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Special City Council Meeting

July 28, 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 

SPECIAL MEETING 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.

6:00 P.M. SPECIAL MEETING
CITY COUNCIL AND COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

CALL TO ORDER: (Council Chamber)

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: (Small Conference Room)

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL. The City Council finds, based on advice from the City Attorney, that discussion in open session of the following described matter(s) will prejudice the position of the City in existing and anticipated litigation.

EXPOSURE TO LITIGATION G.C. 54856.9(b)

One Case.

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION: (Council Chamber)

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

ROLL CALL:

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: None.

PUBLIC COMMENT: This time has been set aside for members of the public to address the City Council on 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.

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. CONTINUE THE FACADE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AND THE COMMERCIAL INTERIOR REMODEL PROGRAM AND APPROVE AND IMPLEMENT A NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION INCENTIVE PROGRAM AS PART OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Continue the Facade Improvement Program in the amount of $100,000 and the Commercial Interior Remodel Program in the amount of $100,000; and 2) Approve and initiate a New Residential Construction Incentive Program as part of the City of Palm Springs Economic Development Plan in the amount of $400,000.

4.B. APPROVE SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDING FOR THE FACADE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AND THE COMMERCIAL INTERIOR REMODEL PROGRAM AND INITIAL FUNDING FOR THE NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION INCENTIVE PROGRAM AS PART OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve supplemental funding in the amount of $100,000 for the Facade Improvement Program and $100,000 for the Commercial Interior Remodel Program; 2) Approve initial funding in the amount of $400,000 for the New Residential Construction Incentive Program; 3) Authorize the transfer of $600,000 to General Fund Revenue from the set-aside portion from the sale of shares in the Whitewater Mutual Water Company; and 4) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010-11.”

4.C. PROPOSED RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF 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: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS SUPPORTING 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.”

4.D. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the City Council/Community Redevelopment Agency Minutes of July 7, 2010.

5. NEW BUSINESS:

5.A. APPROVE THE CITY COUNCIL JOINT STATEMENT ENDORSING THE POLICE CHIEF’S NEW POLICY WITH RESPECT TO LEWD CONDUCT:
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the City Council Joint Statement endorsing the Palm Springs Police Department’s New Policy with respect to lewd conduct and restrictions pertaining to undercover operations.

5.B. APPOINTMENT OF A CITY COUNCIL SUBCOMMITTEE TO INTERVIEW AND SCREEN CANDIDATES FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE PALM SPRINGS BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (BID) STEERING COMMITTEE:
RECOMMENDATION: Appoint two members of the City Council to a City Council Subcommittee to interview and screen candidates for appointment to the Palm Springs Business Improvement District Steering Committee.

ADJOURNMENT: The City Council will adjourn to an Adjourned Regular Meeting, Wednesday, September 8, 2010, at 6:00 P.M. Council Chamber, City Hall, preceded by a Closed Session in the Small Conference Room, City Hall, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs.

CITY COUNCIL
COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA


CALL AND NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA

TO: Mayor Pougnet
Mayor Pro Tem Hutcheson
Councilmember Foat
Councilmember Mills
Councilmember Weigel

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the City Council of the City of Palm Springs and the City of Palm Springs Community Redevelopment Agency, will conduct a Special Meeting commencing at 6:00 P.M., Wednesday, July 28, 2010, in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, to discuss Items on the attached Special Meeting Agenda.

JAMES THOMPSON, CITY CLERK

AFFIDAVIT OF POSTING
State of California )
County of Riverside ) ss.
City of Palm Springs )

I, JAMES THOMPSON, City Clerk of the City of Palm Springs, California, hereby certify this Notice was delivered to each member of the City Council, provided to all parties who have requested such notice and posted at City Hall before 6:00 p.m., July 27, 2010, as required by established policies and procedures.

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JAMES THOMPSON, CITY CLERK
City of Palm Springs, California

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. 
 

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