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WHY ARE YOU SIDEWAYS? THERE YOU GO.

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I DON'T SEE MR. REYNA.

BUT YOU HAVE A QUORUM.

ALL RIGHT IS IT SIX O'CLOCK. YES IT IS.

IT IS 6:00. LET'S GO AHEAD AND CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER. GOOD EVENING.

[1) CALL TO ORDER: Mayor Cortez]

THIS MEETING IS BEING HELD PURSUANT TO SECTION THREE OF EXECUTIVE ORDER N-29-20 ISSUED BY GOVERNOR NEWSOM ON MARCH 17, 2020.

AND ALL MEMBERS ARE JOINING THIS MEETING REMOTELY VIA ZOOM WEBINAR.

WE WILL NOW CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER.

PLEASE STAND FOR A FLAG SALUTE.

SALUTE.

PLEDGE.

IN LIEU OF AN INVOCATION IF WE CAN JUST HAVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE, PLEASE.

THANK YOU. ROLL CALL MADAM CLERK.

MAYOR CORTEZ. PRESENT.

MAYOR PRO TEM ESPITIA.

HERE.

GARCIA. PRESENT.

COUNCIL MEMBER PALLARES.

HERE. COUNCIL MEMBER REYNA ABSENT.

THANK YOU. THERE ARE NO PRESENTATIONS THIS EVENING, SO ON ITEM SIX PUBLIC COMMENTS, THIS PORTION OF THE MEETING IS RESERVED FOR PERSONS DESIRING TO ADDRESS THE COUNCIL AND INCLUDING THE COUNCIL ACTING AS A GOVERNING BOARD FOR THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY.

MANY MEN ARE NOT ON THIS AGENDA AND OVER WHICH THE COUNCIL AND SUCCESSOR AGENCY HAS JURISDICTION. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION IS LIMITED TO MINUTES PER SPEAKER.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A VERBAL COMMENT USING ZOOM, PLEASE USE THE RAISED HAND BUTTON TO REQUEST TO SPEAK IF YOU ARE USING A TELEPHONE PLEASE DIAL STAR NINE ON YOUR TELEPHONE KEYPAD. YOU WILL BE CALLED UPON BY THE NUMBER YOU ARE CALLING FROM WHEN IT'S YOUR TURN TO SPEAK. PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR COMMENT.

ONCE YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED, YOU WILL BE MUTED.

ANYONE WHO HAS NOT PROVIDED THEIR COMMENTS BY THE CLOSE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PORTION OF THE MEETING CAN EMAIL THEIR COMMENTS TO THE CITY CLERK AT CITY EXCUSE ME, THE CITY CLERK CITYOFWASCO.ORG AND THEIR COMMENTS WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE FINAL RECORD.

THE CITY COUNCIL IS VERY INTERESTED IN YOUR COMMENTS.

HOWEVER, DUE TO BROWN ACT REQUIREMENTS, NO ACTION MAY BE TAKEN AT THIS MEETING SHOULD YOUR COMMENTS REQUIRE FURTHER CONSIDERATION BY THE CITY COUNCIL OR THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY THE ITEM WILL BE AGENDIZED FOR REPORT AND DISCUSS AT A FUTURE CITY COUNCIL MEETING AT THIS TIME. DO WE HAVE ANY COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC, MADAM CLERK? AT THIS TIME, I DID WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT MR. REYNA HAS JUST LOGGED IN.

OK? ALL RIGHT, LET THE RECORD REFLECT MR. REYNA IS HERE. SORRY, MAYOR.

I WAS HAVING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.

COULDN'T FIND A LINK. NO WORRIES.

AT THIS TIME, I HAVE NO PUBLIC COMMENT.

THANK YOU, MADAM CLERK.

ITEM SEVEN SUCCESSOR AGENCY BUSINESS, WE HAVE NONE.

ITEM EIGHT WASCO PUBLIC FINANCE AUTHORITY BUSINESS.

WE HAVE NONE. ITEM NINE CITY COUNCIL BUSINESS CONSENT CALENDAR.

[9) CONSENT CALENDAR]

THE CONSENT CALENDAR CONSISTS OF ITEMS THAT IN STAFFS OPINION, ARE ROUTINE AND NON-CONTROVERSIAL. THESE ITEMS ARE APPROVED IN ONE MOTION UNLESS A COUNCIL MEMBER OR MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC REQUEST REMOVAL OF A PARTICULAR ITEM.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO REMOVE A PARTICULAR ITEM USING ZOOM, PLEASE USE THE RAISE HAND BUTTON. IF YOU'RE USING YOUR TELEPHONE, PLEASE DIAL STAR NINE ON YOUR TELEPHONE KEYPAD.

YOU WILL BE CALLED UPON BY THE NUMBER YOU ARE CALLING FROM WHEN IT'S YOUR TURN TO SPEAK.

TONIGHT WE HAVE ITEMS A THROUGH G.

ITEM A RECEIVE AND FOLLOW DEPARTMENT PAYMENTS TOTALING TWO HUNDRED EIGHTY SIX THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED EIGHTY TWO DOLLARS AND ELEVEN CENTS.

ITEM B ADOPTED A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN AND EXECUTE AGREEMENT WITH PLUMBERS DEPOT INC TO PURCHASE ONE, 2021 AND C ONE FIVE ONE ZERO DASH THREE S THREE X COMBINATION JET BACKING TRUCK ANY AMOUNT OF FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY SEVEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED SIXTY FIVE DOLLARS AND THIRTY ONE SETS ITEM C EXCEPT BIDS AND AWARD BRANDLEY AND SONS INC FOR THE GROUNDWATER MONITORING WELL PROJECT AND ADOPT THE RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN AND EXECUTE THE AGREEMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF SEVENTY EIGHT THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY EIGHT DOLLARS.

AND TO MAKE NECESSARY BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS TO COVER PROJECT COSTS IN AN AMOUNT OF PROJECT

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COST OF NINETY THOUSAND DOLLARS.

ITEM D. ADOPT A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN AND EXECUTE AGREEMENT WITH TLC ANIMALS REMOVAL SERVICES FOR ANIMAL DISPOSAL SERVICES IN THE AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED DOLLARS PER YEAR.

ITEM E ACCEPT BIDS AN AWARD, SENT OUT CONSTRUCTION FOR THE DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS OF THE BIRCH AVENUE ALLEY AND ADOPT A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN AND EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF SEVENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS, AND ALLOWING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE CONTRACT CHANGE ORDERS IN THE AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED AN AGGREGATE OF FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS.

ITEM F, ADOPT A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN AND EXECUTE AN ON CALL SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH INNOVATIVE ENGINEERING SYSTEMS INC.

FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES RELATED TO THE CITY'S WATER AND WASTEWATER SCADA SYSTEMS. ITEM G. ADOPT A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO APPROVE TASK ORDER NUMBER ONE FOR INNOVATIVE ENGINEERING SYSTEMS INC.

TO COMPLETE THE DESIGN AND ENGINEERING FOR NEW PROGRAMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER PANELS WITH ETHERNET RADIOS AT THREE LIFT STATIONS IN THE AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED SIXTY THREE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED THIRTY DOLLARS.

AND THIS TIME, I WILL ASK EACH MEMBER IF THEY HAVE A CONFLICT OF INTEREST ON ANY OF THESE ITEMS. MEMBER ESPITIA.

NONE. MEMBER GARCIA? NO.

MEMBER REYNA.

NONE.

MEMBER PALLARES. NO CONFLICT, THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU. NEITHER DO I AT THIS TIME.

IS THERE ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE THAT WOULD LIKE TO LIKE TO REMOVE IT, REMOVE AN ITEM OR COMMENT ON A PARTICULAR ITEM? AT THIS TIME, WE DO HAVE A PUBLIC COMMENT PARTICIPANT WITH THE NUMBER I'M GOING TO GIVE THE LAST FOUR NUMBERS 8226.

WE'RE NOT ABLE TO HEAR YOU, IF YOU CAN HEAR US.

MADAM CLERK ARE YOU ABLE TO HEAR THAT PARTICIPANT? NO, I AM NOT ABLE TO HEAR THEM.

I SHOW THAT THEY'RE ON MUTE.

THERE WE GO. OK.

THERE WE GO, WE CAN HEAR YOU NOW, GO RIGHT AHEAD, PLEASE.

YES, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU REMEMBER, I WAS ALWAYS AT THE MEETINGS REGARDING THE THIS IS LUCY R.

ARE THEY GOING TO START BECAUSE WE REALLY NEED THEM, ESPECIALLY THE ELDERLY, THE SENIOR CITIZENS AND PEOPLE WE ALL, YOU KNOW, HAVE? WHY SHOULD I EXPLAIN? BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT NEED THEM AND EVEN SOME EXTRA THAT WOULD BE EASIER FOR ALL THE WAY AROUND.

I WAS I'VE BEEN ASKING YOU THIS AT THE LAST MEETINGS WHEN I WAS ABLE TO BE THERE.

LUCY, I THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS.

UNFORTUNATELY, WE ARE NOT ABLE TO RESPOND TO YOUR INQUIRY, WHAT I CAN DO IS I CAN GIVE YOU A CALL TOMORROW. I HAVE YOUR NUMBER AND I'LL BE HAPPY TO CALL YOU TOMORROW.

AND CAN FILL YOU IN ON WHAT'S GOING ON.

OH, OK.

OK.

IS THIS A GOOD NUMBER TO REACH YOU.

YES, YES, IT IS.

EXPECT MY CALL TOMORROW.

OK. GOD BLESS, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR CALLING IN.

OK, BYE BYE.

MADAM CLERK, WE HAVE ANY OTHER COMMENTS.

WE DO NOT HAVE ANY OTHER COMMENTS.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

AND WOULD ANY MEMBER LIKE TO PULL A PARTICULAR ITEM.

MEMBER ESPITIA.

NO, I'M GOOD. MEMBER GARCIA.

NO. MEMBER PALLARES.

NO ITEMS, THANK YOU.

MEMBER REYNA. NO, THANK YOU.

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OK, SOUNDS GOOD, SO I WILL ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO APPROVE, PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME WHEN YOU MAKE THE MOTION. MOVE.

IS THERE A SECOND? THIS IS DANNY, I'LL SECOND/ ALL RIGHT, DANNY THANK YOU, SECOND BY DANNY AND MADAM CLERK WE'LL VOTE BY ROLL-CALL.

MAYOR CORTEZ.

AYE. MAYOR PRO TEM ESPITIA.

AYE. COUNCIL MEMBER GARCIA.

AYE.

COUNCIL MEMBER PALLARES. PALLARES AYE.

COUNCIL MEMBER REYNA.

YES. MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER GARCIA, SECOND BY MAYOR PRO TEM ESPITIA.

CONSENT CALENDAR, MOTION IS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

THANK YOU. ITEM 10 PUBLIC HEARINGS, ITEM A.

[10) a. Introduce and Waive the First Reading of an Ordinance of the City of Wasco Amending Title 15 of the “Buildings and Construction” of the City of Wasco Municipal Code, adding chapter 15.40” Urban Storm Water Quality Management and Discharge Control.” (Bishop)]

INTRODUCE AND WAIVE THE FIRST READING OF AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WASCO AMENDING TITLE 15 OF THE BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE CITY OF WASCO MUNICIPAL CODE, ADDING CHAPTER 15.40 URBAN STORM WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT AND DISCHARGE CONTROL.

THAT'LL BE DIRECTOR BISHOP.

GOOD EVENING MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS, CAN YOU GUYS HEAR ME OK? YES, THANK YOU. OK.

THE CALIFORNIA STATE WATER BOARD ADOPTED GUIDELINES REQUIRING A NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM, GENERAL PERMIT FOR WASTE DISCHARGE OR STORM WATER DISCHARGES FROM SMALL MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEMS IN 2013.

THE STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD IDENTIFIED THE CITY OF WASCO AS A SMALL MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM OR MS4 REQUIRING A PERMIT COVERAGE UNDER THE PHASE TWO SMALL MS4 GENERAL PERMIT UNDER A WATER QUALITY ORDER.

THIS GENERAL PERMIT REQUIRES THAT WE DEVELOP A STORM WATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM DESIGNED TO REDUCE THE DISCHARGE OF POLLUTANTS TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PRACTICABLE AND PROTECT THE WATER QUALITY. THE GENERAL PERMIT ALSO REQUIRES THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES THAT ADDRESS CONTROL MEASURES.

AND IN THIS CASE, WE'RE GOING TO ADDRESS THE SIX MINIMUM CONTROL MEASURES, WHICH INCLUDE PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREACH ON STORM WATER IMPACTS, PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT AND PARTICIPATION, ILLICIT DISCHARGE DETECTION AND ELIMINATION CONSTRUCTION SITE STORM WATER RUNOFF CONTROL POST CONSTRUCTION STORM WATER MANAGEMENT AND NEW DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT. AND THE POLLUTION PREVENTION OR GOOD HOUSEKEEPING FOR MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS. CITY STAFF HAS BEEN WORKING WITH OUR CITY ENGINEER BHT ENGINEERING TO FINALIZE AND STORM WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN THAT ADDRESSES ALL OF THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH BY OUR PERMIT.

IN ORDER TO IMPLEMENT THAT STORM WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN, STAFF IN COORDINATION WITH BHT ENGINEERING DEVELOPED THE STORM WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT AND DISCHARGE CONTROL ORDINANCE THAT'S BEFORE YOU. THIS ORDINANCE WAS DRAFTED AND WRITTEN IN A MANNER TO ENSURE THAT WE'RE COMPLIANT WITH THE FEDERAL CLEAN WATER ACT.

AND THE ORDINANCE ALLOWS THE CITY LOCAL AUTHORITY TO ACT AGAINST ANY ILLEGAL DISCHARGES AND ESTABLISHES RESPONSIBILITIES TO IMPLEMENT BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN OUR CITY.

I DO HAVE MR. THANK YOU DIRECTOR BISHOP.

JUST OK, SO LET ME READ THIS HERE BEFORE I LOOSE MY SPOT HERE.

