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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 JANUARY 24, 2013

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 E. Pulido
Mayor Pro Tem/Vice Chair Bruce Barrows
Mayor/Chair Jim Edwards

5. PRESENTATIONS

Proclamations were presented as follows:

A & H Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc. (Business Spotlight Program).

Festival of Friendship Groups (Cerritos Chinese-American Senior Citizens Association, Chinese Culture Association of Southern California, Chinese Yun Chi Dance Association of America, Da' Hawaii Seniors Club, JC Culture Foundation, Philippine Society of Southeast Los Angeles, and the Southern California Philippine-US Veterans Association).

Los Cerritos Center (host of the Festival of Friendship).

6. PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Ram Kakkar spoke in support of an assault weapons ban.

CONSENT CALENDAR

7. Approval of Register of Demands

7A. City of Cerritos dated January 24, 2013 (COUNCIL)

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Pulido to approve the Register of Demands dated January 24, 2013 in the total amount of $7,058,829.66. The motion carried unanimously.

7B. Successor Agency dated January 24, 2013 (SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Pulido to approve the Register of Demands dated January 24, 2013 in the total amount of $5,600,000.00. The motion carried unanimously.

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

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

9. Approval of Minutes

9A. City Council/Successor Agency Regular Meeting of January 10, 2013 (COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Pulido to approve the City Council/Successor Agency Regular Meeting Minutes of January 10, 2013. The motion carried unanimously.

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

10. NEW AND OLD BUSINESS

10A. Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS APPROVING THE SUBMITTAL OF AN APPLICATION FOR A GRANT FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BUREAU OF RECLAMATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A WATER WELL IN THE CITY OF CERRITOS. (COUNCIL)

Councilmember Pulido recused himself from the discussion and deliberation on this item and left the dais and Chamber due to his employment with the United States Congress.

A staff report was given by Vince Brar, Assistant City Manager.

Ram Kakkar inquired as to whether this item will result in a water rate increase.

10A. MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Chen to waive further reading and adopt Resolution No. 2013-1, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS APPROVING THE SUBMITTAL OF AN APPLICATION FOR A GRANT FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BUREAU OF RECLAMATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A WATER WELL IN THE CITY OF CERRITOS. The motion carried unanimously (Pulido recused).

At the conclusion of this item Councilmember Pulido returned to the Chamber and dais.

10B. Consideration of change of City Council assignment to the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (CAJPIA) (COUNCIL)

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

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

1. Accept the resignation of Mayor Edwards as the City Council's delegate to the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (CAJPIA);
2. Designate Carol Chen as the City's representative delegate on the CAJPIA Board of Directors;
3. Appoint Mayor Edwards as the Alternate for the remainder of his term. The motion carried unanimously.

11. Legislative Items

11A. Report on Pending Legislation

Councilmember Pulido recused himself from the discussion and deliberation on this item and left the dais and Chamber due to his employment with the United States Congress.

A staff report was given by Kathy Matsumoto, Assistant City Manager, regarding potential changes in the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds.

MOTION: It was moved by Chen and seconded by Barrows to join with the League of California Cities and the Southern California Public Power Authority in opposing any changes in the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds and draft a letter from the Mayor to member of the Congress, the Budget Committee, and the United States Conference of Mayors stating the City's opposition.

The motion carried unanimously (Pulido recused).

At the conclusion of this item Councilmember Pulido returned to the Chamber and dais.

11B. Action to support or oppose specific legislation pending in the California Legislature or pending in the California Governor's Office for signature.

None.

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

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

CONSENSUS (Pulido): Directed staff to research the feasibility of a "City-Wide Day of Service" to be held on conjunction with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day ceremony.

CONSENSUS (Barrows): Directed staff to draft letter from Mayor to Undersecretary of Commerce requesting program information which will allow export businesses to expand.

13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 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: February 14, 2013

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