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

CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
Council Chamber, City Hall
3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

www.palmspringsca.gov

 
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
            
           July 10, 2019          
 
           
4:00 PM CLOSED SESSION
6:00 PM REGULAR MEETING

Robert Moon, Mayor
Geoff Kors, Mayor Pro Tem
Christy Gilbert Holstege, Councilmember
Lisa Middleton, Councilmember
J. R. Roberts, Councilmember


 

City of Palm Springs Mission Statement: Palm Springs is an inclusive world-class city dedicated to providing excellent and responsive public services to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations.
 


David H. Ready, Esq., Ph.D., City Manager
Anthony J. Mejia, MMC, City Clerk
Marcus Fuller, MPA, P.E., P.L.S., Assistant City Manager 
Jeffrey S. Ballinger, City Attorney

Nancy Pauley, Director of Finance and Treasurer
Any person who wishes to provide public testimony for an Item on the Agenda MUST file a speaker card prior to the Public Testimony (Non-Public Hearing Agenda Items Only) prior to that portion of the meeting. Testimony for Public Hearings will be allowed only during the Public Hearing. [Two (2) minutes per speaker]

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. [Two (2) minutes per speaker]

Any person who wishes to speak on a topic not on the agenda 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. [Two (2) minutes per speaker] 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.

Please note, any agenda item which has not been initiated by 11:00 p.m. may be continued to a subsequent meeting.

At approximately 10:00 p.m., the City Council will determine the number of speakers who wish to address the City Council during Public Comment for non-Agenda Items, and determine which agenda items will be considered before the 11:00 p.m. Adjournment time.

 
The City Council encourages written public testimony prior to the meeting, which provides the City Council ample time and attention for consideration. All written testimony will be provided to the City Council prior to the discussion. Written testimony may be sent via email to CITYCLERK@palmspringsca.gov, by fax at (760) 322-8332, or hand delivery to the City Clerk, Palm Springs City Hall, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262.
 
             
 
RECOMMENDATION:
4:00 P.M. CLOSED SESSION
 
CALL TO ORDER (Council Chamber):
 
PUBLIC COMMENT FOR CLOSED SESSION ITEMS ONLY (Council Chamber): The City Council welcomes public input. Members of the public may address the City Council by completing a public comment card and giving it to the City Clerk prior to the meeting. Pursuant to State Law, the City Council may not discuss or take action on issues not on the meeting agenda (Government Code Section 54954.2). If you are compensated to communicate with City officials, you may be required to register and/or make certain disclosures as a lobbyist, please see the City Clerk for additional information.
 
RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION (Small Conference Room): See Closed Session Agenda.
 
 
6:00 P.M. REGULAR MEETING
 
CALL TO ORDER:
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
 
ROLL CALL:
 
PRESENTATIONS:
 
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.
 
REPORT OF CLOSED SESSION:
 
PUBLIC TESTIMONY: (Non-Public Hearing Agenda Items ONLY)
This time has been set aside for members of the public to address the City Council only on agenda items. Two (2) minutes will be assigned to each speaker. Testimony for Public Hearings will only be taken at the time of the hearing, and General Public Comments, non-agenda items, will be taken later in the meeting.
 
CITY COUNCIL, SUBCOMMITTEE, AND CITY MANAGER'S COMMENTS AND REPORTS: This time is set aside for the City Council to provide additional general comments, reports, and announcements. Additionally, 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.
 
1.   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 Acceptance of the Agenda. The ordinance title is deemed to be read in its entirety and further reading waived on any ordinance listed on the Consent Calendar.
 
A.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES
RECOMMENDATION:
Approve the City Council Meeting Minutes of June 19, 2019.
 
B.   RATIFY THE NOMINATION OF THE CITY OF INDIAN WELLS TO THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT COMMISSION
RECOMMENDATION:
Appoint Paul Budilo to the Palm Springs International Airport Commission for a term ending June 30, 2021.
 
C.   RATIFY THE NOMINATION OF THE PALM SPRINGS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION
RECOMMENDATION:
Reappoint Ellen Goodman to the Parks and Recreation Commission for a term ending June 30, 2022.
 
