Viewing: Complete Meeting
   Agenda

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
12:00 Noon

Council Chambers, City Hall, 1275 Main Street, El Centro, CA 92243

Mayor & Council Members may be reached at (760) 336-8989

Mayor:
Efrain Silva
Mayor Pro-Tem: Sedalia Sanders
Council Members: Jon A. Edney
Cheryl Viegas-Walker
Benjamin James Solomon, III

City Clerk: Diane Caldwell
City Manager: Ruben Duran
City Attorney: Luis Hernandez

Closed Session (Conference Room A)

ALL TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE AND MAY VARY

Open Session

CALL TO ORDER: Roll-Call

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

6:00-6:05 CITY ATTORNEY REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
This is a public meeting, if there is an item on the Agenda on which you wish to be heard, please complete
a “Speakers Slip” and submit it to the City Clerk prior to the start of the meeting. When the item is announced and
6:05-6:10
your name is called by the Mayor, please come forward to the microphone, address yourself to the Council, stating
your name and address for the record. Unless the Mayor extends the time, there is a three (3) minute time limit for
each public presentation. If you wish to address the Council on any subject matter within the Council’s jurisdiction
that is not listed on the agenda, you may do so during the public comment portion of the agenda.

PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS BY MAYOR

6:10-6:15 SCHEDULED PUBLIC COMMENTS (Not to exceed 3 minutes each)

Item(s) appearing under this section have submitted a written request to the City Clerk a minimum of one week prior to the
regular meeting.

Monthly Report by El Centro Chamber of Commerce.

6:15-6:20 CONSENT AGENDA

Consent agenda items are approved by one motion. Council members or members of the public may pull consent items to be
considered separately at a time determined by the Mayor.

Approval of Council Minutes for May 31, 2011, July 5, 2011 and July 19, 2011.

Rejection of the Claim of Joycelyn Lightfoot and William Wagoner as recommended by our
Insurance Carrier.

2nd Reading and Approval of Ordinance No. 11-08, ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF
THE CITY OF EL CENTRO AMENDING THE ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO
PERTAINING TO APPROVED ZONE CHANGE – CHANGE OF ZONE NO. 09-03, waive
reading and adopt by title only.

Approval of Resolution No. 11- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
EL CENTRO APPROVING THE FINAL MAP FOR EL CENTRO TOWN CENTER PHASE II

Approval of Resolution No. 11- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
EL CENTRO APPROVING AN EXTENSION TO THE LEASE AGREEMENT WITH THE
RIVERSIDE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

Received and filed the El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC) Budget 2012 as approved by
the ECRMC Board of Trustees on June 28, 2010.

RECOMMENDATION: Approval of the Consent Agenda as presented.

6:20-7:35 PUBLIC HEARINGS: [00:13:35]

Public Hearing to consider Conditional Use Permit No. 11-02 which would allow the construction
of a 65’ wireless telecommunications monopole tower designed as an artificial palm tree
(monopalm) on property located 2015 Cottonwood Circle in the CT, tourist commercial zone.
Pursuant to Section 15303 of the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines, it has been
determined that this project is exempt from formal environmental review.

RECOMMENDATION: Approval of Resolution No. 11-

Norma M. Villicaña, Director of Planning and Zoning

RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF
THE CITY OF EL CENTRO APPROVING CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT
NO. 11-02 TO ALLOW THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 65’ WIRELESS
TELECOMMUNICATIONS MONOPOLE TOWER DESIGNED AS AN
ARTIFICIAL PALM TREE (MONOPALM) ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2015
COTTONWOOD CIRCLE, FURTHER IDENTIFIED BY APN 052-225-034

Public Hearing to consider the vacation of a portion of Danenberg Avenue, at the entrance to

Imperial Valley Commons, under and pursuant to Division 8, Part 3, Chapter 3, of the Streets and
Highway Code Section 8320.

RECOMMENDATION: Approval of Resolution No. 11-

Terry Hagen, P.E., Director of Public Works/City Engineer

, RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF
THE CITY OF EL CENTRO TO ABANDON A PORTION OF DANENBERG
AVENUE AT THE ENTRANCE TO IMPERIAL VALLEY COMMONS

Public Hearing to solicit public input on the City of El Centro’s Community Development Block
Grant (CDBG) Program Draft Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) for
fiscal year 2010-2011.

RECOMMENDATION: Approval of Resolution No. 11-

Marcela Piedra, Director of Economic Development

RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF
THE CITY OF EL CENTRO APPROVING THE CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL
PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER) 2010 AS PART OF
THE END OF THE YEAR REQUIREMENT REPORT PROVIDED TO THE
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD) UNDER
THE ENTITLEMENT GRANTEE PROGRAM

Public Hearing (“TEFRA” hearing) to consider the approval of the issuance by the California
Municipal Finance authority (CMFA) of tax-exempt bonds in an amount not to exceed $9,600,000
for the purpose of financing of the acquisition, construction, and development of a 72 unit
multifamily housing residential project to be located at the northeast corner of North 8th Street and
(future) Bradshaw Avenue, commonly known as the El Centro Family Apartments.

