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Cerritos City Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE CERRITOS CITY COUNCIL AND THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY HELD ON OCTOBER 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 Dr. Bill Ebling, First Baptist Church of Fullerton.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Boy Scout Troop 1005.

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

None.

6. PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

None.

CONSENT CALENDAR

7. Approval of Register of Demands

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

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Pulido to approve the Register of Demands dated October 11, 2012 in the total amount of $4,065,895.84. The motion carried unanimously.

7B. Successor Agency dated October 11, 2012 (SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Pulido to approve the Register of Demands dated October 11, 2012 in the total amount of $279,992.50. The motion carried unanimously.

8. Approval of the Treasurer's Reports for the period ending August 31, 2012 (COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Pulido to approve the Treasurer's Reports for the period ending August 31, 2012. The motion carried unanimously.

9. Approval of Minutes

9A. City Council/Successor Agency Regular Meeting of September 27, 2012 (COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Pulido to approve the City Council/Successor Agency Regular Meeting Minutes of September 27, 2012. The motion carried unanimously.

10. Resolutions for consideration and adoption. Reading of resolutions waived and resolutions adopted.

10A. Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA, CALLING AND GIVING NOTICE OF THE HOLDING OF A GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION ON TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013, FOR THE ELECTION OF CERTAIN OFFICERS AS REQUIRED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THE CHARTER. (COUNCIL)

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Pulido to waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2012-24 , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA, CALLING AND GIVING NOTICE OF THE HOLDING OF A GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION ON TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013, FOR THE ELECTION OF CERTAIN OFFICERS AS REQUIRED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THE CHARTER. The motion carried unanimously.

10B. Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA, REQUESTING THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES TO RENDER SPECIFIED SERVICES TO THE CITY RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF A GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD IN THE CITY ON TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013. (COUNCIL)

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Pulido to waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2012-25, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA, REQUESTING THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES TO RENDER SPECIFIED SERVICES TO THE CITY RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF A GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD IN THE CITY ON TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013. The motion carried unanimously.

10C. Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING REGULATIONS FOR CANDIDATES FOR ELECTIVE OFFICE PERTAINING TO CANDIDATE'S STATEMENTS SUBMITTED TO THE VOTERS AT AN ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013. (COUNCIL)

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Pulido to waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2012-26, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING REGULATIONS FOR CANDIDATES FOR ELECTIVE OFFICE PERTAINING TO CANDIDATE'S STATEMENTS SUBMITTED TO THE VOTERS AT AN ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013. The motion carried unanimously.

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

11. PUBLIC HEARINGS

11A. A request by applicant Goodwill Solac, 800 West Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90806, on behalf of property owner System II, LLC, for approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a Goodwill Store with a business operation that includes retail sales and a donation drop-off center. The subject property is located at 17518 Carmenita Road, Cerritos, California, 90703 and is zoned Neighborhood Commercial (CN) (APN 7027-020-034). (COUNCIL)

Conditional Use Permit 2012-2*

Staff reports were presented by Sandy Cisneros, Senior Planner, and Robert A. Lopez, Current Planning Manager. A PowerPoint Presentation was displayed.

Mayor Edwards opened the public hearing and public testimony.

Janet McCarthy, representing the applicant, spoke in support of the approval of this item.

Richard Li, Cerritos resident, spoke in opposition of the approval of this item and presented a petition with signatures of those in opposition to the item.

David Lee, Cerritos resident, spoke in opposition of the approval of this item.

Christine Wang, Cerritos resident, spoke in opposition of the approval of this item.

Julie Dover, representing Goodwill, spoke in support of the approval of this item.

Chung Fu Luan, Cerritos resident, spoke in opposition of the approval of this item and submited documents for the Council's review.

Alpa Shah, Cerritos resident, spoke in opposition of the approval of this item.

Harry Saltzgaver, representing Goodwill, Long Beach resident, spoke in support of the approval of this item.

JL Yu, Cerritos resident, spoke in opposition of the approval of this item.

