South Gate

SOUTH GATE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.


I.

Call to Order/Roll Call with Invocation & Pledge

                                                                                                            
CALL TO ORDER Maria Belen Bernal, Mayor
INVOCATION Reverend Sean Pica, Redmeemer Lutheran Church
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Sandra Varela, Community Development Technician II
ROLL CALL Carmen Avalos, City Clerk

 
II.

City Officials

MAYOR CITY CLERK
Maria Belen Bernal Carmen Avalos


VICE MAYOR CITY TREASURER
Jorge Morales Gregory Martinez


COUNCIL MEMBERS CITY MANAGER
Denise Diaz Michael Flad
Maria Davila
Al Rios 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. Certificates of Appreciation to students from VAPA Legacy High School and South East High School for participating in Mayor Bernal's South Gate Mentors Initiative during the month of December


The City Council will issue a Certificate of Appreciation to Esmeralda Perez and Celeste Espinoza for participating in Mayor Bernal’s South Gate Mentors Initiative during the month of December.  (ADMIN)
 

2. Introduction of new and promotional full-time employees


The City Council will allow staff to introduce the new and promotional full-time employees hired or promoted between October 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018, and four from prior quarters that were missed.  (ADMIN SVCS)
V.

Public Hearings

 

3. Ordinance amending certain Sections of the Municipal Code pertaining to the use of the City Seal will be continued to the City Council Meeting of April 23, 2019


The City Council will conduct a Public Hearing to consider taking public testimony concerning the proposed Ordinance amending certain Sections of the South Gate Municipal Code regarding the use of the City Seal, and will continue the Public Hearing to the regularly scheduled City Council Meeting of April 23, 2019.  (PW)
 

4. Ordinance adding new Section 11.28.030 (Tweedy Boulevard Specific Plan), to Chapter 11.28 (Specific Plans), of Title 11 (Zoning), of the Municipal Code


The City Council will conduct a Public Hearing to consider:  (CD)

a. The Planning Commission’s proposed changes pertaining to Library/Gallery/Museum, Alcohol Sales as Part of a Restaurant, and Antenna/Communications Equipment and provide staff with direction as to which, if any, of the modifications should be made to the final Tweedy Boulevard Specific Plan document;

b. Waiving the reading in full and introducing an Ordinance adding new Section 11.28.030 (Tweedy Boulevard Specific Plan), to Chapter 11.28 (Specific Plans), of Title 11 (Zoning), of the South Gate Municipal Code;

c. Adopting a Resolution approving General Plan Amendment No. 2019-01 by adding place types “Light Industrial/Flex and Manufacturing Distribution” to the Tweedy Educational District and changing the residential General Plan designation of a portion of the General Plan area from Neighborhood-Low to Neighborhood Medium; and

d. Adopting a Resolution approving the Initial Study and Negative Declaration, dated April 19, 2017, pertaining to the Tweedy Boulevard Specific Plan.
 

5. Six-month compliance review of the Live Entertainment Permit for Buena Mesa restaurant, located at 5861 Firestone Boulevard


The City Council will conduct a Public Hearing to consider conducting a six-month compliance review of the Live Entertainment Permit for Buena Mesa restaurant, located at 5861 Firestone Boulevard.  (CD)
VI.

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.
VII.

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.
VIII.

Consent Calendar Items

Agenda Items 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 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.
 

6. Resolution pertaining to the Street Lighting and Landscaping Maintenance District No. 1


The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution                 initiating the annual proceedings for the levy of the Fiscal Year 2019/20 assessments and ordering the preparation of an Engineer’s Report for the Street Lighting and Landscaping Maintenance District No. 1.  (PW)
 

7. Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2873 with Bear Communications, Inc., extending maintenance services for the City’s radio communication system


The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a. Approving Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2873 with Bear Communications, Inc., (successor-in-interest to Advanced Electronics, Inc.) extending maintenance services and a related FCC license for the City’s radio communication system through June 30, 2019, in the amount of $34,958; and

