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City Council Meeting

October 5, 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: Rev. Judy Doyle, Religious Minister.

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 MEETING:

1.A. UPDATE FROM THE PALM SPRINGS DESERT RESORT COMMUNITIES CONVENTION AND VISITORS AUTHORITY:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Accept public comment; and 2) Receive and file update.

1. PUBLIC HEARINGS:

1.B. BRANDENBURG FAMILY ASSOCIATES REQUESTING APPROVAL TO ELIMINATE LOT LINES AND REVERT APPROXIMATELY 24.4 ACRES OF VACANT LAND TO ONE PARCEL PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF FARRELL DRIVE AND BARISTO ROAD (TENTATIVE PARCEL MAP 36387):
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Open the public hearing and receive public testimony; 2) Adopt Resolution No. ____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING THE REVERSION OF AN APPROXIMATELY 24.4 ACRES OF VACANT LAND TO ACREAGE LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF FARRELL DRIVE AND BARISTO ROAD (TENTATIVE PARCEL MAP 36387).”

1.C. ZONE TEXT AMENDMENT TO CONSOLIDATE CONDITIONS FOR SPECIFIC USES WITHIN A SINGLE CODE SECTION (CASE 5.1224):
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Open the public hearing and receive public testimony; 2) Waive reading and introduce by title only for first reading Ordinance No. _____, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ESTABLISHING ZONING CODE SECTION 93.23.00 CONDITIONS FOR SPECIFIC USES AND CONSOLIDATING VARIOUS SUBSECTIONS OF THE PALM SPRINGS ZONING CODE RELATING TO CONDITIONS FOR SPECIFIC USES INTO SECTION 93.23.00.”

1.D. GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT TO INCORPORATE THE COACHELLA VALLEY NON-MOTORIZED TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN INTO THE 2007 CITY OF PALM SPRINGS GENERAL PLAN ADOPTED BY RESOLUTION NO. 22077 (CASE 5.1258):

Final CVAG Non-Motorized Transportation Plan Update

RECOMMENDATION
: 1) Open the public hearing and receive public testimony; 2) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE 2007 PALM SPRINGS GENERAL PLAN ADOPTED BY RESOLUTION NO. 22077, TO INCORPORATE THE COACHELLA VALLEY NON-MOTORIZED TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN (CASE 5.1258 GPA).”

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 THE POSTING OF THE AGENDA:
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file Report on the Posting of the October 5, 2011, City Council Agenda.

2.B. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the City Council/Community Redevelopment Agency Minutes of September 21, 2011.

2.C. AMENDMENT NO. 5 TO AGREEMENT NO. A4318 WITH DOKKEN ENGINEERING FOR THE INDIAN CANYON DRIVE / INTERSTATE 10 INTERCHANGE (CP 00-14):
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve Amendment No. 5 to Agreement No. A4318 with Dokken Engineering for the Indian Canyon Drive / Interstate 10 Interchange Project in the amount of $38,880 for a revised total contract amount of $1,831,362 (CP 00-14); and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A4318.

2.D. SECOND READING AND ADOPTION OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. 1795, AN AMENDMENT TO THE PALM SPRINGS ZONING CODE RELATING TO BARBER POLES (CASE 5.1270 ZTA):
RECOMMENDATION: Waive further reading and adopt Ordinance
No. 1795, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING SECTION 93.20.00 OF THE PALM SPRINGS ZONING CODE RELATING TO BARBER POLES.”

2.E. SECOND READING AND ADOPTION OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. 1796, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE MEASURE “J” OVERSIGHT COMMISSION:
RECOMMENDATION: Waive further reading and adopt Ordinance
No. 1796, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ADDING CHAPTER 2.29 TO THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE MEASURE “J” OVERSIGHT COMMISSION.”

2.F. SECOND READING AND ADOPTION OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. 1798, TO PRESERVE THE ABILITY TO CONTINUE THE EXISTENCE OF THE PALM SPRINGS COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY:
RECOMMENDATION: Waive further reading and adopt Ordinance
No. 1798, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DETERMINING IT WILL COMPLY WITH THE VOLUNTARY ALTERNATIVE REDEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PURSUANT TO PART 1.9 OF DIVISION 24 OF THE CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE IN ORDER TO PERMIT THE CONTINUED EXISTENCE AND OPERATION OF THE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS.”

2.G. OUTFITTING OF POLICE VEHICLES ON AN AS-NEEDED BASIS BY WOODCREST VEHICLE CENTER:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Award the outfitting of police vehicles via a purchase order at a per unit price of $7,425.64 for Police Patrol Vehicles, $4,171.15 for Police Admin/Undercover Vehicles, and $9,388.19 for Police K-9 Vehicles for a total purchase price of $91,857.66, valid through June 30, 2012, on an as-needed basis, to Woodcrest Vehicle Center, of Riverside, California, inclusive of all applicable taxes and delivery; and
2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.

2.H. AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF ELEVEN (11) MOTOROLA MOBILE RADIOS FOR POLICE PATROL AND UNDERCOVER VEHICLES:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Authorize the sole source purchase of eleven (11) Motorola mobile radios for the Eastern Riverside County Interoperable Communication Authority (ERICA) system for Police patrol and undercover vehicles from Motorola Solutions, Inc. in the amount of $59,911.55 inclusive of all applicable taxes and shipping; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.

2.I. ACCEPT GRANT FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $29,279 FROM THE UNITED STATES BUREAU OF JUSTICE ASSISTANCE AND AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF 16 LAPTOP COMPUTERS AND ACCESSORIES:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Accept $29,279 in grant funding from the United States Bureau of Justice Assistance agreement; 2) Authorize the purchase of sixteen (16) Dell Latitude E6420 XFR Ruggedized laptop notebook computers with corresponding Dell Mobile Docking Stations and Multimode Combo antennas from Dell Corporation via the Western States Contracting Alliance Cooperative Purchase Agreement WN99ABZ in the amount of $76,079.97; and 3) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A____.

2.J. APPOINTMENT TO THE COACHELLA VALLEY MOSQUITO AND VECTOR CONTROL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES:
RECOMMENDATION: Reappoint Sharon Lock to the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District Board of Trustees for the term ending December 31, 2015.

2.K. AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO OPERATING AND LEASE AGREEMENT NO. A5996 WITH SIGNATURE FLIGHT SUPPORT CORPORATION FOR HANGAR RENTALS AT THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve Amendment No. 1 to Operating and Lease Agreement No. A5996 with Signature Flight Support Corporation for hangar rentals at the Palm Springs International Airport effective November 1, 2011; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A5996.

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. PROPOSED RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF MEASURE “J” A LOCAL REVENUE MEASURE, FOR THE NOVEMBER 8, 2011, GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, IN SUPPORT OF MEASURE “J” A LOCAL REVENUE MEASURE, FOR THE NOVEMBER 8, 2011, GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION.”

5. NEW BUSINESS:

5.A. APPOINT A MEMBER OF THE CITY COUNCIL TO SERVE ON THE COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP OF RIVERSIDE COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION COMMISSION:
RECOMMENDATION: Appoint a member of the City Council to serve on the Community Action Partnership of Riverside County Community Action Commission.

5.B. DISCUSSION REGARDING THE TEMPORARY REDUCTION OF IN-LIEU PARKING FEES IN THE CENTRAL BUSINESS ZONE AS A MEANS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES:
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, October 19, 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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