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Agenda: CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Date: 11/18/2008
 
   
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 NOVEMBER 11, 2008.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF NOVEMBER 11, 2008. [MUNICIPAL CLERK, RICHARDA DUFFY MOMSEN, (915) 541-4127]

"2. REQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

ACTION TAKEN: EXCUSED

REPRESENTATIVE BYRD FROM THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF NOVEMBER 18, 2008, AND TO EXCUSE REPRESENTATIVE QUINTANA ONLY FROM THE 6:00 P.M. PUBLIC HEARING OF THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF NOVEMBER 18, 2008.

"3A. RESOLUTION: THAT CITY COUNCIL AMEND THE POLICIES AND PRIORITIES PREVIOUSLY ADOPTED ON AUGUST 26, 2008, REGARDING THE 2009-2010 HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS WITH AIDS (HOPWA) PROGRAM; THAT CITY COUNCIL ADOPT THE NEW POLICIES AND PRIORITIES

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

A RESOLUTION THAT CITY COUNCIL AMEND THE POLICIES AND PRIORITIES PREVIOUSLY ADOPTED ON AUGUST 26, 2008, REGARDING THE 2009-2010 HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS WITH AIDS (HOPWA) PROGRAM; THAT CITY COUNCIL ADOPT THE NEW POLICIES AND PRIORITIES ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT A; AND THAT CITY COUNCIL ESTABLISH JANUARY 9, 2009, AS THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ALL HOPWA APPLICATION PACKETS. (ALL DISTRICTS) [COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, WILLIAM LILLY, (915) 541-4643]

"3B. RESOLUTION: PLACING A CONDEMNATION LIEN ON THE FOLLOWING PROPERTY 5640 DAILEY AVENUE

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

PLACING A CONDEMNATION LIEN ON THE FOLLOWING PROPERTY (LEGAL DESCRIPTION ON FILE WITH THE CITY CLERK) AND IN THE FOLLOWING AMOUNT FOR WORK PERFORMED BY THE CITY PURSUANT TO SECTION 18.50 (UNSAFE STRUCTURES AND CONDITIONS) OF THE EL PASO MUNICIPAL CODE:

5640 DAILEY AVENUE $479.71 JESUS MELENDEZ AND CONSUELO MELENDEZ

(DISTRICT 3) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, VICTOR Q. TORRES, (915) 541-4557]

"3C. RESOLUTION: TO RESCIND A LIEN PLACED ON 4421 MADERA AVENUE, EL PASO, TEXAS

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

RESOLUTION TO RESCIND A LIEN PLACED ON 4421 MADERA AVENUE, EL PASO, TEXAS, FOR BOARD AND SECURE COSTS. (DISTRICT 3)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, VICTOR Q. TORRES, (915) 541-4557]

"3D. RESOLUTION: THAT VANILLA, BRICK & MORTAR, 1914, AND SHADOW LOUNGE BE AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE FOR THE SALE AND SERVING OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT AN OUTDOOR STREET FESTIVAL, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2008, TO 2:00 A.M. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2008.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT VANILLA, BRICK & MORTAR, 1914, AND SHADOW LOUNGE BE AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE FOR THE SALE AND SERVING OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT AN OUTDOOR STREET FESTIVAL IN THE CLOSED PORTION OF SIDEWALK ON DURANGO STREET AND ADJACENT WESTERN COURT BETWEEN SOUTH DURANGO STREET AND THE WESTERLY ALLEY FROM 5:00 P.M. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2008, TO 2:00 A.M. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2008. (DISTRICT 8)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, MIRIAN SPENCER, (915) 541-4192]

"3E1. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE AGREEMENT FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND QUANTUM ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS, INC. FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''BORDERLAND AREA STREET AND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS PHASE VI''

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE AGREEMENT FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND QUANTUM ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS, INC. FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''BORDERLAND AREA STREET AND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS PHASE VI'' FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $66,763.05. FUNDING - 71150069/508016/07882/G7134CD0012 CDBG. (DISTRICT 1) [ENGINEERING, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423]

"3E2. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE AGREEMENT FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND QUANTUM ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS, INC. FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''BORDERLAND AREA STREET AND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS PHASE VII''

