City of Cypress

5275 Orange Avenue ~ Cypress, CA 90630 ~ 714-229-6700

MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE CYPRESS CITY COUNCIL HELD APRIL 8, 2013

A regular meeting of the Cypress City Council was called to order at 4:30 p.m. by Mayor Narain in the Executive Board Room, 5275 Orange Avenue, Cypress, California.

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

Staff present:
City Manager John Bahorski
City Attorney William Wynder
Assistant City Attorney Lindsay Tabaian
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 Finance Director Matt Burton
Planning Manager Doug Hawkins
Recreation Superintendent Dena Diggins
Recreation Supervisor Jeff Draper
Recreation Supervisor Shelly Meyers
Recreation Supervisor Jenni Worsham
Administrative Services Manager Andrew Tse
City Clerk Denise Basham

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS:

None.

WORKSHOP SESSION:

The Recreation and Community Services Director stated that the Non-Profit Contribution Grant policy was originally adopted in the late 1990’s with several updates throughout the years, and that in 2010 the policy became a two-year process.  She commented that the City Council would consider awarding grant requests for the period of July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015, and that the policy gives the highest priority to groups that have a 55% residency rate which also includes the executive board.  

Mayor Pro Tem Mills asked how Cypress’ grant policy compared to other cities’ residency requirements.

The Recreation and Community Services Director reviewed the Non-Profit Grant Contribution Policy which included the criteria and alternatives to non-profit grant allocations. 

Mayor Narain asked if fee waivers would be considered a gift of public funds. 

The Recreation and Community Services Director responded in the affirmative. 

The Recreation and Community Services Director stressed the importance of residency requirements and that each group is in good standing. 

Council Member Bailey asked about the staff impacts should all of the grant funding be approved. 

The Recreation and Community Services Director responded that existing staff could be used, however, there would be additional costs due to facility rentals, and that there could be a potential to run out of calendar dates. 

Council Member Bailey asked about the number of facility uses that are grant requests and how many are private group uses.

The Recreation and Community Services Director stated that at least 25% of the $890,000 fees, programs, and charges is facility rentals, and that the Senior Citizens Center is the first priority for facility requests. 

The Recreation and Community Services Director reviewed the residency and financial balances for the 21 groups that applied for the grant funding. 

The Recreation and Community Services Director provided a synopsis of indirect funding requests that total $1.1 million of which the majority comes from the Recreation and Park District budget.  She stated that staff is recommending the same level of indirect funding for the next two-year cycle. 

The Recreation and Community Services Director indicated that four groups requested direct funding, with three groups requesting additional funding.  She spoke of the groups’ additional requests and staff’s reasoning for denial of the additional funding. 

Council Member Johnson discussed funding for the Cypress Community Festival Association, insurance cost increases, and the reduction in sponsorship. 

Council Member Yarc asked if the Cypress Recreation and Community Services budget is increasing. 

Council Member Bailey asked if the direct funding difference could be split between the Cypress Art League, Cypress Children’s Advocacy Council, Cypress Community Festival Association, and the Friends of cypress Cultural Arts. 

Mayor Narain asked about the exact grant funding amount from last year.

The Recreation and Community Services Director indicated that the funding amount is the same as last year.

The Recreation and Community Services Director discussed the Cypress Community Festival Association costs and how that could be shared with other participating groups.  She stated that indirect and staffing costs have increased. 

Council Member Bailey suggested that the City make a good faith gesture to the non-profit groups and increase funding even if it is a small amount.  He asked about the ratio of paying versus non-paying facility uses. 

The Recreation and Community Services Director stated that a typical non-profit group rental of the Community Center banquet room for a six-hour period would cost $540.  She spoke of the groups’ reported financial balance and how many should be able to afford such facility rentals. 

Mayor Pro Tem Mills asked where the funds would come from should the grant funding be increased. 

The City Manager responded that the City Council policy has been that the City General Fund does not subsidize the Recreation and Park District budget, as the District stands on its own.  He indicated that any increase in funding would be looked for in the District budget first.

The Recreation and Community Services Director indicated that the Friends of Cypress Cultural Arts (FOCCA) is requesting an additional $1,500, and that up to an additional $900 is allocated to the group for concert lighting.  She stated that FOCCA fundraises during the concerts and has raised an additional $4,750 annually. 

