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[ 7:00 P.M. - CONVENE MEETING / ROLL CALL]

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GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE CHINO HILLS CITY COUNCIL FOR JULY 14TH, 2020.

CHERYL ROLL CALL.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

MAYOR BENNETT COUNCIL MEMBERS.

THIS MEETING IS BEING HELD PURSUANT TO SECTION THREE OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER N 29 20 ISSUED BY GOVERNOR NEWSOME ON MARCH 17, 2020.

MAYOR BENNETT HERE, VICE MAYOR JOE'S COUNCIL MEMBER MARQUEZ, FUNDER MORAN HERE.

COUNCIL MEMBER, ROGER, ALL MEMBERS ARE PRESENT.

ALL RIGHT.

IF EVERYONE THAT IS IN ATTENDANCE HERE IN THE

[ PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG]

CHAMBERS WOULD PLEASE RISE AND JOIN ME AND THE SALUTE TO THE, OF THE FLAG OF THE GREATEST NATION ON EARTH.

READY BEGIN.

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

[ INVOCATION: Pastor Lin Wells, Calvary Chapel ]

AND PASTOR WELLS.

ARE YOU ON THE LINE? IF YOU ARE, COULD YOU POSSIBLY RAISE YOUR HAND ON THE ZOOM CALL SO WE CAN GET YOU ON THE SPEAKER, PASTOR LYNN WELLS WITH CALVARY CHAPEL.

I DO SEE COLOR WITH THE LAST THREE DIGITS OF ONE SEVEN ZERO.

IF THAT IS PASTOR WELLS, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND BY DIALING STAR NINE.

I DON'T SEE HIM ON THE CALL.

ALL RIGHT, WELL, I TELL YOU WHAT, I'LL GO AHEAD AND SAY A BRIEF INVOCATION THIS EVENING.

ALRIGHT FOR CAM, UH, PLEASE BOW YOUR HEAD AND WORSHIP IN THE MANNER THAT YOU WERE ACCUSTOMED TO.

DEAR LORD, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EACH AND EVERY DAY THAT YOU GIVE US.

THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING US TO ADAPT TO THIS PANDEMIC THAT WE'RE ALL SUFFERING THROUGH AND TRYING TO LEARN WHAT A NEW NORMAL IS AS WE MEET TONIGHT, MAY EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US ON THE DAYAS AND ON THE COUNCIL, BE GIVEN THE PROPER WISDOM TO DEAL WITH THE CITY BUSINESS THAT, UH, TO, TO HONOR YOU AND TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR ALL OF THE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF CHINO HILLS.

UH, PLEASE BE WITH THOSE THAT MAY BE IN EARSHOT AND LISTENING, AND MAY THEY ALSO ENTER IN IF THEY HAVE PUBLIC COMMENTS, I'LL FEEL FREE TO EXPRESS THOSE THINGS, THESE THINGS WE PRAY FOR IN JESUS NAME.

AMEN.

ALRIGHT.

[4. INTRODUCTION - New Employees: Edward Chan, Video Production Technician, Community Relations Department Cynthia Gonzalez, Accountant II, Finance Department]

OKAY.

PRESENTATIONS, DO YOU WANT TO MAKE THOSE ANNOUNCEMENTS STARS OUT THERE? CHERYL? SURE.

THE FIRST ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW CITY EMPLOYEES.

ALL RIGHT.

ON BEHALF OF THE CITY COUNCIL, I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE TWO NEW EMPLOYEES TO OUR CHANNEL HILLS TEAM.

FIRST LET'S WELCOME ED EDWARD CHAN, OUR NEW VIDEO PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN IN THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS DEPARTMENT, AND HE'S IN THE BACK ROOM, MAKING THIS ALL POSSIBLE FOR US TONIGHT PRIOR TO JOINING US, HE WORKED AT THE CITY OF CARSON AND THE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER DEPARTMENT, A FUN FACT ABOUT EDWARDS.

HE RUNS HIS OWN VIDEO PRODUCTION COMPANY, APERTURE THAT OR VIEW PRODUCTIONS DURING HIS FREE TIME AND FREE TIME.

I DON'T KNOW HOW HE'S EVER GOING TO HAVE ANY OF THESE WORKING HERE, RIGHT? UH, EDWARD ENJOYS TRAVEL, PLAYING SOCCER AND COOKING EDWARDS IS THE BROADCAST ROOM AND BEHIND US, AS I MENTIONED AND THAT WELCOME ON BOARD EDWARD.

NEXT, WE HAVE CYNTHIA GONZALEZ, OUR NEW ACCOUNTANT TOO, IN THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT PRIOR TO HER ARRIVAL SAID THE, I SPENT FOUR YEARS IN COLORADO WORKING IN PAYROLL AND FINANCE MANAGEMENT WHILE COMPLETING HER MASTER'S DEGREE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER, SHE STARTED TO SEE HER CAREER AS AN ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT AT A LIGHTENING COMPANY AND WORKED, EXCUSE ME, LIGHTING MY COMPANY, NO SLIP THERE AND WORKED HER WAY UP TO PAYROLL MANAGER AT AN ONLINE SPORTS BETTING COMPANY.

