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Cerritos City Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS
HELD APRIL 14, 2005

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor John Crawley called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Cerritos City Hall, 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, Cerritos, California.

INVOCATION

Councilwoman Laura Lee offered the invocation.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Boy Scout Troop 693 led the assembly in the salute to the flag.

ROLL CALL

The City Clerk noted attendance of the following Members of the City Council:

Councilman Jim Edwards
Councilwoman Gloria Kappe
Councilwoman Laura Lee
Mayor Pro Tem Paul W. Bowlen
Mayor John F. Crawley

PRESENTATIONS

Councilmembers were presented with Girl Scout cookies from Girl Scout Troop No. 1 in celebration of National Girl Scouts Month.

Mayor Crawley presented proclamations to the following: 

Dr. Carlos Alberto Botero, Governor, Department of Risaralda, welcoming him to the United States of America and the City of Cerritos;

Valley Christian High School Girls Varsity Soccer Team for winning the El Segundo Girls High School Soccer Tournament Championship, the Olympic Championship and the CIF Southern Section Division V Championship;

Justin Huang, Kyle Peabody and Tyler Robert Peabody of Boy Scout Troop 693 for their outstanding achievement of attaining the rank of Eagle Scout; and

Cerritos Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) representatives proclaiming the month of April 2005 as Earthquake Preparedness Month in the City of Cerritos.


PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Merri Wheaton, Cerritos resident, offered a prayer.

Kathy Nishibayashi, Cerritos resident, spoke in support of smoke-free parks; requested that Sunshine Park basketball hoops remain unlocked before dark during the winter; and discussed a transportation problem for her son from Tetzlaff Middle School due to the Cerritos on Wheels route changes.

At the request of Council, City Manager Gallucci addressed the changes to the Cerritos on Wheels route and schedule; discussed increased passenger ridership and new handicap accessible vehicles equipped with bike racks; and noted that adjustments will be made to the route and schedule to address resident concerns.

Eunice Thompson, ABC Council PTA, inquired about and staff responded regarding the organization’s use of the Library facility for its meetings.

Norm Ryan, Water Replenishment District of Southern California representative, discussed a proposal by the Water Replenishment District to increase pumping assessment rates and conjunctive use storage in the central and west coast groundwater basins, and requested to meet with the Council to discuss these issues.

William Choi and Eric Lam, Whitney High School students, spoke in support of smoke-free parks.

Lynn Kim and Jean Kim, Cerritos High School students, spoke in support of smoke-free parks and discussed the health hazards of discarded cigarette butts in park areas.

Nora Hahn, Cerritos High School student, presented an overview of a survey conducted relative to smoking in parks.

Cecil Goff, Cerritos resident, requested that the matter of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday be placed on a future City Council agenda for further discussion.

Alan Liu, spoke in support of smoke-free parks and encouraged the Council to consider smoke-free parks in Cerritos.

Jay Khairy, Tobacco Control Program in Norwalk, encouraged the Council to adopt a smoke-free parks ordinance.

Maria De Galicia, Cerritos resident, expressed concerns and presented photographs relative to injuries to wild life from fishing lines and hooks at Regional Park, and Council directed staff to meet with the County of Los Angeles to discuss this matter.


CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS

Approval of Register of Demands

MOTION:  Councilwoman Kappe moved to approve the Register of Demands dated April 14, 2005, Checks 69752 through 69982, Checks 69983 through 70223, Checks 70224 through 70296 and Checks 70297 through 70457, in the total amount of $7,959,165.61. The motion was seconded by Councilman Edwards and unanimously carried.

Approval of Treasurer’s Report for the Period Ending February 28, 2005

MOTION:  Councilwoman Kappe moved to approve the Treasurer's Report for the period ending February 28, 2005.  The motion was seconded by Councilman Edwards and unanimously carried.

Approval of Minutes

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe to approve the Minutes of the March 24, 2005 City Council Regular Meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilman Edwards and unanimously carried.

Ordinances for second reading and adoption.  Reading of ordinances waived and ordinance adopted.

