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AGENDA
CITY OF EL CENTRO
CITY COUNCIL/CITY COUNCIL AS
SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE
REDEVELOPMENT
AGENCY/SUCCESSOR HOUSING
AGENCY
TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2018
City Hall Joint Regular Meeting 11:30 AM
CITY HALL
COUNCIL CHAMBERS
1275 MAIN STREET
EL CENTRO, CA 92243
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Mayor & Council Members may be reached at (760) 336-8989
Mayor:
Cheryl Viegas-Walker
City Manager: Marcela Piedra
Mayor Pro-tem:
Edgard Garcia
City Attorney: Elizabeth Martyn Evans
Council Members:
Efrain Silva
City Clerk: L. Diane Caldwell
Jason Jackson
Alex Cardenas
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
EXISTING LITIGATION
Upon advice of its legal counsel, the City Council will recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (d)(1) to confer with its attorney regarding existing litigation which has been initiated formally and to which the Agency is a part. The titles of the existing litigations are City of El Centro v. Charter Communications, Imperial County Superior Court, ECU 000275, remanded to the Southern District of the Federal court along with Charter Communications v. City of El Centro, 18cv679-AJB-NLS.
ANTICIPATED LITIGATION
Significant Exposure to Litigation Against the City pursuant to Govt. Code Section
54956.9(d)(2). 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
significant exposure to litigation against the City. There is one (1) potential case.
Litigation by the City pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54956.9(d)(4) - there are four (4) potential cases.
LABOR RELATIONS NEGOTIATIONS
The City Council will recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code §54957.6 to meet with Agency Representatives Marcela Piedra, David Ritchie, Cota Cole & Huber 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; negotiating with All Department Heads, All Unrepresented Units, All Bargaining Units.
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,
City Manager, regarding negotiations with James and Cecelia Roach and ECRMC; those 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 1455 Pepper, El Centro, CA 92243.
The City Council will recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code §54956.8 to give instructions to the City’s negotiator, Marcela Piedra, City Manager, regarding negotiations with El Centro Medical Center, which instructions will concern price, terms of payment or both, including use restrictions, development obligations and other monetary consideration concerning the purchase, sale, exchange and/or lease of the property known as Parcel 2 of Valley Center Plaza.
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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. Proclamation - Veterans Appreciation Month
6:15-6:30 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.
2. El Centro Chamber of Commerce Monthly Report
3. Presentation by Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation (IVEDC) for contribution for FY 2017/2018
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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.
4. Approve City Council/SA/SH minutes for regular meetings of April 3, 2018 and April 17, 2018.
5. Authorize the filing of the fiscal year 2017-2018 claims with Imperial County Transportation Commission (ICTC) for Public Transportation pursuant to: 1. Article 8(e) of the Public Utilities code for bus benches/shelter in the amount of $18,774. 2. Article 8(e) of the Public Utilities code for 7th/State Street bus terminal in the amount of $45,000. 3. Article 8(e) of the Public Utilities code for regional maintenance and upkeep benches/shelter in the amount of $25,000 4. Article 3 of the Public Utilities code for bicycle and pedestrian facilities in the amount of $35,782.
6. Adopt Resolution No. 18 - , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO REPEALING RESOLUTION NO. 15-56 AND DECERTIFYING TEAMSTERS LOCAL NO. 542 AND CONFIRMING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR MEMBERS OF THAT FORMER BARGAINING UNIT, EFFECTIVE AS OF APRIL 4, 2018
7. Adopt Resolution No. 18- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO APPROVING THE PURCHASE OF REAL PROPERTY AT 1455 PEPPER DRIVE, EL CENTRO, FOR THE EL CENTRO MEDICAL CENTER AND AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF THE PURCHASE AND SALE DOCUMENTS
8. Adopt Resolution No. 18- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO APPROVING AN AGREEMENT WITH INLAND FAIR HOUSING AND MEDIATION BOARD TO PROVIDE FAIR HOUSING SERVICES FOR THE CITY OF EL CENTRO
9. Adopt Resolution No. 18- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN IMPERIAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT AND THE CITY OF EL CENTRO FOR THE USE OF IMPERIAL VALLEY COLLEGE SWIMMING POOL, PARKING, AND BUILDING FACILITY .
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6:35-6:50 PUBLIC HEARINGS
10. 1. Public Hearing for the discussion and necessary action regarding a Substantial Amendment to the City of El Centro Community Development Block Grant 2017-18 One-Year Action Plan 2. Approval of a Substantial Amendment to the 2017-18 One-Year Action Plan 3. Authorization for the City Manager to submit a letter to HUD to request their authorization for the amendment to the 2017-18 One-Year Action Plan
PRESENTATION: Stacy Cox, Community Development Specialist I
RECOMMENDATION:
1. Open Public Hearing for the Substantial Amendment to the City of El Centro Community Development Block Grant 2017-18 One-Year Action Plan.
2. Approve the Substantial Amendment to the 2017-18 One-Year Action Plan.
3. Authorize the City Manager to submit a letter to HUD to request their authorization for the amendment to the 2017-18 One-Year Action Plan.
6:50-7:15 UNFINISHED BUSINESS
11. Budget Presentation FY-19 - Enterprise, Special Revenue, Capital Projects
PRESENTATION: Leticia Salcido - Director of Finance
RECOMMENDATION: For discussion.
7:15-7:30 NEW BUSINESS
12. Public hearing to consider the recommendation of the Planning Commission on Sign Ordinance Text Amendment 18-01. The project proposes modifications to Chapter 22.1 "Signs" of the El Centro Municipal Code relating to the maximum height and area of freestanding signage on properties abutting Interstate 8 and the maximum number of freestanding signage in commercial and industrial centers.
PRESENTATION: Norma M. Villicana, Community Development Director
RECOMMENDATION:
Approve Ordinance No. 18- , AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO AMENDING CHAPTER 22.1 OF THE EL CENTRO MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING FREEWAY ORIENTED SIGNS AND FREESTANDING SIGNS IN COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL CENTERS, waive reading and approve as first reading and authorize City Clerk to place on the next agenda for second reading and adoption.
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LEGISLATION ACTION
INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
13. Received and referred to Community Development Department/Planning Department, Application for Alcoholic Beverage License - FILLCO 2, 1302 S. 4th Street, El Centro, CA 92243-4502
SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
No business scheduled.
SUCCESSOR HOUSING AGENCY
No business scheduled.
7:30-7:35 (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.
7:35-7:40 TASK FORCE REPORTS AND MAYOR & COUNCIL MEMBERS REPORTS
ADJOURNMENT
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