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE AGREEMENT FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND QUANTUM ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS, INC. FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''BORDERLAND AREA STREET AND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS PHASE VII'' FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $86,086.46. FUNDING - 71150069/508050/07890/G7134CD0020 CDBG. (DISTRICT 1) [ENGINEERING, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423]

"3F. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A CONTRACT OF SALE BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND SHAB, INC. FOR THE PURCHASE OF A 0.107-ACRE PARCEL, MORE OR LESS, BEING A PORTION OF TRACT 2, BLOCK 8, UPPER VALLEY SURVEY

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A CONTRACT OF SALE BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND SHAB, INC. FOR $33,000 FOR THE PURCHASE OF A 0.107-ACRE PARCEL, MORE OR LESS, BEING A PORTION OF TRACT 2, BLOCK 8, UPPER VALLEY SURVEY, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS. PROJECT #: PCP06ST012A; FUND: 27263; DEPARTMENT: 99331117; ACCOUNT: 508000. (DISTRICT 1) [ENGINEERING, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423]

"3G. RESOLUTION: TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ELECTRONICALLY SUBMIT A GRANT PROPOSAL TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE DIVISION (OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF TEXAS) FOR THE GANG INITIATIVE GRANT PROGRAM

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ELECTRONICALLY SUBMIT A GRANT PROPOSAL TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE DIVISION (OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF TEXAS) FOR THE GANG INITIATIVE GRANT PROGRAM IN THE AMOUNT OF $500,000.00 WITH AN IN-KIND MATCH OF $776.20 FOR A TOTAL OF $500,776.20. IN ACCORDANCE WITH ORDINANCE 16016 SECTION 1, WHICH STATES ''THAT UNLESS A GRANTING AGENCY REQUIRES THAT THE CITY'S TOP ELECTED OFFICIAL BE LISTED AS THE GRANT OFFICIAL IN A GRANT DOCUMENT, THE CITY COUNCIL HEREBY DESIGNATES THE CITY MANAGER OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE TO BE LISTED AS THE AUTHORIZED OFFICIAL AND AS THE OFFICIAL WITH FINANCIAL AUTHORITY OR SIMILAR DESIGNATIONS ON ALL GRANT APPLICATIONS, ACCEPTANCES, AND OTHER DOCUMENTS AND TO SIGN ALL GRANT APPLICATIONS, ACCEPTANCES, AND OTHER GRANT DOCUMENTS ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF EL PASO.'' THE SIGNATURE OF THE ''HIGHEST ELECTED OFFICIAL'' IS NOT REQUIRED FOR ELECTRONIC SUBMITTAL; RESOLUTION OF MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL IS REQUIRED. THE FUNDING AGENCY REQUIRES A RESOLUTION BE SUBMITTED WITH GRANT APPLICATION. (ALL DISTRICTS) [POLICE DEPARTMENT, TOM WHITTEN, (915) 564-7304]

"3H. RESOLUTION: THAT THE MAYOR BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE REGION XIX EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTER FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING DENTAL CARE SERVICES AND INFORMATION TO MINOR PARTICIPANTS IN THE EARLY HEAD START AND HEALTHY START PROGRAM.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE MAYOR BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE REGION XIX EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTER FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING DENTAL CARE SERVICES AND INFORMATION TO MINOR PARTICIPANTS IN THE EARLY HEAD START AND HEALTHY START PROGRAM. BILLING REIMBURSEMENTS FOR MEDICAID AND NON-MEDICAID CLIENTS ARE BASED ON MEDICAID GUIDELINES, PROTOCOLS, AND FEE SCHEDULES. AGREEMENT SHALL COMMENCE ON NOVEMBER 18, 2008, AND BE COMPLETED BY AUGUST 31, 2009. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[PUBLIC HEALTH, ANGELA MORA, (915) 771-5706]

"4A. BOARD APPOINTMENT: CARLOS VELOZ TO THE EMPOWERMENT ZONE ADVISORY BOARD

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED TWO (2) WEEKS.

