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Brawley City Council &
Successor Agency to Brawley
Community Redevelopment Agency
Regular Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 6:00 PM
City Council Chambers
383 Main Street
Brawley, California 92227
Donald L. Wharton, Mayor Alma Benavides, City Clerk
Norma Kastner-Jauregui, Mayor Pro-Tempore William S. Smerdon, City
Luke Hamby, Council Member Attorney/City Treasurer
Sam Couchman, Council Member Rosanna Bayon Moore, City Manager/
George A. Nava, Council Member Executive Director
CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL
INVOCATION
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
1. PUBLIC APPEARANCES/COMMENTS (Not to exceed 4 minutes) this is the
time for the public to address the Council on any item not appearing on the
agenda that is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City Council. The
Mayor will recognize you and when you come to the microphone, please state
your name for the record. You are not allowed to make personal attacks on
individuals or make comments which are slanderous or which may invade an
individual’s personal privacy. Please direct your questions and comments to
the City Council.
a. Recognition of Retiring Captain Rodger Smith by Interim Fire Chief Mike York.
2. SCHEDULED PRESENTATION
a. Announcement re: Public Comment Period for Pure-Gro Brawley Draft Remedial
Action Plan from November 13, 2019 to December 17, 2019. Pgs 5-10
3. CONSENT AGENDA Items are approved by one motion. Council Members or
members of the public may request consent items be considered separately at a
time determined by the Mayor.
a. Accounts Payable: November 1, 2019 Pgs 11-24
November 6, 2019 Pgs 25-35
November 14, 2019 Pgs 36-48
b. Approve City Council Minutes: October 1, 2019 Pgs 49-54
October 14, 2019 Pgs 55-60
c. 2nd Reading of Ordinance No. 2019-05: Ordinance of the City Council of the City
of Brawley, California Adding Chapter 21c to the Brawley Municipal Code for the
Purpose of Providing Informal Bidding Procedures Under the Uniform Public
Construction Cost Accounting Act. Pgs 61-63
4. PUBLIC HEARING
a. Discussion and Action re: Climate Action Plan, Associated General Plan
Amendments, Infill Strategies and Negative Declaration. Pgs 64-277
i) Resolution No. 2019- : Resolution of the City Council of the City of
Brawley, California Adopting the Climate Action Plan, Associated
General Plan Amendments, Infill Strategies and Certify the
Negative Declaration. Pgs 278-279
5. REGULAR BUSINESS
a. Discussion and Potential Action to Approve Submittal of a SB 2 Planning Grant
Application to the State Department of Housing and Community Development
(HCD) and Resolution No. 2019- : Resolution of the City of Brawley California
Authorizing Application for, and Receipt of, SB 2 Planning Grants Program
Funds. Pgs 280-283
b. Discussion and Staff Direction Re: Assumptions for the General Fund Budget for
Fiscal Year 2019/2020.
6. DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS
a. Guillermo Sillas, City Engineer/Public Works Director
i) Emergency Construction at the Brawley Water Treatment Plant 1) to
Replace Components of Two Sedimentation Basins and 2) to Recondition
Water Distribution Pumps and Motors 422 and 423
ii) Emergency Installation of Traffic Signal at Cesar Chavez and Main Street
7. CITY COUNCIL MEMBER REPORTS
8. CITY MANAGER REPORT
9. CITY ATTORNEY REPORT
10. CITY CLERK REPORT
11. CLOSED SESSION
REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATIONS
a. Conference with Real Property Negotiator – (California Government Code
§54956.8)
Address: APNs 047-231-013 and 047-231-014, Brawley, CA
Negotiator: City Manager/City Attorney
Negotiating Parties: R. Garcia Construction, Inc.
Under Negotiation: Rate and Terms
EXISTING LITIGATION (California Government Code §54956.9)
a. Conference with Legal Counsel – Two (2) Cases
i. Frankie Rodriguez, Pablo C. Lopez, Marco A. Garcia, Omar
Balderas, Gerardo Vindiola, David Villalobos, Julian Jimenez,
Ricardo Rosales, Daniel Atondo, David Siquieroz, Jonathan
Gutierrez, Anthony Padilla, Julio Velasquez, Roberto Orozco,
Mariano C. Valenzuela, Jr., Raul Bernal, Ralph Walker, Jose Limon
and Pete Guzman, on behalf of themselves and all other
employees similarly situated vs. City of Brawley.
ii. Brawley Public Safety Employee Association, Jeremy Schaffer,
David Holetz, Jorge Garibay, Darlene Garcia, Dennise Montano,
Nathan Montes-Gonzalez, Karla Razo, Daniel Swithenbank, Daniel
Schleyer, Ricardo Gutierrez, Juan Morales, Ana Amaya, Brian
Harsany, Angelica Garcia, Martha Garcia, Javier Martinez, Jake
Yuhas, Dean Beckwith, Ricardo Valdez, David Pham, Stephen
James Dyroff, Adriana Ruiz, Jon Dellinger, Isaac Romo, Jesse
Yuhas, Susanne Nickel, Rudy H. Nunez, Diana Diaz, Sixto Moreno,
Joon Kim, Francisco Mendoza, Maghen Caudill, Regina Kim vs.
City of Brawley.
ADJOURNMENT

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