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Agenda: City Council Meeting for the web.vte
Date: 7/5/2005
 
   
Item: "NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC-CONSENT AGENDA
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

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.

1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: [MUNICIPAL CLERK, RICHARDA DUFFY MOMSEN, (915) 541-4127]

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF JUNE 28, 2005 AND MINUTES FOR THE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF JUNE 27, 2005 (AGENDA REVIEW).

3A. RESOLUTION: CONDEMNATION LIEN - 4903 WICHITA CIRCLE

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 18.52.040 AND 18.52.080 (UNSAFE STRUCTURES AND CONDITIONS) OF THE EL PASO MUNICIPAL CODE:

4903 WICHITA CIRCLE $464.74 (DISTRICT 2)

EDWARD J. JENKINS AND SUSAN M. JENKINS

[BUILDING PERMITS & INSPECTIONS, TOM MAGUIRE, (915) 541-4800]

3B. RESOLUTION: FIRST AMENDMENT TO AN AGREEMENT FOR ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES - ASA ARCHITECTS STUDIO ''FIRE STATION NO. 35''

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A FIRST AMENDMENT TO AN AGREEMENT FOR ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND ASA ARCHITECTS STUDIO, FOR A PROJECT KNOWN AS ''FIRE STATION NO. 35'' TO REDUCE PAYMENT TO THE ARCHITECT IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED NINE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND NO/100 DOLLARS ($9,500.00), AS JUSTIFIED BY A REDUCTION TO THE ORIGINAL SCOPE OF WORK WHEREBY THE GEO-THERMO HVAC SYSTEM DESIGN SHALL BE OMITTED. (DISTRICT 6) [ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, RICK CONNER, (915) 541-4200]

THIS ITEM IS FUNDED BY 2004 BOND ISSUE PROJECT FUNDS. THE FUNDING INFORMATION IS 14200404/PBE04FI10529162/508016. A BUDGET TRANSFER IS NOT REQUIRED.

3C. RESOLUTION: AGREEMENT - METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION TO PROCURE, HAVE ACCESS TO AND MAKE USE OF ''THE BORDER WIZARD'' SOFTWARE PROGRAM

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE MAYOR BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO, IN ITS CAPACITY AS THE METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (MPO), AND THE UNITED STATES GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (GSA), ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ALLOWING THE MPO TO PROCURE, HAVE ACCESS TO AND MAKE USE OF A SOFTWARE PROGRAM CALLED ''THE BORDER WIZARD.''

[METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION, ROY GILYARD, (915) 591-9735]

THE MPO IS 100% FEDERAL FUNDED. BORDER WIZARD LICENSE WILL BE PAID UNDER DEPT I.D. 68150009, CLASS 68000, FUND 05026, GRANT G780504, ACCOUNT 502215.

3D. RESOLUTION: EL PASO POLICE DEPARTMENT - COPS GRANT

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE MAYOR BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A COPS GRANT, INCLUDING ALL NECESSARY DOCUMENTS, LETTERS, UNDERSTANDINGS AND ASSURANCES CONTAINED THEREIN, AND ACCEPT THIS ADDITIONAL GRANT (NUMBER 2205CKWX0221) IN THE AMOUNT OF $246,661.00 FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, FOR A COPS TECHNOLOGY PROJECT TO UPDATE THE EXISTING AFIS SYSTEM BY INCREASING THE CAPACITY OF THE SYSTEM AND NETWORKING INTO THE DEPARTMENT AND OTHER AREA AGENCIES, EXPAND THE E-TICKETING PROJECT, FOR THE PURCHASE OF THE TWO-FINGER FAST ID DEVICES, LIVESCAN TECHNOLOGY AND INTEGRATION WITH THE RECORDS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM; AUTHORING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN ANY RELATED PAPERWORK, INCLUDING ALL UNDERSTANDINGS AND ASSURANCES CONTAINED THEREIN, AND APPLY FOR, ACCEPT, REJECT, ALTER, OR TERMINATE THE GRANT AND AUTHORIZE BUDGET TRANSFERS; SUBMIT ANY NECESSARY REVISIONS TO THE OPERATIONAL PLAN; THAT THE GRANT OFFICIALS BE AS DESIGNATED IN THE AGREEMENT; AND THAT THE MAYOR BE AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF EL PASO, ANY GRANT AMENDMENTS OR CORRECTIONS TO THE INITIAL GRANT AGREEMENT WHICH INCREASE, DECREASE OR DEOBLIGATE PROGRAM FUNDS PROVIDED THAT NO ADDITIONAL CITY FUNDS ARE REQUIRED, OR WHICH DECREASE THE AMOUNT OF MATCHING FUNDS, AND ANY DOCUMENTS TO REQUEST AND ACCEPT AN EXTENSION OF THE AWARD ENDING DATE FOR THE GRANT.

