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City Council Meeting Agenda and Staff Reports

CITY COUNCIL
FINANCING AUTHORITY
AND AS SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE
COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF THE PALM SPRINGS
CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
Council Chamber, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California 92262
www.palmspringsca.gov

AGENDA

Robert Moon, Mayor
Ginny Foat, Mayor Pro Tem
Geoff Kors, Councilmember
Chris Mills, 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.
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David H. Ready, Esq., Ph.D., City Manager
Kathleen D. Hart, MMC, Interim City Clerk
Marcus L. Fuller, MPA, P.E., P.L.S., Assistant City Manager/City Engineer
Douglas C. Holland, City Attorney
Geoffrey S. Kiehl, 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.

  5:00 P.M. CLOSED SESSION

CALL TO ORDER (Council Chamber):

PUBLIC COMMENT (Council Chamber):  This time has been set aside for members of the public to address the City Council on items contained only on the Closed Session Agenda.

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 AND CITY MANAGER’S COMMENTS AND REPORT:  This time is set aside for the City Council to provide additional general comments, reports, and announcements are briefly presented.  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.

CITY COUNCIL SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS:  This time is set aside for the City Council to provide subcommittee reports. 

 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.

1.A. RATIFY AND APPOINT THE NOMINATION OF THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE TO THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT COMMISSION FOR THE TERM ENDING JUNE 30, 2020: 
RECOMMENDATION:  Reappoint Peter A. Freymuth, as the County of Riverside representative, to the Palm Springs International Airport Commission for the term ending June 30, 2020.

1.B. STAFF AUTHORIZED AGREEMENTS AND PURCHASE ORDERS FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017: 
RECOMMENDATION:  Receive and file the report of Staff Authorized Agreements and Purchase Orders for the period of March 1 through March 31, 2017.

1.C. APPROVAL OF PAYROLL WARRANTS, CLAIMS AND DEMANDS: 
RECOMMENDATION: 
1) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1090460 THROUGH 1090571 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,211,617.57, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA.”
2) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1090572 THROUGH 1090669 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $2,374,477.30, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA.”
3) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF PAYROLL WARRANTS FOR THE PERIOD ENDED 02-25-2017 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 419841 THROUGH 419857 TOTALING $27,097.98, LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1090670 THROUGH 1090690 TOTALING $84,136.75, FIVE WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $57,937.17, AND THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,311,899.21 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,481,071.11, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA.”
4) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1090691 THROUGH 1090836 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $2,319,419.37, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA.”
5) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1090837 THROUGH 1090993 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,162,563.05, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA.”
6) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF PAYROLL WARRANTS FOR THE PERIOD ENDED 03-11-2017 BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 419858 THROUGH 419882 TOTALING $45,089.46, LIABILITY CHECKS NUMBERED 1090994 THROUGH 1091014 TOTALING $81,495.21, FIVE WIRE TRANSFERS FOR $61,037.17, AND THREE ELECTRONIC ACH DEBITS OF $1,286,701.60 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,474,323.44, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA.”
7) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1091015 THROUGH 1091160 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,684,426.03, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA.”
8) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY WARRANTS NUMBERED 1091161 THROUGH 1091289 IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $2,212,627.02, DRAWN ON BANK OF AMERICA.”

1.D. REQUEST FOR EARLY CONSTRUCTION START TIMES MONDAY THRU FRIDAY FOR CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES FOR THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT UPGRADE PROJECT, CP 15-14: 
RECOMMENDATION: 
Approve the request from WM Lyles Co., to an early start construction time of 4:00 a.m., for the Wastewater Treatment Plan Upgrade, City Project No. 15-14, subject to continuous monitoring of noise complaints and impacts to adjacent residential properties and surrounding City facilities.

1.E. MILLS ACT HISTORIC PROPERTY PRESERVATION AGREEMENT FOR CLASS 1 HISTORIC CONTRIBUTING STRUCTURE LOCATED AT 1809 SANDCLIFF ROAD, A CLASS 1 HISTORIC DISTRICT
(HSPB 93/HD 5):
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Approve a Mills Act Historic Property Agreement with James D. Benko, Paul Van Kampen, and Sandcliff Homeowners Association, for 1809 Sandcliff Road, a Class 1 Historic Site (HSPB 93/HD-5).  A____.  2) Authorize the City Manager to execute the Agreement.  3) Direct the City Clerk to record the Agreement.

1.F. MILLS ACT HISTORIC PROPERTY PRESERVATION AGREEMENT FOR CLASS 1 HISTORIC SITE LOCATED AT 1824 SOUTH BARONA ROAD, A CLASS 1 HISTORIC SITE (HSPB 93/HD 5):
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Approve a Mills Act Historic Property Agreement with Quin A. Wright and Sandcliff Homeowners Association, for 1824 South Barona Road, a Class 1 Historic Site (HSPB 93/HD-5).  A____.  2) Authorize the City Manager to execute the Agreement.  3) Direct the City Clerk to record the Agreement.

1.G. MILLS ACT HISTORIC PROPERTY PRESERVATION AGREEMENT FOR CLASS 1 HISTORIC SITE LOCATED AT 360 CABRILLO ROAD UNITS 224-225 (RACQUET CLUB COTTAGES WEST HD-3, HSPB 88):
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Approve a Mills Act Historic Property Preservation Agreement with Michele and Martin Yeeles and the Racquet Club Garden Villas Homeowners Association, for 360 Cabrillo Road, Units 224-225
(HSPB 88 / HD-3).  A____.  2) Authorize the City Manager to execute the Agreement.  3) Direct the City Clerk to record the Agreement.

