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City Council Regular Meeting

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CITY COUNCIL
AND AS SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE PALM SPRINGS COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
Council Chamber, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California 92262
www.palmspringsca.gov

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.
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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 provide public testimony for an Item on the Agenda MUST file a speaker card prior to the Public Testimony (Non-Public Hearing Agenda Items Only) prior to that portion of the meeting.  Testimony for Public Hearings will be allowed only during the Public Hearing.  [Two (2) minutes per speaker]
 
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. [Two (2) minutes per speaker]

Any person who wishes to speak on a topic not on the agenda 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. [Two (2) minutes per speaker] 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.

Please note, any agenda item which has not been initiated by 11:00 P.M. may be continued to a subsequent meeting.

At approximately 10:00 P.M., the City Council will determine the number of speakers who wish to address the City Council during Public Comment for non-Agenda Items, and determine which agenda items will be considered before the 11:00 P.M. Adjournment time.

The City Council encourages written public testimony prior to the meeting, which provides the City Council ample time and attention for consideration.  All written testimony will be provided to the City Council prior to the discussion. Written testimony may be sent via email to City.Clerk@palmspringsca.gov, by fax at (760) 322-8332, or hand delivery to the City Clerk, Palm Springs City Hall, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA  92262.

3:15 P.M. CLOSED SESSION

CALL TO ORDER (Council Chamber):

PUBLIC COMMENT (Council Chamber):  This time has been set aside for members of the public to address the City Council on items contained only on the Closed Session Agenda.

RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION (Small Conference Room):  See Closed Session Agenda.

6:00 P.M. REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER:

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

ROLL CALL:

PRESENTATIONS:

CITY MANAGER’S REPORT:  This time is set aside for the City Manager to update the City Council on important items initiated by staff or previously requested by the City Council.

REPORT OF CLOSED SESSION:

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 TESTIMONY: (Non-Public Hearing Agenda Items ONLY)
This time has been set aside for members of the public to address the City Council only on agenda items.  Two (2) minutes will be assigned to each speaker.  Testimony for Public Hearings will only be taken at the time of the hearing, and General Public Comments, non-agenda items, will be taken later in the meeting. 

1. CONSENT CALENDAR:
The following routine matters may be acted upon by one motion.  Individual items may be removed by the Council for separate discussion at this time or under Acceptance of the Agenda.  The title is deemed to be read and further reading waived on any ordinance listed on the Consent Calendar for introduction or adoption.

1.A. REPORT ON THE POSTING OF THE AGENDA:
RECOMMENDATION:  Receive and file Report on the Posting of the August 3, 2016, City Council Agenda.

1.B. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
RECOMMENDATION:
Approve the City Council Minutes of July 13, 2016, July 12, 2016, July 6, 2016, and June 15, 2016.

1.C. APPROVAL OF PAYROLL WARRANTS, CLAIMS AND DEMANDS:
RECOMMENDATION:
  1) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1085712 THROUGH 1085816 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,396,864.58, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” 2) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF PAYROLL WARRANTS FOR THE PERIOD ENDED 05-21-2016 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 419550 THROUGH 419563 TOTALING $20,322.82 LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1085817 THROUGH 1085834 TOTALING $88,369.31, FIVE WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $58,775.78, AND THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,179,948.67 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,347,416.58, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” 3) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1085835 THROUGH 1085949 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,348,074.43, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” 4) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1085950 THROUGH 1086029 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,631,474.19, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” 5) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF PAYROLL WARRANTS FOR THE PERIOD ENDED ENDED 06-04-2016 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 419564 THROUGH 419578 TOTALING $30,740.96 LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1086030 THROUGH 1086047 TOTALING $89,201.38, FIVE WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $59,485.28, AND THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,237,296.39 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,416,724.01, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” 6) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1086048 THROUGH 1086154 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,443,162.81, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” and 7) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1086155 THROUGH 1086262 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,306,180.15, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA.”

1.D. STAFF AUTHORIZED AGREEMENTS AND PURCHASE ORDERS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2016:
RECOMMENDATION:
  Receive and file the report of Staff Authorized Agreements and Purchase Orders for the period of June 1 through June 30, 2016. 

1.E. ACCEPT THE RESIGNATION OF TARA LAZAR FROM THE SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION: 
RECOMMENDATION: 
1) Accept with regret the resignation of Tara Lazar from the Sustainability Commission; and 2) Direct the City Clerk to post a Notice of Vacancy for the term ending June 30, 2017. 

1.F. SECOND READING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 1896 RELATING TO NON-DISCRIMINATION IN CITY CONTRACTING:
RECOMMENDATION:
  Waive the reading of the ordinance text in its entirety and adopt Ordinance No. 1896, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING SECTION 7.01.040 OF, AND ADDING SECTION 7.06.090 TO, THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE, RELATING TO NON-DISCRIMINATION IN CITY CONTRACTING.”

1.G. ACCEPTANCE OF THE PALM SPRINGS HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION’S ANNUAL REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2015-16:
RECOMMENDATION:
  Receive and file the Palm Springs Human Rights Commission’s Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2015-16.

1.H. RATIFY AND APPOINT THE NOMINATION OF THE CITY OF COACHELLA TO THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT COMMISSION FOR THE TERM ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2016:
RECOMMENDATION: 
Reappoint David Garcia, as the City of Coachella representative, to the Palm Springs International Airport Commission for the term ending December 31, 2016. 

1.I. ACCEPTANCE OF CITYWIDE ADA CURB RAMP IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT (CP 15-18):
RECOMMENDATION: 
1) Accept the public works improvement identified as Citywide ADA Curb Ramp Improvements Project (CP 15-18) as completed in accordance with the plans and specifications; and 2) Authorize the City Engineer to execute and file for recordation with the Riverside County Recorder a Notice of Completion for the Citywide ADA Curb Ramp Improvements Project (CP 15-18).  A6846. 

1.J. ACCEPTANCE OF DEMUTH PARK AND RUTH HARDY PARK SECURITY PATH LIGHTING IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT (CP 14-19):
RECOMMENDATION: 
1) Accept the public works improvement identified as Demuth Park and Ruth Hardy Park Security Path Lighting Improvements (CP 14-19) as completed in accordance with the plans and specifications; and 2) Authorize the City Engineer to execute and file for recordation with the Riverside County Recorder a Notice of Completion for Demuth Park and Ruth Hardy Park Security Path Lighting Improvements (CP 14-19).  A6770. 

1.K. APPROVAL OF PROGRAM SUPPLEMENT AGREEMENT NO. N036-R1, WITH THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR USE OF HIGHWAY BRIDGE PROGRAM (HBP) FEDERAL-AID FUNDS FOR THE RAMON ROAD BRIDGE WIDENING OVER THE WHITEWATER RIVER PROJECT (CP 08-25) FEDERAL-AID PROJECT NO. BHLS-5282 (040):
RECOMMENDATION: 
Adopt Resolution No. _______, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PROGRAM SUPPLEMENT AGREEMENT NO. N036-R1 (AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO CITY AGREEMENT NO. A6122) TO ADMINISTERING AGENCY-STATE AGREEMENT FOR FEDERAL-AID PROJECTS NO. 08-5282R WITH THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,483,655 FOR THE RAMON ROAD BRIDGE WIDENING OVER THE WHITEWATER RIVER (CP 08-25) FEDERAL-AID PROJECT NO. BHLS-5282 (040), AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS.”  A6122.

1.L. AWARD A CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT TO MATICH CORPORATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $344,500 FOR THE MESQUITE AVENUE STREET IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT (CP 12-01):
RECOMMENDATION: 
1) Award a construction contract to Matich Corporation, the amount of $344,500 for the Mesquite Avenue Street Improvements (CP 12-01); and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.  A____. 

1.M. AMENDMENT NO. 4 TO AGREEMENT NO. A4898 A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH CVAG REGARDING AB2766 MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEE ASSESSMENTS:
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Approve Amendment No. 4 to Agreement No. A4898 with CVAG regarding AB2766 motor vehicle registration fee assessments; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.  A4898. 

1.N. INITIATION OF ANNEXATION NO. 13 TO COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 2005-1 (PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES):
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO ANNEX TERRITORY INTO A COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT AND TO AUTHORIZE THE LEVY OF SPECIAL TAXES FOR THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 2005-1, (PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES), ANNEXATION NO. 13, TRACT MAP NO. 31095 (BOULDERS) AND TRACT MAP NO. 31766 (CRESCENDO).”

1.O. AMENDMENT NO. 6 TO CONSULTING SERVICES AGREEMENT NO. A6401 WITH NEWCOMB/ANDERSON/MCCORMICK, INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF $177,480 FOR THE CITYWIDE SOLAR PROJECT (CP 15-03):
RECOMMENDATION: 
1) Approve Amendment No. 6 to Agreement No. A6401, increasing the contract amount by $177,480 for a total not to exceed $520,878 with Newcomb/Anderson/McCormick, Inc. for construction inspection and management services; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.  A6401.