AT THIS TIME, I'D LIKE TO OPEN A PUBLIC HEARING, AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION A LIMIT OF TWO MINUTES PER SPEAKER.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A VERBAL COMMENT USING ZOOM, PLEASE USE THE RAISED HAND BUTTON TO REQUEST TO SPEAK.

IF YOU ARE USING A TELEPHONE, PLEASE DIAL STAR NINE ON YOUR TELEPHONE KEYPAD.

YOU'LL BE CALLED UPON BY THE NUMBER YOU ARE CALLING FROM WHEN IT'S YOUR TURN TO SPEAK.

PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD BEFORE YOU BEGIN ONCE YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED, YOU WILL BE MUTED.

AT THIS TIME DO WE HAVE ANY COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC.

MADAM CLERK.

ALL RIGHT, SO WE WILL ENTERTAIN COMMENTS FROM THE MEMBERS.

MEMBER ESPITIA.

I HAVE NO COMMENTS.

ALL RIGHT, MEMBER GARCIA.

NO COMMENTS NO COMMENTS, THANK YOU.

MEMBER REYNA.

NO COMMENTS MAYOR. THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

I DO HAVE A ONE QUICK QUESTION.

THIS IS AN ADDITIONAL CHAPTER IN THE TITLE 15, OR IS THIS AN AMENDMENT OR CORRECTIONAL LANGUAGE TO SOMETHING WE HAVE ON THE BOOKS ALREADY.

AND THIS WOULD BE AN ADDITIONAL NEW CHAPTER BECAUSE I KNOW WE HAVE SOMETHING SIMILAR ON THE BOOKS, I JUST WASN'T SURE IF IT WAS IN

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ADDITION TO THAT'S THE ONLY QUESTION I HAD. I WILL ENTERTAIN OH SO I WILL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND I WILL ENTERTAIN A MOTION.

MOVE TO APPROVE THIS IS REYNA. THANK YOU.

MEMBER REYNA MADE THE MOTION.

MEMBER REYNA THANK YOU MOVE TO INTRODUCE THE ORDINANCE WERE NOT APPROVING IT WE'RE NOT ADOPTING IT. OKAY SORRY.

MOVE TO INTRODUCE IT.

MOVE TO INTRODUCE ALL RIGHT THANK YOU.

IS THERE A SECOND? GARCIA WILL SECOND THE MOTION TO INTRODUCE.

THANK YOU SO THE FIRST AND SECOND MOTION TO INTRODUCE, WE WILL DO A VOTE BY ROLL-CALL, MADAM CLERK. MAYOR CORTEZ.

YES.

MAYOR PRO TEM ESPITIA.

YES, COUNCIL MEMBER GARCIA.

AYE. COUNCIL MEMBER PALLARES, AYE. COUNCIL MEMBER REYNA.

YES. MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER REYNA.

SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER GARCIA TO INTRODUCE AND WAIVE THE FIRST READING OF THE ORDINANCE . MOTION IS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

THANK YOU.

ITEM 11 DEFERRED BUSINESS, WE HAVE NONE.

[12) a. Adopt a Resolution Authorizing Past Due Utility Billing Account Collection Loss Write-Off in the amount of $76,466.16 (Perez-Hernandez)]

ITEM 12, NEW BUSINESS.

ITEM A ADOPTED RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PAST DUE UTILITY BUILDING, ACCOUNT COLLECTION LOSS WRITE OFFS IN THE AMOUNT OF SEVENTY SIX THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED AND SIXTY SIX DOLLARS AND 16 CENTS. THIS IS DIRECTOR PEREZ.

HELLO MAYOR CAN YOU HEAR ME? WE CAN HEAR YOU NOW. YES, SIR.

OK, SO WE HAVE A SHORT POWERPOINT PRESENTATION BEFORE WE START GOING OVER THE WRITE OFFS.

THANK YOU. OK.

OK, SO THE ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE DEFINITION IS REVENUES THAT ARE EARNED FOR GOODS OR SERVICES, BUT NOT YET RECEIVED BY CUSTOMERS.

IN ORDER TO CONSIDER A CUSTOMER TO BE PASSED DUE ON THEIR UTILITY BILLS IT'S ANYTHING OVER THIRTY ONE DAYS AND IT FALLS INTO DIFFERENT BRACKETS AS WE SEE BELOW FROM ONE DAY TO THIRTY, THIRTY ONE IS SIXTY, SIXTY ONE AND NINETY.

AND ANYTHING THAT EXCEEDS NINETY ONE DAYS IS CONSIDERED PAST DUE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. THE ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE BILLING CYCLE.

IT'S BROKEN DOWN INTO FIVE SECTIONS.

THE CITY PROVIDES THREE ESSENTIAL SERVICES, WHICH IS WATER, SEWER AND SANITATION.

AND IT MOVES ON TO NUMBER TWO, WHICH IS OUR BILLING.

ON A MONTHLY BASIS THE FIRST OF EVERY MONTH WE MAIL OUT OUR UTILITY BILLS TO OUR RESIDENTS AND SHORTLY AFTER THE CITY STARTS TO RECEIVE PAYMENTS OF THE SERVICES THAT WERE RENDERED.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. AND STEP 4, AT THE BEGINNING OF THE FOLLOWING MONTH, WHICH FALLS INTO THE 2ND BRACKET WHERE THIRTY ONE DAYS AND OVER, IS CONSIDERED A PAST DUE BILL, AND AT THAT POINT WE SENT PAST DUE NOTICES TO OUR RESIDENTS AND THEN ON STEP NUMBER FIVE, THAT IS THE COLLECTION STEP.

AT THAT POINT, WE START COMMUNICATING WITH OUR RESIDENTS ABOUT PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS, NOTICE REMINDERS AND HOW TO WORK WITH OUR RESIDENTS IN ORDER TO PREVENT THEM FROM HAVING A LARGE BALANCE DUE ON THEIR ACCOUNTS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. AND RIGHT NOW, WE'RE GOING TO GO OVER OUR UTILITY BILLING REVENUES, SO THESE ARE UNAUDITED REVENUES FOR OUR ENTERPRISE FUND FOR FY 19 20, THE CITY COLLECTED APPROXIMATELY EIGHT MILLION THREE HUNDRED THIRTY ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND FIFTY TWO DOLLARS.

OUT OF THOSE REVENUES THE CITY IS WRITING OFF SEVENTY SIX THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED AND SIXTY SIX AND 16 CENTS WHICH EQUALS TO A ONE PERCENT OF THE OVERALL REVENUES.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. NOW, MOVING OVER TO OUR BUSINESS LICENSE AGAIN, THESE ARE UNAUDITED NUMBERS, AND THE CITY BILLED A TOTAL OF ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY FOUR DOLLARS AND SIXTY SEVEN CENTS, AND THE WRITE OFF WOULD BE FOR FORTY ONE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND FIFTY SEVEN, WHICH EQUALS THIRTY SIX POINT NINE PERCENT OF THE

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OVERALL REVENUES THAT THE CITY BILLED FOR.

AND IT IS A HIGH PERCENTAGE.

AND THREE OF THE MAIN REASONS WHY IT'S SO HIGH, THAT PERCENTAGE IS SO HIGH IS ONE, BUSINESSES DID NOT PROVIDE NON RENEWAL NOTICES TO THE CITY, WHICH RESULTED IN THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT BILLING BUSINESSES THAT WERE ESSENTIALLY CLOSED AND ALSO OUTDATED CONTACT INFORMATION FROM BUSINESSES.

SO NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO THE STAFF IDENTIFIED FOUR KEY INTERNAL PROBLEMS, WHICH IS ADMINISTRATIVE ERRORS, LACK OF STAFF TRAINING, LACK OF STANDARDIZED PROCESSES AND LIMITED PAYMENT OPTIONS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND EXTERNAL PROBLEMS ARE UNEMPLOYMENT COVID-19 DECEASED CUSTOMERS UNDERPAYMENT OF UTILITY BILLS, CUSTOMERS MOVE WITHOUT NOTIFYING STAFF.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. OPERATIONAL PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS ENHANCE STAFF TRAINING UPDATE CONTACT INFORMATION, ALTERNATIVE CUSTOMER BILL REMINDERS, ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT OPTIONS, RECONCILE ACCOUNTS MONTHLY INSTEAD OF ANNUALLY AND OFFER PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. NOW, THIS IS ON THE COLLECTION PROCESS, MOVING THE WRITE OFF BALANCES FROM A RECEIVABLE ACCOUNTS TO A COLLECTION ACCOUNT.

BY DOING SO, WE WOULD BE MATCHING OUR REVENUES TO OUR RECEIVABLES IN ORDER TO AVOID UNDERSTATING OR OVERSTATING OUR ACTUAL REVENUES THAT WE RECEIVED.

ALSO CONTINUE WORKING WITH CUSTOMERS, WITH PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS AND ANY WAY WE CAN ASSIST THEM IN ORDER FOR THEIR BILLS TO BE PAID.

AND LASTLY, OFFER PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. AND WITH THAT SLIDE, AND COUNCIL MEMBERS. ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU DIRECTOR PEREZ.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION IS LIMITED TO TWO MINUTES PER SPEAKER.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A VERBAL COMMENT USING ZOOM PLEASE USE THE RAISE HAND BUTTON TO REQUEST TO SPEAK. IF YOU ARE USING A TELEPHONE, PLEASE DIAL STAR NINE ON YOUR TELEPHONE KEYPAD. YOU'LL BE CALLED UPON BY THE NUMBER YOU ARE CALLING FROM WHEN IT'S YOUR TURN TO SPEAK. PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR COMMENT.

ONCE YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED, YOU WILL BE MUTED.

AT THIS TIME DO WE HAVE ANY COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC MADAM CLERK? THIS TIME WE HAVE THANK YOU. COMMENTS FROM THE MEMBERS.

MEMBER ESPITIA. YOU KNOW, THAT WAS A RIDICULOUS AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT THEY OWE US.

AND WHEN YOU SEE THOSE NAMES AND SEE THOSE BUSINESSES ON THERE, IT'S LIKE, WOW, I THINK THEY CAN STILL PAY THEM, BUT THEY CHOOSE NOT TO.

OUR GOVERNMENT HAS DECIDED FOR US.

IF YOU MAKE NINETY THOUSAND OR LESS, YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY YOUR BILLS.

SO WE PRETTY MUCH GOT TO EAT IT, WHICH IS A SHAME THAT OUR GOVERNOR NEWSOM WOULD DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT. BUT IT IS WHAT IT IS.

WHAT DO YOU DO? I DON'T LIKE IT.

I THINK THEY SHOULD PAY IT.

THEY OWE IT TO US BUT I'M ONLY ONE PERSON.

ALL RIGHT THANK YOU MEMBER ESPITIA.

MEMBER GARCIA. I DON'T HAVE ANY OTHER COMMENTS BESIDES THE FACT THAT IT'S PRETTY STRAIGHTFORWARD, I UNDERSTAND WHAT'S GOING ON HERE WHY WE HAVE TO MOVE IT FROM THE REVENUES TO THE COLLECTIONS ACCOUNT SO THAT EVERYTHING BALANCES OUT, ESPECIALLY AS WE APPROACH MID-YEAR BUDGET.

THANK YOU, MEMBER REYNA.

THANK YOU, MAYOR, FIRST. THANK YOU, DIRECTOR PEREZ, FOR THE VERY EASY TO UNDERSTAND REPORT, AND I, TOO, WAS VERY SURPRISED BY THE NUMBER OF BUSINESSES THAT ARE ON THIS LISTINGS AND SO QUITE SURPRISED THAT THEY'RE NOT PAYING THEIR BILLS.

AND I KNOW THERE ARE MANY REASONS WHY THIS MAY HAVE HAPPENED, BUT IT'S NOT GOOD THAT WE HAVE TO WRITE OFF CLOSE TO FORTY THOUSAND DOLLARS IN THE ONE ACCOUNT FOR LICENSES AND OVERALL THIS IS A HUGE AMOUNT.

BUT ANYWAY, I DO UNDERSTAND THE REASON FOR DOING IT.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. THANK YOU.

MEMBER PALLARES. NO, NO COMMENTS.

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THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

NOW DIRECTOR PEREZ I JUST WANT TO CONFIRM THAT THIS IS BASICALLY A BOOKKEEPING FUNCTION.

WE ARE NOT GIVING UP ON ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT THIS DEBT.

IS THAT CORRECT? YES THAT IS CORRECT.

THAT IS JUST A NORMAL ACCOUNTING PRACTICE.

IN ORDER TO BALANCE OUR OUR REVENUES WITH OUR RECEIVABLES WE HAVE TO RECOGNIZE THAT THE CITY IS NOT ABLE TO DETERMINE THE DOLLAR VALUES THAT ARE IN THESE RESOLUTIONS, WHETHER THEY ARE COLLECTABLE OR NOT.

BUT WE ARE RECOGNIZING THAT.

WE ARE STILL GOING TO BE MAKING ATTEMPTS TO WORK WITH OUR RESIDENTS AND OUR BUSINESS OWNERS FOR THESE BALANCES TO BE PAID.

WE ARE NOT WRITING THEM OFF.

THIS IS JUST AN ACCOUNTING TERM USED TO MOVE THEM FROM OUR RECEIVABLE ACCOUNTS INTO A COLLECTION ACCOUNT IN OUR ACCOUNTING.

ON OUR BOOKS BASICALLY ACCOUNTING SYSTEM.

AND THEN ONE MORE QUESTION.

SO A LOT OF THESE RESIDENTIAL ACCOUNTS FOR WATER, WASTE WATER AND TRASH, THEY HAVE DEPOSITS WHEN THEY OPEN UP AN ACCOUNT, TYPICALLY.

DOES THIS TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THOSE DEPOSITS? AND WE WILL BE USING TO, I GUESS, LIQUIDATE THEIR ACCOUNTS THAT ARE PAST DUE BALANCES? THAT IS A VERY GOOD QUESTION, MAYOR.

