South Gate


Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.


Call to Order/Roll Call

CALL TO ORDER Maria Davila, Chair
ROLL CALL Carmen Avalos, Recording Secretary


Authority Officials

Maria Davila Michael Flad

M. Belen Bernal Carmen Avalos

Denise Diaz Arturo Cervantes
Al Rios

Raul F. Salinas


Meeting Compensation Disclosure

Pursuant to Government Code Section 54952.3:  Disclosure of compensation for meeting attendance by Board Members is $50 per meeting.

Open Session Agenda


1. Re-Organization

The South Gate Utility Authority will re-organize and make the following appointments:  (ADMIN)

a. Appointing Mayor Belén Bernal as Chairperson;

b. Appointing Vice Mayor Denise Diaz as Vice Chairperson;

c. Appointing Council Members Maria Davila, Bill De Witt and Al Rios as Board Members;

d. Appointing City Manager Michael Flad as Executive Director;

e. Appointing City Clerk Carmen Avalos as Recording Secretary;

f. Appointing Director of Administrative Services Jackie Acosta as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer;

g. Secretary position to remain vacant; and

h. Appointing City Attorney Raul F. Salinas as Authority Counsel.

2. Resolution establishing a regular meeting schedule

The South Gate Utility Authority will consider adopting a Resolution                   establishing a regular meeting schedule and providing for other matters related thereto.  (ADMIN SVCS)

3. Resolution refinancing outstanding water revenue bonds

The South Gate Utility Authority will consider adopting a Resolution                  authorizing the issuance of its Water Revenue Refunding Bonds, 2019 Series A, and its Taxable Water Revenue Refunding Bonds, 2019 Series A-T; approving an Indenture of Trust, a Continuing Disclosure Agreement, a Preliminary Official Statement, a Bond Purchase Contract and Escrow Agreements; appointing the professional financing team; and authorizing certain other actions in connection therewith.  (ADMIN SVCS)

4. Adoption of a debt management policy and continuing disclosure undertaking policy

The South Gate Utility Authority will consider adopting a Resolution                approving a Debt Management Policy and Continuing Disclosure Undertaking Policy and authorizing certain actions in connection therewith.  (ADMIN SVCS)

5. Minutes

The South Gate Utility Authority will consider approving the Meeting minutes of June 13, 2017.  (CLERK)

Comments from the Audience

During this time, members of the public and staff may address the Board of Directors regarding any items within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Public Utility Authority. Comments from the audience will be limited to five (5) minutes per speaker; unless authorized by the Chairperson, 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 Board of Directors desires to provide all members of the public with the opportunity to address the Board.  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.

Comments from the Authority Members

During this time, the Board of Directors 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. The Board of Directors will also have an opportunity to comment on matters not on the agenda.

Following the Board of Directors, reports and comments will be heard by the Secretary, Treasurer and President.


I, Carmen Avalos, Secretary, certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Meeting Agenda was posted on November 21, 2019, at 6:28 p.m., as required by law.

Carmen Avalos,
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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