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 1, 2008

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, 110 East Cook Street, Room 3, available for public inspection during City Hall business hours, and in the Library the Friday before the meeting. Any writing or documents provided to a majority of the City Council after distribution of the Agenda will also be available for public inspection in the Office of the City Clerk and the Library.  If requested, the agenda and supporting documents shall be made available in alternative formats to persons with a disability.  The City Clerk’s Office 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.     Proclamation declaring the month of April 2008 as:

 

“FAIR HOUSING MONTH”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and expressing the hope that this observance will assist in the continuance of equal housing opportunities for all residents of Santa Maria.

 

B.    Proclamation declaring the month of April 2008 as:

 

“CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and encouraging all residents to become aware of and support local child abuse prevention programs.

 

C.    Proclamation declaring the month of April 2008 as:

 

“SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and encouraging all residents to participate in the effort to eliminate sexual assault from the City.

 

D.    Proclamation declaring April 21 – May 21, 2008 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.

 

 

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 March 18, 2008.

 

a.      Minutes 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 Santa Maria Harley Davidson at 2022 Preisker Lane to allow live music and a barbecue on the first Thursday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-41 to be adopted approving the Entertainment License.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

 

F.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the Fire Department’s submission of a Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters GRANT APPLICATION for $68,000, authorize the Fire Chief to sign documents associated with this funding on behalf of the City, and authorize the Director of Administrative Services to receive and appropriate any funds awarded through the grant application.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-42 to be adopted approving the submission of the grant application.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

 

G.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the appropriation of $7,000 to be allocated to the Santa Maria Police Department under the provisions of the Office of Traffic Safety, California Seat Belt Compliance Campaign Program, in concert with the terms and conditions contained therein.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-43 to be adopted authorizing the appropriation of $7,000 to the Police Department.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

H.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution awarding the bid and approving an agreement with Santa Margarita Construction Corporation for the LIBRARY SIGN PACKAGE, Bid No. 2008/04, in the amount of $124,777, and approving the appropriation of funds from General Fund Reserves and Growth Mitigation Funds for the Library construction project.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-44 to be adopted awarding the bid, approving an agreement with Santa Margarita Construction Corporation and appropriating funds for the  Library construction project.

 

 

 REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

4.      BUSINESS RETENTION AND ATTRACTION LOAN.  The City Council will consider adoption of a resolution approving the recommendation of Coastal Business Finance to fund a business loan in the amount of $200,000 to Nemrod J. and Katherine A. Chilcoat, dba Kleanerette Dry Cleaning and Laundry, located at 1529 South Broadway, under the Business Retention and Attraction Loan Program, and authorizing the City Manager to execute loan documents on behalf of the City of Santa Maria.

 

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

 

b.      Council discussion.

 

c.      Resolution No. 2008-45 to be adopted approving the loan to Kleanerette Dry Cleaning and Laundry.

 

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 LEGAL COUNSEL - regarding EXISTING LITIGATION pursuant to Subsection (a) of Government Code Section 54956.9 to discuss Javier Bravo Sr., et al. v. City of Santa Maria, et al., United States District Court, California Central District, Case No. CV06-06851 FMC.

 

 

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.  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, APRIL 15, 2008.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE APRIL 15TH MEETING IS APRIL 3, 2008.

 

 

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Planning Commission

April 2, 2008

CANCELED

 

 

April 16, 2008

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

April 8, 2008

Dorothea Nelson Room

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks

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April 8, 2008

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

April 8, 2008

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

April 10, 2008

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory

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April 14, 2008

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

April 21, 2008

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.