South Gate

SOUTH GATE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.


SOUTH GATE COUNCIL CHAMBERS OR TELECONFERENCE
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MEETING ID: 822 6559 2419

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I.

Call to Order/Roll Call with Invocation & Pledge


CALL TO ORDERAl Rios, Mayor                
INVOCATIONBishop Juan Carlos Mendez, Centro Cristiano Bet-El Church
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCENancy Elizarraras, Police Officer
ROLL CALLCarmen 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

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 October 6, 2021, as California Clean Air Day

The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring October 6, 2021, as California Clean Air Day in the City of South Gate. (CM)

 

2. Proclamation Declaring October 11-15, 2021 Code Enforcement Officer Appreciation Week

The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring the week of October 11 - 15, 2021, as Code Enforcement Officer Appreciation Week in the City of South Gate. (CM)

 

3. Proclamation Declaring October 2021 as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring the month of October 2021, as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the City of South Gate.  (CM)

 

4. Proclamation declaring October 2021 as National Bullying Prevention Month

The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring October 2021, as National Bullying Prevention Month in the City of South Gate.  (CM)

 

5. Proclamation Declaring October 2021 as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring the month of October 2021 as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the City of South Gate (CM)

 

6. Proclamation Declaring October 2021 as Crime Prevention Month

The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring the month of October 2021, as Crime Prevention Month in the City of South Gate.  (PD)

 

7. Introduction of Promoted Employee

The City Council will allow staff to introduce the new and promotional full-time employees hired or promoted during August 2021. (ADMIN SVCS)

V.

Public Hearings

 

8. Ordinance amending Section 1.52.081 (Electronic Filing) to Chapter 1.52 (Municipal Elections) of Title 1 (Administration and Personnel) to allow for electronic filing of 700 Forms

The City Council will conduct a Public Hearing to consider waiving the reading in full and introducing an Ordinance                      adding Section 1.52.081 (Electronic Filing) to Chapter 1.52 (Municipal Elections) of Title 1 (Administration and Personnel), of the South Gate Municipal Code relating to electronic filing of Campaign Statements and Statements of Economic Interest (Form 700). (CLERK)

VI.

Item moved up from Reports, Recommendations and Requests (per City Council direction at Sept. 14, 2021 meeting)

 

9. Citywide Parking Study, City Project No. 590-RPT

The City Council will consider: (PW)

a. Receiving and filing a presentation of the Citywide Parking Study; and

b. Approving the Citywide Parking Study and its Priority Tool Kit.

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 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16 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.

 

10. Resolution adopting the clarification of authority granted the City Manager as Personnel Officer

The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution                     clarifying the authority granted the City Manager under South Gate Municipal Code Section 1.24.150 (Personnel Officer).

 

11. Resolution extending the Local Emergency as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic

The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution                  extending the Local Emergency within the City as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic.

 

12. Resolution authorizing modification of requirements of CA Vehicle Code Section 22514 to reduce parking restrictions near fire hydrants

The City Council will consider:  (PW)

a.  Adopting a Resolution                      authorizing a modification to the requirements of California Vehicle Code Section 22514, to reduce the stopping, parking or standing distance restriction from 15 feet to at least 5 feet on both sides of a fire hydrant, where necessary to increase parking capacity;

b.  Authorizing the Director of Public Works to reduce the length of red curb adjacent to fire hydrants from 15 feet to at least 5 feet on both sides of a fire hydrant, on an as-needed basis, where necessary to create additional on-street parking spaces; and

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

 

13. Resolution accepting Grant Deed for PATH Villas South Gate LP

The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.  Accepting the Grant Deed from PATH Villas South Gate, LP, as necessary to secure a 13-foot-wide swath of property along Imperial Highway for roadway purposes; and

b.  Authorizing the Mayor to execute the Certificate of Acceptance in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.

 

14. Agreements with Security Signal Devices, Inc., (SSD) for additional equipment and security services

The City Council will consider: (PARKS)

a.  Approving the proposed agreements with Security Signal Devices, Inc. ("SSD") for the purchase, installation, and monitoring of additional cameras and security devices for a total cost not to exceed $137,132;

b.  Appropriating $58,159 from the unrestricted fund balance in the Building & Infrastructure Maintenance Fund, $29,342 from the unrestricted fund balance in the Water Fund, $14,671 from the unrestricted fund balance in the Sewer Fund, and $14,671 from the unrestricted fund balance in the Refuse Fund, for a total of $116,843 to Account No. 524-401-61-9100 (BIM - Facility Improvements) for the purchase of equipment;

c.  Appropriating $20,289 from the unrestricted CDBG Fund to Account No. 243-634-61-6101 (CDBG Fund - Professional Services) for security monitoring services; and

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

 

15. Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 3378 Metro for Measure R funding for the Firestone Boulevard City Project No. 476-TRF

The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.  Approving Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 3378 Measure R Funding Agreement with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority ("Metro") retroactively extending the lapsing date from June 30, 2021 to June 30, 2022, for the Firestone Boulevard Regional Corridor Capacity Enhancement Phase II Project, City Project No. 476-TRF, Metro Project ID No. MR306.33; and

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

 

16. Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 3158 with Etrak Recreation Software, LLC., extending service

The City Council will consider:  (PARKS)

a.  Approving Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 3185 with "eTrak-plus", now doing business as "etrak Recreation Software, LLC.," extending the term from January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2023; and

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

 

17. Item Was Removed From The Agenda

X.

Reports, Recommendations and Requests

 

18. Ordinance adopting a moratorium on permits and/or licenses for new schools

The City Council will consider adopting an Interim Urgency Ordinance                        adopting as an urgency measure by the City Council of the City of South Gate, imposing a moratorium on the approval of permits, licenses, variances and entitlements for the establishment of new or expansion of existing school uses within the City's commercial and industrial zones. (CM)

 

19. American Rescue Plan Act Allocation

The City Council will: (CM)

a.  Consider proposed programs/projects to be funded in Fiscal Year 2021-22 with American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds; and

b.  Authorizing necessary budget appropriation and adjustments to implement approved programs/projects totaling $21,561,290; and

c.  Directing staff to seek appropriate proposals from qualified third-party providers for designated social services eligible under the ARPA guidelines.

 

20. Warrant register for September 28, 2021

The City Council will consider: (ADMIN SVCS)

a.  Approving Check No. 93793 from September 14, 2021, Check No. 93597 from August 24, 2021, Check No 93439 from August 10, 2021; and

b.  Approving the Warrant Register for September 28, 2021

Total of Checks :                    $9,976,723.89

Voids:                                     $         (703.00)

Total of Payroll Deductions    $  (327,614.15)

Grand Total:                           $9,648,406.74

Cancellations:  93891, 94042, 94043

XI.

Adjournment

I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted September 23, 2021 at 9:50 a.m. as required by law.


Carmen Avalos, CMC

City Clerk


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