CARLOS VELOZ TO THE EMPOWERMENT ZONE ADVISORY BOARD BY REPRESENTATIVE EMMA ACOSTA, DISTRICT 3. [REPRESENTATIVE EMMA ACOSTA, (915) 541-4572]

POSTPONED FROM 11-11-08

"4B. BOARD APPOINTMENT: ANNETTE STONE TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT STEERING COMMITTEE

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

ANNETTE STONE TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT STEERING COMMITTEE BY MAYOR JOHN F. COOK. [MAYOR JOHN F. COOK, (915) 541-4145]

"4C. BOARD APPOINTMENT: JAMES D. BOOHER TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARK COMMISSION

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

JAMES D. BOOHER TO THE HISTORIC LANDMARK COMMISSION BY REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE, DISTRICT 8. [REPRESENTATIVE BETO O'ROURKE, (915) 541-4123]

"5. APPLICATIONS FOR TAX REFUND:

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE TAX REFUNDS LISTED ON THE ATTACHMENT POSTED WITH THIS AGENDA BE APPROVED.

(SEE ATTACHMENT A) (ALL DISTRICTS) [TAX OFFICE, JUAN SANDOVAL, (915) 541-4369]

ATTACHMENT A

TAX REFUNDS

NOVEMBER 11, 2008

A. CITIMORTGAGE, INC., IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,713.95 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #G431-999-0040-5100).

B. GMAC MORTGAGE IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,791.45 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #R577-999-0080-3600).

C. AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE SERVICING, INC., IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,536.83 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #T287-999-1180-4500).

D. WACHOVIA MORTGAGE IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,243.28 OVERPAYMENT OF 2007 TAXES. (PID #V893-999-2790-0500).

"6. BEST VALUE PROCUREMENT: THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-211 (CITY VEHICLES) TO RUDOLPH CHEVROLET

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-211 (CITY VEHICLES) TO RUDOLPH CHEVROLET FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD OF $190,000.

DEPARTMENT: GENERAL SERVICES

AWARD TO: RUDOLPH CHEVROLET

EL PASO, TX

ITEM: GROUP III: ANIMAL TRANSPORT VEHICLES (5 TOTAL) WITH OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

ANNUAL EST. AMOUNT: $190,000

ACCOUNT NO.: 37150068 - 508006 - 27507

FUNDING SOURCE: EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT FUND

TOTAL EST. AWARD: $190,000

DISTRICTS: ALL

ALTHOUGH THIS WAS BID AS A THIRTY-SIX MONTH REQUIREMENTS TYPE CONTRACT, RUDOLPH CHEVROLET OFFERED THE CITY PRICING FOR TWELVE MONTHS AND DOES NOT OFFER THE CITY THE OPTION TO EXTEND THE TERM OF THE CONTRACT.

THE COST UNDER THIS REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT IS ONLY AN ESTIMATED MINIMUM VALUE. THE ACTUAL COST OF THIS CONTRACT MAY BE HIGHER OR LOWER THAN THE TOTAL ESTIMATED MINIMUM VALUE AND WILL BE THE SUM TOTAL AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT TERM, SO LONG AS INCREASED FUNDS ARE APPROPRIATED IN THE BUDGET.

THE DEPARTMENTS OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, AND GENERAL SERVICES RECOMMEND AWARD OF GROUP III TO THE SOLE VENDOR OFFERING THE BEST VALUE BID.

[FINANCIAL SERVICES/PURCHASING, TERRENCE FREIBURG, (915) 541-4313]

"7. BID: THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2009-032 (BORDERLAND STREET & DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS PHASE V) TO J.A.R. CONCRETE, INC. D/B/A J.A.R. CONSTRUCTION, INC.

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED AS REVISED

THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2009-032 (BORDERLAND STREET & DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS PHASE V) TO J.A.R. CONCRETE, INC. D/B/A J.A.R. CONSTRUCTION, INC., FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $385,319.80.

DEPARTMENT: ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

AWARD TO: J.A.R. CONCRETE, INC. D/B/A J.A.R. CONSTRUCTION, INC.

EL PASO, TX

BASE BID I: $356,712.80

BASE BID II: $ 21,570.00

BASE BID III: $ 2,040.00

OPTION 1: $ 4,997.00

ACCOUNT NO.: 71150069 - 508027 - 07894 - G7132CD0026

FUNDING SOURCE: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT 34TH YEAR (2008-2009)

TOTAL EST. AWARD: $385,319.80

DISTRICT: 1

IT IS REQUESTED THAT THE CITY MANAGER OF THE CITY OF EL PASO BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN ANY CONTRACTS OR OTHER DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO EFFECTUATE THIS AWARD.

