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 Ordaz Perez, District 6

 

Henry Rivera, District 7

 

Cissy  Lizarraga, District 8

 

 

AGENDA FOR REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

August 13, 2019

COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL

9:00 AM

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

INVOCATION BY POLICE, FIRE AND CIMA CHAPLAIN SAM FARAONE

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

RECOGNITIONS BY MAYOR

 

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 - RESOLUTIONS:

 

 

1.

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

 

 

 

 

1.1.

A Resolution amending Schedule C of the FY 2019 Budget Resolution for the City of El Paso to amend building permit fees and inspections fees for residential dwellings.

 

 

All Districts

 

 

Planning and Inspections, Philip Etiwe, (915) 212-1550

Planning and Inspections, Javier De La Cruz, (915) 212-1589

 

CALL TO THE PUBLIC – PUBLIC COMMENT

 


Call to the Public will begin at 12:00 p.m.  Requests to speak must be received by 9:00 a.m. on the date of the meeting.  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.

 

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 and a sign-up form is available outside the City Council Chambers at the City Clerk table for those who wish to sign up on the day of the meeting.

 

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.

 

 

2.

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

 

 

 

 

2.1.

An Ordinance amending Title 9 (Health and Safety), Chapter 9.02 (Department of Public Health), Section 9.02.040 (Fees-Clinics and Laboratory), Subsection A, to expand and clarify the types of public health services for which fee may be charged.

 

 

All Districts

 

 

Department of Public Health, Robert Resendes, 915-212-6500

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON AUGUST  20, 2019

 

REGULAR AGENDA - OTHER BUSINESS

 

 

3.

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

 

 

 

 

3.1.

Discussion and action on the FY 2019 – 2020 Budget including adjustments.

 

 

All Districts

 

 

City Manager's Office, K. Nicole Cote, (915) 212-1092

 

 

INTRODUCTION AND PUBLIC HEARING

 

 

4.

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

 

 

 

 

4.1.

An Ordinance ordering a Bond Election to be held in the City of El Paso, Texas, on November 5, 2019, making provisions for the conduct of the election and resolving other matters incident and related to such election.

 

 

All Districts

 

 

City Manager's Office, Robert Cortinas, (915) 212-0023

 

 

REGULAR AGENDA – OTHER BIDS, CONTRACTS, PROCUREMENTS

 

 

5.

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

 

 

 

 

5.1.

Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation No. 2019-1034R Professional Auditing Services to Moss Adams, LLP for a one year contract and four (1) year options to extend with Moss Adams, LLP for auditing services in conjunction with the City's annual audit for fiscal years 2019 through 2023, for an amount $291,000.00 for the initial year, for the first option year $293,000.00, for the second option year $295,000.00, for the third option year $297,000.00, for the fourth option year $299,000.00 for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,475,000.00 is hereby approved; and in addition, the City Manager or designee be authorized to sign an Agreement/Letter of Engagement for Professional Auditing Services ("Agreement") for the fiscal year ending August 31, 2019 and authorize the City Manager or designee to sign an Agreement for the subsequent four fiscal years subject to review by the City Attorney's Office, provided that there is no default and there are no material changes to the scope of work and compensation.

 

The Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing Department and the Office of the Comptroller recommend award as indicated to Moss Adams, LLP the second highest ranked vendor.

 

 

All Districts

 

 

Office of the Comptroller, Margarita Munoz, (915) 212-1174

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

 

REGULAR AGENDA - PUBLIC HEARINGS AND OTHER BUSINESS

 

 

6.

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

 

 

 

 

6.1.

2nd Public Hearing on the Proposed FY 2019 - 2020 Property Tax Rate of $0.907301

 

 

All Districts

 

 

City Manager's Office, K. Nicole Cote, (915) 212-1092

 

 

 

 

 

6.2.

Public Hearing on the Proposed Budget, as amended, for the City of El Paso, filed by the City Manager with the City Clerk on July 19, 2019, which begins on September 1, 2019 and ends on August 31, 2020.

 

 

All Districts

 

 

City Manager's Office, K. Nicole Cote, (915) 212-1092

 

 

 

 

 

6.3.

Discussion and action on a Resolution that the Proposed Budget, as amended, for the City of El Paso, filed by the City Manager with the City Clerk on July 19, 2019, is hereby approved and adopted by the City Council as the Annual Budget for the Fiscal Year 2019 -2020, which begins on September 1, 2019 and ends on August 31, 2020.

 

 

All Districts

 

 

City Manager's Office, K. Nicole Cote, (915) 212-1092

 

 

 

 

 

6.4.

Discussion and action to ratify the property tax increase reflected in the Annual Budget for FY 2019 - 2020 for the City of El Paso.

 

 

All Districts

 

 

City Manager's Office, K. Nicole Cote, (915) 212-1092

 

 

REGULAR AGENDA - OTHER BUSINESS

 

 

7.

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

 

 

 

 

7.1.

Discussion and action on a Resolution to exempt city-wide parking meter fees on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, for the City-sponsored memorial event which will be held at Southwest University Park and at various overflow locations downtown and elsewhere in the City; to waive all applicable fees and permits associated with said memorial event; and authorizing the City Manager to utilize all donations received in support of said event and to effectuate budget transfers as necessary in order to meet the requirements of said event.

 

 

All Districts

 

 

International Bridges, David A. Coronado, (915) 212-7505

 

 

 

8.

MANAGEMENT UPDATES

 

 

 

 

8.1.

Briefing from Police Chief Greg Allen and Fire Chief Mario D’Agostino regarding the active shooter incident on August 3, 2019, at 7101 Gateway Boulevard West (as necessary).

 

 

All Districts

 

 

Police, Chief Greg Allen, (915) 212-4301

Fire, Chief Mario M. D’Agostino, (915) 212-5600

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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

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.

Briefing from counsel on legal guidelines for communicating with citizens about a bond election.

(19-1065-118) (551.071)

 

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

City Manager’s Office, Laura Cruz-Acosta, (915) 212-1071

 

ADDITION TO THE AGENDA

 

REGULAR AGENDA – OTHER BUSINESS

 

 

1.

Discussion and action on Permanent Public Art Project in Memory of Victims of August 3, 2019.

All Districts

Museums and Cultural Affairs, Tracey Jerome, (915) 212-1783

 

 

2.

Discussion and action to direct the City Manager and staff to coordinate with organizations seeking to provide support to those affected by the active shooter incident on August 3, 2019.

All Districts

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

 

ADJOURN

 

 

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:

Sign Language interpreters are provided for regular City Council meetings. Copies of this Agenda will be provided in Braille, large print, or audiotape upon requests made a minimum of 48 hours prior to the meeting.

 

 

ALL REGULAR CITY COUNCIL AGENDAS ARE PLACED ON THE INTERNET ON THURSDAY PRIOR TO THE MEETING AT THE ADDRESS BELOW:

 

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