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

FEBRUARY 21, 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.  Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting is required for the City to make reasonable accommodation arrangements for 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.                                         Recreation and Parks Volunteers of the Month for February 2006:

 

DONNA FREEMAN and SANDRA LEE

 

for their enthusiasm and dedication in volunteering for Recreation and Parks Department fundraising events such as the VIP Dinner and the Law Enforcement Torch Run events.

 

 

  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.  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 Consent Calendar is approved by roll call vote with one motion.  These items are discussed only on request of Councilmembers.  Members of the public may speak on Consent Calendar items during the Public Comment Period.    (Estimated time:  3 minutes unless items are discussed.)

 

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 February 7, 2006.

 

a.                        To be approved.

 

C.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving PERSONNEL CHANGES and job specifications authorized by the City Council on February 7, 2006, as part of the Quarterly Financial Report, and amending the City’s Conflict of Interest Code to reflect same.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2006-18 to be adopted approving personnel changes and job specifications.

 

b.                        Resolution No. 2006-19 to be adopted approving amendments to the City’s Conflict of Interest Code for designated filers.

 

D.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council accept as complete certain public improvements and authorize the release of the following bond posted in connection  with THE VILLAGE, TRACT 5846:

 

a.                        Release of a Faithful Performance Bond in the reduced amount of $30,000 for the construction and installation of public improvements to be authorized, with the order that the Contractor, Labor and Material Bond be held until August 2006 and the Guarantee and Defective Material Bond be held until February 2007.

 

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.

 

CITY ATTORNEY DEPARTMENT:

 

G.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading of ORDINANCE NO. 2006-02, making technical amendments to the Santa Maria Municipal Code, and adopt the ordinance.

 

a.                        Ordinance No. 2006-02 to be adopted.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

H.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution VACATING a portion of CARMEN LANE right of way which was previously dedicated to the City by the Santa Barbara Research Center Parcel Map, Tract 5695, recorded on December 3, 1996.  This portion of Carmen Lane is no longer necessary for public purposes.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2006-20 to be adopted vacating a portion of Carmen Lane.

 

I.         Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the SUBDIVISION MAP AND AGREEMENT for Acquistapace Homes, Tract 5845, located south of the future extension of Sonya Lane, east of Blosser Road, north of the future extension of Carmen Lane, and west of the Santa Maria Valley Railroad Tracks.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2006-21 to be adopted approving the Subdivision Map and Agreement.

 

J.      Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the SUBDIVISION MAP AND AGREEMENT for La Ventana, Tract 5886, located at the northwest corner of the Main Street/Fremont Street intersection.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2006-22 to be adopted approving the Subdivision Map and Agreement.

 

K.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution AWARDING THE BID and approving an agreement with G. Sosa Construction, Inc. for Bid No. 2006/05, Robin Ventura Field in the amount of $270,922.20 (base bid of $233,789 plus additive alternate bid items in the amount of $37,133.20).

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2006-23 to be adopted awarding the bid and approving an agreement with G. Sosa Construction, Inc.

 

L.      Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution establishing a TWO-HOUR PARKING ZONE along the westerly and easterly right-of-ways of a portion of McClelland Street between Cook Street and Boone Street. 

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2006-24 to be adopted approving the establishment of a two-hour parking zone along a portion of McClelland Street.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

  1. GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT AND ZONE CHANGE REQUEST FOR SUNRISE TERRACE, FILE NOS. GPZ-2005-005, E-2005-030, LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SANTA MARIA WAY AND SUNRISE DRIVE AND THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SANTA MARIA WAY AND MILLER STREET.  The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Planning Commission to approve a Mitigated Negative Declaration of environmental impact, approve an amendment to the General Plan (Land Use) from 10.45 acres of CC (Community Commercial) to 4.90 acres of CC (Community Commercial) and 5.55 acres of HDR-16 (High Density Residential/16 dwelling units per acre), and introduce an ordinance rezoning the site from 10.45 acres of PD/C-2 (Planned Development/General Commercial) to 4.90 acres of PD/C-2 (Planned Development/General Commercial) and 5.55 acres of PD/R-3 (Planned Development/ High Density Residential) for Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 128-090-023, 128-090-022, and 109-010-029.

 

On January 18, 2006, the Planning Commission, on a 4-0 vote with Commission Waterfield absent, adopted Resolution No. 2398 recommending the City Council approve the Mitigated Negative Declaration and Resolution No. 2399 recommending the City Council approve the General Plan Amendment and Zone Change.

 

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

 

    1. Written Communications.

 

    1. Those in favor to be heard.

 

    1. Those in opposition to be heard.

 

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

 

    1. Resolution No. 2006-25 to be adopted approving a Mitigated Negative Declaration E-2005-030 for Sunrise Terrace.

 

    1. Resolution No. 2006-26 to be adopted approving a General Plan Amendment from 10.45 acres of CC (Community Commercial) to 4.90 acres of CC and 5.55 acres of HDR-16 (High Density Residential/16 dwelling units per acre).

 

    1. Ordinance No. 2006-03 rezoning the site from 10.45 acres of PD/C-2 (Planned Development/General Commercial) to 4.90 acres of PD/C-2 and 5.55 acres of PD/R-3 (Planned Development/High Density Residential) 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

 

  1. REVISIONS TO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ELEMENT OF THE GENERAL PLAN, SP-2005-020, GP-2003-003, E-2003-036.  The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Planning Commission to approve the amendments to the Economic Development Element, one of the elements of the City’s General Plan.  Due to the size of the Economic Development Element (EDE) Plan, it has been separated into two documents for online viewing.   [*EDE Plan Part A]  [*EDE Plan Part B]

 

On January 18, 2006, the Planning Commission, on a 4-0 vote with Commission Waterfield absent, adopted Resolution No. 2400 recommending the City Council approve the update to the Economic Development Element of the General Plan.

 

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

 

    1. Written Communications.

 

    1. Those in favor to be heard.

 

    1. Those in opposition to be heard.

 

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

 

    1. Resolution No. 2006-27 to be adopted approving the revisions and updates to the Economic Development Element of the General Plan.

 

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

 

 

REPORT BY CITY MANAGER:

 

 

ORAL REPORTS OF COUNCILMEMBERS AND OFFICERS:

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

 

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

 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL regarding EXISTING LITIGATION pursuant to Subsection (a) of Government Code Section 54956.9 to discuss SANTA MARIA VALLEY WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT v. CITY OF SANTA MARIA.

 


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, MARCH 7, 2006.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE MARCH 7TH  MEETING IS FEBRUARY 23, 2006.

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

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NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

March 1, 2006

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory

Committee

March 13, 2006

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

March 14, 2006

City Hall Conference

Room

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks

Commission

March 14, 2006

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

March 14, 2006

Library Conference

Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

March 16, 2006

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

March 20, 2006

United Way

5:30 p.m.