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Agenda: CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Date: 2/16/2009
 
   
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 FEBRUARY 10, 2009.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF FEBRUARY 10, 2009.

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

"2. REQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

ACTION TAKEN: EXCUSED

REPRESENTATIVE RACHEL QUINTANA

"3A. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE A CONTRACT FOR THE CITY'S PARTICIPATION IN THE 3RD ANNUAL EL PASO MARATHON

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE A CONTRACT FOR THE CITY'S PARTICIPATION IN THE 3RD ANNUAL EL PASO MARATHON IN AN AMOUNT UP TO $25,000 FOR PUBLIC SAFETY COSTS FOR THE 3RD ANNUAL EL PASO MARATHON.

(ALL DISTRICTS) [CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE, LEILA MELENDEZ, (915) 541-4859]

"3B. RESOLUTION: THAT VANILLA, BRICK & MORTAR, 1914, SHADOW LOUNGE, AND REPUBLIC BE AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE FOR THE SALE AND SERVING OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT AN OUTDOOR STREET FESTIVAL FROM 6:00 P.M., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2009, TO 2:00 A.M., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2009.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT VANILLA, BRICK & MORTAR, 1914, SHADOW LOUNGE, AND REPUBLIC 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, WESTERN COURT, AND THE ADJACENT ALLEY BETWEEN SOUTH DURANGO STREET AND ANTHONY STREET FROM 6:00 P.M., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2009, TO 2:00 A.M., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2009. (DISTRICT 8)

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

"3C. RESOLUTION: THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE FOR THE USE OF THE CHAMIZAL NATIONAL MEMORIAL DURING THE MUSIC UNDER THE STARS EVENTS.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, FOR THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE USE OF THE CHAMIZAL NATIONAL MEMORIAL BY THE CITY OF EL PASO DURING THE MUSIC UNDER THE STARS EVENTS. (DISTRICT 8) [MUSEUMS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS, SEAN MCGLYNN, (915) 541-4896]

"3D. RESOLUTION: THAT THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL REVIEW AND ACCEPT THE EL PASO POLICE DEPARTMENT'S CONTACT DATA (RACIAL PROFILING) ANNUAL REPORT COVERING THE PERIOD OF JANUARY 1, 2008, THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2008.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL REVIEW AND ACCEPT THE EL PASO POLICE DEPARTMENT'S CONTACT DATA (RACIAL PROFILING) ANNUAL REPORT COVERING THE PERIOD OF JANUARY 1, 2008, THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2008. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[POLICE DEPARTMENT, ERIC SHELTON, (915) 564-7309]

"4A. MAYOR AND COUNCIL: NOTATION OF CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION RECEIPT OF CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION BY REPRESENTATIVE SUSIE BYRD ON JANUARY 30, 2009

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

NOTATION OF CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION

FOR NOTATION PURSUANT TO SECTION 2.92.110 OF THE CITY CODE; RECEIPT OF CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION BY REPRESENTATIVE SUSIE BYRD ON JANUARY 30, 2009 IN THE AMOUNT OF $500.00 FROM HAROLD HAHN. [REPRESENTATIVE SUSIE BYRD, (915) 541-4416]

"4B. MAYOR AND COUNCIL: DISCRETIONARY FUNDS: REQUEST AUTHORIZATION TO TRANSFER DISTRICT 7 DISCRETIONARY FUNDS (COUNCIL SPECIAL PROJECTS), DEPARTMENT ID NO. 01153010, ACCOUNT 504420, FUND NO. 16507, PROJECT PD70428, IN THE AMOUNT OF $16,000 TO THE PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCRETIONARY FUNDS:

REQUEST AUTHORIZATION TO TRANSFER DISTRICT 7 DISCRETIONARY FUNDS (COUNCIL SPECIAL PROJECTS), DEPARTMENT ID NO. 01153010, ACCOUNT 504420, FUND NO. 16507, PROJECT PD70428, IN THE AMOUNT OF $16,000 TO THE PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT, DEPT ID 51010366, FUND 01101, ACCOUNT 503202 ($4,300), 503113 ($5,700), 501000 ($6,000), CLASS 51000, FOR ADDITIONAL TURF AND LANDSCAPING IMPROVEMENTS AT TRAVIS WHITE PARK. [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 NOT PRESENT
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 5A.  - 5C. 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.

5A. AN ORDINANCE REPEALING TITLE 17 (HOUSING), CHAPTER 17.16 (INSPECTIONS AND CERTIFICATES) OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (ALL DISTRICTS)

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

5B. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 8064 (CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN) TO AMEND THE CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN IN ITS ENTIRETY. (ALL DISTRICTS) [HUMAN RESOURCES, LINDA BALL THOMAS, (915) 541-4509]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 24, 2009, FOR ITEMS 5A - 5B

