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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/2/2021 3:30 PM Minutes status: *** DRAFT ***  
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21-140 21. MinutesApproval of Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of January 19, 2021.   Not available Not available
21-103 23. ResolutionsApprove budget transfer to increase FY2021 Confiscated Funds and appropriations as follows: State Confiscated Funds Budget by $1,092,167; Federal Confiscated Funds Budget by $447,468.   Not available Not available
21-108 14. ResolutionsThe El Paso City Council authorizes the submission to the Office of the Governor of the State of Texas, Criminal Justice Division, grant application number 3952702, for the City of El Paso Police Department project identified as “Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program, FY 2021” to provide financial assistance to the City of El Paso. Requesting $86,701.04, no cash match is required. Grant period will be from October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2022.   Not available Not available
21-109 15. ResolutionsThat the City Manager, or designee, is authorized to sign a Commercial Lease Addendum for Extension of Term between the City of El Paso and Cyndi Boaz for the lease of office space for the El Paso Police Department. This addendum extends the lease for an additional two years ending on February 28, 2023 with a monthly base rent of $6,500. Further, that City Manager or designee is authorized to exercise all rights under the lease including termination of the lease. The City Manager or designee is also authorized to sign any amendments to the lease.   Not available Not available
21-111 16. ResolutionsA Resolution authorizing the City Manager or designee to submit a grant application number 2950607 for the City of El Paso Police Department project identified as the “Homeland Security Program FY 2021- LETPA Project ” through the Office of the Governor of the State of Texas, Homeland Security Grant Division, 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, and/or terminate the grant which will provide financial assistance to the City of El Paso. In the event of loss or 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. Requesting $148,455.00, no cash match required. Grant period will be from September 1, 2021 - August 31, 2022.   Not available Not available
21-112 17. ResolutionsA Resolution authorizing the City Manager or designee to submit grant application number 3967902 for the City of El Paso Police Department project identified as the “Homeland Security Program FY 2021- Sustainment of First Responders” through the Office of the Governor of the State of Texas, Homeland Security Grant Division, 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, and/or terminate the grant which will provide financial assistance to the City of El Paso. In the event of loss or 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. Requesting $160,000.00 no cash match required. Grant period will be from September 1, 2021 - August 31, 2022.   Not available Not available
21-133 18. ResolutionsAuthorize the submission to the Office of the Governor of the State of Texas, Criminal Justice Division, grant application number 3550602, for the City of El Paso Police Department project identified as “ Crime Scene Investigation, FY 2022” to provide financial assistance to the City of El Paso. Requesting $53,875.00, no cash match is required. Grant period will be from October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2022.   Not available Not available
21-136 110. ResolutionsA Resolution authorizing the City Manager or designee to submit a grant application number 2950707 for the City of El Paso Police Department project identified as the “Homeland Security Program FY 2021 - MATRIX El Paso Fusion Center Sustainment and Enhancement” through the Office of the Governor of the State of Texas, Homeland Security Grant Division, 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, and/or terminate the grant which will provide financial assistance to the City of El Paso. In the event of loss or 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. Requesting $489,173.32, no cash match required. Grant period will be from September 1, 2021 - August 31, 2022.   Not available Not available
