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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

 
REVISED REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
(This agenda has been revised to add Item 5B to New Business)
            
           February 27, 2020          
 
           
3:30 PM CLOSED SESSION
6:00 PM REGULAR MEETING

Geoff Kors, Mayor
Christy Gilbert Holstege, Mayor Pro Tem
Grace Elena Garner, Councilmember
Lisa Middleton, Councilmember
Dennis Woods, 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.
 
             
   
3:30 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:
 
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 January 29, 2020.
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B.   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 ENDING 02-08-2020 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 420980 THROUGH 420988 TOTALING $18,862.52 CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1111520 THROUGH 1111807 TOTALING $4,823,559.54, FOUR WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $72,126.19, AND FIVE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,655,142.20 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $6,569,690.45, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA."
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C.   REVIEW OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS GENERAL PLAN LIMITED UPDATE PROCESS AND SCHEDULE
RECOMMENDATION:

Receive and file the report on the General Plan limited update process and schedule.
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D.   AUTHORIZE ISSUANCE OF A PURCHASE ORDER TO DEL'S FLOORING CONTRACTORS, INC., FOR REPLACEMENT WALL TREATMENTS FOR THE DOG ISOLATION KENNELS, SUITES AND HALLWAYS AT THE PALM SPRINGS ANIMAL SHELTER
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Waive the City's bidding procedures, and authorize purchase and installation of replacement wall treatments at the Palm Springs Animal Shelter pursuant to Section 7.04.020 "Sole Source Procurement by the City" of the Palm Springs Municipal Code.
  2. Authorize a Purchase Order in an amount of $80,321 to Del's Flooring Contractors, Inc. of Palm Desert, CA for the replacement wall treatments in the dog kennels, suites and isolation wards at the Palm Springs Animal Shelter.
  3. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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E.   APPROVE AGREEMENT FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION WITH THE RAMSAY GROUP
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Authorize the City Manager to execute a Contract Service Agreement with the Ramsay Group for three years, plus two one-year options, in an amount not to exceed $87,000 per year to assist with CDBG program administration.
  2. Authorize the City Manager or his designee to execute all necessary documents.
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F.   RESOLUTION AMENDING THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEARS 2019-20 AND 2020-21 FOR PUBLICATION OF PUBLIC NOTICES, DOCUMENT TRANSLATION SERVICES, AND ON-CALL INTERPRETER SERVICES
RECOMMENDATION:

Adopt a Resolution entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEARS 2019-20 AND 2020-21."
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G.   TREASURER’S INVESTMENT REPORT AS OF DECEMBER 2019
RECOMMENDATION:

Receive and file the Treasurer’s Investment Report as of December 31, 2019.
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H.   AWARD A CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT TO ABC LIOVIN DRILLING, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, IN THE AMOUNT OF $390,000 FOR GROUNDWATER MONITORING WELLS FOR THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH THE COLORADO RIVER REGIONAL WATER QUALITY CONTROL BOARD ORDER R7- 2017-0013, CITY PROJECT NO. 19-20
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Award a construction contract to ABC Liovin Drilling, Inc., a California corporation, in the amount of $390,000 for Groundwater Monitoring Wells for the Wastewater Treatment Plant, City Project No. 19-20.
  2. Delegate authority to the City Manager to approve and execute construction contract change orders up to $39,000 with all change orders reported to the City Council.
  3. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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I.   SB NEW HEIGHTS, LLC (DBA: THE ROW HOUSE) GRANTING AN ADMINISTRATIVE MINOR MODIFICATION FOR RELIEF FROM THE MINIMUM SEPARATION DISTANCE REQUIREMENT FOR A CANNABIS DISPENSARY/ LOUNGE AND APPROVING ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW AT 2500 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE (CASE 7 .1592 AMM AND 3.2090 MAA)
RECOMMENDATION:

Adopt a Resolution entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING AN ADMINISTRATIVE MINOR MODIFICATION FOR RELIEF FROM THE MINIMUM SEPARATION DISTANCE REQUIREMENT FOR A CANNABIS DISPENSARY/ LOUNGE AND APPROVING ARCHITECTURE REVIEW LOCATED AT 2500 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, UNITS D1/D4".
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J.   STAFF AUTHORIZED AGREEMENTS AND PURCHASE ORDERS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 
RECOMMENDATION:

Receive and file the report of Staff Authorized Agreements and Purchase Orders for the period of January 1, 2020 through January 31, 2020.
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K.   APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT NO. 7109, WITH ADVANTEC CONSULTING ENGINEERS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, FOR ADDITIONAL ENGINEERING DESIGN SERVICES FOR THE HIGHWAY SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (HSIP) CYCLE 8 TRAFFIC SIGNAL MODIFICATIONS, FEDERAL-AID PROJECT NO. HSIPLN-5282(047) AND INSTALLATION OF A FLASHING BEACON, FEDERAL-AID PROJECT NO. HSIPL-5282(048), CITY PROJECT NO. 16-18
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve Amendment No. 2, in the amount of $28,965, to Professional Services Agreement No. 7109, for a new not to exceed amount of $462,109 with Advantec Consulting Engineers, Inc.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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L.   APPROVE CONTRACT SERVICES AGREEMENTS WITH ECS IMAGING, INC., FOR ENTERPRISE CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, IMPLEMENTATION SERVICES, AND CONVERSION OF POLICE DEPARTMENT RECORDS
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve a Cooperative Contract Services Agreement with ECS Imaging, Inc., for an initial purchase amount of $140,725, plus a 10% contingency, and $19,100 annually thereafter for an initial term of three years with two, one-year optional renewals.
  2. Waive the competitive bidding requirements of the Procurement Ordinance, and authorize the Contract Services Agreement with ECS Imaging, Inc., in the amount not-to-exceed $128,132.50, plus a 10% contingency, for document scanning and indexing services for Police Department records.
  3. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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M.   AIRPORT COMMISSION MEETING DATES AND TIMES
RECOMMENDATION:

