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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 3/29/2022 9:00 AM Minutes status: *** DRAFT ***  
Meeting location: COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, 300 N. CAMPBELL AND VIRTUALLY
THE LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITY STRONGLY RECOMMENDS THE USE OF MASKS IN ALL CITY FACILITIES AND INDOOR SPACES
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22-318 11. MinutesApproval of Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of March 15, 2022, the Agenda Review Meeting of March 14, 2022, the Work Session of March 14, 2022, and the Work Session of February 28, 2022.   Not available Not available
22-378 12. ResolutionsExcuse Representative Cassandra Hernandez from the March 29, 2022 Regular City Council Meeting.   Not available Video Video
22-291 13. ResolutionsThat the City Manager be authorized to sign the 1st Amendment between the City of El Paso and Bella Vista Place LP, to reduce the abatement grant period by one year at the end of the term of the Tax Abatement Agreement to modify the word “Term”, when used in reference to the term of the Agreement, shall mean a period not to exceed six (6) years from the effective date of the agreement.   Not available Video Video
22-323 14. ResolutionsA Resolution authorizing the City Manager or designee to submit grant application 3007107 for the City of El Paso Police Department project identified as “El Paso 2021 OPSG” 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 grant funds, the City of El Paso assures that it will return the funds to the Office of the Governor in full. Requesting $1,371,163.35, no cash match required. Grant period will be from March 01, 2022 - February 28, 2023.   Not available Video Video
22-353 15. ResolutionsA Resolution to approve the FY2023 Cultural Funding Guidelines.   Not available Video Video
22-326 16. ResolutionsA Resolution to find that taxpayer, Sabal James 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 2021 delinquent taxes pursuant to Section 33.011(a)(1) of the Tax Code in the amount of $466.33, for the property with the following legal description: 20 CORONADO CTRY CLB FTHILLS #5 LOT 8 (10780 SQ FT).   Not available Video Video
22-358 17. ResolutionsA Resolution to find that taxpayer, Sabal David 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 2021 delinquent taxes pursuant to Section 33.011(a)(1) of the Tax Code in the amount of $195.79, for the property with the following legal description: 66 HIGHLAND PARK 13 & 14 (6000 SQ FT).   Not available Video Video
22-322 18. ResolutionsThat the Mayor be authorized to sign an Interlocal Agreement between the City of El Paso and the El Paso County Hospital District d/b/a University Medical Center of El Paso (“UMC”), for a two-year term, whereby the parties agree to share information for purposes of contributing to each party meeting the immunization metrics required under the Delivery System Reform Incentive Program operated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This Interlocal Agreement does not require an exchange of money between the parties.   Not available Video Video
22-335 19. Board AppointmentsDanny Padilla to the Greater El Paso Civic, Convention and Tourism Advisory Board by Representative Henry Rivera, District 7.   Not available Video Video
22-360 110. Board AppointmentsDeborah G. Hamlyn to the City of El Paso Employees Retirement Trust Board of Trustees by Mayor Oscar Leeser.   Not available Video Video
22-380 111. Board AppointmentsAlexandria Serra to the Ethics Review Commission by Representative Cissy Lizarraga, District 8.   Not available Video Video
22-327 112. 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 Video Video
22-316 113. Requests to Issue Purchase OrdersThis linkage to Strategic Plan is subsection 2.7 - Maximize Municipal Court efficiency and enhance customer experience. Request that the Director of Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing be authorized to issue a purchase order to Justice Systems, Inc. referencing Contract 2013-211R Municipal Court Software Rebid. This change order is to increase the contract by $183,000.00 for a total amount not to exceed $3,649,593.00. The change order will cover the expenses for Texting Services, a feature set of the Platform Product that interfaces with the Full Court Enterprise (FCE) operating system for five (5) year term. Contract Variance: No contract variance Department: Municipal Court Award to: Justice Systems, Inc. Albuquerque, NM Total Estimated Amount: $183,000.00 Account No.: 111-522020-2535-11030-P1138 -PMC00010 Funding Source Municipal Court Restricted Technology Fund District(s): All This is a Request for Proposal, services contract.   Not available Video Video
