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Cerritos City Council Meeting Minutes


MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS
HELD OCTOBER 13, 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

Mayor Pro Tem Jim Edwards provided the invocation.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Girl Scout Troop 1423 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:

A presentation check in the amount of $38,627.50 was made to the City by Southern California Gas representatives Marc Quitoriano, Senior Account Executive and Julia Emerson, Public Affairs.

A Proclamation was presented to Blindstart America Founder and President Brian Tom and Mark Pritchard, in honor of “White Cane Safety Day” to be held on October 15, 2011.

6. PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Cerritos resident Bob Houska thanked the Council for the proclamation he and his wife received in honor of their 70th wedding anniversary.

Lee Pfeffer spoke regarding Cerritos Ordinance 293, and related problems with overnight parking.

Paul Bellanbaum spoke regarding the City posting board displays, bank branch location and meeting participation.

CONSENT CALENDAR

7A. Approval of Register of Demands

MOTION: It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards, and seconded by Councilmember Barrows to approve the Register of Demands dated October 13, 2011, Checks 128517 through 128958, in the total amount of $8,153,284.72. The motion carried unanimously.

8. Approval of Treasurer’s Report for the period ending August 31, 2011

MOTION: It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards, and seconded by Councilmember Barrows to approve the Treasurer’s Report for the period ending August 31, 2011. The motion carried unanimously.

9A. Approval of Minutes

MOTION: It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards and seconded by Councilmember Barrows to approve the Minutes of the Special Meeting of September 19, 2011. The motion carried unanimously.

9C. Approval of Minutes

MOTION: It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards and seconded by Councilmember Barrows to approve the Minutes of the Joint Special Meeting of September 15, 2011. The motion carried unanimously.

10A. Miscellaneous

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

Award Bid No. 1122-12, Printing of the 2012 Cerritos Community Calendar to Meridian Graphics in the amount of $25,585.61. The motion carried unanimously.

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

PUBLIC WORKS ACTIVITIES

11A. CONSIDERATION AND AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR CITYWIDE WATER FEATURE MAINTENANCE, BID NO. 1124-12

A staff report was provided by Hal Arbogast, Director of Public Works/City Engineer.

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

Award a contract for Citywide Water Feature Maintenance, Bid No. 1124-12, to Advanced Aquatic Technology, Inc. of Orange, CA.

The motion carried unanimously

NEW AND OLD BUSINESS

12A. CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT TO THE ASSIGNMENT OF GROUND LEASES AND APPROVAL OF ESTOPPEL CERTIFICATES AND LETTER AGREEMENT FOR PHASE I AND PHASE II OF THE CERRITOS TOWNE CENTER RETAIL SITE IN CONNECTION WITH THE ASSIGNMENT OF THE REFERENCED GROUND LEASE INTERESTS FROM CERRITOS TOWNE CENTER, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, TO CERRITOS GARP, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, WHICH IS A WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF GERRITY ATLANTIC RETAIL PARTNERS, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (APN 7030-001-020, APN 7030-001-021, APN 7030-001-024, APN 7030-001-025, APN 7030-001-026, APN 7030-001-027, APN 7030-001-029, APN 7030-001-030, APN 7030-001-031, APN 7030-001-033, APN 7030-001-037, APN 7030-001-038, APN 7030-001-040, AND APN 7030-001-041).

A staff report was provided by Ryan Carey, Management Analyst.

Mayor Chen called for speaker’s interested in the item.

John Waters with the Garrity group spoke regarding the prospect of purchasing the Cerritos Towne Center and working with the City of Cerritos.

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

1. Authorize the City Manager to execute the document(s) to facilitate, acknowledge and consent to the transfer of the Ground Leases of Phase I and Phase II of the commercial component of the Cerritos Towne Center from Cerritos Towne Center LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company to Cerritos GARP, LLC, (Cerritos GARP) a Delaware Limited Liability Company, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gerrity Atlantic Retail Partners, LLC, (GARP) a Delaware Limited Liability Company, in such form as the City Manager shall deem appropriate, including any estoppel certificates, assignment consent, or related implementing documentation required or appropriate in connection with completion of such assignment.

The motion carried unanimously

12B. CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT TO THE ASSIGNMENT OF THE GROUND LEASE AND APPROVAL OF THE ESTOPPEL CERTIFICATE FOR THE LINCOLN STATION SHOPPING CENTER LOCATED AT 11900 SOUTH STREET, CERRITOS, CA IN CONNECTION WITH ASSIGNMENT OF GROUND LEASE INTEREST FROM BIXBY-LINCOLN STATION, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, TO MGP IX LINCOLN STATION, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY OR ITS AFFILIATE (APN 7054-024-060).

A staff report was provided by Metré Anthony, Redevelopment/Economic Development Administrator.

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

Authorize the City Manager to execute the document(s) necessary to acknowledge and consent to the transfer of the Ground Lease from Bixby-Lincoln Station, Inc., a California Corporation to MGP IX Lincoln Station, L.L.C., a Delaware Limited Liability Company, in such form as the City Manager/Executive Director shall deem appropriate, including any Estoppel Certificate, Assignment Consent and Ground Lease Amendment required in connection with completion of such assignment.

The motion carried unanimously

12C. Designation of Voting Delegate and Alternate(s) for the National League of Cities 2011 Annual Business Meeting to be held on November 12, 2011

A staff report was provided by Brenda Cabrera, Assistant City Clerk.

MOTION: It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards and seconded by Councilmember Pulido to Designate Mayor Chen as the Voting delegate and Councilmember Bruce Barrows as the Alternate to the National League of Cities Annual Business meeting. The motion carried unanimously

13. Report on Pending Legislation

City Manager Art Gallucci stated there were no items pending.

14. 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.

CONSENSUS(Barrows): To Direct staff to research the Orange County District Attorney’s recommendation to Cities on drafting Ordinances that would prohibit Sex Offenders in City Parks.

15. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 8:01 p.m. in memory of Mr. Robert Beall, a former Whitney High School educator who recently passed away.

/s/Brenda Cabrera___
ATTEST: Brenda Cabrera
Assistant City Clerk

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

Approved: October 24, 2011

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