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Regular City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday and usually begin at 4:00 p.m. unless otherwise posted. If a Closed Session is scheduled, the meeting will begin at 3:00 or 3:30 p.m.  Closed Sessions are not open to the public, but any decisions made in Closed Sessions will be announce during the open/public portion of the meeting.   

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City Council Meeting

Closed Session begins at 3:00; Open Session begins at 4:00

(NOTE: The minutes linked in the agenda are considered draft minutes until approved by the City Council. The link will be updated if any corrections are made at the meeting.

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 CITY COUNCIL
AGENDA


CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS
78-495 Calle Tampico, La Quinta

REGULAR MEETING ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
3:00 P.M. CLOSED SESSION | 4:00 P.M. OPEN SESSION

 CALL TO ORDER

 ROLL CALL:Councilmembers: Evans, Franklin, Henderson, Osborne, Mayor Adolph 

PUBLIC COMMENT
At this time, members of the public may address the City Council on any matter not listed on the agenda. Please complete a "request to speak" form and limit your comments to three minutes. The City Council values your comments; however in accordance with State law, no action shall be taken on any item not appearing on the agenda unless it is an emergency item authorized by GC 54954.2(b).

CLOSED SESSION
NOTE: Time permitting the City Council may conduct Closed Session discussions during the dinner recess. Persons identified as negotiating parties are not invited into the Closed Session meeting when acquisition of real property is considered.

1. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION – INITIATION OF LITIGATION PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54956.9(c) (ONE MATTER)

2. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL, EXISTING LITIGATION MATTER PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54956.9(A), CITY OF LA QUINTA V. PH RANCH LLC, ET.AL, ORANGE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT CASE NO. 30-2013-00670755-CU-BC-CJC

3. CONFERENCE WITH THE CITY’S REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR, FRANK J. SPEVACEK, PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54956.8 CONCERNING THE POTENTIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ACQUISITION AND/OR DISPOSITION OF REAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT SILVERROCK RESORT (APN’S 770-200-026; 776-150-021; 776-150-023; 770-060-056; 770-060-057; 770-060-058; 770-060-059; 770-060-061; 770-060-062; 777-490-004; 777-490-006; 777-490-007; 777-490-012 AND 777-490-014). NEGOTIATORS: JOHN GAMLIN, MERIWETHER COMPANIES; ROBERT S. GREEN, JR., THE ROBERT GREEN COMPANY

RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION

RECONVENE AT 4:00 P.M.


PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 

PUBLIC COMMENT
At this time, members of the public may address the City Council on any matter not listed on the agenda. Please complete a "request to speak" form and limit your comments to three minutes. The City Council values your comments; however in accordance with State law, no action shall be taken on any item not appearing on the agenda unless it is an emergency item authorized by GC 54954.2(b). 

CONFIRMATION OF AGENDA 

PRESENTATIONS

1.     LA QUINTA MIDDLE SCHOOL GOLDEN BELL AWARD
2.     PUBLIC WORKS AWARD FROM AMERICAN PUBLIC WORKS ASSOCIATION 

WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS –  NONE 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

1.     MINUTES OF DECEMBER 17, 2013 

 CONSENT CALENDAR
NOTE: Consent Calendar items are routine in nature and can be approved by one motion.

1.     RECEIVE AND FILE TREASURER’S REPORT DATED NOVEMBER 30, 2013 
    
2.     RECEIVE AND FILE REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE REPORTS DATED NOVEMBER 30, 2013 

3.     APPROVE AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO THE DESERT SANDS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT JOINT USE LEASE AGREEMENT FOR LIGHTING 
    
4.     DENY CLAIM FOR DAMAGES FILED BY VICTORIA VALENZUELA; DATE OF LOSS – NOVEMBER 18, 2013 
    
5.     EXCUSE COMMISSIONER JOHN ALFORD’S ABSENCE FROM THE FEBRUARY 10, 2014 COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMISSION MEETING 
    
6.     EXCUSE BOARD MEMBER DAVID PARK’S ABSENCE FROM THE JANUARY 8, 2014 INVESTMENT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

