MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE LOCAL AGENCY

 

FORMATION COMMISSION FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY

 

May 28, 2003

 

 

 

Present:   


Henri F. Pellissier, Chairman

Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke

James DiGiuseppe

Carol Herrera

Jerry E. Gladbach

Cindy Miscikowski

Beatrice Proo, Vice Chair

William Wentworth

Zev Yaroslavsky

 

Hal Bernson, Alternate

Kenneth I. Chappell, Alternate

Richard Close, Alternate

Donald Knabe, Alternate

 

 

Larry J. Calemine, Executive Officer

John Krattli, Legal Counsel

 

Absent:

Robert W. Goldsworthy, Alternate

Cristina Cruz-Madrid, Alternate

 

 

 

 

 

                       

 


 

 

1

    The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. 

 

2  

     Pledge of Allegiance led by Chairman Pellissier.

 

   Persons who made a contribution of more than $250 to any member of the Commission during the preceding 12 months were asked to come forward and state for the record the Commissioner to whom such contribution was made and the item of their involvement.  (None)

 

3

The following matter was called up for consideration:

 

Continuation of the March 26, 2003 hearing to consider whether the City of Montebello is exempt, under Government Code Section 56133 (e), from Commission review and approval of its proposed out-of-agency service contract for provision of fire protection services to the City of Commerce.

 

Ron Blaul, Consultant, Emergency Services Consulting Inc., made a presentation on the Fire Emergency Services Consistency Study.

 

[Commissioner Yaroslavsky in at 9:08 a.m.]

 

4

    The Commission recessed at 9:25 a.m. to consider Agenda Item No.

4b - Presentation to Commissioner Bernson in recognition of 21-years of service as a member on the Local Agency Formation Commission. 

 

The meeting reconvened at 9:28 a.m.

 

Minute Order No. 3 (Continued)

 

The following people addressed the commission:

 

[Commissioner Burke in at 9:55 a.m.]

 

            Joan Africa, Attorney, City of Montebello, Richard Torres, City Adminstrator, City of Montebello, Jim Reed, Consultant, City of Montebello, Tom Sykes, City Administrator, City of Commerce, Yvette Abich, City Attorney, City of Commerce, Richard Sanchez, Citizens for a Safer Commerce, Nancy Ramos, Councilwoman, City of Commerce, David Gillottte, President, Los Angeles County Fire Fighter Local 1014, Kay Neiswender, Attorney, Bob Braitman, Consultant, Braitman & Associates.

 

 

 

[Comissioner Herrera out at 10:25 a.m.]

 

[Commissioner Miscikowski out at 10:46 a.m.]

 

    Commissioner Yaroslavsky made a motion to approve staff’s recommendations to approve the findings contained in the Fire and Emergency Services Consistency Study prepared by ESCi, dated May 2003, and deny the City of Montebello’s request for exemption under Government Code Section 56133(e).  Said motion was duly carried by the following vote:

 

            AYES                                      NOES                         ABSTAIN

            Burke                                      None                           DiGiuseppe

            Wentworth     

            Proo

            Yaroslavsky

            Gladbach

            Pellissier

 

4

    On motion of Commissioner Proo, unanimously carried, the minutes for the meeting held on May 14, 2003 were approved.

 

5

    No one came forward to address the commission during the public comment period. 

 

6

    The next meetings will be June 11, 2003 and June 25, 2003.

 

7

    There was no new business to be placed on any future agenda.

 

8

    On motion of Commissioner Gladbach, unanimously carried, the meeting adjourned at 11:10 a.m.

 

 

 

                                                      Respectfully submitted,

 

 

                                                      Larry J. Calemine

                                    Executive Officer