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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
            
           September 18, 2019          
 
           
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 
Jeffrey S. Ballinger, 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 CITYCLERK@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). 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 (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.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES
RECOMMENDATION:

Approve the City Council Meeting Minutes of July 24, 2019.
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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 06-01-2019, 06-15-2019, 06-29-2019, 07-13-2019 AND 07-27-2019 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 420734 THROUGH 420800 TOTALING $152,808.68 CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1106659 THROUGH 1107781 TOTALING $12,211,679.69, TWENTY-TWO WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $475,439.29, AND THIRTY-THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $8,229,950.31 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $21,069,877.97, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA."
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C.   ACCEPT AN AWARD FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IN THE AMOUNT OF $19,769 AND APPROVE AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT AND OTHER PARTICIPATING RIVERSIDE COUNTY CITIES FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE GRANT
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve the acceptance of a grant award from the United States Department of Justice in the amount of $19,769 for the 2019 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.
  2. Approve an lnterlocal Agreement with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, and various cities within Riverside County, for the Riverside County Sheriff's Department to administer the grant on behalf of participating agencies.
  3. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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D.   APPROVE AGREEMENT FOR PUBLIC ART COLLECTION CLEANING AND RESTORATION WITH THE ART COLLECTIVE
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Authorize the City Manager to execute a Contract Service Agreement with The Art Collective, LLC for an amount not to exceed $30,170 to provide art cleaning and restoration services for the City's Public Art collection.
  2. Authorize the City Manager or his designee to execute all necessary documents.
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E.   ACCEPTANCE OF $105,000 IN GRANT FUNDING FROM THE CALIFORNIA OFFICE OF TRAFFIC SAFETY (OTS) FOR A SELECTIVE TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM TO BE USED TO ENFORCE, EDUCATE, AND BRING AWARENESS TO THE PUBLIC
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Accept $105,000 in grant funding from the California Office of Traffic Safety for a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program for 2019/2020.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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F.   REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF MILLS ACT HISTORIC PROPERTY PRESERVATION AGREEMENT FOR A CLASS 1 HISTORIC SITE LOCATED AT 417 WEST HERMOSA PLACE (HSPB #112)
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve a Mills Act Historic Property Preservation Agreement between the City of Palm Springs and Steve Cooper and Nancie H. Cooper, a Class 1 Historic Site (HSPB #112).
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute the Agreement.
  3. Direct the City Clerk to record the Agreement.
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G.   REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF MILLS ACT HISTORIC PROPERTY PRESERVATION AGREEMENT FOR A CLASS 1 HISTORIC SITE LOCATED AT 1577 SOUTH CALLE MARCUS (HSPB #113)
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve a Mills Act Historic Property Preservation Agreement between the City of Palm Springs and Jerrold Bausman and Michelle Zoryan, a Class 1 Historic Site (HSPB #113).
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute the Agreement.
  3. Direct the City Clerk to record the Agreement.
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H.   REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF MILLS ACT HISTORIC PROPERTY PRESERVATION AGREEMENT FOR A CLASS 1 HISTORIC SITE LOCATED AT END OF WEST SANTA ROSA ROAD (HSPB #114)
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve a Mills Act Historic Property Preservation Agreement between the City of Palm Springs and John Beardsley and Fountain Village Development LLC, a Class 1 Historic Site (HSPB #114).
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute the Agreement.
  3. Direct the City Clerk to record the Agreement.
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I.   STAFF AUTHORIZED AGREEMENTS AND PURCHASE ORDERS FOR THE MONTHS OF JULY AND AUGUST 2019
RECOMMENDATION:

