City of Cerritos logo

Skip to Content | Footer | Accessibility

E-News signup for e-mail/text updates

 

city logo

Cerritos City Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS
HELD JUNE 24, 2010

CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Cerritos City Hall, 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, Cerritos, California.

INVOCATION

Pastor Bill Ebling, a Cerritos resident with the First Baptist Church of Fullerton, offered the invocation.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Mayor Pro Tem Laura Lee led the assembly in the salute to the flag.

ROLL CALL

The following Members of the City Council were in attendance:

Councilman Bruce Barrows
Councilwoman Carol Chen
Councilman Jim Edwards
Mayor Pro Tem Laura Lee
Mayor Joseph Cho, Ph.D.

PRESENTATIONS

The following proclamations were presented: Charlotte Dent in recognition of her being recognized for her volunteer service by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on May 19, 2010 at their 45th Annual Older Americans Recognition Day Awards Program; and Parks and Recreation Commissioners designating July 2010 as Parks and Recreation Month in the City of Cerritos. A plaque was presented to City Clerk/Treasurer Josie Triggs upon the occasion of her upcoming retirement.

PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

The Mayor invited those wishing to speak during public comments and suggestions. No one wishing to speak, the public comments and suggestions portion of the meeting was closed.

CONSENT CALENDAR

Approval of Register of Demands

MOTION: It was moved by Councilman Edwards and seconded by Councilman Barrows to approve the Register of Demands dated June 24, 2010, Checks 117172 through 117561, in the total amount of $10,856,759.99. The motion carried unanimously.

Approval of Treasurer's Report for the period ending April 30, 2010

MOTION: It was moved by Councilman Edwards and seconded by Councilman Barrows to approve the Treasurer's Report for the period ending April 30, 2010. The motion carried unanimously.

Approval of Minutes

MOTION: It was moved by Councilman Edwards and seconded by Councilman Barrows to approve the Minutes of the Joint Special Meeting of June 4, 2010, and the Special Meeting of June 7, 2010. The motion carried unanimously.

Notification of review of Conflict of Interest Code.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilman Edwards and seconded by Councilman Barrows to direct the City Clerk 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, 2010. The motion carried unanimously.

Review and consideration of a letter from the Cerritos City Council to Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez in support of a funding request submitted by the City of Los Alamitos for federal earmark funds to reconstruct an airfield runway and other related improvements at the Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB) located in the City of Los Alamitos, California.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilman Edwards and seconded by Councilman Barrows to authorize the transmittal of a letter by the Mayor on behalf of the Cerritos City Council to Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez in support of a funding request submitted by the City of Los Alamitos for Federal earmark funds to reconstruct an airfield runway and other related improvements at the Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB) located in the City of Los Alamitos, California. The motion carried unanimously.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

A request by applicant Greg Darling of Cycle Dragon Motorsports, 16301 Piuma Avenue, Cerritos, CA, 90703, on behalf of the property owner, for approval of a motorcycle sales use and a related minor service use at 16301 Piuma Avenue. The subject property is zoned Industrial Commercial Two (MC-2) and is located within the Los Cerritos Redevelopment Project Area (APN 7016-005-018).

Cerritos Redevelopment Agency Conformity Report 2010-3
Conditional Use Permit 2010-4*

*Pursuant to Section 15301 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), this project is categorically exempt.

Title was read to the foregoing item, the public hearing opened, and staff report presented.

Interested parties were invited to present testimony.

Greg Darling, applicant, responded to City Council inquiries noting the current location would continue to provide a small section for repairs and a showroom area.

No one else wished to present testimony and the public hearing was closed.

MOTION: It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Lee and seconded by Councilman Barrows that the City Council:

A. Receive and file Cerritos Redevelopment Agency Conformity Report 2010-3; and

B. Approve Conditional Use Permit 2010-4, making the finding set forth in Cerritos Planning Commission Resolution No. PC 2010-19;

as recommended in the staff report dated June 24, 2010. The motion carried unanimously.

Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF CERRITOS AND THE CITY OF LA MIRADA, CALIFORNIA, REGARDING THE EXCHANGE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) FUNDS FOR GENERAL FUNDS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2010-2011.

Title was read to the foregoing item, the public hearing opened, and staff report presented.

Interested parties were invited to present testimony. No one wished to present testimony and the public hearing was closed.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilman Barrows and seconded by Councilwoman Chen to waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2010-7 entitled A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF CERRITOS AND THE CITY OF LA MIRADA, CALIFORNIA, REGARDING THE EXCHANGE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) FUNDS FOR GENERAL FUNDS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2010-2011. The motion carried unanimously.

Public Hearing Agenda Items 11C and 11D were considered concurrently.

Consideration of the Combined Financial Program for the City of Cerritos and Cerritos Redevelopment Agency for Fiscal Year 2010-2011.

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 2010-2011, 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 2010-2011.

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 2010-2011.

Title was read to the foregoing agenda items, the public hearings opened, and staff reports presented.

Interested parties were invited to present testimony. No one wished to present testimony and the public hearings were closed.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilwoman Chen and seconded by Councilman Barrows that the City Council:

A. Receive and file Planning Commission Resolution No. PC 2010-22 finding the Capital Improvement Plan for Fiscal Year 2010-2011 in conformance with the General Plan for both the City of Cerritos and the Cerritos Redevelopment Agency;

B. Waive reading of and adopt Joint Resolution No. 2010-8 and CRA 2010-2 entitled 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 2010-2011, 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 2010-2011; and

C. Waive reading of and adopt Joint Resolution No. 2010-9 and CRA 2010-3 entitled 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 2010-2011;

as recommended in the staff reports dated June 24, 2010. The motion carried unanimously.

