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City Council Meeting Agenda and Staff Reports

September 7, 2016

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.

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.

3:00 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:  Boy Scout Troop 262.

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 Approval 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 September 7, 2016, City Council Agenda.

1.B.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the City Council Minutes of August 3, 2016, and June 23, 2016.

1.C.    AMENDMENT TO SUNLINE JOINT-POWERS TRANSPORTATION AGENCY AGREEMENT:  
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Approve Amendment No. 4 to Agreement No. A1281 for the SunLine Joint-Powers Transportation Agreement; 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute Amendment No. 4; and 3) Adopt FPPC Form 806, authorize the City Manager to prepare and execute FPPC Form 806 Public Official Appointments, and direct the City Clerk to post on the City’s website, if SunLine approves the payment of a stipend. A1281.  

1.D.    STAFF AUTHORIZED AGREEMENTS AND PURCHASE ORDERS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2016:
RECOMMENDATION:  Receive and file the report of Staff Authorized Agreements and Purchase Orders for the period of July 1 through July 31, 2016.

1.E.    APPROVAL OF A FREEWAY MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT WITH THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR INTERCHANGES ON STATE HIGHWAY ROUTE 10 (INTERSTATE 10) AT INDIAN CANYON DRIVE AND GENE AUTRY TRAIL/PALM DRIVE:
RECOMMENDATION:  Adopt Resolution No.  _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A FREEWAY MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT WITH THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE INTERCHANGES ON STATE HIGHWAY ROUTE 10 (INTERSTATE 10) AT INDIAN CANYON DRIVE AND GENE AUTRY TRAIL/PALM DRIVE, AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS.”  A____.  

1.F.    RATIFICATION AND AUTHORIZATION OF PURCHASES FOR THE 2016 AIRPORT MECHANICAL ROOM FIRE:  
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Ratify the actions taken by the City Manager, for the public health and safety, and agreements for emergency response and restoration with Daniel’s DKI Restoration Services and Titan Power in response to the 2016 Airport Equipment Room fire; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to take other such actions as deemed appropriate and necessary for the response and restoration of the incident.

1.G.    AUTHORIZE AN INCREASE OF $22,098.66 TO PURCHASE ORDER NO. 15-1066 WITH TRANE RENTAL SERVICES FOR EXTENDED RENTAL OF A 250 TON CHILLER FOR THE AIRPORT:  
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Authorize an increase in the amount of $22,098.66 to Purchase Order No. 15-1066 with Trane Rental Services for an extension of the rental term for a temporary air conditioning chiller at the Airport; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.

1.H.    APPROVAL OF A CONTRACT CHANGE ORDER IN THE AMOUNT OF $303,055 WITH MATICH CORPORATION FOR THE 2016 PAVEMENT REHABILITATION, AND AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO A REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE COACHELLA VALLEY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS, RELATED TO THE NORTH INDIAN CANYON DRIVE WIDENING PROJECT (CP 16-01):  
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Authorize the City Manager to execute a Contract Change Order in the amount of $303,055 to the construction contract A6878 with Matich Corporation for the 2016 Pavement Rehabilitation to include reconstruction of North Indian Canyon Drive from 19th Avenue to 18th Avenue to be considered as Phase 1 of the North Indian Canyon Drive Widening Project (CP 16-01); 2) Authorize the City Manager to enter into a Reimbursement Agreement with the Coachella Valley Association of Governments related to the North Indian Canyon Drive Widening Project, subject to terms and conditions reflecting a credit of the $303,055 cost for reconstruction of North Indian Canyon Drive from 19th Avenue to 18th Avenue to the City of Palm Springs’ local share and as eligible Regional Measure A costs; and 3) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.  A6878.  

1.I.    ACCEPTANCE OF FIRE STATION NO. 4 REHABILITATION (DEMOLITION & ABATEMENT) PROJECT (CP 15-25):  
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Accept the public works improvement identified as Fire Station No. 4 Rehabilitation (Demolition & Abatement) as completed in accordance with the plans and specifications (CP 15-25); 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. 4 Rehabilitation (Demolition & Abatement) (CP 15-25). A6847.  

