p) Dunbabin, and (q) Oakes.
Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

At 8:05 P.M., the order of the agenda was suspended to go to public
hearing
item 4.

(a) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE MINUTES          OF THE REGULAR MEETING     OF THE
CITY
COUNCIL HELD ON MAY 22, 2001.

Action: To approve the minutes of the Regular          Meeting of the City
Council
held on May 22, 2001, as presented.

(b) RECOMMENDATION TO RATIFY CHECK REGISTER NOS. 25219 THROUGH
25436,
NOTING VOIDED CHECK NOS. 25227 AND 25229, AND TO APPROVE THE
CANCELLATION
OF CHECK NO. 25234 AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CITY TREASURER.

Action: To ratify the Check Register, as presented.

(c) RECOMMENDATION      TO   RECEIVE AND     FILE TENTATIVE   FUTURE AGENDA
ITEMS.

Action : To   receive     and   file   the    tentative future   agenda    items,
as
presented.

(d) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND       FILE THE APRIL 2001      FINANCIAL
REPORTS:

     1) Revenue and expenditure report;

     2) City Treasurer's report; and

     3) Investment report.
Action: To receive and file the April 2001 Financial Reports, as
presented.

(e) RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT DONATION OF $361.00 FROM HAWTHORNE SAVINGS
TO
BE USED FOR COMMUNITY RESOURCES DOG PARADE SUPPLIES . Memorandum
from
Finance Director Viki Copeland dated June 1, 2001.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Reviczky
for separate discussion later in the meeting in order to
publicly
acknowledge and thank the donor.

Action: To accept the donation of $361 from Hawthorne Savings for
Community
Resources Dog Parade supplies.
Motion Reviczky, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

(f) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION ADDING POLICE CHIEF MICHAEL LAVIN
TO
THE LIST OF AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL ELIGIBLE TO UTILIZE THE CITY'S VISA
CARD.
Memorandum from Finance Director Viki Copeland dated June 1,
2000.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
01-6137, entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 00-6073 RELATING TO
AUTHORIZED
USERS   OF   VISA  CARD   SERVICES FROM    SOUTH   BAY   CREDIT UNION
."

(g) RECOMMENDATION TO DENY THE FOLLOWING CLAIM AND REFER IT TO THE
CITY'S
LIABILITY CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR . Memorandum from Personnel
Director/Risk
Manager Michael Earl dated June 5, 2001.

   *   Claimant: Moore, William
   *   Date of Loss: 06/01/01
   *   Date Filed: 06/04/01
   *   Allegation: Illegal towing of automobile

Action :    To   deny   the   above-noted   claim,   as   recommended   by
staff.

(h)    RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PROFESSIONAL   SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN
THE
CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH AND UNIPLAN ENGINEERING, INC. FOR $100,000
FOR
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT/INSPECTION SERVICES ON AN AS-NEEDED BASIS;
AND,
AUTHORIZE THE CITY CLERK TO ATTEST AND THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE SAID
AGREEMENT
UPON APPROVAL AS TO FORM BY THE CITY ATTORNEY. Memorandum from Public
Works
Director Harold Williams dated June 4, 2001.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

  1. Approve the agreement between the City of Hermosa Beach and
Uniplan
     Engineering, Inc. for $100,000; and
  2. Authorize the City Clerk to attest and the Mayor to execute
said
     agreement   upon approval    as   to form  by the   City
Attorney.

(I) RECOMMENDATION TO AUTHORIZE THE PROPOSED RATE INCREASES AS REQUESTED
BY
FRANK SCOTTO TOWING OF TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA . Memorandum from Police
Chief
Michael Lavin dated June 5, 2001.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to authorize the proposed
rate
increases for towing charges as requested by Frank Scotto Towing
of
Torrance, California.

(j) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE PROJECT STATUS REPORT.
Memorandum
from   Public Works   Director  Harold Williams    dated May      1,
2001.

Action : To receive and file the status report on capital
improvement
projects that are either under design or construction.

(k)    RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE COLOR SELECTION FOR PAINTING
THE
COMMUNITY CENTER BUILDING . Memorandum from Public Works Director
Harold
Williams dated June 4, 2001.

Action: To approve the color selection of dark beige for the first
story
and light beige for the second story for painting the Community
Center
building, as recommended by the Council subcommittee (Oakes and
Dunbabin).
(l) AWARD LANDSCAPING MAINTENANCE CONTRACT TO U.S. LANDSCAPES, INC.
OF
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA IN THE AMOUNT OF $579,668 FOR A PERIOD
OF
THIRTY-SIX (36) MONTHS BEGINNING JULY 1, 2001 AND ENDING JUNE 30,
2004;
AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE AND THE CITY CLERK TO ATTEST THE
LANDSCAPE
MAINTENANCE CONTRACT SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE CITY ATTORNEY;
AUTHORIZE
THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS TO MAKE MINOR CHANGES AS NECESSARY WITHIN
THE
BUDGET;   AND,   APPROPRIATE AN    ADDITIONAL   $19,815 FROM
PROSPECTIVE
EXPENDITURES TO THE FY 2001-02 BUDGET FOR PARKS. Memorandum from
Public
Works Director Harold Williams dated May 24, 2001.

The item was removed from the consent calendar           by Councilmember
Dunbabin
for separate discussion later in the meeting.

Public Work      Superintendent   Flaherty   responded    to   Council
questions.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

     1. Award   the landscape maintenance contract   to U.S. Landscapes, Inc.
of
      Huntington Beach, California, in the amount of $579,668 for a
period
      of 36 months beginning July 1, 2001 and ending June 30,
2004;
   2. Authorize the Mayor to execute and the City Clerk to attest
the
      landscape maintenance contract subject to approval by the
City
      Attorney;
   3. Authorize the Director of Public Works to make minor changes
as
      necessary within the budget; and
   4. Appropriate an additional $19,815 from prospective expenditures to
the
      FY 2001-02 budget for Parks.

Motion Dunbabin, second Mayor      Bowler. The   motion carried by       a
unanimous
vote.

(m) AWARD STREET SWEEPING CONTRACT TO CALIFORNIA STREET MAINTENANCE
OF
GARDENA, CALIFORNIA IN THE AMOUNT OF $593,853.12 FOR A PERIOD OF THIRTY-
SIX
(36) MONTHS BEGINNING JULY 1, 2001, AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2004; AUTHORIZE
THE
MAYOR TO EXECUTE AND THE CITY CLERK TO ATTEST THE STREET SWEEPING
CONTRACT
SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE CITY ATTORNEY; AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR OF
PUBLIC
WORKS TO MAKE MINOR      CHANGES AS NECESSARY WITHIN THE BUDGET;
AND,
APPROPRIATE AN ADDITIONAL $20,500 FROM PROSPECTIVE EXPENDITURES TO THE
FY
2001-02 BUDGET FOR STREET MAINTENANCE/TRAFFIC SAFETY . Memorandum
from
Public Works Director Harold Williams dated June 5, 2001.
Supplemental
letter from Howard Longacre received June 12, 2001.

The item was removed from the consent calendar         by Councilmember
Dunbabin
for separate discussion later in the meeting.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

     1. Award the street sweeping contract to California Street Maintenance
of
       Gardena, California,    in the amount of $593,853.12   for a period of
36
      months   beginning   July 1,     2001   and ending    June 30,
2004;
   2. Authorize the Mayor to execute and the City Clerk to attest the
street
      sweeping contract    subject to     approval by the     City
Attorney;
   3. Authorize the Director of Public Works to make minor changes
as
      necessary within the budget; and
   4. Appropriate an additional $20,500 from prospective expenditures to
the
      FY   2001-02    budget   for     Street   Maintenance/Traffic
Safety.

Motion    Dunbabin, second    Oakes. The   motion carried   by a   unanimous
vote.

(n) RECOMMENDATION TO DELETE THE IMPROVEMENT OF ONE CROSSWALK OF
SPECIAL
PAVING ON BEACH DRIVE AT THE SOUTH END OF THE PROJECT FROM EXHIBIT A OF
THE
PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT AND REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT WITH BEACH HOUSE HOTEL
AND
WITHHOLD $45,500 OF REIMBURSEMENT, AN AMOUNT EQUIVALENT TO THE COST OF
THE
IMPROVEMENT. Memorandum from Community Development Director Sol
Blumenfeld
dated June 4, 2001.
Action: To delete    the improvement of      one crosswalk of      special paving
on
Beach Drive at the   south end   of the project from      Exhibit A of the
Public
Improvement   and    Reimbursement   Agreement      and      withhold    $45,500
of
reimbursement, an    amount   equivalent     to   the cost    of   the
improvement.