1.H. AIRPORT TAXIWAY J PAVEMENT REHABILITATION AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS REPLACEMENT PROJECTS BID SOLICITATION APPROVAL AND FAA GRANT FUNDING ACCEPTANCE:
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Approve the plans and specifications for the Palm Springs International Airport Taxiway J Pavement Rehabilitation and Electrical Systems Replacement Projects.
2) Authorize the acceptance of FAA Grant AIP No. 55 in an amount of up to $2,500,000 for the construction of both projects and the associated construction management professional services.
3) Authorize the City Manager to advertise and solicit bids.

EXCLUDED CONSENT CALENDAR:  Items removed from the Consent Calendar for separate discussion are considered at this time.

 2. PUBLIC HEARINGS:

2.A. CALLING AND CONDUCTING THE SPECIAL ELECTION AND INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE LEVY OF SPECIAL TAXES WITHIN ANNEXATION NO. 16 TO COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 2005-1 (PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES):
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Open the public hearing, take public testimony, and consider property owner protests associated with Annexation No. 16 (for Tract Map No. 31848 - “Miralon”).
2) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING ANNEXATION NO. 16, MIRALON, TRACT MAP NO. 31848, INTO COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 2005-1, (PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES), AUTHORIZING THE LEVY OF A SPECIAL TAX, AND SUBMITTING THE LEVY OF A SPECIAL TAX TO QUALIFIED ELECTORS.”
3) Conduct the special election and direct the City Clerk to canvass the results.
4) Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, DECLARING THE RESULTS OF A SPECIAL ANNEXATION LANDOWNER ELECTION, DETERMINING VALIDITY OF PRIOR PROCEEDINGS, AND DIRECTING THE RECORDING OF AN AMENDMENT TO NOTICE OF SPECIAL TAX LIEN FOR ANNEXATION NO. 16, MIRALON, TRACT MAP NO. 31848, INTO COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 2005-1, (PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES).
5) Waive the reading of the ordinance text in its entirety, read by title only, and introduce on first reading Ordinance No. _____, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING THE LEVY OF SPECIAL TAXES IN A COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT, INCLUDING CERTAIN ANNEXATION TERRITORY IDENTIFIED AS ANNEXATION NO. 16, MIRALON, TRACT MAP NO. 31848, INTO COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 2005-1, (PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES).

2.B. PROPOSED ORDINANCE FOR A ZONE TEXT AMENDMENT RELATING TO THE CRITERIA AND PROCEDURES FOR THE REVIEW OF EXTENSION OF TIME APPLICATIONS (CASE 5.1405 ZTA):
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Open the public hearing and receive public testimony.  2) Waive the reading of the ordinance text in its entirety, read by title only, and introduce on first reading Ordinance No. ____, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER 94.00 OF THE PALM SPRINGS ZONING CODE (PSZC) RELATING TO THE CRITERIA AND PROCEDURES FOR THE REVIEW OF EXTENSION OF TIME (EOT) APPLICATIONS.”

3. LEGISLATIVE:

3.A. AMENDMENT TO THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF ESTATE HOMES AS VACATION RENTALS: 
RECOMMENDATION:  Waive the reading of the ordinance text in its entirety, read by title only, and introduce on first reading Ordinance No. ____, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE DEFINITION OF “ESTATE HOME” IN SECTION 5.25.030 OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO ESTATE HOMES AS VACATION RENTALS.”

4. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  None 

5. NEW BUSINESS:

5.A. PRELIMINARY OVERVIEW OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2017-18 BUDGET:   
RECOMMENDATION:  Direct the City Council Finance and Budget Subcommittee and City staff as appropriate.  Preliminary Budget Presentation

5.B. JOINT ITEM OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS AND THE PALM SPRINGS FINANCING AUTHORITY APPROVAL OF REFINANCING OF 2007 LEASE REVENUE REFUNDING BONDS: 
RECOMMENDATION:  [City Council]  Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING SITE LEASE AND LEASE AGREEMENT IN CONNECTION WITH THE ISSUANCE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS FINANCING AUTHORITY LEASE REVENUE REFUNDING BONDS, 2017 SERIES A, APPROVING SALE OF SUCH BONDS AND OFFICIAL STATEMENT AND PROVIDING OTHER MATTERS PROPERLY RELATING THERETO.” 
[Financing Authority]  Adopt Resolution No. _____, “A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE PALM SPRINGS FINANCING AUTHORITY, PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING ISSUANCE OF CITY OF PALM SPRINGS FINANCING AUTHORITY LEASE REVENUE REFUNDING BONDS, 2017 SERIES A, APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING EXECUTION OF INDENTURE OF TRUST AND OTHER DOCUMENTS RELATING THERETO, AUTHORIZING SALE OF SUCH BONDS, APPROVING OFFICIAL STATEMENT AND PROVIDING OTHER MATTERS PROPERLY RELATING THERETO.” 

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.  Testimony for Public Hearings will only be taken at the time of the hearing.

COUNCILMEMBER 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, and to prioritize and set future agenda items.

ADJOURNMENT:  The City Council will adjourn to the next regular meeting Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. Council Chamber, City Hall, preceded by Closed Session, Small Conference Room, City Hall, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs.


       
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