South Gate


Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.


Call to Order/Roll Call with Invocation & Pledge

CALL TO ORDER M. Belen Bernal, Mayor
INVOCATION Pastor Anthony Kidd, Community of Faith Bible Church
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Steve Costley, Deputy Director of Parks & Recreation
ROLL CALL Carmen Avalos, City Clerk


City Officials

M. Belen Bernal Carmen Avalos

Denise Diaz Gregory Martinez

Al Rios Michael Flad
Maria Davila
Raul F. Salinas


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.

Proclamations, Certificates, Introductions and Ceremonial Actions


1. Proclamation for Pete Morales for his 18 years of dedicated service

The City Council will issue a Proclamation to Pete Morales in recognition for his 18 years of dedicated service to Golf Course patrons at South Gate Park and to wish him well in his retirement. (PARKS)

2. Appointment to the Tweedy Mile Advisory Board

Council Member Al Rios will make an appointment to the Tweedy Mile Advisory Board to fill a vacancy for the unexpired term ending on January 31, 2021; the appointment will be ratified by a majority vote of the City Council.  (ADMIN SVCS)

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.

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.

Consent Calendar Items

Agenda Items 3, 4, 5 and 6 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.

3. Adopt Ordinance 2020-01-CC granting a five year franchise to Tesoro SoCal Pipeline Company, LLC

The City Council will waive the reading in full and adopt Ordinance No. 2020-01-CC granting a five-year franchise to Tesoro SoCal Pipeline Company, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, commencing retroactively on February 27, 2019, to lay and use pipes, ditches, flumes, conduits and appurtenances for transmitting and distributing oil or products thereof, for any and all purposes in, along, across, upon and under the public streets, ways, alleys and places, as the same now or may hereafter exist within the City of South Gate.  (PW)

4. Agreement with RSG, Inc., for general on-call services

The City Council will consider: (ADMIN SVCS)

a.     Approving an Agreement (Contract No.                      ) with RSG, Inc., for general on-call services through and including June 30, 2021, in an amount not-to-exceed $172,115; and

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

5. Authorization to convert park space into parking area for Police vehicles

The City Council will consider approving the change of use of the park space adjacent to the Police Department from open city park space to exclusive use parking for Police vehicles. (PARKS)

6. Minutes

The City Council will consider:  (CLERK)

A.     Approving the Regular Meeting and Special Meeting minutes of February 11, 2020; and

B.     Approving the Regular Meeting and Special Meeting minutes of February 25, 2020.

Reports, Recommendations and Requests


7. Warrant Register for March 10, 2020

The City Council will consider approving the Warrants and Cancellations for March 10, 2020. (ADMIN SVCS)

Total of Checks:        $3,610,354.83
Voids:       ($      1,143.09)
Total Payroll Deductions:       $   417,144.56
Grand Total:        $3,192,067.18

Cancellations: 86829, 86946, 87198, 86923


I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted March 5, 2020 at 4:50 p.m., as required by law.

Carmen Avalos, CMC
City Clerk

Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the City Council after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection in the City Clerk's Office

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