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City Council Meeting
June 24, 2009
- Date: 06/24/2009 6:00 PM
- Location: City Hall Council Chamber
3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, California 92234
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. ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING
CALL TO ORDER:
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
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. 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, ACCEPTING AND APPROVING THE PALM SPRINGS BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD FISCAL YEAR 2009-10 REPORT AND RENEWING THE LEVY OF THE PALM SPRINGS BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT ASSESSMENT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009-10.”
1.B. PROPOSED DESIGNATION OF THE TOWN AND COUNTRY CENTER AS CLASS 1 HISTORIC SITE, LOCATED AT 146-174 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE AND 167-181 NORTH INDIAN CANYON DRIVE:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Open the public hearing and receive public testimony; 2) Determine if the Town and Country Center shall be designated a Class 1 Historic Resource.
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: None.
3. LEGISLATIVE: None.
4. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
4.A. 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____.
4.B. APPROVE ANNUAL INSURANCE POLICY RENEWALS FOR THE CITY’S INSURANCE PORTFOLIO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009-10 AND APPROVE 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.
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, July 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.