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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
3:30 PM CLOSED SESSION
5:30 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 5:00 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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           October 14, 2021          
 
           
3:30 PM CLOSED SESSION
5:30 PM REGULAR MEETING

Christy Gilbert Holstege, Mayor
Lisa Middleton, Mayor Pro Tem
Grace Elena Garner, Councilmember
Geoff Kors, 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.
 


Justin Clifton, City Manager
Anthony J. Mejia, MMC, City Clerk
Jeffrey S. Ballinger, City Attorney
Nancy Pauley, Director of Finance and Treasurer
 
             
AGENDA EN ESPAÑOL DISPONIBLE EL SÁBADO - HAGA CLIC AQUÍ   Click to View
 
 
3:30 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 call the City Clerk for additional information.
 
RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION: See Closed Session Agenda.
 
 
5:30 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 June 10 and June 24, 2021.
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B.   APPROVE AN AGREEMENT WITH AEROCLOUD SYSTEMS, INC. TO PROVIDE A MULTI-PLATFORM WEB-HOSTED AIRPORT OPERATIONS DATABASE SERVICE AT PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve an agreement with AeroCloud Systems, Inc. to provide a multi-platform web-hosted Airport Operations Database in the amount of $90,985 for a three-year term with two one-year options at an annual cost of $29,000, for a total amount of $148,985 for a five-year period.
  2. Authorize the City Manager or his designee to execute all necessary documents.
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C.   REQUEST BY EPSTEIN GLOBAL ARCHITECTURE ON BEHALF OF JUSHI PS HOLDINGS LLC FOR A MINOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION FOR EXTERIOR IMPROVEMENTS TO AN EXISTING CANNABIS DISPENSARY LOCATED AT 4765 EAST RAMON ROAD(CASE 3.4280 MAA), ZONE M1, APN #680-101-028.

RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt a resolution entitled “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A MINOR ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW APPLICATION (CASE NO. 3.4280 MAA) FOR EXTERIOR IMPROVEMENTS TO AN EXISTING CANNABIS DISPENSARY LOCATED AT 4765 EAST RAMON ROAD.”
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D.   APPROVE AN AGREEMENT WITH ABBE & ASSOCIATES FOR TECHNICAL AND COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE SUPPORT SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES RELATIVE TO FOOD WARE AND FOOD WASTE REQUIREMENTS, AND APPROVE AN APPROPRIATION OF $50,000 FOR SUSTAINABILITY SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAM.

RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve an agreement with Abbe & Associates for technical and compliance assistance support services to local businesses in an amount not to exceed $150,000 from Recycling Fund Balance.
  2. Approve $50,000 from Recycling Fund Balance for Sustainability Scholarships to support businesses in complying with the Food Ware Ordinance.
  3. Authorize City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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E.   REQUEST BY DAVID W. SEWHUK AND ROSALIND M. ORZEL, OWNERS, FOR APPROVAL OF A MILLS ACT HISTORIC PROPERTY PRESERVATION AGREEMENT FOR 360 CABRILLO ROAD UNIT 128-129, A CONTRIBUTING STRUCTURE IN THE RACQUET CLUB COTTAGES WEST HISTORIC DISTRICT (APN #504-131-030), (HSPB#88 / HD-3).

RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve a Mills Act Historic Property Preservation Agreement between the City of Palm Springs, David W. Sewhuk and Rosalind M. Orzel, and the Racquet Club Cottages West Homeowners Association.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute the Agreement.
  3. Direct the City Clerk to record the Agreement with the County of Riverside.
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F.   AUTHORIZE ISSUANCE OF A LETTER TO THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE REGARDING DRAFT MAPS FOR COUNTY SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICTS.

RECOMMENDATION: 
Authorize the issuance of a letter to the County of Riverside regarding draft maps for County Supervisorial districts.
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G.   UPDATE ON SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTING (SRI) AND ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL GOVERNANCE INVESTING (ESG).

RECOMMENDATION:
Receive and file the update on Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) and Environmental, Social Governance Investing (ESG).
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H.   SECOND READING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 2051 OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING SECTION 94.08.09 OF THE PALM SPRINGS ZONING CODE AND APPROVING A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AMENDMENT WITH PS COUNTRY CLUB, LLC, RELATED TO THE SERENA PARK PROJECT PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE FOR CONSTRUCTION, THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT FEE PAYMENT DATE, AND OTHER MINOR REVISIONS RELATED TO THE CONVERSION OF THE PALM SPRINGS COUNTRY CLUB GOLF COURSE INTO 386 RESIDENTIAL UNITS LOCATED NORTH OF VERONA ROAD, EAST OF SUNRISE WAY AND SOUTHWEST OF THE WHITEWATER RIVER WASH (CASE 5.1427 DA AMENDMENT).

RECOMMENDATION:
Waive the second reading of text in its entirety, read by title only, and adopt Ordinance No. 2051, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING SECTION 94.08.09 OF THE PALM SPRINGS ZONING CODE AND APPROVING A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AMENDMENT WITH PS COUNTRY CLUB, LLC, RELATED TO THE SERENA PARK PROJECT PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE FOR CONSTRUCTION, THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT FEE PAYMENT DATE, AND OTHER MINOR REVISIONS RELATED TO THE CONVERSION OF THE PALM SPRINGS COUNTRY CLUB GOLF COURSE INTO 386 RESIDENTIAL UNITS LOCATED NORTH OF VERONA ROAD, EAST OF SUNRISE WAY AND SOUTHWEST OF THE WHITEWATER RIVER WASH (CASE 5.1427 DA AMENDMENT).”
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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:
 
A.   ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION UPDATING THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS ADMINISTRATIVE FINE SCHEDULE TO ESTABLISH FINE AMOUNTS FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE CANNABIS REGULATIONS CONTAINED IN PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 5.55.

RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt a Resolution entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, UPDATING THE ADMINISTRATIVE FINE SCHEDULE TO ESTABLISH FINE AMOUNTS FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE CANNABIS REGULATIONS CONTAINED IN PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE."
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4.   UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
 
A.   DISCUSSION OF CITY COUNCIL STRATEGIC PLANNING RETREAT.

RECOMMENDATION:
Provide direction to Staff as appropriate.
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5.   NEW BUSINESS:
 
A.   AGREEMENT BETWEEN PALM SPRINGS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT AND CITY OF PALM SPRINGS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES FROM PALM SPRINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR 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 Palm Springs High School and Desert Learning Academy for one year, expiring at the end of the 2021/2022 school year.
  2.  Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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B.   CONSIDER AN EXTRAORDINARY RATE ADJUSTMENT REQUEST AND AN ANNUAL RATE ADJUSTMENT PROPOSAL FOR SOLID WASTE AND RECYCLING COLLECTION SERVICES.

RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve an extraordinary rate adjustment for Palm Springs Disposal Services to address unanticipated costs associated with recycling and waste management.
  2. Approve the current year standard rate adjustment for the period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.
  3. Authorize the City to conduct a Public Hearing in accordance with Proposition 218 to get resident approval for these increases.
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C.   DISCUSSION OF TOUR DE PALM SPRINGS 2022 EVENT.

RECOMMENDATION:
Direct Staff as appropriate.
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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.
 
 
AFFIDAVIT OF POSTING

State of California               )
County of Riverside            )   ss.
City of Palm Springs           )
 
I, Monique M. Lomeli, 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 October 8, 2021, and posted on the City’s website as required by established policies and procedures. 
 
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                                                                                                                                                Monique M. Lomeli, CMC
                                                                                                                                                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.
 
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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