WORK UNDER THIS UNIT PRICE CONTRACT IS ONLY AN ESTIMATED VALUE AND WILL BE ORDERED, PERFORMED, INVOICED, AND PAID BY MEASURED QUANTITY. THE ACTUAL COST OF THIS CONTRACT MAY BE HIGHER OR LOWER THAN THE TOTAL ESTIMATED VALUE AND WILL BE THE SUM TOTAL OF UNIT PRICES AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT TERM.

AS A PART OF THIS AWARD THE CITY ENGINEER MAY WITHOUT FURTHER AUTHORIZATION FROM CITY COUNCIL APPROVE CONTRACT CHANGES WHICH ARE NECESSARY FOR PROPER EXECUTION OF THE WORK AND CARRYING OUT THE INTENT OF THE PROJECT, WHICH ARE IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAW, DO NOT MAKE CHANGES TO THE PRICES AND ARE WITHIN THE APPROPRIATE BUDGET.

THIS IS A LOW BID, UNIT-PRICE CONTRACT.

THE DEPARTMENTS OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, AND ENGINEERING RECOMMEND AWARD AS INDICATED TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE, RESPONSIBLE BIDDER. [ENGINEERING, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd NOT PRESENT
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: 8A.  & 8C. - 8E. 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.

8A. AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A QUITCLAIM (TAX RESALE) DEED CONVEYING ALL RIGHT, TITLE, AND INTEREST IN REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN TO G.W.M. INVESTMENTS II, L.P., IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 34.05 (H) OF THE TAX CODE. (DISTRICT 8)

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

8C. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 12 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), CHAPTER 12.88 (SCHEDULES), SECTION 12.88.200 SCHEDULE XII (RESTRICTIONS ON PARKING IN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS), ZONE Q (NO PARKING 7:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M., SCHOOL DAYS ONLY) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE BY ADDING MILAN STREET FROM QUAIL AVENUE TO NAPLES AVENUE, BOTH SIDES. THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 12.84.010 (VIOLATION - PENALTY) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (DISTRICT 4)

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

8D. 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 DELETING NUMBER 157 LEE STREET BETWEEN MAGOFFIN AVENUE AND OLIVE AVENUE, WEST SIDE ONLY. 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]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON DECEMBER 2, 2008, FOR ITEMS 8A & 8C - 8D

8E. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF LOTS 11 TO 14, BLOCK 146, CAMPBELL ADDITION, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM C-5/SP (CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT/SPECIAL PERMIT) TO C-5/H/SP (CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT/HISTORIC/SPECIAL PERMIT) IN ORDER TO IMPOSE AN HISTORIC DISTRICT OVERLAY. THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: 300 S. FLORENCE. APPLICANT: THE EL PASO PROJECT LLC. ZON08-00075 (DISTRICT 8) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, TONY DE LA CRUZ, (915) 541-4329]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON DECEMBER 9, 2008, FOR ITEM 8E

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 NOT PRESENT
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: 8B.  INTRODUCTION: An Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to execute a quitclaim (tax resale) deed conveying all right, title, and interest in real property located at 404 Nino Aguilera to Centro De Salud Familiar La Fe, Inc."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: INTRODUCED

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A QUITCLAIM (TAX RESALE) DEED CONVEYING ALL RIGHT, TITLE, AND INTEREST IN REAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 404 NINO AGUILERA TO CENTRO DE SALUD FAMILIAR LA FE, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 34.05 (H) OF THE TAX CODE. (DISTRICT 8)

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

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON DECEMBER 2, 2008, FOR ITEM 8B

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd NOT PRESENT
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 ABSTAIN
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 9A.  FINANCIAL SERVICES: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation No. 2008-233 (Traffic Sign Materials) to 3M Company and Flint Trading, Inc."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-233 (TRAFFIC SIGN MATERIALS) TO 3M COMPANY AND FLINT TRADING, INC., FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD OF $540,000.

DEPARTMENT: STREET

AWARD TO: VENDOR 1: 3M COMPANY

ST. PAUL, MN

ITEM: BASE BID GROUP A

OPTION: ONE YEAR

ANNUAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT: $100,000

AWARD TO: VENDOR 2: FLINT TRADING, INC.

