MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE CYPRESS CITY COUNCIL HELD DECEMBER 9, 2013

A regular meeting of the Cypress City Council was called to order at 6:00 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 Doug Bailey
Council Member Rob Johnson
Council Member Mariellen Yarc

Staff present:
City Manager John Bahorski
City Attorney William Wynder

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS:

None.

CLOSED SESSION:

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), Richard Linnington et al. v. City of Cypress, Case No. SACV 13-00065 CJC (MLGx), United States District Court. 

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 Pitts v. City of Cypress, et al., Case No. SACV 12-2166 DOC (ANx), United States District Court. 

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), Juventino Candelas v. City of Cypress, Case No. 30-2013-00655032, Orange County Superior Court.

At 6:02 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
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
Human Resources Manager Cathy Thompson
Administrative Services Manager Andrew Tse
Deputy City Clerk Rhonda Barone
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.

CITY COUNCIL REORGANIZATION:

Mayor Narain opened the nominations for Mayor. 

Mayor Narain moved and Council Member Bailey seconded the motion to nominate Mayor Pro Tem Mills for the office of Mayor. 

Mayor Pro Tem Mills was unanimously elected Mayor by the following roll call vote:

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

Council Member Narain then asked for nominations for the office of Mayor Pro Tem.

Council Member Narain moved and Council Member Bailey seconded the motion to nominate Council Member Johnson for the office of Mayor Pro Tem. 

Council Member Johnson was unanimously elected Mayor Pro Tem by the following roll call vote:

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

Mayor Narain spoke of accomplishments during his term as Mayor and thanked City staff and his wife for their support.  He congratulated newly elected Mayor Mills on his election as Mayor.

PRESENTATIONS:

Mayor Mills presented the Mayor’s Plaque to outgoing Mayor Prakash Narain and thanked him for his service.

Irantzu Pujadas from Congressman Alan Lowenthal’s office presented outgoing Mayor Narain with a Certificate of Recognition.

Calvin Sung from Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva’s office presented outgoing Mayor Narain with a Certificate of Recognition.

Michelle Steel, Vice Chair, State Board of Equalization, presented outgoing Mayor Narain and newly-elected Mayor Mills with Certificates of Recognition.  

Steve Hwangbo, Mayor, City of La Palma, presented outgoing Mayor Narain with a Resolution.

REMARKS FROM COUNCIL MEMBERS:

Newly-elected Mayor Mills spoke of the City Council’s leadership.

Council Member Johnson thanked outgoing Mayor Narain for his service, congratulated newly-elected Mayor Mills, and thanked the City Council for his election as Mayor Pro Tem. 

The meeting was recessed at 7:15 p.m.

The meeting was reconvened at 7:30 p.m.

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 Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a), Richard Linnington et al. v. City of Cypress, Case No. SACV 13-00065 CJC (MLGx), United States District Court.  He stated that a privileged and confidential litigation strategy report was provided.  He stated that questions were asked and answered, and that no reportable action was taken or solicited.

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 Pitts v. City of Cypress, et al., Case No. SACV 12-2166 DOC (ANx), United States District Court.  He stated that a privileged and confidential litigation strategy report was provided.  He stated that questions were asked and answered, and that no reportable action was taken or solicited.

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), Juventino Candelas v. City of Cypress, Case No. 30-2013-00655032, Orange County Superior Court.  He stated that a privileged and confidential litigation strategy report was provided.  He stated that questions were asked and answered, and that no reportable action was taken or solicited.

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

Steve Mauss, Cypress, spoke regarding the newly-elected Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem and regarding Agenda Item #1.

Dave Emerson, Los Alamitos, spoke regarding the 405 Freeway expansion. 

Craig Sabo, Los Alamitos, spoke in support of Agenda Item #1.

Manny Cardenas, Los Alamitos, spoke in support of Agenda Item #1.

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. 2013-08 AND DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PERMIT NO. 2013-03, A REQUEST TO EXPAND THE EXISTING LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE LOCATED AT 4961 KATELLA AVENUE IN THE PS-1A PUBLIC AND SEMI-PUBLIC ZONE.