SO MAYBE SHE CAN GIVE THOSE OF YOU THAT PLAY FANTASY FOOTBALL, SOME INSIGHT, AND WE'LL, WE'LL HAVE TO SEE ABOUT THAT.

SHE TOOK GREAT PRIDE IN OUR WORK AS A FINANCE AND PAYROLL ANALYST, WORKING IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AT APEX PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT IN ARVADA,

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COLORADO.

CYNTHIA IS ORIGINALLY FROM CALIFORNIA AND IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON RECEIVING HER AND THE .

UM, I'M NO I'M SAYING THAT WRONG LICENSE TO PURSUE HER DREAM IN HEALTH AND BEAUTIFICATION OF THE SKIN AS ONE OF HER HOBBIES.

WELCOME TO THE TEAM EDWARD AND CYNTHIA.

WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH BOTH OF YOU.

THEY BOTH WILL RECEIVE THEIR OFFICIAL CITY PIN SOON, A WELCOMED TRADITION HERE AT THE CITY OF CHINO HILLS.

[5. HIGHLIGHTED VOLUNTEER - Recognition of Oscar Limon for volunteering his time with the Chino Hills Auxiliary Radio Team (CHART)]

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT, GO RIGHT AHEAD.

IS THE RECOGNITION OF OSCAR LIMONE AS THE HIGHLIGHTED VOLUNTEER.

ALL RIGHT.

IT'S OUR HONOR TO RECOGNIZE OSCAR LAMONE FOR HIS VOLUNTEER SERVICES WITH THE CHINO HILLS AUXILIARY RADIO TEAM KNOWN ALSO AS CHART A GROUP OF HAM OPERATORS.

I SAID, HAM OPERATORS, NOT A BUNCH OF HAMS, YOU KNOW, OKAY.

ALTHOUGH THEY DO KID AROUND ON THE LINES, UH, WHO WILL PROVIDE EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS FOR THE CITY, OSCAR, THE CHINO HILLS AUXILIARY RADIO TEAM IN 2015 AS A TEAM MEMBER, HE PARTICIPATES IN THE ANNUAL AMERICAN RADIO RELAY LEAGUE FIELD DAY AND RUNS WEEKLY AMATEUR RADIO NETWORK TESTS TO IMPROVE EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS FOR THE CITY OF CHINO HILLS.

HIS MOST RECENT WORK AS A CHARTER MEMBER INCLUDED VOLUNTEERING AT THE COVID-19 TESTING EVENT AT CHINO HILLS HIGH SCHOOL ON JUNE 20 OR 30TH OSCAR'S LONG LIST OF VOLUNTEER WORK GOES BACK TO 2007.

WHEN HE WORKED WITH A FAMILY SERVICE ASSOCIATION AT THE CHINO SENIOR CENTER SERVING LUNCHES IN 2012, HE JOINED THE WORD WORLD OF EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS BY BECOMING A COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM MEMBER FOR THE FONTANA POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS.

HE WOULD EVENTUALLY BECOME A CERT INSTRUCTOR AT THE CITY OF FONTANA AND THE SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY WHERE HE PRESENTED ACTIVE SHOOTER PROGRAMS. THE FONTANA POLICE DEPARTMENT, OSCAR AND HIS WIFE HAVE BEEN TOGETHER FOR 46 YEARS AND HAVE LIVED IN CHINO HILLS SINCE 1988.

THEY HAVE ONE DAUGHTER NAMED LAUREN AND TOGETHER HAVE TRAVELED TO VARIOUS COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED DEDICATION AND SERVICE VOLUNTEER SERVICES TO OUR COMMUNITY.

OSCAR, I BELIEVE YOU ARE WITH US ON THE PHONE.

IF YOU ARE.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY ANYTHING? I DO NOT SEE.

ALL RIGHT.

WE DON'T SEE A RAISED HAND.

OKAY.

ONE MOMENT.

LET ME JUST ASK, UM, ASKED MR. LIMONA IF YOU ARE ON THE CALL, IF YOU COULD PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU'RE USING A PHONE DIAL STAR NINE.

OKAY.

I SEE A RAISED HAND THAT STEPHANIE WARD POSSIBLY SHE WANTS TO CONGRATULATE HIM AS WELL.

UH, IS THAT STEPHANIE? WADE LOWERED HER HAND LORD.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

OKAY.

MAYBE SHE WAS, HOLD ON.

ALRIGHT.

JUST RAISED HER HAND AGAIN.

SO LET ME ALLOW HER TO TALK.

ALRIGHT.

ONE MOMENT.

STEPHANIE, DID YOU WISH TO SPEAK ON THIS ITEM? HELLO? YES.

STEPHANIE, WOULD YOU LIKE TO COMMENT ON THIS? AM I BEING HEARD? YES.

