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Agenda: CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Date: 11/4/2008
 
   
Item: NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC - CONSENT AGENDA  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ALL MATTERS LISTED UNDER THE CONSENT AGENDA, INCLUDING THOSE ON THE ADDITION TO THE AGENDA, WILL BE CONSIDERED BY CITY COUNCIL TO BE ROUTINE AND WILL BE ENACTED BY ONE MOTION UNLESS SEPARATE DISCUSSION IS REQUESTED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS. PRIOR TO THE VOTE, MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE MAY ASK QUESTIONS REGARDING ITEMS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA. WHEN THE VOTE HAS BEEN TAKEN, IF AN ITEM HAS NOT BEEN CALLED OUT FOR SEPARATE DISCUSSION, THE ITEM HAS BEEN APPROVED. COUNCIL MAY, HOWEVER, RECONSIDER ANY ITEM AT ANY TIME DURING THE MEETING. THE WORDING OF ALL AGENDA ITEMS SHALL APPEAR IN THE MINUTES OF THIS MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL AS POSTED, UNLESS OTHERWISE REVISED BY THIS OR OTHER MOTION OF COUNCIL, WITHOUT THE NECESSITY OF THE CITY CLERK READING THE WORDING OF EACH ITEM INTO THE RECORD.

"1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF OCTOBER 28, 2008.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF OCTOBER 28, 2008.

[MUNICIPAL CLERK, RICHARDA DUFFY MOMSEN, (915) 541-4127]

"2. REQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

"3. RESOLUTION: THAT JANE SHANG, DEPUTY CITY MANAGER FOR MOBILITY SERVICES OF THE CITY OF EL PASO, BE APPOINTED TO THE TRANSPORTATION POLICY BOARD FOR THE METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION AS THE EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT REPRESENTATIVE IN LIEU OF PATRICK T. ABELN, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT JANE SHANG, DEPUTY CITY MANAGER FOR MOBILITY SERVICES OF THE CITY OF EL PASO, BE APPOINTED TO THE TRANSPORTATION POLICY BOARD FOR THE METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION AS THE EL PASO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT REPRESENTATIVE IN LIEU OF PATRICK T. ABELN, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. (ALL DISTRICTS) [MAYOR'S OFFICE, SYLVIA BORUNDA FIRTH, (915) 541-4656]

"4A. SPECIAL APPOINTMENT: AUDREY HARE AS ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 4, 2008.

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

APPOINTMENT OF AUDREY HARE AS ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 4, 2008. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, CHARLIE MCNABB, (915) 541-4550]

"4B. SPECIAL APPOINTMENT: KRISTEN CHOI AS ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 17, 2008.

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

APPOINTMENT OF KRISTEN CHOI AS ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 17, 2008. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, CHARLIE MCNABB, (915) 541-4550]

"4C. SPECIAL APPOINTMENT: KENNETH KROHN AS ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2008.

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

APPOINTMENT OF KENNETH KROHN AS ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2008. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, CHARLIE MCNABB, (915) 541-4550]

"5A. BOARD APPOINTMENT: RAMON JIMENEZ TO THE FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM ADVISORY COUNCIL

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

RAMON JIMENEZ TO THE FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM ADVISORY COUNCIL BY REPRESENTATIVE RACHEL QUINTANA, DISTRICT 5.

[REPRESENTATIVE RACHEL QUINTANA, (915) 541-4701]

"5B. BOARD APPOINTMENT: DANIEL ORTIZ TO THE EMPOWERMENT ZONE ADVISORY BOARD

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

DANIEL ORTIZ TO THE EMPOWERMENT ZONE ADVISORY BOARD BY REPRESENTATIVE STEVE ORTEGA, DISTRICT 7. [REPRESENTATIVE STEVE ORTEGA, (915) 541-4108]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Castro YES
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 6A.  - 6D. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES PURSUANT TO SECTION 3.9 OF THE EL PASO CITY CHARTER:"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: INTRODUCED

PUBLIC COMMENT TYPICALLY IS NOT TAKEN DURING THE INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES.

PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE INVITED AT THE DATE OF THE SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING.