AND WHEN THESE ACCOUNTS NOW THAT THEY HAVE BEEN ANALYZED AND WE'RE DETERMINING WHETHER, THE RESIDENTS HAVE MOVED OUT OF TOWN AND WE CAN'T LOCATE THEM, THESE REMAIN AND WE SEE THAT THERE IS NO CONSUMPTION ON THESE PROPERTIES AT THAT POINT, WE CAN REASONABLY BE SURE THAT THERE'S NOBODY LIVING AT THAT RESIDENCE AND THE DEPOSITS THAT ARE ON THOSE ACCOUNTS WOULD FIRST BE APPLIED TO ANY REMAINING BALANCE.

AND AT THE END OF THE ACCOUNT HOLDS A CREDIT.

WE WOULD THEN REFUND THAT CREDIT.

AND TO THE CUSTOMERS.

GREAT, AND SO DURING THIS PROCESS, THERE'S A POSSIBILITY THAT THESE DEPOSITS WILL COVER SOME OF THESE PAST DUE BALANCES AND SOME OF THOSE ACCOUNTS WILL INEVITABLY BE PAID THROUGH THE DEPOSIT. THAT IS CORRECT.

ACCOUNTS WHERE THE PROPERTY IS BEING RENTED, NOT FOR PROPERTY OWNERS.

THE CITY DOES NOT REQUEST DEPOSITS FOR PROPERTY OWNERS ONLY FOR TENANTS.

UNDERSTOOD. THANK YOU.

I THINK MOST OF THOSE ARE OH, ONE MORE QUESTION.

SO DO WE HAVE A SEPARATE ACCOUNT IN OUR BUDGET WHERE IT REFLECTS THOSE WRITE OFFS ARE NOW IN COLLECTIONS FOR PAYMENTS RECEIVED ON THOSE OUTSTANDING BALANCES SEPARATE FROM OR IS IT COUNTED AS REVENUE TO THE CITY IN THE YEAR IT'S RECEIVED? NO, ACTUALLY, WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN RIGHT NOW IS WE WOULD SEE IT IN OUR FINANCIAL STATEMENTS THAT WE'RE REACHING THE END OF OUR TWENTY, NINETEEN, TWENTY TWENTY AUDIT AND OUR AUDITORS ACTUALLY REQUESTING AND WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN THOSE SHOW UP ON A LINE ITEM CALLED ALLOWANCE FOR DOUBTFUL ACCOUNTS THEREFORE, THE CITY IS GOING TO CONTINUE MAKING ATTEMPTS TO COLLECT THE CUSTOMERS AND SET PAYMENT REASONABLE PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS.

WELL, THAT'S FOR 2019, 2020 AUDIT.

WE WILL SEE A LINE ITEM CALLED ALLOWANCE FOR DOUBTFUL ACCOUNTS, WHICH WILL REDUCE OUR REVENUES AND OUR RECEIVABLES AT THE SAME TIME, IN ORDER FOR US TO NOT OVERSTATE OR UNDERSTATE OUR REVENUES.

GREAT, THANK YOU.

YES, SIR. AND I DON'T KNOW IF THE ANSWER WILL BE READILY AVAILABLE.

WE'VE DONE THIS IN THE PAST.

AND MY QUESTION IS, HOW SUCCESSFUL ARE WE IN COLLECTING MONEY OWED TO THIS ACCOUNTS ONCE THEY ARE PUT INTO COLLECTIONS? DO WE KNOW WHAT PERCENTAGE ACTUALLY COMES BACK TO US? PROCESS AND THE CITY SENT OUT NOTICE.

WELL, PERIODICALLY WE SEND EVERY MONTH WE SENT PAST DUE NOTICES AND CUSTOMERS HAVE BEEN

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CONTACTING US AND INFORMING US THAT THEY'RE NOT ABLE TO PAY THE FULL BALANCE, THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO BE PLACED ON A PAYMENT ARRANGEMENT.

AND AT THE BEGINNING OF AUGUST, WE SENT THEM A SEPARATE NOTICE AMOUNTS. AND WE'VE RECEIVED A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF CALLS FROM RESIDENTS PAYING THOSE BALANCES, LETTING US KNOW THAT THEY WEREN'T AWARE THAT THEY HAD AUTO PAY ON THEIR ACCOUNTS AND THEY WERE DOLLARS. AND IT STATED IT WAS EIGHTY FIVE OR NINETY DOLLARS SO THEY NEVER REALLY LOOKED AT THEIR BILLS. SO WE ARE BEING CONTACTED BY THE RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS.

AND SO THERE IS A TURNOUT ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU.

NO FURTHER QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU. OK, SO WE WILL ENTERTAIN AN A MOTION.

ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO APPROVE.

GARCIA SO MOVED. THIS IS REYNA SECOND.

MOVED BY GARCIA SECOND BY MR. REYNA. WE'LL DO A VOTE BY ROLL-CALL, MADAM CLERK.

MAYOR CORTEZ. YES.

MAYOR PRO TEM ESPITIA. AYE. COUNCIL MEMBER GARCIA.

YES. MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER GARCIA, SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER REYNA TO APPROVE ITEM 12A MOTION IS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED. THANK YOU, ITEM B ADOPT A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PAST DUE GENERAL

[12) b. Adopt a Resolution Authorizing Past Due General Billing Account Collection Loss Write-Off in the amount of $3,161.99 (Perez-Hernandez)]

BILLING ACCOUNT COLLECTION LOST WRITE OFF IN THE AMOUNT OF THREE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY ONE DOLLARS AND NINETY NINE CENTS.

DIRECTOR PEREZ. HONORABLE MAYOR, COUNCIL MEMBERS, AND ZOOM ATTENDEES.

BEFORE YOU IS A STAFF REPORT WITH THE EXHIBIT DISPLAYING A FEW BALANCES, WHICH TOTALS IN THE AMOUNT OF THREE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY ONE DOLLARS AND NINETY NINE CENTS FOR ACCOUNTS THAT HAD BEEN IN OUR ACCOUNTING SYSTEM FOR GENERAL BILLING THAT THE HIGH BALANCE PERTAINS TO ANIMAL CONTROL CITATIONS WHERE THE ANIMAL CONTROL CITATIONS ARE ISSUED TO THE PROPERTY OWNER AND IF THE HOUSE IS BEING RENTED AND THERE'S NOBODY AT THAT PROPERTY, THEN WHEN WE SENT THAT NOTICE TO THE PROPERTY, THE OWNER IS THE ONE WHO'S RECEIVING THE NOTICE. WHICH THEN THE OWNER TURNS AROUND AND SHARES A COPY OF THE NOTICE TO THE TENANT.

SO THEN TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM.

AND THAT'S WHAT THE MAJORITY OF THESE THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS ARE THEY'RE ANIMAL CONTROL CITATIONS AND HERE WANTED TO POINT OUT THAT ARE UTILITY BILLING RELATED ACCOUNTS.

AND THE REASON WHY THOSE ACCOUNTS ARE THERE IS BECAUSE DURING 2019 2020 FISCAL YEAR, THESE ARE INDIVIDUALS THAT WERE PLACED IN PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS AND REACHED THEIR ARRANGEMENT.

AND WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO CONTACT THEM.

WE HAVE TRIED TO CONTACT THEM BY EMAIL, PHONE AND MAIL AND HAVE BEEN UNSUCCESSFUL WITH THESE THREE CUSTOMERS.

AND THE THE REMAINDER ARE DUI COST RECOVERIES WHERE THESE INDIVIDUALS HAVE AMOUNTS THAT ARE ALL THROUGH THE SHERIFF'S DUI AND WE PLACED THEM ON PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS AND THEY HAVE ALSO BREACHED THEIR ARRANGEMENTS ON THAT PORTION.

THANK YOU MR. PEREZ. ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO ADD MR. PEREZ? NO, THAT IS IT.

THANK YOU. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION IS LIMITED TO TWO MINUTES PER SPEAKER.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A VERBAL COMMENT USING ZOOM, PLEASE USE THE RAISED HAND BUTTON TO REQUEST TO SPEAK.

IF YOU ARE USING YOUR TELEPHONE, PLEASE DIAL STAR NINE ON YOUR TELEPHONE KEYPAD.

YOU WILL BE CALLED UPON BY THAT NUMBER YOU ARE CALLING FROM WHEN IT'S YOUR TURN TO SPEAK.

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PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR COMMENT.

ONCE YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED, YOU WILL BE MUTED.

AT THIS TIME DO WE HAVE ANY COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC, MADAM CLERK? AT THIS TIME MAYOR WE HAVE NO PUBLIC COMMENTS.

THANK YOU. COMMENTS FROM MEMBERS.

MEMBER ESPITIA. NO COMMENTS.

MEMBER GARCIA.

THE ONLY COMMENT I HAVE WOULD BE PERTAINING TO THE THREE CUSTOMERS THAT HAD PREVIOUS BALANCES. I GUESS MY CONSIDERATION WOULD BE TO TREAT THEM EVEN AS CURRENT UTILITY DEFERMENTS AS THEY ARE, AS IF THEY CAN'T MAKE THEIR REGULAR UTILITY PAYMENTS THEY CERTAINLY CAN'T MAKE THEIR PAYMENTS FOR THE UTILITY SO I WOULD JUST ADD SOME CONSIDERATION WITH THAT, WHAT WITH THOSE TWO THAT ARE BEING OVER THERE, BEING PUT INTO THIS ACCOUNT.

THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT THANK YOU.

MEMBER PALLARES. NO COMMENTS, THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT THANK YOU.

THEN I WILL ENTERTAIN A MOTION.

NOBODY.

THIS IS DANNY YOU SECOND THAT.

SECOND. ALL RIGHT THAT WAS A SECOND BY MEMBER PALLARES.

WE'LL VOTE BY ROLL-CALL, MADAM CLERK.

MAYOR CORTEZ. YES.

MAYOR PRO TEM ESPITIA.

AYE. COUNCIL MEMBER GARCIA.

AYE. COUNCIL MEMBER AYE. COUNCIL MEMBER REYNA.

YES. MOTION BY MAYOR PRO TEM ESPITIA.

SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER PALLARES TO APPROVE ITEM 12 B.

MOTION IS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED. GREAT. THANK YOU, ITEM C.

[12) c. Approve a Resolution Authorizing Past Due Business License Account Collection Loss Write-Off in the amount of $41,957.60 (Perez-Hernandez)]

APPROVE A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PAST DUE BUSINESS LICENSE ACCOUNT COLLECTION LOSS, WRITE OFF IN THE AMOUNT OF FORTY ONE THOUSAND NINE FIFTY SEVEN AND SIXTY CENTS.

DIRECTOR PEREZ.

HONORABLE MAYOR, COUNCIL MEMBERS, AND ZOOM ATTENDEES.

BEFORE YOU IS A STAFF REPORT TO RECOMMEND THE CITY COUNCIL TO ADOPT THE RESOLUTION AUTHORI ZING PAST DUE ALLOW INDIVIDUALS OR BUSINESSES DURING THE COMPLETION OF THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30TH, 2020, THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT HAS SINCE COMPLETED A DETAILED RECONCILIATION OF THE TO JULY 1ST 2019.

THESE UNCOLLECTABLE ACCOUNTS MUST BE REMOVED FROM THE GENERAL AND SUBSIDIARY LEDGERS.

THESE ACCUMULATED BALANCES HAVE INCREASED OVER THE PAST FISCAL YEAR AND MAY BE DUE TO NON PAYMENTS OF AMOUNT OWED OR POSSIBLY THE BUSINESS IS NO LONGER A BUSINESS.

STAFF HAS ATTEMPTED TO CONTACT THESE BUSINESSES BY PHONE, EMAIL AND MONTHLY NOTICES OF PAST DUE AMOUNTS. UNFORTUNATELY, BUSINESSES HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO PAY THE REMAINING BALANCES.

ON THE EXHIBIT EXHIBIT A IT HAS BROKEN DOWN THE BUSINESSES INTO THREE CATEGORIES BUSINESSES THAT ARE INACTIVE.

THERE ARE THE OTHER NUMBER TWO IS GOING TO BE THAT THEY'RE ACTIVE BUSINESSES WITH DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS AND BILLING ERRORS.

MENTIONED DURING THE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION, THE REASON FOR THE FORTY ONE THOUSAND DOLLAR WRITE OFF AMOUNT IS DUE TO THOSE THREE POINTS THAT WERE COVERED, WHICH IS THAT BUSINESSES ARE EVERY YEAR, THE CITY MAILS ALL ACTIVE BUSINESS LICENSES A UTILITY, AN APPLICATION FOR BUSINESS LICENSES, AND IN THERE THERE'S A NON RENEWAL FORM.

AND FOR THE MOST PART, WE DON'T RECEIVE THOSE NOTICES.

THEREFORE, THE ACCOUNTS REMAINED ACTIVE.

IN THE FOLLOWING YEAR WHAT HAPPENS IS FINANCE ISSUES, BILLS AGAIN FOR THOSE THE FOLLOWING YEAR. AND THESE ACCOUNTS ARE BUSINESSES THAT ARE NO LONGER IN BUSINESS, ARE BILLED

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INCORRECTLY. SO THAT IS ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS WHY WE SEE THESE HIGH BALANCES, HOWEVER, STAFF HAS ALREADY HAS A PROCESS IN PLACE IN ORDER TO MINIMIZE THESE IMPACTS AND CONTACT THE BUSINESS OWNERS AND HAVE UP TO DATE INFORMATION.

AND WITH THAT THANK YOU DIRECTOR PEREZ.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION IS LIMITED TO TWO MINUTES PER SPEAKER.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO MAKE A VERBAL COMMENT USING ZOOM, PLEASE USE THE RAISED HAND BUTTON TO REQUEST TO SPEAK. IF YOU ARE USING YOUR TELEPHONE, PLEASE DIAL STAR NINE ON YOUR TELEPHONE KEYPAD. YOU'LL BE CALLED UPON BY THE NUMBER YOU'RE CALLING FROM WHEN IT'S YOUR TURN TO SPEAK. PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR COMMENT.

ONCE YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED, YOU WILL BE MUTED.

AT THIS TIME DO WE HAVE ANY COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC, MADAM CLERK? WE HAVE NO PUBLIC COMMENTS, MAYOR.

ALL RIGHT. COMMENTS FROM THE MEMBERS.

