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Cerritos City Council Meeting Minutes


MINUTES OF A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS
HELD SEPTEMBER 19, 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

Elder Roger Garrett, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, provided the invocation.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Girl Scout Troop 1433 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 were presented to Robert and Annamae Houska (70th Wedding Anniversary), National Card, Label and Affixing (NCLA) Inc. (Business Recognition Program), Hannah Joo (2012 Distinguished Young Woman of California), Rhonda Burd and Darshna Shah (Co-Chairs of 2012 Distinguished Young Women Committee), and Cerritos High School Wind Symphony (2011 International Music Festival Gold Medalist).

6. PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Cindy Chen, resident, reminded the City to send out a letter to all School District candidates and residents regarding the improper posting of election campaign signs.

Paul Bellenbaum, resident, spoke regarding the excellence of the recent 9/11 memorial event, proposed Charter amendments, and the Holy Family Church 50th year celebration.

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 September 19, 2011, Checks 128201 through 128516, in the total amount of $7,445,561.43. The motion carried unanimously.

8A. 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 September 8, 2011. The motion carried unanimously.

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

PUBLIC HEARINGS

9A. A request by Vestar Property Management, 7575 Carson Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90808, for approval of a Petsmart pet supply retail store use which will provide sale of pet supplies, pet adoption, veterinary services, overnight and daytime pet boarding, pet grooming, and pet training amenities. The subject property is located at 12741 Towne Center Drive, Suite K-2, Cerritos, CA 90703, is zoned Development Area Two (ADP-2), and is located within the Los Coyotes Redevelopment Project Area (APN 7030-001-027).

Conditional Use Permit 2011-4*

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

A staff report was provided by Robert Lopez, Current Planning Manager. A PowerPoint Presentation was displayed.

Mayor Chen opened the public hearing.

Rolene Hamamoto, District Manager, Petsmart, responded to various inquiries from the City Council, in particular the training of associates for specific pet services, and pet adoption services.

Jeff Lautner, Vestar Property Management, spoke regarding sound attenuation methods that will be employed at the project site.

Councilmember Barrows requested stronger enforcement language relative to the Conditions of Approval for “Pet Relief” areas.

Noting no further speakers, Mayor Chen closed the public hearing.

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

1.) Receive and file Agency Conformity Report 2011-4.

2.) Approve Conditional Use Permit 2011-4, making the findings set forth in the Cerritos Planning Commission Resolution No. PC 2011-24, as amended by revised language in Condition 53: Pet Relief.

Condition 53: Pet Relief. The applicant shall implement measures to deter pet relief around the store and in the common public areas close to the premises, including the adjacent plaza area and food court. Prior to release of occupancy, the applicant shall submit a plan detailing these measures, subject to the review and approval of the Department of Community Development. Such measures shall include, but not be limited to, education of customers regarding pet relief etiquette and the planting of shrubs that are sized, densely arranged, and otherwise designed to deter pet relief in the planter areas. Landscape improvements required to deter pet relief in landscape planters and parking lot landscape islands shall be subject to the review and approval of the Department of Community Development.

The motion carried pursuant to the following roll call vote:

ROLL CALL:

AYES: Barrows, Pulido, Edwards, Chen
NOES: Cho
ABSENT: None.
ABSTAIN: None.

PENDING LEGAL MATTERS

10A. Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR VETO SB 244 (WOLK) REQUIRING CITIES TO UPDATE ELEMENTS IN THE GENERAL PLAN TO ADDRESS DISADVANTAGED UNINCORPORATED COMMUNITIES IN THE NEXT REVISION OF THE HOUSING ELEMENT; AND

Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR SIGN SBX1 4 (SENATE BUDGET AND FISCAL REVIEW COMMITTEE) CLARIFYING BUDGET LANGUAGE TO REMOVE THE MAINTENANCE OF EFFORT (MOE) REQUIREMENT IN ORDER TO RECEIVE CITIZENS’ OPTION FOR PUBLIC SAFETY (COPS) FUNDING.

Councilmember Pulido recused himself from consideration of the item, citing his employment with the State of California. Councilmember Pulido left the dais and the Chamber for the remainder of the item.

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

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Barrows and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards to waive reading of and adopt RESOLUTION NO. 2011-38, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR VETO SB 244 (WOLK) REQUIRING CITIES TO UPDATE ELEMENTS IN THE GENERAL PLAN TO ADDRESS DISADVANTAGED UNINCORPORATED COMMUNITIES IN THE NEXT REVISION OF THE HOUSING ELEMENT.

The motion passed pursuant to the following roll call vote:
ROLL CALL:

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

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Barrows and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards to waive reading of and adopt RESOLUTION NO. 2011-39, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR SIGN SBX1 4 (SENATE BUDGET AND FISCAL REVIEW COMMITTEE) CLARIFYING BUDGET LANGUAGE TO REMOVE THE MAINTENANCE OF EFFORT (MOE) REQUIREMENT IN ORDER TO RECEIVE CITIZENS’ OPTION FOR PUBLIC SAFETY (COPS) FUNDING.

