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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 APRIL 11, 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 Councilmember George Ray.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Pro-Tem Pulido.

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:

To Katherine Chu (2013 Distinguished Woman of the Year for the 58th Assembly District) and to community parents and children in honor of World Autism Day and National Autism Awareness Month.

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

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

Councilmember Ray

Commission/Committee
Appointee
Planning Commission (appointment)
Becky Lingad
Parks & Recreation Commission (reappointment)
Jack Reidy
Property Preservation Commission (reappointment)
George Dominguez
Economic Development Commission (appointment)
Dan Padelford
Fine Arts & Historical Commission (reappointment)
Janet Beach
Community Safety Committee (appointments)
Tim Coomes & Larry Constantino
Let Freedom Ring Committee (reappointment & appointment)
Lewie Woodson & Janice Dawson
Friends of Arts Education Board of Directors (reappointment)
Marianne Hughlett

The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

MOTION: It was moved by Chen and seconded by Ray to appoint the following individuals to Cerritos Commissions and Committees for a two-year term ending March 31, 2015, with the exception of Council Member Pulido's nominee to the Planning Commission:

Councilmember Pulido

Commission/Committee
Appointee
Parks & Recreation Commission (reappointment)
Cindy Yen Chen
Property Preservation Commission (reappointment)
Levi Javier
Economic Development Commission (appointment)
Rif Wiguna
Fine Arts and Historical Commission (reappointment)
Nora Benzon
Community Safety Committee (reappointment & appointment)
Fred Shen & Jim Giordano
Let Freedom Ring Committee (reappointment & appointment)
Carmelita Lampino & Beverly Porter

The motion carried (3 – 2) as follows:

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

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

Councilmember Barrows

Commission/Committee
Appointee
Planning Commission (reappointment)
Naresh Solanki
Parks & Recreation Commission (appointment)
Brad Beach
Property Preservation Commission (reappointment)
Allen Wood
Economic Development Commission (reappointment)
Robert Buell
Fine Arts & Historical Commission (reappointment)
Elayne Shiohama
Community Safety Committee (appointment & reappointment)
Lew Gentilomo & Matt Kauble
Let Freedom Ring Committee (reappointments)
Kathy Kamei & John Dawson
Friends of Arts Education Board of Directors (reappointment)
Mary Buell

The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

6. PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Katherine Chu, resident, spoke regarding autism awareness.

Cindy Yen Chen, resident, thanked the Council for the reappointment to the Parks and Recreation Commission and expressed concerns regarding the Council's actions related to Mayor Pro Tem Pulido's nominee to the Planning Commission.

Levi Javier, resident, expressed concerns regarding the Council's actions related to Mayor Pro Tem Pulido's nominee to the Planning Commission.

Pete Benzon, resident, expressed concerns regarding the Council's actions related to Mayor Pro Tem Pulido's nominee to the Planning Commission.

Carmelita Lampino, resident, thanked the Council for her reappointment to the Let Freedom Ring Committee and expressed concerns regarding the Council's actions related to Mayor Pro Tem Pulido's nominee to the Planning Commission.

At 7:48 p.m., Mayor Pro Tem Pulido left the dais and the Chamber

Brenda Spence, representing Joy Pre School, expressed concerns regarding human resources concerns at a local non-profit organization.

Chris Foster, resident, introduced a student, Justin, who participates in the Adaptive Recreation Program and commented on the Adaptive Recreation Program.

CONSENT CALENDAR

7. Approval of Register of Demands

7A. City of Cerritos dated April 11, 2013 (COUNCIL)

MOTION: It was moved by Chen and seconded by Cho to approve the Register of Demands dated April 11, 2013 in the total amount of $8,694,758.47. The motion carried (4 – 0) as follows:

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

7B. City of Cerritos dated April 11, 2013 (SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Chen and seconded by Cho to approve the Register of Demands dated April 11, 2013 in the total amount of $71,000.00. The motion carried (4 – 0) as follows:

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

8. Approval of Treasurer's Report for the period ending February 28, 2013 (COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Chen and seconded by Cho to approve the Treasurer's Report for the period ending February 28, 2013. The motion carried (4 – 0) as follows:

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

9. Approval of Minutes

9A. City Council/Successor Agency Special Meeting of September 24, 2012 (COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Chen and seconded by Cho to approve the City Council/Successor Agency Regular Meeting Minutes of September 24, 2012. The motion carried (4 – 0) as follows:

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

9B. City Council/Successor Agency Special Meeting of March 26, 2013 (COUNCIL)

