South Gate

SOUTH GATE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.


I.

Call to Order/Roll Call with Invocation & Pledge

                                                                                                            
CALL TO ORDER Maria Belen Bernal, Mayor
INVOCATION Jerry Ruiz, Attorney
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Veronica Ramirez, South Gate resident/student
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 declaring March as American Red Cross Month recognizing volunteers and donors who help those in need


The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring March 2019 as American Red Cross Month recognizing volunteers and donors who give of their time and resources to help those who need a helping hand.  (ADMIN)
 

2. Certificate of Appreciation to Veronica Ramirez for participating in Mayor Bemal’s South Gate Mentors Initiative in February


The City Council will issue a Certificate of Appreciation to Veronica Ramirez for participating in Mayor Bernal’s South Gate Mentors Initiative during the month of February.  (ADMIN)
 

3. Certificates of Appreciation to the South Gate Aztec Jr. Varsity Cheer Team for winning the National Championship


The City Council will present Certificates of Appreciation to the South Gate Aztec Jr. Varsity Cheer Team for winning their respective championship titles at the 2018-2019 JAMZ National Cheer & Dance Competition.  (ADMIN)
V.

Public Hearings

 

4. 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 11 (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)
 

5. Ordinance amending Section 1.59.040 (Issuance of Administrative Citation; Contents thereof) to provide immediate imposition of administrative fines for violation of illegal cultivation of cannabis


The City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider waiving the reading in full and introducing an Ordinance                   amending Section 1.59.040 (Issuance of Administrative Citation; Contents Thereof), Chapter 1.59 (Administrative Citations) of Title 1 (Administration and Personnel), of the South Gate Municipal Code, to provide for the immediate imposition of administrative fines or penalties for the violation of building, plumbing, electrical, or other similar structural, health and safety, or zoning requirements if the violation exists as a result of, or to facilitate, the illegal cultivation of cannabis.  (CD)
 

6. Community Development Block Grant allocations for Fiscal Year 2019/20


The City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider:  (CD)

a. The recommended Citizen’s Advisory Committee’s list of proposed projects and allocations for Community Development Block Grant funds for fiscal year 2019/20; and

b. Determining the amounts to be appropriated per project from the estimated $1,500,000 Community Development Block Grant funding for fiscal year 2019/20.
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, and 12 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; Resolution approving General Plan Amendment No. 2019-01 by adding place types; and 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. Professional Services Agreement with Utility Cost Management LLC for auditing of the City’s electric bills


The City Council will consider:  (ADMIN SVCS)

a. Approving a Professional Services Agreement (Contract No.              ) with Utility Cost Management LLC for auditing of the City’s electric bills; and

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

9. Notice of Completion for the City Hall Lighting Improvements

The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a. Accepting completion of construction of the South Gate City Hall Lighting Improvements, City Project No. 502-ARC, effective January 8, 2019; and

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

10. Notice of Completion for the Hollydale Resource Center Electrical Upgrades

The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a. Accepting completion of construction of the Hollydale Resource Center Electrical Upgrades, City Project No. 516-ARC, effective February 20, 2019; and

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

11. Letters to the City of Downey protesting the proposed housing development at the former American Legion site, located at 11269 Garfield Avenue


The City Council will consider:  (CD)

a. Authorizing the Mayor to execute the letter to the City of Downey protesting the Request for Proposals for a proposed housing development at the County-owned property, former American Legion Site, located at 11269 Garfield Avenue and expressing concerns regarding the Notice of Preparation of a Draft Program Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Rancho Los Amigos South Campus Specific Plan; and

b. Directing the City Manager or his designee to execute the letter to the City of Downey stating the City of South Gate’s concerns regarding the Notice of Preparation of a Draft Program Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Rancho Los Amigos South Campus Specific Plan; and

c. Directing the City Manager to send the two aforementioned letters to the City of Downey.
 

12. Minutes


The City Council will consider approving the Special and Regular Meeting minutes of February 12, 2019. (CLERK)
IX.

Reports, Recommendations and Requests

 

13. Funding appropriations for the Capital Improvement Program for Fiscal Year 2018/19


The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a. Appropriating $133,000 in General Funds to the Capital Improvement Program to fully fund the City Hall Complex Improvements and Firestone Boulevard Median Island;

b. Appropriating $1,779,200 in grant funds and $4,901,284 in other funds to the Capital Improvement Program for existing projects as shown in Attachment A; and

c. Directing the Director of Administrative Services to transfer $31,709 from Auto/Rolling Stock Account No. 223-610-49-9003 to the Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Project No. 636-GEN Account No. 223-610-49-9005.
 

14. Warrant Register for March 12, 2019


The City Council will consider approving the Warrants and Cancellations for March 12, 2019. (ADMIN SVCS)

Total of Checks: $2,147,852.93
Voids: ($      1,801.85)
Total Payroll Deductions: $    370,521.94
Grand Total: $1,775,529.14

Cancellations:  80528, 81046, 81266, 81525, 81549, 81701
X.

Adjournment

I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted March 7, 2019 at 8:33 a.m., as required by law.



Carmen Avalos,
City Clerk




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