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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
            
           December 19, 2018          
 
     
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 
Edward Z. Kotkin, 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 CITY.CLERK@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).
 
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.   STAFF AUTHORIZED AGREEMENTS AND PURCHASE ORDERS FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2018:
RECOMMENDATION:
Receive and file the report of Staff Authorized Agreements and Purchase Orders for the period of November 1 through November 30, 2018.
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B.   APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE OR NECESSITY REQUEST BY HAIR OF THE DOG PALM SPRINGS, LLC FOR A TYPE 48 (ON SALE GENERAL) LIQUOR LICENSE FOR A PROPOSED COCKTAIL LOUNGE WITHIN AN EXISTING MULTI-TENANT COMMERCIAL BUILDING LOCATED AT 555 SOUTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, ZONE PD-82 AND C-1, CASE 5.1452 PCN:
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt a Resolution entitled “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DETERMINING THAT THE PUBLIC CONVENIENCE WOULD BE SERVED BY THE ISSUANCE OF AN ON-SALE LIQUOR LICENSE (TYPE 48) AT THE COMMERCIAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 555 SOUTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, WITHIN CENSUS TRACT NO. 9405.”
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C.   APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE OR NECESSITY (PCN) REQUEST BY GROCERY OUTLET, INC., FOR A TYPE 20 (OFF-SALE BEER AND WINE) AND TYPE 21 (OFF-SALE GENERAL BEER, WINE, AND DISTILLED SPIRITS) LICENSE FOR A PROPOSED GROCERY STORE WITHIN AN EXISTING COMMERCIAL BUILDING LOCATED AT 350 SOUTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, ZONE CBD, CASE 5.1456 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 20, AND 21 AT 350 SOUTH PALM CANYON DRIVE WITHIN CENSUS TRACT NO. 446.06.”
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D.   APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE OR NECESSITY REQUEST BY LAS PALMAS BREWING, LLC FOR A TYPE 23 (ON SALE BEER AND WINE) LIQUOR LICENSE FOR A PROPOSED BEER LOUNGE WITHIN AN EXISTING COMMERCIAL BUILDING LOCATED AT 461 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, ZONE CBD. CASE 5.1457 PCN:
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt a Resolution entitled “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DETERMINING THAT THE PUBLIC CONVENIENCE WOULD BE SERVED BY THE ISSUANCE OF AN ON-SALE LIQUOR LICENSE (TYPE 42) AT THE COMMERCIAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 461 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, WITHIN CENSUS TRACT NO. 446.06.”
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E.   MILLS ACT HISTORIC PROPERTY PRESERVATION AGREEMENT FOR A CLASS 1 HISTORIC SITE LOCATED AT 1840 SOUTH ARABY DRIVE, HSPB 103/HD-6:
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve a Mills Act Historic Property Agreement with Christine Kantner and Park Imperial South Homeowners Association, for 1840 South Araby Drive, a Class 1 Historic Site, HSPB 103/HD-6. A____.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute the Agreement.
  3. Direct the City Clerk to record the Agreement.
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F.   RESOLUTION TO ADOPT THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE PURSUANT TO THE POLITICAL REFORM ACT OF 1974:
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt a Resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING THE CONFLICT OF INTERST CODE."
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G.   AUTHORIZE A PURCHASE ORDER WITH MWH CONSTRUCTORS INC., IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $100,000 FOR THE BOGERT TRAIL SEWER LIFT STATION, CP 18-18:
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Authorize a Purchase Order in an amount not to exceed $100,000 with the City’s “on-call” professional consulting services firm, MWH Constructors, Inc., a Delaware corporation, pursuant to Agreement No. 6687, for engineering design services related to the Bogert Trail Sewer Lift Station, CP 18-18. 
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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H.   ACCEPTANCE OF PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS AND AUTHORIZATION TO RELEASE SUBDIVISION IMPROVEMENT SECURITIES FOR THE “ESCENA DEVELOPMENT,” TRACT MAP 32233-5:
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt a Resolution entitled “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF THE SUBDIVISION IMPROVEMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH TRACT MAP 32233-5 AND AUTHORIZING RELEASE OF SECURITIES REQUIRED BY THE SUBDIVISION IMPROVEMENT AGREEMENT WITH TOLL CA II, LP, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF VISTA CHINO AND GENE AUTRY TRAIL, IN SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 5 EAST.” A6476.
