City of Cypress

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

MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE CYPRESS CITY COUNCIL HELD SEPTEMBER 23, 2013

A regular meeting of the Cypress City Council was called to order at 5:30 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

Members absent:
Council Member Mariellen Yarc

Staff present:
City Manager John Bahorski
City Attorney William Wynder
Public Works Director Doug Dancs
Recreation and Community Services Director June Liu
Assistant Finance Director Matt Burton
Assistant City Engineer Kamran Dadbeh
Administrative Services Manager Andrew Tse
City Clerk Denise Basham

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS:

None.

WORKSHOP SESSION:

Mayor Narain introduced Congressman Alan Lowenthal, 47th District. 

Congressman Lowenthal spoke of his political and professional background, and stated that the 47th Congressional District is comprised of 41% Orange County, all of Long Beach and a portion of Lakewood and Signal Hill.  He commented on the only bill he introduced into Congress, “Let the People Decide,” which is intended to have independent redistricting commissions statewide so that elected officials are accountable to the communities they serve. 

Congressman Lowenthal indicated that he serves on the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Natural Resources Committee.  He stated that, in his opinion, critical issues before Congress include the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), continuing political resolution and fiscal deadlines, and Syria and the possible use of military powers. 
Congressman Lowenthal spoke regarding SNAP and provided an update on the Farm Bill and funding concerns related to it. 

Congressman Lowenthal stated the continuing political resolution involves the possible defunding of the Affordable Care Act, raising the debt ceiling, and a 10 year reduction sequester.  He stated that Republicans want the sequester to be at a lower amount as the baseline, and that the Democrats will likely agree to the sequester amount as they would get the affordable care act from that action, and that both parties would like to do away with the sequester. 

Congressman Lowenthal spoke of concerns related to Syria and the situation of dealing with chemical weapons.  He commented that there is a real chance for reconfiguration of alliances and that new political relationships are developing. 

Congressman Lowenthal spoke of the importance of communicating and hearing from the public, along with educating and sharing information. 

Mayor Pro Tem Mills asked about the across-the-board sequestration and how the exceptions affected Congress’ credibility.

Congressman Lowenthal responded that across-the-board cuts are not always possible and that Congress should have first established a priority and considered the impacts.  He assured that exceptions would be made. 

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 262-461-05, Located at 8721 Cypress Street, Negotiating Party: City Manager, Under Negotiation: Price and Terms of Payment. 

At 6:16 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 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Narain.

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

Members absent:
Council Member Mariellen Yarc

Staff present:
City Manager John Bahorski
City Attorney William Wynder
Police Chief Jackie Gomez-Whiteley
Public Works Director Doug Dancs
Recreation and Community Services Director June Liu
Assistant Finance Director Matt Burton
Assistant City Engineer Kamran Dadbeh
Planning Manager Doug Hawkins
Assistant Planner Judy Aquino
Administrative Services Manager Andrew Tse
City Clerk Denise Basham

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Council Member Johnson.

INVOCATION:  The invocation was given by City Attorney Wynder.

PRESENTATIONS:

The Police Chief introduced new Cypress Police Officer Joshua Garcia.

The Mayor presented award certificates to Cypress Community Festival photography contest winners Loreen Berlin, First Place, Andrea McLoy, Second Place, and Lisa Fosmire, Third Place (not present).

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 Manager reported that a presentation was made by Congressman Alan Lowenthal, and that he briefed the public and City Council on budget, continuing resolution, and Syria.

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 a privileged and confidential briefing was held on ongoing negotiations was unanimously given further negotiating authority.

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.

Stan Yarbrough, Golden State Water Company, spoke regarding an annexation agreement.

Elinor Stein, Cypress, spoke regarding a dog park in the City.

Beverly Hempstead, Cypress School District Superintendent, spoke regarding District property.

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 CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 2013-07, A REQUEST TO APPROVE A 28,500 SQUARE FOOT WAREHOUSE AND DISTRIBUTION FACILITY LOCATED AT 10701 HOLDER STREET IN THE BP BUSINESS PARK ZONE.

The Assistant Planner provided background information on this item.

Mayor Narain asked for clarification on the type of delivery trucks and the delivery activities.

The Assistant Planner responded that the site would average approximately one to two commercial vans per day and one truck delivery per week. 

Mayor Pro Tem Mills commented on Condition No. 6.1 regarding noise control regulations, Condition No. 6.2 related to truck activities, and Condition No. 6.4 which stipulates that the business hours be limited to 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  He commented that he is not in support of Condition No. 6.4 as it imposes unnecessary constraints and does not cover noise or control the trucks. 

