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City Council Meeting Agenda and Staff Reports

December 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
Rick Hutcheson, Mayor Pro Tem
Ginny Foat, 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, 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 Channels 17, 26.103, and 121. 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.

4:30 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: Boy Scout Troop 262.

INVOCATION: Rev. Kevin A. Johnson, Bloom in the Desert United Church of Christ.

ROLL CALL:

ADMINISTER OATH OF OFFICE TO NEWLY ELECTED COUNCILMEMBERS:

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. PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDING THE PALM SPRINGS ZONING CODE REQUIRING LAND USE PERMIT NOTIFICATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATIONS AND CONCURRENT CASE PROCESSING (CASE 5.1312 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 PARAGRAPH 2 OF SUBSECTION D OF SECTION 94.02.01 OF, AMENDING PARAGRAPHS 1.b AND 10 OF SECTION 94.09.00 OF, AND ADDING SECTION 94.12.00 TO, THE PALM SPRINGS ZONING CODE RELATING TO PROVISION OF ELECTRONIC NOTICE TO NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATIONS OF PENDING LAND USE PERMITS AND CONCURRENT REVIEW OF ALL PERMITS AND ENTITLEMENTS RELATED TO EACH PENDING PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT PROJECT.”

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 December 4, 2013, City Council Agenda.

2.B. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the City Council Minutes of November 20, 2013.

2.C. TREASURER’S INVESTMENT REPORT AS OF OCTOBER 31, 2013:
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the Treasurer’s Investment Report as of October 31, 2013.

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

2.E. PALM SPRINGS BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES ANNUAL REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012-13:
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the Palm Springs Board of Library Trustees Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2012-13.

2.F. TRANSFER OF PASSENGER FACILITY CHARGE REVENUE FOR EARLY BOND REDEMPTION:
RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the City Manager’s approval of a budget amendment to transfer funds from the Airport’s Passenger Facility Charge Fund Balance to The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company to be applied to an early redemption of bonds on January 1, 2014, and
July 1, 2014.

2.G. CHANGE ORDER NO. 1 TO AGREEMENT NO. A6379 WITH PAVEMENT COATINGS COMPANY FOR THE 2012-13 ANNUAL SLURRY SEAL PROJECT (CP 13-02):
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve Change Order No. 1 to Agreement No. A6379 in the amount of $32,042.98 with Pavement Coatings Company for the 2012-13 Annual Slurry Seal Project (CP 13-02); and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A6379.

2.H. REQUEST FROM THE HISTORIC SITE PRESERVATION BOARD TO AMEND THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE (SECTION 8.05) TO CHANGE THE AGE OF BUILDINGS ELIGIBLE FOR A SIX-MONTH STAY OF DEMOLITION FROM PRE-1945 TO PRE-1960:
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file.

2.I. AWARD THE PARKING CITATION MANAGEMENT SERVICES CONTRACT TO DATA TICKET:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve an agreement with Data Ticket for parking citation management services, inclusive of all base costs, required equipment and software, staffing, and variable expenses in the estimated amount of $13,160 annually plus postage for five years, with 2 one-year extensions; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A____.

2.J. AMENDMENT NO. 3 TO AGREEMENT NO. A4158 WITH ANTON AIRFOOD INC. FOR EXPANDED CONCESSIONS AT AIRPORT:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve Amendment No. 3 to Agreement No. A4158 with Palm Springs Anton Airfood, Inc. (d.b.a. HMS Host); and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A4158.

2.K. AGREEMENT WITH VERIZON FOR VARIOUS CITY FACILITIES FOR TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES FOR A THREE-YEAR PERIOD:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Waive the competitive bidding requirement pursuant to Municipal Code Section 7.04.020; 2) Approve an agreement with Verizon, as a sole source provider, for Integrated Services Digital Network, Primary Rate Interface (ISDN PRI) at various City locations for a three-year period at the rates approved by and on file with the California Public Utilities Commission in a form acceptable to the City Attorney; and 3) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A6359.

2.L. AWARD CONTRACT TO EMF FIRE SOLUTIONS FOR CLEAN AGENT FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM FOR AIRPORT (IFB 14-03):
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve an agreement with EMF Fire Solutions for Clean Agent Fire Suppression equipment and its installation in the Airport’s Information Technology (IT) server room in the amount of $25,512.00; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A____.

2.M. LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH MOBILEMONEY, INC. FOR AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINE (ATM) SERVICES:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve a license agreement with MobileMoney, Inc. to provide Automated Teller Machine (ATM) Services at the Palm Springs International Airport effective January 4, 2014, through January 3, 2017, with two one-year extensions; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A____.

2.N. APPROVE AN AMENDMENT TO DESTINATION PALM SPRINGS AGREEMENT NO. A6187 WITH PS RESORTS, EXTENDING THE AGREEMENT FOR AN ADDITIONAL THREE YEARS:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. A6187 with PS Resorts; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute the amendment to the agreement. A6187.

2.O. AGREEMENT FOR PLACEMENT OF ARTWORK ON PRIVATE PROPERTY AT 370 WEST SAN RAFAEL DRIVE AND GRANT OF EASEMENT WITH DAVID BELL AND REIMBURSEMENT OF PUBLIC ART FEE IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,800:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve an agreement for placement of artwork on private property at 370 West San Rafael Drive and grant of easement between the City of Palm Springs and David E. Bell and Reimbursement of Public Art Fee in the amount of $4,800.00; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A____.

2.P. AGREEMENT FOR LOAN AND PLACEMENT OF ARTWORK AT 1103 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE FROM THE ARCHANGEL GALLERY:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve an agreement for the loan and placement of artwork at 1103 North Palm Canyon Drive from the Archangel Gallery; and 2) 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: None.

4. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

4.A. TAHQUITZ CANYON WAY MEDIAN LANDSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS, SUNRISE WAY TO EL CIELO ROAD:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Reaffirm the 2012 City Council approval of conceptual landscape plans for the Tahquitz Canyon Way Median from Sunrise Way to Civic Drive; 2) Direct staff on the conceptual plans for the Civic Median zone for the Tahquitz Canyon Way Median from Civic Drive to El Cielo Road; 2) 3) Approve Measure J multiyear funding for the total project in the amount of $2.06 million over two Fiscal Years (2013-14 and 2014-15); and 4) Direct staff to solicit a proposal for the final construction design plans and specifications for the Tahquitz Canyon Way Median Landscape Improvement Project from Sunrise Way to El Cielo Road.

5. NEW BUSINESS:

5.A. RESOLUTION OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE FOR D RESORT CORPORATION IN ORDER TO SELL BEER AND WINE (TYPE 42 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LICENSE) FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2249 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE IN ORDER TO SELL BEER AND WINE (TYPE 42 STATE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LICENSE) FOR THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2249 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, WITHIN CENSUS TRACT 0446.06.”

5.B. INDIAN CANYON DRIVE TWO-WAY TRAFFIC CONVERSION STUDY:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Receive and file report; and 2) Provide direction to staff concerning further action.

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, December 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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