[POLICE DEPARTMENT, ASSISTANT CHIEF PAUL CROSS, (915) 564-7310]

3E. RESOLUTION: GRANT APPLICATION - EL PASO POLICE DEPARTMENT VCLG PROGRAM

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE GRANT APPLICATION INCLUDING ALL UNDERSTANDINGS AND ASSURANCES CONTAINED THEREIN, AND APPLY FOR, ACCEPT, REJECT, ALTER OR TERMINATE THE GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $39,000.00, FROM THE CITY OF EL PASO POLICE DEPARTMENT TO THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, CRIME VICTIM SERVICES DIVISION, FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONTINUING THE EFFORTS OF THE EL PASO POLICE DEPARTMENT'S VCLG PROGRAM.

THE CITY OF EL PASO AGREES TO PROVIDE A CASH MATCH OF $3,777.00 AND IN-KIND MATCHING FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $960.00.

CONFISCATED FUNDS, ACCOUNT #21150060-500231-16371, FOR A TOTAL OF $43,737.00. [POLICE DEPARTMENT, ASSISTANT CHIEF PAUL CROSS, (915) 564-7310]

3F. RESOLUTION: GRANT APPLICATION - EL PASO POLICE DEPARTMENT OVAG PROGRAM

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE GRANT APPLICATION INCLUDING ALL UNDERSTANDINGS AND ASSURANCES CONTAINED THEREIN, AND APPLY FOR, ACCEPT, REJECT, ALTER OR TERMINATE THE GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $50,000.00, FROM THE CITY OF EL PASO POLICE DEPARTMENT TO THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, CRIME VICTIM SERVICES DIVISION, FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONTINUING THE EFFORTS OF THE EL PASO POLICE DEPARTMENT'S OVAG PROGRAM.

THE CITY OF EL PASO AGREES TO PROVIDE A CASH MATCH OF $26,212.00 AND IN-KIND MATCHING FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,920.00.

CONFISCATED FUNDS, ACCOUNT #21150060-500231-16371, FOR A TOTAL OF $78,132.00. [POLICE DEPARTMENT, ASSISTANT CHIEF PAUL CROSS, (915) 564-7310]

4A. STAFFING TABLE CHANGE: ENGINEERING

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DELETE 1.00 TRAFFIC SPECIALIST I GS 20

DELETE 1.00 TRAFFIC COUNTER GS 6

DELETE 1.00 TRAFFIC COUNTER GS 6

ADD 0.75 TRAFFIC COUNTER GS 6

ADD 0.75 TRAFFIC COUNTER GS 6

FUND SOURCE: 35010048-01101-35000

[ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, RICK CONNER, (915) 541-4200]

4B. STAFFING TABLE CHANGE: PERFORMING ARTS AND CULTURE RESOURCES

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

ADD 1.00 GRANTS PLANNER PM 74

DELETE 1.00 ARTS GRANTS COORDINATOR PM 72

FUND SOURCE: 55010303-15707-55000

[PERFORMING ARTS AND CULTURE RESOURCES, BETTY JARABA, (915) 541-4896]

5. APPLICATIONS FOR TAX REFUND: [TAX OFFICE, JUAN SANDOVAL, (915) 541-4369]

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

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

6A. BUDGET TRANSFER: BT2005-1231 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

INCREASE IN ESTIMATED SALES/EVENT REVENUE BASED ON YTD REVENUE & END OF YEAR PROJECTION.

