CITY OF SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

AGENDA OF THE CITY COUNCIL

 

 

Mayor Larry Lavagnino

Mayor Pro Tem Alice Patino

Councilmember Bob Orach

Councilmember Marty Mariscal

Councilmember Leo Trujillo

 

 

City Manager Tim Ness

City Attorney Gil Trujillo

City Clerk Patti Rodriguez

Chief Deputy City Clerk Patricia Perez

Ex-Officio Clerk of the City Council

 

 

REGULAR MEETING

DECEMBER 5, 2006

6:30 P.M.

 

 

This agenda is prepared and posted pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.2.  By listing a topic on this agenda, the City Council has expressed its intent to discuss and act on each item.  In addition to any action identified in the summary description of each item, the action that may be taken by the City Council shall include:  a referral to staff with specific requests for information; continuance; specific direction to staff concerning the policy or mission of the item; discontinuance of consideration; authorization to enter into negotiations and execute agreements pertaining to the item; adoption or approval; and disapproval.  Items not on the agenda may not be discussed or acted upon except under emergency circumstances.  (Government Code Section 54954.2).

 

Copies of the staff reports or other documentation relating to each item of business referred to on the agenda are on file in the Office of the City Clerk, available for public inspection during City Hall business hours, and in the Library the Friday before the meeting.  If requested, the agenda and supporting documents shall be made available in alternative formats to persons with a disability.  The City Clerk will answer any questions regarding the agenda.

 

The City of Santa Maria welcomes orderly participation at its meetings from all members of the public.  Orderly participation means speaking only on items of City business or on subjects within the City’s control.  Though the City Council wants to hear your concerns and values your input, it is inappropriate to defame, yell, or use profane language.  All cellular telephones and pagers are to be turned off or set to vibrate, and signs are not to be displayed in a manner which violates the rights of others or prevents others from watching or fully participating in the Council meeting.  Pursuant to Government Code Section 36813, the Mayor is authorized to prohibit such conduct, up to and including ordering anyone that disrupts the meeting to be removed from the City Council Chambers.

 

Participation includes assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act to provide an equally effective opportunity for individuals with a disability to participate in and benefit from City activities. To request assistance, please call 925-0951, extension 307. For TDD (Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf) call (800) 735-2929.  The City has equipment available for the hearing impaired and for Spanish-only speaking persons who wish to participate.  In order for the City to make reasonable accommodation arrangements for the meeting, notification is required at least by the Friday before the meeting.


 

 

INVOCATION:

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG:

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:              Mayor Lavagnino

 

 

ROLL CALL:                        Councilmembers Mariscal, Orach, Patino, Trujillo and Mayor Lavagnino

 

 

  1. PROCLAMATIONS/COMMENDATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

 

A.  Presentation of the second “GOING THE EXTRA MILE (GEM)” Award to:

 

ANGELA HAIFI-MADRIGAL

Building Permit Processing Supervisor

 

for being instrumental in providing exemplary customer service and outstanding leadership to the front counter staff, for showing special initiative, creativity, teamwork, and entrepreneurial spirit, for innovative cost containment efforts, and for finding solutions and accommodating the customer by always “going the extra mile.”

 

 

  1. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD (NOT TO EXCEED A TOTAL OF 15 MINUTES):

 

The Council values your input.  Individual speakers are limited to three minutes or as directed by the Mayor.  To address the Council you are asked to fill out a Request to Speak Form and provide it to City Staff PRIOR TO this part of the agenda.  This assists the Clerk in accurately preparing the minutes of the meeting.  Once the public comment period commences, no other speakers will be allowed to submit a Request to Speak Form.  This time is reserved to accept comments from the public on Consent Agenda items, Closed Session items, or matters not otherwise scheduled on this agenda.  Direction to staff may be given; however, State law does not allow action to be taken by the Council on matters not on the printed agenda at this meeting.  The law requires that notice be given to the public at large to allow for full disclosure and discussion and decisions on important public issues.  To have City Council discussions and decisions on unnoticed items would prevent the type of public input necessary to make governmental decisions.

 

 

  1. CONSENT CALENDAR

 

The following routine items are presented for City Council approval without discussion as a single agenda item in order to expedite the meeting.

 

SHOULD A COUNCILMEMBER WISH TO DISCUSS OR DISAPPROVE ANY ITEM, it must be dropped from the blanket motion of approval and considered as a separate item. Members of the public may speak on Consent Calendar items during the Public Comment Period.

