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City Council Meeting Agenda and Staff Reports

March 18, 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:  Palm Springs Air Force ROTC Junior Color Guard.  

INVOCATION:  Rev Armand Kreft, St. Margaret’s Episcopal 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.    41st PROGRAM YEAR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) 2015-16 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN AND CDBG BUDGET APPROVAL, AUTHORIZATION TO SUBMIT TO THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT GRANT NO. B-15-MC-06-0561 IN THE AMOUNT OF $343,175, 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 2015-16 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) ANNUAL ACTION PLAN, APPROVING THE CDBG BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2015-16, 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 AGREEMENT
WITH HUD (GRANT NO. B-15-MC-06-0561) IN THE AMOUNT OF $343,175 AND THE SUBRECIPIENT AGREEMENTS."  A5814.    

The Ranch Recovery Center                     $80,777
Solar Panel Energy Conservation                    A____.  

Desert AIDS Project                         $72,294
Emergency Preparedness Generator                  A____.  

Senior Advocates of the Desert                     $15,000
Low-Income Seniors                          A____.  

Fair Housing Council of Riverside                 $30,000
Fair Housing Services                          A____.  

Jewish Family Service of the Desert                 $15,000
KidFirst Healthy Life Program                      A____.  

Shelter from the Storm                         $15,000
Client Case Management                          A____.  

City of Palm Springs Dept. of Parks & Recreation         $19,987
James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center Audio Visual Improvements

City of Palm Springs Dept. of Public Works & Engineering    $50,000
Citywide ADA Curb Ramp and Sidewalk

1.B.    APPROVE A SPECIAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOCUS AREA PROGRAM GRANT AGREEMENT WITH MISTER LYONS, LLC IN THE AMOUNT OF $250,000 LOCATED AT 233 EAST PALM CANYON DRIVE:  
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Open the public hearing and receive public testimony; 2) Approve a Grant Agreement in the amount of $250,000 with Mister Lyons, LLC, located at 233 East Palm Canyon Drive, under the Special Economic Development Focus Area Program; and 3) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.  A____.  
 
1.C.    SERGE DOROSHIN (CANYON LOFTS) PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT (PDD 376), A TENTATIVE TRACT MAP (TTM 36815) FOR CONDOMINIUM PURPOSES, AND MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPROVAL TO CONSTRUCT A 32-UNIT CONDOMINIUM COMPLEX, AND TWO LIVE WORK UNITS LOCATED AT 262 SOUTH INDIAN CANYON DRIVE, AND APPROVING A CEQA MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION (CASE 5.1358-PDD 376 / TTM 36815 & 3.3788-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, ADOPTING A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION (MND) AND APPROVING TENTATIVE TRACT MAP 36815 (TTM 36815) FOR THE CREATION OF A CONDOMINIUM MAP ON APPROXIMATELY 1.8-ACRE PARCEL, PRELIMINARY PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 376 (PDD 376) AND MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPROVAL FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF 32 CONDOMINIUM AND TWO LIVE-WORK UNITS LOCATED AT 262 SOUTH INDIAN CANYON DRIVE, WITHIN SECTION 14 SPECIFIC PLAN AREA, ZONE LSC, SECTION 14”.

1.D.    750 LOFTS, LLC MIXED-USE HOTEL DEVELOPMENT ON A 1.13-ACRE PARCEL LOCATED AT 750 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, ZONE C-1 / R-3 / PD 104 / RESORT COMBINING ZONE / LAS PALMAS BUSINESS HISTORIC DISTRICT, AND APPROVING A CEQA MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION (HD-1) (CASE 5.1350 PDD 374 / GPA):  
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, APPROVING A GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT CHANGING THE LAND USE DESIGNATION FROM NEIGHBORHOOD COMMUNITY COMMERCIAL (NCC) TO MIXED-USE / MULTI-USE CBD AS DEFINED IN THE 2007 GENERAL PLAN (ADOPTED BY CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION NO. 22077) FOR A 1.13-ACRE PARCEL LOCATED AT 750 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE (ZONE C-1 / R-3 / RESORT COMBINING ZONE, PD 104, LAS PALMAS BUSINESS HISTORIC DISTRICT (HD-1) (CASE 5.1350 PDD 374 / GPA / CUP, 3.3795 MAJ);” 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, A PRELIMINARY PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT IN LIEU OF A CHANGE OF ZONE ESTABLISHING SPECIFIC USES AND DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS, AND SEEKING RELIEF FROM THE DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS OF THE HIGH-RISE ORDINANCE, FOR A 1.13-ACRE LOCATED AT 750 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE (ZONE C-1 / R-3 / RESORT COMBINING ZONE / PD 104 / LAS PALMAS BUSINESS HISTORIC DISTRICT (HD-1) (CASE 5.1350 PDD 374).”  