MEMBER ESPITIA.

NO I'M GOOD.

MEMBER GARCIA.

NOT HERE.

MEMBER REYNA? NO COMMENTS, MAYOR.

MEMBER PALLARES.

NO COMMENTS, THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

I WILL ENTERTAIN A MOTION, PLEASE.

MOVE TO APPROVE, THIS IS REYNA.

IS THERE A SECOND.

PALLARES SECOND.

ALL RIGHT THANK YOU MEMBER PALLARES.

WE WILL VOTE BY ROLL-CALL MADAM CLERK.

MAYOR CORTEZ.

AYE. MAYOR PRO TEM ESPITIA.

AYE. COUNCIL MEMBER GARCIA.

AYE. COUNCIL MEMBER PALLARES.

PALLARES AYE. COUNCIL MEMBER REYNA.

COUNCIL MEMBER REYNA YES.

MOTION BY COUNCIL MEMBER REYNA SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER PALLARES TO APPROVE ITEM 12C MOTION IS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. ITEM D ADOPT A RESOLUTION

[12) d. Adopt a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Make Monetary and Administrative Budget Amendments to the Adopted FY 2020-2021 Capital Improvement Plan and the Adopted Annual Operating Budget for FY 2020-2021. (Perez-Hernandez)]

AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO MAKE MONETARY AND ADMINISTRATIVE BUDGET AMENDMENTS TO THE ADOPTED FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN AND THE ADOPTED ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021.

DIRECTOR PEREZ THE FLOOR IS YOURS.

THANK YOU, MAYOR CORTEZ, COUNCIL MEMBERS AND ZOOM ATTENDEES WE HAVE A SHORT PRESENTATION BEFORE WE MOVE ONTO THE STAFF REPORT AND RESOLUTION.

I'LL TURN IT OVER TO DIRECTOR BISHOP.

GOOD EVENING, MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS.

EVERY YEAR, CITY STAFF PLANS THE FISCAL YEAR BUDGET AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN BASED ON THEIR BEST ESTIMATES OF WHAT PROJECTS WILL TAKE PLACE OVER THE COURSE OF THAT FISCAL YEAR . OVER THE COURSE OF THE FISCAL YEAR BEFORE YOU TWENTY TWENTY TO TWENTY TWENTY ONE.

AS STAFF HAS PROCEEDED WITH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROJECTS, WE IDENTIFIED A NEED FOR VARIOUS CHANGES AND MODIFICATIONS.

SOME OF THE CHANGES ARE TO EXISTING PROJECTS.

ONE OF THOSE IS THE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT.

STAFF DID NOTICE THAT THERE WAS ONLY THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS BUDGETED FOR THIS PROJECT.

HOWEVER, THE ENGINEERS ESTIMATE THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY PRESENTED TO COUNCIL ON MARCH 17TH, 2020 REFLECTED FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND SIXTY THREE DOLLARS.

ON THAT SAME DATE, MARCH 17, 2020, CITY COUNCIL APPROVED A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO TRANSFER FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND SIXTY THREE DOLLARS FROM TRAFFIC IMPACT FEES TO COVER THIS COST.

SO STAFF IS SIMPLY REQUESTING THAT THIS NUMBER BE MODIFIED TO REFLECT WHAT WAS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED. THE NEXT PROJECT IS THE FIVER SEAL PROJECT CITYWIDE COUNCIL ALLOCATED TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND OF THE TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT ACT FUNDS TO BE USED TO PROVIDE FIVER SEAL TREATMENT ON WEARING ROADS THROUGHOUT THE CITY.

HOWEVER, STAFF HAS REQUESTED THAT WE MODIFY THE PROJECT NAME AND DESCRIPTION TO ALLOW FOR VARIOUS TREATMENTS TO BE COMPLETED ON OUR ROADS THAT WOULD REQUIRE PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE. AND THIS WOULD PROVIDE STAFF THE FLEXIBILITY TO PERFORM THINGS SUCH AS FIBER SEAL PROJECTS OF LOCAL ROADS AND THIS WOULD PRESERVE AND POSSIBLY INCREASE USEFUL LIFE UP TO SEVEN YEARS.

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SO WE ARE REQUESTING THAT THE TITLE BE MODIFIED TO JUST A GENERAL CITY WIDE PAVEMENT PRESERVATION, AND THE DESCRIPTION WOULD ALLOW FOR VARIOUS TREATMENT TYPES.

WE'RE ALSO REQUESTING TO POSTPONE THE VEHICLE REPLACEMENT.

THIS WAS AN ITEM THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY PRESENTED TO COUNCIL AS WELL.

STAFF IDENTIFIED THAT WE COULD DELAY THIS PROJECT.

SO THOSE ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND THAT WERE ORIGINALLY BUDGETED FOR MEASURE X FOR THE VEHICLE REPLACEMENT WILL BE RETURNED TO THE MEASURE X FUND.

AND THE TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND THAT WERE BUDGETED FROM THE SANITATION FUND WILL BE RETURNED BACK TO THE SANITATION FUND.

ANOTHER MODIFICATION THAT WAS IDENTIFIED WAS TO THE COMPREHENSIVE USER AND REGULATORY FEE STUDY THAT THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS CURRENTLY PERFORMING IT'S JUST AN ADMINISTRATIVE REQUEST.

ORIGINALLY, TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND WERE TRANSFERRED OUT OF TRAFFIC IMPACT FEES TO FUND THIS STUDY. HOWEVER, TRAFFIC IMPACT FEES ARE ONLY SUPPOSED TO BE USED FOR TRAFFIC STUDIES AND ANY PEDESTRIAN SAFETY ENHANCEMENTS.

SO THIS PARTICULAR STUDY DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR THE USE OF TRAFFIC IMPACT FEES AND STAFF IS REQUESTING TO USE THE GENERAL FUND FOR THIS PROJECT.

SOME OF THE MAJOR CHANGES THAT WE'RE PROPOSING ARE CHANGES TO THE WATER CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN, WATER DEPARTMENT AND THE PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR ORIGINALLY BUDGETED APPROXIMATELY TEN POINT EIGHT MILLION TO PROCEED WITH VARIOUS PROJECTS, INCLUDING THE WATER TREATMENT AND GROUND WATER WELL REPLACEMENT.

HOWEVER, SINCE THEN, CITY STAFF HAS BEEN WORKING WITH COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE STATE REVOLVING FUND LOAN APPLICATION FOR THESE VARIOUS PROJECTS.

AND IN ORDER TO DO THAT, WE DO HAVE TO HAVE THE PROPERTY ACQUIRED AND THE REPLACEMENT WELLS DESIGNED IN ORDER FOR THEM TO BE SHOVEL READY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION FUNDING.

SO STAFF IS REQUESTING THE MODIFICATIONS BEFORE YOU TO ALLOW FOR PROPERTY ACQUISITION AND DESIGN OF THE VARIOUS PROJECTS AND GET THEM READY FOR THE STATE REVOLVING FUND APPLICATION. SO THIS WOULD DECREASE THE OVERALL WATER DEPARTMENT CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN FOR THE YEAR 2020 2021 BY ABOUT SIX POINT ONE MILLION DOLLARS.

SOME CHANGES, THESE ARE JUST CHANGES TO BUDGET AMOUNTS OF EXISTING PROJECTS AS WELL.

ORIGINALLY, THE UTILITY VEHICLES THAT WERE PROGRAMED FOR THE WASTEWATER DEPARTMENT WERE ESTIMATED TO COST ABOUT THIRTY SIX THOUSAND BASED ON THE ESTIMATES WE RECEIVED AT THE TIME. HOWEVER, WHEN DID GO TO PURCHASE VEHICLES THERE WAS AN INCREASE IN PRICE, SO THEY WERE ABOUT THIRTEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS OVER.

HOWEVER, WE WILL BE GETTING UP TO 20 THOUSAND FROM THE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT TO COVER THESE COSTS. SO WE STILL ANTICIPATE THE GRANT FUNDING TO COVER THIS DIFFERENCE.

THE OTHER PROJECT IS THE GROUNDWATER MONITORING WELLS.

CITY STAFF PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED THIS PROJECT AND IT WAS OUT OF BUDGET, WHICH WAS SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND. WE WENT AHEAD AND RE-ADVERTISED IT AND THE LOWEST BIDDER CAME IN AT ABOUT BE MODIFIED TO NINETY THOUSAND.

AND THESE ARE TWO NEW CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS THAT WERE IDENTIFIED, THE IRRIGATION WELL REPLACEMENT AT THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT AG LAND THIS IS ALSO ANOTHER PROJECT THAT HAS COME BEFORE COUNCIL BEFORE.

AND ON AUGUST 18, 2020, THE COUNCIL DID DECIDE TO PURSUE THE REPLACEMENT OF THE IRRIGATION WALL AND UNDERSTOOD THAT THE ESTIMATED COST WOULD BE 518,000 WOULD COME FROM THE WASTE WATER ENTERPRISE FUND.

SO STAFF CURRENTLY HAS THIS PROJECT OUT TO BID AND WE ANTICIPATE WE WILL AWARD IN THE SECOND MEETING IN NOVEMBER.

ANOTHER PROJECT THAT WAS IDENTIFIED WAS THE INSTALLATION OF A PERMANENT CHAIN LINK FENCE AROUND THE FARM LABOR HOUSING COMPLEX.

THIS IS BASICALLY A PREVENTATIVE MEASURE.

THE CITY HAS BEEN EXPERIENCING VANDALISM AND TRANSIENT ACTIVITY AT THE FORMER FARM LABOR HOUSING COMPLEX.

AND IN ORDER TO SECURE THE PROPERTY AND AVOID ANY POTENTIAL LIABILITIES ASSOCIATED WITH VANDALISM AND THE ACTIVITY THERE, THE CITY WOULD LIKE TO PROCEED WITH THE INSTALLATION OF A PERMANENT CHAIN LINK FENCE AROUND THE ENTIRE PROPERTY.

ORIGINALLY, STAFF ANTICIPATED THIS WOULDN'T COST ANY MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND. HOWEVER, THIS PROJECT BID JUST CLOSED AND WE DID RECEIVE ESTIMATES PROPOSALS IN THE RANGE OF ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY EIGHT THOUSAND TO THE LOW FIVE HUNDRED THOUSANDS. SO STAFF IS REQUESTING A BUDGET MODIFICATION TO INCLUDE ONE HUNDRED AND

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SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE INSTALLATION OF THE FENCE AND ANY POSSIBLE CONTINGENCIES THAT MAY ARISE.

STAFF IS ALSO PROPOSING TO UTILIZE MEASURE X FUNDING FOR THIS PROJECT.

APPROPRIATIONS THAT IS INCLUDED IN THE BUDGET AMENDMENTS IS THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH MERJAN FINANCIAL CORPORATION IN THE AMOUNT OF THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS THAT STEMS FROM THE AGREEMENT THAT THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED IN CLOSED SESSION AND HAS SINCE BEEN PUBLIC WITH THE EXECUTION BY ALL PARTIES.

THIS WAS A SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT TO RESOLVE A ALLEGED DISPUTE FROM MERJAN FINANCIAL CORPORATION OVER THE INCENTIVE THAT THEY HAD AGREED TO UNDER THE WAL-MART TAX SHARING AGREEMENT IN WHICH MERJAN FINANCIAL CORPORATION WOULD RECEIVE UP TO A MAXIMUM OF SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS OVER, I BELIEVE IT WAS A FOUR YEAR PERIOD.

MERJAN FINANCIAL WAS REALIZING THAT THE MAXIMUM INCENTIVE THAT THEY WERE LIKELY TO RECEIVE UNDER THE TERMS OF THE 2009 AGREEMENT WAS ROUGHLY BETWEEN 50 AND 55 PERCENT OF THE MAXIMUM. WHAT COMPLICATED THIS AND WHAT LED TO THE MERJAN FINANCIAL EXERCISING THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION CLAUSE OF THAT 2009 CONTRACT WAS THE FACT THAT SALES TAX DATA IS REQUIRED TO BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL BY THE CITY UNDER THE REVENUE TAXATION CODE SECTION 7056. AND SO THAT LIMITED AND FORBID THE CITY FROM BEING ABLE TO SHARE ANY AUDITED FINANCIALS REGARDING THE SALES TAX PROCEEDS THAT IT RECEIVES FROM WAL-MART.

THE CITY CONDUCTED AN ASSESSMENT AND ANALYZING WHAT THE COST WOULD BE FOR LEGAL EXPENSES ASSOCIATED IN RESPONDING BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN MERJAN FINANCIAL CORPORATIONS, ATTORNEYS AND AS WELL AS THE POTENTIAL FOR LITIGATION EXPENSES.

THE CITY REALLY FELT ADAMANT THAT WE HAD A STRONG LEGAL FOUNDATION TO CONTEST THIS.

HOWEVER, GIVEN THE PERSISTENCE MERJAN FINANCIAL CORPORATION, IT WOULD BE A LENGTHY AND VERY COSTLY LEGAL FIGHT THAT THE CITY WOULD HAVE TO ENDURE, AND EVEN IF THE CITY WERE TO PREVAIL, WOULD FACE CHALLENGES IN TRYING TO RECOUP THE LEGAL EXPENSES AND EXERCISE THE PROVISION IN THAT 2009 AGREEMENT THAT PROVIDED ATTORNEYS COSTS TO THE PREVAILING PARTY.

SO IN LIEU OF A VERY COSTLY LEGAL FIGHT, THE CITY COUNCIL HAD APPROVED THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS OF THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS, WHICH IS ONLY A FRACTION OF WHAT THE MAXIMUM INCENTIVE WAS AND A FRACTION OF WHAT WE WOULD GENERATE FROM SALES TAXES GENERATED FROM THAT WAL-MART PROJECT.

ALL RIGHT. THAT WAS THE LAST ONE, RIGHT.

I GOT A LITTLE MORE. OK, GO AHEAD.

OK, SO THIS SLIDE PERTAINS TO CAPITAL PROJECT RECLASSIFICATION AND THERE IN THE 2019 2020 BUDGET PROCESS STAFF CREATED A SERIES OF FUNDS WITHOUT REALIZING THE IMPACT AND THE EXTENSIVE WORK, IT WOULD CREATE A YEAR WHAT THESE FUNDS THAT WERE CREATED.

