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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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           May 6, 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
Marcus Fuller, MPA, P.E., P.L.S., Assistant City Manager 
Jeffrey S. Ballinger, City Attorney

Nancy Pauley, Director of Finance and Treasurer
 
             
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3:30 P.M. CLOSED SESSION
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CALL TO ORDER:
 
PUBLIC COMMENT FOR CLOSED SESSION ITEMS ONLY: 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 contact 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 March 22, 2021.
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B.   APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO THE AGREEMENT FOR TOURISM AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES

RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement for Tourism and Management Services with AEG Management Palm Springs, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all related documents.
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C.   APPROVAL OF A REQUEST FOR EARLY CONSTRUCTION START TIMES FOR CERTAIN CONCRETE RELATED ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE DOWNTOWN PARK PROJECT FOR THE DATES OF MAY 17, MAY 19, AND MAY 21, 2021,
CITY PROJECT NO. 15-07

RECOMMENDATION:

Approve the requested early construction time of 4:00 AM for May 17, 19, and 21, 2021, for the Downtown Park Project, City Project No. 15-07.
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D.   APPROVAL OF PAYMENT TO THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BUREAU OF INDIAN OF AFFAIRS IN THE AMOUNT OF $303,000 FOR THE GRANT OF RIGHT OF WAY EASEMENTS FOR ROAD PURPOSES, CHANNEL CONSTRUCTION PURPOSES, SLOPE PURPOSES AND TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION PURPOSES WITHIN APN 680-170-014 AND APN 680-170-051, ASSOCIATED WITH THE RAMON ROAD AND BRIDGE WIDENING PROJECT, CITY PROJECT NO. 08-25, FEDERAL AID PROJECT NO. BHLS 5282(040); ALLOTTEE 98C

RECOMMENDATION:
  1.  Approve the Payment of $303,000 for the Grant of Right of Way Easements for Road, Channel Construction, Slope, and Temporary Construction purposes to the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs on behalf of Allottee 98C.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents associated with the Grant of Right of Way acquisitions.
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E.   COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT LLC (DBA: CO-DVLP DISPENSARY) REQUESTING A MINOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION FOR THE RENOVATION OF AN EXISTING 2,637-SQUARE FOOT VACANT BUILDING INCLUDING NEW LANDSCAPING, PARKING LOT UPGRADE AND EXTERIOR SIGN FOR A NEW CANNABIS DISPENSARY AT 315 NORTH INDIAN CANYON DRIVE (CASE 3.3289 MAA) (GM)

RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt a Resolution entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, GRANTING APPROVAL OF A MINOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION TO RENOVATE AN EXISTING 2,637-SQUARE FOOT STRUCTURE, ADD NEW LANDSCAPING AND PARKING LOT UPGRADES AND REVIEW OF AN EXTERIOR SIGN FOR A NEW RETAIL CANNABIS DISPENSARY LOCATED A 315 NORTH INDIAN CANYON DRIVE."
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F.   REQUEST BY JEREMY SCOTT, OWNER, FOR APPROVAL OF A MILLS ACT HISTORIC PROPERTY PRESERVATION AGREEMENT FOR THE ELROD RESIDENCE, A CLASS 1 HISTORIC SITE LOCATED AT 2175 SOUTHRIDGE DRIVE
(APN #510-250-026 AND 031), (HSPB #64)


RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve a Mills Act Historic Property Preservation Agreement between the City of Palm Springs and Jeremy Scott.
  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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G.   PROPOSED ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING RESOLUTION 24847, AMENDING THE AUTHORIZED SIGNATORY FOR THE PROPOSITION 64 PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY GRANT

RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt a Resolution entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 24847, AMENDING THE AUTHORIZED SIGNATORY FOR THE PROPOSITION 64 PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY GRANT.”
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H.   APPROVAL OF A CONTRACT SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH AVIATRIX COMMUNICATIONS, LLC IN THE AMOUNT OF $39,000 FOR A MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS PLAN FOR PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve a contract service agreement with Aviatrix Communications, LLC of San Diego, California, in the amount of $39,000.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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I.   APPROVE AMENDMENT TO EXISTING AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE, ON BEHALF OF ITS PROBATION DEPARTMENT AND POST-RELEASE ACCOUNTABILITY AND COMPLIANCE TEAM, FOR PUBLIC SAFETY REALIGNMENT

RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve an amendment to the existing agreement with Riverside County, on behalf of its Probation Department and Post-Release Accountability and Compliance Team, through June 30, 2021.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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J.   APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO THE CONSULTING SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH PLACEWORKS, INC., RELATED TO THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS GENERAL PLAN UPDATE

RECOMMENDATION:
  1.  Approve Amendment No. 2 to Agreement No. 8396 increasing the contract amount by $94,750, for a total not to exceed $1,019,605.00, with PlaceWorks, Inc., for a limited update to the City of Palm Springs General Plan.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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K.   APPROVE PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT WITH COACHELLA VALLEY CONSERVATION COMMISSION FOR A 42.3 ACRE CITY-OWNED PARCEL ZONED AS "URBAN RESERVE" AT EAST PALM CANYON DRIVE NEAR GENE AUTRY TRAIL AND PALM HILLS DRIVE, REFERRED TO AS THE "RIMROCK PROPERTY", APN 681-480-011, IN THE AMOUNT OF $460,000 

RECOMMENDATION:
  1.  Approve a Purchase and Sale Agreement in the amount of $460,000 with Coachella Valley Conservation Commission.
  2.  Authorize the City Manager or his designee to execute all documents related to the Agreement.
  3. Amend the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 General Fund Budget to increase revenue by $460,000 (less 50% of applicable escrow fees) in Revenue Account 001-37801 (Sale of Real Property).
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L.   AUTHORIZATION OF ADDITIONAL SOLID WASTE RATE ANALYSIS SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT OF $100,000 WITH SLOAN VAZQUEZ MCAFEE IN ACCORDANCE WITH AGREEMENT NO. A7165

RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Authorize an additional expenditure not to exceed $100,000 for additional solid waste rate analysis services provided by Sloan Vazquez, Inc., pursuant to Agreement A7165.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute contract amendments and Purchase Orders for additional services.
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M.   PALM SPRINGS COVID-19 SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM UPDATE

RECOMMENDATION:
Approve businesses listed in Staff Report for participation in the COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Program.
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N.   APPROVAL OF A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE PALM SPRINGS POLICE OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION FOR THE TERM OF JULY 1, 2020, THROUGH JUNE 30, 2022

RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt a Resolution entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING RELATIVE TO WAGES, HOURS, AND OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR EMPLOYEES IN THE PALM SPRINGS POLICE OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION FOR THE PERIOD OF JULY 1, 2020, THROUGH JUNE 30, 2022, SUBJECT TO THE ASSOCIATION EXECUTING THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING."
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O.   LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR SENATE BILL 617, RESIDENTIAL SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS: PERMITTING

RECOMMENDATION:
Authorize the issuance of a letter of support to the author(s) of Senate Bill 617, Residential Solar Energy Systems: Permitting.
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P.   REQUEST BY SECONDARY SOURCE PRODUCTIONS, DBA REFORMA PALM SPRINGS FOR A RESOLUTION OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE OR NECESSITY ("PCN") FOR A TYPE 48 ALCOHOL LICENSE FOR ON PREMISES SALE AND CONSUMPTION OF BEER, WINE AND DISTILLED SPIRITS IN CONJUNCTION WITH A NIGHTCLUB/ COCKTAIL LOUNGE AND RESTAURANT USE LOCATED AT 333 SOUTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, A CLASS 1 HISTORIC SITE; ZONE CBD (CASE 5.1524 PCN)

RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt a Resolution entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DETERMINING THAT PUBLIC CONVENIENCE OR NECESSITY WOULD BE SERVED BY THE ISSUANCE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LICENSE TYPE 48 FOR "REFORMA PALM SPRINGS" LOCATED AT 333 SOUTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, WITHIN CENSUS TRACT NUMBER 446.06."
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Q.   APPROVE A CONTRACT WITH NAIL-TO-NAIL, LLC, FOR CONSULTING AND FINE ARTS SERVICES

RECOMMENDATION:
Approve agreement with Nail-to-Nail, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $24,000 for consulting and fine arts services.
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R.   APPROVAL TO SCHEDULE THE ALL AMERICAN JULY 4, 2021, FIREWORKS EVENT

RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Authorize an expenditure of $55,000 for the All American July 4, 2021, Fireworks Event.
  2. Approve an agreement with Pyro Spectacular, Inc., to provide a fireworks display for the 2021 Fourth of July Celebration at the Palm Springs Stadium in the amount not to exceed $30,000.
  3. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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S.   APPROVAL OF TEMPORARY PUBLIC ART PLACEMENT "TOTEM POLE" BY TYLER BURTON ON CITY PROPERTY IDENTIFIED AS THE "CRESCENDO SITE"

RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve the temporary placement of public art "Totem Pole" by the artist Tyler Burton on City property located on W. Racquet Club Road and south of Tram Way.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute a License Agreement.
  3. Authorize an expenditure of $5,000 from Public Art Funds for installation of the public art.
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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.   AN APPEAL BY SEAN LOCKYER OF STUDIO AR&D ARCHITECTS, REQUESTING THE CITY COUNCIL TO REMOVE CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL PLN 2 AND PLN 3 FOR THE APPROVAL OF A MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL (MAJ) APPLICATION TO CONSTRUCT A NEW 4,276-SQUARE-FOOT SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCE ON A 20,705-SQUARE-FOOT
HILLSIDE PARCEL LOCATED AT 2610 WINTER SUN DRIVE, ZONE ESA-SP PLANNING AREA 4 (DESERT PALISADES SPECIFIC PLAN), SECTION 4 (CASE 3.4206 MAJ)

RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Open the appeal hearing and receive testimony.
  2. Adopt a Resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DENYING THE APPEAL BY SEAN LOCKYER OF STUDIO AR&D ARCHITECTS, REPRESENTING PINNACLE VIEW, LLC, TO REMOVE CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL PLN 2 AND PLN 3, RELATING TO APPROVAL OF CASE 3.4206 MAJ, A MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 4,276-SQUARE-FOOT SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE ON A 20,705-SQUARE-FOOT HILLSIDE PARCEL LOCATED AT 2610 WINTER SUN DRIVE, ZONE ESA-SP PLANNING AREA 4 (DESERT PALISADES SPECIFIC PLAN), SECTION 4 (CASE 3.4206 MAJ).
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3.   LEGISLATIVE:
 
A.   PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDING THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING REUSABLE FOOD SERVICE WARE AND PLASTICS WASTE REDUCTION

RECOMMENDATION:
Waive the reading of 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 CHAPTER 5.87 TO TITLE 5 OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING REUSABLE FOOD SERVICE WARE AND PLASTIC WASTE REDUCTION."
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B.   INTRODUCE AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 5.55 OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING SECURITY DOORS AT ADULT-USE CANNABIS BUSINESSES AND ALLOWING VISIBLE CANNABIS GOODS AND GRAPHICS IN CANNABIS DISPENSARIES

RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Adopt an Ordinance entitled, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING CHAPTER 5.55 OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING SECURITY DOORS AT ADULT-USE CANNABIS BUSINESSES AND ALLOWING SOME VISIBLE CANNABIS GOODS AND GRAPHICS IN CANNABIS DISPENSARIES."
  2.  Authorize the City Manager to execute all documents consistent with this Ordinance.
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4.   UNFINISHED BUSINESS: 
 
A.   PRELIMINARY OVERVIEW OF THE FISCAL-YEAR 2021/2022 GENERAL FUND BUDGET

RECOMMENDATION:
Provide direction to Staff on any changes to the Preliminary FY 21-22 General Fund Budget.
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5.   NEW BUSINESS:
 
A.   DISCUSSION AND DIRECTION ON ASSEMBLY BILL 571 - LOCAL CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION LIMIT AND OTHER POTENTIAL CAMPAIGN FINANCE REGULATIONS

RECOMMENDATION:
The City Council determine a course of action with regard to a local campaign contribution limit for elective City office candidates - either take no action and rely on the State default limit, establish a local limit that is higher or lower than the State default limit, or provide direction to City staff and the City Attorney regarding other campaign finance options that might affect the City Council's decision with regard to a contribution limit.
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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 April 30, 2021, and posted on the City’s website as required by established policies and procedures. 
 
                                                                                       ____________________________
                                                                                                  Monique M. Lomeli, CMC
                                                                                                    Chief Deputy City Clerk

P U B L I C  N O T I C E S

 
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(760) 323-8204.
 
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