(o) AWARD DOWNTOWN AREA AND CITY PIER CLEANING CONTRACT TO
CALIFORNIA
STREET MAINTENANCE OF GARDENA, CALIFORNIA IN THE AMOUNT OF $389,879.96
FOR
A PERIOD OF THIRTY-SIX (36) MONTHS BEGINNING JULY 1, 2001 AND ENDING
JUNE
30, 2004; AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE AND THE CITY CLERK TO ATTEST
THE
STREET SWEEPING CONTRACT SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE CITY
ATTORNEY;
AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS TO MAKE MINOR CHANGES AS
NECESSARY
WITHIN THE BUDGET; AND, APPROPRIATE AN ADDITIONAL $2,800 FROM
PROSPECTIVE
EXPENDITURES TO THE FY 2001-02 BUDGET FOR PIER CLEANING . Memorandum
from
Public Works Director Harold Williams dated June 5, 2001.
Supplemental
letter from Howard Longacre received June 12, 2001.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

   1. Award the Downtown Area and City Pier Cleaning contract to
California
      Street Maintenance of Gardena, California, in the amount of
$389,879
      for a period of 36 months beginning July 1, 2001 and ending June
30,
      2004;
   2. Authorize the Mayor to execute and the City Clerk to attest
the
      Downtown Area and City Pier Cleaning contract subject to approval
by
      the City Attorney;
   3. Authorize the Director of Public Works to make minor changes
as
      necessary within the budget; and
   4. Appropriate an additional $2,800 from the prospective expenditures
to
      the FY 2001-02 budget for pier cleaning.

(p)   RECOMMENDATION TO   RECEIVE AND FILE     STATUS REPORT ON      PROJECT NO.
CIP
97-182, MYRTLE AVENUE UNDERGROUNDING, AND PROJECT NO. CIP 97-183,
LOMA
DRIVE UNDERGROUNDING. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold
Williams
dated June 6, 2001.

The item was removed from the consent calendar       by Councilmember
Dunbabin
for separate discussion later in the meeting.

Public Works Director Williams responded to Council questions, saying
the
poles would come down on Myrtle Avenue in mid-July and on Loma Drive
in
mid-September.

Action: To receive and file the status report on Project No. CIP 97-
182,
Myrtle Avenue Undergrounding, and Project No. CIP 97-183, Loma
Drive
Undergrounding, as recommended by staff.
Motion Dunbabin, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

(q) AWARD DOWNTOWN AND CITY SIDEWALK STEAM CLEANING CONTRACT TO
EKLUND
BLASTOFF OF TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA IN THE AMOUNT OF $91,950.00 FOR A
PERIOD
OF THIRTY-SIX (36) MONTHS BEGINNING JULY 1, 2001 AND ENDING JUNE 30,
2004;
AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE AND THE CITY CLERK TO ATTEST THE
STREET
SWEEPING CONTRACT SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE CITY ATTORNEY; AND,
AUTHORIZE
THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS TO MAKE MINOR CHANGES AS NECESSARY WITHIN
THE
BUDGET. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated June
7,
2001. Supplemental letter from Howard Longacre received June 12,
2001.

The item was removed from the consent calendar       by Councilmember
Edgerton
for separate discussion later in the meeting.

Public   Works   Supervisor   Flaherty   responded   to   Council
questions.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

     Jerry Costello    - California    Street   Maintenance,    suggested
     pressure washing the area once per week.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:
   1. Award the Downtown City Sidewalk Steam Cleaning contract to
Eklund
     Blastoff of Torrance, California, in the amount of $91,950 for
a
     period of 36 months beginning July 1, 2001 and ending June 30,
2004;
   2. Authorize the Mayor to execute and the City Clerk to attest
the
     Downtown Area and City Pier Cleaning contract subject to approval
by
     the City Attorney; and
   3. Authorize the Director of Public Works to make minor changes
as
     necessary within the budget.

Motion Edgerton,   second Reviczky. The motion    carried by a unanimous
vote.

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES - None

3.   ITEMS   REMOVED   FROM   THE   CONSENT CALENDAR   FOR   SEPARATE
DISCUSSION

   * Item(s) 1(e), (l), (m), (p), and (q) were heard at this time but
are
     shown in order for clarity.
   * Public comments on items removed from the Consent Calendar are
shown
     under the appropriate item.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

4. 2001-2002 BUDGET AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.

     a. ADOPTION OF 2001-2002 BUDGET. Memorandum from Finance Director
     Viki Copeland dated May 31, 2001.

Finance Director Copeland presented the staff report and responded
to
Council questions.  City Manager Burrell also    responded to
Council
questions.

The public hearing opened      at 8:30   P.M.   Coming forward   to address
the
Council on this item was:

     Jay Russell - Hermosa Beach, said meters that take only quarters
     were a nuisance; requested that the City install meters that also
     allowed the use of dimes and nickels as other cities have.

The public hearing closed at 8:31 P.M.
Proposed Action: To approve the staff recommendation.
Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion was subsequently
withdrawn.

     Straw votes on the following issues took place:

       1. Raising the hourly parking meter rate from 50 cents to 75
          cents passed (Dunbabin, Oakes, Reviczky, Mayor Bowler in
          favor);
       2. Changing the quarter-only silver meters as they are replaced
          to meters that take nickels, dimes and quarters passed
          (Dunbabin, Edgerton, Oakes in favor); and
       3. Increasing the parking citations to $25 for street sweeping
          and $30 for the      rest passed (no objections voiced).

Action: To increase the hourly parking meter rate from 50 cents to 75
cents
as recommended by staff, to increase parking fines to $30 for
all
violations except street sweeping, which shall be set at $25, and to
direct
staff to change quarter-only silver meters as they are replaced to
meters
that accept nickels, dimes and quarters.
Motion Mayor Bowler, second Reviczky. The motion carried, noting
the
dissenting vote of Edgerton.

     Straw votes on the following issues took place:

       1. Increasing the parking lot hourly rate from 50 cents to 75
          cents passed    (Dunbabin, Reviczky,   Mayor Bowler); and
       2. Changing the nighttime parking structure flat rate from $4
          after 9 P.M. to $6 after 6 P.M. passed (Edgerton, Reviczky,
          Mayor Bowler in favor).

Action: To increase the hourly rate in Lot A and the parking structure
from
50 cents to 75 cents, as recommended by staff.
Motion Bowler, second Reviczky. The motion carried, noting the
dissenting
votes of Edgerton and Oakes.

Action: To change the nighttime flat rate in the parking structure from
$4
after 9 P.M. to $6 after 6 P.M., as recommended by staff, subject to
a
six-month review by the City Council, with direction to keep the arm
down
as long as possible.
Motion Mayor Bowler, second Edgerton. The motion carried, noting
the
dissenting votes of Dunbabin and Oakes.
Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

  1.   Adopt Resolution   No.   01-6138, entitled   " A RESOLUTION OF   THE
CITY
     COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, INCREASING
PARKING
     METER RATES, PARKING LOT/PARKING STRUCTURE RATES, PARKING
VIOLATION
     PENALTIES AND ADDING PARKING METER AND PARKING LOT/PARKING
STRUCTURE
     RATES TO THE MASTER SCHEDULE OF SERVICE CHARGES AND FEES," as
amended
     above;
  2. Approve parking lot hours of 8 A.M. to 3 A.M., giving the City
Manager
     discretion   to make    changes for special     events/special
needs;
  3. Approve an amendment to the City Clerk personnel allocation,
changing
     the part-time, temporary Clerk Typist position to a half-
time,
     permanent position at an addition cost of $4,887 for retirement
and
     employee benefits from Prospective Expenditures;
  4. Approve amendments/corrections to appropriations as directed at
the
     City Council budget workshop on May 24, 2001;
  5. Adopt Resolution No. 01-6139, entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE
CITY
     COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING THE
BUDGET
     FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2001-2002"; and
  6. Appropriate funds from the Accrued Compensation Fund, Budget
Year
     2000-01.

Motion Mayor Bowler, second     Reviczky. The   motion carried by   a
unanimous
vote.

The meeting recessed at 9:10 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 9:29 P.M., continuing with public hearing item
4.

       b. ADOPTION OF 2001-2002 APPROPRIATION LIMIT. Memorandum from
       Finance   Director  Viki Copeland   dated   May   30,   2001.

Finance Director Copeland presented      the    staff report   and responded
to
Council questions.

