CALL TO ORDER:
Meeting went into Recess
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
Roll Call: 6 members present, 0 members absent, 0 members excused.
REPORT OF CLOSED SESSION: (see attached Closed Session Agenda)
The City Council unanimously (5-0-0) approved 1) Finding information regarding a) Conference with Real Property Negotiator (G.C. 54956.8) Property Address/Description: APN 513-460-033 (Right-of-Way), Agency: City of Palm Springs, City Negotiator: Marcus L. Fuller, Assistant City Manager or Designee, Negotiating Parties: 4348 Lockwood Avenue, LLC, Under Negotiation: Price and Terms of Payment (Easement); b) Public Employment Appointment (G.C.54957) Position: City Attorney; and c) Amy Marschak v. City of Palm Springs; Erik Larson et al, Case 5:17-CV-00055, United States Court, Central District of California, [G.C. 54956.9(d)(1)] was received after the posting of the Agenda and there is an immediate need to hear and/or take action; 2) Added to the Closed Session Agenda two Closed Session items a) Conference with Real Property Negotiator (G.C. 54956.8) Property Address/Description: APN 513-460-033 (Right-of-Way), Agency: City of Palm Springs, City Negotiator: Marcus L. Fuller, Assistant City Manager or Designee, Negotiating Parties: 4348 Lockwood Avenue, LLC, Under Negotiation: Price and Terms of Payment (Easement) and b) Public Employmont Appointment (G.C.54957) Position: City Attorney; c) Amy Marschak v. City of Palm Springs; Erik Larson et al, Case 5:17-CV-00055, United States Court, Central District of California, [G.C. 54956.9(d)(1)] pursuant to Cal. Gov. Code Section 54956.9(e)(3), to the Closed Session Agenda.
PUBLIC TESTIMONY: (Study Session Item ONLY)
CHRIS STEINMAN, Palm Springs, spoke on the Downtown Park.
JEB BONNER, Palm Springs, spoke on the Downtown Park.
DONNA MAC MILLAN, Indian Wells, spoke on the Downtown Park.
KATHY WEREMICUK, Palm Springs, provide some historical information from inception, and spoke in support of the Downtown Park.
SS. STUDY SESSION
SS1. REVIEW OF THE CONCEPTUAL DESIGN FOR THE DOWNTOWN PARK:
Item SS1. Staff Report
David Ready, City Manager, provided background information and ask for direction. Next meeting will be a joint meeting, most likely include AAC, Measure J, PC, P & R, Currently has 5.8m for the development of the park, and is in your additional information provided in the yellow folders.
Councilmember Mills and Roberts provided background information, including the conceptual concept with the previous City Council.
cm was designed when we were under drought conditions.
Mayor Moon supports Councilmember Robert's comments. Must be careful with this project due to the fact we are borrowing $$ from future Measure J funds. Likes the simplicity in keeping with the Modernizm clean lines, less clutter.
Mayor Pro Tem Foat agrees with a number of the things mentioned. Going back to the previous Council's actions. It was based on what they wanted to do with this area and what the Museum desires. Museum would be an intrical part of the space. Would like to keep the space simple.
Councilmember Roberts stated the City appreciates the outdoors space. Will provide us the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate the museum.
Mayor Moon need to get something done.
Mayor Pro Tem Foat asked JR what his cost for him to look at it. dhr stated he can get it started - meet with subcommittee - up to $25k
Councilmember Kors 2 budgets one for the current budget and can afford one for a budget with the wish list
Councilmember Mills thinks there's a middle step for the designer and come back to Council to see their opinion and get public input. and then provide further direction and then it will return for ALL the board can discuss, review, and vote on.
mayor moon until the park is built what would we do? dhr - the
Mills should be it has been a concern and will need to be taken care of.
jr cant look like a construction site. Hotel will be opening soon. plant some vegatation and some fencing
Mills we should put in what we think should be plan and phase it.
Event space stage - (CM)
Mayor Pro Tem Foat
mills tell designer fenced or no fence temp fencing ok to suggest honoring the Desert Inn? JR YES This will give the designer a good starting point Ask staff to set up the meeting. Meet with the subcomittee (19) include Wessman, Braun. Have them meet twice once before the conptual design and then again after . Small group meeting before we have the conceptual design and then once it is prepared present the conceptual design to the subcommittee - the 19 members of the subcommittee.
GF has not heard anything from the citizens Committee should move on this.
cm the other firms involved with this did an great job for us. specifically would like to go to Mr. Rios
PUBLIC TESTIMONY: (Adjourned Meeting Item ONLY)
1. ADJOURNED MEETING:
1.A. APPOINT TWO (2) MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL TO THE ANDAZ HOTEL DEVELOPMENT AD HOC SUBCOMMITTEE WITH THE SUNSET DATE OF DECEMBER 31, 2017:
Item 1A No Materials
Motion to approve Appoint Councilmembers Mills and Roberts to the Andaz Hotel Development ad hoc subcommittee with the sunset date of December 31, 2017. Moved by Councilmember Kors, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Foat .
Vote to approve Appoint Councilmembers Mills and Roberts to the Andaz Hotel Development ad hoc subcommittee with the sunset date of December 31, 2017. (Approved)
PUBLIC COMMENT: (Non-Agenda Items)
DARYL TERRELL, Moreno Valley, spoke of the new administration in Washington D.C.
ROBERT FINLEY, Palm Springs, commented on the Downtown Park, and stated this meeting was very informative.
DAVID VOGEL, Measure J Commission Chair, stated support of this project.
COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS, REQUESTS, AND REPORTS:
Mayor Pro Tem Foat requested placing on the next City Council agenda establish an Oswit Canyon adhoc subcommittee.
Mayor Moon requested an update on the Agua Caliente Tribe of Cahuilla Indian's Conformity Report in the downtown area, and the tentative joint meeting with the Planning Commission to discuss the Planned Development Districts.
David Ready, City Manager, and Flinn Fagg, Director of Planning Services, reported the comments on the Conformity Report are due March 15, 2017, and recommended placing this item on the March 1, 2017, City Council agenda.
David Ready, City Manager, and Flinn Fagg, Director of Planning Services, reported the Planning Commission ad hoc subcommittee is currently reviewing the proposed amendments to the Planned Development District ordinance after which it shall be reviewed by the entire Planning Commission; therefore, it was recommended that the joint meeting be postponed from February, 2017, to the springs of 2017.
Councilmember Kors provided a report on the homeless count which took place on January 24, 2017, and staff will continue this week. Additionally, he stated he and Mayor Pro Tem Foat spoke to many of the homeless, age ranging from possibly 15 years old through 83 years old, and the importance of programs for the homeless.
Mayor Pro Tem Foat, recited some of her conversations with the homeless, and provided a summary of some of those conversations; additionally, she added she never felt unsafe, and the public often has the misconception that homelessness and crime are often associated together. She also commented on the need for programs for the homeless.
Councilmember Kors provided additional comments regarding the homeless with respect to employment, insurance, health care, the need to continue programs for the homeless, and requested a meeting with the City Manager and the subcommittee.
Spoke of the Riverside County Transportation Commission's retreat on Thursday, January 26 and 27, 2017, at the Hyatt, in Palm Springs, stated it is an open meeting, and invited the public to attend.
Mayor Pro Tem Foat, serves on a RCTC subcommittee, stated they are in the planning stages of extending rail service to Indio.
Councilmember Kors requested a subcommittee meeting to discuss CDGB.
Jan 25, 2017 City Council Meeting