PENDING LEGAL MATTERS

Resolutions for consideration

Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AUTHORIZING SUBMITTAL OF APPLICATIONS TO THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES RECYCLING AND RECOVERY FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE USED OIL PAYMENT PROGRAM.

MOTION: It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Lee and seconded by Councilwoman Chen to waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2010-10 entitled A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AUTHORIZING SUBMITTAL OF APPLICATIONS TO THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES RECYCLING AND RECOVERY FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE USED OIL PAYMENT PROGRAM. The motion carried unanimously.

Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF CERRITOS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY ENERGY PROGRAM (LACEP).

Craig Perkins, representing Los Angeles County Energy Program, commented on program funding, loan particulars, eligible properties, determination of property values, judicial validation process pertaining to property liens, and loan terms.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilwoman Chen and seconded by Councilman Barrows to waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2010-11 entitled A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF CERRITOS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY ENERGY PROGRAM (LACEP). The motion carried unanimously.

PUBLIC WORKS ACTIVITIES

Review and consideration of a professional services contract for a comprehensive performance and contract compliance audit of CalMet Services.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilman Barrows and seconded by Councilman Edwards to award a professional services contract to HF&H Consultants, LLC in the amount of $65,000 for a comprehensive performance and contract compliance audit of CalMet Services, Inc. The motion carried unanimously.

NEW AND OLD BUSINESS

Consideration of an agreement for animal control services between the City of Long Beach and the City of Cerritos.

It was noted during the staff report that Cerritos would retain the fines imposed and that the proposed contract would be modified to reflect that information.

John Keisler, City of Long Beach Animal Control Services Manager, provided an overview of the service to be provided to the City of Cerritos under the proposed contract.

Ram Kakkar, Cerritos resident, commented on dog owners who do not pick-up after their animals and asked that this matter be addressed.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilman Barrows and seconded by Councilman Edwards that the City Council:

1. Approve the agreement for the provision of animal care and control services between the City of Long Beach and the City of Cerritos for the period of July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2012; and

2. Authorize the Mayor to sign all necessary documentation on behalf of the City of Cerritos;

as recommended in the staff report dated June 24, 2010. The motion carried unanimously.

CITY COUNCIL COMMUNICATIONS/COMMITTEE REPORTS/REPORT ON MEETINGS

Councilman Barrows commented on his attendance at the Cerritos Youth Baseball Awards and Pacific Electric Right-of-Way meetings.

CONSENSUS: At the suggestion of Councilman Barrows, the City Council reached consensus to direct staff to report back on iPhone applications that could assist residents in reporting service needs to the City.

Councilwoman Chen commented on her attendance at the recent Neighborhood Watch Town Hall meeting, Cerritos Youth Baseball Awards, and the Connecting Women to Power Conference sponsored by State Board of Equalization Board Vice Chair Jerome Horton. She congratulated Cerritos High School for being nominated in Newsweek Magazine's America's Best High Schools.

Councilman Edwards indicated his attendance at the Cerritos Youth Baseball Awards and the Gonsalves Elementary School Flag Ceremony. He noted that Gonsalves Elementary School had been named a California Distinguished School, announced that Lt. Col. Callahan would be leaving 1st Combat Engineer Battalion to his new assignment in Washington, D.C., and invited everyone to the Relay for Life this coming Saturday and Sunday at Gahr High School and to the City's Let Freedom Ring Celebration on July 4th.

Mayor Pro Tem Lee commented on her attendance at the Cerritos Youth Baseball Awards and the Gonsalves Elementary School Flag Ceremony. She noted that Proposition 16 had been defeated in the recent June election and indicated she was a guest speaker at CalState Dominguez Hills where visitors from Jilan Province, China were in attendance.

Mayor Cho noted he had attended the Our Lady of Fatima School Graduation Brunch, Korean-American Special Education 10th Anniversary Dinner, Meritorious Marine Recognition Ceremony, and the Cerritos Youth Baseball Awards Ceremony. He also commented on the recent Korean War Veterans trip to Korean sponsored by the Sae Eden Presbyterian Church, announced that the initiative petition to stop the State from taking local government funds has qualified for the November ballot, and addressed the opening of the new Apple store in the Los Cerritos Shopping Center, commenting briefly on other new store openings and the KIA dealership in the Auto Mall, and invited everyone to the Relay for Life event at Gahr High school as well as the City's 4th of July celebration.

CLOSED SESSION

Public Employee Appointment pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.1
Title: Interim City Clerk/Treasurer

The City Council convened in Closed Session at 9:00 p.m. The meeting reconvened at 9:25 p.m.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilman Barrows and seconded by Councilman Edwards to direct that the City retain an Interim City Clerk. The motion carried unanimously.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilman Barrows and seconded by Councilman Edwards to authorize the appointment of a Deputy City Treasurer. The motion carried unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 9:25 p.m.

 

/s/ Josephine Triggs
ATTEST: Josephine Triggs, City Clerk

 

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

Approved: July 8, 2010

Back to Article Top