Receipt of Documents after Distribution of Council Agenda:

Pursuant to SB 343, a document was received on October 4, 2010, after the distribution of the City Council Agenda packet.  The document received is associated with Item No. 6 below and can be reviewed by selecting the associated Agenda Item link to the Agenda Report.

 

 

 

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

OCTOBER 5, 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 October 12, 2010, as:

 

“4TH ANNUAL NATIONAL ENERGY DAY”

 

      in the City of Santa Maria and encouraging people across the community to participate in conservation and energy efficiency to help reduce energy demand.

 

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

 

“EMPLOYMENT DISABILITIES AWARENESS MONTH”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and expressing thanks and appreciation to The Opportunity Expo Coalition for their many contributions to our community.

 

C.  Proclamation declaring the month of October 2010, as

“DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and urging all residents to observe this month by becoming aware of the tragedy of domestic violence, supporting those who are working toward its end, and participating in community efforts.

 

 

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  September 21, 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.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT:

 

E.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading and adopt Ordinance No. 2010-07 for the General Plan Amendment, Zone Change, and Specific Plan Amendment for the Heritage at Westgate Ranch Project, located north of Battles Road, south of La Brea Avenue, east of “A” Street, and west of Blosser Road, Assessor’s Parcel No. 117-240-029, GPZ-2010-002, SPZ-2010-001 and E-2010-021 (52.6 Acres).

 

a.   Ordinance No. 2010-07 to be adopted.

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading and adopt Ordinance No. 2010-08 for the General Plan Amendment, Zone Change, and Specific Plan Amendment for the Siena Apartments, located at the northwest corner of Blosser Road and Sonya Lane, various Assessor’s Parcel Numbers, GPZ-2010-001, SPZ-2010-001 and E-2010-013 (10.75 acres).

 

a.   Ordinance No. 2010-08 to be adopted.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve a Notice of Contract Completion for Federal Stimulus Concrete Project #2 – Thornburg Street, Bid No. 2010/08.

 

a.   Notice of Contract Completion to be approved and the Chief Deputy City Clerk directed to record same.

 

RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT:

 

H.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt three resolutions annexing and assessing six (6) parcels into the Southwest, South Miller Street/South College Drive, and Northwest Landscape and Lighting Districts.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2010-117 be adopted annexing and authorizing the assessment of landscape maintenance fees to the SMAT Maintenance and Operations Facility and New Beginnings Church located in the Southwest Landscape and Lighting District.

 

b.   Resolution No. 2010-118 be adopted annexing and authorizing the assessment of landscape maintenance fees to Verizon Wireless located in the South Miller Street/South College Drive Landscape and Lighting District.

 

c.   Resolution No. 2010-119 be adopted annexing and authorizing the assessment of landscape maintenance fees to the Depot Street Parcel Map, North Broadway Shopping Center, and Sharer Brothers Center located in the Northwest Landscape and Lighting District.

 

 

PRESENTATIONS:

 

4.   PRESENTATION AND RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT FOR PROPOSITION 22, THE LOCAL TAXPAYER, PUBLIC SAFETY AND TRANSPORTATION PROTECTION ACT OF 2010.  The City Council will hear a presentation from Dave Mullinax, League of California Cities, regarding Proposition 22 on the November 2, 2010, ballot to prevent future shifts by the State of local revenues used for transportation, redevelopment or local government projects and services.

 

a.   Presentation to be made by Dave Mullinax, League of California Cities.

 

b.   Council discussion.

 

c.   Resolution No. 2010-120 be adopted affirming support of Proposition 22, the Local Taxpayer, Public Safety, and Transportation Act of 2010.

 

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

 


PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

5.   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.

 

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. 2010-09 approving a Development Agreement 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

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

6.   CONCEPTUAL REVIEW OF PROPOSED EMPLOYEE PARKING LOT FOR THE CHUMASH CASINO.  The City Council is asked to accept input from the Chumash Casino regarding a desire to develop a shuttle parking lot for employees living in the Santa Maria Valley.

 

a.   Staff Report to be made.  (Director of Community Development)

 

b.   Council discussion.

 

c.   Direction to staff to be given.

 

7.   STATUS REPORT ON NEIGHBORHOOD STABILIZATION PROGRAM (NSP) GRANT AND AUTHORIZATION TO TRANSFER PROPERTIES TO SUBRECIPIENT NON-PROFIT AGENCIES.  The City Council will receive a status report on the Neighborhood Stabilization Program Grant and authorize the City Manager and any designee(s) to execute the necessary documents for the transfer of three properties to Good Samaritan Shelter, Inc., People’s Self-Help Housing Corporation, and Habitat for Humanity Northern Santa Barbara County.

 

a.   Staff Report to be made.  (Community Programs Manager)

 

b.   Council discussion.

 

c.   Resolution No. 2010-121 to be adopted authorizing the transfer of the properties.

 

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

 

 

REPORT BY CITY MANAGER:

 

 

ORAL REPORTS OF COUNCILMEMBERS AND OFFICERS (INCLUDING AB1234 REPORTS):

 

 

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, OCTOBER 19, 2010.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE OCTOBER 19TH MEETING IS OCTOBER 7, 2010.

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Oct 6, 2010

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

Oct 11, 2010

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Oct 12, 2010

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Oct 12, 2010

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

Oct 12, 2010

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Oct 12, 2010

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

Oct 13, 2010

City Council Chambers

3:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Furlough Day

Oct 15, 2010

City Offices Closed