RECOMMENDATION: Approval of Resolution No. 11-

Marcela Piedra, Director of Economic Development

RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF
THE CITY OF EL CENTRO APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF TAX-EXEMPT
OBLIGATIONS, BY THE CALIFORNIA MUNICIPAL FINANCE AUTHORITY
AND DIRECTING CERTAIN ACTIONS

Public Hearing to consider the submittal of the Annual Grantee Performance Reports for Grant No.

09-STBG-6394 during the period of July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011 under the State of California
Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD); Solicit public input on the submittal
of the City’s Annual Performance Report for CDBG Program Income; and solicit public input for
the City’s proposed future use of Colonia funding under the Community Development Block Grant
(CDBG) Program; Submittal of the Annual Grantee Performance Report for CDBG Grant No. 09-
STBG-6394 and the City’s Annual Performance Report for CDBG Program Income.

Marcela Piedra, Director of Economic Development

7:35-8:20 NEW BUSINESS:


Discussion and any necessary action regarding the submittal of an application for funding
consideration for program year 2011 to the State of California Department of Housing and
Community Development for funding under the Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program.

RECOMMENDATION: Approval of Resolution No. 11-

Marcela Piedra, Director of Economic Development

RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF
THE CITY OF EL CENTRO APPROVING THE SUBMITTAL OF
AN APPLICATION FOR FUNDING TO THE CALIFORNIA STATE
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
UNDER THE HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM; AND, IF
SELECTED FOR SUCH FUNDING, AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN
AGREEMENT, ANY AMENDMENTS THERETO, AND OF ANY RELATED
DOCUMENTS NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HOME INVESTMENT
PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM

Discussion and any necessary action regarding determining to comply with the Voluntary
Alternative Redevelopment Program Pursuant to Part 1.9 of Division 24 of the California Health
and Safety Code in order to permit the continued existence and operation of the Redevelopment
Agency of the city of El Centro.

RECOMMENDATION: Approval of Ordinance No. 11-

Marcela Piedra, Director of Economic Development

, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL
OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO DETERMINING TO COMPLY WITH THE
VOLUNTARY ALTERNATIVE REDEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PURSUANT
TO PART 1.9 OF DIVISION 24 OF THE CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND
SAFETY CODE IN ORDER TO PERMIT THE CONTINUED EXISTENCE AND
OPERATION OF THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF EL
CENTRO, to waive reading and pass as a first reading.

Appointments to the El Centro Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees to fill the City Council
seat and City Council Ex-Officio seat.

Efrain Silva, Mayor

RECOMMENDATION: ECRMC Board of Trustee:

Ex-Officio Seat:

1) _______________________
2) _______________________

Appointment to the Library Board to fill two (2) scheduled vacancies with terms ending June 30,
2014.

Efrain Silva, Mayor

RECOMMENDATION: 1) _______________________ 2) _______________________

Appointment to the Personnel Appeals Board to fill one (1) scheduled vacancy with term ending
April 15, 2015.

PRESENTATION: Efrain Silva, Mayor

RECOMMENDATION: 1) _______________________

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

Received and referred to Planning Department, Application for Alcoholic Beverage License
regarding the following:
a. Cicinelli’s Italian Restaurant. 1560 Ocotillo Drive, El Centro.

8:20-8:25 (Time may vary) –PUBLIC COMMENTS

The City Council welcomes your input. At this time, members of the public may address the City Council on any matter not
listed on the posted agenda. Pursuant to the Brown Act, no action will be taken on any issue brought forth under Public
Comments. Please complete a “Speakers Slip” and submit it to the City Clerk prior to the start of the meeting. Unless the
Mayor extends the time, there is a three (3) minute time limit for each public presentation.

8:25-8:30 – (Time may vary) COUNCIL RECESS

[01:26:34]
8:30-8:35 – (Time may vary) MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS REPORTS

Council Members reports on conferences or other City activities. Time limit 3 minutes.

[01:31:02]
ADJOURNMENT no later than 9:45 p.m : Unless a majority of Council has voted to continue
or asked that the meeting be adjourned to another date & time. (_________) to MONDAY,

AUGUST 8, 2011 AT 12:00 P.M. (NOON) @ CITY COUNCIL
CHAMBERS.

REGULAR MEETING OF THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY:

CONVENED:_______________ P.M.

ADJOURNMENT: ______________ P.M.

Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the City Council after distribution of the agenda packet
will be available for public inspection at the Office of the City Clerk, 1275 Main Street, El Centro, California 92243,
Monday-Friday during normal business hours.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting,
you should contact the office of the City Clerk at (760)337-4515. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will
enable the City to make reasonable arrangement to assure accessibility to this meeting.

Inform. Involve. Engage. For Information Click Here