22-315 114. BidsThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 2.3 - Increase public safety operational efficiency. Award Summary: The award of Solicitation 2022-0414R Vehicle Washing Services to CWPS Corp. dba Mister Car Wash, Oil Change Express, Mister Express Lube, for a term of three (3) years for an estimated amount of $198,000.00. This contract will allow washing all Police vehicle units. Contract Variance: The difference based in comparison to the previous contract is as follows: An increase of $126,000.00 for the initial term, which represents a 175% increase due to the number of Police vehicle car washes per month. Department: Police Vendor: CWPS Corp. dba Mister Car Wash, Oil Change Express, Mister Express Lube Tucson, AZ Item(s): All Annual Estimated Award: $66,000.00 Total Estimated Award: $198,000.00 (3 years) Account No.: 321-522280-1000-21050 Funding Source: Vehicle Heavy Equipment off Road Maintenance District(s): All This is a Low Bid, monthly price contract. The Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing and Police Departments recommend award as indicated to CW   Not available Video Video
22-330 115. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to authorize District 3 City Representative Cassandra Hernandez to attend Council meetings by video conference more than one regular meeting week in a row, for the meeting week of April 11, 2022 and the meeting week of April 25, 2022.   Not available Video Video
22-381 116. Members of the City CouncilDiscussion and action to direct the City Manager to admit one representative of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 59 as an additional member of the Ad Hoc Charter Advisory Committee to be a technical advisor and to have that modification come back to council in two weeks.   Not available Video Video
22-349 117. Operational Focus UpdatesPresentation and discussion from the Office of Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, representative of Texas' 16th Congressional District, on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, its competitive and noncompetitive grant funding opportunities, other funding and legislative accomplishments and opportunities, and the upcoming FY2023 appropriations process.   Not available Video Video
22-331 118. Operational Focus UpdatesBudget Update.   Not available Video Video
22-333 119. Operational Focus UpdatesPresentation and discussion providing a report from the following Goal Teams: 1. Vision Block: Safe and Beautiful Neighborhoods: a) Goal 2 (Safe and Secure City) Assistant Fire Chief, Robert Arvizu, Assistant Police Chief, Zina Silva b) Goal 7 (Infrastructure) Grant Funded Program Director, Yvette Hernandez c) Goal 8 (Healthy, Sustainable Community) Managing Director, Ellen Smyth   Not available Video Video
22-345 120. OrdinancesAn 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 City Code, to add paragraph 387 to prohibit parking on certain portions of Schwarzkopf Drive; the penalty being provided in Chapter 12.84 of the El Paso City Code.   Not available Video Video
22-312 121. 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 2022-0004 Security Services - Municipal Buildings to Night Eyes Protective Services, Inc. for an initial three (3) year term for an estimated amount of $2,063,664.00. The award also includes a two (2) year option for an estimated amount of $1,375,776.00. 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 $3,439,440.00. This contract will allow security services at various municipal buildings. Contract Variance: The difference based in comparison to the previous contract is as follows: An increase of $1,128,945.60 for the initial term, which represents a 120.78% increase due to increase in labor costs and additional locations. Department: Streets and Maintenance Vendor: Night Eyes Protective Services, Inc. El Paso, TX Item(s): All Initial Term: 3 years Option to Extend   Not available Video Video
22-313 122. 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 2022-0003 Janitorial Services - Fire Facilities and NW Corral to Mirador Enterprises, Inc. for an initial three (3) year term for an estimated amount of $353,370.99. The award also includes a two (2) year option for an estimated amount of $235,580.66. 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 $588,951.65. This contract will allow janitorial services at various fire facilities and NW corral. Contract Variance: The difference based in comparison to the previous contract is as follows: An increase of $86,720.78 for the initial term, which represents a 32.52% increase due to increase in labor costs. Department: Streets and Maintenance Vendor: Mirador Enterprises, Inc. El Paso, TX Item(s): All Initial Term: 3 years Option to Extend: 2 years Annual Estimated Award: $117   Not available Video Video
