South Gate

SOUTH GATE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.


I.

Call to Order/Roll Call with Invocation & Pledge

                                                                                                       
CALL TO ORDER Maria Davila, Mayor
INVOCATION Council Member Jorge Morales
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Police Chief Randall Davis
ROLL CALL Carmen Avalos, City Clerk

 
II.

City Officials

MAYOR CITY CLERK
Maria Davila Carmen Avalos


VICE MAYOR CITY TREASURER
Maria Belen Bernal Gregory Martinez


COUNCIL MEMBERS CITY MANAGER
Denise Diaz Michael Flad
Jorge Morales
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. Appointments to the Commission for South Gate Youth

The City Council will consider appointing Jenny Perez and Ingrid Ibarra to the Commission for South Gate Youth; the appointments will be ratified by a majority vote of the City Council.  (PD)
V.

Public Hearings

 

2. Ordinance amending certain Sections and Chapters of Title 11 (Zoning), of the South Gate Municipal Code to prohibit all commercial marijuana activity and prohibit all outdoor marijuana cultivation

The City Council will conduct a Public Hearing to consider waiving the reading in full and introduce Ordinance amending Table 11.2 1-1 (Prohibited Land Uses), Table 11.21-3 (Allowed Land Uses, Urban Mixed Use Zones), Table 11.21-4 (Commercial Industrial Zones Allowed Land Uses), Table 11.21-5 (Residential Neighborhood Zones Allowed Land Uses), of Section 11.21.020 (General Requirements), of Chapter 11.21 (Land Use Types), and Section 11.60.160 (“M” Definitions), of Chapter 11.60 (Definitions), of Title 11 (Zoning), of the South Gate Municipal Code to prohibit all commercial marijuana activities and outdoor marijuana cultivation. (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  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 supporting Proposition 68, California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for all Act of 2018


The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution ______ supporting Proposition 68, the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018.
 

4. Resolution supporting Proposition 69, opposing Senate Bill 1 repeal efforts

The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution ______ supporting Proposition 69, opposing Senate Bill 1 repeal efforts, and authorizing the City to be included in the “Coalition to Protect Local Transportation Improvements List.” (PW)
 

5. Amended and Restated Retainer Agreement to Contract No. 2163 with the law firm of AlvardoSmith for legal services

The City Council will consider: (ADMIN)

a. Approve Amended and Restated Retainer Agreement (Amended Agreement) to Contract No. 2163 with AlvaradoSmith, a Professional Corporation, increasing hourly rates for legal services; and

b. Authorize the Mayor to execute the Amended Agreement in a form acceptable to the City Manager.

 

6. Agreements for changes to dental, vision and life insurance providers and implementing a long-term disability insurance coverage

The South Gate City Council will consider:  (ADMIN SERVICES)

a. Approve the change in dental providers from Delta Dental/Delta Allied to Principal Insurance for
the PPO and EPO plans and California Dental Network for the DHMO, effective April 1, 2018;

b. Approve the change in vision providers from VSP to Superior Vision, effective April 1, 2018;

c. Approve the change in group life and AD&D insurance from Guardian Insurance to Principal
Insurance, effective April 1, 2018;

d. Approve the implementation of a long-term disability insurance program for full-time city
employees with Reliance Standard Insurance;

e. Authorize the Mayor to execute these Agreements after approval as to form by the City Attorney;
and

f. Authorize the Director of Administrative Services to be the contract administrator for purposes of
the day-to-day administration of the subject contracts.

 

7. Agreement with Tetra Tech for design services for the Water Facility Chlorination System Upgrade

The City Council will consider: (PW)

a. Amend the Capital Improvement Program to incorporate the Water Facility Chlorination System Upgrade, City Project No. 586-WTR;

b. Transfer $280,000 in Water Funds from Account No. 411-731-71-9549 to Account No. 411-731-31-9557 to fund the design phase of the project;

c. Approve Professional Services Agreement with Tetra Tech to provide design services and prepare construction documents for the Water Facility Chlorination System Upgrade, City Project No. 586-WTR, for an amount not-to-exceed $228,000; and

d. Authorize the Mayor to execute the Agreement in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.

