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AGENDA CITY OF EL CENTRO
CITY COUNCIL
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2020
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:
Efrain Silva
City Manager: Marcela Piedra
Mayor Pro-tem:
Jason Jackson
City Attorney: Elizabeth Martyn Evans
Council Members:
Cheryl Viegas-Walker
City Clerk: L. Diane Caldwell
Tomàs Oliva
Edgard Garcia
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. A point has been reached where, in the opinion of the City Council on the advice of its legal counsel, based on existing facts and circumstances, there is a significant exposure to litigation against the City. There are (2) two potential cases (Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2): EPA v. City (claim for remediation of Garcia residence); Officer Hurtado incident.
City initiation of litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(4) - 1 case regarding 595 W. State Street.
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PERSONNEL MATTERS
The City Council will recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 to consider the appointment or employment to the position of City Clerk.
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
6:10-6:15 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. Public Comments from Deby Ellet regarding ministry of Real Hope Center.
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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. Acceptance of Mr. Orlando Johnson's resignation from the Library & Community Services Board and Building Board of Appeals effective January 17, 2020 with regrets, and authorize City Clerk to advertise the unscheduled vacancies.
3. Ratify change orders and accept project completion report for the emergency repair of the Villa Main sewer line.
4. Adopt Resolution No. 20 - ,RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO APPROVING A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH THE HOLT GROUP, INC. FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES
5. Adopt Resolution No. 20- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO APPLY FOR AN AWARD FROM THE INFILL INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT PROGRAM.
6:20-6:30 UNFINISHED BUSINESS
6. Request for Letter of Support
PRESENTATION: Efrain Silva, Mayor
RECOMMENDATION:
Discussion and direction from City Council regarding request for letter of support for the Southern California Inland Port Project.
6:30-8:30 NEW BUSINESS
7. Employment Contract for Deputy Chief of Police
PRESENTATION: Teri Brownlee, Director of Human Resources and IT
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt Resolution No. 20 - , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO ESTABLISHING THE COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYMENT TERMS FOR THE POSITION OF DEPUTY CHIEF OF POLICE
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8. Measure P Project Updates
PRESENTATION: Liz Zarate, Management Assistant
RECOMMENDATION:
1. Listen to update on Measure P Projects.
2. Approve the request for $450,000 to complete the design of the new Library facility.
9. Report from the Community Enhancement Task Force through its library and police task forces for proposed allocation of Measure P funding for a new City Police Station and City Library
PRESENTATION: Abraham Campos, PE on behalf of the Community Enhancement Task Force
RECOMMENDATION:
Accept task force report
10. Discussion and necessary action regarding the approval of funding for the new police facility.
PRESENTATION: Brian Johnson, Chief of Police
RECOMMENDATION:
Listen to presentation and approve funding as requested.
11. Discussion and any necessary action regarding the approval of funding for a new City library
PRESENTATION: Abraham Campos / Adriana Nava
RECOMMENDATION:
Listen to presentation and approve funding as requested.
LEGISLATIVE ACTION
INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
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8:30-8:35 (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.
8:35-8:40 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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