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Agenda: CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Date: 1/12/2010
 
   
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 JANUARY 5, 2010.

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

"2. REQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

"3. BOARD APPOINTMENTS:

ACTION TAKEN: APPOINTED

TO THE PUBLIC UTILITY REGULATION BOARD BY MAYOR JOHN F. COOK.

MOISES RODRIGUEZ, JR. MAYOR'S NOMINEE

LES PARKER DISTRICT 1 NOMINEE

WILLIAM STAFFORD THURMOND DISTRICT 2 NOMINEE

BLANCA ENRIQUEZ DISTRICT 3 NOMINEE

JOE MELENDEZ DISTRICT 4 NOMINEE

TOM BROWN DISTRICT 5 NOMINEE

JIMMY JANACEK DISTRICT 6 NOMINEE

ROBERT C. SCHULTZ DISTRICT 7 NOMINEE

LISA TURNER DISTRICT 8 NOMINEE

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

"4. PURCHASING REQUESTS TO ISSUE PURCHASE ORDER:

ACTION TAKEN: REJECTED

REQUEST TO REJECT ALL BIDS FOR SOLICITATION NO. 2010-041 (POLICE MOTORCYCLES PARTS & SERVICE) AS RECOMMENDED BY FINANCIAL SERVICES, PURCHASING DIVISION, AND GENERAL SERVICES, FLEET DIVISION, BECAUSE THE SAMPLE PRICING COULD NOT BE VERIFIED AGAINST THE PRICE LISTS SUBMITTED BY ALL OF THE BIDDERS; THEREFORE ALL BIDDERS WERE NON-RESPONSIVE.

(ALL DISTRICTS)

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

[GENERAL SERVICES, STUART ED, (915) 621-6822]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson 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: 5.  FINANCIAL SERVICES: Award of Solicitation No. 2010-057 (Police Weapons - M-4 Carbine Style Rifles) to GT Distributors, Inc."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: AWARDED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE AWARD OF SOLICITATION NO. 2010-057 (POLICE WEAPONS - M-4 CARBINE STYLE RIFLES) TO GT DISTRIBUTORS, INC. FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $772,646.

DEPARTMENT: POLICE

AWARD TO: GT DISTRIBUTORS, INC.

AUSTIN, TX

ITEMS: ALL

OPTION: TO PURCHASE 100% OF THE ORIGINAL PURCHASE AT THE SAME UNIT PRICE IF THE OPTION IS EXERCISED WITHIN 90 DAYS FROM DATE OF AWARD.

ACCOUNT NO.: 21150010-503300-05441-G211019

FUNDING SOURCE: RECOVERY ACT: EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT (JAG)

TOTAL AWARD: $772,646

DISTRICTS: ALL

THIS IS A FIXED-PRICE, SINGLE (ONE-TIME) PURCHASE TYPE CONTRACT

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

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

[POLICE DEPARTMENT, PETER PACILLAS, (915) 564-7304]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson 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.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance vacating a portion of Portland Avenue, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. between Elm Street and Grant Avenue. SUB09-00143 "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE VACATING A PORTION OF PORTLAND AVENUE, CITY OF EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS. APPLICANT: CITY OF EL PASO. SUBJECT PROPERTY: BETWEEN ELM STREET AND GRANT AVENUE. SUB09-00143 (DISTRICT 2)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, RAUL GARCIA, (915) 541-4935]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson 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: 6B.  DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: An Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 017176 which imposed a moratorium for a period of ninety days and Ordinance No. 017231 which extended the moratorium period an additional sixty days on the acceptance of applications for permits and issuance of permits for the erection, construction, or modification of off premise signs or billboards, to extend the moratorium period for o  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 017176 WHICH IMPOSED A MORATORIUM FOR A PERIOD OF NINETY DAYS AND ORDINANCE NO. 017231 WHICH EXTENDED THE MORATORIUM PERIOD AN ADDITIONAL SIXTY DAYS ON THE ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS FOR PERMITS AND ISSUANCE OF PERMITS FOR THE ERECTION, CONSTRUCTION, OR MODIFICATION OF OFF PREMISE SIGNS OR BILLBOARDS, TO EXTEND THE MORATORIUM PERIOD FOR ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY ADDITIONAL DAYS. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, MATHEW MCELROY, (915) 541-4193]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 7A.  ENGINEERING: An Ordinance amending Title 12 (Vehicles and Traffic), Chapter 12.56 (Schedules), Section 12.56.020 (Installation), of the El Paso City Code by providing that the International Bridges Director may designate areas in which the parking meter fee may be required for particular hours and providing for exceptions."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED AS REVISED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 12 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), CHAPTER 12.56 (SCHEDULES), SECTION 12.56.020 (INSTALLATION), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE BY PROVIDING THAT THE INTERNATIONAL BRIDGES DIRECTOR MAY DESIGNATE AREAS IN WHICH THE PARKING METER FEE MAY BE REQUIRED FOR PARTICULAR HOURS AND PROVIDING FOR EXCEPTIONS. 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]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 7B.  ENGINEERING: 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)"
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

