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Joint City Council/Sustainability Commission Meeting and Adjourned Meeting

June 23, 2016

CITY COUNCIL
JOINT MEETING WITH THE SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION
CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA

Council Chamber, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California92262
www.palmspringsca.gov

ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING AGENDA


Robert Moon, Mayor
Chris Mills, Mayor Pro Tem
Ginny Foat, Councilmember
Geoff Kors, Councilmember
J.R. Roberts, Councilmember

City of Palm Springs Mission Statement: Palm Springs is an inclusive world-class city dedicated to providing excellent and responsive public services to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations.

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 Councilvalues 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, 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. JOINT MEETING WITH THE SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION
CITY COUNCIL ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING

 CALL TO ORDER:

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

ROLL CALL:

ACCEPTANCE OF THE AGENDA:

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

1.    JOINT MEETING WITH THE SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION:

1.A.    SUSTAINABILITY MASTER PLAN:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING THE 2016-2021 CITY OF PALM SPRINGS SUSTAINABILITY MASTER PLAN.”

1.B.    DISCUSSION AND DIRECTION REGARDING LEAF BLOWERS:
RECOMMENDATION: Direct Staff and the Sustainability Commission as appropriate.

1.C.    DISCUSSION AND DIRECTION REGARDING MANDATORY SOLAR INSTALLATION POLICY FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION:
RECOMMENDATION: Direct Staff and the Sustainability Commission as appropriate.

1.D.    DISCUSSION AND DIRECTION REGARDING THE “GREEN FOR LIFE VOLUNTARY GREEN BUILDING PROGRAM” AS MANDATORY FOR CONSTRUCTION WITHIN THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS:
RECOMMENDATION:  Direct Staff and the Sustainability Commission as appropriate.

The Sustainability Commission will adjourn and the City Council will continue with the remainder of the meeting.

2.    ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING:

2.A.    APPROVAL OF AN ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AGREEMENT FOR COUNTY SERVICE AREA 152 NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION PROGRAM WITH RIVERSIDE COUNTY:
RECOMMENDATION:1) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, MAKING FINDINGS AND REAFFIRMING THE ESTABLISHMENT AND SETTING OF RATES FOR COUNTY SERVICE AREA 152 FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016-17 TO FUND THE CITY’S NATIONAL POLLUTION DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (NPDES) PERMIT IN ORDER TO OPERATE AND MAINTAIN THE CITY’S DRAINAGE AND FLOOR CONTROL SYSTEMS;” 2) Approve an Administrative Services Agreement with Riverside County for the CSA 152 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program; and 3)Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.  A6027.

2.B.    APPROVAL OF VARIOUS AGREEMENTS WITH SOLARCITY CORPORATION FOR SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS AT THE PALM SPRINGS ANIMAL SHELTER AND THE PALM SPRINGS CONVENTION CENTER, AND APPROVAL OF A CEQA CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION, AS PART OF THE CITYWIDE SOLAR PROJECT (CITY PROJECT NO. 15-03):
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, MAKING FINDINGS AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO CERTAIN INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING AGREEMENTS AND ASSOCIATED CONTRACTS WITH SOLARCITY CORPORATION PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 5956, ET SEQ., FOR THE COMPLETE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS AT THE PALM SPRINGS ANIMAL SHELTER AND THE PALM SPRINGS CONVENTION CENTER, AND APPROVING AND ORDERING THE FILING OF A CEQA NOTICE OF EXEMPTION;” and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A____. A____.

COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS, REQUESTS, AND REPORTS: Additional general comments,reports, 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, July 6, 2016, at 6:00 P.M. Council Chamber, City Hall, preceded by Closed Session, at 4:00 p.m.

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