MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE CYPRESS CITY COUNCIL HELD JANUARY 14, 2013

A regular meeting of the Cypress City Council was called to order at 6:05 p.m. by Mayor Narain in the Council Chambers, 5275 Orange Avenue, Cypress, California.

Members present:
Mayor Prakash Narain
Mayor Pro Tem Leroy Mills
Council Member Rob Johnson
Council Member Mariellen Yarc

Members absent:
Council Member Bailey (excused)

Staff present:
City Manager John Bahorski
City Attorney William Wynder
Public Works Director Doug Dancs

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS:

None.

CLOSED SESSION:

The City Attorney reported that the City Council would be meeting in Closed Session regarding Conference with Real Property Negotiators, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8, Real Property Identified by APN Number 241-056-01, Located at 5400 Myra Avenue, Negotiating Party: City Manager, Under Negotiation: Price and Terms of Payment. 

The City Attorney reported that the City Council would be meeting in Closed Session regarding Conference with Real Property Negotiators, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8, Real Property Identified by APN Numbers 241-091-22 through 26, Inclusive, 13.329 Acres Located at the Northwest Corner of Katella Avenue and Winners Circle, Party Negotiating With:  Lewis Operating Corporation, Negotiating Party: City Manager and Director of Public Works/Acting Community Development Director, Under Negotiation: Price and Terms of Payment. 

The City Attorney reported that the City Council would be meeting in Closed Session regarding Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a), Allison V. Pitts v. Martin Hoshino, William Wynder, City Attorney, et al., Case Number CV 12-10402 SJO (E), U.S. District Court, Central District of California. 
The City Attorney reported that the City Council would be meeting in Closed Session regarding Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a), John Doe v. Martin Hoshino, City of Cypress, Jackie Gomez-Whiteley, City of Los Alamitos, and Todd Mattern, Case Number SACV 12 2166, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Southern Division. 

The City Attorney requested that a matter of litigation, that arose subsequent to the posting of the agenda, be added to the agenda, regarding Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a), Richard Linnington and Michelle Moreno v. City of Cypress, Case Number SACV 13-00065 CJC (MLGx), U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Southern Division.

It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Mills and seconded by Mayor Narain, to add the item to the Closed Session agenda.

The motion was carried by the following roll call vote:

AYES:        4    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   Yarc, Johnson, Mills and Narain
NOES:        0    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   None
ABSENT:    1    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   Bailey

At 6:10 p.m., the Mayor recessed the meeting.

7:00 P.M. SESSION:

The 7:00 p.m. session of the City Council meeting was called to order at 7:06 p.m. by Mayor Narain.

Members present:
Mayor Prakash Narain
Mayor Pro Tem Leroy Mills
Council Member Rob Johnson
Council Member Mariellen Yarc

Members absent
Council Member Bailey (excused)

Staff present:
City Manager John Bahorski
City Attorney William Wynder
Assistant City Manager/Director of Finance and Administrative Services Richard Storey
Police Chief Jackie Gomez-Whiteley
Public Works Director Doug Dancs
Recreation and Community Services Director June Liu
Assistant City Engineer Kamran Dadbeh
Assistant Finance Director Matt Burton
Redevelopment Project Manager Steven Clarke
Planning Manager Doug Hawkins
Recreation Superintendent Dena Diggins
Associate Planner Kori Nevarez
Assistant Planner Judy Aquino
Administrative Services Manager Andrew Tse
City Clerk Denise Basham

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Narain.

INVOCATION:  The invocation was given by City Attorney Wynder.

PRESENTATIONS:

Mayor Narain presented a Resolution to Cypress resident Stephen Sanders.

REPORT OF WORKSHOP AGENDA/CLOSED SESSION:

The Mayor asked for the report of the Closed Session Agenda items discussed earlier in the evening.