The motion passed pursuant to the following roll call vote:
ROLL CALL:

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

NEW AND OLD BUSINESS

11A. Consideration to waive reading of and adopt RESOLUTIONS OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS (CITY) AND THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY (AGENCY) APPROVING FUNDING AGREEMENTS BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY AND AGENCY RELATING TO THE FUNDING OF CERTAIN PUBLICLY OWNED IMPROVEMENTS.

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

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Pulido and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards to waive reading of and adopt:

1.) RESOLUTION NO. 2011-40, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS APPROVING A FUNDING AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND THE CITY OF CERRITOS PERTAINING TO THE FUNDING OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF CERTAIN PUBLICLY OWNED IMPROVEMENTS WITHIN OR CONTIGUOUS TO THE LOS COYOTES REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREA;

2.) RESOLUTION NO. 2011-41, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS APPROVING A FUNDING AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND THE CITY OF CERRITOS PERTAINING TO THE FUNDING OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF CERTAIN PUBLICLY OWNED IMPROVEMENTS WITHIN OR CONTIGUOUS TO THE LOS COYOTES REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREA;

3.) RESOLUTION NO. 2011-42, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS APPROVING A FUNDING AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND THE CITY OF CERRITOS PERTAINING TO THE FUNDING OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF CERTAIN PUBLICLY OWNED IMPROVEMENTS OUTSIDE THE LOS COYOTES REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREA.

The motion carried unanimously.

11B. Consideration to waive reading of and adopt RESOLUTIONS OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS (CITY) AND THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY (AGENCY) AUTHORIZING THE CITY AND AGENCY TO ENTER INTO A REMITTANCE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND AGENCY WHEREBY THE AGENCY WILL PAY, OR REIMBURSE THE CITY’S PAYMENT, FOR CERTAIN REMITTANCES MADE TO THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY CONTROLLER IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS SET FORTH IN CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 34194.2 (AB1X 27).

A staff report was presented by Ryan Carey, Management Analyst, who noted
"The Agreement under consideration by the City/Agency is conditioned upon the outcome of litigation currently under review by the California State Supreme Court regarding the constitutionality and legality of AB 26 and AB 27. Should the California State Supreme Court elect to uphold AB 26 and AB 27, said Agreement will go into effect at that time."

Paul Bellenbaum, resident, inquired as to when the projects could be completed, if the Redevelopment Agency funds were available immediately.

MOTION: It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards and seconded by Councilmember Pulido to waive reading of and adopt a RESOLUTION NO. 2011-43. A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS APPROVING A REMITTANCE AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF CERRITOS AND THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY, PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY SET FORTH IN HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 34194.2 (AB 1X 27). The motion carried unanimously.

11C. Consideration to waive reading of and adopt RESOLUTIONS OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS (CITY) AND THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY (AGENCY) AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A COOPERATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND AGENCY RELATIVE TO THE ADVANCE AND REIMBURSEMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE AND OVERHEAD EXPENSES.

A staff report was presented by Ryan Carey, Management Analyst, who noted
"The Agreement under consideration by the City/Agency is conditioned upon the outcome of litigation currently under review by the California State Supreme Court regarding the constitutionality and legality of AB 26 and AB 27. Should the California State Supreme Court elect to uphold AB 26 and AB 27, said Agreement will go into effect at that time."

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Pulido and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards to waive reading of and adopt RESOLUTION NO. 2011-44, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS APPROVING A COOPERATION AND FUNDING AGREEMENT FOR PAYMENT OR REIMBURSEMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF CERRITOS AND THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY.

The motion carried unanimously.

11D. Consideration by the Cerritos City Council of a proposal by the Cerritos Economic Development Commission to host an Economic Development and Business Retention/Expansion Workshop at the City of Cerritos for local businesses.

A staff report was presented by Metre Anthony, Redevelopment/Economic Development Administrator.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Pulido and seconded by Councilmember Barrows to authorize the City Manager and/or his designee to facilitate the implementation of an Economic Development and Business Retention/Expansion Workshop to be hosted at the City of Cerritos for local businesses, implement the suggestions made by the City Council, and return with a report to the Council with the final Workshop proposal.

The motion carried unanimously.

11E. Consideration and adoption of the Cerritos Redevelopment Agency’s Preliminary Draft Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule (PDROPS) to conform with Health and Safety Code Sections 34167(h) and 34169(g), in compliance with Assembly Bill 1X 26.

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

MOTION: It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards and seconded by Councilmember Pulido to adopt RESOLUTION NO. CRA 2011-13, A RESOLUTION OF THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY ADOPTING A PRELIMINARY DRAFT RECOGNIZED OBLIGATION PAYMENT SCHEDULE, IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF AB 1X 26; and authorize staff to implement all actions necessary to fulfill all notification requirements to other state and local agencies as required by AB 1X 26. The motion carried unanimously.

Report on Pending Legislation

12A. Report on Pending Legislation

12B. Action to support or oppose specific legislation pending in the California Legislature or pending in the California Governor’s Office for signature.

13. City Council Communications/Committee Reports/Report on Meetings.

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

14. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 9:02 p.m.

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

 

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

Approved: October 13, 2011

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