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I.   THE CHURCH OF ST. PAUL IN THE DESERT, FOR AN ART MURAL INSTALLATION ON THE EAST ELEVATION OF AN EXISTING BUILDING AT 125 WEST EL ALAMEDA, CASE 18-006 MUR:
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt a Resolution entitled “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING AN ART MURAL ON THE EAST ELEVATION OF AN EXISTING BUILDING AT THE CHURCH OF ST. PAUL IN THE DESERT LOCATED AT 125 WEST EL ALAMEDA, CASE 18-006 MUR.”
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J.   ACCEPT THE RESIGNATION OF MIKE ZISKIND FROM THE VILLAGEFEST BOARD FOR THE TERM ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2018:
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Accept with regret the resignation of Mike Ziskind from the VillageFest Board.
  2. Direct the City Clerk to post a notice of vacancy for the term ending December 31, 2018.
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K.   APPROVAL OF PAYROLL WARRANTS, CLAIMS AND DEMANDS:
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Adopt a Resolution entitled “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1101831 THROUGH 1101944 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $2,975,655.05 DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA.”
  2. 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 10-06-2018 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 420482 THROUGH 420495 TOTALING $28,449.13, LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1101945 THROUGH 1101963 TOTALING $79,686.43, FOUR WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $60,725.41, AND FIVE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,421,540.87 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,590,401.84, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA.”
  3. Adopt a Resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1101964 THROUGH 1102097 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,276,784.27, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA."
  4. Adopt a Resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1102098 THROUGH 1102247 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,276,095.99, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA."
  5. 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 10-20-2018 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 420496 THROUGH 420507 TOTALING $18,741.69, LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1102248 THROUGH 1102266 TOTALING $79,709.08, FOUR WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $70,567.91, AND SIX ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,478,084.76 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,647,103.44, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA."
  6. Adopt a Resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1102267 THROUGH 1102398 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,404,088.81, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA."
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L.   APPROVE ADDENDUM NO. 2 TO THE TOURISM AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH SMG:
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve Addendum No. 2 to the Tourism and Management Services Agreement with SMG extending the Agreement until March 31, 2019, and subsequently on a monthly basis subject to City’s advance 60-day written notification of its decision to exercise the subsequent monthly extension. A6410.
  2. Extend the sunset date of the City Council Ad-Hoc Subcommittee for the Convention Center Tourism and Management Services Agreement until June 30, 2019.
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M.   PROJECT UPDATE FOR INDIAN CANYON DRIVE TWO-WAY CONVERSION AND PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE SAFETY ENHANCEMENTS, CP 17-08:
RECOMMENDATION:
Receive and file the update for the Indian Canyon Drive Two-Way Conversion and Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Enhancements Project.
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N.   APPROVAL AND TRANSMITTAL OF RECOGNIZED OBLIGATIONS PAYMENT SCHEDULE (ROPS 19-20A AND 19-20B) FOR THE PERIOD OF JULY 1, 2019, THROUGH JUNE 30, 2020, PURSUANT TO SECTION 34169(G)(1) OF CALIFORNIA HEALTH & SAFETY CODE:
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt a Resolution entitled “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ACTING SOLELY IN ITS CAPACITY AS SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE PALM SPRINGS COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY APPROVING THE RECOGNIZED OBLIGATIONS PAYMENT SCHEDULE (ROPS 19-20A AND 19-20B) AND AN ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSE BUDGET FOR THE PERIOD OF JULY 1, 2019, THROUGH JUNE 30, 2020, PURSUANT TO THE CALIFORNIA HEALTH & SAFETY CODE.”