The City Attorney reported that the City Council met in Closed Session regarding Conference with Real Property Negotiators, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8, Real Property Identified by APN Number 241-056-01, Located at 5400 Myra Avenue, Negotiating Party: City Manager, Under Negotiation: Price and Terms of Payment.  He stated that a privileged and confidential briefing was provided on ongoing negotiations with the Cypress School District with respect to Damron Elementary School and that status of those negotiations was reviewed.  He informed that the City Council was informed of the terms and conditions of a proposed draft amendment to a joint use agreement and to an agreement involving the Damron Elementary School playground.  He stated that the City Council unanimously authorized that the City Attorney forward the draft agreement amendments to the Cypress School District for their consideration and action. 

The City Attorney reported that the City Council met in Closed Session regarding Conference with Real Property Negotiators, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8, Real Property Identified by APN Numbers 241-091-22 through 26, Inclusive, 13.329 Acres Located at the Northwest Corner of Katella Avenue and Winners Circle, Party Negotiating With:  Lewis Operating Corporation, Negotiating Party: City Manager and Director of Public Works/Acting Community Development Director, Under Negotiation: Price and Terms of Payment.  He stated that staff and the City Attorney’s Office provided a privileged and confidential briefing on ongoing negotiations.  He stated that the City Council was briefed on upcoming events in this negotiating process, and that questions were asked and answered and that no reportable action was taken. 

The City Attorney reported that the City Council met in Closed Session regarding Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a), Allison V. Pitts v. Martin Hoshino, William Wynder, City Attorney, et al., Case Number CV 12-10402 SJO (E), U.S. District Court, Central District of California.  He stated that options available to the City in addressing this litigation were discussed with the City Council, and questions were asked and answered.

The City Attorney reported that the City Council met in Closed Session regarding Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a), John Doe v. Martin Hoshino, City of Cypress, Jackie Gomez-Whiteley, City of Los Alamitos, and Todd Mattern, Case Number SACV 12 2166, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Southern Division.  He stated that options available to the City in addressing this litigation were discussed with the City Council, and questions were asked and answered.

The City Attorney reported that the City Council met in Closed Session regarding a matter of litigation, that arose subsequent to the posting of the agenda, regarding Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a), Richard Linnington and Michelle Moreno v. City of Cypress, Case Number SACV 13-00065 CJC (MLGx), U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Southern Division.  He stated that options available to the City in addressing this litigation were discussed with the City Council, and questions were asked and answered.

The City Attorney reported that City Council voted, with three ayes and one no by Council Member Yarc, giving authorization to the City Attorney’s Office to enter its appearance and to defend the interests of the City in the above three referenced litigations. 

No other action was taken in Closed Session, nor was any solicited.

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS:   LIMITED TO ONE-HALF HOUR.  (THREE MINUTES PER SPEAKER, SPEAKING ONCE.)

Mayor Narain asked anyone who wished to speak on any topic not included on the meeting Agenda to come forward.

Bob Simpson, President, Cypress College, spoke regarding the Cypress College 35th Annual Americana Awards and California Proposition 30. 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:    7:00 P.M. (PUBLIC COMMENTS RESTRICTED TO TEN MINUTES PER SPEAKER, UNLESS EXTENDED BY THE CITY COUNCIL).

Item No. 1:   PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING AMENDMENT TO CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 2010-07, A REQUEST TO APPROVE THE ON-SITE SALE OF BEER AND WINE AND ALLOW THE EXPANSION OF THE PATIO AREA FOR THE ROCKET DOGS RESTAURANT LOCATED AT 5123 BALL ROAD IN THE CN COMMERCIAL NEIGHBORHOOD ZONE.

The Assistant Planner provided background information on this item.

The applicant, Michael Richards, discussed the additional space needed on the patio and stated that the alcohol sales are a minimal part of the business.

Mayor Pro Tem Mills asked how the number of drinks per customer would be monitored and what type of liability insurance coverage would be carried.

Mr. Richards stated the alcohol sales would be monitored by customers walking up to the counter and making the purchase, and that the environment would not be conducive to a large amount of alcohol consumption. 

