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Cerritos City Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS
HELD JUNE 22, 2006


CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Paul Bowlen 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 Gloria Kappe offered the invocation.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

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


PRESENTATIONS

Mayor Bowlen presented a proclamation to Business License Officer Arcy Hinojosa for her efforts in raising funds for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

Administrative Services Director Denise Manoogian, Finance Manager Becky Lingad and Budget Administrator Geri DeMasi presented a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from Government Finance Officers Association and Certificate of Award for Outstanding Financial Reporting from California Society of Municipal Finance Officers, both for the fiscal year 2004-05 financial report.

PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Merri Wheaton, Cerritos resident, offered a prayer.

Josh Yen, Whittier Christian High School, Eric Lam, Whitney High School, James Lee, Whitney High School and William Choi, Cerritos High School, representing Young Empowered Advocates for Health (YEAH) presented concerns associated with
retailers allegedly selling tobacco to minors and requested assistance from the Council
and community regarding this issue.

There were no other speakers and the public comments and suggestions portion of the meeting was closed.

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 June 22, 2006, Checks 82055 through 82097, Checks 82098 through 82194 and Checks 82195 through 82366, in the total amount of $7,217,138.07. 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 June 8, 2006 Regular City Council Meeting and June 12, 2006 Joint Special Meeting of the Cerritos City Council and Cerritos Redevelopment Agency. The motion unanimously carried.

Notification of Review of Conflict of Interest Code

MOTION: It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe and seconded by Councilman Edwards to direct staff to notify each City agency to review its conflict of interest code and report back to the City Council with notice of anticipated changes prior to October 1, 2006. The motion unanimously carried.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

Consideration of the Combined Financial Program for the City of Cerritos and Cerritos Redevelopment Agency for Fiscal Year 2006-2007.

Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AND THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2006-2007, APPROPRIATING THE FUNDS NECESSARY TO MEET THE EXPENDITURES SET FORTH THEREIN, AND APPROVING THE CITY OF CERRITOS’/CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY’S INVESTMENT POLICY FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2006-2007.


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

Budget Administrator DeMasi presented a summary of the City of Cerritos/Cerritos Redevelopment Agency proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2006-2007 as outlined in the staff report dated June 22, 2006, noting that the City of Cerritos’/Cerritos Redevelopment Agency’s investment policy is incorporated into the budget adoption process in compliance with state law.

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. 2006-20
RESOLUTION NO. CRA 2006-3

A JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AND THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2006-2007, APPROPRIATING THE FUNDS NECESSARY TO MEET THE EXPENDITURES SET FORTH THEREIN, AND APPROVING THE CITY OF CERRITOS’/CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY’S INVESTMENT POLICY FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2006-2007.


MOTION: It was moved by Councilman Edwards and seconded by Councilwoman Kappe to receive and file Planning Commission Resolution No. PC 2006-32 finding the Capital Improvement Plan for Fiscal Year 2006-2007 in conformance with the General Plan for both the City of Cerritos and the Cerritos Redevelopment Agency; and to waive reading of and adopt Joint Resolution No. 2006-20 and CRA 2006-3. The motion unanimously carried.

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 SECTIONS 33445 AND 33679 AND AUTHORIZING THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY TO FUND PORTIONS OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS/CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006-2007.

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

Redevelopment/Economic Development Administrator Anthony provided an overview of the staff report dated June 22, 2006. He reviewed California Health and Safety Code sections 33445 and 33679 criteria for use of redevelopment funds for the construction and/or improvement of publicly owned buildings, facilities, or structures.

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. 2006-21
RESOLUTION NO. CRA 2006-4


A JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE CERRITOS CITY COUNCIL AND CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY APPROVING A REPORT PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTIONS 33445 AND 33679 AND AUTHORIZING THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY TO FUND PORTIONS OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS/CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006-2007.

MOTION: It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Lee and seconded by Councilman Edwards to waive reading of and adopt Joint Resolution No. 2006-21 and CRA 2006-4. The motion unanimously carried.

PUBLIC WORKS ACTIVITIES

Consideration and award of contract for traffic signal and street lighting maintenance services for the City of Cerritos.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Lee to award a two-year contract with a provision for up to three (3) one-year extensions for the City’s traffic signal and street lighting maintenance services to Republic Electric and reject the other proposal. The motion unanimously carried.

New and Old Business

Consideration of an agreement for purchase and sale by and between the City of Cerritos and John Wiersma for the vacant lot located on the north side of 193rd Street east of Bechard Avenue (APN 7044-002-900).

MOTION: It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Lee and seconded by Councilman Edwards to authorize the City Manager to execute the agreements and such other documents, subject to non-substantive revisions on the Declaration of Covenants for Property document recommended by the City Attorney, necessary to facilitate the sale of subject property described in the staff report dated June 22, 2006 (APN 7044-002-900); and authorize the City Manager to deposit the $105,000 received as a result of the sale of the subject parcel into the trust fund that has been established for the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. The motion unanimously carried.

REPORT ON PENDING LEGISLATION

City Manager Gallucci reported on the status of Assembly Bill 2015 regarding South Coast Air Quality Management District board membership.

CITY COUNCIL COMMUNICATIONS/COMMITTEE REPORTS

Councilman Edwards commended staff on the success of the Youth Baseball Awards Night held at Liberty Park.

Councilwoman Kappe commended staff on receiving the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award and Certificate of Award for Outstanding Financial Reporting; and commented on the presentation made earlier this evening by representatives of Young Empowered Advocates for Health (YEAH) regarding the sale
of tobacco to minors.

Mayor Pro Tem Lee reported on her attendance at and commended volunteers for the success of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event held at Valley Christian Schools.

Mayor Bowlen also commented on the presentation by representatives of Young Empowered Advocates for Health (YEAH), noting that the Community Safety Committee would be considering this matter and making a recommendation to the City Council. He reported on attendance at the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event and a golf tournament fundraiser held in honor of former City Manager Gaylord Knapp for the research of Huntington's disease; and inquired about and staff provided details of the July 4th Let Freedom Ring Celebration to be held at the Cerritos Civic Center commencing at 4:00 p.m. and fireworks show at Cerritos High School, noting that the use of barbeques would not be permitted at this event.

CLOSED SESSION

City Attorney Canzoneri announced the following Closed Session item:

Personnel matters pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6: CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS
Agency Negotiators: Vince Brar, Denise Manoogian and Patricia Leyva
Employee Organization: AFSCME, Local 619


The City Council convened in Closed Session at 7:42 p.m. The meeting reconvened at 8:25 p.m., with all City Councilmembers in attendance.

No action was taken as a result of Closed Session discussion.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the City Council, the meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m. in memory of Bette Gillies of Los Cerritos Community News who recently passed away.
 

/s/ Josephine Triggs
Josephine Triggs, City Clerk


ATTEST:

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

Approved: July 13, 2006

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