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O.   AWARD RFP 03-19 LICENSE AGREEMENT  TO MOBILEMONEY, INC. FOR AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINE (ATM) SERVICES AT THE AIRPORT:
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve award of license agreement to MobileMoney, Inc. to provide Automated Teller Machine (ATM) Services at the Airport effective January 4, 2019, through
    January 3, 2022, and two one-year options. 
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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P.   APPROVE AGREEMENTS WITH CERTAIN TOW COMPANIES FOR AS-NEEDED VEHICLE TOWING AND STORAGE SERVICES FOR THE PALM SPRINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT:
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt a Resolution entitled “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING AGREEMENTS WITH CERTAIN TOW COMPANIES FOR AS-NEEDED VEHICLE TOWING AND STORAGE SERVICES FOR THE PALM SPRINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT.” A____, A____, A____. 
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Q.   AWARD A PURCHASE ORDER TO G/M BUSINESS INTERIORS, INC., IN THE AMOUNT OF $81,331.86 FOR NEW FURNITURE AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT:
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. In accordance with Section 7.09.010 “Cooperative Purchasing Programs” of the Palm Springs Municipal Code, approve a Purchase Order with G/M Business Interiors in the amount of $81,331.86 inclusive of all applicable taxes and shipping pursuant to the Cooperative Purchasing Contract with US Communities AG0607, including an additional 15% dealer discount. 
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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R.   SECOND READING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 1971 TO SAFEGUARD PALM SPRINGS RESIDENTS’ VOTING RIGHTS, COMPLY WITH THE CALIFORNIA VOTING RIGHTS ACT, AND PROTECT THE CITY AGAINST LITIGATION; ADDING SECTION 2.02.005 OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE ESTABLISHING BY-DISTRICT ELECTIONS, DEFINING DISTRICT BOUNDARIES, AND SCHEDULING DISTRICT ELECTIONS:
RECOMMENDATION:
Waive the second reading of the ordinance text in its entirety, read by title only, and adopt Ordinance No. 1971, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, TO SAFEGUARD PALM SPRINGS RESIDENTS’ VOTING RIGHTS, COMPLY WITH THE CALIFORNIA VOTING RIGHTS ACT, AND PROTECT THE CITY AGAINST LITIGATION; ADDING SECTION 2.02.005 OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE ESTABLISHING BY-DISTRICT ELECTIONS, DEFINING DISTRICT BOUNDARIES, AND SCHEDULING DISTRICT ELECTIONS.”
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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.   PETER LOFORTE AND SALLY JULIAN, OWNERS, REQUESTING CLASS 1 HISTORIC DESIGNATION OF “THE JOHN & BESSIE MACY RESIDENCE” LOCATED AT 1577 SOUTH CALLE MARCUS, APN NO. 508-444-006, ZONE R-1-C, HSPB 113:
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, DESIGNATING THE PARCEL AT 1577 SOUTH CALLE MARCUS, APN NO. 508-444-006, “THE JOHN & BESSIE MACY RESIDENCE,” A CLASS 1 HISTORIC SITE, HSPB 113.”
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B.   JENNIFER GAGNER AND SEAN MAGUIRE FOR A TENTATIVE PARCEL MAP TO SUBDIVIDE A 1.25-ACRE PROPERTY INTO TWO PARCELS FOR SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL HOME DEVELOPMENT AT 2584 ANZA TRAIL, ZONE R-1-B, SECTION 25, CASE TPM 37570:
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, APPROVING A TENTATIVE PARCEL MAP APPLICATION, TPM 37570, SUBMITTED BY JENNIFER GAGNER AND SEAN MAGUIRE TO SUBDIVIDE A 1.25-ACRE PROPERTY INTO TWO PARCELS LOCATED AT 2584 ANZA TRAIL."
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C.   COUNCIL CALL-UP OF A PROJECT PREVIOUSLY APPROVED BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION FOR RADIO PS PROPERTIES, LLC FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT; ADOPTION OF A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION; AND A MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 10,504-SQUARE FOOT CANNABIS CULTIVATION FACILITY LOCATED AT 3573 NORTH ANZA ROAD, ZONE M-1, SECTION 34, CASE 5.1441 CUP AND 3.4073 MAJ: 
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Take this public hearing off calendar.
  2. Direct the City Clerk to reschedule and re-notice this public hearing upon staff confirmation that the property owner agrees with the new date and staff is ready to proceed.  
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3.   LEGISLATIVE:
 
