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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

July 9, 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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  • You may provide telephonic comments by calling the City Clerk's Office at (760) 323-8204 by no later than 5:30 p.m. to be added to the public comment queue. At the appropriate time, a staff member will call you so that you may provide your public testimony to the City Council.
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           July 9, 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
 
             
AGENDA EN ESPAÑOL DISPONIBLE EL SÁBADO - HAGA CLIC AQUÍ   Click to View
 
 
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. 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:
 
PRESENTATION:
 
A.   PROJECTS UPDATE 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 MINUTES
RECOMMENDATION:

Approve the City Council Meeting Minutes of May 26, 2020, May 29, 2020, and June 4, 2020.
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B.   REQUEST TO WAIVE THE REQUIREMENTS OF PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE (PSMC) SECTION 2.60.040(C) RELATED TO THE SEMI-ANNUAL UPDATE TO PUBLIC OFFICIALS' STATEMENTS OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS AND PUBLIC INTEGRITY DISCLOSURES
RECOMMENDATION:

Waive the requirements of Palm Springs Municipal Code Section 2.60.040(C) related to the semi-annual update to public officials' Statements of Economic Interests and the City's Public Integrity Disclosures for calendar year 2020.
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C.   LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR ASSEMBLY BILL 2218, TRANSGENDER WELLNESS AND EQUITY FUND
RECOMMENDATION:

Authorize a letter of support to the author(s) of Assembly Bill 2218, Transgender Wellness and Equity Fund.
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D.   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/ DISBURSEMENTS FOR THE PERIOD ENDING 06-13-2020 TOTALING $1,814,747.07 AND ACCOUNTS PAYABLE WARRANTS DATED 06-11-2020 TOTALING $4,445,068.72, IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $6,259,815.79, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA."
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E.   EARLY LUMP SUM ANNUAL PAYMENT TO CALPERS TOWARDS RETIREE UNFUNDED ACCRUED LIABILITY (UAL)
RECOMMENDATION:

Receive and file a report of the Lump Sum Annual Payment to CalPERS towards Retiree Unfunded Accrued Liability (UAL).
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F.   APPROVE ENROLLMENT IN COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE MASTER MICROSOFT ENTERPRISE AGREEMENT FOR LICENSE OF MICROSOFT SOFTWARE
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Enter into a new 3-year agreement with Microsoft for the Enterprise License Agreement via the "Riverside EA."
  2. Award a Purchase Order to Insight Public Sector Inc. of Dallas, TX, the lowest responsive bidder by the County of Riverside, in an amount not to exceed $145,241.16 annually for the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, and authorize staff to issue annual purchase orders to renew the enterprise agreement each fiscal year with any applicable "true-up" adjustments thereafter.
  3. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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G.   CITY COUNCIL SUPPORT OF SENATE BILL 1410, COVID-19 EMERGENCY: TENANCIES
RECOMMENDATION:

Support Senate Bill 1410 and authorize City staff to transmit such support to the authors of Senate Bill 1410.
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H.   APPROVAL OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENTS WITH BUREAU VERITAS NORTH AMERICA, INC., AND WEST COAST CODE CONSULTANTS, INC., FOR ON-CALL BUILDING PLAN CHECK SERVICES (SQQ 11-20)
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve an Agreement with Bureau Veritas North America, Inc., a Delaware corporation, for "On-Call" Building Plan Review Services for an initial term through June 30, 2023, subject to two additional one-year extensions approved at the discretion of the City Manager.
  2. Approve an Agreement with West Coast Code Consultants, Inc., a California corporation, for "On-Call" Building Plan Review Services for an initial term through June 30, 2023, subject to two additional one-year extensions approved at the discretion of the City Manager.
  3. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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I.   ACCEPT AN AWARD FROM THE OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IN THE AMOUNT OF $63,695 TO BE USED FOR PREVENTING, PREPARING FOR, AND RESPONDING TO THE CORONAVIRUS
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Accept $63,695 in grant funding from the Office of Justice Programs at the Department of Justice for a Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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J.   AGREEMENT TO DELEGATE PERMANENT LOCAL HOUSING ALLOCATION FUNDS TO COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING, HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION AND WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS TO ADMINISTER AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS FOR THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve the Agreement with the County of Riverside, Department of Housing, Homelessness Prevention and Workforce Solutions to delegate Permanent Local Housing Allocation funds to the County of Riverside to administer affordable housing projects and programs for the City of Palm Springs.
  2. Authorize the City Manager, or his designee, to execute the Agreement, including making minor, non-substantive changes, and to sign all documents necessary.
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EXCLUDED CONSENT CALENDAR: Items removed from the Consent Calendar for separate discussion are considered at this time.
 