22-309 123. OrdinancesAn Ordinance authorizing the issuance of “City of El Paso, Texas, Municipal Drainage Utility System Revenue Bonds, Series 2022” pledging the net revenues of the Municipal Drainage Utility System to the payment of such bonds; and resolving other matters which are necessary to effect such issuance.   Not available Video Video
22-310 124. OrdinancesAn Ordinance authorizing the issuance of “City of El Paso, Texas, Water and Sewer Revenue Improvement and Refunding Bonds, Series 2022” for system improvements and to refund certain previously issued obligations of the City; and resolving matters which are necessary to effect such issuance, including the delegation of matters relating to the sale and issuance of the bonds to an authorized City officer or employee within certain specified parameters.   Not available Video Video
22-221 125. OrdinancesAn Ordinance amending the Future Land Use Map (FLUM) contained in “Plan El Paso” for the properties legally described as a portion of Section 17, Block 79, Township 3 of the T & P RR Company Surveys, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, from O6, Potential Annexation to G4, Suburban (Walkable). Subject Property: South of Bob Hope Drive and East of Joe Battle Boulevard Applicant: Socorro Independent School District, PLCP20-00001   Not available Video Video
22-223 126. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of the following real property known as PARCEL 1: The East ½ of the Northeast ¼ of the Southwest ¼ of the Southwest ¼, Section 17, Block 79, Township 3, Texas and Pacific Railway Company Surveys, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, from R-F (Ranch and Farm) TO C-4 (Commercial); and, PARCEL 2: The East ½ of the Northwest ¼ of the Southwest ¼ of the Southwest ¼ & the West ½ of the Northwest ½ of the Southwest ¼ of the Southwest ¼, Section 17, Block 79, Township 3, Texas and Pacific Railway Company Surveys, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, from R-F (Ranch and Farm) TO C-4 (Commercial); and, PARCEL 3: The Southeast ¼ of the Southwest ¼ of the Southwest ¼, Section 17, Block 79, Township 3, Texas and Pacific Railway Company Surveys, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, from R-F (Ranch and Farm) TO C-4 (Commercial); and, PARCEL 4: The West ½ of the Southwest ¼ of the Southwest ¼ of the Southwest ¼ Section 17, Block 79, Township 3, Texas and Pacific Railway Company Surveys, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, from R-F (Ranch and Farm) TO C-4   Not available Video Video
22-225 127. OrdinancesAn Ordinance changing the zoning of a portion of Lot 12 and 13, save and except a portion thereof, R.L. Dorbandt Subdivision, 170 Polo Inn Road, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from R-4 (Residential) to R-MU (Residential Mixed Use) and approving a Master Zoning Plan. 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: 170 Polo Inn Road Applicant: Ricardo Pacheco and Cynthia Pacheco, PZRZ21-00025   Not available Video Video
22-226 128. OrdinancesAn Ordinance granting Special Permit No. PZST21-00018, to allow for a crematorium on the property described as Lots 6 and 7, Block 2, Golden Gate Commercial Park, 1755 Zaragoza Road, 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 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: 1755 Zaragoza Road Applicant: Golden Gate Family LTD, PZST21-00018 [POSTPONED FROM 03-29-2022]   Not available Video Video
22-321 129. Other BusinessDiscussion and action that the City Manager be authorized to sign a Chapter 380 Economic Development Program Agreement (“Agreement”) by and between CITY OF EL PASO (“City”) and SCENIC VIEW TOWNHOMES, LLC (“Applicant”) in support of an infill development project located at 1360 N Cotton Street, El Paso, Texas 79930. The Agreement requires the Applicant to make a minimum investment of $950,000.00. Over the term of the Agreement, the City shall provide economic incentives not to exceed $56,949.00 in the form of a Property Tax Rebate, a Construction Materials Sales Tax Rebate, and a Building Construction Fee Rebate.   Not available Video Video
