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Cerritos City Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS
AND THE CITY COUNCIL AS THE SUCCESSOR
AGENCY TO THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
HELD JUNE 11, 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 provided by Mayor/Chair Jim Edwards.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Pro Tem/Vice Chair Barrows.

4. ROLL CALL

The following members of the City Council/Successor Agency were in attendance:

Council/Agency Member Carol Chen
Council/Agency Member Joseph Cho, Ph.D.
Council/Agency Member Mark Pulido
Mayor Pro Tem/Vice Chair Bruce Barrows
Mayor/Chair Jim Edwards

5. PRESENTATIONS

Proclamations were presented to: Carver Academy, Kennedy Elementary School, Stowers Magnet School of International Studies, and Wittmann Elementary School (California Distinguished Schools).

6. PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Michelle Ando and Mrs. Paolilli's 2nd Grade Class, thanked Council for their support to local schools.

Julietta Williams, Fine Arts and Historical Commission, thanked the Council for the support to the City's Art in Public Places Program.

Jay Gray, resident, expressed concerns regarding an incident between himself and a Councilmember.

Chris Fuentes, resident, expressed concerns regarding an incident between a resident and a Councilmember.

CONSENT CALENDAR

7. Approval of Register of Demands

7A. City of Cerritos dated June 11, 2012. (COUNCIL)

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Pulido to approve the Register of Demands dated June 11, 2012 in the total amount of $10,348,059.88. The motion carried unanimously.

7B. City of Cerritos dated June 11, 2012. (SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Pulido to approve the Register of Demands dated June 11, 2012 in the total amount of $89,538.21. The motion carried unanimously.

8. Approval of Treasurer's Report for the period ending April 30, 2012 (COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Pulido to approve the Treasurer's Reports for the City Council and the Successor Agency for the period ending April 30, 2012. The motion carried unanimously.

9. Approval of Minutes

9A. City Council Regular Meeting of May 24, 2012 (COUNCIL)

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Pulido to approve the City Council Regular Meeting Minutes of May 24, 2012. The motion carried unanimously.

9B. Successor Agency Regular Meeting of May 24, 2012 (SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Pulido to approve the Successor Agency Regular Meeting Minutes of May 24, 2012. The motion carried unanimously.

9C. City Council/Successor Agency Joint Special Meeting of June 4, 2012 (COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Pulido to approve the City Council/Successor Agency Joint Special Meeting Minutes of June 4, 2012. The motion carried unanimously.

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

10. PUBLIC HEARINGS

10A. Consideration to waive reading of and adopt AN URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS ESTABLISHING A MORATORIUM TO PROHIBIT THE ESTABLISHMENT, LOCATION, USE, AND/OR OPERATION OF SECOND-HAND STORES AND/OR DONATION CENTERS IN ALL ZONES AND PROHIBIT THE ISSUANCE OF BUILDING PERMITS, USE PERMITS, AND ANY OTHER LAND USE ENTITLEMENTS RELATED THERETO. (COUNCIL)

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

Written correspondence had been submitted and received for the record in the form of emails, letters, and documentation provided by Goodwill, attorneys, and members of the public.

Councilmember Cho, Councilmember Pulido, and Mayor Edwards acknowledged their previous meeting with the property owner.

The Mayor opened the public hearing and public comments.

Jonathan Doty, 17510 Carmenita Road, representing the property owner, spoke in opposition to the moratorium.

Joyce Coarigan, Cerritos resident, spoke in support of the proposed moratorium.

Jaia Patel, Cerritos resident, spoke in support of the proposed moratorium.

Jim Sill, Silverado resident, spoke in opposition of the proposed moratorium.

Tammy Dhong, Cerritos resident, spoke in support of the proposed moratorium.

Lauren Budzinski, Cerritos resident, spoke in opposition of the proposed moratorium.

Janet McCarthy, President/CEO Goodwill, spoke in opposition of the proposed moratorium.

Darla Jones, Lakewood resident, spoke in opposition of the proposed moratorium.

Sweta Chaparala, Cerritos resident, spoke in support of the proposed moratorium.

Jessia Hu, Cerritos resident, spoke in opposition of the proposed moratorium.

Linda Chang, Cerritos resident, spoke in support of the proposed moratorium.