Receive and file the report of Staff Authorized Agreements and Purchase Orders for the period of July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019.
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J.   AGREEMENT BETWEEN PALM SPRINGS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT AND CITY OF PALM SPRINGS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES FROM PALM SPRINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve an agreement between the Palm Springs Unified School District and the City of Palm Springs to provide a full-time police officer (School Resource Officer) on the campus of the Palm Springs High School and Desert Learning Academy, for one year expiring at the end of the 2019/2020 school year.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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K.   AUTHORIZE PURCHASE ORDERS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $260,000 WITH WSA USA, INC., A NEW YORK CORPORATION, FOR PROFESSIONAL AVIATION DESIGN SERVICES
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Authorize a Purchase Order in the amount not to exceed $150,000 with the City's "on-call" professional aviation consulting services firm, WSP USA, Inc., a New York corporation, pursuant to Agreement No. 7149, for aviation design services related to replacement or rehabilitation of the existing Passenger Boarding Bridges ("PBBs").
  2. Authorize a Purchase Order in the amount not to exceed $110,000 with the City's "on-call" professional aviation consulting services firm, WSP USA, Inc., a New York corporation, pursuant to Agreement No. 7149, for aviation design services related to completion of an Airfield Pavement Condition Inventory.
  3. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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L.   APPROVAL OF FOUR (4) PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENTS WITH ALBERT A. WEBB ASSOCIATES, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, KIMLEY-HORN AND ASSOCIATES, INC., A NORTH CAROLINA CORPORATION, ENGINEERING RESOURCES OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, AND HARRIS & ASSOCIATES, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION FOR ON-CALL CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve an Agreement with Albert A. Webb Associates, a California Corporation, for "on-call" Civil Engineering services for an initial three (3) year term, subject to two (2) additional one (1) year extensions approved at the discretion of the City Manager.
  2. Approve an Agreement with Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., a North Carolina Corporation, for "on-call" Civil Engineering services for an initial three (3) year term, subject to two (2) additional one (1) year extensions approved at the discretion of the City Manager.
  3. Approve an Agreement with Engineering Resources of Southern California, Inc., a California Corporation, for "on-call" Civil Engineering services for an initial three (3) year term, subject to two (2) additional one (1) year extensions approved at the discretion of the City Manager.
  4. Approve an Agreement with Harris & Associates, Inc., a North Carolina Corporation, for "on-call" Civil Engineering services for an initial three (3) year term, subject to two (2) additional one (1) year extensions approved at the discretion of the City Manager.
  5. Authorize the issuance of Purchase Orders pursuant to the On-Call Agreements for On-Call civil engineering and project management services in amounts sufficient to cover the costs of required services related to budgeted capital projects with funds received for Federal, State, Regional, and Locally funded capital projects.
  6. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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M.   APPROVE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION (RCTC) FOR FUNDING UNDER SENATE BILL 821 (SB 821), BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN FACILITIES PROGRAM, FOR SUNNY DUNES SIDEWALKS, PART OF CITY PROJECT 15-31
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve an Agreement with Riverside County Transportation for funding under SB 821 Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Program for an amount not to exceed $146,500 for the Sunny Dunes Sidewalks, which is a part of City Project No. 15-31 (RCTC Agreement No. 19-62-115-00).
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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N.   APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT NO. 4 TO PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT NO. 6709, WITH GUIDEPOST SOLUTIONS LLC, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, FOR ADDITIONAL SECURITY SYSTEM DESIGN SERVICES FOR KEYLESS ENTRY, PHASE II PROJECT, CITY PROJECT NO. 19-23
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve Amendment No. 4, in the amount of $23,890 to Professional Services Agreement No. 6709, for a new not to exceed amount of $89,605 with Guidepost Solutions LLC, a California corporation.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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O.   ACCEPTANCE OF THE 2019 ADA CURB RAMP IMPROVEMENTS, CITY PROJECT NO. 19-03
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Accept the public works improvement identified as 2019 ADA Curb Ramp Improvements, City Project No. 19-03, 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 2019 ADA Curb Ramp Improvements, City Project No. 19-03.
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P.   APPOINTMENTS TO THE MEASURE J OVERSIGHT COMMISSION
RECOMMENDATION:

Appoint Dr. Francis La Branche and Linda Futterer to the Measure J Oversight Commission for terms ending June 30, 2022.
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Q.   APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO CONTRACT SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH 15000, INC.
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve Amendment No. 1 to the Contract Services Agreement with 15000, Inc. for cannabis odor control and compliance services, in a total amount not to exceed seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000).
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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R.   SECOND READING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 2000 OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, WHICH AMENDS CHAPTER 93.00 TO ADD SECTION 93.23.20 TO ESTABLISH REGULATIONS RELATED TO THE REDEVELOPMENT OF GOLF COURSES TO OTHER USES (CASE 5.1444 ZTA)
RECOMMENDATION:

Waive the second reading of text in its entirety, read by title only, and adopt Ordinance No. 2000, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE PALM SPRINGS ZONING CODE CHAPTER 93.00 TO ADD SECTION 93.23.20 TO ESTABLISH REGULATIONS RELATED TO THE REDEVELOPMENT OF GOLF COURSE TO OTHER USES."
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S.   PALM SPRINGS INNOVATION HUB AND ACCELERATOR CAMPUS QUARTERLY REPORT FOR APRIL 1, 2019 TO JUNE 30, 2019
RECOMMENDATION:

Receive and file the quarterly report from the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership for the Palm Springs Innovation Hub for the period of April 1, 2019, to June 30, 2019.
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T.   APPOINTMENTS TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS BOARD
RECOMMENDATION:

 Re-appoint Stephen Moses and Michael Paonessa to the Administrative Appeals Board for terms ending June 30, 2022.
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U.   ACCEPT THE RESIGNATION OF CAROLINA DE LA TORRE FROM THE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION
RECOMMENDATION:

Accept with regret the resignation of Carolina De La Torre from the Parks and Recreation Commission.
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V.   APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT NO. A7157 WITH LIBRARY STRATEGIES FOR PALM SPRINGS PUBLIC LIBRARY BUILDING PROJECT: PRE-PLANNING SERVICES
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve the Second Amendment to Agreement No. A7157 with Library Strategies for the Palm Springs Public Library Building Project: Pre-Planning Services, for an additional cost of $39,000, for a total not-to-exceed amount of $99,500 and extending the term of the agreement through April 1, 2020.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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W.   APPROVAL OF COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS AND THE CITY OF CATHEDRAL CITY FOR ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY AND JOINT POWERS OF EMINENT DOMAIN WITHIN THE CITY OF CATHEDRAL CITY FOR THE RAMON ROAD WIDENING AND BRIDGE PROJECT, CITY PROJECT NO. 08-25, FEDERAL-AID PROJECT NO. BHLS-5282 (040)
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve Cooperative Agreement by and between the City of Palm Springs and the City of Cathedral City for acquisition of real property and joint powers of eminent domain within the City of Cathedral City for the Ramon Road Widening and Bridge Project, City Project No. 08-25, Federal-Aid Project No. BHLS-5282 (040).
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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X.   ANALYSIS OF IMPEDIMENTS TO FAIR HOUSING CHOICE
RECOMMENDATION:

Receive and file the City's Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, dated June 2019.
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Y.   STATUS REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE AD HOC PDD COMMITTEE REGARDING CHANGES TO THE PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT PROCESS
RECOMMENDATION:

