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City Council Meeting

March 2, 2011

CITY COUNCIL
COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA

Primrose Room, Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 North Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA
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 (Mesquite B, Palm Springs Convention Center):

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 (Mesquite B, Palm Springs Convention Center): See Closed Session Agenda.

6:00 P.M. REGULAR MEETING
CITY COUNCIL/COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

CALL TO ORDER:

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Boy Scout Troop 262.

INVOCATION: Father Ron Rusk, St. Theresa Catholic 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.

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.

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.

1. PUBLIC MEETING/STUDY SESSION:

1.A. REVIEW AND DISCUSS THE RESULTS OF THE COMMUNITY INPUT AND VISIONING SESSIONS WITH PROPERTY OWNER FOR THE MUSEUM MARKET PLAZA SPECIFIC PLAN:
RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff as appropriate.

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 March 2, 2011, City Council Agenda.

2.B. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the City Council Minutes of February 9, 2011, and February 16, 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 CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1047000 THROUGH 1047092 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,635,122.31, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” and 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 02-05-11 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 416468 THROUGH 416492 TOTALING $38,715.70, LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1047093 THROUGH 1047114 TOTALING $123,319.72, FIVE WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $46,432.90, AND THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $998,437.46, IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,206,905.78, 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 1047115 THROUGH 1047309 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $770,896.86, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA.”

2.D. PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, AND ESTIMATE (PS&E) AND AUTHORIZATION TO BID FOR THE SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL CYCLE 8, STATE FUNDED PROJECT (CP 09-07):
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the plans, specifications, and working details for the Safe Routes to School Cycle 8 Project (CP 09-07) and authorize the bid process.

2.E. AMENDMENT NO. 3 TO AIRPORT HANGER LEASE AGREEMENT NO. A3192 WITH ROBERT J. POND LIVING TRUST TO REPLACE THE TRUSTEE:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve Amendment No. 3 to Agreement No. A3192 with Robert J. Pond Living Trust to replace the Corporate Trustee Northern Trust, NA with Bremer Trust, NA effective December 23, 2010; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A3192.

2.F. COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY APPROVING AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO AGREEMENT NO. A5784 WITH TERRA NOVA PLANNING & RESEARCH, INC. FOR ADDITIONAL ENTITLEMENT WORK FOR THE COLLEGE OF THE DESERT IN THE AMOUNT OF $35,000:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve Amendment No. 2 to Agreement No. A5784 with Terra Nova Planning & Research, Inc. for additional entitlement work in the amount of $35,000; and 2) Authorize the Executive Director to execute all necessary documents. A5784.

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: 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 the next regular meeting, Wednesday, March 16, 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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