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AGENDA
CITY OF EL CENTRO

CITY COUNCIL/CITY COUNCIL AS SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY/SUCCESSOR HOUSING AGENCY

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017

Joint Regular Meeting

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS 1275 MAIN STREET EL CENTRO, CA 92243

11:30 AM

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

Mayor:
Mayor Pro-tem: Council Members:

Alex Cardenas Cheryl Viegas-Walker Efrain Silva
Edgard Garcia
Jason Jackson

Deputy City Manager: Marcela Piedra City Attorney: Elizabeth Martyn Evans City Clerk: L. Diane Caldwell

11:30 A.M CALL TO ORDER (OPEN SESSION) - CONFERENCE ROOM "A"

ROLL CALL

CLOSED SESSION PUBLIC COMMENT:

Any member of the public wishing to address the City Council on any matter appearing on the closed session may do so at this time. Unless the Mayor extends the time limit, remark shall be limited to three (3) minutes. Additional opportunities for Public Comments will be given during and at the end of the meeting.

CITY COUNCIL ADJOURNS INTO CLOSED SESSION

CITY COUNCIL CLOSED SESSION

PENDING LITIGATION

Therefore, upon advice of its legal counsel, the City
Council will recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code §54956.9(d)(1) regarding the following existing cases to which the City/ECRMC is a party:
Jose Ambriz v. City & ECRMC; Robert Holzman v. City of El Centro et al

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ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Significant Exposure to Litigation Against the City. A point has been reached where, in the opinion of the City Council on the advice of its legal counsel, based on existing facts and circumstances, there is a significant exposure to litigation against the City. There are (2) two potential cases (Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2).

NEGOTIATIONS REGARDING ACQUISITION/DISPOSITION OF REAL PROPERTY

The City Council will recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code
§54956.8 to give instructions to the City’s negotiator, Marcela Piedra, Deputy
City Manager and Abraham Campos, Deputy City Engineer
, regarding negotiations with Puente del Sol, LLC instructions will concern price, terms of payment or both, including use restrictions, development obligations and other monetary related considerations concerning the purchase, sale, exchange and/or lease of the property known as APN 064-470-105-000.

The City Council will recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code
§54956.8 to give instructions to the City’s negotiator, Marcela Piedra, Deputy
City Manager and Abraham Campos, Deputy City Engineer
, regarding negotiations with George Amaral, as Trustee of the George Amaral Living Trust, dated 11-10- 93 instructions will concern price, terms of payment or both, including use restrictions, development obligations and other monetary related considerations concerning the purchase, sale, exchange and/or lease of the property known as APN 052-793-008 and APN 052-793-009.

PERSONNEL MATTERS

The Council will recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 to consider the evaluation of the performance of the City Attorney, City Clerk, and the Deputy City Manager.

The City Council will recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 to consider the appointment or employment to the position of City Manager.

The City Council will recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 to consider the employment to the position of Police Chief.

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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

This is a public meeting. If there is an item on the agenda on which you wish to be heard, you are asked to complete a blue speaker slip and submit it to the City Clerk prior to the start of the meeting. Persons wishing to address the Council, Successor Agency to the RDA and Successor Housing Agency are not required to identify themselves (Gov’t Code § 54953.3); however, this information assists the Mayor by ensuring that all persons wishing to address the Council are recognized and also assists the City Clerk in preparing the City Council meeting minutes. When the item is announced and your name is called by the Mayor, please step to the podium and state your name 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, Successor Agency to the RDA and Successor Housing Agency concerning any other matter not appearing on the agenda, you may do so during the public comment portion of the agenda.

* Any information provided on the “Speaker Slip” is voluntary and will be public record.

RECONVENE FOR OPEN SESSION 6:00 P.M. 6:00 P.M. OPEN SESSION
ALL TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE AND MAY VARY CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL BY CITY CLERK
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
INVOCATION
6:05-6:10 CITY ATTORNEY REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION 6:10-6:15 PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS BY MAYOR

1. Presentation of Plaque to Johnson Chapel of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

6:15-6:20 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.

  1. El Centro Chamber of Commerce Monthly Report

  2. City's IT Division Presentation

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6:20-6:25 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.

  1. Approve minutes for the October 17, 2017 Joint Regular City Council/SA/SH meeting and October 23, 2017 Adjourned Regular meeting of the City Council.

  2. Rejection of El Centro Regional Medical Center Claim regarding Maria Carbajal, as recommended by Claims Administrator.

  3. Adopt Resolution No. 17 - , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO ESTABLISHING THE COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYMENT TERMS FOR THE POSITION OF THE CITY CLERK.