THOMASVILLE, NC

ITEM: BASE BID GROUP C

OPTION: TWO YEARS

ANNUAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT: $80,000

ACCOUNT NO.: 32010287 - 503203 - 01101

FUNDING SOURCE: PUBLIC ACCESS MAINTENANCE & REPAIRS

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $540,000

DISTRICTS: ALL

THIS IS A THIRTY-SIX MONTH REQUIREMENTS TYPE CONTRACT.

THE COST UNDER THIS REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT IS ONLY AN ESTIMATED MINIMUM VALUE. THE ACTUAL COST OF THIS CONTRACT MAY BE HIGHER OR LOWER THAN THE TOTAL ESTIMATED MINIMUM VALUE AND WILL BE THE SUM TOTAL AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT TERM, SO LONG AS INCREASED FUNDS ARE APPROPRIATED IN THE BUDGET.

THE DEPARTMENTS OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, AND STREET RECOMMEND AWARD AS INDICATED TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE, RESPONSIBLE BIDDER.

[FINANCIAL SERVICES/PURCHASING, TERRENCE FREIBURG, (915) 541-4313]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd NOT PRESENT
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.  FINANCIAL SERVICES: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation No. 2009-031 (Coronado Road Street & Drainage Improvements Phase I) to J.A.R. Concrete Inc. d/b/a J.A.R. Construction, Inc."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2009-031 (CORONADO ROAD STREET & DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS PHASE I) TO J.A.R. CONCRETE INC. D/B/A J.A.R. CONSTRUCTION, INC., FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $926,096.79.

DEPARTMENT: ENGINEERING

AWARD TO: J.A.R. CONCRETE INC., D/B/A J.A.R. CONSTRUCTION, INC.

EL PASO, TX

BASE BID I: $699,547.79

BASE BID II: $ 77,200.00

BASE BID III: $149,349.00

ACCOUNT NO.: 71150069 - 508027 - 07893 - G7133CD0037

FUNDING SOURCE: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT 33RD YEAR

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $926,096.79

DISTRICT: 3

IT IS REQUESTED THAT THE CITY MANAGER OF THE CITY OF EL PASO BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN ANY CONTRACTS OR OTHER DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO EFFECTUATE THIS AWARD.

WORK UNDER THIS UNIT PRICE CONTRACT IS ONLY AN ESTIMATED VALUE AND WILL BE ORDERED, PERFORMED, INVOICED, AND PAID BY MEASURED QUANTITY. THE ACTUAL COST OF THIS CONTRACT MAY BE HIGHER OR LOWER THAN THE TOTAL ESTIMATED VALUE AND WILL BE THE SUM TOTAL OF UNIT PRICES AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT TERM.

AS PART OF THE AWARD OF THIS CONTRACT, THE CITY ENGINEER MAY, WITHOUT FURTHER AUTHORIZATION FROM CITY COUNCIL, APPROVE CONTRACT CHANGES WHICH ARE NECESSARY FOR PROPER CONSTRUCTION OF THE WORK AND CARRYING OUT THE INTENT OF THE DESIGN, WHICH ARE IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAW AND WHICH DO NOT MAKE CHANGES TO THE UNIT PRICE AND INCREASED FUNDS ARE APPROPRIATED IN THE BUDGET.

THIS IS A LOW BID, UNIT-PRICE CONTRACT.

THE DEPARTMENTS OF FINANCIAL SERVICES - PURCHASING DIVISION, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, AND ENGINEERING RECOMMEND AWARD AS INDICATED TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE, RESPONSIBLE BIDDER. [ENGINEERING, R. ALAN SHUBERT, (915) 541-4423]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd NOT PRESENT
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: 9C.  FINANCIAL SERVICES: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation No. 2008-244 (Thermoplastics Pavement Markings 2008-2009) to Stripe-A-Zone, Inc."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2008-244 (THERMOPLASTICS PAVEMENT MARKINGS 2008-2009) TO STRIPE-A-ZONE, INC., FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $1,283,435.

DEPARTMENT: STREET

AWARD TO: STRIPE-A-ZONE, INC.

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX

BASE BID: $1,283,435

OPTION: 1 YEAR

ACCOUNT NO.: 99331117 - 508027 - 27263 - PCP06ST019 99331117 - 508027 - 27263 - PST07003 31250102 - 508027 - 27175 - PST05003

FUNDING SOURCE: FY 2000 & 2006 CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $1,283,435

DISTRICTS: ALL

IT IS REQUESTED THAT THE CITY MANAGER OF THE CITY OF EL PASO BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN ANY CONTRACTS OR OTHER DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO EFFECTUATE THIS AWARD AND BE AUTHORIZED TO EXERCISE ON BEHALF OF THE CITY ANY EXTENSIONS OF THE CONTRACT.

