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AGENDA
CITY OF EL CENTRO
CITY COUNCIL
TUESDAY, MAY 7, 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"
ROLL CALL (Open Session)
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 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 circumstance, there is a significant exposure to litigation against the local City as follows:
a. Millie Spaugh claim for lost sign
b. EPA claim - 3948 Arthur Hennessey Court, El Centro
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LABOR RELATIONS NEGOTIATIONS
The City Council will recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code §54957.6 to meet with Marcela Piedra, City Manager, Abraham Campos, Public Works Director, 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 the CWDO and/or their representatives.
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
CALL TO ORDER:
ROLL CALL BY CITY CLERK
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
INVOCATION
6:05-6:10 CITY ATTORNEY REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION
6:10-7:00 PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS BY MAYOR
1. Recognition - Nathan Ostermann
2. Proclamation - Census 2020
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3. Proclamation - National Telecommunications Week
4. Recognition of National Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day.
5. Proclamation - National Hospital Week
6. Recognition - ECRMC and ECPD Staff
7:00-7:05 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.
7. El Centro Chamber of Commerce Monthly Report
7:05-7:10 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.
8. Adopt Resolution No. 19- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING THE DONATION OF SURPLUS VEHICLES TO THE EL CENTRO REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
9. Adopt Resolution No. 19 - , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO SUPPORTING PROJECT DELIVERY SCHEDULES AND TIMELY USE OF CONGESTION MITIGATION AND AIR QUALITY FUNDING FOR TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS.
10. Adopt Resolution No. 19- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO SUPPORTING PROJECT DELIVERY SCHEDULES AND TIMELY USE OF SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BLOCK GRANT FUNDING FOR TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
11. Reject bids for the Mc Gee Park Restroom and Snack Bar Project.
7:10-7:50 NEW BUSINESS
12. Discussion and any necessary action regarding the approval of Resolution No. 19- , Resolution of the City Council of the City of El Centro authorizing the emergency repair of the Villa main sewer line.
PRESENTATION: Abraham Campos, PE - Public Works Director/City Engineer
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt Resolution No. 19- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO AUTHORIZING THE EMERGENCY REPAIR OF THE VILLA MAIN SEWER LINE
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13. Budget Workshop FY20 - Enterprise Funds
PRESENTATION: Leticia Salcido- Director of Finance
RECOMMENDATION:
For discussion
14. Shopping Cart Containment, Retrieval and Abatement Ordinance
PRESENTATION: Norma M. Villicana, Community Development Director
RECOMMENDATION:
Approval of Ordinance No. - AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO ADDING CHAPTER 16, ARTICLE XVIII REGARDING SHOPPING CART CONTAINMENT, RETRIEVAL AND ABATEMENT, waive reading and approve as first reading and authorize City Clerk to place on the next agenda for second reading and adoption.
LEGISLATIVE ACTION
INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
15. Received and filed Southern California Gas Company's notice of Proposed Rate Increases of Capital Proceeding Application No. A.19-04-018
7:50-7:55 (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.
7:55-8:00 TASK FORCE REPORTS AND MAYOR - COUNCIL MEMBER REPORTS
ADJOURNMENT
Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the City Council after distribution of the agenda packet will be available for public inspection at the Office of the City Clerk, 1275 Main Street, El Centro, California 92243, Monday-Friday during normal business hours.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, you should contact the office of the City Clerk at (760)337-4515. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangement to assure accessibility to this meeting.

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