AGENDA OF THE CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA

 

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

110 E. COOK STREET

 

Mayor Larry Lavagnino

Mayor Pro Tem Mike Cordero

Councilmember Bob Orach

Councilmember Alice Patino

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

APRIL 6, 2010, 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.     Proclamation declaring the month of April 2010, as:

 

“KITE MONTH”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and encouraging everyone to participate in the joy and excitement of kite flying at the 1st Annual Free Family Kite Festival at Rotary Centennial Park on April 18, 2010, and urging everyone to “Go Fly A Kite.”

 

B.     Proclamation declaring the month of April 2010, as:

 

“NATIONAL ALCOHOL AWARENESS MONTH”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and calling upon all residents, parents, youth, government agencies, public and private institutions, businesses and workplaces, hospital and schools to support efforts by Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley Coalition for the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse that will reduce and prevent underage drinking in the community.

 

C.     Proclamation declaring the month of April 2010 as:

 

“CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and encouraging all residents to become aware of and support local child abuse prevention programs.

 

 

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 March 16, 2010.

 

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 the City of Santa Maria’s 2010 Investment Policy. Rhymes

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-29 to be adopted approving the City’s Investment Policy.

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving an Entertainment License for the Coachman Cocktail Lounge located at 1531 S. Broadway to allow disc-jockey music, live music, and dancing on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. and on Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-30 to be adopted approving an Entertainment License for the Coachman Cocktail Lounge.

     

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving a recommendation from a Santa Barbara County Association of Governments working group of transit operators that the City of Santa Maria operate the Clean Air Express and authorizing the Mayor to execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the operation and maintenance of the Clean Air Express.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-31 to be adopted approving the City operate the Clean Air Express and authorizing the Mayor to execute the MOU.

 

H.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution awarding the bid and approving a contract with Jayson Fisher for Federal Stimulus Concrete Improvement Project #1, Bid No. 2010/06, in the amount of $156,801.25.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-32 to be adopted awarding the bid and approving a contract with Jayson Fisher.

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

4.   2010 TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO THE SANTA MARIA MUNICIPAL CODE.  The City Council will consider adoption of a proposed ordinance making technical amendments to various sections of the Santa Maria Municipal Code related to filing charges, personnel, payment under protest, transient occupancy, property nuisance, parades, storm water, and placarding.

 

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

 

b.   Council discussion.

 

c.   Ordinance No. 2010-03 amending various sections of the Municipal Code to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption.

 

5.   E-VERIFY PROGRAM.  The City Council will consider a recommendation to implement procedural changes to the City’s hiring process and use E-Verify for a six-month trial period and appoint a committee of City staff to review, research and study the use of E-Verify for City vendors and contractors during the six-month trial period.

 

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

 

b.   Council discussion.

 

c.   Direction to staff to be provided.

 

 

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 LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION pursuant to Subdivision (a) of Government Code Section 54956.9 to discuss SANTA MARIA VALLEY WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT v. CITY OF SANTA MARIA.

 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION pursuant to Subdivision (a) of Government Code Section 54956.9 to discuss SANTA MARIA POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION v. CITY OF SANTA MARIA, Case No. 1318327.

 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION pursuant to Subdivision (a) of Government Code Section 54956.9 to discuss SANTA MARIA POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION v. CITY OF SANTA MARIA, Case No. 1316392.

 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION pursuant to Subdivision (a) of Government Code Section 54956.9 to discuss GREGORY CARROLL v. CITY OF SANTA MARIA, ET. AL. Case No. CV 0907336.

 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION pursuant to Subdivision (a) of Government Code Section 54956.9 to discuss ALVAREZ v. CITY OF SANTA MARIA, Case No. 1314633.

 

 

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, APRIL 20, 2010.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE APRIL 20TH MEETING IS APRIL 8, 2010.

 

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