The public   hearing opened at 9:30   P.M. As no one    came forward to
address
the Council   on    this   item,   the   public   hearing   closed   at   9:30
P.M.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
01-6140, entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS
LIMIT
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2001-2002."
Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

5.   THE ORDER OF CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS AND THE LEVY AND COLLECTION
OF
ASSESSMENTS WITHIN THE HERMOSA BEACH LANDSCAPING AND STREET
LIGHTING
DISTRICT 2001-2002 FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2001 AND
ENDING
JUNE 30, 2002. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams
dated
May 30, 2001.

Public Works Director Williams     presented the staff report and responded
to
Council questions.

The public hearing opened at 9:32        P.M. As no one     came forward to
address
the Council on this item, the            public   hearing   closed   at   9:32
P.M.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
01-6141, entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH CONFIRMING A DIAGRAM AND ASSESSMENT AND LEVYING ASSESSMENTS FOR
THE
FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING JULY 1, 2001 AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2002 IN
CONNECTION
WITH THE HERMOSA BEACH LANDSCAPING AND STREET LIGHTING DISTRICT 2001-
2002."
Motion Edgerton, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

MUNICIPAL MATTERS

6. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE "FALL FESTIVAL", LABOR DAY WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 1-
3,
2001 . Memorandum from City Manager Stephen Burrell dated June 7,
2001.
Supplemental letter   from Howard    Longacre received June    12,
2001.
City Manager Burrell, City Attorney Mike Jenkins    and Community
Resources
Director Rooney responded to Council questions.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item were:

     J. Travers Divine - Chamber of Commerce, said the City received
     $59,000 in fees collected from non-Hermosa Beach vendors at the
     Memorial Day weekend Fiesta; said the Chamber increased to
     $28,000 donations to various community charities; proposed a Fall
     Festival for the Labor Day weekend and an attempt for more
     participation by families and local merchants by having different
     events each day on the main stage, theme music, a back-to-school
     fashion show, restaurant bake-off, line-dancing and clog dancing;
     noted the free booth space given to 10 local non-profit groups
     over the Memorial Day weekend, including the Kiwanis and Rotary
     clubs, St. Patrick's Day and Aloha Days committees, Historical
     Society, Disabled Veterans, Knights of Columbus, Hermosa Beach
     Police   Officers   and   Firefighters   associations, and    the
     Lifeguards; said the Chamber of Commerce nets between $40,000 and
     $50,000 per event;

     Dawn Wendell    - Hawthorne Savings, spoke in support of the
     proposed Labor Day weekend Fall Festival, including extending the
     event along Hermosa Avenue to 14th Street;

     Steven Roberts - resident and owner of Café Boogaloo, said the
     Fiesta, especially over Labor Day, presented problems for his
     customers trying to find evening parking; suggested scheduling
     the proposed event on a different weekend later in the Fall and
     looking into other ways to fund the Chamber of Commerce;

     Steve Ashley - resident and downtown business owner, supported
     the changes the Chamber proposed but thought the event should be
     moved to a two-day weekend in the Fall; said the Labor Day
     weekend was the last summer weekend; said the Fiestas did not
     help his business; said the City needed to survey all residents
     and merchants;

     Susan Blaco - Hermosa Beach, spoke in support of the Fiestas;
     saying they were well attended by residents of all age groups;
     said for the past 10 years she has worked in the Fiesta
     information booth because it enables her to see a lot of old
     friends;

     Rebecca Perry - resident and business owner, said she appreciated
     the efforts to change the theme of the event but suggested the
     Fall Festival take place later in the year rather than over the
     last weekend of summer; said the event impacts her business;

     Rick Koenig - resident and business owner; said the Kiwanis Club
     appreciates the ability to raise funds at the Fiesta venues,
     noting that those funds are then donated by the Kiwanis Club to
     benefit various worthy groups within the City, which he listed;
    Lisa Rider - Hermosa Beach, said she lives six blocks from the
    beach but her friends could not visit her over Labor Day weekend
    because of the crowds and lack of parking; suggested a different
    weekend for the Fall Festival and supported a resident survey;

    Jay Russell - Hermosa Beach, said the Council should eliminate
    one of the Chamber of Commerce Fiesta events or at least move one
    of the events to a two-day weekend; and

    Debbie Loob - Hermosa Beach, supported getting community input on
    events; said she wanted one holiday weekend to just go to the
    beach,   without    the   crowds    and   blaring   loudspeakers.

Action : To direct staff to look into and report back on all
options
concerning the feasibility of placing on the November ballot a measure
to
increase the City's business license tax as a means to fund the Chamber
of
Commerce and eliminate the Labor Day weekend event.
Motion Edgerton, second Reviczky. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

Proposed Action : To allow the Labor Day event to take place as it has
in
the past in its original format rather than using a Fall Festival
theme.
Motion   Mayor   Bowler. The   motion   died   for lack   of a
second.

Further Action: To (1) approve the Fall Festival as requested by
the
Chamber of Commerce; (2) direct staff to meet with Chamber staff and
work
out the details, including the use of Hermosa Avenue north to 14th
Street;
(3) approve the use of $3,000 in Prop C funds for the shuttle bus
service;
and (4) waive application, banner, amplification fees and bill for
other
services at cost.
Motion Edgerton, second Dunbabin. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

Final Action: To direct staff to report back with information on
the
options for conducting a statistically valid survey to ascertain
community
opinion   on   downtown events   and   perhaps other    issues as
well.
Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.
The meeting recessed at 10:54 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 11:07 P.M.

7. ENCROACHMENT PERMIT AT 27TH STREET AND OZONE COURT. Memorandum from
City
Manager Stephen Burrell dated June 7, 2001. Supplemental letters from
Ron
Felsing received June 12, 2001 and from Jay Mitchell dated June 12,
2001.

City Manager Burrell presented the staff report and responded to
Council
questions. City Attorney Jenkins also responded to Council
questions.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item were:

     Jay Mitchell - property owner, referred to his supplemental
     submittal; said he went through the process, submitted detailed
     drawings and the City approved his permit; suggested that he
     shorten the wall from 42 inches to 36 inches in the triangular
     area; and

     Barbara Mathieson - area resident, objected to giving public
     property for private use; said the City Traffic Engineer said
     there was a line of sight problem; said the permit would have
     been rejected by Public Works Department; said there were shrubs
     as well as a fence.

Action: To direct staff to proceed with the issuance of the
encroachment
permit with the Traffic Engineer's recommendation that the fence be
located
about five feet from the back of the sidewalk and angled closer to
the
sidewalk   as it    goes   west, following    the line    of   the
street.
Motion Mayor Bowler, second      Oakes. The motion carried, noting
the
dissenting votes of Dunbabin and Edgerton.

8.   CONSIDERATION OF SIMILAR USE PROVISION FOR C-3 ZONED PROPERTY
.
Memorandum from Community Development Director Sol Blumenfeld dated May
30,
2001.

Community Development Director Blumenfeld   presented the staff   report
and
responded to Council questions.

Action:   To confirm that a bank with drive-thru   teller is similar to
other
uses permitted in the C-3 zone and subject to a Conditional Use
Permit
pursuant to the requirements of Section 17.26.040 of the Zoning
Code.
Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

9. CERTIFICATION OF RESULTS OF SIGNATURE VERIFICATION OF AN
INITIATIVE
PETITION PROPOSING TO REPEAL CERTAIN MUNICIPAL CODE SECTIONS AND
THEREBY
ELIMINATE THE CITY'S UTILITY USERS TAX. Memorandum from City Clerk
Elaine
Doerfling dated May 22, 2001.

City Clerk   Doerfling presented   the staff report and   responded to
Council
questions.

Action: To order a report pursuant to Section 9212 to be presented to
the
Council at its meeting of July 10, 2001.
Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

10. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY MANAGER

     LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA CITIES PROPOSED BYLAWS AMENDMENT IN INCREASE
     DUES TO IMPLEMENT LEAGUE GRASSROOTS NETWORK. Memorandum from City
     Manager Stephen Burrell dated June 7, 2001.

City Manager   Burrell presented   the staff report and   responded to
Council
questions.

Action: To approve the League of California Cities bylaws amendment,
which
will implement a statewide Grassroots Network to protect local control
and
reduce the likelihood of City revenues being taken by the State, and
direct
the City Clerk to record your approval on the attached ballot and
forward
it to    the League of California      Cities, as recommended by
staff.
Motion Edgerton, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

11. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL

     VACANCIES - BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS - EXPIRATION OF TERMS - PARKS,
     RECREATION   AND   COMMUNITY RESOURCES    ADVISORY COMMISSION .
     Memorandum from City Clerk Elaine Doerfling dated June 6, 2001.
City Clerk   Doerfling presented      the staff report and   responded to
Council
questions.

