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

MAY 17, 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/PRESENTATIONS:

 

A.     Resolution No. 2011-47 to be adopted honoring and commending:

 

DENNIS SZCZEPANSKI

 

for more than 16 years of full-time service to the City of Santa Maria Fire Department, and 31 years overall, and congratulating him on his retirement.

 

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

 

B.  Presentation of the “GOING THE EXTRA MILE (GEM)” Award to:

 

MIKE SPEARS

Systems Analyst I

 

      for devoting countless hours of his personal time and his own money to produce a powerful educational film for the Police Department’s Traffic Unit that has been shown to more than 2,000 students.

 

and

 

DAN ORR

Fire Battalion Chief

 

      for volunteering his own time on weeknights and Saturdays to help make the City’s “Listos” community emergency preparedness classes a success, while still fulfilling his regular duties as Fire Marshal, Battalion Chief, and training seven new firefighter recruits.

 

C.     Recreation and Parks Volunteer of the Month for May 2011:

 

SHARON FOSTER/TOWN CENTER GALLERY

 

         for her dedication and commitment to the Fine Arts Show at the Autumn Arts Grapes and Grains Festival.


D.     Proclamation declaring June 2, 2011, as:

 

CLARENCE MINETTI DAY

 

in the City of Santa Maria and encourage all residents to enter into the rodeo spirit by attending all the events taking place June 2nd through June 5th, 2011.

 

E.     Proclamation declaring the week of June 6 - 11, 2011, as:

 

SPECIAL OLYMPICS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN WEEK

 

in the City of Santa Maria and encouraging the community to recognize and honor the Law Enforcement Officers from the City of Santa Maria for their dedicated efforts in support of the Special Olympic athletes in the community.

 

F.      Proclamation declaring the month of May 1 - June 14, 2011, as:

 

NATIONAL MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH

 

in the City of Santa Maria, and encouraging all residents to join in showing gratitude to the military by the appropriate display of flags and ribbons during the designated period. 

 

 

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 May 3, 2011.

 

a.   Minutes to be approved.

 

C.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading by title only of Ordinance No. 2011-04, authorizing an amendment to the contract between the City Council of the City of Santa Maria and the Board of Administration of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System to provide 2% at 55, three-year final compensation for miscellaneous members and 3% at 55, three-year final compensation for local safety members, and adopt the ordinance.

 

a.   Ordinance No. 2011-04 to be adopted.

 

D.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution declaring certain City equipment to be surplus and authorizing the donation of nine retired laptop computers to Converge PacWest for a humanitarian mission benefiting a school in earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-48 to be adopted declaring equipment to be surplus and authorizing its disposal through donation.

 

E.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council review staff’s recommended response to the Santa Barbara County Civil Grand Jury Report regarding “Improving Our Emergency Alert System in the 21st Century” and authorize the City Manager to sign and transmit the City’s response to the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court and the County Board of Supervisors.

 

a.   Response to be approved.

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT:

 

F.   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.

 

G.  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.

 

H.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the City of Santa Maria 2011 Investment Policy.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-49 to be adopted approving the 2011 Investment Policy.

 

I.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statement No. 54 which incorporates a Fund Balance Policy, including a General Fund Prudent Reserve and authorizes the Director of Administrative Services to implement the Fund Balance Policy.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-50 to be adopted approving the Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statement No. 54.

 

J.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt five resolutions authorizing pre-tax payroll deduction plans for member contributions and the Employer Paid Members Contribution (EPMC) pertaining to the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-51 to be adopted authorizing employees’ contributions to  CalPERS which are picked-up by the City to be excluded from the gross income of the employee until such time as the contribution is distributed to the employee; and

 

b.   Resolution No. 2011-52 to be adopted authorizing paying and reporting the value of EPMC to CalPERS for full-time general employees represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU); and

 

c.   Resolution No. 2011-53 to be adopted authorizing paying and reporting the value of EPMC to CalPERS for the Non-Represented Management and Confidential Employees; and

 

d.   Resolution No. 2011-54 to be adopted authorizing paying and reporting the value of EPMC to CalPERS for the Public Safety Managers; and

 

e.   Resolution No. 2011-55 to be adopted authorizing paying and reporting the value of EPMC to CalPERS for the employees represented by the Santa Maria Fire Fighters’ Union.

