City Council

Dee Margo

Peter Svarzbein, District 1

Mayor

Alexsandra Annello, District 2

 

Cassandra Hernandez, District 3

 

Sam Morgan, District 4

Tommy Gonzalez

Isabel Salcido, District 5

City Manager

Claudia L. Rodriguez, District 6

 

Henry Rivera, District 7

 

Cissy  Lizarraga, District 8

 

AGENDA FOR REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

 

August 4, 2020

 

9:00 AM

 

Teleconference phone number 1-915-213-4096

Toll free number:  1-833-664-9267

Conference ID:  140-276-798#

 

 

 

 

TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF OPEN MEETINGS LAWS DUE TO EMERGENCY

 

The Texas Governor temporarily suspended specified provisions of the Texas Open Meetings Act to allow telephonic or videoconference meetings and to avoid congregate settings in physical locations.

 

Notice is hereby given that a Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City of El Paso will be conducted on August 4, 2020 at 9:00 A.M. Members of the public may view the meeting via the following means:

 

Via the City’s website. http://www.elpasotexas.gov/videos

Via television on City15,

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/cityofelpasotx/videos

 

In compliance with the requirement that the City provide two-way communication for members of the public, members of the public may communicate with Council during public comment, and regarding agenda items by calling the following number:

 

1-915-213-4096 or Toll free number: 1-833-664-9267

 

At the prompt please enter the corresponding Conference ID: 140-276-798#

 

The public is strongly encouraged to sign up to speak on items on this agenda before the start of this meeting on the following links:

 

http://www.elpasotexas.gov/municipal-clerk/meetings/city-council-meetings

and

http://legacy.elpasotexas.gov/muni_clerk/signup_form.asp

 

The following members of City Council will be present via video conference:

 

Mayor Dee Margo and Representatives Peter Svarzbein, Alexsandra Annello, Cassandra Hernandez, Sam Morgan, Isabel Salcido, Claudia Rodriguez, Henry Rivera, and Cissy Lizarraga

 

A quorum of City Council must participate in the meeting.

 

At the request of the Mayor, the Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance, Proclamations, and Recognitions by Mayor have been temporarily suspended.

 

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

 

 

 

 

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

 

 

 

 

 

All matters listed under the CONSENT AGENDA, including those on the Addition to the Agenda, will be considered by  City Council to be routine and will be enacted by one motion unless separate discussion is requested by Council Members. Prior to the vote, members of the audience may ask questions regarding items on the consent agenda. When the vote   has been taken, if an item has not been called out for separate discussion, the item has been approved. Council may, however, reconsider any item at any time during the meeting

 

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA - APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Goal 6: Set the Standard for Sound Governance and Fiscal Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.1.

Approval of Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of July 21, 2020, the Agenda Review Meeting of July 20, 2020, the Work Session of February 3, 2020 and the Work Session of March 2, 2020.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

City Clerk's Office, Laura D. Prine, (915) 212-0049

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA - REQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

REQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

 

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA - RESOLUTIONS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Goal 1: Create an Environment Conducive to Strong, Sustainable Economic Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.1.

This Resolution is to authorize the City Manager to sign a License Agreement by and between the City of El Paso (“Licensor”) and SMG, a Pennsylvania General Partnership (“Licensee”) for temporary use of Hangar 7, more specifically, 6600 Airport Road El Paso, Texas, 79925 for the purpose of showing drive-in style events to the public.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Aviation, Sam Rodriguez, (915) 212-7301

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.2.

This Resolution is to authorize the City Manager to sign a Lessor’s Approval of Assignment by and between the City of El Paso (“Lessor”), PXP TEXAS, LLC, SOCAL TEXAS, LLC, and PEP TEXAS, LLC, as Tenants in Common (“Assignor”) and SEALY LEIGH FISHER BLVD. L.L.C. (“Assignee”) for property described as portion of Lot 4, 5, 6, and 7, Block 2, Butterfield Trail Industrial Park, Unit One, Replat “A”, commonly known as 15 Zane Grey, El Paso, Texas.

 

 

 

District 2

 

 

 

Aviation, Sam Rodriguez, (915) 212-7301

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.3.

This Resolution is to authorize the City Manager to sign a Lessor’s Approval of Assignment by and between the City of El Paso (“Lessor”), PXP TEXAS, LLC, SOCAL TEXAS, LLC, and PEP TEXAS, LLC, as Tenants in Common (“Assignor”) and SEALY LEIGH FISHER BLVD. L.L.C. (“Assignee”) for property described as portion of Lot 5, Block 1, Butterfield Trail Industrial Park, Unit One, Replat “A”, commonly known as 7 Leigh Fisher Blvd., El Paso, Texas.

 

 

 

District 2

 

 

 

Aviation, Sam Rodriguez, (915) 212-7301

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Goal 2: Set the Standard for a Safe and Secure City

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.1.