1.E.    AMENDMENT TO THE PALM SPRINGS ZONING CODE RELATING TO ACCESSORY SECOND DWELLING UNITS (CASE 5.1341 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 SECTIONS 91.00.10 AND 93.23.14, AND REPEALING SECTIONS 92.00.01.C.10, 92.01.01.D.3, 92.02.01.C.7, AND 92.03.01.C.1, OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE, RELATING TO ACCESSORY SECOND DWELLING UNITS.”  

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 18, 2015, City Council Agenda.

2.B.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the City Council Minutes of March 4, 2015.

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 1-31-15 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 419003 THROUGH 419022 TOTALING $72,496.18 LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1076517 THROUGH 1076537 TOTALING $106,359.98, FIVE WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $50,005.51, AND NINE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,386,934.92 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,615,796.59, 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 1076538 THROUGH 1076659 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $727,628.52, 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 1076660 THROUGH 1076822 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,401,652.64, 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 2-14-15 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 419023 THROUGH 419041 TOTALING $27,907.84 LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1076823 THROUGH 1076843 TOTALING $106,285.35, FIVE WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $51,040.81, AND EIGHT ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,431,425,18 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,616,659.18, 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 1076844 THROUGH 1076941 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,197,210.39, 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 1076942 THROUGH 1077048 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,823,187.14, 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 ENDED 02-28-2015 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 419042 THROUGH 419058 TOTALING $26,829.00 LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1077049 THROUGH 1077069 TOTALING $106,386.04, FIVE WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $51,084.81, AND THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,202,385.07 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,386,684.92, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA;” and 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 1077070 THROUGH 1077190 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,387,611.18, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA.”

2.D.    STAFF AUTHORIZED AGREEMENTS AND PURCHASE ORDERS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2015:
RECOMMENDATION:  Receive and file the report of Staff Authorized Agreements and Purchase Orders for the period of February 1 through February 28, 2015.

2.E.    APPROVE A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH TRANSTECH ENGINEERS, INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF $49,190 FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR THE FARRELL DRIVE RIGHT TURN LANE AT VISTA CHINO (HIGHWAY 111) PROJECT (CP 09-11):  
RECOMMENDATION:  1) In accordance with Section 7.04.030 of the Palm Springs Municipal Code, determine that Transtech Engineers, Inc., due to its experience demonstrated in a prior contract with the City, is uniquely qualified to provide construction management services for the Farrell Drive Right Turn Lane at Vista Chino (Highway 111) Project, Federal Aid Project No. CML 5282 (037) (CP 09-11); 2) Approve a Professional Services Agreement with Transtech Engineers, Inc. in the amount of $49,190 for the Farrell Drive Right Turn Lane at Vista Chino (Highway 111) Project, Federal Aid Project No. CML 5282 (037) (CP 09-11); and 3) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A____.  

2.F.    APPROVE THE COOPERATIVE PURCHASE OF MAINTENANCE EDGE ONLINE SOFTWARE SYSTEM FROM FACILITY DUDE INC. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF MAINTENANCE AND FACILITIES, FOR A TOTAL COST NOT TO EXCEED $45,000 INCLUSIVE OF ANNUAL LICENSE AND MAINTENANCE FOR FIVE (5) YEARS:  
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Approve the purchase of the Maintenance Edge online software system and licenses from Facility Dude Inc., through the National Joint Powers Alliance (“NJPA”) cooperative purchase agreement for a total cost not to exceed $45,000 inclusive of the initial set-up, training, and license and maintenance fees for five (5) years; and 2) Authorize the City Manager or his designee to execute all necessary documents.

2.G.    AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF TWO ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLES WITH AN ESTIMATED TOTAL COST OF $83,000:  
RECOMMENDATION:  Authorize the purchase of two plug-in electric 2015 Chevrolet Volt vehicles with an estimated total cost of $83,000.  

2.H.    ACCEPTANCE OF THE 2014 SEWER COLLECTION SYSTEM REPAIRS PROJECT (CP 14-10):  
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Accept the public works improvement identified as the 2014 Sewer Collection System Repairs Project (CP 14-10) as completed; 2) Authorize the City Engineer to execute and file for recordation with the Riverside County Recorder a Notice of Completion for the Sewer Collection System Repairs Project (CP 14-10); and 3) Authorize release of retention to Veolia 30 days after the recordation of the Notice of Completion.