D.   RATIFY THE NOMINATION TO THE MOUNT SAN JACINTO WINTER PARK AUTHORITY
RECOMMENDATION:
Reappoint Nancy Stuart and Jerry Ogburn to the Mount San Jacinto Winter Park Authority for terms ending September 30, 2023.
 
E.   APPOINTMENTS TO THE VILLAGEFEST BOARD
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Appoint Celia Garton, Darryl Flick, and Daniel Gonnela to the VillageFest Board for terms ending June 30, 2022.
  2. Reappoint Chris Campbell to the VillageFest Board for a term ending June 30, 2021.
 
F.   APPOINTMENTS TO THE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Appoint Dr. Craig Borba to the Library Board of Trustees for a term ending June 30, 2022.
  2. Reappoint George McBride to the Library Board of Trustees for a term ending June 30, 2022.
 
G.   APPOINTMENTS TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Appoint Frank Alvarez to the Parks and Recreation Commission for a term ending June 30, 2020.
  2. Reappoint Travis Armstrong, Johnny Coladonato, and Alan Bowley to the Parks and Recreation Commission for terms ending June 30, 2022.
 
H.   SECOND READING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 1996 TO ADD SECTION 2.06.040 TO THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO THE SUSPENSION OF BOARD AND COMMISSION MEMBERS FOR FAILURE TO FILE MANDATORY PUBLIC DISCLOSURE REPORTS
RECOMMENDATION:
Waive the second reading of the ordinance text in its entirety and read by title only; and adopt Ordinance No. 1996, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ADDING SECTION 2.06.040 TO THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION RELATING TO THE SUSPENSION OF BOARDS AND COMMISSION MEMBERS FOR FAILURE TO FILE MANDATORY PUBLIC DISCLOSURE REPORTS."
 
 
I.   SECOND READING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 1997 OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING SECTIONS 14.26.020 AND 14.26.040 OF CHAPTER 14.26 OF TITLE 14 OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE, REGARDING STANDARDS FOR NEWSRACKS IN THE UPTOWN AND DOWNTOWN PALM SPRINGS AREA"
RECOMMENDATION:
Waive the second reading of the ordinance text in its entirety and read by title only; and adopt Ordinance No. 1997, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING SECTIONS 14.26.020 AND 14.26.040 OF CHAPTER 14.26 OF TITLE 14 OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE, REGARDING STANDARDS FOR NEWSRACKS IN THE UPTOWN AND DOWNTOWN PALM SPRINGS AREA."
 
J.   REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF MILLS ACT HISTORIC PROPERTY PRESERVATION AGREEMENT FOR A CLASS 1 HISTORIC SITE LOCATED AT 1786 SOUTH ARABY DRIVE (HSPB #103/HD-6).
RECOMMENDATION:
  1.  Approve a Mills Act Historic Property Agreement between the City of Palm Springs, Mark Luellen and Park Imperial South Homeowners Association, for 1786 S Araby Drive, a Class 1 Historic Site (HSPB #103/HD-6).
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute the Agreement.
  3. Direct the City Clerk to record the Agreement.
 
K.   AUTHORIZATION TO REDUCE SUBDIVISION IMPROVEMENT SECURITIES FOR THE "VIBE", TRACT NO. 36689
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt a Resolution entitled ,"A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING THE REDUCTION OF SECURITIES ASSOCIATED WITH TRACT MAP 36689 AND THE SUBDIVISION IMPROVEMENT AGREEMENT WITH JEN CALIFORNIA 3, LLC, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF FARRELL DRIVE AND BARISTO ROAD, IN SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 4 EAST".
 
