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

NOVEMBER 16, 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 week of November , 2010, as:

 

“NATIONAL KEY CLUB WEEK”

 

      in the City of Santa Maria and calling upon all residents of Santa Maria to support the members of this organization who are preparing themselves to be better, more responsible citizens, as they provide meaningful service to our community.

 

B.  Recreation and Parks Volunteers of the Month for November 2010:

 

ROYAL FAMILY KIDS CAMP

ERIC AND DIANE RAE

 

      for providing approximately 40 volunteers to assist the Recreation and Parks Department at the 27th Annual Autumn Arts Grapes and Grains Festival’s Family Fun area.

 

 

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 November 2, 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.

 

LIBRARY:

 

E.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving an agreement with the County of Santa Barbara for Orcutt Branch Library Tenant Improvements.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-126 to be adopted approving the agreement for the Orcutt Branch Library.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the Santa Maria Police Department to receive federal monetary reimbursement on mutually agreed upon investigations with the Drug Enforcement Agency (D.E.A.).

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-127 authorizing the Santa Maria Police Department’s participation in the Federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Reimbursement Program to be adopted.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council give approval to call for bids on the plans and specifications for the Northwest Fire Station #3, Bid No. 2011/04.

 

a.   Authorization to call for bids to be given.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

4.   DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT FOR COLE ENTERPRISES, LLC, 1525 WEST BETTERAVIA ROAD, TO ALLOW THE PHASED DEFERRAL OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS, SP-2010-021 AND E-2009-003.  The City Council will consider a request to approve a Development Agreement for Cole Enterprises and introduce an ordinance to allow the phased deferral of certain public infrastructure improvements.  This item was continued from the October 5, 2010, City Council meeting.

 

On August 8, 2010, the Planning Commission adopted Resolution No. 2571 on a 5-0 vote recommending that the City Council approve a Development Agreement.

 

a.   Staff Report to be made.  (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.    Ordinance No. 2010-13 approving a Development Agreement to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption.

 

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

 

5.   HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE, GP-2009-001, E-2009-034.  The City Council will consider the State Housing and Community Development Department’s comments on, and adoption of, the 2010 Housing Element of the General Plan.  The 2010 Housing Element of the General Plan identifies housing needs of the community and programs to achieve the housing goals, policies, and objectives of the City of Santa Maria, as determined by the Regional Housing Needs Allocation.   [2010 Housing Element of the General Plan]

 

a.   Staff Report to be made.  (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.    Resolution No. 2010-128 adopting the 2010 Housing Element Update to be adopted.

 

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

 

6.     AMENDMENT TO SECTION 12-34 OF TITLE 12 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE PERTAINING TO SANDWICH BOARD, TEMPORARY, BOW/FEATHER SIGNS, TEMPORARY SIGNS IN DEVELOPING RESIDENTIAL AREAS, AND PARKING LOT LIGHT BANNERS; Z-2010-005, E-2010-048. The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Planning Commission regarding a zoning text amendment.  The proposed amendment would extend the sunset for sandwich board signs for one year within the Downtown Specific Plan area, allow temporary signs for up to sixty days within a six month time frame and allow posting on vacant land, and confirm that the use of bow/feather signs is prohibited.  The amendment would apply citywide. The project is a Class 11 categorically exempt project under the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines. No further environmental review is required.

 

a.   Staff Report to be made.  (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.    Ordinance No. 2010-14 approving amendments to the Sign Ordinance to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption.

 

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 USA v. ALCOA, INC. Case No. CV 10-05051 and USA v. ABEX AEROSPACE DIVISION, ET. AL., Case No. CV-00-12471.

 

 

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:

 

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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, DECEMBER 7, 2010.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE DECEMBER 7TH MEETING IS NOVEMBER 24, 2010.

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Nov 17, 2010

Dec 01, 2010

CANCELLED

CANCELLED

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

Dec 13, 2010

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Dec 14, 2010

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Dec 14, 2010

CANCELLED

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

Dec 14, 2010

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Dec 14, 2010

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

Dec 15, 2010

City Council Chambers

3:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Furlough Day

Nov 19, 2010

City Offices Closed

 

Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov 25-26, 2010

City Offices Closed