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AGENDA
CITY OF EL CENTRO
CITY COUNCIL
FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020
City Hall EMERGENCY MEETING 12:00 PM
CITY HALL
COUNCIL CHAMBERS
1275 MAIN STREET
EL CENTRO, CA 92243
Notice is hereby given that the Mayor of the City of El Centro
has called an Emergency Meeting of the El Centro City
Council to consider the item(s) on this agenda.
THIS MEETING WILL BE CONDUCTED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE
GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER WHICH SUSPENDS CERTAIN
REQUIREMENTS OF THE RALPH M. BROWN ACT.
COUNCIL MEMBERS MAY ATTEND BY TELECONFERENCE.
The public in attendance must practice social distancing and may choose to be
outside. This meeting may also be viewed through livestream or through
Facebook Live.
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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
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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.
12:00 P.M.(NOON) OPEN SESSION
CALL TO ORDER:
ROLL CALL BY CITY CLERK
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
INVOCATION
12:00 P.M. NEW BUSINESS
1. Discussion and direction to staff regarding City's action and response
regarding Governor's order to stay home.
PRESENTATION:
RECOMMENDATION:
Seeking direction from City Council.
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.
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CLOSED SESSION - CONFERENCE ROOM "A"
CITY COUNCIL ADJOURNS INTO CLOSED SESSION
Closed Session Public Comment
City Council Adjourns Into Closed Session
CITY COUNCIL CLOSED SESSION
Upon advice of its legal counsel, the City Council will recess to closed session pursuant
to Government Code Section 54957(a) regarding matters posing a threat to the security
of public buildings and essential public services and the public's right of access to those.
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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