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City Council Meeting Agenda and Staff Reports

January 7, 2015

CITY COUNCIL
AND AS SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE PALM SPRINGS COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA

Council Chamber, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California 92262
www.palmspringsca.gov

AGENDA


Steve Pougnet, Mayor
Paul Lewin, Mayor Pro Tem
Ginny Foat, Councilmember
Rick Hutcheson, 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
Marcus Fuller, Assistant City Manager/City Engineer
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 and 26.103. 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: Michale Cashe, 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. VIA OLIVERA, LLC, TENTATIVE TRACT MAP (TTM) 36737 FOR A FIVE (5) LOT SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION, PRELIMINARY PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT (PDD) 373, AND A MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION AT 199 WEST VIA OLIVERA AND CEQA NOTICE OF EXEMPTION (CASE 5.1348/TTM 36737/PDD 373/3.3730 MAJ):
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 PRELIMINARY PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 373, MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION 3.3730 MAJ, AND TENTATIVE TRACT MAP 36737 FOR A FIVE (5) LOT SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION AND CEQA NOTICE OF EXEMPTION AT 199 WEST VIA OLIVERA, ZONE R-2, SECTION 3 (CASE 5.1348/TTM 36737/PDD 373/3.3730 MAJ).”

1.B. WEST COAST HOUSING PARTNERS FOR APPROVAL OF A PRELIMINARY AND FINAL PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT IN LIEU OF A CHANGE OF ZONE, A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR CONDOMINIUM USES IN THE RESORT COMBINING ZONE, A MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION, AND A TENTATIVE TRACT MAP FOR CONDOMINIUM PURPOSES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF 46 TWO-STORY DETACHED RESIDENTIAL UNITS ON ROUGHLY 5.23 ACRES AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE AND ALVARADO ROAD AND ADOPTING A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION UNDER CEQA (CASE 5.1340 CUP PDD 370/3.3742 MAJ/TTM 36725) (ZONE C-1/RGA-6/RESORT COMBINING ZONE) (APN’S 504-074-001, 002 AND 008): 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 UNDER CEQA AND APPROVING TENTATIVE TRACT MAP (TTM) 36725 (CASE 5.1340 CUP PDD 370/3.3742 MAJ/TTM 36725); and 3) Waive the reading of the ordinance text in its entirety, read by title only, and introduce on first reading Ordinance No.____, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A PRELIMINARY AND FINAL PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT (PDD) 370 IN LIEU OF A CHANGE OF ZONE FOR A PROPOSED COMMUNITY COMPRISED OF 46 TWO-STORY DETACHED RESIDENTIAL UNITS, PRIVATE STREETS, AND OPEN SPACE ON A ROUGHLY 5.23 ACRE SITE LOCATED AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE AND ALVARADO ROAD (APN’S 504-074-001, 002 AND 008) (CASE 5.1340 CUP PDD 370/3.3742 MAJ/TTM 36725).”

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 January 7, 2015, City Council Agenda.

2.B. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the City Council Minutes of December 17, 2014.

2.C. SECOND READING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 1865 AUTHORIZING THE LEVY OF SPECIAL TAXES IN A COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT, INCLUDING CERTAIN ANNEXATION TERRITORY (ANNEXATION NO. 5):
RECOMMENDATION: Waive the reading of the ordinance text in its entirety and adopt Ordinance No. 1865, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING THE LEVY OF SPECIAL TAXES IN A COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT, INCLUDING CERTAIN ANNEXATION TERRITORY (ANNEXATION NO. 5)."

2.D. SECOND READING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 1866 AUTHORIZING THE LEVY OF SPECIAL TAXES IN A COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT, INCLUDING CERTAIN ANNEXATION TERRITORY (ANNEXATION NO. 6):
RECOMMENDATION: Waive the reading of the ordinance text in its entirety and adopt Ordinance No. 1866, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING THE LEVY OF SPECIAL TAXES IN A COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT, INCLUDING CERTAIN ANNEXATION TERRITORY (ANNEXATION NO. 6)."

2.E. SECOND READING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 1867 AUTHORIZING THE LEVY OF SPECIAL TAXES IN A COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT, INCLUDING CERTAIN ANNEXATION TERRITORY (ANNEXATION NO. 7):
RECOMMENDATION: Waive the reading of the ordinance text in its entirety and adopt Ordinance No. 1867, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING THE LEVY OF SPECIAL TAXES IN A COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT, INCLUDING CERTAIN ANNEXATION TERRITORY (ANNEXATION NO. 7)."

