South Gate

SOUTH GATE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.


TELECONFERENCE

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


MEETING ID: 811 1740 4550

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I.

Call to Order/Roll Call with Invocation & Pledge


CALL TO ORDER Al Rios, Mayor                
INVOCATION Pastor Anthony Kidd, Community of Faith Bible Church
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Carmen Avalos, City Clerk
ROLL CALL Carmen Avalos, City Clerk

II.

City Officials

MAYOR CITY CLERK
Al Rios Carmen Avalos


VICE MAYOR CITY TREASURER
Maria del Pilar Avalos Gregory Martinez


COUNCIL MEMBERS INTERIM CITY MANAGER
Maria Davila 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 27, 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: 811 1740 4550 and https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81117404550

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 27, 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.
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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 declaring May 2021 as Older Americans Month


The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring May 2021 as Older Americans Month and Recognizing Sonia Miranda as this year's honoree.  (CM)
 

2. Proclamation declaring May 2021 as CalFresh Awareness Month


The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring May 2021 as CalFresh Program Awareness Month. (CM)
 

3. Proclamation declaring May 2021 as Lupus Awareness Month


The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring May 2021 as Lupus Awareness Month and May 10, 2021, as Lupus Awareness Day. (CM)
 

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 during March 2021. (ADMIN SVCS)
V.

Public Hearings

 

5. Interim Urgency Ordinance Extending A Temporary Limit On Food Delivery Fees


The City Council will conduct a Public Hearing to consider waiving the reading in full and adopting an Interim Urgency Ordinance                   extending Interim Urgency Ordinance No. 2021-04-CC continuing the temporary limit on the charges imposed by third-party food delivery services on local restaurants during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (CM)
 

6. Proposed Projects and Allocations Eligible for Funding from the Community Development Block Grant Program for FY 2021/22


The City Council will open the Public Hearing and consider: (CD)

a.     Approving the list of proposed projects and allocations recommended by the Citizen Advisory Committee for Community Development Block Grant funds for fiscal year 2021/22;

b.     Approving Staff's recommendation on the appropriation of $53,467of un-programmed CDBG funds;

c.     Directing staff to return to Council with a 2021-22 Action Plan and Subrecipient agreements which reflect these allocations.
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 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.
 

7. Resolution consenting to an additional proposed use of the easement area under a 2020 Soundwall Easement Agreement


The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution                  consenting to an additional proposed use of the easement area adjacent to the Thunderbird Villa Mobile Home Park located at 10001 W. Frontage Road under the 2020 Soundwall Easement Agreement. (PW)
 

8. Agreement with John L. Hunter and Associates, Inc., for as-needed services


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Approving an Agreement (Contract No.                    ) with John L. Hunter and Associates, Inc., for the management of the Used Oil Recycling Grant and Beverage Container Recycling Grant Programs, for a two-year term, retroactively effective July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2022, in the amount of $47,920 for Fiscal Year 2020/21 and $34,905 for Fiscal Year 2021/22, for a total amount not-to-exceed $82,825; and

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

9. Attorney Retainer Agreement with the Law Offices of Gutierrez, Preciado & House, LLP


The City Council will consider: (ATTY)

a.     Approving Attorney Retainer Agreement (Contract No.                       ) with the Law Offices of Gutierrez, Preciado & House, LLP to provide legal services to the City and its Civil Service Commission ("COMMISSION") related to those appeals to be adjudicated by the COMMISSION.; and

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

10. Attorney-Client Retainer Agreement with the Law Offices of Collins + Collins, LLP


The City Council will consider: (ATTY)

a.     Approving Attorney-Client Retainer Agreement (Contract No.                     ) with the Collins Firm to provide legal services in defending the City with regard to the Arguello Litigation lawsuit.; and

b.     Authorizing the Mayor to execute the Agreement in a form acceptable to current special legal counsel handling the matter for the City, including any related agreements pertaining to conflict waivers and joint representation matters.
 

11. Agreement with ClientFirst Technology Consulting to assist the City in procuring a replacement Enterprise Resource Planning System


The City Council will consider: (ADMIN SVCS)

a.     Approving an Agreement (Contract No.                   ) with ClientFirst Technology Consulting, LLC, for assistance with the Request for Proposal (RFP) and Competitive Vendor Selection process for a replacement Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System, in an amount not-to-exceed $82,935; and

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

12. Minutes


The City Council will consider: (CLERK)

a.     Approving the Regular Meeting and Special Meeting minutes of March 23, 2021;

b.     Approving the Special Meeting minutes of March 30, 2021; and

c.     Approving the Regular Meeting and Special Meeting minutes of April 13, 2021.
IX.

Reports, Recommendations and Requests

 

13. Report Pertaining To Senate Bill 970 Regarding The Possibility Of A Change In The City's Election Date


The City Council will consider: (CLERK)

A.     Receiving and filing a summary report pertaining to Senate Bill 970; and

B.     Consider providing staff with direction on how to move forward with planning for the 2022 City of South Gate Municipal Election with one of the two (2) options:

1.     The First Option is to move forward with implementing SB 970, thereby having automatically staggered primary election dates that will align our General Municipal Elections with the State Primaries of March 2020, June 2022, March 2024, June 2026, March 2028, June 2030 respectively; OR

2.     The Second Option is to move our current election cycle from the State Primary to the State General Election date of November of even number years.
 

14. Process for Securing an exclusive Solid Waste Franchise Agreement


The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.     Directing staff to issue a Request for Proposal to procure a new exclusive solid waste franchise agreement through a competitive bid process;

b.     Authorizing the City Manager to approve an agreement with HF&H Consultants (HF&H), in the amount of $150,000, to assist with the development of a Request for Proposal for an Exclusive Solid Waste Franchise Agreement and with the management of the procurement process; and

c.     Appropriating $150,000 from the unrestricted fund balance of the City's Refuse Collection Fund to Account No. 413-733-51-6101 (Refuse Collection Fund - Professional Services) to fund the cost of the HF&H agreement. These funds would be reimbursed upon acceptance of the successor franchise agreement by the City Council by the successful waste hauler.

OR

d.     Directing staff to negotiate a new exclusive solid waste franchise agreement with USA Waste of California Inc., dba Waste Management;

e.     Authorizing the City Manager to approve an agreement with HF&H in the amount of $89,000, to assist staff with the negotiation of a new exclusive solid waste franchise agreement with USA Waste of California Inc, dba Waste Management; and

f.     Appropriating $89,000 from the unrestricted fund balance of the City's Refuse Collection Fund to Account No. 413-733-51-6101 (Refuse Collection Fund - Professional Services) to fund the cost of the HF&H agreement. These funds would be reimbursed upon acceptance of the successor franchise agreement by the City Council by the successful waste hauler.
 

15. Warrant Register of April 27, 2021


The City Council will consider approving the Warrant Register of April 27, 2021: (ADMIN SVCS) 

Total of Checks:                         $1,787,334.79
Voids:                                         $   (18,485.81)
Total of Payroll Deductions        $  (335,151.99)
Grand Total:                               $1,433,696.99

Cancellations:  91996, 90222
X.

Adjournment

I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted April 21, 2021 at 5:25 p.m. as required by law.



Carmen Avalos, CMC
City Clerk

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