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City Council Meeting Agenda and Staff Reports

September 19, 2012

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
Ginny Foat, Mayor Pro Tem
Rick Hutcheson, Councilmember
Paul Lewin, 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.

4:00 P.M. CLOSED SESSION

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

CALL TO ORDER:

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

INVOCATION: Sharon Stroud, Inner Faith Spiritual Center.

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:

1.A. APPROVE THE SALE OF THE CITY OWNED REAL PROPERTY, THE FORMER ANIMAL SHELTER SITE LOCATED AT 4810 CAMINO PAROCELA, (APN 690-101-032 AND 690-101-033) TO MICHAEL S. HOFFMAN IN THE AMOUNT OF $140,000:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Open the public hearing and receive public testimony; 2) Approve an Agreement for the sale of certain City owned real property located at 4810 Camino Parocela (APN 690-101-032 and 690-101-033) to Michael S. Hoffman, as trustee of the Michael S. Hoffman Living Trust, U/A dated August 4, 1994, in the amount of $140,000; and
3) Authorize the City Manager to execute all documents related to the sale of the real property. A____.

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 September 19, 2012, City Council Agenda.

2.B. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the City Council Minutes of
September 5, 2012.

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 8-18-12 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 417657 THROUGH 417696 TOTALING $54,420.59, LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1058145 THROUGH 1058168 TOTALING $123,975.05, FIVE WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $44,118.92, AND THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,026,275.53, IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,248,790.09, 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 CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1058169 THROUGH 1058373 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $2,699,989.20, 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 1058374 THROUGH 1058469 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,675,563.31, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA.

2.D. APPROVE A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION LOCAL 721 REPRESENTING THE GENERAL UNIT FOR THE PERIOD JULY 1, 2012 TO JUNE 30, 2014:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING RELATIVE TO WAGES, HOURS, AND OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR EMPLOYEES IN THE SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION LOCAL 721 REPRESENTING THE GENERAL UNIT, FOR THE PERIOD JULY 1, 2012, THROUGH JUNE 30, 2014, SUBJECT TO UNIT’S RATIFICATION AND EXECUTING THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING;” and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute the Memorandum of Understanding in a form acceptable to the City Attorney. A5440.

2.E. AMENDING PROVISIONS OF RESOLUTION 19967, ELIMINATING PAYING AND REPORTING THE VALUE OF EMPLOYER PAID MEMBER CONTRIBUTIONS FOR NEW EMPLOYEES OF THE SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL LOCAL 721 (GENERAL UNIT), MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION OF PALM SPRINGS (MAPS), EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT, AND OPTIONAL MEMBERS (CITY COUNCIL) IN THE MISCELLANEOUS GROUP FOR THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYING AND REPORTING THE VALUE OF EMPLOYER PAID MEMBER CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM (PERS) AND AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 19967.”

2.F. ACCEPT THE RESIGNATION OF MARC MODROW FROM THE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Accept with regret the resignation of Mark Modrow from the Library Board of Trustees; and 2) Direct the City Clerk to post a Notice of Vacancy.

2.G. APPOINTMENT TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS BOARD FOR THE UNEXPIRED TERM ENDING JUNE 30, 2014:
RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Stephanie Arrache to the Administrative Appeals Board for the unexpired term ending June 30, 2014.

2.H. APPROVING A POLICY FOR THE USE OF CITY COUNCIL iPADS:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING AN iPAD POLICY FOR MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL.”

2.I. APPROVING TWO AIR SERVICE INCENTIVE PROGRAMS FOR ALLEGIANT AIRLINES IN THE AMOUNT OF $100,000:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve Air Service Incentive funding for two new nonstop flights provided by Allegiant Airlines for the Eugene, Oregon Airport and the Oakland International Airport in an amount not to exceed $50,000 for each route, and a total amount not to exceed $100,000; 2) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012-13 TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE AIR INCENTIVE PROGRAM;” and 3) Authorize the City Manager to execute all the necessary documents. A____. A____.

2.J. APPROVE THE 2012 CITY OF PALM SPRINGS EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN (EOP):
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING THE 2012 EMERGENCY OPERATION PLAN FOR THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS.”  A copy of the EOP is available for public review during business hours in the Office of the City Clerk.

2.K. SECOND READING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 1813, RELATING TO DIRECTOR REFERRAL OF MINOR PERMITS TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION (CASE 5.1273 ZTA):
RECOMMENDATION: Waive further reading and adopt Ordinance
No. 1813, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING SECTIONS 94.02.01D.3, 94.06.01.B.2 AND 94.04.00.E.2.a OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE, RELATING TO DIRECTOR REFERRAL OF MINOR PERMITS TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION.”

2.L. APPOINTMENTS TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION FOR THE UNEXPIRED TERM ENDING JUNE 30, 2013, AND JUNE 30, 2015:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Appoint Dave Darrin to the Parks and Recreation Commission for the unexpired term ending June 30, 2015; and 2) Appoint Scott Segal to the Parks and Recreation Commission for the unexpired term ending June 30, 2013.

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. DISCUSSION OF BIKE LANE INSTALLATION AND IMPROVEMENTS RELATED TO THE NON-MOTORIZED TRANSPORTATION PLAN:
RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff as appropriate.

4.B. COACHELLA VALLEY iHUB AND CVEP UPDATE AND DISCUSSION ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF PHASE TWO OF THE INCUBATOR:
RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff as appropriate.

5. NEW BUSINESS:

5.A. ADOPTION OF THE GREEN FOR LIFE VOLUNTARY GREEN BUILDING PROGRAM:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING THE GREEN FOR LIFE VOLUNTARY GREEN BUILDING PROGRAM.”

5.B. APPOINT THE CITY COUNCIL’S REPRESENTATIVE TO THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY DIVISION OF THE LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA CITIES:
RECOMMENDATION: Appoint a member of the City Council to the Executive Committee of the Riverside County Division of the League of California Cities.

5.C. PRESENTATION OF THE BUXTON TOURISM DEMOGRAPHIC STUDY:
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 3, 2012, at 6:00 P.M., Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 North Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, preceded by Closed Session.

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