AGENDA OF THE CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA

 

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

110 E. COOK STREET

 

Mayor Larry Lavagnino

Mayor Pro Tem Bob Orach

Councilmember Jack Boysen Councilmember Mike Cordero

Councilmember Alice Patino

 

City Manager Rick Haydon

City Attorney Gil Trujillo

City Clerk Patti Rodriguez

Chief Deputy City Clerk Rhonda Garietz, Ex-Officio Clerk of the City Council

 

AUGUST 7, 2012

 

CLOSED SESSION AT 5:30 P.M.

REGULAR MEETING 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.

 

To receive reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act during the meeting, please notify the City Clerk’s office what you need during business hours at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting (typically before 5 p.m. on the Friday before the meeting).  The City Clerk’s office is at 110 East Cook Street, Santa Maria, Room 3; telephone (805) 925-0951, extension 307.  The City will give primary consideration to your request in providing assistance.  Examples of assistance may include exhibits in large-sized format, use of assisted listening equipment, use of the California Relay Service, texting by cellular phone, or the services of a live interpreter.   

 

Assisted listening 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.  Equipo también puede ser utilizado para la asistencia de traducción para esas personas que solamente hablan español.  Para permitirle a la Ciudad que coordine y solicite un traductor de un grupo 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 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. 

 

RECESS:               THE CITY COUNCIL WILL IMMEDIATELY RECESS TO A CLOSED SESSION FOR THE FOLLOWING:

 

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION pursuant to Subsection (e) of Government Code Section 54957 and CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6.

 

Agency representative:  Mayor

 

Title:  City Manager

 

 

RECONVENE:    CITY COUNCIL WILL RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION AT 6:30 P.M.

 

 

CLOSED SESSION REPORT:

 

INVOCATION:

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG:

 

1.   RECOGNITIONS:

 

                           A.  Resolution No. 2012-89 to be adopted recognizing and commending

 

ROBERT HERRICK

 

            Police Officer, for 20 years dedicated service to the City of Santa Maria and the Santa Maria Police Department and congratulating him on his retirement.

 

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

 

      B.                 Resolution No. 2012-90 to be adopted recognizing and commending

 

PHILLIP L. ALVARADO

 

      for 12 years of dedicated service to the Santa Maria Community as a member of the Library Board of Trustees and wish him the best in his future endeavors.

 

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

     

      C.                 Resolution No. 2012-91 to be adopted recognizing and commending

 

KATE FERGUSON

 

      for her years of dedicated service to the Santa Maria Community as a member of the Block Grants Advisory Committee and wish her the best in her future endeavors.

 

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

 

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 July 17, 2012.

 

a.   Minutes to be approved.

 

C.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council review staff’s recommended response to the Santa Barbara County Civil Grand Jury Report regarding “Citizen Access to Law Enforcement Audio/Video Recordings – To be Seen or Not to be Seen” and authorize the City Manager to sign and transmit the City’s response to the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court, a copy to the County Board of Supervisors, and to file a copy with the City Clerk’s Office.

 

      a.    Response to be approved.

 

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 a resolution approving an addendum to the current agreement with Hinderliter, de Llamas and Associates for audit services of the quarter-cent sales tax (Measure U2012) approved by the voters on June 5, 2012, and authorizing examination of State Board of Equalization transactions and use tax records.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2012-92 to be adopted.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT:

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the updated Entrada Este Specific Plan, which recognizes all previously adopted Specific Plan amendments, and minor technical changes to the Enos Ranchos Specific Plan, SP-2012-0018.

 

      a.   Resolution No. 2012-93 to be adopted.

 

UTILITIES DEPARTMENT:

 

H.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council authorize the Director of Utilities to enter into Amendment No. 1 to the June 2, 2009, Agreement with Santa Maria Area Recycling Terminal, LLC for Operational Management of the Recycling Park at the Santa Maria Regional Landfill.

 

      a.   Resolution No. 2012-94 to be adopted.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

4.   GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT AND ZONE CHANGE FOR THE SANTA MARIA POLICE STATION, 1111 WEST BETTERAVIA ROAD, ASSESSOR’S PARCEL NUMBER 117-330-090, GPZ-2011-003, E-2011-046 (5.1 ACRES).  The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Planning Commission to authorize the filing of a Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact; a General Plan (Land Use Policy Map) Amendment FROM LI (Light Industrial) TO CF (Community Facilities); and a Zone Change FROM 5.1 acres of PD/M-1 (Planned Development/Light Manufacturing) TO 5.1 acres of PF (Public Facilities) for the City of Santa Maria Police Station, Assessor’s Parcel No. 117-330-090.

 

On May 16, 2012, the Planning Commission adopted Resolution No. 2606 and Resolution No. 2607 recommending, both on a 5-0 vote, that the City Council approve the Negative Declaration and the General Plan amendment and zone change for the City of Santa Maria Police Station and Administrative Headquarters site.

 

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

 

b.   Written communications.

 

c.   Those in favor to be heard.

 

d.   Those in opposition to be heard.

 

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

 

f.    Council discussion.

 

g.   Resolution No. 2012-95 to be adopted authorizing the filing of a Negative Declaration, E-2011-046, for the Santa Maria Police Station Project, GPZ-2011-003;

 

h.   Resolution No. 2012-96 to be adopted amending the General Plan (Land Use Policy Map) land use designation of the 5.1-acre site from LI (Light Industrial) to CF (Community Facilities); and

 

i.    Ordinance No. 2012-12 rezoning the 5.1-acre site from PD/M-1 (Planned Development/Light Manufacturing) to PF (Public Facilities and Institutional) to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption.

 

5.   ZONING TEXT AMENDMENT TO TITLE 12, CHAPTER 30 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO MOVING BUILDINGS, Z-2010-003, E-2010-034.  The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Planning Commission regarding an ordinance to amend Chapter 30 of Title 12 (Zoning Code) of the City of Santa Maria Municipal Code, relating to moving buildings.

 

On June 20, 2012, the Planning Commission, on a 5-0 vote, recommended that the City Council approve the zoning text amendment to Title 12, Chapter 30, Moving Buildings.

 

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

 

b.   Written communications.

 

c.   Those in favor to be heard.

 

d.   Those in opposition to be heard.

 

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

 

f.    Council discussion.

 

g.   Ordinance No. 2012-13 amending Chapter 30 of Title 12 (Zoning 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

 

PRESENTATIONS:

 

6.   PRESENTATION OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION’S YEAR-END REPORT FOR 2011-12.

 

      a.   Presentation to be made by Robert Hatch, Chairperson of the Economic Development Commission, and Dave Cross, Director of the Economic Development Commission.

 

      b.   Receive and file the report.

 

7.   PRESENTATION OF THE VISITOR AND CONVENTION BUREAU SERVICE’S YEAR-END REPORT FOR 2011-12.

 

      a.   Presentation to be made by Robert Hatch, President/CEO of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor and Convention Bureau, and Gina Keough, Visitor and Convention Bureau Manager.

 

      b.   Receive and file the report.

 

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, AUGUST 21, 2012.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE AUGUST 21st MEETING IS AUGUST 9, 2012.

 

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MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

Aug 13, 2012

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Aug 14, 2012

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Aug 14, 2012

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

Aug 14, 2012

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Aug 14, 2012

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Furlough Day

Aug 17, 2012

City Offices Closed

 

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Sep 5, 2012

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.