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

FEBRUARY 20, 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.     Recreation and Parks Department Volunteer of the Month for February 2007:

 

TONY MARTINEZ

 

for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the participants of the Spring Youth Tee-Ball League.

 

 

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 February 6, 2007.

 

a.                        To be approved.

 

C.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving revisions to the City-wide Records Retention Schedule.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2007-19 to be adopted approving revisions to the Records Retention Schedule.

 

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.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

F.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving CONTRACT AMENDMENTS to grant one-year extensions to the contracts with MV Transportation, Inc., for fixed route transit and paratransit services for SMAT, and Santa Maria Diesel, Inc., for fixed route transit and paratransit maintenance services for SMAT.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2007-20 to be adopted approving the contract amendments.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF REPORTS:

 

3.      PRESENTATION REGARDING THE STATUS OF THE SANTA MARIA RIVER LEVEE.

 

a.      Presentation to be made by Tom Fayram, Manager, Santa Barbara County Flood Control and Water Conservation District.

 

4.      PRESENTATION OF THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION SEMI-ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE PERIOD JULY 1, 2006, THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2006.

 

a.      Presentation to be made by Robert Hatch, Chairperson of the Economic Development Commission. 

 

b.      Receive and file the report.

 

5.      PRESENTATION OF THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND VISITOR AND CONVENTION BUREAU SEMI-ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE PERIOD OF JULY 1, 2006, THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2006.  

 

a.      Presentation to be made by Robert Hatch and Gina Keough, Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor and Convention Bureau. 

 

b.      Receive and file the report.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

6.      TAX EQUITY AND FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT (TEFRA) OF 1982 HEARING – ISSUANCE OF TAX-EXEMPT BONDS BY THE CALIFORNIA STATEWIDE COMMUNITIES DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY FOR CATHOLIC HEALTHCARE WEST.  The City Council will consider a request by Catholic Healthcare West for the issuance of tax-exempt bonds by California Statewide Communities Development Authority in the amount of $985 million for system-wide projects owned and operated by Catholic Healthcare West.  $72 million of bond proceeds is proposed to be used for the purpose of financing and/or refinancing the acquisition, construction, improvement, and equipping of certain medical facilities known as the Marian Medical Center located in Santa Maria. 

 

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

 

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. 2007-21 to be adopted approving the issuance of the tax-exempt revenue bonds by the California Statewide Communities Development Authority.

 

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

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

7.      FINANCIAL REPORT FOR SECOND QUARTER ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2006, AND A BUDGET AMENDMENT REPORT – FISCAL YEAR 2006-07.  The City Council will consider the quarterly financial report for the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2006-07 and a budget amendment report approving personnel and operational changes to the 2006-07 Fiscal Year Budget.

 

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

 

b.   Council discussion.

 

c.   Resolution No. 2007-22 to be adopted approving amendments to the budget for fiscal year 2006-07 and authorizing the City Manager to implement same.

 

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, MARCH 6, 2007.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE MARCH 6TH MEETING IS FEBRUARY 22, 2007.

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

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NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Feb 21, 2007

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory

Committee

March 12, 2007

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

March 13, 2007

City Hall Conference Room

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks

Commission

March 13, 2007

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

March 13, 2007

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

March 15, 2007

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

March 19, 2007

United Way

5:30 p.m.