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City Council Meeting

July 7, 2010

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
Rick Hutcheson, Mayor Pro Tem
Ginny Foat, Councilmember
Chris Mills, 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 and the Palm Springs Library. 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 (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. CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER:

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

INVOCATION: Rev. Dr. Amanda Burr, United Methodist Church of Palm Springs.

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. ADDITION OF A ROOFTOP DECK FOR A PREVIOUSLY APPROVED HILLSIDE SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCE LOCATED AT 587 CAMINO CALIDAD (APPLICANT / APPELLANT THE SCHULTZ FAMILY TRUST) (CASE 3.2795-SFR):
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, DENYING THE APPEAL BY THE SCHULTZ FAMILY TRUST AND UPHOLDING THE DECISION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION TO DENY A ROOFTOP DECK FOR A PREVIOUSLY APPROVED HILLSIDE SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCE TO BE LOCATED AT 587 CAMINO CALIDAD, CASE NO. 3.2795-SFR.”

1.B. PLACEMENT OF SIX 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 431 WEST AVENIDA CERCA;” 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 923 NORTH CALLE LORO;” 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 2168 LAWRENCE STREET;” 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 414 SOUTH MONTE VISTA DRIVE;” 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 688 SOUTH MOUNTAIN VIEW DRIVE;” and 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 1091 SOUTH PASEO DE MARCIA.”

1.C. COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY PUBLIC HEARING: SALE OF REAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 342 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE TO CADENCE DEVELOPMENT, LLC IN THE AMOUNT OF $585,000 IN MERGED PROJECT AREA NO. 1:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Open the public hearing and receive public testimony; 2) Adopt Resolution No. ____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING AN AGREEMENT FOR THE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AND ESCROW INSTRUCTIONS WITH CADENCE DEVELOPMENT, LLC FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 342 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE (CORK ‘N BOTTLE) IN MERGED PROJECT AREA NO. 1 FOR THE PURPOSE OF REHABILITATION AND RENOVATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $585,000.”

1.D. PROPOSITION 218 MAJORITY PROTEST HEARING ON THE MATTER OF INCREASING SEWER SERVICE CHARGES:
RECOMMENDATION:

1. Open the Public Hearing and receive public testimony;

2. Close the Public Hearing, consider protests received and determine if a majority protest has occurred pursuant to Proposition 218;

3. On the basis that a majority protest has not occurred, consider and approve the adoption of increased sewer service charges as follows:

Year 1 (2010/2011): $10.36 to $14 per Equivalent Dwelling Unit (“EDU”)
Year 2 (2011/2012): $14 to $17 per EDU
Year 3 (2012/2013): $17 to $20 per EDU
Year 4+ (2013/2014): $20 to $21 per EDU increasing to $35 per EDU maximum by 2028/2029

4. Implement a revised sewer service charge rate structure for residential properties for the 2010/2011 fiscal year as follows:

Single Family Residential (“SFR”) and Condominium Units = 1.0 EDU
Multi-Family Residential Apartment Units = 0.75 EDU

Resulting in a reduced increase to the monthly sewer service charge for multi-family apartment units as follows:

Year 1 (2010/2011): SFR/Condo = $14
Year 1 (2010/2011): Apartments = $10.50

5. Direct staff to initiate a study of the sewer service charge rate structure to determine appropriate equivalent dwelling unit (“EDU”) relations by type, with Multi-Family Residential Apartment Units established at a rate of 0.75 EDU or less, to be implemented permanently for the 2011-12 and subsequent fiscal years.

1.E. PROPOSED ZONING ORDINANCE EXTENDING THE TERM FOR PORTABLE “OPEN” SIGNS IN COMMERCIAL ZONES:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Open the public hearing and receive public testimony; 2) Waive the reading of the full text of the Ordinance, and introduce by title only; and 3) Introduce on first reading Ordinance No. ____, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING SECTION 3 OF ORDINANCE NO. 1744 (RELATING TO PALM SPRINGS ZONING CODE SECTION 93.20.09.B.5, PORTABLE OPEN SIGNS) BY EXTENDING THE PROVISIONS OF ORDINANCE NO. 1744 TO OCTOBER 3, 2012.”