INCREASE $ 27,400 TO 57010270/15707/404005 PARKNGFEERE

INCREASE $ 42,380 TO 57010270/15707/404306 SALESTOPUBLIC

INCREASE $ 30,220 TO 57010270/15707/405020 FACRENTREV

INCREASE $100,000 TO 57010270/15707/502115 MGMTCONSULT

[OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, DAVID ALMONTE, (915) 541-4011]

6B. BUDGET TRANSFER: BT2005-1232 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

INCREASE IN ESTIMATED HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX REVENUE BASED ON YTD & END OF YEAR PROJECTED HOTEL RECEIPTS.

INCREASE $142,146 TO 57010301/15707/502115 MGMTCONSULT

INCREASE $142,146 TO 57010270/15707/401021 HOTELOCCTAX

[OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, DAVID ALMONTE, (915) 541-4011]

7A. APPLICATION FOR USE OF CITY PARKS/STREETS & SIDEWALKS: ANDRESS HIGH SCHOOL

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

PERMISSION TO USE PUBLIC STREETS, SIDEWALKS OR PARKS FOR SPECIAL EVENTS DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ENDORSEMENT BY THE CITY OF EL PASO OF THE CONTENTS OF ANY EXPRESSION THAT TAKES PLACE DURING THESE EVENTS.

ANDRESS HIGH SCHOOL BAND TO HOLD A MARCH ON AUGUST 13, 2005 FROM 5:00 P.M. TO 7:00 P.M. ROUTE: START AT ANDRESS HIGH SCHOOL - 5400 SUN VALLEY DR TO MACKINAW, TURN RIGHT ON MACKINAW TO DEARBORNE, TURN LEFT ON DEARBORNE TO RUSHING, TURN RIGHT ON RUSHING TO TROJAN, TURN LEFT ON TROJAN TO CRONUS, TURN LEFT ON CRONUS TO SAGITTARIUS, TURN RIGHT ON SAGITTARIUS TO KENWORTHY, TURN LEFT ON KENWORTHY TO PASADENA ST, TURN RIGHT ON PASADENA ST THROUGH ARLINGTON PARK TO JUNCTION, TURN RIGHT ON JUNCTION TO BON AIRE, TURN LEFT ON BON AIRE TO TROPICANA, TURN LEFT ON TROPICANA TO YELLOWSTONE, TURN LEFT ON YELLOWSTONE TO DEBEERS, TURN RIGHT ON DEBEERS TO MACKINAW, TURN LEFT ON MACKINAW TO SUN VALLEY, TURN RIGHT ON SUN VALLEY AND FINISH AT THE SCHOOL. APPROXIMATELY 170 PERSONS, 4 VEHICLES WILL TAKE PART AND 700 SPECTATORS ARE ANTICIPATED. THIS REQUEST INCLUDES PERMISSION TO USE AMPLIFICATION (1 BULLHORN). PERMIT # 05-084 [MARTHA TREVIZO] (DISTRICT 4)

NO OBJECTIONS FROM FIRE, SUN METRO, PARKS AND TRAFFIC/ENGINEERING. THE EL PASO POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS NO OBJECTIONS WITH THIS EVENT. THE DEPARTMENT WILL POLICE THE EVENT WITH 4 OFFICERS AND 4 VEHICLES. ESTIMATED COST TO CITY: $300.00 ESTIMATED COST TO APPLICANT: $100.00. THE OFFICE OF BUILDING PERMITS & INSPECTIONS RECOMMENDS APPROVAL.

7B. APPLICATION FOR USE OF CITY PARKS/STREETS & SIDEWALKS: EL PASO PARKS AND RECREATION

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

EL PASO PARKS AND RECREATION TO USE AMPLIFICATION (12 MICROPHONES, 8 AMPLIFIERS AND 12 SPEAKERS) AT EASTWOOD PARK - 3110 PARKWOOD ST ON JULY 17, 2005 AND JULY 24, 2005 FROM 5:30 P.M. TO 9:30 P.M. FOR SUMMER CONCERTS. APPROXIMATELY 12 PERSONS WILL TAKE PART AND 1,000 SPECTATORS ARE ANTICIPATED.

PERMIT # 05-083 [JOE RODRIGUEZ] (DISTRICT 5)

NO OBJECTIONS FROM PARKS. THE EL PASO POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS NO OBJECTION WITH THIS EVENT.

THE DEPARTMENT WILL MONITOR THE EVENT AS NECESSARY WITH THE DISTRICT CAR. THERE WILL BE NO COST TO CITY OR APPLICANT. THE OFFICE OF BUILDING PERMITS & INSPECTIONS RECOMMENDS APPROVAL.

