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 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

NOVEMBER 4, 2008

5:30 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.

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:              Mayor Lavagnino

 

 

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

 

 

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.

 

 

RECESS:             THE CITY COUNCIL WILL IMMEDIATELY RECESS TO A CLOSED SESSION FOR THE FOLLOWING:

 

                                CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8

Property Address:                1111 W. Betteravia Road

Agency Negotiators:            City Manager and City Attorney

Negotiating Parties:             Rob Rossi

Under Negotiation:               Price and Terms of Payment

 

                                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)

 

 

RECONVENE:    CITY COUNCIL WILL RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION AT 6:30 P.M.

 

 

CLOSED SESSION REPORT:

 


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. 2008-164 designating Saturday, November 8, 2008, as:

 

MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT

 

when Vandenberg Air Force Base personnel will be honored at a special half-time event at the football game between the Allan Hancock College Bulldogs and the Ventura College Pirates.

 

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

 

B.    Presentation of the quarterly “GOING THE EXTRA MILE (GEM)” Award to:

 

Information Technology Division Team

Teri Maa, Whitney McCarthy, Mike Davis, Michael Spears,

Richard Cunningham and Michelle Aquino

 

in recognition of their outstanding teamwork and dedication under deadline pressure to ensure that the new Public Library had a fully functioning computer network.

 

C.    Proclamation declaring the month of November 2008 as:

 

NATIONAL AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH

 

in the City of Santa Maria and urging the residents to observe this month and participate in the appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities.

 

D.    Proclamation declaring the month of November 2008 as:

 

NATIONAL METHAMPHETAMINE AWARENESS MONTH

 

in the City of Santa Maria and urging the community to become educated about the negative societal and economic effects of methamphetamine use.

 

 

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 October 21, 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 La Hacienda Restaurant, located at 312 W. Main Street, to allow entertainment in the form of disc jockey music and dancing subject to certain conditions.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-165 to be adopted approving the Entertainment License for La Hacienda Restaurant.

 

F.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving an ENTERTAINMENT LICENSE for Maretti’s Saloon, located at 221 N. Broadway, to allow entertainment in the form of disc jockey or live music and dancing subject to certain conditions.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-166 to be adopted approving the Entertainment License for Maretti’s Saloon.

 

G.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving an ENTERTAINMENT LICENSE for The Office Restaurant, located at 2712 Santa Maria Way, to allow entertainment in the form of disc jockey music and dancing subject to certain conditions.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-167 to be adopted approving the Entertainment License for The Office Restaurant.

 

H.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving an ENTERTAINMENT LICENSE for 3rd Coast Café, located at 323 Town Center West, Ste. A, to allow entertainment in the form of disc jockey, live music and dancing subject to certain conditions.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-168 to be adopted approving the Entertainment License for the 3rd Coast Café.

 

CITY ATTORNEY DEPARTMENT:

 

I.         Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading of ORDINANCE NO. 2008-27 making technical amendments to the Municipal Code by title only and adopt the ordinance.

 

a.      Ordinance No. 2008-27 to be adopted.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT:

 

J.      Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving a GATEWAY MONUMENT SIGN to be located on the west side of the Highway 101 Southbound Broadway Exit within the Highway right-of-way (SP-2006-021).

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-169 to be adopted approving a Gateway Monument Sign.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

K.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council give approval to CALL FOR BIDS on the plans and specifications for South Blosser Road Waterline Construction, Bid No. 2009/09.

 

a.      Authorization to call for bids to be given.

 

L.      Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution establishing NO STOPPING ZONES on Alvin Avenue and Palisades Drive and on Alvin Avenue and Stokes Avenue.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2008-170 to be adopted authorizing the establishment of proposed no stopping zones.

 

Mayor Lavagnino will convene a Joint Meeting of the City Council and Redevelopment Agency for the following Consent Calendar item only.

 

JOINT CITY COUNCIL/REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY CONSENT CALENDAR:

 

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

 

M.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council and the Redevelopment Agency conduct the second reading of City Council and Redevelopment Agency Joint Ordinance Nos. 2008-25 and 2008-01 adopting the Downtown Specific Plan, amending Title 12 (Chapter 3) of the Santa Maria Municipal Code, and amending the Entrada Specific Plan; and Ordinance 2008-26 and 2008-02 Rezoning approximately 265 acres of property located within the Downtown Specific Plan Area, and adopt the Ordinances.

 

a.   Joint City Council Ordinance No. 2008-25 and RDA Ordinance 2008-01 to be adopted.  [Ordinance Exhibits A-D]

 

b.   Joint City Council Ordinance No. 2008-26 and RDA Ordinance 2008-02 to be adopted.

 

Mayor Lavagnino will adjourn the Joint City Council/Redevelopment Agency Meeting and reconvene the Regular City Council Meeting.

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

4.      PROPOSITION 50 INTEGRATED REGIONAL WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN SUBGRANT AGREEMENT AND MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY WATER AGENCY.  The City Council is requested to adopt a resolution approving a Proposition 50, Round Two, Step Two Integrated Regional Water Management Subgrant Agreement with the Santa Barbara County Water Agency (Agency) relating to the State Water Resources Control Board’s approved grant funding for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion Phase Two Project in the amount of $4.8 million, and approving a Memorandum of Understanding between the Agency and other local agencies and special districts for grant administration and receipt of the Proposition 50 grant funds.

 

a.   Staff report to be made.  (Director of Utilities)

 

b.   Council discussion.

 

c.   Resolution No. 2008-171 to be adopted (1) approving a Proposition 50, Round Two, Step Two Integrated Regional Water Management Subgrant Agreement and (2) approving a Memorandum of Understanding with the Santa Barbara County Water Agency.

 

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

 

5.      QUARTERLY FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE FIRST QUARTER ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2008, AND A BUDGET AMENDMENT REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008-09.  The City Council will consider the Quarterly Financial Report for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2008-09, a budget amendment report approving personnel and operational changes to the 2008-09 Fiscal Year Budget, and a resolution amending the City’s Conflict of Interest Code to reflect the personnel changes.

 

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

 

b.   Council discussion.

 

c.   Resolution No. 2008-172 to be adopted approving amendments to the budget for fiscal year 2008-09 and authorizing the City Manager to implement same.

 

  1. Resolution No. 2008-173 to be adopted amending Appendix “A” of the City’s Conflict of Interest Code to reflect classification changes.

 

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

 

 

REPORT BY CITY MANAGER:

 

 

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

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

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Nov 5, 2008

City Council Chamber

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory

Committee

Nov 10, 2008

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Nov 11, 2008

City Hall Conference Room

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks

Commission

Nov 11, 2008

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Nov 11, 2008

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

Nov 13, 2008

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Nov 17, 2008

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.