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Cerritos City Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS
HELD JULY 28, 2011

1. 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.

2. INVOCATION

Pastor Thel Bringas, Life Stream Worship Center, provided the invocation.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Boy Scout Troop 394 led the assembly in the salute to the flag.

4. 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

5. PRESENTATIONS

Proclamations/Presentations were made as follows:

Proclamation presented to the following organization: Off Street Café (Business Recognition Program)

6. PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Debra Ashby, representing the South Coast Air Quality Management District, announced several programs and services offered by her agency.

Paul Bellenbaum, resident, suggested that the City extend an invitation to have a pastor at Holy Family Church preside over the Council invocation on a regular basis.

Jim Palmer announced and invited residents to a fundraiser on Saturday, July 30, 2011, to benefit the students of his music school.

CONSIDERATION OF APPOINTMENTS TO VACANCIES ON VARIOUS COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

7A. Consideration of nomination of a private sector representative to the board of directors of the Southeast Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board (SELACO WIB)

The staff report was presented by Greg Berg, Director of Community and Safety Services.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Barrows and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards to select George Ray as the City’s Private Sector nominee to the SELACO WIB Board of Directors and forward the nomination to the City’s Policy Board representative, Mayor Carol Chen, for placement on the Policy Board agenda as the City’s Private Sector nominee to the SELACO WIB Board of Directors. The motion carried unanimously.

CONSENT CALENDAR

8A. Approval of Register of Demands

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Pulido and seconded by Councilmember Barrows to approve the Register of Demands dated July 28, 2011, Checks 126777 through 127108, in the total amount of $18,283,562.51. The motion carried unanimously.

9A. Approval of Minutes

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Pulido and seconded by Councilmember Barrows to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of July 14, 2011. The motion carried unanimously.

10A. Consideration and award of Bid No. 1113-11, printing of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) 2011-2012 On Stage Programs.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Pulido and seconded by Councilmember Barrows that Bid No. 1113-11 be awarded to Colorgraphics/CENVEO Los Angeles for the Printing of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts 2011-2012 On Stage Programs in the amount of $37,905.46. The motion carried unanimously.

10B. Consideration and award of Bid No. 1119-11, Printing of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) 2011-2012 Second Seasonal Calendar.

MOTION It was moved by Councilmember Pulido and seconded by Councilmember Barrows that Bid No. 1119-11 for the printing of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts 2011-2012 Second Seasonal Calendar be awarded to Advantage Mailing, Inc. in the amount of $37,001.42. The motion carried unanimously.

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

PUBLIC WORKS ACTIVITIES

11A. Consideration and award of contract for the maintenance of the Cerritos Sewer System, Bid No. 1118-11.

The staff report was presented by Kanna Vancheswaran, Assistant City Engineer.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Pulido and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards to award a contract in the amount of $160,540.27 to the apparent low bidder, Empire Pipe Cleaning & Equipment, Inc., for Maintenance of the Cerritos Sewer System, for a two year term with a provision for extension, and reject all other bids. The motion carried unanimously.

11B. Consideration of an award of contract for maintenance at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA), Project No. 12012, Bid No. 1120-12

The staff report was presented by Kanna Vancheswaran, Assistant City Engineer.

MOTION: It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards and seconded by Councilmember Pulido to award a contract for maintenance at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, Project No. 12012, Bid No. 1120-12, to United Riggers in the amount of $36,940. The motion carried unanimously.

NEW AND OLD BUSINESS

12A. Consideration and approval of the Third Amended Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement for the Orangeline Development Authority.

The staff report was presented by Ryan Carey, Management Analyst.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Pulido and seconded by Councilmember Barrows to approve the Third Amended Orangeline Authority Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement, authorize the Mayor to execute said document, and return with a report to the Council after the completion of the preliminary study. The motion carried unanimously.

12B. Consideration to waive reading of and adopt a RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN ADJUSTMENTS IN THE EMPLOYMENT SYSTEM AND THE PERSONNEL POLICIES, FOR FULL-TIME NON-EXEMPT EMPLOYEES REPRESENTED BY THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES (AFSCME) LOCAL 619, AND REPEALING RESOLUTION NO. 2011-08.

Consideration to waive reading of and adopt a RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN ADJUSTMENTS IN THE EMPLOYMENT SYSTEM AND THE PERSONNEL POLICIES, FOR FULL-TIME EXEMPT EMPLOYEES, FULL-TIME CONFIDENTIAL EMPLOYEES, AND REPEALING SECTIONS 5 THROUGH 31 OF RESOLUTION NO. 2011-09.

