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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
APRIL 2, 2020


4:30 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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           April 2, 2020          
 
           
4:30 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.
 


 
             
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4:30 P.M. CLOSED SESSION
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CALL TO ORDER:
 
PUBLIC COMMENT FOR CLOSED SESSION ITEMS ONLY: The City Council welcomes public input. Members of the public may address the City Council by submitting an email 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: 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 February 27, 2020 and March 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 03-07-2020 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 421003 THROUGH 421016 TOTALING $28,693.14 CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1112180 THROUGH 1112469 TOTALING $2,972,850.03, FOUR WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $72,148.69, AND SEVEN ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,633,256.89 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $4,706,948.75, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA."
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C.   RESOLUTION AMENDING THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019-20 FOR AMENDMENTS TO THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS GENERAL PLAN SCOPE OF WORK AND AN UPDATE TO THE AIRPORT LAND USE COMPATIBILITY PLAN
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 8396 increasing the contract amount by $72,275.00, for a total not to exceed $924,855.00, with PlaceWorks Inc. for a limited update to the City of Palm Springs General Plan.
  2. Adopt a resolution entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019-20."
  3. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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D.   SECOND READING AND ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE NO. 2020 ENTITLED "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING AN ANNUAL UPDATE TO THE PALM SPRINGS ZONING CODE (CASE 5.1466 ZTA)"
RECOMMENDATION:

Waive the second reading of the ordinance text in its entirety and read by title only; and adopt Ordinance No. 2020 entitled, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING AN ANNUAL UPDATE TO THE PALM SPRINGS ZONING CODE (CASE 5.1466 ZTA)."
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E.   SECOND READING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 2019 ENTITLED "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 58 (POD 58) TO INCLUDE A 3.53-ACRE PORTION OF THE PARKER PALM SPRINGS PROPERTY CURRENTLY ZONED R- 3 INTO THE PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 58 IN LIEU OF A CHANGE OF ZONE (CASE 5.927 POD 58 AMENDMENT)"
RECOMMENDATION:

Waive the second reading of the ordinance text in its entirety and read by title only; and adopt Ordinance No. 2019 entitled, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 58 (POD 58) TO INCLUDE A 3.53-ACRE PORTION OF THE PARKER PALM SPRINGS PROPERTY CURRENTLY ZONED R- 3 INTO THE PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 58 IN LIEU OF A CHANGE OF ZONE (CASE 5.927 POD 58 AMENDMENT)."
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F.   DEFERRAL OF MAKING APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS WHERE TERMS WERE SET TO EXPIRE ON JUNE 30, 2020
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Defer taking action on appointments for Boards and Commissions where terms were set to expire on June 30, 2020, and conduct interviews and make appointments to commence on January 1, 2021, as outlined in this staff report.
  2. Waive the requirements of Palm Springs Municipal Code Section 2.06.01 0(c) to allow a Board or Commission Member to serve for more than seven consecutive years.
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G.   REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF MILLS ACT HISTORIC PROPERTY PRESERVATION AGREEMENT FOR A CLASS 1 HISTORIC SITE LOCATED AT 1850 SMOKETREE LANE ROCK 12 1L (HSPB 125)
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve a Mills Act Historic Property Preservation Agreement between the City of Palm Springs and Fain Smoketree Ranch LLC, a Class 1 Historic Site (HSPB #125).
  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 730 EAST PASEO EL MIRADOR (HSPB #126)
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve a Mills Act Historic Property Preservation Agreement between the City of Palm Springs and The Jon Roberts Living Trust, a Class 1 Historic Site (HSPB #126).
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute the Agreement.
  3. Direct the City Clerk to record the Agreement.
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I.   AWARD CONTRACT FOR SECURITY AND FIRE DETECTION ALARM MONITORING, TESTING AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES AT VARIOUS CITY FACILITIES
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Award a contract services agreement for Bid (IFB) 20-02, Alarm Monitoring and Maintenance Services for various City-owned facilities to O'Linn Executive Security Services Inc. of Palm Springs, CA for an initial 3-year term at an annual fixed cost of $12,643.20 with 2 one-year renewal options subject to a CPI increase, at the mutual consent of the city and contractor.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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J.   APPROVAL OF A CONTRACT SERVICE AGREEMENT IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF $4,270,796 WITH ABM AVIATION, INC., A GEORGIA CORPORATION FOR PARKING MANAGEMENT SERVICES AT THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Uphold the City Manager's decision to dismiss the bid protest filed by ACE Parking Management, Inc.
  2. Approve an Agreement with ABM Aviation, Inc., a Georgia corporation, in the total amount of $4,270,796 with a term commencing April 1, 2020, and expiring March 31, 2025, for parking management services at the Palm Springs International Airport.
  3. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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K.   AWARD OF A CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT TO LIMBACH CO., LP, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, IN THE AMOUNT OF $244,811 FOR THE CITY YARD CHILLER REPLACEMENT, CITY PROJECT NO 19-21
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Award a construction contract to Limbach Co., a Delaware limited liability company, in the amount of $244,811 for the City Yard Chiller Replacement, City Project No. 19-21.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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L.   ACCEPTANCE OF THE MEASURE J COMMUNITY PROJECTS SIDEWALK GAP CLOSURE IMPROVEMENTS, CITY PROJECT NO. 15-31
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Accept the public works improvements identified as the Measure J Community Projects Sidewalk Gap Closure Improvements, City Project No. 15-31 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 Measure J Community Projects Sidewalk Gap Closure Improvements, City Project No. 15-31.
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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.   COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) 2020-2024 FIVE YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN (CONPLAN), 2020-2021 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN, CITIZEN PARTICIPATION PLAN AND CDBG 2020-2021 BUDGET
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Open the Public Hearing for public testimony.
  2. Review the draft 2020-2021 CDBG Budget and Annual Action Plan, and provide direction to staff as appropriate.
  3. Review the proposed Consolidated Plan Goals for the 2020 - 2024 CDBG program years.
  4. Schedule a Public Hearing for May 7, 2020, to approve and adopt the 2020-2021 CDBG Budget and Annual Action Plan, and 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan (ConPlan).
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3.   LEGISLATIVE: 
 
A.   TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON EVICTIONS RESULTING FROM NONPAYMENT OF RENT WHEN SUCH NONPAYMENT WAS CAUSED BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
RECOMMENDATION:

Adopt an Urgency Ordinance entitled, "AN URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ENACTING A TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON EVICTIONS DUE TO NONPAYMENT OF RENT FROM TENANTS WHERE THE FAILURE TO PAY RENT RESULTS FROM INCOME LOSS RESULTING FROM THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), AND SETTING FORTH THE FACTS CONSTITUTING SUCH URGENCY."
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4.   UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
 
A.   CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE 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 March 27, 2020, 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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P U B L I C  N O T I C E S

 
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