MOTION: It was moved by Chen and seconded by Cho to approve the City Council Special Meeting Minutes of March 26, 2013. The motion carried (4 – 0) as follows:

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

10. Ordinance for second reading and adoption. Reading of ordinance waived at introduction.

10A. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS DETERMINING AND DECLARING PRIMA FACIE SPEED LIMITS ON CERTAIN STREETS IN THE CITY OF CERRITOS AND AMENDING CHAPTER 10.04 OF THE CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE. (COUNCIL)

MOTION: It was moved by Chen and seconded by Cho to approve Ordinance No. 974, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS DETERMINING AND DECLARING PRIMA FACIE SPEED LIMITS ON CERTAIN STREETS IN THE CITY OF CERRITOS AND AMENDING CHAPTER 10.04 OF THE CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE. The motion carried (4 – 0) as follows:

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

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

11. PUBLIC HEARINGS

11A. Consideration and review of a proposal by Southern California Edison to expand a substation in Cerritos and install new equipment at various locations within public right-of-ways throughout the City. (COUNCIL)

A staff report was given by Kanna Vancheswaran, Assistant City Engineer. Representatives from Southern California Edison narrated and displayed a PowerPoint Presentation.

The Mayor opened public comments and the public hearing.

Levi Javier, resident, inquired as to whether CEQA guidelines were required on this project.

Paul Bellenbaum, resident, inquired as to who will be funding the Southern California Edison project.

11A. The Mayor closed public comments and the public hearing.

MOTION: It was moved by Ray and seconded by Cho to receive and file the report. The motion carried (4 – 0) as follows:

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

12. NEW AND OLD BUSINESS

12A. Review and consideration of a proposal to enter into a non-binding letter of intent with the Cerritos Auto Dealer's Association for the contribution of funds to facilitate the renovation and upgrade of the Cerritos Auto Square Freeway Sign located at 18800 Studebaker Road (APN 7038-013-015). (COUNCIL)

A staff report was given by Ryan Carey, Management Analyst. A PowerPoint Presentation was displayed.

Dave Conant, resident of Newport Beach, representing the Auto Square Dealer's Association spoke in support of the Letter of Intent and made suggestions as to the City's contribution toward the sign.

Gerad Valencia, resident, expressed concerns with the City's use percentage for the proposed renovated and upgraded Cerritos Auto Square freeway sign.

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

1. Approve the Letter of Intent as drafted; and
2. Authorize the City Manager, or his designee, to further negotiate with representatives of the Cerritos Auto Square Dealer's Association to develop a formal agreement for the City's contribution for the upgrade and renovation of Auto Square Freeway Sign for review and approval by the City Council. The motion carried (4 – 0) as follows:

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

MOTION: It was moved by Ray and seconded by Chen to honor the existing negotiation with the newest auto dealer regarding the Art in Public Places Program and require that any further new projects in the Auto Mall would be required to contribute to the Art in Public Places fund until the fund was repayed. The motion carried (4 – 0) as follows:

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

12B. Consideration and review of City Protocol Manual. (COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

A staff report was given by Vida Barone, City Clerk.

MOTION: It was moved by Barrows and seconded by Ray to approve the Protocol Manual with the approved changes and include the appropriate Attorney advice language. The motion carried (4 – 0) as follows:

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

13. Legislative Items

13A. Report on Pending Legislation

None.

13B. Action to support or oppose specific legislation pending in the California Legislature or pending in the California Governor's Office for signature.

13B1. Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS TO OPPOSE AB 162 (HOLDEN) TO ADD SECTION 65964.5 TO THE GOVERNMENT CODE RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES. (COUNCIL)

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

1. Approve Resolution No. 2013-7, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS TO OPPOSE AB 162 (HOLDEN) TO ADD SECTION 65964.5 TO THE GOVERNMENT CODE RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES.
2. Direct staff to transmit copies of said resolution to the Assembly Local Government Committee, Assemblymember Holden, Assemblymember Garcia, Senator Ron Calderon, League of California Cities, California Contract Cities, gateway Cities Council of Governments and Gonsalves & Son. The motion carried (4 – 0) as follows:

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

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

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

15. Closed Session

15A. PERSONNEL MATTERS PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54957.6: CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

Agency Negotiators: Denise Manoogian, Patricia Leyva and Art Gallucci
Employee Organization: AFSCME, Local 619

The Council did not recess into the scheduled Closed Session.

16. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 10:15 p.m.

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

/s/Bruce Barrows
Bruce Barrows, Mayor/Chair

Approved: April 25, 2013


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