Mr. Richards responded that the business would be covered by a $2 million umbrella policy. 

Council Member Johnson asked about the type of beer being sold, if it would be bottled or on tap, and if wine would be served by the glass.  He asked about the material to be used on the exterior patio of the building. 

Mr. Richards stated that all beers would be sold on tap and that wine would be served by the glass.  He indicated that the patio would be a concrete wall with pillars and plexiglass in between. 

Council Member Yarc asked about the seating capacity inside of the restaurant.

Mr. Richards stated that the interior seating capacity would be 19. 

Mayor Narain asked if the applicant accepted the conditions of approval.

Mr. Richards stated that he accepted all the conditions of approval.

The public hearing was opened.

Mayor Narain asked if there was anyone who wished to speak in favor of the item.

Anne Nieto, Cypress, spoke in favor of the item.

Mayor Narain asked if there was anyone who wished to speak against the item.

The public hearing was closed.

It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Mills and seconded by Mayor Narain, that the City Council adopt the Resolution by title only, title as follows, approving Amendment to Conditional Use Permit No. 2010-07, subject to the conditions in Exhibit “A” of the Resolution.

The motion was unanimously carried by the following roll call vote:

AYES:        4    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   Yarc, Johnson, Mills and Narain
NOES:        0    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   None
ABSENT:    1    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   Bailey

RESOLUTION NO. 6345

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS,
APPROVING AMENDMENT TO CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT
NO. 2010-07 – WITH CONDITIONS.

Item No. 2:   CONTINUATION OF A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING AN APPLICATION FOR CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 2012-09, A REQUEST TO RE-ESTABLISH A GASOLINE SERVICE STATION AND EXPAND THE RETAIL SALES BUILDING INCLUDING OFF-SALE BEER AND WINE LOCATED AT 9472 VALLEY VIEW STREET IN THE CG COMMERCIAL GENERAL ZONE.

The Associate Planner provided background information on this item.

Council Member Johnson asked if the prior Shell Gasoline Station had an alcohol license.

The Associate Planner stated that the Shell Gasoline Station did not previously or currently have an alcohol license.

Mayor Narain asked about the zoning of the property and what other types of businesses could go there.

The Associate Planner stated that the site is zoned for general commercial which would include commercial retail and that some businesses may require conditions of approval.

Council Member Yarc asked how long the location has been vacant.

The Associate Planner affirmed that the service station has been vacant for nearly four years.

Sherrie Olson, 7-Eleven, stated that the new owner would be investing approximately $750,000 into the location and spoke of the enhancements and crime deterrents planned for the site. 

Ms. Olson stated that the applicant agrees to the conditions of approval. 

Council Member Yarc asked about Condition No. 70 regarding the prohibition of single-serving beer and malt beverages for off-premises consumption, in less than a factory-packaged six-pack or three-pack totaling less than 72 ounces. 

Ms. Olson responded that Condition No. 70 would prohibit consumers from buying a single can of beer.

Mayor Pro Tem Mills asked if the applicant agrees to the additional condition of signage prohibiting consumption of alcohol on the premises. 

Ms. Olson stated that they agree with the additional condition.

The public hearing was opened.

Mayor Narain asked if there was anyone who wished to speak in favor of the item.

Mayor Narain asked if there was anyone who wished to speak against the item.

The public hearing was closed.

Mayor Narain expressed his concern with regard to the high crime of the district and overconcentration of alcohol sales, and the effectiveness of the conditions of approval.

The Chief of Police stated that the applicant was proactive and met with City staff and informed of their safety measures such as automatic door locks, closed circuit television, and secret shoppers.  She commented that the area was becoming blighted with a high crime rate primarily due to property crime reports, and not necessarily alcohol-related crimes. 

Council Member Johnson stated that he is familiar with the 7-Eleven chain and that he would be in favor of this item. 

