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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
 
AMENDED SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA
(The updates are highlighted in red text.)
August 6, 2020
3:30 PM CLOSED SESSION
5:30 PM SPECIAL MEETING

 
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.
  • Submit your public comment to the City Council electronically. Material may be emailed to cityclerk@palmspringsca.gov. Transmittal prior to the start of the meeting is required. Any correspondence received during or after the meeting will be distributed to the City Council and retained for the official record.
  • 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.
  • View the City Council meeting live at the City’s website www.palmspringsca.gov/pstv, YouTube, or Channel 17 (Spectrum).
            
           August 6, 2020          
 
           
3:30 PM CLOSED SESSION
5:30 PM SPECIAL 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
 
 
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 see the City Clerk for additional information.
 
RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION: See Closed Session Agenda.
 
 
5:30 P.M. SPECIAL 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.   APPOINTMENTS TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Appoint Roberto Alejandro Martinez to the Parks and Recreation Commission for a term ending June 30, 2021.
  2. Appoint Jerry Joseph Alcorn to the Parks and Recreation Commission for a term ending June 30, 2023.
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B.   AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF THREE PORTABLE MESSAGE BOARDS FOR COVID-19 MESSAGING CITYWIDE
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Authorize a Purchase Order in an amount of $50,282.83 to California Barricade Inc., of Santa Ana, California, for three WANCO Portable, programmable Mini 3-Line Message Sign Boards with a hydraulic lift, solar-powered and security battery box locks.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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C.   AMENDMENT NO. 5 TO ASSEMBLY BILL 2766 MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE COACHELLA VALLEY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS AND MEMBER JURISDICTIONS TO PROVIDE SUSTAINABLE FUNDING OF THE REGIONAL PM10 STREET SWEEPING PROGRAM
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve Amendment No. 5 to AB 2766 Memorandum of Understanding between the Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) and Member Jurisdictions to maintain contributions from the cities and the County at 75% to provide Sustainable Funding of the Regional PM10 Street Sweeping Program, through June 30, 2024.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute Amendment No. 5 to the AB 2766 Memorandum of Understanding.
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D.   SECOND READING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 2028 OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ADDING SECTION 92.29.00 TO THE PALM SPRINGS ZONING CODE TO ALLOW FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF FOOD DESERT OVERLAY ZONES (CASE 5.1507 ZTA)
RECOMMENDATION:

Waive the second reading of the text in its entirety, read by title only, and adopt Ordinance No. 2028, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ADDING SECTION 92.29.00 TO CHAPTER 92 OF THE PALM SPRINGS ZONING CODE RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF FOOD DESERT OVERLAY ZONES."
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E.   APPROVAL OF A LEASE AGREEMENT WITH LOS ANGELES SMSA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP FOR A NON-EXCLUSIVE USE OF GROUND SPACE AT CITY-OWNED PROPERTY LOCATED AT 3601 EAST MESQUITE DRIVE
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve a Lease Agreement by and between Verizon Wireless, and the City of Palm Springs for non-exclusive use of ground space at City-owned property at 3601 East Mesquite Drive.
  2. Authorize the City Manager or his designee to execute all the necessary documents.
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F.   RESOLUTION SETTING THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS FOR THE MONTHS OF SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 2020
RECOMMENDATION:

Adopt a Resolution entitled, " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING THE REGULAR MEETING PLACE, DAYS, AND TIMES AND RESCINDING RESOLUTION NO. 24785."
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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: NONE
 
