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

MARCH 7, 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.                                         Proclamation declaring the week of March 12-18, 2006, as:

 

“ADULT EDUCATION WEEK”

 

in the City of Santa Maria, celebrating the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of Adult Education in California with its theme California Adult Education:  Bridges to Success for 150 Years, and saluting the administration, teachers, and students of the Santa Maria Joint Union High School Adult School and honoring their efforts and accomplishments.

 

A.                                         Proclamation declaring the month of March 2006 as:

 

“PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL WORK MONTH”

 

in the City of Santa Maria, in recognition of professional Social Workers and their commitment and dedication to individuals, families and communities through legislative advocacy, service delivery, research and education.

 

B.                                        Proclamation declaring March 8, 2006, as:

 

“ARBOR DAY”

 

in the City of Santa Maria, and encouraging community members to plant a tree in observance of Arbor Day 2006 or to make a donation to the Recreation and Parks Department’s Tree of Life program to regenerate our City’s urban forest.

 

 

C.                                        Proclamation and presentations commending and congratulating the graduates of the 28-hour Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training sponsored by the Fire Department for their commitment to our community through their unselfish participation in the CERT Training.

 

 

  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.  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.

 

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

 

a.                        To be approved.

 

C.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council accept as complete certain public improvements and authorize the release of the following bonds posted in connection  with MISSION CREEK, TRACT 5847:

 

a.                        Release of a Faithful Performance Bond in the reduced amount of $10,000 for the construction and installation of public improvements to be authorized, with the order that the Contractor, Labor and Material Bond be held until September 2006 and the Guarantee and Defective Material Bond be held until March 2007.

 

b.                        Release of a Faithful Performance Bond in the amount of $2,416 for the installation of 24 street and easement trees, including maintenance for one year, to be authorized.

 

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 PARKSIDE IV, TRACT 5736:

 

a.                        Release of a Faithful Performance Bond in the reduced amount of $2,500 for the construction and installation of public improvements to be authorized, with the order that the Contractor, Labor and Material Bond be held until September 2006 and the Guarantee and Defective Material Bond be held until March 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.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT:

 

G.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council refer the FOOTE ANNEXATION PETITION (APN 117-820-001) to the Planning Commission for consolidation into the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion Reorganization (AN-106).  This is a seven-acre piece of property located along the east side of Black Road, north of the Santa Maria Valley Railroad, and west of the City-owned property that is proposed for annexation.

 

a.                        Foote Annexation Petition to be referred to the Planning Commission.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

H.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve the NOTICE OF CONTRACT COMPLETION for Street Maintenance (Chip Seal), Bid No. 2005/14.

 

a.                        Notice of Contract Completion to be approved.

 

I.         Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution establishing a Limited Time (One-Hour) PARKING ZONE on Roemer Way for Roemer Way Self-Storage.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2006-28 to be adopted approving the establishment of a one-hour parking zone along a portion of Roemer Way.

 

J.      Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution establishing a Limited Time (One-Hour) PARKING ZONE on Main Street and Curryer Street for Andy’s Cabinet and Granite.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2006-29 to be adopted approving the establishment of a one-hour parking zone along Main Street and Curryer Street.

 

K.     Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution establishing a NO STOPPING ZONE on Carlotti Drive near Noble Way.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2006-30 to be adopted approving the establishment of a no stopping zone along Carlotti Drive.

 

L.      Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution establishing a NO STOPPING ZONE on Donovan Road near North Canyon Road and Will Street.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2006-31 to be adopted approving the establishment of a no stopping zone along Donovan Road.

 

 

PRESENTATIONS:

 

  1. PRESENTATION BY REPRESENTATIVES FROM SBCAG REGARDING MEASURE D REAUTHORIZATION.  The City Council will hear a presentation by representatives from the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) and its consulting team on a proposed ballot measure for the November 2006 ballot to reauthorize Measure D, the local transportation sales tax program.

 

    1. Presentation to be made by Jim Kemp and Larry Tramutola.

 

    1. Council discussion.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

  1. ZONING ORDINANCE (MIXED-USE) TEXT AMENDMENT, Z-2005-002, E-2005-042.  The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Planning Commission regarding a negative declaration for E-2005-042, and zoning text amendment modifying Chapter 49 of Title 12 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code relating to mixed use development standards.  The proposed text amendment would require all mixed-use developments to have a minimum of 51% of the project floor area devoted to uses allowed in the under-lying zoning district.

 

On February 15, 2006, the Planning Commission, on a 5-0 vote, adopted Resolution No. 2403 recommending the City Council approve the negative declaration and Resolution No. 2404 recommending the City Council approve the zoning text amendment.

 

    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. 2006-32 to be adopted approving Negative Declaration E-2005-042.

 

    1. Ordinance No. 2006-03, a Zoning Text Amendment modifying Chapter 49 of Title 12 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code relating to mixed use development standards, 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. ZONING ORDINANCE (INDUSTRIAL ZONE) TEXT AMENDMENTS, Z-2006-001, E-2006-003.  The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Planning Commission regarding a zoning text amendment amending the building site section in Chapters 15 (M-1, Light Manufacturing), 16 (CM, Commercial Manufacturing), and 17 (M-2, Heavy Manufacturing) of Title 12 of the Municipal Code.  The proposed text amendment will make the building site language consistent, will allow the Planning Commission to approve lots with less than the minimum area (15,000 square feet), and allow parcels with less than standard widths through the Planned Development (PD) process. This project is a Class 5 categorical exemption and no further environmental review is necessary.

 

On February 15, 2006, the Planning Commission, on a 5-0 vote, adopted Resolution No. 2401 recommending the City Council approve the Zoning Text Amendment, amending the building site section in Chapters 15 (M-1, Light Manufacturing), 16 (CM, Commercial Manufacturing), and 17 (M-2, Heavy Manufacturing) of Title 12 of the Municipal Code.

 

    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. Ordinance No. 2006-04, amending the building site section in Chapters 15 (M-1, Light Manufacturing), 16 (CM, Commercial Manufacturing), and 17 (M-2, Heavy Manufacturing) of Title 12 of the Municipal Code, 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. BLOSSER SOUTHWEST SPECIFIC PLAN TEXT AMENDMENT, GPZ-2006-001, SPZ-2006-001, E-2006-004.  The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Planning Commission regarding a text amendment to the Residential Mobile Home Park Zone Standards, Section 3.1.5 of the Blosser Southwest Specific Plan.  The proposed text amendment will allow manufactured or modular housing on permanent foundations, and will allow the Planning Commission to approve mobile home spaces or lots with less than the minimum widths through the Planned Development Permit process. This project is a Class 5 categorical exemption and no further environmental review is necessary.

 

On February 15, 2006, the Planning Commission, on a 5-0 vote, adopted Resolution No. 2402 recommending the City Council approve the Text Amendment to the Blosser Southwest Specific 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. Ordinance No. 2006-05, amending Section 3.1.5 of the Blosser Southwest Specific Plan related to mobile home zone standards, 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:

 


ADJOURNMENT:

The City Council will adjourn to a Special Meeting to be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers to hear a presentation from representatives of Redflex Company regarding their automated red light enforcement program.

 

 

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.

 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL regarding THREAT OF LITIGATION pursuant to Subsection (b)(c)(E) of Government Coe Section 54656.9 (1 matter).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

 

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 21, 2006.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE MARCH 21st  MEETING IS MARCH 9, 2006.

 

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

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.

Planning Commission

March 15, 2006

City Council Chambers

6:30 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.

 


 

3.      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.