6A. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 12 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), CHAPTER 12.88 (SCHEDULES), SECTION 12.88.010 SCHEDULE I (ONE-WAY STREETS), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE BY DELETING NUMBER 38, OREGON STREET FROM ARIZONA AVENUE TO SAN ANTONIO AVENUE; THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 12.84.010 (VIOLATION - PENALTY) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (DISTRICT 8)

[ENGINEERING/TRAFFIC DIVISION, TED MARQUEZ, (915) 541-4035]

6B. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 12 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), CHAPTER 12.88 (SCHEDULES), SECTION 12.88.150 SCHEDULE XIV (SPEED LIMITS), G (FORTY-MILES PER HOUR), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE BY ADDING HELEN OF TROY DRIVE BETWEEN DESERT NORTH BOULEVARD AND THE EAST CITY LIMITS; THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 12.84.010 (VIOLATION - PENALTY) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (DISTRICT 1) [ENGINEERING/TRAFFIC DIVISION, TED MARQUEZ, (915) 541-4035]

6C. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 12 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), CHAPTER 12.88 (SCHEDULES), SECTION 12.88.030 SCHEDULE III (PARKING PROHIBITED AT ALL TIMES ON CERTAIN STREETS) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE BY ADDING HELEN OF TROY DRIVE, BOTH SIDES; THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 12.84.010 (VIOLATION - PENALTY) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (DISTRICT 1) [ENGINEERING/TRAFFIC DIVISION, TED MARQUEZ, (915) 541-4035]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 11, 2008, FOR ITEMS 6A - 6C

6D. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF A REPLAT OF YSLETA INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM M-1 (MANUFACTURING) TO C 1 (COMMERCIAL). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 336 N. ZARAGOZA ROAD. APPLICANT: E.P SUMMIT INVESTMENTS, L.P. ZON08-00066 (DISTRICT 6)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ARTURO RUBIO, (915) 541-4633]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON DECEMBER 2, 2008, FOR ITEM 6D

PUBLIC HEARINGS WILL BE HELD AS PART OF THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING THAT BEGINS AT APPROXIMATELY 9:00 A.M. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS PRESENT SHALL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT THAT TIME. AFTER THE PUBLIC HEARINGS, COUNCIL MAY ALSO DELAY TAKING ACTION ON ORDINANCES; NO REQUIREMENT IS MADE BY SECTION 3.9B OF THE EL PASO CITY CHARTER TO PUBLISH ANY FURTHER NOTICE. COPIES OF ALL ORDINANCES ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW IN THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE, 2 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Castro YES
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke DID NOT VOTE
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 7A.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance changing the zoning of a portion of Tract 10A, 11A, 12A, and 13A, Block 54, Ysleta Grant, north of Highland Avenue and south of Yermoland Drive. ZON08-00047
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF TRACT 10A, 11A, 12A, AND 13A, BLOCK 54, YSLETA GRANT, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM A-M/SC (APARTMENT-MOBILE HOME PARK/SPECIAL CONTRACT) TO R-5/SC (RESIDENTIAL/SPECIAL CONTRACT). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: NORTH OF HIGHLAND AVENUE AND SOUTH OF YERMOLAND DRIVE. APPLICANT: NADIA T. SAAB. ZON08-00047 (DISTRICT 7)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ARTURO RUBIO, (915) 541-4633]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Castro YES
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke DID NOT VOTE
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 7B.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance granting Special Permit No. ZON08-00042 to allow for a planned residential development with reduced side setbacks and reduced lot depths on a portion of Tract 10A, 11A, 12A, and 13A, Block 54, Ysleta Grant, north of Highland Avenue and south of Yermoland Drive. ZON08-00042"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE GRANTING SPECIAL PERMIT NO. ZON08-00042 TO ALLOW FOR A PLANNED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT WITH REDUCED SIDE SETBACKS AND REDUCED LOT DEPTHS ON A PORTION OF TRACT 10A, 11A, 12A, AND 13A, BLOCK 54, YSLETA GRANT, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 20.04.270 (ZONING) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: NORTH OF HIGHLAND AVENUE AND SOUTH OF YERMOLAND DRIVE. APPLICANT: NADIA T. SAAB. ZON08-00042 (DISTRICT 7)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, ARTURO RUBIO, (915) 541-4633]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Castro YES
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke DID NOT VOTE
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 8.  FINANCIAL SERVICES: An Ordinance authorizing the City of El Paso to sell all of Lots 1, 2, and 3, Block 107, Highland Park Addition, commonly known as 2201 North Piedras Street"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF EL PASO TO SELL ALL OF LOTS 1, 2, AND 3, BLOCK 107, HIGHLAND PARK ADDITION, COMMONLY KNOWN AS 2201 NORTH PIEDRAS STREET, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, TO VICTOR F. NEVAREZ D/B/A SUNSET CARPETS. (DISTRICT 2)

[FINANCIAL SERVICES, LIZA RAMIREZ-TOBIAS, (915) 541-4074]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Castro DID NOT VOTE
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 9A.  TAX OFFICE: An Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a quitclaim (tax resale) deed conveying all right, title, and interest in real property described as Lot 16, Block 21, Del Norte Acres Addition"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A QUITCLAIM (TAX RESALE) DEED CONVEYING ALL RIGHT, TITLE, AND INTEREST IN REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS LOT 16, BLOCK 21, DEL NORTE ACRES ADDITION, AN ADDITION TO THE CITY OF EL PASO, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN VOLUME 560, PAGE 524, DEED RECORDS OF EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, TO MJ REAL PROPERTIES INC. (DISTRICT 2)

