South Gate

SOUTH GATE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
TELECONFERENCE

DIAL-IN-NUMBER: 1 (669) 900-6833


MEETING ID: 837 5048 9485

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.


I.

Call to Order/Roll Call with Invocation & Pledge


CALL TO ORDER Maria Davila, Mayor                
INVOCATION  Reverend Sean Pica, Redeemer Lutheran Church
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Giselle Mares, Management Assistant
ROLL CALL Carmen Avalos, City Clerk

II.

City Officials

MAYOR CITY CLERK
Maria Davila Carmen Avalos


VICE MAYOR CITY TREASURER
Al Rios Gregory Martinez


COUNCIL MEMBERS INTERIM CITY MANAGER
Maria del Pilar Avalos Chris Jeffers
Denise Diaz
Gil Hurtado  CITY ATTORNEY

Raul F. Salinas

III.

COVID 19 Meeting Procedures

Pursuant to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-29-20, dated March 17, 2020, members of the South Gate City Council, staff, and the public will participate in the February 9, 2021 meeting via a teleconference. To avoid exposure to COVID-19 this meeting will be held with City Council Members participating via teleconference by calling Dial-in-Number: 1 (669) 900-6833  and Meeting ID: 837 5048 9485 and https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83750489485

Procedure for Participation:
Any person wanting to participate may request to “speak” on an agenda item. Once acknowledged and authorized by the Mayor the person may speak. Alternatively, any person may submit comments on an item electronically by emailing cavalos@sogate.org. Submissions by email must be received 45 minutes prior to the posted start time of the meeting if emailing subject/public comment.  All emails will be made part of the record, copies to City Council and filed.

Subject line should read: COMMENTS FOR ITEM _____, MEETING OF FEBRUARY 9, 2021.

Please note, you will enter the meeting muted, but if you want to comment on an Agenda Item or during the public comment portion of the Agenda, raise your hand or press *9 at the appropriate time indicated by the Mayor.  When you are selected to speak, you will hear that you are unmuted, this is the time to make your public comments.  Your patience with these changes is appreciated as the City adjusts to new ways of conducting business during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Thank you.

Accessibility:  Reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be handled on a case-by-case basis and in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-29-20.  Please call the Office of the City Clerk at 323.563.9510.
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IV.

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.
V.

Proclamations, Certificates, Introductions and Ceremonial Actions


 

1. Introduction of new and promoted employees for 2020


The City Council will consider allowing staff to introduce the new and promotional full-time employees hired or promoted between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.  (ADMIN SRVS)
VI.

Public Hearings

 

2. Fiscal Year 2020/21 Traffic Enforcement Program Grant Funds


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

a. Authorizing utilization of the 2020-2021 Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Grant Funds from the State of California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for overtime, equipment and training expenses; 

b. Approving the Grant Agreement (Contract No. ______) with the OTS, Grant Number PT21063; 

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

d. Reducing the Fiscal Year 2020/21 revenue projection in the OTS Grant Fund, Account No. 231- 624 by $1,420.28, from $144,000.00 to $142,579.72 ($70,579.72 of available funds remaining from the 2019-2020 grant and 72,000 for the 2020-2021 grant); and

e. Reducing the Fiscal Year 2020/21 0TS Grant Fund budget by $13,000, from $85,000 to $72,000, as follows: ($4,000) in Account No. 231-556-21-5110; ($3,902) in Account No. 231-556-21-5111; $9,486) in Account No. 231-556-21-6204 and $4,388 in Account No. 231-556-21-6340. 
VII.

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.
VIII.

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.
IX.

Consent Calendar Items

Agenda Items 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13, and 14 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 authorizing the application for grant funds for the Hollydale Community Park Renovation Project AS 4


The City Council will consider: (PARKS)

a.     Adopting a Resolution______ authorizing the application and accepting grant funds, if awarded, from the Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program for the Hollydale Community Park Renovation Project;

b.     Authorizing the Director of Administrative Services to appropriate up to $4,000,000 Million in Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program grant funds, if awarded, to Account No. 524-401-61-9200 (Building & Infrastructure Maintenance Fund - Parks & Recreation -Park Improvements);

c.     Directing staff to take steps necessary to complete the application process on behalf of the City; and

d.     Authorizing the Interim Director of Parks& Recreation to execute, on behalf of the City, and documents required to apply for, accept and implement said grant in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

4. Resolution amending the Hourly Pay Table to add the hourly classification of Grounds Maintenance Worker


The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution______ amending the Hourly Pay Table to add the hourly classification of Grounds Maintenance Worker, retroactively effective February 1, 2021.  (ADMIN SRVS)
 

5. Resolution amending the job specification for the Director of Community Development


The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution ______ amending Resolution No. 6454 (Salary Resolution and Position Classification Plan) to update the job specification of the Director of Community Development position in the Community Development Department. (ADMIN SVCS) 
 

6. Resolution authorizing the application for grant funds for the Urban Orchard Project


The City Council will consider the following: (PW)

a.     Adopting a Resolution _______ authorizing the application and accepting grant funds, if awarded, from the Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program for the Urban Orchard Project;

b.     Authorizing the Director of Administrative Services to appropriate up to $3.4 Million in Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program grant funds, if awarded, to Account No. 311-790-61-9214 for the Urban Orchard Project; and

