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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
 
AMENDED REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
(The updates are highlighted in red text.)
 MAY 21, 2020
2:00 PM CLOSED SESSION
3:00 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 21, 2020          
 
           
2:00 PM CLOSED SESSION
3:00 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
 
             
AGENDA EN ESPAÑOL DISPONIBLE EL SÁBADO - HAGA CLIC AQUÍ   Click to View
 
 
2:00 P.M. CLOSED SESSION
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CALL TO ORDER:
 
PUBLIC COMMENT FOR CLOSED SESSION ITEMS ONLY: The City Council welcomes public input. 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.
 
 
3:00 P.M. REGULAR MEETING
 
CALL TO ORDER:
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
 
ROLL CALL:
 
PRESENTATIONS:
 
A.   COACHELLA VALLEY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS (CVAG) PRESENTATION ON CV LINK Click to View
 
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 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 05-02-2020 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 421064 THROUGH 421077 TOTALING $20,790.49 CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1113125 THROUGH 1113386 TOTALING $3,063,899.25, FOUR WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $69,127.02, AND FIVE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,521,392.24 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $4,675,209.00, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA."
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B.   TREASURER'S INVESTMENT REPORT AS OF MARCH 31, 2020
RECOMMENDATION:

Receive and File Treasurer's Investment Report as of March 31, 2020.
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C.   REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF MILLS ACT HISTORIC PROPERTY PRESERVATION AGREEMENT FOR A CLASS 1 HISTORIC SITE LOCATED AT 1872 SOUTH BARONA ROAD (HSPB #93/HD-5)
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve a Mills Act Historic Property Agreement between the City of Palm Springs, William Wilson and Karen Wilson and Sandcliff Homeowners Association, for 1872 South Barona Road, a Class 1 Historic Site (HSPB #93/HD-5).
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute the Agreement.
  3. Direct the City Clerk to record the Agreement.
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D.   APPROVAL OF A NOTICE TO PROCEED TO VEOLIA WATER WEST OPERATING SERVICES, INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF $180,512 FOR THE SEWER MANHOLE REHABILITATION, CITY PROJECT NO. 20-17
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Authorize the City Engineer to issue a Notice to Proceed to Veolia Water West Operating Services, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $180,512, for the Sewer Manhole Rehabilitation, City Project No. 20-17 (the "Project").
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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E.   ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR THE LOCAL EARLY ACTION PLANNING (LEAP) GRANTS PROGRAM IN THE AMOUNT OF $150,000 FROM THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
RECOMMENDATION:

Adopt a Resolution entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR, AND RECEIPT OF, LOCAL GOVERNMENT PLANNING SUPPORT PROGRAM FUNDS."
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F.   LOCAL EMERGENCY RELATING TO THE INCREASING SPREAD OF THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS 2019 PANDEMIC (COVID-19) - EXPENDITURE UPDATE
RECOMMENDATION:

Receive and file COVID-19 pandemic expenditure update.
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G.   APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT NO. 7228 WITH DOKKEN ENGINEERING IN THE AMOUNT OF $31,306.75 FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES RELATED TO THE INDIAN CANYON DRIVE SEWER LINE EXTENSION TO BE CONSIDERED AS PART OF THE INDIAN CANYON ROAD AND BRIDGE PROJECT, CITY PROJECT NO. 01-11
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve Amendment No. 1 to Professional Services Agreement No. 7228 with Dokken Engineering in the amount of $31,306.75 for environmental services related to the proposed Indian Canyon Drive Sewer Line Extension to be considered as part of the Indian Canyon Road and Bridge Project, City Project No. 01-11.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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H.   RATIFY THE NOMINATION OF THE CITY OF LA QUINTA TO THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT COMMISSION
RECOMMENDATION:

Reappoint Kathleen Hughes, representing the City of La Quinta, to the Palm Springs International Airport Commission for a term ending June 30, 2021.
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I.   ACCEPT A RESIGNATION FROM THE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
RECOMMENDATION:

