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City Council Meeting

March 25, 2009

The joint item with the Sustainability Commission (1.A.) has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

CITY COUNCIL
COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
JOINT ITEM WITH THE SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION
CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA

Council Chamber, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California 92262
www.palmspringsca.gov

AGENDA

Steve Pougnet, Mayor
Chris Mills, Mayor Pro Tem
Ginny Foat, Councilmember
Rick Hutcheson, Councilmember
Lee Weigel, Councilmember

City of Palm Springs Vision Statement: Palm Springs aspires to be a unique world class desert community, where residents and visitors enjoy our high quality of life and a relaxing experience. We desire to balance our cultural and historical resources with responsible, sustainable economic growth and to enhance our natural desert beauty. We are committed to providing responsive, friendly and efficient customer service in an environment that fosters unity among all our citizens.

David H. Ready, Esq., Ph.D., City Manager
James Thompson, City Clerk
Douglas C. Holland, City Attorney
Thomas Wilson, Assistant City Manager
Geoffrey S. Kiehl, City 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, Palm Springs Library and the Palm Springs Police Station. 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. 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.

4:30 P.M. CLOSED SESSION
CITY COUNCIL/COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

CALL TO ORDER:

PUBLIC COMMENT: 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: See Closed Session Agenda.

6:00 P.M. CITY COUNCIL ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER:

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

ROLL CALL:

PRESENTATIONS:

Proclaim April, 2009 as Prevent Child Abuse Month in the City of Palm Springs.

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.

1. PUBLIC HEARINGS:

This item has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

1.A. JOINT MEETING WITH THE SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION AND PUBLIC DISCUSSION ON THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS SUSTAINABILITY MASTER PLAN AND CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING APPROVING THE PALM SPRINGS ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM AND THE REPORT PREPARED BY THE AUTHORIZED OFFICER, ESTABLISHING A CONTRACTUAL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM TO FINANCE (AB811) ENERGY IMPROVEMENTS, AND CONFIRMING ASSESSMENTS TO BE LEVIED:

Palm Springs Path to A Sustainable Community

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, APPROVING THE REPORT OF THE AUTHORIZED OFFICER IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED ESTABLISHMENT OF A CONTRACTUAL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 29 AND OF PART 3 OF DIVISION 7 OF THE CALIFORNIA STREETS AND HIGHWAYS CODE, ESTABLISHING A PROGRAM TO FINANCE ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS AND CONFIRMING ASSESSMENT TO BE LEVIED WITHIN THE PARAMETERS OF THE REPORT;” 3) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents; and 4) Direct staff as appropriate on the City of Palm Springs Sustainability Master Plan.

The Sustainability Commission will adjourn, and the City Council will continue with the Adjourned Regular Meeting. 

1.B. 35TH PROGRAM YEAR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT 2009-10 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN AND CDBG BUDGET APPROVAL, AUTHORIZATION TO SUBMIT TO THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT GRANT NO. B-09-MC-06-0561 IN THE AMOUNT OF $506,696 AND APPROVING SUBRECIPIENT AGREEMENTS:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Continue the Public Hearing to April 1, 2009, with no public testimony at this time; 2) Direct the City Clerk to post a Notice of Continued Public Hearing.

The City of Palm Springs Community Redevelopment Agency will convene for a Joint Meeting with the City Council.

1.C. JOINT PUBLIC HEARING OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY APPROVING THE SALE OF TWO PARCELS FROM THE AGENCY TO THE CITY LOCATED AT 3845 EAST RAMON ROAD (PROJECT AREA NO. 1) AND THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF JIMINEZ CIRCLE AND ROSA PARKS BOULEVARD (PROJECT AREA NO. 1) AND THE ACCEPTANCE OF A PROMISSORY NOTE IN THE AMOUNT OF 49,950:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Open the public hearing and receive public testimony; [COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY] 2) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING THE SALE TO THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 3845 EAST RAMON ROAD (APN 680-041-004) IN THE AMOUNT OF $27,450, AND THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF JIMINEZ CIRCLE AND ROSE PARKS BOULEVARD (APN 669-353-001) IN THE AMOUNT OF $22,500, AND THE ACCEPTANCE OF A PROMISSORY NOTE IN THE AMOUNT OF $49,950;” [CITY COUNCIL] 3) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING THE PURCHASE FROM THE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 3845 EAST RAMON ROAD (APN 680-041-004) IN THE AMOUNT OF $27,450, AND THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF JIMINEZ CIRCLE AND ROSE PARKS BOULEVARD (APN 669-353-001) IN THE AMOUNT OF $22,500, AND APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF A PROMISSORY NOTE IN THE AMOUNT OF $49,950;” and 4) Authorize the Executive Director on behalf of the Agency, and the City Manager on behalf of the City, to execute all documents related to the transaction in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.

