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

Deputy City Clerk Rhonda Garietz

Ex-Officio Clerk of the City Council

 

 

REGULAR MEETING

OCTOBER 18, 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/COMMENDATIONS:

 

A.  Proclamation recognizing and commending:

 

CORPORAL ROBERT PRESCOTT

 

recipient of the California State Firefighters’ Association Medal of Valor for his courageous and selfless action that resulted in rescuing a child from a burning building.

 

B.  Resolution No. 2011-121 to be adopted recognizing and commending:

 

RON FERRARI

 

for his dedicated service to the City of Santa Maria as a member of the Code Compliance Board from March 2000 to August 2011.

 

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

 

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

 

HUMBERTO ESPINOZA

 

for his dedication and commitment as head coach for the Recreation and Parks Department’s Summer Youth Basketball League.

 

D.  Proclamation declaring the month of October 2011, as:

 

“FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and recognize this is a significant time for Filipino Americans in the history of the United States.

 

 

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 September 20, 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.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

 

E.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving an agreement with Category Five Professional Consultants, Inc., for the preparation and training of Emergency Plans for the City of Santa Maria, the City of Guadalupe, and the Continuity of Operations and Recovery Plan for Allan Hancock College, and authorizing the Fire Chief to execute the agreement.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-122 to be adopted approving an agreement with Category Five Professional Consultants, Inc., for the preparation of emergency plans.

 

LIBRARY DEPARTMENT:

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving an agreement with the County of Santa Barbara for operation of a Countywide Free Library System for 2011-12.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-123 to be adopted approving an agreement with the County for the Library.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the appropriation of $230,000 to be allocated to the Santa Maria Police Department under the provisions of the Office of Traffic Safety (O.T.S.) Driving Under the Influence (D.U.I.) Enforcement and Awareness Program.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-124 to be adopted authorizing the allocation of grant funds to the Police Department.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

H.  Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the removal of 2-hour limited time parking and the establishment of a no-stopping zone on Palm Court Drive.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-125 to be adopted removing a 2-hour parking limit and establishing a no-stopping zone on Palm Court Drive.

 

I.    Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution establishing a no-stopping zone on East Vickie Avenue just south of the western right-of-way of North College Drive.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-126 to be adopted establishing a no-stopping zone on East Vickie Avenue.

 

J.   Recommendation of the Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution establishing a no-stopping zone on Lorencita Drive between Wisteria Drive and Espalier Drive.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2011-127 to be adopted establishing a no-stopping zone on Lorencita Drive.

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

4.   ONE-YEAR REVIEW OF AN AMENDMENT TO TITLE 12 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE PERTAINING TO THE SIGN ORDINANCE, SECTION 12-34 CONCERNING SANDWICH BOARD SIGNS.  The City Council is requested to receive a report regarding an amendment to the Sign Ordinance granting a one-year extension for the use of sandwich board signs in the Downtown Specific Plan area until January 2012.  This is in response to a request by the City Council for a report prior to the one-year extension expiring.

 

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

 

b.   Public input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Report to be received and filed or direct staff to prepare additional amendments.

 

5.   PROPOSAL TO REPLACE THE CODE COMPLIANCE BOARD WITH HEARING OFFICERS.  The City Council is requested to consider an ordinance amending existing sections of the Santa Maria Municipal Code to replace the Code Compliance Board with hearing officers – an administrative practice commonly used in California – in order to reduce costs and improve efficiency in operations.

 

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

 

b.   Public input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Ordinance No. 2011-08 amending Chapter 1-8 and 1-9, and 5-6 of 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

 

 

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

 

 

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENT pursuant to Government Code Section 54957. 

 

Title:         City Manager

 

 

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, NOVEMBER 1, 2011.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE NOVEMBER 1ST MEETING IS OCTOBER 20, 2011.

 

 

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MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Oct 19, 2011

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Nov 08, 2011

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Nov 08, 2011

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

Nov 08, 2011

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Nov 08, 2011

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Code Compliance Board

Nov 10, 2011

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

Nov 14, 2011

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Furlough Day

Oct 21, 2011

City Offices Closed