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DRAFT <br />MINUTES <br />RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL <br />SPECIAL AND REGULAR MEETING <br />AUGUST 15, 2017 <br />CALL TO ORDER: <br />The special meeting of the Rancho Palos Verdes City Council for a Closed Session was <br />called to order by Mayor Campbell at 5:34 P.M. at Fred Hesse Community Park, <br />McTaggart Hall, 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard., notice having been given with affidavit <br />thereto on file. <br />City Council roll call was answered as follows: <br />PRESENT: Brooks, Dyda, Duhovic, and Mayor Campbell <br />ABSENT: Misetich (excused) <br />Also present were Doug Willmore, City Manager; Dave Aleshire, City Attorney; Gabriella <br />Yap, Deputy City Manager; Teresa Takaoka, Deputy City Clerk, and Emily Colborn, City <br />Clerk. <br />PUBLIC COMMENTS: <br />City Clerk Colborn reported that there were no requests to speak. <br />CLOSED SESSION ITEMS ANNOUNCED: <br />City Attorney Aleshire announced the items to be discussed in Closed Session. <br />1. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION <br />GC 54957(b) <br />Title: City Manager <br />2. POTENTIAL LITIGATION AGAINST THE CITY <br />GC 54956.9(d)(2) and (e)(3) <br />A point has been reached where, in the opinion of the legislative body of the local <br />agency on the advice of its legal counsel, based on existing facts and <br />circumstances, there is a significant exposure to litigation against the local agency, <br />based on a letter dated April 19, 2016 from Ted. K. Lippincott, legal counsel for Mark <br />Doddy, to Deputy City Manager Yap, a letter dated May 9, 2016 from Mr. Lippincott <br />to City Manager Willmore, a letter dated July 21, 2016 from Ted. K. Lippincott, legal <br />counsel for Rocco Sigona, to Former Assistant City Attorney Christina Burrows, and <br />a letter dated August 18, 2016 from Ted. K. Lippincott, legal counsel for Maria <br />