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. Testimony for Public Hearings will only be taken at the time of the hearing.

COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS: This portion of the meeting is set aside for brief general comments, and/or other issues of concern from members of the City Council.

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.

RA. REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY CONSENT CALENDAR: 

RA1. JOINT ITEM CITY COUNCIL AND COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY WITH RESPECT TO CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 33130 REDEVELOPMENT AREA PROPERTY DISCLOSURES:
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the California Health and Safety Code Section 33130 Project Area Property Disclosures for: 1) Councilmember Rick Hutcheson [disclosing interests at 1276 North Palm Canyon]; 2) Councilmember Lee Weigel [no reportable interests]; 3) Planning Commissioner Douglas Donenfeld [no reportable interests]; and 4) Planning Commissioner Tracy Conrad [no reportable interests].

RA2. JOINT ITEM CITY COUNCIL AND COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY FUNDING OF THE 2008-09 LOW AND MODERATE INCOME HOUSING FUND SET-ASIDE:
RECOMMENDATION: [CITY COUNCIL] 1) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, MAKING CERTAIN FINDINGS WITH RESPECT TO THE 2008-09 DEPOSIT TO THE LOW AND MODERATE INCOME HOUSING FUND;” and [COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY] 2) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, MAKING CERTAIN FINDINGS WITH RESPECT TO THE 2008-09 DEPOSIT TO THE LOW AND MODERATE INCOME HOUSING FUND;” and 3) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008-09.”


RA3. STATE-MANDATED PAYMENT TO THE EDUCATION REVENUE AUGMENTATION FUND (ERAF):
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, MAKING CERTAIN FINDINGS WITH RESPECT TO THE 2008-09 PAYMENT TO THE EDUCATION REVENUE AUGMENTATION FUND AND PROVING OTHER MATTERS PROPERLY RELATING THERETO;” and 2) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008-09.”

RA4. TRANSFER OF UNEXPENDED BOND PROCEEDS TO CAPITALIZED INTEREST ACCOUNT:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING EXECUTION OF A FOURTH SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE RELATING TO ITS MERGED PROJECT NO. 1 ALLOCATION BONDS, 2007 SERIES A, AND PROVIDING OTHER MATTERS PROPERLY RELATING THERETO.”

RA5. APPROVE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO THE OWNER PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT WITH COACHELLA VALLEY HOUSING COALITION DBA DESERT HIGHLAND ASSOCIATES, LP, FOR AN ADDITIONAL $400,000 PROJECT FINANCING AND REDUCTION OF THE LOAN INTEREST RATE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A 57-UNIT APARTMENT PROJECT LOCATED AT 555 ROSA PARKS ROAD:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO THE OWNER PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT WITH COACHELLA VALLEY HOUSING COALITION DBA DESERT HIGHLAND ASSOCIATES, LP, TO PROVIDE $400,000 IN ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE AND REDUCTION OF THE LOAN INTEREST RATE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ROSA GARDENS APARTMENTS, A 57-UNIT APARTMENT PROJECT ON A 4.45 ACRE SITE AT 555 ROSA PARKS ROAD, IN THE DESERT-HIGHLAND GATEWAY ESTATES NEIGHBORHOOD, INCREASING THE AGENCY FINANCIAL PARTICIPATION TO $1,600,000 IN GAP FINANCING, MERGED PROJECT AREA NO. 1.” A0531C.

The Community Redevelopment Agency will adjourn, and the City Council will continue.

2. 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.

2.A. REPORT ON POSTING OF THE AGENDA:
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file Report on the Posting of the March 25, 2009, City Council Agenda.