A Resolution to Amend a June 9, 2020 Resolution approved by City Council for a  Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority Grant Award that funds law enforcement agencies for automobile theft enforcement teams and to combat motor vehicle burglary in the Jurisdiction, to add a statutory cite required by the granting entity.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Police, Assistant Chief Patrick Maloney, (915) 212-4309

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Goal 4: Enhance El Paso’s Quality of Life through Recreational, Cultural and Educational Environments

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.1.

That the Director of the El Paso Museum of Art be authorized to accept, on behalf of the City of El Paso, Fifty (50) photographs offered by the Brett Weston Archive and that the City Council waives the requirements contained in Section IV(G) and Section XII(A) of the El Paso Museum of Art Collections Care & Management Policy.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Museums and Cultural Affairs, Ben Fyffe, (915) 212-1766

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.2.

Approve a Resolution to allow the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) to apply for $100,000 (ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS) in federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town Program.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Museums and Cultural Affairs, Ben Fyffe, (915) 212-1766

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.3.

The linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 4.2 Create innovative recreational, educational and cultural programs.

 

That the City Manager or his designee be authorized to sign a Fourteenth Amendment for SMG the Facilities Management and Tourism Agreement (“Agreement”) between the City of El Paso and SMG, to amend the term of the Management Agreement for an additional 8 months beginning on September 2, 2020 pursuant to the same terms and conditions.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing, Bruce D. Collins, (915) 212-1181

Museums and Cultural Affairs, Ben Fyffe, (915) 212-1766

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Goal 6: Set the Standard for Sound Governance and Fiscal Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.1.

That the tax refunds listed on the attachment posted with this agenda be approved.  This action would allow us to comply with state law which requires approval by the legislative body of refunds of tax overpayments exceeding the three year limit.  (See Attachment A)

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Tax Office, Maria O. Pasillas, (915) 212-1737

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

Goal 7: Enhance and Sustain El Paso’s Infrastructure Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.1.

That the City Manager be authorized to sign an Agreement for Professional Services by and between the CITY OF EL PASO and GRV INTEGRATED ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS, LLC, a Texas limited liability company, for a project known as “ARCHITECT AND ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR CITYWIDE BICYCLE INFRASTRUCTURE” for an amount not to exceed THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-EIGHT THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX AND 33/100 DOLLARS ($388,626.33); that the City Engineer is authorized to approve additional Basic Services and Reimbursables for an amount not to exceed Fifty Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($50,000.00) and to approve Additional Services for an amount not to exceed Fifty Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($50,000.00) if such services are necessary for the proper execution of the project and that the increased amounts are within the appropriate budgets of the project for a total amount of FOUR HUNDRED EIGHTY-EIGHT THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX AND 33/100 DOLLARS ($488,626.33); and that the City Manager be authorized to establish the funding sources and make any necessary budget transfers and execute any and all documents necessary for the execution of the Agreement.

 

 

 

Districts 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7

 

 

 

Capital Improvement, Sam Rodriguez, (915) 212-1845

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.

Goal 8: Nurture and Promote a Healthy, Sustainable Community

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.1.

Resolution authorizing the Mayor to sign an amendment to the Interlocal Agreement between the City of El Paso and the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso entered on October 15, 2019 such amendment to extend the construction completion date of the Downtown Center for Civic Empowerment to December 1, 2020.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Community and Human Development, Nicole Ferrini, (915) 212-1659

Community and Human Development, Abraham Gutierrez, (915) 212-1658

 

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA - BOARD APPOINTMENTS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.

Goal 4: Enhance El Paso’s Quality of Life through Recreational, Cultural and Educational Environments

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.1.

Victor Barajas to the Bicycle Advisory Committee by Representative Alexsandra Annello, District 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Representative Alexsandra Annello, (915) 212-0002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.

Goal 8: Nurture and Promote a Healthy, Sustainable Community

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.1.

Jerardo Navarro to the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Advisory Council- RSVP by Representative Dr. Sam Morgan, District 4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Representative Sam Morgan, (915) 212-0004

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA - APPLICATIONS FOR TAX REFUNDS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.

Goal 6: Set the Standard for Sound Governance and Fiscal Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.1.

That the tax refunds listed on the attachment posted with this agenda be approved.  This action would allow us to comply with state law which requires approval by the legislative body of refunds of tax overpayments greater than $2,500.00.  (See Attachment B)

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Tax Office, Maria O. Pasillas, (915) 212-1737

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA - NOTICE FOR NOTATION:

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.

Goal 6: Set the Standard for Sound Governance and Fiscal Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.1.

