CALL TO ORDER:
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
Roll Call: 5 members present, 0 members absent, 0 members excused.
ACCEPTANCE OF THE AGENDA:
CATHERINE DILLON, Palm Springs, requested the City Council fund the Palm Springs Public Library.
JOANNE HIRSCHFIELD, Palm Springs, commented on charges for false alarms.
PAMELA STEELE, requested the City Council fund the Ruth Hardy Park Tennis Club as a replacement for the Plaza Racquet Club.
LINDA FUTTERER, requested the City Council consider additional staff and the renovation project for the Palm Springs Public Library.
ALLEN WORTHY, commented on homeless programs and funding.
SCOTT DAVENPORT, commented on proposed recommendations by the Ethics, Transparency, and Governmental Reform Task Force for the award of sponsorships and grants.
JOHN MARKSBURY, commented on a request submitted by David Carden regarding funding for homeless programs.
DAVID GRAY, requested the City Council consider funding the Palm Springs Public Library for the exterior improvements, and the expansion of the parking lot.
JOE SEILER, commented on burglary and homelessness in his Palm Springs neighborhood.
ROBERT MC AREE, commented on burglary and homelessness in his Palm Springs neighborhood.
HARVEY KORMAN, Palm Springs, commented on burglary and homelessness in his Palm Springs neighborhood.
JOHN AUT, requested the City Council consider full funding of the Palm Springs Convention Center and the Bureau of Tourism.
JOAN TAYLOR, requested the City Council support funding for the preservation of the Chino Cone.
SCOTT CONNELLY, Palm Springs, requested the City Council provide funding for the reopening of Fire Station No. 5.
NICKI MC LAUGHLIN, requested the City Council support funding for the preservation of the Chino Cone.
JOY BROWN MEREDITH, requested the City Council fund tourism activities in the City of Palm Springs.
1. JOINT MEETING WITH THE MEASURE J COMMISSION:
1.A. REVIEW PREVIOUSLY APPROVED MEASURE J FUNDED PROJECTS, DISCUSS PRIORITIES FOR UNFUNDED CAPITAL PROJECTS AND DISCUSSION REGARDING THE REVIEW AND APPROVAL PROCESS OF MEASURE J FUNDED PROJECTS:
Item 1A Staff Report
City Manager Ready provided background information and recommended the City Council discuss the process for the Measure J Commission regarding unfunded capital projects.
Chair Marshall commented on the process with the Measure J Commission and the City Council ad hoc subcommittees, provided information and goals on Community Projects, the importance of reserves, the funding and approval process for change orders or over-runs for approved projects, the use of reserve for change orders, and requested the City Council consider amendments to the code regarding the scope and duties of the Commission.
The City Council and the Measure J Commissioners discussed and or commented on the following: the promotion of Community Projects, communication to a larger audience, potential for a joint City newsletter, the number of Community Projects to fund going forward, the priorities for funding, focused funding to achieve results, the processes for change orders, the Measure J Commission recommendations, the community and neighborhood priority for roads, the use of alternative funding methods, the depth of oversight of project, communication and public relations to communicate the activities of Measure J, use of Measure J funds to generate additional revenue for Measure J, after a project is completed the lack of evaluation, capacity of staff to add additional projects, conditions and goals for street repairs, the need for a five-year plan for street repairs, and the need for the City Council to prioritize and/or develop a process to prioritize.
Motion to approve Direct Staff to prepare ordinance amendments to PSMC Section 2.59.050 regarding the Measure J Commission. Moved by Councilmember Kors, seconded by Councilmember Roberts.
Vote to approve Direct Staff to prepare ordinance amendments to PSMC Section 2.59.050 regarding the Measure J Commission. (Approved)
The Measure J Commission adjourned at 8:37 p.m. and the City Council recessed.
The City Council reconvened at 8:52 p.m.
2. ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING:
2.A. CONTINUED DISCUSSION AND DIRECTION ON THE FISCAL YEAR 2016-17 BUDGET AND RESERVE POLICY:
Item 2A Staff Report
City Manager Ready provided background information as outlined in the Fiscal Year 2016-17 preliminary budget.
Motion to approve Continue past the 10:00 p.m. tentative adjournment time, and set an 11:00 p.m. adjournment time for this meeting. Moved by Councilmember Roberts, seconded by Councilmember Kors.
Vote to approve Continue past the 10:00 p.m. tentative adjournment time, and set an 11:00 p.m. adjournment time for this meeting. (Approved)
The City Council discussed the Reserve Policy, received a presentation from the Fire Department regarding services and options for re-opening Fire Station No. 5, unfunded discussion items, Economic Incentive Programs, funding for homeless programs, recreation programs, and cost centers.
No action taken.
COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS, REQUESTS, AND REPORTS:
May 11, 2016 City Council Joint Meeting with Measure J Commission