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Brawley City Council &
Successor Agency to Brawley
Community Redevelopment Agency
Regular Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, February 2, 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.

d.    Proclamation Declaring February 7-14, 2021, National Marriage Week in the City of Brawley.  Pg 5

e.    Presentation by Brawley Library Board of Trustees in Recognition of Marjo Mello, Former Library Director.

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:    January 20, 2021 Pgs 6-14
                        January 27, 2021 Pgs 15-32    

b.    Approve City Council Minutes:    January 19, 2021  Pgs 33-35  

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

b.    Discussion and Action to Declare Emergency, Ratification Action Taken by the City Manager and Approval of the Replacement of Alfa Centrifuge Auger for Bio Solids Generation at the Wastewater Treatment Plant presented by Guillermo Sillas, Public Works Director.  Pgs 36-44

c.     Discussion and Potential Action to Approve 1st Reading of Ordinance No. 2021- : Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Brawley, California, Adopting Rules and Regulations for Sidewalk Vendors that Choose to do Business in City Parks presented by William Smerdon, City Attorney.      Pgs 45-53    


a.     Attendance Summary & Minutes for the City of Brawley Boards/Commissions/Committees from April 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020.

    1)    Brawley Airport Advisory Commission  Pg 54
    2)    Parks & Recreation Commission  Pg 55
    3)    Brawley Planning Commission  Pgs 56-65
    4)    Brawley Library Board of Trustees  Pgs 67-74


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.

Update on Police Department Activities Presented by Jimmy Duran, Police Chief.






Joint Powers Insurance Authority (JPIA) for Insurance Claims Discussions

The Legislative Body, as a Member of a Joint Powers Authority, formed for purposes of insurance pooling pursuant to California Government Code § 6500 et seq., will meet in closed session to discuss claims for the payment of tort liability losses, public liability losses, or workers’ compensation liability incurred by the Joint Power Agency or a Local Agency Member of the Authority. There are 54 potential claims (California Government Code § 54956.9)


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