WE'RE BEING HEARD.

YEAH.

WE CAN HEAR YOU.

IT APPEARS AS THOUGH YOU HAVE A BAD CONNECTION.

ARE YOU THERE? UNFORTUNATELY YOU'VE BROKEN OUT OF IT.

HMM, NO, WE CANNOT HEAR YOU.

YOU ARE BREAKING UP.

OKAY.

BOB, JUST VERY BRIEFLY.

AND, UH, UH, REPRESENTATIVES, WASHINGTON VOLUNTEER OF THE SUMMER.

WHY DON'T YOU FLY ME IN RECOGNITION OF UNFLAGGING CIVIC ENGAGEMENT WITH, AND FOR YOU, YOUR CITY.

AND YOU'RE GETTING INTO SEVEN WHEN STARTED AND STEPH D WE GOT A LITTLE BIT OF THAT, BUT UNFORTUNATELY THE CONNECTION ON YOUR END IS JUST NOT COMING THROUGH.

WAS THERE ANYONE ELSE THAT WAS LOOKING TO SPEAK ON THE SHERIFF FROM WHAT YOU CAN TELL? I DO SEE ONE, UH, SPEAKER ZEB WELBORN WITH HIS HAND RAISED, BUT I THINK FOR THIS ITEM, I BELIEVE IT'S FAR, RIGHT.

WELL, UNFORTUNATELY THERE'S NOTHING WE

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CAN DO IT APPARENTLY.

YEAH.

[ ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION]

ALL RIGHT.

SO WE'LL MOVE ON TO A ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACTION TAKEN AND CLOSED SESSION.

ELIZABETH, GOOD EVENING COUNCIL.

I, UM, ANNOUNCING THE, UH, SETTLEMENT OF TWO CASES ON ITEM THREE ON THE CLOSED SESSION AGENDA, THE SOUTHERN W CASES WITH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON REGARDING THE WESTERN TRANSITION STATION AND THE EASTERN TRANSITION STATION, AS WELL AS 17 PARCELS, UM, LARGE PARCELS IN THE, UM, THE FORMER EDISON EASEMENT AREA, THE, WHICH IS NOW THE CHUG, THOSE CASES HAVE BEEN SETTLED.

UM, AND, UM, OF NOTE IN THAT WE WERE ABLE TO ACHIEVE, UH, THE ABILITY TO BUILD A PATHWAY IN, UH, HOPE FOR HILLS PARK, FOR THE TENNIS COURTS PASSAGE, TO THE TENNIS COURTS, WHICH IS SOMETHING WE HAD BEEN ATTEMPTING TO GET IN THIS TRANSACTION.

SO THERE ARE OTHER TERMS ARE ALL IN THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT, BUT, UM, THAT IS THAT'S THE ITEM TO REPORT.

THERE IS NO, NO ACTION TO REPORT ON THE OTHER SIDE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

[6. PUBLIC COMMENTS: At this time members of the public may address the City Council regarding any items within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Council, whether or not the item appears on the agenda, except testimony on Public Hearing items must be provided during those hearings. Please raise your hand via Zoom or dial *9 to be selected from the meeting cue. Individual audience participation is limited to three minutes per speaker.]

UM, MOVING ALONG, WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE THE ANNOUNCEMENT CHERYL ON PUBLIC COMMENTS? YES.

THANK YOU.

NOW IS THE TIME FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS AT THIS TIME, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY ADDRESS THE CITY COUNCIL REGARDING ANY ITEMS WITHIN THE SUBJECT MATTER JURISDICTION OF THE COUNCIL AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION IS LIMITED TO THREE MINUTES PER SPEAKER.

IF YOU WISH TO MAKE A COMMENT, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND IN THE ZOOM APPLICATION AND YOU WILL BE CALLED UPON WHEN IT IS YOUR TURN TO SPEAK, TO RAISE YOUR HAND FROM A PHONE, PLEASE PRESS STAR NINE.

YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED WHEN YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS LEFT TO SPEAK BY A CHIME.

AND AGAIN, WHEN THE TIME HAS ELAPSED, ALL CALLS WILL BE MUTED AFTER THE TIME HAS EXPIRED.

PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD BEFORE BEGINNING YOUR COMMENTS.

OUR FIRST SPEAKER, I DO HAVE ONE COMMENT THAT'S FOR A LATER ITEM THAT TO BE READ AND WE'LL TAKE CARE OF IT AT THAT TIME.

BUT FOR PUBLIC, OUR FIRST SPEAKER IS ZEB WELBORN.

GOOD EVENING, ZEB.

HOW ARE YOU? I'M DOING GREAT.

CAN YOU GUYS HEAR ME? WE SURE CAN.

LOUD AND CLEAR.

THANK YOU.

OKAY, GREAT.

GLAD TO HEAR IT.

SO YEAH, MY NAME IS DEB WALLBOARD.

I AM THE PRESIDENT OF THE CHINO VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

UH, I AM, UH,