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AGENDA
CITY OF EL CENTRO
CITY COUNCIL
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2019
City Hall 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:
Edgard Garcia
City Manager: Marcela Piedra
Mayor Pro-tem:
Efrain Silva
City Attorney: Elizabeth Martyn Evans
Council Members:
Jason Jackson
City Clerk: L. Diane Caldwell
Cheryl Viegas-Walker
Tomás Oliva
11:30 A.M CLOSED SESSION - CONFERENCE ROOM "A"
Closed Session Meeting Call to Order
Roll-Call by City Clerk
Any member of the public wishing to address the City Council on any matter appearing on closed session may do so at this time. Unless the Mayor extends the time limit, remarks shall be limited to three (3) minutes. Additional opportunities for Public Comments will be given during and at the end of the open session meeting.
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 is a party: Antonio Cruz v. City of El Centro et al - ECU 09958
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ANTICIPATED LITIGATION
Significant Exposure to Litigation Against the City Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2) - a point has been reached where, in the opinion of the City Council based upon advice of its legal counsel, based on existing facts and circumstances, there is a significant exposure to and administrative proceeding or litigation against the City as follows:
a. Arballo claim based upon alleged destruction of property.
Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(4) - a point has been reached where based upon existing facts and circumstances, the City will discuss initiation of an administrative proceeding or litigation - 2 cases (vicious dog and non-judicial foreclosure).
LABOR RELATIONS NEGOTIATIONS
The City Council will recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code §54957.6 to meet with Marcela Piedra, City Manager 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 as to the Certified Water Distribution Operators.
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 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 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
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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. Certificate of Recognition - Mia Aceves
2. National Engineer's Week Proclamation
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.
3. New Engineering Staff Presentation
4. Update on Ad Hoc Elections Committee
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.
5. Approve Payroll Registers for the month of January 2019
6. Approve Treasurer's Report for the Month of January 2019
7. Approve Warrant Registers for the Month of January 2019
8. Approve the Bid Documents for the Mc Gee Park Bathroom and Snack Bar Project and authorize the Community Services Department to send project out to bid.
9. Sign the FY 2017 and FY 2018 JAG Certifications and Assurances and accept the related grant funding which will be used to purchase front line equipment for El Centro Police personnel.
10. Adopt Resolution No. 19- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING THE DESTRUCTION OF EL CENTRO POLICE DEPARTMENT RECORDS FROM 2000-2016
11. Adopt Resolution No. 19- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO ADOPTING THE CITY OF EL CENTRO ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION AND SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PLAN
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6:35-6:45 PUBLIC HEARING
12. Public hearing to consider the recommendation of the Planning Commission regarding Mitigated Negative Declaration No. 15-05 for the Imperial Avenue Extension Project.
PRESENTATION: Norma Villicaña, Director of Community Development
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt Resolution No. 19- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO ADOPTING MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION NO. 15-05 WITH MITIGATION MONITORING AND REPORTING PROGRAM FOR THE EXTENSION OF IMPERIAL AVENUE FROM INTERSTATE 8 TO MCCABE ROAD.
6:45-7:15 NEW BUSINESS
13. Ordinance Repealing and Readopting Chapter 10 of the El Centro City Code - Fire Prevention and Protection
PRESENTATION: Ken Herbert, Fire Chief
RECOMMENDATION:
Approve Ordinance No. 19- , AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO REPEALING IN ITS ENTIRETY AND READOPTING CHAPTER 10, ARTICLE III, SECTIONS 10-41 AND REPEALING SECTION 10-48 TO ADOPT THE 2016 UNIFORM FIRE CODE WITH AMENDMENTS AND AMENDING ARTICLE IV, SECTION 10-6 PROVIDING FOR ELECTRONIC FILING AND NOTIFICATIONS FOR SELF-INSPECTIONS, 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 - El Centro Firefighters Association
PRESENTATION: Liz Zarate, Management Assistant & Rep from FFA
RECOMMENDATION:
Discussion and any necessary action regarding the requested sponsorship from El Centro Firefighters Association.
15. Appointment to Planning Commission to fill unexpired term.
PRESENTATION: Edgard Garcia, Mayor
RECOMMENDATION:
Appointment to Planning Commission to fill unexpired term.
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LEGISLATION ACTION
INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
16. The City of El Centro was notified that the claim presented by Alonso Arballo was rejected by Carl Warren & Co., Claims Administrator.
17. The City of El Centro was notified that the claim presented by Sandra Malinao was rejected by Carl Warren & Co., Claims Administrator.
18. Attendance Records for Boards/Commissions (July - Dec 2018)
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
ADJOURNMENT
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