South Gate

SOUTH GATE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.


TELECONFERENCE


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


MEETING ID: 832 3392 5379

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I.

Call to Order/Roll Call with Invocation & Pledge


CALL TO ORDER Maria Davila, Mayor                
INVOCATION Pastor Elias Gabriel, First Baptist Church
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Matthew Montero, Police Officer
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

 

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 March 23, 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: 832 3392 5379 and https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83233925379

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 MARCH 23, 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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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 the month of April as National Fair Housing Month


The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring the month of April as National Fair Housing Month.  (CD)
 

2. Certificates of Appreciation to the volunteers of the FEMA Mobile Community Vaccination Centers


The City Council will present Certificates of Appreciation to the SELA Collaborative, Hub Cities Consortium, Southeast Community Development Corporation, East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, Human Services Association and Council of Mexican Federations in North America.  (CM)
 

3. Introduction of new Police Officer Matthew Montero


The City Council will allow staff to introduce the new and promotional full-time employees hired or promoted during January and February 2021.  (ADMIN SVCS)
V.

Public Hearings

 

4. Subrecipient Agreement with the County of Los Angeles for the 2019 State Homeland Security Program


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

a.     Authorizing utilization of 2019 Homeland Security Grant Program Funds in the amount of $51,788 for the purchase of communications equipment and accessories, plus installation, for the Police Department;

b.     Increasing the Fiscal Year 2020/21 revenue projection in Account Number 231-4625 (Law Enforcement Grants - Homeland Security Grant) by $51,788;

c.     Amending the Fiscal Year 2020/21 Law Enforcement Grants Fund Budget by appropriating $51,788 to Account Number 231-541-21-6204 (Law Enforcement Grants - Homeland Security Grant - Small Tools & Equipment) for the purchase of unit radios, portable radios, charging stations and accessories; and

d.     Authorizing the Mayor to execute the State Homeland Security Program Subrecipient Agreement for Grant Year 2019.
 

5. 2020 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Funds for the purchase of equipment for sworn personnel


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

a.     Authorizing utilization of 2020 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Funds, in the amount of $42,237 for the purchase of equipment for sworn personnel;

b.      Decreasing the Fiscal Year 2020/21 revenue projection in Account Number 231-4620 (Law Enforcement Grants - Edward Byrne Memorial Grant) by $2,763, from $45,000 to $42,237; and

c.      Amending the Fiscal Year 2020/21 Law Enforcement Grants Fund Budget by appropriating $40,970 to Account Number 231-554-21-6204 (Law Enforcement Grants - Edward Byrne - Small Tools & Equipment) for the purchase of Body Worn Camera Equipment; and $1,267 to Account Number 231-554-21-6340 (Law Enforcement Grants - Edward Byrne - Departmental Training) for the mandatory required 3% National Incident Based Reporting System allocation for the Police Department.
 

6. Proposed projects and allocations as recommended by the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for Fiscal Year 2021/22 will be continued to April 27, 2021


The City Council will open the Public Hearing and take public comment. Staff is recommending the City Council to continue this Agenda Item to the regularly scheduled City Council Meeting of April 27, 2021.  (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 and 16 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. Interim Urgency Ordinance establishing a temporary limit on food delivery fees


The City Council will consider waiving the reading in full and adopt an Interim Urgency Ordinance                      establishing a temporary limit on the charges imposed by third-party food delivery services on local restaurants during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  (ADMIN)
 

8. 0rdinance No. 2021-03-CC repealing the Development Impact Fee


The City Council will consider waiving the reading in full and adopting Ordinance No. 2021-03-CC repealing Section 9.46.030 (Public Interest Agreements), in its entirety, of Chapter 9.46 (Development Impact Fee), to Title 9 (Buildings), of the South Gate Municipal Code. (CM)
 

9. Resolution extending the Local Emergency due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic


The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution                        extending the Local Emergency within the City as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic.  (ADMIN)
 