ORDINANCE NO. 894

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING CHAPTER 22.22, SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL (RS) ZONES, OF THE CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION OF TEMPORARY STORAGE CONTAINERS ON RESIDENTIAL ZONED PROPERTY.

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe and seconded by Councilman Edwards to waive reading of and adopt Ordinance No. 894.  The motion carried by the following vote:

AYES:             Councilmembers – Edwards, Kappe, Lee, Bowlen, Crawley
NOES:             Councilmembers – None
ABSENT:        Councilmembers – None
ABSTAIN:       Councilmembers – None

ORDINANCE NO. 895

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING THE CERRITOS DEVELOPMENT MAP BY CHANGING THE ZONE CLASSIFICATION OF APPROXIMATELY ±0.83 ACRES OF LAND LOCATED NORTHWEST OF SOUTH STREET AND STUDEBAKER ROAD (APN 7038-012-008 AND 7038-012-010) AND WITHIN THE LOS CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREA, FROM REGIONAL COMMERCIAL (CR) TO DEVELOPMENT AREA FIVE (ADP-5).

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe and seconded by Councilman Edwards to waive reading of and adopt Ordinance No. 895.  The motion carried by the following vote:

AYES:             Councilmembers – Edwards, Kappe, Lee, Bowlen, Crawley
NOES:             Councilmembers – None
ABSENT:        Councilmembers – None
ABSTAIN:       Councilmembers – None

ORDINANCE NO. 896

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING CHAPTER 22.15, DEVELOPMENT AREA FIVE (ADP-5), OF THE CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE TO AMEND THE BOUNDARIES OF ADP-5.

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe and seconded by Councilman Edwards to waive reading of and adopt Ordinance No. 896.  The motion carried by the following vote:

AYES:             Councilmembers – Edwards, Kappe, Lee, Bowlen, Crawley
NOES:             Councilmembers – None
ABSENT:        Councilmembers – None
ABSTAIN:       Councilmembers – None

PUBLIC HEARINGS

Consideration to waive reading of and introduce AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING CHAPTER 22.30, OPEN SPACE (OS) ZONE, OF THE CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE TO ALLOW PRIVATE SCHOOLS AS A CONDITIONALLY PERMITTED USE WITHIN THE OS ZONE.

Negative Declaration
Development Code Amendment 2005-4

Title to the foregoing item was read, the public hearing opened, and staff called upon for a report.

Management Analyst Carey provided an overview of the proposed ordinance that would allow private schools as a conditionally permitted use within the Open Space Zone as outlined in the staff report dated April 14, 2005, noting that private schools are currently permitted in the Single Family Residential Zones.  He stated that the Municipal Code permits the location of public schools in the Open Space Zone, but does not address private schools, and the proposed ordinance will promote consistency in zoning of educational facilities by conditionally permitting the location of private schools within the Open Space Zone. He noted that the proposed ordinance contains provisions to ensure that recreational resources will not be removed or adversely affected and the environmental analysis concluded that the proposed ordinance will not significantly impact the environment. He also noted that the Planning Commission recommended approval of the ordinance.

Interested parties were invited to present testimony. There was no response and the public hearing was closed.

ORDINANCE NO. 897

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING CHAPTER 22.30, OPEN SPACE (OS) ZONE, OF THE CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE TO ALLOW PRIVATE SCHOOLS AS A CONDITIONALLY PERMITTED USE WITHIN THE OS ZONE.

MOTION:  Mayor Pro Tem Bowlen moved to waive reading of and introduce Ordinance No. 897.  The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Lee and carried by the following vote:

AYES:             Councilmembers - Edwards, Kappe, Lee, Bowlen, Crawley
NOES:             Councilmembers - None
ABSENT:        Councilmembers - None
ABSTAIN:       Councilmembers - None

NEW AND OLD BUSINESS

Consideration and award of Bid No. 995-05, printing of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts single ticket brochures and seasonal calendars.

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe and seconded by Councilman Edwards to award Bid No. 995-05 for the printing of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts single ticket brochures and seasonal calendars to George Rice & Sons in the amount of $184,325.00.  The motion unanimously carried.