21-166 111. ResolutionsAuthorizing a dedication for use of the public as public right-of-way portions of the following property: Portions of Lot 1, Block 4, Riverside International Industrial Center recorded in Volume 74 Page 3, Plat Records of El Paso County Texas; A portion of Lot 1, Block 2, Riverside International Industrial Center, recorded in Volume 74 Page 3, Plat Records of El Paso County, Texas; A portion of Tract 5, Block 53, Ysleta Grant Survey; a portion of Tract 5A, Block 53, Ysleta Grant Survey; a portion of Tract 6A, Block 53, Ysleta Grant Survey as shown on Map dated July 1928; a portion of Tract 6A, Block 53, Ysleta Grant Survey, as shown on Map dated July 1928; Lot 1, Block 5, Riverside International Industrial Central, recorded in Volume 74 Page 3, Plat Records of El Paso County, Texas; a portion of Lot 1, Block 3, Riverside International Industrial Center, recorded in Volume 74, Page 3, Plat Records of El Paso County Texas.   Not available Not available
21-124 112. ResolutionsA Resolution authorizing the Mayor of the City of El Paso, Texas to sign a resolution of no objection for a 2021 4% Non-Competitive, Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) application submitted by CDV 34, LLC to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) for the rehabilitation of 101 affordable housing units at Corona del Valle, 5453 Ridge St, El Paso, TX 79932.   Not available Not available
21-125 113. ResolutionsThat the Mayor of the City of El Paso, Texas be authorized to sign a Resolution providing that the City of El Paso acknowledges that the proposed Sun Pointe Apartment project by the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso is located in a census tract that has a poverty rate above 55% for developments and that the City authorizes the development to move forward consistent with prior action taken by City Council on December 15, 2020.   Not available Not available
21-151 214. ResolutionsA Resolution authorizing the City Manager to sign an amendment to a Local Cash Match Agreement between the City of El Paso and Workforce Solutions Borderplex, Inc., reducing the amount of match certification of 45th Year (2020) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and Parks and Recreation Department General Funds from $90,000.00 to $43,327.08, to reflect actual expenditures.   Not available Not available
21-126 115. Special AppointmentsA Resolution that District 6 Representative, Claudia L. Rodriguez, be appointed as the City’s representative to the Texas Municipal League Board of Directors effective upon City Council approval.   Not available Not available
21-164 116. Special AppointmentsA Resolution that the Mayor elects to appoint District 1 Representative Peter Svarzbein to serve on the Texas Mayors of Military Communities committee.   Not available Not available
21-137 217. Board Re-AppointmentsIvan Lopez to the Historic Landmark Commission by Representative Henry Rivera, District 7.   Not available Not available
21-105 218. Board Re-AppointmentsHolly Wright to the Civil Service Commission by Representative Joe Molinar, District 4.   Not available Not available
21-155 119. Board Re-AppointmentsEvi Marisa Licona to the Zoning Board of Adjustment in the Alternate Position by Representative Cissy Lizarraga, District 8.   Not available Not available
21-143 220. Board AppointmentsMark Wancho to the Open Space Advisory Board by Representative Alexsandra Annello, District 2.   Not available Not available
21-152 121. Board AppointmentsFernando Delgado to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board by Representative Claudia L. Rodriguez, District 6.   Not available Not available
21-114 222. Board AppointmentsMark-Thomas Bray to the Ethics Review Commission by Representative Joe Molinar, District 4.   Not available Not available
21-117 223. Board AppointmentsDanny Perea to the El Paso Bond Overview Advisory Committee by Representative Cassandra Hernandez, District 3.   Not available Not available
21-159 124. Board AppointmentsEmma Acosta to the El Paso Bond Overview Advisory Committee by Representative Henry Rivera, District 7.   Not available Not available
21-160 125. Board AppointmentsRepresentative Cassandra Hernandez to the Financial Oversight Audit Committee by Mayor Oscar Leeser.   Not available Not available
21-150 226. Board AppointmentsRepresentative Joe Molinar to the City of El Paso Employees Retirement Trust Board of Trustees by Mayor Oscar Leeser.   Not available Not available
21-163 127. Board AppointmentsLuis Yañez to the Civil Service Commission by Representative Cissy Lizarraga, District 8.   Not available Not available
21-153 128. Board AppointmentsMartina Lorey to the City Plan Commission by Representative Alexsandra Annello, District 2.   Not available Not available