2.I.    ACCEPTANCE OF RELINQUISHMENT OF PROPERTY FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND WAIVING THE 90 DAYS’ NOTICE OF INTENTION TO RELINQUISHMENT, ASSOCIATED WITH THE INTERSTATE 10/INDIAN CANYON DRIVE INTERCHANGE PROJECT (CP 00-14):  
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Adopt Resolution No. ____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ACCEPTING THE RELINQUISHMENT OF COLLATERAL FACILITIES FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, INCORPORATING THE RIGHTS OF WAY INTO THE CITY’S MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBILITIES, AND WAIVING THE NINETY DAYS’ NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REQLINQUISHMENT, ASSOCIATED WITH THE INTERSTATE 10/INDIAN CANYON DRIVE INTERCHANGE PROJECT (CP 00-14);” and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.  A____.  

2.J.    MILLS ACT HISTORIC SITE CONTRACT FOR THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 107 EAST TWIN PALMS DRIVE, A CLASS 1 HISTORIC SITE (HSPB 73 / HD-2):  
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Approve a Mills Act Historic Property Agreement with Patrick Henry and Alex William Gonzalez, and the Royal Hawaiian Estates Homeowners Association, for 107 East Twin Palms Drive, a Class 1 Historic Site (HSPB 73 / HD-2); 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute the Agreement; and 3) Direct the City Clerk to record the Agreement.  A____.  

2.K.    APPROVAL OF THE PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS AND ESTIMATES AND AUTHORIZATION TO BID FOR THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TECHNOLOGY REPLACEMENT PROJECT (AIP 3-06-0181-052-2015):  
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Approve the plans and specifications for the Palm Springs International Airport Technology Replacement Project (AIP 3-06-0181-052-2015); and 2) Authorize staff to advertise and solicit bids.

2.L.   PROPOSED SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH CALIFA GROUP FOR THE PROVISION, INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF ADVANCED NETWORK (DATA) SERVICES AT PALM SPRINGS PUBLIC LIBRARY AND WELWOOD MURRAY MEMORIAL LIBRARY:  
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve a Services Agreement with Califa Group to provide high-speed internet at the Palm Springs Public Library and the Welwood Murray Memorial Library, and administer related consortium contracts with the California State Library and the California Research Education Network; and 2) Authorize the City Manager or his designee to execute all necessary documents.  A____.  
    
2.M.    APPROVE AN AGREEMENT WITH URS CORPORATION FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR THE TERMINAL SYSTEM CAPACITY IMPROVEMENTS AND SECURITY EQUIPMENT VERIFICATION $140,000:  
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Award contract to URS for professional services including construction management, security equipment verification, project compliance, and other aviation specific expertise as required by the Federal Aviation Administration, in an amount not to exceed $140,000 for up to a two-year term; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents and up to ten percent (10%) of additional change order work as may be required to address unexpected changes in the project.  A____.
 
2.N.    APPROVE A CALIFORNIA INNOVATION HUB MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (GO-BIZ):
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Approve the California Innovation Hub Memorandum of Understanding with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-BIZ); and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.  A____.  

2.O.    COUNCIL CHAMBER AUDIO/VISUAL EQUIPMENT UPGRADE, AND APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT NO. 2 IN THE AMOUNT OF $10,000 TO AGREEMENT NO. 6503 WITH TRITON TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, INC:  
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Approve Amendment No. 2 to Agreement No. A6503 with Triton Technology Solutions, Inc. in the amount of $10,000; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.  A6503.  

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.    APPROVAL OF PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE AIRPORT PARKING LOT IMPROVEMENT/LANDSCAPE CONVERSION PROJECT AND AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE AND SOLICIT BIDS:  
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve plans and specifications for the Airport Parking Lot/Landscape Conversion Project; and 2) Authorize staff to advertise for bids.  

5.    NEW BUSINESS:

5.A.    WOODBRIDGE PACIFIC GROUP, LLC, A MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPROVAL FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF 40 NEW SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL HOMES ON AN APPROXIMATELY 20-ACRE VACANT PARCEL LOCATED AT 665 WEST RAMON ROAD (CASE 3.3802-MAJ):  
RECOMMENDATION:  Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPROVAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF 40 NEW SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSES ON AN APPROXIMATE 20-ACRE SUBDIVISION LOCATED AT 665 WEST RAMON ROAD, ZONE R-1-C, SECTION 22 (CASE 3.3802-MAJ).”

5.B.    APPOINT TWO MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL TO THE AD HOC SUBCOMMITTEE FOR THE COUNCIL CHAMBER AUDIO/VISUAL EQUIPMENT UPGRADE PROJECT:  
RECOMMENDATION:  Appoint two-members of the City Council to an ad hoc City Council Subcommittee for the Council Chamber Audio/Visual Upgrade Project.  

5.C.    DISCUSSION ON THE PROPOSED LAND EXCHANGE BETWEEN THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT (BLM) AND THE AGUA CALIENTE BAND OF CAHUILLA INDIANS:  
RECOMMENDATION:  Direct staff as appropriate.  

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 1, 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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