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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 26, 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.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Boy Scout Troop 693.

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 George Ray
Mayor Pro Tem/Vice Chair Mark E. Pulido
Mayor/Chair Bruce Barrows

5. PRESENTATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

5A. Presentations

Proclamations were presented as follows:

DMW/Donate Life California Month (accepting proclamation was Donate Life Ambassador Cora Johnson).

5B. Consideration of appointments to Commissions and Committees (COUNCIL)

MOTION: It was moved by Chen and seconded by Pulido to appoint the following individuals to Cerritos Commissions and Committees for a two-year term ending March 31, 2015:

Councilmember Chen

Commission/Committee
Appointee
Planning Commission (reappointment)
Chuong Vo
Parks & Recreation Commission (reappointment)
James Fong Yee, Ph.D.
Property Preservation Commission (reappointment)
Waldo Arballo
Economic Development Commission (reappointment)
Rosalinda Law
Fine Arts & Historical Commission (reappointment)
Doris Iglesias
Community Safety Committee (reappointment)
Gordon Hom & Victor Gau
Let Freedom Ring Committee (reappointment)
Jennifer Hong & Soo Yoo
Friends of Arts Education Board of Directors (reappointment)
LaVerne Tancill

The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

MOTION: It was moved by Cho and seconded by Pulido to appoint the following individuals to Cerritos Commissions and Committees for a two-year term ending March 31, 2015:

Councilmember Cho

Commission/Committee
Appointee
Community Safety Committee (reappointment)
Kiyong Ma & Richard Yu, Ph.D.
Economic Development Commission (reappointment)
Pat Patnaik
Fine Arts & Historical Commission (reappointment)
Julietta Williams
Friends of Arts Education Board of Directors (reappointment)
Gloria Kappe
Let Freedom Ring Committee (reappointment)
Sultan Ahmad & Jay J. Ryoo
Parks & Recreation Commission (reappointment)
Kenneth Cha
Planning Commission (reappointment)
Heung Sik "Nick" Kim
Property Preservation Commission (reappointment)
Samuel Chu

The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

5C. Consideration of City Council Committee assignments (COUNCIL)

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Pulido to approve the following 2013-2014 City Council Committee Assignments:

Standing Committees
(Subject to the Brown Act)
Councilmember
ABC Unified School District— Liaison 1. Mark Pulido
2. George Ray
Budget/Finance 1. Bruce Barrows, Chair
2. Carol Chen
Performing Arts 1. Bruce Barrows
2. Mark Pulido
3. Carol Chen
4. Joseph Cho
5. George Ray
Personnel 1. Bruce Barrows, Chair
2. Mark Pulido
One-Member Standing Committees
(not subject to Brown Act requirements)
Councilmember
Auto Mall Bruce Barrows
Business and Industry Carol Chen
Cerritos Community College–Liaison Joseph Cho
Chamber of Commerce–Liaison George Ray
County Health Department/Health Insurance Mark Pulido
Legislative Bruce Barrows
Library Carol Chen
Parks and Recreation Mark Pulido
Senior Services/Senior Center Joseph Cho
Other Organizations Voting Delegate Alternate
California Contract Cities Association Mark Pulido Carol Chen
California Joint Powers Insurance Authority Carol Chen Bruce Barrows
City Selection Committee/ Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Mayor must be voting delegate per GC 50270
Bruce Barrows (Mayor) Carol Chen
Gateway Cities Council of Governments Bruce Barrows Carol Chen
Gateway Cities Council of Governments–91/605/405
Corridor Cities Committee
Mark Pulido Joseph Cho
League of California Cities Bruce Barrows Carol Chen
Orangeline Development Authority Bruce Barrows Carol Chen
Sanitation Districts 2, 3, 18 & 19/Waste Management
Mayor must be voting delegate per District bylaws
Bruce Barrows (Mayor)

