SAN JACINTO CITY COUNCIL GOES OFF BASE

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The San Jacinto City Council meetings usually flow like velvet to a conclusion. On Tuesday night, they bogged down in one place. I’ll explain later.

The council came out of closed session and went into the usual intro: Roll call, invocation and pledge of allegiance. Then came presentations and Recognition’s:

1. National Donation Life Month Proclamation.

2. Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) Presentation.

Where they got somewhat bogged down was with Mayor and Council Member Reports.

Far too much time was spent on the shootings in Sacramento and personal matters. For instance, one council member spoke of his birthday celebration in Mexico and went on and on about how the Cartels are running the country. These diatribes took almost 48 minutes and had nothing whatsoever to do with San Jacinto. Seems like politicos sometimes just like the sound of their own voices.

Finally, they got down to business.

CONSENT CALENDAR:

Passed 5-0, as follows:

1. Waived full reading of Ordinance(s) and Reading by Title Only.

2. Approved the minutes of the March 15, 2022, Regular City Council Meeting.

3. Approved the minutes of the amended version of the March 1, 2022, Regular City Council Meeting.

4. A Resolution of the City Council of the City of San Jacinto, California establishing a two fiscal year annual Rate for County Service Area 152-San Jacinto to palatially fund the City’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit

5. Received and filed Treasurers’ Report for the month ending February 28, 2022.

6. Adopt Resolution No. 3911, maintaining the County Service Area 152 assessment within the City of San Jacinto at the annual rate of $10. Per Benefit Assessment Unit (BAU) for the fiscal year 2022-2023 and 2023-2024, and therefore funding the City’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit requirements.

Next came the Public Hearing re: Annexation of Territory into Community:

7. Agreed 5-0 as follows: Annexation of Territory into Community Facilities District 2003-1 (C.fD. 2003-1), Authorizing the Levy of Special Taxes, Submitting the Levy of Special Tax to the qualified Electors, Declaring the Results of the Election, and Authorizing the Levy of Special Taxes for Annexation No. 62.

a. Hold the Public Hearing related to the Annexation of Territory into C.D. 2003-1.

b. Adopt Resolution 3906, authorizing the annexation of territory to C.D. 2003-1 and the levy of a Special Tax, and submitting the levy of Special Tax to the Qualified electors.

c. Call upon the City Clerk to conduct the Special Annexation Landowner Election.

d. Adopt Resolution 3907, declaring the results of a Special Annexation Landowner Election and directing the recording of an amended Note of Special Tax Lien.

e. Introduce Ordinance 22-02 for a first reading and levying a Special Tax within C.D. 2020-1, including Annexation No. 6 for a first reading.

ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN JACINTO AUTHORIZING THE LEVY OF SPECIAL TAXES IN A COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT, INCLUDING CERTAIN ANNEXATION NO. 6 (TAX ZONE NO. 7) INTO SAN JACINTO COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 2020-1

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

Passed 5-0: Approved the plans and specifications for the San Jacinto street Pavement and Sidewalk Improvement Project (CIP 21-006); award the construction contract to Copp Contracting, Inc. For the sum of $768,666.41; allocate 10% of the bid amount for soft costs and 10% for construction contingencies; reject all other bids; authorize the City Manager to execute the construction contract; and allocate an additional $174,835 from SB-1 RMRA to the project.

Passed 5-0:

Authorize travel requests for up to two City Council members to attend the International Council of Shopping Center (ICSC) RECON, Las Vegas on May 22-24, 2022.

A lengthy dissertation was very informative as to all that is being done to attract new businesses to the City of San Jacinto and how much the city has already profited from such ventures. The focus was on economic Development, Manufacturing goals and small businesses, etc.

CITY MANAGER UPDATE FUTURE REQUESTS FROM CITY COUNCIL TO STAFF ADJOURNMENT. DOCUMENTS RELATED TO OPEN SESSION AGENDAS (sb343) – Any public record, relating to an open session agenda item, that is distributed within 72 hours prior to the meeting is available for public inspection at the public counter located in the Administration Building of city Hall, 595 S. San Jacinto Avenue, San Jacinto, CA 92583

Rusty Strait | Senior Reporter

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