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Cerritos City Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS
HELD MARCH 9, 2006

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

Mayor Pro Tem Paul Bowlen 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 A. Kappe
Councilwoman Laura Lee
Mayor Pro Tem Paul W. Bowlen
Mayor John F. Crawley

PRESENTATIONS

Mayor Crawley presented a proclamation to the Cerritos Tennis Club Men’s 7.5 Doubles Team for winning the 2005 Southern California Tennis Association’s Orange County Men’s 7.5 Combo Doubles Championship, thereby qualifying for the United States Tennis Association’s 2006 Southern California Championships.

PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS 

Merri Wheaton, Cerritos resident, offered a prayer.

Mina Choksi, Whitney High School Foundation representative, invited the City Council    to attend the 30th anniversary celebration of Whitney High School on March 25, 2006, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Whitney High School.

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 March 9, 2006, Checks 79046 through 79229 and Checks 79230 through 79384, in the total amount of $7,891,727.59.  The motion unanimously carried. 

Approval of Treasurer’s Report for the period ending January 31, 2006

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe and seconded by Councilman Edwards to approve the Treasurer’s Report for the period ending January 31, 2006.  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 February 23, 2006 Regular City Council Meeting.  The motion unanimously carried. 

Ordinance for second reading and adoption.  Reading of ordinance waived and ordinance adopted. 

ORDINANCE NO. 911

an ordinance of the city of cerritos amending VARIOUS SECTIONS   OF THE CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF TEMPORARY STRUCTURES IN RESIDENTIAL ZONES.                 

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe and seconded by Councilman Edwards to waive reading of and adopt Ordinance No. 911.  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 

A request for authorization to exchange the unexpended Community Development Block Grant Funds allocated to the City of Cerritos for general funds from the City of San Fernando. 

Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF CERRITOS AND THE CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, CALIFORNIA, REGARDING THE EXCHANGE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) FUNDS FOR GENERAL FUNDS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2006-2007. 

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

Advance Planning/Redevelopment Manager Lopez provided an overview of the staff report dated March 9, 2006, noting the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds in the amount of $252,850 will be exchanged at a rate of $.70 on the dollar with the City of San Fernando for general funds in the amount of $176,995. 

 Interested parties were invited to present testimony.  No one wished to address the City Council on this matter and the public hearing was closed. 

RESOLUTION NO. 2006-4 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF CERRITOS AND THE CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, CALIFORNIA, REGARDING THE EXCHANGE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) FUNDS FOR GENERAL FUNDS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2006-2007. 

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Lee and seconded by Councilman Edwards to authorize the City Manager to execute those agreements applicable to this fund exchange of the City of Cerritos' FY 2006-2007 CDBG fund allocation for not less than $.70 on the dollar in general fund monies; and waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2006-4.  The motion unanimously carried. 

A request for authorization to exchange the unexpended Community Development Block Grant Funds allocated to the City of Cerritos for general funds from the Los Angeles County First Supervisorial District. 

Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF CERRITOS AND THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRST SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA, REGARDING THE EXCHANGE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) FUNDS FOR GENERAL FUNDS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2006-2007. 

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

Advance Planning/Redevelopment Manager Lopez provided an overview of the staff report dated March 9, 2006, noting the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds in the amount of $106,367 will be exchanged at a rate of $.70 on the dollar with the Los Angeles County First Supervisorial District for general funds in the amount of $74,456.90.    

Interested parties were invited to present testimony.  No one wished to address the City Council on this matter and the public hearing was closed. 

RESOLUTION NO. 2006-5 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF CERRITOS AND THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRST SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA, REGARDING THE EXCHANGE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) FUNDS FOR GENERAL FUNDS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2006-2007.

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilman Edwards and seconded by Councilwoman Kappe to authorize the City Manager to direct staff to execute those agreements applicable Cerritos' FY 2006-2007 CDBG fund allocation for not less than $.70 on the dollar in general fund monies; and waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2006-5.  The motion unanimously carried. 

A public hearing to receive comments on the Resolution of the City Council of the City of Cerritos adopting the 2005 Urban Water Management Plan pursuant to California Water Code 10610 to 10657. 

Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS ADOPTING THE 2005 URBAN WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA WATER CODE 10610 TO 10657. 

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

Water Superintendent Holdren presented an overview of the Draft 2005 Urban Water Management Plan as contained in the staff report dated March 9, 2006.  He indicated that the plan incorporates legislative changes; ensures the reliability of water services sufficient to meet existing and future customer needs; addresses water recycling; participation in water conservation programs; and water demand management measurements requirements. 

