Link to Agenda Here


August 4, 2022
6:00 PM

The Mission of the City of Coalinga is to provide for the preservation of the community character by delivering quality,  responsive City services, in an efficient  and cost-effective   manner,  and to develop, encourage,  and promote a diversified economic base in order to ensure the future financial stability of the City for its citizens.

Notice is hereby given that the City Council will hold a Regular Meeting, on August 4, 2022 in the City Council Chambers, 155 West Durian Avenue, Coalinga, CA. Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact the City Clerk at least 24 hours prior to the meeting at 935-1533 x113. Anyone interested in translation services should contact the City Clerk at least 24 hours prior to the meeting at 935-1533 x113. The Meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the Agenda will be as follows:


1.   Pledge of Allegiance

2.   Changes to the Agenda

3.   Council's Approval of Agenda


1.Westlands Water District 2022 West Side Scholarship Recipients Michael Mahfood and Emmie Walker, Presented by Elizabeth Jonasson of Westlands Water District

2.Presentation of New Fire Department Ladder Truck


This section of the agenda allows members of the public to address the City Council on any item within the jurisdiction of the Council. Members of the public, when recognized by the Mayor, should come forward to the lectern, identify themselves and use the microphone. Comments are normally limited to three (3) minutes. In accordance with State Open Meeting Laws, no action will be taken by the City Council this evening and all items will be referred to staff for follow up and a report.

Citizen Comments submitted in writing to the City Clerk by 5:00pm on the day of the City Council meeting shall be distributed to the City Council and included in the record, however they will not be read.


1.Adopt Resolution No. 4106 Vacating a 2-foot Public Street Easement Property Located at 840 Chianti Circle Public Street Right-of-Way

Sean Brewer, Assistant City Manager

2.Introduce and Waive the First Reading of Ordinance No. 853 - City Initiated Zoning Text Amendment (No. ZTA 22-01) Amending the Planning and Zoning Code Related to Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU's), Floodplain Regulations and Density Bonus

Sean Brewer, Assistant City Manager

3.Introduce and Waive the First Reading of Ordinance No. 854 - City Initiated Zoning Text Amendment (No. ZTA 19-04) Amending the Planning and Zoning Code Related to In-Home Family Daycare Facilities

Sean Brewer, Assistant City Manager


1.Approve MINUTES - July 7, 2022

2.Approve MINUTES - July 20, 2022 (Special)

3.Check Register: 06/01/2022 - 06/30/2022

4.Adopt Resolution No. 4101 Adopting the Fresno County SB 743 Implementation Regional Guidelines for Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) and Establishing A 13% Less Per Capita Threshold

5.Adopt Resolution No. 4104 Approving the Application for Grant Funds for the Bureau of Reclamation’s WaterSmart Grants

6.Adopt Resolution No. 4105 Amending Fire Captain Job Description

7.Adopt Resolution No. 4107 Supporting the Fresno Council of Governments Approved Measure C Renewal Expenditure Plan and Implementing Guidelines

8.Consideration of Bid Award for WWTP Lighting Project

9.Consideration of Bid Award for Polk Street Rehabilitation Phase II Project (Elm Ave to City Limits)

10.Authorize Purchase of Tables and Trash Receptacles for Various Park Space

11.Adopt Resolution No. 4108 Declaring Former Successor Agency Property (APN 071-131-06T, 071-131-07T, and 071-131-08T as Surplus Land Under the Surplus Land Act

12.Approve Agreement with West Hills College to Provide a Campus Police Officer

13.Introduce and Waive the First Reading of Ordinance No. 855 Related to Establishing Violations and Penalties of the Planning and Zoning Code by Resolution


1.Natural Gas Rate Study and Consideration of One-Year Rate Increase

Dan Bergmann, IGS Services

2.Water Update on the City of Coalinga's USBR 2022 CVP Allocation and City Council Consideration of Further Water Conservation Measures Due to the Further Deepening Drought Situation

Sean Brewer, Assistant City Manager


1.   City Manager's Announcements

2.   Councilmembers' Announcements/Reports

3.   Mayor's Announcements



1.CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION. Significant Exposure to Litigation Pursuant to Paragraph (2) of Subdivision (d) of Section 54956.9 - 1 case

2.CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS – Government Code 54957.6. CITY NEGOTIATORS: City Manager, Marissa Trejo and City Attorney, Mario Zamora. EMPLOYEE (ORGANIZATION): General Employees and Coalinga Police Officers' Association


Closed Session: A "Closed" or "Executive" Session of the City Council, Successor Agency, or Public Finance Authority may be held as required for items as follows: personnel matters; labor negotiations; security matters; providing instructions to real property negotiators; legal counsel regarding pending litigation; and protection of records exempt from public disclosure. Closed session will be held in the Administration Building at 155 W. Durian Avenue and any announcements or discussion will be held at the same location following Closed Session.