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 5, 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.     Resolution No. 2008-12 to be adopted commending

 

HARRELL FLETCHER

 

for his outstanding service to the City of Santa Maria as a member of the Code Compliance Board since February 2000.

 

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

 

 

B.    Proclamation declaring the Month for February 2008 as:

 

“NATIONAL SPAY AND NEUTER MONTH”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and urging the residents of Santa Maria to observe the month by having their own dogs or cats spayed or neutered or by sponsoring the spaying or neutering of another person’s cat or dog.

 

 

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 Special Joint City Council/Block Grants Advisory Committee Meeting of January 10, 2008, and the Regular City Council Meeting of January 15, 2008.

 

a.      January 10, 2008, Joint Meeting Minutes to be approved.

 

b.      January 15, 2008, Regular Meeting Minutes to be approved.

 

C.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt resolutions approving amendments to, and extensions of, current MEMORANDA OF UNDERSTANDING with the Santa Maria Police Officers’ Association (SMPOA), the Santa Maria City Fire Fighters’ Union, Local 2020, and wage and benefit packages for the Public Safety Managers and the Non-Represented Management and Confidential Employees.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-13 to be adopted approving amendments to and an extension of the current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Santa Maria Police Officer’s Association (SMPOA).

 

b.      Resolution No. 2008-14 to be adopted approving amendments to and an extension of the current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Santa Maria City Fire Fighters’ Union, Local 2020.

 

c.      Resolution No. 2008-15 to be adopted approving a wage and benefit package for the public safety managers.

 

d.      Resolution No. 2008-16 to be adopted approving a wage and benefit package for the non-represented full-time management and confidential employees.

 

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.

 

F.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving BUDGET AND FINANCIAL POLICIES for the City of Santa Maria.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-17 to be adopted approving Budget and Financial Policies.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

G.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council give approval to CALL FOR BIDS on the plans and specifications for Library Sign Package, Bid No. 2008/04.

 

a.      Authorization to call for bids to be given.

 

 

PRESENTATIONS:

 

4.      MEASURE “D” RENEWAL PRESENTATION.  The City Council will receive materials and hear a presentation by Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) staff on the status of the Measure “D” renewal effort.

 

a.      Staff report to be made.  (Director of Public Works/City Engineer)

 

b.      Presentation to be made by Jim Kemp and Gregg Hart from SBCAG.

 

c.      Receive and file information.

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

5.      ANNUAL TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO THE SANTA MARIA MUNICIPAL CODE.  The City Council will consider a proposed ordinance making various technical amendments to the Santa Maria Municipal Code that result from provisions that work ineffectively for technical reasons and includes laws that need to be updated, modified or deleted because of changes in State law or in City operations.  

 

a.      Staff report to be made.  (Senior Assistant City Attorney-Utilities Counsel)

 

b.      Council discussion.

 

c.      Ordinance No. 2008-01 making technical amendments to the Municipal Code to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next regular meeting for second reading and adoption.

 

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

 

6.      FINANCIAL REPORT FOR SECOND QUARTER ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2007, AND A BUDGET AMENDMENT REPORT – FISCAL YEAR 2007-08.  The City Council will consider the quarterly financial report for the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2007-08 and a budget amendment report approving personnel and operational changes to the 2007-08 Fiscal Year Budget.

 

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

 

b.      Council discussion.

 

c.      Resolution No. 2008-18 to be adopted approving amendments to the budget for fiscal year 2007-08 and authorizing the City Manager to implement same.

 

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

 

7.      PROPOSAL TO INCREASE CITY COUNCIL SALARIES.  The City Council will consider adoption of an ordinance amending Section 2-2.02 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code increasing Council salaries by $130 per month.

 

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

 

b.      Council discussion.

 

c.      Ordinance No. 2008-02 amending Section 2-2.02 of the 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

 

 

REPORT BY CITY MANAGER:

 

 

ORAL REPORTS OF COUNCILMEMBERS AND OFFICERS (INCLUDING AB1234 REPORTS):

 

 

CLOSED SESSION:    

 

 

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, FEBRUARY 19, 2008.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE FEBRUARY 19TH MEETING IS FEBRUARY 7, 2008.

 

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

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NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Feb. 6, 2008

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory

Committee

Feb. 11, 2008

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Feb. 12, 2008

Dorothea Nelson Room

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks

Commission

Feb. 12, 2008

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Feb. 12, 2008

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

Feb. 14, 2008

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Feb. 18, 2008

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.