Mayor Narain spoke in favor of increasing the direct funding for the Cypress Community Festival Association and FOCCA.  

Mayor Pro Tem Mills expressed concern with using money from the District budget and that he could support bringing money in from the City General Fund or another location.

It was moved by Council Member Bailey and seconded by Council Member Johnson, that the City Council increase the Fiscal Years 2013-14 and 2014-15 direct grant funding $1,600 for a total of $14,000, allocating $1,000 to the Cypress Community Festival Association and $600 to Friends of Cypress Cultural Arts (FOCCA).

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

AYES:        5    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   Yarc, Johnson, Bailey, Mills and Narain
NOES:        0    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   None
ABSENT:    0    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   None

The Recreation and Community Services Director discussed groups that are not in compliance with the indirect funding requests and that support is being recommended for 20 of the 21 organizations.

The Recreation and Community Services Director stated that the youth sports groups must also comply with the Advisory Committee on Use of Athletic Facilities (ACUAF) policy and that policy’s residency requirements.  She indicated that Cypress Pop Warner was terminated from the grant funding and that there is another football group for consideration. 

Council Member Johnson requested clarification on concerns raised by the Cypress Girls Softball League’s grant requests.

The Recreation and Community Services Director responded that staff would provide set-up inside the facility but not outside for the group. 

The Recreation and Community Services Director provided information on the residency rate survey and indicated that many surrounding cities require a higher residency rate or an hourly fee. 

Council Member Johnson commented that cities requiring a high residency rate have surrounding cities that have similar sports programs, whereas there are no similar sports programs in Cypress’ surrounding cities. 

Council Member Bailey asked about the possibility of creating a joint girls sports program with the City of La Palma.

The Recreation and Community Services Director stated that the Teen Program is the only program held jointly with the City of La Palma. 

The Recreation and Community Services Director presented three scenarios for ACUAF indirect funding which include:  (1) Charge differential of current from 100%; (2) Charge differential of current from 55%; and (3) Hourly field use charge.  She stated that Cypress Girls Softball League could be allowed until their main season of Spring 2014 to achieve the 50% residency requirement. 

Council Member Yarc commented that it would not be fair to allow Cypress Girls Softball League one year to meet the residency requirement and not the other groups, and that the group should be eliminated if they do not meet the residency requirements. 

Council Member Bailey clarified that if the Cypress Girls Softball League does not meet the residency requirement in one year, the grant funds would be reallocated to another group that meets the residency requirements. 

It was moved by Council Member Bailey and seconded by Council Member Johnson, that the City Council approve the indirect funding recommendations and place Cypress Girls Softball League on probation for one year with staff to report back in Spring 2014 on the status of the group’s residency rate.

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

AYES:        5    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   Yarc, Johnson, Bailey, Mills and Narain
NOES:        0    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   None
ABSENT:    0    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   None

The Recreation and Community Services Director recognized and thanked her Recreation Superintendent and three Recreation Supervisors for their assistance with the Non-Profit Grant Contribution Policy.

Council Member Yarc asked about the 17 reflected facility uses after 5:00 p.m. for the Woman’s Club of Cypress’ when in fact the group does not have any facility uses after 5:00 p.m. 

Jeff Draper, Recreation Supervisor, responded that the grant request did not specify what time the meetings are held, and that a grant request would not be necessary for daytime meetings. 

Council Member Yarc asked about a decision made of the Woman’s Club of Cypress’ requested equipment use. 

The Recreation and Community Services Director responded that the Woman’s Club of Cypress made an equipment request for what would be considered above and beyond normal facility use equipment.  She indicated that the Club should seek equipment rental from a commercial vendor. 

CLOSED SESSION:

The City Attorney reported that the City Council would be meeting in Closed Session regarding Conference with Labor Negotiators, pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6, Agency Negotiators:  John B. Bahorski and Richard Storey, Employee Groups: Police Management Association. 

The City Attorney reported that the City Council would be meeting in Closed Session regarding Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956(d)(2), Number of Cases: One. 

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 262-461-05, Located at 8721 Cypress Street, 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 Number 244-092-30, Located at 9470 Moody Street, Negotiating Party: City Manager, Under Negotiation: Price and Terms of Payment. 

