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City Council Meeting Agenda and Staff Reports

September 4, 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.

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: Boy Scout Troop 262.

INVOCATION: Rev. Amanda Burr, United Methodist 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. FILING OF NUISANCE ABATEMENT RESOLUTION REPORT FOR ONE PUBLIC NUISANCE LOCATED AT 688 SOUTH MOUNTAIN VIEW DRIVE:
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, CONFIRMING THE REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS AND ACCOUNTING FOR A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT
688 SOUTH MOUNTAIN DRIVE.”

1.B. AMENDMENT TO THE 2007 PALM SPRINGS GENERAL PLAN AMENDING LAND USE CATEGORIES ELIMINATING CLOSED RANGES AND RETAINING DENSITY CAPS (CASE 5.1301 GPA):
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 AN AMENDMENT TO THE 2007 PALM SPRINGS GENERAL PLAN ADOPTED BY RESOLUTION NO. 22077 REVISING RESIDENTIAL LAND USE CATEGORIES BY ELIMINATING CLOSED RANGES.”

1.C. AMENDMENT TO THE 2007 PALM SPRINGS GENERAL PLAN AND A CHANGE OF ZONE TO MODIFY THE CURRENT GENERAL PLAN AND ZONING DESIGNATIONS OF SEVEN SEPARATE PARCELS IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS WITHIN THE CITY TO MULTIPLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL AND HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL ZONES (CASE 5.1294):
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, ADOPTING A NEGATIVE DECLARATION AND APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE 2007 PALM SPRINGS GENERAL PLAN ADOPTED BY RESOLUTION NO. 22077 OF FOUR SEPARATE PARCELS FROM MIXED USE TO HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL AND A CHANGE OF ZONE OF SEVEN SEPARATE PARCELS FROM THEIR CURRENT ZONES TO R-3 AND R-4 (MULTIPLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL ZONES).”

1.D. PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDING THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL AND ZONING CODES TO EXPAND PUBLIC HEARING NOTIFICATION AND REQUIRE NOTICING SIGNAGE (CASE 5.1302 ZTA):
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Open the public hearing and receive public testimony; 2) Waive the reading of the ordinance text in its entirety and read by title only; and 3) Introduce on first reading Ordinance No. ____, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE SECTIONS 8.05, 14.20, AND ZONING CODE SECTIONS 93.23 AND 94.02 THROUGH 94.08, INCLUSIVE, AND ADDING SECTION 94.09 TO THE PALM SPRINGS ZONING CODE RELATING TO PUBLIC HEARING NOTIFICATION AND NOTICING SIGNAGE.”

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 4, 2013, City Council Agenda.

2.B. AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS TO USE THE PALM SPRINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT’S FIREARM RANGE THROUGH JUNE 30, 2015:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve a facility use agreement with the State of California, Department of Corrections, for the use of the Palm Springs Police Department’s Firearm Range, in the amount of $6,000.00 revenue to the City through June 30, 2015, in a form approved by the City Attorney; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A6199.

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 6-22-13 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 418199 THROUGH 418215 TOTALING $28,734.60, LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1064383 THROUGH 1064407 TOTALING $122,057.07, FIVE WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $40,993.56 AND THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,026,968.70 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,218,753.93, 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 CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1064408 THROUGH 1064543 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,680,179.93, 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 1064544 THROUGH 1064559 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $951,118.29, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” 4) 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 7-06-13 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 418216 THROUGH 418230 TOTALING $32,928.82, LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1064560 THROUGH 1064584 TOTALING $121,632.28, FIVE WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $48,845.19 AND THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,097,018.08 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,300,424.37, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” 5) 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 1064585 THROUGH 1064729 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,246,116.01, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” 6) 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 1064730 THROUGH 1064855 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $2,683,498.64, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” 7) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF PAYROLL WARRANTS FOR THE PERIOD 7-20-13 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 418231 THROUGH 418248 TOTALING $45,020.72, LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1064856 THROUGH 1064880 TOTALING $121,653.78, FIVE WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $70,848.55 AND THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,528,679.28 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,766,202.33, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” 8) 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 1064881 THROUGH 1065074 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $3,637,872.62, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” 9) 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 1065075 THROUGH 1065251 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,894,964.42, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” 10) Adopt Resolution No. _____,
“A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS 1065252 IN THE AMOUNT OF $15,329.00, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” 11) 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 8-03-13 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 418249 THROUGH 418273 TOTALING $43,916.61, LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1065253 THROUGH 1065277 TOTALING $122,261.38, FIVE WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $44,563.87 AND THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,099,346.33 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,310,088.19, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” 12) 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 1065278 THROUGH 1065462 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,650,771.38, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;”
13) 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 1065463 THROUGH 1065577 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $3,889,014.33, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;”
14) 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 8-17-13 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 418274 THROUGH 418292 TOTALING $33,741.48, LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1065578 THROUGH 1065601 TOTALING $121,440.22, FIVE WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $44,827.61 AND THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,073,405.17 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,273,414.48, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” and 15) 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 1065602 THROUGH 1065757 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $831,446.03, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA.”

