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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/10/2023 9:00 AM Minutes status: *** DRAFT ***  
Meeting location: COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, 300 N. CAMPBELL AND VIRTUALLY
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Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: 10-10-2023 Regular City Council Meeting Minutes 10-10-2023 Regular City Council Meeting Minutes Meeting Extra1: Not available  
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23-1302 11. MinutesApproval of the Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of September 26, 2023, the Agenda Review of September 25, 2023, and the Work Session of September 25, 2023.   Not available Video Video
23-132 12. Request to ExcuseREQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS   Not available Video Video
23-1327 13. ResolutionsA Resolution to amend Schedule C as set forth in Attachment A, to revise the maximum 24 hours use fee for the Airport’s short term public parking lot and to add a new fee for short term public parking in the west parking lot.   Not available Video Video
23-1270 14. ResolutionsThat the Solid Waste liens on the attachment posted with this agenda be approved (See Attachment A).   Not available Video Video
23-1314 15. ResolutionsThat the City of El Paso approve submission of the application for the Scrap Tire Disposal Reimbursement to the Rio Grande Council of Governments.   Not available Video Video
23-1288 16. ResolutionsResolution that the 2023 Guidelines for the City Employees Charitable Campaign be adopted, designating the United Way of El Paso County as the Local Campaign Manager, and designating the City’s Chief Human Resources Officer or designee to act as the liaison to work with the Local Campaign Manager in the administration of the campaign.   Not available Video Video
23-1309 17. ResolutionsApprove a Resolution that the tax roll is hereby approved and constitutes the 2023 tax roll for all entities which the City Tax Assessor Collector collects taxes.   Not available Video Video
23-1311 18. ResolutionsApprove a resolution that the Taxpayer, SPOTT BARBARA M B, has met the requirements of Section 33.011 of the Tax Code for the request of waiver of penalties and interest and the City waives the penalty and interest amount on the 2022 delinquent taxes pursuant to Section 33.011(a)(1) of the Tax Code in the amount of $1,092.75, for the property with the following legal description: 11 FIESTA HILLS REPLAT LOT 13 (7234 SQ FT).   Not available Video Video
23-1318 19. ResolutionsThat the Mayor be authorized to sign an Interlocal Agreement between the City of El Paso (“City”) and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso (“TTUHSC”), for the period of September 15, 2023 through September 14, 2025, under which TTUHSC will do the following for the City’s Department of Public Health’s clinical laboratories: (1) provide a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) qualified faculty member to serve as the medical director; (2) review and approve quality control procedures; (3) make final determinations concerning abnormalities in clinical laboratory procedures; and (4) make recommendations on clinical procedure manuals; for which the City will pay TTUHSC $1,791.00 per month, for a maximum compensation not to exceed $42,984.00 over the two-year term.   Not available Video Video
23-1326 110. ResolutionsApprove a Resolution to authorize the City Manager to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with El Paso Electric (EPE) to partner on a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Solar for All Grant.   Not available Video Video
23-1346 111. Board Re-AppointmentsRobert D. Garland III to the Building and Standard Commission by Representative Alexsandra Annello, District 2.   Not available Video Video
23-1354 112. Board Re-AppointmentsPhillip Thomas Laign, Jr. to the City Accessibility Advisory Committee by Representative Art Fierro, District 6.   Not available Video Video
23-1357 113. Board AppointmentsRyan Woodcraft to the Bond Overview Advisory Committee by Representative Joe Molinar, District 4.   Not available Video Video
23-1345 114. Board AppointmentsGeorge Zavala to the City Accessibility Advisory Committee by Representative Alexsandra Annello, District 2.   Not available Video Video
23-1355 115. Board AppointmentsGeorge Zavala as a regular member to the Fair Housing Task Force by Representative Art Fierro, District 6.   Not available Video Video
23-1353 116. Board AppointmentsMathew Marquez as an alternate member to the Fair Housing Task Force by Representative Art Fierro, District 6.   Not available Video Video
23-1310 117. Applications for Tax RefundsThat the tax refunds listed on the attachment posted with this agenda be approved. This action would allow us to comply with state law which requires approval by the legislative body of refunds of tax overpayments greater than $2,500.00. (See Attachment B)   Not available Video Video
