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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
AGENDA
            
           March 7, 2018          
 
                       
4:00 PM CLOSED SESSION
6:00 PM REGULAR MEETING
Robert Moon, Mayor
J. R. Roberts, Mayor Pro Tem
Christy Gilbert Holstege, Councilmember
Geoff Kors, Councilmember
Lisa Middleton, 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
Geoffrey S. Kiehl, 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 (Council Chamber): This time has been set aside for members of the public to address the City Council on items contained only on the Closed Session Agenda.
 
RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION (Small Conference Room): See Closed Session Agenda.
 
 
6:00 P.M. REGULAR MEETING
 
CALL TO ORDER:
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:  Boy Scout Troop 262.
 
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.   MILLS ACT HISTORIC PROPERTY PRESERVATION AGREEMENT FOR CLASS 1 HISTORIC SITE LOCATED AT 360 CABRILLO ROAD UNIT 120-121, RACQUET CLUB COTTAGES WEST HD-3:
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve a Mills Act Historic Property Preservation Agreement with Brent Swift and the Racquet Club Garden Villas Homeowners Association, for 360 Cabrillo Road Unit 120-121, HSPB 88 / HD-3, A____.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute the Agreement.
  3. Direct the City Clerk to record the Agreement.
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B.   MILLS ACT HISTORIC PROPERTY PRESERVATION AGREEMENT FOR CLASS 1 HISTORIC SITE LOCATED AT 645 EAST MORONGO ROAD, HSPB 76:
RECOMMENDATION: 
  1. Approve a Mills Act Historic Property Preservation Agreement with Todd Hays, for 645 E Morongo Road, a Class 1 Historic Site, HSPB 76, A____.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute the Agreement.
  3. Direct the City Clerk to record the Agreement.
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C.   REQUEST BY LA QUINTA BREWING COMPANY FOR A RESOLUTION OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE OR NECESSITY (PCN) FOR A TYPE 42 – ON SALE BEER AND WINE TO ALLOW A COCKTAIL LOUNGE/TAP ROOM WITHIN AN EXISTING COMMERCIAL BUILDING LOCATED AT 301 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, SUITE 100, ZONE CBD, CASE 5.1431 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 42 AT 301 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, SUITE 100, WITHIN CENSUS TRACT NO. 446.06.”
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D.   AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT NO. A6444 FOR ON-CALL CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES, AND AUTHORIZE A PURCHASE ORDER WITH HARRIS & ASSOCIATES FOR ON-CALL PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND ENGINEERING COORDINATION ON VARIOUS PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS:
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve Amendment No. 1 to Professional Services Agreement No. A6444 with Harris & Associates, Inc., a California corporation, extending the term by two years.
  2. Authorize the issuance of a Purchase Order in an amount sufficient to cover the costs of required services pursuant to On-Call Agreement No. A6444 on a “pass through” basis, with funds received for Federal, State, Regional, and Locally funded capital projects to Harris & Associates, Inc., for the duration of their Agreement for On-Call civil engineering and project management services.
  3. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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E.   RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT DREAMERS AND A LEGISLATIVE AGREEMENT ON DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS:
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt a Resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, TO SUPPORT DREAMERS AND A DACA LEGISLATIVE AGREEMENT."
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F.   AUTHORIZE INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB) FOR LANDSCAPE AND GROUNDS MAINTENANCE SERVICES:
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Authorize staff to advertise and solicit an Invitation for Bids (IFB) for City Parks Landscape and Grounds Maintenance Services.
  2. Authorize staff to advertise and solicit an Invitation for Bids (IFB) for City Facilities and Palm Springs Airport Landscape and Grounds Maintenance Services.
  3. Authorize staff to advertise and solicit an Invitation for Bids (IFB) for City Landscape Assessment Districts, Parkways and Medians Landscape and Grounds Maintenance Services.
  4. Authorize staff to advertise and solicit an Invitation for Bids (IFB) for Citywide Tree Trimming Services.
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G.   AMENDMENT NO. 4 FOR AN INCREASE OF $70,098.03 TO CONTRACT SERVICES AGREEMENT NO. A6860 WITH MARIPOSA LANDSCAPE, INC., FOR LANDSCAPE AND GROUNDS MAINTENANCE SERVICES:
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve Amendment No. 4 to Agreement No. A6860, with Mariposa Landscape, Inc. in the amount of $70,098.03 for a total contract amount of $1,953,434.13 for fiscal year 2017/18 for Landscape and Grounds Maintenance Services.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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H.   SECOND READING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 1953, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING CHAPTER 2.60 OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE, RELATING TO PUBLIC INTEGRITY:
RECOMMENDATION:
Waive the second reading of the ordinance text in its entirety and adopt Ordinance No. 1953, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING CHAPTER 2.60 OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE, RELATING TO PUBLIC INTEGRITY.”
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I.   RATIFY AND APPOINT THE NOMINATION OF THE CITY OF DESERT HOT SPRINGS TO THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT COMMISSION FOR THE TERM ENDING FEBRUARY 29, 2020:
RECOMMENDATION:
Appoint Yvonne Parks, as the City of Desert Hot Springs representative, to the Palm Springs International Airport Commission for the term ending February 29, 2020.
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J.   RATIFY AND APPOINT THE NOMINATION OF THE CITY OF RANCHO MIRAGE TO THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT COMMISSION FOR THE TERM ENDING JANUARY 31, 2021:
RECOMMENDATION:
Reappoint William Riesen, as the City of Rancho Mirage representative, to the Palm Springs International Airport Commission for the term ending January 31, 2021.
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K.   APPOINTMENT TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION FOR THE UNEXPIRED TERM ENDING JUNE 30, 2019, AND APPROVAL OF A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT TO BE IDENTIFIED BY THE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION AS A NON-VOTING MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION:
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Appoint Johnny Coladonato to the Parks and Recreation Commission for the unexpired term ending June 30, 2019.
  2. Approve a high school student to be identified by the Parks and Recreation Commission as a non-voting member of the Commission.
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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.   AS SUCCESSOR AGENCY APPROVING THE SALE OF THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 285 NORTH INDIAN CANYON DRIVE, TO THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS IN THE AMOUNT OF $31,965, AND AS THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVING THE PURCHASE OF SUCCESSOR AGENCY-OWNED PROPERTY LOCATED AT 285 NORTH INDIAN CANYON DRIVE, IN THE AMOUNT OF $31,965 PURSUANT TO SECTION 34191.5(C) OF THE HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE:
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. (Successor Agency) Approve the sale of the Desert Hotel Property to the City of Palm Springs in the amount of $31,965 and the execution of a grant deed.
  2. (City Council) Approve the purchase of the Desert Hotel Property from the Successor Agency in the amount of $31,965 and the execution of a certificate of acceptance.
  3. Authorize the City Manager and City Clerk to execute all necessary documents.
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B.   OPERATING COVENANT FOR THE AUBERGE PROJECT:
RECOMMENDATION:
Table the Public Hearing with no public testimony at this time.
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3.   LEGISLATIVE: None
 