Action : To (1) schedule a meeting at 6 P.M., prior to the meeting
of
Tuesday, July 24, 2001, for the purpose of interviewing applicants,
with
appointments to be made at the regular Council meeting of July 24; and
(2)
to extend the application filing deadline to 6 P.M. Wednesday, July
18,
2001, consistent with recent Council policy, as recommended by
staff.
Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

At   12:01   A.M.,     the    order   of   the   agenda    returned   to   item
3.

12. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL - None

At 12:19 A.M.,   the     scheduled closed    session was   continued to    the
next
meeting.

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned in memory of Michael Manse on Wednesday, June
13,
2001, at the hour of 12:20 A.M. to the Regular Meeting on Tuesday, June
26,
2001, at the hour of 7:10 P.M.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at the hour of 7:11
P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Rick Hankus

ROLL CALL:
Present:     Dunbabin,       Edgerton,     Oakes,    Reviczky,    Mayor
Bowler
Absent: None

ANNOUNCEMENTS - None

PRESENTATIONS

       CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION AMERICAN YOUTH SOCCER ORGANIZATION
        THE LOS ANGELES BEACH CITIES AREA - "AREA OF THE YEAR AWARD"
Mayor Bowler read and then presented the Certificate to Daniel Juarez,
the
Los Angeles Beach Cities Area Director, in recognition of
outstanding
service to soccer players and excellent training of volunteers within
the
award-winning Beach Cities area, encompassing the communities of
El
Segundo, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Lennox, Manhattan
Beach,
Marina Del Rey, Playa Del Rey, Redondo Beach and Westchester. He
commended
Mr. Juarez and AYSO for their efforts.

Area Director Juarez thanked the Mayor for the certificate of
recognition
and said he appreciated the opportunity to serve. He then
introduced
Hermosa Beach resident John Dzus, director of Region 18, which
covers
Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach. Mr. Dzus said the two cities had a
large
program, with more than 3,000 children participating, and that he
was
pleased to be taking care of the children in Hermosa Beach and
appreciated
the City and School District.

                PRESENTATION OF COMMENDATION TO PAMELA ADAMS
                  "OUTSTANDING CROSSING GUARD OF THE YEAR"

Mayor Bowler read the commendation, thanked Ms. Adams for her
outstanding
service to the children of the community, and extended congratulations
to
her on being named recipient of the 2000-2001 award.

Ms. Adams thanked the   Mayor for the commendation and spoke of how much
she
enjoyed her job as      a   crossing    guard   and   the   children   she
served.

CLOSED SESSION REPORT     FOR MEETING    OF JUNE   12, 2001:   Meeting
cancelled.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

(a) ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time were:

              Pete Tucker - Hermosa Beach, requested the removal of
     item 1(h) from the consent calendar (Mayor Bowler announced that
       the   item   would be    rolled  to the    next meeting);    and
                 Ashley Beck - 569 Third Street, said the former Edison
       power plant in Redondo Beach was being retrofitted and expressed
       concern about the noise coming from the plant late at night.

Action : Mayor Bowler directed, with the consensus of the Council,
that
staff contact the staff of the City of Redondo Beach about the late-
night
noise concern.

(b) WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

       1. Letter from Donley Falkenstein dated June 11, 2001, regarding
       IMG/Mervyn's Beach Bash 2001.

Community Resources          Director   Rooney    responded    to    Council
questions.

Action: To receive and file.
Motion Dunbabin, second Oakes. The           motion carried         by a    unanimous
vote.

       2. Letter from Diane Miller, President of the Woman's Club of
       Hermosa Beach, dated June 16, 2001, requesting the waiver of the
       $250 banner fee for      their 9th Annual Pancake Breakfast .

Action: To approve the request of the Woman's Club of Hermosa Beach
for
waiver of the $250 banner fee for the Club's 9th Annual Pancake
Breakfast.
Motion Mayor Bowler, second Reviczky. The motion carried, noting
the
abstention of Dunbabin, a member of the Woman's Club.

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:

Action: To approve the consent calendar recommendations (a) through
(n),
with the exception of the following items which were removed for
discussion
in item 3, but are shown in order for clarity: (g) Reviczky, (i)
Edgerton,
(k) Reviczky, and (n) Edgerton.
Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

(a) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE FOLLOWING MINUTES:

  1.    Minutes of     the    Adjourned Regular    meeting held       May    24, 2001 ;
and
  2.    Minutes   of   the    Adjourned   Regular    meeting   held        May   29,   2001
.
Action : To approve as presented the minutes of               the Adjourned
Regular
meetings of May 24, 2001 and May 29, 2001.

(b) RECOMMENDATION TO RATIFY CHECK REGISTER NOS.               25437    THROUGH
25569,
NOTING VOIDED CHECK NOS. 25443 AND 25502.

Action: To ratify the Check Register, as presented.

(c) RECOMMENDATION      TO   RECEIVE AND     FILE TENTATIVE    FUTURE AGENDA
ITEMS.

Action : To   receive     and   file   the    tentative future      agenda   items,
as
presented.

(d) RECOMMENDATION      TO RECEIVE AND     FILE THE   MAY 2001 FINANCIAL
REPORTS:

  1. Revenue and expenditure report;
  2. City Treasurer's report; and
  3. Investment report.

Action: To receive and file the May          2001 Financial Reports, as
presented.

(e) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE ACTION MINUTES FROM THE
PARKS,
RECREATION AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES ADVISORY COMMISSION MEETING OF JUNE
5,
2001.

Action: To receive and file the action minutes of the Parks, Recreation
and
Community Resources    Advisory Commission    meeting of June     5,
2001.

(f) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE ACTION MINUTES FROM THE PUBLIC
WORKS
COMMISSION MEETING OF JUNE 13, 2001.

Action : To receive and file the action             minutes    of   the Public
Works
Commission meeting of June 13, 2001.

(g) RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT DONATIONS OF $500 FROM BEACH MARKET TO BE
USED
FOR THE D.A.R.E. PROGRAM AND $324 FROM DOWNEY VENDORS TO BE USED FOR
THE
COMMUNITY RESOURCES HOCKEY PROGRAM. Memorandum from Finance Director
Viki
Copeland dated June 19, 2001.
     This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
     Reviczky for separate discussion later in the meeting in order to
     publicly acknowledge and thank the donors.

Action: To accept donations of $500 from Beach Market for DARE Program;
and
$324 from    Downey Vendors    for Community Resources     Hockey
Program.
Motion Reviczky, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

(h) RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT THE WORK BY LOS ANGELES ENGINEERING INC.
FOR
PROJECT NO. CIP 99-144, STRAND BIKEWAY AND PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY BETWEEN
24TH
STREET AND 35TH STREET; AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO SIGN THE NOTICE
OF
COMPLETION; AND, AUTHORIZE STAFF TO RELEASE PAYMENT TO LOS
ANGELES
ENGINEERING INC. (5% RETAINED FOR 35 DAYS FOLLOWING FILING OF NOTICE
OF
COMPLETION). Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams
dated
June 13, 2001.

     This item was withdrawn from the agenda and will be brought back
     at the next meeting of July 10, 2001.

(i) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE A REPORT ON THE PROPOSED FIVE-
YEAR
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM - FISCAL YEARS 2001-02 THROUGH 2005-06
.
Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated June 19,
2001.

     This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
     Edgerton   for separate   discussion   later in    the meeting.

     Public   Works Director   Williams responded to   Council questions.

Action: To receive and file the report.
Motion Edgerton, second Dunbabin. The motion    carried by a unanimous
vote.

(j) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE PROFESSIONAL
SERVICES
AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND PURKISS-ROSE - RSI FOR AN INCREASE IN
SCOPE
OF SERVICES AND CONTRACT AMOUNT OF $25,500; AUTHORIZE THE CITY CLERK
TO
ATTEST AND THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE SAID AGREEMENT UPON APPROVAL AS TO FORM
BY
THE CITY ATTORNEY; AND, AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC
WORKS/CITY
ENGINEER TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS TO THE SCOPE OF WORK AS NECESSARY, NOT
TO
EXCEED $2,550. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams
dated
June 7, 2001.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

   1. Approve the Second Amendment to the Professional Services
Agreement
      between the City of Hermosa Beach and Purkiss-Rose - RSI for
an
      increase in scope of services and contract amount of
$25,500;
   2. Authorize the City Clerk to attest and the Mayor to execute
said
      agreement, upon approval as to form by the City Attorney;
and
   3. Authorize the Director     of Public Works/City Engineer to
make
      adjustments to the scope of work as necessary, not to exceed
$2,550.