Linda Chang, Cerritos resident, spoke in opposition of the approval of this item.

Tom Lao, representing the subject property owner, Long Beach resident, spoke in support of the approval of this item.

James Chao, Cerritos resident, spoke in opposition of the approval of this item.

Joyce Corrigan, Cerritos resident, spoke in opposition of the approval of this item.

Jonathan Doty, representing the subject property owner, Mission Viejo resident, spoke in support of the approval of this item.

Charles Joslin, Cerritos resident, spoke in opposition of the approval of this item.

Tammy Duong, Cerritos resident, spoke in opposition of the approval of this item.

Dan Descargar, Los Angeles resident, spoke in support of the approval of this item.

Brad Ward, Huntington Beach resident, representing the Board of Trustees of Goodwill SOLAC, spoke in support of the approval of this item.

Deepak Jhaveri, Cerritos resident, spoke in opposition of the approval of this item and submitted a petition in opposition to this item.

Tobi Balma, Cerritos resident, spoke in support of the approval of this item.

Ramesh Mahaian, Cerritos resident, spoke in opposition of the approval of this item.

Lily Chao, Cerritos resident, spoke in opposition of the approval of this item.

Sophia Tse, Cerritos resident, spoke in opposition of the approval of this item.

Ram Kakkar, Cerritos resident, spoke in support of the approval of this item.

Jeannette Beard, Cerritos resident, spoke in opposition of the approval of this item.

Gignesh Jopsi, Cerritos resident, spoke in opposition of the approval of this item.

Shalesh Patel, Cerritos resident, spoke in opposition of the approval of this item.

Mayor Edwards closed public testimony and the public hearing.

MOTION: It was moved by Chen and seconded by Barrows to deny the approval of Conditional Use Permit No. 2012-2, by making the findings set forth in, waiving reading of, and adopting Resolution No. 2012-27, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS DENYING AN APPLICATION FOR CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT 2012-2 BY GOODWILL SOLAC FOR A USE AT 17518 CARMENITA ROAD. The motion was carried pursuant to the following roll call vote:

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

12. NEW AND OLD BUSINESS

12A. Designation of Voting Delegate and Alternate(s) for the National League of Cities 2012 Annual Business Meeting to be held on December 1, 2012. (COUNCIL)

A staff report was given by Vida Barone, City Clerk

MOTION: It was moved by Edwards and seconded by Pulido to appoint Mayor Pro Tem Barrows as the voting delegate and Councilmember Chen as the alternate voting delegate for the National League of Cities 2012 Annual Business Meeting to be held on December 1, 2012. The motion carried unanimously.

12B. Consideration and award of contract for citywide sidewalk, curb and gutter repairs in the City of Cerritos, Bid No. 1150-13. (COUNCIL)

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

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

1. Award a contract for the citywide sidewalk, curb, and gutter repairs in the City of Cerritos, Bid No. 1150-13, to T.A. Pointer Enterprises, Inc. in the amount of $45,000 and reject all other bids; and
2. Authorize the inclusion of Additive Alternate B in the amount of $16,500 as part of the citywide sidewalk, curb, and gutter repair contract.

The motion carried unanimously.

12C. Independent Accountant's report on applying agreed-upon procedures relating to the due diligence review in accordance with AB 1484 applied to the Successor Agency Low- and Moderate-Income Housing Fund. (SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

A staff report was given by Denise Manoogian, Director of Administrative Services.

MOTION: It was moved by Chen and seconded by Cho to receive and file the report. The motion carried unanimously.

13. Legislative Items

13A. Report on Pending Legislation

13B. Action to support or oppose specific legislation pending in the California Legislature or pending in the California Governor's Office for signature.

None.

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

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

15. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 10:55 p.m.

ATTEST:
/s/Vida Barone
Vida Barone, City Clerk/Agency Secretary

/s/Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards, Mayor/Chair

/s/Art Gallucci
Art Gallucci, City Manager/Executive Director

Approved: October 25, 2012

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