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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

www.palmspringsca.gov
 
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
MAY 7, 2020
4:00 PM CLOSED SESSION
6:00 PM REGULAR SESSION

 
Pursuant to Executive Order N-29-20, this meeting may be conducted by teleconference and there will be no in-person public access to the meeting location.
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           May 7, 2020          
 
           
4:00 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
 
             
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4:00 P.M. CLOSED SESSION
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CALL TO ORDER:
 
PUBLIC COMMENT FOR CLOSED SESSION ITEMS ONLY: The City Council welcomes public input. Members of the public may address the City Council by submitting an email or calling 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: 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 April 2, and April 14, 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 04-18-2020 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 421046 THROUGH 421063 TOTALING $30,373.72 CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1112901 THROUGH 1113124 TOTALING $3,231,380.78, FOUR WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $68,977.02, AND FIVE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,496,274.02 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $4,827,005.54, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA.”
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C.   APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT NO. 5701 WITH DOKKEN ENGINEERING, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, FOR ADDITIONAL ENGINEERING DESIGN SERVICES FOR THE SOUTH PALM CANYON DRIVE LOW WATER CROSSING BRIDGE REPLACEMENT AT ARENAS CANYON SOUTH, FEDERAL PROJECT BR-NBIL(502), CITY PROJECT NO. 06-18
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve Amendment No. 1 in the amount of $112,500, to Professional Services Agreement No. 5701, for a new total amount of $794,054 with Dokken Engineering.
  2. Authorize the Assistant City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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D.   APPROVE THE PURCHASE AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPUTER-AIDED DISPATCH AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (CAD/RMS) FOR THE POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS FROM SOMA GLOBAL, LLC, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. In accordance with Section 7.09 .010 “Cooperative Purchasing Programs," of the Palm Springs Municipal Code, approve of the sole-source selection of SOMA Global, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, on the basis of its contract with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
  2. Approve a Master Subscription Agreement with SOMA Global, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, for setup, integration, implementation, and maintenance of a Computer-Aided Dispatch and Records Management System for the Police and Fire Departments with a term of 5 years in the total amount of $821,794.16.
  3. Authorize the City Manager to approve additional expenditures for materials or services related to the setup, integration, and implementation of the CAD/RMS in an amount not to exceed $100,000.
  4. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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E.   AIRPORT ACCEPTANCE OF FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION CARES ACT GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $11,067,877
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Authorize the City Manager to approve the Federal CARES Act grant in the amount of $11,067,877 for the Palm Springs International Airport (PSP).
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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F.   RECEIVE AND FILE AGREEMENT WITH STATE OF CALIFORNIA BUSINESS, CONSUMER SERVICES, AND HOUSING AGENCY FOR $10,000,000 IN HOMELESS HOUSING, ASSISTANCE AND PREVENTION PROGRAM GRANT FUNDS
RECOMMENDATION:

Accept an agreement with the State of California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council for $10,000,000 in Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention Program grant funds.
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G.   APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO CONTRACT SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH 15000, INC.
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve Amendment No. 2 to the Contract Services Agreement with 15000, Inc. for cannabis odor control and compliance services, in a total amount not to exceed one hundred twenty-five thousand dollars ($125,000).
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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H.   APPROVAL OF PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS AND ESTIMATE (PS&E) AND AUTHORIZATION TO BID AIRPORT PASSENGER BOARDING BRIDGES, CITY PROJECT NO. 19-34
RECOMMENDATION:

