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AGENDA
CITY OF EL CENTRO

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

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 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:

Cheryl Viegas-Walker Edgard Garcia
Efrain Silva
Jason Jackson

Alex Cardenas

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

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CITY COUNCIL CLOSED SESSION

TRADE SECRETS

The City Council will recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 37606(b) for the purpose of discussion and/or deliberation of reports involving hospital trade secret(s) as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 3426.1 of the Civil Code and which is necessary, and would, if prematurely disclosed create a substantial probability of depriving the hospital of a substantial economic benefit. There will be a discussion of certain proposed reports regarding finances and potential bond refinancings; one (1) item; estimated date of public disclosure of February 28, 2017.

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).

LABOR RELATIONS NEGOTIATIONS

The City Council will recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code §54957.6 to meet with Marcela Piedra, Deputy City Manager, Dave Ritchie, Deputy City Attorney and Teri Brownlee, Human Resources Director for the purpose of reviewing the City’s position and instructing its representative(s) regarding matters of salaries, salary schedules, compensation paid in the form of fringe benefits, or, as applicable, other matters dealing with mandatory subjects within the scope of representation pursuant to Government Code §3504.

Meeting with all unrepresented units and or employees and all bargaining units.

PERSONNEL MATTERS

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

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.

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

1. Presentation - Central Union High School and Southwest High School 6:20-6:30 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. Introduction of New ECPD Employees and Chaplains

  2. El Centro Chamber of Commerce Monthly Report

6:30-6:35 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 November 7, 2017 Joint Regular City Council/SA/SH meeting and November 9, 2017 Adjourned Regular meeting of the City Council.

  2. Adopt Resolution No. 17- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO, APPROVING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF IMPERIAL FOR RADIO COMMUNICATIONS AND DISPATCHING SERVICES

  3. Adopt Resolution No. 17- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING THE DESTRUCTION OF SPECIFIED EL CENTRO FINANCE DEPARTMENT RECORDS

  4. Approve the Swarthout Park parking lot plans and specifications and authorize staff to release the project to public bidding.

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8. 9.

Approve plans and specifications for the Main Street Railroad Section 130 Safety Improvements Project

Approve the Amendment to the Installment Purchase Agreement with Key Government Finance, Inc. Comerica Bank, the El Centro Regional Medical Center, El Centro Financing Authority, and MUFG Union Bank, N.A. (the bond Trustee).

6:35-7:00 NEW BUSINESS
10. Request for Code Enforcement funding in the amount of $15,000 to abate

abandoned properties city-wide.
PRESENTATION: Norma M. Villicana, Community Development Director

RECOMMENDATION:

Approve request for code enforcement funding in the amount of $15,000 to abate abandoned properties city-wide.

11. Discussion and any necessary action regarding the purchase of real property from George Amaral, as Trustee of the George Amaral Living Trust, Dated November 10, 1993.

PRESENTATION: Terry Hagen, PE - Public Works/City Engineer

RECOMMENDATION:

Adopt Resolution No. 17- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO APPROVING AN AGREEMENT FOR THE PURCHASE OF REAL PROPERTY FROM GEORGE AMARAL, AS TRUSTEE OF THE GEORGE AMARAL LIVING TRUST, DATED NOVEMBER 10, 1993

LEGISLATION ACTION

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
12. Information Regarding Senate Bill 5

SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

No business scheduled.

SUCCESSOR HOUSING AGENCY

No business scheduled.

7:00-7:05 (TIME MAY VARY) PUBLIC COMMENTS

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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.

7:05-7:10 TASK FORCE REPORTS AND MAYOR & COUNCIL MEMBER REPORTS

ADJOURNMENT

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