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 17, 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.                                                     Proclamation declaring April 23 – May 23, 2007 as the dates for:

 

KCOY’S SPRING FOOD DRIVE

 

in the City of Santa Maria, and encouraging all residents of the Santa Maria Valley to participate by collecting cans of food for donation to the Santa Maria Valley Foodbank.

 

 

A.                                                     Proclamation declaring April 25, 2007 as:

 

RED HAT SOCIETY DAY

 

in the City of Santa Maria, and advising all of the residents of Santa Maria Valley to pay due respect to all of the Red Hatters on their International Red Hat Society Day.

 

B.                                                    Recreation and Parks Volunteer of the Month for April 2007:

 

ROY F. JONES

 

for his dedication of time and effort as President of the Pool Room Committee, teaching beginning bridge, and as Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Santa Maria Valley Senior Club at the Mussell Senior Center.

 

C.                                                    Proclamation and presentations commending and congratulating the 32 graduates of the 28-hour Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training sponsored by the Fire Department for their commitment to our community through their 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.  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 April 3, 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.

 

E.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving an ENTERTAINMENT LICENSE for Los Tres Amigos Herrera at 1127 West Main Street, Suite G & H, to allow televised sporting events on Sunday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2007-50 to be adopted approving the Entertainment License for Los Tres Amigos Herrera.

 

F.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the expansion of the eligible service area for the COMMERCIAL FACADE REBATE/LOAN PROGRAM.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2007-51 to be adopted approving the revisions to the Commercial Facade Rebate/Loan Program.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

G.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council give approval to CALL FOR BIDS on the plans and specifications for Betteravia Road and Blosser Road Signal Interconnection and East Betteravia Road Widening, Bid No. 2007/05.

 

a.                        Authorization to call for bids to be given.

 

H.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council give approval to CALL FOR BIDS on the plans and specifications for Hanson Way Reconstruction – Stowell Road to West Main Street, Bid No. 2007/07.

 

a.                        Authorization to call for bids to be given.

 

I.         Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council give approval to CALL FOR BIDS on the plans and specifications for McClelland/Morrison Reconstruction and McClelland Underground Improvements, Bid No. 2007/09.

 

a.                        Authorization to call for bids to be given.

 

J.      Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the establishment of NO STOPPING ZONES on Miller Street at Sunset Avenue.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2007-52 to be adopted authorizing the establishment of no stopping zones on Miller Street.

 

RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT:

 

K.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving updates and revisions to the Recreation and Parks Department LANDSCAPE AND IRRIGATION STANDARDS and establishing these standards as the City’s policy document for the implementation of Chapter 12.44 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code for the purposes of public landscape improvements.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2007-53 to be adopted approving the revised Landscape and Irrigation Standards.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

3.      public hearing FOR ZONING TEXT AMENDMENT Z-2007-001 PERTAINING TO HEIGHT LIMITATIONS IN THE C-2 ZONE.  The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Planning Commission regarding a negative declaration and a proposed ordinance amending Chapter 13 of Title 12 of the Municipal Code (C-2, General Commercial District) to allow an increase in the height limit of buildings from three stories or forty feet (whichever is less) to up to seventy feet in all C-2 zoning districts, Z-2007-001, E-2007-008. 

 

On March 7, 2007, the Planning Commission adopted Resolution No. 2458  recommending that the City Council file a Negative Declaration for Zoning Text Amendment Z-2007-001, E-2007-008, and Resolution No. 2459 recommending that the City Council adopt an ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 13, of the Municipal Code pertaining to the C-2 Zoning District. Both resolutions were adopted on a 5-0 vote.

 

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

 

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. 2007-54 to be adopted authorizing the filing of a Mitigated Negative Declaration of environmental impact, E-2007-008.

 

g.      Ordinance No. 2007-05 amending Chapter 13 of Title 12 of the Municipal Code relating to height in the C-2 Zone to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption.

 

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

 

4.      PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE 2007 Annual Weed Abatement Program.  The City Council will conduct a public hearing to hear protests against the abatement of public nuisances such as noxious and dangerous weeds, rubbish, refuse, and dirt.

 

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. 2007-55 to be adopted overruling objections to the abatement and authorizing the Streets and Facilities Manager to perform abatement of the nuisances.

 

ROLL CALL:     Council members 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, MAY 1, 2007.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE MAY 1ST MEETING IS APRIL 19, 2007.

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

April 18, 2007

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory

Committee

May 7, 2007

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

May 8, 2007

City Hall Conference Room

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks

Commission

May 8, 2007

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

May 8, 2007

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

May 10, 2007

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

May 21, 2007

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.