23-1352 118. Notice for NotationAccept the donation of $5,000 from Amerigroup for District 3 holiday community initiatives and events to include a Halloween event for children with sensory sensitivities, a Thanksgiving turkey giveaway for families in need and a Christmas event for children with disabilities.   Not available Video Video
23-1348 119. Notice of Campaign ContributionsFor notation pursuant to Section 2.92.080 of the City Code, receipt of campaign contribution by Representative Art Fierro in the amount of $5,000 from Woody L. Hunt.   Not available Video Video
23-1347 120. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action for the City of El Paso to use $500,000 of its funds from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) to partner with Up Together, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, to provide direct unrestricted financial assistance of $500/month for 12 months to resident households facing financial hardship (defined as earning a household income at or below 80% AMI for the local El Paso County area) exacerbated by the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic so that they can build power, reinforce their autonomy, and drive their own economic and social mobility.   Not available Video Video
23-1350 121. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to approve a Resolution for the City to declare October 11th of every year is “El Pasoan’s Coming Out Day”, by listening to the LGBTQIA+ community and working with LGBTQIA+ support organizations, together will foster a model city that is safe to Come Out in.   Not available Video Video
23-1351 122. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to approve a Resolution for the City to declare the month of October of each year as Transgender History Month and pledges to continue to show its support and stand in solidarity with the Transgender Community honoring our diverse and intersectional community and that the City declares itself as a safe haven for Transgender and gender non-conforming families.   Not available Video Video
23-1319 223. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending various sections of Title 20 (Zoning), Appendix A (Table of Permissible Uses), and Appendix B (Table of Density and Dimensional Standards) to adopt the Union Plaza Architectural and Design Guidelines and Update References. The penalty is as provided in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code.   Not available Video Video
23-1308 224. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of Lots 23, 24, 25, 26, and the East 17 feet of Lot 27, Block 43, Supplemental Map #1 of East El Paso Addition, 3410, 3412, and 3418 Gateway East Boulevard, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from A-3 (Apartment) to C-3 (Commercial). The penalty is as provided for in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code. The proposed rezoning meets the intent of the Future Land Use designation for the property and is in accordance with Plan El Paso, the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Subject Property: 3410, 3412, and 3418 Gateway East Boulevard Applicant: Alex Shaheen, PZRZ23-00015   Not available Video Video
23-1317 125. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of the following real property known as: Parcel 1: A 0.367-acre portion of Tract 62E2, W.H. Glenn Survey 241 and Tract 4G2, Nellie D. Mundy Survey 240, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, from C-1 (Commercial) to C-3 (Commercial) and, Parcel 2: A 18.228-acre portion of Tract 1B2, Nellie D. Mundy Survey 242, Tract 62E2, W.H. Glenn Survey 241 and Tracts 4G and 4G2, Nellie D. Mundy Survey 240, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, from C-1 (Commercial), C-3/c (Commercial/conditions), and C-4/c (Commercial/conditions) to R-3A (Residential); and imposing a condition. The penalty is as provided for in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code. The proposed rezoning meets the intent of the Future Land Use designation for the property and is in accordance with Plan El Paso, the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Subject Property: North of Cimarron Canyon Dr. and East of Resler Dr. Applicant: CSA Design Group, Inc., PZRZ23-00002   Not available Video Video
23-1315 126. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending a condition placed on Parcel 1 by Ordinance No. 15672 which changed the zoning of a 4.32-acre portion of Tract 1B2, Nellie D. Mundy Survey 242, Tract 62E2, W.H. Glenn Survey 241 and Tract 4G2, Nellie D. Mundy Survey 240, City of El Paso, El Paso, County, Texas, and which imposed a condition, and releasing all conditions placed on Parcel 2 by ordinance No. 15708 which changed the zoning of a 0.194-acre portion of Tract 4G, Nellie D. Mundy Survey 240, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, and which imposed a condition. The penalty is as provided for in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code. The proposed condition amendment and release meet the intent of the Future Land Use designation for the property and is in accordance with Plan El Paso, the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Subject Property: North of Cimarron Canyon Dr. and East of Resler Dr. Applicant: CSA Design Group, Inc., PZCR23-00002   Not available Video Video
