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AGENDA
CITY OF EL CENTRO
CITY COUNCIL
TUESDAY, MAY 21, 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:
a. EPA claim - 3948 Arthur Hennessey Court, El Centro
b. Isias Avila claim - lost clothes and damage to vehicle - 1596 W. Heil
c. Patricia Earley claim - light pole located near 277 W. Ross fell on her vehicle
d. Marisela Ruiz claim - car hit light pole lying across W. Ross
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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
6:10-6:15 PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS BY MAYOR
1. Proclamation - Public Works Week
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6:15-6:15 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.
6:15-6:20 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.
2. Approve Treasurer's Report for the Month of April 2019
3. Approve Payroll Registers for the month of April 2019
4. Approve Warrant Registers for the Month of April 2019
5. Approval of City Council Minutes of April 2, 2019 and April 16, 2019.
6. Adopt Resolution No. 19- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO ACCEPTING GRANT FUNDS ALLOCATED FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FOR OPERATION STONEGARDEN 2017.
7. Adopt Resolution No. 19- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO, APPROVING THE DESTRUCTION OF SPECIFIED CITY CLERK DEPARTMENT RECORDS
8. Authorize the City Manager to release the cash securities collected from developer for condition 19 of Exhibit A of Resolution No. 06-134
9. Authorize the filing of the fiscal year 2018-2019 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 $18,781. 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 $37,295.
10. Adopt Resolution No. 19- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA AUTHORIZING THE LEVY OF A SPECIAL TAX IN COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 2007-1 (LEGACY RANCH) FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019/2020
11. Adopt Resolution No. 19- , 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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6:20-7:00 PUBLIC HEARING
12. Public Hearing to consider the formation of the Lotus Ranch Landscaping and Lighting District and tabulate protest ballot results
PRESENTATION: Norma Villicaña, Director of Community Development
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt Resolution No. 19- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO, DECLARING THE RESULTS OF THE PROPERTY OWNER PROTEST BALLOT PROCEEDING CONDUCTED FOR THE LEVY OF ASSESSMENTS RELATED TO THE FORMATION OF THE EL CENTRO LOTUS RANCH LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING DISTRICT, FISCAL YEAR 2019/2020 AND APPROVING CERTAIN RELATED ACTIONS.
13. Public Hearing to consider the formation of the Lotus Ranch Landscaping and Lighting District
PRESENTATION: Norma Villicaña, Director of Community Development
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt Resolution No. 19- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO CALIFORNIA APPROVING THE FORMATION OF THE EL CENTRO LOTUS RANCH LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING DISTRICT, CONFIRMING THE ENGINEER'S REPORT, THE ASSESSMENT DIAGRAM AND ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO, OVERRULING ALL PROTESTS CONCERNING THE ASSESSMENTS
14. Public hearing for the purpose of approving the Engineer's Report regarding Buena Vista Landscaping and Lighting District; and the levy and collection of assessments related thereto commencing in fiscal year 2019/2020
PRESENTATION: Richard Romero, Interim Director of Finance
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt Resolution No. 19- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO, APPROVING THE ENGINEER'S REPORT REGARDING BUENA VISTA LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING DISTRICT; AND AUTHORIZING THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO COMMENCING IN FISCAL YEAR 2019/2020
15. Public hearing for the purpose of approving the Engineer's Report regarding Legacy Ranch Landscaping and Lighting District; and the levy and collection of assessments related thereto commencing in fiscal year 2019/2020
PRESENTATION: Richard Romero, Interim Director of Finance
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RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt Resolution No 19 - , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO, APPROVING THE ENGINEER'S REPORT REGARDING LEGACY RANCH LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING DISTRICT; AND AUTHORIZING THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO COMMENCING IN FISCAL YEAR 2019/2020
16. Public hearing for the purpose of approving the Engineer's Report regarding the El Centro Town Center Landscaping and Lighting District; and authorize the levy and collection of assessments related thereto commencing in fiscal year 2019/2020
PRESENTATION: Richard Romero, Interim Director of Finance
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt Resolution No. 19- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO, APPROVING THE ENGINEER'S REPORT REGARDING THE EL CENTRO TOWN CENTER LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING DISTRICT; AND THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ASSESSMENTS RELATED THERETO COMMENCING IN FISCAL YEAR 2019/2020
7:00-7:15 UNFINISHED BUSINESS
17. Shopping Cart Containment, Retrieval and Abatement Ordinance
PRESENTATION: Norma M. Villicana, Community Development Director
RECOMMENDATION:
Approval of Ordinance No. 19- , 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.
7:15-7:45 NEW BUSINESS
18. EMS Fee Waiver, Reduction, Payment Plan Resolution
PRESENTATION: Kenneth Herbert, Fire Chief
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt resolution No. 19- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO ADOPTING A POLICY REGARDING WAIVER, REDUCTION AND PAYMENT PLANS FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES FEES.
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19. Extension of Prohibition on Commercial Cannabis Activities
PRESENTATION: Norma M. Villicana, Community Development Director
RECOMMENDATION:
Approve Ordinance No. 19- AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO AMENDING CHAPTER 13, ARTICLE 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.
7:45-7:55 LEGISLATIVE ACTION
20. Discussion and Direction of Various Legislative Bills
INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
21. Cruickshank Landfill Update
22. LA 84 Foundation Grant
7:55-8;00 (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.
23. Public Comments by Rosario Velarde on behalf of Seniors Organizing Services
8:00-8:05 TASK FORCE REPORTS AND MAYOR - COUNCIL MEMBER REPORTS
ADJOURNMENT

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