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CITY COUNCIL
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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

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REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
            
           July 24, 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.
 
             
 
4:00 P.M. CLOSED SESSION
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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:
 
A.   PROPOSITION 68 GRANT PROGRESS UPDATE Click this link to view Agenda Item
 
B.   COACHELLA VALLEY MOSQUITO AND VECTOR CONTROL DISTRICT PRESENTATION Click this link to view Agenda Item
 
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 July 10, 2019.
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B.   DECISIONS OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS BOARD FOR HEARINGS HELD ON JUNE 26, 2019
RECOMMENDATION:

Receive and file the Administrative Appeals Board summary for hearings held on June 26, 2019.
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C.   STAFF AUTHORIZED AGREEMENTS AND PURCHASE ORDERS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2019
RECOMMENDATION:
Receive and file the report of Staff Authorized Agreements and Purchase Orders for the period of June 1 through June 31, 2019.
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D.   SECOND READING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 1998, 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 second reading of the ordinance text in its entirety and read by title only; and adopt Ordinance No. 1998 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."
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E.   SECOND READING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 1999, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL 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
RECOMMENDATION:
Waive the second reading of the ordinance text in its entirety and read by title only; and adopt Ordinance No. 1998 entitled, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL 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.”
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F.   APPROVE A FIVE-YEAR LEASE AGREEMENT WITH XEROX FINANCIAL SERVICES AND COST PER IMAGE AND MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT WITH VISUALEDGE, INC., DBA IMAGESOURCE
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve a five-year lease agreement with Xerox Financial Services, LLC, via the County of Los Angeles Cooperative Purchasing Program for 29 new Xerox copiers in the amount of $107,224.07 annually, inclusive of tax and a $15,000 annual credit for document translation services.
  2. Approve a five-year cost per image and maintenance agreement with VisuaiEdge, Inc., dba lmageSource via the County of Los Angeles Cooperative Purchasing Program at the unit prices of $0.0049 per black and white image and $0.049 per color image.
  3. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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G.   AUTHORIZE A PURCHASE ORDER IN THE AMOUNT OF $237,848 WITH ENGINEERING RESOURCES OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING DESIGN SERVICES FOR THE PALM SPRINGS STORM DRAIN LINE 20, CITY PROJECT NO. 19-15
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Authorize a Purchase Order in the amount of $237,848 with the City's "on-call" civil engineering firm, Engineering Resources of Southern California, Inc., a California Corporation, pursuant to Agreement No. 6857, for engineering design services relative to the Palm Springs Storm Drain Line 20, City Project No. 19-15.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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H.   APPROVAL OF TWO (2) PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENTS WITH ALBERT A. WEBB ASSOCIATES, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, AND KIMLEY-HORN AND ASSOCIATES, INC., A NORTH CAROLINA CORPORATION, FOR ON-CALL TRAFFIC ENGINEERING SERVICES
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve an Agreement with Albert A. Webb Associates, a California Corporation, for "on-call" Traffic Engineering services for an initial three (3) year term, subject to two (2) additional one (1) year extensions approved at the discretion of the City Manager.
  2. Approve an Agreement with Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., a North Carolina Corporation, for "on-call" Traffic Engineering services for an initial three (3) year term, subject to two (2) additional one (1) year extensions approved at the discretion of the City Manager. 
  3. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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I.   APPROVAL OF RIGHT OF WAY ACQUISITION AGREEMENT WITH MARWAN JIZRAWI, SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE OF THE JIZRAWI LIVING TRUST DTD 9/16/04, ASSOCIATED WITH THE RAMON ROAD AND BRIDGE WIDENING PROJECT, CITY PROJECT NO. 08-25, FEDERAL AID PROJECT NO. BHLS 5282 (040); APN 678-210-012
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve a Right-of-Way Agreement for Acquisition of Real Property Interest and Escrow Instructions in the amount of $363,641 with Marwan Jizrawi, successor trustee of the Jizrawi Living Trust dtd 9/16/04.
  2. Approve a Temporary Construction Easement Agreement, Agreement (A ), in the amount of $11,359 with Marwan Jizrawi, successor trustee of the Jizrawi Living Trust dtd 9/16/04.
  3. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents, open escrow, and pay for escrow and title costs associated with the two right-of-way acquisitions.
  4. Authorize the City Manager to execute a Quitclaim Deed or such other documents as necessary to transfer the real property interests to the City of Cathedral City upon completion of the Project.
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J.   AUTHORIZE A PURCHASE ORDER WITH MWH CONSTRUCTORS, INC., FOR TECHNICAL SUPPORT SERVICES FOR PERMIT NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE REGIONAL WATER QUALITY CONTROL BOARD
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Authorize a Purchase Order in the amount of $34,338 with the City's "on-call" wastewater engineering, construction management and inspection services consultant, MWH Constructors, Inc., pursuant to Agreement No. 6687, for technical support services, with regard to our Wastewater Treatment Plant, to present a case against new permit requirements from the Regional Water Quality Control Board.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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K.   REQUEST BY ENGIN ONURAL OF PAMPLEMOUSSE PALM SPRINGS, LLC, FOR A RESOLUTION OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE OR NECESSITY (PCN) TO SELL BEER, WINE AND DISTILLED SPIRITS FOR ON-SITE CONSUMPTION (TYPE 48 - ON SALE GENERAL - PUBLIC PREMISES) FOR A COCKTAIL LOUNGE LOCATED AT 140 WEST VIA LOLA SUITE A, ZONE C-1, SECTION 10 (CASE 5.1473 PCN)
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt a Resolution entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DETERMINING THAT PUBLIC CONVENIENCE WOULD BE SERVED BY THE ISSUANCE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LICENSE TYPE 48 AT 140 WEST VIA LOLA SUITE A WITHIN CENSUS TRACT #446.06."
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L.   REQUEST BY GERGIS YOUSEF OF PALM SPRINGS CAR WASH FOR A RESOLUTION OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE OR NECESSITY (PCN) FOR THE SALES OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES FOR OFF-PREMISE CONSUMPTION (TYPE 21 - OFF-SALE GENERAL) AT A RETAIL STORE LOCATED AT 300 NORTH INDIAN CANYON DRIVE IN THE SECTION 14 SPECIFIC PLAN AREA, ZONE REO (CASE NO. 5.1461 PCN)
RECOMMENDATION:

Adopt a Resolution entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DETERMINING THAT PUBLIC CONVENIENCE WOULD BE SERVED BY THE ISSUANCE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LICENSE TYPE 21 (OFF-SALE GENERAL) AT 300 NORTH INDIAN CANYON DRIVE WITHIN CENSUS TRACT#9414."
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M.   WAIVER OF FEES FOR A LAND USE PERMIT, ENCROACHMENT AGREEMENT AND BUILDING PERMITS FOR FENCE CONSTRUCTION AT THE NIGHTINGALE MANOR APARTMENTS, 2951 NORTH DE ANZA ROAD, (CASE LUP 19-048)
RECOMMENDATION:
Approve the waiver of the application and permit fees associated with Case LU P 19-0481 filed by Jewish Family Service of San Diego on behalf of the Housing Authority of Riverside County.
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N.   APPOINTMENTS TO THE HISTORIC SITE PRESERVATION BOARD
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Appoint Jade Nelson and Erik Rosenow to the Historic Site Preservation Board for terms ending June 30, 2022.
  2. Reappoint Daniel Kiser to the Historic Site Preservation Board for a term ending June 30, 2022.
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O.   MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 7.04.040 REPORT OF EMERGENCY REPAIRS TO UNDERGROUND WATER LINES AT PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
RECOMMENDATION:
Receive and file this report for emergency repairs of the underground water leak in the Airport's Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) plumbing system at the Regional Jet Concourse with a final cost of $53,613.87.
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P.   AWARD A CONTRACT SERVICES AGREEMENT TO PACIFIC LIGHTING & STANDARDS COMPANY, INC., IN THE AMOUNT OF $36,517.91; FOR THE REPLACEMENT THE DOWNTOWN STREET LIGHTS
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Waive the City's bidding procedures, and authorize purchase and repair of the City's decorative streetlights by Pacific Lighting and Standards, Inc., pursuant to Section 7.04.030 "Special expertise procurement" of the Palm Springs Municipal Code.
  2. Authorize the purchase to Pacific Lighting and Standards, Inc., a California company for the purchase of Twenty (20) electrical and lighting components, description number PL-477M-56-LED-MT-3000-V-FL-1A-GPS-GFI-CC, at the cost of $1,671.30 each, for an estimated amount of $36,517.91.
  3. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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Q.   RENEW FACILITY USE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE PALM SPRINGS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT TO PROVIDE "EARLY CHILDHOOD EXPANSION" PROGRAMMING AT THE LEISURE CENTER
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve Agreement to Use Facilities No. C-0003393, a cooperative use agreement with Palm Springs Unified School District (PSUSD), to provide "Early Childhood Education" programming at the City's Leisure Center, whereby PSUSD would operate the Sunrise State Preschool, a California State Preschool Program (CSPP) for a term of one (1) year commencing on July 25, 2019.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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R.   APPROVAL OF AGREEMENT WITH GRAFFITI PROTECTIVE COATINGS, INC., FOR CITYWIDE GRAFFITI ABATEMENT SERVICE IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED AMOUNT OF $70,000.00 ANNUALLY
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. In accordance with Palm Springs Municipal Code Section 7.09.01 0, "Cooperative Purchase Programs," approve the Contract Service Agreement for Graffiti Protective Coating, Inc., a California corporation, for an initial three-year term for an annual amount not to exceed $70,000, with two one-year optional renewals; at the cooperative unit pricing offered under the City of Burbank Agreement #2043.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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S.   AIRPORT PASSENGER SEATING ACQUISITION
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve a sole-source purchase of 614 new Herman Miller "Eames Tandem Sling" seats, black in color, from GIM Business Interiors of Riverside, CA via a manufacturer direct pricing contract in the amount of $647,066.89 inclusive of sales tax and prevailing wage delivery to match existing furniture at the Airport.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute necessary documents.