1.J.    ACCEPTANCE OF THE RAMON ROAD PAVEMENT REHABILITATON PROJECT FEDERAL AID PROJECT NO. STPLN-5282 (043) (CP 14-02):
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Accept the public works improvement identified as the Ramon Road Pavement Rehabilitation, (CP 14-02) Federal Aid Project No. STPLN-5282 (043), 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 Ramon Road Rehabilitation (CP 14-02).  A6808. 

1.K.    ACCEPTANCE OF THE BICYCLE CORRIDORS, PHASE 1 (CP 13-32):  
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Accept the public works improvement identified as the Bicycle Corridors, Phase 1 as completed in accordance with the plans and specifications (CP 13-32); and 2) Authorize the City Engineer to execute and file for recordation with the Riverside County Recorder a Notice of Completion for the Bicycle Corridors, Phase 1 (CP 13-32).  A6674

1.L.    APPROVAL OF PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS AND ESTIMATE (PS&E) AND AUTHORIZATION TO BID THE DEMUTH PARK ADA ACCESS IMPROVEMENTS (CP 15-15):  
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Approve the plans, specifications and estimate; and 2) Authorize staff to advertise and solicit bids for the Demuth Park ADA Access Improvements (CP 15-15).
    
1.M.    ADOPT THE CITY’S INVESTMENT POLICY GOVERNING THE INVESTMENT OF CITY FUNDS:  
RECOMMENDATION:  Adopt Resolution No. ______, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING AN INVESTMENT POLICY GOVERNING THE INVESTMENT OF CITY FUNDS SUPERSEDING RESOLUTION NO. 23529.”  
    
1.N.    REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF MILLS ACT HISTORIC PROPERTY PRESERVATION AGREEMENTS FOR CLASS 1 HISTORIC SITES LOCATED AT 928 NORTH AVENIDA PALMAS (THE CARY GRANT RESIDENCE, HSPB 75), 360 CABRILLO ROAD UNIT 202 (RACQUET CLUB COTTAGES WEST, HSPB 88/HD 3), 370 WEST ARENAS ROAD (THE HIDEAWAY HOTEL, HSPB 90), AND 562 WEST ARENAS ROAD (THE ORBIT IN, HSPB 95):  
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve a Mills Act Historic Property Preservation Agreement with Las Palomas Property Trust for the Class 1 Historic Site located at 928 N. Avenida Palmas (HSPB 75); 2) Approve a Mills Act Historic Property Preservation Agreement with Giancarlo Montanari for the Class 1 Historic Site located at 360 Cabrillo Road Unit 202 (HSPB 88/HD 3); 3) Approve a Mills Act Historic Property Preservation Agreement with Kevin Miller and Jin Suk Park for the Class 1 Historic Site located at 370 W. Arenas Road (HSPB 90); 4) Approve a Mills Act Historic Property Preservation Agreement with Kevin Miller and Jin Suk Park for the Class 1 Historic Site located at 562 W. Arenas Road (HSPB 95); 5) Authorize the City Manager to execute the agreements; and 6) Direct the City Clerk to record the Agreements.   
 
1.O.    TREASURER’S INVESTMENT REPORT AS OF JULY 31, 2016:
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and File the Treasurer’s Investment Report as of July 31, 2016.
    
1.P.    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 PAYROLL WARRANTS FOR THE PERIOD ENDED 06-18-2016 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 419579 THROUGH 419592 TOTALING $23,874.15 LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1086263 THROUGH 1086280 TOTALING $88,787.86, FIVE WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $59,473.54, AND THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,220,717.50 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,392,853.05, 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 CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1086281 THROUGH 1086400 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,784,375.33, 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 1086401 THROUGH 1086403, AND W062716 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $172,064.49, 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 1086404 THROUGH 1086565 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,644,141.37, 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 CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1086566 THROUGH 1086572 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $765,732.31, 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 PAYROLL WARRANTS FOR THE PERIOD ENDED 07-02-2016 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 419593 THROUGH 419607 TOTALING $37,048.73 LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1086573 THROUGH 1086590 TOTALING $89,040.84, FIVE WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $75,971.04, AND THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,267,085.16 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,469,145.77, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” 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 1086591 THROUGH 1086672 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,234,606.50, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” 8) 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 1086673 THROUGH 1086772 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $2,586,777.57, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” 9) 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 07-16-2016 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 419608 THROUGH 419626 TOTALING $43,568.12, LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1086773 THROUGH 1086790 TOTALING $85,763.41, FIVE WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $98,419.95, AND THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,724,243.21 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,951,994.69, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” 10) 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 1086791 THROUGH 1086857 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,233,708.54, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” and 11) 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 1086858 THROUGH 1086977 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $3,025,781.03, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA.”

