South Gate

MAY 13, 2021
7:00 p.m.
Teleconference Dial-in-Number is (669) 900-6833.  Meeting ID: 814 2073 5067.  Website:



Chair: Joshua Barron
Commissioner: Robert Montalvo
Vice Chair: VACANT
Commissioner: Adolfo Varas
Secretary: Jennifer Cypert
Parks and Recreation Interim Director: Steve Costley
Commissioner: Alan Flores, II  


Call to Order


Flag Salute


Roll Call


COVID 19 Meeting Procedures

Pursuant to Governor Newsom's Executive Order N-29-20, members of the South Gate Parks & Recreation Commission, staff, and the public, will participate in the May 13, 2021 meeting via teleconference to avoid exposure to COVID-19.  The teleconference Dial-in-Number is (669) 900-6833.  Meeting ID: 814 2073 5067.  Website:

Procedure for Participation:
Any person wanting to participate may request to "speak" on an agenda item.  Once acknowledged and authorized by the Chair the person may speak.  Alternatively, any person may submit comments on an item electronically by emailing  Submissions by email must be received no later than 45 minutes prior to  the posted start time of the meeting.  All emails will be made part of the record, copies to the Commissioners, and filed.

Subject line should read:  COMMENTS FOR ITEM ______, MEETING OF: ________________.

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 icon or press *9 at the appropriate time indicated by the Chair.  When you are selected to speak, you will hear that you are unmuted, you can now voice your comments.  Your patience with these changes is appreciated as we adjust to these new ways of conducting meetings.

Report on Posting

I, Ana Medina, Parks & Recreation Sr. Secretary, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was properly posted on May 6, 2021 at 5:30 p.m., as required by law.


Meeting Compensation Disclosure

Pursuant to Government Code Section 54952.3:  Disclosure of compensation for meeting attendance by the Parks & Recreation Commissioners is $75.00 per meeting.

Approval of Meeting Minutes

Recommend motion: Motion to approve minutes as presented

Public Comment

During this time, members of the public or staff may address the Parks & Recreation Commission regarding any items within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission. Comments from the audience will be limited to five minutes per speaker; unless authorized by the Commission Chair, 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: 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.

Open Session Items


1. Reorganization

Recommended motion: The Commission must nominate and approve a Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary for the coming year.

2. Recreation Program 3rd Quarter Report

Recommended Motion: Motion to Receive and file

3. Grounds & Facility Maintenance 3rd Quarter Report

Recommended Motion: Motion to receive and file

4. Goals and Performance Measures for FY 2021/22

Recommended Motion: Receive and file

5. Approval of Proposed Meeting Schedule for FY 2021/22

Recommended Motion: To approve the proposed meeting schedule with any suggested changes for the coming fiscal year

6. Proposal of Memorial Wording on Baseball Mural for Jose "JoJo" Gomez

Recommended Motion; To receive and provide direction

Director's Report/Comments


Parks & Recreation Commission Sub-Committee Reports


Request for Items on Future Agendas



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

8650 California Avenue, South Gate, CA 90280
(323) 563-9510 * fax (323) 563-5411 *

In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in the Parks and Recreation Commission Meetings, please contact the Parks Administration Office at (323) 357-9645.

Notification 48 hours prior to the Meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to assure accessibility.