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ARCADIA CITY COUNCIL <br /> REGULAR MEETING MINUTES <br /> TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2017 <br /> CALL TO ORDER — Mayor Amundson called the regular meeting to order at 7:03 p.m. <br /> INVOCATION — Pastor RG Reyes, Police Department Chaplain <br /> PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE — Jason Kruckeberg, Assistant City Manager/Development <br /> Services Director <br /> ROLL CALL OF CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS <br /> PRESENT: Beck, Chandler, Verlato, Tay, and Amundson <br /> ABSENT: None <br /> REPORT FROM CITY ATTORNEY REGARDING CLOSED/STUDY SESSION ITEMS <br /> City Attorney Deitsch reported that prior to the regular meeting, the City Council conducted a <br /> Special Meeting to consider a study session item; he announced that the City Council received a <br /> report from staff and provided direction concerning the possible extension by 6 months of an <br /> exclusive negotiating agreement with MJW Investments LLC, for the potential development of <br /> the City's downtown parking lot between Santa Anita Avenue and First Avenue, south of <br /> Wheeler Avenue; he further announced that Council Member Verlato did not participate in the <br /> discussion because she owns real property within 500 feet of the subject property; and that on <br /> motion by Council Member Chandler, seconded by Mayor Pro tern Tay, the City Council <br /> unanimously (4-0; Council Member Verlato did not participate) approved a 6 month extension of <br /> the exclusive negotiating agreement with MJW Investments LLC. <br /> City Attorney Deitsch further reported that the City Council met in Closed Session to discuss, <br /> and provide direction regarding the three items listed on the posted agenda under Closed <br /> Session, where no reportable action was taken; and regarding Item c, which is anticipation <br /> litigation, he announced that this matter pertained to threatened litigation regarding disapproval <br /> of a certain circular driveway in the City by the City Council. <br /> SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION FROM CITY MANAGER REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS <br /> City Manager Lazzaretto announced that Ordinance No. 2353 (City Manager Item 2.a) was <br /> amended to include Section 11, which formally spells out that the City Council would approve <br /> the Joint Powers Agreement, and would authorize and direct the Mayor to sign on behalf of the <br /> City; and he wished everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year. <br /> MOTION TO READ ALL ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS BY TITLE ONLY AND WAIVE <br /> THE READING IN FULL <br /> A motion was made by Mayor Pro Tem Tay and seconded by Council Member Chandler to read <br /> all ordinances and resolutions by title only and waive the reading in full. <br /> 1 12-19-2017 <br />