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

JULY 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:

 

 

  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 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.  See attached yellow sheets for further information.  (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.

 

A.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve the MINUTES of the Regular City Council Meeting of June 20, 2006.

 

a.                        To be approved.

 

B.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council accept as complete certain public improvements and authorize the release of bonds posted in conjunction with BRADLEY SQUARE, TRACT 5782, PHASES 1-9:

 

a.      Faithful Performance Bond for Phases 1, 2, & 3 in the reduced amount of $250,000 for construction and installation of public improvements to be released, with an order that the Contractor, Labor and Material Bond be held until January 2007 and the Guarantee and Defective Material Bond be held until July 2007.

 

b.      Faithful Performance Bond for Phases 4, 6 & 7 in the reduced amount of $500,000 for the construction and installation of public improvements to be released, with an order that the Contractor, Labor and Material Bond be held until January 2007 and the Guarantee and Defective Material Bond be held until July 2007.

 

c.      Faithful Performance Bond for Phases 5, 8, & 9 in the amount of $3,038,936 for the construction and installation of public improvements to be released, with an order that the Contractor, Labor and Material Bond be held until January 2007 and the Guarantee and Defective Material Bond be held until July 2007.

 

C.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving certain classification changes pursuant to the 2006-07 budget and amend the City’s Conflict of Interest Code to reflect those changes.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-100 to be adopted approving certain classification changes.

 

b.      Resolution No. 2006-101 to be adopted amending the City’s Conflict of Interest Code to reflect the classification changes.

 

D.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve the City’s response to the Santa Barbara County GRAND JURY REPORT entitled “Legal Services in Santa Barbara, the Very High Prices for Comprehensive Representation.”

 

a.      Instruct the Mayor to sign and direct the City Manager to transmit the Council’s response to the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court and the Grand Jury.

 

E.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve the City’s response to the Santa Barbara County GRAND JURY REPORT entitled “Emergency Sheltering, Emergency Medical Response, Emergency Public Information, Emergency Operations Center.”

 

a.   Instruct the Mayor to sign and direct the City Manager to transmit the Council’s response to the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court and the Grand Jury.

 

F.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution establishing the name of the City’s Public, Education and Government (PEG) Television Access operation and establishing the PEG Board make-up and bylaws.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2006-102 to be adopted approving changes to the City’s PEG Television Access operations.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT:

 

G.    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.

 

H.     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.

 

I.         Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve an ENTERTAINMENT LICENSE for La Hacienda Restaurant located at 312 W. Main Street to allow entertainment every other Friday during the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and on Sundays during the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

a.                        Entertainment License to be approved.

 

J.      Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt resolutions approving ANNUAL OPERATING AGREEMENTS with the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce, Santa Maria Valley Historical Society, and Santa Maria Museum of Flight for the period of July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-103 to be adopted approving an annual operating agreement with the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce.

 

b.      Resolution No. 2006-104 to be adopted approving an annual operating agreement with the Santa Maria Valley Historical Society.

 

c.      Resolution No. 2006-105 to be adopted approving an annual operating agreement with the Santa Maria Museum of Flight.

 

K.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution setting the City of Santa Maria’s APPROPRIATION LIMIT for the fiscal year July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007, for purposes of complying with Proposition 4, Senate Bill 1352, and Proposition 11.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2006-106 to be adopted setting the City’s appropriation limit.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

L.      Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council give approval to call for bids on the plans and specifications for STREET OVERLAY, Bid No. 2007/04.

 

a.                        Authorization to call for bids to be given.

 

M.    Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the establishment of a BOULEVARD STOP at the intersection of Suey Road and Jones Street stopping southbound traffic on Suey Road at Jones Street.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2006-107 to be adopted establishing a boulevard stop on Suey Road at Jones Street.

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

  1. BRADLEY EAST SPHERE OF INFLUENCE STUDY (SP-2006-019).  The City Council will consider a request to authorize staff to expand the project area and continue processing the revised project subject to at least 75 percent property owner participation in the project financing plan.

 

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

 

b.      Council discussion.

 

c.      Direction to staff.

 

  1. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING AND AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO AGREEMENT.  The City Council will consider approval of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Santa Maria and the County of Santa Barbara to haul landfill cover material over the County-maintained road system, and Amendment No. 1 to the Impacted Soils Reuse Agreement between the City and Chevron Environmental Management Company and Union Oil Company to fund these road improvements.

 

a.      Staff report to be made.  (Director of Utilities)

 

b.      Council discussion.

 

c.      Resolution No. 2006-108 to be adopted approving the MOU with the County and approving Amendment No. 1 to the Impacted Soils Reuse Agreement with Chevron.

 

 

REPORT BY CITY MANAGER:

 

 

ORAL REPORTS OF COUNCILMEMBERS AND OFFICERS:

 

 

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, JULY 18, 2006.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE JULY 18TH MEETING IS JULY 6, 2006.

 

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