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

OCTOBER 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. For the hearing impaired, the City has assisted listening equipment available. For TDD (Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf) service, please call (800) 735-2929.  In order for the City to make reasonable accommodation arrangements for the use of this assisted listening equipment, notification is required by at least 4:00 p.m. the Friday before the meeting by calling 925-0951, extension 307.  This equipment can also be used for translation by Spanish-only speaking persons.  To allow the City to coordinate and request a Spanish translator from the volunteer corps, call 925-0951, extension 307 by 1:00 p.m. on Monday before the meeting.  Para permitir a la Ciudad el poder coordinar y solicitar a un traductor para español del cuerpo de voluntarios, llame al 925-0951, extensión 307 a la 1:00 de la tarde el lunes 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 OF THE HELEN PUTNAM AWARD.  The City of Santa Maria was recently awarded a 2007 Helen Putnam Award of Excellence by the League of California Cities in the category of Health and Wellness Programs for the Rotary Centennial Park and Robin Ventura Field.  The award will be presented to the City Council by Dave Mullinax, the League of California Cities Channel Counties Division Regional Public Affairs Manager.

 

B.    Proclamation declaring the month of October 2007, as:

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

 

in the City of Santa Maria and urging all residents to be part of the solution to end domestic violence in this community.

 

C.    Recreation and Parks Volunteers of the Month for October 2007:

 

GIRL SCOUTS OF CALIFORNIA CENTRAL COAST

 

for their dedication of time and talents assisting with various children’s activities at the 24th Annual Autumn Arts Grapes & Grains Festival.

 

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 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  October 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.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

E.     Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the establishment of a SCHOOL CROSSWALK at the intersection of Bay Avenue and Dena Way for Tunnell Elementary School.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2007-136 to be adopted approving the school crosswalk.

 

UTILITIES DEPARTMENT:

 

F.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving a MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) for the administration of Santa Barbara Countywide Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (IRWMP)/Proposition 50, Round 2 Step 2 Grant Application and authorizing the Director of Utilities to sign and execute the MOU on behalf of the City.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2007-137 to be adopted approving the MOU.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

4.      GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT AND ZONE CHANGE FOR THE RENFROW AUTO DEVELOPMENT PROJECT LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SHEPARD DRIVE AND BATTLES ROAD, GPZ-2007-001, E-2007-039, (7.98 ACRES).  The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Planning Commission regarding a Mitigated Negative Declaration, E-2007-039, an amendment to the General Plan (Land Use) from CPO (Commercial Professional Office) and CPO/Senior overlay to CC (Community Commercial), and a Zone Change from PD/CPO (Planned Development/Commercial Professional Office) and PD/CPO (Senior overlay) to PD/C-2 (Planned Development/General Commercial). Assessor’s Parcel Nos. 128-174-004, 128-174-005, 128-174-006. 

 

At its meeting on September 5, 2007, the Planning Commission adopted Resolutions Nos. 2476 and 2477 on a 5-0 vote recommending the City Council approve the Mitigated Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact and approve the General Plan Amendment and Zone Change.

 

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. 2007-138 to be adopted approving the filing of a Mitigated Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact, E-2007-039.

 

g.      Resolution No. 2007-139 to be adopted amending the General Plan (Land Use) from CPO (Commercial Professional Office) and CPO/Senior Overlay to CC (Community Commercial).

 

h.      Ordinance No. 2007-20 rezoning the site from PD/CPO (Planned Development/ Commercial Professional Office) and PD/CPO (Senior Overlay) to PD/C-2 (Planned Development/General Commercial) 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.      APPROVAL OF BUSINESS LOAN.  The City Council will consider adoption of a resolution approving a recommendation from Coastal Business Finance to fund a business loan in the amount of $200,000 to La Bodeguita, Inc. and Super Carniceria La Chiquita Corporation under the Business Retention and Attraction Loan Program and authorize the City Manager to execute loan documents on behalf of the City.

 

a.      Staff report to be made.  (Community Programs Manager)

 

b.      Council discussion.

 

c.      Resolution No. 2007-140 to be adopted approving a Business Retention and Attraction Loan in the amount of $200,000.

 

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

 

6.      AMENDMENTS TO BUILDING REGULATIONS ORDINANCE.  The City Council will consider a Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact for E-2007-062 and an ordinance replacing references in Title 9 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code from the 1997 Edition of the California Building Codes to the current 2007 California Building Code, Plumbing Code, Electrical Code, Mechanical Code, Historical Building Code, and the Existing Building Code, and adopting new amendments to Title 9.

     

a.      Staff report to be made.  (Building Division Manager)

 

b.      Council discussion.

 

c.      Resolution No. 2007-141 to be adopted approving the filing of a Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact for E-2007-062.

 

d.      Ordinance No. 2007-21 amending Title 9 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code 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

 

7.      AMENDMENT TO MASSAGE ORDINANCE.  The City Council will consider an ordinance amending Section 4-18.103(c) of the Santa Maria Municipal Code to reduce the number of hours of massage instruction required for a massage permit from 500 hours to 200 hours and permitting hours of instruction for massage training to be obtained from any “approved massage school.”

 

a.      Staff report to be made.  (City Attorney)

 

b.      Council discussion.

 

c.      Ordinance No. 2007-22 amending Section 4-18.103(c) of Chapter 18 of Title 4 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code regarding massage regulations 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

 

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 LEGAL COUNSEL - regarding EXISTING LITIGATION pursuant to Subsection (a) of Government Code Section 54956.9 to discuss SANTA MARIA VALLEY WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT v. CITY OF SANTA MARIA.

 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6. 

 

Agency representative:          Assistant City Manager

 

Employee organization:         Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 620; and

 

                                                      Santa Maria Police Officers Association (SMPOA)

 

ADJOURNMENT:          

The City Council will adjourn to a Special Meeting to hear a presentation regarding the Downtown/Jones Street Corridor Vision at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, 705 S. McClelland Street, on Thursday, October 18, 2007, at 6:00 p. m.

 

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.  COUNCIL MEETING VIDEOS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING ON THE CITY'S WEB SITE.  YOUR ATTENDANCE AT THIS PUBLIC MEETING MAY RESULT IN THE RECORDING AND BROADCAST OF YOUR IMAGE AND/OR VOICE.

 

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 ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2007.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE NOVEMBER 6TH MEETING IS OCTOBER 25, 2007.

 

 

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Planning Commission

Oct. 17, 2007

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory

Committee

Nov. 12, 2007

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Nov. 13, 2007

City Hall Conference Room

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Nov. 13, 2007

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Nov. 13, 2007

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

Nov. 15, 2007

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Nov. 19, 2007

City Hall Conference Room

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