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Cerritos City Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF A JOINT SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CERRITOS CITY COUNCIL AND THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY HELD JUNE 12, 2007

CALL TO ORDER

The joint special meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Cerritos City Hall, 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, Cerritos, California.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Mayor Pro Tem Edwards led the assembly in the salute to the flag.

ROLL CALL

The City Clerk noted attendance of the following Members of the City Council/Redevelopment Agency:

Councilman/Member Bruce W. Barrows

Councilman/Member Joseph Cho, Ph.D.

Councilman/Member John F. Crawley

Mayor Pro Tem/Vice Chair Jim Edwards

Mayor/Chair Laura Lee

PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

There was no response to an invitation for public comments.

MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION AND/OR CONSIDERATION

Discussion and consideration of the proposed Combined Financial Program for the City of Cerritos and Cerritos Redevelopment Agency for Fiscal Year 2007-2008.

City Manager/Executive Director Gallucci provided introductory comments and a general overview of conditions affecting the budgeting process.  He presented slides in conjunction with the budget letter and reviewed the Statement of Fund Balances and Reserves, Revenues by Funds and Sources/Bond Interest and Redemption, Departmental Operating Budgets, and Capital Improvement Program.

Departmental Operating Budgets

Object Code 53070—Reimbursed Mileage

All Activity Codes

Staff was directed to report back at the time of final approval of the budget on reimbursing mileage at the IRS rate, taking into consideration union meet and confer ramifications and applicability to certain commissions on travel outside of the City; and authorizing staff to meet and confer with the union on this subject matter, only.

Object Code 63411—Community Programs

Activity Code 421—Community Participation

Staff was directed to provide a memorandum with additional details regarding the proposed expenditures, including the level of participation of other cities in instances where other cities do participate.

Capital Improvement Program

Project 10026—Frontier Park/Wittman School Fence

The City Council directed that when the agreement with the ABC Unified School District for Project 10026 is presented to the City Council, this agreement contain a provision that would protect the City against any loss arising from changes to and/or loss of the fence or use of the fields within a specified time period.

Project 10073—Playground Equipment Replacement

Staff was directed to report back at the time of final approval of the budget on replacing the park swings that were removed as a result of state requirements related to placement of swings, while ensuring that these regulations are complied with when the swings are replaced.

Projects 42123/72123—"ABC" Administration Office

Staff was directed to report back at the time of final approval of the budget with a

55-year projection of Cerritos-area private sector office rents as well as for this specific office building.

Project 72103—Sheriff Station Expansion

In the project description, staff was directed to change the number "5,000" to "9,000" to more accurately reflect the square footage of the expansion.

Project 13086—Wheelchair Accessible Ramps

Staff was directed to report back at the time of final approval of the budget on how many wheelchair accessible ramps were installed this fiscal year and how many will be installed as part of proposed street improvement projects for the coming fiscal year.

Project 73015—Del Amo Boulevard Bridge at Coyote Creek

Staff was directed to provide the City Council with the priority list of funding requests for City projects that was provided to Congresswoman Linda Sanchez.

Project 15037—LED Retrofit

In the project description, staff was directed to delete the word "pilot."

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m.

/s/ Josephine Triggs              
Josephine Triggs, City Clerk

/s/ Art Gallucci                         
Art Gallucci, Redevelopment Agency Secretary

ATTEST:

/s/ Laura Lee______
Laura Lee, Mayor/Chair

Approved:  June 28, 2007

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