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AGENDA
CITY OF EL CENTRO
CITY COUNCIL
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2019
City Hall Regular Meeting 11:30 AM
CITY HALL
COUNCIL CHAMBERS
1275 MAIN STREET
EL CENTRO, CA 92243
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TELECONFERENCE LOCATION
NOTE: Pursuant to Government Code Section 54953(b) Council Member
Viegas-Walker will be attending the Regular Meeting (Open and Closed Session) via teleconference from:
290 13th Street, Apt. 3
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
This teleconference location is accessible to the public and ADA Compliant.
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
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CITY COUNCIL CLOSED SESSION
ANTICIPATED LITIGATION
Significant Exposure to Litigation Against the City pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54956.9(d)(2): 3 cases - 1) Communication from attorney for Eric Scoville 2) America Berryman claim; 3) Michael Loyd claim.
Possible Initiation of Litigation by the City pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54956.9(d)(4): 3 cases - collection of debts owed to City; 1 case regarding code enforcement and 1 case - consider participating with National League of Cities to challenge provisions regarding FCC preemption of California video franchise provisions.
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
6:10-6:10 PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS BY MAYOR
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6:10-6:15 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.
1. ECPD Explorer POST 1908 Recognition
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 Payroll Registers for the month of July 2019
3. Apply Warrant Registers for the Month of July 2019
4. Approve Treasurer's Report for the Month of July 2019
5. Adopt Resolution No. 19- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO APPROVING A SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE AGREEMENT WITH SECURITAS SECURITY SERVICES USA, INC. FOR UNARMED SECURITY SERVICES AT TRANSFER STATION, SKATE PARK AND AQUATIC CENTER.
6. Adopt Resolution No. 19- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO APPROVING THE FORM OF SUB-RECIPIENT AGREEMENT WITH PUBLIC SERVICE PROVIDERS IDENTIFIED IN THE CITY'S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT ONE-YEAR ACTION PLAN (2019-2020) FOR FUNDING FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT UNDER THE ENTITLEMENT GRANTEE PROGRAM
6:20-6:50 PUBLIC HEARING
7. Public Hearing - Issuance of Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds for Desert Villas Apartments at 1755 W. Main Street
PRESENTATION: Norma M. Villicana, Community Development Director
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Conduct a Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act Hearing in consideration of the issuance of tax-exempt bond financing by the California Statewide Communities Development Authority to provide financing for the acquisition, rehabilitation, improvement, and equipping of a 172-unit multifamily rental housing project generally known as Desert Villas.
2) Adopt Resolution 19- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO APPROVING THE ISSUANCE BY THE CALIFORNIA STATEWIDE COMMUNITIES DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF MULTIFAMILY HOUSING REVENUE BONDS FOR THE DESERT VILLAS APARTMENTS
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8. Public Hearing to solicit public input on the 2018-2019 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) and Approval of the CAPER and authorization for staff to submit the CAPER to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
PRESENTATION: Stacy Cox, Economic Development Manager
RECOMMENDATION:
1) Open the Public Hearing and solicit public input on the 2018-2019 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) and approve the CAPER and authorize staff to submit the CAPER to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
2) Adopt Resolution No. 19- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO APPROVING THE CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT 2018 AS PART OF THE END OF THE YEAR REQUIREMENT REPORT PROVIDED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT UNDER THE ENTITLEMENT GRANTEE PROGRAM
6:50-7:00 UNFINISHED BUSINESS
9. Selection of El Centro Aquatic Center Logo
PRESENTATION: Adriana Nava, Community Services Director
RECOMMENDATION:
Provide directive to Staff regarding the preferred logo for the El Centro Aquatic Center.
7:00-8:30 NEW BUSINESS
10. Community Sponsorship Request - Spread the Love Charity
PRESENTATION: Clara Obeso, Staff Assistant & Jessica Solorio
RECOMMENDATION:
Discussion and any necessary action regarding the requested sponsorship from Spread the Love Charity
11. Discussion and any necessary action regarding establishing a Downtown Ad Hoc Committee.
PRESENTATION: Norma Villicaña, Director of Community Development
RECOMMENDATION:
Approve the establishment of a Downtown Ad Hoc Committee.
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12. Discussion and any necessary action regarding User Fees for the El Centro Aquatic Center
PRESENTATION: Adriana Nava, Community Services Director
RECOMMENDATION:
Provide direction to staff on the preferred cost recovery rate and corresponding fee schedule for the El Centro Aquatic Center.
13. Discussion and any necessary action regarding the approval of a Mandatory Recycling Ordinance
PRESENTATION: Abraham Campos, Director of Public Works, City Engineer
RECOMMENDATION:
Approve Ordinance No. 19- , ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO REPEALING AND READOPTING CITY CODE CHAPTER 12 IN ITS ENTIRETY REGARDING MANDATORY COMMERCIAL AND MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING, waive reading and approve as first reading and authorize City Clerk to place on the next agenda for second reading an adoption.
14. Discussion and any necessary action regarding the award of the Plank Park Phase II Improvements Project
PRESENTATION: Abraham Campos, Director of Public Works, City Engineer
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt Resolution No. 19- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO AWARDING THE BID AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A CONTRACT FOR THE PLANK PARK PHASE II IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT.
15. Discussion and any necessary action regarding adjustment of Police Department parking, registration and equipment violation fines
PRESENTATION: Ruben Martel and Elizabeth Martyn, City Attorney
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt Resolution No. 19- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO CORRECTING AND SETTING PARKING, REGISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT FINES AND DELINQUENCY CHARGES
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16. Discussion and any necessary action regarding ordinance readopting of Chapter 16, Article XII pertaining to security and fire alarm systems
PRESENTATION: Ken Herbert and Ruben Martel
RECOMMENDATION:
Approve Ordinance No. 19- , AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO REPEALING AND READOPTING IN ITS ENTIRETY CHAPTER 16, ARTICLE XII REGARDING SECURITY ALARM SYSTEMS, waive reading and approve as first reading and authorize City Clerk to place on the next agenda for second reading and adoption.
8:30-8:50 LEGISLATIVE ACTION
17. Discussion and any necessary action regarding recent FCC third report and order regarding preemption of state and local authority over cable franchises
18. Legislative Matters - SB 558 Commission on California-Mexico Affairs
8:50-8:55 (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.
8:55-9:00 TASK FORCE REPORTS AND MAYOR & COUNCIL MEMBER REPORTS
ADJOURNMENT
 

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