Accept with regret the resignation of Harry Courtright from the Library Board of Trustees.
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J.   APPROVAL OF A REQUEST TO EXTEND THE BUILDING PERMIT EXPIRATION DATE FOR THE ANDAZ HOTEL
RECOMMENDATION:

Approve the request for an extension of the building permit for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, for a minimum of 6 months until October 30, 2020, or such later date coinciding with the termination of emergency orders relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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K.   AUTHORIZE AMENDMENT TO INDENTURE FOR 2019 AIRPORT PASSENGER FACILITY CHARGE REVENUE BONDS (PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT)
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Adopt a Resolution entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING AMENDMENT OF THE BOND INDENTURE FOR THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS 2019 AIRPORT PASSENGER FACILITY CHARGE REVENUE BONDS (PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT) AND APPROVING RELATED ACTIONS."
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute the First Amendment to Bond Indenture.
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L.   SECOND READING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 2023 OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING SECTIONS 91.00.10, 93.13.00, AND 93.23.14 OF THE PALM SPRINGS ZONING CODE RELATIVE TO THE DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS FOR ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS AND JUNIOR ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS (CASE 5.1447 ZTA)
RECOMMENDATION:

Waive the second reading of the ordinance text in its entirety and read by title only; and adopt Ordinance No. 2023, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING SECTIONS 91.00.10, 93.13.00, 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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M.   ACCEPTANCE OF THE AIRPORT TERMINAL MODIFICATIONS PROJECT, CITY PROJECT NO. 19-22
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Accept the public works improvement identified as the Airport Terminal Modifications Project, City Project No. 19-22, as completed in accordance with the plans and specifications.
  2. Authorize the City Engineer to execute and file for recordation with the Riverside County Recorder a Notice of Completion for the Airport Modifications Project, City Project 19-22.
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N.   AWARD THE PURCHASE OF TWO AIRCRAFT RESCUE FIREFIGHTING VEHICLES FOR THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Award pursuant to IFB 20-01 the purchase of two 1500-gallon Class 4 ARFF vehicles, including all bid alternates, shipping costs, and applicable sales tax, from Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC, Neenah, Wisconsin in the amount of $1,724,997.49.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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O.   AUTHORIZATION FOR THE CITY COUNCIL TO SIGN ONTO A LETTER FROM THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SEEKING THE GOVERNOR’S SUPPORT RELATED TO COVID-19 Click to View
 
P.   AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR DESIGN-BUILD SERVICES RELATED TO THE FIRE TRAINING TOWER, CITY PROJECT NO. 18-09
RECOMMENDATION:

Authorize Staff to advertise a request for proposals for design-build services related to the design and installation of the Fire Training Tower, City Project No. 18-09.
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Q.   AUTHORIZATION FOR THE CITY COUNCIL TO DELEGATE AUTHORITY TO THE CITY MANAGER FOR THE APPROVAL OF CONTINGENCY FUNDS FOR THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TICKETING HALL EXPANSION, FAA AIP GRANT NO. 3-06- 0181-054-2016, IFB NO. 19-03
RECOMMENDATION:

Authorize the City Manager to approve and execute construction contract change orders up to an additional $189,199.59 (for a maximum of $1 ,689,199.59) for the Airport Ticketing Hall Expansion (the Project), IFB No. 19-03.
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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: NONE
 
4.   UNFINISHED BUSINESS: 
 
A.   DISCUSSION OF IMPACTS AND RESPONSE TO THE LOCAL EMERGENCY RELATED TO THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS INCLUDING DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE DIRECTION REGARDING EMERGENCY ORDERS, SUCH AS THE CITY’S SHORT TERM LODGING PROHIBITION
RECOMMENDATION:


Discuss and provide direction to staff on any emergency orders, including the City's emergency order regarding short term lodging.
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B.   CONTINUED DISCUSSION OF POTENTIAL GENERAL FUND BUDGET IMPACTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID- 19); FISCAL YEAR 2019/2020 ADJUSTED BUDGET AND FISCAL YEAR 2020/2021 PRELIMINARY BUDGET REVIEW Click to View
 
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 15, 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.
 
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