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Brawley City Council &
Successor Agency to Brawley
Community Redevelopment Agency
Regular Meeting Agenda
October 5, 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 Attorney
George A. Nava, Council Member                   Tyler Salcido, City Manager/
Ramon Castro, Council Member                                                            Executive Director
Donald L. Wharton, Council Member                                                  



INVOCATION    Chaplain Sean Arviso, Pastor, Brawley Christ Community Church    



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. 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.

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 October 5, 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.    Introduction of Associate Civil Engineer Phillip Ramirez by Guillermo Sillas, Public Works 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 City Council Minutes:    September 16, 2021  Pgs 5-7  

b.    Approve Accounts Payable:    September 14, 2021 thru September 28, 2021      Pgs 8-20

c.     Adopt Resolution of the City Council of the City of Brawley, California, supporting the Brawley Adams Phase III Family Housing Project, approving and authorizing a request from Chelsea Investment Corporation, Inc. to levy fully justified assessment fees and execute a fee deferral agreement for the construction of a 60 unit income restricted family apartment complex, located on the South side of C Street, West of the existing Brawley Family Apartments.  Pgs 21-23

d.    Approve sending letters to Senators Feinstein and Padilla, and Congressman Vargas in Support of Reinstating Normal Operations at the Calexico East Land Port of Entry.  Pgs 24-26


ania.  Pgs 27-28


a.    Conduct Public Hearing for a Conditional Use Permit for Vertical Bridge Cell     Tower – 221 Magnolia Street/Wiest Field presented by Tyler Salcido, City     Manager and Gordon R. Gaste, Planning Director, AICP CEP.  Pgs 29-189, Due     to the     extensive size of this file, the City is not able to upload the file online.     However Pages 30-189 are available for public viewing at the Office of the     City Clerk and a link is provided below:!AvLhA0JynWuS91h4A4v_4F4-XuU2?e=PjK7f5


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

        i.    Overall Outlook presented by Mike York, Fire Chief

b.    Discussion and Potential Action to Approve Two (2) Fundraiser Events at 550 Main     Street on October 15, 2021 and November 13, 2021 to sell and consume Alcohol     at both of the Events presented by Rachel Fonseca, Parks and Recreation     Manager and Jimmy Duran, Chief of Police.  Pgs 190-192

c.    Discussion and Potential Action to Approve Resolution No. 2021-  :     Resolution      of the City Council of the City of Brawley, California Identifying Motorola     Solutions as the Sole Source Provider And Authorizing The Fiber Optic Run     from the Sheriff”s Office Site to the Brawley Police Department in the amount of     $21,064.00 presented by Jimmy Duran, Chief of Police.  Pgs 193-200

d.    Discussion and Potential Action to Authorize Contract Change Order No. 2 to     Contract No. 2020-04, 2020 Legion Street Improvements Project Phase 3 for the     additional eight (8) days to the original contract allotted days presented by     Guillermo Sillas, Public Works Director.  Pgs 201-203

e.    Discussion and Potential Action to Approve a Volume Software Licensing Agreement for Email, Business Software and Operating Systems presented by Armando Garibay, Information Systems Manager.  Pgs 204-214


a.    Monthly Staff Report for September 2021, prepared by Shirley Bonillas, Personnel & Risk Management Administrator.  Pg 215


a.    Record of Building Permits for August 2021 in the City of Brawley, Prepared by     Oscar Escalante, Interim Building Official.  Pgs 216-217






a.    Consultant


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