THEY CREATED A CASH BALANCE AT THE END OF THE YEAR WHEN A PROJECT IS COMPLETED AND PLACED INTO SERVICE, IT LEAVES THE BALANCE ACTIVE IT GENERATED CASH, WHICH IS INCORRECT.

THAT SHOULDN'T BE HAPPENING.

AND IN THE 2020 2021 BUDGET, THE SAME METHODOLOGY WAS APPLIED AND IT CREATED AN EXTENSIVE AMOUNT OF WORK TO CLEAN UP THE TWENTY NINETEEN, TWENTY TWENTY ACTIVITY.

AS WE'RE GOING THROUGH THE AUDIT PROCESS, WHAT STAFF IS RECOMMENDING IS TO RECLASS THESE TRANSFERS THAT WERE TRANSFERRED OUT OF THE ENTERPRISE FUNDS OR THE GENERAL FUND INTO THE CIP CAPITAL PROJECT FUNDS MOVING THEM BACK INTO OH THANK YOU.

THIS IS WHERE ALL OF THE PROJECTS ARE CURRENTLY AT AND IT'S THIRTY FOUR MILLION SIX HUNDRED SIXTY ONE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED THIRTY FOUR.

THIS IS A PROBLEM AT JUNE 30, 2021 WHEN WE HAVE TO BALANCE THESE ACCOUNTS AND IT'S GOING TO TAKE AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF HOURS TO BALANCE THESE ACCOUNTS.

NOW. WELL, STAFF IS GOING TO RECOMMEND IS MOVING THESE ACCOUNTS INTO THEIR ORIGINAL FUNDING SOURCE, THE ORIGINAL EXPENDITURES IN THIS CHART SHOWS.

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I JUST WANT TO DIRECT EVERYONE'S ATTENTION TO THE CHART THAT HAS THE GRAY AREA.

THE GRAY SECTION IS THE CIP CAPITAL PROJECTS FUNDS THE 18 MILLION.

THAT'S WHERE IT ORIGINALLY IS SITTING RIGHT NOW.

AFTER DOING THE TRANSFERS WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN IS WHAT BELONGS TO THE GENERAL FUND WILL GO BACK TO THE GENERAL FUND.

IT WOULD HAVE ITS PROJECTS, BUT IT'S MORE IT'S TRANSPARENT IN THE GENERAL FUND AND THE ENTERPRISE FUNDS.

IT WOULD BE MOVED BACK TO THE ENTERPRISE FUNDS, FOR EXAMPLE, WATER.

IF IT'S A WATER PROJECT, IT SHOULD STAY INSIDE THE WATER PROJECT, NOT BE A CIP CAPITAL IT JUST CREATES REDUNDANCIES THAT ARE UNNECESSARY, IT CREATES MORE WORK ON THE STAFF'S END AND ALSO AT THE AUDIT LEVEL.

AND WITH THAT, THAT COMPLETES OUR PRESENTATION.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION IS LIMITED TO TWO MINUTES PER SPEAKER, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A VERBAL COMMENT USING ZOOM PLEASE USE THE RAISED HAND BUTTON TO REQUEST TO SPEAK. IF YOU ARE USING A TELEPHONE, PLEASE, DIAL STAR 9 ON A TELEPHONE KEYPAD, YOU WILL BE CALLED UPON BY THE NUMBER YOU ARE CALLING FROM WHEN IT'S YOUR TURN TO SPEAK. PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR COMMENTS, ONCE YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED, YOU WILL BE MUTED.

AT THIS TIME DO WE HAVE ANY COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC, MADAM CLERK? AT THIS TIME WE HAVE NO PUBLIC COMMENTS MAYOR.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

MEMBER ESPITIA.

FOR THE FENCING AROUND THE LABOR CAMP.

I DON'T THINK THAT WAS THE INTENT OF THAT MONEY, SO I REALLY CAN'T FULLY ENDORSE IT.

OK. SO ON MEMBER ESPITIA'S POINT, WHAT OPTIONS DO WE HAVE AS WELL? CAN WE GO OUT OF GENERAL FUND? LET ME ASK A QUESTION MEMBER ESPITIA.

ARE YOU IN FAVOR OF THE FENCE TO BEGIN WITH, WITH JUST OUT OF A DIFFERENT FUND? YEAH, I'M IN FAVOR OF THE FENCE BUT OF A DIFFERENT FUND.

IF WE CAN'T FUND IT THEN WE JUST DON'T DO IT BECAUSE THAT WASN'T THE INTENT OF THAT USE OF THAT MONEY. I CAN'T SEE IT.

THE REASONING WHY THE THOUGHT PROCESS FOR USING OUT OF MEASURE X IS BECAUSE THE CITY COUNCIL HAD PREVIOUSLY APPROVED USING AND PAYING FOR THE SECURITY GUARD OUT OF MEASURE X.

SO THAT WAS THE THOUGHT PROCESS THAT LED US TO MAKING THAT RECOMMENDATION.

IF YOU WANT TO USE IT OUT OF GENERAL FUND.

AND THAT'S PRETTY MUCH THE ONLY OTHER FUND YOU'D BE ABLE TO USE IT.

WE WOULD HAVE TO LOOK AT WHAT RESOURCES ARE IN THE GENERAL FUND AND EITHER TAKING RESERVES OR NOT.

WE REALLY DON'T HAVE MUCH OF AN OPTION AND NOT DOING DEFENSE SIMPLY BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY THE ISSUES WE'VE HAD WITH TRANSIENTS, PEOPLE TRESPASSING, JUST GENERAL CRIME.

AND IN THAT AREA, WHICH IS THE THE PRIMARY ISSUE THAT WE HAVE RAISED WITH THE HIGH SPEED RAIL AUTHORITY, AND THEY HAVE YET TO RESOLVE AND AND PROVIDE A MEANINGFUL SOLUTION TOWARDS. IT CREATES A LIABILITY FOR THE CITY AND FOR THE WASCO HOUSING AUTHORITY.

AND THAT'S WHILE THAT PREMISE IS UNSECURED SHOULD ANY ISSUE HAPPEN THE HOUSING AUTHORITY AND OR THE CITY OF WASCO WOULD BE LIABLE FOR ANY POTENTIAL CLAIMS THAT ARISE FROM THAT, ESPECIALLY IN DEALING WITH SOME OF THE ISSUES RELATING TO AND WHEN WE GO TO TRY TO ENFORCE AND WHEN THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT WERE TO CAPTURE AND ARREST INDIVIDUALS, PART OF THE REASONING THAT THE COURTS WOULD LOOK AT IS AS TO WHAT EXTENT DID THE CITY TAKE AND WHAT STEPS THAT THE CITY TAKE TO SECURE THE PROPERTY.

VERY EASILY SOME OF THE ISSUES WE HAVE RIGHT NOW WITH IS JUST A GENERAL LACK OF TRESPASSING SIGNS,AND NOTICES.

BUT EVEN WHEN WE HAD THE FENCE, THAT TEMPORARY FENCE WAS VERY EASY FOR PEOPLE TO MOVE ASIDE AND BE ABLE TO STILL WANDER AND MAKE THEIR WAY INTO THE INTERIOR OF THAT PROPERTY.

AND SO, UNFORTUNATELY, THIS IS A SITUATION THAT'S CAUSED BY THE FACT THAT THE ISSUE OF THE LABOR CAMP WITH HIGH SPEED RAIL IS UNRESOLVED.

IT IS GOING TO BE A LIABILITY FOR THE CITY UNTIL THAT ISSUE IS COME TO SOME SORT OF PERMANENT RESOLUTION. ANY OTHER COMMENTS MEMBER ESPITIA YOU STAND FIRM ON NO MEASURE X FUNDS, EXACTLY.

OK, THANK YOU. MEMBER GARCIA.

I GUESS MOVING THE MONEY IN THE THE FUNDS, IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE, SO THAT WE'RE NOT RECREATING THE WHEELS THAT I THINK HE SAID REMOVES THE REDUNDANCY.

HOWEVER, I BELIEVE HE USED THE TERM THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY USED WHEN WE CREATED THE CIP PROJECT PLAN, WHICH WAS TO ADD TRANSPARENCY.

AND NOW I GUESS I WOULD WORRY THAT IT GETS BLED INTO OR

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FADES INTO THE BUDGET IN A LINE ITEM.

SO I GUESS I WOULD JUST ADVISE STAFF TO BE CAUTIOUS AND MAKE SURE WE KEEP TRACK OF IT AND WE'RE ADDING TRANSPARENCY, REMOVING REDUNDANCY.

BUT I THINK THAT'S MY ONLY COMMENT.

I THINK THAT THAT'S WHY WE REMOVED IT AND PUT IT OUT THERE TO BEGIN WITH AND AS THE ADMINISTRATION BELIEVES IT IS NECESSARY THEN I'LL SUPPORT IT.

THIS IS JUST MY COMMENTS ABOUT THAT MOVE.

AS FAR AS THE FENCE GOES.

I THINK THIS IS A VERY CLEAR AND PRESENT ISSUE AND SOMETHING THAT REQUIRES OUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION WHEN IT COMES TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND, OF COURSE, THE CONTINUATION OF THE AS THE CITY MANAGER MENTIONED, THAT CONVERSATION IS STILL YET UNRESOLVED.

AND I HOPE THAT WHEN THAT COMES TO FRUITION, THAT THIS COST GET ADDED TO THAT.

THANK YOU, MEMBER GARCIA.

SO JUST TO CLARIFY, ARE YOU IN FAVOR OF FUNDING THE FENCE? IN FAVOR OF THE FENCE, THE CHAIN LINK FENCE AND MEASURE X FUNDS OR GENERAL FUNDS.

ALL OF THE ABOVE.

AS CAN BUT IF WE NEED TO AND IF THERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY TO PULL IT OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND, INITIALLY GOING FROM THE MEASURE X.

SO YOU'RE IN FAVOR OF INITIALLY GOING AFTER MEASURE X OR IS YOUR POSITION TRY TO FIND A WAY TO FUND IT THROUGH THE GENERAL FUND WITH THE BACKSTOP OF THE MEASUERE X AS A POSSIBILITY? THAT'S CORRECT OK, THANK YOU.

MEMBER REYNA.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. IN REGARDS TO THE FENCE, THIS IS A PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUE.

WE NEED TO ADDRESS IT.

UNFORTUNATELY, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH AND WE HAVE TO ADDRESS IT.

IT WAS WELL EXPLAINED THAT IF WE DON'T DO THIS, THAT THE CITY IS LIABLE FOR ANY POTENTIAL OCCURRENCES THERE, WHETHER IT BE CRIME OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, WHATEVER THE CASE MAY BE.

AND SO I AM FOR PUTTING UP THE FENCE, NO QUESTION ABOUT IT, AS TO WHETHER THE MONEY SHOULD COME FROM MEASURE X, I BELIEVE MEASURE X WAS DESIGNED ALSO FOR PUBLIC SAFETY.

SO THAT WOULD BE OK.

BUT IF IT CAN COME FROM THE GENERAL FUND, THAT WILL BE OK AS WELL.

SO WHICHEVER HAPPENS TO BE A WAY THAT WE CAN FUND IT, IT SHOULD BE DONE.

MEMBER REYNA IF I CAN ASK YOU, DO YOU PREFER THAT THE AMOUNT FOR THE CHAIN LINK FENCE COME FIRST FROM GENERAL FUND AND ALSO MEASURE X AS A BACKSTOP? OR ARE YOU OK EITHER WAY, REGARDLESS OF WHICH ONE IT COMES FROM? I'M OK WITH IT EITHER WAY, I DON'T WANT TO TIE OUR STAFF'S HANDS, YOU KNOW, BY NOT BEING ABLE TO PUT UP THIS FENCE.

AS I'VE SAID, THIS IS A PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUE AND WE NEED TO ADDRESS IT.

SO WE NEED TO DO IT.

EITHER WAY IS FINE WITH ME.

THANK YOU.

MEMBER PALLARES. THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. YES, I'M IN SUPPORT OF THE RESOLUTION AND IN REGARDS TO THE FENCE, I THINK THAT'S A NEEDED ITEM. OF COURSE, WE COULD USE GENERAL FUND AS WELL AS THE MEASURE X FUNDS, THAT WOULD BE GOOD, BUT AS MY COLLEAGUE REYNA MENTIONED, I DON'T WANT TO TIE THEIR HANDS, STAFF'S HANDS.

SO EITHER WAY WOULD BE FINE WITH ME.

THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

OK, SO MY POSITION ON CHAIN LINK IS BASICALLY WE NEED IT I HATE TO SAY IT, BUT WE ABSOLUTELY NEED IT. AND I THINK WE NEED IT TO MAKE SURE WE TRY TO CONTROL AS MUCH ILLICIT ACTIVITY OUT THERE AS POSSIBLE AND FOR THE PROTECTION OF OUR CITIZENS AT THE SAME POINT IN TIME. SO I AGREE WITH IT.

I HEAR MEMBERS AN EFFORT TO TRY TO GET THAT MONEY FROM GENERAL FUND OR EVEN SPLIT IT IN A WAY.

I THINK WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD ON IT.

I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD HOLD THE PROCESS BACK OF THAT CHAIN LINK GOING, BUT I THINK WE NEED TO EXPLORE MAYBE A 50 50 SPLIT BETWEEN GENERAL FUND AND MEASURE X IF POSSIBLE, NOT KNOWING WHAT IT WILL AFFECT AS FAR AS ANY KIND OF CIP PROJECTS IN THE GENERAL FUND.

BUT I THINK THE CITY'S GENERAL FUND SHOULD HAVE SOME SKIN IN THE GAME HERE AS WELL.

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THE ONLY THING I WANT TO BE MINDFUL OF, OR AT LEAST I WANT THE COUNCIL TO BE MINDFUL OF, IS THIS IS NOT THE FIRST AND NOT GOING TO BE THE LAST EXPENSE WE HAVE ASSOCIATED WITH THE LABOR CAMP, WHETHER THAT BE THE ULTIMATE DEMOLITION OR EVEN JUST AT THE NEXT LEVEL, THE THE ABATEMENT OF ASBESTOS.