22-332 130. Other BusinessDiscussion and action that the City Manager be authorized to sign a Chapter 380 Economic Development Program Agreement (“Agreement”) by and between CITY OF EL PASO (“City”) and HELUE PROPERTIES, LLC (“Applicant”) in support of an infill development project located at 1255 N Cotton Street, El Paso, Texas 79902. The Agreement requires the Applicant to make a minimum investment of $900,000.00. Over the term of the Agreement, the City shall provide economic incentives not to exceed $46,854.00 in the form of a Property Tax Rebate, a Construction Materials Sales Tax Rebate, and a Building Construction Fee Rebate.   Not available Video Video
22-354 131. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to sign a Chapter 380 Economic Development Program Agreement (“Agreement”) between the City of El Paso (the “City”) and Pioneers 21 (the “Applicant”). The City will provide Applicant with grant payments for costs incurred in operating a business incubator in downtown El Paso that will support local entrepreneurship and innovation development and accelerate economic development efforts in the City. The total amount of grant payments paid to the Applicant shall not exceed $500,000.00 over the term of the Agreement. The Applicant’s eligibility for the grant payments shall be limited to two years. The City shall review the Applicant’s eligibility for Grant Payments on a monthly and annual basis.   Not available Video Video
22-314 132. Other BusinessThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection: 2.1 - Maintain standing as one of the nation’s top safest cities Award Summary: Discussion and action on the request that the Director of the Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing Department be authorized to issue a Purchase Order (s) to Morpho USA, Inc., dba Idemia Identity & Security USA LLC the sole source provider for the 2022-0487 Maintenance and Support for Multi-Biometric Identification System for a term of seven (7) years for an estimated amount of $1,516,848.03, with the stipulation that the vendor provides an updated sole source letter and affidavit each year. Contract Variance: No contract variance Department: El Paso Police Department Award to: Morpho USA Inc., dba Idemia Identity & Security USA LLC Anaheim, CA Initial Term: 7 years Year 1: $186,299.00 Year 2: $195,613.95 Year 3: $205,394.65 Year 4: $215,664.38 Year 5: $226,447.60 Year 6: $237,769.98 Year 7: $249,658.48 Total Estimated Award: $1,516,848.03 (7 years) Account No.: 239-1000-15240-P1506-522020 Funding Source: Gene   Not available Video Video
22-319 133. Other BusinessThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 2.3 - Increase public safety operational efficiency Award Summary: Discussion and action on the request that the Director of the Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing Department be authorized to issue a Purchase Order(s) to Crime Gun Intelligence Technologies, LLC, the sole distributor for the 2022-0505 Gunshot Detection for a term of one (1) year for an estimated amount of $57,608.40. The award of the contract for the gunshot detection system is an asset to the El Paso Police Department as it provides real time information, which will assist the department in better addressing crime. Contract Variance: The difference based in comparison to the previous contract is as follows: A decrease of $5,391.58 for the initial term, which represents an 8.56% decrease due to a reduction in cost for training which is no longer necessary. Department: Police Department Award to: Crime Gun Intelligence Technologies, LLC Tupelo, MS Total Estimated Award: $ 57,608.40 Account No.: 321-2680-21210-580090-P2104-GT2121SNP Fu   Not available Video Video
22-320 134. Other BusinessThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 2.3 - Increase public safety operational efficiency. Award Summary: Discussion and action on the request that the Director of the Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing Department be authorized to issue a Purchase Order(s) to Siddons-Martin Emergency Group, LLC., the sole distributor provider for Pierce Proprietary Parts Repair and Maintenance Training Service for a term of three (3) years for an estimated amount of $864,000.00, with the stipulation that the vendor provides an updated sole source letter and affidavit each year. The award of this contract will allow the purchase of Pierce Proprietary Parts Repair and Maintenance Training Service for fire apparatus. Contract Variance: The difference based in comparison to the previous contract is as follows: An increase of $144,000.00 for the three (3) year term, which represents a 20.00% increase due to an increase in Fire Department equipment requiring maintenance. Department: Fire Vendor: Siddons-Martin Emergency Group, LLC. Houston, TX Item(s): All Initial Term: 3 years Annual E   Not available Video Video
