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Cerritos City Council Meeting Minutes


MINUTES OF A JOINT SPECIAL MEETING OF THE
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS
HELD MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 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

Rabbi David Klatzkur, Temple Beth Shalom, provided the invocation.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Camp Fire USA, Long Beach Area Council Elsus & Rocket Cats, 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 Matson Architects Inc. (Business Spotlight), and Cerritos Girls Softball (2nd Place in multiple tournaments).

6. PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Michelle Ando invited members of the public to a Pancake Breakfast to benefit the Cerritos Elementary Educational Foundation.

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 October 24, 2011, Checks 128959 through 129296, in the total amount of $6,731,772.55. 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 October 13, 2011. The motion carried unanimously.

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

PUBLIC HEARINGS

Items 9A and 9B were heard concurrently.

9A. A request by Cerritos Ford Lincoln, 18900 Studebaker Road, Cerritos, Ca, 90703, on behalf of property owner CBG Investment Properties, to amend Chapter 22.15, Development Area Five (ADP-5), of the Cerritos Municipal Code as it relates to the existing architectural design theme and related development standards in the Cerritos Auto Square Specific Plan.

Consideration to waive reading of and introduce AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING CHAPTER 22.15, DEVELOPMENT AREA FIVE (ADP-5), OF THE CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE AS IT RELATES TO THE EXISTING ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN THEME AND RELATED DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS IN THE CERRITOS AUTO SQUARE SPECIFIC PLAN.

Development Code Amendment 2011-4*

*Pursuant to Section 15061(B)(3) of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), this project is exempt from CEQA review..

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

Mayor Chen opened the public hearing.

Mike Gilligan, Cerritos Ford General Manager, and Henry Ford III, representing Ford Motor Group, addressed the Council relative to the various benefits of the proposed architectural design theme and development standards in the Cerritos Auto Square Specific Plan.

Mayor Chen closed the public hearing.

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

1.) Approve Development Code Amendment 2011-4, making the findings set forth in the Cerritos Planning Commission Resolution No. PC 2011-27; and

2.) Waive reading of and introduce an ordinance amending Chapter 22.15, Development Area Five (ADP-5), of the Cerritos Municipal Code, as set forth in Development Code Amendment 2011-4, captioned:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING CHAPTER 22.15, DEVELOPMENT AREA FIVE (ADP-5), OF THE CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE AS IT RELATES TO THE EXISTING ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN THEME AND RELATED DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS IN THE CERRITOS AUTO SQUARE SPECIFIC PLAN.

The motion carried unanimously

9B. A proposal by Cerritos Ford Lincoln, 18900 Studebaker Road, Cerritos, CA, 90703, on behalf of property owner CBG Investment Properties, to enclose a portion of the covered outdoor display area and to remodel the interior and exterior of the existing Cerritos Ford Lincoln showroom building located at 18900 Studebaker Road. The contiguous site contains three dealership buildings on two parcels, which include Cerritos Ford Lincoln (18900 Studebaker Road), Cerritos Hyundai (18818 Studebaker Road), and Cerritos Infiniti (11011 South Street). The subject property is zoned Development Area Five (ADP-5) and is located in the Los Cerritos Redevelopment Project Area (APNs 7038-013-011, 7038-013-016, AND 7038-013-017).

Cerritos Redevelopment Conformity Report 2011-5

Precise Plan 71-14(E)(2011) Amendment*

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

A staff report was provided by Sandy Cisneros, Senior Planner. A PowerPoint Presentation was displayed.

Mayor Chen opened the public hearing.

Mike Gilligan, General Manager Cerritos Ford, and Henry Ford III, representing Ford Motor Group, addressed the Council relative to the various benefits of the proposed architectural design theme and development standards in the Cerritos Auto Square Specific Plan.

Mayor Chen closed the public hearing.

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

1.) Receive and file Agency Conformity Report 2011-5

2.) Approve Precise Plan 71-14(E)(2011) Amendment, making the findings set forth in the Cerritos Planning Commission Resolution No. PC 2011-28.

The motion carried unanimously

PUBLIC WORKS ACTIVITIES

10A. Consideration and award of contract for the installation of playground surfacing and equipment at Cerritos Park East (CPE) and replacement of windscreens at Westgate Park, Liberty Park and CPE Tennis Courts, Project No. 10123, Bid No. 1126-12.

A staff report was provided by Kanna Vancheswaran, Assistant City Engineer. A PowerPoint presentation was displayed.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Barrows and seconded by Councilmember Pulido to award a contract for the installation of playground surfacing equipment at Cerritos Park East and the replacement of windscreens at Westgate Park, Liberty Park and the CPE Tennis Courts, Project No. 10123, Bid No. 1126-12, to Creative Contractors in the amount of $178,654.25, and reject all other bids received for this project.

The motion carried unanimously.

11. Report on Pending Legislation

Kathy Matsumoto, Assistant City Manager, presented various federal legislative proposals. The items presented included: Budget Control Act of 2011 (letters requested to be sent to various legislators to ask for full funding of priority programs), HR 1002 and SB 543, and HR 1433.

CONSENSUS: Direction was given to have staff prepare the appropriate letters regarding the legislation.

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

13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.


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

 

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

Approved: November 14, 2011

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