7.     EXCUSE COMMISSIONER ROBERT WRIGHT’S ABSENCE FROM THE JANUARY 14, 2014, PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
 
8.     ACCEPT PROJECT FOR PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS TO COMPLY WITH AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT 
 
9.     ACCEPT FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF $100,000 FROM THE STATE SUPPLEMENTAL LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES FUND FOR ROBBERY, THEFT, AND BURGLARY PREVENTION PROGRAMS 
 
10.   APPROVE A DEVELOPMENT IMPROVEMENT AGREEMENT WITH POINT HAPPY LOTS, LLC FOR THE COMPLETION OF ON-SITE AND OFF-SITE IMPROVEMENTS FOR POINT HAPPY ESTATES 
 
11.   APPROVE AGENCY REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT WITH COACHELLA VALLEY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS FOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW BRIDGE OVER THE WHITEWATER RIVER ON DUNE PALMS ROAD
 
12.   AUTHORIZE AN APPLICATION PURSUANT TO HEALTH & SAFETY CODE SECTION 34191.4(b) TO THE OVERSIGHT BOARD OF THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE LA QUINTA REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY TO APPROVE THE PRIOR CITY - REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY LOANS 

13.   APPROVE CONTRACT CHANGE ORDER NO. 2, APPROPRIATE $70,444 FROM PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT FUND, AND ACCEPT EISENHOWER DRIVE/CALLE SINALOA MODERN ROUNDABOUT IMPROVEMENTS 
 
14.   APPROVE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TO OBTAIN PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES TO PREPARE PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, AND ESTIMATES FOR LA QUINTA PARK RESTROOM 
 
15. APPROVE PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS AND ENGINEER’S ESTIMATE AND AUTHORIZE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID OF PHASE I PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT PLAN STREET IMPROVEMENTS
 
16.   REJECT ALL BIDS, AND AUTHORIZE READVERTISEMENT OF BIDS AND ADVANCE PURCHASE OF EQUIPMENT FOR HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS 1 AND 2 AT CITY HALL 
 
17.   APPROVE DEMAND REGISTER DATED JANUARY 21, 2014 

18.   APPROVE A REQUEST TO WAIVE UNDERGROUND WIRING REQUIREMENTS FOR IMPERIAL IRRIGATION DISTRICT IMPROVEMENTS AT THE MARSHALL SUBSTATION 
  
BUSINESS SESSION

1.     SET SPECIAL JOINT MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND ALL CITY COMMISSIONERS AND BOARDMEMBERS FOR JANUARY 29, 2014 AT 5:30 PM AT THE LA QUINTA LIBRARY 
 
2.     APPOINT A COUNCIL SUBCOMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR COUNCIL MEETINGS AND ACTIVITIES AND TO REPORT ON AMENDMENTS NECESSARY TO COMPLY WITH STATE CODE, COUNCIL POLICY, AND COMMON PRACTICE 
 
3.     SELECT COUNCILMEMBERS AS CITY OF LA QUINTA REPRESENTATIVES ON VARIOUS LOCAL, REGIONAL AND STATE COMMITTEES FOR 2014

4.     APPROVE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT WITH NEXLEVEL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY WITH THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF JANUARY 13, 2014 AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE
 
5.     RECEIVE AND FILE THE COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2013

6.     APPROVE A NEW JOB DESCRIPTION AND PAY SCHEDULE FOR TRAFFIC SIGNAL MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR, AND APPROPRIATE $14,631 FROM THE GENERAL FUND RESERVES FOR THE POSITION, AND REVISE THE JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION PAY SCHEDULE FOR TRAFFIC SIGNAL TECHNICIAN   

STUDY SESSION

1.     DISCUSS LA QUINTA COMMUNITY HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER IMPROVEMENTS 

REPORTS AND INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

1.     CVAG CONSERVATION COMMISSION (Evans)
2.     CVAG ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE (Evans)
3.     GREATER PALM SPRINGS CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU (Evans)