The City Attorney requested an item be added to the Closed Session due to a ruling received subsequent to the posting of the Agenda with action being needed by the City Council prior to its next regular meeting 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 Narain and seconded by Council Member Johnson, to add to the Closed Session the item 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. 

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

AYES:        5    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   Yarc, Johnson, Bailey, Mills and Narain
NOES:        0    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   None
ABSENT:    0    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   None

At 5:31 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 7:03 p.m. by Mayor Narain.

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

Staff present:
City Manager John Bahorski
City Attorney William Wynder
Assistant City Attorney Lindsay Tabaian
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
Planning Manager Doug Hawkins
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 Pro Tem Mills.

INVOCATION:  The invocation was given by City Attorney Wynder.

PRESENTATIONS:

The Mayor presented a proclamation to representatives from the West Cities Police Communications Center proclaiming the week of April 15-21, 2013 as “National Public Safety Dispatcher Week” in the City of Cypress.

REPORT OF WORKSHOP AGENDA/CLOSED SESSION:

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

The City Manager reported that City Council held a workshop regarding consideration of Non-Profit Contribution Grant requests for Fiscal Years 2013-14 and 2014-15.  He stated that the Recreation and Community Services Director provided the City Council with a report on direct and indirect funding requests and that the City Council made recommendations on groups to be funded, and that all groups will be notified as to their grant request approval or denial. 

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 Labor Negotiators, pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6, Agency Negotiators:  John B. Bahorski and Richard Storey, Employee Groups: Police Management Association.  He stated that the labor negotiators reported that the City and the Police Management Association have reached an agreement in principle subject to being reduced to a written Memorandum of Understanding which will be presented at a future City Council meeting for public consideration and action. 

The City Attorney reported that the City Council met in Closed Session regarding Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956(d)(2), Number of Cases: One.  He stated that the City Attorney’s Office provided a privileged and confidential briefing and recommended a litigation avoidance strategy which was unanimously approved by the City Council. 

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 262-461-05, Located at 8721 Cypress Street, Negotiating Party: City Manager, Under Negotiation: Price and Terms of Payment.  He stated that the City Council unanimously directed the staff to issue a letter to the Cypress School District indicating its desire to exercise its Naylor Act rights with respect to the Mackay School site. 

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 244-092-30, Located at 9470 Moody Street, Negotiating Party: City Manager, Under Negotiation: Price and Terms of Payment.  He stated that the City Council unanimously directed the City staff to issue a letter to the Cypress School District indicating that the City will waive its rights of acquiring the Cypress School District Office and property associated with that. 

The City Attorney reported that an item was added to the Closed Session due to a ruling received subsequent to the posting of the Agenda and that action was needed by the City Council prior to its next regular meeting 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 last year the City adopted a Sex Offender Ordinance which provided the City greater protections and greater radius protections regarding the activities of registered sex offenders in the City of Cypress.  He indicated that the ordinance was challenged last year and a motion for preliminary injunction to enjoin its enforcement was brought before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.  He stated that the City voluntarily agreed to suspend enforcement of its ordinance pending the outcome of the motion for preliminary injunction and that today a notice was received from the U.S. District Court denying the request for preliminary injunction, meaning that the City is now free to enforce its ordinance.  He stated that the City Council authorized staff to proceed with enforcement of the ordinance with Council Member Yarc voting no. 

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.

Mayor Narain commented on behalf of the City Council in regard to the 33 acre site and the environmental studies and processes that will be completed. 

The following spoke regarding the proposed development on Katella Avenue:

Mike McGill, Cypress
Emanuel Patrascu, Assemblyman Travis Allen’s Office
Vicky Phillips, Cypress
George Pardon, Cypress
Alexandria Coronado, Cypress
Douglas Nobles
Christine Arfwedson
Don Wesling, Cypress
Tom Wendt, Cypress
Elizabeth Chow, Cypress
Enea Ostrich, Seal Beach

Sandi Bustos, Cypress, spoke regarding an upcoming electronic recycling event at Lexington Junior High School.

The City Attorney discussed the ballot measure process for Measure L and the environmental review process.

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 VARIANCE NO. 2013-01, A REQUEST TO ALLOW A THREE FOOT SIX INCH SIDE YARD BUILDING SETBACK FOR A SINGLE-STORY RESIDENTIAL ROOM ADDITION PROJECT LOCATED AT 8702 BELMONT STREET IN THE RM-20 RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE-FAMILY ZONE.

