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Brawley City Council &
Successor Agency to Brawley
Community Redevelopment Agency
Regular Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:00 PM
City Council Chambers
383 Main Street
Brawley, California 92227

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Luke Hamby, Mayor                                                       Alma Benavides, City Clerk
Sam Couchman, Mayor Pro-Tempore                        William S. Smerdon, City
George A. Nava, Council Member                            Attorney/City Treasurer
Ramon Castro, Council Member                                           Tyler Salcido, City Manager/
Donald L. Wharton, Council Member                                                  Executive Director                                              




2.    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.
To maintain social distancing, physical presence is strongly discouraged.  Alternative methods of participation are encouraged and should a member of the public wish to provide public comments, please submit written comments via email to or contact the City Clerk’s Office at 760/351.3080.  The deadline to submit comments is 2PM on January 19, 2021.  

State of California Governor Gavin Newsom waived specific portions of the Brown Act by Executive Order for the period that social distancing measures are recommended and required by state and local public health officials. The waiver of Brown Act provisions requires:

a.    Members of the public are allowed to observe and address public meetings telephonically or through other electronic means.

b.    Procedures “swiftly” accommodate any reasonable request to accommodate access by disabled individuals to meetings that are accessible telephonically or through other electronic means in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).

c.    Notice of the procedure is provided for making requests for such reasonable accommodation with the notice for any public meeting.

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.    Approve Accounts Payable:    December 23, 2021  Pgs 5-11
                        December 29, 2021  Pgs 12-20
                        January 5, 2021  Pgs 21-31    

b.    Approve City Council Minutes:    January 5, 2021  Pgs 32-35
c.    Approve and Adopt 2nd Reading of Ordinance No. 2021-01: Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Brawley, California, Establishing City Policy Concerning Sidewalks, Sidewalk Right of Way, and Alleys.  Pgs 36-41

d.    Approve and Adopt 2nd Reading of Ordinance No. 2021-02:  Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Brawley, California, Adopting a Formal Personnel System.  Pgs 42-47

e.    Approve and Adopt 2nd Reading of Ordinance No. 2021-03: Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Brawley, California, Establishing the Installation of Stop Signs at the Intersections of First Street and Emma Place; and First Street and Lena Place.  Pgs 48-49

f.    Adopt Resolution No. 2021- : Resolution of the City Council of the City of     Brawley, California Acting in its Capacity as the Successor Agency for the     Brawley Community Redevelopment Agency, Approving the Recognized     Obligation Payment Schedule for the period of July 1, 2021 through June 30,     2022 and Approving Certain Related Actions.  Pgs 50-59

g.    Reject Claim as recommended by Carl Warren & Company Claims Management     Adjusters for     Claimant: Ramon Lugo, Jr.  Pg 60

a.    Update on City of Brawley Declaration of Local Emergency as a Result of COVID-19 Pandemic

i.    Overall Outlook Presented by Fire Chief Mike York

        ii.    Discussion and Potential Action to Extend Resolution No. 2020-71:                 Resolution of the City Council of the City of Brawley, California                 Proclaiming the Existence of an Ongoing Local Emergency for                 COVID-19.  Pgs 61-63  

b.    Discussion and Potential Action to Approve Resolution No. 2021-: Resolution of the City Council of the City of Brawley, California Appointing a Qualified Elector to Assume the Office of Treasurer presented by William Smerdon, City Attorney.
    Pgs 64-67
c.    Discussion and Potential Action for Direction to Prepare an Ordinance to Address     Concerns About Vendors Operating in City Parks presented by William Smerdon,     City Attorney.  Pgs 68-70


a.     Record of Building Permits for December 2020 in the City of Brawley, Prepared by Oscar Escalante, Interim Building Official.  Pgs 71-72


a.    Update on Emergency Construction Project at the Brawley Water Treatment Plant to Replace Components of Two Sedimentation Basins Presented by Public Works Director Guillermo Sillas, PE.





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