The applicant, Samuel Chu, stated that the distribution use is minimal and is primarily used as a sales marketing operation.  He indicated that deliveries would be one container per week and that residential noise concerns related to Gateway Avenue would not be an issue as that route would not be used.  He indicated that the delivery route would primarily be on Holder Street. 

Mr. Chu distributed to the City Council photos of the organic honey product and the delivery vehicles.

The owner, David Choi, indicated that office activities and meetings on the weekends would be beneficial. 

Council Member Bailey asked if the business would be operated beyond the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mr. Choi stated that deliveries are not anticipated beyond those hours and that before 8:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m. office activities would be done. 

Mayor Narain asked if extended hours would create parking or noise issues.

The Public Works Director responded that as indicated in Attachment A of the Agenda Report, a strip of residential homes is located adjacent to the subject property, and that allowing the business to operate 24 hours per day, seven days per week could impact the nearby residents. 

Mayor Pro Tem Mills clarified that residential noise complaints would fall under the standard City noise ordinance, and that any activities before 8:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m. would be strictly internal. 

The Public Works Director concurred, but clarified that activity in the parking lot would be of residential concern. 

Mayor Narain asked about the number of employees and the imperativeness to have additional business hours.

Mr. Choi indicated that there would be approximately 20 employees and that any meetings beyond the normal business hours would be occasional and limited.

Mayor Narain asked if the condition limits meetings after 5:00 p.m.

The Assistant Planner responded that the Condition would limit the onsite activity and anything that would impact the outside traffic and parking lot. 

The Public Works Director suggested to the City Council that the hours be limited to 10:00 p.m. or 11:00 p.m. 

Mayor Narain asked about the noise ordinance restrictions.

The Planning Manager indicated that the noise ordinance typically allows for activity up to 8:00 p.m., however that is usually for construction activities and not internal office activities. 

Mayor Narain asked if the Condition could be broadened to 8:00 p.m.

The Public Works Director responded that the Condition could be altered based on the City Council’s sound discretion. 

Council Member Johnson asked if lights on the business would illuminate into the residential area.

Craig Sullivan, representing the property owner, stated that the exterior lighting has been in effect for the past 10 years and that no changes are requested and no complaints have been reported.

The public hearing was opened.

Mayor Narain asked if there was anyone who wished to speak on this item.

The public hearing was closed.

Council Member Bailey asked if all businesses in the related Business Park Zone are bound by Condition No. 6.4.

The Assistant Planner responded that the hours were proposed by the applicant.

It was moved by Council Member Bailey and seconded by Mayor Narain, that the City Council adopt the Resolution by title only, approving Conditional Use Permit No. 2013-07, subject to the conditions in Exhibit “A” of the Resolution.

A substitute motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Mills and seconded by Council Member Johnson, that the City Council adopt the Resolution by title only, approving Conditional Use Permit No. 2013-07, subject to the conditions in Exhibit “A” of the Resolution, deleting Condition No. 6.4.

The motion failed by the following roll call vote:

AYES:        2    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   Johnson and Mills
NOES:        2    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   Bailey and Narain
ABSENT:    1    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   Yarc

Council Member Bailey stated that deleting Condition No. 6.4 would permit the business to operate 24 hours per day and asked if that is something that the City Council desires. 

Mayor Pro Tem Mills responded that the extended hours would be strictly internal to the building. 

Mayor Narain expressed concern with the surrounding residential area and that specific hours of operation should be determined. 

Council Member Johnson remarked that his support was based on consistency with surrounding businesses. 

Council Member Bailey asked if there are other businesses that are permitted to operate 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

The Assistant Planner responded that no other businesses are permitted to operate 24 hours per day, seven days per week. 

Mayor Narain suggested expanding the hours.

Mayor Pro Tem Mills commented that Condition No. 6.4 is not business-friendly and that it would not be enforceable. 

Council Member Bailey concurred with Mayor Pro Tem Mills and clarified that the City Council should not get into the practice of granting applicants more than what they requested. 

Mayor Pro Tem Mills reiterated that it would be a rare occasion to have after hours activities and that Condition No. 6.4 is not business-friendly and that he would like to see it eliminated. 

Mayor Narain commented on how extended hours might affect the neighbors and that it is good business to have the conditions clearly outlined, and that there must be some limitations. 

