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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, APRIL 7, 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).

CLOSED SESSION

1. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54956.8 FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT: THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF WASHINGTON STREET AND HIDDEN RIVER ROAD (APNs 609-040-007, 609-040-023, 609-040-028, 609-040-029, 609-051-007 AND 609-051-003) HOUSING AUTHORITY NEGOTIATOR: FRANK J. SPEVACEK, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NEGOTIATING PARTIES: SANDER AND PAULA SALKIND, URBAN HOUSING COMMUNITIES AND COACHELLA VALLEY HOUSING COALITION 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. PROCLAMATION TO ONELEGACY IN HONOR OF APRIL AS DONATE LIFE CALIFORNIA MONTH


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

1. APPROVE MINUTES OF MARCH 17, 2015

2. APPROVE DEMAND REGISTERS DATED MARCH 13, 20 AND 27, 2015

3. APPROVE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO CONTRACT SERVICES AND REVOCABLE LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH LA QUINTA FARMS FOR DUST STABILIZATION AT SILVERROCK RESORT

4. DENIAL OF CLAIM FOR DAMAGES FILED BY SHAWN BLACKWELL, DATE OF LOSS – JUNE 27, 2014

5. APPROVE BID DOCUMENTS AND AUTHORIZE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FOR THE LA QUINTA LIBRARY LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE LIGHTING CONVERSION PROJECT

6. AWARD A CONTRACT TO GOLDEN VALLEY CONSTRUCTION FOR THE PERIMETER LANDSCAPING OF
CITY-OWNED LOTS ON AVENUE 52 PROJECT

7. EXCUSE ABSENCES FOR ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD MEMBER ROOKER AND HISTORICAL PRESERVATION COMMISSIONER REDMOND FROM MEETINGS 

8. ACCEPT GRANT OF EASEMENT AND AGREEMENT FOR PUBLIC STREET PURPOSES ON DUNE PALMS ROAD FROM THE DESERT SANDS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

BUSINESS SESSION

1. APPROPRIATE FUNDING, ADD FOCUSED DRAINAGE STUDY PROJECT TO FISCAL YEAR 2014/2015 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, AND APPROVE A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH RBF CONSULTING FOR DRAINAGE STUDY

2. APPROVE SECOND ROUND COMMUNITY SERVICES GRANTS AND FUNDING REQUESTS

3. APPROVE AMENDMENT WITH RIVERSIDE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SERVICES FOR ANIMAL FIELD SERVICES

4. INTRODUCE ORDINANCE AMENDING THREE CHAPTERS OF TITLE 1 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO GENERAL PROVISIONS AND EIGHT CHAPTERS OF TITLE 2 RELATING TO ADMINISTRATION AND PERSONNEL

    A. TAKE UP ORDINANCE BY TITLE AND NUMBER ONLY AND WAIVE FURTHER READING
    B. INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. 524 ON FIRST READING

STUDY SESSION

1. DISCUSS POTENTIAL PROJECTS TO INCLUDE IN THE FISCAL YEAR 2015/2016 THROUGH FISCAL YEAR 2019/2020 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

2. DISCUSS ESTABLISHING AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO EVALUATE CITY’S FINANCIAL NEEDS

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. COACHELLA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT POLICY COMMITTEE (Evans)
7. SO. CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS (Evans)
8. CALIFORNIA JOINT POWERS INSURANCE AUTHORITY (Franklin)
9. COACHELLA VALLEY MOUNTAINS CONSERVANCY (Franklin)
10. JACQUELINE COCHRAN REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY (Franklin)
11. SUNLINE TRANSIT AGENCY (Franklin)
12. CVAG PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE (Osborne)
13. CVAG VALLEY-WIDE HOMELESSNESS COMMITTEE (Osborne)
14. DESERT SANDS SCHOOL DISTRICT COMMITTEE (Osborne & Franklin)
15. IID ENERGY CONSUMERS’ ADVISORY COMMITTEE (Osborne)
16. ANIMAL CAMPUS COMMISSION (Pena)
17. CIVIC CENTER ART PURCHASE COMMITTEE (Pena and Radi)
18. COACHELLA VALLEY ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP (Radi)
19. RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION (RCTC) (Radi)
20. CVAG TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE (Radi)
21. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INFO EXCHANGE COMMITTEE (Radi)
22. COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMISSION MINUTES DATED FEBRUARY 9, 2015
23. PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES DATED JANUARY 13, 2015
24. ARCHITECTURAL AND LANDSCAPING REVIEW BOARD MINUTES DATED DECEMBER 3, 2014
25. HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION MINUTES DATED FEBRUARY 19, 2015
26. INVESTMENT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING MINUTES DATED JANUARY 14, 2015

DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS

1. CITY MANAGER – UPDATE ON OLD TOWN ARTISAN STUDIO
2. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
    A.  DEPARTMENT REPORT – FEBRUARY 2015
    B.  LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA CITIES 2015 PLANNING COMMISSIONERS ACADEMY

MAYOR’S AND COUNCIL MEMBER’S ITEMS

PUBLIC HEARINGS - NONE

ADJOURNMENT

The next regular meeting of the City Council will be held on April 21, 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 April 3, 2015.

DATED: April 3, 2015


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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