1.P. ACCEPTANCE OF FIRE STATION NO. 2 CHILLER REPLACEMENT (CP 14-17): 
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Accept the public works improvement identified as Fire Station No. 2 Chiller Replacement Project (CP 14-17) as completed in accordance with the plans and specifications; and 2) Authorize the City Engineer to execute and file for recordation with the Riverside County Recorder a Notice of Completion for Fire Station No. 2 Chiller Replacement (CP 14-17).  A6769. 

1.Q. APPROVE A REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $43,717 WITH SMOKE TREE, INC. FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF SMOKE TREE LANE AS PART OF THE 2016 PAVEMENT REHABILITATION PROJECT (CP 16-01): 
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Approve a Reimbursement Agreement with Smoke Tree, Inc. in the amount of $43,717 to accommodate reconstruction of Smoke Tree Lane as part of the 2016 Pavement Rehabilitation Project (CP 16-01); 2) Authorize the City Manager to approve a Construction Contract Change Order in the amount of $43,717 with Matich Corporation to include the reconstruction of Smoke Tree Lane as part of the 2016 Pavement Rehabilitation Project (CP 16-01); and 3) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.  A____.  A6878. 

1.R. AMENDMENT NO. 4 TO CONSULTING SERVICES AGREEMENT A6503 WITH TRITON TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF $9,450 FOR THE COUNCIL CHAMBER AUDIO/VISUAL SYSTEM UPGRADE PROJECT (CP 15-06): 
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Approve Amendment No. 4 in the amount of $9,450 to Consulting Services Agreement No. A6503 with Triton Technology Solutions, Inc. for a revised total contract amount of $84,130; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.  A6503. 

1.S. TREASURER’S INVESTMENT REPORT AS OF JUNE 30, 2016:
RECOMMENDATION:
Receive and File the Treasurer’s Investment Report as of June 30, 2016.

1.T. AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO CONSULTING SERVICES AGREEMENT NO. A6434 WITH MRC ENGINEERING, INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,690 FOR THE PALM CANYON DRIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM REPLACEMENT PROJECT (CP 14-20): 
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Approve Amendment No. 1 in the amount of $6,690 to Consulting Services Agreement No. A6434 with MRC Engineering, Inc. for a revised total contract amount of $28,990 for the Palm Canyon Drive Electrical System Replacement Project (CP 14-20); and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.  A6434. 

1.U. AUTHORIZE STAFF, IN CONCERT WITH THE COACHELLA VALLEY HOUSING COALITION, TO SUBMIT A GRANT REQUEST TO KABOOM, INC. FOR PLAY EQUIPMENT, DESIGN, AND INSTALLATION EXPERTISE TO CONSTRUCT A PUBLIC PLAYGROUND ON VACANT CITY-OWNED LAND AT THE COYOTE RUN APARTMENTS, LOCATED AT 3401 N. SUNRISE WAY:
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Authorize City staff, in concert with the lead agency the Coachella Valley Housing Coalition, to submit a grant request to KaBOOM, Inc. for the design, engineering, materials, delivery, and installation expertise for construction of a new playground at the Coyote Run Apartments located at 3401 N. Sunrise Way; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute such documents as are necessary to apply for the grant, give permission to the Coachella Valley Housing Coalition to build the park, and commit to maintenance of play structures and associated landscaping.  A____. 

1.V. APPROVAL OF VARIOUS ACTIONS RELATED TO THE JAMES O. JESSIE DESERT HIGHLAND UNITY CENTER OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE STAGE AND OUTDOOR BALL FIELD LIGHTING PROJECT (CP 14-18): 
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Authorize an appropriation of $90,000 from Measure J Capital Project Fund contingency reserve for the James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center Outdoor Performance Stage and Outdoor Ball Field Lighting Project (CP 14-18); 2) Approve Contract Change Order No. 4 in the amount of $60,000 to include Additive Bid Schedule C to the construction contract (A6832) with M. Brey Electric, Inc., for a revised total contract amount of $475,528.84 for the James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center Outdoor Performance Stage and Outdoor Ball Field Lighting Project (CP 14-18); 3) Delegate authority to the City Manager to approve and execute construction contract change orders up to an additional amount of $25,000 for a total contract not to exceed of $500,529; and 4) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.  A6832. 

