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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 1/30/2024 9:00 AM Minutes status: *** DRAFT ***  
Meeting location: COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, 300 N. CAMPBELL AND VIRTUALLY
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: 01-30-2024 Regular City Council Meeting Minutes 01-30-2024 Regular City Council Meeting Minutes Meeting Extra1: Not available  
Agenda packet: Agenda Packet Agenda Packet
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24-124 11. ResolutionsDiscussion and action on the election of Mayor Pro Tempore.   Not available Not available
24-153 12. MinutesApproval of the Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of January 17, 2024, the Agenda Review Meeting of January 16, 2024, and the Work Session of January 16, 2024.   Not available Not available
24-48 13. Request to ExcuseREQUEST TO EXCUSE ABSENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS   Not available Not available
24-141 14. ResolutionsThat the City Manager, or designee, is authorized to sign a Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, between the City of El Paso through the El Paso Police Department and the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, United States Department of Defense, to allow the participation of the El Paso Police Department in the Skillbridge Program allowing qualified servicemembers to participate in the El Paso Police Academy.   Not available Not available
24-172 15. ResolutionsThat the City Manager, or designee, is authorized to submit to the Office of the Governor of the State of Texas, Criminal Justice Division, grant application number 4365503, for the City of El Paso Police Department project identified as "Body Worn Camera Grant Program FY2025" to provide financial assistance to the City of El Paso. Requesting $609,580.78, which requires a cash match by the City of $203,193.59 for a total project amount of $812,774.37. Grant period will be September 1, 2024 through August 31, 2025.   Not available Not available
24-156 26. ResolutionsThat the City Manager or designee is authorized to submit the State Homeland Security grant application number 3221408 for the project titled “El Paso-Urban Planner” through the Texas Office of the Governor including all related paperwork, included but not limited to, authorization of budget transfers, and/or revision to the operation plan, and to accept, reject, amend, correct, and/or terminate the grant in the amount of $93,749.10 for the period from September 1, 2024 through August 31, 2025 for a Lead Planner; and that the City of El Paso shall provide all applicable matching funds for said grant if applicable; and that in the event of loss or misuse of the grant funds, the City of El Paso assures the it will return the funds to the Office of the Governor in full.   Not available Not available
24-157 27. ResolutionsThat the City Manager or designee is authorized to submit the State Homeland Security Program grant application number 4999701 for the project titled “Combating Domestic Violent Extremism - Functional Exercise” through the Texas Office of the Governor including all related paperwork, including but not limited to, authorization of budget transfers, and/or revisions to the operation plan, and to accept, reject, amend, correct, and/or terminate the grant in the amount of $175,000.00 for the period from September 1, 2024 through August 31, 2025, for the project that supports the El Paso Office of Emergency Management; and that the City of El Paso shall provide all applicable matching funds for said grant if applicable; and that in the event of loss of misuse of the grant funds, the City of El Paso assures that it will return the funds to the Office of the Governor in full.   Not available Not available
24-138 28. ResolutionsA Resolution approving a detailed site development plan for 229.7950 acres (10,009,868 square foot) Tract of land situated in the Ysleta Town Tract Survey, Abstract No. 214, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, pursuant to Section 20.04.150. The penalty is as provided for in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code. The proposed detailed site development plan 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: 9641 North Loop Dr. and 215 Sofia Pl. Applicant: Ivey Investments, LTD, PZDS23-00032   Not available Not available
24-114 29. ResolutionsA Resolution that City Council authorizes the Mayor to sign the Interlocal Agreement between the City of El Paso, Texas and the City of Anthony, Texas for a period of September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023, for the provision of public health and environmental services by the City of El Paso. The City of Anthony shall pay the City of El Paso an annual amount not to exceed Fifty-Four Thousand, Two Hundred Seventy Dollars and 00/100 ($54,270.00).   Not available Not available
24-176 110. Board Re-AppointmentsRepresentative Art Fierro to the Financial Oversight and Audit Committee by Mayor Oscar Leeser.   Not available Not available
24-177 111. Board Re-AppointmentsRepresentative Joe Molinar to the Financial Oversight and Audit Committee by Mayor Oscar Leeser.   Not available Not available
24-178 112. Board Re-AppointmentsRepresentative Brian P. Kennedy to the Financial Oversight and Audit Committee by Mayor Oscar Leeser.   Not available Not available
24-167 113. Board AppointmentsWoodrow A. Bare to the Civil Service Commission by Representative Joe Molinar, District 4.   Not available Not available
24-180 114. Board AppointmentsScott Winton to the Regional Renewable Energy Advisory Council by Representative Art Fierro, District 6.   Not available Not available
24-145 115. 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 A).   Not available Not available
24-179 116. Notice of Campaign ContributionsFor notation pursuant to Section 2.92.080 of the City Code, receipt of campaign contributions by Representative Cassandra Hernandez: $6,660 loan to campaign.   Not available Not available
24-182 117. Members of the City CouncilPresentation and discussion by El Paso County Juvenile Probation Department on transforming juvenile justice. [POSTPONED FROM 01-30-2024 AND 02-13-2024]   Not available Not available