2.D. STAFF AUTHORIZED AGREEMENTS AND PURCHASE ORDERS FOR THE MONTHS OF JUNE AND JULY 2013:
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the report of Staff Authorized Agreements and Purchase Orders for the period of June 1 through
July 31, 2013.

2.E. SECOND READING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 1825, GRANTING AN EXCLUSIVE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES FRANCHISE TO PALM SPRINGS DISPOSAL SERVICES AND ORDINANCE NO. 1826, AMENDING THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING WASTE DISPOSAL SERVICES:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Waive the reading of the full text of the ordinance and adopt Ordinance No. 1825, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING AN EXCLUSIVE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES FRANCHISE TO PALM SPRINGS DISPOSAL SERVICES;” and 2) Waive the reading of the full text of the ordinance and adopt Ordinance No. 1826, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ADDING SECTIONS 6.04.075, 6.04.076, AND 6.04.100 TO, AND AMENDING SECTIONS 6.04.010, 6.04.020, 6.04.040, AND 6.04.234 OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL SERVICES.”

2.F. SECOND READING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 1827, APPROVING PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT PDD 364 IN LIEU OF A CHANGE OF ZONE FOR A PARCEL ON THE WEST SIDE OF BELARDO ROAD, SOUTH OF MORONGO ROAD:
RECOMMENDATION: Waive the reading of the full text of the ordinance and adopt Ordinance No. 1827, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT PDD 364 IN LIEU OF A CHANGE OF ZONE FOR A ROUGHLY 6.37 ACRE PARCEL ON THE WEST SIDE OF BELARDO ROAD, SOUTH OF MORONGO ROAD.”

2.G. TREASURER’S INVESTMENT REPORTS AS OF JUNE 30, 2013, AND JULY 31, 2013:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Receive and file the Treasurer’s Investment Report as of June 30, 2013; and 2) Receive and file the Treasurer’s Investment Report as of July 31, 2013.

2.H. DECLARE A VACANCY ON THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT COMMISSION:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Declare a vacancy on the Palm Springs International Airport Commission; and 2) Direct the City Clerk to post a notice of vacancy for the unexpired term ending June 30, 2014.

2.I. RATIFY AND APPOINT THE NOMINATION OF THE CITY OF INDIAN WELLS TO THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT COMMISSION FOR THE TERM ENDING JUNE 30, 2015:
RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Douglas Gordon, as the City of Indian Wells’ representative, to the Palm Springs International Airport Commission for the term ending June 30, 2015.

2.J. ACCEPTANCE OF GRANT FUNDING FROM THE CALIFORNIA OFFICE OF TRAFFIC SAFETY (OTS) FOR A SELECTIVE TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM IN THE AMOUNT OF $92,170:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Accept grant funding from the California Office of Traffic Safety for a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program to be used to enforce, educate, and bring awareness to the public in the amount of $92,170; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A5734.

2.K. AGREEMENT WITH PALM SPRINGS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT TO PROVIDE A FULL TIME POLICE OFFICER AT THE PALM SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve an agreement with the Palm Springs Unified School District to provide a full time police officer at the high school campus including the Ramon Academy, for one year expiring at the end of 2014 school year; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A5553.

2.L. APPROVE AMENDMENT NO. 3 TO AGREEMENT NO. A6267 WITH WILLIAM KLEINDIENST FOR ADDITIONAL SERVICES AT THE WELWOOD MURRAY MEMORIAL LIBRARY:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve Amendment No. 3 to Architectural Services Agreement No. A6267 with William Kleindienst for additional services at the Welwood Murray Memorial Library project for a total cost increase of $13,900; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A6267.