 

K.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution giving final approval to the estimated allocations and activities for use of Federal funds under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program for Fiscal Year 2011-12, and authorizing the City Manager to execute the necessary documents on behalf of the City of Santa Maria for the application of funds.  [Annual Action Plan]  [Action Plan Attachments A-C]  [Action Plan Attachment D]  [Action Plan Attachments E-F]

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-56 to be adopted approving the 2011-12 Annual Action Plan.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

 

L.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a successor agreement for Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) services between the City of Santa Maria and the Santa Maria Public Airport District.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-57 to be adopted approving a successor agreement with the Airport District for ARFF services.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

M.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve the Notice of Contract Completion for Mall Parking Structure A – Federal Stimulus Energy Efficiency Project, Bid No. 2010/13.

 

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

 

RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT:

 

N.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the Engineer’s Reports and a resolution declaring the intent to levy and collect the property tax assessments for each of the four Landscape Maintenance Districts and the 21 Special Benefit Zones, and set a public hearing for July 19, 2011, to consider the proposed landscape assessments.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-58 to be adopted approving the Engineer’s Reports for Assessment Proceedings.

 

b.   Resolution No. 2011-59 to be adopted declaring the intent to levy and collect assessments and setting July 19, 2011, as the time and place for a public hearing for the four Landscape Maintenance Districts and 21 Special Benefit Zones.

 

 

APPOINTMENTS:

 

4.   APPOINTMENT TO ALL-AMERICA CITY COMMITTEE AND LANDMARK COMMITTEE.  The City Council is requested to make one appointment to the All-America City Committee for a two-year term and one appointment to the Landmark Committee for a three-year term that will expire in January 2013 and January 2014 respectively.  Applications were received from Karen Sanchez for the All-America City Committee and Michael Anderson for the Landmark Committee. 

 

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

 

b.   Nomination to be made to the All-America City Committee by Councilmember Orach

 

c.   Nomination to be made to the Landmark Committee by Mayor Lavagnino.

 

d.   Appointments to be made by the Mayor with confirmation by the City Council.

 

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

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

5.   AMENDMENT TO THE COUNTYWIDE SITING ELEMENT ADDING THE INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY (IWMF) AT LOS FLORES.  The City Council will consider adoption of a resolution approving an amendment to the Countywide Siting Element and a resolution making findings of consistency for an amendment to the Siting Element.

 

a.   Staff report to be made.   (Director of Utilities)

 

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 written communications filed, hearing to be closed.

 

f.    Resolution No. 2011-60 to be adopted approving the amendment to the Countywide Siting Element for the Integrated Waste Management Facility at Los Flores.

 

g.   Resolution No. 2011-61 to be adopted making findings of consistency for the Countywide Siting Element.

 

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

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

6.   DISCUSSION OF AMENDMENTS TO DOWNTOWN SPECIFIC PLAN.  The City Council is requested to discuss possible amendments to the Downtown Specific Plan and direct Community Development staff to prepare amendments to the Plan based on options presented by staff and further discussion amongst Councilmembers.

 

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

 

      b.   Public Input.

 

      c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Direction to staff to be given on proposed amendments to the Downtown Specific Plan.

 

ROLL CALL:     Councilmembers Boysen, Cordero, Orach, Patino, 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 – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION Initiation of litigation pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 54956.9 (one potential case).

 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 54956.9.  Michael Acuna v. City of Santa Maria, Santa Barbara Superior Court, Case No. 1322760.

 

 

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, JUNE 7, 2011.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE JUNE 7TH MEETING IS MAY 26, 2011.

 

 

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MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

May 18, 2011

CANCELLED

6:30 p.m.

 

June 1, 2011

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

June 13, 2011

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

June 14, 2011

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

June 14, 2011

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

June 14, 2011

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

June 14, 2011

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

June 15, 2011

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Furlough Day

May 20, 2011

City Offices Closed