CITY OF SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

AGENDA OF THE CITY COUNCIL

 

 

Mayor Larry Lavagnino

Mayor Pro Tem Leo Trujillo

Councilmember Bob Orach

Councilmember Alice Patino

Councilmember Hilda Zacarías

 

 

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

APRIL 3, 2007

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.  Para que con anticipación la ciudad pueda obtener los servicios de un traductor durante la junta del Concilio para personas que deseen participar en la junta pero que solamente hablan Español, favor de notificar a la Oficina del Municipio (City Clerk’s) al número 925-0951, ext. 306 el Viernes antes de la junta.

 

 

INVOCATION:

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG:

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:              Mayor Lavagnino

 

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

 

 

1.      PROCLAMATIONS/COMMENDATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

 

A.     Choral Selections by the Righetti High School Madrigal Choir.

 

 

B.    Presentation of Resolution No. 2007-28 commending

 

ANN BATTERSON

 

for her devoted service to the City and the community as a member of the Recreation and Parks Commission.

 

 

A.     Resolution No. 2007-42 to be adopted commending

 

LAWNAE HUNTER

 

for her devoted service to the City and the community as a member of the Planning Commission.

 

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

 

B.    Proclamation commending and recognizing:

 

CLARA CHAMBERS

 

for her many years of community and civic service in the City of Santa Maria.

 

 

C.    Proclamation declaring the month of April, 2007 as:

 

“FAIR HOUSING MONTH”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and expressing the hope that this observance will assist in the continuance of equal housing opportunities for all citizens of Santa Maria.

 

 

D.    Proclamation declaring the month of April, 2007 as:

 

“EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS MONTH”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and encouraging all Santa Marians to seek out earthquake preparedness information from their local American Red Cross Chapter or their local fire department.

 

 

E.     Proclamation declaring the week of April 9 to 15, 2007 as:

 

“NATIONAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WEEK”

 

in the City of Santa Maria, and encouraging members of the public to promote responsible development of the community for the benefit of all Santa Marians.

 

 

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.

 

 

2.      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.  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.

 

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.

 

ROLL CALL:      Councilmembers Orach, Patino, Trujillo, Zacarías, 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 March 20, 2007.

 

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 conduct the second reading of ORDINANCE NO. 2007-04 rezoning 2.89 acres to PD/R-3 (Planned Development/High Density Residential) for the McClelland Mixed-Use Project located at the northwest corner of South McClelland Street and Inger Drive, Assessor’s Parcel No. 128-084-001.

 

a.                        Ordinance No. 2007-04 to be adopted.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

3.      public hearing to receive comments and consider the block grants advisory committee’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ALLOCATION OF FISCAL YEAR 2007-08 FEDERAL FUNDS UNDER THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) AND HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM FUNDS.

 

The Block Grants Advisory Committee held a special meeting on March 15, 2007, to receive subcommittee reports and to formulate its recommendations to the City Council.

 

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

 

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. 2007-43 to be adopted approving the Capital Development activities under the Community Development Block Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2007-08 Federal Funding.

 

g.      Resolution No. 2007-44 to be adopted approving the activities under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program for Fiscal Year 2007-08 Federal Funding.

 

h.      Resolution No. 2007-45 to be adopted approving the Public Service activities under the Community Development Block Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2007-08 Federal Funding.

 

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

 

4.      public hearing to consider ADOPTION OF THE URBAN WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN (UWMP) UPDATE.  In accordance with AB 797, the Urban Water Management Planning Act of 1983, the City’s Urban Water Management Plan must be updated every five years. 

 

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

 

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. 2007-46 to be adopted approving the Update of the Urban Water Management Plan.

 

ROLL CALL:     Council members Orach, Patino, Trujillo, Zacarías, and Mayor Lavagnino

 

 

5.      public hearing to consider Approval of the three-year local program of projects to be funded with measure “d” revenues. 

 

a.      Staff report to be made.  (Director of Public Works/City Engineer)

 

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. 2007-47 to be adopted approving the Measure D Three-Year Local Program of Projects.

 

ROLL CALL:     Councilmembers Orach, Patino, Trujillo, Zacarías, 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 to discuss:

 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6. 

 

Agency representative:     Assistant City Manager

Employee organization:    Santa Maria Police Officers Association (SMPOA);

 

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, APRIL 17, 2007.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE APRIL 17TH MEETING IS APRIL 5, 2007.

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

April 4, 2007

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory

Committee

April 9, 2007

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

April 10, 2007

City Hall Conference Room

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks

Commission

April 10, 2007

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

April 10, 2007

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

April 12, 2007

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

April 16, 2007

United Way

5:30 p.m.