AND SO WE PROBABLY SHOULD AGENDIZE AT A FUTURE MEETING, WHAT DIRECTION THE COUNCIL WANTS TO HAVE WITH THE LABOR CAMP AND WHERE FUNDS ARE TO COME OUT SO THAT WE CAN INCORPORATE THAT INTO THE MID-YEAR BUDGET AND BUT BEAR IN MIND, WE'RE LOOKING DOWN THE BARREL OF A SIX MILLION TO POSSIBLY SEVEN MILLION, DEPENDING ON WHAT ALL EXPENSES ARE, EXPENSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE LABOR CAMP.

AND WITHOUT A RESOLUTION FROM A HIGH SPEED RAIL AUTHORITY THAT WOULD HELP COVER ALL THAT COST, THE CITY IS GOING TO HAVE TO BEAR THE BRUNT OF THAT.

AND MAYOR, WITH YOUR TAKE ON THE MOTION, I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO TIE THE CITY MANAGER'S HANDS. I DON'T WANT TO, AND THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THAT UP TOM.

I DON'T WANT TO TIE ANYBODY'S HANDS BECAUSE WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD ON THIS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. WELL, THEN THE MOTION NEEDS TO BE TO ADOPT THE RESOLUTION OR NOT.

IF YOU'RE GOING TO PUT CONDITIONS ON THE FENCE THEN THAT'S GOING TO TIE HIS HANDS.

WELL, I DON'T THINK THAT'S THE ISSUE.

I THINK WE'RE UNANIMOUS IN THE FENCE.

I THINK IT'S WHERE IT'S BEING FUNDED FROM.

BUT DOES THAT AFFECT THE MOTION THIS EVENING? I THINK IF YOU WANT TO INCLUDE THE OPTION OF CONSIDERING THE GENERAL FUND I WOULD SAY GO AHEAD AND DO THAT NOW.

I WILL TELL YOU THAT PROBABLY WHAT WILL TRIGGER INTERNALLY IS LOOKING AT WHAT OUR RESERVES ARE GOING TO BE BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE ANY WIGGLE ROOM IN THE GENERAL FUND CURRENTLY WITHIN THE CURRENT BUDGET.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT IMPACT THAT'S GOING TO HAVE WITH OTHER PROJECTS.

AND SO BUT WE'RE NOT MOVING FORWARD WITH THE FENCING PROJECT YET.

SO I WOULD PROBABLY, IF YOU WERE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH IT, BE COMFORTABLE WITH AMENDING THE RESOLUTION, HAVING THE FENCING COME OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND, AND THEN WE'LL WORK OUT THE DETAILS WHEN WE COME BACK TO COUNCIL WITH THE AWARD FOR THE GENERAL FUND FENCING AND GIVE YOU THE FINANCIAL PERSPECTIVE OF WHERE IT'S COMING FROM AND WHAT IMPACT IT WOULD HAVE ON OTHER PROJECTS.

OK, MEMBER ESPITIA I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU.

IF FOR SOME REASON STAFF IS NOT ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE FUNDS OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND, ARE YOU OK WITH USING MEASURE X FUNDS FOR THAT FENCE? AND WE'VE EXHAUSTED OTHER OPTIONS.

NO, I'M NOT.

ALL RIGHT. SO YOUR POSITION RIGHT NOW IS IF IT DOESN'T COME OUT OF GENERAL FUND THE FENCE SHOULD NOT GO UP.

OH NO I'M FOR THE FENCE TO COME UP.

BUT IF WE HAVE FUNDING IN GENERAL FUND I'D RATHER USE THAT FIRST, BUT I DON'T FEEL WE SHOULD USE X MONEY FOR A FENCE BECAUSE AFTER THE FENCE IS SAID AND DONE, THE FENCE IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE DISCARDED, IT'S GOING TO BE JUNK CAN WE SELL IT FOR SCRAP METAL.

THAT'S ALL YOU CAN DO WITH IT. THEN YOU TAKE THE LOSS AND THEN THE CITIZENS TAKE THE LOSS ON THEIR TAX MONIES THAT THEY'VE GENERATED FOR A PRACTICAL PURPOSE.

I UNDERSTAND IT IS FENCE. IT'S GOING TO BE DESTROYED.

I WOULD ASSUME OUR HOPE IS TO GET REIMBURSED FOR HIGH SPEED RAIL, FOR THE EXPENSES DURING OUR BUT I THINK WE NEED TO BE REALISTIC.

HIGH SPEED RAIL HAS REALLY PUT PRETTY MUCH DUMPED ON US AND THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BUDGE.

SO WE HAVE TO LOOK AT THE FACT THAT THEY'RE PROBABLY NOT GOING TO REIMBURSE US AND WE HAVE TO PAY MORE ATTENTION TO THE TAXPAYER IN OUR COMMUNITY.

WE WORK FOR THEM. THAT'S HOW I SEE IT.

OK, SO BASICALLY THE DIRECTION I THINK IF I CAN JUST KIND OF SUMMARIZE EVERYBODY, I THINK WE HAVE FULL SUPPORT.

IF WE CAN PULL THIS OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND, IF WE CANNOT, THEN MORE LIKELY YOU'LL HAVE SOME SPLIT SUPPORT COME OUT OF MEASURE X.

BUT I THINK IT SOUNDS LIKE WE'LL HAVE ENOUGH SUPPORT EITHER WAY.

BUT LET'S MAKE THAT EFFORT TO TRY TO SEE WHAT WE CAN FIND IN THE GENERAL FUND.

TOM, ARE YOU OK WITH THAT? WELL, I'M OK WITH IT IF DANIEL IS, BUT LEGALLY IT DOESN'T WORK FOR ME.

IF DANIEL IS OK WITH THAT, I'M OK WITH IT.

THE REALITY BETWEEN THE GENERAL FUND AND THE MEASURE X, IS THERE ALL THE TAXPAYERS DOLLARS? SO IT DOESN'T MATTER WHERE IT'S GOING TO COME FROM, IT STILL COMES OUT OF OUR RESIDENTS TAXES AND WHAT THEY PAY FOR, WHETHER IT COMES FROM SALES TAXES, PROPERTY TAXES OR JUST THE BASIC SALES TAX, IT GOES BACK TO THE CITY.

IT ALL COMES OUT FROM THE SAME END.

AND UNFORTUNATELY, THIS ISSUE ISN'T GOING TO RESOLVE ITSELF UNTIL HIGH-SPEED RAIL DEALS WITH THE LABOR CAMP SO STAFF CAN LOOK AT USING THE REGULAR GENERAL FUND AND PULLING OUT OF RESERVES TO PAY FOR IT.

BUT JUST AS THIS MOVES FORWARD, AND THE LARGER PROJECT AND LARGER ISSUE OF THE HIGH SPEED RAIL AND THE LABOR CAMP, THERE IS GOING TO BE SOME MORE BIGGER TICKET ITEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE LABOR CAMP THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO ADDRESS.

AND COUNCIL'S GOING TO HAVE TO DETERMINE PHILOSOPHICALLY WHERE DO YOU WANT THOSE FUNDS TO

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COME OUT OF? OKAY. I'M OK WITH THAT, TILO.

OK, SO DANIEL, DO YOU WANT TO SUMMARIZE WHAT WE ARE APPROVING? WELL, I HAVE SOME ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, BUT I WANT YOU TO SUMMARIZE WHAT THE DIRECTION WILL BE GOING HERE SHORTLY AFTER.

BUT I HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING THE.

DID I ASK EVERYBODY MEMBER PALLARES DID I ASK IF YOU HAD ANY COMMENTS.

YES, YOU DID, MR. MAYOR.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU. I APOLOGIZE I LOST TRACK.

SO I HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING THE WELLS.

IF WE GO TO THE BREAKDOWN OF THE TEN POINT EIGHT MILLION DOLLAR ITEM ONE, MONETARY ADJUSTMENTS TO THE GRAPH.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE I'M CLEAR.

WELL, SEVEN REPLACEMENT IS GOING FROM FOUR MILLION TO FIVE SEVENTY FIVE.

SO THAT MEANS WE ARE NOT REPLACING THE WELL.

CORRECT. THAT MEANS THAT WE ARE PROPOSING TO INCUR FIVE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS THIS FISCAL YEAR FOR PROPERTY ACQUISITION AND DESIGN OF THE WELL, AND THE REMAINDER OF THAT BALANCE WILL BE POSTPONED TO A LATER FISCAL YEAR.

OK, SO WE ARE STILL EXPANDING THE TEN POINT EIGHT, SEVEN FIVE BASED ON THIS CHART IT'S THAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THIS FISCAL YEAR FOR PROPERTY ACQUISITION.

THIS IS WHAT WE'RE LOOKING TO EXPAND RIGHT NOW.

THAT IS CORRECT. THANK YOU THAT CLARIFIED ALL THAT.

THANK YOU. I WAS NOT PRESENT AT THE MEETING WHERE YOU TALKED ABOUT THE IRRIGATION WELL, AT THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT.

CAN YOU KIND OF GO OVER WHAT THE CONSENSUS WAS AS TO WHY WE SHOULD GO AHEAD AND REPLACE THAT WELL, OR WHY WE NEED TO.

YES, SO THE CONSENSUS WAS THAT IF WE WENT AHEAD AND REPAIRED THE WELL, WE WOULD RUN INTO THE POTENTIAL OF THIS WELL CONTINUING TO HAVE ISSUES IN REQUIRING REPAIR THROUGHOUT ITS LIFESPAN. AND THE WELL, IF I RECALL CORRECTLY, WAS APPROXIMATELY 40 YEARS OLD OR SO.

AND SO IT WAS ALREADY AN AGING WELL.

AND THEN WITH THE CURRENT STATE OF THE SUSTAINABLE GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT ACT, WE HAD SOUGHT LEGAL COUNSEL ABOUT IT.

AND WHEN THIS ACT TAKES EFFECT AND THEY START LOOKING AT OUR CURRENT WATER, I WOULDN'T CALL IT CONSUMPTION, BUT THE CURRENT AMOUNT OF WATER THAT WE'RE PULLING FROM THE GROUND THE IRRIGATION WELL WATER THAT WE PULL FROM THE GROUND WILL ALSO COUNT TOWARDS THE AMOUNT OF WATER THAT WILL BE OUR TOTAL.

AND SO IF THE SGMA LAW SAYS EVERYBODY'S GOT TO REDUCE BY TWENTY FIVE PERCENT, THEN WE WILL HAVE PUT OURSELVES AT A HIGHER YIELD FOR WATER EXTRACTION.

SO IT'S A BENEFIT TO THE CITY WHEN IT COMES TO SGMA AND IT'S ALSO A BENEFIT TO ANY FUTURE SO WHAT ARE LET'S SUMMARIZE WHAT WE'RE CHANGING HERE WHEN IT COMES TO THE CHAIN LINK FENCE? I ASSUME, TOM, YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A MOTION THAT CLARIFIES THE DIRECTION THAT WE'RE ASKING STAFF TO GO. NO, NO.

I THINK DANIEL'S CONVINCED ME THAT WE CAN JUST GO WITH WHAT YOU GUYS ARE TALKING ABOUT.

YEAH. I THINK AND I PROBABLY AM TRYING TO THINK IF IT'S INTO RESOLUTION.

YOU PROBABLY, IF COUNSEL SO WISHES, THE PROPOSED MOTION WOULD BE TO ADOPT THE RESOLUTION, BUT AMENDING THE EXPENSE OF THE CHAIN LINK FENCE TO COME OUT OF GENERAL FUND AND NOT MEASURE X. AND THAT WOULD BE THE MOTION THAT WE'RE LOOKING TO CLARIFY.

DOES ANYBODY WANT TO TAKE THAT MOTION? DANNY, ARE YOU GOOD WITH TAKING UP THAT MOTION? SURE. SO THAT WOULD BE A MOTION FROM MEMBER ESPITIA.

IS THERE A SECOND? PALLARES SECONDS.

ALL RIGHT. THAT WAS A SECOND FROM MEMBER PALLARES.

COMMENTS? I KNOW WE HAD A LONG DISCUSSION.

MAYBE SOMEBODY ELSE POPPED IN WITH A QUESTION.

NO, WE DO NOT HAVE PUBLIC COMMENTS, BUT I DID NOT HEAR WHO DID THE FIRST MOTION.

THAT WAS MEMBERS ESPITIA SECOND BY A MEMBER PALLARES.

MAYOR CORTEZ.

YES.

MAYOR PRO TEM ESPITIA.

YES.

COUNCIL MEMBER GARCIA.

YES. COUNCIL MEMBER PALLARES.

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PALLARES AYE. COUNCIL MEMBER REYNA.

YES.

MOTION BY MAYOR PRO TEM ESPITIA.

SECOND BY COUNCIL MEMBER PALLARES TO ADOPT THE RESOLUTION BUT AMENDING THE FUNDS OF THE CHAIN LINK FENCE, USING THE GENERAL FUND.

YEP. OK, MOTION IS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT, THAT WAS D THAT WAS THE END OF IT.

[13) REPORTS FROM COMMISSION AND COMMITTEES]

SO ITEM 13 REPORTS ON COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES ITEM A CURRENT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION. CORTEZ I DIDN'T HAVE NOTHING TO REPORT.

B CURRENT COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS. MR. REYNA. THANK YOU, MAYOR.

I HAVE AN ITEM THAT I WANTED TO MAKE YOU AWARE OF, ALL OF YOU AND THE PUBLIC.

THIS HAS TO DO WITH CALVAN.

IT'LL TAKE ME ABOUT TWO MINUTES.

I HAVE A REPORT THAT I WANT TO READ HERE.

ON OCTOBER 21, 2011, CERTAIN PUBLIC ENTITIES ENTERED INTO AN AGREEMENT TO FORM A JOINT POWERS AUTHORITY KNOWN AS THE CALIFORNIA VANPOOL AUTHORITY OF CALVANS OR CALVANS.