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 July 7, 2010, City Council Agenda.

2.B. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the City Council Minutes of June 16, 2010, and June 21, 2010.

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 1042524 THROUGH 1042694 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $623,449.96, 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 PAYROLL WARRANTS FOR THE PERIOD ENDED 6-12-10 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 415815 THROUGH 415865 TOTALING $158,449.41, LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1042695 THROUGH 1042715 TOTALING $143,222.80, FIVE WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $69,765.84, AND THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,067,233.54, IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,438,671.59, 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 1042716 THROUGH 1042818 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $893,512.96, 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 CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1042819 THROUGH 1042968 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $3,756,531.08, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA.”

2.D. AMENDMENT NO. 3 TO AGREEMENT NO. A5630 WITH MAXWELL SECURITY TO EXTEND UNARMED SECURITY GUARD SERVICES AT THE SKATE PARK:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve Amendment No. 3 to Agreement No. A5630 with Maxwell Security extending the unarmed security guard services at the Skate Park through February 1, 2012, with two one-year optional renewals; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A5630.

2.E. SECOND READING AND ADOPTION OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. 1777:
RECOMMENDATION: Waive further reading and adopt Ordinance No. 1777, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 2.04.010 RELATING TO MEETING TIMES OF THE CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS.”

2.F. PALM SPRINGS BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (BID), TAKING NO ACTION ON THE FISCAL YEAR 2010-11 ASSESSMENTS, AND AUTHORIZING VOLUNTARY PAYMENTS TO THE BID FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010-11:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, RECITING THE FACT OF THE PROTEST PROCEEDINGS FOR THE LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2010-11 PALM SPRINGS BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, TAKING NO ACTION ON THE PROPOSED LEVY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010-11, AND OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS AS REQUIRED.”

2.G. HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION REQUEST FOR THE CITY COUNCIL TO SUPPORT CALIFORNIA AB 2706 (LOWENTHAL) AMENDING THE CAL. CIVIL CODE TO DEEM VIOLENCE AGAINST HOMELESS PEOPLE OR THEIR PROPERTY AS A HATE CRIME FOR CIVIL LITIGATION:
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file.

2.H. AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO AGREEMENT NO. A3909 WITH HIGH LINE CORPORATION TO UPGRADE EXISTING HUMAN RESOURCES, PAYROLL, AND TIME AND ATTENDANCE SOFTWARE SYSTEM:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. A3909 with High Line Corporation for the ePersonality upgrade in the amount of $48,445; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A3909.

2.I. APPLICATION FOR NATURE EDUCATION FACILITY PROGRAM FUNDS (SAFE DRINKING WATER, WATER QUALITY AND SUPPLY, FLOOD CONTROL, RIVER AND COASTAL PROTECTION BOND ACT OF 2006:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING THE APPLICATION FOR NATURE EDUCATION FACILITY PROGRAM FUNDS (SAFE DRINKING WATER, WATER QUALITY AND SUPPLY, FLOOD CONTROL, RIVER AND COASTAL PROTECTION BOND ACT OF 2006).”

2.J. ACCEPT GRANT FUNDING FROM THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY ANTI-TERRORISM APPROVAL AUTHORITY (ATTA) TO FUND THE PURCHASE OF TEN MOBILE RADIOS FOR THE EASTERN RIVERSIDE COUNTY INTEROPERABLE COMMUNICATION AGENCY (ERICA) IN THE AMOUNT OF $60,000:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve the acceptance of $60,000 in grant funding from the Riverside County Anti-Terrorism Approval Authority (ATTA) to fund the purchase of ten mobile radios for the Eastern Riverside County Interoperable Communication Agency (ERICA) to be used by the police department; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A____.