It was moved by Council Member Bailey and seconded by Council Member Johnson, that the City Council adopt the Resolution by title only, approving Conditional Use Permit No. 2013-07, subject to the conditions in Exhibit “A” of the Resolution, modifying the business hours to 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekends.

The motion was carried by the following roll call vote:

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

RESOLUTION NO. 6382

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS,
APPROVING CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 2013-07
– WITH CONDITIONS.

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 commented that the City Council is accommodating the Cypress School District by placing the item on the November 14, 2013, ballot and that on August 26, 2013, the City Council approved an agreement that pertained to the cost of the election.  He stated that he wanted to be sure that there is a clear understanding and distinction that what was previously approved was the cost of the election and that that cost is separate from the Consent Calendar item.  He indicated that the Consent Calendar items are two reimbursement agreements and two consultant agreements for the development portion. 

The City Attorney stated that minor corrections were made to the reimbursement agreements between the Cypress School District’s Counsel and the City Attorney, and that they have all been reflected in the agreements that are on the agenda, however they are non-substantive items so the City Council’s approval is requested as to form. 

It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Mills and seconded by Council Member Bailey, to approve Consent Calendar Items No. 2 through 10.

The motion was carried by the following roll call vote:

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

Item No. 2:   APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 9, 2013.

Recommendation:   That the City Council approve the Minutes of the Meeting of September 9, 2013, as submitted.

Item No. 3:   MOTION TO INTRODUCE AND/OR ADOPT ALL ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS PRESENTED FOR CONSIDERATION BY TITLE ONLY AND TO WAIVE FURTHER READING.

Item No. 4:   ACCEPTANCE OF ALARM RESPONSE EQUIPMENT FROM THE CYPRESS POLICE FOUNDATION THROUGH A DONATION MADE BY ED AND JANET SPURGEON.

Recommendation:   That the City Council accept $10,000 in police technology alarm response equipment from the Cypress Police Foundation through a donation made by Ed and Janet Spurgeon.

Item No. 5:   CONSIDERATION OF A REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE CYPRESS SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FORMER MACKAY SCHOOL SITE LOCATED AT 8721 CYPRESS AVENUE.

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

Item No. 6:   CONSIDERATION OF A REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE CYPRESS SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CYPRESS SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICE SITE LOCATED AT 9470 MOODY STREET.

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

Item No. 7:   CONSIDERATION OF CONSULTANT TASK ORDER FOR THE PREPARATION OF PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FORMER MACKAY SCHOOL SITE LOCATED AT 8721 CYPRESS AVENUE.

Recommendation:   That the City Council: 1) Approve the Task Order with RBF Consulting for the preparation of planning and environmental documents for the proposed development of the former Mackay School site at a cost not to exceed $190,515, 2) Authorize a 15% contingency in the amount of $28,577 for unforeseen work, and 3) Authorize the Director of Public Works/City Engineer and Acting Director of Community Development to act as Contract Officer.

Item No. 8:   CONSIDERATION OF CONSULTANT TASK ORDER FOR THE PREPARATION OF PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CYPRESS SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICE SITE LOCATED AT 9470 MOODY STREET.

Recommendation:   That the City Council: 1) Approve the Task Order with RBF Consulting for the preparation of planning and environmental documents for the proposed development of the Cypress School District Office site at a cost not to exceed $108,836, 2) Authorize a 15% contingency in the amount of $16,325 for unforeseen work, and 3) Authorize the Director of Public Works/City Engineer and Acting Director of Community Development to act as Contract Officer.

Item No. 9:   REVIEW OF INVESTMENT REPORT FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST, 2013.

Recommendation:   That the City Council receive and file the Investment Report for the month of August, 2013.

Item No. 10:  APPROVAL OF COMMERCIAL WARRANT LIST AND WIRE TRANSFERS FOR FISCAL YEARS 2012-13 FOR WARRANTS NO. 27313 THROUGH 27464.

Recommendation:   That the City Council approve the attached warrant register and wire transfers for Fiscal Years 2012-13 and 2013-14.

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

The Chief of Police spoke regarding the Cypress Police Foundation donation made by Ed and Janet Spurgeon.  She introduced members of the Cypress Police Foundation and Ed and Janet Spurgeon. 

NEW BUSINESS:

Item No. 11:  APPEAL OF ACTING DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT’S DECISION REGARDING DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PERMIT NO. 2013-02, A REQUEST TO ESTABLISH A NEW SIGN PROGRAM FOR THE CYPRESS WEST SHOPPING CENTER LOCATED AT 4005-4197 BALL ROAD IN THE CG COMMERCIAL GENERAL ZONE.