21-156 129. Board AppointmentsDaniel Carey-Whalen to the City Plan Commission by Representative Joe Molinar, District 4.   Not available Not available
21-154 130. Board AppointmentsWilliam J. Ellis to the City Accessibility Advisory Committee by Representative Cissy Lizarraga, District 8.   Not available Not available
21-161 131. Board AppointmentsKate Felzer to the Building and Standards Commission by Representative Alexsandra Annello, District 2.   Not available Not available
21-115 132. 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
21-119 233. Notice of Campaign ContributionsFor notation pursuant to Section 2.92.110 of the City Code, receipt of the following campaign contributions by Mayor Oscar Leeser: $2,500 from Randall J. Bowling and $2,500 from Robert L. Bowling IV.   Not available Not available
21-157 134. Notice of Campaign ContributionsFor notation pursuant to Section 2.92.110 of the City Code, receipt of campaign contributions by Representative Cassandra Hernandez: $2,500 from Woody and Gayle Hunt.   Not available Not available
21-135 135. Request for ProposalsThe linkage to Strategic Plan is subsection 2.1 - Maintain standing as one of the nation’s top safest cities. This contract will support the Police Department’s efforts to comply with S.B. 944 which requires law enforcement to preserve public information stored on an electronic device and forward that information to a governmental body server to be preserved based on standard governmental document storage guidelines. This service provides group messaging, person-to-person communication and the capability to send and receive photos and documents in real time situation. Award Summary: The award of Solicitation No. 2020-975R Secure Messaging for First Responders to Infinite Convergence Solutions, Inc. for an initial three (3) year term estimated award of $202,500.00.00. The award is to include two (2) one-year options in amount of $135,000 for a total five (5) year award of $337,500.00. Contract Variance: N/A Department: Police Department Award to: Infinite Convergence Solutions, Inc. Rockville, MD Annual Estimated Award: $67,500.00 Initial Term Estimated Award: $202,50   Not available Not available
21-131 136. Request for ProposalsThe linkage to Strategic Plan is subsection 6.3 - Implement programs to reduce organizational risk. This contract will continue to provide plans offered as a supplement to the City’s defined benefit pension plan. Award Summary: The award of Solicitation No. 2021-0043R 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan Administrator and 401(a) Profit Sharing Plan Administrator to Empower Retirement, LLC for an initial five (5) year term. The award is to include a two (2), two (2) year optional terms for a total of nine (9) years. Contract Variance: No cost to the City. Department: Human Resources Award to: Empower Retirement, LLC Greenwood Village, CO Items: ALL Initial Term: 5 years Option to Extend: Two, two (2) years Annual Estimated Award: NA Initial Term Estimated Award: NA Total Estimated Award: NA Account No.: NA Funding Source: Employee Voluntary Contributions Only Districts: All This is a Request for Proposal, service contract. The Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing and Human Resou   Not available Not available
21-110 137. Operational Focus UpdatesBudget Update.   Not available Video Video
21-127 138. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of a portion of Lots 2 & 3, Block 1, Las Terrazas Subdivision, 1351 and 1355 Zaragoza Rd., City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from C-1/C/SC (Commercial/condition/special contract) to C-4/C/SC (Commercial/condition/special contract). 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: 1351 and 1355 Zaragoza Rd. Applicant: Palo Verde Business Park, LLC; PZRZ20-00017   Not available Video Video
21-130 139. OrdinancesAn Ordinance releasing all conditions placed on the property by Ordinance No. 7313 and 17870 which changed the zoning of Lot 2 & 3, Block 1, Las Terrazas Subdivision, 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: 1351 and 1355 Zaragoza Rd. Applicant: Palo Verde Business Park, LLC; PZCR20-00002   Not available Not available
21-165 140. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending Title 2 (Administration and Personnel), Chapter 2.92 (Ethics) of the El Paso City Code in its entirety to clarify the rules and procedures related to the ethical requirements of City officers and employees by reorganizing the structure to create three articles: Code of Ethics; Standards of Conduct; and Ethics Review Commission; to amend, clarify and add definitions, to define the jurisdiction of the Ethics Review Commission, and to streamline the complaint process. The penalty for violations of Chapter 2.92 (Ethics) of the El Paso City Code is provided in Section 2.92.200 (Disposition) as amended in this Ordinance.   Not available Not available