District 19
Chen (1)
Cho (2)
Pulido (3)
Ray (4)
Districts 2, 3, & 18
Cho (1)
Chen (2)
Pulido (3)
Ray (4)

Southeast Water Coalition Joseph Cho George Ray
Workforce Investment Board–Policy Board Carol Chen George Ray
Staff Committees City Representative
California Joint Powers Insurance Authority Art Gallucci, City Manager, Alternate
Denise Manoogian, Administrative Services Director, Alternate
Central Basin Water District Charlie Emig, Water Superintendent
Gateway Cities Council of Governments–91/605 Corridor Cities Committee Art Gallucci, City Manager
Youth/Juvenile Diversion Greg Berg, Community & Safety Services Manager

6. PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Ed Butler, resident, expressed concerns with a local community newspaper.

CONSENT CALENDAR

7. Approval of Register of Demands

7A. City of Cerritos dated March 26, 2013 (COUNCIL)

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Chen to approve the Register of Demands dated March 26, 2013 in the total amount of $5,685,262.16. The motion carried (4 – 0, 1 abstention) as follows:

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

7B. City of Cerritos dated March 26, 2013 (SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Chen to approve the Register of Demands dated March 26, 2013 in the total amount of $12,612.00. The motion carried (4 – 0, 1 abstention) as follows:

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

8. Approval of Minutes

8A. City Council/Successor Agency Regular Meeting of February 28, 2013 (COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Chen to approve the City Council/Successor Agency Regular Meeting Minutes of February 28, 2013. The motion carried (4 – 0, 1 abstention) as follows:

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

8B. City Council Special Meeting of March 12, 2013 (COUNCIL)

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Chen to approve the City Council Special Meeting Minutes of March 12, 2013. The motion carried (4 – 0, 1 abstention) as follows:

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

8C. City Council/Successor Agency Special Meeting of March 13, 2013 (COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Chen to approve the City Council/Successor Agency Special Meeting Minutes of March 13, 2013. The motion carried (5 - 0) as follows:

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

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

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

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

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

9. PUBLIC HEARING NOTICES

9A. Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS APPROVING THE SUBMITTAL OF A FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATION CHANGE TO THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR GRIDLEY ROAD FROM 195TH STREET TO MAPES AVENUE AND MAPES AVENUE FROM GRIDLEY ROAD TO DEL AMO BOULEVARD. (COUNCIL)

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

The Mayor opened public comments and the public hearing.

Thomas O'Neill, resident, expressed concerns with the traffic classification of Gridley Road.

Elizabeth Long, resident, inquired as to whether the "25 mile per hour" classification will become permanent.

The Mayor closed public comments and the public hearing.

The Mayor reopened public comments.

Thomas O'Neill, resident, mentioned an advertisement that mapped the area around the subject street site.

The Mayor closed public comments and the public hearing.

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Ray waive further reading and adopt Resolution No. 2013-7, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS APPROVING THE SUBMITTAL OF A FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATION CHANGE TO THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR GRIDLEY ROAD FROM 195TH STREET TO MAPES AVENUE AND MAPES AVENUE FROM GRIDLEY ROAD TO DEL AMO BOULEVARD. The motion carried (5 - 0) as follows:

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

10. NEW AND OLD BUSINESS

10A. Consideration to waive reading of and introduce AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS DETERMINING AND DECLARING PRIMA FACIE SPEED LIMITS ON CERTAIN STREETS IN THE CITY OF CERRITOS. (COUNCIL)

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

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Chen to waive further reading and introduce AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS DETERMINING AND DECLARING PRIMA FACIE SPEED LIMITS ON CERTAIN STREETS IN THE CITY OF CERRITOS. The motion carried (5 - 0) as follows:

AYES: Chen, Cho, Ray, Pulido, Barrows
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.

None.

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

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

13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m. in memory of Councilmember Chen's mother-in-law and Selena Ybarra.

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

/s/Bruce Barrows
Bruce Barrows, Mayor/Chair

Approved: April 11, 2013


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