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DRAFT <br />MINUTES <br />RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL <br />REGULAR MEETING <br />SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 <br />CALL TO ORDER: <br />A regular meeting of the Rancho Palos Verdes City Council for the purpose of a Closed <br />Session was called to order by Mayor Campbell at 6:06 P.M. at Fred Hesse Community <br />Park, McTaggart Hall, 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard. <br />City Council roll call was answered as follows: <br />PRESENT: *Brooks, Misetich, Duhovic, and Mayor Campbell <br />ABSENT: Dyda (Excused, arrived at 6:35 P.M.) <br />Also present were Doug Willmore, City Manager; Dave Aleshire, City Attorney; Gabriella <br />Yap, Deputy City Manager; Ara Mihranian, Director of Community Development, Teresa <br />Takaoka, Deputy City Clerk, and Emily Colborn, City Clerk. <br />*City Clerk Colborn announced that Councilwoman Brooks was participating via <br />teleconference from a remote location. <br />PUBLIC COMMENTS: <br />City Clerk Colborn announced 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. 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 />Serrao, to Former Assistant City Attorney Christina Burrows. A copy of the letters <br />are on file in the City Clerk's Office <br />