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City Council Meeting Agenda and Staff Reports

June 5, 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
Geoffrey S. Kiehl, Director of Finance and 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.

5:00 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): SeeClosed Session Agenda.

6:00 P.M. REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER:

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Boy Scout Troop 262.

INVOCATION: Father John Kavcak, Our Lady of Solitude 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. CRESCENDO, LLC FOR A PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT IN-LIEU OF ZONE CHANGE TO ALLOW A TWO-STORY, DETACHED SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AND A TENTATIVE TRACT MAP TO SUBDIVIDE 6.37 ACRES INTO 43 RESIDENTIAL LOTS, COMMON AREA PARCELS AND PRIVATE STREETS LOCATED ON THE WEST SIDE OF BELARDO ROAD, SOUTH OF MORONGO ROAD (CASE 5.1297 PDD 364 TTM 36548): Click for Oversized Documents 
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, ADOPTING A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION AND APPROVING THE CONSTRUCTION OF 43 TWO-STORY, DETACHED SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCES DEVELOPMENT AND A TENTATIVE TRACT MAP FOR THE SUBDIVISION OF ROUGHLY
6.37 ACRES INTO 43 RESIDENTIAL LOTS, COMMON AREAS, AND PRIVATE STREETS LOCATED ON THE WEST SIDE OF BELARDO ROAD, SOUTH OF MORONGO ROAD (CASE 5.1297 PDD 364
TTM 36548);” 3) Waive the reading of the ordinance text in its entirety and read by title only; and 4) Introduce on first reading Ordinance No. ____, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 364 IN LIEU OF A CHANGE OF ZONE FOR APPROXIMATELY 6.37 ACRES ON THE WEST SIDE OF BELARDO ROAD, SOUTH OF MORONGO ROAD
(PDD 364).”

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 June 5, 2013, City Council Agenda.

2.B. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the City Council Minutes of May 15, 2013, and May 17, 2013.

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 1063419 THROUGH 1063522 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $835,017.76 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 5-11-13 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 418139 THROUGH 418156 TOTALING $33,910.37, LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1063523 THROUGH 1063547 TOTALING $120,698.25, FIVE WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $40,219.51 AND THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $998,061.04 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,192,889.17, 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 1063548 THROUGH 1063680 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $897,398.13 DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA.”

2.D. APPROVE ANNUAL INSURANCE POLICY RENEWALS FOR THE CITY’S INSURANCE PORTFOLIO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-14:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. ____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING KEENAN & ASSOCIATES AS THE CITY’S BROKER OF RECORD, TO PURCHASE PROPERTY LIABILITY, EXCESS EARTHQUAKE/FLOOD LIABILITY (DIFFERENCE IN CONDITION), EXCESS LIABILITY, EXCESS WORKERS COMPENSATION, AIRPORT OWNERS AND OPERATORS LIABILITY, VILLAGEFEST LIABILITY, MULTI MEDIA LIABILITY, AIRCRAFT HULL LIABILITY, AND CRIME/FIDELITY LIABILITY INSURANCE POLICIES FROM VARIOUS CARRIERS FOR POLICY YEAR 2013-2014, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013.”

2.E. NOTICE OF INTENT FOR THE ANNUAL LEVY OF ASSESSMENTS FOR VARIOUS CITYWIDE STREET LIGHTING AND PARKWAY MAINTENANCE DISTRICTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-14:
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, PRELIMINARILY APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE ENGINEER’S REPORT REGARDING STREET LIGHTING MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 3 (“CROSSLEY TRACT”); AND THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-14;”

2) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING ON STREET LIGHTING MAINTENANCE DISTRICT
NO. 3 (“CROSSLEY TRACT”); AND TO LEVY AND COLLECT ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-14;”

3) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, PRELIMINARILY APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE ENGINEER’S REPORT REGARDING PARKWAY MAINTENANCE DISTRICT
NO. 6A (“FAIRPORT DEVELOPMENT”); AND THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-14;”

4) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING ON PARKWAY MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 6A (“FAIRPORT DEVELOPMENT”); AND TO LEVY AND COLLECT
ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-14;”

5) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, PRELIMINARILY APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE ENGINEER’S REPORT REGARDING PARKWAY MAINTENANCE DISTRICT
NO. 6C (“PARK SONORA TRACT”); AND THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-14;”

6) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING ON PARKWAY MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 6C
(“PARK SONORA TRACT”); AND TO LEVY AND COLLECT ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-14;” and

7) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, PRELIMINARILY APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE ENGINEER’S REPORT REGARDING PARKWAY MAINTENANCE DISTRICT
NO. 7 (“SUNRISE NORTE TRACT”); AND THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-14;”

8) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING ON PARKWAY MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 7 (“SUNRISE NORTE TRACT”); AND TO LEVY AND COLLECT ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL
YEAR 2013-14;”

9) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, PRELIMINARILY APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE ENGINEER’S REPORT REGARDING PARKWAY MAINTENANCE DISTRICT
NO. 8 (“VINTAGE PALMS TRACT”); AND THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-14;”

10) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING ON PARKWAY MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 8 (“VINTAGE PALMS TRACT”); AND TO LEVY AND COLLECT ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL
YEAR 2013-14;”

11) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, PRELIMINARILY APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE ENGINEER’S REPORT REGARDING PARKWAY MAINTENANCE DISTRICT
NO. 9 (“FLORA VISTA”); AND THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-14;”

12) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING ON PARKWAY MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 9 (“FLORA VISTA”); AND TO LEVY AND COLLECT ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-14;”

13) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, PRELIMINARILY APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE ENGINEER’S REPORTS REGARDING PARKWAY MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 10, ZONE 1 AND ZONE 2, (“MOUNTAIN GATE”); AND THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-14;”

14) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING ON PARKWAY MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 10, ZONE 1 AND ZONE 2, (“MOUNTAIN GATE”); AND TO LEVY AND COLLECT ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-14;”

15) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, PRELIMINARILY APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE ENGINEER’S REPORT REGARDING LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 12 (“SMOKE TREE COMMONS”); AND THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-14;”

16) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING ON LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 12 (“SMOKE TREE COMMONS”); AND TO LEVY AND COLLECT ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013/2014.”

2.F. APPOINTMENT OF A CITY COUNCIL AD HOC SUBCOMMITTEE FOR THE REVIEW OF BILLBOARDS:
RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Councilmember Foat and Mayor Pro Tem Mills to serve on the ad hoc City Council Subcommittee for the review of Billboards.

2.G. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS COMPANY ADVANCED METERS:
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file.

2.H. AWARD CONTRACT TO GOLDEN VALLEY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF SIDEWALK REPLACEMENT IN PARKS CITYWIDE PROJECT IN THE AMOUNT OF $57,036.25 (CP 13-06):
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve an agreement with Golden Valley Construction Company for the construction of Sidewalk Replacement Citywide Project in the amount of $57,036.25 (CP 13-06); 2) Find bid from All Names Construction Services, Inc. non-responsive due to their failure to complete the bid documents in accordance with the instructions; and
3) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A____.

2.I. AGREEMENT WITH SAIC ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT & INFRASTRUCTURE, LLC FOR THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT (WWTP) PERFORMANCE REVIEW (CP 13-17):
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve a consultant services agreement with SAIC Energy, Environment & Infrastructure, LLC for WWTP Performance Review in the amount of $129,895 (CP 13-17); and
2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A____.

2.J. PROPOSED RESOLUTIONS CALLING THE NOVEMBER 5, 2013, GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION, ORDERING SERVICES, AND ADOPTING REGULATIONS FOR CANDIDATE PROFILES (STATEMENTS):
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, CALLING AND GIVING NOTICE OF THE HOLDING OF A GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON
NOVEMBER 5, 2013, FOR THE ELECTION OF CERTAIN OFFICERS AS REQUIRED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND CITY CHARTER;” 2) Adopt Resolution No. _____,
“A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, REQUESTING THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE TO RENDER SPECIFIED SERVICES TO THE CITY RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF A GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013;” and 3) Adopt Resolution No. _____,
“A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING REGULATIONS FOR CANDIDATES FOR ELECTIVE OFFICE PERTAINING TO CANDIDATES PROFILES (STATEMENTS) SUBMITTED TO THE VOTERS AT THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON
NOVEMBER 5, 2013.”