The Acting Community Development Director presented a slideshow regarding the appeal of Design Review Committee Permit No. 2013-02, and indicated that the City Council would be deciding on an aesthetic issue of channel lettering versus cabinet signs placed on walls.  He displayed an example of channel lettering and indicated that within the last 23 years, only channel-type lettering has been approved for wall-placed signs.  He stated that cabinet wall signs are typically on older buildings or directory signs, and that the proposal is for a routed LED illuminated tenant panel.   

The Planning Manager provided background information on this item.

Council Member Bailey asked if staff respond to the applicant’s appeal, whereby the applicant stated that the City staff did not make him aware of the City’s policy requiring channel letter signs. 

The Planning Manager assured that City staff advised the applicant that staff had only been approving channel letter wall signs.  He stated that the applicant proposed a hybrid and staff indicated that that proposal would be reviewed. 

Council Member Bailey asked about sign codification and what the City Code stipulates.

The Planning Manager replied that the City Code limits the signage square footage and that channel lettering has been the approved style since the mid 1980’s. 

Mayor Narain asked if the cabinet wall signs displayed are older than 23 years. 

The Planning Manager responded in the affirmative.

Mayor Pro Tem Mills asked if the signs are replacement signs and if it would be a new sign program.

The Planning Manager stated that it would be a new program and that existing monument and pole signs would be replaced.  He indicated that a facade upgrade of the commercial center would be done. 

Mayor Pro Tem Mills asked if this applicant is the only one making an appeal, how the appeal fees are calculated, and if the fees would be refunded to the applicant should the City Council vote in his favor. 

The Planning Manager responded that this is the only applicant making an appeal, and that a refund of the appeal fees would be subject to the City Council discretion and must be part of the Agenda Item motion.  He indicated that the appeal fees were established as part of the Fee Resolution approved by the City Council approximately five years ago, and it was part of a study which determined the cost of staff’s time and document preparation. 

Mayor Pro Tem Mills asked about the depth of the proposed cabinet hybrid sign.

The Planning Manager responded that the panel is 1” deep. 

Mayor Pro Tem Mills asked if cabinet signs are prohibited in the Cypress Municipal Code.

The Planning Manager responded that cabinet signs are currently not addressed in the Cypress Municipal Code.

Mayor Pro Tem Mills asked how this sign compares to that of Bandai’s new sign.

The Planning Manager responded that Bandai’s monument sign is in a different plan area that has different sign criteria. 

The applicant, Brian Schneider, spoke of how the industry has evolved since City Council’s initial policy 30+ years ago, and that there is a trend to improve retail’s aesthetic appeal and business-friendly approach.  He stated that channel lettering requires complete rear access for the electrical wiring and that cabinet signs are not light boxes.  He displayed a fabricated sign sample of his request and stated that without the LED he would not have the ability to create different effects. 

Mr. Schneider summarized that the final objection is to allow the City Council an opportunity to gain insight into options. 

Mayor Narain asked about the light mechanism of the fabricated sign sample.

Mr. Schneider stated that the field is opaque, the tenant’s copy is the only thing that would illuminate, and the lettering is raised.

Council Member Bailey spoke of the possibility of reusing sign box panels and restrictions. 

Mr. Schneider stated that the master sign program language prohibits translucent sign faces. 

The Planning Manager responded in the affirmative, and commented that it is specifically identified in the sign program. 

Council Member Johnson asked what other communities they provide signage for.

Mr. Schneider stated they are a Northern California based company and that their type of signage is trending because of the LED effect.

Mr. Robert Doran, representing property owner, ROIC, stated that this program was recently done in two centers in Northern California with positive responses.  He stated that the appeal is due to not wanting to do only channel letters and spoke of the benefits of displaying name brands and various designs by combining channel letters and design.  He indicated that the center is in need of updating. 

Council Member Bailey asked if the proposed signage is more expensive than channel lettering signs. 

Mr. Schneider responded in the affirmative. 

Mayor Narain asked about the percentage of channel letter signs. 

Mr. Schneider commented that channel letters are predominately for larger footprint tenants and that a master sign program would identify various sign types in order to create the right variety for the property.  He displayed the various types of signs being proposed.

Council Member Bailey asked how that could be accommodated without allowing it to collapse down to the Tae Kwon Do sign. 

Mr. Schneider replied that as staff reviews master signs programs or renovations to sign programs, the written text of the criteria should have specific conditions. 

