South Gate

SOUTH GATE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR AND JOINT CITY COUNCIL; SOUTH GATE PUBLIC ACCESS CORPORATION; SOUTH GATE HOUSING AUTHORITY; SOUTH GATE PUBLIC FINANCE AUTHORITY; SOUTH GATE UTILITY AUTHORITY; SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF SOUTH GATE MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.


TELECONFERENCE


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


MEETING ID: 833 7858 9116

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83378589116


I.

Call to Order/Roll Call with Invocation & Pledge


CALL TO ORDER Maria Davila, Mayor                
INVOCATION Father Eduardo Bresciani, Saint Margaret's Church
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Evelyn Garcia, Lieutenant South Gate Police Department
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 April 13, 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: 833 7858 9116 and https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83378589116

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 April 13, 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.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82652334671
 

Meeting Compensation Disclosure (Joint City Council, SG Public Access Corp., SG Housing Authority, Public Finance Authority, SG Utility Authority and Successor Agency)

Pursuant to Government Code Section 54952.3: Disclosure of compensation for meeting attendance by City Council Members is $650 monthly, the SG Public Access Corporation is $35 per meeting,  the SG Housing Authority Commissioners is $75 per meeting, the Public Finance Authority is $50 per meeting, the SG Utility Authority is $50 per meeting and the Successor Agency is $0 per meeting regardless of the amount of meetings.
III.

Proclamations, Certificates, Introductions and Ceremonial Actions


 

1. Proclamation declaring the month of April as Autism Awareness Month


The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring the month of April 2021 as Autism Awareness Month.  (CM) 
 

2. Proclamation declaring April 11 - 17, 2021, as National Public Safety Telecommunicator's Week


The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring the week of April 11 - 17, 2021, as National Public Safety Telecommunicator's Week.  (PD)
 

3. Proclamation declaring April 22, 2021, as the City’s 16th Annual Earth Day Celebration


The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring April 22, 2021, as the 16th Annual Earth Day “Virtual” Celebration in the City of South Gate, and the 51st Anniversary of the first Earth Day held on April 22, 1970. (PW)
IV.

Reports, Recommendations and Requests

 

4. Warrants


The City Council will consider: (ADMIN SVCS)

a.     Approving Wire Transfer No. 1512021, and No. 1592021 from City Council Meeting of March 09, 2021. Grand Total $41,451.36

b.     Approving the Warrant Register for April 13, 2021

Total of Checks:                              $2,746,642.27
Voids:                                                 ($48,969.10)
Total of Payroll Deductions              ($669,538.21)
Grand Total:                                   $2,028,134.96 

Cancellations: 84909, 85331, 89104, 89708, 89856, 90202, 90619, 90796, 90890, and 91943
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.

JOINT CITY COUNCIL MEETING WITH THE PUBLIC ACCESS CORP, HOUSING AUTHORITY, PUBLIC FINANCE AUTHORITY, UTILITY AUTHORITY AND SUCCESSOR AGENCY FOR THE CITY OF SOUTH GATE

 

5. Re-organization and oaths of office for the City Council; Public Access Corp; Housing Authority; Public Finance Authority; Public Utility Authority; and Successor Agency to the Community Development Commission


The City Council will consider re-organizing by nominating and selecting a: (CM)

a.     Mayor and Vice Mayor for a one-year term; the selection must be ratified by a majority vote of the City Council; the Oaths of Office will be administered;

b.     Chairperson and Vice Chairperson, for a one-year term, to serve on the South Gate Public Access Corporation; the Oaths of Office will be administered;

c.     Chairperson and Vice Chairperson, for a one-year term, to serve on the South Gate Housing  Authority; the Oaths of Office will be administered;

d.     Chairperson and Vice Chairperson, for a one-year term, to serve on the South Gate Public Finance Authority; the Oaths of Office will be administered;

e.     Chairperson and Vice Chairperson, for a one-year term, to serve on the South Gate Utility Authority; the Oaths of Office will be administered; and

f.     Chairperson and Vice Chairperson, for a one-year term, to serve on the Successor Agency to the Community Development Commission of the City of South Gate; the Oaths of Office will be administered.
 

6. City Council appointments to outside boards and agencies; and City Council Subcommittees


The City Council will consider making appointments to the: (CM)

a.     City Council representation to outside boards and agencies; the appointments must be ratified by a majority vote of the City Council:

1.     The City Council Auditor must be appointed by the Mayor;

2.     The Mayor must serve as the Director to the County Sanitation Districts; may select an Alternate Director;

3.     The Mayor must serve as the Representative to the Los Angeles County City Selection Committee and the Vice Mayor must serve as the Alternate Representative; and

b.     City Council Subcommittees:

1.     Delta Subcommittee; and approving Mission Statement;

2.     Waste Management Subcommittee; and approving Mission Statement;

3.     Budget Subcommittee; and approving Mission Statement; and

4.     Public Access Corporation Subcommittee; and approving Mission Statement.
VIII.

Adjournment

Adjournment in memory of Jose (JoJo) Gomez, long-time resident and 30+ years as a Board Member of the South Gate Junior Athletic Association.

I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted April 7, 2021 at 4:20 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

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