2.K. APPROVE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE COACHELLA VALLEY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS (CVAG) FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY (PACE) PROGRAM:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING THE IMPLEMENTATION AGREEMENT AUTHORIZING THE COACHELLA VALLEY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS TO IMPLEMENT, MANAGE, AND ADMINISTER A PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY (PACE) PROGRAM;” and 2) Authorize the City Manager or his designee to execute all the necessary documents. A____.

2.L. TREASURER’S INVESTMENT REPORT AS OF APRIL 30, 2013:
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the Treasurer’s Investment Report as of April 30, 2013.

2.M. ACCEPT THE RESIGNATION OF HEIDI EPLING FROM THE VILLAGEFEST BOARD:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Accept with regret the resignation of
Heidi Epling from the Villagefest Board; and 2) Direct the City Clerk to post a Notice of Vacancy for the unexpired term ending June 30, 2014.

2.N. AGREEMENT WITH EVERGREEN RECYCLING SOLUTIONS FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RECYCLING CONSULTING SERVICES FOR TWO YEARS IN THE AMOUNT OF $100,000:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve an agreement with Evergreen Recycling Solutions for municipal solid waste management and recycling consulting services, in an amount not to exceed $100,000 for two years; and 2) Authorize City Manager to execute all the necessary documents. A5336.

2.O. CONTRACT WITH DOUG WALL CONSTRUCTION INC. FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF SKATE PARK MANAGEMENT FACILITY TENANT AND FACADE IMPROVEMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $398,603 (CP 13-14):
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve an agreement with Doug Wall Construction, Inc. for the construction of the Skate Park Management Facility Tenant and Facade Improvement Project in the amount of $398,603 (CP 13-14); and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A____.

2.P. APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF UNMARKED OUTFITTED UTILITY VEHICLE FOR POST-RELEASE ACCOUNTABILITY AND COMPLIANCE TEAM (PACT):
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Award the purchase of one (1) new 2013 Ford Explorer utility vehicle in the amount of $28,756.41 from Wondries Fleet Group, inclusive of all applicable taxes, fees and delivery, and Police equipment outfitting from West Coast Lights and Siren in the amount of $7,227.89, for a total cost of $35,984.30; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.

2.Q. AUTHORIZATION FOR THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE STANDARD FORM RECREATION SERVICES CONTRACTS FOR RECREATION PROGRAM INSTRUCTORS:
RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the City Manager to execute all standard form Recreation Services Agreements for recreation program instructors.

2.R. AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR PARKS AND PARKWAYS LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE SERVICES:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve an agreement with Golden Valley Construction Company, for the Parks and Parkways Landscape Maintenance Services in the amount of $1,171,577; 2) Find Bid Numbers 1, 3 and 4 non-responsive; and 3) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A____.

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

3. LEGISLATIVE:

3.A. PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDING CITY FIRE CODE REQUIREMENTS PERTAINING TO FIRE COMMAND CENTERS:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Waive the reading of the ordinance text in its entirety and read by title only; and 2) Introduce on first reading Ordinance No. ____, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, REPEALING SUBSECTION 21 OF SECTION 8.04.510 OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE, PERTAINING TO FIRE COMMAND CENTER REQUIREMENTS FOR BUILDINGS.”

4. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

4.A. PALM SPRINGS BUREAU OF TOURISM AND PALM SPRINGS CONVENTION CENTER UPDATE:
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file.

5. NEW BUSINESS:

5.A. APPOINTMENT OF VARIOUS COMMISSIONERS AND BOARD MEMBERS AS PART OF THE 2013 ANNUAL RECRUITMENT PROCESS:
RECOMMENDATION: Appoint members to various Commissions and Boards as part of the 2013 Annual Recruitment of Boards and Commissions.

5.B. ACCEPT THE PROPOSED AESTHETIC DESIGN CONCEPT FOR THE RAMON ROAD BRIDGE WIDENING PROJECT BY ARTIST PHILIP K. SMITH AND THE AESTHETIC DESIGN CONCEPT FOR THE NEW VISTA CHINO DRIVE BRIDGE PROJECT BY ARTIST HEATH SATOW:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve the Public Arts Commission’s recommendation to accept the aesthetic design concept for the Ramon Road Bridge Widening Project by artist Philip K. Smith; and 2) Approve the Public Arts Commission’s recommendation to accept the aesthetic design concept for the new Vista Chino Drive Bridge Project by artist Heath Satow.

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, June 19, 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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