10. Resolution updating job specifications for the Lead Electrician and Electrical Foreman positions


The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution                       amending Resolution No. 6454 (Salary Resolution and Position Classification Plan) updating the job specifications of the Lead Electrician and Electrical Foreman positions in the Public Works Department, changing the title of the Electrical Foreman position to Electrical Supervisor and updating the salary pay table to add the Electrical Supervisor position.  (ADMIN SVCS)
 

11. Agreement with J. A. Salazar Construction and Supply Corp. for construction of the Long Beach Boulevard Water Service Lateral Replacement Project


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Approving an Agreement (Contract No.                  ) with J. A. Salazar Construction and Supply Corporation for the construction of the Long Beach Boulevard Water Service Lateral Replacement Project (Project), City Project No. 638-WTR, in an amount not-to-exceed $1,275,200;

b.     Appropriating $100,000 in Water Funds from the unrestricted balance of the Water Fund to Account No. 411-731-71-9578 (Water Fund - Long Beach Blvd. Water Service Lateral Replacement, City Project No. 638-WTR) to fully :[und the bid and associated project costs;

c.     Authorizing the City Manager to approve up to $139,800 in construction change orders to be funded with budget contingency funds should it be necessary;

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 directing the City Clerk to file it with the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder's Office.
 

12. Agreement with SA Associates for the 2020 Urban Water Management Plan


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Approving the Agreement (Contract No.                    ) with SA Associates to provide professional engineering services for the preparation of the City of South Gate 2020 Urban Water Management Plan, City Project No. 669-WTR, in an amount not to exceed $35,000;

b.     Appropriating $50,000 in Water Funds from the unrestricted balance of the Water Fund to Account No. 411-731-71-6101 (Water Fund - Professional Services) to fund these services: and

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

13. Appropriation of $75,000 to fund Sanitary Sewer Main Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Inspection Services for Fiscal Year 2021/22


The City Council will consider appropriating $75,000 from the unassigned general balance of the General Fund to Account No. 412-732-52-6101 (Sewer Fund - Professional Services) to fund Contract No. 3549 with National Plant Services, Inc., for Sanitary Sewer Main Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Inspection Services of ten percent of the sewer system for Fiscal Year 2021/22. (PW)
 

14. Allocation of $72,000 for the repair of the sliding glass doors at the Patricia G. Mitchell Swim Stadium


The City Council will consider: (PARKS)

a.     Approving Purchase Order with Vortex Doors for the repair of the sliding glass doors at the Patricia G. Mitchell Swim Stadium in the amount of $72,000;

b.     Appropriating $72,000 from the restricted fund balance of the Park Enhancement Fund to account number 271-490-61-9100 (Park Enhancement Fund - Facility Improvements) to cover the cost to complete these repairs;

c.     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

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

15. Housing Element Annual Progress Report for calendar year 2020


The City Council will consider:  (CD)

a.     Receiving and filing the Housing Element Annual Progress Report for calendar year 2020; and

b.     Directing staff to submit a copy of this Report to the State Department of Housing and Community Development prior to the deadline of April 1, 2021.
 

16. Minutes


The City Council will consider: (CLERK)

a.     Approving the Joint Special Meeting minutes of February 17, 2021; and

b.     Approving the Regular Meeting and Special Meeting minutes of March 9, 2021.
IX.

Reports, Recommendations and Requests

 

17. Resolution approving Substantial Amendment No. 1 to the Fiscal Year 2020/21 Annual Action Plan reprogramming $274,000 of unspent CDBG funds


The City Council will consider: (CD)

a.     Adopting a Resolution                     approving Substantial Amendment No. I to the Fiscal Year 2020/21 Annual Action Plan reprogramming $247,000 of unspent Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to provide additional programs and services in accordance with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations;

b.     Approving Amendment No. 2 with the Conservation Corp of Long Beach for the South Gate Youth Employment Training Program, adding an additional $90,000 of CDBG funds;

c.     Approving Amendment No. 2 with the South Gate Chamber of Commerce for the Small Business Job Retention arid Creation Program, adding an additional $157,000 of CDBG funds;

d.     Approving a budget transfer of $90,000 of CDBG funds from Account Number 243-634-49-6671 (HUB Cities) to Account Number 243-634-49-6666 for the Conservation Corp of Long Beach;

e.     Approving a budget transfer of $157,000 of CDBG funds from Account Number 243-634- 49-6671 (HUB Cities) to Account Number 243-634-49-6668 for the South Gate Chamber of Commerce; and