For notation purposes only: City Representative Henry Rivera, District 7 discloses a bi-weekly donation of $105.00 to the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank’s new Home Delivery Pilot Project, which will be donated by the Representative from his salary as a City Council member. The program is set to deliver emergency food boxes to vulnerable people who may be quarantined due to COVID-19 or who may be shut-in due to age or disability and have limited ability to get food on their own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Representative Henry Rivera, (915) 212-0007

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA - NOTICE OF CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.

Goal 6: Set the Standard for Sound Governance and Fiscal Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.1.

For notation pursuant to Section 2.92.110 of the City Code, receipt of the following campaign contributions by Mayor Margo: $2,500.00 from Maria Teran.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mayor Dee Margo, (915) 212-1051

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.2.

For notation pursuant to Section 2.92.110 of the City Code, receipt of the following campaign contributions by Representative Alexsandra Annello: Juliette Schwab $100, Gregory Schwab $100, Ray Granado $25, Ann Marie Nafziger $100, Jennifer Jolink $50, Eileen Lozano $25, Alejandro Lomeli $50, Phillip Kingston $50, Linnea Toney $100, Danielle Mallory $25, Al Davis $100, Maribel Banuelos $50, Elizabeth Leahy $100, George Stoltz $35, Kylie Augustin $238, James Taylor $25, Ashley Ryan $25, Judy Ackerman $300, Marliyn Guida $100.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Representative Alexsandra Annello, (915) 212-0002

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGULAR AGENDA - OPERATIONAL FOCUS UPDATES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.

Goal 5: Promote Transparent and Consistent Communication Among All Members of the Community

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.1.

Presentation and discussion by the COVID-19 Response + Recovery Cross-Functional Team providing information on key activities, efforts and processes.

 

1. Overview (Tommy Gonzalez)

 

a)         Update on Local Emergency Directives (Karla Nieman)

b)         Update on Emergency Ordinances (Karla Nieman)

c)         Update on City Attorney’s Office Support During COVID-19 Pandemic             (Karla Nieman)

 

2. Cross Functional Team Operations (Chief Mario D’Agostino)

 

3. Team Lead Reports:

 

1.         Health Focus (Hector Ocaranza, M.D.)

2.         Financial Focus (Robert Cortinas)

3.         Testing Recap and Update (Tracey Jerome)

4.         Contact Tracing (Angela Mora)

5.         Planning (Facilities) (Sam Rodriguez)

6.         Community Vulnerabilities and Human Services (Nicole Ferrini)

7.         Education + Communication + Compliance (Dionne Mack, Jessica             Herrera, Ellen Smyth)

8.         Economic Recovery (Jessica Herrera)

9.         Operations Focus (Cary Westin)

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

City Manager's Office, Cary Westin, (915) 212-1063

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.2.

Community Outreach for Capital Improvement Projects.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Office of Public Affairs, Laura Cruz-Acosta, (915) 212-1061

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15.

Goal 6: Set the Standard for Sound Governance and Fiscal Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

15.1.

Presentation and submission of the No-New Revenue Tax Rate and Voter-Approval Tax Rate for FY 2020-2021 taxes and Budget Update on Community Engagement.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

City Manager's Office, Robert Cortinas, (915) 212-1067

 

 

 

 

 

CALL TO THE PUBLIC – PUBLIC COMMENT

 

 

 

 

 

Call to the Public will begin at 12:00 p.m.  Sixty minutes in total will be devoted for Call to the Public. This time is reserved for members of the public who would like to address the City Council on items that are not on the City Council Agenda.

 

Members of the public may communicate with Council during public comment, and regarding agenda items by calling 1-915-213-4096 or toll free number 1-833-664-9267 at the prompt please enter the following Conference ID: 140-276-798#

A sign-up form is available on line at http://legacy.elpasotexas.gov/muni_clerk/signup_form.asp for those who wish to sign up in advance of the meeting date.

 

 

 

 

 

REGULAR AGENDA - FIRST READING OF ORDINANCES

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES PURSUANT TO SECTION 3.9 OF THE EL PASO CITY CHARTER:

Public comment typically is not taken during the first reading of ordinances. Public comments are invited at the date of the scheduled public hearing. Public Hearings will be held as part of the regular City Council meeting that begins at approximately 9:00 a.m. All interested persons present shall have an opportunity to be heard at that time. After the public hearings, Council may also delay taking action on Ordinances; no requirement is made by Section 3.9B of the El Paso City Charter to publish any further notice. Copies of all Ordinances are available for review in the City Clerk’s office, 300 N. Campbell, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.

Goal 1: Create an Environment Conducive to Strong, Sustainable Economic Development:

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.1.

An Ordinance amending Title 14 (Aircrafts and Airports), Chapter 14.24 (Commercial Air Carriers Rates and Charges), Section 14.24.100 (Loading Bridge Charge), and Section 14.24.120 (Other Charges and Fees) of the El Paso City Code to update fees charged for uses at the El Paso International Airport.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Aviation, Sam Rodriguez, (915) 212-7301

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON AUGUST 18, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

17.

