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Cerritos City Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS
HELD MARCH 24, 2011

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, First Baptist Church of Fullerton, offered the invocation.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Camp Fire USA, Long Beach Area Council Elsus and Rocket Cats led the assembly in the salute to the flag.

ROLL CALL

The following Members of the City Council were in attendance:

Councilmember Bruce Barrows
Councilmember Joseph Cho, Ph.D.
Councilmember Mark Pulido
Mayor Pro Tem Jim Edwards
Mayor Carol Chen

PRESENTATIONS

Proclamations/Presentations were made as follows:

California Contract Cities Association presentation (Sam Olivito, Executive Director, and Margaret Finlay, Past President)

Camp Fire USA, Long Beach Area Council presentation to Council in honor of its 101st birthday.

Proclamation presented to Camp Fire USA, Long Beach Area Council in celebration of 101 years of service to the community.

Proclamation in honor of World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Awareness month.

Proclamation presented in honor of April 2011 as DMV/Donate Life California Month.

Proclamation in honor of Tsunami Awareness and Preparedness Week.

Proclamation presented to Gary Hall in recognition of achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

Plaque presented to Martha Villanueva in appreciation for her service to the City of Cerritos for 32 years.

PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Harshad Mody wished the best of luck to the newly elected Councilmembers.

Katherine Chu announced the upcoming fundraiser event for the Special Olympics.

Yukiko Elegino spoke regarding her husband’s desire to hold a fundraising event for the victims of the recent Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

CONSENSUS (Chen): Directed staff to work with Ms. Elegino to schedule the fundraising event for the victims of the recent Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

Roopa Shukla expressed concerns regarding a citation she received for double-parking when off-loading passengers near school sites.

Julietta Williams thanked the Council for their support of her recent fundraising event.

Gail Grossman, thanked Council for the “No U-turn” signs near her neighborhood and spoke regarding the recent municipal elections.

CONSENT CALENDAR

Approval of Register of Demands

MOTION: It was moved by Councilman Barrows and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards to approve the Register of Demands dated March 24, 2011, Checks 123549 through 123876 in the total amount of $2,040,781.80. The motion carried unanimously.

Approval of Minutes

MOTION: It was moved by Councilman Barrows and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards to approve the Minutes of the Joint Special Meetings of the City Council/Redevelopment Agency of March 10, March 15, and March 16, 2011 and the Regular Meeting of March 10, 2011.

ROLL CALL:
AYES: Barrows, Cho, Edwards, Chen
NOES: None.
ABSENT: None.
ABSTAIN: Pulido (from the minutes of March 10 and March 15, 2011)

PUBLIC HEARING

Consideration and review of a Joint Resolution of the Cerritos City Council and Cerritos Redevelopment Agency authorizing the execution of an agreement for the transfer by the Cerritos Redevelopment Agency of leasehold property and real property assets to the City of Cerritos

Ryan Carey, Management Analyst, presented a report. A PowerPoint Presentation was displayed.

Mayor Chen opened the public hearing and public testimony. There were no members of public electing to provide testimony. Mayor Chen closed public testimony and the public hearing.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilman Pulido and seconded by Councilman Barrows to 1) adopt RESOLUTION NO. 2011-4 AND CRA RESOLUTION NO. 2011-3, A JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE CERRITOS CITY COUNCIL AND CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT FOR THE TRANSFER BY THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF LEASEHOLD PROPERTY AND REAL PROPERTY ASSETS TO THE CITY OF CERRITOS, and 2) direct the City Manager/Executive Director to execute documents and take all necessary steps to finalize and complete said transfer. The motion carried unanimously.

PUBLIC WORKS ACTIVITIES

Consideration and review of a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Cerritos granting a Partial Quitclaim of Water Easements to Macerich Cerritos, LLC, and Nordstrom, Inc.; and accepting a perpetual Water Pipeline Easement from the Macerich Cerritos, LLC, for water line utility purposes in and across portions of Parcels 2 and 4 of Parcel Map No. 12236, located at the Los Cerritos Center, (APN 7038-014-022).

Hal Arbogast, Director of Public Works, provided a report.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilman Barrows and seconded by Councilman Cho to 1) adopt RESOLUTION NO. 2011-5, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS GRANTING A PARTIAL QUITCLAIM OF WATER EASEMENTS TO MACERICH CERRITOS, LLC, AND NORDSTROM, INC.; AND ACCEPTING A PERPETUAL WATER PIPELINE EASEMENT FROM THE MACERICH CERRITOS, LLC, FOR WATER LINE UTILITY PURPOSES IN AND ACROSS PORTION OF PARCELS 2 AND 4 OF PARCEL MAP NO. 12236, LOCATED AT THE LOS CERRITOS CENTER, (APN 7038-014-022) and 2) authorize the City Clerk to record the documents. The motion carried unanimously.

Consideration and award of contract for emergency repairs and replacement of the right angle gear drive at the Well C-2 - Booster 1, located at the Cerritos Corporate Yard, 16540 Marquardt Avenue, Cerritos, CA 90703.

Vince Brar, Senior Assistant City Manager, provided a report.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilman Barrows and seconded by Councilman Pulido to 1) make a finding that an emergency exists requiring the immediate replacement of the right angle gear drive at the Well C-2 – Booster 1, at the Cerritos Corporate Yard, 2) make a finding that staff has negotiated fair and reasonable terms for the services through an informal bid process, 3) find that staff has satisfied the purposes of the Bidding Statute of the Cerritos Municipal Code, and that it is reasonable and necessary to utilize an informal bid process to expedite the emergency repair process, and 4) award a contract for the emergency repairs and replacement of the right angle gear drive at the Well C-2 – Booster 1, located at the Cerritos Corporate Yard to General Pump Company. The motion carried unanimously.

PENDING LEGAL MATTERS

Review and Consideration of a request by the League of California Cities and the California Redevelopment Association for payment of the Legal Defense Fund Assessment in the matter of the budget proposal of the Governor of California as it relates to the elimination of Redevelopment Agencies to balance the budget.

Councilmember Pulido noted that as an employee of the State legislature he was electing to recuse himself from the deliberation and voting on this matter. He then proceeded to exit the Chamber for the duration of the item.

Kathy Matsumoto, Assistant City Manager, provided a report.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilman Barrows and seconded by Councilman Cho to approve the payment of $5,000 to the California Redevelopment Association for the Legal Defense Fund Assessment related to the proposed elimination of redevelopment agencies. The motion carried unanimously.

REPORT ON PENDING LEGISLATION

City Manager Art Gallucci spoke regarding a potential bill that would serve as an alternate to the Governor’s proposal to eliminate redevelopment agencies.

CITY COUNCIL COMMUNICATIONS/COMMITTEE REPORTS/REPORT ON MEETINGS

Councilmembers Pulido, Barrows, Cho and Mayor Pro Tem Edwards and Mayor Chen reported on their various official activities and attendance at official meetings.

CONSENSUS (Chen): Direct staff to provide a report on an upcoming agenda related to the League of California Cities Discount Prescription Drug Program.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 9:05 p.m.

/s/ Vida Barone____
ATTEST: Vida Barone, Interim City Clerk

/s/ Carol Chen____
Carol Chen, Mayor

Approved: April 14, 2011


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