2.K. PURCHASE OF CITATION ISSUING EQUIPMENT, CROSSROADS COLLISION REPORTING SOFTWARE, AND INTERFACE WITH EXISTING CYRUN REPORT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FUNDED THROUGH A TRAFFIC SAFETY GRANT FROM THE CALIFORNIA OFFICE OF TRAFFIC SAFETY (AL1021):
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Waive the competitive requirements of the municipal code pursuant to Section 7.07.020 and award a single source purchase of six Motorola MC75A citation issuing handheld devices and listed attachments, Crossroads Software applications, end user training, interface with our current CYRUN RMS and the County of Riverside Traffic Court, two years of maintenance and support from Crossroads Software in the amount of $64,160.47; 2) Approve the purchase and installation and interface between Crossroads Software and our current RMS, and two years of maintenance and support from CYRUN in the amount of $17,000; and 3) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A____. A____.

2.L. FISCAL YEAR 2010-11 MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR EQUIPMENT:
RECOMMENDATION: Authorize issuance of purchase orders for the as-needed purchase of Caterpillar repair parts from Johnson Power Systems in an amount not to exceed $100,000 and carpet maintenance services from DFS Flooring in the amount of $61,488.
 
2.M. AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO AGREEMENT NO. A5924 WITH ESCALANTE ARCHITECTS ADDING CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE WELWOOD MURRAY MEMORIAL LIBRARY:
RECOMMENDATION: Approve Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. A5924 with Escalante Architects adding civil engineering services to the Welwood Murray Memorial Library project design contract not to exceed $8,500. A5924.

2.N. TREASURER’S INVESTMENT REPORT AS OF MAY 31, 2010:
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the Treasurer’s Investment Report as of May 31, 2010.

2.O. AMENDMENT 4 TO AGREEMENT NO. A4821 WITH SIGNATURE FLIGHT SUPPORT, INC., FOR FIXED BASE OPERATOR SERVICES:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve Amendment 4 to Agreement No. A4821 with Signature Flight Support, Inc., for fixed Base operator services effective September 1, 2010; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A4821.

2.P. OPERATING AND LEASE AGREEMENT FOR TWO HANGAR RENTALS WITH SIGNATURE FLIGHT SUPPORT, INC., FOR A TWO YEAR PERIOD WITH ONE ONE-YEAR OPTION AT A RATE OF $9,400 PER MONTH:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve an operation and lease agreement with Signature Flight Support, Inc., for two hangar rentals for a two year period with one one-year option at a rate of $9,400 per month; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A____.

2.Q. PURCHASE OF 17,600 GALLONS OF PAVEMENT SEALANT CONCENTRATE FOR THE AIRPORT’S PAVEMENT SURFACES FROM GRANITE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY IN THE AMOUNT OF $118,668.00:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve the purchase of 17,600 gallons of sealant concentrate, from Granite Construction Company in the amount of $118,668.00 (Bid No. 10-08); and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.

2.R. NON-EXCLUSIVE AIRLINE CATERING CONCESSION AND SPACE AGREEMENT WITH SKY CHEFS INC:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve a three-year Non-Exclusive Airline Catering Concession and Space Agreement with Sky Chefs, Inc. with two one-year options at a monthly rental rate of $559.00 for an airside catering vehicle parking space and 12.25% portage fee of gross revenue from in-flight catering services; and 2) Authorize the City Manger to execute all necessary documents. A____.

2.S. NON-EXCLUSIVE OPERATING AND LEASE AGREEMENT FOR FACILITY RENTAL WITH LEGEND AIRE, INC:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve a Non-Exclusive Operating and Lease Agreement for Facility Rental with Legend Aire, Inc. from September 1, 2010, through August 31, 2011, with two one-year options at a monthly rental rate of $1,500; and 2) Authorize City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A____.

2.T. DESIGNATION OF A VOTING DELEGATE AND ALTERNATE FOR THE LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA CITIES ANNUAL CONFERENCE SEPTEMBER 15-17, 2010:
RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Councilmember Foat as the Voting Delegate and Mayor Pro Tem Hutcheson as the Alternate Voting Delegate for the 2010 League of California Cities Annual Conference in San Diego, California, September 15-17, 2010.