The Assistant Planner provided background information on this item.

The public hearing was opened.

The applicant, Gloria Culpepper, stated that she agreed with all of the conditions of approval.

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 Council Member Bailey and seconded by Council Member Johnson, that the City Council adopt the Resolution by title only, approving Variance No. 2013-01, subject to the conditions in Exhibit “A” of the Resolution.

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

AYES:        5    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   Yarc, Johnson, Bailey, Mills and Narain
NOES:        0    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   None
ABSENT:    0    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   None

RESOLUTION NO. 6361

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS,
GRANTING A VARIANCE FROM THE TERMS OF THE ZONING
ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS, SECTION 2.05.040,
TABLE 2-3 TO ALLOW A THREE FOOT SIX INCH SIDE YARD
BUILDING SETBACK FOR A SINGLE-STORY RESIDENTIAL ROOM
ADDITION PROJECT LOCATED AT 8702 BELMONT STREET IN
THE RM-20 RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE-FAMILY ZONE
– WITH CONDITIONS.

Item No. 2:   PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT NO. 2013-01, A CITY INITIATED PROPOSAL TO ADD A DEFINITION FOR GROUP HOMES AND TO ADD TEXT TO THE EXISTING DEFINITIONS FOR COMMUNITY CARE FACILITIES AND RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITIES.

The Associate Planner provided background information on this item. 

Council Member Bailey asked for a summary of the proposed amendments.

The Associate Planner responded that the proposed amendments include a clear definition of “group homes.”

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 Council Member Bailey and seconded by Mayor Narain, that the City Council introduce for first reading the Ordinance by title only, approving Zoning Ordinance Amendment No. 2013-01.

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

AYES:        5    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   Yarc, Johnson, Bailey, Mills and Narain
NOES:        0    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   None
ABSENT:    0    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   None

ORDINANCE NO.

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS,
CALIFORNIA, AMENDING SECTIONS 6.31.020.C, 6.31.020.G,
AND 6.31.020.R OF THE CYPRESS ZONING ORDINANCE, ADDING
A DEFINITION FOR GROUP HOMES AND ADDING TEXT TO
EXISTING DEFINITIONS FOR COMMUNITY CARE FACILITIES AND
RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITIES.

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.

It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Mills and seconded by Council Member Johnson, to approve Consent Calendar Items No. 3 through 9.

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

AYES:        5    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   Yarc, Johnson, Bailey, Mills and Narain
NOES:        0    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   None
ABSENT:    0    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   None

Item No. 3:   APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF MARCH 25, 2013.

Recommendation:   That the City Council approve the Minutes of the Meeting of March 25, 2013, as submitted.

Item No. 4:   MOTION TO INTRODUCE AND/OR ADOPT ALL ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS PRESENTED FOR CONSIDERATION BY TITLE ONLY AND TO WAIVE FURTHER READING.

Item No. 5:   PROCLAIMING THE WEEK OF APRIL 7-13, 2013 AS “CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS WEEK” IN THE CITY OF CYPRESS.

Recommendation:   That the City Council officially proclaim the week of April 7-13, 2013 as “Childhood Cancer Awareness Week” in the City of Cypress.

Item No. 6:   PROCLAIMING APRIL 13, 2013 AS “ARBOR DAY” IN THE CITY OF CYPRESS.

Recommendation:   That the City Council officially proclaim April 13, 2013 as “Arbor Day” in the City of Cypress. 

Item No. 7:   PROCLAIMING THE WEEK OF APRIL 15-21, 2013 AS “NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHER WEEK” IN THE CITY OF CYPRESS.

Recommendation:   That the City Council officially proclaim the week of April 15-21, 2013 as “National Public Safety Dispatcher Week” in the City of Cypress. 

Item No. 8:   AWARD OF CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT AND AWARD OF TASK ORDER FOR CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION SERVICES FOR SEWER REHABILITATION AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS, PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT NO. 77 AND 2010-07.