23-1320 227. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of Lot 39, Block 13, Tres Suenos Unit Four Amending Plat, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from C-2/c (Commercial/conditions) to P-R II/c (Planned Residential II/conditions), and imposing conditions. The penalty is as provided for in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code. The proposed rezoning meets the intent of the Future Land Use designation for the property and is in accordance with Plan El Paso, the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Subject Property: South of Eastbrook Drive and East of Rich Beem Boulevard Applicant: Northtowne Village Joint Venture, PZRZ23-00011   Not available Video Video
23-1324 228. OrdinancesAn Ordinance releasing all conditions placed on property by Ordinance No. 16385 which changed the zoning of Lot 39, Block 13, Tres Suenos Unit Four Amending Plat, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. The penalty is as provided for in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code. The proposed condition release meets the intent of the Future Land Use designation for the property and is in accordance with Plan El Paso, the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Subject Property: South of Eastbrook Drive and East of Rich Beem Boulevard Applicant: Northtowne Village Joint Venture, PZCR23-00001   Not available Video Video
23-1323 129. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of Lot 2, Block 6, The Village at Cimarron Unit Three, 7451 Cimarron Park Drive, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from R-3A/c (Residential/conditions) to C-1 (Commercial), and imposing a condition. The penalty is as provided for in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code. The proposed rezoning meets the intent of the Future Land Use designation for the property and is in accordance with Plan El Paso, the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Subject Property: 7451 Cimarron Park Drive Applicant: Hunt Communities Development Co. II, LLC, PZRZ23-00019   Not available Video Video
23-1325 130. OrdinancesAn Ordinance releasing all conditions placed on property by Ordinance No. 15672 which changed the zoning of Lot 2, Block 6, The Village at Cimarron Unit Three, 7451 Cimarron Park Drive, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. The penalty is as provided for in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code. The proposed condition release meets the intent of the Future Land Use designation for the property and is in accordance with Plan El Paso, the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Subject Property: 7451 Cimarron Park Drive Applicant: Hunt Communities Development Co. II, LLC, PZCR23-00003   Not available Video Video
23-1301 131. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsThe linkage to the strategic plan is subsection 6.11 - Provide efficient and effective services to taxpayers. Award Summary: Discussion and action on the request that the Managing Director of the Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing Department be authorized to issue a Purchase Order(s) to US Postal Service for a three (3) year term. The US Postal Service is a permanent fixture of the Federal Government in order to comply with the requirements under the Texas Property Tax Code, Sec. 31.01. Tax Bills. Contract Variance: Not applicable, new contract. Department: Tax Office Award To: US Postal Service El Paso, TX Term: 3 Years Total Estimated Amount: $350,000.00 Account No.: 540030 - 206 - 3700 - 1940 Funding Source: Tax Office Enterprise Fund District(s): All Reference No.: 2024-0097 This is a Non-competitive, service contract. The Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing and Tax Office Departments recommend award as indicated to US Postal Service.   Not available Video Video
23-1303 332. OrdinancesDiscussion and action on an Emergency Ordinance extending Emergency Ordinance No. 019333 authorizing the City Manager to assign personnel and resources to assist in addressing the humanitarian and public safety crisis resulting from a mass migration through El Paso.   Not available Video Video
23-1307 133. OrdinancesDiscussion and action on an Emergency Ordinance extending Emergency Ordinance No. 019485 due to a humanitarian, security, and economic crisis resulting from a mass migration through El Paso.   Not available Video Video
23-1238 134. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending Title 12 (Vehicles and Traffic), Chapter 12.78 (International Bridges), Section 12.78.010 (Tolls for International Bridges) to add description of buses, and Section 12.78.020 (Toll Collection for Pick Up Trucks) to add “or any other vehicle” to the title and update language of this Section of the City Code.   Not available Video Video