24-126 118. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action on a Resolution to appoint a member to the El Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board of Trustees in the area of expertise of Communications, Public Administration or Education, as recommended by the El Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board Selection Committee: Ranked 1st: Anna Gitter Ranked 2nd: Keri Moe Ranked 3rd: Abigail Tarango [POSTPONED FROM 01-30-2024]   Not available Not available
24-181 119. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action that the Mayor, as representative of the City in intra/inter-governmental relationships, send a letter to the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to express the City of El Paso’s preference that the Bridge of the Americas Land Port of Entry (BOTA LPOE) project move forward with a project scope that removes commercial truck traffic from the LPOE.   Not available Not available
24-144 120. Operational Focus UpdatesPresentation and update from the Medical Center of the Americas describing progress toward the development of biomedical industry cluster specific programs and infrastructure projects within the Medical Center of Americas area, in accordance with the Chapter 380 Economic Development Program Grant Agreement between the City of El Paso and the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation, as approved on February 7, 2012 and subsequently amended.   Not available Not available
23-1592 221. Operational Focus UpdatesDiscussion on City Council-requested action to develop additional Police Department policies with respect to gender-diverse individuals and bias-free policing. [POSTPONED FROM 12-12-2023 AND 01-17-2024]   Not available Not available
23-1591 122. Operational Focus UpdatesPresentation and update on behalf of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Cross Functional Team. [POSTPONED FROM 12-12-2023 AND 01-17-2024]   Not available Not available
24-142 123. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending Title 2 (Administration and Personnel), Chapter 2.44 (Courts), Section 2.44.030 (Judges) to update and clarify the process of filling vacancies in the positions of Municipal Court Judge or Substitute Associate Municipal Court Judge.   Not available Not available
24-148 124. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of a portion of Tracts 2 and 3, Block D, Christy Tract, 7814 Craddock Avenue, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from R-F (Ranch and Farm) and R-3A (Residential) to R-1 (Residential). 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: 7814 Craddock Ave. Applicant: Romo Property Investments, LLC, PZRZ23-00031   Not available Not available
24-149 125. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of Tracts 10A, 10B, 10B2C, 10D, 11B, 12A, 12B, 15A, 15J, 15J1, and 15J1A, Block 2, Ysleta Grant, Americas Avenue and Southwest of North Loop Drive, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from R-F (Ranch and Farm), C-3/sc (Commercial/special contract), and C-3/c (Commercial/conditions) to S-D (Special Development) 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: Americas Ave. and Southwest of North Loop Dr. Applicant: Americas 375 LLC, PZRZ23-00035   Not available Not available
24-150 126. OrdinancesAn Ordinance releasing all conditions placed on property by Ordinance No. 16396 and 18811 which changed the zoning of Tracts 10A, 10B, 10B2C, 10D, 11B, 12A, 12B, 15A, 15J, 15J1, and 15J1A, Block 2, Ysleta Grant, 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: Americas Ave. and Southwest of North Loop Dr. Applicant: Americas 375 LLC, PZCR23-00004   Not available Not available
24-139 127. OrdinancesAn Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to sign a purchase and sale agreement, a deed, and any other documents necessary to convey approximately 0.18 acres of land described as Tracts 16E and 16B3, Block 1, Upper Valley Surveys, in the City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas.   Not available Not available
24-140 128. OrdinancesAn Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to sign a purchase and sale agreement, a deed, and any other documents necessary to convey approximately 0.73 acres of land described as Tracts 4A1A, 4B1, and 5A1, Block 1, Upper Valley Surveys, in the City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas.   Not available Not available
24-151 129. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending the Civil Service Rules and Regulations, Ordinance 8065, Rule 1, Section 2 (C) Secretary to name the Human Resources Director or designee as Secretary; and Rule 1, Section 9 Commission Recorder to enable the person carrying out the duties of the Recorder to be a City Employee hired in alignment with the City Charter.   Not available Not available
24-152 130. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection: 2.3 - Increase public safety operational efficiency. Award Summary: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation 2024-0182 Security Guard Services - Landfill (Re-Bid) to Signal 88, LLC dba Signal 88 Security for an initial three (3) year term for an estimated amount of $407,460.00. The total value of the contract is, including the initial term plus the option, for a total of five (5) years, for an estimated amount of $679,100.00. The security guard services contract will provide daily security within the landfill for the Environmental Services Department. Contract Variance: The difference based in comparison to the previous contract is as follows: An increase of $61,980.00 for the initial term, which represents a 17.94% increase due to current wage market. Department: Environmental Services Award to: Signal 88, LLC dba Signal 88 Security City & State: Omaha, NE Item(s): All Initial Term: 3 Years Option Term: 2 Years Total Contract Time: 5 Years Annual Estimated Award: $135,820.00 Initial Term Estimated   Not available Not available
