CITY OF INDIO

                                                                                          

MISSION STATEMENT

THE CITY OF INDIO’S PUBLIC SERVANTS PROVIDE OUTSTANDING MUNICIPAL SERVICES TO ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR OUR RESIDENTS, VISITORS AND THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY

 

AGENDA

Study Session

City of Indio

City Council

March 22, 2017

2:00 p.m.

150 Civic Center Mall, Indio, California

 

1.   CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL:       Mayor Elaine Holmes

                                                                                                Mayor Pro Tem Michael H. Wilson

                                                                                                Councilmember Troy Strange

Councilmember Glenn Miller

Councilmember Lupe Ramos Watson

 

 

2.   PUBLIC COMMENT: This is the time set aside for public comment.  If you wish to speak, please complete a “request to speak” form and limit your comments to three minutes (forms are located in the lobby of the Council Chamber). Please watch the timing device on the podium.

 

 

3.   STUDY SESSION:

 

a.   Parks Safety Update (Mike Washburn, Chief of Police; Timothy Wassil, Public Works Director)

 

b.   Presentation of City-owned, underutilized and vacant buildings that have the potential for greater use or sale and for the City Council’s direction (Timothy Wassil, Public Works Director)

 

c.   Status update from the Coachella Valley Art Center by Bill Schinsky (Timothy Wassil, Public Works Director)

 

 

 

AGENDA

Closed Session

 City of Indio

     City Council

March 22, 2017

3:00 p.m.

150 Civic Center Mall, Indio, California

 

1.   CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL:      

                                                     Mayor Elaine Holmes

                                                                        Mayor Pro Tem Michael H. Wilson

                                                                        Councilmember Troy Strange

Councilmember Glenn Miller

Councilmember Lupe Ramos Watson

 

 

2.   PUBLIC COMMENT: This is the time set aside for public comment.  If you wish to speak, please complete a “request to speak” form and limit your comments to three minutes (forms are located in the lobby of the Council Chamber). Please watch the timing device on the podium.

 

3.   ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION to consider:

 

a.   Conference with Legal Counsel, Existing Litigation, California Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1); Jefferson Street Ventures, LLC v. City of Indio, et al., Riverside County Superior Court Case No. 072101

b.   Conference with Legal Counsel, Existing Litigation, California Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1); County of Riverside v. Jefferson Street Ventures, LLC, et al., Riverside County Superior Court Case No. PSC 1400798 MF, which is consolidated with City of Indio v. Jefferson Street Ventures, LLC, et al., Riverside County Superior Court Case No. PSC 1400896

c.   Conference with Legal Counsel, Anticipated Litigation-Significant Exposure to Litigation, Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2); Number of potential cases: 3

d.   Conference with Legal Counsel, Existing Litigation, California Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1); City of Indio v. Campos, Riverside County Superior Court, case number PSC1601238

e.   Conference with Real Property Negotiators (City Council), Government Code Section 54956.8, 82849 Wilson Avenue (APN 611-232-001); City of Indio Negotiator: Carl Morgan, Economic Development Director; Negotiating Party: Raul A. Madril and Ophelia D. Madril; Under Negotiation: Price and Terms of Payment

f.     Conference with Legal Counsel, Anticipated Litigation, Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2); a claim has been submitted by Benjamin Sayers and is available for inspection in the City Clerk' s office

g.   Conference with Legal Counsel, Anticipated Litigation, Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2); a claim has been submitted by Ismael Deras and is available for inspection in the City Clerk' s office

h.   Conference with Legal Counsel, Anticipated Litigation, Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2); a claim has been submitted by Carol Partika and is available for inspection in the City Clerk' s office

i.     Conference with Labor Negotiator, Government Code Section 54957.6; City Negotiators: Dan Martinez, City Manager, Rob Rockwell, Assistant City Manager & Finance Director, Terry Deeringer, Director of Human Resources and Risk Management, and Ron Komers, Chief Negotiator. Employee Organization: Police Command Unit (PCU), Indio Police Officers Association (IPOA), Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Indio City Employees’ Association (ICEA) and Indio Water Authority Employees’ Association (IWAEA)

 

 

 

 

AGENDA

City of Indio

City Council

March 22, 2017

5:00 p.m.