2.B. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the City Council/Community Redevelopment Agency Minutes of March 4, 2009, and the City Council Minutes of March 11, 2009.

2.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 CLAIM AND DEMAND BY WARRANT NUMBERED 1033943 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $4,950.00, 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 1033944 THROUGH 1034076 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $435,533.90, 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 PAYROLL WARRANTS FOR THE PERIOD ENDED 02-21-09 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 414404 THROUGH 414447 TOTALING $77,360.30, LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1034077 THROUGH 1034097 TOTALING $151,772.99, FOUR WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $63,128.08, AND THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,159,518.03, IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,451,779.40, 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 1034098 THROUGH 1034275 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $969,651.05, 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 1034276 THROUGH 1034376 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,639,661.20, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” and 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 3-07-09 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 414448 THROUGH 414488 TOTALING $74,914.41, LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1034377 THROUGH 1034398 TOTALING $154,441.73, FOUR WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $62,528.08, AND THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,201,103.14, IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,492,987.36, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA.”

2.D. ADOPTION OF POLICY PERTAINING TO TICKETS DISTRIBUTED BY THE CITY PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS 18944.1:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING A TICKET DISTRIBUTION POLICY PURSUANT TO FAIR POLITICAL PRACTICES COMMISSION REVISED REGULATION 18944.1.”

2.E. SUMMARY VACATION OF PUBLIC UTILITY EASEMENTS WITHIN LOTS 6 AND 7 OF PALM SPRINGS PALISADES MAP IN SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 5 EAST, FILE R 08-022:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____ “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, SUMMARILY VACATING AND ABANDONING ALL OF ITS RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST IN PUBLIC UTILITY EASEMENTS LOCATED WITHIN LOTS 6 AND 7 OF PALM SPRINGS PALISADES IN SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 5 EAST, FILE R 08-022.”

2.F. ACCEPT THE RESIGNATION OF MARK SPOHN FROM THE VILLAGEFEST BOARD:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Accept with regret the resignation of Mark Spohn from the VillageFest Board; and 2) Direct the City Clerk to post a Notice of Vacancy.

2.G. TEMPORARILY SUSPEND VARIOUS REGULATIONS OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE (NOISE, NOISE NUISANCE, SIGN AND DANCES) AND APPROVE A CARNIVAL ON APRIL 10, APRIL 11, AND APRIL 12, 2009, FOR THE WHITE PARTY, LOCATED AT 888 E. TAHQUITZ CANYON WAY, 277 N. AVENIDA CABALLEROS AND 444 E. ARENAS ROAD (APPLICATION BY JEFFERY SANKER ENTERTAINMENT):
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, SUSPENDING THE NOISE ORDINANCE (CHAPTER 11.74.00), NOISE NUISANCE (CHAPTER 11.08.040), SIGN ORDINANCE (CHAPTER 9.20.00), AND DANCES (CHAPTER 5.12), APPROVING A CARNIVAL ON APRIL 10, 11, AND 12, 2009 TO FACILITATE THE PLANNED EVENTS FOR THE WHITE PARTY LOCATED AT 888 EAST TAHQUITZ CANYON WAY, 277 NORTH AVENIDA CABALLEROS AND 444 EAST ARENAS ROAD.”

2.H. TEMPORARILY SUSPEND THE NOISE ORDINANCE ON APRIL 25, 2009, FOR THE AIDS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM GALA EVENT LOCATED AT 301 NORTH BELARDO ROAD (APPLICATION BY WALTER REED):
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, SUSPENDING THE NOISE ORDINANCE (CHAPTER 11.74.00) AND THE NOISE NUISANCE ORDINANCE (CHAPTER 11.08.040) FOR A FUNDRAISING EVENT ON APRIL 25, 2009, FROM 9:30 P.M. TO 11:00 P.M., AT 301 NORTH BELARDO ROAD (O’DONNELL GOLF COURSE).”