Approve the plans, specifications and estimate and authorize Staff to advertise and solicit bids for the Airport Passenger Boarding Bridges, City Project No. 19-34.
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I.   APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT NO. 6 IN THE AMOUNT OF $15,000 TO PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT NO. A6132 WITH MICHAEL FONTANA AND ASSOCIATES FOR ON-CALL FACILITY CONSTRUCTION OWNER REPRESENTATIVE SERVICES
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve Amendment No . 6 to Agreement No. 6132 increasing the contract amount by $15,000, for a total not to exceed $225,000, with Michael Fontana and Associates for On-Call Facility Construction Owner Representative Services.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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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.   COUNCIL CALL-UP OF THE MARCH 25, 2020, DECISION BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION REGARDING THE ORCHID TREE PROJECT BY NEW CHURCH 11, LLC INVOLVING A GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT, VARIANCE, MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION, AND CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT TO (1) RE-CLASSIFY A PORTION OF ARENAS ROAD IN THE CIRCULATION ELEMENT OF THE 2007 GENERAL PLAN; (2) RENOVATE TWO HISTORIC PROPERTIES FOR ADAPTIVE RE-USE; AND (3) DEMOLISH AND RECONSTRUCT ONE AND TWO-STORY STRUCTURES ON A 3.65-ACRE SITE FOR THE OPERATION OF A HOTEL WITH ACCESSORY SPA, RESTAURANT AND MEETING SPACE LOCATED AT 222 S. CAHUILLA ROAD, ZONE R-3 (CASE 5.1345 CUP, GPA, HSPB 23, HSPB 72, 3.0678 MAJ & 6.656 VAR)
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, APPROVING A GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT APPLICATION, CASE 5.1345 GPA, TO AMEND THE CIRCULATION ELEMENT, FIGURE 4-1, OF THE 2007 GENERAL PLAN TO RE-CLASSIFY A SEGMENT OF ARENAS ROAD FROM A SECONDARY THOROUGHFARE TO A COLLECTOR BETWEEN BELARDO ROAD AND TAHQUITZ DRIVE."
  3. Adopt a Resolution entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DENYING A VARIANCE APPLICATION, CASE 6.656 VAR, FOR REDUCING STREET SETBACKS ALONG BELARDO ROAD AND BARISTO ROAD FOR A PROPOSED HOTEL PROJECT PROPOSED AT 222 SOUTH CAHUILLA ROAD."
  4. Adopt a Resolution entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION, CASE 3.0678 MAJ, TO RENOVATE CLASS 1 HISTORIC PROPERTIES (226 WEST BARISTO ROAD AND 284 SOUTH CAHUILLA ROAD), DEMOLISH CLASS 3 AND 4 STRUCTURES AND CONSTRUCT ONE- AND TWO-STORY BUILDINGS TO RECONSTRUCT BUILDINGS IN THE SAME LOCATION, IN ORDER TO COMBINE ALL PROPERTIES WITHIN THE BLOCK FOR THE OPERATION AS ONE HOTEL WITH 74 GUEST ROOMS AT 222 SOUTH CAHUILLA ROAD."
  5. Adopt a Resolution entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT APPLICATION, CASE 5.1345 CUP, TO OPERATE ACCESSORY COMMERCIAL, INCLUDING A RESTAURANT AND SPA FACILITY, IN CONJUNCTION WITH A HOTEL PROJECT AT 222 SOUTH CAHUILLA ROAD."
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B.   REQUEST BY THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS TO AMEND PALM SPRINGS ZONING CODE SECTION 91.00.10, 93.13.00, AND 93.23.14 RELATIVE TO THE DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS FOR ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS AND JUNIOR ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS (CASE 5.1447 ZTA)
RECOMMENDATION:

Waive the reading of the ordinance text in its entirety and read by title only; and introduce on first reading an Ordinance entitled, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING SECTIONS 91.00.10, 92.13.00, AND 93.23.14 OF THE PALM SPRINGS ZONING CODE RELATING TO ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS AND JUNIOR ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS AND DETERMINING THE ORDINANCE TO BE EXEMPT FROM CEQA."
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3.   LEGISLATIVE: NONE.
 
4.   UNFINISHED BUSINESS: 
 
A.   DISCUSSION OF IMPACTS AND RESPONSES TO THE LOCAL EMERGENCY RELATED TO THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), INCLUDING DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE DIRECTION REGARDING EMERGENCY ORDERS CONCERNING RECREATIONAL FACILITIES SUCH AS GOLF, TENNIS, PICKLEBALL AND POOLS
RECOMMENDATION:

Discuss and provide direction to staff on any emergency orders, including an emergency order regarding golf, tennis, pickleball and pools. 
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5.   NEW BUSINESS: NONE.
 
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 5:00 p.m., on May 1, 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

 
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(760) 323-8204.
 
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