Receipt of Documents after Distribution of Council Agenda:

Pursuant to SB 343, documents were received on March 15, 2011, after the distribution of the City Council Agenda packet.  The documents received are 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

AND

REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

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

MARCH 15, 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 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 Boysen, Cordero, Orach, Patino, and Mayor Lavagnino

 

 

1.   PROCLAMATIONS/COMMENDATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

 

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

 

STEVE DEL REAL

 

for his commitment and dedication to Special Olympics – Northern Santa Barbara County, especially the Annual Southern California Special Olympics Summer Games. 

 

B.  Commendation to the winner of the 7th Grade Student Essay Contest:

 

BAILEY DURNIN

 

from St. Luis de Montfort School, for writing on the topic “If you were Mayor and you were given $1,000,000, how would you use it to enhance your community?”

 

C.  Presentation of Award Recognitions for Budget Excellence.  Budget awards will be presented to the City of Santa Maria and Assistant City Manager Rick Haydon:

 

1.   Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA);

 

2.   Excellence in Operating Budget Award from the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO).

 

 

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 March 1, 2011.

 

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.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

E.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution declaring that noxious and dangerous weeds growing upon or in front of property, and rubbish, refuse and dirt upon or in front of property, constitute a public nuisance which must be abated; commencing proceedings for the abatement of these nuisances; and setting a public hearing for April 19, 2011, to consider any objections or protests to the abatement program.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-23 to be adopted initiating the 2011 Annual Weed Abatement Program.

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution awarding the bid and approving an agreement with G. Sosa Construction, Inc., for the West Stowell Road Widening project, Bid No. 2011/05.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-24 to be adopted approving an agreement with G. Sosa Construction in the amount of $143,785.

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading by title only of Ordinance No. 2011-01, establishing a 45 mph speed limit on Union Valley Parkway from Broadway to Blosser Road, and adopt the ordinance.

 

a.   Ordinance No. 2011-01 to be adopted.

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

4.      2010 GENERAL PLAN ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT (SP-2011-001).  The City Council is requested to receive the 2010 General Plan Annual Progress Report and direct the Chief Deputy City Clerk to file the report with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) and the State Housing and Community Development Department (HCD).

 

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

 

b.   Public input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Report to be received and filed.

 

5.      2011 TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO THE SANTA MARIA MUNICIPAL CODE.  The City Council is requested to consider an ordinance making various technical amendments to the Santa Maria Municipal Code relating to maintenance of the Code, personnel, itinerant shows, dances, property nuisance, and parades.

 

a.   Staff report to be given.  (Senior Assistant City Attorney/Utilities Counsel)

 

b.   Public input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Ordinance No. 2011-02 making technical amendments to the 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

 

6.      CITY COUNCIL/REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY (RDA) TO CONSIDER REPAYMENT OF LOANS BY THE AGENCY FOR THE CENTRAL PLAZA NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT PROJECT, CENTRAL CITY PROJECT.  [ATTACHMENT A]  [ATTACHMENT B]

 

a.   Staff report to be given.  (City Attorney)

 

b.   Public input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Resolution No. 2011-26 approving and authorizing repayment of bonded debt and loans made to the Agency and payable from the tax increment and other revenues of the Santa Maria Redevelopment Agency and approving a Cooperation Agreement and Reimbursement Agreement.

 

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

 

 

MAYOR LAVAGNINO WILL ADJOURN THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL.

 

 

CHAIRPERSON LAVAGNINO WILL CONVENE A MEETING OF THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY.

 

ROLL CALL:            Board Members Boysen, Cordero, Orach, Patino, and Chairperson Lavagnino

     

e.   Redevelopment Agency (RDA) Resolution No. 2011-01 approving and authorizing repayment of bonded debt and repayment of loans to the City of Santa Maria and approving a Cooperation Agreement and Reimbursement Agreement.

 

ROLL CALL:     Board members Boysen, Cordero, Orach, Patino, and Chairperson Lavagnino

 

REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING WILL ADJOURN AND MAYOR LAVAGNINO WILL RECONVENE THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

 

 

REPORT BY CITY MANAGER:

 

 

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

 

 

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, APRIL 5, 2011.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE APRIL 5TH MEETING IS MARCH 24, 2011.

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Mar 16, 2011

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

Apr 11, 2011

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Apr 12, 2011

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Apr 12, 2011

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

Apr 12, 2011

Newlove Bldg., 1619 S. Thornburg Street

12:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Apr 12, 2011

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

Apr 13, 2011

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Furlough Day

Mar 18, 2011

City Offices Closed