Receive and file the status report on changes to the Planned Development District process.
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Z.   AUTHORIZE AN INCREASE TO THE PURCHASE ORDER FOR WASTEWATER ENGINEERING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION SERVICES TO COMPLY WITH REGIONAL BOARD ORDER R7-2017-0013, FOR THE GROUNDWATER MONITORING WELL CONSTRUCTION AND DECOMMISSIONING, CITY PROJECT NO. 19-20
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Authorize an increase to Purchase Order No. 20-0522, pursuant to Agreement No. 6687, in an amount not to exceed $50,000 for additional hydrological support service for the construction and decommissioning of the City's groundwater monitoring wells.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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AA.   AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF 1 REPLACEMENT VEHICLE, 1 NEW VEHICLE AND A BOBCAT SKIDSTEER IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $152,250
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Authorize the purchase of 2 new Ford 150 Trucks and a Bobcat Skidsteer, including necessary vehicle outfitting and equipment, for the Maintenance and Facilities Department Downtown Maintenance Division, in an amount not to exceed $145,000.
  2. In accordance Section 7.09.010 "Cooperative Purchasing Programs," of the Palm Springs Municipal Code, authorize issuance of Purchase Orders with National Auto Fleet Group pursuance to the Cooperative Purchasing Contract 120716- NAF for the new vehicles.
  3. Authorize staff to conduct the appropriate bid processes, or utilize cooperative purchase contracts if available, in accordance with Procurement procedures and authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents, including Purchase Orders for the new and replacement vehicles and equipment, in a total cumulative amount not to exceed $145,000 with an allowance of up to 5% additional cost (not to exceed $152,250) for final dealer costs on newer model year pricing if required.
  4. After receipt of replacement vehicles, declare the following existing vehicle, Unit 50999 as a surplus vehicle and authorize the City Manager, or designee, to sell at public auction in accordance with Chapter 7.07 of the Palm Springs Municipal Code.
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BB.   APPROVAL OF A LEASE AGREEMENT WITH THE DESERT WATER AGENCY FOR THE GOLF COURSE DRIVING RANGE LOCATED ON CROSSLEY ROAD ON THE PROPERTY IDENTIFIED BY ASSESSOR'S PARCEL NUMBER 680-180-047
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve a Lease Agreement - Triple Net with Desert Water Agency, a California public agency, to lease that certain property currently used by the City as the Tahquitz Creek Golf Course driving range, identified by Assessor's Parcel Number 680-180-047, for a 10-year term.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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CC.   AWARD A CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT TO LIMBACH, INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION, IN THE AMOUNT OF $131,524, FOR MUNICIPAL COMPLEX COGENERATION PLANT RETROFIT FOR COOLING UNITS, CITY PROJECT NO. 18-16
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Award a construction contract to Limbach, Inc., a Delaware corporation, in the amount of $131,524 for the Municipal Complex Cogeneration Plant Retrofit for Cooling Units, City Project No. 18-16.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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DD.   TREASURER'S INVESTMENT REPORT AS OF APRIL 30, 2019
RECOMMENDATION:

Receive and file Treasurer's Investment Report as of April 30, 2019.
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EE.   TREASURER'S INVESTMENT REPORT AS OF MAY 31, 2019
RECOMMENDATION:

Receive and file Treasurer's Investment Report as of May 31, 2019.
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FF.   AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO PURCHASE NATURAL GAS FOR A PERIOD OF TWENTY-FOUR MONTHS THROUGH NOVEMBER 30, 2021
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Authorize the City Manager to enter into purchase agreements for natural gas from the wholesale commodity market for a term not-to exceed 24 months from December 1, 2019, through November 30, 2021.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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GG.   AUTHORIZE A PURCHASE ORDER IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $1,500,000 WITH M. ARTHUR GENSLER & ASSOCIATES, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, FOR PRELIMINARY DESIGN SERVICES RELATED TO A NEW AIRPORT CONSOLIDATED RENTAL CAR FACILITY
RECOMMENDATION
  1. Authorize a Purchase Order in the amount not to exceed of $1,500,000 with the City's "on-call" professional aviation consulting services firm, M. Arthur Gensler & Associates, Inc., a California corporation, pursuant to Agreement No. 7147, for preliminary design services for the new Airport Consolidated Rental Car Facility.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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HH.   EXTEND THE CONTRACT SERVICES AGREEMENT FOR HOMELESSNESS WRAP-AROUND SERVICES WITH MARTHA'S VILLAGE & KITCHEN, INC TO JUNE 30, 2020
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. A7142 with Martha's Village & Kitchen, Inc. in exercising one of the two (2), one (1) year options, and thereby extending the Agreement to June 30, 2020.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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II.   RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY OPERATIONAL AREA MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL LOCAL HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt a resolution entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING THE PALM SPRINGS LOCAL HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN ANNEX TO THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY OPERATIONAL AREA MULTIJURISDICTIONAL LOCAL HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN AS REQUIRED BY THE FEDERAL DISASTER MITIGATION PLAN AS REQUIRED BY THE FEDERAL DISASTER MITIGATION AND COST RECOVERY ACT OF 2000."
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JJ.   APPROVE AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO AGREEMENT WITH PhD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONSULTING, LLC
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve Amendment No. 2 to Agreement No. 7167 with PhD Economic Development Consulting, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $10,000, for a total contract amount of $80,000 for additional transitional consulting services for the Finance Department.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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KK.   APPOINTMENTS TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Accept with regret the resignation of Ryan Miccio from the Human Rights Commission.
  2. Appoint Dr. Harold Ames to the Human Rights Commission for a term ending June 30, 2022.
  3. Reappoint Ron deHarte to the Human Rights Commission for a term ending June 30, 2022.
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ll.   AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR UNARMED AND UNIFORMED SECURITY SERVICES FOR VARIOUS CITY FACILITIES AND LOCATIONS
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve new contract agreement for unarmed uniformed security guard services at various City owned facilities and locations with Allied Universal, Inc. for a three (3) year term with two (2) one-year renewal options subject to Consumer Price Index (CPI) adjustments in the estimated amount of $816,276.76 per year for specified locations, plus hourly rates for any additional locations or services that may be required by the City during the term.
  2. Authorize the City Manager or his designee 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.   CITY COUNCIL REVIEW OF THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT ISSUED FOR WELL IN THE DESERT (WITD), LOCATED AT 441 SOUTH CALLE ENCILIA, LSC ZONE (CASE 5.1419 CUP, CONTINUED FROM JULY 24, 2019)
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Review the Conditional Use Permit at a public hearing in 18 months (March 2021), and modify Condition of Approval PLN 17 accordingly.
  2. Modify Condition of Approval PLN 1 to allow WITD to extend their hours of operation until 8:00 p.m. during extreme weather events and during periods of extreme cold.
  3. Eliminate Condition of Approval PLN 18 regarding the need to maintain a daily register documenting transportation of patrons to bus stops or other locations at the close of business each day.
  4. Implement the following measures to address the increase in calls for service:
  • WITD shall continue to educate patrons on issues of loitering and trespassing.
  • WITD shall continue to work closely with the Police Department to address loitering and trespass issues.
  • The Police Department shall continue to be proactive in performing property checks in the area and monitoring Baristo Park.
  • The Police Department shall work with area residents to address security concerns and respond to complaints.
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B.   AN APPLICATION BY TRACY CONRAD AND PAUL MARUT, OWNERS, REQUESTING CLASS 1 HISTORIC RESOURCE DESIGNATION OF 468 WEST TAHQUITZ CANYON WAY, "THE ROLAND BISHOP RESIDENCE", CASE HSPB #122, APN #513-220-036
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Open the public hearing and receive public testimony.
  2. Close the public hearing and adopt a Resolution entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DESIGNATING 468 WEST TAHQUITZ CANYON WAY "THE ROLAND BISHOP RESIDENCE" A CLASS 1 HISTORIC SITE, (HSPB #122), APN 513-220-036."
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3.   LEGISLATIVE: 
 
A.   INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ADDING SECTION 11.44.100 TO THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE, PROHIBITING DOGS ON RECREATIONAL TRAILS WITHIN THE SANTA ROSA AND SAN JACINTO MOUNTAINS AREA
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, ADDING SECTION 11.44.100 TO THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE, PROHIBITING DOGS ON RECREATIONAL TRAILS WITHIN THE SANTA ROSA AND SAN JACINTO MOUNTAINS AREA."
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4.   UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None
 