IN SECTION FOUR, ARTICLE FOUR OF THE AGREEMENT PROVISION WAS MADE FOR OTHER PUBLIC ENTITIES TO JOIN CALVANS AGENCY OF CALVANS.

AND ON JULY 19, 2012, THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF CALVANS VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO ACCEPT SINCE JULY 19TH 2012 CALVANS. THIS WOULD BE THEIR BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

IN MARCH 2020 CALVANS RELEASED ITS FISCAL YEAR 2018 2019 FINANCIAL AUDIT.

AFTER REVIEW OF THE FINANCIAL REPORT, IT WAS NOTED THAT CALVANS HAD A SIGNIFICANT LOSS AND DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH FUNDS TO PAY FOR ITS EXPENDITURES.

DURING A TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING, IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT CALVANS HAD RECEIVED GRANT FUNDED VEHICLES IN WHICH THEY MADE A LEASEBACK ARRANGEMENT FOR ONE MILLION DOLLARS. ACCORDING TO CALVANS STAFF THIS WAS NECESSARY BECAUSE FUNDS WERE NEEDED TO PAY THE EXPENDITURES.

AND THIS TYPE OF ARRANGEMENTS HAD BEEN DONE IN THE PAST TO GENERATE ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO OPERATE THE PROGRAM.

IN BOTH CASES, THE BOARD HAD NOT APPROVED THIS TRANSACTION, NOR DID THEY HAVE ANY IDEA THERE WAS THIS SEVERE OF A PROBLEM.

CALVANS STAFF HAS INCURRED OVER ONE POINT SIX MILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT THAT HAD NOT BEEN APPROVED BY ITS BOARD.

AT THE APRIL CALVANS BOARD MEETING, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE KINGS COUNTY AREA PUBLIC TRANSIT AGENCY SPOKE CONCERNING THE ISSUES OUTLINED ABOVE AND WAS TOLD BY THE BOARD THAT THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THE BOARD HAD BEEN INFORMED THERE WAS A DEFICIT AND THAT THE PRIOR AND CURRENT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CALVANS HAD MORTGAGED ASSETS WITHOUT BOARD APPROVAL.

CALVANS MANAGEMENT MADE SEVERAL BAD FINANCIAL DECISIONS, INCLUDING ISSUING OVER ONE POINT SIX MILLION IN DEBT NOT APPROVED BY ITS BOARD.

THE LONG TERM OBLIGATION OF THE DEBT IS UNKNOWN BECAUSE STAFF HAS NOT PRODUCED LOAN DOCUMENTS AND THE LOANS WERE NOT INCLUDED IN THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORTS.

THE JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT STATES THAT THE BOARD SHALL NOT OBLIGATE THE TRANSIT AUTHORITY TO EXPENDITURES OF FUNDS NOT APPROPRIATED BY THE LEGISLATIVE BODIES OF THE MEMBER AGENCIES OR RECEIVED DIRECTLY FROM THE STATE OR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

APPROXIMATELY TWENTY ONE PERCENT TWO MILLION EIGHT HUNDRED THIRTY EIGHT THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY FOUR OF THE ANNUAL BUDGET IS ASSOCIATED WITH LOAN PAYMENTS, WHICH ARE CHARGED TO THE USERS OF THE SYSTEM, RESULTING IN RISING RATES THAT ARE MORE THAN TWICE THE STANDARD RATES CHARGED BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

ACCORDING TO CALVANS STAFF, THE RECESSION LOST APPROXIMATELY ONE MILLION DOLLARS DURING FISCAL YEAR NINETEEN TWENTY.

SO THE QUESTION BEFORE WE LEAVE AND OR WITHDRAW? AND MY TAKE ON THIS IS THAT CALVANS IS NOT ACCOUNTABLE TO THEIR BOARD, THEY'RE HIDING THINGS FROM THE BOARD AND THE PEOPLE WHO ARE THE TAXPAYERS, BECAUSE CALVANS OPERATES COMPLETELY WITH TAXPAYERS MONEY, ARE NOT BEING SERVED BY US CONTINUING TO BE MEMBERS OF THAT BOARD.

AND SO MY VOTE WAS TO WITHDRAW AND IT WAS A UNANIMOUS VOTE FROM

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THE WITHDRAWAL WILL NOT TAKE PLACE FOR SIX MONTHS.

SO IF THERE ARE CHANGES OR IF AN EXPLANATION IS GIVEN HOW THEY DID ALL THESE THINGS, THIS MIGHT CHANGE AND AT THIS POINT I PARTICULARLY DON'T SEE ANY BENEFIT OF CONTINUING TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CALVANS BOARD OF DIRECTORS, AND THE VOTE FROM MY PART WAS TO WITHDRAW.

THAT IS IT THANK YOU.

THANK YOU MEMBER REYNA YOU SAID IT WAS TWO MINUTES, ACTUALLY, IT WAS THREE AND A HALF JUST SO I CAN POINT THAT OUT TO YOU.

BEFORE SO.

IN TIME THANK YOU, SIR, FOR THAT REPORT.

THAT'S SHOCKING.

BUT THANK YOU FOR THE INFORMATION.

[14) REPORTS FROM SHERIFF]

ITEM 14 REPORTS FROM OUR SHERIFF.

SERGEANT MARTINEZ.

GOOD EVENING MAYOR CORTEZ GOOD EVENING COUNCIL MEMBERS AND THOSE PARTICIPATING IN THE ZOOM AND LISTENING IN ON THE ZOOM, GIVE THE CITY MANAGER A MOMENT TO GET MY POWERPOINT LOADED UP HERE. ALL RIGHT, IF YOU REMEMBER OUR LAST MEETING, OCTOBER SIX, TWENTY TWENTY, I PRESENTED THE IDEA THAT WE THE DEPUTIES WERE GOING TO TRY TO CLEAN UP THE COMMUNITY OF WASCO A LITTLE BIT OF THE JUNKED VEHICLES THAT ARE ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD PARKED ON THE CITY STREETS TO ALLEVIATE AND HELP OUT THE STREET SWEEPERS.

I'M PROUD TO SAY THAT OVER THAT TWO WEEK PERIOD, DEPUTIES TOWED APPROXIMATELY WELL, THEY TOWED THIRTY NINE VEHICLES.

AND FOR A COMPARISON, FOR THE WHOLE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER, THIS LAST MONTH, WE TOWED JUST TWENTY FIVE VEHICLES. SO WE ACTUALLY INCREASE THE TOWS IN JUST A TWO WEEK PERIOD.

MOST OF THESE VEHICLES WERE TOWED BASED UPON THE DIRECTIVE I GAVE THE STAFF TO CLEAN UP THE STREETS. WE ISSUED OVER ONE HUNDRED PARKING WARNING STICKERS.

AND DURING THE LAST MEETING I SHOWED YOU GUYS A PICTURE OF WHAT THOSE LOOKED LIKE WHICH MEANS MOST OF THE VEHICLES WERE MOVED FROM THE STREET WITHIN SEVENTY TWO HOURS AND THEREFORE WERE NOT TOWED.

SO I'M GLAD TO SAY THE COMMUNITY HELPED OUT WITH THAT.

I WANT TO THANK THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY FOR THEIR COOPERATION AND WOULD ENCOURAGE MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY TO CALL THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE AT EIGHT SIX ONE THREE ONE ONE ZERO IF THEY HAVE SUSPICIOUS VEHICLES, ABANDONED VEHICLES, ANYTHING THEY NEED FROM THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE REGARDING VEHICLES OR REGARDING LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES.

GIVE US A CALL. WE'RE HERE TO HELP YOU GUYS.

DANIEL, GO AHEAD. DEPUTIES FROM THE WASCO STATE SUBSTATION WHILE ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 12TH, AT APPROXIMATELY 8:30 PM DEPUTIES FROM THE WASCO SUBSTATION HEARD GUNFIRE IN THE AREA, OF THE ONE THOUSAND BLOCK OF BROADWAY.

A DEPUTY WAS ACTUALLY DOING A REPORT CALL AND HEARD THE GUNSHOTS.

DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO THE AREA IMMEDIATELY AND CAUGHT A VEHICLE FLEEING OR LEAVING THE AREA. THE DRIVER, ANTHONY ROCHA.

THIRTY EIGHT FROM WASCO, WAS DETAINED, AND DURING A SEARCH OF THE VEHICLE, DEPUTIES LOCATED A LOADED FIREARM AND ILLEGAL NARCOTICS.

ROCHA WAS ARRESTED AND BOOKED AT CENTRAL RECEIVING FACILITY FOR UNLAWFUL DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM, POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE FOR SALE, ALONG WITH ADDITIONAL LAW VIOLATIONS.

OKAY DANIEL. ON TUESDAY, THE FOLLOWING DAY, OCTOBER 13TH, AT ABOUT 11 P.M., A DEPUTY FROM THE WASCO SUBSTATION WAS MONITORING TRAFFIC IN THE AREA OF HIGHWAY FORTY THREE BETWEEN JACKSON AND AND THERE'S A PICTURE IN THAT POWERPOINT RIGHT THERE OF A LIDAR.

THE DEPUTY DOCUMENTED A VEHICLE TRAVELING INTO THE CITY AT ABOUT ONE HUNDRED AND SIX MILES AN HOUR.

UPON CONTACT AN UNSECURED CHILD WAS LOCATED IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT OF THE VEHICLE, THE DRIVER, A 21 YEAR OLD FEMALE FROM WASCO, WAS CITED AND RELEASED.

HER VEHICLE, BASED UPON THE SPEEDS OF RECKLESS DRIVING, WAS TOWED AND STORED.

DANIEL GO AHEAD. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU GUYS BEEN DRIVING AROUND WASCO SEEN THE TIRE TRACKS WHERE PEOPLE HAVE DONE DONUTS? WELL, THE VERY NEXT DAY, ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14TH, AT ABOUT THREE O'CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON, A WASCO DEPUTY WAS DISPATCHED TO THE AREA OF WEST SIDE PARK FOR A RECKLESS DRIVER. AS THE DEPUTY ARRIVED TO THE AREA, HE WITNESSED A YELLOW SCION DRIVING RECKLESSLY AND SPINNING DONUTS.

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THE DRIVER WAS PICKING UP DIRT AND CAR, CAUSING A LARGE AMOUNT OF SMOKE FROM THE TIRES SPINNING. THE 19 YEAR OLD DRIVER FROM SHAFTER WAS DETAINED WITHOUT INCIDENT.

THE DRIVER WAS CITED AND RELEASED.

THE VEHICLE, WHICH YOU SEE DEPICTED RIGHT HERE, WAS TOWED AND STORED BY THE KERN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE. YAY.

AT THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME.

WE CAUGHT HIM IN THE ACT AND IT HAPPENS.

SO WE ARE OUT THERE.

AND COUNCIL MEMBER REYNA, THAT'S OVER BY YOUR AREA.

SO TELL YOUR PEOPLE IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD THAT WE ARE THERE PATROLLING THAT AREA, TOO.

I KNOW EXACTLY WHERE THAT IS, SHERIFF, AND I APPRECIATE THIS TREMENDOUSLY.

YOU DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH.

WE'RE TRYING SIR.

GO AHEAD WITH THE NEXT SLIDE.

I'M GOING TO BACK PEDAL A LITTLE BIT PRIOR TO OUR LAST MEETING ON SEPTEMBER TWENTY SIX AT NINE O'CLOCK, DEPUTIES WERE DISPATCHED TO THE ONE THOUSAND BLOCK OF 16TH STREET FOR A VICTIM OF A SHOOTING. WHEN DEPUTIES ARRIVED, THEY FOUND AN ADULT MALE SUFFERING FROM GUNSHOT WOUNDS. THE ADULT MALE WAS ALERT AND CONSCIOUS AT THE SCENE.

DUE TO THE SERIOUSNESS OF HIS INJURIES THE ADULT MALE WAS AIRLIFTED TO KERN MEDICAL FOR TREATMENT AND WAS LISTED IN CRITICAL BUT STABLE CONDITION.

DURING THE INVESTIGATION.

GO AHEAD, DANIEL. DEPUTIES FROM THE WASCO SUBSTATION DETERMINED ALEJANDRO JAUREGUI FROM BAKERSFIELD WAS THE SUSPECT IN THIS CASE.

ON OCTOBER 16TH, AT ABOUT 9:00 IN THE MORNING, DEPUTIES LOCATED JAUREGUI IN THE FIFTY ONE HUNDRED BLOCK OF STOCKDALE HIGHWAY IN BAKERSFIELD JAUREGUI WAS ARRESTED AND BOOKED AT THE CURRENT COUNTY JAIL FOR AN ACTIVE FELONY RAMEY ARREST WARRANT.

THE CHARGES FOR HIS RAMEY WARRANT WERE ATTEMPTED MURDER X FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM, CRIMINAL PARTICIPATION IN A STREET GANG.

AND UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM.

SO THAT LAST SHOOTING WE HAD ON THE TWENTY SIXTH OF SEPTEMBER, WE ACTUALLY WERE ABLE TO IDENTIFY A SUSPECT AND NOW THAT SUSPECT IS IN JAIL.

SO I'M PROUD OF MY DEPUTIES FOR DOING THE JOB, THE DILIGENT WORK THEY'RE WORKING IN SOLVING THESE HEINOUS CRIMES, THESE UNTHINKABLE CRIMES.

SO WITH THAT BEING SAID, GENTLEMEN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I THINK THAT MAKES EVERYBODY HAPPY TO HEAR STUFF LIKE THAT.

THANK YOU. REPORTS FROM CITY MANAGER AND STAFF.

[15) REPORTS FROM CITY MANAGER]

I'LL START OFF WITH SOME GOOD NEWS IN THAT THE DODGERS ARE UP SIX TO ONE.

OH YAY. I HAVEN'T SEEN THE SCORE.

I WANTED TO BE SURPRISED, BUT THANK YOU FOR RUINING THAT.

YOU'RE WELCOME THERE ARE ACTUALLY, I BELIEVE, TO PLANNED TRUNK OR TREATS PLANNED IN THE COMMUNITY.

ONE BEING HOSTED AND SUPPORTED BY RUDY I BELIEVE THAT'LL BE FROM FOUR TO SIX.