23-1246 135. OrdinancesAn Ordinance terminating the A-1 Outdoor Marketing non-exclusive franchise for waste containers on sidewalks and other City property.   Not available Video Video
23-1248 136. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending Title 12 (Vehicles and Traffic), Chapter 12.88 (Schedules), Section 12.88.150 (Schedule XIV-Speed Limits), to amend Paragraph H (Forty Five Miles Per Hour) Item 19. Upper Valley Road between Country Club Road and Borderland Road, be DELETED; and to amend Paragraph (Forty Five Miles Per Hour) Item 30. Westside Drive between Country Club Road and Borderland Road, be DELETED; and to amend Paragraph F (Thirty Five Miles Per Hour) to ADD Item 107. Upper Valley Road between Country Club Road and Borderland Road; and to amend Paragraph F (Thirty Five Miles Per Hour) to ADD Item 108. Westside Drive between Country Club Road and Borderland Road; the penalty being provided in Chapter 12.84 of the El Paso City Code.   Not available Video Video
23-1321 137. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a presentation and adoption of the Resolution on the Targeted Zoning Code Assessment.   Not available Video Video
23-1328 138. Other BusinessDiscussion and action that the City Manager be authorized to execute an Incentive Agreement by and between the City of El Paso and Hiller Measurements, Inc. a Texas Corporation, providing $1,232,000 in support of the establishment of a Proteus Design Center at the Innovation Factory located at the El Paso International Airport; which will provide student internship opportunities and support the use of industry-leading tools to grow the industries of aeronautics, defense, telecommunications, and power storage.   Not available Video Video
23-1330 139. Other BusinessPresentation, discussion, and action by the Financing of Election Campaigns Cross-Functional Team providing information on key activities, efforts, and processes.   Not available Video Video
23-1356 140. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution of the City Council of the City of El Paso, Texas, calling for a Special Election to fill a City Council vacancy in the office of Representative for District No. 2, to be held on December 9, 2023; making provisions for the conduct of the Special Election; and authorizing a contract with El Paso County to furnish election services and equipment.   Not available Video Video
23-1305 141. Other BusinessDiscussion and action that the City Manager, or designee, be authorized to sign an Advance Funding Agreement by and between the City of El Paso and the State of Texas, acting by and through the Texas Department of Transportation, for the design and construction of the Surface Transportation Program grant improvements to Railroad Dr. from Purple Heart Highway to Shrub Oak Dr. for a total estimated project cost of $23,822,361.00 of which the local government participation amount is estimated at $3,366,523.56. Further, that the City Manager, or designee, is authorized to sign all documents, agreement amendments, and perform all actions required to carry out the obligations of the City under this agreement.   Not available Video Video
23-1331 142. Other BusinessDiscussion and action to authorize the Interim City Manager or his designee on behalf of the City of El Paso to sign all required documents and submit an application to the Office of the Governor Texas Military Preparedness Commission for the Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant (DEAAG) for construction of the McGregor Range Waterline Booster Station Replacement Project.   Not available Video Video
23-1340 1EX1. Executive SessionKenny, Antoinette, Individually, and as Representative of the Estate of KenMaj Dion Graham vs. City of El Paso; Cause No. 2021DCV3399. Matter No. 21-1036-3445.001 (551.071)   Not available Video Video
23-1341 1EX2. Executive SessionPurchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property located in Downtown El Paso. HQ#23-1582 (551.071) (551.072)   Not available Video Video
23-1342 1EX3. Executive SessionPurchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property located in East El Paso. HQ#23-308 (551.071) (551.072)   Not available Video Video
23-1343 1EX4 Executive SessionDiscussion on potential economic development opportunities in Northeast El Paso. Matter No. 22-1007-2864 | HQ#23-478 (551.072) (551.087)   Not available Video Video
23-1344 1EX5. Executive SessionEconomic Incentives for an Infill Development located in West El Paso. Matter No. 22-1007-3008 | HQ#23-1273 (551.087)   Not available Video Video
23-1349 1EX6. Executive SessionWorkplace Complaint submitted to the City by Chief Internal Auditor. (551.071)   Not available Video Video
23-1303 332. OrdinancesDiscussion and action on an Emergency Ordinance extending Emergency Ordinance No. 019333 authorizing the City Manager to assign personnel and resources to assist in addressing the humanitarian and public safety crisis resulting from a mass migration through El Paso.   Not available Video Video