(k) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE
NORTHEAST
HERMOSA BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD TRAFFIC STUDY AND AUTHORIZE STAFF TO
SOLICIT
PROPOSALS. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated
June
18, 2001.

     This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
     Reviczky   for separate   discussion   later in    the meeting.

     Public   Works Director   Williams responded to   Council questions.

Action : To approve the Request for Proposals for the northeast
Hermosa
Beach neighborhood traffic study and authorize staff to solicit
proposals,
as recommended by the Public Works Commission and staff.
Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

(l) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE       ACTION MINUTES FROM   THE
PLANNING
COMMISSION MEETING OF JUNE 19, 2001.

Action: To receive and file the actions minutes of the Planning
Commission
meeting of June 19, 2001.

(m) RECOMMENDATION    TO   ADOPT A   RESOLUTION, WHICH,   CONSISTENT   WITH
PAST
POLICY, ESTABLISHES A 200-WORD LIMIT AND REQUIRES CANDIDATES TO PAY
ALL
ASSOCIATED COSTS WITH REGARD TO CANDIDATES STATEMENTS FOR THE NOVEMBER
6,
2001 GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION . Memorandum from City Clerk
Elaine
Doerfling dated June 7, 2001.

Action : To approve the recommendation to adopt Resolution No. 01-
6142,
entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HERMOSA
BEACH,
CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING REGULATIONS     FOR CANDIDATES FOR ELECTIVE
OFFICE
PERTAINING TO CANDIDATES STATEMENTS SUBMITTED TO THE VOTERS AT AN
ELECTION
TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2001."

(n) RECOMMENDATION TO DENY A CLAIM FILED BY PHILLIPS PETROLEUM, ET AL.
AND
REFER IT TO THE CITY'S LIABILITY CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR. Memorandum
from
Personnel Director/Risk   Manager Michael Earl dated      June 21,
2001.

      This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
      Edgerton   for separate   discussion   later in    the meeting.

      City Attorney Jenkins responded to Council questions and the
      request that the Cal-Compact case be placed on the next closed
      session agenda.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to deny the following claim
and
refer it to the City's Liability Claims Administrator:

   * Claimant: Phillips Petroleum, et al
   * Date of Loss: 1959-1965
   * Date Filed: 06-05-01
   * Allegatio n: Costs associated with         landfill     cleanup    (Cal-
Compact
     Landfill, Carson, CA)

Motion Edgerton,   second Reviczky. The motion    carried by a unanimous
vote.

2. CONSENT ORDINANCES - None

3.   ITEMS   REMOVED   FROM   THE   CONSENT CALENDAR   FOR   SEPARATE
DISCUSSION

     * Items 1(g), (i), (k), and (n) were heard at this time but are shown
in
      order for clarity.
   * Public comments on items removed    from the Consent Calendar are
shown
     under the appropriate item.

At 7:30 P.M., after acting on item 1(g), the order of the agenda
was
suspended to go to public hearing item 4. Items 1(I), (k) and (n)
were
considered later in the meeting.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

4. A REVIEW AND RECONSIDERATION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVAL OF
A
PARKING PLAN TO EXPAND AN EXISTING RESTAURANT 468 SQUARE FEET INTO
THE
ADJACENT COMMERCIAL SPACE, WITHOUT ADDITIONAL PARKING, AT 959
AVIATION
BOULEVARD, "OCEAN DINER." Memorandum from Community Development
Director
Sol Blumenfeld dated June 19, 2001.

     Community Development Director Blumenfeld presented the staff
     report and responded to Council questions. City Manager Burrell
     and City Attorney Jenkins also responded to Council questions.

The public hearing opened    at 7:51   P.M.   Coming forward   to address
the
Council on this item were:

             Denny Dunlap - appellant, said he and his neighbors were
     concerned about the overflow parking that would be created by the
     diner's expansion and its impact on residential streets; said
     parking on 10th Street, Ocean Drive, Owosso Avenue and Bonnie
     Brae Street was already      impacted by many of the diner's
     employees, who were parked all day, and its customers, who park
     there and in the parking lots of other Aviation Boulevard
     businesses, and then cross the street at the signal to get to the
     diner;
                Rick Hankus - applicant, said he owned the diner for
     about 14 years and never had off-street parking until he
     purchased the building two years ago and removed the barbed wire
     fencing that had been surrounding the parking area; said the
     expansion would primarily enlarge the kitchen, and would also add
     four additional tables and two handicap bathrooms, but would not
     require the hiring of additional staff; said Aviation Boulevard
     allowed only one-hour parking Monday through Saturday; said he
     was willing to put in as much parking as possible and would put
     up   a sign    indicating   there was    parking in    the rear;
               Lisa Peterson - Hermosa Beach, said she doubted there
     was room for extra parking in the rear lot; said she had no
     problem parking her minivan on Aviation Boulevard when she drove
     to the diner;
                Jeannine Bone - Hermosa Beach, said her street was
     filled with parked cars for the diner, especially on weekends,
     sometimes parked too close to her driveway, making it difficult
     for her to back her car out of the garage onto the street;
                 Craig O'Rourke - Hermosa Beach, said he never had a
     problem with parking for the diner and thought the extra tables
     would eliminate some of the wait for seating in the diner and
     thereby free up parking by shortening the time cars were parked;
               Gavin Seacamp - Hermosa Beach, said he has been neighbor
     of the diner for five years and has never been impacted by
     parking problems;
                Jack Leland - Hermosa Beach business owner, said this
     was a busy eating establishment, noting that good business was
     important to the City; said parking was a problem everywhere,
     including in the area of his business on Ardmore Avenue;
                  Kathleen Nilsen - Hermosa Beach, expressed parking
     concerns; said there was no room on the residential streets for
     any more cars due to the impacts created by this business and
     others on Aviation Boulevard; asked if there was a bike rack at
     the diner;
                 Tony Gingiss - Redondo Beach, said he was a frequent
     customer of the diner for nearly 10 years and never parked on
     residential streets; said this was a good business and noted that
     parking was difficult in all of the South Bay;
             Sean Berry - Hermosa business owner, spoke in support of
     expanding the diner; said there were parking problems all over
     the City;
                 Bert Jones - Hermosa Beach, small business owner and
     frequent customer of the diner; spoke in support of the request,
     noting that the expansion would not add any additional employees;
                Cathy McCurdy - Hermosa Beach, said she understood the
     parking concerns of the neighbors, but thought the impact was
     from other businesses, not the diner; and
                  Diane Bible - Hermosa Beach, said she had been a
     customer of the diner since it opened and has never parked across
     the street in the residential area; said the expansion would not
     increase the parking problem.

The public hearing closed at 8:29 P.M.

Proposed Action: To approve the expansion of Ocean Diner based on the
fact
that there was no parking on record as being part of this land and use
in
existence and the parking plan meets the requirements of staff in the
staff
report, with the additional condition that the applicant install bike
racks
if the diner does not already have them.
Motion Oakes, second Edgerton. The motion was subsequently
withdrawn.

Proposed Action : To direct staff   to report back on   the hours for
parking
along Aviation Boulevard and to work with the applicant on the
parking
layout behind the business, with a look at using some of it for
employee
parking.
Motion Oakes, second Edgerton. The motion was subsequently
withdrawn.

Proposed Action : To determine that the applicant does not need a
parking
plan, thereby vacating the Planning Commission decision and allowing
the
proposed expansion without a parking plan.
Motion   Oakes. The    motion   died due   to the    lack of   a
second.

Proposed Action: To approve the parking plan to allow the expansion with
a
minimum of five parking stalls and the inclusion of bicycle
racks.
Motion Oakes, second Reviczky. The motion was subsequently
withdrawn.

Proposed Action : To not follow the Planning Commission recommendation
on
the basis that the parking lot need only to provide at least three
spaces
as required for the expansion.
Motion Edgerton.    The motion died    due to the lack     of a
second.

Proposed Action: To approve the parking plan as presented to allow
the
requested expansion.
Motion   Oakes. The  motion   died due   to the   lack of   a
second.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
01-6143, entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, SUSTAINING THE DECISION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION,
ON
APPEAL, TO APPEAL A PARKING PLAN TO ALLOW THE EXPANSION OF AN
EXISTING
RESTAURANT (ALLOWING THE CHANGE OF USE OF 468 SQUARE FEET OF
ADJACENT
COMMERCIAL SPACE TO RESTAURANT USE) WITH NO ADDITIONAL PARKING AT
959
AVIATION BOULEVARD, LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS A PORTION OF LOT 9, EXCLUDING
THE
NORTHERLY 10 FEET, TRACT 6917," as amended to require a minimum of
three
parking spaces in the rear, that being the net parking requirement
that
will run with the land, and to require on-site bicycle racks and
signage
advising   customers  that   parking   was   available  in   the
rear.
Motion Edgerton, second Mayor Bowler. The motion carried by a
unanimous
vote.