L.   APPROVAL OF PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS AND ESTIMATE (PS&E) AND AUTHORIZATION TO BID THE 2019 PAVEMENT REHABILITATION, CITY PROJECT NO. 19-01
RECOMMENDATION:
Approve the specifications & estimates and authorize staff to advertise and solicit bids for the 2019 Pavement Rehabilitation, City Project No. 19-01 
 
M.   AWARD A CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT TO GNM CONSTRUCTION, INC. DBA G & M CONSTRUCTION, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, IN THE AMOUNT OF $182,059 FOR THE RAMON ROAD STORM WATER RETENTION BASIN, CITY PROJECT NO. 18-151
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Award a construction contract to GNM Construction, Inc. dba G & M Construction, a California corporation, for Bid Schedule A in the amount of $182,059.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
 
N.   APPROVAL OF PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS AND ESTIMATE (PS&E) AND AUTHORIZATION TO BID MEASURE J COMMUNITY PROJECTS - SIDEWALK GAP CLOSURE IMPROVEMENTS, CITY PROJECT NO. 15-31
RECOMMENDATION:
Approve the plans, specifications and estimate; and authorize staff to advertise and solicit bids for Measure J Community Projects- Sidewalk Gap Closure Improvements, City Project No. 15-31.
 
 
O.   APPROVE A LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH THE COACHELLA VALLEY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS, TO ALLOW THE USE OF A PORTION OF THE TAHQUITZ CREEK CHANNEL BIKE TRAIL FOR INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF CV LINK APPURTENANCES WITHIN A.P.N. 508-161-002 AND A.P.N. 508-172-012
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve License Agreement No. , an Agreement by and between the City of Palm Springs and Coachella Valley Association of Governments the installation and maintenance of CV Link appurtenances along the City operated and maintained Tahquitz Creek Channel Bike Trail within A.P.N. 508-161-002 and A.P.N. 508-172-012; and
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
 
P.   APPROVE THE SALE OF PATROL CAR P-48 TO THE FAMILY OF FALLEN OFFICER LESLEY ZEREBNY
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Waive the Public Auction requirement in Section 7.07.020 (3) of the Municipal Code for Disposition of Surplus Property and authorize the direct sale of Patrol Car P-48, Unit 200809 to David Kling, father of Lesley Zerebny for $500.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
 
Q.   REPORT OF EMERGENCY PURCHASE OF 2 PORTABLE MESSAGE BOARDS FOR THE EMERGENCY ROAD CLOSURES CITY WIDE PURSUANT TO PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 7.04.040.
RECOMMENDATION:
Receive and file.
 
R.   APPROVE A PURCHASE ORDER WITH JOHNSEN COMMERCIAL SERVICES DBA PACIFIC DECORATING COMPANY FOR REFURBISHMENT OF THE DOWNTOWN/UPTOWN HOLIDAY LIGHTING DECORATIONS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $225,000
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Waive the City's bidding procedures, and authorize refurbishment and repair of the City's decorative holiday lights by the City's existing vendor, Johnsen Commercial Services dba Pacific Decorating Company pursuant to Section 7.04.030 "Special expertise procurement” of the Palm Springs Municipal Code; and
  2. Approve a purchase order with Johnsen Commercial Services dba Pacific Decorating Company, of Grass valley, CA, for the complete refurbishment of the City's decorative holiday lights in an amount not to exceed $225,000; and
  3. Authorize City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
 
S.   APPROVAL OF A CONSULTING SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH O'BAYLEY COMMUNICATIONS FOR MARKETING OUTREACH AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve a Consulting Services Agreement with O'Bayley Communications for public relations, media, and communication services in an amount not-to-exceed $50,000.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
 
