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AGENDA
CITY OF EL CENTRO
CITY COUNCIL/CITY COUNCIL AS
SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE
REDEVELOPMENT
AGENCY/SUCCESSOR HOUSING
AGENCY
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2020
City Hall Joint 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
City initiation of litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(4) - 2 cases
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NEGOTIATIONS REGARDING ACQUISITION/DISPOSITION OF REAL
PROPERTY
The City Council will recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code
§54956.8 to give instructions to the City’s negotiator, Marcela Piedra, City
Manager, regarding negotiations with Imperial Valley College, which
instructions will concern price, terms of payment or both, including due diligence
provisions and other monetary-related considerations concerning possible lease
of City property located at 1998 N. 12th Avenue, El Centro, CA.
PERSONNEL MATTERS
The City Council will recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code
Section 54957 to consider the a) the evaluation of the City Manager; b) the
evaluation of the City Attorney; and c) the appointment and employment of a
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, Successor
Agency to the RDA and Successor Agency Housing Agency 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, Successor Agency to the RDA and Successor Housing Agency
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
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6:05-6:10 CITY ATTORNEY REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION

6:10-6:10 PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS BY MAYOR

6:10-6:30 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. Introduction of ECPD Explorers

2. Introduction of ECPD New Employee

3. Introduction of New Community Services Department Staff

4. Introduction of Kirk Mann, Imperial Valley Housing Authority Executive
Director.

5. Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board Update Presentation

6:30-6:35 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.

6. Warrant Registers for the Month of January 2020

7. Approve Payroll Registers for the month of January 2020

8. Approve Treasurer's Report for the Month of January 2020

9. Adopt Resolution No. 20- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
CITY OF EL CENTRO RESCINDING RESOLUTION NO. 00-94 AND
TRANSFERRING THE IMPERIAL VALLEY RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AGENCY
(“IVRMA”) TO THE IMPERIAL COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION TO
ADMINISTER THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF LEAD AGENCY OF IVRMA.

10. Adopt Resolution No. 20- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
CITY OF EL CENTRO, APPROVING SUBORDINATION OF A DEED OF TRUST
FROM COUNTRYSIDE FOR A HOME LOAN
6:35-7:50 NEW BUSINESS

11. Use of City Insignia and/or Logo
PRESENTATION: Liz Zarate, Management Assistant
RECOMMENDATION:
Discussion and any necessary action regarding use of the City Seal, Logo and
Insignia
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12. Discussion and any necessary action regarding the award of a contract for a
Needs Assessment and Feasibility Study for the Monte Vista Sports and
Wellness Complex.
PRESENTATION: Stacy Mendoza, Economic Development Manager
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt Resolution No. 20- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
CITY OF EL CENTRO APPROVING AN AGREEMENT WITH VICTUS ADVISORS
TO PROVIDE A NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR THE
MONTE VISTA SPORTS AND WELLNESS COMPLEX FOR THE CITY OF EL
CENTRO.
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3. Discussion and necessary action related to proposals received for Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program year 2020-21
PRESENTATION: Stacy Mendoza, Economic Development Manager
RECOMMENDATION:
Discussion and necessary action related to proposals received for CDBG Program
year 2020-2021

14. Mid-Year Budget Presentation FY 2020
PRESENTATION: Richard Romero - Director of Finance
RECOMMENDATION:
For Discussion
LEGISLATIVE ACTION
ITEM FROM CLOSED SESSION:
INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

15. Pump Station No. 2 at La Brucherie Avenue and Wake Avenue Update
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7:50-8:00 SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

16. Discussion and any necessary action regarding adoption of resolution
approving Subordination Agreement and Substitution of Trustee and Full
Reconveyance with CIC Countryside, L. P.
PRESENTATION: Adriana Nava, Community Services Director
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt Resolution No. SA 20- , RESOLUTION OF SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE
REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA
AUTHORIZING SUBORDINATION OF THE REGULATORY AGREEMENT TO A NEW
FANNIE MAE LOAN FOR COUNTRYSIDE AND APPROVING A SUBSTITUTION OF
TRUSTEE AND RECONVEYANCE

8:00-8:05 (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.

8:05-8:15 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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