South Gate

SOUTH GATE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

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


TELECONFERENCE

DIAL-IN-NUMBER: 1 (669) 900-6833
MEETING ID: 861 9225 1959
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I.

Call to Order/Roll Call with Invocation & Pledge


CALL TO ORDER Maria Davila, Mayor                
INVOCATION  Randall Davis, Chief of Police
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Michael Flad, City Manager
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

 

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 November 24, 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:861 9225 1959 and https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86192251959

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.

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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.

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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


The City Council will issue a Proclamation to Michael Flad in recognition of his eight years of dedicated service to the City and wish him well in his future endeavors. (ADMIN)
V.

Public Hearings

 

2. Pubic Hearing rate increase to residential refuse collection


The City Council will Open the Public Hearing and consider continuing consideration of a resolution amending Resolution No. 7872 (Schedule of Fees) to apply a 3.36% rate increase to the residential refuse collection and recycling services for Fiscal Year 2020/21, retroactively effective July 1, 2020, to the regularly scheduled City Council meeting of January 26, 2021. (PW)
 

3. Resolution HUD/CDBG Annual Action Plan


The City Council will conduct a Public Hearing and consider continuing the consideration of amending the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019/20 Annual Action Plan by programming $863,385 in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBV-CV3) funds to provide additional COVID-19 related programs and services, and to ratify the amended FY 2020/21 CDBG and HOME budget allocations, to the regularly scheduled City Council meeting of January 26, 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 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 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. Ordinance Adoption


The City Council will consider adopting Ordinance No. 2020-03-CC amending Sections 1.09.020 (Composition), of Chapter 1.09 (Parks and Recreation Commission), 1.12.020 (Membership), of Chapter 1.12 (Planning Commission), and 1.25.010 (Membership), of Chapter 1.25 (Citizens’ Advisory Committee), of Title 1 (Administration and Personnel), of the South Gate Municipal Code amending eligibility requirements for individuals appointed to serve in these civil offices. (CLERKS)
 

5. Resolution - Employment Agreement


The City Council will consider: (ADMIN SRVS)

a. Adopting a Resolution ______ appointing Chris Jeffers as Interim City Manager and approving Employment Agreement (Contract No.                      ) effective November 30, 2020; and

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

6. Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 3407 with Avant Garde


The City Council will consider: (CD)

a.     Rejecting all bids received for the Request For Proposal posted on October 8, 2020 to provide general grant coordination and management services for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and Home Investment Partnership (HOME) Program;

b.     Approving Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 3407 with Avant-Garde, Inc., for additional as needed administrative services for the CDBG and HOME Programs in an amount not to exceed $149,705 for a one year term;

c.     Appropriating $119,705 from the unassigned CDBG-CV administrative funds in Account Number 243-607-43-6101 (Professional Services) for additional administrative services related to the COVID- 19 pandemic;

d.     Appropriating $30,000 from the unassigned HOME administrative funds in Account Number 241-601-43-6101 (Professional Services) to fund the unbudgeted amount for Amendment No. 2; and

e.     Authorizing the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 2 in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

7. Community Development Block Grant Subrecipient Agreements


The City Council will consider: (CD)

a.     Approving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Subrecipient Agreements for Fiscal Year 2020/21, retroactively effective September 22, 2020, with:

1.     The South Gate Chamber of Commerce (Contract No.                  ) to administer the Small Business Job Retention and Creation Grant Program in the amount of $300,000;

2.     The Conservation Corps of Long Beach (Contract No.                  to provide an Employment and Job Training Program for the removal of discarded bulky items in the amount of $36,581;

3.     Compatior, Inc., (Contract No.                  to provide a Rental and Utility Payment Assistance Program in the amount of $175,000; and

4.     The Hub Cities Career Center Corporation (Contract No.                  to provide a Youth Employment Program in the amount of $157,500;

b.     Approving Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2020-45-CC, CDBG Subrecipient Agreement, with Compatior, Inc., to continue providing free Mental Health Counseling Services in the amount of $325,000;

c.     Approving Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 2020-48-CC, CDBG Subrecipient Agreement, with Hub Cities Career Center Corporation to continue providing Job Security & Employment Program Services in the amount of $50,000; and

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

8. Agreement - California Department of Transportation


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Approving Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Implementation Agreement (Contract No.                   ) with the California Department of Transportation as required to receive federal funding assistance from the United States Department of Transportation;

b.     Authorizing the Assistant City Manager/Director of Public Works to execute the DBE forms required to be submitted to Caltrans annually; and

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

9. Change Order 1 - Hot Line Construction, Inc.


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Approving Contract Change Order No. 1 with Hot Line Construction, Inc., to compensate for the urgent repair work that was completed due to unforeseen conditions as a part of the 1-710 Corridor Soundwall Project, City Project No. 587-ST, in the amount of $13,791; and

b.     Authorizing the Assistant City Manager/Director of Public Works to execute Contract Change Order No. 1.
 

10. Amendment - Capital Improvement Program


The City Council will consider continuing the Amendment to the Capital Improvement Program to add new projects and allocate additional funds to the regularly scheduled City Council meeting of December 8, 2020.  (PW)
 

11. Presentation - Updates Economic Development Strategic Plan


The City Council will consider continuing the presentation of the City of South Gate Economic Development Strategic Plan Progress Update for Fiscal Year 2019/20 to the regularly scheduled City Council meeting of December 8, 2020.  (CD)
 

12. Minutes


The City Council will consider: (CLERK)

a.     Approving the Regular and Special City Council Meeting minutes of November 10, 2020; and

b.     Approving the Special City Council Meeting minutes of November 11, 2020.
IX.

Reports, Recommendations and Requests

 

13. Fiscal Year 2020/21 Municipal Budget Fall Revise


The City Council will consider: (ADMIN SVCS)

a.     Hearing presentations from the City Manager and the Director of Administrative Services on the Proposed Fiscal Year 2020/21 Fall Revise Budget;

b.     Reviewing and discussing staffs recommendation on the various amendments proposed in the Fiscal Year 2020/21 Fall Revise Budget;

c.     Reviewing and discussing the Budget Subcommittee’s recommendation on various amendments for the Fiscal Year 2020/21 Fall Revise Budget; and

d.     Approving staff’s recommended budget amendments and/or any other amendments the City Council deems appropriate.
 

14. Warrants and Cancellations


The City Council will consider: (ADMIN SVCS)

a.     Approving Check No.90727 from November 10, 2020; and

b.     Approving the Warrant register for November 24, 2020.

Total of Checks:                                             $5,243,901.45
Voids:                                                                   ($7,824.68)
Total Payroll Deductions (FY 2020/21)            ($453,770.35)
Grand Total:                                                   $4,782,306.42

Cancellations:  237, 89626, 89928, 90047, 90716, 90869
X.

Adjournment

Adjournment in memory of Milady Quito, Principal of Independence Elementary School.

I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted November 19, 2020 at 6:11 p.m. as required by law.



Carmen Avalos, CMC
City Clerk




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