Goal 2: Set the Standard for a Safe and Secure City:

 

 

 

 

 

 

17.1.

An Ordinance of the City of El Paso continuing and ratifying Title 10 (Public Peace, Morals, and Welfare), Sections 10.20.010 (Curfew Definitions); 10.20.020 (Curfew-Offenses); 10.20.030 (Curfew-Defenses); 10.20.040  (Curfew-Enforcement); 10.20.050 (Curfew-Violation-Penalty); 10.20.052 (Curfew-Construction) and 10.20.054 (Curfew-Review-Of-Ordinance). The penalty being as provided in Section 10.20.050 of the El Paso City Code.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Police, Assistant Chief Zina Silva, (915) 212-4306

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON AUGUST 18, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

18.

Goal 3: Promote the Visual Image of El Paso:

 

 

 

 

 

 

18.1.

An Ordinance changing the zoning of the property described as Lots 29, 30, 31, and 32, Block 94, East El Paso Addition, 3100 and 3106 Montana  Avenue, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from A-2 (Apartment) and A-O (Apartment/Office) to S-D (Special Development), Pursuant to Section 20.04.360, and approving a Detailed Site Development Plan pursuant to Section 20.04.150 and 20.10.360 of the El Paso City Code to allow for a professional office as permitted in the S-D (Special Development) zone district. The penalty is as provided for in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code. The proposed rezoning meets the intent of the Future Land Use designation for the property and is in accordance with Plan El Paso, the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Subject Property: 3100 and 3106 Montana Avenue. Applicant: Montana 3106, LLC. PZRZ20-00002

 

 

 

District 2

 

 

 

Planning and Inspections, Philip F. Etiwe, (915) 212-1553

Planning and Inspections, Adriana Martinez, (915) 212-1611

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

18.2.

An Ordinance granting Special Permit No. PZST20-00002, to allow for a governmental use on the property described as Lot 1 and a portion of Lot 2, Block 103, Tierra Del Este #22 (12781 Edgemere Boulevard), City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, pursuant to section 20.04.320 of the El Paso City Code. The penalty being as provided in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code.

 

The proposed special permit and detailed site development plan meets the intent of the Future Land Use designation for the property and is in accordance with Plan El Paso, the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Subject Property: 12781 Edgemere Boulevard. Owner: City of El Paso PZST20-00002.

 

 

 

District 5

 

 

 

Planning and Inspections, Philip Etiwe, (915) 212-1553

Planning and Inspections, Luis Zamora, (915) 212-1552

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

18.3.

An Ordinance changing the zoning of a portion of Tract 5C, 6C, and 7C, and all of Tract 8B, Block 55, Ysleta Grant, 9050 Escobar Drive, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from A-M (Apartment/Mobile Home) and C-4 (Commercial) to R-3 (Residential). The penalty is as provided for in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code. The proposed rezoning meets the intent of the Future Land Use designation for the property and is in accordance with Plan El Paso, the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Subject Property: 9050 Escobar Drive. Applicant: IDEA Public Schools PZRZ20-00007

 

 

 

District 6

 

 

 

Planning and Inspections, Philip F. Etiwe, (915) 212-1553

Planning and Inspection, Adriana Martinez, (915) 212-1611

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.

Goal 8: Nurture and Promote a Healthy, Sustainable Community:

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.1.

An Ordinance amending Title 7 (Animals) of the El Paso City Code, Chapter 7.04 (Definitions and Administration), Section 7.04.010 (Definitions); Title 7 (Animals), Chapter 7.04 (Definitions and Administration), Section 7.04.060 (Zoonotic Disease Reporting Required); Title 7 (Animals), Chapter 7.04 (Definitions and Administration), Section 7.04.070 (Veterinary Care of City-Owned Animals); Title 7 (Animals), Chapter 7.04 (Definitions and Administration), Section 7.04.080 (Violation-Penalty); Title 7 (Animals), Chapter 7.08 (Animals Generally), Section 7.08.020 (Abandonment-Reporting Violations); Title 7 (Animals), Chapter 7.08 (Animals Generally), Section 7.08.040 (Confinement of Certain Animals), Paragraph A; Title 7 (Animals), Chapter 7.08 (Animals Generally), Section 7.08.060 (City-Owned Animals); Title 7 (Animals), Chapter 7.08 (Animals Generally), Section 7.08.070 (Use Of Strychnine And Other Poisons Prohibited); Title 7 (Animals), Chapter 7.08 (Animals Generally), Section 7.08.080 (Animal Regulation And Disease Control Department Services-Fees); Title 7 (Animals), Chapter 7.14 (Animal Sales, Breeding and Shows), Section 7.14.010 (Permits Required), Subsection A; Title 7 (Animals), Chapter 7.15 (Added), Sections 7.15.010-7.15.190 (Added) To Adopt Rules for Grooming Services; The penalty being as provided in Section 7.04.080 of the El Paso City Code.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Animal Services, Paula Powell, (915) 212-8703

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON AUGUST 18, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

REGULAR AGENDA – OTHER BIDS, CONTRACTS, PROCUREMENTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

20.