1.Q.    APPROVE AMENDMENT NO. 3 TO THE AGREEMENT WITH ADVANCED, INC. DBA PROGREEN BUILDING, INC. FOR ADDITIONAL JANITORIAL SERVICES REQUIRED FOR THE PALM SPRINGS ANIMAL SHELTER:  
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve Amendment No. 3 to Agreement No. A5728 with Advanced, Inc., dba Progreen Building, Inc., increasing the janitorial services in the amount of $7,800.00, for an amended total amount of $334,648.92 per year; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.  A5728.  

2.    PUBLIC HEARINGS:

2.A.    CALLING AND CONDUCTING THE SPECIAL ELECTION AND INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE LEVY OF SPECIAL TAXES WITHIN ANNEXATION NO. 13 TO COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 2005-1 (PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES):  
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Table the public hearing with no public testimony at this time; 2) Continue the Public Hearing to September 21, 2016; and 3) Direct the City Clerk to post a Notice of Continued Public Hearing pursuant to law.

2.B.    APPEAL BY DENLAR LLC OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION ACTION TO DENY AN AMENDMENT TO AN APPROVED MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION FOR A REDUCTION IN THE SIDE YARD SETBACK OF A NEW HILLSIDE SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCE LOCATED AT 2110 NORTH LEONARD ROAD (CASE 3.3817 MAJ):  
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Open the public hearing and receive public testimony; 2) Adopt Resolution No. ____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, UPHOLDING THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S ACTION TO DENY AN AMENDMENT TO A MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCE ON A 0.59 ACRE HILLSIDE PARCEL LOCATED AT 2110 NORTH LEONARD ROAD, ZONE R-1-B (CASE 3.3817 MAJ).”

2.C.    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)

August 3, 2016 Staff Report

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

RECOMMENDATION: 1) Re-open the public hearing and receive public testimony; 2) Adopt Resolution No. ____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, CERTIFYING AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT FOR A PROPOSED GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT, A PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT IN LIEU OF A CHANGE OF ZONE, A MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION, AND A TENTATIVE MAP FOR A 386-UNIT RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT ON A 156-ACRE SITE FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE PALM SPRINGS COUNTRY CLUB GOLF COURSE, GENERALLY LOCATED NORTH OF VERONA ROAD, EAST OF SUNRISE WAY AND SOUTHWEST OF THE WHITEWATER RIVER WASH;” 3) Adopt Resolution No. ____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE 2007 PALM SPRINGS GENERAL PLAN ADOPTED BY RESOLUTION NO. 22077, MODIFYING THE LAND USE DESIGNATION FROM “OPEN SPACE – PARKS/RECREATION” TO “VERY LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL” ON A 126-ACRE PROJECT SITE FOR A 386-UNIT RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT GENERALLY LOCATED NORTH OF VERONA ROAD, EAST OF SUNRISE WAY AND SOUTHWEST OF THE WHITEWATER RIVER WASH;” 4) Waive the reading of the ordinance text in its entirety and introduce for first reading Ordinance No. ____, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT (PD-366) IN LIEU OF A CHANGE OF ZONE FOR A ROUGHLY 126-ACRE SITE FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE PALM SPRINGS COUNTRY CLUB GOLF COURSE GENERALLY LOCATED NORTH OF VERONA ROAD, EAST OF SUNRISE WAY AND SOUTHWEST OF THE WHITEWATER RIVER WASH;” 5) Adopt Resolution No. ____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION FOR A 386-UNIT RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT ON A 126-ACRE DEVELOPMENT PARCEL GENERALLY LOCATED NORTH OF VERONA ROAD, EAST OF SUNRISE WAY AND SOUTHWEST OF THE WHITEWATER RIVER WASH (CASE 5.1327 PD-366/MAJ);” 6) Adopt Resolution No. ____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING TENTATIVE TRACT MAP 36691 FOR THE SUBDIVISION OF 156.18 GROSS ACRES INTO 386 RESIDENTIAL LOTS, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE STREETS, A PARK, PRESERVED OPEN SPACE, AND PRIVATE OPEN SPACE, GENERALLY LOCATED NORTH OF VERONA ROAD, EAST OF SUNRISE WAY, AND SOUTHWEST OF THE WHITEWATER RIVER WASH (TTM 36691);” 7) Defer consideration of the Development Agreement to a date uncertain and provide direction to staff on the terms of the agreement.