WORK UNDER THIS UNIT PRICE CONTRACT IS ONLY AN ESTIMATED VALUE AND WILL BE ORDERED, PERFORMED, INVOICED, AND PAID BY MEASURED QUANTITY. THE ACTUAL COST OF THIS CONTRACT MAY BE HIGHER OR LOWER THAN THE TOTAL ESTIMATED VALUE AND WILL BE THE SUM TOTAL OF UNIT PRICES AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT TERM.

AS PART OF THE AWARD OF THIS CONTRACT, UPON THE REVIEW OF THE CITY ATTORNEY, THE STREET DIRECTOR MAY, WITHOUT FURTHER AUTHORIZATION FROM CITY COUNCIL, APPROVE CONTRACT CHANGES WHICH ARE NECESSARY FOR PROPER CONSTRUCTION OF THE WORK AND CARRYING OUT THE INTENT OF THE DESIGN, WHICH ARE IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAW, AND WHICH DO NOT MAKE CHANGES TO THE UNIT PRICE AND WHICH ARE WITHIN THE APPROPRIATE BUDGET.

THIS IS A LOW BID, UNIT-PRICE CONTRACT.

THE DEPARTMENTS OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, AND STREET RECOMMEND AWARD AS INDICATED TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE, RESPONSIBLE BIDDER. [STREET DEPARTMENT, DARYL COLE, (915) 621-6750]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd NOT PRESENT
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.  FINANCIAL SERVICES: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation No. 2009-024 (Automotive Fuel Diesel and Unleaded) to Western Refining Wholesale "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2009-024 (AUTOMOTIVE FUEL DIESEL AND UNLEADED) TO WESTERN REFINING WHOLESALE, FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD OF $19,165,135.

DEPARTMENT: GENERAL SERVICES

AWARD TO: WESTERN REFINING WHOLESALE

EL PASO, TX

ITEMS: ALL ITEMS: GROUP I, II, & III

OPTION: TWO YEARS

ANNUAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT: $ 6,388,378 (3,266,000 GALLONS)

ACCOUNT NO.: 37370510 - 503124 - 45202

FUNDING SOURCE: INTERNAL SERVICE FUND

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $19,165,135 (9,798,000 GALLONS)

DISTRICTS: ALL

THIS IS A THIRTY-SIX MONTH REQUIREMENTS TYPE CONTRACT.

THE COST UNDER THIS REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT IS ONLY AN ESTIMATED MINIMUM VALUE. THE ACTUAL COST OF THIS CONTRACT MAY BE HIGHER OR LOWER THAN THE TOTAL ESTIMATED MINIMUM VALUE AND WILL BE THE SUM TOTAL AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT TERM, SO LONG AS INCREASED FUNDS ARE APPROPRIATED IN THE BUDGET.

THE DEPARTMENTS OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, AND GENERAL SERVICES RECOMMEND AWARD AS INDICATED TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE, RESPONSIBLE BIDDER. [FINANCIAL SERVICES/PURCHASING, TERRENCE FREIBURG, (915) 541-4313]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd NOT PRESENT
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: 10.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance amending the 2025 Proposed Thoroughfare System as detailed in the Map Atlas of the Plan for El Paso and its related documents as originally approved by the El Paso City Council In 1999"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2025 PROPOSED THOROUGHFARE SYSTEM AS DETAILED IN THE MAP ATLAS OF THE PLAN FOR EL PASO AND ITS RELATED DOCUMENTS AS ORIGINALLY APPROVED BY THE EL PASO CITY COUNCIL IN 1999, AND AS SUBSEQUENTLY AMENDED, TO DOWNGRADE THE FOLLOWING STREETS FROM MINOR ARTERIALS TO COLLECTOR ARTERIALS: YANDELL FROM MISSOURI TO SANTA FE; KERBEY FROM KANSAS TO RIM; VAN BUREN FROM ELM TO DYER; MONROE FROM ELM TO DYER; ALTURA FROM ALABAMA TO HAPPER; TIMBERWOLF FROM HOWZE TO MAGRUDER; AND SIOUX FROM MONTANA TO EDGEMERE. APPLICANT: CITY OF EL PASO ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT - TRAFFIC DIVISION. (DISTRICTS 1, 2, 3, AND 8)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, CHUCK KOOSHIAN, (915) 541-4632]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 11.  ENGINEERING: 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"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