1.W. AMENDMENT NO. 6 TO AGREEMENT NO. A5862 WITH KEENAN & ASSOCIATES FOR LOSS CONTROL AND REGULATORY SERVICES:
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Approve Amendment No. 6 to consulting services agreement for Loss Control and Regulatory Services with Keenan & Associates, in the amount of $65,000; and 2) Authorize The City Manager to execute all necessary documents.  A5862. 

1.X. APPROVE A PURCHASE ORDER CHANGE ORDER PER AGREEMENT NO. A5208 FOR FINANCE SYSTEM SOFTWARE LICENSE AND MAINTENANCE WITH SUNGARD: 
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Approve a $1,052.07 change order to Purchase Order 17-0290 per Agreement No. A5208 with SunGard to provide annual maintenance services for the City Finance System through June 30, 2017, for a total of $25,535.87 and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.  A5208.

1.Y. APPROVE AN AGREEMENT WITH RISELO ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS INC. FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS OF THE AIRPORT BAGGAGE CLAIM HANDLING SYSTEMS AND PASSENGER BOARDING BRIDGES: 
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Approve an agreement with Riselo Engineering Solutions Inc. as specified in Request for Proposals 06-16 in the amount of $235,850.00 for a three year term with two one-year extensions for routine fixed services, and on-call hourly rates for non-routine maintenance and repairs; and 2)  Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.  A____.   

1.Z. ACCEPT FAA GRANT NO. 3-06-0181-054-2016 FOR AIRPORT PROJECTS, AND APPROVE AMENDMENT NO. 6 IN AN AMOUNT OF $2,554,344 FOR A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT TO DESIGN AIRPORT TICKETING WING RENOVATION, AIRFIELD ELECTRICAL UPGRADES, AND TAXIWAY J PAVEMENT REHABILITATION: 
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Approve the acceptance of Federal Aviation Administration AIP Grant No. 3-06-0181-054-2016 in the amount of $2,554,344; 2) Approve Amendment No. 6 to Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc. Agreement No. A6256 Airport Consulting for the design and bid services on the Terminal Ticket Wing Renovation, Airfield Electrical Systems Upgrade, and Taxiway J Pavement Rehabilitation in the amount not to exceed $1,922,380; and 3) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents including up to ten percent (10%) additional change order work as required to address changes in the project scope.  A____.  A6256.

1.AA. PURCHASE ONE (1) X-SERIES ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT (ACLS) MONITOR/DEFIBRILLATOR, WARRANTY, AND RELATED EQUIPMENT FROM ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION:
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Purchase one (1) new ZOLL X-Series advanced life support (ACLS) Manual Monitor/Defibrillator, related equipment, and one (1)-year EMS warranty utilizing Riverside contract discount pricing in the amount of $27,956.25 from ZOLL Medical Corporation; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.

2. PUBLIC HEARINGS:

2.A. SERENA PARK – PALM SPRINGS COUNTRY CLUB, LLC, FOR A GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT, PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT IN LIEU OF ZONE CHANGE, MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION, DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT, AND TENTATIVE TRACT MAP FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT OF THE PALM SPRINGS COUNTRY CLUB AND APPROXIMATELY 126-ACRES OF PREVIOUSLY DISTURBED LAND FOR 137 ATTACHED RESIDENCES, 292 DETACHED RESIDENCES, STREETS, PRIVATE OPEN SPACE, AND PUBLIC PARK LOCATED NORTH OF VERONA ROAD, EAST OF SUNRISE WAY, AND SOUTHWEST OF THE WHITEWATER RIVER WASH (CASE NOS. 5.1327 PD-366, ZC, DA, MAJ, AND TTM 36691): 
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Open the public hearing and receive public testimony; 2) Review the Applicant’s proposal, Planning Commission recommendations and the Applicant’s opposition arguments to the Planning Commission recommendations; and 3) Provide direction regarding the project and continue the item to the next regular meeting of September 7, 2016.