150 Civic Center Mall, Indio, California

 

1.   CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL:          Mayor Elaine Holmes

                                                                                                  Mayor Pro Tem Michael H. Wilson        

                                                                                                  Councilmember Troy Strange

                                                                                                  Councilmember Glenn Miller                 

                                                                                                  Councilmember Lupe Ramos Watson

                                                                                                  Indio Youth Advisory Councilmember

                                               

2.   INVOCATION The City Council does not endorse the content of the invocation and does not endorse the invocational speaker’s particular faith, belief and/or religious denomination.  The City Council does not engage in any prior inquiry, review of, or involvement in, the content of the invocation, except to request the speaker to refrain from using the invocation as an opportunity to attempt to convert others to a particular faith or to disparage any faith or belief and for the speaker to face the City Council.  The City Council has an established neutral policy for selecting and scheduling invocational speakers.  The City Clerk will make the Council’s policy on invocations available upon request for public inspection and copying.

 

3.   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

4.   PRESENTATIONS:

 

a.   Proclaim March 31- April 2, 2017 as “5th Annual California CareForce”

 

b.   Proclamation to Pamela Congdon in recognition of her service to the California CareForce

 

5.   YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL:

Ivan Angulo, Candelario Caldera, Esmeralda Gomez, Daniel Leon-Mendoza, Rocio Medina, Samantha Ramirez, Diana Rodriguez, Isabella Sung, and Rogelio Torres

 

6.   REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION

 

7.   REPORT ON COMMISSION MEETINGS AND INFORMATION

 

Mayor Elaine Holmes:

CVAG Executive Committee

Indio/CVUSD 2x2 Committee

Indio/DSUSD 2x2 Committee

Indio/College of the Desert 2x2 Committee

Indio/Desert Recreation District 2x2 Committee

Indio Investment Committee

Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau

Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport Authority

 

Mayor Pro Tem Michael Wilson:

Coachella Valley Conservation Commission

Coachella/Indio Waste Transfer Station Authority

CVAG Energy & Environmental Resources Committee

CVAG Transportation Committee

Indio/Desert Recreation District 2x2 Committee

Indio Investment Committee

Eastern Riverside County Interoperable Communications Authority

Eastern Riverside County Plans and Program Committee

East Valley Reclamation Authority (EVRA)

East Valley Coalition

Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC)

 

Councilmember Troy Strange:

Coachella Valley Economic Partnership Board (CVEP)

Indio/College of the Desert 2x2 Committee

Indio/CVUSD 2x2 Committee

Indio/DSUSD 2x2 Committee

SunLine Transit Agency Board

 

Councilmember Glenn Miller:

California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (CJPIA)

Coachella Valley Animal Campus

Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy Board

Coachella/Indio Waste Transfer Station Authority

CVAG Public Safety Committee

CVWD Joint Water Policy Advisory Committee

East Valley Reclamation Authority (EVRA)

 

Councilmember Lupe Ramos Watson:

CVAG Homelessness Committee

CVWD Joint Water Policy Advisory Committee

Imperial Irrigation District Energy Consumers Advocacy Committee

 

a.   Appointment to the Community Action Commission of Riverside County (Mayor Holmes)

b.   Accept letter of resignation from Martha Chumney, Sustainability Commission, effective February 28, 2017 and authorize advertising for 30 days (Mayor Pro Tem Wilson)

c.   Goals & Objectives (Mayor Holmes)

 

8.   CITY MANAGER REPORTS AND INFORMATION

 

a.   City Council Commitment to Indio Policies

 

9.   EXCUSE YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL

 

10. PUBLIC COMMENT: This is the time set aside for public comment.  If you wish to speak, please complete a “request to speak” form and limit your comments to three minutes (forms are located in the lobby of the Council Chamber). Please watch the timing device on the podium.

 

11. CONSENT CALENDAR Note: Consent calendar items are considered to be routine in nature and will be approved by one motion. Reading of text of Ordinances is waived and Ordinances are adopted as second reading, by title only. Public requests to discuss consent calendar items must be filed with the City Clerk before the consent calendar is called.  This is the time for any member of the public wishing to speak on a consent calendar item to do so.  Any member of the public wishing to speak shall have a total of three minutes to address any and all items on which he/she wishes to speak.          Unless a consent calendar item is pulled for discussion by a council member, there will be no further opportunity to discuss the matter.  If a consent calendar item is pulled for Council discussion and a member of the public then wishes to speak, he/she shall limit comments to matters raised during the Council discussion.

