CITY OF SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

AGENDA OF THE CITY COUNCIL

 

 

Mayor Larry Lavagnino

Mayor Pro Tem Bob Orach

Councilmember Alice Patino

Councilmember Leo Trujillo

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

MAY 6, 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.     Presentation of the Central Coast American Planning Association first place award for project excellence in the category of “Hard-Won Victories” for the Santa Maria Airport Business Park Specific Plan.

 

a.   Award to be presented by Brian Schwartz, Urban Planning Concepts.

 

B.    Presentation of a 2008 Stageline Portable Stage Trailer from the People for Leisure and Youth, Inc. (PLAY) for use in the Recreation and Parks Department and adoption of a resolution accepting the stage.

 

a.      Presentation to be made by PLAY.

 

b.      Resolution No. 2008-56 to be adopted accepting the portable stage.

 

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

 

C.    Proclamation declaring May 1 , 2008 as:

 

“PAINT OUR TOWN PURPLE DAY”

 

and July 12 through 13, 2008, as:

 

“RELAY FOR LIFE WEEKEND”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and encouraging the residents to join in recognizing and participating in this purposeful event held in our community and to recognize all those living with cancer, and honor those individuals who have lost their lives to the dreaded disease of cancer. 

 

D.    Proclamation declaring May 7, 2008 as:

 

“ASTHMA AWARENESS DAY”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and urging all residents to be aware of the importance of addressing this critical public health problem so those with asthma can live a healthy, active life.

 

E.     Proclamation declaring May 10 through 18, 2008 as:

 

“NATIONAL TOURISM WEEK”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and encouraging people to observe the week with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

 

F.     Proclamation declaring the week of May 11 through 17, 2008, as:

 

“NATIONAL POLICE WEEK”

 

and Wednesday, May 14, 2008, as:

 

“PEACE OFFICERS’ MEMORIAL DAY”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and encouraging all residents to remember those individuals who gave their lives for our safety and express our appreciation to those who continue to dedicate themselves to making Santa Maria a safer place in which to live.

 

G.    Proclamation declaring the week of May 18 through 24, 2008, as:

 

“NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and encouraging the residents of Santa Maria to acquaint themselves with the issues involved in providing our public works and to recognize the contributions which public works officials make every day to our health, safety, comfort, and quality of life.

 

H.    Proclamation declaring the month of May 2008 as:

 

“WATER AWARENESS MONTH”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and encouraging residents and businesses to increase their water awareness and make conservation a continuing way of life.

 

I.        Proclamation declaring  May 19 through June 1, 2008, as:

 

“GO WESTERN DAYS”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and encouraging all residents to enter into the rodeo spirit by wearing western apparel.

 

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 April 15, 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. 2008-07 by title only and adopt the ordinance amending Chapters 12-7, 12-8, and 12-49 of the Municipal Code pertaining to noise in outdoor living areas.

 

a.      Ordinance No. 2008-07 to be adopted.

 

F.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading of Ordinance No. 2008-08 by title only and adopt the ordinance amending the West Main Specific Plan modifying the land use development standards text and figures contained in Section 3.0 of the Specific Plan.

 

a.      Ordinance No. 2008-08 to be adopted.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

 

G.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the appropriation of $40,323 to be allocated to the Santa Maria Police Department under the provisions of the 2007 Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, in concert with the terms and conditions contained therein.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-57 to be adopted approving the appropriation.

 

H.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the appropriation of $69,074 to be allocated to the Santa Maria Police Department under the provisions of the Department of Justice Anti-Gang Initiative Program, in concert with the terms and conditions contained therein.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-58 to be adopted approving the appropriation.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

I.         Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the SUBDIVISION MAP for College Square, Tract 5930, generally located at the southwest corner of College Drive and Betteravia Road.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-59 to be adopted approving the subdivision map for Tract 5930.

 

J.      Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT ACT (TDA) claim for fiscal year 2008-09.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-60 to be adopted approving the annual TDA claim.

 

K.     Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the establishment of a 2-WAY STOP SIGN at the intersection of East Plaza Drive and South School Street and a BOULEVARD STOP at the intersection of South School Street and Barcellus Avenue.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-61 be adopted approving the proposed stop signs.

 

UTILITIES DEPARTMENT:

 

L.      Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading of ORDINANCE NO. 2008-06 by title only and adopt the ordinance increasing the water and sewer rates by five percent (5%) effective July 1, 2008.

 

a.      Ordinance No. 2008-06 to be adopted.

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

4.      continuation of the Breeze REGIONAL Bus Service.   The City Council will consider extending the Breeze Regional Bus Service for a minimum of six more years (2014), and authorizing the Mayor to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the County of Santa Barbara and the City of Lompoc for cost sharing and service operation.

 

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

 

b.      Council discussion.

 

c.      Resolution No. 2008-62 to be adopted approving the continuation of the Breeze Regional Bus Service for six more years.

 

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

 

5.      MEASURE D TWO-YEAR LOCAL PROGRAM OF PROJECTS.  The City Council will consider approval of the Measure D Two-Year Local Program of Projects for fiscal year 2008-09 and 2009-10. 

 

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

 

b.   Council discussion.

 

c.   Resolution No. 2008-63 to be adopted approving the final two years of the Measure D Local Program of Projects.

 

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 REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8:

      Property Address:             1111 W. Betteravia

      Agency Negotiators:         City Manager and City Attorney

      Negotiating Parties:          Rob Rossi

      Under negotiations:          Price and Terms of Payment

 

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, MAY 20, 2008.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE MAY 20TH MEETING IS MAY 8, 2008.

 

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