Goal 2: Set the Standard for a Safe and Secure City

 

 

 

 

 

 

20.1.

The linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 2.1 - Maintain standing as one of the nation's top safest cities. This contract will allow the Police Department to purchase ammunition and munition used by cadets and police officers.

 

Award Summary:

 

Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation 2020-1029 Ammunition (Re-Bid) to GT Distributors, Inc., for an initial three (3) year estimated award of $1,800,000.00. The award is to include a two (2) year option to extend for an estimated amount of $1,200,000.00 for a total five (5) year estimated award of $3,000,000.00. This contract will provide ammunition and munition to the El Paso Police Department based on needs.

 

Contract Variance:

 

The difference in cost, based on the comparison from previous contract is as follows: an increase of $300,000.00 for the initial term, which represents a 20% increase, due to additional ammunition and munition under this contract.

 

Department:                                        Police

Award to:                                           GT Distributors, Inc.

                                                            Austin, TX

Items:                                                  All

Initial Term:                                         3 years

Option:                                                2 years

Annual Estimated Award:                   $   600,000.00

Initial Term Estimated Award:            $1,800,000.00 (3 years)

Option Total:                                       $1,200,000.00 (2 years)

Total Estimated Award:                      $3,000,000.00 (5 years)

Account No.:                                       321-531090-1000-21020

Funding Source:                                 General Funds

Districts:                                              All

 

This is a low bid, unit price contract.

 

The Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing and Police Departments recommend award as indicated to GT Distributors, Inc., the lowest, responsive and responsible bidder.

 

In accordance with this award, the City Manager or designee is authorized to exercise future options if needed.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing, Bruce D. Collins, (915) 212-1181

El Paso Police Department, Gregory K. Allen, (915) 212-4305

 

 

 

 

 

 

20.2.

The linkage to the Strategic Plan is Subsection 2.1 – Maintain standing as one of the nation’s top safest cities. The award of this contract will provide security guard services for the Zoo.

 

Award Summary:

 

Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation No. 2020-658 Security Guard Services – Zoo to Oklahoma Investigative Group, Inc. dba TriCorps Security, for a total three (3) year term for an estimated award of $1,257,660.00.

 

Contract Variance: 

 

The difference in cost, based on the comparison from previous contract is as follows: The hourly bill rate increased from $10.89 to $15.60 for Unarmed Security Guards, which represents a 43% hourly rate increase. A total increase for the initial term of $456,787.62 due to the hourly rate increase and additional hours. 

 

Department:                          Zoo

Award to:                              Oklahoma Investigative Group, Inc. dba TriCorps                                               Security

                                              Oklahoma, OK

Item(s):                                 All

Initial Term:                           3 years

Annual Estimated Award:     $419,220.00

Total Estimated Award:        $1,257,660.00

Account No.:                         452-3400-52130-522120-P5234

Funding Source:                   Zoo Operations Fund

District(s):                             All

 

This is a Best Value, service contract.

 

The Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing and Zoo Department recommend award as indicated to Oklahoma Investigative Group, Inc. dba TriCorps Security, the bidder offering the best value bid.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing, Bruce D. Collins, (915) 212-1181

Zoo, Joseph Montisano, (915) 212-2800

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION AND PUBLIC HEARING:

 

 

 

 

 

 

21.

Goal 6: Set the Standard for Sound Governance and Fiscal Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

21.1.

An Ordinance authorizing the issuance of “City of El Paso, Texas, Water and Sewer Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2020” and “City of El Paso, Texas, Water and Sewer Revenue Refunding Bonds, Taxable Series 2020A” to refund certain previously issued obligations of the City; and resolving matters which are necessary to effect such issuance, including the delegation of matters relating to the sale and issuance of the bonds to an authorized City officer or employee within certain specified parameters.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

El Paso Water, Marcela Navarrete, (915) 594-5614

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGULAR AGENDA – PUBLIC HEARINGS AND SECOND READING OF ORDINANCES

 

 

 

 

 

 

22.

Goal 3: Promote the Visual Image of El Paso

 

 

 

 

 

 

22.1.

