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City Council Meeting

October 6, 2010

CITY COUNCIL
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.

4:00 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: Boy Scout Troop 262.

INVOCATION: Rev. Kevin A. Johnson, Bloom in the Desert, UCC.

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: None.

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 October 6, 2010, City Council Agenda.

2.B. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the City Council and Community Redevelopment Agency Minutes of September 8, 2010, and September 22, 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 CLAIM AND DEMAND BY WARRANT NUMBERED 1044250 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $57,580.22, 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 1044251 THROUGH 1044412 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,486,577.33, 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 PAYROLL WARRANTS FOR THE PERIOD ENDED 9-18-10 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 416101 THROUGH 416131 TOTALING $44,987.09, LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1044413 THROUGH 1044433 TOTALING $125,523.02, FIVE WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $53,975.70, AND THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $987,288.91, IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,211,774.72, 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 1044434 THROUGH 1044545 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $487,917.88, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA.”

2.D. SIDE LETTER OF AGREEMENT TO THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) BETWEEN THE MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE RELATIONS REPRESENTATIVE (MERR) AND THE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION OF PALM SPRINGS (MAPS):
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve a Side Letter of Agreement to the July 1, 2007, to June 30, 2011, Memorandum of Understanding with the Management Association of Palm Springs; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute the Side Letter Agreement. A5573.

2.E. TREASURER’S INVESTMENT REPORT AS OF AUGUST 31, 2010:
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and File the Treasurer’s Investment Report as of August 31, 2010.

2.F. APPROVE AN ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH RIVERSIDE COUNTY FOR COUNTY SERVICE AREA 152 NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION PROGRAM:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Terminate Agreement No. A3349 with Riverside County; 2) Approve an Agreement with Riverside County for Administrative Services for CSA 152 NPDES Program; and 3) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A3349. A____.

2.G. AIR SERVICE INCENTIVE PROGRAM AGREEMENT AND FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $100,000 TO WESTJET AIRLINES FOR NEW TORONTO SERVICE:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve Air Service Incentive Agreement with WestJet Airlines in an amount not to exceed $100,000 effective February 2, 2011, through April 30, 2011; 2) Adopt Resolution No. ____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010-11; and 3) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A____.

2.H. AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT NO. A5720 WITH HNTB CORPORATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY PHASE OF AIRPORT MASTER PLAN IN THE AMOUNT OF $666,820:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. A5720 with HNTB Corporation for the Environmental Phase of the Airport Master Plan in the amount of $666,820 effective November 1, 2010, with the agreement term extended to September 21, 2012; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A5720.

2.I. AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO AGREEMENT NO. A4772 WITH THE DESERT HEALTHCARE DISTRICT WITH RESPECT TO THE WELLNESS PARK:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve Amendment No. 1 to Lease Agreement No. A4772 with the Desert Healthcare District modifying the maintenance cost contributions of the Wellness Park; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A4772.

2.J. AWARD CONTRACT FOR THE RAMON ROAD DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS AT THE BARISTO CHANNEL (CP 09-10):
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve an agreement with Secondwind Engineering Construction, Inc., for the Ramon Road Drainage Improvement at the Baristo Channel (CP 09-10); and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute the Agreement. A____.

2.K. SUPPORT OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS’ BUSINESS FRIENDLY PRINCIPLES DEVELOPMENT OF A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ECONOMIC GROWTH STRATEGY:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, SUPPORTING THE ‘BUSINESS FRIENDLY PRINCIPLES’ AS PART OF THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS (SCAG) DEVELOPMENT OF A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ECONOMIC GROWTH STRATEGY.”

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. WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UPGRADE:
RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Veolia to solicit bids for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Electrical System Upgrade (CP 09-03).

5.B. DISCUSSION ON PROPOSITION 23 ON THE NOVEMBER 3, 2010, BALLOT WHICH SUSPENDS IMPLEMENTATION OF AIR POLLUTION CONTROL LAW (AB 32):
RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff as appropriate.

5.C. APPOINTMENT OF COMMISSIONERS TO THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT COMMISSION AS PART OF THE 2010 ANNUAL RECRUITMENT OF COMMISSIONS AND BOARDS:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Appoint three Commissioners to the Palm Springs International Airport Commission for the term ending June 30, 2013; and 2) Appoint one Commissioner to the Palm Springs International Airport Commission for the un-expired term ending June 30, 2011.

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 the next Regular Meeting, Wednesday, October 20, 2010, at 6:00 P.M. Council Chamber, City Hall, preceded by a Closed Session, Small Conference Room, City Hall, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs.

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