South Gate

SOUTH GATE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.


I.

City Officials

MAYOR CITY CLERK
M. Belen Bernal Carmen Avalos


VICE MAYOR CITY TREASURER
Denise Diaz Gregory Martinez


COUNCIL MEMBERS CITY MANAGER
Al Rios Michael Flad
Maria Davila
Bill De Witt CITY ATTORNEY
Raul F. Salinas

II.

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 24, 2020 meeting via a teleconference.  In-person attendance may be limited based on the number of individual and social distancing requirements. To avoid exposure to COVID-19 this meeting will be held with City Council Members participating in person as well as via teleconference by calling or by using a link that will be provided on Monday, March 23, 2020. 

Additionally, you may submit your comments electronically by emailing cavalos@sogate.org.

Procedure for Participation:
Should you wish to participate in public comments or request to “speak” on an agenda item, you may speak when authorized by the Mayor of the meeting or submit your comments electronically by emailing cavalos@sogate.org.  Submissions by email must be received prior to the posted start time of the meeting. 

Please include in the subject line of the email: COMMENTS FOR THE MEETING OF MARCH 24, 2020. Please indicate if you are addressing a specific agenda item or are making a “Public Comment.”

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 or email Debbie in the Office of the City Clerk at dmcevilly@sogate.org or 323.563.9573.

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.

Public Hearings

 

1. The Americans with Disabilities Act Self Evaluation and Transition Plan will be continued to the City Council Meeting of April 28, 2020


The City Council will open the public hearing regarding the proposed Americans with Disabilities Act Self Evaluation and Transition Plan, City Project No. 538-ARC, and will continue said public hearing to the regularly scheduled City Council Meeting of April 28, 2020.
 

2. The Citizens Advisory Committee’s (CAC) list of recommended CDBG projects and allocations will be continued to the City Council Meeting of April 28, 2020

The City Council will considering open the public hearing regarding projects and allocations eligible for funding from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program for Fiscal Year 2020/21 and will continue said public hearing to the regularly scheduled City Council meeting of April 28, 2020. (CD)

V.

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.
VI.

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.
VII.

Consent Calendar Items

Agenda Items 3, 4 and 5 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. Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 3448 with PATH Villas South Gate, LP, modifying the construction commencement date for the supportive housing project to be located at 5610 Imperial Highway


The City Council will consider:  (CD)

a.     Finding this 60-unit permanent supportive housing project (Project) to be located at 5610 Imperial Highway is Categorically Exempt under Section 1506 l(b)(3) (General Rule Exemption) of the California Environmental Quality Act;

b.     Approving Amendment No. ito Contract No. 3448, Density Bonus Housing Agreement with Path Villas at South Gate, LP modifying the construction commencement date for the Project;

c.     Authorizing the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 1 in a form acceptable to the City Attorney; and

d.     Authorizing the Mayor to execute the Estoppel Certificate certifying the City’s approval of Amendment No. 1, in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

4. Annual Housing Element Progress Report


The City Council will consider: (CD)

a.     Receiving and filing Housing Element Annual Progress Report for calendar year 2019; and

b.     Directing staff to provide a copy of the Housing Element Annual Progress Report to the State Department of Housing and Community Development.
 

5. Minutes


The City Council will consider approving the Regular Meeting minutes of March 10, 2020. (CLERK)
VIII.

Reports, Recommendations and Requests

 

6. Resolution ratifying declaration of existence of a local emergency as a result of the spread of the COVID-19


The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution______ ratifying the declaration of the existence of a local emergency within the City as a result of the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 as declared by the City’s Director of Emergency Services on March 18, 2020.  (ADMIN)
 

7. Resolution ratifying issuance of Executive Order No. 03.18.2020 restricting eviction of commercial and residential tenants due to the spread of the COVID-19


The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution                     ratifying the issuance of Executive Order No. 03.18.2020 by the Director of Emergency Services restricting eviction of commercial and residential tenants due to the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019.
 

8. Warrant Register for March 24, 2020


The City Council will consider approving the Warrants and Cancellations for March 24, 2020. (ADMIN SVCS)

Total of Checks:        $1,890,885.15
Voids:        $              0.00
Total Payroll Deductions:       ($   350,997.55)
Grand Total:        $1,539,887.60
IX.

Adjournment

I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted March 19, 2020 at 5:40 p.m., as required by law.



Carmen Avalos, CMC
City Clerk




Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the City Council after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection in the City Clerk's Office

8650 California Avenue, South Gate, California 90280
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Notification 48 hours prior to the City Council Meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to assure accessibility.