9A. MAYOR AND COUNCIL: ZOO ELEPHANTS

ACTION TAKEN: DELETED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION TO DIRECT THE EL PASO ZOO TO RELOCATE ELEPHANTS JUNO AND SAVANNAH TO THE ELEPHANT SANCTUARY IN TENNESSEE OR SIMILAR QUALITY ELEPHANT SANCTUARY FACILITY AS SOON AS FEASIBLE, WITH ARRANGEMENTS TO BE MADE BY SEPTEMBER 1, 2005. POSTPONED FROM 06-07-05

11. CITY ATTORNEY: RESOLUTION: RATE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED ONE (1) WEEK

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN A RATE AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY TO FREEZE THE ELECTRIC RATES FOR ELECTRIC UTILITY SERVICE FOR A PERIOD OF FIVE (5) YEARS.

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, JORGE VILLEGAS, (915) 541-4550]

13. PUBLIC HEARING - CITY ATTORNEY: GRANTING A FRANCHISE TO EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED ONE (1) WEEK

AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A FRANCHISE TO EL PASO ELECTRIC COMPANY AND WAIVING APPLICATION PROCEDURES.

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, JORGE VILLEGAS, (915) 541-4550]

16A. PUBLIC HEARING - PLANNING, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT: ZON05-00007

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED ONE (1) WEEK

AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF LOT 4, BLOCK 160, VISTA DEL SOL UNIT 54, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS FROM P-I (PLANNED INDUSTRIAL) TO C-3 (COMMERCIAL). THE PENALTY BEING AS PROVIDED IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO MUNICIPAL CODE. APPLICANT: TEXAS M, LLC. ZON05-00007 (DISTRICT 7)

[PLANNING, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, FRED LOPEZ, (915) 541-4925]

POSTPONED FROM 06/14/05, 05/17/05 AND 05/03/05

16B. PUBLIC HEARING - PLANNING, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT: ZON05-00006

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED TWO (2) WEEKS

AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF PARCEL 1: ALL OF TRACT 9B AND A PORTION OF TRACTS 6 AND 10A, BLOCK 11, UPPER VALLEY SURVEYS, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS FROM R-F (RANCH AND FARM) TO R-3 (RESIDENTIAL) AND IMPOSING CERTAIN CONDITIONS; AND PARCEL 2: A PORTION OF TRACTS 9F AND 10A, BLOCK 11, UPPER VALLEY SURVEYS, EL PASO.

17. PUBLIC HEARING - PURCHASING: [PURCHASING DEPARTMENT, BYRON JOHNSON, (915) 541-4308]

ACTION TAKEN: POSTPONED FOUR (4) WEEKS

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN A CONTRACT OF SALE AND ANY OTHER NECESSARY DOCUMENTS BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND THE COUNTY OF EL PASO, EL PASO, TEXAS WHICH WILL ALLOW FOR THE CITY TO CONVEY PROPERTY COMMONLY KNOWN AS 211 AND 325 SHELTER PLACE, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS, INCLUDING THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON.

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 8A.  - 8C. 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 ON THE DATE OF THE SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING.

8A. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF LOT 7, REPLAT OF A PORTION OF ARCADIA SUBDIVISION, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS FROM R-3 (RESIDENTIAL) TO R-3A (RESIDENTIAL). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO MUNICIPAL CODE. APPLICANT: ARTURO AND MANUELA CASTANEDA. ZON05-00041

(DISTRICT 7) [PLANNING, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, CHRISTINA VALLES, (915) 541-4930]

8B. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF LOT 4, BLOCK 290, VISTA DEL SOL UNIT EIGHTY, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS FROM P-I (PLANNED INDUSTRIAL) TO C-4 (COMMERCIAL). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO MUNICIPAL CODE. APPLICANT: GFA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP. ZON05-00042

(DISTRICT 7) [PLANNING, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, CHRISTINA VALLES, (915) 541-4930]

8C. AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF LOT 1, BLOCK 3, TRANSMOUNTAIN COMMERCIAL PARK UNIT THREE, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS FROM C-4/C (COMMERCIAL/CONDITION) TO R-3/C (RESIDENTIAL/CONDITION). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO MUNICIPAL CODE. APPLICANT: LOUIS KENNEDY. ZON05-00045 (DISTRICT 1)

[PLANNING, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, CHRISTINA VALLES, (915) 541-4930]

PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON JULY 26, 2005 FOR ITEMS 8A - 8C

PUBLIC HEARINGS WILL BE HELD AS PART OF THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING WHICH BEGINS AT APPROXIMATELY 9AM. 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, 8AM TO 5PM.