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 AMENDING NUMBER 34, ''SCHUSTER AVENUE BETWEEN OREGON STREET AND CAMPBELL STREET, BOTH SIDES'' TO ''SCHUSTER AVENUE BETWEEN CAMPBELL STREET TO ITS TERMINUS AT THE WEST END, BOTH SIDES'' AND TO DELETE NUMBER 88 ''SCHUSTER AVENUE FROM SUN BOWL ROAD TO HAWTHORNE STREET, BOTH SIDES''. 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]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson 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: 8.  ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES: An Ordinance amending Title 9 (Health and Safety), Chapter 9.36 (Air Pollution), of the El Paso City Code by deleting Section 9.36.050 and by adding Section 9.36.100 (Disposal Fire Exception)."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 9 (HEALTH AND SAFETY), CHAPTER 9.36 (AIR POLLUTION), OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE BY DELETING SECTION 9.36.050 AND BY ADDING SECTION 9.36.100 (DISPOSAL FIRE EXCEPTION). THE PENALTY AS PROVIDED IN SECTIONS 9.52.030.105.1.1 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE. (DISTRICT 6) [ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, ELLEN A. SMYTH, (915) 621-6719] POSTPONED FROM 01-05-10

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson 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: 9A.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Legislative Review Committee Report:"
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

LEGISLATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE REPORT:

1. FOR NOTATION: FORMAL REPORT OF THE FISCAL AFFAIRS LEGISLATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON DECEMBER 10, 2009, AS SUBMITTED BY REPRESENTATIVE RACHEL QUINTANA; AND

2. DISCUSSION PERTAINING SPECIFICALLY TO ANY OF THE AGENDA ITEMS, AS POSTED ON THE AGENDA OF SAID LEGISLATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING, AS FOLLOWS:

A) PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE COMPETITIVE SEALED PROPOSAL AND CONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILITY PROCEDURES.

B) PROPOSED MUNICIPAL VEHICLE STORAGE FACILITY.

C) FOUR DAY-TEN HOUR WORK WEEK PILOT RESULTS

[FINANCIAL SERVICES, CARMEN ARRIETA-CANDELARIA, (915) 541-4293]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: 9B.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Discussion and action on a Resolution that the Mayor be authorized to send a letter on behalf of the City of El Paso to Senator Max Baucus, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, requesting a hearing to begin the confirmation process for Alan Bersin as Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner. "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION THAT THE MAYOR BE AUTHORIZED TO SEND A LETTER ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF EL PASO TO SENATOR MAX BAUCUS, CHAIRMAN OF THE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE, REQUESTING A HEARING TO BEGIN THE CONFIRMATION PROCESS FOR ALAN BERSIN AS CUSTOMS AND BORDER PATROL COMMISSIONER.