T.   AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF 18 NEW REPLACEMENT VEHICLES AND 2 NEW HYBRIDS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $1,046,925
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Authorize the purchase of 4 new Ford or Chevrolet trucks and 1 Passenger van, including necessary vehicle outfitting and equipment, for the Airport Operations Division, in an amount not to exceed $181 ,500;
  2. Authorize the purchase of 1 new Chevy Silverado 2500 Truck, including necessary vehicle outfitting and equipment, for the Police Department {Code Enforcement Division), in an amount not to exceed $44,000;
  3.  Authorize the purchase of 5 new Ford Utility Police Department patrol vehicles, including necessary vehicle outfitting and equipment, in an amount not to exceed $316,250;
  4. Authorize the purchase of 2 new Ford 150 Trucks, including necessary vehicle outfitting and equipment, for the Maintenance and Facilities Department, in an amount not to exceed $72,000;
  5. Authorize the purchase of 2 new Ford Explorers, including necessary vehicle outfitting and equipment, for the Police Department, in an amount not to exceed $106,000;
  6. Authorize the purchase of 1 new Ford Escape SE Sport Hybrid vehicle, including necessary vehicle outfitting and equipment, for the Planning Services Department, in an amount not to exceed $32,500;
  7. Authorize the purchase of 1 new Ford Escape SE Sport Hybrid, including necessary vehicle outfitting and equipment, for the Engineering Services Department, in an amount not to exceed $32,500;
  8. Authorize the purchase of 1 new Ford Ranger Truck, including necessary vehicle outfitting and equipment, for the Information Technology Department, in an amount not to exceed $33,000;
  9. Authorize the purchase of 1 new Ford F-450 Truck and 1 new Ford F-150 Truck, including necessary vehicle outfitting and equipment, for the Parks and Recreation Department, in an amount not to exceed $134,000;
  10. In accordance Section 7.09.010 "Cooperative Purchasing Programs," of the Palm Springs Municipal Code, authorize issuance of Purchase Orders with National Auto Fleet Group pursuance to the Cooperative Purchasing Contract 120716- NAF for the new vehicles;
  11. Authorize staff to conduct the appropriate bid processes, or utilize cooperative purchase contracts if available, in accordance with Procurement procedures and authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents, including Purchase Orders for the new replacement vehicles and equipment, in a total cumulative amount not to exceed $951,750 with an allowance of up to 10% additional cost (not to exceed $1,046,925) for final dealer costs on newer model year pricing if required; and
  12. After receipt of replacement vehicles, declare the following 20 existing vehicles, Units 1P5101, 2D0411, 201111, 000008, 061000, 061200, 070703, 070803, 092108, 200211, 201911, 204311, 204511, 206609, 320405, 800699, 801003,801100, 804599, and 805602 as surplus vehicles and authorize the City Manager, or designee, to sell at public auction in accordance with Chapter 7.07 of the Palm Springs Municipal Code.
 
U.   APPROVAL OF NON-DISCRETIONARY INVESTMENT ADVISORY AND
PORTFOLIO TRANSACTION PROCESSING SERVICES AGREEMENT
WITH PUBLIC TRUST ADVISORS

RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Award a one year professional contract services agreement to Public Trust Advisors of Los Angeles, CA in an amount not-to-exceed $90,000.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
 
V.   EARLY LUMP SUM ANNUAL PAYMENT TO CALPERS TOWARDS RETIREE UNFUNDED ACCRUED LIABILITY (UAL)
RECOMMENDATION:
Receive and file.
 
EXCLUDED CONSENT CALENDAR: Items removed from the Consent Calendar for separate discussion are considered at this time.
 
2.   PUBLIC HEARINGS:
 
A.   CITY COUNCIL REVIEW OF THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT ISSUED FOR WELL IN THE DESERT, LOCATED AT 441 SOUTH CALLE ENCILIA, LSC ZONE (CASE 5.1419 CUP)
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Open the Public Hearing and receive public testimony and review the Conditional Use Permit at a public hearing in 18 months (January 2021 ), and modify Condition of Approval PLN 17 accordingly.
  2. Modify Condition of Approval PLN 1 to allow WITD to extend their hours of operation until 8:00 p.m. during extreme weather events and during periods of extreme cold.
  3. Modify Condition of Approval PLN 7 to eliminate the requirement for onsite security two hours prior to opening and three hours after closing; require onsite security to be onsite 30 minutes prior to opening and to be present until all patrons have left the property after closing.
  4. Eliminate Condition of Approval PLN 18 regarding the need to maintain a daily register documenting transportation of patrons to bus stops or other locations at the close of business each day.
  5. Implement the following measures to address the increase in calls for service:
    • WITD shall continue to educate patrons on issues of loitering and trespassing;
    • WITD shall continue to work closely with the Police Department to address loitering and trespass issues;
    • The Police Department shall continue to be proactive in performing property checks in the area and monitoring Baristo Park;
    • The Police Department shall work with area residents to address security concerns and respond to complaints.
 