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 9B.  MAYOR AND COUNCIL: Use of Eminent Domain
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: TO BE SENT TO THE APPROPRIATE LEGISLATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE

DISCUSSION AND ACTION TO DEVELOP AND ADOPT A RESOLUTION THAT THE CITY OF EL PASO WILL NOT USE EMINENT DOMAIN TO ACQUIRE PRIVATE PROPERTY TO MAKE ROOM FOR PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT A PUBLIC PURPOSE.

[REPRESENTATIVE JOSE ALEXANDRO LOZANO, (915) 541-4515 AND REPRESENTATIVE EDDIE HOLGUIN, (915)

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 10.  BUILDING AND PLANNING SERVICES: RESOLUTION: Transportation Policy Board Members
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON A RESOLUTION APPOINTING THE MAYOR, JOHN F. COOK, AND COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES PRESI ORTEGA, JR., BETO O'ROURKE, AND EDDIE HOLGUIN, JR. AS MEMBERS OF THE TRANSPORTATION POLICY BOARD FROM THE CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS, FOR THE METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION. (DISTRICTS - ALL)

[BUILDING AND PLANNING SERVICES, PATRICIA D. ADAUTO, (915) 541-4853]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 12A.  BUDGET TRANSFER: BT2005-1218 BUILDING AND PLANNING SERVICES
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

BUILDING AND PLANNING SERVICES PROPOSES TO TRANSFER $470,682.36 FROM THE RESURFACING FISCAL 2000 CO PROJECT AND $529,317.64 FROM THE 2002 RESURFACING PROJECT TO A NEW PROJECT FOR MAST ARM REPLACEMENT. FUNDING SOURCES ARE 1996 AND 2000 COS. (ALL DISTRICTS)

DECREASE $ 99,252.37 FROM 31250102/PPW003100127175/508024 TESTING

DECREASE $ 60,000.00 FROM 31250102/PPW003100127175/508026 INSPECTIONS

DECREASE $311,429.99 FROM 31250102/PPW003100127175/508027 CONSTRUCTION

INCREASE $470,682.36 TO 31250102/PST0500227175/508027 CONSTRUCTION

DECREASE $529,317.64 FROM 31133001/PPW006227080/508027 CONSTRUCTION

INCREASE $529,317.64 TO 31133001/PS70500227080/508027 CONSTRUCTION

[OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, DAVID ALMONTE, (915) 541-4011]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 12B.  BUDGET TRANSFER: BT2005-1241 POLICE/OMB
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

TRANSFER NECESSITATED TO BRING DEBT SERVICE BALANCE TO NECESSARY AMOUNT REQUIRED FOR SCHEDULED FY05 PAYMENTS.

DECREASE $1,201,167 FROM 21010050/01101/501012 UNIFORMSALARY

INCREASE $1,201,167 TO 21010050/01101/507000 INTRFD TRF

INCREASE $1,201,167 TO 99200101/20100/407000 INTRFD TRF

INCREASE $1,201,167 TO 99200101/20100/507002 TRF TO F/B

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 14.  PUBLIC HEARING - ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, TRAFFIC DIVISION: No Parking, 7:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Addresses on Missy Yvette
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 12 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), CHAPTER 12.88 (SCHEDULES) SECTION 12.88.040 (SCHEDULE IV- PARKING PROHIBITED DURING CERTAIN HOURS ON CERTAIN STREETS), PARAGRAPH 12.88.040 (J) (NO PARKING, 7:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.) TO INCLUDE NEW LOCATION ON MISSY YVETTE NORTH OF BEN PROCTOR, EAST SIDE FROM ADDRESSES 1444 THROUGH 12148, AND THE WEST SIDE FROM ADDRESSES 1445 THROUGH 12153. THE PENALTY AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 12.84.010 OF THE EL PASO MUNICIPAL CODE.

