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

DECEMBER 18, 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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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.


INVOCATION:

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG:

 

CALL TO ORDER:     Mayor Lavagnino

 

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

 

1.   CEREMONIAL ITEMS/PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

 

A.  ADMINISTER OATH OF OFFICE TO NEW CHIEF OF POLICE RALPH MARTIN.  Mayor Lavagnino to administer Oath of Office to newly appointed Chief of Police Ralph Martin.

 

B.  CERTIFICATE OF CANVASS OF GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION.  The City Council will adopt a resolution accepting the Certification of the 2012 General Municipal Election by the County Clerk-Recorder, declare the results, and follow standard procedures to reorganize the City Council.

 

1.   Staff report to be made.  (Chief Deputy City Clerk)

 

2.   Public input.

 

3.   Council discussion.

 

4.   Resolution No. 2012-137 to be adopted reciting the fact of the General Municipal Election held on November 6, 2012, in conjunction with the Statewide General Election, and accepting the County Clerk’s certification and results of the official canvass.

 

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

 

C.  OUTGOING COUNCILMEMBER CORDERO AND MAYOR LAVAGNINO WILL BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK BEFORE STEPPING DOWN FROM THE DAIS.

 

D.  SWEARING IN OF NEWLY ELECTED OFFICERS.

 

1.   Chief Deputy City Clerk will administer the oath of office to:

 

RE-ELECTED CITY CLERK PATTI RODRIGUEZ

 

2.   City Clerk will administer the oath of office to:

 

RE-ELECTED COUNCILMEMBER BOB ORACH

NEWLY ELECTED COUNCILMEMBER TERRI ZUNIGA

NEWLY ELECTED MAYOR ALICE PATINO

 

E.  NEWLY ELECTED OFFICERS TO BE SEATED AND GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK.

 

Mayor Patino will call a short recess for a reception to recognize newly elected officers – 15 minutes.

 

Mayor Patino will reconvene the meeting.

 

ROLL CALL:      Councilmembers Boysen, Orach, Zuniga, and Mayor Patino

 

F.   Recognition of the 2012 “LIGHTS, SIGHTS, AND HOLIDAY NIGHTS” decorating contest winners.  The Recreation and Parks Department will present awards to this year’s holiday decorating contest winners.

 

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 the 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, Orach, Zuniga, and Mayor Patino


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 December 4, 2012.

 

a.   Minutes to be approved.

 

C.  Recommendation of City Staff that the Council adopt a resolution cancelling the first meetings in January 2013 for both the City Council and Planning Commission.

 

      a.   Resolution No. 2012-138 to be adopted.

 

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 Council receive, review, and file the Growth Mitigation Annual Compliance Report.

 

a.   Report to be received and filed.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving and confirming a report of weed abatement costs for additional abatement for assessment purposes and notifying the County Auditor Controller’s Office of the parcel numbers and amounts due for collection on property tax bills.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2012-139 to be adopted.

 

H.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving receipt of Safe Routes to School (SR2S) grant funding from the State of California.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2012-140 to be adopted.

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

4.   COUNCIL DISCUSSION REGARDING THE FILLING OF THE VACANT CITY COUNCIL SEAT.  The City Council will discuss the options for filling the vacant City Council seat.

 

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

 

b.   Public input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Option #1:  Direct staff to return on January 15, 2013, with a resolution calling for a Special Municipal Election to be held on June 4, 2013.

 

OR

 

e.   Option #2:  Direct staff to return on January 15, 2013, with an ordinance providing for the appointment to fill the vacant City Council seat on a temporary basis until such time as a special election is held; and a resolution calling for a Special Municipal Election to be held on June 4, 2013.

 

OR

 

f.    Option #3:  Resolution No. 2012-141 to be adopted making an immediate appointment to fill the vacant unexpired two-year term of office on the City Council.

 

OR

 

g.   Option #4:  Direct staff to advertise the vacancy and accept applications from interested persons to be interviewed and appointed on January 15, 2013, to fill the unexpired two-year term of office on the City Council.

 

ROLL CALL:     Councilmembers Boysen, Orach, Zuniga, and Mayor Patino

 

5.   NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF MAYOR PRO TEM.  The City Council will entertain nominations for the position of Mayor Pro Tem for a one-year term.

 

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

 

b.   Public input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Nomination by the Mayor.

 

e.   Ratification of Mayor’s nomination for Mayor Pro Tem for calendar year 2013.

 

ROLL CALL:     Councilmembers Boysen, Orach, Zuniga, and Mayor Patino

 

6.   DISCUSSION OF THE NOMINATION AND APPOINTMENT PROCESS FOR ALL CITY BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES.  The City Council will discuss the process on how future nominations by individual Councilmembers will be considered on the various boards, commissions, and committees.

 

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

 

b.   Public Input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Provide direction to staff.

 

REPORT BY CITY MANAGER:

 

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

 

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

 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS pursuant to Section 54957.6 of the Government Code with Agency Representative: Deputy City Manager and Employee Organizations: Santa Maria Police Officers Assoc. (SMPOA); Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 620; Fire Fighters Union Local 2020; Public Safety Managers; Santa Maria Police Association of Middle Management (SMPAMM); and Non-Represented Management and Confidential Employees.

 

CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT:


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, JANUARY 15, 2013.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE JANUARY 15TH MEETING IS JANUARY 3, 2013.

 

Materials Submitted After Distribution of Packet – Materials related to an item on this agenda submitted after distribution of the agenda packet will be available for public inspection during normal business hours in the City Clerk’s Office, 110 E. Cook Street, Rm. 3, Santa Maria.  Subject to the ability to post the documents prior to the meeting, such documents will also be available on the City’s website http://www.ci.santa-maria.ca.us/staffrep/agenda.htm by selecting the associated agenda item.  A notification will be added to the online agenda to indicate that agenda materials were received after distribution of the agenda packet.

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

Jan. 14, 2013

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Jan. 15, 2013

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Jan. 15, 2013

Elwin Mussell Senior Center

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

Jan. 15, 2013

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Jan. 15, 2013

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Furlough Day

Dec. 24, 2012

City Offices Closed

 

 

 

 

 

City Recognized Holiday

Dec. 25, 2012

City Offices Closed

 

 

 

 

 

City Recognized Holiday

Jan. 1, 2013

City Offices Closed

 

 

 

 

 

City Council

Jan. 1, 2013

CANCELLED

 

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Jan. 2, 2013

CANCELLED