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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 2, 2008

CALL TO ORDER

The joint special meeting was called to order at 6:05 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Cerritos City Hall, 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, Cerritos, California.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Councilwoman 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/Redevelopment Agency:

Councilman/Member Joseph Cho, Ph.D.

Councilwoman/Member Laura Lee

Mayor Pro Tem/Vice Chair Bruce W. Barrows

Mayor/Chair Jim Edwards

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 2008-2009.

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.  City Council/Redevelopment Agency discussion followed.

CONSENSUS:  Directed staff to report back on the energy saving benefits of newer technology as well as energy audits for City facilities.

CONSENSUS:  Directed the City Manager to encourage the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to increase law enforcement efficiency.

CONSENSUS:  Directed staff to report back on the possibility of utilizing water enterprise funding to provide residents with automatic irrigation controllers.

CONSENSUS:  Directed staff to report back regarding the amounts associated with facilities use by the Friends of Arts Education, A Groups and ABC Unified School District Groups for all City facilities, including sports fields.

CONSENSUS:  Directed a report back regarding synchronized traffic signals at major arterials.

CONSENSUS:  Directed the Parks and Recreation Commission review and report back regarding a long-term review of Swim Center enhancements related to play areas for children.

CONSENSUS:  Directed that Departmental Activity Commentary Significant Program Changes contain information regarding previous and proposed budgeted amounts, which have resulted in the up or down change amount.

Cost Center 451 – Community Safety

MOTION:  It was moved by Mayor/Chair Edwards and seconded by Councilman/Member Cho to direct that the Cost Center 451 – Community Safety significant activity program change remain as presented in the preliminary budget:  "Increase in police and safety services reflects increase in County contract, the addition of a rewards fund, and addition of two deputies (61370) $677,180" and direct that staff report back on the proposed addition of the two deputies as well as security cameras for City parks/facilities, with a representative that currently utilizes security cameras to offer testimony at the City Council/Redevelopment Agency meeting at which this is addressed.  The motion carried with Mayor Pro Tem/Vice Chair Barrows dissenting.

CONSENSUS:  Directed staff to look at the pavement conditions on Artesia Boulevard eastbound approaching the 91 Freeway off ramp.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 9:55 p.m.

/s/ Josephine Triggs       
Josephine Triggs, City Clerk

/s/ Art Gallucci       
Art Gallucci, Redevelopment Agency Secretary

ATTEST:

/s/ Jim Edwards      
Jim Edwards, Mayor/Chair

Approved:  June 12, 2008

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