An Ordinance amending Title 13 (Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places), Chapter 13.04 (Street and Sidewalk Construction and Maintenance), Section 13.04.015 (Sidewalk Permits and Fees), Subsection D; Title 13 (Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places), Chapter 13.36 (Parades and Public Assemblies), Section 13.36.030 (Permit Application), Subsection C (Application Form), Sub-subsection 4; and Title 13 (Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places), Chapter 13.36 (Parades and Public Assemblies), Section 13.36.030 (Permit Application), Subsection C (Application Form), Sub-subsection 6, to clarify that fees shall be in the amounts established in the annual budget resolution adopted by City Council.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Planning and Inspections, Phillip Etiwe, (915) 212-1553

Planning and Inspections, Raul Garcia, (915) 212-1643

 

 

 

 

 

 

22.2.

An Ordinance amending Title 19 (Subdivision and Development Plats) to add a new Article 7 (Fees) to clarify the fees applicable to all services provided under Title 19.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Planning and Inspections, Phillip Etiwe, (915) 212-1553

Planning and Inspections, Raul Garcia, (915) 212-1643

 

 

 

 

 

 

22.3.

An Ordinance amending Title 18 (Building and Construction), Chapter 18.02 (Building and Construction Administrative Code), Section 18.02.106 (Permit Fees), Subsection 18.02.106.12 (Plan Review Options Available to the Applicant); and Title 18 (Building and Construction), Chapter 18.60 (Flood Damage Prevention), Article IV (Administration), Section 18.60.180 (Development Permit Procedures) to clarify that fees shall be in the amounts established in the annual budget resolution adopted by City Council and to establish new procedures for expedited review.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Planning and Inspections, Phillip Etiwe, (915) 212-1553

Planning and Inspections, Raul Garcia, (915) 212-1643

 

 

 

 

 

 

23.

Goal 6: Set the Standard for Sound Governance and Fiscal Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

23.1.

Discussion and action on an Emergency Ordinance re-enacting Emergency Ordinance No. 019035 Extending a Disaster Declaration due to a Public Health Emergency.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Fire, Chief Mario D'Agostino, (915) 212-5605

 

 

 

 

 

 

23.2.

Discussion and action on an Emergency Ordinance re-enacting Emergency Ordinance No. 019036; penalty as provided in Section 8.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Fire, Chief Mario D'Agostino, (915) 212-5605

 

 

 

 

 

REGULAR AGENDA - OTHER BUSINESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

24.

Goal 1: Create an Environment Conducive to Strong, Sustainable Economic Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

24.1.

Discussion and action on a Resolution that the City Manager be authorized to sign a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Reimbursement Agreement between the City of El Paso (the "City"), a Texas home-rule municipal corporation, and Mills Plaza Properties II (the "Developer"), a Texas limited partnership to reimburse the Developer for the construction, installation and implementation of certain streetscape improvements associated with phase one of the Pioneer Plaza and Promenades Capital Improvement Project which are completely contained within the public right-of-way and generally located on South El Paso Street and West Mills Avenue between San Antonio Avenue and North Oregon Street ("Project"). Said reimbursement is limited to eligible Project Costs incurred by the Developer in connection with the Project, as approved by the City Engineer, and shall not exceed $576,000.00.

 

 

 

District 8

 

 

 

Economic and International Development, Jessica Herrera, (915) 212-1624

Economic and International Development, Elizabeth Triggs, (915) 212-1619

 

 

 

 

 

 

25.

Goal 8: Nurture and Promote a Healthy, Sustainable Community

 

 

 

 

 

 

25.1.

Presentation and discussion to introduce policies and procedures for planning and implementation of the Program Year 2021-2022 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program, and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program. Funding under these grants becomes available September 1, 2021.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Community and Human Development, Nicole M. Ferrini, (915) 212-1659

Community and Human Development, Mark Weber, (915) 212-1682

 

 

 

 

 

 

26.

MAYOR AND COUNCIL

 

 

 

 

 

 

26.1.

Discussion and action on a Resolution that the City of El Paso appoints to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority board Patrick Byrne for position 1 which shall take effect August 4, 2020 and whose terms will expire on February 1, 2022.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Mayor Dee Margo, (915) 212-1051

 

 

 

 

 

 

26.2.

Discussion and action on a Resolution that the City of El Paso appoints to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority board Nick LaMantia for position 3 which shall take effect August 4, 2020 and whose terms will expire on February 1, 2022.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Mayor Dee Margo, (915) 212-1051

 

 

 

 

 

 

26.3.

Discussion and action on a Resolution that the City of El Paso appoints to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority board Marco Zaragoza for position 5 which shall take effect August 4, 2020 and whose terms will expire on February 1, 2022.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Mayor Dee Margo, (915) 212-1051

 

 

 

 

 

 

26.4.