24-96 131. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection: 6.1 Recruit and retain a skilled and diverse workforce. Award Summary: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation 2024-0080R Executive Recruitment Services for City Manager to Baker Tilly US, LLP for an estimated amount of $42,585.00. This contract will assist the City with conducting a search to select a new City Manager. Contract Variance: The difference based in comparison to the previous contract is as follows: An increase of $19,585.00, which represents a 85.15% increase due to additional scope of work added to the contract and price increases in the marketplace. Department: Human Resources Award to: Baker Tilly US, LLP City & State: Madison, WI Item(s): All Initial Term: Upon Completion Option Term: N/A Total Contract Time: Upon Completion Annual Estimated Award: N/A Initial Term Estimated Award: N/A Option Term Estimated Award: N/A Total Estimated Award: $42,585.00 Account(s): 999-1000-99999-544110 Funding Source(s): Non-Departmental? District(s): All This was   Not available Not available
24-159 132. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection: 8.6 Provide long-term, cost effective, sustainable regional solid waste solutions. Award Summary: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation 2024-0193 Collection Services - Various City Facilities to Waste Connections Management Services, Inc., dba El Paso Disposal, LP for an initial term of three (3) year(s) for an estimated amount of $930,795.00. The award also includes a two (2) year option for an estimated amount of $620,530.00. The total contract time is for five (5) years for a total estimated amount of $1,551,325.00. This contract will provide daily transportation of waste and recycle materials for the Environmental Services Department at various locations around the city. Contract Variance: The difference based in comparison to the previous contract is as follows: An increase of $86,070.00 for the initial term, which represents a 10.19% increase due to the current wage market and fuel prices. Department: Environmental Services Award to: Waste Connections Management Services, Inc. dba El Paso D   Not available Not available
24-137 133. 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 Not available
24-136 234. 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 Not available
24-04 135. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 016528 to modify requirements for membership on the Board of Directors of the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number Five, City of El Paso, Texas. [POSTPONED FROM 01-17-2024 AND 01-30-2024]   Not available Not available
24-07 236. OrdinancesAn Ordinance of the City Council of the City of El Paso, Texas, approving amendment number twenty-three to the Project and Financing Plan for Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number Five, City of El Paso, Texas, amending the plan to update the projected tax increment reinvestment zone revenue and establishing project cost categories. [POSTPONED FROM 01-17-2024 AND 01-30-2024]   Not available Not available
24-27 237. OrdinancesAn Ordinance granting Special Permit No. PZST23-00013, to allow for an adult day care center on the property described as a portion of Block 52, Government Hill Addition, 4115 Trowbridge Drive, 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. The proposed special permit 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: 4115 Trowbridge Drive Applicant: Jireh Shiloh, LLC, PZST23-00013   Not available Not available
24-158 138. Other BusinessDiscussion and requesting Council authorization to submit applications to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Fiscal-Year 2024 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program for the following projects: El Paso Central Business District (CBD) Phase IV Project, the Montana Brio Extension Feasibility Study, and the Equitable Mobility Plan.   Not available Not available
24-134 139. Other BusinessDiscussion and action to approve budget transfer to increase FY2024 Confiscated Funds and Appropriations a total of $645,070 in State and Federal Confiscated Funds.   Not available Not available
24-146 140. Other BusinessDiscussion and action that the City Manager, or designee, be authorized to effectuate the listed budget transfers, attached to the Resolution as Exhibit A, for the El Paso International Airport and Tax Office as necessary to execute the approved Capital Improvement Plan in FY 2024.   Not available Not available
24-147 141. Other BusinessDiscussion and action that the Mayor of the City of El Paso, Texas be authorized to sign Resolutions of Support and/or Resolutions of No Objection for the following 2024 9% Regional Competitive Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) applications: · Chai Manor II, located at 406 Wallenberg Drive, El Paso, Texas 79912, proposed by Paisano Housing Redevelopment (instrumentality of HACEP dba HOME). · Mesa Hills II, located at Parcel 1, Lot 3, Block One, Coronado del Sol, Mesa Hills Drive, El Paso, Texas 79912, proposed by Paisano Housing Redevelopment (instrumentality of HACEP dba HOME). · Pebble Hills Seniors, located at NWC Charles Foster Ave and John Hayes St, El Paso, Texas 79938, proposed by Investment Builders, Inc. · Villas at Augusta, located at SWC of Augusta Dr and Zaragoza Rd, El Paso, Texas 79938, proposed by Investment Builders, Inc.   Not available Not available
24-174 1EX1. Executive SessionApplication of El Paso Electric to Update Schedule No. COVID-19 in Compliance with Docket No. 52195 - PUC#54812; HQ#UTILITY-5 (551.071)   Not available Not available
24-173 1EX2. Executive SessionReyes, Eduardo Daniel v. Anthony Paul Greer, et. al. (incld. The City of El Paso, Texas; in the Western District of Texas, El Paso Division) Cause 3:22-CV-00367 (551.071)   Not available Not available
24-175 1EX3. Executive SessionDiscussion regarding the value, purchase, or sale of real property located in Downtown El Paso HQ#23-495 (551.071) (551.072)   Not available Not available
24-184 1EX4. Executive SessionEdmundo Calderon v. City of El Paso, Tommy Gonzalez, Cassandra Hernandez, Karla Nieman, Juan Gonzalez, Deborah Paz, and Jeremy Jordan; Cause No. 2023DCV4372; (551.071)   Not available Not available