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City Council Meeting

June 17, 2009

CITY COUNCIL
COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
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. REGULAR MEETING
CITY COUNCIL/COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

CALL TO ORDER:

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

INVOCATION: Rev. Michael Kearney, Palm Springs Spiritual Enrichment Center

ROLL CALL:

PRESENTATIONS:

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. DESIGNATION OF THE OASIS COMMERCIAL BUILDING AT 101-121 SOUTH PALM CANYON DRIVE AS A CLASS 1 HISTORIC SITE (HSPB 55):
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Continue the Public Hearing to July 1, 2009, with no public testimony at the request of the property owner; and 2) Direct the City Clerk to post a notice of continuance.

1.B. DESIGNATION OF THE CASABLANCA ADOBE AT 590 SOUTH INDIAN TRAIL AS A CLASS 1 HISTORIC SITE (HSPB 68):
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, DESIGNATING THE CASABLANCA ADOBE, AT 590 SOUTH INDIAN TRAIL, AS A CLASS 1 HISTORIC SITE, HSPB 68.”

1.C. ANNUAL REVIEW AND RENEWAL OF THE PALM SPRINGS BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT AND ADOPTION OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2009-10 PROGRAM:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Open the public hearing and receive public testimony; and 2) Adopt Resolution No. _____, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, RENEWING THE LEVY OF THE PALM SPRINGS BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT ASSESSMENT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009-10.”

1.D. PLACEMENT OF 11 PUBLIC NUISANCE ABATEMENT FEES ON THE PROPERTY TAX ROLLS:
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, CONFIRMING THE REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS AND ACCOUNTING FOR THE PUBLIC NUISANCE ABATEMENT LIEN LOCATED AT 3723 EL DORADO BLVD.”

3) Adopt Resolution No._____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, CONFIRMING THE REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS AND ACCOUNTING FOR THE PUBLIC NUISANCE ABATEMENT LIEN LOCATED AT 3910 EL DORADO BLVD.”

4) Adopt Resolution No._____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, CONFIRMING THE REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS AND ACCOUNTING FOR THE PUBLIC NUISANCE ABATEMENT LIEN LOCATED AT 4002 EL DORADO BLVD.”

5) Adopt Resolution No._____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, CONFIRMING THE REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS AND ACCOUNTING FOR THE PUBLIC NUISANCE ABATEMENT LIEN LOCATED AT 4020 EL DORADO BLVD.”

6) Adopt Resolution No._____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, CONFIRMING THE REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS AND ACCOUNTING FOR THE PUBLIC NUISANCE ABATEMENT LIEN LOCATED AT 499 NORTH FARRELL DRIVE.”

7) Adopt Resolution No._____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, CONFIRMING THE REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS AND ACCOUNTING FOR THE PUBLIC NUISANCE ABATEMENT LIEN LOCATED AT 414 SOUTH MONTE VISTA DRIVE.”

8) Adopt Resolution No._____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, CONFIRMING THE REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS AND ACCOUNTING FOR THE PUBLIC NUISANCE ABATEMENT LIEN LOCATED AT 1091 SOUTH PASEO DE MARCIA.”

9) Adopt Resolution No._____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, CONFIRMING THE REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS AND ACCOUNTING FOR THE PUBLIC NUISANCE ABATEMENT LIEN LOCATED AT 1414 SOUTH SAGEBRUSH.”

10) Adopt Resolution No._____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, CONFIRMING THE REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS AND ACCOUNTING FOR THE PUBLIC NUISANCE ABATEMENT LIEN LOCATED AT 1414 SOUTH SAGEBRUSH.”

11) Adopt Resolution No._____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, CONFIRMING THE REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS AND ACCOUNTING FOR THE PUBLIC NUISANCE ABATEMENT LIEN LOCATED AT 1414 SOUTH SAGEBRUSH.”

12) Adopt Resolution No._____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, CONFIRMING THE REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS AND ACCOUNTING FOR THE PUBLIC NUISANCE ABATEMENT LIEN LOCATED AT 385 WEST TRAMVIEW.”

