AGENDA OF THE CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA

 

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

110 E. COOK STREET

 

Mayor Larry Lavagnino

Mayor Pro Tem Alice Patino

Councilmember Jack Boysen Councilmember Mike Cordero

Councilmember Bob Orach

 

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 18, 2011, 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 Boysen, Cordero, Orach, Patino, 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 the Closed Session item only.  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:

                                

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 International Union (SEIU) Local 620; Fire Fighters Local 2020; Public Safety Managers; and Non-Represented Management and Confidential Employees

 

 

 

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 Boysen, Cordero, Orach, Patino, and Mayor Lavagnino

 

 

1.   PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

 

A.  Recreation and Parks Volunteer of the Month for January 2011:

 

Jewel Ryan

 

for her dedication and commitment over the past 15 years as the coordinator of the Senior Book Exchange held twice each month at the Elwin Mussell Senior Center.

 

B.  Proclamation declaring the month of February 2011, as:

 

“SCAM ALERT – PREVENT LOAN MODIFICATION FRAUD MONTH”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and encouraging the residents of Santa Maria to report loan fraud activity by contacting the office of the District Attorney of the County of Santa Barbara.

 

 

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 January 4, 2011.

 

a.   Minutes to be approved.

 

C.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council accept as complete the public improvements associated with Hunter’s Landing at Stowell Road and State Highway 101, and release a Faithful Performance Bond in the reduced amount of $50,000, with the order that the Contractor, Labor and Material Bond be retained until July 2011.

 

a.   Faithful Performance Bond in the reduced amount of $50,000 for Hunter’s Landing to be released.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT:

 

D.  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.

 

E.  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.

 

 

APPOINTMENTS:

 

4.   ANNUAL APPOINTMENTS TO VARIOUS BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND COMMISSIONS.  The City Council will consider making appointments to the All-America City Committee, the Code Compliance Board, the Planning Commission, the Recreation and Parks Commission, and the Santa Maria Community Television Board of Directors; and direct staff to readvertise one Youth/Education vacancy on the All-America City Committee and one vacancy on the Landmark Committee as insufficient applications were received.

 

a.   Staff report to be made.  (Chief Deputy City Clerk)

 

b.   Appoint three members to the All-America City Committee for a regular term of two years to fill vacancies in the “At-Large” category. Nominations to be made by Councilmembers Boysen, Cordero, and Patino.  Appointments to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  The following applications were received.

 

      Esther Acosta (incumbent)                          nominated by Councilmember Cordero

      Timothy Larson

      August (Bud) Narachi

 

c.   Appoint three members to the Code Compliance Board for a regular term of two years. Nominations to be made by Mayor Lavagnino and Councilmembers Cordero and Orach.  Appointments to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  Applications were received from the three incumbents only.

 

      Justin Randall (incumbent)                           nominated by Mayor Lavagnino

      Nancy Stewart (incumbent)                          nominated by Councilmember Cordero

      Larry Tanner (incumbent)                             nominated by Councilmember Orach

 

d.   Appoint two members to the Planning Commission for four-year terms, coterminous with the nominating Councilmember’s term. Nominations to be made by Councilmembers Boysen and Patino.  Appointments to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  Applicants must be City residents.  The incumbents did not reapply.  Two new applications were received. 

 

      Fred Quigley

      Etta Waterfield

 

e.   Appoint two members to the Recreation and Parks Commission for four-year terms, coterminous with the nominating Councilmember’s term. Nominations to be made by Councilmembers Boysen and Patino. Appointments to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  Applicants must be City residents.  Both incumbents reapplied and two new applications were received. 

 

Peggy Blough

Rebecca Carey

Henry Grennan (incumbent)             nominated by Councilmember Patino

Terri Zuniga (incumbent)                              nominated by former Councilmember Zacarías

 

f.    Appoint one member 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.  The incumbent reapplied, and two new applications were received. 

 

Linnie Kam

Jeanne Sparks

Mark van de Kamp (incumbent)

 

g.   Direct staff to readvertise one Youth/Education vacancy on the All-America City Committee and one vacancy on the Landmark Committee as insufficient applications were received.

 

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

 

5.   CONSIDERATION OF A RECOMMENDATION THAT THE CITY COUNCIL MAKE APPOINTMENTS TO VARIOUS BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES WHICH REQUIRE CITY COUNCIL REPRESENTATION.

 

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

 

b.   Council discussion.

 

c.   Appointments to be made.

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

6.   PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT – LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE SERVICES.  The City Council will consider awarding an agreement for Request for Proposal (RFP) 11-04 to J.D. Humann Landscaping, Inc., and authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to execute the agreement for landscape maintenance services.   [Attachment A]   [Attachment B]

 

a.   Staff Report to be made.  (Director of Recreation and Parks)

 

b.   Public Input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Resolution No. 2011-08 to be adopted approving an agreement with J.D. Humann Landscaping, Inc., for landscape maintenance services.

 

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

 

7.   FINDING OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE OR NECESSITY IN THE MATTER OF THE ISSUANCE OF A TYPE 20 (OFF-SALE BEER AND WINE) ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE FOR CARNICERIA EL AMIGO ABAD, 717 E. MAIN STREET, SP-2010-029.  The City Council is requested to adopt a motion specifically declining to make a finding of public convenience or necessity.  This item was continued from the December 7, 2010, City Council meeting at the applicant’s request.

 

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

 

b.   Public Input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Motion to be made finding that the public convenience or necessity would not be served by the issuance of the license.

 

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

 

8.   RESOLUTIONS APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO AND AN EXTENSION OF THE CURRENT MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION (SEIU) AND WAGE AND BENEFIT PACKAGES FOR THE NON-REPRESENTED MANAGEMENT AND CONFIDENTIAL EMPLOYEES AND THE PUBLIC SAFETY MANAGERS. 

 

a.   Staff Report to be made.  (Assistant City Manager)

 

b.   Public Input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Resolution No. 2011-09 to be adopted approving an amendment to and an extension of the current Memorandum of Understanding with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

 

e.   Resolution No. 2011-10 to be adopted approving a wage and benefit package for the Non-Represented Management and Confidential Employees.

 

f.    Resolution No. 2011-11 to be adopted approving a wage and benefit package for the public safety managers.

 

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

 

9.   A RESOLUTION RESOLVING THE CALENDAR YEAR 2011 MEET AND CONFER IMPASSE EXISTING BETWEEN REPRESENTATIVES OF THE CITY AND THE SANTA MARIA POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION (SMPOA), A RECOGNIZED EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION.

 

a.   Staff Report to be made.  (Assistant City Manager)

 

b.   Public Input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Resolution No. 2011-12 to be adopted resolving the calendar year 2011 meet and confer impasse between representatives of the City and the Santa Maria Police Officers Association (SMPOA) employees.

 

ROLL CALL:     Councilmembers Boysen, Cordero, Orach, Patino, 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, FEBRUARY 1, 2011.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE FEBRUARY 1ST MEETING IS JANUARY 20, 2011.

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Jan 19, 2011

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Feb 8, 2011

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Feb 8, 2011

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

Feb 8, 2011

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Feb 8, 2011

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

Feb 10, 2011

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

Feb 14, 2011

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Furlough Day

January 21, 2011

City Offices Closed