2.   PUBLIC HEARING:
 
A.   COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) 2020 FIVE-YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN, 2020-2021 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN, CITIZEN PARTICIPATION PLAN AND CDBG 2020-2021 BUDGET ADOPTION, AND AUTHORIZATION FOR SUBMISSION TO THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT, FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM, 46TH PROGRAM YEAR, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT - CORONAVIRUS (CDBG-CV); AND, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE ALL SUBRECIPIENT AGREEMENTS (CONTINUED FROM 06/25/2020)
RECOMMENDATION:

Adopt a Resolution entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING THE 2020-2024 CONSOLIDATED PLAN, CITIZEN PARTICIPATION PLAN, THE 2020-2021 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) ANNUAL ACTION PLAN; APPROVING THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021 AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT - CORONAVIRUS (CDBG-CV); AUTHORIZING THE SUBMITTAL OF THE PLANS AND BUDGET TO THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD); AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE APPROVAL/AGREEMENT WITH HUD - GRANT# B-20-MC-06-0561 IN THE AMOUNT OF $449,050 AND # B-19-MC-06-0561 IN THE AMOUNT OF $264,161 AND TO EXECUTE THE SUBRECIPIENT AGREEMENTS."
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3.   LEGISLATIVE: NONE
 
4.   UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
 
A.   CONTINUED DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE DIRECTION ON THE IMPACTS AND RESPONSE TO THE LOCAL EMERGENCY RELATED TO THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (NO STAFF REPORT) Click to View
 
B.   DISCUSSION OF REUSABLE FOOD SERVICE WARE AND PLASTIC WASTE REDUCTION DRAFT ORDINANCE
RECOMMENDATION:

Direct staff as appropriate.
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5.   NEW BUSINESS:
 
A.   DISCUSSION OF POTENTIAL USES OF CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUNDS
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Discuss allocation of the Coronavirus Relief Funds in the amount of $585,587.
  2. Direct staff as appropriate.
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B.   AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF A POLICE BODY-WORN CAMERA SYSTEM PURSUANT TO A COOPERATIVE PURCHASING CONTRACT
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. In accordance with Section 7.09.010 "Cooperative Purchasing Programs," of the Palm Springs Municipal Code, authorize the purchase of police body-worn cameras, in-car police cameras, and police motorcycle mounted cameras, including associated warranties, software and data storage fees in the amount of $806,373, a 5% contingency of $40,319, for a year-1 total acquisition cost of $846,692, and $112,610 in annual Cloud hosting fees for the remaining 4 years in an amount not to exceed $1,297,132 for a 5-year term.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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C.   CONSIDERATION OF TAKING A POSITION REGARDING THE CALIFORNIA SCHOOLS AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES FUNDING ACT
RECOMMENDATION:

Consider whether to take a position on the California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act.
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D.   CONSIDERATION OF ISSUING A LETTER TO LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATIVES REGARDING THE CITY’S ALLOCATION OF FUNDING IN RELATION TO COVID-19 (NO STAFF REPORT) Click to View
 
E.   DISCUSSION AND DIRECTION REGARDING PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-AGENDIZED ITEMS (NO STAFF REPORT) Click to View
 
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 Friday, July 3, 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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