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Cerritos City Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS
HELD NOVEMBER 10, 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                        

Pastor Bill Ebling of First Baptist Church of Downey 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

Gail Grossman, Chair of the Cerritos Parks and Recreation Commission, presented the City Council with the National Parks and Recreation Commission Program Award, which honors outstanding programming for the special needs population.

Mayor Crawley presented proclamations to the following:

Nola He, Cerritos Recreation Services Volunteer, for being selected as a recipient of the Teen Urban Hero Award and for her outstanding dedication and service to the Cerritos Adaptive Swim Team; 

Alan Jou, Cerritos High School 2005-2006 Key Club President, proclaiming the week of November 7 through 13, 2005 as Key Club Week and commending the members of the Cerritos High School Key Club for their outstanding service to the community; and 

Alan Leung, Whitney High School 2005-2006 Key Club President, and Andrea Liao, Whitney High School 2005-2006 Key Club Vice President, proclaiming the week of November 7 through 13, 2005 as Key Club Week and commending the members of Whitney High School Key Club for their outstanding service to the community.

PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS 

Laurie Forward, Cerritos resident, expressed concern regarding the proliferation of political signs and requested that the Council review the political sign regulations relative to the number of political signs allowed per candidate on a parcel.

Nicole Vanderhurst, Clean Energy, discussed the benefits of and encouraged the community to drive Natural Gas Vehicles. 

Paul Bellebaum, Cerritos resident, suggested that the automobile dealerships at the Cerritos Auto Square offer a 60-month lease program, with 50-month interest rate, in celebration of the City’s 50th anniversary.

CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS

Approval of Register of Demands

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe and seconded by Councilman Edwards to approve the Register of Demands dated November 10, 2005, Checks 75917 through 76084 and Checks 76085 through 76223, in the total amount of $3,452,822.59.  The motion unanimously carried. 

Approval of Minutes 

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe and seconded by Councilman Edwards to approve the Minutes of the October 27, 2005 Regular City Council Meeting.  The motion unanimously carried. 

PUBLIC HEARINGS 

Consideration to waive reading of and introduce AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO THE ADDITION OF CONVENIENCE SERVICE STATIONS AS A CONDITIONAL USE IN COMMERCIAL ZONES. 

Negative Declaration

Development Code Amendment 2005-7 

City Manager Gallucci recommended continuing the foregoing public hearing to the December 5, 2005 City Council special meeting. 

MOTION:  It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Bowlen and seconded by Councilwoman Lee to continue the public hearing for Development Code Amendment 2005-7 to the December 5, 2005 City Council special meeting.  The motion carried unanimously.

A development proposal by KJJK Properties, LLC., 11900 South Street, #101, Cerritos, California 90703, for the construction of a one-story, out-patient, surgical center building.  The proposed surgical center will be located at 16543 Carmenita Road, Cerritos, California 90703, is zoned ADP-1, Area Development Plan One, Industrial Park and is within the Los Coyotes Redevelopment Project Area (APN 7005-006-013). 

Cerritos Redevelopment Agency Conformity Report 2005-13

                        Conditional Use Permit 2005-6

                        Precise Plan 2005-26

                       *A mitigated Negative Declaration was previously approved on January 6, 2004 for a similar building at the site, for a similar use.

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

Current Planning Manager Hamilton reviewed the staff report dated November 10, 2005 and provided details of the project, including a photograph of the proposed building, aerial photograph of the site, site plan, extended trash/transformer area, at-grade parking, square footage of the building, floor plan, building setbacks, building entrance and exit, landscaping requirements and artist’s renderings.  She also noted that the building layout meets the State requirements for surgical centers.

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

MOTION:  It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Bowlen and seconded by Councilman Edwards that the City Council:

A.        Receive and file the Cerritos Redevelopment Agency Conformity Report 2005-13;  

B.         Approve Conditional Use Permit 2005-6 making the findings set forth in Planning Commission Resolution No. 2005-67; and 

C.        Approve Precise Plan 2005-26 making the findings set forth in Planning Commission Resolution No. 2005-68;  

as recommended in the staff report dated November 10, 2005.   The motion unanimously carried. 

Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CERRITOS CITY COUNCIL CONVEYING PROPERTY OWNED BY THE CITY OF CERRITOS TO THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY LOCATED AT 18310 CARMENITA ROAD, CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA 90703 (APN 7023-007-903), FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEVELOPING AN 18-UNIT AFFORDABLE SENIOR HOUSING PROJECT. 

Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE CERRITOS CITY COUNCIL AND CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY APPROVING A REPORT PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND SAFETY        CODE SECTION 33433 REGARDING THE CONVEYANCE OF PROPERTY OWNED   BY THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY LOCATED AT 18310 CARMENITA ROAD AND 18303 ALEXANDER AVENUE AND 18311 ALEXANDER AVENUE, CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA 90703 (APN 7023-007-903, APN 7023-007-901 AND APN 7023-007-902), MEASURING APPROXIMATELY ±1.05 ACRES TOTAL IN AREA, AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A DISPOSITION AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT FOR SAID PROPERTY.   

One Mitigated Negative Declaration was prepared for the proposed 18-unit affordable senior housing development, inclusive of all related entitlements and amendments, and was approved and certified at a public hearing before the Cerritos City Council/Redevelopment Agency on November 14, 2002.   

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

Community Development Director Contreras provided background information and an overview of the proposal for the conveyance of City/Agency-owned property for the development of an 18-unit affordable senior housing project, as outlined in the staff report dated November 10, 2005.  He addressed the provisions of the Disposition and Development Agreement; and the provisions of Health and Safety Code 33433 regarding the conveyance of Agency-owned property, including the cost of the project to the Agency and the preparation of a summary report regarding the conveyance for public review.  Mr. Contreras indicated that the proposal is consistent with the Redevelopment Agency’s Five Year Implementation Plan, and a Mitigated Negative Declaration was prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act. 

In response to Council inquiry, Mr. Contreras addressed the application and lottery drawing process for purchasing a senior housing unit; indicated that the current eligibility list includes those individuals eligible from the previous senior housing projects; and discussed right of first refusal provisions under the Disposition and Development Agreement. 

Interested parties were invited to present testimony.   

Ben Besley, representing the Olson Company, offered to answer any questions.  In response to Council inquiry, Mr. Besley indicated that a small contingency was included in the pro forma to cover increases in construction material costs. 

No one else wished to address the City Council on this matter and the public hearing was closed.

RESOLUTION NO. 2005-35 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CERRITOS CITY COUNCIL CONVEYING PROPERTY OWNED BY THE CITY OF CERRITOS TO THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY LOCATED AT 18310 CARMENITA ROAD, CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA 90703 (APN 7023-007-903), FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEVELOPING AN 18-UNIT AFFORDABLE SENIOR HOUSING PROJECT.   

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Lee and seconded by Councilwoman Kappe to waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2005-35.  The motion unanimously carried. 

RESOLUTION NO. 2005-36

RESOLUTION NO. CRA 2005-10 

A JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE CERRITOS CITY COUNCIL AND CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY APPROVING A REPORT PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 33433 REGARDING THE CONVEYANCE OF PROPERTY OWNED BY THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY LOCATED AT 18310 CARMENITA ROAD AND 18303 ALEXANDER AVENUE AND  18311 ALEXANDER AVENUE, CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA 90703 (APN 7023-007-903,        APN 7023-007-901 AND APN 7023-007-902), MEASURING APPROXIMATELY ±1.05 ACRES TOTAL IN AREA, AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A DISPOSITION AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT FOR SAID PROPERTY. 

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Lee and seconded by Councilwoman Kappe to waive reading of and adopt Joint Resolution No. 2005-36 and Resolution No. CRA 2005-10.  The motion unanimously carried. 

New and Old Business 

Review and consideration of the Residential Assistance Grant Program (G-Rap). 

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Lee and seconded by Councilwoman Kappe to maintain the Residential Assistance Grant Program (G-RAP) as a forgivable grant program.  The motion unanimously carried. 

CITY COUNCIL COMMUNICATIONS/COMMITTEE REPORTS 

Councilmembers invited the community and veterans to the Veterans Day Celebration on Friday, November 11, 2005, 9:45 a.m., at the Cerritos Civic Center, in honor and remembrance of those who have defended our nation’s freedom by serving in the United States Armed Forces. 

Councilwoman Lee expressed birthday wishes to Councilwoman Kappe; reported on her attendance at the California Library Association 107th Annual Conference and Exhibition held at the Pasadena Conference Center.  She also reported on her attendance at the Cerritos Crime Prevention Town Hall Meeting and suggested that the meetings be videotaped and replayed on TV3 for those unable to attend. 

Consensus: 
It was the consensus of the City Council to direct staff to place the matter of videotaping the Cerritos Crime Prevention Town Hall Meetings on a future agenda for discussion. 

ADJOURNMENT 

There being no further business to come before the City Council, the meeting adjourned at 7:52 p.m. in memory of Cerritos employee Chitra Wickremesinghe, who recently passed away. 



/s/ Josephine Triggs
Josephine Triggs, City Clerk

Attest: 

 /s/ John F. Crawley 
John F. Crawley, Mayor

Approved:  November 22, 2005 

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