B.   REQUEST BY SELENE PALM SPRINGS, LLC, FOR AN AMENDMENT TO THE FINAL DEVELOPMENT PLANS FOR THE DREAM HOTEL PROJECT TO DECREASE THE NUMBER OF HOTEL UNITS FROM 170 UNITS TO 156 UNITS; TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF CONDO UNITS FROM 35 UNITS TO 40 UNITS; TO MAKE MODIFICATIONS TO THE FINAL LANDSCAPE AND EVENT SPACE PLANS; AND TO AMEND THE PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT RELATIVE TO THE HOTEL PROJECT, LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF AVENIDA CABALLEROS AND AMADO ROAD, ZONE POD 333, SECTION 14 (CASE 5.1132-PD 333/TPM 35236).
RECOMMENDATION:
Amendment to POD 333:
  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 A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE FINAL DEVELOPMENT PLANS OF A PREVIOUSLY APPROVED FINAL POD TO INCLUDE CHANGES TO THE SITING OF FIVE RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS AND CONVERT THE BUILDINGS TO CONDOMINIUM STRUCTURES; INCREASE THE NUMBER OF CONDO UNITS FROM 35 UNITS TO 40 UNITS; DECREASE THE NUMBER OF HOTEL UNITS FROM 170 TO 156 UNITS AND MAKE MINOR MODIFICATIONS TO THE FINAL LANDSCAPE AND EVENT SPACE PLANS OF THE DREAM HOTEL LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF AVENIDA CABALLEROS AND AMADO ROAD, ZONE POD 333, SECTION 14."
Modification to the Purchase and Sale Agreement:
  1. Approve Amendment No. 10 to the Purchase and Sale Agreement (A6329) by and between the City of Palm Springs and Selene Palm Springs, LLC, a California limited liability company, related to the Dream Hotel Project; and
  2. Authorize the City Manager or designee to take all actions needed to execute these actions.
 
C.   CONSIDERATION OF A REVISION TO THE DEVELOPER FEE INCREASE ADOPTED ON JUNE 5, 2019
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Open the public hearing and receive public testimony; and
  2. Consider adoption of a Resolution entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING MODIFIED USER FEE INCREASES RELATED TO THE BUILDING, FIRE AND PLANNING SERVICES DEPARTMENTS AND AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE FEE SCHEDULE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019-20;"
OR
  1. Provide alternative direction to staff.
 
3.   LEGISLATIVE:
 
A.   INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING SECTION 8.04.340 OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE, RELATING TO THE CITY'S BUILDING CODE APPEALS BOARD"
RECOMMENDATION:
Waive the reading of the ordinance text in its entirety, read by title only, and Introduce for first reading an Ordinance entitled, " AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING SECTION 8.04.340 OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE, RELATING TO THE CITY'S BUILDING CODE APPEALS BOARD."
 
B.   AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING CHAPTERS 2.05, APPEAL TO CITY COUNCIL, 2.50, ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS BOARD, 5.40, PASSENGER CARRIERS, 8.80, VACANT BUILDINGS; BLIGHTED PROPERTY, 10.18, DANGEROUS AND VICIOUS ANIMALS, 11.56, CURFEW AND TRUANCY, AND 11.72, PUBLIC NUISANCES, OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE, RELATING TO REPLACING THE ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS BOARD WITH AN INDEPENDENT HEARING OFFICER
RECOMMENDATION:
Waive the full reading of the ordinance text in its entirety, read by title only, and introduce for first reading an Ordinance entitled "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING CHAPTERS 2.05, APPEAL TO CITY COUNCIL, 2.50, ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS BOARD, 5.40, PASSENGER CARRIERS, 8.80, VACANT BUILDINGS; BLIGHTED PROPERTY, 10.18, DANGEROUS AND VICIOUS ANIMALS, 11.56, CURFEW AND TRUANCY, AND 11.72, PUBLIC NUISANCES, OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE, RELATING TO REPLACING THE ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS BOARD WITH AN INDEPENDENT HEARING OFFICER."
 
