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

 

 

REGULAR MEETING

AUGUST 21, 2012, 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.

 

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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.                 Recreation and Parks Volunteer of the Month for August 2012:

 

CPL. RUBEN RAMIREZ

 

      for his extraordinary efforts for youth as a PAL Mentor volunteer.

 

 

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 August 7, 2012.

 

a.   Minutes to be approved.

 

C.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving revisions to the City-wide Records Retention Schedule, authorizing the one-time destruction of obsolete Police Department records from 1993 to 2007 with the approval of the City Attorney, and providing advance authority for continuous destruction of various audio, video, and radio communications which have exceeded their useful life under the Retention Schedule with the City Attorney’s approval.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2012-97 to be adopted.

 

D.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution amending the City of Santa Maria’s Conflict of Interest Code.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2012-98 to be adopted.

 

E.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution increasing and formalizing settlement authority of staff concerning liability claims and workers’ compensation compromise and settlement claims.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2012-99 to be adopted.

 

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.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT:

 

H.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading by title only Ordinance 2012-12 approving 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.

 

a.   Ordinance No. 2012-12 to be adopted.

 

I.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading by title only of Ordinance No. 2012-13 approving a Zoning Text Amendment to Title 12, Chapter 30, of the Santa Maria Municipal Code, Moving Buildings, and adopt the ordinance.

 

a.    Ordinance No. 2012-13 to be adopted.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

J.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council establishing a no-stopping zone in the 500 Block of South Miller Street along the western right-of-way beginning five hundred (500) feet south of the southwestern curb return of East Cook Street extending ten (10) feet south; and beginning five hundred and fifty (550) feet south of the southwestern curb return of East Cook Street extending thirty-three (33) feet south to provide access to the storm drain for service vehicles for regular cleaning.

 

a.    Resolution No. 2012-100 to be adopted.

 

K.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council establishing a no-stopping zone at the intersection of East Cypress Street along the northern right-of-way beginning at the north-westerly curb return of the intersection with South School Street and extending twenty (20) feet to the west; and along both the northern and southern right-of-ways beginning at the northeasterly and southeasterly curb returns respectively at the intersection with South School Street and extending twenty (20) feet to the east; and South School Street along both the eastern and western rights-of-way beginning at each of the four curb returns of the intersection with East Cypress Street and extending twenty (20) feet to the north and twenty (20) feet to the south of the intersection.

 

a.    Resolution No. 2012-101 to be adopted.

 

L.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council establishing a no-stopping zone on the Carlotti Drive Flood Control Bridge along both the western and eastern side of the bridge deck beginning at the northern right-of-way with Stanford Road extending eighty-five (85) feet north across the bridge.

 

a.    Resolution No. 2012-102 to be adopted.

 

UTILITIES DEPARTMENT:

 

M.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the Santa Maria River Bradley Canyon Levee Extension Project – Local Sponsor Cost Sharing Agreement with the Santa Barbara County Flood Control and Water Conservation District.

 

a.    Resolution No. 2012-103 to be adopted.

 

N.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Santa Barbara County Water Agency and local agencies, special districts, and non-governmental organizations as Cooperating Partners to continue participating in the Statewide Proposition 84 process and revise the Integrated Regional Water Management Plan in Santa Barbara County, and authorizing the expending of funds existing in the Utilities Department’s 2012-13 and 2013-14 budgets contingent upon the County Board of Supervisors approving the MOU.

 

a.    Resolution No. 2012-104 to be adopted.

 

O.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving a professional services agreement with Water Systems Consulting, Inc. to prepare the 2012 Utility Master Plan Update.

 

a.    Resolution No. 2012-105 to be adopted.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

4.   AMENDMENTS TO SANTA MARIA MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 7-5 REGARDING TOWING AND PARKING PROVISIONS.  The City Council will consider an ordinance amending Section 7-5.11 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code to specifically allow impoundment of parked vehicles that: 1) exceed the permitted time in limited time parking zones; and 2) park in no stopping zones.  Section 7-5.11 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code authorizes the towing and impounding of parked vehicles under a number of circumstances, and lists specific sections of the City’s Municipal Code under which towing and impounding are permitted, but does not include either Section 7-5.14 or 7-5.16 in its list.  This amendment is to specifically authorize towing and impoundment of parked vehicles that exceed the allowed time in limited time parking zones or that park in no stopping zones.

 

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

 

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. 2012-14 amending Section 7-5.11 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

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

5.   FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER ENDING JUNE 30, 2012, AND A BUDGET AMENDMENT REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011-12.  The City Council will consider the quarterly financial report for the fourth quarter of 2011-12 and a budget amendment report approving operational changes to the 2011-12 Budget.

 

a.   Staff report to be made.  (Director of Administrative Services)

 

b.   Council discussion.

 

c.   Resolution No. 2012-106 to be adopted approving personnel and operational amendments to the budget for Fiscal Year 2011-12 and authorizing the City Manager to implement same.

 

            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 - EXISTING LITIGATION pursuant to Subdivision (a) of Government Code Section 54956.9 to discuss JANE DOE v. CITY OF SANTA MARIA, et al., United States District Court, Central District of California, Central District of California, Case No. CV-12-06806 (FFM).

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:          

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

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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, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE SEPTEMBER 4TH  MEETING IS AUGUST 23, 2012.

 

 

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Planning Commission

Sep 5, 2012

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Sep 10, 2012

City Hall Conference Room

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Library Study Room C

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City Hall Conference Room

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Recreation and Parks Commission

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Library Conference Room

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City Furlough Day

Sep 21, 2012

City Offices Closed