The Planning Manager provided background information on this item.

Council Member Bailey asked about the letter from the City of Los Alamitos and the demand for payment.

The Planning Manager responded that the letter did not include a demand for payment.

Council Member Narain asked about increased lighting and new barns.

The public hearing was opened.

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

The applicant, Brad McKinzie, spoke of his long-term residency in the City of Cypress and spoke of the economic support provided by the Los Alamitos Race Track.  He thanked City staff for their assistance.

Jack Rubens, legal counsel for the Los Alamitos Race Track, indicated that there would not be new buildings, lighting, or expansion of the grandstand and that the use would preserve the open space nature of the site.  He indicated that a traffic study was prepared for the project and that additional traffic would be related to the thoroughbred racing held on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  He stated that the current parking is ample based on condition requirements, as there would not be a significant traffic impact. 

Mr. Rubens spoke of the comment letter from the City of Los Alamitos and provided copies of the response letter from the Los Alamitos Race Track along with the traffic study prepared for the City of Los Alamitos for the Los Alamitos Medical Center expansion. 

Mayor Mills asked the applicant if he agrees to the conditions of approval.

Mr. Rubens stated that he agrees with the conditions of approval

The following spoke in support of this item:

Assemblyman Travis Allen
Steve Blount, Cypress
Lois Waddle, Los Alamitos
George Pardon, Cypress
Melodie Knuchell, Los Alamitos
Dave Emerson, Los Alamitos
J.M. Ivler, Los Alamitos

Manfred Stein, Cypress, spoke regarding the Los Alamitos Race Track, Measure A, the Quimby Act, and the sale of Cypress School District property. 

Mr. McKinzie, in response to comments made, assured that the parking policies would not be changed or expanded and that free parking would continue to be offered.  He stated that neither the lighting system nor the public address system would be altered. 

Mr. Rubens spoke of cut-through traffic and indicated that traffic flow takes longer through the residential area near Katella Avenue due to additional traffic signals and stop signs. 

Mayor Mills asked how the conditions would be affected due to future growth.

Mr. Rubens responded that if significant concerns with the operation arise, the item would be brought back to the City Council for consideration. 

Council Member Bailey asked about future expansion such as additional races and/or horse barns.

Mr. Rubens replied that the applicant would have to submit an application for an amendment to the existing Conditional Use Permit and that an environmental impact review would be necessary. 

The public hearing was closed.

Council Member Bailey commented that the Los Alamitos Race Track has been a vital part of the community, spoke in support of the proposed expansion, and commended the Los Alamitos Race Track for their efforts to improve their business. 

Council Member Narain spoke in support of the proposed expansion.

It was moved by Council Member Bailey and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Johnson, that the City Council: 1) Adopt the Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Checklist in accordance with the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); and 2) Adopt the Resolutions by title only, approving Conditional Use Permit No. 2013-08 and Design Review Committee Permit No. 2013-03, subject to the conditions in Exhibit “A” of the Resolutions.

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

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

RESOLUTION NO. 6396

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS,
APPROVING CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 2013-08
– WITH CONDITIONS.

RESOLUTION NO. 6397

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS,
APPROVING DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PERMIT NO. 2013-03
- 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 Mills stated that Agenda Item No. 11 would be pulled from the Consent Calendar for separate action.

It was moved by Council Member Bailey and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Johnson, to approve Consent Calendar Items No. 2 through 10 and 12.

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

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

Item No. 2:   APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF NOVEMBER 25, 2013.

Recommendation:   That the City Council approve the Minutes of the Meeting of November 25, 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:   ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUBMITTAL OF APPLICATION FOR FUNDS FOR THE EASTBOUND RIGHT TURN LANE AT LINCOLN AVENUE AND VALLEY VIEW STREET PROJECT.