4.   UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None
 
5.   NEW BUSINESS:
 
A.   MATTHEW SIGNS INC, PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO AN EXISTING SIGN PROGRAM FOR INCREASED HEIGHT FOR MAIN SIGNS FOR SUB-MAJOR TENANTS AT THE SPRINGS SHOPPING CENTER, LOCATED AT 5200 EAST RAMON ROAD, ZONE M-1-P, CASE SP17-010 AMND AND CASE 5.0984, PD 291-A:
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Adopt a Resolution entitled “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DENYING AN AMENDMENT TO AN EXISTING SIGN PROGRAM SEEKING APPROVAL FOR WALL SIGNS THAT EXCEED THE MAXIMUM HEIGHT FOR WALL SIGNS FOR THE SPRINGS SHOPPING CENTER LOCATED AT 5200 EAST RAMON ROAD (CASE SP17-010 / 5.0984, PD 291-A," and direct the applicant to revise and resubmit an alternative amendment.
    OR
  2. As an alternative, support the recommendation of the Architectural Advisory Committee (AAC), and adopt a Resolution entitled “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO AN EXISTING SIGN PROGRAM TO ALLOW GREATER HEIGHT FOR WALL SIGNS FOR MAJOR AND SUB-MAJOR TENANTS AT THE SPRINGS SHOPPING CENTER LOCATED AT 5200 EAST RAMON ROAD, CASE SP17-010 / 5.0984, PD 291-A, ZONE M-1-P.
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B.   DISCUSSION REGARDING THE DIRECT ARGUMENT AGAINST THE INITIATIVE ORDINANCE TO PROHIBIT VACATION RENTAL OF SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCES IN THE CITY – UPDATE ON THE IMPACT ANALYSIS REPORT:
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Review and discuss updated information pertaining to the previously submitted Impact Analysis Report.
  2. Review and provide direction regarding the argument against the measure.
  3. Authorize each member of the City Council to execute all necessary documents for the submission of the argument against the measure.
  4. Determine whether to authorize a City Council ad hoc Subcommittee to author the rebuttal argument against the measure or whether to authorize another person to sign the rebuttal argument.
  5. Authorize each Member of the City Council to execute all necessary documents for the submission of the rebuttal argument against the measure.
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C.   PALM SPRINGS TOURISM UPDATE - PRESENTATION:
RECOMMENDATION:
Receive a tourism update presentation.
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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,
March 21, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. Council Chamber, City Hall, preceded by Closed Session, Small Conference Room, City Hall, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs.
 
 
AFFIDAVIT OF POSTING

State of California               )
County of Riverside            )   ss.
City of Palm Springs           )
 
I, ANTHONY J. MEJIA, 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 March 2, 2018, and posted on the City’s website as required by established policies and procedures. 
 
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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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