4.   UNFINISHED BUSINESS: 
 
A.   REVIEW OPTIONS AND PROVIDE DIRECTION ON AN INTERIM DESIGN FOR PHASED CONSTRUCTION OF THE DOWNTOWN PARK, CITY PROJECT NO. 15-07
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Delegate additional authority of $140,000 to the City Manager to approve and execute construction contract change orders with Fast-Track Construction Corporation, a California corporation, for additional work related to structural repairs to the existing underground parking garage and deck located along the west side of the Downtown Park site; and
  2. Provide direction to staff on completing the Downtown Park.
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B.   CONSIDERATION OF APPROVING THE RENAMING OF CROSSLEY ROAD AND GOLF CLUB DRIVE TO LAWRENCE CROSSLEY ROAD BETWEEN EAST RAMON ROAD AND EAST PALM CANYON DRIVE (CASE 5.1376 SNC) AND DECLARING THE ACTION EXEMPT FROM CEQA
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Direct staff as appropriate, or
  2. Adopt a Resolution entitled, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, HONORING THE LEGACY OF LAWRENCE CROSSLEY AND HIS POSITIVE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS AND THE GREATER COMMUNITY BY APPROVING THE RENAMING OF CROSSLEY ROAD AND GOLF CLUB DRIVE TO LAWRENCE CROSSLEY ROAD BETWEEN EAST RAMON ROAD AND EAST PALM CANYON DRIVE (CASE 5.1376 SNC)."
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C.   CONTINUED DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE DIRECTION ON THE IMPACTS AND RESPONSE TO THE LOCAL EMERGENCY RELATED TO THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), INCLUDING CONFIRMATION OF EXISTING EMERGENCY ORDERS
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Discuss and consider confirmation, by motion, of existing City emergency orders.
  2. Provide direction regarding potential additional or amended emergency orders.
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D.   APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2021 BUDGET IN THE AMOUNT OF $200,000 TO CONTINUE THE INNOVATION HUB MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT WITH COACHELLA VALLEY ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP UNTIL JUNE 30, 2021; APPROVE RENT FORGIVENESS AT 3111 E. TAHQUITZ CANYON FROM JULY 1, 2020, UNTIL JUNE 30, 2021; AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE ALL NECESSARY DOCUMENTS
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Appropriate funds in the amount of $200,000 to continue the Innovation Hub Management Agreement with Coachella Valley Economic Partnership until June 30, 2021.
  2. Approve forgiveness of monthly rental payments for CVEP at 3111 E. Tahquitz Canyon (Agreement A6037) for a period of twelve months beginning July 1, 2020, until June 30, 2021.
  3. Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.
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5.   NEW BUSINESS:
 
A.   APPROVE A FUNDING COMMITMENT OF HOMELESS HOUSING ASSISTANCE AND PREVENTION PROGRAM GRANT FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $3 MILLION FOR A COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROJECT IN THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS
RECOMMENDATION:
  1. Approve a funding commitment for a Permanent Supportive Housing Project in the City of Palm Springs to be acquired and rehabilitated by the County of Riverside Department of Housing, Homelessness Prevention and Workforce Solutions in the amount of $3 million from the City's Homeless Housing Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) Program Grant.
  2. Authorize the City Manager to execute a "funding commitment letter" to the County memorializing City Council's intent to provide $3 million in HHAP funds, with a final funding agreement submitted to the City Council for approval at a future meeting.
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B.   A RESOLUTION DECLARING SYSTEMIC RACISM AS A HUMAN RIGHTS AND PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS THAT RESULTS IN DISPARITIES IN FAMILY STABILITY, HEALTH AND MENTAL WELLNESS, EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, TRANSPORTATION, PUBLIC SAFETY, INCARCERATION, AND HOUSING, AND REAFFIRMING THE CITY COUNCIL'S COMMITMENT TO ADVANCING JUSTICE, EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION IN THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS
RECOMMENDATION:

Adopt a Resolution entitled, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING THAT SYSTEMIC RACISM IS A HUMAN RIGHTS AND PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS THAT RESULTS IN DISPARITIES IN FAMILY STABILITY, HEALTH AND MENTAL WELLNESS, EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, TRANSPORTATION, PUBLIC SAFETY, INCARCERATION, AND HOUSING AND REAFFIRMING THE CITY COUNCIL'S COMMITMENT TO ADVANCING JUSTICE, EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION IN THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS."
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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. Public Comment for non-agenda items will occur before or at 9:00 p.m. or soon thereafter.
 
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 31, 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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