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CITY COUNCIL/COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
REGULAR SESSION
JULY 20, 2010
6:30 P.M.

Councilmembers/Boardmembers
Mayor/Chairman
John Moreno
Mayor Pro Tem/Vice Chair
Luis J. Castro
Daniel F. Romero
Maritza Hurtado
Bill Hodge

City Of Calexico
608 Heber Ave.
Calexico, CA
City Manager/Exec Dir.
Victor M. Carillo
City Attorney
Jennifer Lyon
City Treasurer
Rodolfo Moreno
City Clerk
Lourdes Cordova

 ***AGENDA***

CLOSED SESSION - 5:30 P.M.

A. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS
Agency Representatives; Victor M. Carrillo, Armando Villa, Judith Hashem, Rosalind Guerrero, Jennifer Lyon.
Employee Organizations: SEIU/CMEA; SEIU/Water-Wastewater Operators Assoc.; Supervisors Assoc.; Police Officers Assoc.; Fire Fighters Assoc.; and Unrepresented Employees.

B. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION
Alarcon et. Al. v City of Calexico (1case).

C. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION
Pursuant to G.C. Section 54956.9 ( C ) (1case)


CALL TO ORDER AND ATTENDANCE
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
APPROVAL OF AGENDA


ANNOUNCEMENTS/PUBLIC COMMENTS: NOTE: Public comments are welcome. Speakers will be limited to three minutes. Please complete a speaker form prior to the start of the meeting. At a special meeting, public comments are allowed only on agendized items. If the item you wish to comment on is a closed session item, please comment now. If the item you wish to comment on is on the public portion of the agenda, we will take your comment when we get to the item on the agenda.

Presentation by: Imagine School, Armida Romero
ORMAT Business Development Director, Charlene Wardlow,


CONSENT

1. Approve the Affidavit of Warrants paid for June 2010.
2. Adopt a Resolution establishing the special tax requirement for Community Facilities District 2003-1 for Fiscal Year 2010-2011.

3. Adopt resolutions related to April 4, 2010 earthquake and aftershocks and ratification of various emergency actions.
Staff Recommendation: adopt the following resolutions:
a. Approving declarations issued by City Manager related to the Earthquake emergency.
b. Declaring the continuing existence of the local emergency; suspending the public bidding requirements; and ratifying the expenditures and contracts by the City Manager since April 4, 2010.


4. Adopt a resolution to extend provisions of California Penal Code Section 396 relating to unfair business practices within the City of Calexico during and shortly after the Proclamation of a state of emergency for an additional 30-day period.

5. Adopt a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute agreements with the State Board of Equalization for implementation of a local transaction and use tax.

6. Adopt an ordinance, by title only, waive full reading, amending Chapter 10.58 “Towing Services,” section 10.58.050 of the Municipal Code regarding granting franchise agreements for towing services within the city of Calexico.

7. Approve and adopt the City of Calexico Volunteer Policy and Procedure Manual.

8. Authorize City Manager to sign agreements with the training agencies: IVC Workability III Program; IVC Work Study; IVROP Project ACE; SER Senior Community Service.

9. Authorize City Manager to sign agreement for fifth year of service for Live Homework Help Service provided at the Library.

10. Authorize City Manager to sign contract to renew the agreement for the City’s participation in the SER – Senior Community Employment.

11. Authorize City Manager and City Attorney to finalize negotiations regarding the New River and for City Manager to execute:
a. Grant Agreement with State Water Resources Control Board.
b. Approve Budget Amendment Resolution.



12. Authorize staff to file notice of completion for the 2010 Street Improvement Project.


PUBLIC HEARINGS

13. Consider adopting an ordinance approving a Development agreement between the City of Calexico and Raul/Alice Estrada for real property within the City of Calexico.
Staff Recommendation: Hold hearing. Receive input. Adopt ordinance by title only, waive full reading of the ordinance.



14. Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment No. 2009-02 (Sign Ordinance Update)
Staff Recommendation: Hold public hearing and allow input. If council chooses,
a. Adopt City Council Resolution approving Negative Declaration No. 2009-12.
b. Adopt Ordinance repealing various sections of the Municipal Code pertaining to signs and
replacing them with a new Updated Sign Ordinance (zoning Ordinance Text Amendment No. 2009-02).



BUSINESS

15. Discussion regarding the Downtown parking meters.
Staff Recommendation: Eliminate parking meter program.


16. Consider authorizing the hire of a limited term Public Safety Dispatcher to fill a permanent position vacancy.
Staff Recommendation: Authorize rehire.


17. Consider authorizing the City Manager and City Clerk to post and publish the attached Request for Proposal for Development Teams to propose to assist the City in analyzing, developing, constructing and operating a new toll system to be established at the Calexico/Mexicali Port of Entries.
Staff Recommendation: Authorize City Manager and City Clerk to post and publish RFP.


18. Consider approving the requested Ormat CCEZ Expansion, confirming the JPA’s action on May 20, 2010.

19. Appointments by Councilmembers Hurtado and Hodge to various Commissions. Appointment by Mayor Moreno to Arts Commission.
Staff Recommendation: Make appointments.


20. Future agenda items.



ADJOURNMENT OF CITY COUNCIL/RDA BOARD AGENDA

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***AGENDA***



CALL TO ORDER AND ATTENDANCE
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
APPROVAL OF AGENDA


ANNOUNCEMENTS/PUBLIC COMMENTS: NOTE: Public comments are welcome. Speakers will be limited to three minutes. Please complete a speaker form prior to the start of the meeting. At a special meeting, public comments are allowed only on agendized items. If the item you wish to comment on is a closed session item, please comment now. If the item you wish to comment on is on the public portion of the agenda, we will take your comment when we get to the item on the agenda.


BUSINESS

1. Approval of Letter of Intent to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Calexico Certified Operators/SEIU Local 221.
Staff recommendation: Approve letter of intent.

2. Consider authorizing City Manager to sign letter and/or make further revisions if necessary to memorialize understanding and agreement with respect to the Joint Use Agreement between the City and the Calexico Unified School District related to the swimming pool located at 1030 Encinas Ave.
Staff recommendation: Provide direction to City Manager.




ADJOURNMENT OF CITY COUNCIL/RDA BOARD AGENDA

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