Consideration of parking restrictions at community parks.

CONSENSUS:  It was the consensus of the Council to receive and file the staff report dated April 14, 2005 regarding parking restrictions at community parks. 

CONSIDERATION OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe and seconded by Councilwoman Lee to approve the 2005-2006 City Council Committee assignments as follows:

2005-2006 CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

John F. Crawley, Mayor

1.     Delegate, California Contract Cities Association

2.     Delegate, Gateway Cities Council of Governments

3.     Delegate, League of California Cities/City Selection/Metropolitan Transportation Authority

4.     Delegate, Orange Line Development Authority

5.     Delegate, Sanitation Districts 2, 3, 18 & 19/Waste Management

6.     Delegate, Southeast Water Coalition

7.     Budget/Finance Chairman

8.     Performing Arts

9.     Personnel Chairman

10.  Business and Industry

Paul W. Bowlen, Mayor Pro Tem

1.     Delegate, California Joint Powers Insurance Authority

2.     Alternate Delegate, Consolidated Youth Services Network

3.     Alternate Delegate, Gateway Cities Council of Governments

4.     Alternate Delegate, League of California Cities/City Selection/Metropolitan Transportation Authority

5.     Alternate Delegate, Orange Line Development Authority

6.     Alternate Delegate, Sanitation Districts 2, 3, 18 & 19/Waste Management

7.     Alternate Delegate, Southeast Water Coalition

8.     Alternate Delegate, Workforce Investment Board—Policy Board

9.     ABC Unified School District - Liaison

10.   Performing Arts

11.   Parks and Recreation

12.   Senior Services/Senior Center

 

Jim Edwards, Councilmember

1.     Alternate Delegate, California Contract Cities Association

2.     Alternate Delegate, Gateway Cities Council of Governments-91/605 Corridor Cities Committee

3.     Performing Arts

4.     County Health Department/Health Insurance

5.     Legislative

 

Gloria A. Kappe, Councilmember

1.     Delegate, Consolidated Youth Services Network

2.     ABC Unified School District – Liaison     

3.     Performing Arts

4.     Personnel

5.     Auto Mall

6.     Chamber of Commerce-Liaison

 

Laura Lee, Councilmember

1.     Delegate, Gateway Cities Council of Governments-91/605 Corridor Cities Committee

2.     Delegate, Workforce Investment Board-Policy Board   

3.     Budget/Finance

4.     Performing Arts

5.     Cerritos Community College-Liaison

6.     Library

The motion carried unanimously.

CITY COUNCIL COMMUNICATIONS/COMMITTEE REPORTS

Councilman Edwards congratulated Torrey Contreras on his promotion as the Director of Community Development.

Councilwoman Lee commented on her attendance at the Young Empowered Advocates for Health meeting addressing smoke-free parks and suggested a future study session agenda to discuss the matter of smoke-free parks; discussed concerns regarding the Cerritos on Wheels service and route schedule and suggested staff to discuss these concerns with MV Transportation; and commented on the recent Cerritos Talent Show.

CONSENSUS:  It was the consensus of the City Council to direct staff to place an item on a future study session agenda to discuss the matter of smoke-free parks.

Councilwoman Kappe commented on her recent trip to Eastern Europe; reported on her attendance at the Boy Scout Recognition Breakfast honoring young men attaining the rank of Eagle Scout; and commented on the service that the youth provide to the community.

Mayor Pro Tem Bowlen suggested the involvement of community service organizations in the wild life concerns at Regional Park; suggested future study session agenda items to discuss sponsorship for the City’s Rose Parade float entry, the expansion of banquet facilities, and the installation of a garden at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.

CONSENSUS:  It was the consensus of the City Council to direct staff to place an item on a future study session agenda to discuss sponsorship for the City’s Rose Parade float entry.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the City Council, the meeting adjourned at 8:32 p.m.

 

 

 

/s/ Josephine Triggs
 Josephine Triggs, City Clerk  

Attest:

/s/ John Crawley
John Crawley, Mayor

Approved: April 28, 2005

 

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