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City Council Meeting Agenda and Staff Reports

January 18, 2017

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
Ginny Foat, Mayor Pro Tem
Geoff Kors, Councilmember
Chris Mills, 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
Kathleen D. Hart, MMC, Interim City Clerk
Marcus L. Fuller, MPA, P.E., P.L.S., 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.

4:30 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:

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.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the City Council Minutes of December 14, 2016.

1.B.    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 11-19-2016 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 419730 THROUGH 419749 TOTALING $40,384.99, LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1088995 THROUGH 1089017 TOTALING $88,170.43, FIVE WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $58,575.66 AND THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,282,955.97 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,470,087.05, 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 1089018 THROUGH 1089188 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $2,570,165.29, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA.”

1.C.    APPROVE EXTENSION TO THE RECRUITMENT BONUS PROGRAM FOR HIRING LATERAL POLICE OFFICERS:
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Adopt Resolution No. _______, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING AN EXTENSION TO THE RECRUITMENT BONUS PROGRAM FOR HIRING LATERAL POLICE OFFICERS.”
2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.

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

1.E.    ACCEPTANCE OF THE PALM SPRINGS DOG PARK RENOVATIONS, CP 16-03:
RECOMMENDATION:  
1) Accept the public work improvements, identified as the Palm Springs Dog Park Renovations CP 16-03, as completed in accordance with the plans and specifications.
2) Authorize the City Engineer to execute and file for recordation with the Riverside County Recorder a Notice of Completion for the Palm Springs Dog Park Renovations, CP 16-03. A6874.

1.F.    APPROVE AMENDMENT NO. 4 TO AGREEMENT NO. A1281, SUNLINE JOINT POWERS TRANSPORTATION AGENCY AGREEMENT:
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Approve Amendment No. 4 to Agreement No. A1281 for the SunLine Joint-Powers Transportation Agency Agreement.
2) Authorize the City Manager to execute Amendment No. 4.

1.G.    CONSIDERATION OF ACQUISITION OF COUNTY SURPLUS PROPERTY LOCATED AT 63775 DILLON ROAD, APN 666-140-024:
RECOMMENDATION:  Provide direction to staff as appropriate.

1.H.    APPROVAL AND TRANSMITTAL OF RECOGNIZED OBLIGATIONS PAYMENT SCHEDULE (ROPS 17-18A AND 17-18B) FOR THE PERIOD OF JULY 1, 2017, THROUGH JUNE 30, 2018, PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HEALTH & SAFETY CODE SECTION 34169(G)(1):
RECOMMENDATION:  [Successor Agency Board] Adopt Resolution No. ______, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ACTING SOLELY IN ITS CAPACITY AS SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE PALM SPRINGS COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY, APPROVING THE RECOGNIZED OBLIGATIONS PAYMENT SCHEDULE (ROPS 17-18) FOR THE PERIOD OF JULY 1, 2017, THROUGH JUNE 30, 2018, PURSUANT TO THE CALIFORNIA HEALTH & SAFETY CODE SECTION 34169(G)(1).”

1.I.    APPROVAL OF COACHELLA VALLEY AIR QUALITY ENHANCEMENT GRANT AGREEMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $25,000 WITH RIVERSIDE COUNTY FOR PURCHASE OF AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND AUTHORIZATION TO PURCHASE AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE:
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Approve a Grant Award and Authorization Agreement, with the County of Riverside in the amount of $25,000 through the Coachella Valley Air Quality Enhancement Trust Fund for the Plugin Electric Vehicle Purchase Project.
2) Authorize Procurement to conduct the appropriate bid processes, or utilize cooperative purchase contracts if available, in accordance with the Procurement Ordinance, including a purchase order as necessary to acquire a new Toyota Prius or alternative electric vehicle in an amount not to exceed $40,000.  A_____.
3) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.

1.J.  ACCEPTANCE OF THE SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROJECT, FEDERAL AID PROJECT NO. SRTS-5282 (039), CP 08-10:
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Accept the public works improvement identified as the Safe Routes to School Project, CP 08-10, Federal Aid Project No. SRTS-5282 (039), as completed in accordance with the plans and specifications.
2) Authorize the City Engineer to execute and file for recordation with the Riverside County Recorder a Notice of Completion for the Safe Routes to School Project, CP 08-10.  A6825.

