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City Council Meeting Agenda and Staff Reports

March 20, 2013

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
Chris Mills, Mayor Pro Tem
Ginny Foat, Councilmember
Rick Hutcheson, Councilmember
Paul Lewin, 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, Chief of Staff/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 Comment” 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 other 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

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: Pastor Jerrold Thompson, Hope Community Seventh-Day Adventist 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:

1.A. APPEAL OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION DECISION BY DONALD SKEOCH TO APPROVE A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR A LIGHTED TENNIS COURT AT THE ESTANCIAS DEVELOPMENT LOCATED AT 3182 LAS BRISAS WAY (CASE 5.1285 CUP):
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Open the public hearing and receive public testimony; and 2) Adopt Resolution No. ____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DENYING THE APPEAL BY DONALD SKEOCH AND UPHOLDING THE DECISION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION TO DENY THE REQUEST FOR A LIGHTED TENNIS COURT WITHIN THE ESTANCIAS DEVELOPMENT AT 3181 LAS BRISAS WAY (CASE 5.1285 CUP).”

1.B. CRAIG WIRELESS APPROVAL TO INSTALL AND OPERATE COMMERCIAL COMMUNICATION ANTENNAS EXTENDING ELEVEN FEET ABOVE THE ROOF SURFACE OF AN EXISTING OFFICE BUILDING LOCATED AT 1330 NORTH INDIAN CANYON DRIVE (CASE 5.1292 CUP):
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Open the public hearing and receive public testimony; and 2) Adopt Resolution No. ____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT TO INSTALL AND OPERATE A WIRELESS COMMERCIAL COMMUNICATIONS FACILITY ON THE ROOF OF AN EXISTING OFFICE BUILDING LOCATED AT 1330 NORTH INDIAN CANYON DRIVE (CASE 5.1292).”

1.C. 39TH PROGRAM YEAR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT 2013-14 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN AND CDBG BUDGET APPROVAL, AUTHORIZATION TO SUBMIT TO THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT GRANT NO. B-12-MC-06-0561 IN THE AMOUNT OF $311,205 AND APPROVING SUBRECIPIENT AGREEMENTS:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Open the public hearing and receive public testimony; and 2) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING THE 2013-14 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK (CDBG) GRANT ANNUAL ACTION PLAN, APPROVING THE CDBG GRANT BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-14, AUTHORIZING THE SUBMITTAL OF THE PLAN AND BUDGET TO THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD), AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE APPROVAL/AGREEMENT WITH HUD (GRANT NO. B-12-MC-06-0561) IN THE AMOUNT OF $311,205 AND THE SUBRECIPIENT AGREEMENTS.” A5814.

City of Palm Springs Department of Public Works & Engineering
Arnico Tract Sewer Improvements $159,083 A____

Desert AIDS Project
Energy-Efficiency Upgrades $90,000 A____

Mizell Senior Center –
Energy-Efficiency Roof Upgrades $23,200 A____

Independent Living Partnership
TRIP Volunteer Driver Program $15,000 A____

Fair Housing Council of Riverside
Fair Housing Services $15,000 A____

AIDS Assistance Program
Food Voucher Program $16,681 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 March 20, 2013, City Council Agenda.

2.B. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the City Council Minutes of
March 6, 2013.

2.C. STAFF AUTHORIZED AGREEMENTS AND PURCHASE ORDERS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2013:
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the report of Staff Authorized Agreements and Purchase Orders for the period of February 1 through February 28, 2013.

2.D. APPROVE AN ADVERTISING CONTRACT WITH THE DESERT SUN FOR DISPLAY AND LEGAL ADVERTISING FROM APRIL 1, 2013 THROUGH MARCH 31, 2014:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve an Advertising Agreement with
The Desert Sun for legal and display advertising for one-year ending March 31, 2014; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute the Advertising Agreement. A5109.

2.E. APPOINTMENT TO THE PERSONNEL BOARD:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Appoint James Reed to the Personnel Board for the term ending June 30, 2016.

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. CITYWIDE ENERGY MANAGEMENT PROJECT:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Concur with the Third Party’s review findings;
2) Concur with the financing payback proposal from Green Campus Partners and direct staff to bring back financing documents; and 3) Direct staff to bring forward the Energy Services Contract for Council consideration at the required public hearing.

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, April 3, 2013, 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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