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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 JULY 25, 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 Councilmember George Ray.

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:

2013 City Wide Pride Grand Prize Winners, (Area 3) John and Lisa Lum, (Area 4) Mariann Phillips, (Area 5) Tomy and Rajimole N. Thomas and Ralph R. and Judy D. Houska.

6. PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Curtis Holland and Henry Alcala, representing the H. Martin Foundation Far East Humanitarian Services, commented regarding funding.

Ralph Westfall, resident, commented regarding the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.

CONSENT CALENDAR

7. Approval of Register of Demands

7A. City of Cerritos dated July 25, 2013. (COUNCIL)

MOTION: It was moved by Ray and seconded by Pulido to approve the Register of Demands dated July 25, 2013 in the total amount of $4,324,952.34.

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 Special Meeting of July 8, 2013. (COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY)

MOTION: It was moved by Ray and seconded by Pulido to approve the City Council/Successor Agency Special Meeting Minutes of July 8, 2013. The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

9. Ordinances for second reading and adoption. Reading of Ordinances waived at introduction.

9A. ORDINANCE NO. 975 - AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING THE CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE BY ADDING CHAPTER 22.51, AREA DEVELOPMENT PLAN SIXTEEN (ADP-16), TO ESTABLISH SPECIFIC DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS FOR NEW PROPOSED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT LOCATED ON THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF ARTESIA BOULEVARD AND BLOOMFIELD AVENUE (APNS 7030-001-044, 7030-001-045, AND 7030-001-046). (COUNCIL)

MOTION: It was moved by Ray and seconded by Pulido to waive reading of and adopt Ordinance No. 975 - AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING THE CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE BY ADDING CHAPTER 22.51, AREA DEVELOPMENT PLAN SIXTEEN (ADP-16), TO ESTABLISH SPECIFIC DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS FOR NEW PROPOSED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT LOCATED ON THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF ARTESIA BOULEVARD AND BLOOMFIELD AVENUE (APNS 7030-001-044, 7030-001-045, AND 7030-001-046). The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

9B. ORDINANCE NO. 976 - AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING THE CERRITOS DEVELOPMENT MAP BY CHANGING THE ZONE CLASSIFICATION OF APPROXIMATELY ±3.4 ACRES OF LAND, LOCATED ON THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF ARTESIA BOULEVARD AND BLOOMFIELD AVENUE (APNS 7030-001-044, 7030-001-045, AND 7030-001-046), FROM COMMUNITY COMMERICAL (CC) TO AREA DEVELOPMENT PLAN SIXTEEN (ADP-16). (COUNCIL)

MOTION: It was moved by Ray and seconded by Pulido to waive reading of and adopt Ordinance No. 976 - AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING THE CERRITOS DEVELOPMENT MAP BY CHANGING THE ZONE CLASSIFICATION OF APPROXIMATELY ±3.4 ACRES OF LAND, LOCATED ON THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF ARTESIA BOULEVARD AND BLOOMFIELD AVENUE (APNS 7030-001-044, 7030-001-045, AND 7030-001-046), FROM COMMUNITY COMMERICAL (CC) TO AREA DEVELOPMENT PLAN SIXTEEN (ADP-16). The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

9C. ORDINANCE NO. 977 - AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS APPROVING A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF CERRITOS AND THE PICERNE GROUP FOR A RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT UNDER PRECISE PLAN 2013-4 (APNS 7030-001-044, 7030-001-045, AND 7030-001-046). (COUNCIL)

MOTION:
It was moved by Ray and seconded by Pulido to waive reading of and adopt Ordinance No. 977 - AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS APPROVING A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF CERRITOS AND THE PICERNE GROUP FOR A RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT UNDER PRECISE PLAN 2013-4 (APNS 7030-001-044, 7030-001-045, AND 7030-001-046). The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

10. PUBLIC HEARINGS

10A. Consideration to waive reading of and introduce AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING CHAPTER 22.48, SIGNS, OF THE CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDING THE DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS OF AUTOMOBILE DEALERSHIP SIGNS. (COUNCIL)

DEVELOPMENT CODE AMENDMENT 2013-2*

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

(Continued from City Council meeting of June 27, 2013)

A staff report was given by Torrey Contreras, Director of Community Development.

The Mayor opened the item for public comments.

Seeing none, the Mayor closed public comments.

MOTION: It was moved by Chen and seconded by Pulido to postpone consideration of this item indefinitely. The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

10B. A PROPOSAL BY YESCO SIGNS, LLC, ON BEHALF OF THE CERRITOS AUTO DEALERS ASSOCIATION AND PROPERTY OWNER BARGAIN RENT-A-CAR, 200 SW 1ST AVENUE, 14TH FLOOR, FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA 33301, TO MODIFY AND UPGRADE AN EXISTING FREE-STANDING "CERRITOS AUTO SQUARE" REGIONAL CENTER IDENTIFICATION SIGN ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE LEXUS OF CERRITOS DEALERSHIP COMPLEX ADJACENT TO THE I-605 FREEWAY. THE PROPOSAL MODIFIES THE ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS ON THE SIGN FAÇADE AND INCREASES THE AREA OF THE EXISTING ELECTRONIC MESSAGE BOARD, WITH NO CHANGE TO THE EXISTING SIGN HEIGHT. THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT 18800 STUDEBAKER ROAD AND IS ZONED DEVELOPMENT AREA FIVE (ADP-5) (APN 7038-013-015). (COUNCIL)

PRECISE PLAN 83-2(C)(2013) AMENDMENT*

*PURSUANT TO SECTION 15301 OF THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA), THIS PROJECT IS CATEGORICALLY EXEMPT.

(Continued from City Council meeting of June 27, 2013)

A staff report was given by Torrey Contreras, Director of Community Development.

The Mayor opened the item for public comments.

Seeing none, the Mayor closed public comments.

MOTION: It was moved by Chen and seconded by Pulido to postpone consideration of this item indefinitely. The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

11. NEW AND OLD BUSINESS

11A. Designation of Voting Delegate and Alternate(s) for the League of California Cities Annual Conference to be held September 18-20, 2013. (COUNCIL)

A staff report was given by Brenda Cabrera, Assistant City Clerk.

The Mayor opened the item for public comments.

Seeing none, the Mayor closed public comments.

MOTION: It was moved by Pulido and seconded by Ray to receive and file with comments.

The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

11B. Consideration of approval of emergency repairs performed on the water distribution system. (COUNCIL)

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

The Mayor opened the item for public comments.

Seeing none, the Mayor closed public comments.

MOTION: It was moved by Ray and seconded by Pulido to find that an emergency exists requiring expenditures to repair the water lines, and to approve the expenditure of funds totaling $68,084.91. The motion carried (5 – 0) as follows:

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

11C. Sky Knight fee increase. (COUNCIL)

A staff report was given by Greg Berg, Community Safety Manager.

The Mayor opened the item for Public Comments.

Seeing none, the Mayor closed public comments.

MOTION: It was moved by Chen and seconded by Pulido that the City Council review the request by the City of Lakewood to increase the Cerritos Sky Knight contract and approve an additional $21,869 for fiscal year 2013/14.
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.

12B. Action to support or oppose specific legislation pending in the California Legislature or pending in the California Governor's Office for signature.

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

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

14. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 8:36 p.m. in memory of Property Preservation Commissioner George Dominguez and Water Replenishment District Director Lillian Kawasaki, who both recently passed away.

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

/s/Bruce Barrows
Bruce Barrows, Mayor/Chair

Approved: August 8, 2013


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