South Gate

SOUTH GATE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.


I.

Call to Order/Roll Call with Invocation & Pledge

                                                                                                            
CALL TO ORDER Maria Belen Bernal, Mayor
INVOCATION Pastor Marta Salazar, Faith of Lutheran Church
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Naomi Nixon, President of the South Gate Women's Club
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. Proclamation in celebration of the South Gate Women’s Club 100th Anniversary


The City Council will issue a Proclamation recognizing the South Gate Women’s Club and its members in celebration of their 100th anniversary as a service organization in the City of South Gate.  (PARKS)
 

2. Proclamation declaring March 6th as World Lymphedema Day


The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring March 6, 2019, as World Lymphedema Day to encourage citizens to be aware of the disease and support those living with Lymphedema.  (ADMIN)
 

3. Certificates of Appreciation to the South Gate High School Band for marching in the 2019 Rose Parade


The City Council will present Certificates of Appreciation to South Gate High School students for qualifying for the Los Angeles Unified School District All City Honor Marching Band and marching in the 2019 Rose Parade.  (PARKS)
 

4. Certificates of Appreciation to six South Gate companies for complying with wastewater discharge requirements


The City Council will present Certificates of Appreciation to Koo’s Manufacturing, Inc., Marquez Marquez Food Products, Inc., Pacific Fruit Processors, Inc., Rainbow Powder Coating, Inc., Shultz Steel Company and Tesoro Logistics Operations, LLC for being in full compliance with the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County industrial waste requirements in 2017.  (ADMIN)
 

5. Certificate of Appreciation to IRS for receiving the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award


The City Council will present a Certificate of Appreciation to Interior Removal Specialist, Inc., for receiving the State of California’s highest environmental honor, The Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership award.  (ADMIN)
V.

Public Hearings

 

6. Ordinance repealing Interim Urgency Ordinance Nos. 2336 & 2338 in their entirety and adding new Chapter 11.43 (Accessory Dwelling Units and Accessory Structures), to Title II (Zoning), of the Municipal Code


The City Council will conduct a Public Hearing to consider waiving further reading in full and introducing an Ordinance                 repealing Interim Ordinance Nos. 2336 and 2338 in their entirety and adding new Chapter 11.43 (Accessory Dwelling Units and Accessory Structures), to Title 11 (Zoning), of the South Gate Municipal Code.  (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 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 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.
 

7. Ordinance No. 2359 adding new Section 11.28.030 (Tweedy Boulevard Specific Plan), to Chapter 11.28 (Specific Plans), of Title 11 (Zoning), of the Municipal Code; Adopt Resolution approving General Plan Amendment No. 2019-01 by adding place types; and Adopt Resolution approving the Initial Study and Negative Declaration

The City Council will consider:  (CD)

a. Waiving the reading in full and adopting Ordinance No. 2359 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;

b. 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

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

8. Resolution determining industrial disability retirement for Hanna Campos

The City Council will consider:  (ADMIN SVCS)

a. Adopting a Resolution                  determining that Hanna Campos is entitled to an industrial disability retirement, within the meaning of the Public Employees’ Retirement Law, arising out of and in the course of her employment; and

b. Authorizing the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) to process the Disability Retirement application of Hanna Campos, Police Sergeant.
 

9. Resolution determining industrial disability retirement for Frank J. Rivera

The City Council will consider:  (ADMIN SVCS)

a. Adopting a Resolution                  determining that Frank J. Rivera is entitled to an industrial disability retirement, within the meaning of the Public Employees’ Retirement Law, arising out of and in the course of his employment; and

b. Authorizing the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) to process the Disability Retirement application of Frank J. Rivera, Police Lieutenant.
 

10. Resolution updating the job specification of the Records Coordinator position

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 Records Coordinator position in the City Clerk’s Office.  (ADMIN SVCS)
 

11. Side Letter of Agreement with the Municipal Employees Association regarding probationary periods for civilian employees in the Police Department

The City Council will consider:  (ADMIN SVCS)

a. Approving the Side Letter of Agreement with the South Gate Municipal Employees Association regarding probationary periods for civilian employees in the Police Department; and

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

12. Side Letter of Agreement with the Professional Mid-Management Association regarding probationary periods for civilian employees in the Police Department

The City Council will consider:  (ADMIN SVCS)

a. Approving the Side Letter of Agreement with the South Gate Professional and Mid Management Association regarding probationary periods for civilian employees in the Police Department; and

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

13. Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 2701 with Harbor Area Farmers Markets extending operation of the Farmers Market at South Gate Park for an additional five-year term


The City Council will consider:  (PARKS)

a. Approving Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 2701 with Harbor Area Farmers Markets to operate the Farmers Market at South Gate Park for an additional five year term;

b. Authorizing the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 2 in a form acceptable to the City Attorney; and

c. Authorizing the Director of Parks & Recreation to execute any additional documents as may be required to properly implement and manage the Farmers Market.
 