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T.   AMEND THE MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE AGREEMENT CONTRACT WITH METRO VIDEO SYSTEMS, INC. FOR THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SECURITY ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM AND VIDEO MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TO INCLUDE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT CAMERA SYSTEM
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve Amendment #2 of Agreement 7222 with Metro Video Systems, Inc., a California Corporation, to include an additional $45,000 in one-time licensing and deployment fees plus an annual fixed amount of $69,900 for routine maintenance, with on-call hourly rates for non-routine maintenance and repair services, to include the Video Management System and Camera System for the Police Department.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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U.   APPROVE PROCUREMENT OF DELL SERVERS, SOFTWARE AND STORAGE SYSTEMS FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT 911-CAD/RMS SYSTEM PROJECT
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve the purchase of three Dell servers, including licensing, support, storage, and installation in an amount not-to-exceed $157,000 inclusive of all applicable taxes and fees, utilizing the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint national cooperative purchase contract MNWNC-108/7157034003 from Dell.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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V.   PROPOSITION 68 GRANT PROGRESS UPDATE
RECOMMENDATION:
Receive and file Proposition 68 Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program progress update.
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W.   APPROVAL FOR LEASE OF AIRCRAFT RESCUE AND FIREFIGHTING VEHICLE AND TRUCK APPARATUS ACQUISITION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve the lease for up to fifteen months of one aircraft rescue and firefighting truck from Firetrucks Unlimited of Henderson, Nevada for a cost of $91,900.
  2. Authorize the purchase of a foam extinguishing system with foam tester unit and on-site training for all three airport aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicles at a cost of $45,000.
  3. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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X.   APPROVAL OF TASK NO. 7 FOR RICONDO & ASSOCIATES TO DEVELOP A NEW AIRPORT USE AND LEASE AGREEMENT AND EXERCISE OPTION 1 OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT A6938
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve a Purchase Order for Task No. 7 in the amount of $120,416 for Professional Services Agreement A6938 with Ricondo & Associates.
  2. Exercise Option 1 for one additional one-year term, through December 31, 2020.
  3. Authorize the City Manager to execute all documents.
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Y.   ACCEPT THE RESIGNATION OF MIGUEL NAVARRO AND MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Accept with regret the resignation of Miguel Navarro from the Parks and Recreation Commission.
  2. Make appointments to the Parks and Recreation Commission for terms ending June 30, 2020.
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Z.   APPROVAL OF PAYROLL WARRANTS, CLAIMS, AND DEMANDS
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt a Resolution entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF PAYROLL WARRANTS FOR THE PERIOD ENDED 05-18-2019 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 420711 THROUGH 420733 TOTALING $42,541.84 CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1105981 THROUGH 1106658 AND W053019 TOTALING $6,032,855.82, EIGHT WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $140,693.88, AND THIRTEEN ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $3,089,996.17 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $9,306,087.71, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA. 
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EXCLUDED CONSENT CALENDAR: Items removed from the Consent Calendar for separate discussion are considered at this time.
 