 

ROLL CALL:            Councilmembers Mariscal, Orach, Patino, Trujillo and Mayor Lavagnino

 

CITY MANAGER/CITY CLERK:

 

A.     Recommendation of City Staff to waive the reading in full of all ORDINANCES and RESOLUTIONS.  Ordinances on the Consent Agenda will be adopted by the same vote cast at the first meeting, unless City Council indicates otherwise.

 

B.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve the MINUTES of the Regular City Council Meeting of November 21, 2006.

 

a.                        To be approved.

 

C.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council accept as complete certain public improvements posted in connection with CROSSROADS COTTAGES I, TRACT 5812 and release the bonds.

 

a.                        A Faithful Performance Bond in the reduced amount $5,000 posted for the construction and installation of public improvements to be released with the order that the Contractor, Labor and Material Bond be held until June 2007 and the Guarantee and Defective Material Bond be held until December 2007.

 

b.                        A Faithful Performance Bond in the amount of $62,840 posted for the installation of public landscaping and irrigation improvements to be released with the order that the Contractor, Labor and Material Bond be held until June 2007 and the Planting and Irrigation Maintenance Bond be held until December 2007.

 

D.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving personnel changes.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2006-192 to be adopted approving personnel changes.

 

b.                        Resolution No. 2006-193 to be adopted amending the City’s Conflict of Interest Code to reflect the personnel changes.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT:

 

E.     Payment of WARRANTS.

 

a.                        To be ordered ratified subject to having been certified as being in conformity with the budget and having been approved for payment by the Director of   Administrative Services.

 

F.     Payment of PAYROLL.

 

a.                        To be ordered ratified subject to having been certified by the proper Department Heads, as shown on records on file in the Department of Administrative Services, and having been approved for payment by the Director of Administrative Services.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT:

 

G.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading of ORDINANCE NO. 2006-15 prezoning properties to PD/C-2 (Planned Development/Community Commercial, RMH (Residential Mobile Home), R-3 (High Density Residential), and FS (Freeway Service) for the Quail Run Annexation located on the west side of South College Drive and the east side of Santa Maria Way and adopt the ordinance.

 

a.                        Ordinance No. 2006-15 to be adopted.

 

H.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading of ORDINANCE NO. 2006-16 rezoning 38.27 acres from OS (Open Space) to 3.00 acres of PD/C-2 (Planned Development/General Commercial) and 35.27 acres of R-1 (Single Family Residential) for the La Ventana II project located at the northeast corner of East Main Street and Panther Drive and adopt the ordinance.

 

a.                        Ordinance No. 2006-16 to be adopted.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

I.         Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution supporting the establishment of a “LIGHTS ON FOR SAFETY” program between the Cities of Santa Maria and Guadalupe on State Route 166 (Main Street).

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2006-194 to be adopted in support of a daytime “Lights on for Safety” program on State Route 166.

 

J.      Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the establishment of a NO STOPPING ZONE on Suey Road near Cypress Way.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2006-195 to be adopted establishing a no stopping zone.

 

K.     Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the establishment of NO STOPPING ZONES on McClelland Street at Boone Street.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2006-196 to be adopted establishing no stopping zones.

 

L.      Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the establishment of a TWO-HOUR LIMITED TIME PARKING ZONE on Roemer Way near Preisker Lane and a ONE-HOUR LIMITED TIME PARKING ZONE on Preisker Lane near Roemer Way.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2006-197 to be adopted establishing limited time parking zones on Roemer Way and Preisker Lane.

 

M.    Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the establishment of TWO-WAY STOPS at the intersections of Boone Street and Concepcion Avenue and Boone Street and Ranch Street.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2006-198 to be adopted establishing two-way stops on Boone Street at Concepcion Avenue and Ranch Street.

 

RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT:

 

N.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the recommendation of the Recreation and Parks Commission to adopt the Recreation and Parks October 2006 LEISURE ACTION PLAN UPDATE.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2006-199 to be adopted approving the Leisure Action Plan Update.

 

O.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the application for grant funds for the CALIFORNIA RIVER PARKWAYS under the Water Security, Clean Drinking Water, Coastal and Beach Protection Act of 2002 (Proposition 50) and authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to submit the necessary information and execute any necessary documents on behalf of the City to obtain grant funds for the Santa Maria River Recreational Trail Project.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2006-200 to be adopted authorizing the application for grant funds.