Final Action: To refer the issue of Aviation Boulevard parking
regulations
to   the   Public Works   Commission   for   review and
recommendation.
Motion Oakes, second Edgerton. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

5.   REVIEW DELINQUENT REFUSE BILLS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ORDERING
SAID
DELINQUENT CHARGES BE PLACED ON THE PROPERTY TAX BILL AS A
SPECIAL
ASSESSMENT. THE ASSESSMENT WOULD AFFECT ONLY THOSE PROPERTIES WITH
REFUSE
BILLS DELINQUENT AS OF APRIL 30, 2001. Memorandum from City Manager
Steve
Burrell dated June 12, 2001. Supplemental information submitted by the
City
Manager's office June 26, 2001.

     City Manager Burrell presented    the staff report and responded to
     Council questions.

The public hearing opened at 9:40     P.M. As no one     came forward to
address
the Council on this item, the         public   hearing   closed   at   9:40
P.M.

Action : To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
No.
01-6144, entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
HERMOSA
BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE COUNTY ASSESSOR TO
INCLUDE
DELINQUENT REFUSE BILLS AS A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT TO BE COLLECTED AT THE
SAME
TIME AND IN THE SAME MANNER AS COUNTY TAXES."
Motion Edgerton, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

The meeting recessed at 9:41 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 9:58 P.M.

MUNICIPAL MATTERS
6. PRESENTATION OF ADOPT-A-STORM DRAIN PROGRAM . Memorandum        from
Public
Works Director Harold Williams dated June 18, 2001.

     Public Works Director Williams presented the staff report and
     responded to Council questions, saying that the Public Works
     Commission would review everything before it comes back to
     Council, including   proposed signage   design and placement.

Coming forward to address the Council on this item was:

              Paul Polizzotto - representative of Adopt-A-Storm Drain
     Program, said this was a non-profit organization that helps
     cities raise funds through corporate sponsorships for needed
     projects and to meet the more stringent requirements, working the
     same way as the Adopt-A-Highway program; said 80 percent of the
     proceeds raised would go directly to the City, with the remaining
     20   percent going    to   help the    group and    its efforts.

Action : To accept the presentation and authorize staff to proceed
and
discuss   appropriate sponsor  recognition, as recommended  by
staff.
Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

7. LAX MASTER PLAN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT     REPORT COMMENTS FROM    SOUTH
BAY
COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS . Memorandum from    Community Development
Director
Sol Blumenfeld dated June 14, 2001.

     Community Development Director Blumenfeld    presented the    staff
     report and responded to Council questions.

Action: To direct staff to prepare a letter responding to the LAX
Master
Plan Expansion Environmental Impact Report.
Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried by a unanimous
vote.

8. CALLING, GIVING NOTICE AND REQUESTING CONSOLIDATION AND CERTAIN
OTHER
RESOLUTIONS NECESSARY FOR THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION, NOVEMBER 6,
2001.
Memorandum from    City Clerk Elaine Doerfling      dated June 19,
2001.

     City Clerk Doerfling presented the staff report and responded to
     Council questions. City Manager Burrell also responded to Council
     questions.

Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt:
     1. Resolution No.   01-6145, entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL
OF
       THE CITY   OF HERMOSA    BEACH, CALIFORNIA, CALLING AND      GIVING NOTICE
OF
      THE HOLDING OF A GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON
TUESDAY,
      NOVEMBER 6, 2001, FOR THE ELECTION OF CERTAIN OFFICERS AS REQUIRED
BY
      THE PROVISIONS OF THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA RELATING
TO
      GENERAL LAW CITIES";
   2. Resolution No. 01-6146, entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL
OF
      THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, REQUESTING THE BOARD
OF
      SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES TO CONSOLIDATE A
GENERAL
      MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2001, WITH
THE
      UDEL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON THAT DATE PURSUANT TO SECTION 10403 OF
THE
      ELECTIONS CODE";
   3. Resolution No. 01-6147, entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL
OF
      THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, FIXING THE COMPENSATION TO
BE
      RECEIVED BY THE CITY CLERK FOR THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION
OF
      NOVEMBER 6, 2001";and
   4. Resolution No. 01-6148, entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL
OF
      THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, PROVIDING FOR THE CONDUCT OF
A
      SPECIAL RUNOFF ELECTION FOR ELECTIVE OFFICES IN THE EVENT OF A
TIE
      VOTE AT A GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD NOVEMBER 6,
2001."

Motion    Reviczky, second     Oakes. The   motion carried   by a   unanimous
vote.

9. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY MANAGER

       LETTER AGREEMENT EXTENDING BROWNING-FERRIS INDUSTRIES' CONTRACT
       ON A MONTH-TO-MONTH BASIS. Memorandum from City Manager Stephen
       Burrell dated June 21, 2001.

       City Manager Burrell presented       the staff report and responded to
       Council questions.

Action : To approve the letter agreement extending the existing
contract
under its current terms and conditions on a month-to-month basis,
as
recommended by staff.
Motion Dunbabin, second Reviczky. The motion                     carried by a unanimous
vote.

At       10:25    P.M.,     the     order      of     the   agenda      returned   to     item
3.

10.         MISCELLANEOUS         ITEMS     AND      REPORTS      -    CITY     COUNCIL   -
None

11. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL - None

ANNOUNCEMENT IN OPEN SESSION              OF ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
AS
FOLLOWS:

1. MINUTES: Approval of minutes of Closed Session                       meeting held on May
22,
2001.

2. CONFERENCE         WITH     REAL PROPERTY         NE GOTIATOR:      Government Code
Section
54956.8

   *      Property:    11th       Street and        The Strand    - Longfellow     Avenue and
The
       Strand
     * Negotiating Parties: Stephen Burrell - TyCom
     * Under Negotiation: Price & Terms of Payment

3. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - The City Council finds, based on
advice
from legal counsel, that discussion in open session will prejudice
the
position of the City in the litigation.

a.    Initiation          of    Litigation :         Government       Code    Section
54956.9(c)

     * Number of Potential Cases: 1

b.     Existing           Litigation       :     Government       Code       Section
54956.9(a)

     *   Name    of Case: Currell v. City of Hermosa Beach
     *   Case    Number: YC037936
     *   Name    of Case: Macpherson v. City of Hermosa Beach
     *   Case    Number: BC172546

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of
the
City of Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at the hour
of
10:40 P.M. to a closed session.
RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION - The Closed Session convened at the hour
of
10:52 P.M. At the hour 11:52 P.M., the Closed Session adjourned to
the
Regular Meeting.

ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS     - There    were   no    decisions made    requiring a
public
announcement.

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned on Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at the hour of
11:53
P.M. to the Regular Meeting on Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at the hour of
7:10
P.M.

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL of the City of
Hermosa
Beach, California, held on Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at the hour of 7:12
P.M.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - Joe Diaz

ROLL CALL:
Present: Edgerton, Oakes, Reviczky, Mayor Bowler
Absent: Dunbabin

PRESENTATIONS

                COMMENDATION TO DEE STRANGE RECOGNIZING 44 YEARS
                OF SERVICE WITH THE HERMOSA BEACH SCHOOL DISTRICT

Mayor Bowler presented the Commendation to Dee Strange             in recognition
of
her 44    years of service with    the Hermosa Beach              School
District.

Ms. Strange thanked everyone, especially          her students, noting     that
they
taught her a lot over the years.

PROCLAMATIONS

                      PARKS   &   RECREATION    MONTH -   JULY
                      2001

Mayor Bowler read the proclamation naming the month of July 2001, as
"Parks
and Recreation Month" in Hermosa Beach, and urged all residents to
enjoy
and recognize the benefits derived from the City's recreation
programs,
which provide something of value to everyone.

Parks, Recreation and Community Resources Commissioner Robert Bell
accepted
the proclamation.

ANNOUNCEMENTS - Mayor Bowler commented on the 4th of July holiday
and
thanked Police Chief Lavin and the officers who worked that day for a
job
well done, noting that the police presence made a big
difference.

Councilmember Edgerton asked about the results of the demonstration of
the
new flight-monitoring device that was scheduled to take place today.
City
Manager Burrell said the demonstration had been continued until the
antenna
has been tuned and calibrated, noting that the City Managers from the
three
cities would meet tomorrow on the issue.