Discussion and action on a Resolution authorizing the expenditure of District 5 discretionary funds in the amount of $13,500 to provide funding to El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank to continue the City’s efforts to fight the effects of COVID-19 on the vulnerable populations of the City of El Paso. Such expenditure serves the municipal purpose of providing for the health and safety of the community in response to COVID-19 and ensuring that vulnerable populations within the City of El Paso continue to receive essential services.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Representative Isabel Salcido, (915) 212-0005

 

 

 

 

 

 

26.5.

Discussion and action that the City Manager be authorized to accept on behalf of District 5 a restricted donation from Edwards Homes ($2,500), Omega Electrical ($2,500), Bravo Cadillac ($1,000), and Texas Consumer Credit ($500) consisting of food boxes and to authorize District 5 City Representative to distribute such food boxes in District 5 to persons in need of essential food services in accordance to the requirements of the donors.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Representative Isabel Salcido, (915) 212-0005

 

 

 

 

 

 

26.6.

Discussion and action to approve a Resolution in support of an Independent Citizen Redistricting Commission and Redistricting Reform for Texas.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Representative Sam Morgan, (915) 212-0004

Representative Alexsandra Annello, (915) 212-0002

Representative Peter Svarzbein, (915) 212-0001

Representative Isabel Salcido, (915) 212-0005

Representative Claudia Rodriguez (915) 212-0006

 

 

 

 

 

 

26.7.

Discussion and action to direct the City Manager to activate City library curbside services only as planned for the phase 1 re-opening strategy.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Representative Peter Svarzbein, (915) 212-1002

 

 

 

 

 

 

26.8.

Staff update on COVID-19 testing supplies in the El Paso region, including all engagement and outreach with New Mexico and the private sector.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Representative Peter Svarzbein, (915) 212-1002

Representative Sam Morgan, (915) 212-0004

Representative Cissy Lizarraga, (915) 212-0008

 

 

 

 

 

 

26.9.

Discussion and action to direct the City Manager to implement the COVID-19 United Taskforce recommendations concerning communication.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Representative Peter Svarzbein, (915) 212-1002

 

 

 

 

 

 

26.10.

Discussion and action to direct the City Manager to implement the COVID-19 United Taskforce recommendations concerning testing and contact tracing.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Representative Peter Svarzbein, (915) 212-1002

 

 

 

 

 

 

26.11.

Discussion and action to direct the City Manager to implement the COVID-19 United Taskforce recommendations concerning data.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Representative Peter Svarzbein, (915) 212-1002

 

 

 

 

 

 

26.12.

Discussion and action to direct the City Manager to initiate the creation of a joint City/ County data team for the COVID-19 response.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Representative Peter Svarzbein, (915) 212-1002

Representative Claudia Rodriguez, (915) 212-0006

 

 

 

 

 

 

26.13.

Discussion and action to direct the City Manager to implement the COVID-19 United Taskforce recommendations concerning preparedness.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Representative Peter Svarzbein, (915) 212-1002

 

 

 

 

 

 

26.14.

Discussion and action to increase compliance enforcement of the City’s local emergency directive and as a matter of public record, disclose on epstrong.org, all citations that have been issued, including the names and locations of businesses and facilities that have been cited for non-compliance.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Representative Cassandra Hernandez, (915) 212-0003

Representative Peter Svarzbein, (915) 212-0001

Representative Alexsandra Annello, (915) 212-0002

Representative Isabel Salcido, (915) 212-0005

 

 

 

 

 

 

26.15.

Discussion and presentation regarding the Department of Public Health practices based on public health industry standards on the release of statistical information and the confidentiality provisions of the Texas Health and Safety Code and the applicable exceptions for the release of records and reports of communicable diseases.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Representative Claudia Rodriguez, (915)  212.0006

Representative Sam Morgan, (915) 212-0004

Representative Isabel Salcido, (915) 212-0005

Representative Cissy Lizarraga, (915) 212-0008

 

 

 

 

 

 

26.16.

Discussion and action to disclose to the public large clusters of positive COVID-19 cases as identified by the Public Health Department of all government facilities to include but not limited to: municipalities, correctional facilities, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, hospitals, libraries, court houses, airport, international bridges and construction sites.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Representative Casandra Hernandez, (915) 212-0003

Representative Peter Svarzbein, (915) 212-0001

Representative Alexsandra Annello, (915) 212-0002

 

 

 

 

 

 

26.17.

Discussion and action to direct the City Manager to direct the Public Health Department to trace and identify large clusters of COVID-19 positive cases within businesses and facilities and seek the consent of the identified business or facilities to disclose to the public their names and locations in accordance with Texas State Health and Safety Code, Title 2, Section 81.046.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Representative Cassandra Hernandez, (915) 212-0003

Representative Peter Svarzbein, (915) 212-0001

Representative Alexsandra Annello, (915) 212-0002

 

 

 

 

 

 

26.18.