Elayne Shiohama, Cerritos resident, spoke in support of the proposed moratorium.

Julie Dover, Long Beach resident, Director of Commercial Operations for Goodwill, spoke in opposition of the proposed moratorium.

Pam Kehret, Cerritos resident, spoke in opposition of the proposed moratorium.

Leroy Kehret, Cerritos resident, spoke in opposition of the proposed moratorium.

Chris Fuentes, Cerritos resident, spoke in opposition of the proposed moratorium.

Jay Gray, Cerritos resident, spoke in opposition of the proposed moratorium.

Fred Gaines, Gaines and Stacey law firm, representing the property owner, spoke in opposition of the proposed moratorium.

Anitra Dempsey, Cerritos resident, member of the Board of Trustees for Goodwill, spoke in opposition of the proposed moratorium.

Rob Boyajian, Long Beach resident, spoke in opposition of the proposed moratorium.

Tamo Lao, System III, representing the landlord, spoke in opposition of the proposed moratorium.

Scott Silberberg, Redondo Beach resident, spoke in opposition of the proposed moratorium.

Brad Ward, Huntington Beach resident, representing Goodwill, spoke in opposition of the proposed moratorium.

Richard Li, Cerritos resident, spoke in support of the proposed moratorium.

Ramesh Mahajan, Cerritos resident, spoke in support of the proposed moratorium.

Raymond Ku, Cerritos resident, spoke in opposition of the proposed moratorium.

Ivy Goolsby, Long Beach resident, member of the Board of Trustees of Goodwill, spoke in opposition of the proposed moratorium.

Vicky Uisprapassorn, Cerritos resident, spoke in support of the proposed moratorium.

The Mayor closed public comments and the public hearing.

City Attorney Mark Steres noted that a four-fifth's majority vote would be required in order to adopt the proposed urgency ordinance.

CONSENSUS (Cho): Directed staff to conduct research to provide information regarding donation center locations, ordinances and policies adopted by other cities regarding donation centers, and residential impacts.

MOTION: It was moved by Chen and seconded by Barrows to waive reading of and adopt AN URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS ESTABLISHING A MORATORIUM TO PROHIBIT THE ESTABLISHMENT, LOCATION, USE, AND/OR OPERATION OF SECOND-HAND STORES AND/OR DONATION CENTERS IN ALL ZONES AND PROHIBIT THE ISSUANCE OF BUILDING PERMITS, USE PERMITS, AND ANY OTHER LAND USE ENTITLEMENTS RELATED THERETO. (COUNCIL). The motion failed to receive the four-fifths (4/5th's) majority pursuant to the following roll call vote and was not adopted:

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

11. NEW AND OLD BUSINESS

11A. Consideration and award of Bid No. 1141-12, Printing of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts 2012-2013 First Seasonal Calendar. (COUNCIL)

A staff report was provided by Annie Hylton, City and Theater Marketing Manager.

MOTION: It was moved by Chen and seconded by Pulido to approve the award of Bid No. 1141-12 for the printing of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts 2012-2013 First Seasonal Calendar be awarded to Trend Offset Printing Services, Inc. in the amount of $55,134.62. The motion carried unanimously.

11B. Review and consideration of support for H.R. 872 - "The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011" – Federal Legislation exempting public health pesticides from additional regulation under the Clean Water Act. (COUNCIL)

A staff report was provided by Mike O'Grady, Environmental Services Manager. Mr. O'Grady affirmed that staff was recommending a "neutral" position on H.R. 872.

Mark Bollman, Vector Control District appointee, spoke in support of H.R. 872.

Susanna Klulu, representing the Vector Control District, spoke in support of H.R. 872.

MOTION: A motion by Barrows to table the item until further notice failed due to lack of a second.

MOTION: It was moved by Chen and seconded by Edwards to take a "neutral" position on H.R. 872. The motion passed pursuant to the following vote:

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

12. Report on Pending Legislation

12A. Report on Pending Legislation

None.

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

None.

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

Reports were provided by Councilmembers Pulido, Cho, Mayor Pro Tem Barrows, and Mayor Edwards.

14. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 11:30 p.m.

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

/s/Jim Edwards_________
Jim Edwards, Mayor/Chair

/s/Art Gallucci____________
Art Gallucci, Successor Agency Secretary

Approved: June 28, 2012

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