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City Council Meeting Agenda and Staff Reports

July 15, 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:  

INVOCATION:  Rabbi Sally Olins, Temple Isaiah.  

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.    REVIEW AND EVALUATION OF APPLICATIONS AND AWARD A FIFTH AND SIXTH PERMIT FOR A MEDICAL CANNABIS COOPERATIVE OR COLLECTIVE AND CEQA EXEMPTION DETERMINATION:  
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Open the public hearing and receive public testimony and evaluate the qualified applications from the 2014 permit process, and consider an award up to two additional permits to operate a medical cannabis cooperative and/or collective; and 2) Adopt a resolution or resolutions awarding permits for medical cannabis for up to two additional cooperatives or collectives, subject to conditions of approval.

1.B.    AN APPEAL BY O & M HR, LLC, OF THE HISTORIC SITE PRESERVATION BOARD ACTION TO INITIATE STUDY FOR POSSIBLE CLASS 1 HISTORIC SITE DESIGNATION AND A STAY OF DEMOLITION FOR “THE TAHQUITZ PLAZA” BUILDINGS, LOCATED AT 600 TO 750 E. TAHQUITZ CANYON WAY, ZONE REO (CASE HSPB 97):  
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, DENYING AN APPEAL BY O & M HR, LLC, REGARDING THE ACTIONS BY THE HISTORIC SITE PRESERVATION BOARD TO INITIATE A STUDY OF THE TAHQUITZ PLAZA COMPLEX FOR CLASS 1 HISTORIC DESIGNATION AND IMPOSING A 120-DAY STAY OF DEMOLITION FOR THE PROPERTIES LOCATED AT 600 – 750 EAST TAHQUITZ CANYON WAY, ZONE REO (CASE HSPB 97).”  

1.C.    CONSIDERATION OF A ZONE TEXT AMENDMENT TO AMEND THE PALM SPRINGS ZONING CODE (PSZC) CHAPTERS 92 AND 93 TO MODIFY THE SETBACK REQUIREMENTS AND AESTHETIC STANDARDS FOR NEW CARPORT STRUCTURES IN THE R-2 (LIMITED MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL) AND R-3 (MULTIPLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL AND HOTEL) ZONING DISTRICTS AND APPROVAL OF AN ASSOCIATED NOTICE OF EXEMPTION PURSUANT TO CEQA (CASE 5.1368 ZTA):  
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Table the public hearing with no public testimony at this time; 2) Continue the Public Hearing to September 16, 2015; and 3) Direct the City Clerk to post a Notice of Continued Public Hearing pursuant to law.

1.D.    AMENDMENT TO THE DESERT PALISADES SPECIFIC PLAN TO ALLOW RESIDENT ACCESS TO TRAM WAY AND TO DESIGNATE A 5-ACRE PARCEL TO THE PLAN AREA AS PERMANENT OPEN SPACE (CASE 5.1154-A SP)Additional Staff Report Material
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 ADDENDUM TO THE PREVIOUSLY CERTIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT FOR, AND AMENDING THE DESERT PALISADES SPECIFIC PLAN TO ALLOW RESIDENT ACCESS TO TRAM WAY AND TO INCORPORATE INTO THE PLAN AREA AN APPROXIMATELY 5 ACRE PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED ON THE NORTHERLY SIDE OF TRAM WAY FOR BOULDER PLACEMENT AND LANDSCAPE ENHANCEMENT TO BE DESIGNATED AS PERMANENT OPEN SPACE.”  

1.E.    AMENDMENT TO THE SECTION 14 SPECIFIC PLAN CLARIFYING A MAXIMUM PERMITTED HEIGHT OF 24 FEET FOR THE MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (MR) LAND USE DESIGNATION
(CASE 5.1374 SP-A)
:  
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 CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION FROM CEQA AND APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE SECTION 14 SPECIFIC PLAN CLARIFYING A MAXIMUM PERMITTED HEIGHT OF 24 FEET IN THE MR
(MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL) LAND USE DESIGNATION.”  