Mayor Pro Tem Mills stated his original concerns include that there be reasonable control and that no there be no open containers of alcohol.

Council Member Yarc stated the vacant property invites vagrancy and unlawful activity, and that a well-lit business with pedestrian activity and the conditions of approval would be a safer environment.

It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Mills and seconded by Council Member Johnson, that the City Council adopt the Resolution by title only, title as follows, approving Conditional Use Permit No. 2012-09, including the off-sale of beer and wine sales, subject to the conditions in Exhibit “A” of the Resolution, as amended.

The motion was unanimously carried by the following roll call vote:

AYES:        4    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   Yarc, Johnson, Mills and Narain
NOES:        0    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   None
ABSENT:    1    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   Bailey

RESOLUTION NO. 6346

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS,
APPROVING AN APPLICATION FOR CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT
NO. 2012-09, INCLUDING OFF-SALE BEER AND WINE
– WITH CONDITIONS.

Item No. 3:   HEARING REGARDING REVIEW OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) APPLICATION.

The Redevelopment Project Manager provided background information on this item.

The public hearing was opened.

Mayor Narain asked if there was anyone who wished to speak in favor of the item.

Mayor Narain asked if there was anyone who wished to speak against the item.

The public hearing was closed.

It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Mills  and seconded by Council Member Johnson, that the City Council: 1) Hold a public hearing to review the project list proposed for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 and allow for citizen input regarding project proposals; and 2) Adopt the Resolution by title only, title as follows, approving the City’s participation in the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program with the County of Orange, and authorize the Mayor to sign the grant request on behalf of the Cypress City Council.

The motion was unanimously carried by the following roll call vote:

AYES:        4    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   Yarc, Johnson, Mills and Narain
NOES:        0    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   None
ABSENT:    1    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   Bailey

RESOLUTION NO. 6347

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS,
APPROVING THE CITY’S PARTICIPATION IN THE FISCAL YEAR
2013-2014 HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK
GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM WITH THE COUNTY OF ORANGE.

CONSENT CALENDAR:

All matters listed on the Agenda under “Consent Calendar” are to be considered by the City Council to be routine and will be enacted by one motion approving the recommendations listed on the Agenda.

Mayor Pro Tem Mills requested Agenda Item No. 17 be pulled from the Consent Calendar.

It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Mills and seconded by Mayor Narain, to approve Consent Calendar Items No. 4 through 16 and No. 18.

The motion was unanimously carried by the following roll call vote:

AYES:        4    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   Yarc, Johnson, Mills and Narain
NOES:        0    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   None
ABSENT:    1    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   Bailey

Item No. 4:   APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF DECEMBER 10, 2012.

Recommendation:   That the City Council approve the Minutes of the Meeting of December 10, 2012, as submitted.

Item No. 5:   MOTION TO INTRODUCE AND/OR ADOPT ALL ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS PRESENTED FOR CONSIDERATION BY TITLE ONLY AND TO WAIVE FURTHER READING.

Item No. 6:   ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING CYPRESS RESIDENT STEPHEN SANDERS.

Recommendation:   That the City Council adopt the Resolution by title only, title as follows, recognizing Cypress resident Stephen Sanders

RESOLUTION NO. 6348

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS,
RECOGNIZING CYPRESS RESIDENT STEPHEN SANDERS.

Item No. 7:   AMENDMENT TO DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PERMIT NO. 2004-10, A REQUEST TO AMEND THE EXISTING SIGN PROGRAM FOR THE CYPRESS CENTER LOCATED AT 5011-5123 BALL ROAD TO INCREASE THE EXISTING MONUMENT SIGN LOCATED AT THE EAST END OF THE COMMERCIAL CENTER FROM 4 FEET TO 6 FEET IN HEIGHT AND FROM 32 SQUARE FEET TO 48 SQUARE FEET IN AREA.

