South Gate

SOUTH GATE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday, June 09, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

TELECONFERENCE
DIAL-IN-NUMBER: 1 (669) 900-6833
MEETING ID: 895 9461 1585#
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89594611585

I.

Call to Order/Roll Call with Invocation & Pledge


CALL TO ORDER Maria Davila, Mayor                
INVOCATION Pastor Bobby Scott, Community of Faith Bible Church
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Pastor Bobby Scott, Community of Faith Bible Church
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 CITY MANAGER
Maria del Pilar Avalos Michael Flad
Denise Diaz
Gil Hurtado  CITY ATTORNEY

Raul F. Salinas

III.

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 June 09, 2020 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: 895 9461 1585# and

Additionally, you may submit your comments electronically by emailing the City Clerk at cavalos@sogate.org.

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 30 minutes prior to the posted start time of the meeting if emailing subject.

Subject line should read: COMMENTS FOR ITEM _____, MEETING OF June 09, 2020.

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.
IV.

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.
V.

Proclamations, Certificates, Introductions and Ceremonial Actions


 

1. City Council appointments to City Commissions, Committees and Boards


The City Council will consider making appointments to City Commissions, Committees and Boards; the appointments will be ratified by a majority vote of the City Council. (ADMIN)
 

2. Appointment to the Budget Subcommittee


The City Council will consider making an appointment to the Budget Subcommittee. (ADMIN SVCS)
VI.

Public Hearings

 

3. Resolution approving Substantial Amendment No. 2 to the Fiscal Year 2019/20 Action Plan allocating CDBG-CV funds to provide additional COVID-19 related programs and services


The City Council will consider: (CD)

a.     Adopting a Resolution                     approving Substantial Amendment No. 2 to the Fiscal Year 2019/20 Annual Action Plan allocating Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds to provide additional COVID-19 related programs and services in accordance with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations;

b.     Authorizing an amendment of $241,173 in CDBG-CV to the Fiscal Year 2019/20 Annual Action Plan;

c.     Appropriating $120,586.50 to Account Number 243-607-43-6663 for Bet Tzedek’s Legal
Advocacy Program for small businesses and residential tenants;

d.     Appropriating $120,586.50 to Account Number 243-607-43-6656 for Helpline Youth
Counseling, Inc., for the Homeless Prevention and Counseling Services Program;

e.     Amending the Citizens Participation Plan to include the HUD’s Waivers under the CARES
Act to plan and allocate CDBG and HOME funding to respond to the impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; and

f.     Directing staff to return with Subrecipient Agreements for Bet Tzedek and for the Helpline
Youth Counseling, Inc., at a future City Council Meeting for formal approval by the City
Council.
VII.

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.
VIII.

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.
IX.

Consent Calendar Items

Agenda Items 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 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.
 

4. Resolution authorizing application, submittal and receipt of Local Early Action Planning Grant Funds


The City Council will consider: (CD)

a.     Adopting a Resolution                      authorizing application, submittal and receipt of funding in the amount of $300,000 from the California Department of Housing and Community Development’s Local Early Action Planning Grants Program; and

b.     Authorizing the City Manager to execute and submit the Standard Agreement for this grant, including amendments, in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

5. Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 3567 with KOA Corporation for additional construction monitoring services for the SoCalGas Main Pressure Upgrade Project


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Approving Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 3567 with KOA Corporation, for additional construction monitoring services that were provided to complete construction of the Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) Main Pressure Upgrade Project, in an amount not-to-exceed $32,400;

b.     Appropriating $64,400 in funds received from the SoCalGas and deposited into Revenue Account No. 100-4340 to Account No. 100-701-31-6106 to fund additional construction monitoring services; and

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

6. Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 3568 with Interwest Consulting Group for additional construction monitoring services for the Citywide Sidewalk Improvement Project and Notice of Completion


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Approving Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 3568 with Interwest Consulting Group, for additional construction monitoring services for the Citywide Sidewalk Improvement Project, Phase VI, City Project No. 599-ST, in the amount of $7,000;

b.     Authorizing the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 3568 with Interwest Consulting Group in a form acceptable to the City Attorney;

c.     Accepting completion of construction, effective May 15, 2020, of the Citywide Sidewalk Improvement Project Phase VI, City Project No. 599-ST, constructed by CJ Concrete Construction, Inc.; and

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

7. Renewal of City's excess workers' compensation insurance policy with Safety National Corporation


The City Council will consider: (ADMIN SVCS)

a.     Approving an excess workers’ compensation insurance policy with Safety National Corporation, through Alliant Insurance Services, Inc., for a one-year term of July 1, 2020 through July 1, 2021, with the option to renew for a second, one-year term at the same rate;

b.     Authorizing payment, in the amount of $164,641, to Alliant Insurance Services, Inc., for the policy issued by Safety National Casualty Corporation; and

c.     Authorizing the Mayor to execute the “Request to Bind Coverage” in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

8. Minutes


The City Council will consider: (CLERK)

a.     Approving the Regular and Special Meeting minutes of May 12, 2020; and

b.     Approving the Regular and Special Meeting minutes of May 26, 2010
X.

Reports, Recommendations and Requests

 

9. Consideration of whether the retail sale of Safe and Sane fireworks should be allowed in the City this year due to COVID-19


The City Council will consider discussing whether the retail of Safe and Sane fireworks will be allowed in the City this year and will select one of the following options:  (ADMIN SVCS)

a.     Taking no action, thereby allowing the retail sale of Safe and Sane fireworks in the City of South Gate by local non-profit organizations;

OR

b.     Adopting a Resolution                      temporarily suspending the issuance of permits for the retail sale of Safe and Sane fireworks in the City.
 

10. Citywide On-Street Parking Management Plan and Priority Tool Kit


The City Council will consider approving the Citywide On-Street Parking Management Plan and the Priority Tool Kit. (PW)
 

11. Warrant Register for June 9, 2020


The City Council will consider approving the Warrants for June 9, 2020 (ADMIN SVCS)

Total of Checks:           $1,620,335.07
Voids           $          (92.00)
Total of Payroll Deductions:   $  (304,099.22)
Grand Total:           $1,316,143.85
XI.

Adjournment

I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted June 04, 2020 at 12:25 p.m. as required by law.



Carmen Avalos, CMC
City Clerk




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