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] POSTPONED FROM 11-11-08

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd NOT PRESENT
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: 12.  SUN METRO: An Ordinance amending Title 6 (Vehicles for Hire), Chapter 6.08 (Passenger Buses and Streetcars), of the El Paso City Code to add a new Section 6.08.060 to provide for priority seating for senior and mobility-impaired passengers on Sun Metro buses, including penalties for violation. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED AS REVISED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 6 (VEHICLES FOR HIRE), CHAPTER 6.08 (PASSENGER BUSES AND STREETCARS), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE TO ADD A NEW SECTION 6.08.060 TO PROVIDE FOR PRIORITY SEATING FOR SENIOR AND MOBILITY-IMPAIRED PASSENGERS ON SUN METRO BUSES, INCLUDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION. (ALL DISTRICTS) [SUN METRO, LYNLY LEEPER, (915) 533-1220]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd NOT PRESENT
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: 13.  COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: Discussion and action on a Resolution that City Council amend the City's 2005-2010 Consolidated Plan by adding a Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) component"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION THAT CITY COUNCIL AMEND THE CITY'S 2005-2010 CONSOLIDATED PLAN BY ADDING A NEIGHBORHOOD STABILIZATION PROGRAM (NSP) COMPONENT, , AMEND THE 2008-2009 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN BY ADDING NSP-FUNDED ACTIVITIES, APPROVE THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE (IBC) DEFINITION FOR ''BLIGHTED STRUCTURE'' TO BE USED FOR THE PURPOSES OF NSP ACTIVITIES, WHENEVER APPLICABLE, IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH HUD'S DIRECTIVE FOR SUCH A DEFINITION; THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AND SUBMIT TO HUD A NSP APPLICATION AS PART OF THE AMENDED 2008-2009 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN, AND RELATED CERTIFICATIONS CONTAINED THEREIN; THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A GRANT AGREEMENT WITH HUD FOR THE NSP FORMULA GRANT COVERED BY THE CITY'S ANNUAL ACTION PLAN; AND THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO TAKE ANY ACTIONS NECESSARY TO ACCOMPLISH THE INTENT OF THE RESOLUTION UPON APPROVAL BY THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE AND DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

(DISTRICTS 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 AND 8) [COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, WILLIAM LILLY, (915) 541-4643]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd NOT PRESENT
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: 14A.  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Presentation regarding Business Retention & Expansion program results for Fiscal Year 2008."
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

PRESENTATION REGARDING BUSINESS RETENTION & EXPANSION PROGRAM RESULTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, KATHRYN B. DODSON, (915) 541-4760]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: 14B.  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Presentation by Roman Ortiz, Chief Executive Officer of Project ARRIBA, on the Advanced Retraining and Redevelopment Initiative in Border Areas, Inc."
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

PRESENTATION BY ROMAN ORTIZ, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF PROJECT ARRIBA, ON THE ADVANCED RETRAINING AND REDEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE IN BORDER AREAS, INC. FINAL REPORT ON THE OUTCOMES OF PERFORMANCE MEASURES OF THE GRANT AGREEMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $250,000 EXECUTED ON OCTOBER 2, 2007. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, KATHRYN B. DODSON, (915) 541-4760]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: 14C.  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Discussion and action on a Resolution that the City Manager is hereby authorized to submit the attached TIRZ No. 5 Annual Report to the appropriate entities as required by Section 311.016 of the Texas Property Tax Code. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO SUBMIT THE ATTACHED TIRZ NO. 5 ANNUAL REPORT TO THE APPROPRIATE ENTITIES AS REQUIRED BY SECTION 311.016 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE. (DISTRICT 8) [ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, KATHRYN B. DODSON, (915) 541-4760]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 15.  ENGINEERING: Discussion and action on Tierra Commercial Unit 5 Subdivision Plat proportionality appeal submitted by River Oaks Properties, Ltd and Ranchos Real XII"
   
 