5C. AN ORDINANCE GRANTING SPECIAL PERMIT NO. ZON08-00093 TO ALLOW GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS AND USES FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW TRANSIT TERMINAL FOR SUN METRO ON THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS PARCEL 1: LOTS 10 TO 15 AND PORTIONS OF LOTS 16 TO 17, BLOCK 20, HARRIS TRACT, AN ADDITION TO THE CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS; PARCEL 2: TRACTS 20D AND 20A, BLOCK 45, YSLETA GRANT, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS; AND PARCEL 3: TRACTS 20B AND 20A1, BLOCK 45, YSLETA GRANT, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 20.04.260 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 20.24 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. SUBJECT PROPERTY: PARCEL 1: 122 ZARAGOZA ROAD, 123 ZARAGOZA ROAD, AND 118 HARRIS ROAD; PARCEL 2: 115 ZARAGOZA ROAD AND 9045 ALAMEDA AVENUE; PARCEL 3: 9051 AND 9065 ALAMEDA AVENUE. APPLICANT: SUN METRO. ZON08 00093 (DISTRICT 7) [DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, TONY DE LA CRUZ, (915) 541-4329]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 10, 2009, FOR ITEM 5C

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 NOT PRESENT
6 Rep. Holguin YES
7 Rep. S. Ortega YES
8 Rep. O'Rourke YES
- Mayor Cook DID NOT VOTE

   
Item: 6A.  FINANCIAL SERVICES: Discussion and action on the request that the Purchasing Manager for Financial Services, Purchasing Division, be authorized to issue a purchase order to Oracle Corporation USA, Inc."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO ORACLE CORPORATION USA, INC., A STATE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION RESOURCES (DIR) CONTRACTOR UNDER DIR STATE CONTRACT DIR-VPC-03-018, IN THE AMOUNT OF $504,358 FOR THE PURCHASE OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR THE CREATION OF A CUSTOM DATA MART UTILIZING ORACLE DATA WAREHOUSE FAST TRACK DEVELOPMENT METHODOLOGY AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT METHOD. PARTICIPATION BY THE CITY OF EL PASO IN THE DIR PROGRAM WAS APPROVED BY MAYOR AND COUNCIL ON FEBRUARY 27, 2007.

DEPARTMENT: POLICE

ACCOUNT NO.: 22150024 - 508010 - 07185 - G220804

21150010 - 508010 - 05416 - G210819

21150060 - 503105 - 16371 - P500231

FUNDING SOURCE: URBAN AREAS SECURITY INITIATIVE (USAI) GRANT, JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT (JAG) FY 2007, AND POLICE DEPARTMENT CONFISCATED FUNDS FY 2009

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $504,358

REFERENCE NO.: 2009-142

DISTRICTS: ALL

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 6B.  FINANCIAL SERVICES: Discussion and action on the request that the Purchasing Manager for Financial Services, Purchasing Division, be authorized to issue a purchase order to Mythics"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE REQUEST THAT THE PURCHASING MANAGER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO MYTHICS, A STATE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION RESOURCES (DIR) CONTRACTOR UNDER DIR STATE CONTRACT DIR-VPC-03-018, IN THE AMOUNT OF $418,171 FOR THE PURCHASE OF BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE SUITE LICENSES FOR TWO PROCESSORS, INSTALLATION AND TRAINING NEEDED FOR THE CREATION OF A CUSTOM DATA MART UTILIZING ORACLE DATA WAREHOUSE FAST TRACK DEVELOPMENT METHODOLOGY AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT METHOD. PARTICIPATION BY THE CITY OF EL PASO IN THE DIR PROGRAM WAS APPROVED BY MAYOR AND COUNCIL ON FEBRUARY 27, 2007.

DEPARTMENT: POLICE

ACCOUNT NO.: 22150024 - 508010 - 07185 - G220804

FUNDING SOURCE: URBAN AREAS SECURITY INITIATIVE (UASI) GRANT

TOTAL ESTIMATED AWARD: $418,171

REFERENCE NO.: 2009-143

DISTRICTS: ALL

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 7A.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action to enter into an Interlocal Agreement with the County of El Paso for participation in Project: Fresh Start. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION TO ENTER INTO AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY OF EL PASO FOR PARTICIPATION IN PROJECT: FRESH START. THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS REQUESTED AND APPROVED BY THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS' COURT. [REPRESENTATIVE SUSIE BYRD, (915) 541-4416]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 7B.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action to enter into an Interlocal Agreement with El Paso Housing Finance Corporation for the HFC to manage Project: Fresh Start, "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION TO ENTER INTO AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH EL PASO HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION FOR THE HFC TO MANAGE PROJECT: FRESH START, AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAM PREVIOUSLY APPROVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL.

[REPRESENTATIVE SUSIE BYRD, (915) 541-4416]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 8.  OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET: Discussion and action to establish appropriations for Parks and Recreation capital equipment requirements"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED ONE (1) WEEK.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION TO ESTABLISH APPROPRIATIONS FOR PARKS AND RECREATION CAPITAL EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS ($265,200) USING USER FEE FUND BALANCE.

DECREASE $265,200 FROM USER FEE FUND BALANCE

INCREASE $265,200 TO PARKS ADMIN DP EQUIPMENT

(ALL DISTRICTS)

[OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, DAVID ALMONTE, (915) 541-4777]

[PARKS AND RECREATION, NANETTE SMEJKAL, (915) 541-4283]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: ADDN01.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action on adding to our State Legislative Agenda Priorities support for Texas Tech's third medical building.
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADDED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON ADDING TO OUR STATE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA PRIORITIES SUPPORT FOR TEXAS TECH'S THIRD MEDICAL BUILDING. [REPRESENTATIVE EMMA ACOSTA, (915) 541-4572]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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


 
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