2.F. SECOND READING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 1868 TO AMEND THE PALM SPRINGS ZONING CODE RELATING TO EMERGENCY SHELTERS IN THE M-2 (MANUFACTURING) DISTRICT AND CEQA NOTICE OF EXEMPTION (CASE 5.1332-ZTA):
RECOMMENDATION: Waive the reading of the ordinance text in its entirety and adopt Ordinance No. 1868, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING PALM SPRINGS ZONING CODE SECTION 92.17.1.01 RELATING TO EMERGENCY SHELTERS."

2.G. RESOLUTION OF INTENTION AND PROPOSED BOUNDARY MAP TO ANNEX TERRITORY TO COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 2005-1 (PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES) ANNEXATION NO. 8 AND ANNEXATION NO. 9:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO AUTHORIZE THE ANNEXATION OF TERRITORY TO COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 2005-1 (PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES) AND TO AUTHORIZE THE LEVY OF SPECIAL TAXES THEREIN ANNEXATION NO. 8;” 2) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO AUTHORIZE THE ANNEXATION OF TERRITORY TO COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 2005-1 (PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES) AND TO AUTHORIZE THE LEVY OF SPECIAL TAXES THEREIN ANNEXATION NO. 9;” and 3) Set the public hearing for 6:00 p.m. on February 18, 2015, for public comment and for the filing of written protest by any property owner regarding the annexation of territory to Community Facilities District 2005-1, the levy of a special tax for public safety services, and a special landowner election.

2.H. TREASURER’S INVESTMENT REPORT AS OF NOVEMBER 30, 2014:
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and File the Treasurer’s Investment Report as of November 30, 2014.

2.I. APPROVE A TEN-YEAR MAINTENANCE SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH WESTERN ENERGY SYSTEMS FOR THE COGENERATION PLANT ENGINE/GENERATOR:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve a ten-year maintenance service agreement with Western Energy Systems for the cogeneration plant engine/generator in a form approved by the City Attorney; and
2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A____.

2.J. APPROVE CHANGE ORDER NO. 6 TO AGREEMENT NO. A6375 WITH OPTERRA ENERGY SERVICES, INC. ADDING A FIBER OPTIC ENERGY MANAGEMENT COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM FOR THE MUNICIPAL COMPLEX IN THE AMOUNT OF $97,008:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve Change Order No. 6 to Agreement No. A6375 with opTerra Energy Services, Inc. adding a fiber optic energy management computer communications system for the municipal complex in the amount of $97,008; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A6375.

2.K. THE DESERT PALISADES SPECIFIC PLAN ADOPTING AN ADDENDUM TO A PREVIOUSLY CERTIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (EIR) RELATED TO DEVELOPMENT OF A 117-ACRE SITE IN PLANNING AREA 4 OF THE ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE AREA – SPECIFIC PLAN ZONE (ESA-SP) (CHINO CONE) AT THE WESTERN TERMINUS OF WEST RACQUET CLUB ROAD:
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. ____ “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING AN ADDENDUM TO THE PREVIOUSLY CERTIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT FOR THE DESERT PALISADES SPECIFIC PLAN (DPSP), IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA) GUIDELINES, SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 4, RANGE 4 (IL) (CASE 5.1154 SP).”

2.L. DEVELOPMENT PROJECT FEE REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-14:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Receive and file the Development Project Fee Report for Fiscal Year 2013-14; and 2) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, MAKING CERTAIN FINDINGS AND ACKNOWLEDGING RECEIPT OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2013-14 DEVELOPMENT FEE REPORT REQUIRED BY GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 66000.”

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. AMENDMENT TO THE CITY’S SPECIAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOCUS INCENTIVE AREAS PROGRAM GUIDELINES AND AMEND THE FISCAL YEAR 2014-15 BUDGET TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR THE AGREEMENT:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Adopt Resolution No____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE BUDGET FOR THE 2014-15 FISCAL YEAR TO PROVIDE $250,000 FOR THE INCENTIVE GRANT AGREEMENT;” 2) Adopt Resolution No____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE GUIDELINES FOR THE SPECIAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOCUS INCENTIVE PROGRAM AREAS;” and
3) Authorize the City Manager to execute all documents related to the Special Economic Development Focus Incentive Areas Program.


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, January 21, 2015, 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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