South Gate

SOUTH GATE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.


I.

Call to Order/Roll Call with Invocation & Pledge

                                                                                                       
CALL TO ORDER Maria Belen Bernal, Mayor
INVOCATION Reverend Sean Pica of Redeemer Lutheran Church
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 2014 Azalea Festival Grand Marshal Genaro Mojarro
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 May as Older Americans Month

The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring the month of May as Older Americans Month and will present it to Genaro Mojarro, this year’s honoree.  (PARKS)
 

2. Proclamation declaring May as Lupus Awareness Month and May 10, 2018, as Lupus Awareness Day

The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring the month of May 2018 as Lupus Awareness Month and May 10, 2018, as Lupus Awareness Day.  (ADMIN)
 

3. Proclamation to Jesus Hernandez in recognition for completing the 2018 Boston Marathon

The City Council will issue a Proclamation to South Gate resident Jesus Hernandez in recognition for completing the 2018 Boston Marathon on April 16, 2018.  (ADMIN)
 

4. Introduction of the City's new and promotional full-time employees

The City Council will allow staff to introduce the new and promotional full-time employees hired or promoted between January 1, 2018 and March 31, 2018, and three employees from prior quarters that were missed the first time around.  (ADMIN SVCS)
 

5. Appointments to City Commissions and Committees

The City Council will make appointments to City Commissions and Committees to fill vacancies; the appointments will be ratified by a majority vote of the City Council.  (ADMIN)
V.

Public Hearings

 

6. Ordinance adding new Section 11.28.040 (Southwest Corner of Atlantic Avenue and Tweedy Boulevard), to Chapter 11.28 (Specific Plans), of Title 11 (Zoning), modifying Precise Plan No. 18 and Site Plan No. 283 for 9323 Atlantic Avenue

The City Council will conduct a Public Hearing to consider waiving the reading in full and introducing an Ordinance                   adding new Section 11.28.040 (Southwest Corner of Atlantic Avenue and Tweedy Boulevard), to Chapter 11.28 (Specific Plans), to Title 11 (Zoning), of the South Gate Municipal Code modifying Precise Plan No. 18 and Site Plan No. 283 for 9923 Atlantic Avenue.  (CD)
 

7. Presentation on proposed Fiscal Year 2018/19 Municipal Budget; presentations from the Chief of Police and Director of Parks & Recreation; Public Hearing will be continued to May 15, 2018

The City Council will:  (ADMIN SVCS)

a. Hear a presentation on the proposed Fiscal Year 2018/19 Municipal Budget; and

b. Hear presentations from the Chief of Police and the Director of Parks & Recreation on their proposed Fiscal Year 2018/19 departmental budgets; and

c. Open the Public Hearing, take public testimony, and continue the Public Hearing to May 15, 2018.
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 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 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.
 

8. Ordinance No. 2347 amending certain Sections of Chapter 11.33 (Parking Standards) of Title 11 (Zoning) prohibiting vehicular parking on front lawns

The City Council will consider waiving further reading and adopt Ordinance No. 2347 amending Sections 11.33.030 (General Standards and Limitations), 11.33.080 (Urban Mixed-Use Zone Requirements), 11.33.090 (Multi-Family Parking Requirements), and 11.33.100 (NL Zone Parking Requirements) of Chapter 11.33 (Parking Standards) of Title 11 (Zoning), of the South Gate Municipal Code to prohibit vehicular parking on front lawns in all zones.  (CD)
 

9. Resolution approving Urban Greening Program Grant funds for the Garfield Avenue Complete Streets and Imperial Highway Greenway Project

The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution                 approving the Garfield Avenue Complete Streets and Imperial Highway Greening Project application for $2,431,112 in grant funds from the California Climate Investments Urban Greening Program as required by the California Natural Resources Agency.  (PW)
 

10. Resolution creating the hourly position of Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanic in the Public Works Department and hourly Intern positions in various City Departments; job specifications; appropriate salary pay table

The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution                  amending Resolution No. 6454 (Salary Resolution and Position Classification Plan) to create the hourly position of Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanic in the Public Works Department and hourly Intern positions in various City Departments, to approve the corresponding job specifications, and to update the appropriate salary pay table.  (ADMIN SVCS)
 