[DELGADO, ACOSTA, SPENCER, LINEBARGER, AND PEREZ, LLP, CARMEN PEREZ, (915) 545-5481]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Castro YES
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 9B.  TAX OFFICE: An Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a quitclaim (tax resale) deed conveying all right, title, and interest in real property described as the southerly portion of Lot 10, Block 10, Lomas Del Rey Replat"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A QUITCLAIM (TAX RESALE) DEED CONVEYING ALL RIGHT, TITLE, AND INTEREST IN REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS THE SOUTHERLY PORTION OF LOT 10, BLOCK 10, LOMAS DEL REY REPLAT, AN ADDITION TO THE CITY OF EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, TO MJ REAL PROPERTIES INC. (DISTRICT 8)

[DELGADO, ACOSTA, SPENCER, LINEBARGER, AND PEREZ, LLP, CARMEN PEREZ, (915) 545-5481]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Castro YES
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 9C.  TAX OFFICE: An Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a quitclaim (tax resale) deed conveying all right, title, and interest in real property described as 0.075 acres in Tract 1, (18' X 170.06'), beginning 338.73' southwest of the southeast corner, La Sierra Vista #2, Replat"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A QUITCLAIM (TAX RESALE) DEED CONVEYING ALL RIGHT, TITLE, AND INTEREST IN REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS 0.075 ACRES IN TRACT 1, (18' X 170.06'), BEGINNING 338.73' SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER, LA SIERRA VISTA #2, REPLAT, AN ADDITION TO THE CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, TO MJ REAL PROPERTIES INC. (DISTRICT 8)

[DELGADO, ACOSTA, SPENCER, LINEBARGER, AND PEREZ, LLP, CARMEN PEREZ, (915) 545-5481

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Castro YES
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 9D.  TAX OFFICE: An Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a quitclaim (tax resale) deed conveying all right, title, and interest in real property described as .50 acres, out of Tracts 18 and 19, Canutillo Townsite"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A QUITCLAIM (TAX RESALE) DEED CONVEYING ALL RIGHT, TITLE, AND INTEREST IN REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS .50 ACRES, OUT OF TRACTS 18 AND 19, CANUTILLO TOWNSITE, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN VOLUME 793, PAGE 868, DEED RECORDS OF EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, TO MJ REAL PROPERTIES INC. (DISTRICT 1) [DELGADO, ACOSTA, SPENCER, LINEBARGER, AND PEREZ, LLP, CARMEN PEREZ, (915) 545-5481]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Castro YES
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 10A.  ENGINEERING: Discussion and action on a Resolution expressing the City of El Paso's intent to create Transportation Reinvestment Zone No. 1 to finance transportation projects in support of the Comprehensive Mobility Plan for El Paso"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED AS REVISED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE CITY OF EL PASO'S INTENT TO CREATE TRANSPORTATION REINVESTMENT ZONE NO. 1 TO FINANCE TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS IN SUPPORT OF THE COMPREHENSIVE MOBILITY PLAN FOR EL PASO; SETTING THE DATE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE DESIGNATION OF THE ZONE AND ITS BENEFITS TO THE MUNICIPALITY AND TO PROPERTY IN THE PROPOSED ZONE; AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF THE HEARING IN A NEWSPAPER HAVING GENERAL CIRCULATION IN THE MUNICIPALITY. (ALL DISTRICTS) [ENGINEERING, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Castro NO
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 10B.  ENGINEERING: Discussion and action on Tierra Commercial Unit 5 Subdivision Plat proportionality appeal submitted by River Oaks Properties, Ltd and Ranchos Real XII, Ltd
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED TWO (2) WEEKS.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON TIERRA COMMERCIAL UNIT 5 SUBDIVISION PLAT PROPORTIONALITY APPEAL SUBMITTED BY RIVER OAKS PROPERTIES, LTD AND RANCHOS REAL XII, LTD UNDER SECTION 19.46 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (DISTRICT 5)

[ENGINEERING, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Castro YES
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 11.  MOBILITY SERVICES: Discussion and action on a Resolution authorizing the Mayor to sign an amended application for financial assistance for the City, on behalf of the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN AN AMENDED APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE CITY, ON BEHALF OF THE CAMINO REAL REGIONAL MOBILITY AUTHORITY, IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,075,000 TO BE FILED WITH THE STATE INFRASTRUCTURE BANK (SIB), AND OTHER RELATED AND NECESSARY DOCUMENTS, FOR A PROJECT REFERRED TO AS THE I-10 AT LOOP 375 (AMERICAS INTERCHANGE) PROJECT. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[MOBILITY SERVICES, JANE SHANG, (915) 541-4686]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Castro NO
5 Rep. Quintana YES
6 Rep. Holguin NO
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE


 
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