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Cerritos City Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CERRITOS CITY COUNCIL AND THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE CERRITOS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY HELD ON MARCH 13, 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 Pastor Bill Ebling.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Nathan Edwards.

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. PUBLIC COMMENTS

None.

6. INTRODUCTIONS

Mayor/Chair Jim Edwards introduced the dignitaries in attendance. The Council/Agency members introduced their families and special guests. Mayor/Chair Jim Edwards introduced his family and special guests.

7. RECOGNITION AND PRESENTATIONS IN HONOR OF OUTGOING MAYOR EDWARDS' YEARS OF SERVICE

Mayor Pro Tem/Vice Chair Barrows presented outgoing Mayor/Chair Edwards with his Mayor year scrapbook and plaque, as well as a scrapbook for all of his years of Council/Agency service. A video highlighting the accomplishments and activities of Mayor/Chair Edwards years of service was presented.

Mayor Pro Tem/Vice Chair Barrows presided over the presentations to Mayor/Chair Edwards from special guests and dignitaries.

Mayor/Chair Edwards offered comments on his years of service and then vacated his seat on the dais.

8. CITY CLERK ADMINISTERS OATH OF OFFICE TO NEWLY ELECTED COUNCIL/AGENCY MEMBERS

Vida Barone, City Clerk, administered the Oath of Office to Councilmembers-elect Carol Chen and George Ray and they assumed their seats at the dais.

ROLL CALL OF THE NEWLY CONSTITUTED COUNCIL/AGENCY

Council/Agency Member Bruce Barrows
Council/Agency Member Carol Chen
Council/Agency Member Joseph Cho, Ph.D.
Council/Agency Member Mark E. Pulido
Council/Agency Member George Ray

9. CITY COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY REORGANIZATION. SELECTION OF MAYOR/CHAIR AND MAYOR PRO TEM/VICE CHAIR

Vida Barone, City Clerk, declared the office of Mayor/Chair vacant and called for nominations for the office of Mayor/Chair.

Council/Agency Member Ray presented the qualifications of and nominated Bruce Barrows for the office of Mayor/Chair. The nomination was seconded by Council/Agency Member Chen. There were no other nominations. The City Clerk closed the nominations and declared Bruce Barrows elected to the office of Mayor/Chair by acclamation.

The office of Mayor Pro Tem/Vice Chair was declared vacant by Mayor/Chair Barrows and he called for nominations for the office of Mayor Pro Tem/Vice Chair.

Council/Agency Member Chen presented the qualifications of and nominated Council/Agency Member Mark Pulido for the office of Mayor Pro Tem/Vice Chair. The nomination was seconded by Mayor/Chair Barrows. There were no other nominations. The Mayor/Chair closed the nominations and declared Mark Pulido elected to the office of Mayor Pro Tem/Vice Chair by acclamation.

10. COMMENTS FROM NEWLY DESIGNATED MAYOR/CHAIR AND NEWLY ELECTED COUNCIL/AGENCY MEMBERS

Newly designated Mayor/Chair Barrows and newly elected Council/Agency Members Carol Chen and George Ray offered comments.

11. COMMENTS FROM CITY COUNCIL/AGENCY MEMBERS

Newly designated Mayor Pro Tem/Vice Chair Mark Pulido and Council/Agency Member Cho offered their comments.

12. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 9:05 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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