Item 2.A Plans
Item 2.A. Draft EIR Vol. 1
Item 2.A. Draft EIR Vol. 2
Item 2.A. Final EIR Vol. 1
Item 2.A. Final EIR Vol. 2
Item 2.A. EIR Appendix A
Item 2.A. EIR Appendix B
Item 2.A. EIR Appendix C
Item 2.A. EIR Appendix C1
Item 2.A. EIR Appendix D
Item 2.A. EIR Appendix D1
Item 2.A. EIR Appendix E
Item 2.A. EIR Appendix F
Item 2.A. EIR Appendix G
Item 2.A. EIR Appendix H
Item 2.A. EIR Appendix H1
Item 2.A. EIR Appendix I
Item 2.A. EIR Appendix J
Item 2.A. EIR Appendix K
Item 2.A. EIR Appendix L
Item 2.A. EIR Appendix M
Item 2.A. Notice of Completion
 

EXCLUDED CONSENT CALENDAR:  Items removed from the Consent Calendar for separate discussion are considered at this time.

3. LEGISLATIVE:

3.A. PROPOSED ORDINANCE RELATING TO PERMITTING TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES TO OPERATE AT THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT:
RECOMMENDATION: 
Waive the reading of the ordinance text in its entirety and introduce for first reading Ordinance No. ___, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING SECTION 16.02.015 (b) OF, AND ADDING CHAPTER 16.37 TO, THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO PERMITTING TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES TO OPERATE AT THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.”

4. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

4.A. APPROVE ESCROW INSTRUCTIONS RELATED TO THE CONVEYANCE OF CITY PROPERTY TO SELENE PALM SPRINGS, LLC AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE ALL DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE AGREEMENTS: 
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Approve Escrow Instructions for the conveyance of a 7.8 acre parcel at the northeast corner of Calle Alvarado and Amado to Selene Palm Springs LLC; 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.  A____. 

5. NEW BUSINESS:

5.A. APPROVE THE INSTALLATION OF A MULTI-WAY STOP CONTROL AT BOGERT TRAIL AND MARIGOLD CIRCLE:
RECOMMENDATION: 
1) Authorize the City Engineer to install a multi-way stop control at the intersection of Bogert Trail and Marigold Circle in accordance with Chapter 12.16 “Traffic Control Devices” of the Palm Springs Municipal Code; and 2) Direct the City Engineer to continue monitoring the intersections of S. Palm Canyon Drive and La Verne Way, and S. Palm Canyon Drive and Murray Canyon Drive, for correctable collisions over the next 12 months and re-evaluate warrants for multi-way stop controls at that time.

5.B. APPOINTMENT OF VARIOUS COMMISSIONERS AND BOARD MEMBERS AS PART OF THE 2016 ANNUAL RECRUITMENT PROCESS:
RECOMMENDATION:
Appoint members to various Commissions and Boards as part of the 2016 Annual Recruitment.

5.C. APPROVAL OF A CONTRACT SERVICES AGREEMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $77,850 WITH MERCURY ASSOCIATES, INC., FOR FLEET MANAGEMENT CONSULTING SERVICES: 
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Authorize sole source procurement of fleet management consulting services by Mercury Associates, Inc., in accordance with Section 7.04.020 of the Palm Springs Municipal Code finding that Mercury Associates, Inc., has demonstrated experience and expertise providing the required fleet management consulting services to other public agencies; 2) Approve a Contract Services Agreement in the amount of $77,850 with Mercury Associates, Inc., for fleet management consulting services; and 3) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.  A____. 

5.D. REQUEST FROM PS RESORTS FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE RE-INSTALLATION OF THE FOREVER MARILYN SCULPTURE IN THE NEW DOWNTOWN PARK:
RECOMMENDATION: 
Authorize the City Manager to commence negotiations with PS Resorts on an easement and other appropriate contractual documents for City Council consideration, as related to the relocation of Forever Marilyn at the new Downtown Park. 

5.E. DISCUSSION ON THE POTENTIAL CREATION OF A TOURISM BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT FOR SMALL HOTELS:
RECOMMENDATION: 
1) Direct Staff to coordinate with the small hotel organizations and develop the documentation necessary to implement a small hotel Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID); and 2) Direct the City Manager to finalize a schedule and agendize the necessary public meetings and public hearings in order to implement the small hotel TBID.

PUBLIC COMMENT:  (Non-Agenda Items) This time has been set aside for members of the public to address the City Council on 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.  Two (2) minutes will be assigned to each speaker.  Testimony for Public Hearings will only be taken at the time of the hearing.

UPCOMING AGENDA DEVELOPMENT:  This time is set aside for the City Council to prioritize and set future agenda items.

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, September 7,  2016, at 6:00 P.M. Council Chamber, City Hall, preceded by Closed Session, Small Conference Room, City Hall, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs.

P U B L I C   N O T I C E S

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.

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.

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. 

 

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