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

JULY 5, 2011, 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.  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 Boysen, Cordero, Orach, Patino, and Mayor Lavagnino

 

 

1.   PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

 

A.     Proclamation declaring July 11, 2011, as:

 

SANTA MARIA VALLEY RAILROAD’S

100TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

 

in the City of Santa Maria and thanking Mr. Rob Himoto and his staff of dedicated railroaders for their commitment in providing a first-class transportation system for the Santa Maria Valley.

 

B.     Presentation and Overview of Santa Barbara County Redistricting Efforts.

 

a.   Presentation to be made by Dennis Bozanich, Assistant to the County Executive Officer and County redistricting coordinator.

 

b.   Council discussion and direction.

 

 

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 June 21, 2011.

 

a.   Minutes to be approved.

 

C.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt resolutions related to personnel changes resulting from budget amendments to the adopted 2011-12 City Budget (second year of the approved two-year budget).

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-68 to be adopted authorizing the creation of new classifications, adjustments to salary ranges and job specifications, eliminating positions, not funding public safety positions, and abolishing classifications no longer in use.

 

b.   Resolution No. 2011-69 to be adopted authorizing an update to the City’s Conflict of Interest Code.

 

c.   Resolution No. 2011-70 to be adopted amending the City’s contract with the Public Agency Retirement Services (PARS) for staff in limited-service positions.

 

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.

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt resolutions approving the annual operating agreements for the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Santa Maria Valley Historical Society and Museum, the Santa Maria Museum of Flight, and approving funding for the Chamber of Commerce for economic development services.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-71 to be adopted approving an operating agreement and funding for economic development services with the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce.

 

b.   Resolution No. 2011-72 to be adopted approving an operating agreement with and allocation to the Santa Maria Valley Historical Society and Museum.

 

c.   Resolution No. 2011-73 to be adopted approving an operating agreement with and allocation to the Santa Maria Museum of Flight.

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution adopting an Investment Policy Statement for The Hartford 457 Deferred Compensation and 401(a) Plans.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-74 to be adopted approving the Investment Policy Statement.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

H.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving a one-year renewal agreement with the Santa Maria-Bonita School District for shared funding of the School Crossing Guard Program.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-75 to be adopted approving a School Crossing Guard Program shared funding agreement.

 

I.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving an agreement with All City Management Services, Inc., for the operation and administration of the School Crossing Guard Program.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-76 to be adopted approving an agreement with All City Management Services, Inc.

 

J.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving receipt of Proposition 1B Transit Capital funding in the amount of $300,000, a grant from the State of California.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-77 to be adopted approving receipt of Proposition 1B funding.

 

K.  Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution establishing a no-stopping zone on either side of the driveways of 116 and 120 South College Drive.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-78 to be adopted approving a no-stopping zone on South College Drive.

 

L.   Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution establishing a no-stopping zone on either side of the driveway at 129 West Jones Street.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-79 to be adopted approving a no-stopping zone on West Jones Street.

 

M.  Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution establishing a no-stopping zone on the north side of Donovan Road between River Rock Court and Canyon Drive.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-80 to be adopted approving a no-stopping zone on Donovan Road.


PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

4.   A PUBLIC HEARING TO RECEIVE PUBLIC COMMENTS AND CONSIDER THE BLOCK GRANTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE’S REVISED RECOMMENDATION FOR THE ALLOCATION OF FISCAL YEAR 2011-12 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) AND HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM FUNDS.  The City Council is requested to conduct the public hearing to receive public comments and consider the Block Grants Advisory Committee’s revised recommendations for the allocation of Fiscal Year 2011-12 CDBG and HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds.

 

On June 13, 2011, the Block Grants Advisory Committee reconsidered the recommended allocations and prepared a revised recommendation for consideration by the City Council.

 

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

 

b.   Written communications.

 

c.   Those in opposition to be heard.

 

d.   Those in favor to be heard.

 

e.   After all persons have been heard, and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

 

f.    Resolution No. 2011-81 to be adopted approving the revised activities and allocations under the Home Investment Partnerships Program.

