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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 25, 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 Carl Bernal, St. John Lutheran Church, provided the invocation.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Boy Scout Troop 693 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 Carol Chen

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Barrows and seconded by Councilmember Pulido to excuse Mayor Pro Tem Edwards from tonight’s meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

5. PRESENTATIONS

Proclamations/Presentations were made as follows:

Proclamations presented to the following organization and individuals: Southeast Los Angeles Country Workforce Investment Board (Business Recognition Program), Jaclyn Dong (1st place winner – 49th Annual Southwestern Youth Music Festival), Enrique Bennett and Kevin Chou (People to People Student Ambassador Program), Kendall Charles Nishibayashi, Nitin Sadras, and Justin Wiguna (Eagle Scout Court of Honor).

6. PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Chris Foster, resident, thanked the community and Council for their participation in the Tip-A-Cop fundraiser for the Special Olympics.

CONSENSUS (Barrows): Directed staff to advertise Tip-A-Cop fundraisers in the City newsletter.

CONSENT CALENDAR

7A. Approval of Register of Demands

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Barrows and seconded by Councilmember Pulido to approve the Register of Demands dated August 25, 2011, Checks 127498 through 127828, in the total amount of $10,147,442.21. The motion carried unanimously.

8A. Approval of Minutes

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Barrows and seconded by Councilmember Pulido to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of August 11, 2011. The motion carried unanimously.

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

PUBLIC HEARINGS

9A. Waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS FINDING THE CITY IN CONFORMANCE WITH THE CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (CMP) AND ADOPTING THE 2011 CMP LOCAL DEVELOPMENT REPORT, IN ACCORDANCE WITH CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 65089.

A staff report was provided by Doug Kellam, Management Analyst.

Mayor Chen opened the public hearing.

Ram Kakkar, resident, spoke regarding traffic and noise impacts in his neighborhood.

Mayor Chen closed the public hearing.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Barrows and seconded by Councilmember Pulido to waive reading of and adopt RESOLUTION NO. 2011-37, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS FINDING THE CITY IN CONFORMANCE WITH THE CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (CMP) AND ADOPTING THE 2011 CMP LOCAL DEVELOPMENT REPORT, IN ACCORDANCE WITH CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 65089. The motion carried unanimously.

NEW AND OLD BUSINESS

10A. Waive reading of and adopt 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 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 Geri DeMasi, Budget Manager.

Mayor Chen opened the public hearing. There were no public speakers.
Mayor Chen closed the public hearing.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Barrows and seconded by Councilmember Pulido to waive reading of and adopt 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 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.

10B. Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY’S ENFORCEABLE OBLIGATION PAYMENT SCHEDULE (EOPS) TO CONFORM WITH HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTIONS 34167(H) AND 34169(G), IN COMPLIANCE WITH ASSEMBLY BILL 1X 26.

The staff report was presented by Geri DeMasi, Budget Manager.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Barrows and seconded by Councilmember Pulido to waive reading and adopt RESOLUTION NO. CRA 2011-7, A RESOLUTION OF THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY ADOPTING AN ENFORCEABLE OBLIGATION PAYMENT SCHEDULE, IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF AB 1X 26. The motion carried unanimously.

10C. Designation of Voting Delegate and Alternate(s) for the League of California Cities Annual Conference to be held September 21 – 23, 2011.

The staff report was presented by Vida Barone, Interim City Clerk.

Council directed that the Voting Delegate and Alternate remain the same as previously approved in April 2011.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Barrows and seconded by Councilmember Pulido to receive and file the report. The motion carried unanimously.

10D. Review of the 2012 City Council/ Redevelopment Agency meeting dates and possible rescheduling of dates conflicting with holidays and/or other events.

The staff report was presented by Vida Barone, Interim City Clerk.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Barrows and seconded by Councilmember Pulido to receive and file the report. The motion carried unanimously.

10E. Review and consideration of the artwork by Jordan Mozer for Stacked Restaurant at 18425 Gridley Road in the Los Cerritos Center in accordance with Chapter 22.94 of the Cerritos Municipal Code as it relates to the Art in Public Places Program. The project is generally located on the Northeast Quadrant of the Los Cerritos Center, Gridley Road between 183rd Street and South Street (APN 7038-014-015).

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

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Cho and seconded by Councilmember Pulido to approve the subject art piece for Stacked Restaurant. The motion carried unanimously.

REPORT ON PENDING LEGISLATION

11A. Report on Pending Legislation

None.

11B. Action to support or oppose specific legislation pending in the California Legislature or pending in the California Governor’s Office for signature.

None.

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

Comments and reports were provided by Councilmember Pulido, Councilmember Barrows, and Mayor Chen.

13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m. in memory of Ted Edwards, uncle of Mayor Pro Tem Jim Edwards.

 

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

 

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

Approved: September 8, 2011

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