2.   PUBLIC HEARINGS:
 
A.   REQUEST BY THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS FOR A ZONE TEXT AMENDMENT TO AMEND THE PALM SPRINGS ZONING CODE CHAPTER 93.00 TO ADD SECTIONS 93.16.00 THROUGH 93.16.09 AND AMEND SECTIONS 92.17.1.01, 92.17.2.01, 92.20.01, 92.21.01 AND 93.03.00 TO MEET THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA ENERGY CODE REQUIREMENTS RELATIVE TO SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS ON NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION THREE (3) STORIES AND UNDER (CASE 5.1470 ZTA)
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Waive the reading of the ordinance text in its entirety and read by title only.
  2. Introduce on first reading an Ordinance entitled, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING PALM SPRINGS ZONE CODE CHAPTER 93.00 TO ADD SECTIONS 93.16.00 THROUGH 93.16.09 AND AMEND SECTIONS 92.17.1.01, 92.17.2.01, 92.20.01, 92.21.01 AND 93.03.00 TO FACILITATE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STATE OF CALIRFONIA ENERGY CODE REQUIREMENTS RELATIVE TO SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS ON NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRCTION THREE (3) STORIES AND UNDER (CASE 5.1470 ZTA).
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B.   AN APPLICATION BY THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS FOR CLASS 1 HISTORIC DESIGNATION OF 2203 SOUTHRIDGE DRIVE, "THE STEVE MCQUEEN RESIDENCE," ZONE R-1-A (HSPB 108)
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Open the public hearing and receive public testimony.
  2. Close the public hearing and adopt a Resolution entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DESIGNATING THE PARCEL AT 2203 SOUTHRIDGE DRIVE, "THE STEVE MCQUEEN RESIDENCE," A CLASS 1 HISTORIC SITE (CASE HSPB 108)."
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C.   AN APPEAL BY MARK HODGIN OF THE TWIST PALM SPRINGS, REPRESENTING ZALEKA VIA LOLA, LP AND LERANAX VIA LOLA, LP, REQUESTING THE CITY COUNCIL TO REMOVE CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL ENG 3 THROUGH ENG 11 FOR THE APPROVAL OF A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT (CUP) TO CONVERT THE EXISTING SEVENTEEN (17) SHORT-TERM RENTAL UNITS TO HOTEL UNITS AT THE TWIST LOCATED AT 140 WEST VIA LOLA, ZONE R-2/C-1 , SECTION 10 (CASE NO. 5.1482 CUP)
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Open the public hearing and receive testimony.
  2. Adopt a Resolution entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS CALIFORNIA DENYING THE APPEAL BY MARK HODGIN OF THE TWIST PALM SPRINGS, REPRESENTING ZALEKA VIA LOLA, LP AND LERANAX VIA LOLA, LP, TO REMOVE THE CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL ENG 3 THROUGH ENG 11, RELATING TO APPROVAL OF CASE 5.1482 CUP, A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR THE CONVERSION OF THE EXISTINGSEVENTEEN (17) SHORT-TERM RENTAL UNITS TO HOTEL UNITS AT THE TWIST LOCATED AT 140 WEST VIA LOLA, ZONE R-2/C-1, SECTION 10 (APN: 505-242-012 & 505-242-013)"
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D.   CONSIDERATION OF THE VACATION OF A PORTION OF THE RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR CALLE SANTA ROSA IN SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 4 EAST, S.B.M., (ENG. FILER 19-03-0495)
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Open the public hearing and receive public testimony.
  2. Adopt a Resolution entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, VACATING AND ABANDONING ALLOF ITS RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY DEDICATED FOR CALLE SANTA ROSA LOCATED SOUTH OF ALEJO ROAD IN SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 4 EAST, FILER 18-13, AND APPROVING A DETERMINATION THAT THE ACTION IS CATEGORICALLY EXEMPT FROM THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA)."
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E.   CITY OF PALM SPRINGS TO CONSIDER AMENDING THE PALM SPRINGS ZONING CODE TO ESTABLISH A PROCESS AND DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS RELATED TO THE REDEVELOPMENT OF GOLF COURSES TO OTHER USES (CASE 5.1444 ZTA)
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Open the public hearing and receive public testimony. 
  2. Introduce on first reading an Ordinance entitled, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE PALM SPRINGS ZONING CODE CHAPTER 93.00 TO ADD SECTION 93.23.20 TO ESTABLISH REGULATIONS RELATED TO THE REDEVELOPMENT OF GOLF COURSE TO OTHER USES."
  3. Or as an alternative, direct staff to modify the proposed ordinance.
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F.   ANNUAL LEVY OF ASSESSMENTS FOR VARIOUS CITYWIDE STREET LIGHTING AND PARKWAY MAINTENANCE DISTRICTS, FISCAL YEAR 2019/2020
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Open the Public Hearing and take public testimony.
  2. Adopt a Resolution entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING THE ENGINEER'S REPORT AND ORDERING THE CONTINUED OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF IMPROVEMENTS FOR STREET LIGHTING MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 3, AND PARKWAY MAINTENANCE DISTRICTS NO. 6A, 6C, 7, 8, 9, AND 10 (ZONES 1 AND 2), AND LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 12, AND ORDERING THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019-20."
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G.   CONSIDERATION OF A REVISION TO THE DEVELOPER FEE INCREASE ADOPTED ON JUNE 5, 2019, AND ESTABLISHMENT OF A POLICY REDUCING AND/OR WAIVING FEES FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND RELATED PROJECTS
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Open the public hearing and receive public testimony.
  2. Option 1 (From Council discussion on July 10, 2019): Consider adoption of a Resolution to implement the full increase of all developer fees in Fiscal Year 2019-20, and adoption of a Resolution to establish a policy to waive and/or reduce developer impact fees and developer fees for applicable residential projects: Adopt 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." 
  3. Provide direction regarding the draft "Affordable Housing Fee Waiver and Reduction Program."
OR
  1. Option 2: Take no action and allow the 50% increase of developer fees to proceed as approved on June 5, 2019;
OR
  1. Provide alternative direction to staff.
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3.   LEGISLATIVE:
None.
 