21-120 141. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 4.2 - Create innovative, recreational, and cultural programs. Award Summary: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation 2021-0260 Modesto Gomez Park Improvements to MARTINEZ BROS. CONTRACTORS, LLC for an estimated award of $1,986,506.88. Park Improvements are to include stabilization and reconstruction of the walking/jogging path, rehabilitation of the two baseball and two soccer fields, installation of a desert garden. In addition, picnic tables, trash receptacles, accessible park benches, entry plaza, trees in raised planters and berms, a pet waste station, and exercise stations will also be installed. Department: Capital Improvement Award to: MARTINEZ BROS. CONTRACTORS, LLC El Paso, TX Item(s): All Initial Term: 350 Consecutive Calendar Days Base Bid: $1,986,506.88 Total Estimated Award: $1,986,506.88 Account No.: 190-29010-4800-580220- PCP13PRKA14 Funding Source: 2012 Quality of Life District(s): |910| This is a Low Bid procurement, unit price contract. The Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing and Ca   Not available Video Video
21-121 142. Other Bids, Contracts, ProcurementsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 7.2 - Improve competitiveness through infrastructure improvements impacting the quality of life. Award Summary: Discussion and action on the award of Solicitation 2020-036 Delta Drive Bridge Replacement to International Eagle Enterprises, Inc. for an estimated award of $1,662,906.55. This award will support the enhancement of pedestrian safety, provide ADA accessibility, and full-depth pavement rehabilitation. Department: Capital Improvement Award to: International Eagle Enterprises, Inc. El Paso, TX Item(s): All Initial Term: 180 Standard Workweek Days Base Bid I: $1,592,578.55 Base Bid II: $58,800.00 Base Bid III: $11,528.00 Total Estimated Award: $1,662,906.55 Account No.: 190-580270-4743-38290-PCP18TRAN04 190-580270-4950-38170-PCP18TRAN04 Funding Source: 2018 Certificates of Obligation and Federal Highway Administration District(s): |910| This is a Low Bid procurement, unit price contract. The Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing and Capital Improvement D   Not available Video Video
20-42 143. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending Title 2 (Administration and Personnel), Chapter 2.92 (Ethics) of the El Paso City Code to perform the following: Divide the Chapter into Articles and reorganize provisions under the new Articles; add definitions for “City”, “Confidential Information”, “Conducting Business with the City”, “Days”, “Mailbox Rule”, “Ministerial Act”, “Newly Discovered Evidence” and “Resident”; delete definition for “Negotiating Concerning Prospective Employment” and “Person”; update definition for “Board”; relocate definitions for “Clear and Convincing”, “Designated Employee”, “Frivolous Complaint”, and “Honorarium”; delete Section 2.92.050(G) of the Standards of Conduct; add Standard of Conduct regarding interest affecting official conduct by City Officers and Employees; add Standard of Conduct to restrict a City Officer or Employee from inducing or attempting to induce another City Officer or Employee to violate this Chapter; restrict the jurisdiction of the Ethics Review Commission to only violations by City Officers within two years of an alleged violation; update the process fo   Not available Not available
21-62 144. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending Title 17 (Housing), Chapter 17.20 (Fair Housing Ordinance) of the El Paso City Code to amend in its entirety the Chapter to change the word handicap to disability and to include protections against discrimination for reasons of sexual orientation and gender identity.   Not available Video Video
21-122 145. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution adopting the 2019 City of El Paso Eastside Growth Management Plan and directing City Manager to create a cross functional team to report recommendations to City Council regarding the implementation of the plan.   Not available Video Video
21-162 146. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action on amending the City Council’s adopted Rules of Order, including but not limited to the rules governing debate.   Not available Video Video