AGENDA OF THE CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA

 

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

110 E. COOK STREET

 

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

NOVEMBER 3, 2009, AT 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. 2009-142 to be adopted recognizing and commending

 

LYNDA SNODGRASS

 

upon her retirement as Director of Administrative Services after five years of dedicated service and commitment to the City of Santa Maria and the Santa Maria community and wishing her the best in her future endeavors.

 

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

 

B.  Proclamation declaring the month of November 2009 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.

 

C.  Proclamation declaring the month of November 2009 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 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 October 20, 2009.

 

a.   Minutes to be approved.

     

C.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving revisions to the City-wide RECORDS RETENTION SCHEDULE contained in the adopted Document Management Program.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2009-143 to be adopted approving revisions to the Records Retention Schedule.

 

 

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.

 

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the appropriation of 2009 BULLETPROOF VEST GRANT funds.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2009-144 to be adopted appropriating the 2009 Bulletproof Vest Grant funds.

 

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving receipt of PROPOSITION 1B TRANSIT CAPITAL GRANT funding from the State of California in the amount of $340,699 for the construction of the Intermodal Transit Center.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2009-145 to be adopted accepting Proposition 1B Transit Capital Grant funds.

 

 

RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT:

 

H.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution expressing INTENT TO ANNEX seven (7) parcels into the Northwest, Southwest, Northeast, and South Miller Street/South College Drive Landscape and Lighting Districts.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2009-146 to be adopted expressing the Council’s intent to annex La Bodeguita & Commissary, Central Coast Distributing, and Diani Companies Office Building into the Northwest Landscaping and Lighting District; VTC Enterprises and Takken Building into the Southwest Landscaping and Lighting District; America’s Tire Store into the Northeast Landscaping and Lighting District; and Santa Maria Cemetery District into the South Miller Street/South College Drive Landscape and Lighting District.

 

I.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving an application for $439,040 in PROPOSITION 84 GRANT funding administered by the California Department of Parks and Recreation to be used for demolition of outdated, ineffective lighting fixtures at Simas Park Softball Field.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2009-147 to be adopted approving the filing of the grant application.

 


REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

4.   APPOINTMENT TO BLOCK GRANT ADVISORY COMMITTEE.  The City Council will consider making one appointment to the Block Grants Advisory Committee.

 

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

 

b.   Nomination to be made by Councilmember Cordero.

      One application was received from Nicolette Burke.

 

c.   Appointment to be made.

 

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

 

5.   FINANCIAL REPORT FOR FIRST QUARTER ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2009, AND A BUDGET AMENDMENT REPORT.  The City Council will consider the quarterly financial report for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2009-10 and a budget amendment report. 

 

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

 

b.   Council discussion.

 

c.   Resolution No. 2009-148 to be adopted approving amendments to the budget and authorizing the City Manager to implement same.

 

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

 

6.   AMENDMENTS TO AND AN EXTENSION OF THE CURRENT MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION (SEIU), THE SANTA MARIA CITY FIRE FIGHTERS’ UNION LOCAL 2020, THE SANTA MARIA POLICE OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION (SMPOA); WAGE AND BENEFIT PACKAGES FOR THE PUBLIC SAFETY MANAGERS AND THE NON-REPRESENTED MANAGEMENT AND CONFIDENTIAL EMPLOYEES; SETTING THE COMPENSATION FOR PLANNING COMMISSIONERS AND RECREATION & PARKS  COMMISSIONERS, AND PROVIDING CITY COUNCILMEMBERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO VOLUNTARILY CONCEDE FIVE PERCENT SALARY REDUCTIONS DURING THE 2010 CALENDAR YEAR. 

 

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

 

b.   Council discussion.

 

c.   Resolution No. 2009-149 to be adopted approving amendments to and an extension of the current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

 

d.   Resolution No. 2009-150 to be adopted approving amendments to and an extension of the current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Santa Maria City Fire Fighters’ Union, Local 2020.

 

e.   Resolution No. 2009-151 to be adopted approving amendments to and an extension of the current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Santa Maria Police Officers’ Association (SMPOA).

 

f.    Resolution No. 2009-152 to be adopted approving a wage and benefit package for the public safety managers.

 

g.   Resolution No. 2009-153 to be adopted approving a wage and benefit package for the non-represented full-time management and confidential employees.

 

h.   Resolution No. 2009-154 to be adopted setting the compensation for Planning Commissioners and Recreation and Parks Commissioners.

 

i.    Resolution No. 2009-155 to be adopted providing City Councilmembers the opportunity to voluntarily concede five percent salary reductions during the 2010 calendar year.

 

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:    

 

 

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 17, 2009.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE NOVEMBER 17TH MEETING IS NOVEMBER 5, 2009.

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Nov 4, 2009

Nov 18, 2009

City Council Chambers

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

Cancelled

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory

Committee

Nov 9, 2009

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Nov 10, 2009

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks

Commission

Nov 10, 2009

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Nov 10, 2009

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

Nov 12, 2009

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Nov 16, 2009

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.