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AGENDA CITY OF EL CENTRO CITY COUNCIL
TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2020 City Hall Regular Meeting
11:30 AM CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS 1275 MAIN STREET EL CENTRO, CA 92243
The public is invited to submit questions in advance of the meeting to be answered at the meeting. Please email your questions to CityClerk@cityofelcentro.org or call 760-337-4515 (you may leave a message) by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. 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 www.communityspectrum.com or through www.facebook.com/ElCentroCA. To participate and make a public comment: Join the call: https://www.uberconference.com/cityofelcentro Optional dial-in number: 760-258-4905, no pin needed. City of El Centro Page 1 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: Norma Wyles 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 Agenda City Council of the City of El Centro April 21, 2020 City of El Centro Page 2 CITY COUNCIL CLOSED SESSION EXISTING LITIGATION Upon advice of its legal counsel, the City Council will recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code §54956.9(d)(1) regarding the following existing case to which the City is a party: Cruz v. City of El Centro, ECU 000996 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 upon existing facts and circumstances, there is a significant exposure to litigation against the City under Govt. Code Section 54956.9(d)(2). There are three potential cases based upon inquiries regarding the Verdugo and Hurtado matters and a letter received from counsel for the owner of the Mayan Hotel. PUBLIC SAFETY Upon advice of its legal counsel, the City Council will recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54957(a) regarding matters continuing to pose a threat to the security of public buildings and essential public services and the public's right of access to those. PERSONNEL MATTERS The City Council will recess to closed session pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54957 to consider the a) the evaluation of the City Manager; and b) the evaluation of the City Attorney. 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
Agenda City Council of the City of El Centro April 21, 2020
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 6:10-6:15
PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS BY MAYOR
1. Proclamation - Fair Housing Month - April 2020 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 March 2020
3. Approve Warrant Registers for the Month of March 2020
4. Approve Treasurer's Report for the Month of March 2020

5. 2nd Reading and Adoption of Ordinance No. 20-02, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO AMENDING THE ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO PERTAINING TO CHANGE OF ZONE 20-01, waive reading and adopt by title only.

6. Accept fair share contribution for Alder Waterline construction work as complete for Condition 29 of Resolution 06-97 as amended by Item 6 of Resolution 07-144 and authorize staff to release bond no 08854314 in full. 6:20-7:00

NEW BUSINESS
7. Budget Workshop FY20 - General Fund PRESENTATION: Richard L. Romero- Director of Finance RECOMMENDATION: For discussion

8. Discussion and any necessary action regarding the Supplement Agreement between the City of El Centro and Caltrans for the Traffic Signal Synchronization Project along 8th St. and along Dogwood Ave. PRESENTATION: Abraham Campos, PE, Public Works Director/City Engineer RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 20- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO APPROVING PROGRAM SUPPLEMENT AGREEMENT NO. F031 TO THE ADMINISTERING AGENCY-STATE MASTER AGREEMENT NO. 11-5169F15 FOR FEDERAL AID PROJECTS WITH THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

9. Discussion and any necessary action regarding the approval of a contract with HF&H Consultant, LLC for solid waste consulting services PRESENTATION: Abraham Campos, PE - Public Works Director RECOMMENDATION: Approve Resolution No. 20- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO APPROVING AN AGREEMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL CENTRO AND HF&H CONSULTANTS, LLC FOR SOLID WASTE CONSULTING SERVICES

10. Discussion and any necessary action regarding appointment to the Building Appeals Board to fill one (1) vacancy. No set terms, appointee shall hold office at the pleasure of City Council. PRESENTATION: Mayor Efrain Silva RECOMMENDATION: Mayor's Recommendation 7:00-7:45 UNFINISHED BUSINESS

11. Reviewing and confirming Resolution No. 20-14 Regarding a declaration of local emergency virus on behalf of the City and El Centro Regional Medical Center related to COVID-19 PRESENTATION: Marcela Piedra, City Manager
RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 20- , RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO REVIEWING AND CONFIRMING RESOLUTION NO. 20- 14 REGARDING A DECLARATION OF LOCAL EMERGENCY VIRUS ON BEHALF OF THE CITY AND EL CENTRO REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER RELATED TO COVID-19

12. Commercial Cannabis Ordinance PRESENTATION: Norma M. Villicana, Community Development Director
RECOMMENDATION: Approve Ordinance No. 20- , AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA, REPEALING CHAPTER 13, ARTICLE VII (COMMENCING WITH SECTION 13-110 OF THE CITY CODE) AND ADOPTING CHAPTER 13, ARTICLE X RELATED TO REGULATION OF ADULT USE STOREFRONT ONLY COMMERCIAL CANNABIS ACTIVITIES, waive reading and approve as first reading and authorize City Clerk to place on next agenda for second reading and adoption.

13. Discussion and any necessary action regarding revisions to Chapter 22.1 "Signs" of the El Centro Municipal Code PRESENTATION: Norma Villicaña, Director of Community Development RECOMMENDATION: Approve Ordinance No. 20- , AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL CENTRO REPEALING AND READOPTING IN ITS ENTIRELY CHAPTER 22.1 REGARDING SIGNAGE, waive reading and approve as first reading and authorize City Clerk to place on next agenda for second reading and adoption. 7:45-7:55

DEPARTAMENTAL REPORTS
14. Update on Recruitment Process LEGISLATIVE ACTION

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
15. Received and filed Notification of Southern California Gas Company's Request To Increase Rates For the 2022 and 2023 A.17-10-008 7:55-8:00 (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.  

8:00-8:15 TASK FORCE REPORTS AND MAYOR -
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