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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 MAY 23, 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 Mahesh Bhatt, All World Gayatri Pariwar, USA.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Girl Scout Troop 4353.

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

Proclamations were presented as follows:

Michael Gaitan (Retirement), Arté Café (Cerritos Business Spotlight),
Indu and Dhiru Patel (50th Wedding Anniversary), Cerritos High School Dance Drill Team (National Champions—1st Place ranking), Cerritos High School Model United Nations Team (Award of Excellence—39th Annual National High School Model United Nations Conference).

6. PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Charles Edward Votava, resident, spoke regarding personal safety.

Tatiana Yokoyama, resident, expressed concerns with the Council's vote to not reappoint Frank Yokoyama to the Planning Commission.

Levi Javier, resident, expressed concerns regarding council travel, trips, and associated costs.

Ram Kakkar, resident, requested a visual display of the agenda in the City Council Chamber, city staff seating, and feedback on public comments.

CONSENSUS (Barrows): Directed staff to look into the visual display of the agenda on the Chamber screen during Council meetings.

Brian Costa, Seal Beach resident, expressed concerns regarding the homeless and alleged harassment by law enforcement in Cerritos.

Katherine Chu, resident, expressed her thanks and support of the Council’s decision regarding appointees.

CONSENT CALENDAR

7. Approval of Register of Demands

7A. City of Cerritos dated May 23, 2013 (COUNCIL)

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Ray to approve the Register of Demands dated May 23, 2013 in the total amount of $1,842,747.04. The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

7B. Successor Agency dated May 23, 2013 (SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Ray to approve the Register of Demands dated May 23, 2013 in the total amount of $398,908.52. The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

8. Approval of Minutes

8A. City Council/Successor Agency Regular Meeting of May 9, 2013. (COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Ray to approve the City Council/Successor Agency Regular Meeting Minutes of May 9, 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 HEARINGS

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 AND/OR PROFESSIONAL SERVICE BUSINESSES. (COUNCIL)

DEVELOPMENT CODE AMENDMENT 2013-1*

*PURSUANT TO SECTION 15061(B)(3) OF THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA), THIS PROJECT IS EXEMPT FROM CEQA REVIEW.

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

The Mayor opened the public hearing and public comments.

John Westin, legal counsel for Massage Envy, commented regarding zoning for massage businesses in Cerritos, and recommended approval of alternative number one.

Helen McDonagh, regional developer for Massage Envy, spoke on behalf of the business and their services offered.

The Mayor closed public comments and the public hearing.

Councilmember Chen read into the record an e-mail message received from Sandra McAlexander expressing an opposition to a zoning change and massage establishments.

MOTION: It was moved by Chen and seconded by Barrows to deny the introduction and approval of an Ordinance amending Chapter 5.22, Massage Establishments, and Chapter 22.12, Development Area Two, of the Cerritos Municipal code, as set forth in Development Code Amendment 2013-1, taking no action. 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 of the selection of a food and beverage concessionaire at the Cerritos Iron-Wood Nine Golf Course. (COUNCIL)

A staff report was given by Sherré Titus, Recreation Services Supervisor.

The Mayor opened the item for public comments.

Seeing none, the item was closed for public comments.

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Chen to approve Andy Francisco, principal contractor, as the concessionaire for the Cerritos Iron-Wood Nine Golf course snack bar/restaurant and authorize staff to execute the agreement. The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

10B. Consideration and award of contract for the operation and maintenance of the Cerritos on Wheels (COW) and Dial-A-Ride transit services. (COUNCIL)

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

CONSENSUS (Pulido): Directed staff to research the possible sale of the five (5) COW buses scheduled to be replaced in three (3) years, with return of the sale revenue back to the general fund if they are released from the grant obligation.

The Mayor opened the item for public comments.

Levi Javier, resident, commented on inconvenient wait times with COW ridership.

Sharad Agarwal, Director of Business Development for First Transit, addressed the sixty (60) minute headways, noting that with future route evaluation, possibly reducing headways to fifty (50) minutes at the same budget level.

Chris Foster, resident, commended the City for changing the service provider, and recommended future service quality control measures.

Katherine Chu, resident, commented regarding Dial-a-Ride rider identification requirements.

Steve Allan, General Manager MV transportation, expressed gratitude to the City for allowing MV transportation to serve the City over the last three years, and assured their best efforts in assisting First Transit with a smooth transition.

Robin Sumner, resident, commented on the Dial-a-Ride program issues.

The Mayor closed the item for public comments.

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Ray to:
1. Direct the City Manager to execute a Professional Services Agreement with First Transit, Incorporated, substantially in the form presented in the agenda report, following an agreement of final terms that are consistent with the City’s original RFP;
2. Direct staff to conduct service operation research and analysis in order to improve service, but not increase the proposed budget; and
3. Keep Council informed of any service changes.

The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

12. Legislative Items

12A. Report on Pending Legislation

None.

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

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

14. Closed Session

14A. 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 City Council did not meet in Closed Session nor discuss item 14A regarding personnel matters.

15. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 9:55 p.m. in memory of Va Lois Edwards Prince, sister of former Mayor Jim Edwards.

 

ATTEST:
/s/Brenda Cabrera
Brenda Cabrera, Assistant City Clerk/
Assistant Agency Secretary

/s/Bruce Barrows
Bruce Barrows, Mayor/Chair

Approved: June 13, 2013


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