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CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL BY CITY CLERK

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

INVOCATION

6:05-6:10 CITY ATTORNEY REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION

6:10-6:20 PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS BY MAYOR

1. Proclamation to Patricia Urena Women of the Year Award

2. Introduction of recently hired Firefighters

6:20-6:40 SCHEDULED PUBLIC COMMENTS

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.

3. Introduction of San Diego State University Interim Dean Dr. Gregorio Ponce.

4. El Centro Chamber of Commerce Monthly Report

5. Presentation by Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation (IVEDC) for contribution for FY 2015/2016

6. Crime Reports Presentation

6:40-6:45 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.

7. Approve Treasurer's Report for the Month of February 2016

8. Approve Warrant Registers for the Month of February 2016

9. Approve Payroll Registers for the month of February 2016

10. Approve City Council Minutes of March 1st and March 15, 2016.

11. Approve the LTA funding be allocated for the Street Light Master Plan.

12. Approve Budget Amendment of $175,000 to complete the Youth Center Gym HVAC Replacement Project.

13. Adopt RESOLUTION No. 16- , OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY OF IMPERIAL TO ADMINISTER THE LOCAL AGENCY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (LAMP) FOR SEPTIC SYSTEMS IN THE CITY OF EL CENTRO.

14. Adopt Resolution No. 16- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO DESIGNATING POPLAR DRIVE BETWEEN CYPRESS AND THE EL CENTRO REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER AS A "PERMIT PARKING ONLY" STREET.

15. Approval of the Job Description for Background Investigator.

6:45-7:30 PUBLIC HEARINGS

16. Public Hearing to consider the acceptance of the Annual Progress Report for the 2013-2021 Housing Element of the General Plan for the period of January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.

PRESENTATION: Norma M. Villicana, Director of Community Development

RECOMMENDATION:

Acceptance of the Annual Element Progress Report on implementation of the City of El Centro Housing Element covering the period from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015.

17. The project consists of a text amendment to Division 8, Communication Facilities Regulations, Section 29-255 through 29-270 amending regulations for telecommunication facilities within the City of El Centro. Pursuant to Sections 15061, 15301 and 15302 of the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines, it has been determined that this project is exempt from formal environmental review.

PRESENTATION: Norma M. Villicana, Community Development Director

RECOMMENDATION:

Introduction of Ordinance No. 16- , AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO REPEALING CHAPTER 29, ARTICLE IV, DIVISION 8, ENTITLED "COMMUNICATION FACILITIES" AND REENACTING CHAPTER 29, ARTICLE IV, DIVISION 8 OF THE CITY CODE FOR COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 6409(A) OF THE MIDDLE CLASS TAX RELIEF AND JOB CREATION ACT OF 2012 ("SPECTRUM ACT"), waive reading and approve as 1st reading and authorize City Clerk to place on the next agenda for second reading and adoption.

18. Approval of the "Draft" 2016-2017 CDBG Annual Action Plan

PRESENTATION: Marcela Piedra, Community Services Director

RECOMMENDATION:

1) Open the Public Hearing and solicit public input on the 2016-2017 Draft One Year Action Plan prepared for funds under the CDBG Entitlement Program.

2) Adoption of Resolution No. 16- , approving the One-Year Action Plan for the 2016-2017 CDBG Funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

7:30-9:00 NEW BUSINESS

19. Resolution of the City Council of the City of El Centro supporting Safe Routes to School Programs

PRESENTATION: Marcela Piedra, Community Services Director

RECOMMENDATION:

Adopt Resolution No. 16- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO SUPPORTING SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAMS

20. An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of El Centro repealing and readopting Section 17-57, Division 1 of Article III OF Chapter 17 of the Code of El Centro relating to speed on certain streets

PRESENTATION: Terry Hagen, Director of Public Works

RECOMMENDATION:

Introduce Ordinance No. 16- , AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO REPEALING AND READOPTING SECTION 17-57, DIVISION 1 OF ARTICLE III OF CHAPTER 17 OF THE CODE OF EL CENTRO RELATING TO SPEED ON CERTAIN STREETS, waive reading and approve as first reading and authorize City Clerk to place on the next agenda for second reading and adoption.

21. Discussion and any necessary action regarding the awarding of the Bid for the Library Demolition Project.

PRESENTATION: Marcela Piedra, Community Services Director

RECOMMENDATION:

Adopt Resolution No. 16- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO AWARDING THE BID FOR THE LIBRARY DEMOLITION PROJECT.

22. Budget Workshop FY 2017 - General Fund

PRESENTATION: Leticia Salcido

RECOMMENDATION:

For Discussion

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

23. City Attorney Task Force Update

24. Received and Filed Notification of Southern California Gas Company's Request to Increase Rates for the Pipeline Safety and Reliability Project A.15-09-013

25. Received and referred to Community Development Department/Planning Department, Application for Alcoholic Beverage License - Hunan Palace LLC, 1461 S 4th Street, El Centro, CA 92243

26. Received and referred to Community Development Department/Planning Department, Application for Alcoholic Beverage License - Circle K Stores Inc, 488 Brighton Avenue, El Centro, CA 92243

SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

No business scheduled.

SUCCESSOR HOUSING AGENCY

No business scheduled.

9:00-9:05 (TIME MAY VARY) PUBLIC COMMENTS

9:05-9:10 TASK FORCE AND MAYOR & COUNCIL MEMBERS REPORTS

ADJOURNMENT

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