1.F.    APPROVAL OF THE USER FEE STUDY / COST ALLOCATION PLAN AND ASSOCIATED COMPREHENSIVE FEE SCHEDULE AND MODIFYING AND APPROVING CERTAIN USER FEES AND CHARGES:   Staff Report Part 2         Staff Report Part 3
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Open the Public Hearing and accept public testimony on the Comprehensive Fee Schedule; 2) Adopt Resolution
No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A USER FEE STUDY AND COST ALLOCATION PLAN, MODIFYING AND APPROVING CERTAIN USER FEES AND CHARGES AND ADOPTING THE COMPREHENSIVE FEE SCHEDULE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2015-16;” and 3) Direct the City Manager and Director of Finance and Treasurer to incorporate the approved user fees as part of the previously adopted Fiscal Year 2015-16 Budget, and make other modifications thereto as may otherwise be necessary.

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 July 15, 2015, City Council Agenda.

2.B.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the City Council Minutes of July 1, 2015.

2.C.    RATIFY AND APPOINT THE NOMINATION OF THE CITY OF CATHEDRAL CITY TO THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT COMMISSION FOR THE TERM ENDING JUNE 30, 2018:
RECOMMENDATION:  Appoint John Haag, III, as the City of Cathedral City representative, to the Palm Springs International Airport Commission for the term ending June 30, 2018.

2.D.    STAFF AUTHORIZED AGREEMENTS AND PURCHASE ORDERS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2015:
RECOMMENDATION:  Receive and file the report of Staff Authorized Agreements and Purchase Orders for the period of June 1 through June 30, 2015.  

2.E.    APPROVAL OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH ESGIL CORPORATION FOR “ON CALL” BUILDING PLAN CHECK SERVICES AND APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH RKA CONSULTING, INC. FOR “ON CALL” BUILDING PLAN CHECK SERVICES:  
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Terminate Agreement No. A2683 with Esgil Corporation, effective September 13, 2015, and approve a new agreement with Esgil Corporation for “On-Call” Building Plan Review Services for an initial term through June 30, 2018, subject to two additional one year extensions approved at the discretion of the City Manager; 2) Approve Amendment No. 2 to Agreement No. A6208 with RKA Consulting Group, Inc. for “On-Call” Building Plan Review Services; and 3) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.  A2683.  A____.  A6208.  

2.F.    INITIATION OF ANNEXATIONS NO. 9 THROUGH NO. 12 TO COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 2005-1 (PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES):  
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO ANNEX TERRITORY INTO A COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT AND TO AUTHORIZE THE LEVY OF SPECIAL TAXES FOR CITY OF PALM SPRINGS COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 2005-1 (PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES), ANNEXATION NO. 9, VIBRANTE, TRACT MAP NO. 32736;” 2) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO ANNEX TERRITORY INTO A COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT AND TO AUTHORIZE THE LEVY OF SPECIAL TAXES FOR CITY OF PALM SPRINGS COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 2005-1 (PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES), ANNEXATION NO. 10, CAMERON, TRACT MAP NO. 33575;” 3) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO ANNEX TERRITORY INTO A COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT AND TO AUTHORIZE THE LEVY OF SPECIAL TAXES FOR CITY OF PALM SPRINGS COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 2005-1, (PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES), ANNEXATION NO. 11, PALM RIDGE, TRACT MAP NO. 36738;” and 4) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO ANNEX TERRITORY INTO A COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT AND TO AUTHORIZE THE LEVY OF SPECIAL TAXES FOR CITY OF PALM SPRINGS COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 2005-1, (PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES), ANNEXATION NO. 12, VIA OLIVERA, TRACT MAP NO. 36737.”

2.G.    INITIATION OF ANNEXATIONS NO. 1 AND NO. 2 TO COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 2007-1 (PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES):  
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO ANNEX TERRITORY INTO A COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT AND TO AUTHORIZE THE LEVY OF SPECIAL TAXES FOR CITY OF PALM SPRINGS COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 2007-1, (PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES), ANNEXATION NO. 1, CANYON LOFTS, TRACT MAP NO. 36815;” and 2) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO ANNEX TERRITORY INTO A COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT AND TO AUTHORIZE THE LEVY OF SPECIAL TAXES FOR CITY OF PALM SPRINGS COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 2007-1, (PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES), ANNEXATION NO. 2, 18 @ TWIN PALMS, TRACT MAP NO. 36651.”

