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

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

 

 

REGULAR MEETING

FEBRUARY 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.  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.  (1) Resolution No. 2012-10 commending:

 

RICKY LARA

 

      for his four years of outstanding service to the All-America City Committee.

 

      (2) Resolution No. 2012-11 commending:

 

BOB ORACH

 

      for his fourteen years of outstanding service to the All-America City Committee.

 

      (3) Resolution No. 2012-12 commending:

 

A.J. WILLIAMS

 

      for his two years of outstanding service to the All-America City Committee.

 

 

B.  Presentation to be made by Fire Chief Orr to the graduates of the Santa Maria Fire Department’s first Train-the-Trainer Listos class.

 

C.  Recreation and Parks Volunteers of the Month for February 2012:

 

PIONEER HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATED STUDENT BODY

and

LISA WALTERS

 

for hosting a Halloween Dance for seniors at the Elwin Mussell Senior Center, along with assisting in the Heart Walk, Muscle Walk for Muscular Dystrophy, and Coat-A-Kid drive. 

D.  Proclamation declaring the week of February 18 – 25, 2012, as:

 

FFA WEEK

 

in the City of Santa Maria; and urge the residents of Santa Maria to recognize the importance of agriculture in our community and support efforts of our local FFA Chapters.

 

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 items within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City Council 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 February 7, 2012.

 

a.   Minutes to be approved.

 

C.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve non-substantive, typographical amendments to the Essential Services Measure (U2012) ballot label pursuant to Elections Code §9051(b).

 

a.   Resolution No. 2012-13 to be adopted approving non-substantive, typographical amendments to the Essential Services Measure ballot label and direct Acting Chief Deputy City Clerk to submit the amended ballot label to the Santa Barbara County Elections Official.

 

D.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council receive a status report regarding Federal stimulus funding grants and entitlements that the City of Santa Maria has received and put to work.

 

a.   Receive and file the report.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT:

 

E.  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.

 

F.   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.

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve the transfer of Redevelopment Agency’s investment account with the Local Agency Investment Fund (LAIF) to the City as successor agency, and authorize officers to order the deposits and withdrawals of funds in LAIF.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2012-14 to be adopted authorizing the transfer of dissolved City Redevelopment Agency’s investment account with LAIF and authorizing officers to make deposits and withdrawals.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

 

H.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve the submission of a Department of Homeland Security Staffing and Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant application.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2012-15 to be adopted approving the submission of a SAFER grant application, authorizing the Fire Chief to sign documents on behalf of the City relating to the grant.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

 

I.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council authorize the appropriation to be allocated to the Santa Maria Police Department under provisions of California State Assembly Bill 109/2011 Realignment Response Activity Fund.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2012-16 to be adopted authorizing the appropriation of $24,600 to the Police Department under AB 109/2011 Public Safety Realignment Act.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

J.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council give approval to call for bids on the plans and specifications for the 2012 Hermosa Street Reconstruction, Bid No. 2012/04.

 

a.   Approval to call for bids to be granted.

 

UTILITIES DEPARTMENT:

 

K.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council consent to the formation of the Assessment District by the Nipomo Community Services District.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2012-17 to be adopted consenting to the formation of the Nipomo Community Services District Assessment District, and approving the Resolution of Intention and Improvements.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING:

 

4.   EFFICIENCY UNIT ORDINANCE, AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 9 AND TITLE 12 TO THE SANTA MARIA MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO EFFICIENCY DWELLING UNITS WITHIN THE C-1 AND C-2 ZONING DISTRICTS, Z-2011-002, E-2011-028 (CITYWIDE).  The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Planning Commission to amend the Municipal Code relating to Efficiency Dwelling Units.

 

On January 18, 2012, the Planning Commission adopted Resolution No. 2595 and Resolution No. 2596 making recommendations to the City Council to authorize the filing of a Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact, E-2011-028, for the Efficiency Unit Ordinance Project, Z-2011-002 and to adopt an ordinance amending Title 9 and Title 12 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code.  Both resolutions passed by 3-1-1 vote with Commissioner Waterfield opposing, and Commissioner Lopez abstaining.

 

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

 

b.   Council discussion.

 

c.   Written communications.

 

d.   Those in favor to be heard.

 

e.   Those in opposition to be heard.

 

f.    After all persons have been heard, and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

 

g.   Resolution No. 2012-18 to be adopted finding no detrimental environmental impacts and directing the filing of a Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact for amendments to Titles 9 and 12 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code relating to Efficiency Dwelling Units and Efficiency Unit Projects, Z-2012-002, E-2011-028.

 

h.   Ordinance No. 2012-01 adding Section 9-1.211.1, Efficiency Dwelling Units, and adding Chapter 12-52, Efficiency Unit Projects, to 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.   2012 TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO THE SANTA MARIA MUNICIPAL CODE.  The City Council is requested to consider an ordinance making various technical amendments to the Santa Maria Municipal Code relating to personnel classifications, the administrative citation ordinance, the personnel ordinance, the good neighbor ordinance, the retired Code Compliance Board, and the stormwater runoff pollution prevention ordinance.

 

a.   Staff report to be made. (Senior Assistant City Attorney/Utilities Counsel)

 

b.   Public input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Ordinance No. 2012-02 making technical amendments to 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):

 

 

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, MARCH 6, 2012. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE MARCH 6TH MEETING IS FEBRUARY 23, 2012. 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Feb. 22, 2012

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

Mar. 12, 2012

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Mar. 13, 2012

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

Mar. 13, 2012

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Mar. 13, 2012

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Mar. 13, 2012

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Furlough Day

Mar. 16, 2012

City Offices Closed