South Gate

SOUTH GATE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.


I.

Call to Order/Roll Call with Invocation & Pledge

                                                                                                                            
CALL TO ORDER Denise Diaz, Vice Mayor
INVOCATION
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE William Ruiz, GEAR UP 4 LA Academic Advisor
ROLL CALL Carmen Avalos, City Clerk

 
II.

City Officials

MAYOR CITY CLERK

Carmen Avalos


VICE MAYOR CITY TREASURER
Denise Diaz Gregory Martinez


COUNCIL MEMBERS CITY MANAGER
Al Rios Michael Flad
Maria Davila
Maria Belen Bernal 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.


The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring September 23 through 27, 2019, as National GEAR UP Week in the City of South Gate.  (ADMIN)
 

2.


The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring October 2, 2019 as “California Clean Air Day.”  (PW)
 

3.


The City Council will present a Certificate of Appreciation to South Gate resident Maribel Alvarez in recognition of her continued genuine care, generosity and heartwarming good deeds for her nearby neighbor.  (PD)
 

4.


The City Council will present Certificates of Appreciation to the Relay For Life of South Gate - Lynwood event leadership team and relay teams for their participation in this year’s cancer awareness fundraiser event held on July 20, 2019.  (ADMIN)
V.

Public Hearings

 

5.


The City Council will conduct a Public Hearing to consider waiving the reading in full and introducing an Ordinance                 adding new Section 11.28.050 (Gateway District Specific Plan), to Chapter 11.28 (Specific Plans), of Title 11 (Zoning), of the South Gate Municipal Code amending the South Gate Zoning Map to include an overlay boundary designation for the Gateway District Specific Plan, and adopting the Initial Study and Negative Declaration in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act.  (CD)
 

6.


The City Council will conduct a Public Hearing to consider adopting a Resolution             receiving and approving the program year 2018-2019 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report and authorizing the execution of all necessary documents for submittal to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  (CD)
 

7.


The City Council will conduct a Public Hearing to consider:  (PD)

a. Authorizing utilization of 2019 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Funds, in the amount of $44,387 for the purchase of equipment for sworn personnel;

b. Increasing the Fiscal Year 2019/20 revenue projection in account 231-4620 (Police Grants - Edward Byrne Memorial Grant) by $19,387, from $25,000 to $44,387; and

c. Amending the Fiscal Year 2019/20 Police Grants Fund Budget by appropriating $23,504 to account number 231-554-21-6203 for the purchase of bulletproof vests and helmets; $15,231 to account number 231-554-21-6204 for radio communications and headsets; $4,320 to account number 231-554-21-6101 for the Narcan Nasal Program administration fees; and $1,332 to account number 231-554-21-6340 for the required 3% National Incident Based Reporting System allocation for the Police Department.
 

8.


The City Council will conduct a Public Hearing to consider:  (PD)

a. Authorizing utilization of the 2019 Selective Traffic Enforcement Program Grant Funds from the State of California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for personnel overtime, equipment and training;

b. Approving the Grant Agreement with the OTS, Grant Number PT20123;

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

d. Increasing the Fiscal Year 2019/20 revenue projection in Account No. 231-4624 (Police Grants - Office of Traffic Safety) by $89,000 to $149,895; and

e. Amending the Fiscal Year 2019/20 Police Grants Fund budget by appropriating $59,612 to Account No. 231-556-21-5111 for overtime; $27,645 to Account No. 231-556-21-6204 for equipment; and $1,743 in Account No. 231-556-21-6340 for training.
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 9, 10, 11, 12 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.
 

9.


The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution                    temporarily suspending the enforcement of issuing administrative citations to allow for limited alcohol beverage consumption during a private corporate event at the South Gate GOALS Soccer Center, located at South Gate Park, on February 29, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  (PARKS)
 

10.


The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution               amending Resolution No. 6454 (Salary Resolution and Position Classification Plan) to create the position of Senior Financial Analyst in the Administrative Services Department, to approve the corresponding job specification, and to update the appropriate salary pay table.  (ADMIN SVCS)
 

11.


The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution               appointing Water Division Manager Christopher Castillo as the Primary Board Member, and Senior Engineer Gladis Deras and Associate Engineer Victor Chavez as the Alternate Board Members to serve on the Governing Board of the Los Angeles Gateway Region Integrated Regional Water Management Joint Powers Authority (GWMA) for a two-year term beginning October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2021.  (PW)
 

12.


The City Council will consider:  (ADMIN)

a. Approving a Professional Services Agreement (Contract No.                ) with Smith Dawson & Andrews, Inc., to provide federal legislative advocacy services, in an amount not-to-exceed $40,000; and

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

13. This item was removed from the agenda.

 

14. This item was removed from the agenda.

 

15.


The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a. Approving Amendment No. 5 to Contract No. 3131 with Wilidan Engineering, Inc., extending the term through November 30, 2019, for as-needed engineering services under the existing contract budget, and to allow time to award a new contract; and

b. Authorizing the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 5 in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.
 

16. This item was removed from the agenda.

 

17. This item was removed from the agenda.

IX.

Reports, Recommendations and Requests

 

18.


The City Council will discuss and select from one of the two statutory options proposed below to fill the City Council vacancy until a newly elected City Council Member is installed:  (CLERK)

a. Directing the City Clerk to accept applications, in a sealed envelope, from qualified residents interested to fill the City Council vacancy until October 7, 2019, to conduct a Special City Council meeting on October 15, 2019, to interview, select and appoint a qualified resident to serve the remainder of the unexpired City Council Member’s term until a new City Council Member is elected at the March 3, 2020, General Municipal Election, and installed, and administer the oath of office to the appointee at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting of October 22, 2019; OR

b. Directing staff and the City Clerk to conduct a Special Municipal Election within 120 days of the calling of a Special Municipal Election to fill said vacancy.
 

19.


The City Council will consider:  (CLERK)

a. Re-organizing by nominating and selecting a new Mayor and new vice Mayor for a term expiring March 2020, the selection will be ratified by a majority vote of the City Council; and

b. The Oath of Office will be administered to the newly selected Mayor and Vice Mayor.
 

20.


The City Council will consider approving the Warrants and Cancellations for September 24, 2019.  (ADMIN SVCS)

Total of Checks: $2,761,998.02
Voids $      (3,928.00)
Total of Payroll Deductions: $  (307,378.95)
Grand Total: $2,450,691.07

Cancellations: 81742, 82651
X.

Adjournment


I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted September 19, 2019 at 6:43 p.m., as required by law.



Carmen Avalos,
City Clerk




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