2.H.    APPROVAL OF PARCEL MAP 36686, PROPERTY LOCATED AT 260 W. VISTA CHINO, TO BE DIVIDED INTO THREE (3) SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL PARCELS IDENTIFIED AS “KAPTUR COURT”:
RECOMMENDATION:  Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PARCEL MAP 36686 FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 260 W. VISTA CHINO, IN SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 4 EAST.”  

2.I.    APPROVAL OF TRACT MAP 33575 AND A SUBDIVISION IMPROVEMENT AGREEMENT WITH RREF II-DC CAMERON, LLC FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SOUTH PALM CANYON DRIVE AND MESQUITE AVENUE:  
RECOMMENDATION:  Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING TRACT MAP 33575 AND AN ASSOCIATED SUBDIVISION IMPROVEMENT AGREEMENT WITH RREF II-DC CAMERON, LLC, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SOUTH PALM CANYON DRIVE AND MESQUITE AVENUE, IN SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 4 EAST.”

2.J.    APPROVAL OF TRACT MAP 32736 AND A SUBDIVISION IMPROVEMENT AGREEMENT WITH TAHQUITZ 41, LLC FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 6500 34TH AVENUE, PROJECT IDENTIFIED AS VIBRANTE:  
RECOMMENDATION:  Adopt Resolution No. ____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING TRACT MAP 32736 AND AN ASSOCIATED SUBDIVISION IMPROVEMENT AGREEMENT WITH TAHQUITZ 41, LLC, FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 6500 34TH AVENUE (PROJECT IDENTIFIED AS VIBRANTE), IN SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 5 EAST.”

2.K.    APPROVAL OF A SEWER CONNECTION EXEMPTION FOR THE PROPERTY LOCATED 584 WEST PANGA WAY IN ACCORDANCE WITH TITLE 15 OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE:  
RECOMMENDATION:  Approve an exemption to the requirement to connect to the public sewer system for the property located at 584 West Panga Way, in accordance with Chapter 15.14.010 of the Palm Springs Municipal Code, and Resolution No. 20650.  

2.L.    ACCEPT AN AWARD FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IN THE AMOUNT OF $20,031 AND APPROVE AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE AND OTHER PARTICIPATING CITIES FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE GRANT:
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Approve the acceptance of a grant award from the United States Department of Justice in the amount of $20,031 for the 2015 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program; 2) Approve an Interlocal Agreement with the County of Riverside, and various cities within Riverside County, for the County of Riverside to administer the grant on behalf of participating agencies; and 3) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.  A6244.  
    
2.M.    CHANGE ORDER NO. 1 TO AGREEMENT NO. A6593 WITH HILLCREST CONTRACTING, INC. IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $48,267.39 FOR THE VISTA CHINO AT FARRELL DRIVE STREET IMPROVEMENTS, FEDERAL PROJECT CML 5282 (037) (CP 09-11):
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve Construction Contract Change Order No. 1 in an amount not to exceed $48,267.39 to the Construction Contract with Hillcrest Contracting, Inc., for an increased total contract amount of $374,880.39 for the Vista Chino at Farrell Drive Street Improvements, Federal Project No. CML 5282 (037) (CP 09-11); 2) Authorize the City Manager to approve an additional amount not to exceed $25,000 in cumulative change orders for additional required work recommended by the City Engineer; and 3) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents. A6593.  

2.N.    APPROVAL AND AUTHORIZATION TO AWARD THE AIRPORT LANDSCAPE CONVERSION PROJECT (CP 15-22):    
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Authorize the City Manager to award a construction contract to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for the Airport Landscape Conversion Project, City Project No. 15-22, in an amount not to exceed the available project budget of $1,245,000; and
2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.  A____.  
    
2.O.    APPROVAL OF PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS AND ESTIMATE (PS&E) AND AUTHORIZATION TO BID FOR THE 2015 SLURRY SEAL (CP 15-02):  
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve the specifications and working details for the 2015 Slurry Seal Project (CP 15-02); and 2) Authorize staff to advertise and solicit bids.  
    
