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City Council Meeting

February 16, 2011

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
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. CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER:

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Boy Scout Troop 262.

INVOCATION: Pastor Mike Coppersmith, Our Savior’s Community Church.

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 February 16, 2011, City Council Agenda.

2.B. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the City Council Minutes of February 2, 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 01-22-11 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 416438 THROUGH 416467 TOTALING $38,478.99, LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1046821 THROUGH 1046842 TOTALING $125,042.00, FIVE WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $46,534.86, AND THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $969,614.08, IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,179,669.93, 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 1046843 THROUGH 1046873 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $219,417.08, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” and 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 1046874 THROUGH 1046999 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $710,697.97, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA.”

2.D. STAFF AUTHORIZED AGREEMENTS AND PURCHASE ORDERS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2011:
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file Staff Authorized Agreements and Purchase Orders for the period of January 1 through January 31, 2011.

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

2.F. IMPROVEMENTS AND UPGRADES TO CITY PARKS AND SWIM CENTER:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve an additional project funded by the Parks Bond Funds; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.

2.G. AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO AGREEMENT NO. A4780 WITH DOKKEN ENGINEERING FOR THE BELARDO ROAD BRIDGE & ROADWAY WIDENING (CP 87-49):
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve Amendment No. 3 to Agreement No. A4780 with Dokken Engineering, in the amount of $10,000 for a total revised contract amount of $458,640 for the Belardo Road Bridge and Roadway Widening (CP No. 87-49); and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A4780.

2.H. RATIFY AND APPOINT THE NOMINATION OF THE CITY OF COACHELLA TO THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT COMMISSION FOR THE TERM ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2011:
RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Councilmember Arturo Aviles, as the City of Coachella representative, to the Palm Springs International Airport Commission for the term ending December 31, 2011.

2.I. INVITATION TO SPONSOR THE PALM SPRINGS WESTFEST AND FRANK BOGERT MEMORIAL RODEO MARCH 24 THROUGH MARCH 27, 2011:
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file.

2.J. TWO-HOUR PARKING ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE EAST PALM CANYON DRIVE FRONTAGE ROAD BETWEEN THE WEST COMMENCEMENT OF FRONTAGE ROAD AND CERRITOS ROAD:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ESTABLISHING AND APPROVING TWO-HOUR PARKING ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE EAST PALM CANYON DRIVE FRONTAGE ROAD BETWEEN THE WEST COMMENCEMENT OF FRONTAGE ROAD AND CERRITOS ROAD.”

2.K. RATIFICATION OF THE 1.3% ANNUAL ADJUSTMENT OF THE ACCESS LINE RATE APPROVED BY THE VOTERS BY MEASURE “G” PURSUANT TO PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE §3.39.050:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, RATIFYING THE ANNUAL ADJUSTMENT OF THE ACCESS LINE RATE PURSUANT TO PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE §3.39.050 APPROVED BY THE VOTERS BY MEASURE ‘G’.”

2.L. REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT FOR MOVIE COLONY TRAFFIC CALMING PROGRAM IMPROVEMENTS CONSTRUCTED BY SPANISH INN, INC:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve a Reimbursement Agreement with the Spanish Inn, Inc. for the Movie Colony Traffic Calming Program Street Improvements; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A____.

2.M. ACCEPTANCE OF OPERATIONS COVENANT FROM PACIFICA COLONY PALMS, THE OPERATOR OF THE COLONY PALMS HOTEL, PURSUANT TO THE CITY’S HOTEL OPERATIONS INCENTIVE PROGRAM:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Accept the Operations Covenant between the City of Palm Springs and Pacifica Colony Palms in conjunction with the City’s Hotel Operations Incentive Program; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A____.

2.N. PURCHASE OF KENNELS AND INTAKE CAGES FOR THE PALM SPRINGS ANIMAL CARE FACILITY PROJECT:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Waive the competitive requirements of Palm Springs Municipal Code Section 7.04.020 and award a sole source purchase to SHOR-LINE in the amount of $117,121.62 for the purchase of kennels and intake cages; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.

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: 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 Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at 6:00 P.M. at the Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 North Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, preceded by Closed Session at the Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 North Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs.

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