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AGENDA
CITY OF EL CENTRO
CITY COUNCIL/CITY COUNCIL AS
SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE
REDEVELOPMENT
AGENCY/SUCCESSOR HOUSING
AGENCY
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 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
CITY COUNCIL CLOSED SESSION
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 a significant exposure to litigation against the City. There are two (2) potential cases.
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In addition, pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54956.9(d)(4), there are three (3) potential cases regarding possible initiation of litigation.
LABOR RELATIONS NEGOTIATIONS
The City Council will recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code §54957.6 to meet with Agency Representatives Marcela Piedra, Leticia Salcido, Finance Director, Jolena Grider and Sunny Huynh with Cole Huber LLP, 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.
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
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6:05-6:10 CITY ATTORNEY REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION
6:10-6:15 PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS BY MAYOR
1. Proclamation - Nation 4-H Week
6:15-6:35 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 Melissa Lizarraga, regarding Cancer Resource Center of the Desert (CRCD) services they provide to the community.
4. Presentation by Mr. Alejandro Lopez regarding conditions of Sunflower Park.
5. Presentation by Adriana Nava, Community Services Director, regarding Meadows Union Elementary School District Summer Lunch Program.
6:35-6:40 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.
6. Approve minutes of City Council/SA/SH meeting of September 4, 2018.
7. Acceptance of notification that the City of El Centro and El Centro Regional Medical Center Conflict of Interest Codes will need amendments and refer this to the City Attorney to prepare the necessary documents to be brought back to City Council for adoption prior to December 31, 2018.
8. Approve Plans and Specifications for the Active Transportation Program Design Project ATPL-5169(045) and direct staff to proceed with public advertising.
9. Award the bid to El Centro Motors for the purchase of six (6) pickup trucks for the Fire Department.
10. Adopt Resolution No. 18- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO APPROVING A FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE AGREEMENT WITH SECURITAS SECURITY SERVICES USA, INC. FOR ARMED SECURITY SERVICES AT TRANSFER STATION
11. Adopt Resolution No. 18- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO APPROVING THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL CENTRO SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE ADULT CROSSING GUARDS AND STUDENT SAFETY PROGRAMS
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12. Adopt Resolution No. 18- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING THE AGREEMENT FOR THE COLLECTION OF FEES GENERATED BY FALSE ALARM CALLS TO WHICH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT RESPONDS
6:40-7:25 NEW BUSINESS
13. Direction and/or Action Regarding Extending the Prohibition of Commercial Cannabis Activities
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 13, ART. VII, SECTION 13.115 EXTENDING THE PROHIBITION ON COMMERCIAL CANNABIS ACTIVITIES, waive reading and approve as first reading and authorize City Clerk to place on the next agenda for second reading and adoption.
14. Community Sponsorship Request - LGBT
PRESENTATION: Rosa Diaz
RECOMMENDATION:
Discussion and any necessary action regarding the requested sponsorship from Imperial Valley LGBT Resource Center.
15. Community Sponsorship Request - Womanhaven
PRESENTATION: Gina Vargas
RECOMMENDATION:
Discussion and any necessary action regarding the requested sponsorship from Womanhaven.
LEGISLATION ACTION
SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
No business scheduled.
SUCCESSOR HOUSING AGENCY
No business scheduled.
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7:25-7:30 (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.
7:30-7:35 TASK FORCE REPORTS AND MAYOR & COUNCIL MEMBERS REPORTS
ADJOURNMENT

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