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson 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: Discussion and action regarding the results of a multifamily housing study completed by Alvarez and Marsal as part of the grant funding received for the Multifamily Housing Forum II. "
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING THE RESULTS OF A MULTIFAMILY HOUSING STUDY COMPLETED BY ALVAREZ AND MARSAL AS PART OF THE GRANT FUNDING RECEIVED FOR THE MULTIFAMILY HOUSING FORUM II. THE STUDY LOOKS SPECIFICALLY AT REGIONAL COSTS TO CONSTRUCT MULTIFAMILY HOUSING (LAND, CONSTRUCTION, FEES, TAXES, ETC.) AND INCLUDES THREE SEPARATE MODELS OF CONSTRUCTION COSTS AND FINANCING OPTIONS. THE STUDY ALSO REVIEWED AVAILABLE FEDERAL PROGRAMS THAT MIGHT BE USED TO INCENTIVIZE MORE CONSTRUCTION. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/PLANNING, MATHEW MCELROY, (915) 541-4056]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: 11.  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Discussion and action that the City Manager be authorized to sign an Amendment to the Agreement (''Agreement'') by and between the City of El Paso (''City'') and the El Paso Regional Economic Development Corporation (''REDCo'') to accept and approve a new Exhibit A, 2010 Scope of Services, and new Exhibit B, 2010 Performance Metrics and to have REDCo continue to provide spe  (Regular City Council Agenda)
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED THE RESOLUTION, AS REVISED, FOR A TERM MATCHING THE CITY’S FISCAL YEAR, ADJUSTED MONETARILY AND PRO-RATA FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE FISCAL YEAR AND TO COME BACK NEXT FISCAL YEAR FOR THE FULL AMOUNT AND MOVING TO A SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE-BASED CONTRACT."

DISCUSSION AND ACTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN AMENDMENT TO THE AGREEMENT (''AGREEMENT'') BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO (''CITY'') AND THE EL PASO REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (''REDCO'') TO ACCEPT AND APPROVE A NEW EXHIBIT A, 2010 SCOPE OF SERVICES, AND NEW EXHIBIT B, 2010 PERFORMANCE METRICS AND TO HAVE REDCO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC, MEASURABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SERVICES TO THE CITY. THE ORIGINAL TERM OF THE AGREEMENT EXPIRED ON DECEMBER 31, 2007, AND AUTOMATICALLY RENEWS FOR THREE SUCCESSIVE ONE-YEAR TERMS, SUBJECT TO REDCO'S SATISFACTION OF THE PERFORMANCE METRICS AND SUBJECT TO THE CITY'S APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS FOR PAYMENT. FOR THIS THIRD SUCCESSIVE ONE-YEAR TERM, THE CITY SHALL PAY TO REDCO AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $200,000 DURING 2010 IN EXCHANGE FOR THE SPECIFIC, MEASURABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SERVICES IDENTIFIED IN THE NEW EXHIBITS A AND B. FUNDING SOURCE: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 72010268-01101-72000-505200. (ALL DISTRICTS)

[ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, KATHRYN B. DODSON, (915) 541-4872]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson 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: 12.  MUNICIPAL CLERK: Discussion and action on analysis of relocating Municipal Court's arraignments from 9600 Dyer to 810 East Overland."
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON ANALYSIS OF RELOCATING MUNICIPAL COURT'S ARRAIGNMENTS FROM 9600 DYER TO 810 EAST OVERLAND. (ALL DISTRICTS)

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson 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: EX1.  420 N. Campbell, El Paso, Texas. (551.072) "
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

420 N. CAMPBELL, EL PASO, TEXAS. (551.072)

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: EX2.  201-205 Stanton, El Paso, Texas. (551.072) "
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

201-205 STANTON, EL PASO, TEXAS. (551.072)

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE


   
Item: EX3.  Application of El Paso Electric Company to Implement an Interim Fuel Refund before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Docket No. 37788. (551.071) "
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEMPORE ACOSTA, SECONDED BY REPRESENTATIVE ORTEGA, AND UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED TO GRANT THE AUTHORITY TO THE CITY ATTORNEY TO FILE A MOTION IN INTERVENTION ON BEHALF OF THE CITY FOR THE APPLICATION OF EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY TO IMPLEMENT AN INTERIM FUEL REFUND BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS, DOCKET NO. 37788.

APPLICATION OF EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY TO IMPLEMENT AN INTERIM FUEL REFUND BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS, DOCKET NO. 37788. (551.071)

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, BERTHA A. ONTIVEROS, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

1 Rep. Lilly YES
2 Rep. Byrd YES
3 Rep. Acosta YES
4 Rep. Robinson 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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