South Gate

SOUTH GATE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.


I.

Call to Order/Roll Call with Invocation & Pledge

                                                                                                                                     
CALL TO ORDER M. Belen Bernal, Mayor
INVOCATION Pastor Elias Gabriel, First Baptist Church
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Michael Flad, City Manager
ROLL CALL Carmen Avalos, City Clerk

 
II.

City Officials

MAYOR CITY CLERK
M. Belen Bernal Carmen Avalos


VICE MAYOR CITY TREASURER
Denise Diaz Gregory Martinez


COUNCIL MEMBERS CITY MANAGER
Al Rios Michael Flad
Maria Davila
Bill De Witt CITY ATTORNEY
Raul F. Salinas

III.

Meeting Compensation Disclosure

Pursuant to Government Code Section 54952.3:  Disclosure of compensation for meeting attendance by City Council Members is $650 monthly regardless of the amount of meetings.
IV.

Proclamations, Certificates, Introductions and Ceremonial Actions


 

1. Proclamation declaring January 26 - February 1, 2020 as School Choice Week


The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring January 26 through February 1, 2020, as National School Choice Week in the City of South Gate.  (ADMIN)
 

2. Appointment to the Citizens Advisory Committee


Council Member Bill De Witt will make an appointment to the Citizens Advisory Committee to fill a vacancy; the appointment will be ratified by a majority vote of the City Council.  (ADMIN)
V.

Comments from the Audience

During this time, members of the public and staff may address the City Council regarding any items within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City Council. Comments from the audience will be limited to five (5) minutes per speaker; unless authorized by the Mayor, the time limit may not be extended by utilizing another member's time. There will be no debate or action on items not listed on the agenda unless authorized by law.

Note:  The City Council desires to provide all members of the public with the opportunity to address the Council.  Nevertheless, obscene language, comments intended to disrupt or interfere with the progress of the meeting or slanderous comments will not be tolerated and may result in ejection and/or may constitute a violation of South Gate Municipal Code Section 1.04.110.
VI.

Reports and Comments From City Officials

During this time, members of the City Council will report on matters pertaining to their service on various intergovenmental boards and commissions as a representative of the City pursuant to Assembly Bill 1234.  City Council Members will also have an opportunity to comment on matters not on the agenda.

Following the City Council Members, reports and comments will be heard by the City Clerk, City Treasurer, City Manager and Department Heads.
VII.

Consent Calendar Items

Agenda Items 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 are consent Calendar Items.  All items including Ordinances, Resolutions and Contracts, may be approved by adoption of the Consent Calendar, individually and collectively by one (1) motion.  There will be no separate discussion of these items unless Members of the City Council, the public, or staff request that specific items be removed from the Consent Calendar for separate discussion and action.

Any Motion to introduce or adopt an Ordinance on the Consent Calendar shall be: (1) a motion to waive the reading of the Ordinance and introduce the Ordinance or (2) a motion to waive the reading of the Ordinance and adopt the Ordinance, as appropriate.
 

3. Resolution declaring the City's intention to grant a franchise to Tesoro SoCal Pipeline Company, LLC


The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution                     declaring the City’s intention to grant a five-year franchise renewal to Tesoro SoCal Pipeline Company LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, to lay and use pipes, ditches, flumes, conduits and appurtenances for transmitting and distributing oil or products thereof, for any and all purposes in, along, across, upon and under the public streets, ways, alleys and places, as the same now or may hereafter exist,  within the City of South Gate, and scheduling a Public Hearing for February 11, 2020, to consider the introduction of an Ordinance granting the proposed franchise renewal.  (PW)
 

4. Resolution initiating the Annual Proceedings for the Levy of the Fiscal Year 2020/21 Assessment for the Maintenance District No. 1


The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution ______ initiating the annual proceedings for the levy of the Fiscal Year 2020/21 assessments and ordering the preparation of an Engineer’s Report for the Street Lighting and Landscaping Maintenance District No. 1. (PW)
 

5. Resolution approving and adopting the HOME and CDBG Policies and Procedures Manuals


The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution                    approving and adopting the HOME Investment Partnerships Program and Community Development Block Grant Program Policies and Procedures Manuals.  (CD)
 

6. Amendment No. 3 to Contract No. 3504 with Interwest Consulting Group, Inc., extending planning consulting services


The City Council will consider:  (CD)

a.     Approving Amendment No. 3 to Contract No. 3504 with Interwest Consulting Group, Inc., to continue providing Interim Senior Planner consulting services and extending the scope of work to include as needed Interim Assistant Planner consulting services in the amount of $50,000; and

b.     Authorizing the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 3 in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

7. Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 3531 with Willdan Engineering, Inc., extending planning consulting services


The City Council will consider:  (CD)

a.     Approve Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 3531 with Willdan Engineering, Inc., extending the scope of work through and including January 14, 2021, for an additional amount not to exceed $50,000; and

b.     Authorize the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 1 in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

8. Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 3554 with Smith Dawson and Andrews, Inc., mutually terminating the contract, and approving new agreement Kiley & Associates, LLC


The City Council will consider:  (ADMIN)

a.     Approving Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 3554 with Smith Dawson and Andrews, Inc., mutually terminating Contract No. 3554 for Federal Legislative Advocacy Services, retroactively effective January 1, 2020;

b.     Approving an Agreement (Contract No.                 ) with Kiley & Associates, LLC to provide Federal Legislative Advocacy Services, retroactively effective January 1, 2020, through and including September 24, 2020, in an amount not to exceed $32,555; and

c.     Authorizing the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 1 with Smith Dawson and Andrews, Inc., and the Agreement with Kiley & Associates, LLC in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

9. Agreement with METRO for construction of the Garfield Avenue and Imperial Highway Street Improvements Project


The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a.     Approving Funding Agreement (Contract No.                 ) with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO) to accept $1,456,250 in Measure R Funds for construction of the Garfield Avenue and Imperial Highway Street Improvements Project (Project), City Project No. 413 -ST;

b.     Appropriating $1,456,250 in Measure R Funds to Account No. 311-790-31-9433 (Garfield/ Imperial Street Improvements) to fund this Project; and

c.     Authorizing the Mayor to execute the Funding Agreement in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

10. Agreement with METRO for construction of the Firestone Boulevard at Otis Street Widening and Imperial Highway Median Project


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Approving Funding Agreement (Contract No.                  ) with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO) to accept $700,000 in Measure R Funds for the construction of the Firestone Boulevard and Otis Street Widening and Imperial Highway Median Project (Project), City Project No. 496-ST;

b.     Appropriating $700,000 in Measure R Funds to Account No. 311-790-31-9457 (Firestone/Otis Widening and Imperial Hwy Median) to fund this Project; and

c.     Authorizing the Mayor to execute the Funding Agreement in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

11. Notice of Completion for the Paramount Boulevard at Somerset Ranch Road Project


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a. Accepting completion of construction, effective November 26, 2019, of the Paramount Boulevard at Somerset Ranch Road Project, City Project No. 610-TRF, constructed by Elecnor Belco Electric Inc.; and

b. Directing the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder’s Office.
 

12. Minutes


The City Council will consider:  (CLERK)

A.     Approving the Regular Meeting and Special Meeting minutes of November 26, 2019; and

B.     Approving the Special Meeting minutes of December 10, 2019.
VIII.

Reports, Recommendations and Requests

 

13. Purchase of buses for the GATE Fixed Route Program


The City Council will consider: (PARKS)

a. Approving a Purchase Order with Creative Bus Sales for the purchase of three Starcraft Class E buses for the GATE Fixed Route Program in the amount of $447,555.84, through the Cal Act purchasing program, to replace buses that have reached and exceeded their useful life span; OR

b. Approving a Purchase Order with Creative Bus Sales for the purchase of two Starcraft Class E buses with appropriate conversion kits to run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in the amount of $372,462.02, through the Cal Act purchasing program to replace buses that have reached and exceeded their useful life span; OR

c. Approving a Purchase Order with Creative Bus Sales for the purchase of two all-electric buses in the amount of $517,395.50, through the Cal Act purchasing program, and the purchase and installation of four charging stations in the amount of $220,000 for a total of $737,395.50;

d. Authorizing the City’s Purchasing Division to issue a Purchase Order for this purchase in accordance with the City’s purchasing ordinance and policies based on the option selected by the City Council; and

e. Authorizing the Deputy Director of Parks & Recreation to execute any additional documents as may be required to properly implement and manage this purchase.
 

14. Discussion regarding video recording of City Council Meetings and staff direction


The City Council will consider discussing the pros and cons of video recording City Council meetings and provide staff with direction. (ADMIN)
 

15. Proposed South East Los Angeles Pride Event within the City in April 2020

The City Council will consider: (CD)

a. Discussing and approving organizing a 2020 South East Los Angeles (SELA) Pride Event within the City to increase civic enagagement and pride;

b. Establishing a SELA Pride Event Committee and appoint City Council Members to serve as the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson;

c. Directing staff to establish a proposed list of committee members that are representative of various community stakeholders; and

d. Directing the Chairperson/Vice Chairperson to present SELA Pride Event updates at a future City Council meetings.

 

16. Warrant Registers for December 26, 2019, and January 14, 2020


The City Council will consider: (ADMIN SVCS)

a. Ratifying the Warrants for December 26, 2019; and

b. Approving the Warrants and Cancellations for January 14, 2020.

Total of Checks: $1,272,150.34
Voids: ($      16,800.00)
Total Payroll Deductions: $    293,124.71
Grand Total: $962,225.63

Cancellations: 86271
IX.

Adjournment


I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted January 9, 2020 at 6:10 p.m., as required by law.



Carmen Avalos,
City Clerk




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