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Cerritos City Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS
HELD APRIL 12, 2012

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

The invocation was given by Mahesh Bhatt, All World Gayatri Pariwar, USA..

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Councilmember Pulido led the assembly in the salute to the flag.

4. ROLL CALL

The following members of the City Council were in attendance:

Councilmember Carol Chen
Councilmember Joseph Cho, Ph.D.
Councilmember Mark Pulido
Mayor Jim Edwards

Mayor Pro Tem Bruce Barrows absence was noted as excused.

5. PRESENTATIONS

Proclamations/Presentations were made as follows: A presentation was made by staff representing Los Angeles County Tax Assessor John Noguez, and a Proclamation presented to the Donate Life Ambassadors in honor of April 2012 as DMV/Donate Life California Month.

6. PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Katherine Chu, resident, expressed concerns with a recent adaptive recreation program event.

Edward Carter, resident, expressed concerns with charging fees to residents who use Cerritos recreation facilities.

Chris Foster, resident, expressed concerns with a recent adaptive recreation program event.

Nick Ioannidis, resident, invited the City Council to celebrate his thirty-seven years of United States citizenship.

Jay Gray, resident, inquired as to the revenue status of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts and expressed concerns with the subsidy of certain Cerritos businesses.

CONSENT CALENDAR

7A. Approval of Register of Demands

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Chen and seconded by Councilmember Pulido to approve the Register of Demands dated April 12, 2012, Checks 132612 through 133013, in the total amount of $5,000,939.69. The motion carried unanimously (Mayor Pro Tem Barrows absent).

8. Approval of Minutes

8A. City Council/Successor Agency Joint Special Meeting of March 15, 2012

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Chen and seconded by Councilmember Pulido to approve the City Council/Successor Agency Joint Special Meeting of March 15, 2012. The motion carried unanimously (Mayor Pro Tem Barrows absent).

8B. City Council Regular Meeting of March 22, 2012

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Chen and seconded by Councilmember Pulido to approve the City Council Regular Meeting of March 22, 2012. The motion carried unanimously (Mayor Pro Tem Barrows absent).

PUBLIC HEARINGS

9A. Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CERRITOS CITY COUNCIL AMENDING THE CERRITOS GENERAL PLAN BY CHANGING THE LAND USE DESIGNATION OF APPROXIMATELY ±2.21 ACRES OF LAND, LOCATED AT 19033 STUDEBAKER ROAD, CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA 90703 (APN 7049-014-907), FROM REGIONAL COMMERCIAL TO PUBLIC AND QUASI PUBLIC.

Consideration to waive reading of and introduce AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING THE CERRITOS DEVELOPMENT MAP BY CHANGING THE ZONE CLASSIFICATION OF APPROXIMATELY ±2.21 ACRES OF LAND, LOCATED AT 19033 STUDEBAKER ROAD, CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA 90703 (APN 7049-014-907), FROM REGIONAL COMMERICAL (CR) TO OPEN SPACE (OS). (COUNCIL)

General Plan Amendment 2012-3*
Development Map Amendment 2012-3*

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

A staff report was made by Kristen Aguila, Planning Assistant. A PowerPoint presentation was displayed.

Mayor Edwards opened the public hearing and public testimony. There were no members of the public who elected to provide public testimony. Mayor Edwards closed public testimony and the public hearing.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Pulido and seconded by Councilmember Chen to approve:

1. General Plan Amendment 2012-3, making the findings set forth in the Cerritos Planning Commission Resolution No. PC 2012-13;

2. Waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2012-13 , A RESOLUTION OF THE CERRITOS CITY COUNCIL AMENDING THE CERRITOS GENERAL PLAN BY CHANGING THE LAND USE DESIGNATION OF APPROXIMATELY ±2.21 ACRES OF LAND, LOCATED AT 19033 STUDEBAKER ROAD, CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA 90703 (APN 7049-014-907), FROM REGIONAL COMMERCIAL TO PUBLIC AND QUASI PUBLIC;

3. Approve Development Map Amendment 2012-3, making the findings set forth in the Cerritos Planning Commission Resolution No. PC 2012-13;

4. Waive reading of and introduce Ordinance No. 969, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING THE CERRITOS DEVELOPMENT MAP BY CHANGING THE ZONE CLASSIFICATION OF APPROXIMATELY ±2.21 ACRES OF LAND, LOCATED AT 19033 STUDEBAKER ROAD, CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA 90703 (APN 7049-014-907), FROM REGIONAL COMMERICAL (CR) TO OPEN SPACE (OS).

