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AGENDA
CITY OF EL CENTRO
CITY COUNCIL
TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2020
City Hall Regular Meeting 11:30 AM
CITY HALL
COUNCIL CHAMBERS
1275 MAIN STREET
EL CENTRO, CA 92243
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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, May 5, 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.
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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: 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.
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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 §54956.9(d)(1) regarding the following existing
case to which the City is a party: Stacey Verdugo v. El Centro Police
Department, ECU001380, writ of mandate regarding Public Records Act
request.
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 two potential cases based upon claims filed against
the City by potential plaintiffs Leal and Penuelas. A copy of the claims, which
have been denied by the third party, administrator, may be viewed in the
information section of this agenda.
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 posing 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.
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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
6:10-6:15 PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS BY MAYOR
1. Proclamation - Water Safety Month
2. National Police Week Proclamation
6:15-6:25 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.
3. Presentation by Imperial County Film Commission for FY 2019/2020
contribution.
6:25-6:30 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.
4. 2nd Reading and Adoption of Ordinance 20-03 - 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 adopt by title only.
5. 2nd Reading and Adoption of Ordinance 20-03 - 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 adopt by title only.
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6. Adopt Resolution No. 20- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF
THE CITY OF EL CENTRO, AWARDING A BID AND AUTHORIZING THE
EXECUTION OF A CONTRACT FOR GENERAL LANDSCAPING SERVICES,
TREE REMOVAL AND IRRIGATION REPAIR AND EMERGENCY
LANDSCAPING SERVICES AT VARIOUS CITY PARKS AND FACILITIES.
6:30-7:45 NEW BUSINESS
7. Budget Workshop FY 2021 - Enterprise, Special Revenue and Capital Projects
Funds
PRESENTATION: Richard L. Romero- Director of Finance
RECOMMENDATION:
For discussion
8. Discussion and any necessary action regarding the approval of a project list to
receive SB1 funding for FY 20-21
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
adopting a list of projects for fiscal year 2020-2021 funded by SB1: The Road
Repair and Accountability Act.
9. Personnel Requests for FY 20/21
PRESENTATION: Teri Brownlee, Director of Human Resources and IT
RECOMMENDATION:
Approval of recommended personnel requests for fiscal year 20/21.
10. City Facilities Update
PRESENTATION: Marcela Piedra, City Manager
RECOMMENDATION:
LEGISLATIVE ACTION
ITEM FROM CLOSED SESSION:
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INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
11. Notification of Rejection of Claims for Robert V. Leal and Martin Penuelas by
Carl Warren & Co.
7:45-7:50 (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.
7:50-8:00 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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