Council Member Bailey asked the City Attorney what action should be taken by the City Council. 

The City Attorney responded that if the City Council supports the proposal, the City Council should direct staff to bring back a sign program which would accommodate the hybrid-type sign and assure that there is a requirement for removal and replacement of such sign that it is replaced with future tenants with a like sign.  He indicated that the City is not in a position to approve the final product tonight. 

Council Member Bailey commented that he would support the applicant meeting with City staff to create a proposal, and that he is not in favor of panel signs.  He stated that Cypress is business-friendly and that effort is made to keep it aesthetically pleasing.  He stated that channel letters have been requested of new businesses and that it looks nice. 

Mayor Narain stated that he is not convinced that the hybrid-sign would look better than channel letters and that cabinet wall signs do not look good. 

Council Member Johnson spoke of concerns regarding sign inconsistencies and that he would object to varied styles. 

Mayor Pro Tem Mills spoke in support of the aesthetics of the signage and the ease of electrical access. 

Mr. Schneider stated that he would be willing to work with staff on acceptable signage.

Council Member Bailey stated that he is still unsure of his support and changing past practice for 22 years, and that he would be willing to consider it after the applicant and staff meet. 

The Acting Community Development Director commented that this is a different concept, and that staff errs on the side of consistency.  He stated that staff would abide by City Council’s direction, however it would be a change to what has been permitted. 

Mayor Narain clarified that the two options presented to the City Council would be to uphold the Director’s decision denying Design Review Committee Permit No. 2013-02 or reverse the Director’s decision and provide City staff with direction on future wall signs. 

It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Mills that the City Council reverse the Director’s decision denying Design Review Committee Permit No. 2013-02.

Motion failed due to lack of a second.

Council Member Bailey stated that he is not in favor of an applicant establishing the sign code, and that it should be created by City staff. 

The City Attorney stated that the compromised position could be that the City Council direct staff and the applicant to meet and create a sign design program that incorporates the hybrid system and bring it back for further City Council consideration.

The City Manager indicated that another option for the City Council could be for the applicant to bring in an actual sized product.

Mr. Schneider responded that the sample is identical to the sign, except in smaller scale.  He stated that all of the specifics would be provided should the City Council permit him to present the sign program to staff.

Mayor Narain asked if the applicant’s signs are displayed locally. 

Mr. Schneider responded no.

The City Attorney stated that the City Council direction for staff to work with the applicant needs to include a consideration of the hybrid sign with the proposed program submitted for City Council approval. 

It was moved by Council Member Bailey and seconded by Council Member Johnson, that the City Council direct staff to work with the applicant on the creation of a sign program which incorporates the hybrid sign system for further City Council consideration and approval. 

The motion was carried by the following roll call vote:

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

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.

Manfred Stein, Cypress, spoke regarding the sale of Cypress School District property.

Steve Blount, Cypress, spoke regarding Agenda Item No. 1

ITEMS FROM CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

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

Mayor Narain:

Attended an O.C. Sanitation District committee meeting.  Attended a BRACE visit to D’Andrea Visual Communications.  Attended the League of California Cities Annual Conference in Sacramento.

Council Member Johnson:

Attended the annual Warland Investment Tenant Appreciation mixer.  Attended the sixth annual Woman’s Club of Cypress’ Veterans Appreciation picnic.  Attended the Cypress Community Festival dinner and awards.  Attended the Cypress Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meeting.  Attended the St. Mary’s 21 Society dinner.  Announced the O.C. Fire Authority open house on October 5, 2013 and spoke regarding calls for service in Cypress.  Spoke regarding the letter received from a resident regarding code enforcement.

Mayor Pro Tem Mills:

Attended an OCCOG meeting.  Attended the Woman’s Club of Cypress’ Veterans Appreciation picnic.  Attended an Oversight Board meeting.  Attended the Cypress Community Festival dinner and awards.  Complimented the Cypress Police Department on service provided to a Stanton resident.

Council Member Bailey:

Attended the Warland Investment Tenant Appreciation mixer.  Attended a BRACE visit to D’Andrea Visual Communications.  Attended an O.C. Vector Control District meeting.  Attended an Oversight Board meeting.

ITEMS FROM CITY MANAGER: 

The City Manager reminded of the AGENT/SPIRIT meeting on September 24, 2013 on the Affordable Care Act.

ADJOURNMENT: Mayor Narain adjourned the meeting at 8:51 p.m. to Monday, October 14, 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