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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

(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 6, 2015
3:30 P.M. CLOSED SESSION | 4:00 P.M. OPEN SESSION

 

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL: Councilmembers: Franklin, Osborne, Peña, Radi, Mayor Evans

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).

JOINT CLOSED SESSION OF CITY COUNCIL AND HOUSING AUTHORITY 

1. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54956.8 FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT AVENIDA MONTEZUMA AND AVENIDA NAVARRO ADJACENT TO THE EAST SIDE OF FRANCIS HACK PARK (APNS: 773-077-015 AND 773-101-013).
CITY NEGOTIATOR:  FRANK J. SPEVACEK, CITY MANAGER
NEGOTIATING PARTY:  CITY OF LA QUINTA AND LA QUINTA HOUSING AUTHORITY 
UNDER NEGOTIATION:  PRICE AND TERMS OF PAYMENT

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 

1. PRESENTATION BY QUEEN SCHEHERAZADE AND HER COURT ON BEHALF OF THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY FAIR AND NATIONAL DATE FESTIVAL

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

1. APPROVE MINUTES OF DECEMBER 16, 2014

2. APPROVE DEMAND REGISTERS DATED DECEMBER 9 AND DECEMBER 12, 2014

3. DENIAL OF CLAIM FOR DAMAGES FILED BY JONATHAN REISS; DATE OF LOSS – JUNE 17, 2014

4. DENIAL OF CLAIM FOR DAMAGES FILED BY TED HAMMAN AND JOYCE LITCH; DATE OF LOSS – SEPTEMBER 8, 2014

5. DENIAL OF CLAIM FOR DAMAGES FILED BY MICHAEL AND ROBIN HENDRICKS; DATE OF LOSS SEPTEMBER 8, 2014

6. APPROVE A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH MATRIX CONSULTING GROUP FOR A CRIME TREND AND SERVICE STUDY 

7. ADOPT RESOLUTION TO EXTEND TIME TO COMPLETE OFF-SITE AND ON-SITE IMPROVEMENTS FOR LA QUINTA RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (PARCEL MAP NO. 36405) [RESOLUTION 2015-001]

8. ADOPT RESOLUTION GRANTING APPROVAL OF A FINAL MAP TO SUBDIVIDE A LOT LOCATED WITHIN THE QUARRY DEVELOPMENT (TENTATIVE PARCEL MAP 36602)  [RESOLUTION 2015-002]

9. SECOND READING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 523 APPROVING CHANGES TO PERMIT REQUIREMENTS FOR FIELD CROP FARMING AND VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS IN CERTAIN ZONES

BUSINESS SESSION
 
1. ADOPT POLICY REGARDING UNSCHEDULED VACANCIES ON CITY BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS 

STUDY SESSION

1. DISCUSS IMPLEMENTATION OF DEVELOPMENT ACTION STRATEGIES FOR THE LA QUINTA VILLAGE

REPORTS AND INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

1. CVAG COACHELLA VALLEY CONSERVATION COMMISSION (Evans)
2. CVAG ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE (Evans)
3. CVAG EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (Evans)
4. GREATER PALM SPRINGS CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU (Evans)
5. LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA CITIES DELEGATE  (Evans)
6. SO. CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS (Evans)
7. CALIFORNIA JOINT POWERS INSURANCE AUTHORITY (Franklin)
8. COACHELLA VALLEY MOUNTAINS CONSERVANCY (Franklin)
9. JACQUELINE COCHRAN REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY (Franklin)
10. SUNLINE TRANSIT AGENCY (Franklin)
11. CVAG PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE (Osborne)
12. CVAG VALLEY-WIDE HOMELESSNESS COMMITTEE (Osborne)
13. DESERT SANDS SCHOOL DISTRICT COMMITTEE (Osborne & Franklin)
14. IID ENERGY CONSUMERS’ ADVISORY COMMITTEE (Osborne)
15. ANIMAL CAMPUS COMMISSION (Peña)
16. CIVIC CENTER ART PURCHASE COMMITTEE (Peña and Radi)
17. COACHELLA VALLEY ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP (Radi)
18. CVAG TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE (Radi)
19. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INFO EXCHANGE COMMITTEE (Radi)
20. RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION (Radi)
21. COACHELLA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT POLICY COMMITTEE

DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS

1. CITY MANAGER - ALTERNATIVE ENERGY STRATEGY FOR CIVIC CENTER CAMPUS

MAYOR’S AND COUNCIL MEMBER’S ITEMS

PUBLIC HEARINGS – 5:00 P.M

For all Public Hearings on the agenda, a completed “Request to Speak” form must be filed with the City Clerk prior to consideration of that item.
 
A person may submit written comments to City Council before a public hearing or appear in support or opposition to the approval of a project(s). If you challenge a project(s) in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing or in written correspondence delivered to the City at, or prior to the public hearing.

1. ADOPT RESOLUTIONS TO APPROVE A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT AND ASSOCIATED MITIGATION MONITORING PROGRAM FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT, A GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT, SPECIFIC PLAN AMENDMENT, SITE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT AND TENTATIVE TRACT MAP; AND INTRODUCE AN ORDINANCE TO CHANGE THE ZONING DESIGNATION FROM MEDIUM HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL TO LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL TO ALLOW THE DEVELOPMENT OF 82 SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ON 20.8 ACRES OF LAND LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF JEFFERSON STREET AND AVENUE 52 [RESOLUTIONS 2015-003, 2015-004, 2015-005, 2015-006, 2015-007]
A. TAKE UP ORDINANCE BY TITLE AND NUMBER ONLY AND WAIVE FURTHER READING
B. INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. 524 ON FIRST READING

2. ADOPT A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE A SPECIFIC PLAN AMENDMENT AND SITE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT FOR A NEW 6,720 SQUARE-FOOT TIRE RETAIL AND INSTALLATION STORE AND FIND THE PROJECT EXEMPT FROM THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT [RESOLUTION 2015-008]


ADJOURNMENT

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The next regular meeting of the City Council will be held on January 20, 2015 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 December 29, 2014

DATED: December 29, 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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