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 17, 2009, City Council Agenda.

2.B. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the City Council/Community Redevelopment Agency Minutes of May 27, 2009, and June 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 PAYROLL WARRANTS FOR THE PERIOD ENDED 5-16-09 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 414653 THROUGH 414692 TOTALING $54,828.72, LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1035746 THROUGH 1035766 TOTALING $152,227.21, FIVE WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $117,304.97, AND THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,085,792.55, IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,410,153.45, 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 1035767 THROUGH 1035868 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $232,011.13, 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 1035869 THROUGH 1035971 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,378,665.69, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” and 4) 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 5-30-09 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 414693 THROUGH 414727 TOTALING $54,687.76, LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1035972 THROUGH 1035993 TOTALING $153,475.01, FIVE WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $94,157.78, AND THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,114,413.86, IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,416,734.41, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA.”

2.D. STAFF AUTHORIZED AGREEMENTS FOR MAY 2009:
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file Staff Authorized Agreements covering the period May 1 through May 31, 2009.

2.E. TREASURER’S INVESTMENT REPORT AS OF APRIL 30, 2009:
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the Treasurer’s Investment Report as of April 30, 2009.

2.F. RATIFY AND APPOINT THE NOMINATION OF THE CITY OF COACHELLA TO THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT COMMISSION FOR THE TERM ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2009:
RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Councilmember Jesse Villarreal, as the City of Coachella representative, to the Palm Springs International Airport Commission for the term ending December 31, 2009.

2.G. EXTEND SUSPENSION OF TWO-HOUR TIME LIMITS ON PORTIONS OF INDIAN CANYON DRIVE AND BELARDO ROAD FROM ALEJO ROAD TO RAMON ROAD AND DOWNTOWN CITY-OWNED PARKING LOTS AND PARKING STRUCTURE UNTIL JUNE 30, 2010:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, EXTENDING THE SUSPENSION OF TWO-HOUR TIME LIMITS ON PORTIONS OF INDIAN CANYON DRIVE AND BELARDO ROAD FROM ALEJO ROAD TO RAMON ROAD AND DOWNTOWN CITY-OWNED PARKING LOTS AND PARKING STRUCTURE UNTIL JUNE 30, 2010.”

2.H. APPROVE AN AGREEMENT WITH GREENPLAY LLC FOR THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS PARKS AND RECREATION MASTER PLAN IN THE AMOUNT OF $128,900:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve an agreement with GreenPlay LLC to develop a Parks and Recreation Master Plan in an amount not to exceed $128,900; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A____.

2.I. CANCEL AGREEMENT NO. A5224 WITH INTERNATIONAL SERVICES AND APPROVE AMENDMENT TO MAXWELL SECURITY AGREEMENT NO. A5630 TO ADD UNARMED SECURITY GUARD SERVICES AT THE LIBRARY AND PARKING STRUCTURE:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Cancel Agreement No. A5224 with International Services; 2) Approve Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. A5630 with Maxwell Security to add unarmed security guard services at the Library in the estimated amount of $33,696 per year, and at the Downtown Parking Structure in the amount of $21,060 per year (hours subject to change); and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A5224. A5630. 

2.J. APPROVE CHANGE ORDER NO. 1 TO AGREEMENT NO. A5757 WITH MOTOROLA FOR THE PURCHASE OF 100 PORTABLE RADIOS IN THE AMOUNT OF $247,312.12:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Waive the competitive requirements of the Municipal Code; 2) Approve Change Order No. 1 to Agreement No. A5757 with Motorola for the purchase of 100 Motorola XTS2500 Portable radios in the amount of $247,312.12; and 3) Authorize the City Manger to execute all necessary documents. A5757.