1.K.    REQUEST BY PALM GROVE GROUP, LLC, OWNER OF PALM SPRINGS FAN CLUB, FOR A RESOLUTION OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE OR NECESSITY (PCN) TO SELL BEER, WINE AND DISTILLED SPIRITS FOR ON-SITE CONSUMPTION (TYPE 48 – ON SALE GENERAL – PUBLIC PREMISES) FOR A COCKTAIL LOUNGE LOCATED AT 1539 AND 1541 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE (CASE 5.1402 PCN):
RECOMMENDATION:  Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DETERMINING THAT PUBLIC CONVENIENCE WOULD BE SERVED BY THE ISSUANCE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LICENSE TYPE 48 (ON SALE GENERAL – PUBLIC PREMISES) FOR PALM SPRINGS FAN CLUB AT 1539 AND 1541 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE WITHIN CENSUS TRACT NO. 446.06, ZONE C-1 (CASE 5.1402 PCN).”

1.L.    APPROVE A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE GREATER PALM SPRINGS CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU FOR PROFESSIONAL AIR SERVICE DEVELOPMENT COST SHARING:
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Approve an Air Service Memorandum of Understanding with the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau in an amount not to exceed $32,500.  A6768.
2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
    
1.M.    VILLAGEFEST RULES & REGULATIONS:
RECOMMENDATION:  Adopt Resolution No.__________, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING THE REVISED VILLAGEFEST RULES AND REGULATIONS TO BE EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1, 2017.”
    
1.N.    APPROVE A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE COACHELLA VALLEY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS (CVAG) REGARDING STREET SWEEPING ON STATE HIGHWAY 111:
RECOMMENDATION:  
1) Approve a Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Reimbursement for Street Sweeping of State Highways with the Coachella Valley Association of Governments.  A_____.
2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.

1.O.    AMEND EXISTING UTILITY USERS TAX AUDIT CONTRACT WITH MUNISERVICES, LLC.:
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Examine the collection of prepaid wireless surcharge by the BOE, using confidential information gained from the process only for the purpose related to collection, only disclosing information to an employee authorized by the resolution to examine the confidential information.
2) MuniServices will not consult nor conduct business on behalf of a prepaid wireless “seller.”
3) MuniServices will not retain any records or information related to the collection of the prepaid wireless surcharge after the contract has expired.
4) All services performed by MuniServices relating to prepaid mobile telephony services surcharge.  A5768.
    
EXCLUDED CONSENT CALENDAR:  Items removed from the Consent Calendar for separate discussion are considered at this time.

2.    PUBLIC HEARINGS:

2.A.    CALLING AND CONDUCTING THE SPECIAL ELECTION AND INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES AUTHORIZING THE LEVY OF SPECIAL TAXES WITHIN ANNEXATION NO. 14 AND ANNEXATION NO. 15 TO COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 2005-1 (PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES):
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Open the public hearing, take public testimony, and consider property owner protests associated with Annexation No. 14 (for Tract Map No. 36725 – “Icon”) and Annexation No. 15 (for Tract Map No. 37143 – “Sunia”).
2) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING ANNEXATION NO. 14, ICON, TRACT MAP NO. 36725, INTO COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 2005-1 (PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES) AUTHORIZING THE LEVY OF A SPECIAL TAX, AND SUBMITTING THE LEVY OF A SPECIAL TAX TO QUALIFIED ELECTORS.”
3) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING ANNEXATION NO. 15, SUNIA, TRACT MAP NO. 37143, INTO COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 2005-1 (PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES) AUTHORIZING THE LEVY OF A SPECIAL TAX, AND SUBMITTING THE LEVY OF A SPECIAL TAX TO QUALIFIED ELECTORS.”
4) Conduct the special election and direct the City Clerk to canvass the results.
5) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING THE RESULTS OF A SPECIAL ANNEXATION LANDOWNER ELECTION, DETERMINING VALIDITY OF PRIOR PROCEEDING, AND DIRECTING THE RECORDING OF AN AMENDMENT TO NOTICE OF SPECIAL TAX LIEN FOR ANNEXATION NO. 14, ICON, TRACT MAP NO. 36725, INTO COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 2005-1 (PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES).”
6) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING THE RESULTS OF A SPECIAL ANNEXATION LANDOWNER ELECTION, DETERMINING VALIDITY OF PRIOR PROCEEDING, AND DIRECTING THE RECORDING OF AN AMENDMENT TO NOTICE OF SPECIAL TAX LIEN FOR ANNEXATION NO. 15, SUNIA, TRACT MAP NO. 37143, INTO COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 2005-1 (PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES).”
7) Waive reading of the full text in its entirety and introduce on first reading by title only, Ordinance No. _____, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING THE LEVY OF SPECIAL TAXES IN A COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT, INCLUDING CERTAIN ANNEXATION TERRITORY IDENTIFIED AS ANNEXATION NO. 14, ICON, TRACT MAP NO. 36725, INTO COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 2005-1 (PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES).”
8) Waive reading of the full text in its entirety and introduce on first reading by title only, Ordinance No. _____, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING THE LEVY OF SPECIAL TAXES IN A COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT, INCLUDING CERTAIN ANNEXATION TERRITORY IDENTIFIED AS ANNEXATION NO. 15, SUNIA, TRACT MAP NO. 37143, INTO COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 2005-1 (PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES).”