Recommendation:   That the City Council adopt the Resolution by title only, authorizing submittal of an application for the Eastbound Right Turn Lane at Lincoln Avenue and Valley View Street Project to the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) for funding under the Combined Transportation Funding Program (CTFP). 

RESOLUTION NO. 6398

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS,
APPROVING THE SUBMITTAL OF THE EASTBOUND RIGHT TURN LANE
AT LINCOLN AND VALLEY VIEW PROJECT TO THE ORANGE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY FOR FUNDING UNDER THE
COMPREHENSIVE TRANSPORTATION FUNDING PROGRAM.

Item No.5:    ACCEPTANCE OF ALARM MONITORING EQUIPMENT DONATED BY THE CYPRESS POLICE FOUNDATION.

Recommendation:   That the City Council accept the donation of alarm monitoring equipment from the Cypress Police Foundation. The equipment is valued at $684.

Item No. 6:   AWARD OF POLICE BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION CONTRACT.

Recommendation:   That the City Council: 1) Per Section 21A-10, Section F, of the Cypress Municipal Code, determine it is in the best interest of the City to dispense with the bidding/request for qualifications (RFQ) process for police background investigation services; and 2) Based on the urgency to fill public safety positions due to unforeseen vacancies, approve the award of additional contract expenditures to RCS Investigations and Consulting LLC, P.O. Box 29798, Anaheim, CA 92809-9798 in the amount of $15,000 for police background investigation services in Fiscal Year 2013-2014; and 3) Approve the appropriation of $15,000 to account number 281-50179.4189_100 (Professional Services – Other) from the restricted fund balance of the Narcotics Asset Seizure Fund (281) for contracted police background investigations.

Item No. 7:   ACCEPTANCE OF A DONATION FROM THE CYPRESS POLICE FOUNDATION AND APPROVAL OF ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS TO BE USED TOWARD THE PURCHASE OF A POLICE SERVICE DOG AND RELATED TRAINING.

Recommendation:   That the City Council: 1) Approve the appropriation of $14,720 to account number 111-50163.4165 (Police Canine) for the purchase of a Police Service Dog (PSD) and related training; and 2) Accept a donation from the Cypress Police Foundation in the amount of $8,000 for the purchase of a Police Service Dog (PSD); and 3) Approve an increase in revenues of $8,000 in the form of a donation from the Cypress Police Foundation into account number 111-99999.3713 (Donations/Contributions) for a portion of the purchase of a PSD and associated training; and 4) Approve an increase in revenues of $6,000 in State Local Law Enforcement funds into account number 111-99999.3525 (Grants – Miscellaneous) for a portion of the purchase of a PSD and associated training; and 5) Approve the transfer of $720 from the Narcotics Asset Seizure Fund (281-99999.4501-111) to the General Fund (111-99999.3901-281) for a portion of the purchase of a PSD and associated training.

Item No. 8:   APPROVAL OF APPROPRIATION FOR SURVEILLANCE VAN VIDEO EQUIPMENT.

Recommendation:   That the City Council: 1) Appropriate $7,778 from the unreserved fund balance of the City’s Equipment Replacement Fund to account 721-95300.4305_200 (Capital Outlay – Equipment) for the purchase of undercover surveillance van equipment; and 2) Approve the increase in estimated revenues of $7,091 in the General Fund Grants Fund (114-50183.3525) for Fiscal Year 2013-14 AB109 monies awarded by the State of California; and 3) Approve the transfer of $7,778 from the General Fund Grants Fund (114-99999.4501_721) to the City’s Equipment Replacement Fund (721-99999.3901_114); and 4) Approve a decrease in appropriations of $687 in the General Fund Grants Fund (114-50183.4103_004).

Item No. 9:   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.

Recommendation:   That the City Council adopt the Resolution by title only, approving Design Review Committee Permit No. 2013-02, subject to the conditions in Exhibit “A” of the Resolution. In accordance with CEQA guidelines, a Categorical Exemption, Class 11.a, will be filed for this project.