2.K. ANNUAL LEVY OF ASSESSMENTS FOR VARIOUS CITYWIDE STREET LIGHTING AND PARKWAY MAINTENANCE DISTRICTS, FISCAL YEAR 2009-10 AND SETTING THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR JULY 15, 2009:
RECOMMENDATION:
1. Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, PRELIMINARILY APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE ENGINEER’S REPORT REGARDING STREET LIGHTING MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 3 (“CROSSLEY TRACT”); AND THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009-10.”

2. Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING ON STREET LIGHTING MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 3 (“CROSSLEY TRACT”); AND TO LEVY AND COLLECT ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009-10.”

3. Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, PRELIMINARILY APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE ENGINEER’S REPORT REGARDING PARKWAY MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 6A (“FAIRPORT DEVELOPMENT”); AND THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009-10.”

4. Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING ON PARKWAY MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 6A (“FAIRPORT DEVELOPMENT”); AND TO LEVY AND COLLECT ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009-10.”

5. Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, PRELIMINARILY APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE ENGINEER’S REPORT REGARDING PARKWAY MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 6C (“PARK SONORA TRACT”); AND THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009-10.”

6. Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING ON PARKWAY MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 6C (“PARK SONORA TRACT”); AND TO LEVY AND COLLECT ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009-10.”

7. Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, PRELIMINARILY APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE ENGINEER’S REPORT REGARDING PARKWAY MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 7 (“SUNRISE NORTE TRACT”); AND THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009-10.”

8. Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING ON PARKWAY MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 7 (“SUNRISE NORTE TRACT”); AND TO LEVY AND COLLECT ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009-10.”

9. Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, PRELIMINARILY APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE ENGINEER’S REPORT REGARDING PARKWAY MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 8 (“VINTAGE PALMS TRACT”); AND THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009-10.”

10. Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING ON PARKWAY MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 8 (“VINTAGE PALMS TRACT”); AND TO LEVY AND COLLECT ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009-10.

11. Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, PRELIMINARILY APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE ENGINEER’S REPORT REGARDING PARKWAY MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 9 (“FLORA VISTA”); AND THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009-10.”

12. Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING ON PARKWAY MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 9 (“FLORA VISTA”); AND TO LEVY AND COLLECT ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009-10.”

13. Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, PRELIMINARILY APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE ENGINEER’S REPORTS REGARDING PARKWAY MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 10, ZONE 1 AND ZONE 2, (“MOUNTAIN GATE”); AND THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009-10”

14. Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING ON PARKWAY MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 10, ZONE 1 AND ZONE 2, (“MOUNTAIN GATE”); AND TO LEVY AND COLLECT ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009-10.”

15. Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, PRELIMINARILY APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE ENGINEER’S REPORT REGARDING PARKWAY MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 12 (“SMOKE TREE COMMONS”); AND THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009-10.”

16. Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING ON PARKWAY MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 12 (“SMOKE TREE COMMONS”); AND TO LEVY AND COLLECT ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009-10.”

2.L. AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR THE ARABY CIRCLE DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS, CP 07-16:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve an agreement with Contreras Construction Co. Inc., for the Araby Circle Drainage Improvements, in the amount of $69,204, CP 07-16; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A____. 

2.M. AGREEMENT WITH SUNLINE TRANSIT AGENCY FOR THE ADVERTISING, INSTALLATION, AND MAINTENANCE OF BUS SHELTERS:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve an agreement with Sunline Transit Agency for the advertising, installation, and maintenance of the bus shelters for a five-year period; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A____.

2.N. APPROVE AN AGREEMENT WITH POLARIS LIBRARY SYSTEMS FOR AN INTEGRATED LIBRARY SOFTWARE SYSTEM:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Waive the competitive requirements of the municipal code and award a contract, in a form acceptable to the City Attorney, to Polaris Library Systems to provide a Windows based integrated library system with Structured Query Language capacity in the amount of $89,005 for the first year and annual maintenance costs for years 2 through 5 in the amounts of $17,562, $18,321, $19,322 and $20,268 respectively; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A____.

2.O. APPROVE MODIFICATIONS TO BYLAWS OF THE PALM SPRINGS BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No.____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING THE BYLAWS OF THE PALM SPRINGS BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT AND SUPERSEDING RESOLUTION NO. 21996.”