5.   NEW BUSINESS: 
 
A.   REVIEW AND ALLOCATE FISCAL YEAR 2019-20 SPONSORSHIP AND PROGRAM FUNDING GRANTS AND CITY SPONSORED SPECIAL EVENTS
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Award Fiscal Year 2019-20 Sponsorship and/or Program Funding Grant requests from General Fund budget of $386,820 available for this purpose.
  2. Authorize the City Manager or his designee to execute Sponsorship and Program Fund Grant Agreements, subject to approval by the City Attorney as to form.
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B.   UPDATE ON THE BID OPENING FOR DOWNTOWN PARK, CITY PROJECT NO. 15-07 (BID DOCUMENTS ARE CURRENTLY BEING REVIEWED) Click to View
 
C.   PURCHASE OF NEW TRASH AND RECYCLING RECEPTACLES FOR THE DOWNTOWN/UPTOWN BUSINESS DISTRICT AREAS
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Authorize issuance of a Purchase Order in the amount of $385,000 to Forms and Surfaces, Inc., of Pittsburgh, PA, for the purchase of 132 trash and 51 recycling receptacles. Due to the proprietary nature of the waste receptacles and customization desired by the City, the City Council may waive the competitive requirements of the Procurement Ordinance and award a Sole Source purchase to Forms and Surfaces Inc. pursuant to the provisions of 7.04.020 of the Municipal Code.
  2. Authorize City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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D.   APPROVAL OF THE "AFFORDABLE AND MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING INCENTIVE PROGRAM," A PROGRAM TO ESTABLISH REDUCED DEVELOPMENT IMPACT FEES AND DEVELOPER FEES RELATED TO RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS CONSTRUCTING NEW AFFORDABLE DWELLING UNITS, OR CONSTRUCTING NEW MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL UNITS
RECOMMENDATION:

Adopt a Resolution entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ESTABLISHING THE "AFFORDABLE AND MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING INCENTIVE PROGRAM," A PROGRAM TO ESTABLISH REDUCED DEVELOPMENT IMPACT FEES AND DEVELOPER FEES RELATED TO RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS CONSTRUCTING NEW AFFORDABLE DWELLING UNITS, OR CONSTRUCTING NEW MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL UNITS." 
OR
Provide alternative direction to staff.
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E.   APPROVAL OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH PLACEWORKS INC. TO PREPARE A LIMITED UPDATE TO THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS GENERAL PLAN AND TO PROVIDE ASSOCIATED ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (CEQA) SERVICES (SOQ #13-19)
RECOMMENDATION:
  1.  Approve an Agreement with PlaceWorks Inc., a California corporation, in an amount not to exceed $852,580.00 for professional services and environmental assessment services for the limited update to the City of Palm Springs General Plan.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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F.   AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF ADDITIONAL EARTHQUAKE AND FLOOD INSURANCE FOR ALL CITY BUILDINGS, INCLUDING THE AIRPORT
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Authorize the purchase of an additional $12 Million layer of Earthquake/Flood (DIC) insurance coverage for a premium of $340,560 for all city-owned buildings, including the Airport, from carrier Westchester Specialty via our insurance broker, Keenan and Associates.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to bind the coverage.
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G.   APPROVE AGREEMENT FOR BUSINESS ANALYTICS AND BUSINESS MARKETING ASSISTANCE SERVICES WITH BUXTON, INC.
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve a Service Agreement with The Buxton Company, Inc., for business retention, small business marketing, retail analysis, and retailer matching in an amount not to exceed $50,000 annually with two, one-year options to extend the term of the Agreement.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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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, October 2, 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.
 
 
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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, September 13, 2019, and posted on the City’s website as required by established policies and procedures. 
 
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                                                                                                                                                John Paul Maier, MMC
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