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

8. Agreement with Iteris, Inc., for engineering services for the Tweedy Boulevard Signal Synchronization Project


The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a. Approving an Agreement (Contract No.                 ) with Iteris, Inc., to provide engineering plans, specifications and estimates for the Tweedy Boulevard Signal Synchronization Project, LAMTA ID F7309, City Project No. 514-TRF, in the amount not-to-exceed $169,929; and

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

9. Agreement with EC Construction for construction of the Hildreth Avenue Traffic Mitigation Project and appropriation of funds


The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a. Approving an Agreement (Contract No.               ) with EC Construction to construct the Hildreth Avenue Traffic Mitigation Project, City Project No. 600-ST (Project) and award the Base Bid - Schedule A and Additive Bid - Schedule B, in the amount not-to-exceed $254,411;

b. Appropriating $94,411 in Measure M funds to Account No. 311-790-39-9472 to fund the project;

c. Authorizing the Director of Administrative Services to transfer $15,000 in Measure R funds and $120,000 in Measure M funds from Account No. 311-790-31-9447 to Account No. 311-790-3 9-9472 to fund the project;

d. Authorizing the Mayor to execute the Agreement in a form acceptable to the City Attorney; and

e. Approving the Notice of Exemption for the construction of the Project and direct the City Clerk to file it with the Los Angeles County Recorder’s Office.
 

10. Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 3352 with The Trust for Public Land for supplemental environmental soil characterization studies


The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a. Approving Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 3352 with The Trust for Public Land for supplemental environmental soil characterization studies, in the amount not-to-exceed $34,350; and

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

11. Side Letter of Agreement with the South Gate Police Management Association regarding retiree medical for lateral transfers


The City Council will consider:  (ADMIN SVCS)

a. Approving the Side Letter of Agreement with the South Gate Police Management Association regarding retiree medical for lateral peace officers; and

b. Authorize the Mayor to execute the Side Letter of Agreement in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

12. Side Letter of Agreement with the South Gate Police Officers’ Association regarding retiree medical for lateral transfers


The City Council will consider:  (ADMIN SVCS)

a. Approving the Side Letter of Agreement with the South Gate Police Officers’ Association regarding retiree medical for lateral peace officers; and

b. Authorizing the Mayor to execute the Side Letter of Agreement in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

13. First Quarter Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2018/19


The City Council will consider Receiving and filing the First Quarter Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2018/19.  (ADMIN SVCS)
 

14. Completion of the Citywide Sidewalk Improvements Project, Phase V and the Walnut Street Parking Lot Improvements


The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a.  Accepting completion of construction, effective November 16, 2018, of the Citywide Sidewalk Improvements Project, Phase V and the Walnut Street Parking Lot Improvements, City Project No. 566-ST;

b.  Approving owner-initiated Change Order No. 2 to Contract No. 3446 to fund final construction quantities for the Project, in the amount of $45,706; and

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

15. Minutes


The City Council will consider: (CLERK)

a. Approving the Special and Regular Meeting minutes of November 13, 2018; and

b. Approving the Special and Regular Meeting minutes of November 27, 2018; and

c. Approving the Special and Regular Meeting minutes of December 11, 2018; and

d. Approving the Special Meeting minutes of January 10, 2019.
IX.

Reports, Recommendations and Requests

 

16. City Council Goals for Fiscal Year 2018/19


The City Council will consider approving the City Council Goals for Fiscal Year 2018/19.  (ADMIN)
 

17. Warrant Register for January 22, 2019


The City Council will consider approving the Warrants and Cancellations for January 22, 2019. (ADMIN SVCS)

Total of Checks: $1,929,378.96
Voids: ($      1,200.00)
Total Payroll Deductions:$    335,753.18
Grand Total: $1,592,425.78

Cancellations: 80711 
X.

Adjournment

Adjournment in memory of Allen Treen, long time City resident and South Gate Museum volunteer.

I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted January 16, 2019 at 5:40 p.m., as required by law.



Carmen Avalos,
City Clerk




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