Recommendation:   That the City Council adopt the Resolution by title only, title as follows, approving Amendment to Design Review Committee Permit No. 2004-10, subject to the conditions in Exhibit “A” of the Resolution.

RESOLUTION NO. 6349

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS,
APPROVING AMENDMENT TO DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE
PERMIT NO. 2004-10 – WITH CONDITIONS.

Item No. 8:   DEPOSIT/REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT FOR INITIATIVE NO. 3.

Recommendation:   That the City Council authorize the Mayor to execute the Agreement.

Item No. 9:   CONSIDERATION OF A REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT FOR THE PREPARATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTS FOR A PROPOSED INDUSTRIAL/OFFICE/WAREHOUSE DEVELOPMENT ON THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF KATELLA AVENUE AND ENTERPRISE DRIVE.

Recommendation:   That the City Council authorize the Mayor to execute the Agreement.

Item No. 10:  APPROVAL OF A REVISED TASK ORDER FOR THE PREPARATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTS FOR A PROPOSED INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ON THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF KATELLA AVENUE AND ENTERPRISE DRIVE.

Recommendation:   That the City Council approve the revised Task Order with RBF Consulting (RBF) in the amount of $19,120 for the preparation of additional technical studies for the environmental analysis being conducted for a proposed industrial development located at the northeast corner of Katella Avenue and Enterprise Drive. The new Task Order would total $218,331 including the original contingency of $39,842.

Item No. 11:  CONSIDERATION OF AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO EXTEND THE TERM OF THE EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND LEWIS DEVELOPERS, LLC.

Recommendation:   That the City Council approve Amendment No. 1 to the Exclusive Negotiation Agreement (“ENA”) between the City and Lewis Land Developers, LLC (“Lewis”) for the City owned 13.329 acre property located at the northwest corner of Katella Avenue and Winners Circle (the “Site”), and authorize the Mayor to execute the Amendment.

Item No. 12:  ACCEPTANCE OF THE OFFICE OF TRAFFIC SAFETY (OTS) DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE GRANT.

Recommendation:   That the City Council: 1) Accept the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) Grant; and 2) Increase estimated revenues (114-50183.3525 Grants – Miscellaneous) in the FY 2012-2013 General Fund-Grants for the grant total of $25,900; and 3) Approve appropriations from the General Fund-Grants as follows: 114-50183.4003_21 (Overtime) in the amount of $21,000 and 114-50183.4113 (Small Tools and Equipment) in the amount of $4,900 for safety equipment.

Item No. 13:  ACCEPTANCE OF THE COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2012.

Recommendation:   That the City Council receive and file the report.

Item No. 14:  ACCEPTANCE OF THE INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANTS’ REPORT ON AGREED-UPON PROCEDURES APPLIED TO THE CITY OF CYPRESS’ APPROPRIATIONS LIMIT WORKSHEET FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2012.

Recommendation:   That the City Council receive and file the Independent Accountants’ Report on Agreed-Upon Procedures Applied to the City of Cypress’ Appropriations Limit Worksheet for the Year Ended June 30, 2012.

Item No. 15:  REVIEW OF INVESTMENT REPORT FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER, 2012.

Recommendation:   That the City Council receive and file the Investment Report for the month of November, 2012.

Item No. 16:  APPROVAL OF COMMERCIAL WARRANT LIST AND WIRE TRANSFERS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012-13 FOR WARRANTS NO. 24417 THROUGH 24734.

Recommendation:   That the City Council approve the attached warrant register and wire transfers for Fiscal Year 2012-13.

Recreation and Park District Matters:

Item No. 18:  ACCEPTANCE OF THE INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANTS’ REPORT ON AGREED-UPON PROCEDURES APPLIED TO THE CYPRESS RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT’S APPROPRIATIONS LIMIT WORKSHEET FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2012.