2.P.    AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A CONSENT TO THE SOLAR POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT AND SITE LEASE BETWEEN THE PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM AND NOBELL ENERGY SOLUTIONS:  
RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the City Manager to execute a written consent on behalf of the City to the agreement between the Palm Springs Air Museum and Nobel Energy Solutions for the installation and operation of a solar power energy system for the benefit of the Air Museum.

2.Q.    APPROVE AN AGREEMENT WITH KRONOS INC. TO UPGRADE AND PROVIDE CLOUD HOSTING SERVICES FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT SCHEDULING SOFTWARE (WORKFORCE TELESTAFF):  
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve agreement with Kronos Inc. to upgrade the fire department scheduling software Web Access Telestaff v2x to Workforce Telestaff v4 in the Kronos Cloud in an amount not to exceed $35,316.75; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.  A____.  

2.R.    APPROVAL OF PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS AND ESTIMATE AND AUTHORIZATION TO BID FOR THE FIRE STATION NO. 2 HVAC CHILLER REPLACEMENT (CP 14-17):  
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Approve the plans, specifications and estimate; and 2) Authorize staff to advertise and solicit bids for the Fire Station No. 2 HVAC Chiller Replacement (CP 14-17).  

2.S.    AMENDMENT NO 2. TO AGREEMENT NO. A5966 WITH EVA’S AT THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT EXTENDING THE TERM UP TO FOUR (4) YEARS:
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve Amendment No. 2 to Agreement
No. A5966 with Eva's at the Palm Springs International Airport, extending the term three years effective September 1, 2015, to August 31, 2018, with an option for a fourth year; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.  A5966.  
    
2.T.    PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM:  
RECOMMENDATION: 1) Approve the Palm Springs International Airport’s (PSP) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, pending FAA approval; and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.

2.U.    APPROVAL OF A PURCHASE ORDER IN THE AMOUNT OF $166,400 TO INTERWEST CONSULTING GROUP, INC., FOR BUILDING INSPECTIONS REQUIRED FOR NEW COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS LOCATED IN PARCEL MAP 36446 (“DOWNTOWN PALM SPRINGS”):  
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Approve a Purchase Order in the amount of $166,400 to Interwest Consulting Group, Inc., in accordance with Agreement No. A6686, to coordinate and provide as-needed building inspections through Fiscal Year 2015-16 required for new commercial buildings being constructed within Parcel Map 36446, “Downtown Palm Springs;” and 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.  A6686.  

2.V.    AUTHORIZE ANNUAL BLANKET PURCHASE ORDERS TO DESERT SECURITY FOR VACATION RENTAL RESPONSE PROGRAM AND NIGHTLY SUNRISE PARK PATROLS:
RECOMMENDATION:  1) Authorize the issuance of an annual blanket purchase order to Desert Security for the Vacation Rental Response Program at the stated hourly rates; 2) Authorize the issuance of an annual blanket purchase order to Desert Security for nightly patrol service at Sunrise Park at the stated hourly rates; and 3) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
    
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.    CITY COUNCIL DIRECTED INDEPENDENT LEGAL AND ACCOUNTING REVIEW OF POLICY, PROCEDURES, REGULATIONS AND PRACTICES FOR THE TRANSFER AND/OR SALE OF CITY AND SUCCESSOR AGENCY OWNED REAL PROPERTY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAMS:  
RECOMMENDATION:  Receive the Certified Public Accountants report on the Economic Development Incentive Programs, from Brabo & Carlsen, LLP, Certified Public Accountants.  

4.B.    APPROVAL OF PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS AND ESTIMATE AND AUTHORIZATION TO BID THE TAHQUITZ CREEK TRIANGLE GATEWAY (CP 14-16):  
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the plans, specifications and estimate and authorize staff to advertise and solicit bids for the Tahquitz Creek Triangle Gateway (CP 14-16).

4.C.    DEMOLITION OF THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 999 S. PALM CANYON DRIVE (FORMERLY MAGRUDER CHEVROLET):  
RECOMMENDATION:  Direct staff as appropriate.  

4.D.    CITY COUNCIL SUBCOMMITTEE PROGRESS REPORT AND UPDATE ON THE DOWNTOWN PALM SPRINGS PARK:  
RECOMMENDATION:  Direct staff as deemed appropriate.  

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, September 2, 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.

 **ENJOY YOUR SUMMER**


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