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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 JUNE 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 Mahesh Bhatt, All World Gayatri Pariwar, USA.

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Boy Scout Troop 1005.

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

5A. Proclamations were presented as follows:

Niles Boriboon, Pratik Doshi, Sean Oh, Dhruva Pathak (Eagle Scout Rank Achievement), Cerritos High School girls varsity swim team (California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section CIF-SS Division IV Championship)

5B. Consideration of nomination of a private sector representative to the Board of Directors of the Southeast Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board (SELACO WIB). (COUNCIL)

MOTION: It was moved by Chen and seconded by Pulido to select Henry Ngo as the City's Private Sector nominee to the SELACO WIB Board of Directors, and forward the nomination to the City's Policy board representative, Council Member Carol Chen, for placement on the Policy Board agenda as the City's Private Sector nominee to the SELACO WIB Board of Directors. The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

6. PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Navdepp Bhavin, resident, expressed concerns with the Council's vote to not reappoint Frank Yokoyama to the Planning commission.

Chris Foster, resident, expressed support for the Council's vote to not reappoint Frank Yokoyama to the Planning Commission.

Mark Anthony Ruiz, resident, extended an invitation to the Council and Mayor to attend the ABC Education summer fun run on Saturday, June 22, 2013.

Susan Lopez, resident, expressed concerns with the 2013-2014 Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts performance schedule.

Jay Ramakrishnav, resident, expressed concerns with damage caused by city trees.

Charles E. Votava, resident, spoke regarding personal safety issues.

Paul W. Bellenbaum, resident, expressed concern with planting palm trees in the city.

Brian Costa, Seal Beach resident, spoke regarding Brown Act highlights.

CONSENT CALENDAR

7. Approval of Register of Demands

7A. City of Cerritos dated June 13, 2013. (COUNCIL)

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Ray to approve the Register of Demands dated June 13, 2013 in the total amount of $18,856,596.41. The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

7B. Successor Agency dated June 13, 2013. (SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Ray to approve the Register of Demands dated June 13, 2013 in the total amount of $71,000.00. The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

8. Approval of the Treasurer's Report for the period ending April 30, 2013. (COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Ray to approve the Treasurer's Report for the period ending April 30, 2013. The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

9. Approval of Minutes

9A. City Council/Successor Agency Regular Meeting of May 23, 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 23, 2013. The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

9B. City Council/Successor Agency Special Meeting of May 24, 2013. (COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Ray to approve the City Council/Successor Agency Special Meeting Minutes of May 24, 2013. The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

10. NEW AND OLD BUSINESS

10A. Consideration of a participatory agreement with the City of La Palma for a shared jurisdiction street improvement project on La Palma Avenue. (COUNCIL)

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

The Mayor opened the item for public comments.

Seeing none, the item was closed for public comments.

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

1. Authorize participation of the City of Cerritos with the City of La Palma in a shared jurisdiction street improvement project on La Palma avenue;
2. Authorize the use of $60,500 in funds from the fiscal year 2012-2013 Cerritos Combined Financial Program street maintenance fund; and
3. Authorize the City Manager to approve and execute the associated project participation agreement with the City of La Palma.

The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

10B. Cerritos Electric Utility: Current status report and recommendations for improvement. (COUNCIL)

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

The Mayor opened the item for public comments.

Paul Bellanbaum, resident, spoke regarding the electric utility revenue.

Seeing no others, the item was closed for public comments.

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Cho to;

1. Authorize the City Manager to approve and execute the agreement negotiated with Shell energy for providing scheduling coordination services;
2. Authorize the City Manager to approve and execute the agreements negotiated with Noble America for providing load growth, billing and data management services; and
3. Extend both agreement expiration dates to June 30, 2016 to enable 3 full years on the contracts.

The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

10C. 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 Kanna Vancheswaran, Assistant City Engineer. A PowerPoint presentation was given.

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 authorize the City Manager to execute the 2012 Phase II Renewable Development Agreement with the SCPPA for the purpose of investigating and developing potential new renewable resource options with an expenditure cap of $10,000.

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.

11B1. Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS TO SUPPORT AB564 (MULLIN) TO AMEND SECTIONS 34191.4 AND 34191.5 OF THE HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE RELATING TO COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AND THE FINDING OF COMPLETION ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE. (COUNCIL)

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

The Mayor opened the item for public comments.

Seeing none, the item was closed for public comments.

MOTION: It was moved by Ray and seconded by Pulido to:
1. Waive reading of and adopt the Resolution No. 2013-11 entitled: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS TO SUPPORT AB564 (MULLIN) TO AMEND SECTIONS 34191.4 AND 34191.5 OF THE HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE RELATING TO COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AND THE FINDING OF COMPLETION ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE; and
2. Direct staff to transmit copies of said resolution to the Department of Finance, Senate Governance and Finance Committee, Assembly member Mullin, Governor Brown, Senator Ron Calderon, Assembly member Garcia, 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

12. 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.

CONSENSUS (Barrows): Directed staff to use public arts monies to have an inventory and appraisal done on the City owned public art pieces for insurance recovery purposes.

CONSENSUS (Barrows): Directed staff to return a report on how to address the City updating painted house numbers on the curbs in front of resident homes.

CONSENSUS (Barrows): Directed the City Attorney to draft a policy or code amendment to address a 60 day time limit for filling Commission/Committee vacancies.

13. Closed Session

13A. 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.

14. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 10:02 p.m. in memory of Cerritos resident Albert Song.

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

/s/Bruce Barrows
Bruce Barrows, Mayor/Chair

Approved: June 27, 2013


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