CITY OF SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

AGENDA OF THE CITY COUNCIL

AND REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

 

 

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

FEBRUARY 6, 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.     Presentation regarding Boy Scouts of America and its impact on the youth of the community as they celebrate the 100th Anniversary of scouting on February 6, 2007.

 

1.            Presentation to be made by Laura Mohajer, District Executive for Boy Scouts

 

B.    Presentation of the quarterly  GOING THE EXTRA MILE (GEM)” Award to:

 

WENDY STOCKTON

Senior Deputy City Attorney

 

WILLIAM “BILL” SHIPSEY

Planner III

 

for their hard work and commitment “to creating a Housing Element that in December 2006 achieved certification by the State of California.  Their work included late evenings, weekends, and rescheduling personal time to meet their end of the year timeline.”

 

C.     Proclamation declaring the week of February 17 through 24, 2007 as:

 

FFA WEEK

 

(Future Farmers of America Week) in the City of Santa Maria.

 


 

2.      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.

 

 

3.      CONSENT CALENDAR:

 

The following routine items are presented for City Council and Redevelopment Agency 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 January 16, 2007.

 

a.      To be approved.

 

C.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution continuING the practice of televising only City Council and Santa Maria Community Television Board of Directors meetings until such time as the full financial impact of AB2987, as well as federal legislation related to cable television revenues are known.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2007-14 to be adopted continuing the practice of televising only certain public meetings.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT:

 

D.    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.

 

E.     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:

 

F.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading of ORDINANCE NO. 2007-01 amending Chapters 8, 10, and 13 of Title 12 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code pertaining to senior citizen housing and adopt the ordinance.

 

a.      Ordinance No. 2007-01 to be adopted.

 

LIBRARY DEPARTMENT:

 

G.    Recommendation of the Library Board of Trustees that the City Council adopt a resolution approving a JOINT USE AGREEMENT between the Central Coast Literacy Council and the City of Santa Maria to provide literacy service at the new main library.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2007-15 to be adopted approving the Joint Use Agreement with the Central Coast Literacy Council.

 

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

H.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council authorize the filing of a NOTICE OF CONTRACT COMPLETION for the South Miller Street and East Cook Street Improvements Project, Bid No. 2006/10, and direct the Chief Deputy City Clerk to record same.

 

a.      Notice of Contract Completion to be approved.

 

I.         Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving a SUBDIVISION MAP AND AGREEMENT for Concha Investments, Tract 5855, generally located at 2936 Industrial Parkway.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2007-16 to be adopted approving the Subdivision Map and Agreement for Concha Investments, Tract 5855.

 

J.      Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving a MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING between the City and Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) memorializing the exchange of federal for state Regional Surface Transportation Program funds for the Union Valley Parkway Project.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2007-17 to be adopted approving the Memorandum of Understanding with SBCAG.

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

4.      APPOINTMENTS TO VARIOUS COMMITTEES AND BOARDS.  The City Council will consider making appointments to the All-America City Committee, Block Grants Advisory Committee and the Landmark Committee.

 

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

 

b.     Appoint five members to the All-America City Committee for a regular term of two years. Recommendations for nominations to be made by Councilmembers Zacarías (Youth), Patino (Ethnic), Orach (Community Education), and Mayor Lavagnino (Ethnic-2).  Applications were received from the following. 

 

Jean Cardona (Community Education)

Angel Castro (Youth)

Spencer Grew (Non-Profit)

Saak Jones (Not specified)

Sonia Keskinov (Ethnic)

Andrew Maldonado (incumbent-Ethnic)     previously nominated by Mayor Lavagnino

David Martin (Youth)

Monica Martin (Youth)

Laura Mohajer (incumbent-Ethnic)              previously  nominated by Mayor Lavagnino

Francisco Rodriguez (incumbent-Ethnic)   previously nominated by Councilmember Patino

Milton Washington (Ethnic)

Chuck Win (Business)

 

c.      Appoint one member to the Block Grants Advisory Committee to fill the unexpired term ending in July 2007.  Nomination to be made by Councilmember Trujillo.  Applications were received from the following:

 

Richard Brown

Greggory Follett

Rosalie Marquez

Donald Smith

 

d.           Appoint one member to the Landmark Committee for a regular term of three years. Appointment to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  

 

Maria Dupras

Spencer Grew

Charles Haskell

Judith Kincaid

Sharon McConnell

 

5.      BUSINESS LOAN FOR NEW LIFE PAINTING, INC.  The City Council will consider a recommendation from Coastal Business Finance to fund a business loan in the amount of $74,650 to New Life Painting, Inc., under the Business Retention and Attraction Loan Program and authorizing the City Manager to execute the necessary loan documents on behalf of the City.

 

a.      Staff report to be made.  (Director of Administrative Services)

 

b.      Council discussion.

 

c.      Resolution No. 2007-18 to be adopted approving a business loan for New Life Painting, Inc.

 

 

MAYOR LAVAGNINO TO RECESS THE CITY COUNICL MEETING AND CONVENE THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING.

 

ROLL CALL:            Board Member Orach, Patino, Trujillo, Zacarías, and Chairperson Lavagnino

 

 

6.      IMPLEMENTATION AGREEMENT WITH MALL AT SANTA MARIA, LLC.  The  Redevelopment Agency Board of Directors will consider an Implementation Agreement with the Mall at Santa Maria, LLC for the Galaxy Theater Project.

 

a.      Staff report to be made.  (Agency Counsel)

 

b.      Board discussion.

 

c.      Redevelopment Agency Resolution No. 2007-01 to be adopted approving the Implementation Agreement.

 

ROLL CALL:        Board Members Orach, Patino, Trujillo, Zacarías, and Chairperson Lavagnino

 

REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING TO ADJOURN AND CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO RECONVENE.

 

 

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, FEBRUARY 20, 2007.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE FEBRUARY 20TH MEETING IS FEBRUARY 8, 2007.

 

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Feb 7, 2007

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory

Committee

Feb 12, 2007

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Feb 13, 2007

City Hall Conference Room

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks

Commission

Feb 13, 2007

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Feb 13, 2007

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

Feb 15, 2007

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Feb 19, 2007

United Way

5:30 p.m.