2.M. CONSULTING SERVICES AGREEMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $37,000 FOR THE REDESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS WEB SITE AND AN ANNUAL SERVICE MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,600:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve an addendum with Vision Internet to redesign and implement the City’s website in the amount of $37,000; 2) Approve a service maintenance agreement with Vision Internet for Vision Live ongoing support services in the amount of $6,600 per year with annual CPI adjustments; and 3) Authorize the City Manager to execute the necessary documents in a final form approved by the City Attorney. A5594.

2.N. DISPOSAL AND RECYCLING OF BALLISTIC VESTS AND HELMETS VIA STATE AUTHORIZED PROGRAM:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Waive the Public Auction requirement in Palm Springs Municipal Code Section 7.07.020 (3) for Disposition of Surplus Property and authorize the destruction and recycle of 27 Ballistic Vests and 22 Helmets by SafariLand, LLC pursuant to the terms and conditions of California State Contract 1-10-84-07; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.

2.O. LETTER IN SUPPORT OF AB 300 (PEREA) MOBILE TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS:
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file.

2.P. AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR FRANCES STEVENS PARK BUILDING COURTYARD AND PARKING LOT PROJECT (CP 13-01):
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve an agreement with Golden Valley Construction, Inc., for the Frances Stevens Park Building Courtyard and Parking Lot Project in the amount of $78,845 (CP 13-01); and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A____.

2.Q. APPROVAL OF A NOTICE TO PROCEED FOR VEOLIA WEST OPERATING SERVICES, INC. FOR THE 2013 SEWER COLLECTION SYSTEM REPAIRS (CP 12-03):
RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the Director of Public Works/City Engineer to issue a Notice to Proceed for Veolia West Operating Services, Inc. for the 2013 Sewer Collection System Repairs in the amount of $419,647 (CP 12-03).

2.R. INITIATE AN AMENDMENT TO THE PALM SPRINGS ZONING CODE REGARDING SOLAR COLLECTORS:
RECOMMENDATION: Initiate a Zone Text Amendment pursuant to Palm Springs Zoning Code Section 94.07.01.A.1.b regarding solar collectors, and refer to the Planning Commission.

2.S. APPROVAL OF NOTICE TO PROCEED FOR VEOLIA WEST OPERATING SERVICES, INC. FOR THE DESIGN AND, SUBSEQUENTLY, CONSTRUCTION OF THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT (WWTP) PRIORITY 1 PLANT UPGRADE PROJECTS (CP 13-19, 13-20, 13-21, 13-22, 13-23, AND 13-24):
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Authorize the Director of Public Works/City Engineer to issue a Notice to Proceed for Veolia West Operating Services, Inc. for the design of Digester No. 2 Dome Replacement in the amount of $168,259 and approve proceeding with construction at a total cost not to exceed $1,050,000 (CP 13-19); 2) Authorize the Director of Public Works/City Engineer to issue a Notice to Proceed for Veolia West Operating Services, Inc. for the design of a New Sludge Centrifuge in the amount of $238,768 and approve proceeding with construction at a total cost not to exceed $1,490,000 (CP 13-20); 3) Authorize the Director of Public Works/City Engineer to issue a Notice to Proceed for Veolia West Operating Services, Inc. for the design of a New Primary Effluent Pump Station in the amount of $466,319 and approve proceeding with construction at a total cost not to exceed $2,910,000 (CP 13-21);
4) Authorize the Director of Public Works/City Engineer to issue a Notice to Proceed for Veolia West Operating Services, Inc. for the design of New Headworks in the amount of $948,662 and approve proceeding with construction at a total cost not to exceed $5,920,000 (CP 13-22);
5) Authorize the Director of Public Works/City Engineer to issue a Notice to Proceed for Veolia West Operating Services, Inc. for the design of New Circular Primary Clarifiers w/Sludge Pump Station in the amount of $1,450,235 and approve proceeding with construction at a total cost not to exceed $9,050,000 (CP 13-23); and 6) Authorize the Director of Public Works/City Engineer to issue a Notice to Proceed for Veolia West Operating Services, Inc. for WWTP Facility Plan in the amount of $40,062 (CP 13-24).

