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

JANUARY 16, 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 January 2007:

 

SANTA MARIA VALLEY BEAUTIFUL

 

for its dedicated volunteers who maintain the Perlman Rose Garden located on the corner of Main Street and Broadway, beautify the community throughout the year by planting numerous flowers, plants and trees, and rid the valley of tons of litter by working in cooperation with adult and youth civic groups within the community.

 

 

A.     Proclamation declaring the week of January 21st through 27th, 2007 as:

 

RESPECT FOR LIFE WEEK

 

in the City of Santa Maria.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

      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 2, 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.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

 

E.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution accepting the 2007 updated SEMS/NIMS Multi-Hazard Functional Plan for management of disasters within the City.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2007-05 to be adopted accepting the 2007 updated SEMS/NIMS Multi-Hazard Functional Plan.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

F.     Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the establishment of a four-way stop at the intersection of Preisker Lane and Hidden Pines Way.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2007-06 to be adopted approving the four-way stop.

 

G.    Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the establishment of a NO STOPPING ZONE on Caballero Lane near Calle Grande Circle.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2007-07 to be adopted approving a no stopping zone on Caballero Lane.

 

H.     Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the establishment of a NO STOPPING ZONE on McClelland Street near Boone Street.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2007-08 to be adopted approving a no stopping zone on McClelland Street.

 

I.         Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing and directing staff to submit a planning GRANT APPLICATION to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Division of Mass Transportation for funding from the Agriculture Worker Transportation Program.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2007-13 to be adopted authorizing the filing of a planning grant application for an agriculture worker transportation program.

 

RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT:

 

J.      Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt resolutions annexing six parcels into the Northeast, Northwest and Southwest LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE DISTRICTS.

 

a.                        Resolution No. 2007-09 to be adopted annexing and assessing Office Building for C&P Investment Co. into the Northeast Landscape Maintenance District.

 

b.                        Resolution No. 2007-10 to be adopted annexing and assessing Hunter Mixed Use and Barky Dental Office into the Northwest Landscape Maintenance District.

 

c.                        Resolution No. 2007-11 to be adopted annexing and assessing David Sola Project, Commercial Manufacturing Project, and Okonite Planned Expansion into the Southwest Landscape Maintenance District.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

4.   ZONING TEXT AMENDMENTS TO DELETE SENIOR CITIZEN HOUSING FROM THE LIST OF CONDITIONAL USES IN CHAPTER 8 (R-3, HIGH-DENSITY RESIDENTIAL), CHAPTER 10 (CPO, COMMERCIAL OFFICE AND PROFESSIONAL OFFICE), AND CHAPTER 13 (C-2, GENERAL COMMERCIAL) OF TITLE 12 (ZONING ORDINANCE) OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE, Z-2006-002, E-2006-075.

 

On December 6, 2006, the Planning Commission adopted Resolution No. 2447 recommending that the City Council approve the filing of a Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact for E-2006-075 and Resolution No. 2448 recommending the City Council adopt an ordinance amending Title 12 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code to delete Senior Housing from certain zones.  Both resolutions were adopted on a 5-0 vote.

 

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

 

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. 2007-12 to be adopted approving the filing of a Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact for E-2006-075.

 

g.      Ordinance No. 2007-01 amending Chapters 8, 10, and 13 of Title 12 of the Municipal Code to delete Senior Citizen Housing from the list of conditional uses 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

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

5.   APPOINTMENTS TO VARIOUS COMMITTEES AND BOARDS.  The City Council will consider making appointments to the Code Compliance Board, Landmark Committee, Planning Commission, and Recreation and Parks Commission, and direct staff to extend the application deadline for the All-America City Committee and readvertise one vacancy on the Landmark Committee as insufficient applications were received.

 

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

 

b.     Direct staff to extend the deadline for applications for the All-America City Committee as insufficient applications were received for the five vacancies.

 

c.      Appoint three members to the Code Compliance Board for a regular term of two years. Recommendations for nominations to be made by individual Councilmembers.  Appointments to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  Applications were received from all three incumbents.  No other applications were received.

 

David Cleveland (incumbent)          nominated by Councilmember Orach

Ronald Ferrari (incumbent)             nominated by Councilmember Patino

Nancy Stewart (incumbent)             nominated by Councilmember Trujillo

 

d.     Appoint one member to the Landmark Committee for a regular term of three years as only one application was received. Appointment to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  Direct staff to readvertise the second vacancy.

 

Joe Johnson (incumbent)

 

e.      Appoint two members to the Planning Commission for terms of office coterminous with the appointing Councilmembers.  Nominations will be made by Councilmembers Patino and Zacarías.  Applications were received from:

 

Adrian Andrade

Henrietta Waterfield (incumbent)    nominated by Councilmember Patino

 

f.        Appoint two members to the Recreation and Parks Commission for terms of office coterminous with the appointing Councilmembers.  Nominations will be made by Councilmembers Patino and Zacarías.  Applications were received from:

 

Ann Batterson (incumbent)              nominated by former Councilmember Mariscal

Rebecca Carey

Henry Grennan (incumbent)             nominated by Councilmember Patino

Terri Zuniga

 

 

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 6, 2007.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE FEBRUARY 6TH MEETING IS JANUARY 25, 2007.

 

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Jan 17, 2007

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory

Committee

Jan 22, 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.