14. Memorandum of Understanding with RiverLA to pursue grant funding to prepare a feasibility study for a new park in the LA River


The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a. Approving a Memorandum of Understanding (Contract                ) with the RiverLA to pursue grant funding to prepare a feasibility study for the construction of a new park in the Los Angeles River, for a three-year term, at no cost to the City; and

b. Authorizing the Mayor to execute the Memorandum of Understanding in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

15. Agreement with Tim Turner dba Turner Signs & Graphics for construction of the City Hall Complex Exterior & Interior Wayfinding Signage


The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a. Approving an Agreement (Contract              ) with Tim Turner dba Turner Signs & Graphics, for the construction of the City Hall Complex Exterior and Interior Wayfinding Signage, City Project No. 502-ARC (Project), in the amount not-to-exceed $88,162;

b. 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; and

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

16. Grant Deed from Michael Bakhshi to secure a portion of the property located at 4136 Santa Ana Street, for roadway purposes, at no cost to the City


The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a. Accepting the Grant Deed from Michael Bakhshi, owner, to secure the title to a one-foot strip of land along the northern edge of the property, a five-foot strip of land along the eastern edge of the property, and corner cut-out on the northeast corner of the property located at 4136 Santa Ana Street for roadway purposes, and at no cost to the City; and

b. Authorizing the Mayor to execute the Certificate of Acceptance in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

17. Purchase of two pursuit vehicles and required emergency equipment from National Auto Fleet Group for the Police Department


The City Council will consider:  (PD)

a. Approving a Purchase Order with National Auto Fleet Group for the purchase of two pursuit vehicles and installation of necessary emergency equipment for the Police Department, in the total amount of $91,121.40; and

b. Approving a Purchase Order with Motorola/BearCom for the purchase of radio equipment, including installation, labor and programming to outfit these two pursuit vehicles, in the total amount of $17,113.78.
 

18. Purchase of five Chevy Bolt Electric Vehicles from National Auto Fleet Group for the Public Works Department


The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a. Authorizing the purchase of five Chevy Bolt Electric Vehicles from National Auto Fleet Group through Sourcewell, in an amount not-to-exceed $193,291; and

b. Authorizing the Mayor to execute the documents necessary to purchase the vehicles in forms acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

19. Notice of Completion for construction of the Police Department Wellness Center Project


The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a. Accepting completion of construction of the South Gate Police Department Wellness Center, City Project No. 552-ARC, effective January 4, 2019; and

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

Reports, Recommendations and Requests

 

20. Consider and provide direction regarding the City Clerk’s salary


The City Council will consider and providing direction regarding the City Clerk’s salary.  (ADMIN SVCS)
 

21. Memorandum of Understanding with Helpline Youth Counseling, Inc., to submit a homeless funding grant application to assist homeless individuals


The City Council will consider:  (CD)

a. Approving a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) (Contract                 ) with Helpline Youth Counseling, Inc. (HYC) for submittal of an application to Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) for a $75,000 homeless funding grant to assist homeless individuals over a three year period; and

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

22. This item was removed from the Agenda.

 

23. League of California Cities’ 2020 Census Update report


The City Council will consider:  (CD)

a. Receiving and filing an update report of the League of California Cities findings and recommendations in preparation for the 2020 Census; and

b. Providing direction regarding the formation of a Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census.
 

24. Warrant Register for February 26, 2019


The City Council will consider approving the Warrants and Cancellations for February 26, 2019. (ADMIN SVCS)

Total of Checks: $2,722,833.11
Voids: ($    51,163.33)
Total Payroll Deductions: $    267,372.27
Grand Total: $2,404,297.51

Cancellations:  81260, 81324, 81381
X.

Adjournment

Adjournment in memory of Sergio Lopez.

I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted February 21, 2019 at 8:35 a.m., as required by law.



Carmen Avalos,
City Clerk




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