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

7. Amendment No. 6 to Contract No. 2796 with Metro extending the grant funds lapsing date for The Boulevard Project


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Approving Amendment No. 6 to Contract No. 2796, Memorandum of Understanding with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority retroactively extending the grant funds lapsing date from February 28, 2020 to February 28, 2021, for the Firestone Boulevard Regional Corridor Capacity Enhancement, Metro Project ID No. F3124, City Project No. 476-TRF, for the 2009 Call for Projects Program grant funds; and

b.     Authorizing the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 6 in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

8. Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 3185 with Etrak Recreation Software, LLC retroactively extending recreation software services


The City Council will consider: (PARKS)

a. Approving Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 3185 with "e-Trak-Plus", now doing business as "Etrak Recreation Software, LLC, retroactively extending the term from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021; and

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

9. Agreement with Crossroads Software, Inc., for police reports record keeping


The City Council will consider: (PD)

a. Approving a Service Agreement (Contract No._______with Crossroads Software, Inc., for collision/incident reports record keeping; and 

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

10. Purchase Order with National Auto Fleet Group for two patrol vehicles and installation of necessary emergency equipment for the Police Department


The City Council will consider: (PD)

a. Approving Purchase Order with National Auto Fleet Group for the purchase of two patrol vehicles for the Police Department, in the total amount of $75,807.76;

b. Approving Purchase Order with West Coast Lights & Sirens, Inc., for the purchase and installation of necessary emergency equipment on these two patrol vehicles, in the amount of $32,307.58;

c. Approving Purchase Order with Northstar Graphics, for the purchase and installation of decals/graphics on these two patrol vehicles, in the amount of $715.00; and

d. Approving Purchase Order with CDCE, Inc., for the purchase of Mobile Data Computers to outfit these two patrol vehicles, in the amount of $13,818.51.
 

11. Purchase Order with Dave Bang and Associates, Inc., for the Cesar Chavez Park playground equipment


The City Council will consider: (PARKS)

a. Approving Purchase Order with Dave Bang and Associates, Inc., for the purchase and renovation of the post and deck playground equipment located at Cesar Chavez Park, in the amount of $147,051, for equipment and installation;

b. Authorizing the City's Purchasing Division to issue a Purchase Order for this project in accordance with the City's purchasing ordinance and policies; and

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

12. Investment Report for June 30, 2020


The City Council will consider receiving and filing the Quarterly Investment Report for the quarter ended June 30, 2020. (ADMIN SVCS) 
X.

Reports, Recommendations and Requests

 

13. Interim Urgency Ordinance establishing a temporary limit on the charges imposed by third-party food delivery service


The City Council will consider adopting an Interim Urgency Ordinance ______ adopting new Section 2.10.380 (COVID-19 Restrictions - Food Delivery Charges), to Chapter 2.10 (Business Regulation), to Title 2 (Licenses - Business Regulations), of the South Gate Municipal Code establishing a temporary limit on the charges imposed by third-party food delivery services on local restaurants during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, effective immediately. (ADMIN) 
 

14. Citizens Advisory Committee's composition and direction to staff


The City Council will consider discussing the Citizens Advisory Committee's composition and provide staff with direction. (CD) 
 

15. Resolution establishing the Centennial Celebration Planning Ad Hoc Committee for the celebration of the City's 100th Anniversary


The City Council will consider: (PARKS) 

Adopting a Resolution _______ establishing the "Centennial Celebration Planning Ad Hoc Committee" to begin making plans for the City's upcoming 100th Anniversary Celebration and appointing members to serve on this Ad Hoc Committee; and 

a. Allowing the Mayor to appoint a City Council Member to act and serve as the Chairperson of this Ad Hoc Committee, subject to a majority vote by the City Council;

b. Each City Council Member will consider appointing two community members to serve as Ad Hoc Committee Members, subject to a majority vote of the City Council; and 

c. Appointing the Director of Parks & Recreation and the Management Analyst from the City Manager's Office as the staff liaisons. 
 

16. City's Legislative Platform for 2021


The City Council will consider receiving and filing the City's 2021 Legislative Platform, containing the City's state and federal legislative priorities. (ADMIN) 
 

17. Official Ballots for individuals seeking appointments to the Central Basin Municipal Water District Board of Directors


The City Council will consider casting votes for the following individuals seeking appointment to the Board of Directors of the Central Basin Municipal Water District (CBMWD): (ADMIN)

a. Candidate Monica Heredia, Director of Public Works for the City of Pico Rivera, to serve as the CBMWD's "Appointed Director, At-Large - Cities" (sole candidate for this position); and

b. Either Candidate Michael Gualitieri, General Manager for the La Habra Heights Water District, OR Candidate Steve Bucknam Consultant for Bucknam & Associates, to serve as CBMWD's "Appointed Director, At-Large" Water Purveyor; and

c. Directing the City Clerk to submit the Official Ballots to the CBMWD prior to the deadline, and in compliance with CBMWD's election requirements. 

 

18. Warrants


The City Council will consider: (ADMIN SVCS) 

a. Approving Check No. 91260 from January 12, 2021
 
b. Approving Check No. 91390, and 91402 from January 26, 2021

c. Approving the Warrant Register for February 9, 2021 

Total of Checks:                         $2,899,952.05 
Voids:                                         $ (284,425.58)  
Total of Payroll Deductions        $ (355,483.51) 
Grand Total:                               $2,260,042.96 
XI.

Adjournment

I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted February 4, 2021 at 3:36 p.m. as required by law.



Carmen Avalos, CMC
City Clerk

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