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

  1. COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA TEN-YEAR PLAN TO END CHRONIC HOMELESSNESS.  The City Council will hear a presentation from representatives of Santa Barbara County on Bring Our Community Home: The Ten-year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness Throughout Santa Barbara County and adopt a resolution approving the Plan.

 

a.      Staff Report to be made.  (Grants Administrator)

 

b.      Presentation to be made by Sylvia Barnard, Co-Chair of the Leadership Council.

 

c.      Council discussion.

 

d.      Resolution No. 2006-201 to be adopted approving “Bringing Our Community Home:  The Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness throughout Santa Barbara County.”

 

ROLL CALL:        Councilmembers Mariscal, Orach, Patino, Trujillo, and Mayor Lavagnino

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

  1. HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE OF THE GENERAL PLAN, GP-2002-003, E-2002-064. The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Planning Commission to adopt a Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact, E-2002-064, and adopt the Housing Element Update of the General Plan.

 

On November 15, 2006, the Planning Commission conducted a public hearing and adopted Resolution No. 2445 on a 5-0 vote recommending that the City Council adopt a resolution updating the Housing Element of the General Plan.

 

a.      Staff report to be made.  (Director of Community Development)

 

b.      Written communications.

 

c.      Those in favor to be heard.

 

d.      Those in opposition to be heard.

 

e.      Continue the public hearing to December 19, 2006. 

 

ROLL CALL:        Councilmembers Mariscal, Orach, Patino, Trujillo, and Mayor Lavagnino

 

  1. PROPOSED ORDINANCE MAKING ZONING TEXT AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER 48 OF TITLE 12 OF THE SANTA MARIA MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO DENSITY BONUS REQUIREMENTS, Z-2006-003, E-2006-085.  The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Planning Commission to adopt a negative declaration and adopt a proposed ordinance amending Chapter 48 of Title 12 of the Municipal Code (Density Bonus) to bring the Zoning Ordinance into compliance with State law.

 

On November 15, 2006, the Planning Commission conducted a public hearing and adopted Resolution No. 2443 recommending that the City Council file a Negative Declaration and Resolution No. 2444 recommending that the City Council adopt an ordinance amending Chapter 48 of Title 12 of the Municipal Code.  Both actions passed with a 5-0 vote.

 

f.        Staff report to be made.  (Director of Community Development)

 

g.      Written communications.

 

h.      Those in favor to be heard.

 

i.        Those in opposition to be heard.

 

j.         After all persons have been heard, and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

 

k.      Resolution No. 2006-202 to be adopted approving a Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact, E-2006-085.

 

l.         Ordinance No. 2006-17 amending Chapter 12-48 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code Pertaining to Density Bonus to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption.

 

ROLL CALL:        Councilmembers Mariscal, Orach, Patino, Trujillo, and Mayor Lavagnino

 

 

REPORT BY CITY MANAGER:

 

 

ORAL REPORTS OF COUNCILMEMBERS AND OFFICERS (INCLUDING AB1234 REPORTS):

 

 

CLOSED SESSION:           The City Council will recess to a Closed Session.

 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6. 

 

Agency representative:    Assistant City Manager

Employee organization:   Santa Maria Police Officers Association

 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL--ANTICIPATED LITIGATION Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 54956.9:  (1 potential case)

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:


ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS ARE TELEVISED LIVE ON COMCAST CABLE TELEVISION CHANNEL 23 AND ARE REBROADCAST AT 9:00 A.M. ON THURSDAYS AND ON THE FOLLOWING TUESDAY AT 6:30 P.M.

 

IF YOU CHALLENGE A DETERMINATION MADE ON A MATTER ON THIS AGENDA IN COURT, YOU MAY BE LIMITED TO RAISING ONLY THOSE ISSUES YOU OR SOMEONE ELSE RAISED AT THE PUBLIC HEARING DESCRIBED ON THIS AGENDA, OR IN WRITTEN CORRESPONDENCE TO THE CITY COUNCIL AT, OR PRIOR TO, THE PUBLIC HEARING.

 

THE NEXT REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE HELD TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2006.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE DECEMBER 19TH MEETING IS DECEMBER 7, 2006.

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Dec. 6, 2006

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory

Committee

Dec. 11, 2006

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Dec. 12, 2006

City Hall Conference Room

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks

Commission

Dec. 12, 2006

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Dec. 12, 2006

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

Dec. 14, 2006

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Dec. 18, 2006

United Way

5:30 p.m.