  4. Adopt Resolution No. 17 - , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO ESTABLISHING THE COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYMENT TERMS FOR THE POSITION OF DEPUTY CITY MANAGER

  5. Approve the Notice of Request for Proposal to refurbish 2006 American La France Fire Engine.

  6. Approve proposal from Haaker Equipment Company for the purchase of one (1) 2018 Vactor Truck 2110 via National Joint Powers Alliance ("NJPA"), as permitted by City Code Section 2-183.

  7. Adopt Resolution No. 17- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO APPROVING THE FINAL MAP FOR LOTUS RANCH SUBDIVISION UNIT B1.

  8. Approve local transportation FY18-22 five year expenditure plan as presented.

  9. Adopt Resolution No. 17- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO RATIFYING THE COLLABORATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITIES OF EL CENTRO, BRAWLEY, CALEXICO, IMPERIAL, YUMA, SOMERTON, SAN LUIS, MEXICALI AND SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO IN ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, AND MEXICO

  10. Adopt Resolution No. 17- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO RENEWING A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE CONSULADO DE MEXICO PART OF THE SECRETARIA DE RELACIONES EXTERIORES, FOR THE PURPOSE OF PARTNERING TO ESTABLISH, OPERATE, AND MAINTAIN A CULTURAL CENTER (CASA DE LA CULTURA) AT THE OLD POST OFFICE PAVILION

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6:25-6:50 PUBLIC HEARINGS

14. Public Hearing for Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment 17-05 Amending Ch. 29 "Zoning" Related to Commercial Cannabis (Medicinal and Non Medicinal) Land Uses

PRESENTATION: Norma M. Villicana, Community Development Director

RECOMMENDATION:

Introduce Ordinance No. 17- , AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO AMENDING CITY CODE SECTIONS 29-53 OF DIVISION 2, 29-61 OF DIVISION 3, 29-69 OF DIVISION 4, 29-77 OF DIVISION 5 OF CHAPTER 29 RELATING TO COMMERCIAL CANNABIS (BOTH MEDICINAL AND NONMEDICINAL) LAND USES, AND REPEALING CERTAIN SECTIONS RELATED THEREOF, waive reading and approve as first reading and authorize City Clerk to place on the next agenda for second reading and adoption.

15. Public Hearing for Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment 17-06 - Amendment to Chapter 29 "Zoning" relating to R1 Minimum Lot Area

PRESENTATION: Norma M. Villicana, Community Development Director

RECOMMENDATION:

Introduce Ordinance No. 17- , AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO AMENDING CITY CODE SECTIONS 29-52 AND 29- 54.1 OF DIVISION 2, ARTICLE II, SECTION 29-107 OF DIVISION 2, ARTICLE III, CHAPTER 29, AND 29-162(1) OF DIVISION 9, ARTICLE III, CHAPTER 29 OF THE EL CENTRO MUNICIPAL CODE TO ALLOW A REDUCTION IN THE MINIMUM LOT AREA IN THE R1, SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL ZONE, waive reading and approve as first reading and authorize City Clerk to place on the next agenda for second reading and adoption.

6:50-7:15 NEW BUSINESS

16. Discussion and any necessary action regarding appointment of Delegate and Alternate for Upcoming National League of Cities (NLC) Annual Business Meeting

PRESENTATION: Alex Cardenas, Mayor

RECOMMENDATION:

Appointment of Delegate and Alternate for the upcoming National League of Cities (NLC) Annual Business Meeting at the conclusion of the City Summit, (formerly Congress of Cities) in Charlotte, North Carolina, November 18, 2017.

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LEGISLATION ACTION INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

  1. Notification of Southern California Gas Company's request to increase rates for the 2019 General Rate Case. Application Filing A.17-10-008

  2. Received and referred to Community Development, Application for Alcoholic Beverage License for Broken Yolk Cafe located at 3049 N. Imperial Avenue STE 101 & 102 in El Centro, CA 92244-1843.

SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

No business scheduled.

SUCCESSOR HOUSING AGENCY

No business scheduled.

7:15-7:20 (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. We ask that you please complete a “Speaker Slip” and submit it to the City Clerk prior to the start of the meeting. Although you are not required to identify yourself (Gov’t Code§54953.3); this information on the “Speaker Slip” assists the Mayor that all persons wishing to address the Council are recognized and also assists the City Clerk in preparing the City Council meeting minutes. Unless the Mayor extends the time, there is a three (3) minute time limit for each public presentation. * Any information provided on the “Speaker Slip” is voluntary and will be public record.

7:20-7:25 TASK FORCE REPORTS AND MAYOR & COUNCIL MEMBERS REPORTS

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