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 20, 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.     Recreation and Parks Volunteers of the Month for January 2009:

 

RON AND GEORGIA EVEY

for their dedication and commitment to helping seniors at the Elwin Mussell Senior Center and for their ready assistance at various senior events such as the Celebration of Life Luncheon and the Senior Holiday Luncheon.

 

B.    Proclamation declaring the week of January 18 through 23, 2009, as:

 

“RESPECT FOR LIFE WEEK”

 

in the City of Santa Maria.

 

 

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 January 6, 2009.

 

a.      Minutes to be approved.

 

C.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council introduce an ordinance amending Section 5-2.09 of Title 5 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code related to false alarms and adopt a resolution authorizing the Police Department to enter into an agreement with PMAM Corporation to administer the City’s alarm systems program, including an educational outreach component, through a revenue sharing partnership.

 

a.      Ordinance No. 2009-02 amending Section 5-2.09 of the Municipal Code to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption.

 

b.      Resolution No. 2009-08 to be adopted authorizing the Police Chief to enter into an agreement with PMAM Corporation.

 

 

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.

 

 

CITY ATTORNEY

 

F.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council consider an ordinance making annual minor technical amendments to various sections of the Santa Maria Municipal Code.

 

a.      Ordinance No. 2009-03 approving technical amendments to various sections of the Santa Maria Municipal Code to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption.

 

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT:

 

G.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact for E-2008-055 and adopt a resolution approving the UNIFORM RULES FOR AGRICULTURAL PRESERVES located within the City of Santa Maria.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2009-09 to be adopted approving a Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact.

 

b.      Resolution No. 2009-10 to be adopted approving Uniform Rules for Agricultural Preserves.

 

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

H.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council give approval to call for bids on the plans and specifications for College Drive/Boone Street/Jones Street Intersection Improvements, Bid No. 2009/10.

 

a.      Authorization to call for bids to be given. 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

4.      PROPOSED ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS IN PUBLIC PARKS.  The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Recreation and Parks Commission to make the necessary changes to Chapter 5-7 “Smoking Pollution Control” of the Santa Maria Municipal Code to prohibit the use of tobacco products in public parks. 

 

On November 11, 2008, the Recreation and Parks Commission adopted Resolution 2008-09 on a 5-0 vote recommending that the City Council adopt an ordinance for use of tobacco products in public parks. 

 

a.      Staff report to be made.  (Director of Recreation and Parks)

 

b.      Written communications.

 

c.      Those in favor to be heard.

 

d.      Those in opposition to be heard.

 

e.      After all persons have been heard, and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

 

f.        Provide direction to staff.

 

 

5.      PROPOSED INTERIM ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A TEMPORARY MORATORIUM PROHIBITING THE OUTDOOR SALE OF FLOWERS.    The City Council will consider adopting an Interim Ordinance that would prohibit the temporary outdoor sale of flowers.  Said ordinance would be in effect for 45 days unless extended.

 

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

 

b.      Written communications.

 

c.      Those in favor to be heard.

 

d.      Those in opposition to be heard.

 

e.      After all persons have been heard, and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

 

f.        Ordinance No. 2009-04 establishing a moratorium against the outdoor sale of flowers to be adopted.

 

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

 

 

MAYOR LAVAGNINO TO CONVENE A JOINT MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY.

 

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

 

ROLL CALL:            Board Member Cordero, Orach, Patino, Zacarías and Chairperson Lavagnino

 

 

6.      IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAM AND MINOR TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS FOR THE DOWNTOWN SPECIFIC PLAN GENERALLY LOCATED NORTH OF MORRISON AVENUE, SOUTH OF FESLER STREET, EAST OF PINE STREET AND WEST OF SCHOOL STREET, FILE NOS. SPZ-2004-001, E-2004-001.  The City Council and Redevelopment Agency will consider an implementation plan and minor technical amendments to the Downtown Specific Plan as directed at the November 4, 2008, Joint City Council/Redevelopment Agency meeting when the Downtown Specific Plan was adopted.  These amendments will allow the Planning Commission, City Council and Redevelopment Agency to retain approval authority for all new development projects greater than 5,000 square feet of floor area within the Specific Plan area. 

 

On December 17, 2008, the Planning Commission conducted a public hearing and voted 5-0 to recommend approval of the implementation program and technical amendments.

 

a.      Staff report to be made.  (Acting Director of Community Development)

 

b.      Written communications.

 

c.      Those in favor to be heard.

 

d.      Those in opposition to be heard.

 

e.      After all persons have been heard, and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

 

f.        Joint Ordinance No. 2009-05 and 2009-01 approving revisions to the Downtown Specific Plan to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption.  [Attachment A – DTSP Amended]

 

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

 

ROLL CALL:        Board Members Cordero, Orach, Patino, Zacarías, and Chairperson Lavagnino

 

 

JOINT CITY COUNCIL AND REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING TO ADJOURN AND RECONVENE TO REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

 

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, FEBRUARY 3, 2009.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE FEBRUARY 3RD MEETING IS JANUARY 22, 2009.

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Jan 21, 2009

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory

Committee

Feb 9, 2009

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Feb 10, 2009

City Hall Conference Room

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks

Commission

Feb 10, 2009

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Feb 10, 2009

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

Feb 12, 2009

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Feb 23, 2009

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.