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City Council Meeting

December 7, 2011

CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA

Council Chamber, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California 92262
www.palmsprings-ca.gov

AGENDA


Steve Pougnet, Mayor
Lee Weigel, Mayor Pro Tem
Ginny Foat, Councilmember
Rick Hutcheson, Councilmember
Chris Mills, Councilmember

Incoming Elected Officials
Paul Lewin, Councilmember Elect



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, Palm Springs Library and the Palm Springs Police Station. Agenda and staff reports are available on the City’s website www.palmsprings-ca.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.palmsprings-ca.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 Phil Kaplan, 323-8219, 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: Rabbi Sally Olins, Temple Isaiah.

ROLL CALL:

PRESENTATIONS:

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. SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL ITEMS:

1.A. PROPOSED RESOLUTION DECLARING THE RESULT OF THE NOVEMBER 8, 2011, REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Receive public comment; and 2) Adopt Resolution No. 23048, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, RECITING THE FACT OF THE REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION HELD ON NOVEMBER 8, 2011, DECLARING THE RESULT AND SUCH OTHER MATTERS AS ARE PROVIDED BY LAW.”

1.B OUTGOING COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS:

The City Council will recess briefly.

1.C. ADMINISTER OATH OF OFFICE TO NEWLY ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICIALS:

1.D. INCOMING COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS:

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.

1.E. APPOINTMENT OF MAYOR PRO TEMPORE:
RECOMMENDATION: Appoint a member of the Palm Springs City Council as Mayor Pro Tempore for the term ending December, 2012.

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 December 7, 2011, City Council Agenda.

2.B. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the City Council/Palm Springs Financing Authority Minutes of November 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 1052154 THROUGH 1052288 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,958,645.54, 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 PAYROLL WARRANTS FOR THE PERIOD ENDED 10-29-11 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 417056 THROUGH 417080 TOTALING $40,419.70, LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1052289 THROUGH 1052313 TOTALING $125,771.85, FIVE WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $47,421.51, AND THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,028,316.65, IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,241,929.71, 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 1052314 THROUGH 1052424 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,045,158.79, 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 1052425 THROUGH 1052531 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $961,232.30, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA.”

2.D. APPROVING AGREEMENTS WITH THE STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION FOR PREPARATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE PALM SPRINGS TRANSACTIONS AND USE TAX (MEASURE “J”) AS APPROVED BY THE VOTERS:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A PREPARATORY AGREEMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF A LOCAL TRANSACTIONS AND USE TAX.” A____.

2.E. APPOINTMENT OF AN AD HOC CITY COUNCIL SUBCOMMITTEE TO STUDY NOISE MITIGATION AT THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT:
RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Councilmember Lewin and Councilmember Mills to an ad hoc City Council Airport Noise Mitigation Subcommittee.

2.F. CITY OF PALM SPRINGS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 66000 DEVELOPMENT PROJECT FEE REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010-11:
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the Fiscal Year 2010-11 Development Project Fee Report pursuant to Cal. Gov. Code §66000.

2.G. PARTICIPATION IN THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY MORTGAGE CERTIFICATE (MCC) PROGRAM:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PARTICIPATION IN THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY MORTGAGE CERTIFICATE (MCC) PROGRAM.”

2.H. AUTHORIZE ADDITIONAL FISCAL YEAR 2011-12 MISCELLANEOUS MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR EXPENDITURES FOR THE CO-GENERATION PLANTS:
RECOMMENDATION: Authorize issuance of additional funds to the Johnson Power Systems Blanket Purchase Order No. 12-0143 for the as-needed purchase of Caterpillar repair parts in an amount not-to-exceed $50,000.

EXCLUDED CONSENT CALENDAR: Items removed from the Consent Calendar for separate discussion are considered at this time.

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.

COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS AND REPORTS: Additional reports, general comments, announcements, requests of staff and/or issues of concern to Councilmembers are briefly presented at this time.

ADJOURNMENT: The City Council will adjourn to an Adjourned Regular Meeting, Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at 6:00 P.M. in the 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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