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

JANUARY 19, 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.  Recreation and Parks Volunteer of the Month for January 2010:

 

VERA WILLIAMS WALKER

 

for her dedication of time and effort as a volunteer receptionist at the Elwin Mussell Senior Center.

 

B.  Proclamation declaring the week of January 17 through 23, 2010, 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 5, 2010.

 

a.   Minutes to be approved.

 

C.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution to extend the designated period of economic hardship through December 31, 2010, and authorize the City Manager to continue implementation of the Voluntary Time Off (VTO) program.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2010-06 to be adopted authorizing the City Manager to continue the VTO program for 2010.

 

D.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution establishing an  Energy Watch Partnership with Pacific Gas and Electric.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-07 to be adopted authorizing participation in the Santa Barbara County Energy Watch Program.

     

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 Acting 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 Acting Director of Administrative Services.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution awarding the bid and approving a contract for the Federal Stimulus Concrete Improvement Project #3 – Taylor, Sunrise and San Ysidro, Bid No. 2010/09, to V. Lopez, Jr. & Sons General Engineering, Inc., in the amount of $185,675.40.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-08 to be adopted awarding the bid and approving a contract with V. Lopez, Jr. & Sons General Engineering, Inc.

 

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 City’s Landscape and Lighting Districts.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-09 to be adopted expressing the Council’s intent to annex Taco Bell and Crop Production Service Building into the Northwest Landscape and Lighting District; Anita’s Spirit Gas Station, Windset Farms, and Betteravia Business Park into the Southwest Landscape and Lighting District; and Circle K and Donovan Restaurant and Auto Repair into the Northeast Landscape and Lighting District.

 

 

4.   ANNUAL APPOINTMENTS TO VARIOUS COMMITTEES AND BOARDS, AND CITY COUNCIL ALTERNATE REPRESENTATION TO THE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS.  The City Council is asked to make appointments to the All-America City Committee, the Code Compliance Board, the Landmark Committee, and the Santa Maria Community Television Board of Directors, and appoint an alternate to the Air Pollution Control District Board of Directors.

 

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.  The following applications were received.

 

Lia Chait (Community Education or Ethnic)

Bailey Hudson (incumbent-Nonprofit)            nominated by Councilmember Patino

Ricky Lara (incumbent-Ethnic)                       nominated by Mayor Lavagnino

Timothy Larson (Business)

Tahir Masood (incumbent-Nonprofit)             nominated by Councilmember Orach

Bob Orach (incumbent-Government)             nominated by Councilmember Zacarías

Mario San Bartolome (Community Education or Ethnic)

 

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 the two incumbents only.

 

Ronald Ferrari, Jr. (incumbent)                       nominated by Councilmember Patino

Jack Owen, Jr. (incumbent)                            nominated by Councilmember Zacarías

 

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 remaining vacancy as only one application was received. 

 

JoAnn Wilson (incumbent)

 

e.   Appoint two members 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.  Only the two incumbents applied. 

 

David Cross (incumbent)

Robert Morrison (incumbent)

 

f.    Appoint a Councilmember to serve as alternate to the Air Pollution Control District Board of Directors.

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

5.   PRESENTATION ON PROPOSED NOVEMBER 2010 STATEWIDE BALLOT INITIATIVE TO PROTECT LOCAL GOVERNMENT REVENUES.  The City Council will hear a presentation from Dave Mullinax, League of California Cities, on the proposed Statewide Ballot Measure.

 

a.   Presentation to be made by Dave Mullinax.

 

b.   Council discussion.

 

c.   Resolution No. 2010-10 to be adopted supporting the “Local Taxpayer, Public Safety and Transportation Protection Act” proposed for the November 2010 ballot.

 

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

 

6.   PRESENTATION ON CALIFORNIA STATEWIDE LOCAL STREETS AND ROADS ASSESSMENT.  The City Council will hear a presentation from the Director of Public Works regarding the California Statewide Local Streets and Roads Assessment prepared by the League of California Cities and the impact that State budget decisions could have on City of Santa Maria transportation systems.

 

a.   Presentation to be made by Director of Public Works.

 

b.   Council discussion.

 

c.   Resolution No. 2010-11 to be adopted supporting the findings of the California Statewide Local Streets and Roads Needs Assessment.

 

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 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 JOSE BETANCOURT v. City of Santa Maria, et al., Case No. 1273966.

 

 

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 2, 2010.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE FEBRUARY 2ND MEETING IS JANUARY 21, 2010.

 

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NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Jan 20, 2010

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory

Committee

Feb 8, 2010

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Feb 9, 2010

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Feb 9, 2010

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks

Commission

Feb 9, 2010

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Feb 9, 2010

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

Feb 11, 2010

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Furlough Day

Feb 19, 2010

City Offices Closed