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Cerritos City Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS
HELD AUGUST 24, 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

Councilman Jim Edwards led the assembly in the salute to the flag.

ROLL CALL

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

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 representatives of the Whitney High School Space Settlement Club for winning the International Space Settlement Design Competition, held at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, in July 2006.

PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Merri Wheaton, Cerritos resident, offered a prayer.

Alon Barlevy, Cerritos resident and Community Safety Committee Member, discussed a legal issue regarding conflict of interest allegations involving Economic Development Commissioner Grace Hu’s participation in the consideration of a Cerritos senior housing project while serving on the City Council and suggested her removal from the Commission.

Paul Bellenbaum, Cerritos resident, suggested: restricting the use of the 195th Street bridge between Gridley Road and Studebaker Road for pedestrians; utilizing Edison property at Studebaker Road for the storage of recreational vehicles; and the use of solar energy on the roofs of the Los Cerritos, Lakewood and Stonewood Malls.

Doug Frankenfeld, Long Beach resident, introduced himself as a candidate for the Board of Directors of the Water Replenishment District of Southern California, Division 3, and discussed the cities included in the district.

CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS

Approval of Register of Demands

MOTION: It was moved by Councilman Crawley and seconded by Councilwoman Kappe to approve the Register of Demands dated August 24, 2006, Checks 83555 through 83557, Checks 83558 through 83651, Checks 83652 through 83801 and Checks 83802 through 84006, in the total amount of $7,194,468.81. The motion carried unanimously.

Approval of Minutes

MOTION: It was moved by Councilman Crawley and seconded by Councilwoman Kappe to approve the Minutes of the August 10, 2006 Regular City Council Meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

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

ORDINANCE NO. 916

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE AS IT RELATES TO THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) AND THE PROVISION OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilman Crawley and seconded by Councilwoman Kappe to waive reading of and adopt Ordinance No. 916. The motion carried by the following vote:

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

Resolutions for consideration and adoption. Reading of resolutions waived and resolutions adopted.

RESOLUTION NO. 2006-26

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN ADJUSTMENTS IN THE EMPLOYMENT SYSTEM AND THE PERSONNEL POLICIES, FOR FULL-TIME NON-EXEMPT EMPLOYEES REPRESENTED BY THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES (AFSCME) LOCAL 619, AND REPEALING RESOLUTION NO. 2004-27.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilman Crawley and seconded by Councilwoman Kappe to waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2006-26. The motion unanimously carried.

RESOLUTION NO. 2006-27

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN ADJUSTMENTS IN THE EMPLOYMENT SYSTEM AND THE PERSONNEL POLICIES, FOR FULL-TIME EXEMPT EMPLOYEES, FULL-TIME CONFIDENTIAL EMPLOYEES AND REPEALING SECTIONS 5 THROUGH 31 OF RESOLUTION NO. 2004-28 AND REPEALING RESOLUTION 2005-1.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilman Crawley and seconded by Councilwoman Kappe to waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2006-27. 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 AUTHORIZNG THE USE OF AB2766 SUBVENTION FUNDS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CLEAN AIR PROGRAMS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (AQMD) AND THE MOBILE SOURCES AIR POLLUTION REDUCTION REVIEW COMMITTEE (MSRC), AND GRANTING THE CITY MANAGER AUTHORITY TO CONTRACT WITH SAID AGENCIES ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS.

RESOLUTION NO. 2006-28

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AUTHORIZNG THE USE OF AB2766 SUBVENTION FUNDS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CLEAN AIR PROGRAMS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (AQMD) AND THE MOBILE SOURCES AIR POLLUTION REDUCTION REVIEW COMMITTEE (MSRC), AND GRANTING THE CITY MANAGER AUTHORITY TO CONTRACT WITH SAID AGENCIES ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilman Edwards and seconded by Councilwoman Kappe to waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2006-28. The motion unanimously carried.

Ordinance for consideration

Consideration to waive reading of and re-introduce ORDINANCE NO. 915 - an ordinance of the City of Cerritos amending Chapter 10.12 of Title 10 of the Cerritos Municipal Code to prohibit street parking on designated days for street sweeping.

Management Analyst Merina presented an overview of the staff report dated August 24, 2006. She noted that at its May 25, 2006 meeting, the City Council referred the proposed ordinance to the Community Safety Committee for further review, and the Committee is recommending adoption of Ordinance No. 915 with the following provisions: parking restriction signage posted at the entrances of housing tracts; extended education period informing residents of the parking restrictions; and a $25.00 fine for violating parking restrictions.

Discussion ensued regarding the following: the costs of parking restriction signage; the requirement to post signage at every street corner a vehicle is likely to pass if extending parking restriction signage beyond the entrances of housing tracts; the possibility of decreasing the fine amount to $20.00; the educational campaign to inform residents of the parking restrictions; issuance of warning notices and probationary period for issuing citations; the street sweeping survey of area cities; and concerns from vehicles that constantly block street sweepers from cleaning the street.

Interested parties were invited to present testimony.

Jerry Kamashian, Cerritos resident, suggested evaluating complaints associated with street sweeping prior to adopting an ordinance; expressed concerns with posting signs only at the entrances of housing tracts; and suggested street sweeping during overnight parking restriction hours utilizing sound reduction technology equipment.

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

In response to Council inquiry, staff addressed: suggested sound reduction technology equipment; possibility of sweeping one side of the street on alternate days; number of semi-annual and temporary overnight permits issued annually; overnight parking permit penalties for violating parking restrictions on street sweeping days; and complaints received from residents not having their streets cleaned due to vehicles blocking street sweepers. It was noted that the designated street sweeping times would be posted on the parking restriction signs.

MOTION: Following discussion regarding the possibility of sweeping one side of the street on alternate days and the sound reduction technology, it was moved by Councilman Crawley and seconded by Councilman Edwards to continue the re-introduction of Ordinance No. 915 to the September 14, 2006 City Council meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

New and Old Business

Consideration and award of Bid No. 1030-07, purchase of one new trailer mounted vacuum system.


MOTION: It was moved by Councilman Edwards and seconded by Councilwoman Kappe to awarded Bid No. 1030-07 to Pacific Tek, Inc. for the purchase of one new trailer mounted vacuum system in the amount of $44,931.71. The motion unanimously carried.

REPORT ON PENDING LEGISLATION

City Manager Gallucci reported that staff is monitoring bills and initiatives potentially impacting cities.

CITY COUNCIL COMMUNICATIONS/COMMITTEE REPORTS

Councilmembers reported on the success of the City’s 50th anniversary concert and classic car show held on August 17, 2006 at Heritage Park and the success of the opening season of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts held on August 19, 2006.

Councilman Crawley reported on his attendance at the 23rd Annual Sculpture in the Park Conference in Loveland, Colorado, August 12-13, 2006.

Councilwoman Kappe announced that she would be attending the South Coast Air Quality Management District – Air Quality Institute meeting discussing best practices in air quality preservation on August 25, 2006, at the Carson Community Center; and requested that the tonight’s meeting be adjourned in memory of Virginia Azar, mother of Planning Commissioner Larry Sagert, who recently passed away.

Mayor Bowlen extended best wishes to students beginning school next week.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the City Council, the meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m. in memory of Virginia Azar, mother of Planning Commissioner Larry Sagert, who recently passed away.

/s/ Josephine Triggs
Josephine Triggs, City Clerk


ATTEST:


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

Approved: September 14, 2006

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