DHS City Manager Report June, 2012


City Manager

• Attended the following meetings/events:

o City Budget Presentation for Video.

o Update on SCAQMD Grant Applications.

o CVAG Executive Committee.

o Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Meeting with Hotelier’s.

o Regular Council Meeting.

o Hotelier’s Meeting.

o Budget Town Hall Meeting.

o Policies & Procedures Sub-Committee.

o Wellness Center Update.

o Coachella Valley Housing Coalition (CVHC) regarding pending housing projects.

o Chamber of Commerce Update.

Community Health & Wellness Center –

o Slab on grade foundations are being poured for the 4,200 sq.ft. addition.

o Gutter spouts were poured/shotcrete.

o Installation of fire line, fire riser and hydrant is ongoing.

o Splash pad structure and piping about to begin.

o Installation of wrought fences and gates about to begin.

Administrative Services Department Finance

• Prepared for the City’s interim financial audit for fiscal year ending June 30, 2012,

which will be conducted by Teaman, Ramirez & Smith the week of June 11th.

• Preparing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Business License Audit Services, with

the target release date being mid-July.

Human Resources

• Prepared for Open Enrollment, which will be conducted the week of June 11th.

• Preparing an RFP for Economic Development Services, with the target release date

being end of June.

Economic Development Planning

• Led enforcement against Hyundae Hotel for operating without any City permits or

licenses; Business License, Building Permit, Use Permit, Sign Permit.

• Dollar General Plans back from Plan Check and now with the Architect for final

revisions, expect to issue final permit to construct by end of June.

• Carl May Mural completed.

• Fireworks pre-sale meeting with booth operators is being organized.

• Completed courtesy inspection for investors considering remodeling a 10-room spa.

Public Works

• 2012 Street Rehabilitation Program kick off meeting held with Cactus Street

construction to begin on June 25.

• Phase II is out to bid and will be awarded on July 3.

• Sonora Sidewalk Project is out to bid and will be awarded on July 3.

• 4th Street Sidewalk Project is out to bid and will be awarded on July 3.

• Coordinating Area F Sewer Project with MSWD for August/September start.

• Issuing final street construction permit for the Villages project.

Public Safety Administration

• Participated in the following meetings/events:

o Met with FSA and others regarding the Promise Neighborhood grant proposal.

o Gang Ad Hoc Committee meeting.

o City Council Meeting.

o Budget Town Hall Meeting.

o Criminal Justice Liaison Committee (CJLCM) Meeting.

o Met Police Officers Assoc. Board

o Attended EDC/ICSC Recap.

o Cabot’s Pueblo Museum Fundraising Event.

o ARCCOP Meeting in Beaumont.

o Cal Chiefs Sub-committee Meeting regarding Data Sharing.


Handled 703 incidents (calls for service/officer generated activities), including 22

misdemeanor arrests, 20 felony arrests, 99 traffic stops with 43 citations, 97 patrol

checks (includes City parks and businesses) and two (2) DUIs.

Code Enforcement

• Issued a second Administrative Citation for a recreational vehicle parked on a vacant

parcel in the 67000 block of Monterey Rd. A Notice of Violation (NOV) was also

issued to the property owner for Disruptive Activities.

• Red- tagging a hotel/spa in the 11000 block of Palm Dr. An Administrative Citation

was issued and the case forwarded to the City Prosecutor to file criminal charges.

• Issuing an Administrative Citation to a hotel in the 13400 block of Palm Dr. for

expired permits, no landscaping, Visual Blight and Public Nuisance.

• Issued an NOV to the property owner and tenant in a commercial center in the

13500 block of Palm Dr. for abandoned signage not removed pursuant to code.

• Cost Recovery for 2012 is nearly completed.

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