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

3.    LEGISLATIVE:

3.A.    PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 11.16 OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO FIREARMS AND FIREARM SAFETY REGULATIONS:  
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Waive the reading of the ordinance text in its entirety and read by title only; and 2) Introduce on first reading Ordinance No. _____, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING CHAPTER 11.16 OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE, RELATING TO FIREARMS.” 
 
3.B.    PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDING PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 11.100, ABATEMENT OF ABANDONED SHOPPING CARTS, TO FURTHER REDUCE THE NUMBER OF SUCH CARTS LITTERING PRIVATE PROPERTIES AND THE PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY:  
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Waive the reading of the ordinance text in its entirety and read by title only; and 2) Introduce on first reading Ordinance No. ____, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING CHAPTER 11.100 OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO ABATEMENT OF ABANDONED SHOPPING CARTS.”

4.    UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

4.A.    PROPOSED RESOLUTION INITIATING PROCEEDINGS FOR THE CREATION OF A TOURISM BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT FOR SMALL HOTELS:  
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, INITIATING PROCEEDINGS TO ESTABLISH A PALM SPRINGS SMALL HOTEL BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT PURSUANT TO THE PARKING AND IMPROVEMENT LAW OF 1989;” and 2) Direct Staff as to the City Council preference to the membership of small hotel TBID Advisory Board.  

5.    NEW BUSINESS:

5.A.    APPROVE AN AGREEMENT WITH CATHEDRAL CITY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE CATHEDRAL CITY WHITEWATER BIKE TRAIL:  
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Approve an agreement with the City of Cathedral City associated with the Whitewater Bike Trail; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.  A____.  

5.B.    APPROVAL OF SPEED CUSHIONS AT TWO LOCATIONS ON WEST RACQUET CLUB ROAD:  
RECOMMENDATION:  Authorize the installation of rubberized speed cushions at two locations on W. Racquet Club Road as requested and approved by the Little Tuscany Neighborhood in accordance with the City of Palm Springs Traffic Calming Program at a cost not to exceed $30,000.  

5.C.    PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS TO THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS PARADE ENTRY FEES AND AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE FEE SCHEDULE:  
RECOMMENDATION:  Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, MODIFYING USER FEES FOR THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS PARADE ENTRY FEES AND AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE FEE SCHEDULE ADOPTED BY RESOLUTION
NO. 23854.”

5.D.    APPOINT TWO MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL TO THE CITY COUNCIL DOWNTOWN PUBLIC RESTROOMS, SOLID WASTE, AND WELWOOD AD HOC SUBCOMMITTEES:  
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Appoint two members of the City Council to the City Council Downtown Public Restroom Ad Hoc Subcommittee; 2) Appoint two members of the City Council to the City Council Solid Waste Ad Hoc Subcommittee; and 3) Appoint two members of the City Council to the City Council Welwood Ad Hoc Subcommittee.  

5.E.    APPROVE 15 GRANT APPLICATIONS OF UP TO $5,000 EACH IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FISCAL YEAR 2014-15 FACADE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM GUIDELINES:  
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Approve Facade Improvement Grant applications and authorize payments not to exceed $5,000 each, wherein qualifying work has been completed at House 849, Modern Home Design, Chill Bar, MCB Properties, MCB Properties-Matt Bousquette, Timberlake Holdings, Palm Springs Art & Design Gallery, Pho 533, and Desert Landscape/Figg Studios; 2) Approve Facade Improvement Grant applications and authorize payments not to exceed $5,000 each, wherein qualifying work has not yet been completed at:  Knights Inn Palm Springs, The LGBT Community Center, HJH Construction, Greek Island Restaurant, Peabody’s Café, and Lola Properties; and 3) Authorize the City Manager to execute all documents related to the Facade Improvement Grant Agreements and payments upon audit of all documentation by Economic Development and Finance Departments and review by the City Attorney.  A____.  A____.  A____.  A____.  A____.  A____.  A____.  A____.  A____.  A____.  A____.  A____.  A____.  A____.  A____.  

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 21, 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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