Receive and file the Airport Commission request to maintain the current meeting schedule of 8 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month.
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N.   VILLAGEFEST BOARD OF DIRECTOR MEETING DATES AND TIMES
RECOMMENDATION:

Receive and file the VillageFest Board of Directors request to maintain the current meeting schedule of 3:30 pm on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.
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O.   IMPLEMENTATION OF 3 HOUR TIME-LIMIT PARKING REGULATIONS AND EMPLOYEE PERMIT PARKING AT THE CITY HALL PARKING LOT
RECOMMENDATION:

Adopt a Resolution entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ESTABLISHING A PARKING MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FOR THE CITY HALL PARKING LOTS, INCLUDING A MAXIMUM 3-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT FOR PUBLIC PARKING SPACES, ESTABLISHING UNLIMITED PARKING FOR CITY EMPLOYEES BY PERMIT, MAINTAINING CLOSURE OF THE CITY HALL PARKING LOTS FROM 12:00 AM TO 6:00 AM; AND AUTHORIZING REVISIONS TO ON-STREET PARKING REGULATIONS ON CIVIC DRIVE, AVIATION ROAD, AND EL CIELO ROAD."
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EXCLUDED CONSENT CALENDAR: Items removed from the Consent Calendar for separate discussion are considered at this time.
 
2.   PUBLIC HEARINGS: NONE
 
3.   LEGISLATIVE:
 
A.   PROPOSED INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DELETING SECTION 10.20.060 AND 10.20.070 REGARDING REDEEMING ANIMALS AND ADDING SECTIONS 10.04.035, 10.04.040 AND 10.24.045 ESTABLISHING BREEDING PERMITS REGULATIONS AND PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION OF THE REGULATIONS AND ADOPTING A FEE RESOLUTION AMENDING THE FEES FOR ANIMAL LICENSING
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Waive the reading of the ordinance text in its entirety and read by title only.
  2. Introduce on first reading Ordinance entitled, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING CHAPTER 10.20 OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING IMPOUNDMENT OF ANIMALS, DELETING SECTION 10.20.060 "OWNER'S RIGHT TO REDEEM ANIMAL FROM PURCHASER" AND SECTION 10.20.070 "OWNER'S LIABILITY TO CITY WHEN REDEEMING ANIMAL FROM PURCHASER"; AND AMENDING CHAPTERS 10.04 AND 10.24 OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE ADDING REGULATIONS FOR BREEDING PERMITS."
  3. Adopt a Resolution entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, REVISING DOG LICENSING FEES AND ASSOCIATED ANIMAL SHELTER CHARGES."
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4.   UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
 
A.   APPROVAL OF AGREEMENTS TO PROCEED WITH CONCEPTUAL PLANNING FOR THE SUNRISE PARK MASTER PLAN AND REDEVELOPMENT OF THE PALM SPRINGS PUBLIC LIBRARY
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve Amendment No. 3 to Agreement No. 7157 with Library Strategies Consulting Group in the total amount of $90,000 for Phase 2 - Vision Statement and Building Program services, for a new maximum contract amount of $189,500.
  2. Waive all competitive requirements of Title 7 of the Palm Springs Municipal Code finding that Rios Clementi Hale Studios has demonstrated experience and expertise of providing the required professional services related to developing conceptual plans for a Sunrise Park Master Plan and renovated Library through prior experience partnering with the City on the development of conceptual and final designs for the Downtown Palm Springs Park.
  3. Approve a Consulting Services Agreement with Rios Clementi Hale Studios, a California corporation, in the amount of $110,000 to develop concepts for the Sunrise Park Master Plan, and conceptual plans for the Palm Springs Library.
  4. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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B.   DISCUSSION AND DIRECTION REGARDING BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A YOUTH ADVISORY COMMISSION
RECOMMENDATION:

Provide direction to staff as appropriate.
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C.   DISCUSSION AND DIRECTION REGARDING THE CALIFORNIA VOTING RIGHTS ACT (CVRA) COMMUNITY WORKING GROUP RECOMMENDATIONS
RECOMMENDATION:

Provide direction to staff as appropriate.
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5.   NEW BUSINESS: 
 
A.   DISCUSSION REGARDING COMMUNITY WORKFORCE AGREEMENTS AND LABOR PEACE AGREEMENTS
RECOMMENDATION:

Provide direction to staff regarding the applicability of CWAs and/or Labor Peace Agreements.
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B.   DISCUSSION OF COACHELLA VALLEY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS INITIATIVE RE: SALES TAXATION AUTHORITY
RECOMMENDATION:

Direct 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
 
 
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 3:30 p.m., on February 24, 2020, 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

 
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.
 
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, (760) 323-8204, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting to inform us of your particular needs and to determine if accommodation is feasible.

    

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