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

18. Subrecipient Agreements for the third round of CDBG-COVID-19 grant funds


The City Council will consider:  (CD)

a.     Approving Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus 3 (CDBG-CV3) Subrecipient Agreement (Contract No.                    ) with the Tweedy Mile Association for the Small Business Job Retention and Creation Program, in the amount of $75,000, effective March 23, 2021;

b.     Approving Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2020-107-CC, CDBG-CV3 Subrecipient Agreement, with the South Gate Chamber of Commerce for continued Small Business Job Retention and Creation Grant Program, in the amount of $75,000, effective March 23, 2021;

c.     Approve Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2020-108-CC, CDBG-CV3 Subrecipient Agreement, with the Conservation Corp of Long Beach for continued Youth Employment Training Program services, in the amount of $75,000, retroactively effective February 1, 2021;

d.     Approving CDBG-CV3 Subrecipient Agreement (Contract No.                     ) with the the California Latino Leadership Institute for the Southeast Youth Workforce Leadership Program, in the amount of $25,000, effective March 23, 2021;

e.     Approving Amendment No. 3 to Contact No. 2020-45-CC, CDBG-CV3 Subrecipient Agreement, with Compatior, Inc. for continued Mental Health and Counseling Services, in the amount of $120,000, effective March 23, 2021;

f.     Approving Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 3535, CDBG-CV3 Subrecipient Agreement, with Helpline Youth Counseling, Inc. for continued Homeless Prevention and Counseling Services and the Rental and Utility Payment Assistance Program in the amount of $120,354, retroactively effective February 1, 2021;

g.     Approving Agreement (Contract No.                     ) with Northgate Gonzalez, LLC (Northgate Markets) for the Food Insecurity Assistance Program in which City staff will purchase food and hygene supplies to be delivered to qualifying residents, in the amount of $200,354 in CDBG-CV3 funds, and $174,646 in unspent Fiscal Year 2020/21 from the Food Insecurity Assistance CDBG funds, for a total amount of $375,000, effective March 23, 2021;

h.     Approving the waiver of any ethical conflict of interest in favor of AlvaradoSmith with respect to Northgate Markets given that AlvaradoSmith does not represent Northgate Markets in any matter within the juristidiction of the City, although it does represent the company in other matters outside the City; this will permit the City Attorney to execute the Agreement "as to form"; and

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

19. Report pertaining to Senate Bill 970 regarding the possibility of a change in the City's election date


The City Council will consider: (CLERK)

A.     Receiving and filing a summary report pertaining to Senate Bill 970; and

B.     Providing staff with direction on how to move forward with planning for the 2022 City of South Gate Municipal Election with one of the two (2) options:

1.     The First Option is to move forward with implementing SB 970, thereby having automatically staggered primary election dates that will align our General Municipal Elections with the State Primaries of March 2020, June 2022, March 2024, June 2026, March 2028, June 2030 respectively; OR

2.     The Second Option is to move our current election cycle from the State Primary to the State General Election date of November of even number years.
 

20. Report pertaining to Senate Bill 1383 Short-lived Climate Pollutants - Organic Waste Methane Emissions Reduction


The City Council will consider receiving and filing a presentation from Debbie Morris (HF&H) on Senate Bill 1383, Short-lived Climate Pollutants: Organic Waste Methane Emissions Reduction.  (PW)
 

21. Warrants


The City Council will consider: (ADMIN SVCS) 

a.     Approving Check No. 91757 - Family Violence Prevention Program and Wire No. 1512021/1592021 - Cal-Card from March 9, 2021
 
b.     Approving the Warrant Register for March 23, 2021

Total of Checks:                         $3,195,473.75
Voids:                                         $         (525.16)
Total of Payroll Deductions        $  (357,097.13)
Grand Total:                               $2,837,851.46

Cancellations:  91715
X.

Adjournment

I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted March 17, 2021 at 6:16 p.m. as required by law.



Carmen Avalos, CMC
City Clerk

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