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City Council Meeting Agenda and Staff Reports

December 2, 2015

CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA

Council Chamber, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California 92262
www.palmsprings-ca.gov

REVISED AGENDA

Steve Pougnet, Mayor
Paul Lewin, Mayor Pro Tem
Ginny Foat, Councilmember
Rick Hutcheson, Councilmember
Chris Mills, Councilmember


Incoming Elected Officials
Robert Moon, Mayor Elect
Geoff Kors, Councilmember Elect
J.R. Roberts, Councilmember Elect


David H. Ready, Esq., Ph.D., City Manager
James Thompson, Chief of Staff/City Clerk
Marcus Fuller, Assistant City Manager/City Engineer
Douglas C. Holland, City Attorney
Geoffrey S. Kiehl, Director of Finance and Treasurer

Any person who wishes to speak regarding an item on the agenda or on a subject within the City’s jurisdiction during the “Public Comments” portion of the agenda must file a “Speaker Card” with the City Clerk BEFORE that portion of the agenda is called.  Although the City Council values your comments, pursuant to the Brown Act, it generally cannot take any action on items not listed on the posted agenda.

Testimony for Public Hearings will only be taken at the time of the hearing.  Any person who wishes to speak at a Public Hearing must file a “Speaker Card” with the City Clerk BEFORE the Public Hearing is called.

Pursuant to G.C. Section 54957.5(b)(2) the designated office for inspection of records in connection with the meeting is the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way.  Complete Agenda Packets are available for public inspection at: City Hall Office of the City Clerk.  Agenda and staff reports are available on the City’s website www.palmspringsca.gov.  If you would like additional information on any item appearing on this agenda, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at (760) 323-8204.

Please note, any agenda item which has not been initiated by 10:00 P.M. may be continued to a subsequent meeting.

City Council meetings are webcast live on the City’s website www.palmspringsca.gov and cablecast live on PSCTV Channel 17 and 26.103.  Meetings are re-broadcast (following the meeting) on Thursday at 8:00 P.M., Saturday at 1:30 P.M. and Tuesday at 7:00 P.M.

It is the intention of the City of Palm Springs to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in all respects.  If, as an attendee or a participant at this meeting, or in meetings on a regular basis, you will need special assistance beyond what is normally provided, the City will attempt to accommodate you in every reasonable manner.  Please contact the Office of the City Clerk,       (760) 323-8204, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting to inform us of your particular needs and to determine if accommodation is feasible.

6:00 P.M. CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER:

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Girl Scout Troop 1744.

INVOCATION:  David Sanger, Our Savior’s Community Center.

ROLL CALL:

PRESENTATIONS:

ACCEPTANCE OF THE AGENDA:  The City Council will discuss the order of the agenda, may amend the order, add urgency items, note abstentions or “no” votes on Consent Calendar items, and request Consent Calendar items be removed from the Consent Calendar for discussion.  The City Council may also remove items from the Consent Calendar prior to that portion of the Agenda.

PUBLIC COMMENT:  This time has been set aside for members of the public to address the City Council on Consent Calendar and other agenda items; and items of general interest within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City.  Although the City Council values your comments, pursuant to the Brown Act, it generally cannot take any action on items not listed on the posted agenda.  Three (3) minutes assigned for each speaker.

1.    SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL ITEMS:

1.A.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
RECOMMENDATION:  Approve the November 4, 2015, City Council Regular Meeting Minutes.

1.B.    PROPOSED RESOLUTION DECLARING THE RESULT OF THE NOVEMBER 3, 2015, REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION:
RECOMMENDATION:  Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, RECITING THE FACT OF THE REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION HELD ON NOVEMBER 3, 2015, DECLARING THE RESULT AND SUCH OTHER MATTERS AS ARE PROVIDED BY LAW.”

1.C.    OUTGOING COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS:

1.D.    OUTGOING MAYOR COMMENTS:

1.E.    ADMINISTER OATH OF OFFICE TO NEWLY ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICIALS:

1.F.    INCOMING COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS:

1.G.    INCOMING MAYOR COMMENTS:

PUBLIC COMMENT:  This time has been set aside for members of the public to address the City Council on Consent Calendar and other agenda items; and items of general interest within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City.  Although the City Council values your comments, pursuant to the Brown Act, it generally cannot take any action on items not listed on the posted agenda.  Three (3) minutes assigned for each speaker.

1.H.    APPOINTMENT OF MAYOR PRO TEMPORE:
RECOMMENDATION: Appoint a member of the Palm Springs City Council as Mayor Pro Tempore for the term ending December, 2016.


2.    RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION:

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL. The City Council finds, based on advice from the City Attorney, that discussion in open session of the following described matter(s) will prejudice the position of the City in existing and anticipated litigation.

EXPOSURE TO LITIGATION                          G.C. 54956.9(b)

One Case

INITIATION OF LITIGATION                          G.C. 54956.9(c)

One Case


3.    REPORT OF CLOSED SESSION:

4.    PUBLIC HEARINGS:

4.A.    HISTORIC SITE PRESERVATION BOARD RECOMMENDATION ON THE APPLICATION BY THE PALM SPRINGS PRESERVATION FOUNDATION REQUESTING A CLASS 1 HISTORIC DESIGNATION FOR “TAHQUITZ PLAZA” LOCATED AT 600, 650, 700, AND 750 EAST TAHQUITZ CANYON WAY (APN 508-055-003 AND 508-044-006) ZONE TOURIST RESORT COMMERCIAL, SECTION 14 SPECIFIC PLAN:
     Staff Report Material Part 2                             Staff Report Material Part 3
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Open the public hearing and take public testimony; and if the City Council supports the Class 1 designation 2) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DESIGNATING THE BUILDINGS AT 600, 650, 700, AND 750 EAST TAHQUITZ CANYON WAY (COLLECTIVELY KNOWN AS THE TAHQUITZ PLAZA) AS A CLASS 1 HISTORIC SITE (HSPB 97).”

COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS AND REPORTS: Additional reports, general comments, announcements, requests of staff and/or issues of concern to Councilmembers are briefly presented at this time.

ADJOURNMENT: The City Council will adjourn to the next Regular Meeting, Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, City Hall, preceded by a Closed Session, Small Conference Room, City Hall, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs.


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