WASCO RECREATION PARKS DISTRICT IS WORKING ON HOSTING ONE AS WELL ON OCTOBER 30TH.

I BELIEVE THAT ONE, IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY, IS ROUGHLY AROUND SIX O'CLOCK AS WELL.

AND SO THERE'LL BE TWO EVENTS GOING ON THIS WEEK OR THE CITY IS LOOKING TO HAVE A PRESENCE AT BOTH. OR IF WE ONLY AT ONE, WE'RE TRYING TO GET CONFIRMATION ON THE ONE AT THE LIBRARY IF WE'LL BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE AND HOPEFULLY WE'LL HAVE A PRESENCE THERE LIKE WE DID LAST YEAR AS WELL.

SO KEEP YOU POSTED ON THAT.

I WANT TO GIVE A BRIEF UPDATE ON THE MAYOR MYSELF AND COUNCIL MEMBER GARCIA MET WITH THE CEO FROM HIGH SPEED RAIL ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO WHO CAME OUT TO MEET, AS WELL AS WITH THE INTER-REGIONAL DIRECTOR FOR THE HIGH SPEED RAIL IN THE CENTRAL DISTRICT.

WE MET AT THE LABOR CAMP.

WE SET UP SOME POP UP TENTS AND SOME TABLES.

AND SO HE PHYSICALLY SAW THE CONDITION THE CAMP WAS IN.

HE REITERATED AND RESTATED THE STATEMENT THAT WE HAD RECEIVED BEFOREHAND ABOUT THE AUTHORITY, BELIEVING THAT THEY'RE NOT RESPONSIBLE AND LIABLE FOR ADDRESSING THE ISSUE, BUT HAD MADE ASSURANCES THAT HE WOULD WORK TO TRY TO WORK WITH US IN SOME FASHION.

WHAT THAT MEANS IS YET TO BE SEEN.

BUT THE CITY HAS GONE AHEAD AND WE DID SUBMIT A FORMAL TITLE 6 COMPLAINT TO THE HIGH SPEED RAIL AUTHORITY THAT THEIR COORDINATOR IS WORKING THROUGH.

I'LL KEEP YOU UPDATED AS THAT COMES ABOUT.

THERE WILL PROBABLY BE SOME FACT FINDING ON THEIR END AND TO VALIDATE.

SO WE'LL BE WORKING ON THAT CLOSELY WITH THEM AS THAT COMES ABOUT.

WE'RE STILL WORKING ON THE ALSO ON THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FUNDING SIDE THAT'S STILL AN ISSUE

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THAT THE CITY NEEDS TO CONTRACT.

CITIES ARE STILL WORKING AND TRYING TO FIND A RESOLUTION WITH THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF TRYING TO REALLY IDENTIFY A LONG TERM SOLUTION THAT ADDRESSES.

SO THAT IT ELIMINATES THE VOLATILITY AND COST INCREASES FOR CITIES UNEXPECTEDLY.

SO I HAVE A MEETING WITH THE OTHER CITY MANAGERS AND THE TOMORROW. SO WE'LL PROVIDE MORE DETAILED INFORMATION AS THAT BECOMES AVAILABLE AT THE NEXT MEETING. I DO UNDERSTAND THAT THE CEO'S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THEIR NEXT BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING IS TO CONTINUE THE DISCUSSIONS AND NOT IMPLEMENT THE RECOMMENDATION THEY HAD ORIGINALLY PROPOSED BACK IN JULY THAT WOULD TRIGGER THE DOUBLING OF THE INCREASES FOR THE CITY OF WASCO.

BUT WE'LL BE WORKING THROUGH AND TRYING TO IDENTIFY WHAT THE CEO'S PROPOSALS WOULD BE GOING FORWARD. WE HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH SUPERVISOR COUCH ABOUT THE ISSUES.

I KNOW THAT MANY OTHER CITIES HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH THEIR SUPERVISORS AS WELL.

IT'S YET UNKNOWN WHETHER OR NOT THE MAJORITY OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ARE WILLING TO DEFER THIS AND WHETHER TO IDENTIFY A LONG TERM SOLUTION FOR THAT.

BUT IT IS A COMPLICATED TOPIC.

THE BUDGET FOR THE COUNTY AND THE FIRE FUND IS COMPLEX.

AND THERE ARE SOME STRUCTURAL ISSUES THAT CANNOT BE RESOLVED OVERNIGHT.

THERE ARE GOING TO BE A LONG TERM PROCESS TO RESOLVING.

SO WITH THAT I'LL END IT AT THAT.

AND DODGERS ARE UP SEVEN ONE.

THANK YOU. ANY COMMENTS FROM STAFF? YES, I HAVE A COMMENT.

I WANTED TO TAKE A FEW MINUTES.

I WON'T SAY HOW MANY MINUTES, BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO BE TIMED.

I'M JUST KIDDING. YOU'RE BEING TIMED.

TO TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE FINANCE TEAM FOR THE EXTENSIVE WORK THAT THEY HAVE DONE IN THESE PAST TWO MONTHS, NOT ONLY TO THEN PUT TOGETHER THE WRITE OFFS.

ALSO, IT RANGES FROM DOING THE DETAILED ANALYSIS OF ALL OF THESE WRITE OFFS, RECONCILING THE WATER DEPOSITS, RECONCILING A CONSTRUCTION WATER METER DEPOSITS OUR UTILITY BILLING, OUR BUSINESS LICENSE MODULE AND OUR GENERAL BILLING.

AND THESE HAVE BEEN SOME INNOVATIVE IDEAS THAT STAFF HAS PUT FORTH THAT HAVE SIMPLIFIED ALL OF OUR WORK.

AND I JUST WANTED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THEM AND ALL OF THEIR HARD WORK THAT HAS BEEN PUT TOWARDS THESE PROJECTS.

I WOULD SHARE A QUOTE BUT I CAN'T REMEMBER.

YOUR MINUTES UP IT'S CLOSE. BUT I'LL SHARE IT AT THE NEXT COUNCIL MEETING THE QUOTE THAT I'M THINKING OF.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE. DIRECTOR PEREZ, YOU STOLE MY THUNDER.

BUT I DO WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE, BECAUSE I'M WELL AWARE OF WHAT YOU'RE BRINGING FORWARD TO US IS VERY DETAILED AND VERY TIME CONSUMING.

SO I'M NOT SURE THE GENERAL PUBLIC REALIZES THE AMOUNT OF WORK AND EXTENT IN BRINGING THAT DETAIL TO US.

LIKE I SAID, IT'S NOT LOST ON ME.

I WAS GOING TO BRING IT UP HERE IN MY REMARKS.

BUT YOU BEAT ME TO THE PUNCH.

THANK YOU AND YOUR STAFF FOR ELEVATING THE LEVEL OF EXCELLENCE THAT'S BEING BROUGHT FORWARD AND DETAILED TO US AND TO THE RESIDENTS.

SO THANK YOU FOR THAT. ANY OTHER STAFF? ALL RIGHT. HEARING NONE LET'S GO TO CITY COUNCIL.

[16) REPORTS FROM CITY COUNCIL]

MEMBERS ESPITIA.

I HEARD FOR SOME COUPLE PEOPLE IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, ALL THE TRUCKS HAVE BEEN TAKEN AWAY FROM AND IF SO ARE THEY GOING TO BE GIVING BACK THEIR TRUCKS BECAUSE THEY SEEM TO BE THEY DON'T HAVE THE ABILITY TO GET AROUND AND DO WHAT THEY NEED TO DO? I'M JUST CURIOUS WHY AND WHEN ARE THEY GOING TO BE REPLACED, GIVEN BACK TO THEM.

I'M NOT SURE WHAT THEY'RE REFERRING TO.

WE DISCUSSED THAT IN DETAIL AT THE LAST MEETING WHEN WE GAVE THE THE UPDATE OF THE FLEET ASSESSMENT. SO I'M NOT SURE.

THAT DIDN'T ANSWER MY QUESTION. WHEN ARE THEY GOING TO GET IT BACK? BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO TRUCKS FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND.

NO EACH ONE HAS A TRUCK.

OK, SO I WAS MISLED THEN.

OK. YEAH I WOULDN'T KNOW WHAT THEY'RE REFERRING TO.

OK, WELL, I KNOW IN THE LAST LAST COUNCIL MEETING, WE TALKED ABOUT SOME PEOPLE WE'RE NOT

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GOING TO HAVE A TRUCK BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T NEED A TRUCK.

BUT I THINK THOSE PEOPLE THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO HAVE A TRUCK, STILL HAVE IT I ASSUME.

THOSE TRUCKS THAT ARE PUTTING OUT OF COMMISSION ARE NOT COMING BACK BECAUSE OF THE AGE, CORRECT. THAT'S ROUGHLY CORRECT.

OK. BUT I'M SURE YOU'LL GET BACK TO MEMBER ESPITIA ON THAT QUESTION.

MEMBER GARCIA.

I'LL RESERVE MY COMMENT FOR THIS THANKS MAYOR.

THANK YOU. MEMBER REYNA.

THANK YOU, MAYOR. AS USUAL, I WANT TO THANK THE STAFF FOR ALL THE EXCELLENT REPORTS THAT THEY PUT TOGETHER THAT ALLOW ME TO MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS, I THINK THAT THEY GET BETTER AND BETTER EVERY MEETING.

SO THANK YOU TO ALL.

SHERRIFF, THANK YOU FOR DOING THIS THINGS IT'S SORELY NEEDED AS YOU HEARD ME COMPLAIN BEFORE.

I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR DEPUTIES BEING OUT THERE AND NOT ONLY STOPPING THIS CARELESS DRIVERS, BUT ALSO IMPOUNDING THOSE CARS.

I THINK THAT WILL PUT A STOP TO IT RATHER QUICKLY.

SO I KNOW THERE'S STILL A LOT OF THEM OUT THERE SPEEDING IN THE EVENINGS EVERY DAY AND SOMETIMES MUCH MORE ON THE WEEKENDS.

BUT I REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE, INCLUDING THE REMOVAL OF THOSE CARS THAT ARE JUST PARKED ON THE STREETS, LITERALLY ABANDONED.

SO THANK YOU AND THANK YOU ALL.

THANK YOU. MEMBER PALLARES.

YES, I JUST WANT TO MAKE A NOTE THAT DURING OUR COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT, I HEARD A FIREWORK MORTAR LAUNCH, SO THAT'S STILL A PROBLEM THROUGHOUT OUR AREA.

AND HOPEFULLY THE COMMUNITY WILL JOIN US IN UPDATING THOSE REPORTS ON THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WEBSITE. OCTOBER SEVENTH, EIGHTH AND NINTH ATTENDED THE LEAGUE OF CITY CONFERENCE.

THIS YEAR WAS VIA THE WEBINAR TYPE SETTING, TOOK A FEW CLASSES ON VIRTUAL WORKFORCE STREETS, MAINLY ON CONSTRUCTION, DIFFERENT PROBLEMS THAT THEY HAD HELPFUL SUGGESTIONS FROM OTHER CITIES AS WE WENT THROUGH IT.

ONE ON THE NETWORKS THE CONTINGENCY PLANS, ESPECIALLY IN REGARDS TO RANSOMWARE.

SO THERE WAS A LOT OF USEFUL INFORMATION.

AND THE BEST PART IS SINCE IT IS ON THE WEB, IT'S AVAILABLE TO US FOR ANOTHER FOUR MONTHS OR SO. SO I INTEND TO GO BACK AND LOOK AT OTHER CLASSES THAT WERE OFFERED.

AND A BIG THANK YOU TO COUNCIL MEMBER GILBERT REYNA FOR REPRESENTING THE CITY, FOR THE VOTING DELEGATION.

SO THAT'S ALL FOR ME.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU.

THE ONLY CAUSE I'LL MAKE MINE BRIEF IS, YOU KNOW, I THINK WE'RE MAKING GREAT STRIDES ON OUR WEB SITE AND INTERFACES, BUT I THINK WE CAN BE BETTER.

I THINK THERE SHOULD BE BETTER PORTALS TO BE ABLE TO APPLY FOR UTILITIES, A LITTLE MORE BUSINESS FRIENDLY FOR BUSINESS LICENSES.

I THINK THAT TECHNOLOGY IS OUT THERE.

I THINK WE NEED TO TRY TO LOOK FOR IT AND STRIVE FOR EVEN BETTER POINT OF SERVICE FOR OUR RESIDENTS AND OUR BUSINESSES.

ALSO IN CLOSING, ELECTIONS COMING UP NOVEMBER 3RD, OUR NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON NOVEMBER 3RD. SO I ENCOURAGE THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY TO GO OUT AND VOTE NOVEMBER 3RD.

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD.

AND THAT IS ALL FOR ME.

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WE WILL GO INTO CLOSED SESSION.

AND THEN WE'LL RECONVENE AFTER CLOSED SESSION.

I'LL SEE YOU GUYS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE.

MAYOR FIVE MINUTE RECESS PLEASE.

FIVE MINUTE RECESS.

SO WE'LL MEET BACK HERE AT 7:45.

THANK YOU. YOU GUYS ARE FINALLY OUT.

I KNOW.

MY SOGGY LETTUCE WRAP.

I'M HUNGRY. I DIDN'T BRING ANY DINNER.

MARIA, THE ONLY THING THAT YOU CAN REPORT OUT IS THAT ALEX AND GILBERT MADE THE MOTION TO

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APPROVE THE MINUTES AND IT WAS UNANIMOUS.

OTHERWISE, NO REPORTABLE ACTION.

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MAKES IT SOUND LIKE WE DIDN'T DO NOTHING. REALLY MINUTE TILO IS NOT COMING BACK SO WE'RE WAITING FOR DANNY OR GILBERT.

I'M SORRY. TOOK ME AWHILE TO LOG ON.

OK.

IT WAS ME ALSO I COULDN'T GET IN.

ME TOO. WE'RE DONE HERE I JUST GAVE THE REPORT TO MARIA.

OK, MOVE TO ADJOURN.

OK, WE'RE DONE. HAVE A GOOD NIGHT ALL.

YEAH. GOOD NIGHT.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.