South Gate

SOUTH GATE CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.


TELECONFERENCE

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

MEETING ID: 836 3007 9964

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I.

Call to Order/Roll Call with Invocation & Pledge


CALL TO ORDERAl Rios, Mayor                
INVOCATIONReverend Sean Pica from Redeemer Lutheran Church
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCEJoshua Barron, Parks & Recreation Commissioner
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

 

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 June 22, 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: 836 3007 9964 and https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83630079964

 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 JUNE 22, 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 July 4th as Independence Day

The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring the 4th of July 2021 as Independence Day in honor and celebration of our nation's 245th birthday.  (CM)

 

2. Proclamation declaring July as Parks Make Life Better Month

The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring July 2021 as Parks Make Life Better! Month. (CM)

 

3. Proclamation declaring July as National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

The City Council will issue a Proclamation declaring July 2021 as National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. (CM)

 

4. Certificates to High School Graduates who overcame obstacles

The City Council will present Certificates of Appreciation to Naud Avellaneda, Angel Ayala, Bryan Bonilla, Briana Guerra, Liza Lopez, Axel Perez, Ashley Rivas and Arianna Sanabria. (CM)

 

5. Introduction of promoted employees

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

 

6. Appointments to the Tweedy Mile Advisory Board

Council Member Maria Davila will consider appointing Angela Lucero to the Tweedy Mile Advisory Board; the appointment must be ratified by a majority vote of the City Council. (CM)

V.

Public Hearings

 

7. Resolution adopting the 2020 Urban Water Management Plan and 2020 Water Shortage Contingency Plan

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

a.   Receiving and filing a presentation of the City's 2020 Urban Water Management Plan and Water Shortage Contingency Plan;

b.   Adopting a Resolution                   adopting the 2020 Urban Water Management Plan to comply with the Urban Water Management Planning Act (California Water Code Division 6, Part 2.6, Sections 10610 through 10657) as mandated in California; and

c.   Adopting a Resolution                    adopting the 2020 Water Shortage Contingency Plan to comply with the Urban Water Management Planning Act (California Water Code Division 6, Part 2.6, Sections 10610 through 10657) as mandated in California.

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 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 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.

 

8. Ordinance No. 2021-06-CC changing the City's Municipal Election date the November Statewide General Election Cycle, Effective 2022


The City Council will consider waiving the reading in full and adopting Ordinance No. 2021-06-CC changing the date of the City's General Municipal Election from the March Statewide Primary Election cycle to the November Statewide General Election cycle, effective in 2022, and continuing thereafter in even numbered years. (CLERK) 

 

9. Ordinance No. 2021-07-CC Authorizing the City's Public, Educational, and Governmental Programming Access Support Fee

The City Council will consider waiving the reading in full and adopting Ordinance No. 2021-07-CC establishing the City's public, educational, and governmental programming access support fee on state-franchised video service providers operating within the City of South Gate. (CM)

 

10. Resolution extending the Local Emergency due to 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. (CM)

 

11. Resolution approving compensation tables and benefits for Executive Management Contract Employees hired after July 1, 2021

The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution                        approving and adopting compensation tables and benefits for Executive Management Contract Employees hired after July 1, 2021. (CM)

 

12. Resolution adopting Local Streets & Roads Funding Program Project List for Fiscal Year 2021/22

The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution                     adopting the Local Streets and Roads Funding Program Project List for Fiscal Year 2021/22 to program $1,863,456 in Senate Bill 1 funds to the Citywide Sidewalk Improvements Project Phase VIII, City Project No. 683-ST; the Long Beach Boulevard Pedestrian and Median Improvements Project, City Project No. 515-ST; the Citywide Residential Resurfacing Project Phase II, City Project No. 661-ST; and the Citywide Residential Resurfacing Project Phase III, City Project No. 684-ST, in compliance with Senate Bill 1 requirements. (PW)

 

13. Resolution updating the job specification of the Equipment Maintenance Superintendent position in Public Works

The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution                     amending Resolution No. 6454 (Salary Resolution and Position Classification Plan) updating the job specification of the Equipment Maintenance Superintendent position in the Public Works Department. (ADMIN SVCS)

 

14. Grant Deed of Right-of-Way Dedication of 8616 Long Beach Boulevard from Gratitude RE, LLC

The Council will consider: (PW)

a. Accepting the Grant Deed from Gratitude RE, LLC to secure a 3-foot swath of right-of-way for street purposes along Long Beach Boulevard; and 

b. Authorizing the Mayor to execute the Certificates of Acceptance in forms acceptable to the City Attorney

 

15. Notice of Completion for the Citywide Sidewalk Improvement Project, Phase VII

The City Council will consider: (PW)

a.    Accepting completion of construction, effective April 29, 2021, of the Citywide Sidewalk Improvement Project Phase VII, City Project No. 659-ST, constructed by Vido Samarzich, Inc.;

b.    Approving a transfer of $54,532 in Measure R Funds from Account No. 311-790-31-9565 (Long Beach Boulevard Street Improvement Project) into Account No. 311-790-39-9479 (Capital Improvements - South Gate Citywide Sidewalk Improvement Project, Phase VII) to fully fund construction and construction management services; and

c.    Directing the City Clerk to file Notice of Completion with Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder's Office.

 

16. Master Agreement with Robert Half International, Inc., for temporary staff on an as-needed basis

The Council will consider: (ADMIN SVCS) 

a. Approving a Master Agreement _______ with Robert Half International Inc. for the procurement of temporary staff on an as-needed basis, in an amount not-to-exceed $300,000 per fiscal year; and 

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

 

17. Minutes

The City Council will consider: (CLERK)

a.    Approving the Special and Regular Meeting minutes of May 11, 2021; and

b.    Approving the Special Meeting minutes of April 20, April 27, and May 25, 2021.

IX.

Reports, Recommendations and Requests

 

18. American Rescue Plan Act Plan

The City Council will consider: (CM)

a.   Receiving and filing the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 report; and

b.   Providing direction to staff on the proposed use of the City's estimated $34.5 million allocation from the ARPA. Based on the City Council's direction, staff will prepare appropriate budgetary action for the City Council's consideration at a future meeting.

 

19. Warrants

The City Council will consider: (ADMIN SVCS)

a.     Approving Check No. 92614 from May 25, 2021;

b.     Approving Check No. 92718 from June 8, 2021; and

c.     Approving the Warrant Register for June 22, 2021

Total of Checks :                    $2,487,616.07

Voids:                                     $     (1,224.58)

Total of Payroll Deductions    $ (408,099.64)

Grand Total:                           $2,078,291.85


Cancellations:  92422, 92643, 92783, 92893

X.

Adjournment

Adjournment in memory of former Lakewood City Manager Howard L. Chambers.

I, Carmen Avalos, City Clerk, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted June 16, 2021 at 3:17 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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