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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 FEBRUARY 28, 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 Thel Bringas, Life Stream Worship Center.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Junior Girl Scout Troop 493.

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:

Cerritos Special Olympic Soccer Team (Fall 2012 season), Greater Long Beach Chapter of the American Red Cross (March 2013 as American Red Cross Awareness Month), R.D. Abbott Company (Business Spotlight), and Friends of the Cerritos Library (donation of $30,224 to the Cerritos Library).

In honor of individuals involved in a lifesaving rescue on November 14, 2012: Paul Archambault (Cerritos Sheriff's Station Deputy), Armando Hernandez (Cerritos Sheriff's Station Sergeant), Bryce Horn, Sergio Navas (City of Cerritos Park Gardener I), Brian O'Toole (California Highway Patrol Officer), and Frank Salman.

In recognition of service to Commissions/Committees, Mayor Edwards presented plaques to his appointees as follows:
Janet Beach (Fine Arts and Historical Commission), Joe de Guzman (Community Safety Committee), George Dominguez (Community Safety Committee/Property Preservation Commission), Marianne Hughlett (CCPA Board of Directors/Friends of Arts Education at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts), Tricia Hyun (Let Freedom Ring Committee), Kathy Lovell (Economic Development Commission), Richard Martinez (Community Safety Committee), Jack Reidy (Parks and Recreation Commission), Larry Sagert (Planning Commission), and Lewie Woodson (Let Freedom Ring Committee).

6. PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Luis Gonzales, field representative for State Senator Ron Calderon, spoke regarding redistricting.

Paul Bellenbaum, resident, spoke regarding the age of a particular building on Gridley Avenue and South Street.

Chris Foster, resident, expressed concerns regarding a local newspaper.

Mary Dalley, resident, spoke regarding the positive impacts of the City's Adaptive Recreation program.

Murali Iyer, resident, spoke regarding the positive impacts of the Adaptive Recreation program.

Charles Maltava, resident, requested a copy of a police report.

Hicham Semaan, resident, expressed concerns regarding staffing in the Recreation Services Division.

Desmond Banks, resident, expressed concerns regarding staffing in the Recreation Services Division.

Syed Huq, resident, expressed concerns regarding staffing in the Recreation Services Division.

CONSENT CALENDAR

7. Approval of Register of Demands

7A. City of Cerritos dated February 28, 2013 (COUNCIL)

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Barrows to approve the Register of Demands dated February 28, 2013 in the total amount of $5,942,862.86. The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

8. Approval of Minutes

8A. City Council/Successor Agency Regular Meeting of February 14, 2013 (COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Barrows to approve the City Council/Successor Agency Regular Meeting Minutes of February 14, 2013. The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

9. PUBLIC HEARING NOTICES

9A. Consideration to waive reading of and introduce AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING CHAPTER 5.22, MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENTS, AND CHAPTER 22.12, DEVELOPMENT AREA TWO, OF THE CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE AS THEY RELATE TO THE REGULATION OF MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENTS. (COUNCIL)

DEVELOPMENT CODE AMENDMENT 2013-1*

A staff report was given by Robert A. Lopez, Current Planning Manager.

The Mayor opened public comments and the public hearing.

Paul Bellenbaum, resident, spoke regarding the number of massage establishments in other communities.

The Mayor closed public comments and the public hearing.

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Chen to postpone in order to schedule a study session on this matter, preferably held jointly with the Planning Commission. The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

10. NEW AND OLD BUSINESS

10A. Consideration and award of a contract for the Cerritos Park East restroom rehabilitation, Project No. 12795, Bid No. 1155-13. (COUNCIL)

A staff report was given by Kanna Vancheswaran, Assistant City Engineer.

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Chen to award a contract in the amount of $169,950 to Cinbad Industry, Inc. for the Cerritos Park East Restroom Rehabilitation, Project No. 12795, Bid No. 1155-13, and reject all other bids. The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

10B. Consideration and adoption of the Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule Workbook ("ROPS 13-14A") of the Successor Agency to the Cerritos Redevelopment Agency for the period beginning July 1, 2013 to conform with Health and Safety Code Sections 34167(h) and 34169(g), in compliance with Assembly Bill 1X 26 and Assembly Bill 1484. (SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

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

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

1.Waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. CSA 2013-1, A RESOLUTION OF THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY ADOPTING THE RECOGNIZED OBLIGATION PAYMENT SCHEDULE WORKBOOK ("ROPS 13-14A") FOR THE PERIOD BEGINNING JULY 1, 2013, IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF AB 1X 26 AND AB 1484; and

2. Authorize staff to transmit the adopted ROPS 13-14A workbook to appropriate regulatory and oversight agencies as required by AB 1X 26 and AB 1484. The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

11. Legislative Items

11A. Report on Pending Legislation

None.

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

11B1. Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS TO SUPPORT AB 741 (BROWN) TO ADD SECTION 98.3 TO THE CALIFORNIA REVENUE AND TAXATION CODE WHICH PROPOSES TO ENSURE THAT QUALIFYING CITIES RECEIVE A MINIMUM AMOUNT OF AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAX REVENUES NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN SERVICES (COUNCIL)

A staff report was given by Kathy Matsumoto, Assistant City Manager.

11B1. MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Cho to:

1. Waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2013-3, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS TO SUPPORT AB 741 (BROWN) TO ADD SECTION 98.3 TO THE CALIFORNIA REVENUE AND TAXATION CODE WHICH PROPOSES TO ENSURE THAT QUALIFYING CITIES RECEIVE A MINIMUM AMOUNT OF AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAX REVENUES NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN SERVICES, and

2. Direct staff to continue work with our legislative advocates in Sacramento to seek support and approval from the California legislature, as well as other cities, counties, and associations to request the signature of Governor Brown for AB 741. The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

11B2. MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Chen add an item to the agenda noting that it came to the attention after the posting of the agenda and requires action prior to the next Regular Meeting. The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

A staff report was given by Kathy Matsumoto, Assistant City Manager.

MOTION: It was moved by Chen and seconded by Barrows to approve Resolution NO. 2013-4, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS TO OPPOSE SENATE BILL 7 (STEINBERG) TO ADD SECTION 1782 TO THE CALIFORNIA LABOR CODE, RELATING TO PUBLIC WORKS, WHICH WOULD PROHIBIT CHARTER CITIES FROM RECEIVING ANY STATE FUNDING FOR PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS IF THE CITY HAS A CHARTER PROVISION OR ORDINANCE THAT DOS NOT REQUIRE A CONTRACTOR TO PAY PREVAILING WAGES ON A PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT. The motion carried (4 – 1) as follows:

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

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

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

13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

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

/s/Bruce Barrows
Bruce Barrows, Mayor/Chair

Approved: March 26, 2013

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