Consideration to waive reading of and adopt a RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS ELECTING TO ESTABLISH A HEALTH BENEFIT VESTING REQUIREMENT FOR FUTURE RETIREES UNDER PUBLIC EMPLOYEES’ MEDICAL AND HOSPITAL CARE.

Consideration to waive reading of and adopt a RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS PAYING AND REPORTING TO THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEE’S RETIREMENT SYSTEM THE VALUE OF EMPLOYER PAID MEMBER CONTRIBUTIONS.

Consideration to waive reading of and introduce a RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS PAYING AND REPORTING TO THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEE’S RETIREMENT SYSTEM THE VALUE OF EMPLOYER PAID MEMBER CONTRIBUTIONS.

The staff report was presented by Patricia Leyva, Personnel/Risk Manager.

Ram Kakkar expressed his opinion regarding pension “spiking.”

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Barrows and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards to:

1.) Waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2011-30, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN ADJUSTMENTS IN THE EMPLOYMENT SYSTEM AND THE PERSONNEL POLICIES, FOR FULL-TIME NON-EXEMPT EMPLOYEES REPRESENTED BY THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES (AFSCME) LOCAL 619, AND REPEALING RESOLUTION NO. 2011-08;

2.) Waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2011-31, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN ADJUSTMENTS IN THE EMPLOYMENT SYSTEM AND THE PERSONNEL POLICIES, FOR FULL-TIME EXEMPT EMPLOYEES, FULL-TIME CONFIDENTIAL EMPLOYEES, AND REPEALING SECTIONS 5 THROUGH 31 OF RESOLUTION NO. 2011-09;

3.) Waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2011-32, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS ELECTING TO ESTABLISH A HEALTH BENEFIT VESTING REQUIREMENT FOR FUTURE RETIREES UNDER PUBLIC EMPLOYEES’ MEDICAL AND HOSPITAL CARE;

4.) Waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2011-33, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS PAYING AND REPORTING TO THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEE’S RETIREMENT SYSTEM THE VALUE OF EMPLOYER PAID MEMBER CONTRIBUTIONS;

5.) Waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2011-34, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS PAYING AND REPORTING TO THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEE’S RETIREMENT SYSTEM THE VALUE OF EMPLOYER PAID MEMBER CONTRIBUTIONS.

The motion carried unanimously.

13A. REPORT ON PENDING LEGISLATION

13B. Consideration to waive reading of and adopt a RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS IN SUPPORT OF SB 214 (WOLK) WHICH PROPOSES TO ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT FOR VOTER APPROVAL TO CREATE AN INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING DISTRICT (IFD) AND REVISE PROVISIONS GOVERNING PUBLIC FACILITIES THAT MAY BE FINANCED THROUGH AN INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING DISTRICT; and

Consideration to waive reading of and adopt a RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS IN SUPPORT OF SB 475 (WRIGHT) WHICH PROPOSES TO CLARIFY AND HELP FACILITATE EXISTING LAW GOVERNING INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO UTILIZE PUBLIC SECTOR FINANCING FOR FEE PRODUCING INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

Councilmember Pulido recused himself from participation in this item citing a possible conflict of interest due to his employment with the State of California.

The staff report was presented by Kathy Matsumoto, Assistant City Manager.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Barrows and seconded by Councilmember Cho to:

1.) Waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2011-35, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS IN SUPPORT OF SB 214 (WOLK) WHICH PROPOSES TO ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT FOR VOTER APPROVAL TO CREATE AN INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING DISTRICT (IFD) AND REVISE PROVISIONS GOVERNING PUBLIC FACILITIES THAT MAY BE FINANCED THROUGH AN INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING DISTRICT; AND

2.) Waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2011-36, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS IN SUPPORT OF SB 475 (WRIGHT) WHICH PROPOSES TO CLARIFY AND HELP FACILITATE EXISTING LAW GOVERNING INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO UTILIZE PUBLIC SECTOR FINANCING FOR FEE PRODUCING INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS.

The motion carried pursuant to the following vote:

AYES: Barrows, Cho, Edwards, Chen
NOES: None
ABSENT (recused): Pulido
ABSTAIN: None

14. CITY COUNCIL COMMUNICATIONS/ COMMITTEE REPORTS/REPORT ON
MEETINGS

Comments and reports were provided by Councilmember Barrows, Councilmember Cho, Councilmember Pulido, Mayor Pro Tem Edwards, and Mayor Chen.

15. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 8:38 p.m.

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

/s/Carol K. Chen____
Carol K. Chen, Mayor

Approved: August 11, 2011

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