CLOSED SESSION REPORT FOR   MEETING OF JUNE 26, 2001: No reportable
actions.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Coming forward to address the Council at this time was:

          Rudy Limas - Hermosa Beach Sister City president, made a
     group introduction of the Loreto students in the audience, noting
     they had arrived today as participants of the Sister City's
     student exchange program.

Councilmember Reviczky welcomed the students to the City of Hermosa
Beach
and invited the entire community to make the young people feel welcome
and
show them the same hospitality his children received in Loreto during
their
participation in the program and that he always receives when he visits
the
Sister City of Loreto.

1. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS - None

2. CONSENT CALENDAR:
     Action : To approve the consent calendar recommendations (a)
     through (o), with the exception of the following items which were
     removed for discussion in item 3, but are shown in order for
     clarity: (d) Mayor Bowler, (f) Edgerton, and (h) Edgerton.
     Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried, noting the
     absence of Dunbabin.

(a) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE FOLLOWING MINUTES:

  1. Minutes of the Regular meeting held on June 12,            2001 -
Supplemental
     page 10561 from City Clerk Elaine Doerfling; and
  2.   Minutes of    the   Regular meeting    held on           June   26,   2001
.

     Action: To approve the minutes of the Regular meeting of June 12,
     2001 as revised in the supplemental item and approve the minutes
     of the Regular meeting of June 26, 2001 as presented. (Dunbabin
     absent)

(b) RECOMMENDATION TO RATIFY CHECK REGISTER NOS. 25570 THROUGH
25715,
NOTING VOIDED CHECK NO. 25646, AND TO APPROVE THE CANCELLATION OF
CHECK
NOS.   25685  AND 25700   AS   RECOMMENDED  BY THE    CITY TREASURER
.

     Action:   To approve   the check register,   as presented. (Dunbabin
     absent)

(c) RECOMMENDATION    TO    RECEIVE AND   FILE TENTATIVE   FUTURE AGENDA
ITEMS.

     Action: To receive and file the tentative future agenda items, as
     presented. (Dunbabin absent)

(d) RECOMMENDATION TO AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF FOUR (4) NEW FORD
CROWN
VICTORIA BLACK AND WHITE POLICE SEDANS FROM WONDRIES FLEET GROUP
OF
ALHAMBRA, CALIFORNIA IN THE AMOUNT OF $100,275.84 (INCLUDES TAX )
.
Memorandum from Police Chief Michael Lavin.

This item was removed from the consent calendar            by    Mayor Bowler
for
separate discussion later in the meeting.

Police Chief Lavin responded to Council questions.

     Action : To authorize the purchase of four (4) new Ford Crown
     Victoria black and white police sedans from Wondries Fleet Group
     of    Alhambra,    California,  as    recommended   by    staff.
    Motion Mayor Bowler, second   Edgerton. The motion carried, noting
    the absence of Dunbabin.

(e) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION THEREBY REMOVING OFFICER
GARTH
GAINES FROM THE LIST OF AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL ELIGIBLE TO UTILIZE THE
CITY'S
VISA CARD . Memorandum from Finance Director Viki Copeland dated July
2,
2001.

    Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
    No. 01-6149 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
    CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO.
    00-6137 RELATING TO AUTHORIZED USERS OF VISA CARD SERVICES FROM
    SOUTH BAY CREDIT UNION." (Dunbabin absent)

(f) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE
PROFESSIONAL
SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND DAVID EVANS & ASSOCIATES, INC.
IN
THE AMOUNT OF $17,404 FOR THE EXTRA SERVICES PERFORMED BEYOND THE
ORIGINAL
SCOPE OF WORK FOR PROJECT NO. 95-507, VALLEY PARK IMPROVEMENTS, AND TO
MAKE
CHANGES TO THE PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS AND ESTIMATES FOR THE
RESTROOM
BUILDING; AND, AUTHORIZE THE CITY CLERK TO ATTEST AND THE MAYOR TO
EXECUTE
SAID AMENDMENT TO THE AGREEMENT, UPON APPROVAL AS TO FORM BY THE
CITY
ATTORNEY. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated
June
28, 2001.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Edgerton
for separate discussion later in the meeting.

    Public Works Director Williams presented the staff report and
    responded to Council     questions. City Manager Burrell also
    responded to Council questions.

    Action: To:

      1. Approve the Second Amendment in the amount of $9,704 between
         the City of Hermosa Beach and David Evans & Associates, Inc.
         for the extra services performed beyond the original scope
         of work and authorize the City Clerk to attest and the Mayor
         to execute said amendment to the agreement, upon approval as
         to form by the City Attorney; and
      2. Direct staff to return with a cost breakdown from the
         consultant of the anticipated $7,700 extra cost for changes
         to the plans, specifications and estimates for the restroom
         building, at which time     the     Council   will authorize     the
         changes and design work.

    Motion Reviczky, second     Oakes. The   motion carried,     noting the
    absence of Dunbabin.

(g) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE   AND FILE PROJECT STATUS        REPORT.
Memorandum
from Public   Works Director     Harold    Williams    dated     June    28,
2001.

    Action : To receive and file the status            report    of capital
    improvement   projects   that   are either         under     design  or
    construction. (Dunbabin absent)

(h) RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT THE WORK BY LOS ANGELES ENGINEERING INC.
FOR
PROJECT NO. CIP 99-144, STRAND BIKEWAY AND PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY BETWEEN
24TH
STREET AND 35TH STREET; AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO SIGN THE NOTICE
OF
COMPLETION; AND, AUTHORIZE STAFF TO RELEASE PAYMENT TO LOS
ANGELES
ENGINEERING INC. (5% RETAINED FOR 35 DAYS FOLLOWING FILING OF NOTICE
OF
COMPLETION). Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams
dated
June 13, 2001.

This item was removed from the consent calendar by Councilmember
Edgerton
for separate discussion later in the meeting.

    Public Works Director   Williams responded to Council questions.
    City Manager Burrell     also responded to Council questions.

    Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

      1. Accept the work by Los Angeles Engineering Inc. for Project
         No. CIP 99-144, Strand Bikeway and Pedestrian Walkway
         Between 24th Street and 35th Street;
      2. Authorize the Mayor to sign the Notice of Completion; and
      3. Authorize    staff to    release payment to    Los Angeles
         Engineering Inc. (5% retained for 35 days following filing
         of Notice of Completion);

    with direction to staff to take care of the following items: fix
    the two panels at 33rd Street, sift the sand inside the Strand
    wall, and check the bases of the light standards for indications
    of rust.
    Motion Edgerton, second Oakes. The motion carried, noting the
    absence of Dunbabin.
(i) RECOMMENDATION TO RECEIVE AND FILE STATUS REPORT ON PROJECT NO.
CIP
97-182, MYRTLE AVENUE UNDERGROUNDING, AND PROJECT NO. CIP 97-183,
LOMA
DRIVE UNDERGROUNDING. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold
Williams
dated June 27, 2001.

     Action: To receive   and file the report, as recommended by staff.
     (Dunbabin absent)

(j) RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT NO. 01-
001
BETWEEN THE CITY AND DMR TEAM, INC. FOR $100,000 FOR ENGINEERING AND
DESIGN
SERVICES ON AN AS-NEEDED BASIS; AND, AUTHORIZE THE CITY CLERK TO ATTEST
AND
THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE SAID AGREEMENT UPON APPROVAL AS TO FORM BY THE
CITY
ATTORNEY. Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated
June
27, 2001.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

       1. Approve Professional Services Agreement No. 01-001 between
          the City and DMR Team, Inc. for $100,000 for engineering and
          design services on an as-needed basis; and
       2. Authorize the City Clerk to attest and the Mayor to execute
          said agreement upon approval as to form by the City
          Attorney. (Dunbabin absent)

(k) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION ACCEPTING REAL PROPERTY QUITCLAIM
TO
THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH BY CHARLES C. KNAGENHELM AND EUNICE
KNAGENHELM.
Memorandum from Public Works Director Harold Williams dated June 28,
2001.

     Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
     No. 01-6150 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
     CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, ACCEPTING A REAL PROPERTY
     QUITCLAIM TO THE CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH BY CHARLES C. KNAGENHELM
     AND EUNICE KNAGENHELM." (Dunbabin absent)

(l) RECOMMENDATION TO RETAIN LEA ASSOCIATES TO PROVIDE AN APPRAISAL
TO
DETERMINE THE VALUE FOR LEASING CITY OWNED PROPERTY FOR THE BEACH
LANDING
OF THE TYCOM PROJECT; AND, AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE
THE
AGREEMENT THE FEE OF $9,500 AND TO OBTAIN ADDITIONAL SERVICES IF
REQUIRED,
TO EVALUATE THE ECONOMIC BENEFIT OF THE PROPOSED PROJECT CABLE
STATION,
WITH ADDITIONAL WORK ON A TIME AND MATERIAL BASIS IN AN AMOUNT NOT
TO
EXCEED $6,500 . Memorandum from Community     Development Director
Sol
Blumenfeld dated July 2, 2001.

    Action: To approve the staff recommendation to:

      1.  Direct staff to retain Lea Associates to provide an
         appraisal to determine the value for leasing City-owned
         property for the beach landing of the TyCom project; and
      2. Authorize the City Manager to execute the agreement the fee
         of $9,500 and to obtain additional services if required, to
         evaluate the economic benefit of the proposed project cable
         station, with additional work on a time and material basis
         in an amount not to exceed $6,500. (Dunbabin absent)

(m)   RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE THE PROPOSAL FOR THE "PROGRAMMING
AND
CONCEPTUAL DESIGN/BUDGETING" PHASES OF THE FIRE STATION REMODEL, CIP
NO.
99-610, BY THE RRM DESIGN GROUP, AN ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING FIRM
IN
THE AMOUNT OF $27,505 . Memorandum from Fire Chief Russell Tingley
dated
July 3, 2001.

    Action : To approve the proposal for the "Programming and
    Conceptual Design/Budgeting" phases of the Fire Station remodel,
    CIP No. 99-610, by the RRM Design Group, an architectural and
    engineering firm in the amount of $27,505, as recommended by
    staff. (Dunbabin absent)

(n) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING    FINAL MAP #25869     FOR
A
TWO-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT AT 1141-1145 CYPRESS     AVENUE. Memorandum
from
Community Development   Director Sol Blumenfeld     dated    July   3,
2001.

    Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
    No. 01-6151 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
    CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING APPROVAL OF FINAL
    PARCEL MAP #25869 FOR A TWO-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT LOCATED AT
    1141 - 1145 CYPRESS AVENUE, HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA." (Dunbabin
    absent)

(o) RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING FINAL MAP #25968 FOR
A
TWO-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT AT 649 & 651 FIFTH STREET. Memorandum
from
Community     Development     Director   Sol   Blumenfeld   dated   July     3,
2001.

         Action: To approve the staff recommendation to adopt Resolution
         No. 01-6152 , entitled " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
         CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING APPROVAL OF FINAL
         PARCEL MAP #25868 FOR A TWO-UNIT CONDOMINIUM PROJECT LOCATED AT
         649 AND 651 FIFTH STREET, HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA." (Dunbabin
         absent)

3. CONSENT ORDINANCES - None

4.   ITEMS     REMOVED   FROM   THE   CONSENT CALENDAR    FOR   SEPARATE
DISCUSSION

     *    Items 1(d), (f),   and (h) were   heard at     this time but     are shown
in
     order for clarity.
   * Public comments on items removed from the Consent Calendar. Are
shown
     under the appropriate item.

At 7:30 P.M., after acting on item 1(d), the order of the agenda
was
suspended to go to public hearing item 4. Items 1(f) and (h)
were
considered after the public hearing.

5. PUBLIC HEARINGS

         a. A REVIEW AND RECONSIDERATION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION DENIAL
         OF A PRECISE DEVELOPMENT PLAN AND PARKING PLAN FOR ALTERATIONS TO
         AN EXISTING RETAIL AND ENTERTAINMENT CENTER TO ACCOMMODATE
         OFFICES, A HEALTH AND FITNESS CLUB, AND RETAIL USES, AND ADOPTION
         OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL NEGATIVE DECLARATION AT 1605 PACIFIC COAST
         HIGHWAY,    "HERMOSA   PAVILION ."    Memorandum from   Community
         Development    Director Sol    Blumenfeld dated July    2, 2001.

Community Development Director Blumenfeld presented the staff report
and
responded to Council questions. City Manager Burrell and City
Attorney
Jenkins also responded to Council questions.

The public hearing opened         at 8:01   P.M.   Coming forward   to address
the
Council on this item were:

             Gene Shook - applicant, said the proposed fitness club would
         have a    7,000 square    foot basketball court,     which would
         accommodate 10 people at a time, and an Olympic length pool with
         five lap lanes, which would accommodate 5 people at a time, which
         would accommodate fewer people at any given time, unlike other
         similarly sized fitness centers that are filled with exercise
     equipment; compared the facility to the club in Santa Monica;
     discussed the proposed parking;
         Jack Greenspan - Linscott Law & Greenspan Engineers, said the
     health club parking ratio used in other cities was one space for
     each 150 square feet, noting that people come and go all day
     long; said retail usage peaks on weekends, while office usage
     peaks during the week; said office workers could use tandem or
     assisted parking;
         Gary Wiggle - project architect, said they wanted to make the
     parking garage user friendly, with new lighting and paint to make
     the surfaces reflective; and
         Michael Hershberg - Linscott Law & Greenspan Engineers, said
     peak parking hours for the fitness center would occur at 7 P.M.
     on weekdays and between 10 A.M. and 11 A.M. on weekends.

The public hearing closed at 8:36 P.M.

     Proposed Action: To approve the request.
     Motion Edgerton, second Oakes. The motion          was   subsequently
     withdrawn.

     Action: To continue the item to the next meeting when there would
     be a full Council, noting that Councilmember Dunbabin would have
     to listen to the tape of tonight's hearing prior to the meeting
     in order to participate.
     Motion Edgerton, second Oakes. The motion carried, noting the
     absence of Dunbabin.

The meeting recessed at 9:09 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 9:20 P.M., at which time the order of the
agenda
returned to item 3.

6. MUNICIPAL MATTERS

     a. INITIATIVE PETITION TO REPEAL CERTAIN MUNICIPAL CODE SECTIONS
     TO ELIMINATE HERMOSA BEACH UTILITY USER TAX. Memorandum from City
     Clerk Elaine Doerfling dated July 5, 2001.

City Clerk Doerfling presented the staff report and responded to
Council
questions. City Manager Burrell presented the report ordered by the
Council
and responded to Council questions.

Public participation opened at    10:00 P.M.   Coming forward to     address
the
Council on this item was:

     Donley   Falkenstien   -    spoke   in   support   of    the   measure.

Public participation closed at 10:03 P.M.

     Action: To:
       1. Receive and file the report ordered pursuant to Elections
          Code Section 9212 analyzing the fiscal impact of the
          proposed ordinance, and
       2. Direct the City Clerk to prepare the documents required to
          submit the ordinance, without alteration, to the voters at
          the next regular municipal election occurring November 6,
          2001.

     Motion Reviczky, second Edgerton.     The motion carried, noting the
     absence of Dunbabin.

7. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY MANAGER

     a. BALLOT MEASURES - FUNDING FOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. Memorandum
     from   City Manager   Stephen Burrell    dated July    5, 2001.

City Manager   Burrell presented   the staff report and    responded to
Council
questions.

     Action: To direct staff to return with options for conducting a
     multi-opinion poll in the Fall, with said survey encompassing
     several issues, and perhaps in coordination with the School
     Board.
     Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried, noting the
     dissenting vote by Edgerton     and the absence of Dunbabin.

8. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AND REPORTS - CITY COUNCIL

     a. DESIGNATE A VOTING DELEGATE AND ALTERNATE FOR THE LEAGUE OF
     CALIFORNIA CITIES ANNUAL CONFERENCE. Memorandum from City Manager
     Stephen Burrell dated July 3, 2001.

City Manager   Burrell presented   the staff report and   responded to
Council
questions.

     Action: To designate Mayor Bowler as a voting delegate and Mayor
     Pro Tempore Dunbabin as an alternate for the League of California
     Cities Annual Business Meeting on Saturday, September 15, 2001.
     Motion Reviczky, second Oakes. The motion carried, noting the
     absence of Dunbabin.

9. OTHER MATTERS - CITY COUNCIL - None

At 11:42 p.m.,   the   scheduled closed    session was   continued to    the
next
meeting.

ADJOURNMENT - The Regular     Meeting of   the City   Council   of the    City
of
Hermosa Beach adjourned on    Tuesday, July 10,   2001, at the   hour of
11:43
P.M. to an Adjourned Regular Meeting on Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at the
hour
of 6:00 P.M. for the purpose of interviewing applicants for the
Parks,
Recreation and Community Resources Commission.

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