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City Council Meeting

January 19, 2011

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
Lee Weigel, Mayor Pro Tem
Ginny Foat, Councilmember
Rick Hutcheson, Councilmember
Chris Mills, 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. 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. REGULAR MEETING
CITY COUNCIL/COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

CALL TO ORDER:

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Palm Springs Air Force ROTC Junior Color Guard.

INVOCATION: Pastor David Sanger, Our Savior’s Community Church.

ROLL CALL:

PRESENTATIONS:

Presentation by City Auditors Lance, Soll & Lunghard for Fiscal Year 2009-10 Financial Audit.

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. DESIGNATE THE “CARY GRANT ESTATE” LOCATED AT 928 AVENDIA PALMAS AS A HISTORIC SITE (HSPB 75) APPLICATION BY DR. JANE SMITH:
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, DESIGNATING THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 928 AVENIDA PALMAS (“CARY GRANT ESTATE”) AS A CLASS I HISTORIC SITE (HSPB 75).”

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 January 19, 2011, City Council Agenda.

2.B. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the City Council Minutes of January 5, 2011.

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 12-11-10 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 416285 THROUGH 416311 TOTALING $47,277.96, LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1046012 THROUGH 1046033 TOTALING $126,482.10, FIVE WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $57,630.74, AND THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,253,887.62, IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,485,278.42, 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 1046034 THROUGH 1046300 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $2,936,414.27, 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 1046301 THROUGH 1046386 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,278,024.52, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” 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 12-25-10 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 416312 THROUGH 416340 TOTALING $44,321.52, LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1046387 THROUGH 1046389 TOTALING $1,754.20, ONE WIRE TRANSFER FOR $1,360.37, AND THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,182,733.93, IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,230,170.02, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” and 5) 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 1046390 THROUGH 1046489 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $407,265.76, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA.”

2.D. SECOND READING AND ADOPTION OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. 1784, AMENDING THE ZONING MAP TO CHANGE THE DESIGNATION OF AN APPROXIMATE 12 ACRE PORTION OF PLANNING AREA 4 TO PLANNING AREA 3 IN THE ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE AREA, SPECIFIC PLAN (ESA-SP) ZONE AND ADOPTING THE DESERT PALISADES SPECIFIC PLAN:
RECOMMENDATION: Waive further reading and adopt Ordinance No. 1784, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE ZONING MAP TO CHANGE THE DESIGNATION OF AN APPROXIMATELY 12 ACRE PORTION OF PLANNING AREA 4 TO PLANNING AREA 3 IN THE ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE AREA SPECIFIC PLAN (ESA-SP) ZONE AND ADOPTING THE DESERT PALISADES SPECIFIC PLAN WHICH MODIFIES THE DENSITY AND DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS FOR PLANNING AREA 4 OF THE ESA-SP ZONE; LOCATED IN THE VICINITY OF TRAM WAY AND WEST OF THE WESTERN TERMINUS OF RACQUET CLUB ROAD, SECTION 4 (IL).”

2.E. FISCAL YEAR 2009-10 AUDIT REPORTS:
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file.

2.F. TREASURER’S INVESTMENT REPORT AS OF NOVEMBER 30, 2010:
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the Treasurer’s Investment Report as of November 30, 2010.

2.G. AMENDMENT NO. 4 TO AGREEMENT NO. A5672 WITH SWATT/MIERS ARCHITECTS FOR ADDITIONAL ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES AT THE ANIMAL CARE FACILITY:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve Amendment No. 4 to Agreement No. A5672 with Swatt/Miers Architects for additional architectural services at the Animal Care Facility; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A5672.

2.H. AWARD CONTRACT TO BOND BLACKTOP, INC. FOR THE 2010-11 ANNUAL SLURRY SEAL PROJECT IN THE AMOUNT OF $423,313.20 (CP 10-09):
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve an agreement with Bond Blacktop, Inc. in the amount of $423,313.20 for the 2010-11 Annual Slurry Seal Project (CP 10-09); and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A____.

2.I. AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO AGREEMENT NO. A5937 WITH THE SPANISH INN, INC. EXTENDING THE TERM OF THE AGREEMENT:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. A5937 with The Spanish Inn extending the term of the Agreement; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute the Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement. A5937.

2.J. IMPROVEMENTS AND UPGRADES TO CITY PARKS AND SWIM CENTER UTILIZING PARKS BOND ACT OF 2002, PROPOSITION 40 IN THE AMOUNT OF $338,333:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve the proposed projects for City Parks and Swim Center Improvements and Upgrades; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents in accordance with procurement procedures to expedite approved improvements and upgrades.

2.K. AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO AGREEMENT NO. A5215 WITH ACE PARKING MANAGEMENT, INC. FOR AIRPORT PARKING MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR A FIVE YEAR PERIOD:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve Amendment No. 2 to Agreement No. A5215 with ACE Parking Management, Inc. for airport parking management services for the period February 1, 2011, through January 31, 2016; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A5215.

2.L. COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY ITEM TO AWARD A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT FOR THE COMMUNITY DESIGN PROCESS AND MASTER PLANNING:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve an Agreement for professional services for the facilitation of the community design process and master planning; and 2) Authorize the Executive Director to execute the Agreement subject to final review by the Agency Counsel. A____.

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

5. NEW BUSINESS:

5.A. RITE AID CORPORATION RESOLUTION OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE OR NECESSITY TO SELL BEER, WINE, AND DISTILLED SPIRITS FOR CONSUMPTION OFF PREMISES (TYPE 21 ALCOHOL LICENSE) AT THE NEWLY CONSTRUCTED PHARMACY LOCATED AT 111 SOUTH SUNRISE WAY (CASE 5.1256 PCN):
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE IN ORDER TO SELL BEER, WINE, AND DISTILLED SPIRITS FOR OFF SITE CONSUMPTION (TYPE 21 ALCOHOL LICENSE) AT A RETAIL STORE LOCATED AT 111 SOUTH SUNRISE WAY (CASE 5.1256 PCN).”

5.B. OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY 2010 ANNUAL REPORT:
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file.

5.C. REVIEW AND DISCUSSION OF THE RESIDENT DISCOUNT FEE POLICY:
RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff as appropriate.

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 Wednesday, February 2, 2011, at 6:00 P.M. Council Chamber, City Hall, preceded by Closed Session, Small Conference Room, City Hall, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs.

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