2.T. AUTHORIZE THE PAYMENT OF $6,653,617 AS REQUIRED BY THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE, AS A RESULT OF THE REDEVELOPMENT DISSOLUTION ACT AND APPROVING RELATED BUDGETED AMENDMENTS:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-14 TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA REDEVELOPMENT DISSOLUTION ACT;” and 2) Direct and authorize the Director of Finance to make the required payment of approximately $6,653,617 to the Riverside County Auditor-Controller’s Office within five days, and to notify the California Department of Finance of the payment.

2.U. SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION TO THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION (EDA) AS CO-APPLICANTS WITH THE COACHELLA VALLEY ECONOMIC PARTNERHSIP (CVEP) FOR A $1,000,000 GRANT FOR THE TENANT IMPROVEMENT COSTS FOR THE COACHELLA VALLEY INNOVATION HUB (CVIHUB) ACCELERATOR CAMPUS LOCATED AT 2901 EAST ALEJO ROAD, PALM SPRINGS; APPROVE A LEASE AGREEMENT WITH CVEP FOR THE 41,707 SQUARE FOOT FACILITY, AND APPROVE A LETTER AGREEMENT WITH CVEP FOR THE RECEIPT OF MEASURE J FUNDS:

Admin. Services Agreement Part 1
Admin. Services Agreement Part 2


RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve the submission of the EDA Grant Application with the City as Co-Applicant, including the EDA Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between CVEP and the City; 2) Approve a Lease Agreement with CVEP for the 41,707 square foot facility; 3) Approve a Measure J Letter Agreement for the award of $1,000,000 in Measure J funds; and 4) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A____. A____. A____.

2.V. AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO AGREEMENT NO. A6017 WITH MUNISERVICES, LLC FOR AUDITING SERVICES FOR THE CITY’S TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX COMPLIANCE PROGRAM:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. A6017 with MuniServices, LLC, to provide the City TOT compliance audit and other related services and extend the contract term to June 30, 2018, to cover audits through Fiscal Year 2016-2017; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents, subject to review and approval of the City Attorney. A6017.

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. FISCAL YEAR 2013-14 MEASURE J PROJECT/PROGRAM FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Determine and approve appropriations for certain projects and/or program funding for Fiscal Year 2013-14; 2) Direct the City Manager to execute a budget transfer to update the Measure J Revenue; 3) Authorize the City Manager to execute all budget transfers necessary to effectuate the City Council action on appropriations; and
4) Request the Measure J Commission agendize and create an Ad Hoc Subcommittee to work with the City Council Measure J Subcommittee to review and make recommendations on budget procedure refinements.

4.B. APPROVE $1,000,000 FUNDING FOR THE “SPECIAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOCUS INCENTIVE PROGRAM AREAS” AND AUTHORIZE RELATED BUDGET AMENDMENTS:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Adopt Resolution No. _____, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-14 TO PROVIDE $1,000,000 IN FUNDING FOR THE CITY’S “SPECIAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOCUS INCENTIVE PROGRAM AREAS;” and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all documents related to the Budget Resolution and the Incentive Agreements.

5. NEW BUSINESS:

5.A. APPROVE THE ISSUANCE OF A FILM PERMIT AND THE SUSPENSION OF CERTAIN REGULATORY ORDINANCES TO NBC “AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS” FROM SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 THRU SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2013, FOR 24-HOUR 7 DAY PER WEEK FILMING AND REHABILITATION OF TWO HOMES LOCATED AT 2680 AND 2730 STARR ROAD:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Authorize the issuance of a Film Permit, pursuant to Palm Springs Municipal Code Section 5.76.070, to NBC “American Dream Builders” to film the major renovation of two homes located at 2680 and 2730 Starr Road, from October 6, 2013 through October 12, 2013, including 24-hours per day filming and construction;
2) Authorize the City Manager to close Starr Road from East Desert Willow Circle to Francis Drive, and Sycamore Circle and East Laurel Circle, with access allowed only by residents and invited guests; and
3) Approve the suspension of Palm Springs Municipal Code Chapter 11.96 [Parking RV’s on the street in the residential area, Chapter 11.74 [Noise and Construction Noise Hours], and Chapter 93.21.00 [Lighting Ordinance].

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, September 18, 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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