4.   UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
 
A.   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) AND RELATED ENTITIES, IN CONNECTION WITH REDEVELOPMENT OF THE DESERT FASHION PLAZA (THE DOWNTOWN PALM SPRINGS PROJECT)
RECOMMENDATION:
Discuss and approve the proposed Settlement Agreement.
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5.   NEW BUSINESS:
 
A.   DISCUSSION REGARDING CANNABIS RELATED BUSINESS AND ACTIVITIES
RECOMMENDATION:
Dlscussslon of the following:
  1. Moratorium Update
  2. Cannabis Separation Distance And Concentration Of Use And City Council Waivers
  3. Taxes (e.g. tax incentives for business location and local hiring)
  4. Odor Control Update; New vs. Existing Buildings
  5. Social Equity Update
  6. Cannabis Marketing
  7. Enforcement
  8. Other Topics
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B.   BONAVENTO, LLC (DBA: KALEAFA) REQUESTING AN ADMINISTRATIVE MINOR MODIFICATION (AMM) SEEKING RELIEF FROM MINIMUM SEPARATION DISTANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR A CANNABIS DISPENSARY AND LOUNGE LOCATED AT 671-675 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, ZONE C-1, (CASE 7.1580 AMM)
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt a Resolution entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING AN ADMINISTRATIVE MINOR MODIFICATION GRANTING RELIEF FROM OVERCONCENTRATION RELATIVE TO THE SEPARATION DISTANCE REQUIREMENT OF THREE THOUSAND (3,000') FEET BETWEEN CANNABIS DISPENSARIES AND LOUNGES; SUBJECT SITE IS LOCATED AT 671-675 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE."
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C.   AWARD OF A CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT TO SWINERTON BUILDERS, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, IN THE AMOUNT OF $29,927,000 FOR THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TICKETING HALL EXPANSION, FAA AlP GRANT NO. 3-06-0181-054-2016, INVITATION FOR BIDS NO. 19-03, AND RELATED ACTIONS
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Award a construction contract (Agreement) to Swinerton Builders, a California corporation, in the amount of $29,927,000 for the Palm Springs International Airport Ticketing Hall Expansion, FAA AlP Grant No. 3-06-0181-054-2016, Invitation for Bids No. 19-03.
  2. Authorize a Purchase Order in the amount of $763,878 with the City's "on-call" professional aviation consulting services firm, RS&H California, Inc., a California corporation, pursuant to Agreement No. 7148, for construction management services related to the Palm Springs International Airport Ticketing Hall Expansion, FAA AlP Grant No. 3-06-0181-054-2016, Invitation for Bids No. 19-03.
  3. Authorize the City Manager to approve and execute construction contract change orders up to a cumulative amount of $1,500,000.
  4. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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D.   AUTHORIZE CITY MANAGER TO SECURE ADDITIONAL DIC (EARTHQUAKE/FLOOD) INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR THE AIRPORT
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Authorize the City Manager to secure additional DIC (Earthquake/Flood) insurance coverage specifically for the Airport during the Council's summer recess should favorable quotations be received in an amount not-to-exceed $600,000.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to bind the coverage.
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E.   AUTHORIZATION TO RE-BID THE DOWNTOWN PARK, CITY PROJECT NO. 15-07
RECOMMENDATION:
Authorize staff to re-advertise and solicit bids for the Downtown Park, City Project No. 15-07.
 
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F.   DISCUSSION ON LAND USE ENTITLEMENT STREAMLINING PROCESSES
RECOMMENDATION:
Provide direction to staff as appropriate.
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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,September 18, 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.
 
 
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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 Friday, July 19, 2019, and posted on the City’s website as required by established policies and procedures. 
 
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