22-344 135. Other BusinessThe linkage to the Strategic Plan is subsection 6.7 - Deliver effective and efficient processes to maximize value in obtaining goods and services. Discussion and action on a Resolution approving authority to the City of El Paso’s Department of Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing to accept electronic submission and receipt of bids and proposals, in accordance with the City’s procurement policies and procedures, and adopting rules in accordance with Chapter 252 of the Texas Local Government Code to ensure identification, security, and confidentiality in the electronic bidding and proposal process.   Not available Video Video
22-324 136. Other BusinessDiscussion action that the City Council approves a change order in the amount of $3,310,893.80 to ZTEX Construction, Inc. for Contract Number 2019-882 Street Resurfacing 2019. This secures 2019 prices.   Not available Video Video
22-283 137. Other BusinessDiscussion and action that the City consents to the assignment of the rights, duties and obligations under the contract 2006-015 to Assignee, who agrees to perform all duties under the contract as the Friedman contract is transferred to Waste Connections of El Paso, LB d/b/a BARCO. The termination clause will be amended such that the contractor shall have the option to require the City to reimburse it for any fees due and its unrecoverable investments in plant and facilities including its investment in real estate in the amount of $160,000 (Termination/Transfer fee) 1) if the City exercises its right to terminate for convenience 2) if the Contractor suffers a material financial hardship from the contract as a result of significant changes in the scope or nature of the project or 3) if the Contractor terminates the Contract because of default by the City. [POSTPONED FROM 03-15-2022]   Not available Video Video
22-288 138. Other BusinessDiscussion and action on a Resolution to approve an amendment to the City’s 46th Year Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant Entitlement (CDBG-EN) to: a. Delete the Community Kitchen and Teaching Kitchen project ($1,557,540); and b. Add $1,557,540 back to available 46th Year CDBG funds.   Not available Video Video
22-383 1EX1. Executive SessionCelia Sanchez, et al v. City of El Paso, Texas et al. Matter No. 17-1026-8443 (551.071)   Not available Video Video
22-384 1EX2. Executive SessionMax Grossman Lawsuit v. City of El Paso; Texas Supreme Court, Case No. 21-1105 Matter No. 17-1001-171.001 (551.071)   Not available Video Video
22-385 1EX3. Executive SessionApplication of El Paso Electric Company to Change Rates, Public Utility Commission of Texas Docket No. 52195. Matter No. 21-1008-174 (551.071)   Not available Video Video
22-386 1EX4. Executive SessionAvoided Costs Exception | Petition of the PUC Staff for a Good Cause Exception to §25.181(D)(3)(A) and to set the Avoided Cost of Energy Under §25.181(D)(3)(A) for 2022 Electric Utility Energy Efficiency Programs; Public Utility Commission of Texas Docket No. 52871. Matter No. 21-1008-184 (551.071)   Not available Video Video
22-387 1EX5. Executive SessionEconomic Incentives for a Transit-Oriented Development located in the City of El Paso. Matter No. 21-1007-2869 (551.087)   Not available Video Video
22-388 1EX6. Executive SessionEconomic Incentives for a Transit-Oriented Development located in the City of El Paso. Matter No. 21-1007-2870 (551.087)   Not available Video Video
22-389 1EX7. Executive SessionEconomic Development Incentives for a Convention Center Hotel to be located in the City of El Paso. Matter No. 22-1007-2853 (551.087)   Not available Video Video
22-390 1EX8. Executive SessionEconomic Incentives for a Mixed-Use Development located in the City of El Paso. Matter No. 22-1007-2878 (551.087)   Not available Video Video
22-391 1EX9. Executive SessionCity of El Paso v. Joseph C. Pickett; 8th Court of Appeals, Case No. 08-21-00147-CV. Matter No. 21-1007-268.001 (551.071)   Not available Video Video
22-392 1EX10. Executive SessionComptroller Sales and Use Tax Audit. Matter No. 21-1063-175 (551.071)   Not available Video Video
22-310 124. OrdinancesAn Ordinance authorizing the issuance of “City of El Paso, Texas, Water and Sewer Revenue Improvement and Refunding Bonds, Series 2022” for system improvements and to refund certain previously issued obligations of the City; and resolving matters which are necessary to effect such issuance, including the delegation of matters relating to the sale and issuance of the bonds to an authorized City officer or employee within certain specified parameters.   Not available Video Video