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

MARCH 4, 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

 

 

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 February 19, 2008.

 

a.      Minutes to be approved.

 

C.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council consider an ordinance to amend Title 4 of the Municipal Code by adding a new Chapter 4-11A and adding a new Chapter 9-16, to regulate video service providers that hold State video service franchises and to conform with the California Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition Act of 2006. 

 

a.      Ordinance No. 2008-05 to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption.

 

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.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT:

 

F.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading of ORDINANCE NO. 2008-03 removing 121.2 acres from the Entrada Este Specific Plan and simultaneously adopting the Enos Ranchos (Area A-2) Specific Plan; and ORDINANCE NO. 2008-04 rezoning the 7.8 acre site currently located in the City and prezoning the 113.4 acres currently located in the County for the Enos Ranchos Project generally located west of U.S. Highway 101, between Betteravia Road and Battles Road, and adopt both Ordinances.

 

a.      Ordinance No. 2008-03 and Ordinance No. 2008-04 to be adopted.

 

RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT:

 

G.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution expressing intent to annex nine (9) parcels into the City’s four Landscape Maintenance Districts.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-28 to be adopted expressing intent to annex Sevilla into the South Miller Street/South College Drive Landscape and Lighting District; Chen Commercial, St. John Neumann Church, and Church Street Retail into the Northwest Landscape and Lighting District; Roemer Court Parcel Map, East Ridge Estates, and Farm Supply Storage Buildings into the Northeast Landscape and Lighting District; and Taco Bell Restaurant and C-4 Development into the Southwest Landscape and Lighting District.

 

UTILITIES DEPARTMENT:

 

H.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the Director of Utilities, or his designee, to enter into a fifth amendment extending the LEASE AGREEMENT between the Humane Society and the City of Santa Maria for an additional year and authorizing the Director of Utilities to enter into annual extensions until the land at the adjacent site for the new facility is developed.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-29 to be adopted approving an amendment to the Lease Agreement with the Humane Society.

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

4.      WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT EXPANSION – CALL FOR BIDS.  The City Council will consider a request to call for bids on the plans and specifications for the Wastewater Treatment Plan Expansion, Bid No. 2008/01.  

 

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

 

b.      Council discussion.

 

c.      Call for bids to be authorized.

 

 

5.      CONSIDERATION OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION LIMITS FOR CITY ELECTED OFFICES.   The City Council will consider a request by Joan Leon to adopt an ordinance establishing campaign contribution limits for City elections.

 

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

 

b.      Public input.

 

c.      Council discussion.

 

d.      Direction to staff to be given.

 

 

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 – EXISTING LITIGATION pursuant to Subdivision (a) of Section 54956.9 of the  Government Code:  Baldiviez v. City of Santa Maria, Santa Barbara Superior Court Case No. 1232811

 

 

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, MARCH 18, 2008.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE MARCH 18TH MEETING IS MARCH 6, 2008.

 

 

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Planning Commission

March 5, 2008

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

March 11, 2008

Dorothea Nelson Room

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks

Commission

March 11, 2008

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

March 11, 2008

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

March 13, 2008

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

March 17, 2008

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory

Committee

March 31, 2008

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.