2.B.    HOTEL OPERATIONS INCENTIVE PROGRAM, ALCAZAR PALM SPRINGS, LLC (ALCAZAR PALM SPRINGS HOTEL), LOCATED AT 622 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, AND DETERMINATION OF A CEQA CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION:
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Open the public hearing and receive public testimony.
2) Approve a Hotel Operations Covenant Agreement with Alcazar Palm Springs, LLC (Alcazar Palm Springs Hotel) located at
622 North Palm Canyon Drive.  A_____.
3) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.  

3.    LEGISLATIVE:  None.

4.    UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  None.

5.    NEW BUSINESS:

5.A.    APPROVAL OF SCHEMATIC DESIGN FOR FIRE STATION NO. 4 AND AUTHORIZATION TO PROCEED WITH THE DESIGN DEVELOPMENT PHASE OF THE FIRE STATION NO. 4 REHABILITATION CP 15-25:
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Approve the final schematic design to remodel and expand Fire Station No. 4.
2) Authorize initiation of the design development phase and architectural review for the Fire Station No. 4 Rehabilitation, CP 15-25.

5.B.    RE-ESTABLISH LOANS FROM FORMER REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY:
RECOMMENDATION:  
[City Council] Adopt Resolution No. ________, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING AN AGREEMENT TO RE-ESTABLISH LOANS PURSUANT TO SECTION 34191.4 BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS AND THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE PALM SPRINGS COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY.”
[Successor Agency Board] Adopt Resolution No. ________, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ACTING SOLELY IN ITS CAPACITY AS THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE PALM SPRINGS COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY, APPROVING AN AGREEMENT TO RE-ESTABLISH LOAN PURSUANT TO SECTION 34191.4 BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS AND THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE PALM SPRINGS COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY.”

5.C.    APPROVE REVISED FEE RELATING TO HOMESHARING REGISTRATION, REVIEW THE VACATION RENTAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS RELATING TO HOMESHARING PROPERTIES, AND APPROVE AMENDMENT TO THE COMPREHENSIVE FEE SCHEDULE:  
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Review the Administrative Regulation recognizing Homesharing as a specific category of vacation rental property and establishing administrative procedures and practices for Homesharing in the city.
2) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, MODIFYING USER FEES FOR HOMESHARING REGISTRATION AND RENEWAL FEES AND ESTABLISHING CIVIL FINES AND PENALTIES FOR FALSIFICATION OF APPLICATIONS AND AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE FEE SCHEDULE ADOPTED BY RESOLUTION NO. 23854.”

5.D.    APPROVAL OF AN AGREEMENT WITH CROWELL MORING TO PROVIDE SUPPLEMENTAL LEGAL SERVICES FOR THE CITY:
RECOMMENDATION:  Approve an agreement with the law firm of Crowell Moring to provide legal services for the City in an amount not to exceed $60,000 and authorize the City Manager to execute the agreement on behalf of the City.  A_____.

5.E.    CONSIDERATION OF A POLICY ON SCIP PUBLIC FINANCING FOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS:
RECOMMENDATION:  Provide direction to staff as appropriate.

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 a Study Session on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 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.


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