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

DECEMBER  21, 2010, AT 6:00 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 Cordero, Orach, Patino, 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:

                                                  

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS pursuant to Subsection (e) of Government Code Section 54957 and CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6. 

 

Agency representative:        Mayor

 

Title:                                           City Manager and City Attorney

 

 

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 Cordero, Orach, Patino, Zacarías and Mayor Lavagnino

 

 

1.   CEREMONIAL ITEMS/PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

 

A.     CERTIFICATE OF CANVASS OF GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION.  The City Council will adopt a resolution accepting the County Clerk’s Canvass of the General Municipal Election held on November 2, 2010, and stating the facts of the election.

 

1.      Staff report to be made.  (Records Coordinator/Deputy City Clerk)

 

2.      Resolution No. 2010-135 to be adopted accepting the County Clerk’s Canvass of the General Municipal Election held on November 2, 2010, and stating the facts of the election.

 

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

 

B.  OUTGOING COUNCILMEMBER Zacarías WILL BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK.

 

C.  SWEARING IN OF NEWLY ELECTED OFFICERS.

 

1.   City Clerk will administer the oath of office to:

 

RE-ELECTED COUNCILMEMBER ALICE PATINO

 

2.   Supervisor Joe Centeno will administer the oath of office to:

 

NEWLY ELECTED COUNCILMEMBER JACK BOYSEN

 

D.  NEWLY ELECTED OFFICERS TO BE SEATED AND GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK.

 

 

MAYOR LAVAGNINO WILL CALL A SHORT RECESS FOR A RECEPTION TO RECOGNIZE NEWLY ELECTED OFFICERS.

 

 

MAYOR LAVAGNINO WILL RECONVENE THE MEETING.

 

E.  Recognition of the 2010 “LIGHTS, SIGHTS, AND HOLIDAY NIGHTS” decorating contest winners.  The Recreation and Parks Department will present awards to this year’s holiday decorating contest winners.

 

F.   Recreation and Parks Volunteers of the Month for December 2010:

 

Jonathan Araya, Elyssa Berry, Esther Castillo, Inhwan Chang,

Maria Luisa Godinez, Heejin Kim, Tim Nicolazzi, Dianna Perez,

Andrea Ramos, Joseph M. Rocco, Angel Rodriguez, Daniel Santa Cruz,

and Adella Swinson

 

for their dedication and commitment as Mentors of the P.A.L. Mentor Program, supporting, encouraging, and mentoring the “high risk” youth of the Santa Maria Valley.

 

 

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 Boysen, Cordero, Orach, Patino, 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 7, 2010.

 

a.   Minutes to be approved.

 

C.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council direct staff to continue to use E-Verify to confirm eligibility for work when hiring new City employees.

 

a.   Direction to staff to be given.

 

D.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution extending the designated period of economic hardship through December 31, 2011, and authorize the City Manager to continue implementation of the Voluntary Time Off (VTO) Program.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-136 to be adopted extending the VTO Program for another year.

 

E.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt resolutions extending salary concessions for Planning Commissioners, Recreation & Parks Commissioners, and City Council Members for the 2011 Calendar Year.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-137 to be adopted extending salary concessions for Planning Commissioners and Recreation and Parks Commissioners.

 

b.   Resolution No. 2010-138 to be adopted extending salary concessions for City Council Members.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT:

 

F.   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.

 

G.  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:

 

H.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading of Ordinance No. 2010-15 establishing a definition of agriculture use, and adopt the ordinance.

 

a.   Ordinance No. 2010-15 to be adopted.

 

I.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council receive and file a report on the City’s latest Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule rating.

 

a.   Report to be received and filed.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

J.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving a lease agreement with the City of Lompoc that allows the City of Santa Maria to park Clean Air Express buses at the Lompoc Municipal Airport and to lease buses from the City of Lompoc for the Clean Air Express.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-139 to be adopted approving the lease agreement with the City of Lompoc.

 

K.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving and confirming a report of weed abatement costs for additional abatement for assessment purposes and notifying the County Auditor Controller’s Office of the parcel numbers and amounts due for collection on property tax bills.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-140 to be adopted approving weed abatement assessments for additional abatement of properties.

 

L.   Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution eliminating the 2-hour limited time parking zone and establishing a 30-minute limited time parking zone from the property line at 1100 Tama Lane west 88 feet.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-141 to be adopted approving the change in the limited time parking zone.

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

4.   SPEED LIMITS.  The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Traffic Committee that the City Council introduce an ordinance changing the following speed limits, based on the City’s Annual Speed Survey:

 

Battles Road between Depot Street and Broadway at 35 mph,

Preisker Lane between Hidden Pines Way and Broadway at 40 mph, and

Taylor Street between Blosser Road and Western Avenue at 35 mph.

 

a.   Staff report to be made.  (Director of Public Works/City Engineer)

 

b.   Council discussion.

 

c.   Ordinance No. 2010-16 setting various speed limits to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption.

 

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

 

5.   NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF MAYOR PRO TEM.  The City Council will entertain nominations for the position of Mayor Pro Tem for a one-year term.

 

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

 

b.   Nomination by the Mayor.

 

c.   Ratification of Mayor’s nomination for Mayor Pro Tem for calendar year 2011.

 

               ROLL CALL:     Councilmembers Boysen, Cordero, Orach, Patino, 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 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 LABOR NEGOTIATORS pursuant to Section 54957.6 of the Government Code.

 

Agency Representative:        Assistant City Manager

 

Employee Organizations:      Santa Maria Police Officers Assoc. (SMPOA); Service Employees Inter-national Union (SEIU) Local 620; Fire Fighters Local 2020; Public Safety Managers; and Non-Represented Management and Confidential Employees

 

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 4, 2011.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE JANUARY 4TH MEETING IS DECEMBER 23, 2010.

 

 

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