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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.   

Meeting agendas and staff reports are typically available by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to each meeting and may be downloaded by clicking on the desired meeting event below.  To view a staff report, open the agenda and click on the item title.  Be aware that last minute changes are sometimes necessary and the City reserves the right to make changes to staff reports prior to the beginning of each meeting.  The City also reserves the right to make changes to the order of items listed on the agenda.  

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City Council Meeting

Closed Session begins at 3:30; 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, JULY 1, 2014
3:30 P.M. CLOSED SESSION | 4:00 P.M. OPEN SESSION


CALL TO ORDER

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

PUBLIC COMMENT ON MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA
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

1.   CONFERENCE WITH THE CITY’S REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR, FRANK J. SPEVACEK, PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54956.8 CONCERNING POTENTIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ACQUISITION AND/OR DISPOSITION OF REAL PROPERTY LOCATED EAST OF JEFFERSON STREET, SOUTH OF PALM CIRCLE DRIVE, NORTH OF THE WHITEWATER STORMWATER CHANNEL (PORTION OF APN’S 600-080-001, 600-080-002, 600-080-003, 600-080-004, 600-080-005, 600-080-006, 600-080-007, 600-080-008, and 600-080-009).  PROPERTY BUYER/NEGOTIATOR: JIM SNELLENBERGER, SNELLENBERGER FAMILY INV. L.L.C.

2.   CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION – SIGNIFICANT EXPOSURE TO LITIGATION PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION (B) OF GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54956.9 (ONE MATTER)

RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION

RECONVENE AT 4:00 P.M.


PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

PUBLIC COMMENT ON MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA
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

ANNOUNCEMENTS, PRESENTATIONS AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS –  NONE
   
CONSENT CALENDAR
NOTE:  Consent Calendar items are routine in nature and can be approved by one motion.

1.   APPROVE MINUTES OF JUNE 17, 2014
  
2.   RATIFY EMERGENCY CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT WITH GRANITE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY TO PERFORM STORM DAMAGE REPAIR OF SINKHOLE ON ADAMS STREET
 
3.   APPROVE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH HR GREEN CALIFORNIA, INC. TO PROVIDE ON-CALL ENGINEERING PLAN CHECK SERVICES
 
4.   APPROVE SPECIFICATIONS AND ENGINEER’S ESTIMATE AND AUTHORIZE STAFF TO OBTAIN BIDS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014/2015 SLURRY SEAL PROGRAM
 
5.   APPROVE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO AGREEMENT WITH RUTAN & TUCKER, LLP LEGAL SERVICES AND DESIGNATION OF CITY ATTORNEY 
 
6. APPROVE OVERNIGHT TRAVEL FOR TWO COUNCIL MEMBERS, CITY MANAGER AND ASSISTANT TO THE CITY MANAGER TO ATTEND THE LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA CITIES ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA SEPTEMBER 3-5, 2014
 
7.   ADOPT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE RIVERSIDE COUNTY COOPERATION AGREEMENT FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDS, HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM, AND EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANT FUNDS FOR FISCAL YEARS 2015-2017 [RESOLUTION 2014-030]
 
8.   APPROVE FIRST AMENDMENT TO EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT FOR CITY MANAGER
 
9.   ADOPT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN CITY OF LA QUINTA AND LA QUINTA CITY EMPLOYEES’ ASSOCIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014/2015 [RESOLUTION 2014-031]
 
10.  ADOPT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE SALARY AND BENEFIT ADJUSTMENTS FOR MANAGEMENT, CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AND CONFIDENTIAL EMPLOYEES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014/2015 AND APPROPRIATE $30,000 FROM THE UNASSIGNED GENERAL FUND BALANCE [RESOLUTION 2014-032]

BUSINESS SESSION -  NONE

STUDY SESSION -  NONE 

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. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INFO EXCHANGE COMMITTEE (Adolph)
7. COACHELLA VALLEY ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP (Franklin)
8. COACHELLA VALLEY MOUNTAINS CONSERVANCY (Franklin)
9. JACQUELINE COCHRAN REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY (Franklin)

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

14. CVAG VALLEY-WIDE HOMELESSNESS COMMITTEE (Osborne) 
15. DESERT SANDS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT COMMITTEE (Osborne & Franklin)
16. IID ENERGY CONSUMERS’ ADVISORY COMMITTEE (Osborne)

17. COACHELLA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT JOINT POLICY COMMITTEE (Adolph)
18. CVAG EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (Adolph)
19. SO. CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS DELEGATE (Adolph)
20. SUNLINE TRANSIT AGENCY (Adolph)

DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS – NONE  

MAYOR’S AND COUNCIL MEMBER’S ITEMS

PUBLIC HEARINGS – NONE 

ADJOURNMENT

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The next regular meeting of the City Council will be held on July 15, 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 on the City’s website, 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 June 27, 2014

DATED:  June 27, 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 Councilmembers 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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