2.P. APPROVE CVAG EMERGENCY RESPONSE I-10 CLOSURE PLAN:
RECOMMENDATION: Approve CVAG’s “Emergency Response I-10 Closure Plan” as an integral component of the City of Palm Springs Emergency Operations Plan.

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

3. LEGISLATIVE: None.

4. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

4.A. JOINT MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY FOR ADOPTION OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2009-10 BUDGET:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Adopt Resolution No. ______, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING THE ALLOCATED POSITIONS AND COMPENSATION PLAN FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009-10;” 2) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009-10 AND SUCH OTHER MATTERS AS REQUIRED;” 3) Adopt Resolution No. ____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009-10 AND SUCH OTHER MATTERS AS REQUIRED;” and 4) Direct the City Manager/Executive Director and Director of Finance and Treasurer to make the appropriate modifications to the Budget and prepare the final budget document for Fiscal Year 2009-10.

4.B. LOFT PARTNERS PALM SPRINGS LLC, THE DEVELOPMENT OF 200 HOTEL ROOMS AND UP TO 200 CONDOMINIUM UNITS AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF AMADO ROAD AND AVENIDA CABALLEROS, CASE 5.1132 PDD 333 AND CASE 3.3002 TTM 35236:
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the report.

5. NEW BUSINESS: 

5.A. AGREEMENT FOR PLACEMENT AND LOAN OF ARTWORK FROM THE PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve the Agreement for Placement and Loan of Artwork between the City of Palm Springs and the Palm Springs Art Museum; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A____.

5.B. APPROVE AN AGREEMENT FOR PURCHASE OF PUBLIC ARTWORK WITH THE RED DOT GALLERY FOR $16,000 FOR PLACEMENT AT 538 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, IN FRONT OF THE PALM CANYON THEATRE:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve an Agreement for Purchase of Public Artwork with the Red Dot Gallery in the amount of $16,000 for placement at 538 North Palm Canyon Drive in front of the Palm Canyon Theatre, in a form acceptable to the City Attorney; and 2) Authorize City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A____.

5.C. APPROVE A REQUEST FOR STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS FOR ENERGY MANAGEMENT SERVICES, SOQ 11-09:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve release of the Request for Statements of Qualifications (SOQ 11-09), for Energy Management Services; and 2) Direct the City Manager to appoint an Evaluation Committee for this project.

5.D. PROPOSED RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF A “PRESERVE AMERICA COMMUNITY” DESIGNATION FOR THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS AND THE CONTINUED PROTECTION OF HISTORIC RESOURCES IN THE COMMUNITY:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING ITS SUPPORT FOR A PRESERVE AMERICA COMMUNITY DESIGNATION FOR THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS AND FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION OF HISTORIC RESOURCES IN THE COMMUNITY.”

5.E. APPROVE ANNUAL INSURANCE POLICY RENEWALS FOR THE CITY’S INSURANCE PORTFOLIO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009-10 AND APPROVING LOSS CONTROL AND REGULATORY COMPLIANCE SERVICES:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. ____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING KEENAN & ASSOCIATES, AS THE CITY’S BROKER OF RECORD, TO PURCHASE PROPERTY LIABILITY, EXCESS EARTHQUAKE/FLOOD LIABILITY (DIFFERENCE IN CONDITION), EXCESS LIABILITY, EXCESS WORKERS COMPENSATION, AIRPORT OWNERS AND OPERATORS LIABILITY, VILLAGEFEST LIABILITY, MULTI MEDIA LIABILITY, AIRCRAFT HULL LIABILITY, AND CRIME/FIDELITY LIABILITY INSURANCE POLICIES FROM VARIOUS CARRIERS POLICY YEAR 2009-2010, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009, AND APPROVING LOSS CONTROL AND REGULATORY COMPLIANCE SERVICES.” A5656.

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 an adjourned regular meeting, Wednesday, June 24, 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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