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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 MARCH 14, 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. Delwin McCarthy, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Camp Fire USA, Long Beach Area Council.

4. ROLL CALL

The following members of the City Council/Successor Agency were in attendance:

Council/Agency Member Joseph Cho, Ph.D.
Council/Agency Member George Ray
Mayor Pro Tem/Vice Chair Mark E. Pulido
Mayor/Chair Bruce Barrows

Council/Agency Member Chen was noted absent for the record.

5. PRESENTATIONS

Proclamations were presented as follows:

Camp Fire USA, Long Beach Area Council (Celebrating 103 years of service)

6. PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Gerad Valencia, resident, congratulated the recently elected Councilmembers.

Paul Bellenbaum, resident, spoke about health concerns and tax season.

CONSENT CALENDAR

7. Approval of Register of Demands

7A. City of Cerritos dated March 14, 2013 (COUNCIL)

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Cho to approve the Register of Demands dated March 14, 2013 in the total amount of $2,381,508.10. The motion carried as follows:

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

7B. Successor Agency dated March 14, 2013 (SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Cho to approve the Register of Demands dated March 14, 2013 in the total amount of $71,000.00. The motion carried as follows:

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

8. Approval of Treasurer's Report for the period ending January 31, 2013 (COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Cho to approve the Treasurer's Report for the period ending January 31, 2013. The motion carried as follows:

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

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

Council/Agency Member Chen arrived at 7:24 p.m. and joined the meeting.

9. NEW AND OLD BUSINESS

9A. Consideration and award of a contract for the construction of the Cerritos Library Teen Studio, Project No. 12117, Bid No. 1156-13. (COUNCIL)

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

There were no public comments.

MOTION: It was moved by Chen and seconded by Pulido to award a contract in the amount of $290,141 for the construction of the Cerritos Library Teen Studio, Project No. 12117, Bid No. 1156-13, to Dalke & Sons Construction and reject all other bids. The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

9B. Authorization for the City of Cerritos to execute a Renewable Energy Development Agreement with the Southern California Public Power Authority. (COUNCIL)

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

There were no public comments.

MOTION: It was moved by Chen and seconded by Pulido to take no action at this time and return this item to the Council along with a report regarding the status of the Magnolia Power Plant. The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

10. Legislative Items

10A. Report on Pending Legislation

None.

10B. Action to support or oppose specific legislation pending in the California Legislature or pending in the California Governor's Office for signature.

10B1. Review and consideration of proposed Federal Legislation S.1832 (Marketplace Fairness Act) and H.R.3179 (Marketplace Equity Act) to restore the State's Sovereign Rights to enforce State and local sales and use tax laws, and for other purposes. (COUNCIL)

Mayor Pro Tem/Vice Chair Pulido recused himself prior to the staff report and deliberation on this item and left the dais and Chamber.

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

MOTION: It was moved by Ray and seconded by Cho to:

1. Provide a letter in support of the efforts of the League of California Cities and California State Association of Counties in helping state and local governments recover taxes from remote sellers; and

2. Provide a letter to Congresswoman Sanchez advising of the potential economic benefits from S. 1832 and H.R. 3179 to the State of California and request support of legislation that will ensure that businesses remain competitive and cities and counties are equitably included in the collection of taxes from remote sellers. The motion carried (4 – 0, Pulido absent/recused) as follows:

AYES: Chen, Cho, Ray, Barrows
NOES: None
ABSENT: Pulido (recused)
ABSTAIN: None

Mayor Pro Tem/Vice Chair Pulido returned to the Chamber and dais after consideration of the above item was complete.

10B2. Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS TO OPPOSE SB 620 (WRIGHT) TO AMEND THE WATER REPLINISHMENT DISTRICT ACT AT WATER CODE §60000, ET SEQ. (COUNCIL)

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

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

1. Waive reading and adopt RESOLUTION NO. 2013-06, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS TO OPPOSE SB 620 (WRIGHT) TO AMEND THE WATER REPLINISHMENT DISTRICT ACT AT WATER CODE §60000, ET SEQ.; and

2. Direct staff to transmit copies of said resolution to Senator Wright, Assemblymember Garcia, Senator Ron Calderon, Senate Policy Committee reviewing SB 620, League of California Cities, California Contract Cities, Gateway Cities Council of Governments and Gonsalves & Son. The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

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

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

CONSENSUS (Chen): Directed staff to cancel the March 28, 2013 Regular Meeting and schedule a Special Meeting for March 26, 2013 in its place.

13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 8:29 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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