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Cerritos City Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE
CITY COUNCIL AND THE CITY OF CERRITOS,
AS SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE CERRITOS
REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY HELD JUNE 28, 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 Dr. Delwin McCarthy, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Boy Scout Troop 394.

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: Omni-Lite Industries (Business Spotlight) and Vivek Reddy (Eagle Scout).

6. PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Wendy Natividad spoke regarding the negative impacts of second hand smoke on residents of multi-unit housing.

John Harrison spoke regarding the negative impacts of second hand smoke.

Jimi Huh spoke regarding the negative impacts of second hand smoke.

Christine Araquel, Healthy Lungs at Home Coalition, spoke regarding the negative impacts of second hand smoke.

Angelina Mancillas, representing Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, announced the Congresswoman's 10th Annual Senior Fair.

CONSENT CALENDAR

7. Approval of Register of Demands

7A. City of Cerritos dated June 28, 2012. (COUNCIL)

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Chen to approve the Register of Demands dated June 28, 2012 in the total amount of $12,362,845.25. The motion carried unanimously.

7B. Successor Agency dated June 28, 2012. (SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Chen to approve the Register of Demands dated June 28, 2012 in the total amount of $14,230,000.00. The motion carried unanimously.

8. Approval of Minutes

8A. City Council/Successor Agency Special Meeting of June 11, 2012 (COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Chen to approve the City Council/Successor Agency Special Meeting Minutes of June 11, 2012. The motion carried unanimously.

9. Miscellaneous

9A. Notification of review of Conflict of Interest Code. (COUNCIL)

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Chen to direct the City Clerk to notify each Agency to review its conflict of interest code and report back to the City Council with notice of anticipated changes prior to October 1, 2012. The motion carried unanimously.

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

10. PUBLIC HEARINGS

10A. Consideration of the Combined Financial Program for the City of Cerritos and the City of Cerritos, as Successor Agency to the Cerritos Redevelopment Agency, for Fiscal Year 2012-2013. (COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

Consideration to waive reading and adopt A JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AND THE CITY OF CERRITOS, AS SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY, APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013, APPROPRIATING THE FUNDS NECESSARY TO MEET THE EXPENDITURES SET FORTH THEREIN, AND APPROVING THE INVESTMENT POLICY FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013 FOR THE CITY OF CERRITOS AND THE CITY OF CERRITOS, AS SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY.

A staff report was presented by Geri DeMasi, Budget Manager.

Mayor/Chair Edwards opened the public hearing and public comments.

Katherine Chu, resident, spoke in support of the adaptive recreation programs.
Chris Foster, resident, spoke in support of the adaptive recreation programs.

Mayor/Chair Edwards closed public comments and the public hearing.

Deliberation regarding budget matters ensued. Suggestions were made regarding various programs, projects, and on-going financial impacts to the City. Various methods for mitigating the impact of recurring revenue shortfalls were discussed.

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

1. Receive and file Planning Commission Resolution No. 2012-22 finding the Capital Improvement Plan for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 in conformance with the General Plan for the City of Cerritos; and
2. Waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2012-17/Resolution No. CSA 2012-3, A JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AND THE CITY OF CERRITOS, AS SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY, APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013, APPROPRIATING THE FUNDS NECESSARY TO MEET THE EXPENDITURES SET FORTH THEREIN, AND APPROVING THE INVESTMENT POLICY FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013 FOR THE CITY OF CERRITOS AND THE CITY OF CERRITOS, AS SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY, as amended to include the following adjustments: a. Art Work Maintenance, b. the funding of two (2) motor deputies, and c. to add the Sky Knight Program in the amount of $220,000 and reduce the amount of City advertising in a corresponding amount ($220,000); and
3. Direct staff to return to the City Council with a report discussion suggestions to close the budget deficit through reductions and/or revenues related to City water services, the electricity power plant, law enforcement contract, support to community groups and City-sponsored festivals. The motion carried unanimously.

11. NEW AND OLD BUSINESS

11A. Consideration of the first amendment to Agreement No. 31742 between the City of Long Beach and the City of Cerritos for the provision of animal care and control services for the period of July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014. (COUNCIL)

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

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

1. Approve the First Amendment to Agreement No. 31742 for the provision of animal care and control services between the City of Long Beach and the City of Cerritos for the period of July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014; and
2. Authorize the City Manager to sign all necessary documentation on behalf of the City of Cerritos. The motion carried unanimously.

11B. Consideration of adoption of the Fiscal Year 2012-2013 appropriation limit. (COUNCIL)

Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE ANNUAL APPROPRIATION LIMIT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013.

A staff report was provided by Geri DeMasi, Budget Manager.

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Chen to waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2012-15, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE ANNUAL APPROPRIATION LIMIT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013. The motion carried unanimously.

11C. Consideration and review of the Southern California Gas Company Advanced Meter Project. (COUNCIL)

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

Julia Emerson, The Gas Company, explained the SoCalGas Advanced Meter Project.

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

1. Receive and file the report on the Southern California Gas Company Advanced Meter Project; and
2. Authorize the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with the Southern California Gas Company on behalf of the City of Cerritos for the installation and operation of three (3) Data Collector Units. The motion carried unanimously.

11D. Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS DESIGNATING CALEMA/FEMA APPLICANT'S AGENTS FOR THE HAZARD MITIGATION GRANT PROGRAM AND PRE-DISASTER MITIGATION PROGRAM. (COUNCIL)

A staff report was provided by Doug Kellam, Management Analyst.

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Chen to waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2012-16, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS DESIGNATING CALEMA/FEMA APPLICANT'S AGENTS FOR THE HAZARD MITIGATION GRANT PROGRAM AND PRE-DISASTER MITIGATION PROGRAM. The motion carried unanimously.

12. Report on Pending Legislation

12A. Report on Pending Legislation

Assistant City Manager Kathy Matsumoto discussed AB 1484.

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 Chen, Cho, Pulido, Mayor Pro Tem Barrows, and Mayor Edwards.

CONSENSUS (Pulido): Directed staff to provide a map on the City's website of the Cerritos areas tree-trimmed by West Coast Arborists and City tree crews.

14. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 10:02 p.m. in memory of Joel Nwagbara.

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

/s/Jim Edwards_________
Jim Edwards, Mayor/Chair

/s/Art Gallucci____________
Art Gallucci, Successor Agency Secretary

Approved: July 9, 2012

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