 

a.   Minutes for the March 1, 2017 Regular City Council meeting (Cynthia Hernandez, City Clerk) Recommendation: Approve

 

b.   Minutes for the February 23, 2017 Special City Council meeting (Cynthia Hernandez, City Clerk) Recommendation: Approve

 

c.   Warrants (Rob Rockwell, Assistant City Manager & Finance Director) Recommendation: Receive/File

 

d.   Second Reading: Ordinance No. 1712 reauthorizing the City’s Public, Educational, and Governmental (“PEG”) Programming Access Support Fee (Rob Rockwell, Assistant City Manager & Finance Director) Recommendation: Approve

 

e.   Treasury Reports for the quarter ending December 31, 2016 (Rob Rockwell, Assistant City Manager & Finance Director) Recommendation: Receive/File

 

f.     Hire two Police Sergeants for the Indio Police Department through an exchange of two Police Corporal positions (Terry Deeringer, Director of Human Resources and Risk Management) Recommendation: Approve

 

g.   Authorization to fill two Police Commander positions in lieu of two Police Lieutenant Positions within the Indio Police Department (Terry Deeringer, Director of Human Resources and Risk Management) Recommendation: Approve

 

h.   Assistant Police Chief position salary and duty modification (Terry Deeringer, Director of Human Resources and Risk Management) Recommendation: Approve

 

i.     Denial of a liability claim submitted by Benjamin Sayers as recommended by the City’s claim adjuster (Terry Deeringer, Director of Human Resources and Risk Management) Recommendation: Approve

 

j.     Denial of a liability claim submitted by Ismael Deras as recommended by the City’s claim adjuster (Terry Deeringer, Director of Human Resources and Risk Management) Recommendation: Approve

 

k.    Denial of a liability claim submitted by Carol Partika as recommended by the City’s claim adjuster (Terry Deeringer, Director of Human Resources and Risk Management) Recommendation: Approve

 

l.     2016 Housing Element Annual Progress Report (Mariano Aguirre, Director of Housing and Development) Recommendation: Approve

 

m. Resolution consenting to the inclusion of properties within the City of Indio (City) jurisdiction in the California Municipal Finance Authority (CMFA) Open Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program and authorizing the CMFA to accept applications from property owners, conduct contractual assessment proceedings and levy contractual assessments and related actions (Timothy Wassil, Public Works Director) Recommendation: Approve

 

n.   Acquisition of Public Art Sculpture “Harvest” in the amount of $110,000 from the Public Art Fund (Les Johnson, Development Services Director) Recommendation: Approve

 

12. ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS:

 

a.   Proposal by GID Espana, LLC to Provide a Lien in Lieu of a Surety Bond for Phase I of the Espana Project (Roxanne Diaz, City Attorney) Recommendation: Approve

 

13. PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

a.   Public Hearing for solicitation of City Council and community input for the preparation of the Community Development Block Grant Program Annual Action Plan (FY2017-2018) (Jesus Gomez, Housing Programs Manager) Recommendation: Approve

 

14. ADJOURN

 

                                                                                          Successor Agency

No Items

Indio Public Finance Authority

No Items

Indio Housing Authority

No Items

Next meeting: April 5, 2017

 

 

Agenda packets are available on the city’s website at www.indio.org and at the public counter in City Hall at 100 Civic Center Mall, Indio, California.  Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the City Council after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection at the front counter of the lobby of the City Hall Administration Building at 100 Civic Center Mall, Indio, during normal City business hours and during the meeting. 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

The Indio City Council Chamber is handicapped accessible. If special equipment is needed, for the hearing impaired, please call the City Clerk's office.  Persons with disabilities can receive this agenda in an alternative format and should call the City Clerk's office at 391-4007. Notification 48 hours prior to a meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to the meeting (28 CFR 35.102.35.104 ADA Title 11).

 

DECLARATION OF POSTING

 

I, Maria Ysiano, Deputy City Clerk of the City of Indio, California, do hereby declare that the foregoing agenda was posted on the outside entry to the Council Chamber, 150 Civic Center Mall, Indio, California, on March 16, 2017. 

 

 

 

MARIA YSIANO

DEPUTY CITY CLERK