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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 4, 2010

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/Vice Chair 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/Redevelopment Agency:

Councilman/Member Bruce W. Barrows
Councilwoman/Member Carol Chen
Councilman/Member Jim Edwards
Mayor Pro Tem/Vice Chair Laura Lee
Mayor/Chair Joseph Cho, Ph.D.

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 2010-2011.

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, and Revenues by Funds and Sources/Bond Interest and Redemption; and responded to inquiries related to the Departmental Operating Budgets and Capital Improvement Program. City Council/Redevelopment Agency discussion followed.

Proposition A Fund and Proposition C Fund

CONSENSUS: Following discussion regarding a suggestion that an evaluation of the COW and Dial-A-Ride be made to determine if these programs are effectively serving the community, staff was directed to evaluate and report back to the City Council on the Cerritos on Wheels and Dial-A-Ride programs, including ridership statistics, cost containment, and route considerations; and that the City Council consider the report prior to making a determination of whether or not there is further need to expand the review outside of City staff.

Los Cerritos Project Area Debt Service Fund and Los Coyotes Project Area Debt Service Fund

City Manager/Executive Director Gallucci reported that staff is undertaking an analysis of the Los Cerritos Project Area Debt Service Fund and Los Coyotes Project Area Debt Service Fund for report back to the City Council, which would include looking at loans from the City to the Agency and the potential of reselling bonds.

RECESS AND RECONVENE

The City Council recessed at 8:05 p.m. and reconvened, with all Councilmembers/Agency Members present, at 8:15 p.m.

Legislative and Administrative/City Council
111-53080

MAIN MOTION: It was moved by Councilwoman/Member Chen and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem/Vice Chair Lee to reduce City Council travel and meetings, 111-53080, from $116,170 to $66,000.

SUBSTITUTE MOTION: It was moved by Councilman/Member Barrows and seconded by Councilman/Member Edwards to reduce City Council travel and meetings, 111-53080, from $116,170 to $76,000. The motion failed with Councilwoman/Member Chen, Mayor Pro Tem/Vice Chair Lee and Mayor/Chairman Cho dissenting.

MAIN MOTION CARRIED: The foregoing main motion carried unanimously.

Public Works/Facility Maintenance
344 Activity Commentary

It was noted that the Activity Commentary for Facility Maintenance would be changed to reflect the increase to the Cerritos Sheriff Station as a result of the recent expansion to that facility.

Community & Safety Services/Community Safety
451 Activity Commentary

It was noted that the Significant Activity Program Change language would be changed to reflect that the Police and Safety Services amount represents an account transfer and not the reinstatement of two contract deputy allocations.

Community & Safety Services/Recreation Services
441-63410 Rose Parade Float

In response to Council/Agency inquiry, City Manager/ Executive Director Gallucci indicated that a budget allocation had been made for the Rose Parade float prior to a City Council action that did not sustain moving forward with the float for 2011. It was noted further that if the budget, as modified this evening, is subsequently approved by the City Council/Redevelopment Agency, the Rose Parade float would not be a funded program based on that previous City Council action. City Attorney/Agency Counsel Steres added that should the Council wish to reconsider the Rose Parade float allocation this evening, the motion to do so would be required from a Councilmember who voted on the prevailing side of the original motion.

Legislative and Administrative/City Clerk
141-61430 Professional Services

MOTION: It was moved by Councilwoman/Member Chen and seconded by Councilman/Member Barrows to increase Professional Services, 141-61430, from $50,000 to $60,000. The motion carried unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.

 

/s/ Josephine Triggs
Josephine Triggs, City Clerk

 

/s/ Art Gallucci
Art Gallucci, Redevelopment Agency
Secretary

ATTEST:

/s/ Joseph Cho
Joseph Cho, Ph.D., Mayor/Chair

Approved: June 24, 2010

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