A.   INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING CHAPTER 5.26 OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO THE “HOTEL OPERATIONS INCENTIVE PROGRAM:"
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 CHAPTER 5.26 OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO THE “HOTEL OPERATIONS INCENTIVE PROGRAM.”
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4.   UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None.
 
5.   NEW BUSINESS:
 
A.   REQUESTS FOR TWO ADMINISTRATIVE MINOR MODIFICATIONS FOR RELIEF FROM SEPARATION DISTANCE REQUIREMENTS BETWEEN CANNABIS FACILITIES AND PARKING RELIEF BY ROBERT VAN ROO ON BEHALF OF THE LIGHTHOUSE PALM SPRINGS, LLC, FOR A CANNABIS LOUNGE AND DISPENSARY AT 395 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE AND BY JULIE MONTANTE ON BEHALF OF THE BANK 420 LOUNGE, LLC, FOR A CANNABIS LOUNGE AND DISPENSARY AT 296 SOUTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, ZONE CBD, CASE NOS. 7.1572 AMM & 7.1573 AMM:
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Adopt a Resolution entitled “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING AN ADMINISTRATIVE MINOR MODIFICATION (AMM) GRANTING RELIEF FROM BOTH 500 FEET AND 3,000 FEET SEPARATION DISTANCE REQUIREMENTS BETWEEN CANNABIS FACILITIES AND PARKING RELIEF FOR THE LIGHTHOUSE PALM SPRINGS AT 395 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, CASE 7.1572 AMM.”
  2. Adopt a Resolution entitled “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING AN ADMINISTRATIVE MINOR MODIFICATION (AMM) GRANTING RELIEF FROM BOTH 500 FEET AND 3,000 FEET SEPARATION DISTANCE REQUIREMENTS BETWEEN CANNABIS FACILITIES AND PARKING RELIEF FOR THE BANK 420 LOUNGE AT 296 SOUTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, CASE 7.1573 AMM.”
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B.   DISCUSSION REGARDING CANNABIS TAX RATES AND POTENTIAL REVISIONS TO THE CANNABIS TAX ORDINANCE:
RECOMMENDATION:
Discussion and direct staff as to preparation of any resolution adjusting the City's cannabis business tax rates.
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C.   DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED COUNCIL CODE OF CONDUCT:
RECOMMENDATION:
Direct staff as appropriate.
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D.   APPROVAL OF AN ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATION RELATED TO SOLID WASTE SERVICES FOR COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 6.04 OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE:
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve the Administrative Regulation related to Solid Waste Standards and Compliance for Commercial Establishments.
Or
  1. Direct staff as appropriate.
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E.   AWARD A CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT TO INTERNATIONAL LINE BUILDER’S, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,259,958 FOR THE PALM CANYON DRIVE PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS IN DOWNTOWN, CP 17-07, AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS ALONG SOUTH AND EAST PALM CANYON DRIVE CORRIDOR, CP 17-09:
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Dismiss the bid protest by Calpromax Engineering, Inc. dated November 26, 2018. 
  2. Waive any informality (non-responsiveness), and award a construction contract to International Line Builder’s, Inc., a Delaware corporation, in the amount of $4,259,958 for Bid Schedules A, B and C, for the Palm Canyon Drive Pedestrian Improvements in Downtown, CP 17-07, and Pedestrian Safety Improvements Along South and East Palm Canyon Drive Corridor, CP 17-09. A____. 
  3. Delegate authority to the City Manager to approve and execute construction contract change orders up to the cumulative total of $425,996 with all change orders reported to the City Council. 
  4. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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F.   MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE PALM SPRINGS FIRE MANAMGEMENT ASSOCIATION:
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Adopt a Resolution entitled “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING RELATIVE TO WAGES, HOURS, AND OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR EMPLOYEES IN THE PALM SPRINGS FIRE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION FOR THE PERIOD OF JULY 1, 2018, THROUGH
    JUNE 30, 2021, SUBJECT TO ASSOCIATION EXECUTING THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING.” A5428. 
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and all documents necessary to effectuate the above action, including the allocation and compensation plans, agreements, contracts, and any non-substantial MOU language or reorganization.
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G.   DISCUSSION OF EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PROGRAM REGARDING NEW PALM SPRINGS DISTRICTS AND ELECTORAL PROCESS:
RECOMMENDATION:
Direct staff as appropriate.
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H.   APPOINTMENT OF VARIOUS COMMISSIONERS AND BOARD MEMBERS AS PART OF THE 2018 ANNUAL RECRUITMENT PROCESS: 
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Re-appoint Aftab Dada and Allison Jones for the terms ending June 30, 2021, appoint Dan Lass for the unexpired term ending June 30, 2019, and appoint Kevin Corcoran and Manuel Guillermo Suero for the terms ending June 30, 2021, to the Palm Springs International Airport Commission.
  2. Re-appoint Les Young to Parks and Recreation Commission for the term ending
    June 30, 2021.
  3. Re-appoint Mara Gladstone, Alfonso Murray, and Thomas Yanni to the Public Arts Commission for the terms ending June 30, 2021.
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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,
January 9, 2019, 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, CYNTHIA A. BERARDI, 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 December 14, 2018, and posted on the City’s website as required by established policies and procedures. 
 
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                                                                                                                                                CYNTHIA A. BERARDI, CMC
                                                                                                                                                Chief Deputy City Clerk

P U B L I C  N O T I C E S

 
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