CITY OF SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

AGENDA OF THE CITY COUNCIL

AND REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

 

Mayor Larry Lavagnino

Mayor Pro Tem Bob Orach

Councilmember Mike Cordero

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

DECEMBER 16, 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.      CEREMONIAL ITEMS/PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

 

A.     CERTIFICATE OF CANVASS OF GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION.  The City Council will adopt a resolution accepting the County Clerk’s Canvass of the General Municipal Election held on November 4, 2008, and stating the facts of the election.

 

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

 

2.      Resolution No. 2008-180 to be adopted accepting the County Clerk’s Canvass of the General Municipal Election held on November 4, 2008, and stating the facts of the election.

 

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

 

 

B.    SWEARING IN OF NEWLY ELECTED OFFICERS.

 

1.      City Clerk will be sworn in and will then administer the oath of office to:

 

MAYOR LAVAGNINO

COUNCILMEMBERS MIKE CORDERO AND ROBERT ORACH

 

 

C.    NEWLY ELECTED OFFICERS TO BE SEATED AND GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK.

 

 

MAYOR LAVAGNINO WILL CALL A SHORT RECESS FOR A RECEPTION TO RECOGNIZE NEWLY ELECTED OFFICERS.

 

 

MEETING TO RECONVENE.

 

D.    Proclamation commending and congratulating the California Department of Motor Vehicles for its organ donor program and encouraging all Californians to become organ donors.

 

E.     Recreation and Parks Volunteer of the Month for December 2008:

 

POLO PEREZ

for his dedication, exemplary leadership and commitment to the Recreation and Parks Department’s Summer Youth Basketball League.

 

F.     Resolution No. 2008-181 to be adopted honoring and commending:

 

DOUGLAS COLEMAN

 

Police Identification Technician for 22 years of outstanding service and congratulating him on his retirement.

 

G.    Resolution No. 2008-182 to be adopted honoring and commending:

 

KIRK LINDSEY

 

Director of Community Development for 7 years of outstanding service and congratulating him on his retirement.

 

H.    Recognition of the 2008 “LIGHTS, SIGHTS, AND HOLIDAY NIGHTS” decorating contest winners.  The Recreation and Parks Department will present awards to this year’s holiday decorating contest winners.

 

 

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 Cordero, Orach, Patino, 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 December 2, 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.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT:

 

E.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading of ORDINANCE NO. 2008-29 establishing the Highway Commercial (HC) District as Chapter 12-13A of the Santa Maria Municipal Code, and adopt the ordinance.

 

a.      Ordinance No. 2008-29 to be adopted.

 

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

 

F.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council accept a grant from the Homeland Security ASSISTANCE TO FIREFIGHTERS GRANT program in the amount of $48,938.20 to replace outdated personal protective clothing for wildland firefighting applications.

 

a.      Receive and file the report.

 

LIBRARY DEPARTMENT:

 

G.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading of ORDINANCE NO. 2008-30 enacting Chapter 8-16 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code regulating conduct at the City of Santa Maria Public Library.

 

a.      Ordinance No. 2008-30 to be adopted.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

H.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve the Notice of Contract Completion for Public Library, Bid No. 2006/06.

 

a.      Notice of Contract Completion to be approved and the Chief Deputy City Clerk directed to record same.

 

I.         Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve the Notice of Contract Completion for Street Maintenance (Chip Seal), Bid No. 2009/03.

 

a.      Notice of Contract Completion to be approved and the Chief Deputy City Clerk directed to record same.

 

J.      Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the establishment of LIMITED TIME PARKING ZONES to prohibit overnight parking from 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. seven days a week on Sierra Madre Avenue from Concepcion Avenue to Bradley Road and on Concepcion Avenue from Camino Colegio to Stowell Road.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-183 to be adopted approving limited time parking zones on Sierra Madre Avenue and Concepcion Avenue.

 

K.     Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the establishment of LIMITED TIME PARKING ZONES to prohibit overnight parking from 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. seven days a week on Westgate Road from Betteravia Road to Jason Way.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-184 to be adopted approving limited time parking zones on Westgate Road.

 

L.      Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the establishment of LIMITED TIME PARKING ZONES to prohibit overnight parking from 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. seven days a week on West Enos Drive from Depot Street easterly 960 feet.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-185 to be adopted approving limited time parking zones on West Enos Drive.

 

M.    Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution approving NO STOPPING ZONES on Church Street at various locations between Miller Street and School Street.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-186 to be adopted approving no stopping zones on Church Street.

 

N.     Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the establishment of TWO-WAY STOPS at the intersection of School Street and Tunnell Street and at the intersection of Elizabeth Street and Tunnell Street.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-187 to be adopted approving two-way stops on School Street and Elizabeth Street at Tunnell Street.

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

4.      NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF MAYOR PRO TEM.  The City Council will entertain nominations for the position of Mayor Pro Tem for a one-year term.

 

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

 

b.      Nomination by the Mayor.

 

c.      Ratification of Mayor’s nomination for Mayor Pro Tem for calendar year 2009.

 

               ROLL CALL:     Councilmembers Cordero, Orach, Patino, 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 NEGOTIATORS pursuant to Section 54957.6 of the Government Code.

 

Agency Representative:        Assistant City Manager

 

Employee Organization:        Santa Maria Police Officers Association (SMPOA)

                                                     

                                                      Public Safety Managers; and

 

                                                      Non-represented Management and Confidential Employees

 

 

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, JANUARY 6, 2009.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE JANUARY 6TH MEETING IS DECEMBER 24, 2008.

 

 

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Planning Commission

Dec 17, 2008

City Council Chamber

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory

Committee

Jan 12, 2009

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Jan 13, 2009

City Hall Conference Room

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks

Commission

Jan 13, 2009

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Jan 13, 2009

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

Jan 15, 2009

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Jan 19, 2009

City Hall Conference Room

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