Discussion and action to encourage all business owners in the City of El Paso to self-disclose to the public if they experience a COVID-19 cluster at their place of business.  Health officials define a “cluster” as the occurrence of two or more cases of COVID-19 in the same area at the same time.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Representative Claudia Rodriguez, (915) 212-0006

Representative Sam Morgan, (915) 212-0004

Representative Isabel Salcido, (915) 212-0005

Representative Cissy Lizarraga, (915) 212-0005

 

 

 

 

 

 

26.19.

Discussion and action to direct the City Manager to increase community education efforts in order to clarify Governor Abbott’s statewide face-covering mandate (GA-29) including the face covering exemptions.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Representative Sam Morgan, (915) 212-0004

Representative Isabel Salcido, (915) 212-0005

Representative Claudia Rodriguez, (915) 212-0006

 

 

 

 

 

 

26.20.

Discussion and action to direct the City Manager to provide Council an update on the Local Health Authority Order for all independent school districts and private schools in El Paso City/County for reopening on campus instruction.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Representative Henry Rivera, (915) 212-0007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26.21.

Discussion and action to direct the City Manager to accurately and clearly report the total number of residents in El Paso City/County tested, not including multiple tests administered to an individual in order to avoid skewed data.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Representative Henry Rivera, (915) 212-0007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26.22.

Discussion and action on the ability to amend the local emergency ordinance regarding evictions.

 

 

 

All Districts

 

 

 

Representative Cassandra Hernandez, (915) 212-0003

Representative Alexsandra Annello, (915) 212-0002

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF OPEN MEETINGS LAWS DUE TO EMERGENCY

 

The Texas Governor temporarily suspended specified provisions of the Texas Open Meetings Act to allow telephonic or videoconference meetings and to avoid congregate settings in physical locations.

 

The following members of City Council will be present via video conference:

 

Mayor Dee Margo and Representatives Peter Svarzbein, Alexsandra Annello, Cassandra Hernandez, Sam Morgan, Isabel Salcido, Claudia Rodriguez, Henry Rivera, and Cissy Lizarraga

 

 

 

 

 

The City Council of the City of El Paso may retire into EXECUTIVE SESSION pursuant to Section 3.5A of the El Paso City Charter and the Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapter D, to discuss any of the following: (The items listed below are matters of the sort routinely discussed in Executive Session, but the City Council of the City of El Paso may move to Executive Session any of the items on this agenda, consistent with the terms of the Open Meetings Act and the Rules of City Council.) The City Council will return to open session to take any final action and may also, at any time during the meeting, bring forward any of the following items for public discussion, as appropriate.

Section 551.071

CONSULTATION WITH ATTORNEY

Section 551.072

DELIBERATION REGARDING REAL PROPERTY

Section 551.073

DELIBERATION REGARDING PROSPECTIVE GIFTS

Section 551.074

PERSONNEL MATTERS

Section 551.076

DELIBERATION REGARDING SECURITY DEVICES OR SECURITY AUDITS

Section 551.087

DELIBERATION REGARDING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEGOTIATIONS

Section 551.089

DELIBERATION REGARDING SECURITY DEVICES OR SECURITY AUDITS; CLOSED MEETING

Goal 6: Set the Standard for Sound Governance and Fiscal Management

 

 

 

 

 

Discussion and action on the following:

 

 

 

EX1.

Claim of Pigrum, Qualion Matter No. 19-1050-3371 (551.071)

 

 

 

City Attorney’s Office, Evan D. Reed, (915) 212-0033

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EX2.

El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association Grievance Regarding Dues Deduction; CLEAT No. EP20-023; Matter: 20-1026-11413 (551.071)

 

 

 

City Attorney’s Office, Karla M. Nieman, (915) 212-0033

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EX3.

Update regarding El Paso Electric Co. merger with Sun Merger Sub Inc. (551.071)

 

 

 

City Attorney’s Office, Karla M. Nieman, (915) 212-0033

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EX4.

Petition of El Paso Electric Company for approval to revise Military Base Discount Recovery Factor Tariff under PURA §36.354, PUC Docket No. 51061. (20-1008-149) (551.071)

 

 

 

City Attorney’s Office, Russell T. Abeln, (915) 212-0033

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EX5.

Ken Paxton’s July 28, 2020 Letter to Mayor Doug Svien of the City of Stephenville and the Local Health Authority Orders for all Independent School Districts and Private Schools in El Paso County for Reopening on Campus Instruction. (551.071)

 

 

 

City Attorney’s Office, Karla M. Nieman, (915) 212-0033

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EX6.

Proposed Strategic Real Estate Acquisitions for Facilities Necessary for COVID-19 Response. (551.071) (551.072)

 

 

 

City Attorney’s Office, Karla M. Nieman, (915) 212-0033

Capital Improvement, Sam Rodriguez, (915) 212-0065

 

 

 

 

 

ADJOURN

 

 

 

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