4.   UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
 
A.   UPDATE ON PROPOSED SETTLEMENT OF CITY'S POTENTIAL GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 1090 CLAIMS AGAINST PALM SPRINGS PROMENADE, LLC, INCLUSIVE OF GRIT DEVELOPMENT LLC, (SUCCESSOR TO JOHN WESSMAN/WESSMAN HOLDINGS), IN CONNECTION WITH REDEVELOPMENT OF THE DESERT FASHION PLAZA (THE DOWNTOWN PALM SPRINGS PROJECT), AND AGAINST DAKOTA PS, LLC, IN CONNECTION WITH THE DAKOTA PROJECT
 
5.   NEW BUSINESS:
 
A.   CONTRACT MANAGEMENT SERVICES OF THE PALM SPRINGS CONVENTION CENTER AND BUREAU OF TOURISM
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve an Agreement for Tourism and Management Services with AEG Management Palm Springs, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, for the Palm Springs Convention Center and Bureau of Tourism;
  2. Authorize the City Manager to issue a 60-day notice of termination to SMG for a 60- day transition of Convention Center and Bureau of Tourism operations from SMG to AEG, with AEG operations effective September 12, 2019; and
  3. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
 
B.   ALLOCATE FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020 SPONSORSHIP AND PROGRAM FUNDING GRANTS AND CITY SPONSORED SPECIAL EVENTS
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Award Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Sponsorship Funding for Palm Springs Pride in the amount of $90,000;
  2. Authorize the City Manager or his designee to executed Sponsorship and Program Fund Grant Agreements.
 
C.   APPROVE AGREEMENT FOR MOBILE FOOD PANTRY SERVICES WITH FOOD IN NEED OF DISTRIBUTION, INC., (FIND FOOD BANK) FOR THE DESERT HIGHLAND GATEWAY ESTATES COMMUNITY
RECOMMENDATION:
Authorize the City Manager to execute a one year Service Agreement with Food in Need of Distribution, Inc., (FIND Food Bank) for an amount not to exceed $63,180 to provide mobile food pantry services and community healthcare outreach at the James 0. Jesse Desert Highland Unity Center.
 
D.   APPROVE A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH CONNEXION PARTNERSHIPS, INC., TO SOLICIT AND SECURE SPONSORSHIPS FOR FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS EVENT
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve a Professional Services Agreement with ConneXion Partnerships, Inc., (CXP) in the amount of $30,000 plus commissions to solicit and secure sponsorships for the Festival of Lights event; and
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
 
E.   CONSIDERATION OF AUTHORIZING A LETTER OF OPPOSITION FOR SENATE BILL 266, PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM: DISALLOWED COMPENSATION: BENEFIT ADJUSTMENTS
RECOMMENDATION:
Consider authorization of a letter of opposition to Senate Bill 266, Public Employees' Retirement System: disallowed compensation: benefit adjustments.
 
F.   CONSIDERATION OF AUTHORIZING A LETTER OF OPPOSITION FOR ASSEMBLY BILL NO. 1112, ALLOWING LOCAL AUTHORITIES TO REGULATE THE OPERATION OF SHARED MOBILITY DEVICES
RECOMMENDATION:
Consider authorization of a letter of opposition to Assembly Bill 1112, Shared Mobility Devices: local regulation
 
 
PUBLIC COMMENT: (Non-Agenda Items) This time has been set aside for members of the public to address the City Council on 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. Two (2) minutes will be assigned to each speaker.
 
CITY COUNCIL AND CITY MANAGER REQUESTS AND UPCOMING AGENDA DEVELOPMENT: This time is set aside for the City Council to make requests of staff, and/or issues of concern to Councilmembers are briefly presented, prioritized and set for future meeting dates.
 
ADJOURNMENT: The City Council will adjourn to the next regular meeting Wednesday, July 24, at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall, preceded by Closed Session, Small Conference Room at City Hall, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs.
 
 
AFFIDAVIT OF POSTING

State of California               )
County of Riverside            )   ss.
City of Palm Springs           )
 
I, John Paul Maier, Chief Deputy City Clerk of the City of Palm Springs, California, hereby certify this Agenda was delivered to each member of the City Council, provided to all parties who have requested such notice, posted at City Hall before 5:00 p.m., on July 5, 2019, and posted on the City’s website as required by established policies and procedures. 
 
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                                                                                                                                                John Paul Maier, MMC
                                                                                                                                                Chief Deputy City Clerk

P U B L I C  N O T I C E S

 
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