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Cerritos Mayor pro tem Yokoyama and Councilman Pulido to Hold Town Hall Today

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Cerrito Mayor pro tem Frank Yokoyama and Councilman Mark Pulido will hold a town hall meeting at the Sheraton Cerritos Lobby located at 12725 Center Ct Dr S. starting a 9 a.m. today.

The two will discuss the current state of the city and answer all your questions before going across the street to the city’s Martin Luther King Celebration inside the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts at 10 a.m.

  • CWP says:


    Mayor, Frank and Daryl Evans, Code Enforcement Team:

    When Citywide Contest got started back in the 80s, it was veryyyyyyy well attended.

    Back then, did not have a Spring Festival in April, instead we had a Contractor’s Vendors Information Expo, gathering at the city hall parking lot . It was very well attended, (beginning) contractor vendors for All Phases of the home maintenance showed up, for poss. vendors jobs for the homeowners. Most were vendors were from Bellflower, who came to get jobs : window cleaners, painters, gardeners, landscapers nurseries, house cleaners, fireplace cleaners, car washing, dog walkers, tree trimmers, plumbers, sprinkler installers, Etc. Back then community did not need roofers nor window installers, community was too new. Residences were hungry for general maintenance vendors for small jobs around the home and garden. Residences were looking for weekly / monthly maintenance personnel ( HANDYMEN ) and not remolding contractors.

    After a couple of years, vendor expo changed, as a city of Cerritos wanted the Vendors at the Expo to pull a business license and that stopped that. Vendors were not going to pull business licenses for the city. Andy’s Nursery showed up many times, he gave away a lot of free plants and advice to the neighbors and everybody enjoyed it but then that stopped also, but why pull a permit, when the nursery was in Bellflower?

    Next step of this contractors vendor Expo, city brought in free kiddie rides and that still did not help, attendance was way down…because the vendors vacated the expo!!! The damage had been done. The city was looking only for money Revenue stream with business license, plus now the city wanted state contractors licenses. Now the vendors priced themselves out of work from the home owners. Vendors could get work in other cities, without this up front fees, compared to Cerritos. Homeowners were force to go to free posting boards: Penny Saver, Ganhal Lumber, Home Depot, Lowes, Builders Emporium and so on…..

    Then the city started annual Spring Festival at the Regional Park, festival has nothing to do with city-wide Pride contest & vendors, city-wide Pride contest bit the Dust during the recession. Today, Cerritos has nothing, but La Palma, Lakewood, both have reinstated a new form for CWP programs.

    Here is a link to few of the nicer homes in Cerritos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy2bZ5tvDq0

    I’d like to see in the spring of 2020, just the beginning of a city wide pride, contest monthly. Nothing at the scope of what it was originally back in the 80’s. Enjoy CWP to be tied into the Neighborhood Watch Program/ Zones. Maybe instead of the vendor expo, if during the PPC monthly televised meetings, we could see more educational photos and video, ( How to do Home Improvement jobs) digested in to the meeting, to jump start maintenance on our homes. When PPC code enforcement stops by homes in violation question, maybe drop off new info Citywide Pride brochure, how to make your home look better and have a photos of ONL Program, decreases robberies/burglaries.

    Please check out this property, property architecture is 100% educational. Now reduce the size of the home/ grounds by 50%, this would be amazing, if the properties in Cerritos could look like this home, but in a much smaller scale. This home has all the elements needed in Cerritos menopausal homes. Please check out the backyard, think we only have one home in Cerritos, of this caliber, out of 15,000 homes.