11. Amendment No. 4 to Contract No. 2796 with Metro reducing funds and scope of work for The Boulevard Project

The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a. Approving Amendment No. 4 to Contract No. 2796, with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority to implement a $2,352,470 funding reduction in the 2009 Call for Project grant funds and to reduce the scope of work for the Firestone Boulevard Regional Corridor Capacity Enhancements Project (The Boulevard Project), City Project No. 476-TRF;

b. De-obligating $2,352,470 in 2009 Call for Projects grant funds from The Boulevard Project, Account No. 311-790-31-9447; and

c. Authorizing the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 4 in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

12. Amendment No. 3 to Contract No. 3131 with Willdan Engineering, Inc., extending as-needed engineering services for one additional year

The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a. Approving Amendment No. 3 to Contract No. 3131 with Willdan Engineering, Inc., extending the as-needed engineering services for one additional year to secure as-needed engineer services, in an amount not-to-exceed $238,199; and

b. Authorizing the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 3 in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

13. Agreement with RS Construction & Development, Inc., for construction of the Police Department Wellness Center

The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a. Exercising the City’s right to waive minor irregularities in the low bid submitted by RS Construction & Development, Inc., for the South Gate Police Department Wellness Center (Wellness Center), City Project No. 552-ARC, and accept that low bid to confirm RS Construction & Development, Inc., to be the lowest bidder;

b. Approving an Agreement (Contract                   ) with RS Construction & Development, Inc., to construct the Wellness Center in an amount not-to-exceed $318,187.50;

c. Appropriating $210,000 in Asset Forfeiture Funds to Account No. 100-501-21-9100 fully fund the construction of the Wellness Center; and

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

14. Accepting completion of the Firestone Boulevard Bridge Widening over the LA River Project

The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a. Accepting the completion of construction of the Firestone Boulevard Bridge Widening over the Los Angeles River, Phase 4, Federal Project No. HP21L-5257(016), City Project No. 354-ST, as of December 20, 2017 performed by Reyes Construction Inc.;

b. Authorizing the Director of Public Works/City Engineer to approve Change Order No. 5 which is a balancing change order necessary to fully fund the final construction quantities, in the amount of $49,441; and

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

15. Minutes

The City Council will consider approving the Special and Regular Meeting minutes of March 27, 2018 and April 10, 2018.  (CLERK)
IX.

Reports, Recommendations and Requests

 

16. Agreements for the 2018 Summer Youth Employment and Job Training Programs

The City Council will consider:  (PARKS)

a. Approving an Agreement (Contract ) with the Conservation Corp of Long Beach to provide Youth Employment and Job Training programs in South Gate during the Summer of 2018;

b. Approving an Agreement (Contract ) with the California Latino Leadership Institute to provide Youth Employment and Job Training programs in South Gate during the Summer of 2018;

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

d. Designating the Director of Parks & Recreation or his/her designee (Director) as the City’s representative and authorize the Director to execute any future agreements or sign reports as required for the implementation of these Agreements; and

e. Directing the Director of Administrative Services to include $80,000 in the Fiscal Year 2018/19 budget for the Youth Employment and Job Training programs and a total of $20,000 for youth internships with various City Departments.
 

17. Presentation on the City’s street sweeping evaluation results

The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a. Receiving and file a presentation from the Director of Public Works/City Engineer on the results of the Street Sweeping Evaluation Project Report; and

b. Approving proceeding with “Alternative No. 2 — Outsourcing the Street Sweeping Program” and authorize the Director of Public Works/City Engineer to procure a contract for street sweeping services starting Fiscal Year 2018/19.
 

18. Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Report

The City Council will consider approving the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.  (CD)
 

19. Warrant Register for May 8, 2018

The City Council will consider approving the Warrants and Cancellations for April 24, 2018. (ADMIN SVCS)

Total of Checks: $1,348,950.38
Voids: ($            45.00)
Total of Payroll Deductions: $    287,648.22
Grand Total: $1,061,257.16

Cancellations: 76811
X.

Adjournment

I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted May 3, 2018 at 2:30 p.m., as required by law.



Carmen Avalos,
City Clerk




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