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City Council Meeting
June 3, 2009
- Date: 06/03/2009 6:00 PM
- Location: City Hall Council Chamber
3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, California 92262
COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
Council Chamber, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California 92262
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. REGULAR MEETING
CITY COUNCIL/COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
CALL TO ORDER:
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Boy Scout Troop 262.
INVOCATION: Rev. Kevin Johnson, Bloom in the Desert Ministries.
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:
1.A. JOINT PUBLIC HEARING OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY FOR ADOPTION OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2009-10 BUDGET:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Open the public hearing and receive public testimony; 2) Close the public testimony portion of the public hearing; and 3) Direct staff as appropriate and prepare necessary documents for adoption of the Fiscal Year 2009-10 Budget for the City of Palm Springs and Community Redevelopment Agency on June 17, 2009.
1.B. VICEROY HOTEL CONSIDERATION OF A REVOCATION OR MODIFICATION OF AN EXISTING CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT LOCATED AT 415 SOUTH BELARDO ROAD, CASE 5.090-CUP:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Continue the Public Hearing to July 1, 2009, with no public testimony; and 2) Direct the City Clerk to post a notice of continuance.
1.C. PLACEMENT OF DELINQUENT WASTE DISPOSAL CHARGES ON THE COUNTY TAX ROLLS AS A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT:
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, DETERMINING CERTAIN WASTE DISPOSAL ACCOUNTS TO BE DELINQUENT AND DIRECTING THE PLACEMENT OF THE ACCOUNTS ON THE COUNTY PROPERTY TAX ROLL FOR COLLECTION.”
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.
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 June 3, 2009, City Council Agenda.
2.B. PROPOSED RESOLUTIONS CALLING THE NOVEMBER 3, 2009, GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION, ORDERING SERVICES AND ADOPTING REGULATIONS FOR CANDIDATE STATEMENTS:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, CALLING AND GIVING NOTICE OF THE HOLDING OF A GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 3, 2009, FOR THE ELECTION OF CERTAIN OFFICERS AS REQUIRED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA;” 2) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, REQUESTING THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE TO RENDER SPECIFIED SERVICES TO THE CITY RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF A GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2009;” and 3) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING REGULATIONS FOR CANDIDATES FOR ELECTIVE OFFICE PERTAINING TO CANDIDATES STATEMENTS SUBMITTED TO THE VOTERS AT THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 3, 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 CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1035658 THROUGH 1035745 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $257,170.87, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA.”
2.D. ACCEPT WITH REGRET THE RESIGNATION OF JON CAFFERY FROM THE PLANNING COMMISSION FOR THE TERM ENDING JUNE 30, 2009:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Accept the resignation of Jon Caffery; 2) Direct the City Clerk to post a Notice of Vacancy for the unexpired term ending June 30, 2009; and 3) Direct the City Clerk to fill the vacancy as part of the 2009 Annual Recruitment of Commissions and Boards.
2.E. NOTICE OF INTENT FOR THE RENEWAL OF THE PALM SPRINGS BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT AND SETTING THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR JUNE 17, 2009:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No.____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO RENEW THE PALM SPRINGS BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT TO PROVIDE BUSINESS PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES IN THE DOWNTOWN AND UPTOWN AREAS OF PALM SPRINGS, SETTING A PUBLIC HEARING DATE FOR THE ADOPTION OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2009-10 BUDGET AND PROGRAM, AND AUTHORIZING THE LEVY OF ASSESSMENTS.”
2.F. APPROVE OUTFITTING OF POLICE VEHICLES:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Award the outfitting of police vehicles via a purchase order at a unit price of $8,462.23 for Patrol Vehicles; $2,975.08 for Admin/Undercover Vehicles; and $9,407.19 for K-9 Vehicles, valid for a one-year period from the date of award, on an as-needed basis, to 911 Vehicle, Inc.; the current inventory of six patrol vehicles ($8,462.23 each) shall be outfitted for a total cost of $50,773.38; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
2.G. AUTHORIZATION TO SUBMIT A FISCAL YEAR 2009-10 STATE HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT AND DESIGNATION OF THE CITY MANAGER AS THE APPLICANT AGENT:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA AUTHORIZING THE SUBMISSION OF A FISCAL YEAR 2009-10 STATE HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM APPLICATION AND THE DESIGNATION OF APPLICANT AGENT.”
EXCLUDED CONSENT CALENDAR: Items removed from the Consent Calendar for separate discussion are considered at this time.
3. LEGISLATIVE: None.
4. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None.
5. NEW BUSINESS:
5.A. APPROVE THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE FOR NEIGHBORHOOD STABILIZATION PROGRAM (NSP) FUNDING:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the County of Riverside for NSP funding; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to finalize and execute the NSP plan and MOU. A____.
5.B. AIRPORT DISPLAY ADVERTISING CONCESSION AGREEMENT WITH U.S. ENTERPRISES, INC., DOING BUSINESS AS COREY AIRPORT SERVICES:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve the Airport Display Advertising Concession Agreement with U.S. Enterprises, Inc., doing business as Corey Airport Services; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A____.
COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS, REQUESTS, AND REPORTS: Additional general comments, reports, announcements, requests of staff and/or issues of concern to Councilmembers are briefly presented at this time.
ADJOURNMENT: The City Council will adjourn to a Regular Meeting, Wednesday, June 17, 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.