August 26, 2020 (Special Meeting)



City of Calexico
Fernando “Nene” Torres Council Chambers
608 Heber Avenue, Calexico, California
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
5:30 PM

Due to the Declaration of Emergency, this meeting is being held pursuant to authorization from the Governor’s Executive Orders. Some or all of the city council members may participate in this meeting by teleconference as authorized by Executive Order N-29-20 issued by the Governor of California on March 17, 2020.

Until further notice, there will be no public access to City Council meetings, however, public participation is available in the following ways:

a) Members of the public are encouraged to watch the open session portion of the meeting via live stream at 5:30 p.m. at: 

or via the Calexico City Hall Facebook page at:

b) You may also join the open session portion of the meeting via Zoom from your computer, tablet or smartphone at 5:30 p.m. at:
Meeting ID: 998 9893 3763

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Council Members City Manager
Rosie Arreola-Fernandez, Mayor/Chairperson Miguel Figueroa
Morris Reisin, Mayor Pro Tem/Vice-Chairman  
Lewis Pacheco, Council Member  
Camilo Garcia, Council Member City Attorney
Bill Hodge, Council Member Carlos Campos

City Clerk

Gabriela T. Garcia


Next City Ordinance Number: 1211
Next City Resolution Number: 2020-46



Roll Call.
Pledge of Allegiance.
Mission Statement Pledge.


These proceedings may be viewed on the City of Calexico website at the Friday following the City Council meeting. 

Community office hours with Mayor Arreola-Fernandez are suspended until further notice due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).   


1. Presentation by City Attorney Carlos Campos on Eviction Moratorium for Renters and Small Businesses.


NOTE:  (Not to Exceed 3 Minutes) This is the time for the public to address the City Council on Special Agenda Items only.  During the current State of Emergency public comments submitted via email by the 4:00 p.m. deadline of August 26, 2020, will be read aloud and entered into the record.  Any comments received during or after the meeting will be distributed to the City Council and retained for the official record.  The City Council is prohibited by State law from taking action or discussing items not included on the printed agenda.  


2. Sale of City Surplus Land; Authorization to Enter into Negotiations.


3. Public Hearing for the Approval of a Resolution of the Governing Body of the City of Calexico Authorizing Application to the Homekey Program.

4. Public Hearing for a Resolution Approving an Application for Funding and the Execution of a Grant Agreement and Any Amendments thereto from the 2020 Community Development Block Grant Program-Coronavirus Response Round 1 (CDBG-CV1) NOFA dated June 5, 2020.

It is the intention of the City of Calexico to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act in all respects. If you are a person with a disability who requires a disability-related modification or accommodation in order to participate in a meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please request such modification or accommodation from the City Clerk at (760) 768-2102. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to assure accessibility to the meeting. Please advise us at the time whether you will require accommodations to participate in meetings on a regular basis. Any person affected by any application on this agenda may submit their concerns in writing prior to the meeting or appear in person and be heard in support or opposition to the proposal at the time the matter is considered on the agenda. The staff reports, applications and environmental documents may be viewed at either the office of the office of the City Clerk, 608 Heber Avenue from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, except legal holidays. Telephone inquiries may be made at (760) 768-2102. If you challenge any agenda issue in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues that you or someone else raised at the public meeting described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Calexico at, or prior to, the public meeting.

This notice of the agenda is hereby certified to have been posted on or before 7:00 p.m. on August 17, 2020.

Gabriela T. Garcia, City Clerk