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] POSTPONED FROM 11-04-08

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd NOT PRESENT
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: 16.  CITY MANAGER: Presentation on the Firemen and Policemen Pension Fund of El Paso. "
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

CITY MANAGER'S REPORT OF CURRENT EVENTS AND ISSUES:

PRESENTATION ON THE FIREMEN AND POLICEMEN PENSION FUND OF EL PASO. (ALL DISTRICTS) [FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES, WILLIAM F. STUDER, JR., (915) 541-4215]

   
Votes:

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OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: 17.  ENGINEERING: Public Hearing on the proposal to adopt an ordinance pursuant to Transportation Code Section 222.106, designating an area as Transportation Reinvestment Zone Number One"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSAL TO ADOPT AN ORDINANCE PURSUANT TO TRANSPORTATION CODE SECTION 222.106, DESIGNATING AN AREA AS TRANSPORTATION REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER ONE, CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS, THE DESIGNATION OF THE ZONE, ITS BENEFITS TO THE MUNICIPALITY AND TO THE PROPERTY IN THE PROPOSED ZONE.

PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSAL TO ADOPT AN ORDINANCE PURSUANT TO TRANSPORTATION CODE SECTION 222.106, DESIGNATING AN AREA AS TRANSPORTATION REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER ONE, CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS, THE DESIGNATION OF THE ZONE, ITS BENEFITS TO THE MUNICIPALITY AND TO THE PROPERTY IN THE PROPOSED ZONE.

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: EX1.  Alejandro Hernandez vs. the City of El Paso, Cause No. 08-CV-00222. (551.071) "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY REPRESENTATIVE CASTRO, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE ACOSTA, AND UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE BE AUTHORIZED TO REJECT PLAINTIFF’S SETTLEMENT DEMAND IN THE LAWSUIT STYLED ALEJANDRO HERNANDEZ V. CITY OF EL PASO, ET. AL., CAUSE NO. EP-08-CA-0222-KC.

ALEJANDRO HERNANDEZ VS. THE CITY OF EL PASO, CAUSE NO. 08-CV-00222. (551.071) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, JENNIFER F. CALLAN, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly DID NOT VOTE
2 Rep. Byrd NOT PRESENT
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: EX2.  Discussion and action regarding Empowerment Zone loan RLF-75 to Magnolia 2720, LLC (Willis-Froetschel Building Group LLC). (551.071) "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY REPRESENTATIVE CASTRO, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE ACOSTA, AND UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE BE AUTHORIZED TO PREPARE THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS FOR A RESTRUCTURING OF EMPOWERMENT ZONE LOAN RLF-75 TO MAGNOLIA 2720 LLC, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CITY ATTORNEY AND THE COMMUNITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT; AND THAT THE CITY MANAGER OR HER DESIGNEE BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN ANY AND ALL RELATED DOCUMENTS AS APPROPRIATE.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING EMPOWERMENT ZONE LOAN RLF-75 TO MAGNOLIA 2720, LLC (WILLIS-FROETSCHEL BUILDING GROUP LLC). (551.071)

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, MARIE TAYLOR, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly DID NOT VOTE
2 Rep. Byrd NOT PRESENT
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: EX3.  Update and status on delinquent Empowerment Zone loan collection actions, Empowerment Zone-related litigation, and other legal matters involving the Empowerment Zone. (551.071) "
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

UPDATE AND STATUS ON DELINQUENT EMPOWERMENT ZONE LOAN COLLECTION ACTIONS, EMPOWERMENT ZONE-RELATED LITIGATION, AND OTHER LEGAL MATTERS INVOLVING THE EMPOWERMENT ZONE. (551.071) [CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, MARIE TAYLOR, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

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VOTE


   
Item: ADDN1A.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action to authorize the Mayor to sign a Sister City agreement with the City of Chihuahua, Mexico reaffirming the commitment made in 2002. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION TO AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO SIGN A SISTER CITY AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO REAFFIRMING THE COMMITMENT MADE IN 2002.

[MAYOR JOHN F. COOK, (915) 541-4145

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd NOT PRESENT
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: ADDN1B.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action to fund Operation Santa Claus. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION TO FUND OPERATION SANTA CLAUS.

[MAYOR JOHN F. COOK, (915) 541-4145]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd NOT PRESENT
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


 
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