The motion carried unanimously (Mayor Pro Tem Barrows absent).

PUBLIC WORKS ACTIVITIES

10A. Consideration of an award of contract for Cerritos Swim Center Extraordinary Maintenance, Bid No. 1135-12.

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

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Chen and seconded by Councilmember Pulido to reject the bid received from Service 1st Contractors for the contract for Cerritos Swim Center extraordinary maintenance, Bid No. 1135-12; and authorize staff to reevaluate the scope of the project and proceed with re-advertising for contract bids. The motion carried unanimously (Mayor Pro Tem Barrows absent).

NEW AND OLD BUSINESS

11A. Consideration of a Subrecipient Agreement between the City of Cerritos and the City of Los Angeles for the 2009 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Award and approval of Grant Adjustment Notice.

A staff report was made by Emely Merina, Community Services Supervisor.

Jay Gray, resident, expressed concerns that money spent on Redevelopment could have been spent on City projects.

Edward Carter, resident, inquired as to whether the City has adequate staff to monitor the proposed cameras.

Paul Bellenbaum, resident, inquired as to the amount of copper wire that had been stolen from City facilities.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Pulido and seconded by Councilmember Cho to approve the Subreceipient Agreement for the JAG 2009 Award between the City of Los Angeles and the City of Cerritos, approve the Grant Adjustment Notice changing the location and scope of the original project from a single-camera surveillance system in a neighborhood park (Rosewood Park) to a multi-camera surveillance system at a different park (Liberty Park) and authorize the Mayor to sign all necessary documentation on behalf of the City of Cerritos. The motion carried unanimously (Mayor Pro Tem Barrows absent).

11B. Consideration of programming options for an Economic Development and Business Retention/Expansion Workshop for Cerritos-based businesses.

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

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Chen and seconded by Councilmember Pulido 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. The motion carried unanimously (Mayor Pro Tem Barrows absent).

11C. Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS TO INCREASE CIVIL PENALTIES FOR DESIGNATED PARKING PROHIBITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS.

A staff report was made by Greg Berg, Director of Community and Safety Services. A PowerPoint Presentation was displayed.

Jay Gray, resident, expressed concerns with the allocation of the additional revenue from the increased fines.

Edward Carter, resident, expressed concerns with the impact on residents of increased citations.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilmember Cho and seconded by Councilmember Chen to approve Resolution No. 2012 -14, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS TO INCREASE CIVIL PENALTIES FOR DESIGNATED PARKING PROHIBITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS, with the following amendments: Fourth Whereas: include the phrase $13.00, $16.00 or $18.00 in place of the number $13.00, and Section 3: increase all penalty amounts to $26.00 each.

The motion carried pursuant to the following vote:

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

12. Report on Pending Legislation

At this juncture, Councilmember Pulido recused himself due to a potential conflict of interest based upon his employment as an employee of the State of California and left the dais and chamber.

12A. Report on Pending Legislation

None.

12B. Action to support or oppose specific legislation pending in the State or Federal Legislature or pending in the California Governor's office for signature.

A report was presented by Assistant City Manager Matsumoto regarding requesting a letter of opposition to AB 1627.

CONSENSUS (Edwards): Directed staff to compose a letter of opposition to AB 1627.

CONSENSUS (Chen): Directed staff to research AB 1446 and if a letter of opposition is required, to forward to the Mayor for signature on behalf of the Council.

Councilmember Pulido returned to the chamber and dais.

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

Reports were provided by Councilmembers Cho, Councilwoman Chen, Councilmember Pulido, and Mayor Edwards.

14. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 9:35 p.m.

/s/Vida Barone________
ATTEST: Vida Barone, City Clerk

/s/Jim Edwards_________
Jim Edwards, Mayor

Approved: April 23, 2012


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