RESOLUTION NO. 6399

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS,
APPROVING DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE PERMIT NO. 2013-02
- WITH CONDITIONS.

Item No. 10:  REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER RESTRICTIONS.

Recommendation:   That the City Council: 1) Introduce for first reading the Ordinance by title only, amending portions of Chapter 17-74 of the Cypress Municipal Code; and 2) Take such other action the Council deems appropriate and consistent with the requirements of California law.

ORDINANCE NO.

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS,
CALIFORNIA, AMENDING PORTIONS OF CHAPTER 17-74
OF THE CYPRESS MUNICIPAL CODE.

Item No. 12:  APPROVAL OF COMMERCIAL WARRANT LIST AND WIRE TRANSFERS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-14 FOR WARRANTS NO. 28286 THROUGH 28452.

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

Regarding Item No. 11:   ADOPTION OF RESOLUTIONS ESTABLISHING THE TEMPORARY PART-TIME CLASSIFICATION OF POLICE OFFICER AND ADDING THE POSITION TO THE TEMPORARY PART-TIME AND SEASONAL EMPLOYEES HOURLY PAY RANGE SCHEDULE AND AS REQUIRED BY THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM, APPROVING WAIVER OF THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT LAW MANDATORY 180-DAY WAITING PERIOD FOR OFFICER CHRISTOPHER MCSHANE, the Human Resources Manager provided background information on this item.

It was moved by Council Member Bailey and seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Johnson, that the City Council, and acting as the ex-officio governing Board of Directors of the Cypress Recreation and Park District, adopt the Resolutions by title only, establishing the Temporary Part-Time Classification of Police Officer and as required by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, approving the waiver of the California Public Employees’ Retirement Law mandatory 180-day waiting period for Officer Christopher McShane. 

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

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

RESOLUTION NO. 6400

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS,
ACTING AS EX-OFFICIO BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CYPRESS
RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT, ESTABLISHING THE
TEMPORARY PART-TIME CLASSIFICATION OF POLICE OFFICER
AND ADDING THE POSITION TO THE TEMPORARY PART-TIME
AND SEASONAL EMPLOYEES HOURLY PAY RANGE SCHEDULE.

RESOLUTION NO. 6401

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS,
ACTING AS EX-OFFICIO BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CYPRESS
RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT, AS REQUIRED BY THE
CALIFORNIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM,
APPROVING WAIVER OF THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES’
RETIREMENT LAW MANDATORY 180-DAY WAITING PERIOD
FOR OFFICER CHRISTOPHER MCSHANE.

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

The Police Chief spoke regarding Agenda Item #7 and acknowledged the Cypress Police Foundation for their donation for the purchase of a Police Service Dog.

NEW BUSINESS:

Item No. 13:  APPOINTMENTS OF CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS TO VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMITTEES.

Mayor Mills made the following committee appointments:

COMPENSATED:

Orange County Fire Authority                                               Rob Johnson – Representative
(Meets 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. -                   Doug Bailey – Alternate
1 Fire Authority Road, Irvine; $100/mtg.)

Orange County Sanitation District                                        Prakash Narain – Representative
(Meets 4th Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. -                      Doug Bailey – Alternate
10844 Ellis Avenue, Fountain Valley; $212.50/mtg.)

Orange County Vector Control                                              Doug Bailey - Representative
(Meets 3rd Thursday of the month at                                      (Two Year Appointment)
3:00 p.m. – 13001 Garden Grove Blvd.,
Garden Grove; $100/mtg.)

