What to look for at this weeks City Council meeting

Tonight is a very involved council meeting. It is full of proclamations & presentations, city council resolutions and even a back door sales tax. Below you will see the listed items we would like to highlight and a little better explanation of the meaning behind the items presented.

Presentations & Proclamations:

Presentation-EPA Superfund Job Training Institute-Council Member O’Connell

Presentation-2014 CIAA Softball Rookie of the Year Award to Jocelyn Hernandez-Council Member Baca Jr.

Introduction of 1st Class of Institute of Progress-City Administrator Story

Presentation-Fill the Boot 2014-Firefighter Ploehn

Presentation-RUSD Summer Lunch Program-Cindi Stone

 Miscellaneous Items:

D.3 below is the city establishing Semi Truck routes within the city. What we would like to know is what does the city plan to do with the dangerous way they drive in our city. From speeding, running red lights and unsafe turns putting other vehicles in danger the city need to establish a way to take control of truckers before something bad happens to a innocent community member. With the massive amount of commercial space Rialto is allowing if we don’t act not this could turn bad real quick.

D.3 Request City Council to Adopt Resolution No. 6542 Rescinding

Resolutions No. 2035, 2324, 3094, 3567, 4523, 4686, 5053 and 5355

Establishing Truck Routes, and Establishing Truck Routes in

Conformance with the 2010 General Plan.

D.13 seems like a public access to internet services in the public areas of the city, but all it’s just an exclusive power grab from Time Warner to offer WiFi to their customers alone. Yes only Time Warner customers will have access to this internet.

D.13 Request City Council to Approve a Partnership Agreement with Time

Warner Cable Company for the Public WiFi Project.

D15 Is the second reading of the ordinance requesting the City Clerk offer more detailed meeting minutes. Lets see if everyone stays in their seats and votes for or against this ordinance last meeting one councilmember left his seat until the vote was over then he just came back. Lets hope everyone goes on the record on how they feel about this effort to properly record our cities business.

 D.15 14-327 Request City Council to Adopt on second reading Ordinance No. 1542

 ORDINANCE NO. 1542

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RIALTO,

CALIFORNIA, AMENDING SECTION 2.07.010 OF THE RIALTO MUNICIPAL

CODE REGARDING THE CITY CLERK’S DUTIES IN MAINTANING THE

MINUTES OF CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

Tab 2 is a adjustment to our waste collection fees. Not to long ago our city council made a massive mistake by giving waste management a 10 year contract where we have to give them notice 10 years in advance of canceling the contract. Now they want to charge you a tax opps I mean a fee to help replace the roads because trash trucks cause more damage to our roads than a car. So because you have to have trash services per a municipal code and now we are locked into a forever contract. Oh also your trash rates are going up too. Your only hope is that city council doesn’t approve the Rialto Road Tax

TAB2 14-203 Request City Council to Adopt Resolution No. 6546, Declaring its

Intention to Set a Public Hearing for July 8, 2014, to Consider Municipal

Solid Waste Collection, Recycling and Disposal Service Rates for Fiscal

Years 2014/2015 through 2018/2019, to Incorporate a New Incentivized

Commercial Recycling Program, and to Implement a Pavement

Maintenance Fee.

Below is a picture Councilman O’Connell tweeted out this week to get residents to the meeting. If you watch on TV email your council members if you attend live stand up and comment on what your city is doing on your behalf to you or for you.

 

 

 

Council Meeting Recap for April 22nd

April’s last council meeting looked uneventful from the outside, but after a closer look we were in for a bit of a ride. Here is a breakdown of what The SB Sun, Daily Bulletin and Press Enterprise seem to refuse to print.

City Council Proclamations:

Proclamation-Water Safety Month Mayor Robertson

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Proclamation-Fair Housing Month Mayor Robertson

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Proclamation-Earth Day 2014 Mayor Robertson

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Proclamation-Mormon Helping Hands Day 2014 Mayor Robertson

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Proclamation/Certificates of Appreciation-Rialto Amateur Radio Club Council Member Hirtz

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Certificate of Recognition-Mallory Saldana Council Member Hirtz

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Oral Communications:

Judy Roberts, David Phillips & Diane O’Leary from the Rialto Community Coalition spoke in regards to the assistance they received during their highly successful Don’t Go There Substance Abuse Prevention Event on April 4th. Coalition members were with Michael Townsend from Central Valley Prevention and thanked Eisenhower High School Principal Scott Sparks and his wonderful staffs for thier help with this event. In addition thanks went out to Rialto Police and Fire for their help with their perspective community outreach and participation in this event and help they give to the coalition. They recognized the two council members that attended the event Councilmember’s O’Connell & Baca. They also reminded people that the coalition is always looking to grow their coalition and invited the community at large to attend on the First Tuesday of each month from 6:30-7:30 pm at the fire station on North Riverside Ave. To see the video of their presentation and see the faces of the people that lead this coalition visit http://www.facebook.com/rialtocoalition

High Intrest Tab Items:

Tab 2

Request City Council to Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider and

Approve the City’s 2014-2015 Annual Action Plan and Substantially

Amend the City’s 2013-2014 Annual Action Plan.

