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City Council Meeting Agenda and Staff Reports
May 24, 2017
- Date: 05/24/2017 6:00 PM
- Location: Palm Springs Convention Center
Primrose B, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros
PALM SPRINGS, California 92262
- Introduction: Upcoming City Council Meeting
CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
Palm Springs Convention Center
Primrose B (See Location Map)
277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262
ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING 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.
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
Edward Z. Kotkin, 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.
6:00 P.M. ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING
CALL TO ORDER:
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
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.
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. General Public Comments on 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: None
2. PUBLIC HEARINGS: None
3.A. INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE ADDING TO AND AMENDING THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE, REGARDING LOUD, UNUSUAL NOISES AND LANDSCAPE RELATED BUSINESSES, PROHIBITING GASOLINE POWERED LEAF BLOWERS IN THE CITY AS A PER SE NUISANCE COMMENCING ON JANUARY 1, 2019, AND PROVIDING FOR REGULATION OF ELECTRICAL OR BATTERY POWERED LEAF BLOWERS:
RECOMMENDATION: Waive the reading of text in its entirety, read by title only, and introduce for first reading Ordinance No. _____, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, ADDING SUBSECTION (k) TO SECTION 11.74.043 AND SECTION 5.78.050, AND AMENDING SECTION 5.78.010 OF THE PALM SPRINGS MUNICIPAL CODE, REGARDING LOUD, UNUSUAL NOISES AND LANDSCAPE RELATED
BUSINESSES, PROHIBITING GASOLINE POWERED LEAF BLOWERS IN THE CITY AS A PER SE NUISANCE COMMENCING ON JANUARY 1, 2019, AND PROVIDING FOR REGULATION OF ELECTRICAL OR BATTERY POWERED LEAF BLOWERS.”
4. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None
5. NEW BUSINESS:
5.A. INITIAL REPORT BY CITY COUNCIL AD HOC SUBCOMMITTEE ON ETHICS, TRANSPARENCY AND GOVERNMENT REFORM: (Councilmember Kors and Mayor Moon)
RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file the report, and instruct the Subcommittee and/or City Attorney to undertake action consistent with its terms, and/or any additional Council direction agreed upon during discussion.
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, and to prioritize and set future agenda items.
ADJOURNMENT: The City Council will adjourn to the next regular meeting Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. preceded by Closed Session at the Palm Springs Convention Center, Primrose B, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs.