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Brawley City Council &
Successor Agency to Brawley
Community Redevelopment Agency
Regular Meeting Agenda
November 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                        Karla Romero, City Treasurer
George A. Nava, Council Member                 William S. Smerdon, City Attorney
Ramon Castro, Council Member                                Tyler Salcido, City Manager/
Donald L. Wharton, Council Member                       Executive Director                                                      


INVOCATION    Chaplain John Sharpe    


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 November 2, 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.    Presentation to Jose Limon, Utility Worker I for his 37 years of Service to the City of Brawley, presented by Guillermo Sillas, Public Works Director.

e.    Introduction of Jorge Gonzalez Valle, Water Treatment Plant Chief Operator, Omar Balderas, Water Treatment Plant Assistant Chief presented by Guillermo Sillas, Public Works Director.

f.    Introduction of Dorian Sarabia and Arad Tatarian Police Officers presented by Jimmy Duran, Chief of Police
g.    Introduction of Cesar Duarte, Parks Coordinator and Gabriela Chavez, Parks Maintenance Worker Gerardo Vindiola, Parks Maintenance Leadman presented by Rachel Fonseca, Parks and Recreation Manager.

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:  October 14, 2021 and October 19, 2021  Pgs 6-12

b.    Approve Accounts Payable:  October 11, 2021 thru October 24, 2021  Pgs 13-23

c.    Approve Agreements for Geographic Information System with Noble Systems, Inc.     and Data Service Agreement with the County of Imperial.  Pgs 24-50
d.    2nd Reading and Adoption Ordinance No. 2021-07: Ordinance of the City Council     of the City of Brawley, California Amending Article II to Chapter 27 Article Xii     Section 27.201 of the Brawley Municipal Code to Amend the Second Unit Section     With the Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance Alternative.  Pgs 51-55

e.    2nd Reading and Adoption of Ordinance No. 2021-08: Ordinance of the City     Council of the City of Brawley, California Amending Article II to Chapter 27 Article     XXI Of the Brawley Municipal Code to Amend the Density Bonus Program.  
    Pgs 56-60

f.    Approve Final Tract Map (TM05-01) – Latigo Ranch Unit #2 (2A, 2B, 2C)  
    Pgs 61-107

    g.    Discussion and Potential Action to Amend the budget and approve 18-CDBG-    12905 Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program loan in the amount of     $19,240.00 presented by Gordon Gaste, Development Services Director.  
        Pgs 108-109


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 a Regional Aerial Imagery Acquisition     Consortium Memorandum of Understanding with the County of Imperial and     Authorize the City Manager to Execute the Agreement presented by Karla Romero,     Finance Director.  Pgs 110-119

c.    Discussion and Potential Action to Approve Budget Adjustments and Stipulation for Entry of Administrative Civil Liability Order from the California Regional Water Quality Control Board presented by Guillermo Sillas, Public Works Director.  
    Pgs 120-139

d.    Authorize Contract Change Order No. 2 to Contract #2019-04A Re-Advertisement     of Wildcat Drive Improvements Project from South Western Avenue to South First     Street for $7,791.87 to Pyramid Construction and Aggregates, Inc. and authorize     the City Manager to execute all documentation concerning this project presented     by Guillermo Sillas, Public Works Director.  Pgs 140-144

e.    Discussion and Potential Action to Adopt Resolution No. 2021-  : Resolution of the     City Council of the City of Brawley, California Fixing Taxicab Fares of Franchise     Holder White Cab located in Brawley, California presented by Karla Romero,     Finance Director.  Pgs 145-153

f.    Discussion and potential Action to Adopt Resolution No. 2021-: Resolution of the     City Council of the City of Brawley, California Declaring a Need to Hold Council     Meetings via Teleconferencing pursuant to Assembly Bill 361 and authorize the     City Manager to implement teleconference accessibility to Conduct Public     Meetings presented by Bill Smerdon, City Attorney.  Pgs 154-176

g.    Discussion and Potential Action to Adopt Resolution 2021-: Resolution of the City     Council of City of Brawley, California Adopting an Amended Investment Policy     presented by Karla Romero, Finance Director.  Pgs 177-197

h.    Discussion and Potential Action to Receive and File the First Quarter Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Treasury Report for Quarter Ending September 30, 2021 presented by Karla Romero, Finance Director.  Pgs 198-201


a.    Monthly Staff Report for October 2021, prepared by Shirley Bonillas, Personnel     & Risk Management Administrator.  Pg 202


a.    2022 City Calendar  Pg 203





a.    Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to paragraph (2) or (3) of subdivision (d)     of Section 54956.9. Two (2) Cases


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