Recommendation:   That the City Council, acting as the ex-officio Board of Directors of the Cypress Recreation and Park District, receive and file the Independent Accountants’ Report on Agreed-Upon Procedures Applied to the Cypress Recreation and Park District’s Appropriations Limit Worksheet for the Year Ended June 30, 2012.

Regarding Item No. 17:   ACCEPTANCE OF THE COMPONENT UNIT FINANCIAL REPORT OF THE CYPRESS RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2012, Mayor Pro Tem Mills commented that the conclusion of the audit report should be duplicated in the front of the report. 

The Assistant City Manager/Director of Finance and Administrative Services stated that auditors are under specific requirements on how they report opinions and reasons for coming to a conclusion, and that the suggested revision to the format would not be permissible.  He indicated that if the City Council desired, staff could add a front page that clearly states the audit conclusion.

It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Mills and seconded by Mayor Narain, that the City Council, acting as the ex-officio Board of Directors of the Cypress Recreation and Park District, receive and file the report.

The motion was unanimously carried by the following roll call vote:

AYES:        4    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   Yarc, Johnson, Mills and Narain
NOES:        0    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   None
ABSENT:    1    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   Bailey

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

NEW BUSINESS:

No items.

RECREATION & PARK DISTRICT MATTERS:  The Cypress City Council, Acting as the Ex Officio Governing Board of Directors.

No items.

SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE CYPRESS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MATTERSThe Cypress City Council, Acting as the Successor Agency to the Cypress Redevelopment Agency.

No items.

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS:  For Matters Not on the Agenda.

None.

ITEMS FROM CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

Mayor Narain requested reports from the Council Members on their respective committee assignments.

Council Member Johnson:

Attended the Holiday Sing held at the Cypress Senior Citizens Center.  Toured the City and viewed the Holiday Decorating Contest entries.

Mayor Pro Tem Mills:

Attended a California Community Environmental Health Screening Tool workshop in Los Angeles.  Attended a High Speed Rail Subcommittee meeting.  Attended SCAG Regional Council and Transportation Committee meetings.  Attended an Oversight Board meeting.  Led the interview panel for the O.C. Executive Director position.  Represented Cypress at the ribbon cutting ceremony to formally open the 79th Sustainment Support Command headquarters at the Joint Forces Training Base.  Attended the 79th Sustainment Support Command change of commandant.  Requested phone numbers and email addresses on staff reports.  Stated that Darryl Johnson was chosen as the OCTA CEO.  Asked the Chief of Police to comment on gun control.

The Chief of Police commented that gun owners should be responsible in keeping the firearms in a secure area away from children and in the event the home is broken into.  She indicated that the sale and transfer of firearms must be done with a licensed dealer and that if the firearm is sold to an associate or friend, the appropriate form must be processed by a firearms dealer.  She stated that the Attorney General’s website has additional information, and that the Police Department would be available to assist, as well. 

Council Member Yarc:

Attended the Holiday Sing held at the Cypress Senior Citizens Center.  Attended a PACE graduation at Vessels Elementary School.  Attended the funeral for Dorothy Bryan.  Attended the Cypress Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast.  Attended an Oversight Board meeting.  Attended a CREW meeting.  Attended an O.C. Public Library Advisory Board meeting.  Attended an O.C. District Council meeting for the Federation of Woman’s Club. 

Mayor Narain:

Attended an O.C. Sanitation District Administrative Committee and Board meeting.  Attended the Holiday Sing held at the Cypress Senior Citizens Center.  Attended an ACC-OC Division meeting.  Attended a reception after the funeral services for Dorothy Bryan.

ITEMS FROM CITY MANAGER: 

The City Manager stated the State of the City luncheon will be held on January 23, 2013 at the Cypress Community Center.

ADJOURNMENT: Mayor Narain adjourned the meeting in memory of Woman’s Club of Cypress member Dorothy Bryan at 8:24 p.m. to Monday, January 28, 2013, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Executive Board Room.

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MAYOR OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS

ATTEST:

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CITY CLERK OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS

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