(DISTRICT 6)

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 15.  PUBLIC HEARING - CITY CLERK: Placing Matters on the Agenda for City Council Meetings
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED AS REVISED

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING DEADLINES AND PROCEDURES FOR PLACING MATTERS ON THE AGENDA FOR CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AND REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 15791.

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 16C.  PUBLIC HEARING - PLANNING, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT: ZON05-00024
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF TRACT 13D, BLOCK 51, YSLETA GRANT, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS FROM R-F (RANCH-FARM) TO R-4 (RESIDENTIAL). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO MUNICIPAL CODE. APPLICANT: ONESIMO AND LUPE ELIAS. ZON05-00024 (DISTRICT 6)

[PLANNING, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, CHRISTINA VALLES, (915) 541-4930]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 16D.  PUBLIC HEARING - PLANNING, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT: ZON05-00032
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF PARCEL 1: A PORTION OF SECTION 21, BLOCK 81, TOWNSHIP 1, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS FROM R-F (RANCH-FARM) TO R-3A (RESIDENTIAL), PARCEL 2: A PORTION OF SECTION 21, BLOCK 81, TOWNSHIP 1, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS FROM R-F (RANCH-FARM) TO C-1/C (COMMERCIAL/CONDITIONS), AND PARCEL 3: A PORTION OF SECTION 21, BLOCK 81, TOWNSHIP 1, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS FROM R-F (RANCH-FARM) TO A-2 (APARTMENT). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO MUNICIPAL CODE. APPLICANT: EPT LAND ASSETS, LP. ZON05-00032 (DISTRICT 4)

[PLANNING, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, CHRISTINA VALLES, (915) 541-4930]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 16E.  PUBLIC HEARING - PLANNING, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT: ZON05-00036
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: ADOPTED

AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE ZONING OF A PORTION OF SECTION 22, BLOCK 81, TSP 1, TEXAS AND PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY SURVEY, EL PASO, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS FROM R-F (RANCH-FARM) TO R-3A (RESIDENTIAL). THE PENALTY IS AS PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 20.68 OF THE EL PASO MUNICIPAL CODE. APPLICANT: TROPICANA DEVELOPMENT, INC. ZON05-00036

(DISTRICT 4)

[PLANNING, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, CHRISTINA VALLES, (915) 541-4930]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 3G.  RESOLUTION: Sixth Amendment to the Facility Management and Tourism Agreement - SMG
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: APPROVED

THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE SIXTH AMENDMENT TO THE FACILITY MANAGEMENT AND TOURISM AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EL PASO AND SMG.

[QUALITY OF LIFE SERVICES, DEBORAH HAMLYN, (915) 541-4686]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 1.  CITY ATTORNEY: Filing an Intervention with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, El Paso Natural Gas Company rate case
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: AUTHORIZED CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE TO INTERVENE

DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING AUTHORIZING THE CITY ATTORNEY TO FILE AN INTERVENTION IN THE RATE CASE FILED BY EL PASO NATURAL GAS COMPANY WITH THE FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION.

[CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, JORGE VILLEGAS, (915) 541-4550]

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 19A.  EXECUTIVE SESSION: Cause No. 2004-2341
   
 

NO ACTION WAS TAKEN

TOMAS GARCIA VS. THE CITY OF EL PASO; CAUSE NO. 2004-2341 IN THE 346TH DISTRICT COURT (551.071).

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 19B.  EXECUTIVE SESSION: Cause No. EP-03-CA-0426-FM
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: REJECTED SETTLEMENT DEMAND

ISABEL BURKE AND CECILIA AGUIRRE VS. CITY OF EL PASO; CAUSE NO. EP-03-CA-0426-FM IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS (551.071)

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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

   
Item: 19C.  EXECUTIVE SESSION: Cause No. 2004-4957
   
 

ACTION TAKEN: WAIVED ANY EXISTING OR POTENTIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND AUTHORIZED THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE TO REPRESENT THE CITY OF EL PASO IN THE FOLLOWING CASE

RITA RODRIGUEZ V. THE CITY OF EL PASO, CAUSE NO. 2004-4957 IN THE 34TH DISTRICT COURT. (551.071)

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

   
Votes:

DISTRICT

OFFICIAL

VOTE

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


 
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