 

8. Agreements for background investigators for the Police Department

The City Council will consider: (PD)

a.   Approving an Agreement (Contract _______)  with B-Line Investigations, Inc., to conduct  background investigations for the Police Department for a two-year term;

b. Approving an Agreement (Contract _______)   with Gutierrez Background Investigations to conduct background investigations for the Police Department for a two-year term;

c. Approving an Agreement (Contract _______)  with Investigative Polygraph Service to conduct background investigations for the Police Department for a two-year term;

d. Approving an Agreement (Contract _______)  with Kurk Investigative Group to conduct background investigations for the Police Department for a two-year term;

e. Approving an Agreement (Contract _______)  with XPD Investigations to conduct background investigations for the Police Department for a two-year term;

f.  Approving an Agreement (Contract _______)  with Steve Swain Background Investigator to conduct background investigations for the Police Department for a two-year term; and

g. Authorizing the Mayor to execute the Agreements in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.

 

9. Grant funds from Tesoro and Andeavor Foundations for two part-time Community Service Officers for the South Gate Business Watch Program

The City Council will consider: (PD)

a. Accepting $60,000 from the Tesoro/Andeavor Foundation to fund the South Gate Business Watch Program (Program);

b. Approving two additional part-time Community Service Officer positions to implement the Program;

c. Increasing the Fiscal Year 2017/18 revenue projections in the Law Enforcement Grants Fund, Account No. 231-4628 (Program Grant), from $0 to $60,000; and

d. Appropriate the $60,000 as follows: $59,100 to Account No. 231-557-21-5103 (Part-Time Salaries) and $900 to Account No. 231-557-21-5220 (Medicare) to cover the costs of the two part-time Community Service Officer positions.

 

10. Purchase of four pursuit vehicles and required equipment for the Police Department

The City Council will consider (PD)

a. Approving Purchase Order with National Auto Fleet Group for the purchase of four pursuit
vehicles for the Police Department, in the total amount of $186,269.00, which includes the
purchase and installation of necessary emergency equipment;

b. Approving Purchase Order with Motorola/BearCom for the purchase of radio equipment,
including installation, labor and programming to outfit these four pursuit vehicles, in the
total amount of $40,787.00.

 

11. Rejection of all bids for the Police Department Wellness Center Project

The City Council will consider rejecting all bids received in the City Clerk’s Office for the Police Department Wellness Center, City Project No. 552-ARC, which will be redesigned and rebid at a future time.
 

12. Request for waiver of fees by South Gate Middle School for use of the City’s Show Mobile portable stage for a school event

The City Council will consider: (PARKS)

a. Approve the request from South Gate Middle School to waive the cost for the City to provide delivery, set up, and return of the City’s Show Mobile portable stage for the school’s Literacy Day event scheduled for March 3, 2018;

b. Approve a fee waiver in the amount of $1,378; and

c. Appropriate $840 from the unassigned General Fund balance to account number 100-460-61-5110 to cover the staff costs related to the use of the Show Mobile.

 

13. Special and Regular City Council Meeting Minutes of January 9 and 23, 2018, and May 16, 2017

The City Council will consider: (CLERK)

a. Approving the Special and Regular Meeting minutes of January 9, 2018 and January 23, 2018; and

b. Approving  the Special Meeting minutes of May 16, 2017.

IX.

Reports, Recommendations and Requests

 

14. Agreement with Minagar & Associates, Inc., for a comprehensive Citywide Parking Study

The City Council will consider: (PW)

a. Approving an Agreement (Contract ______) with Minagar & Associates, Inc., to prepare a comprehensive Citywide Parking Study, City Project No. 590-RPT, in an amount not-to-exceed $159,852; and

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

15. Warrant Register for February 27, 2018

The City Council will consider approving the Warrants and Cancellations for February 21, 2018. (ADMIN SERVICES)

Total of Checks: $2,512,493.20
Voids $      (8,021.61)                   
Total of Payroll Deductions: $  (336,500.10)
Grand Total: $2,167,971.49

Cancellations: 74795, 75310, 75906

X.

Adjournment

I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted February 21, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., as required by law.



Carmen Avalos,
City Clerk




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