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Cerritos City Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS
HELD AUGUST 11, 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 Leonard Tan, First Evangelical Church of Cerritos, provided the invocation.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Councilmember Cho 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:

Proclamations presented to the following organization and individuals: Cerritos Special Olympics Team (Training for 2011 Season), Daniel Joaquin Badillo (Eagle Scout), Peter Uyanne (participation in People to People Student Ambassador Program), and Team “Blind Start” (2011 Dragon Boat Race).

6. PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Patricia Wascher, resident, expressed concerns regarding the construction of a group home on her street.

Loren Wascher, resident, expressed concerns regarding the construction of a group home on his street.

Vicki Morrison, resident, expressed concerns regarding the construction of a group home on her street.

Chris McDaniel, resident, expressed concerns regarding the construction of a group home on his street.

Gay Arakawa spoke regarding the Special Olympics “Tip-a-Cop” fundraiser program.

Marie O’Donnell, resident, spoke about the murder of her grandson, a Cerritos resident.
Gene Hesse, resident, expressed concerns regarding the residence at 12234 Yearling Place.

CONSENT CALENDAR

7A. Approval of Register of Demands

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Pulido and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards to approve the Register of Demands dated August 11, 2011, Checks 127109 through 127496, in the total amount of $5,961,825.97. The motion carried unanimously.

8. Approval of Treasurer’s Report for the period ending June 30, 2011

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Pulido and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards to approve the Treasurer’s Report for the period ending June 30, 2011. The motion carried unanimously.

9A. Approval of Minutes

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Pulido and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of July 28, 2011. The motion carried unanimously.

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

PUBLIC HEARINGS

10A. ORDINANCES COMPLYING WITH PROVISIONS OF ASSEMBLY BILL X1 27 (“ABX1 27”), ELECTING TO IMPLEMENT PARTICIPATION BY THE CITY OF CERRITOS AND THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY IN THE ALTERNATIVE VOLUNTARY REDEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.

Consideration to waive reading of and adopt AN URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA, TO ELECT AND IMPLEMENT PARTICIPATION BY THE CITY OF CERRITOS AND THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY IN THE VOLUNTARY ALTERNATIVE REDEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PURSUANT TO PART 1.9 OF DIVISION 24 OF THE CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE IN ORDER TO PERMIT THE CONTINUED EXISTENCE AND OPERATION OF THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY.

Consideration to waive reading of and introduce AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA, TO ELECT AND IMPLEMENT PARTICIPATION BY THE CITY OF CERRITOS AND THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY IN THE VOLUNTARY ALTERNATIVE REDEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PURSUANT TO PART 1.9 OF DIVISION 24 OF THE CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE IN ORDER TO PERMIT THE CONTINUED EXISTENCE AND OPERATION OF THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY.

A staff report was provided by Torrey Contreras, Director of Community Development.

City Attorney Mark Steres provided an overview regarding current litigation as related to both pieces of legislation.

Paul Bellenbaum, resident, expressed concern regarding the length of the existing Cerritos Redevelopment Agency.

CONSENSUS (Barrows): Staff was directed to schedule a Council study session on the status of proposed Redevelopment Agency funded projects, as appropriate.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Pulido and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards to waive reading of and adopt ORDINANCE NO. 962, AN URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA, TO ELECT AND IMPLEMENT PARTICIPATION BY THE CITY OF CERRITOS AND THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY IN THE VOLUNTARY ALTERNATIVE REDEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PURSUANT TO PART 1.9 OF DIVISION 24 OF THE CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE IN ORDER TO PERMIT THE CONTINUED EXISTENCE AND OPERATION OF THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY. The motion carried unanimously.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Pulido and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards to waive reading of and introduce ORDINANCE NO. 963, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA, TO ELECT AND IMPLEMENT PARTICIPATION BY THE CITY OF CERRITOS AND THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY IN THE VOLUNTARY ALTERNATIVE REDEVLOPMENT PROGRAM PURUSANT TO PART 1.9 OF DIVISION 24 OF THE CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE IN ORDER TO PERMIT THE CONTINUED EXISTENCE AND OPERATION OF THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY. The motion carried unanimously.

PUBLIC WORKS ACTIVITIES

11A. Consideration and authorization for the sole-source procurement and installation of sod for the Sports Complex Turf Renovation.

The staff report was presented by Todd Kuh, Parks and Trees Superintendent.

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

1.) Find that staff has satisfied the purposes of the bidding regulations of the Cerritos Municipal Code;

2.) Find that it is reasonable and necessary to sole-source the procurement of GN-1 Hybrid Bermuda from Pacific Earth Resources in accordance with Section 3.20.060 of the City of Cerritos Municipal Code; and

3.) Appropriate sufficient funds from Parks and Trees maintenance funds to procure 25,000 square feet of sod in the amount of $12,072.50

The motion carried unanimously.

NEW AND OLD BUSINESS

12A. Review and consideration of the preliminary final Assembly, Senate, and Congressional District Maps proposed by the Citizens Redistricting Commission in accordance with Proposition 11 (2008) and Proposition 20 (2010) as it relates to the City of Cerritos.

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

Kenneth Cha, resident, expressed his sentiments regarding the redistricting maps.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Barrows and seconded by Councilmember Pulido to receive and file the final Assembly and Senate District Maps and related subject information. The motion carried unanimously.

Councilmember Pulido, citing his employment by the State of California, recused himself from the Council deliberation and discussion of the Congressional district maps. He left the dais and the Council Chamber for the remainder of the item.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Barrows and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards to receive and file the final Congressional District Map and related subject information. The motion carried pursuant to the following roll call vote:

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

REPORT ON PENDING LEGISLATION

13A. Report on Pending Legislation

City Manager Gallucci affirmed that the City is monitoring all action related to the Redevelopment Agency and will notify the Council with any updates.

13B. Action to support or oppose specific legislation pending in the California Legislature or pending in the California Governor’s Office for signature.

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 9:15 p.m. in memory of Lieutenant Commander Jonas Kelsall, son of Lakewood Chamber of Commerce President/CEO John Kelsall, who was one of 22 Navy Seals on board a helicopter shot down in Afghanistan.

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

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

Approved: August 25, 2011


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