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Cerritos City Council Meeting Minutes


MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS
HELD DECEMBER 8, 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 William Ebling, First Baptist Church of Fullerton, provided the invocation.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Boy Scout Troop 1005 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 Calnetix Technologies, LLC (Business Spotlight), Cerritos Girls Softball 10-and-under (1st place finish in the San Deguito Tournament), Justin Ho (Eagle Scout), William Yu Luo (Eagle Scout), and Boy Scout Troop 394 (Recognition of Community Service Project).

6. PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Derrick Alatorre, South Coast Air Quality Management District, provided an update on the agency’s programs and services.

Gary Guthman, representing AFSCME 36, commented on the current negotiations process with the part-time employees.

Mona Rowlands, resident and City employee, commented on the current negotiations process with the part-time employees.

Adam Acosta, representing AFSCME 36, commented on the current negotiations process with the part-time employees.

John Nieto, resident and City employee, commented on the current negotiations process with the part-time employees.

Kari Franco, part-time negotiating team member and City employee, commented on the current negotiations process with the part-time employees.

Randall Carson commented on the naming of a facility at Whitney High School and the contribution made by former Council Member Grace Hu.

City Manager Art Gallucci commented on the various rates paid to the City’s part-time employees as compared with other local municipalities.

CONSENT CALENDAR

7A. Approval of Register of Demands

MOTION: It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards, and seconded by Councilmember Pulido to approve the Register of Demands dated December 8, 2011, Checks 129916 through 130123, in the total amount of $9,268,603.46. The motion carried unanimously.

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

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

9A. Approval of Minutes

MOTION: It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards, and seconded by Councilmember Pulido to approve the Minutes of the Special Meeting of November 21, 2011. The motion carried unanimously.

MISCELLANEOUS

10A. Ordinance for second reading and adoption. Reading of ordinance waived at introduction.

ORDINANCE NO. 964 – 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.

MOTION: It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards, and seconded by Councilmember Pulido to waive reading of and adopt Ordinance No. 964: 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.

10B. Consideration and award of Bid No. 1132-12, Printing of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts 2011-2012 Third Seasonal Calendar.

MOTION: It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Edwards and seconded by Councilmember Pulido to award Bid No. 1132-12, Printing of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts 2011-2012 Third Seasonal Calendar to Trend Offset Printing Services, Inc. in the amount of $14,670.60. The motion carried unanimously.

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

PUBLIC HEARINGS

11A. A request by applicant Conant Properties V, L.P., 20322 Southwest Acacia Street, Suite 100, Newport Beach, California, 92660, for approval of a Conditional Use Permit for an automobile reconditioning facility, which will include minor auto mechanical repair and auto detailing operations to prepare pre-owned automobiles for off-site sale in the Cerritos Auto Square. The property is located at 17720 Studebaker Road, Cerritos, California, 90703, is zoned Industrial/Commercial (MC), and is located within the Los Cerritos Redevelopment Project Area (APN 7034-016-037).

Redevelopment Agency Conformity Report 2011-7
Conditional Use Permit 2011-6*

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

A staff report and PowerPoint presentation were provided by Robert A. Lopez, Current Planning Manager.

Mayor Chen opened the public hearing and public comments.

Lee Stacy, Conant Auto Group, representing the applicant, commented on the project’s impact on the community including the number of new employees and the scope of the proposed project.

Noting there were no further public speakers, Mayor Chen closed public comments and the public hearing.

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

A. Receive and file Agency Conformity Report 2011-7 and;

B. Approve Conditional Use Permit 2011-6, making the findings set forth in the Cerritos Planning Commission Resolution No. PC 2011-35.

The motion carried unanimously.

PUBLIC WORKS ACTIVITIES

12A. Consideration and award of contract for Mechanical Equipment Maintenance Services, Bid No. 1130-12.

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

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Pulido and seconded by Councilmember Cho to award a contract for Mechanical Equipment Maintenance Services, Bid No. 1130-12, to the apparent low bidder, South Coast Mechanical Inc., and reject all other bids received.

12B. Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS ACCEPTING AN EASEMENT DEED FOR PUBLIC HIGHWAY AND UTILITY PURPPOSES FROM MANUEL F. MENDOZA AND AMADA MENDOZA, OWNERS OF THE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 19023 BECHARD AVENUE, CERRITOS, CA 90703 (APN 7044-001-017).

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

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

1. Waive further reading and adopt the captioned Resolution;

Resolution No. 2011-45 “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS ACCEPTING AN EASEMENT DEED FOR PUBLIC HIGHWAY AND UTILITY PURPOSES FROM MANUEL F. MENDOZA AND AMADA MENDOZA, OWNERS OF THE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 19023 BECHARD AVENUE, CERRITOS, CA 90703 (APN 7044-001-017).”

2. Authorize the City Clerk to record the documents.

The motion carried unanimously.

NEW AND OLD BUSINESS

13A. Consideration of the City of Cerritos’ Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2010-11.

Consideration of the Cerritos Redevelopment Agency’s Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2010-11.

A staff report was provided by Nita McKay, Finance Manager.

Ken Poon, representing Caporicci & Larson, Inc., provided additional comments on the City’s audit process.

Paul Bellenbaum, resident, requested a copy of the City’s Financial Reports.

Ram Kakkar, resident, inquired as to the status of the City’s unfunded liability.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Barrows and seconded by Councilmember Pulido to receive and file the Fiscal Year 2010-11 City of Cerritos Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. The motion carried unanimously.

13B. Consideration of the Annual Report of the Cerritos Redevelopment Agency for Fiscal Year 2010-2011.

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

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

1. Receive and file the Annual Report of the Cerritos Redevelopment Agency; and

2. Direct staff to transmit a copy of this report and the Redevelopment Agency Annual Financial Report to the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development.

The motion carried unanimously.

Report on Pending Legislation

City Manager Art Gallucci provided a brief update on the status of the City’s lawsuit regarding redevelopment agencies in California.

City Council Communications/Committee Reports/Report on Meetings.

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

CONSENSUS (Barrows): Directed staff to return to the Council with an update report on the status of State Transportation funds and impacts on the City.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 9:35 p.m.

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

 

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

Approved: January 12, 2012

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