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AGENDA CITY OF EL CENTRO CITY COUNCIL

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2019

City Hall Regular Meeting 11:30 AM CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS 1275 MAIN STREET EL CENTRO, CA 92243

City of El Centro Page 1 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 EXISTING LITIGATION Upon advice of its legal counsel, the City Council will recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1) regarding the following existing cases to which the City is a party: City of El Centro vs. Jacob Zavala, individually, Kimberly Zavala, individual, Jacob Zavala and Kimberly Zavala dba El Dorado Printing and Embroidery, and DOES 1through 10, inclusive - Imperial Superior Court Case No. ECU001048; and Marco A. Garcia and Alicia Arroyo Garcia, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California, Case No. 19-05994-13; Agenda City Council of the City of El Centro November 5, 2019 City of El Centro Page 2 ANTICIPATED LITIGATION Possible Initiation of Litigation by the City pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(4) - 1 case: Code Enforcement- 463 W. Main Street, El Centro. 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 6:10-6:20

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. Presentation by Gina Vargas Executive Director and Mario Renteria-Ramirez, WomanHaven Outreach Coordinator, thanking the City Council for their support for WomenHaven's past events (Mariposa Gala and Domestic Violence March). Agenda City Council of the City of El Centro November 5, 2019 City of El Centro Page 3

2. Introduction of New Community Services Department Staff 6:20-6:25 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.

3. Accept the competitively won bid from the Sourcewell (formerly National Joint Powers Alliance) for the purchase of three (3) 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Pursuit vehicles.

4. Adopt Resolution No. 19- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO IN SUPPORT OF THE DECLARATION OF LOCAL EMERGENCY AT THE SALTON SEA BY THE COUNTY OF IMPERIAL

5. Adopt Resolution No. 19 - , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO ESTABLISHING THE COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYMENT TERMS FOR THE FIRE CHIEF/DIRECTOR OF DISASTER SERVICES

6:25-7:00 PUBLIC HEARING

6. Public hearing to consider the recommendation of the Planning Commission regarding Conditional Use Permit 19-02 allowing retail sales in the Civic Center Zoning District at 830/834 W. State Street PRESENTATION: Norma Villicaña, Director of Community Development RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 19- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO APPROVING AN EXEMPTION FROM CEQA AND A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT 19-02 TO ALLOW THE OPERATION OF A SPORTS RETAIL SHOP AND A COFFEE SHOP ON THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 830/834 W. STATE STREET, FURTHER IDENTIFIED BY APN 053-096-005, 053-096-006, AND 053-096-019

7. Public hearing for the purpose of the issuance of multi-family housing revenue bonds for El Dorado Family Apartments PRESENTATION: Norma M. Villicana, Community Development Director RECOMMENDATION: 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 construction of a 24-unit multifamily rental housing project generally located on the northeast corner of 8th Street and El Dorado Avenue, and Agenda City Council of the City of El Centro November 5, 2019 City of El Centro Page 4 Adopt Resolution 19- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF THE CALIFORNIA MUNICIPAL FINANCE AUTHORITY MULTIFAMILY HOUSING REVENUE BONDS IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $8,000,000 FOR THE PURPOSE OF FINANCING OR REFINANCING THE ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, IMPROVEMENT AND EQUIPPING OF EL DORADO FAMILY APARTMENTS AND CERTAIN OTHER MATTERS RELATING THERETO 7:00-7:30 UNFINISHED BUSINESS

8. Discussion and any necessary action relating to commercial cannabis activities in the City PRESENTATION: Norma M. Villicana, Community Development Director RECOMMENDATION: Provide further direction to staff on local regulation of commercial cannabis activities in the City. 7:30-9:00 NEW BUSINESS

9. Discussion and necessary action regarding the award of bid and authorizing the execution of a contract for the McGee Park Restroom Project and request for budget amendment to roll over Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funds and approve budget amendment. PRESENTATION: Stacy Cox, Economic Development Manager RECOMMENDATION: 1. 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 MCGEE PARK RESTROOMS PROJECT and 2. Request for budget amendment to roll over Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funds and approve budget amendment.

10. Discussion and any necessary action regarding the authorizations and execution of a contract for the Waterman Avenue Park Play Equipment Project PRESENTATION: Abraham Campos, PE - Public Works Director RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 19- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A CONTRACT FOR THE WATERMAN AVENUE PARK PLAY EQUIPMENT PROJECT Agenda City Council of the City of El Centro November 5, 2019 City of El Centro Page 5

11. Discussion and related action regarding the naming of park south of Fire Station #3 PRESENTATION: Adriana Nava, Community Services Director RECOMMENDATION: Discussion and related action regarding the naming of park south of Fire Station #3.

12. Discussion and necessary action for the approval of the Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Administrative Plan from November 2019 through November 2024 PRESENTATION: Stacy Cox, Economic Development Manager RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution 19- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO APPROVING A REVOLVING LOAN FUND ADMINISTRATIVE PLAN FROM OCTOBER 2019, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2024

13. Discussion and any necessary action regarding appointments to the Planning Commission to fill two scheduled vacancies with terms ending October 3, 2023. PRESENTATION: Edgard Garcia, Mayor RECOMMENDATION: Mayor's Recommendation

14. Discussion and any necessary action regarding Agricultural Burning Program - Request for Letter PRESENTATION: Tomas Oliva, Council Member RECOMMENDATION: Discussion and necessary action regarding request from Council Member Oliva.

15. Review City Council Norms and Procedures established in Resolution No. 13-19 PRESENTATION: Marcela Piedra, City Manager RECOMMENDATION: Review and revise the City Council norms and procedures established in Resolution No. 13-19 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Agenda City Council of the City of El Centro November 5, 2019 City of El Centro Page 6 9:00-9:10 DEPARTMENT REPORTS

16. Imperial Avenue Bridge Outreach Update ITEM FROM CLOSED SESSION: INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

17. Pump Station No. 2 at La Brucherie Avenue and Wake Avenue Update 9:10-9:15 (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.

9:15-9:20 TASK FORCE REPORTS AND MAYOR - COUNCIL MEMBER REPORTS ADJOURNMENT TO NOVEMBER 12, 2019 (NOVEMBER 19, 2019 REGULAR MEETING CANCELLED) 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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