NON-COMPENSATED:

Association of California Cities –                                         Leroy Mills - Representative
Orange County City Selection Committee                            Rob Johnson - Alternate

Joint Communications Center Executive Board                   Mariellen Yarc – Representative
(Meets quarterly or as needed – West-Comm,                      Leroy Mills - Alternate
911 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach)

League of California Cities Orange County Division           Leroy Mills – Representative
(Meets 2nd Thursday of the month – 6:45 p.m.)                     Rob Johnson - Alternate

League of California Cities                                                    Leroy Mills – Representative
Legislative Delegate Program                                               Rob Johnson – Alternate

Orange County Council of Governments -                             Leroy Mills – Representative
General Assembly                                                                     Rob Johnson – Alternate
(Annual Conference date to be determined)

Orange County Library Advisory Board                                  Mariellen Yarc – Representative
(Meets as needed – Tustin Branch Library,                         Prakash Narain – Alternate
345 E. Main Street, Tustin)

Santa Ana River Flood Protection Agency                             Mariellen Yarc – Representative
(Meets 4th Thursday of odd-numbered months                   Leroy Mills - Alternate
at 4 p.m. – O.C. Water District,
18700 Ward Street, Fountain Valley)

Southern California Association of                                          Leroy Mills - Representative
Governments – General Assembly Delegates                       Doug Bailey - Alternate
(Meets annually)

VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENTS:

Business Retention, Attraction, Creation,                               Doug Bailey
and Expansion Committee (BRACE)                                     Prakash Narain
(Meets as needed)

City/Cypress School District Joint                                            Doug Bailey
Steering Ad Hoc Committee                                                     Prakash Narain
(Meets as needed)

City/Anaheim Union High School District                                Doug Bailey
Joint Steering Ad Hoc Committee                                           Prakash Narain
(Meets as needed)

Joint Forces Training Base Cities Group                                Leroy Mills
(Meets as needed)                                                                    Doug Bailey

Veteran Recognition Subcommittee                                        Mariellen Yarc
(Meets as needed)                                                                    Leroy Mills

It was moved by Mayor Mills and seconded by Council Member Narain, that the City Council: 1) Confirm the Mayor’s appointments to the various organizations and committees; and 2) Adopt the Resolution by title only, approving the appointment of a Director and Alternate to the Orange County Fire Authority Board of Directors.

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

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

RESOLUTION NO. 6402

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS,
CALIFORNIA, DESIGNATING AND APPOINTING ITS REPRESENTATIVE
AND ALTERNATE TO THE ORANGE COUNTY FIRE AUTHORITY’S
BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

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

Council Member Yarc:

Attended a buddy box program fundraiser at The Home Depot.  Attended the Woman’s Club of Cypress Christmas lunch.  Attended a Breast Cancer Angels lunch and fundraiser.

Council Member Narain:

Attended the groundbreaking ceremonies for the expansion of the Hawaiian Gardens Casino.  Attended a meet-and-greet with the Real Mex Restaurant.  Celebrated the birthday of Japanese Emperor Akihito in Los Angeles.  Attended the Joint Forces Training Base promotion ceremony for Major General Keith Jones.  Attended the Town Hall meeting hosted by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva’s office.  Attended the Huntington Harbor boat parade. 

Council Member Bailey:

Wished happy holidays to everyone.

Council Member Johnson:

Attended an Advisory Committee on the Use of Athletic Facilities (ACUAF) meeting.  Attended the Manufactured Housing and Trust breakfast.  Attended PACE Programs at Vessels and Damron Elementary Schools.  Attended a buddy box program fundraiser at The Home Depot. 

Council Member Mills:

Attended the SCAG Audit Committee meeting, Economic Summit VIP reception and Economic Summit.  Attended the Joint Forces Training Base promotion ceremony for Major General Keith Jones.  Thanked Drs. Ty and Susan Caldwell for the free dental care event. 

ITEMS FROM CITY MANAGER: 

The City Manager wished everyone happy holidays and encouraged safe driving.  He spoke regarding traffic accidents on Moody Street and assured that traffic collisions in that area are not on the rise.  He spoke regarding accident history for this location and stated that a speed survey done reflected a low accident rate, and that the City Public Works staff trims and maintains the median to allow for a clear zone.  He spoke of the Police Department’s crosswalk enforcement program and assured that efforts are being made to improve traffic in the area. 

ADJOURNMENT: Mayor Mills adjourned the meeting at 9:12 p.m. to Monday, January 13, 2014, 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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