Recommendation:   That the City Council: 1) Award a contract for Sewer Rehabilitation at Various Locations, Public Works Project No. 77 and 2010-07, in the amount of $1,273,200, to the lowest responsible bidder, MMC, Inc., La Palma, California; authorize a contingency of $191,000 (15% of Bid Amount); and direct the Director of Public Works/City Engineer to issue any necessary change orders to complete additional work within budgetary authority; and 2) Approve a Task Order for Construction Management and Inspection Services, in the amount of $153,910, within the existing agreement for On-Call Construction Management/Engineering Support/Testing and Inspection Services, for Sewer Rehabilitation at Various Locations, Public Works Project No. 77 and 2010-07, to AKM Consulting Engineers (AKM); authorize a contingency of $23,100 (15% of contract amount) to be used for unforeseen work; and direct the Director of Public Works/City Engineer to act as Contract Officer.

Item No. 9:   APPROVAL OF COMMERCIAL WARRANT LIST AND WIRE TRANSFERS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012-13 FOR WARRANTS NO. 25469 THROUGH 25626.

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

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

NEW BUSINESS:

Item No. 10:  PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA CITIES BYLAWS.

The City Clerk provided background information on this item.

Council Member Bailey commented that requiring a 2/3 vote to take a position on proposed legislation would make it more attractive to cities in Orange County and that he is in support of this item. 

It was moved by Council Member Bailey and seconded by Mayor Narain, to approve the proposed amendments to the League of California Cities bylaws.

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

AYES:        5    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   Yarc, Johnson, Bailey, Mills and Narain
NOES:        0    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   None
ABSENT:    0    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   None

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

Item No. 11:  REQUEST BY THE ROTARY CLUB OF CYPRESS FOR A FACILITY FEE REFUND.

Council Member Bailey indicated that the Rotary Club of Cypress will be hosting a Cinco de Mayo function which was planned after approval of the last Non-Profit Contribution grant requests, and that it would be a charitable event supporting local non-profit service groups. 

It was moved by Council Member Bailey and seconded by Council Member Johnson, that the City Council, acting as the ex-officio governing Board of Directors for the Cypress Recreation and Park District, refund the facility fee in the amount of $540 to the Rotary Club of Cypress to conduct a Cinco de Mayo function at the Cypress Community Center.

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

AYES:        5    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   Yarc, Johnson, Bailey, Mills and Narain
NOES:        0    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   None
ABSENT:    0    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   None

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.

The following spoke regarding the proposed development on Katella Avenue:

Michael King, Cypress
Lois Waddle, Los Alamitos
Beth Piburn, Los Alamitos
Douglas Ramsay, Cypress
Barbara Howell, Cypress
Nelson Machin, Cypress
Paula English, Cypress
Ed Kraemer, Cypress
Katie Wiedel, Cypress

Pat Maloney, Prologis, spoke regarding development on the 33 acre site.

ITEMS FROM CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

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

Council Member Johnson:

Attended the 16th Annual CHOC Follies.  Attended the Easter Egg Hunt at Oak Knoll Park.

Mayor Pro Tem Mills:

Conducted an OCCOG Board of Directors meeting.  Attended the Forest Lawn Easter Sunrise service.  Attended the SCAG Transportation Committee and Regional Council Committee meetings.

Council Member Bailey:

Thanked everyone for attending the City Council meeting and offering their comments.

Council Member Yarc:

Attended a Soroptimist Club meeting.  Attended the Easter Egg Hunt at Oak Knoll Park.  Attended the Woman’s Club of Cypress international meeting.  Attended a West-Comm special meeting.

Mayor Narain:

Participated in a BRACE meet and greet at Clarion.  Attended the AGENT program. Attended a Mayor’s Summit at Concordia University in Irvine.  Congratulated the Cypress Police Department on the O.C. Human Relations Commission Community Policing Award.  Announced the Cypress Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast on April 9, 2013.  Asked about an article he read in the O.C. Register regarding unsolved crime statistics. 

The Chief of Police responded that the O.C. Register newspaper article was related to clearance rates based on the uniform reporting guide and that the City’s average clearance rate is within a 50-59% range for calendar years 2008 – 2012.  She stated that over the last five years, there were 387 violent crimes in the City with an average of 196 crimes solved which is 51%.  She stated that last year the percentage was 71% and the year before that it was 61%. 

ITEMS FROM CITY MANAGER: 

No items.

ADJOURNMENT: Mayor Narain adjourned the meeting at 8:44 p.m. to Monday, April 22, 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