 

g.   Resolution No. 2011-82 to be adopted approving the revised Capital Development activities and allocation under the Community Development Block Grant Program.

 

h.   Resolution No. 2011-83 to be adopted approving the revised public service activities and allocations under the Community Development Block Grant Program.

 

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

 

 

5.   GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT AND ZONE CHANGE REQUEST FROM THE CHUMASH CASINO RESORT FOR A PARK AND RIDE LOT AT 1223 FAIRWAY DRIVE, GPZ-2011-002, E-2011-013.  The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Planning Commission to approve a Mitigated Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact and a General Plan Amendment from LI (Light Industrial) to CF (Community Facilities) and a Zone Change from 4.22 acres of PD/M-1 (Planned Development/Light Manufacturing) and 1.07 acres of PF (Public Facilities) to 5.29 acres of PD/PF (Planned Development/Public Facilities) for a park and ride lot, Assessor’s Parcel No. 111-580-007.

 

On June 1, 2011, the Planning Commission adopted Resolution Nos. 2587 and 2588 on a 5-0 vote recommending that the City Council approve the Mitigated Negative Declaration and the General Plan Amendment and Zone Change for the Chumash Park and Ride Lot site and project.

 

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

 

b.   Written communications.

 

c.   Those in opposition to be heard.

 

d.   Those in favor to be heard.

 

e.   After all persons have been heard, and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

 

f.    Resolution No. 2011-84 to be adopted authorizing the filing of a Mitigated Negative Declaration, E-2011-013.

 

g.   Resolution No. 2011-85 to be adopted amending the General Plan (Land Use Policy Map) of 4.22 acres of the 5.29 acre site from LI (Light Industrial) to CF (Community Facilities) land use designation.

 

h.   Ordinance No. 2011-05 rezoning the 5.29 acre site from PD/M-1 (Planned Development/Light Manufacturing) on 4.22 acres and PF (Public Facilities) on 1.07 acres to PD/PF (Planned Development/Public Facilities) on 5.29 acres 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

 


6.   ZONING TEXT AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTERS 2, 12 AND 21 OF TITLE 12 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE PERTAINING TO THE CENTRAL BUSINESS (C-1) AND AIRPORT SERVICE II (AS-II) ZONING DISTRICTS, Z-2010-006, E-2010-055.  The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Planning Commission to approve a Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact and an ordinance amending Chapters 2, 12 and 21 of Title 12 pertaining to permitted and conditional uses.

 

On June 1, 2011, the Planning Commission unanimously adopted Resolution Nos. 2585 and 2586 recommending that the City Council adopt a Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact and adopt an ordinance approving the various amendments to Chapters 2, 12 and 21 of Title 12 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code.

 

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

 

b.   Written communications.

 

c.   Those in opposition to be heard.

 

d.   Those in favor to be heard.

 

e.   After all persons have been heard, and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

 

f.    Resolution No. 2011-86 to be adopted authorizing the filing of a Negative Declaration, E-2010-055.

 

g.   Ordinance No. 2011-06 amending Chapter 12-2 (Definitions), Chapter 12-12 (Central Business District), and Chapter 12-21 (Airport Service II District) of Title 12 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code 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

 


7.   CITY OF SANTA MARIA 2010 URBAN WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN UPDATE.  The City Council will conduct a public hearing to accept public testimony and consider the 2010 update to the City’s Urban Water Management Plan.  [Urban Water Management Plan]

 

a.   Staff report to be made.  (Utilities Engineer)

 

b.   Written communications.

 

c.   Those in opposition to be heard.

 

d.   Those in favor to be heard.

 

e.   After all persons have been heard, and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

 

f.    Resolution No. 2011-87 to be adopted approving the 2010 Urban Water Management Plan Update.

 

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, JULY 19, 2011.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE JULY 19TH MEETING IS JULY 7, 2011.

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

July 6, 2011

CANCELLED

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

July 11, 2011

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

July 12, 2011

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

July 12, 2011

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

July 12, 2011

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

July 12, 2011

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

July 13, 2011

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Furlough Day

July 15, 2011

City Offices Closed