Interested parties were invited to present testimony.  No one wished to address the City Council on this matter and the public hearing was closed. 

RESOLUTION NO. 2006-6 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS ADOPTING THE 2005 URBAN WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA WATER CODE 10610 TO 10657. 

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe and seconded by Councilwoman Lee to waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2006-6.  The motion unanimously carried. 

Pending legal matters 

Resolution for consideration 

Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS RECOGNIZING THE NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (NIMS) AND ADOPTING NIMS PRINCIPLES AND POLICIES INTO THE CITY OF CERRITOS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.  

RESOLUTION NO. 2006-7

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS RECOGNIZING THE NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (NIMS) AND ADOPTING NIMS PRINCIPLES AND POLICIES INTO THE CITY OF CERRITOS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. 

MOTION:  It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Bowlen and seconded by Councilwoman Kappe to waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2006-7.  The motion unanimously carried. 

New and Old Business 

Review and consideration of artwork to be incorporated in the 50th anniversary mosaic art piece that will be located in the Cerritos Sculpture Garden generally located on the northwest corner of Bloomfield Avenue and 183rd Street         
(APN 7025-028-904).
 

Assistant City Manager Matsumoto presented details of the proposed artwork for the 50th anniversary mosaic art piece as outlined in the staff report dated March 9, 2006, noting the design theme to be representative of “The Tree of Life.”  

The Chair invited comments from interested parties. 

Terry Braunstein, 50th anniversary mosaic art piece artist, discussed the design concept with the Council, noting that artwork narratives would be posted on the City’s website. 

No one else wished to address the City Council and the public input portion of this item was closed. 

MOTION:  It was moved by Councilman Edwards and seconded by Councilwoman Kappe to concur with the recommendation of the Fine Arts and Historical Commission and approve the specific images presented in the staff report dated March 9, 2006 for the 50th anniversary commemorative mosaic.  The motion unanimously carried. 

REPORT ON PENDING LEGISLATION 

City Manager Gallucci reported that staff is monitoring legislative activities in Sacramento. 

CITY COUNCIL COMMUNICATIONS/COMMITTEE REPORTS 

Councilwoman Kappe reported on the success of the Artesia-Cerritos Soroptimist International Monte Carlo Night held on February 28, 2006, noting that proceeds from the event will benefit Su Casa, Community Family Guidance Center and other local charities; and reported on her attendance at the Cerritos Junior Miss held on March 4, 2006, noting that Cerritos adaptive swim center volunteer Nola He was selected as Cerritos Junior Miss.
Mayor Pro Tem Bowlen reported on his attendance at the Cerritos Crime Prevention Town Hall Meeting held on March 8, 2006; and announced the grand openings of Wave Broadband cable television service and Simon’s Steak and Lobster Restaurant.  

Councilwoman Lee commented on the success of the Cerritos Crime Prevention Town Hall Meeting; and reported on her attendance at the Friends of Arts Education at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts Scholarship Ceremony held on March 7, 2006, and the ABC Unified School District Honor Band Concert held on March 1, 2006. 

Councilman Edwards reported on his attendance at the Friends of Arts Education at    the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts Scholarship Ceremony; announced that the new cable television service through Wave Broadband will be available to residents at midnight tonight; invited the community to the dedication ceremonies for the expanded fitness center on March 11, 2006, 9:00 a.m., at the Cerritos Senior Center, and the Cerritos Sculpture Garden and the Cerritos Air Disaster Memorial on March 11, 2006, 11:00 a.m., at the Cerritos Civic Center; and announced that the Cerritos Mayoral Transition will be held on March 15, 2006, 7:00 p.m., at the Cerritos Council Chambers. 

Mayor Crawley announced that an ambulance will be dedicated to Cerritos’ Sister City Loreto, Baja California, Mexico, on March 10, 2006, at the Civic Center; and announced that a memorial service will be held on March 12, 2006, 12:30 p.m., at Liberty Park, for Cerritos resident Fred Livingston, who recently passed away. 

ADJOURNMENT 

There being no further business to come before the City Council, the meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m. in memory of Cerritos resident Norene Barlow who recently passed away. 

 

 /s/ Josephine Triggs                      
Josephine Triggs, City Clerk 

ATTEST: 

 /s/ Paul W. Bowlen                             
Paul W. Bowlen, Mayor  

Approved:  March 23, 2006

 

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