4.     ANIMAL CAMPUS COMMISSION (Franklin)
5.     CALIFORNIA JOINT POWERS INSURANCE AUTHORITY (Franklin)
6.     COACHELLA VALLEY ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP (Franklin)
7.     COACHELLA VALLEY MOUNTAINS CONSERVANCY (Franklin)
8.     JACQUELINE COCHRAN REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY (Franklin)

9.     CVAG PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE (Henderson)
10.   CVAG TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE (Henderson)
11.   LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA CITIES DELEGATE (Henderson)
12.   RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION (Henderson)

13.   CVAG VALLEY-WIDE HOMELESSNESS COMMITTEE (Osborne)
14.   IID ENERGY CONSUMERS’ ADVISORY COMMITTEE (Osborne)

15.   CVAG EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (Adolph)
16.   COACHELLA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT JOINT POLICY COMMITTEE (Adolph)
17.   SO. CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS DELEGATE (Adolph)
18.   SUNLINE TRANSIT AGENCY (Adolph) 
19.   CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INFO EXCHANGE COMMITTEE (Adolph)

20.   PALM SPRINGS AIRPORT COMMISSION REPORT   
21.   INVESTMENT ADVISORY BOARD MINUTES DATED NOVEMBER 11, 2013 
22.   HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION MINUTES DATED APRIL 18, 2013   

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

1.     CITY MANAGER – COACHELLA VALLEY ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP iHUB NETWORK ACCELERATOR CONTRIBUTION   
2.     CITY ATTORNEY – SUMMARY OF SB553 AND AB382 
3.     CITY CLERK – EVENTS AND CITY COUNCIL CALENDAR  
4.     COMMUNITY SERVICES 
        A.     DEPARTMENT REPORT – DECEMBER 2013   
        B.     MARKETING QUARTERLY REPORT 
5.     COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT REPORT – DECEMBER 2013   
6.     PUBLIC WORKS REPORT – DECEMBER 2013  
7.     POLICE DEPARTMENT 
        A.     QUARTERLY REPORT 
        B.     FIX-IT TICKET REPORT 
8.     FIRE DEPARTMENT - QUARTERLY REPORT   

MAYOR’S AND COUNCIL MEMBER’S ITEMS

NO PUBLIC HEARINGS ARE SCHEDULED, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL WILL ADJOURN AND NOT RECONVENE AT 7:00 P.M. UNLESS THERE ARE ITEMS FROM THE AFTERNOON SESSION THAT HAVE NOT BEEN CONSIDERED 

PUBLIC HEARINGS –  NONE 

ADJOURNMENT 

 
The next regular meeting of the City Council will be held on February 4, 2014, commencing with closed session at 3:00 p.m. and open session at 4:00 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers, 78-495 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA 92253.

 DECLARATION OF POSTING

I, Susan Maysels, City Clerk, of the City of La Quinta, do hereby declare that the foregoing Agenda for the La Quinta City Council meeting was posted near the entrance to the Council Chambers at 78-495 Calle Tampico, and the bulletin boards at the Stater Brothers Supermarket at 78-630 Highway 111, and the La Quinta Cove Post Office at 51-321 Avenida Bermudas, on January 17, 2014.

DATED: January 17, 2014


SUSAN MAYSELS, City Clerk
City of La Quinta, California


Public Notices

• The La Quinta City Council Chamber is handicapped accessible. If special equipment is needed for the hearing impaired, please call the City Clerk’s office at 777-7103, twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the meeting and accommodations will be made.
• If special electronic equipment is needed to make presentations to the City Council, arrangements should be made in advance by contacting the City Clerk’s office at 777-7103. A one (1) week notice is required.
• If background material is to be presented to the Planning Commission during a City Council meeting, please be advised that eight (8) copies of all documents, exhibits, etc., must be supplied to the City Clerk for distribution. It is requested that this take place prior to the beginning of the meeting.
• Any writings or documents provided to a majority of the City Council regarding any item(s) on this agenda will be made available for public inspection at the Community Development counter at City Hall located at 78-495 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, California, 92253, during normal business hours.

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