2.U. ADOPTION OF APPROPRIATIONS LIMIT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010-11:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. ____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING AN APPROPRIATIONS LIMIT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2011.”

2.V. ANNUAL RESERVATION OF UNAPPROPRIATED FUND BALANCES:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING THE RESERVATION OF UNAPPROPRIATED FUND BALANCES IN VARIOUS CITY OPERATING AND CAPITAL PROJECTS FUNDS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2010.”

2.W. ANIMAL CARE FACILITY UTILITY PAYMENTS AND CONTRACTOR INCENTIVES:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Authorize the City Manager to approve payments to various public utilities for the Animal Care Facility in an aggregate amount up to $110,000; 2) Approve a contractor incentive for 50% of any savings on Special Testing and Inspection for the Animal Care Facility, savings shall be determined based on a budget amount of $110,000 for Special Testing & Inspection; 3) Approve a contractor incentive for early completion, $225 per day that Substantial Completion occurs prior to August 6, 2011; and 4) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A5976.

2.X. APPROVE THE THIRD PERMIT FOR THE OPERATION OF A MEDICAL CANNABIS COLLECTIVE/COOPERATIVE TO ORGANIC SOLUTIONS OF THE DESERT AT 560 WILLIAMS ROAD (CASE NO. MC 09-002):
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A PERMIT TO OPERATE A MEDICAL CANNABIS COLLECTIVE/COOPERATIVE TO ORGANIC SOLUTIONS OF THE DESERT AT 560 WILLIAMS ROAD, PALM SPRINGS (CASE NO. MC 09-002).”

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

3. LEGISLATIVE:

3.A. PROPOSED ORDINANCE RELATING TO CLAIMS FOR RECOVERY OF TAXES:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Waive the reading of the full text of the Ordinance, and introduce by title only; and 2) Introduce on first reading Ordinance No. ____, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ADDING SECTIONS 3.16.011, 3.16.012, AND 3.16.013 TO, AMENDING SUBSECTION (8) OF SECTION 3.24.020 OF, AND REPEALING SECTIONS 3.24.130 AND 3.32.216 OF, THE PALMS SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE, RELATING TO CLAIMS FOR RECOVERY OF TAXES.”

4. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

4.A. LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING SITE PLAN FOR THE SCULPTURE “RED ECHO” ON PRIVATE PROPERTY AT THE SPRINGS SHOPPING CENTER LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF GENE AUTRY TRAIL AND RAMON ROAD:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve the site plan for the sculpture “Red Echo” at the Springs Shopping Center; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.

4.B. MUSEUM MARKET PLAZA SPECIFIC PLAN MONTHLY UPDATE:
RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff as appropriate.

5. NEW BUSINESS:

5.A. PURCHASE THE SCULPTURE ENTITLED “MONSIEUR POMPADOUR” IN THE AMOUNT OF $12,500 FROM ARTISTS KAREN AND TONY BARONE FOR PLACEMENT AT THE CITY’S NEW ANIMAL CARE FACILITY LOCATED AT 4575 EAST MESQUITE AVENUE:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve the purchase of the sculpture “Monsieur Pompadour” for placement at 4575 East Mesquite Avenue; 2) Approve an Agreement for Purchase and Sale of Public Artwork with Karen and Tony Barone in the amount of $12,500 in a form acceptable to the City Attorney; and 3) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A____.

5.B. APPOINTMENT OF VARIOUS COMMISSIONERS AND BOARD MEMBERS AS PART OF THE 2010 ANNUAL RECRUITMENT PROCESS:
RECOMMENDATION: Appoint members to various Commissions and Boards as part of the 2010 Annual Recruitment of Boards and Commissions.

5.C. NOTICE OF INTENT TO SUBMIT A STATE HAZARD MITIGATION GRANT REGARDING THE COACHELLA VALLEY EARLY WARNING SYSTEM:
RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the City Manager to submit a Notice of Intent for a State Hazard Mitigation Grant for the Coachella Valley Early Warning System.

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 21, 2010, 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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