CITY OF SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

AGENDA OF THE CITY COUNCIL

AND REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

 

Mayor Larry Lavagnino

Mayor Pro Tem Hilda Zacarías

Councilmember Mike Cordero

Councilmember Bob Orach

Councilmember Alice Patino

 

 

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

JANUARY 6, 2009

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 Cordero, Orach, Patino, Zacarías and Mayor Lavagnino

 

 

1.      PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

 

A.     Resolution No. 2009-01 to be adopted honoring and commending:

 

CYNTHIA VALDEZ

 

Police Services Technician for 23 years of outstanding service to the community and congratulating her on her retirement.

 

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

 

 

B.    Resolution No. 2009-02 to be adopted honoring and commending:

 

MICHAEL CORDERO

 

Police Lieutenant for 36 years of outstanding service to the community and congratulating him on his retirement.

 

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

 

 

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 16, 2008.

 

a.      Minutes to be approved.

 

C.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council accept as complete certain public improvements and authorize the RELEASE OF A BOND in connection with La Ventana, Tract 5886.

 

a.      A Faithful Performance Bond in the amount of $16,615.50 for the installation of 165 street and easement trees, including the cost of maintenance for one year, to be released.

 

D.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving a Wage and Benefit Package for Non-represented Management and Confidential Employees.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2009-03 to be adopted approving the wage and benefit package.

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT:

 

E.     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.

 

F.     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:

 

G.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading by title only 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.

 

H.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council make a determination that public convenience will be served in the matter of the issuance of a Type 20 (off-sale beer and wine) ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL (ABC) LICENSE for the sale of packaged beer and wine at Wal-Mart, 2220 S. Bradley Road.

 

a.      Finding of public convenience to be made for the ABC License for Wal-Mart.

 

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

I.         Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution to establish no stopping zones on West Main Street near Thornburg Street.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2009-04 to be adopted approving no stopping zones on West Main Street.

 

J.      Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the Public Works Department to REVIEW background information on School Crossing Guards.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2009-05 to be adopted authorizing access to background information.

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

4.      APPOINTMENTS TO VARIOUS COMMITTEES AND BOARDS.  The City Council will consider making appointments to the All-America City Committee, Code Compliance Board, Landmark Committee, Planning Commission, Recreation and Parks Commission, and Santa Maria Community Television Board of Directors, direct staff to readvertise the remaining vacancy on the Landmark Committee as insufficient applications were received, and extend the deadline for the Code Compliance Board.

 

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

 

b.      Appoint five members to the All-America City Committee for a regular term of two years. Recommendations for nominations to be made by individual  Councilmembers.  Appointments to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  Applications were received from three of the five incumbents.  Two other applications were also received.

 

Sylvia Grayham (Low/Mod Income or Ethnic)

Robert Huber (incumbent-Ethnic)          nominated by Councilmember Patino

Samuel Marin (incumbent-Youth)           nominated by Councilmember Zacarías

Laura Mohajer (incumbent-Ethnic)                    nominated by Mayor Lavagnino

Karen Sanchez (Community Education)

 

c.      Appoint two members to the Code Compliance Board for a regular term of two years. Recommendations for nominations to be made by individual Councilmembers.  Appointments to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council. Applications were received from two incumbents. Two other applications were also received.  The expiration date of the Mayor’s appointment to the Board was determined to be in error and requires an amendment.  Therefore, staff recommends the deadline for the Mayor’s appointment be extended.

 

David Cleveland (incumbent)                 nominated by Councilmember Orach

Nancy Stewart (incumbent)                    nominated by former Councilmember Trujillo

Larry Tanner

Edward Zemaitis

 

d.      Appoint one member to the Landmark Committee for a regular term of three years. Appointment to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  Direct staff to readvertise the second vacancy as only one application was received.

 

Marjorie Martin (incumbent)

 

e.      Appoint three members to the Planning Commission for terms of office coterminous with the appointing Councilmembers.  Nominations will be made by Mayor Lavagnino and Councilmembers Cordero and Orach.  Appointments to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council. Applications were received from:

 

Rodger Brown (incumbent)            nominated by Mayor Lavagnino  

Joan Leon

Tom Lopez (incumbent)                   nominated by former Councilmember Trujillo

Michael Moats (incumbent)             nominated by Councilmember Orach

 

f.        Appoint three members to the Recreation and Parks Commission for terms of office coterminous with the appointing Councilmembers.  Nominations will be made by Mayor Lavagnino and Councilmembers Cordero and Orach.  Appointments to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council. Applications were received from:

 

Bruno Brunello (incumbent)             nominated by Mayor Lavagnino

Rebecca Carey

Sister Janet Corcoran                      nominated by former Councilmember Trujillo

Monica Diaz

Kenneth George

Steven Lewis

Kirk Spry (incumbent)                      nominated by Councilmember Orach

 

g.      Appoint one member to the Santa Maria Community Television Board of Directors for a two-year term.  Appointment to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  One application was received.

 

Mark van de Kamp (incumbent)

 

h.      Direct staff to re-advertise the remaining vacancy on the Landmark Committee and extend the filing deadline for the Code Compliance Board.

 

5.      CONSIDERATION OF A RECOMMENDATION THAT THE CITY COUNCIL MAKE APPOINTMENTS TO VARIOUS BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES WHICH REQUIRE CITY COUNCIL REPRESENTATION.

 

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

 

b.      Council discussion.

 

c.      Appointments to be made.

 

6.      AMENDMENT TO THE CITY’S CONTRACT WITH THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM.  The City Council will consider a Resolution of Intention and an ordinance authorizing an amendment to the contract between the City Council of the City of Santa Maria and the Board of Administration of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) for Section 21362.2 (3% at 50 Full Formula) for local Fire members and a resolution approving the wage and benefit package for the Public Safety Managers.

 

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

 

b.      Council discussion.

 

c.      Resolution No. 2009-06 to be adopted stating the Council’s intent to amend the CalPERS Contract.

 

d.      Ordinance No. 2009-01 amending the contract to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the meeting of February 3, 2009, for second reading and adoption.

 

e.      Resolution No. 2009-07 to be adopted approving a wage and benefit package for Public Safety Managers.

 

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)

 

 

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 20, 2009.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE JANUARY 20TH MEETING IS JANUARY 8, 2009.

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Jan 7, 2009

CANCELLED

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

5:30 p.m.