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

OCTOBER 17, 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.     Proclamation declaring Saturday, October 28, 2006, as

 

MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY

 

in the City of Santa Maria and urging all residents to participate in one of many projects  scheduled for that day to “make a difference” in your community.

 

B.    Proclamation declaring the week of October 22 - 28, 2006, as:

 

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY WEEK

 

in the City of Santa Maria and urging everyone to join the Friends of the Library and thank them for all they do to make our library and community so much better.

 

C.    Recreation and Parks Volunteer of the Month for October 2006:

 

SANTA MARIA VALLEY SPORTSMAN’S ASSOCIATION

 

for their donation of valuable time and resources to make the Autumn Arts Grapes & Grains Festival a success each year by assisting vendors on the day of the event.

 

D.    Presentation of the 2005 HELEN PUTNUM AWARD OF EXCELLENCE by Dave Mullinax of the League of California Cities in recognition of the City’s Non-Hazardous Hydrocarbon Impacted Soils Program.


 

  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. (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 October 3, 2006.

 

a.                        To be approved.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT:

 

C.    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.

 

D.    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:

 

E.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council make a finding of public convenience in the matter of the issuance of a Type 20 (off-sale beer and wine) ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE for the sale of packaged beer and wine at the Target retail store located at 223 East Betteravia Road.

 

a.                        Finding of public convenience for Target to be made.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

 

F.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the Fire Department to ACCESS CRIMINAL HISTORY information as required to certify public safety employees as Emergency Medical Technicians.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2006-174 to be adopted authorizing the Fire Department to access criminal history information.

 

G.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the National Incident Management System for management of disasters within the City.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2006-175 to be adopted approving the National Incident Management System for the City of Santa Maria.

 

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

H.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve the NOTICE OF CONTRACT COMPLETION for the Robin Ventura Ballfield, Bid No. 2006/05, and authorize the City Clerk to record same.

 

a.                        Notice of Contract Completion to be approved for recording.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

  1. PROPOSAL FOR A RED LIGHT PHOTO ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM.  The City Council will consider a recommendation for the implementation of a Red Light Photo Enforcement Program, the proposed use of the program, and authorize the Mayor to execute a lease and services agreement acceptable to the City Attorney with Nestor Traffic Systems for the installation of a red light photo enforcement program at signalized intersections with a high frequency of traffic collisions within the City of Santa Maria.

 

a.      Staff report to be made.   (Police Chief)

 

b.      Written communications.

 

c.      Those in favor to be heard.

 

d.      Those in opposition to be heard.

 

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

 

f.        Resolution No. 2006-173 to be adopted approving the use of a Red Light Photo Enforcement Program and authorizing the Mayor to execute a lease and services agreement  acceptable to the City Attorney with Nestor Traffic Systems for the installation of a red light photo enforcement program.

 

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

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

5.            APPOINTMENT TO ALL-AMERICA CITY COMMITTEE.  The City Council will consider making one appointment to the All-America City Committee. 

 

a.      Staff report to be made.  (Chief Deputy City Clerk)

 

b.      Appoint one member to the All-America City Committee.  A recommendation for nomination will be made by Councilmember Patino.  The appointment will be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  One application was received from:

 

Francisco A. Rodriguez

 

 

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 NEGOTIATORS pursuant to Section 54957.6 of the Government Code.

 

Agency representative:       Assistant City Manager

 

Employee organization:      Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - PENDING LITIGATION

Pursuant to Subdivision (a) of Section 54956.9 of the Government Code regarding Christopher A. Westerfield v. Gregory J. Wade, Kevin J. Waddell, City of Santa Maria, Case No. CV 05-6645, United States District Court, Central District.

 

 

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, NOVEMBER 7, 2006.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE NOVEMBER 7TH MEETING IS OCTOBER 26, 2006.

 

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

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MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Oct. 18, 2006

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory

Committee

Nov. 13, 2006

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Nov. 14, 2006

City Hall Conference Room

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks

Commission

Nov. 14, 2006

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Nov. 14, 2006

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

Nov. 16, 2006

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Nov. 20, 2006

United Way

5:30 p.m.