City of Los Alamitos
3191 Katella Avenue
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

AGENDACITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
TUESDAY, January 21, 2014 – 5:00 P.M. 

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
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1.         CALL TO ORDER

2.         ROLL CALL
Council Member Edgar
Council Member Grose
Council Member Kusumoto
Mayor Pro Tem Murphy
Mayor Graham-Mejia

3.         CLOSED SESSION

A.       CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION
Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 54956.9.  One potential case.

B.       CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION
Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 54956.9.  Two potential cases.

4.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE                                   Council Member Edgar

5.         INVOCATION                                                           Mayor Graham-Mejia

6.         PRESENTATIONS

A.        Presentation by Marilynn Poe Highlighting the Life of Esther Mejia

B.        Presentation of a Commendation to Rony Jordan for his Community and International Humanitarian Services

C.        Presentation of Certificates of Recognition to the Los Alamitos High School Girls Volleyball Team for 2013 Championships

D.        Presentation of Proclamation to North Orange County Regional Occupational Program Representative for Career and Technical Education Month, February 2014

7.         ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

8.         REGISTER OF MAJOR EXPENDITURES

9.         CONSENT CALENDAR

A.           Approval of Minutes                                                                    
1.  Approve the Minutes of the Special Meeting of December 2, 2013.2.  Approve the Minutes of the Special Meeting of December 16, 2013.3.  Approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of December 16, 2013.

B.        Warrants                                                                                           

C.        Adoption of the Legislative Platform for 2014    

D.        Approval of the Fiscal Year 2014-15 Budget Calendar           

E.        Letter of Agreement to Participate in 800 MHz Migration Project

F.         Request for Temporary Sign Permit - 10881 Reagan Street

G.        Developer Deposit with Highland Pointe Partners

H.        Approval of Plans and Specifications, and Authorization to Bid for the Standby Generator (CIP No. 13/14-03)

I.          Selection of Solid Waste Contract Auditor

10.       PUBLIC HEARINGS

A.        Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Appeal           

11.       ORDINANCES

A.        Amend Los Alamitos Municipal Code to Increase Maximum Fines and Allow Prosecutorial Discretion to Treat Misdemeanors as Infractions                                                                                  

12.       DISCUSSION ITEMS

A.        Review of Council Meeting Time Limits                       

B.        Procedure for Appointments to City Commissions/Boards

13.       MAYOR AND COUNCIL INITIATED BUSINESS

A.        Council Announcements

14.       ITEMS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

15.       ADJOURNMENT
The City Council will adjourn to Monday, January 27, 2014.