2.I. TEMPORARILY SUSPEND THE NOISE ORDINANCE ON MAY 23, 2009, FOR THE PALM SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL DANCE FUNDRAISER EVENT LOCATED AT 5955 EAST RAMON ROAD (APPLICATION BY ASSOCIATED STUDENT BODY OF PALM SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL):
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, SUSPENDING THE NOISE ORDINANCE (CHAPTER 11.74.00) AND THE NOISE NUISANCE ORDINANCE (CHAPTER 11.08.040) FOR A DANCE AND FUNDRAISING EVENT ON MAY 23, 2009 FROM 8:00 P.M. TO 12:00 A.M., AT 5955 EAST RAMON ROAD (SOUTHEAST CORNER OF RAMON ROAD AND CROSSLEY ROAD).”

2.J. AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR THE BASKETBALL AND TENNIS COURT RESURFACING AT VARIOUS CITY PARKS (CITY PROJECT NO. 08-24):
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve an Agreement with California Surfacing in the amount of $38,500, for The Basketball and Tennis Court Resurfacing, Bid Schedules A, B, and C (City Project No. 08-24); and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute the Agreement. A____.

2.K. APPROVAL OF A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING RELATING TO EAGLE CANYON DAM:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve a Memorandum of Understanding with the Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, the City of Cathedral City, and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians relating to the Eagle Canyon Dam; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute the Memorandum of Understanding. A____.

2.L. APPROVAL OF A CONTRACT SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH RGA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS, INC FOR THE TAHQUITZ CANYON WAY MEDIAN, PALM SPRINGS CITY HALL, AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES SCHEMATIC LANDSCAPE DESIGN (CITY PROJECT NO. 08-20):
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve an Agreement with RGA Landscape Architects, Inc., in the amount of $63,540 for preparation of schematic landscape plans for the Tahquitz Canyon Way median (extending from Indian Canyon Drive to El Cielo Road), Palm Springs City Hall, and the Riverside County Administrative Offices complex (City Project No. 08-20); 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute the Agreement; and 3) Direct the City Manager to appoint a City Manager Steering Committee for the project. A____.

2.M. APPROVE FIREWORKS FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve an Agreement with Pyro Spectacular, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $35,000, for the July 4, 2009, Fireworks display at Palm Springs Stadium; 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute the Agreement. A____. 

2.N. APPROVAL TO RELEASE SOQ 14-09 FOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN TEAM SERVICES FOR THE RENOVATION AND REPURPOSING OF THE WELWOOD MURRAY MEMORIAL LIBRARY AND THE JC FREY BUILDINGS:
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the release of SOQ No. 14-09 for Architectural Design Team Services for the renovation of the Welwood Murray Memorial Library and the JC Frey Building.

2.O. PLANNING COMMISSION RESIGNATION AND PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION RESIGNATION:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Accept the resignation of Toni Ringlein from the Planning Commission; 2) Accept the resignation of Ronald Greenip from the Parks and Recreation Commission; and 3) Direct the City Clerk to post a Notice of Vacancy.

2.P. STAFF AUTHORIZED AGREEMENTS FOR FEBRUARY 1 THROUGH FEBRUARY 28, 2009:
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the Staff Authorized Agreements covering the period February 1 though February 28, 2009.

2.Q. APPROVE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO THE AGREEMENT WITH INMATE COMMUNICATIONS CORP TO PROVIDE TELEPHONE SERVICE IN THE CITY JAIL:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement No. A5713 with Inmate Communications Corp to extend the Agreement for an additional four (4) years; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute the Agreement. A5173.

2.R. PROPOSED RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING APPLICATION FILING AND APPEAL FEES FOR MEDICAL CANNABIS COOPERATIVES OR COLLECTIVES:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____ “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ESTABLISHING A FILING FEE FOR MEDICAL CANNABIS COOPERATIVES OR COLLECTIVES APPLICATIONS AND AN APPEAL FEE FOR MATTERS RELATED TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 93.22.00, AND AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE FEE SCHEDULE ADOPTED BY RESOLUTION NO. 21578.”

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

3. LEGISLATIVE:

3.A. PROPOSED ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO STATE VIDEO FRANCHISE HOLDERS:
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, ADOPTING CHAPTER 5.79 OF TITLE 5 OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE PERTAINING TO STATE VIDEO FRANCHISE HOLDERS.”

4. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None.

5. NEW BUSINESS: None.

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 Regular Meeting, Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at 6:00 P.M., Council Chamber, City Hall, preceded by a Closed Session at 4:30 P.M., Small Conference Room, City Hall, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs.

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