This tab was a overall look at the cities expenditures for the CBDG (Community Development Block Grant) where the city funds various programs. Some are city sponsored others are run by local non profit organizations and groups looking to offer services to the community here in Rialto. These programs vary from Rialto Police Pride Platoon that has reduced crime among our youth by 45% to sports programs for young children from low income families.

One program had a last minute change to its funding the National Council of Negro Women Buthune Center wanted $30,000 to train youth to find seniors that qualify for the senior home rehab program. This Pilot program did not offer council adequate numbers and this funding was reduced and changed.

Tab 3 

Request that City Council: (1) Introduce by first reading

 

Ordinance No.

1542

, entitled “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY

OF RIALTO, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING SECTION 2.07.010 OF THE

RIALTO MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING THE CITY CLERK’S DUTIES

IN MAINTAINING THE MINUTES OF CITY COUNCIL

PROCEEDINGS,” and (2) Request the City Clerk to revise the minutes

of proceedings of the City Council and its related agencies dating back

from June 25, 2013, to include the details required in the proposed

Ordinance.

(ACTION)

ORDINANCE NO. 1542

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RIALTO,

CALIFORNIA, AMENDING SECTION 2.07.010 OF THE RIALTO MUNICIPAL

CODE REGARDING THE CITY CLERK’S DUTIES IN MAINTANING THE

MINUTES OF CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

This tab is a continuation of last meeting where Councilman O’Connell took issue with the way the Council Meeting minutes were being recorded. Apparently for the last 11 months the City Clerks office has been reporting the minutes in an Action form meaning the vote only is the only thing recorded (Action 4-1 or Action 3-2) the Clerk no longer took note of comments made at public hearings, statements made by elected officials prior to a vote or any possible dirty dealings that may have taken place there. Yes I said dirty dealings Councilman O’Connell eluded to missing statements to when apparent favoritism was given to one contractor over another or asking the city administrator to Poll the council on a whole on specific issue to see where they stand. If these things did happen they would mean that someone has some hard questions to answer.

One thing we found beyond interesting is Councilman Joe Baca Jr. seems to disappear once this tab item is brought forward. Why would he just leave? Was there a conflict of interest? Or was this a Councilman up for re-election that refuses to get involved in hot button issues? We are going to be reaching out to Councilman Baca on this issue and we will be reporting back to you when and if we get an answer.

This is not a complete list of everything that happened at the council meeting. For a complete list of events please visit http://www.rialtoca.gov

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The first Council Meeting of 2014 will address big issues

Welcome everyone to 2014 lets start it off with a massive council meeting! Tonight the city council will address among other things the cities first quarter budget, items with the closure of the Airport and weather to replace the City Attorney Jimmy Gutierrez or keep him. The city attorney issue was supposed to be dealt with in 2013 but with allegiances forming on one side or another and the tragic accident of Councilman Shawn O’Connell this issue was pushed into January.

Reading Councilman O’Connell’s twitter account it doesn’t appear that their will be an easy choice.

“Still recovering but will be attending tonight’s City Council meeting. Hopefully the city attorney position will be decided tonight.”

Follow Councilman O’Connell at https://twitter.com/Shawn4Rialto

With so many important decisions being made today many local community groups and organizations are looking to drive home the importance of the community getting involved and learning more about what is going on in their city government.

If you can’t attend you can follow along with us as we tweet out the hot topics via twitter just follow www.tiatter.com/rialtosnow we tweet it under the hashtag #RialtoCityCouncil

City Clerks Office Under Construction

Looks like the city clerks office is undergoing a remodel project. The old building is in need of remodel but what is our $203, 710 getting us?

In the mean time the City Clerks Office will be relocated to 114 S Riverside Ave.

Below was taken from the last city council meeting of 2013.

TAB 9

 

Request City Council to Award a Construction Contract to Rasmussen

Brothers Construction, Inc., in the amount of $203,710 for the City Clerk

Building Remodel, City Project No. 140204; and Request City Council to

Authorize a Purchase Order with Willdan Engineering in the amount of

$20,715 for Construction Administration and Support Services.

 

(ACTION)

 

Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Palmer, second by Council Member Baca Jr.,

 

and carried by a 4-0 vote to approve Tab 9. Council Member O’ Connell

 

was absent.

City Clerk Office

 

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