Receipt of Document after Distribution of Council Agenda:

Pursuant to SB 343, a document was received on January 17, 2012, after the distribution of the City Council Agenda packet.  The document received is associated with Item No. 5 below and can be reviewed by selecting the associated Agenda Item link to the Agenda Report.

 

 

 

AGENDA OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND

REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

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

JANUARY 17, 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.  Recreation and Parks Volunteer of the Month for January 2012:

 

CHARLOTTE BALDIVIEZ

 

for her willingness to quickly volunteer for projects and for her enthusiasm in supporting various activities at the Abel Maldonado Youth Center.

 

B.  Proclamation declaring the week of January 15 – 22, 2012, as:

 

“RESPECT FOR LIFE WEEK”

 

in the City of Santa Maria.

 

 

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 December 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.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

E.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council give approval to call for bids on the plans and specifications for Bid No. 2012/07, Broadway and Main Street Induction Streetlight Improvement Project.

 

a.      Approval to be given to call for bids.

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve the Notice of Contract Completion for West Stowell Road Widening, Bid No. 2011/05.

 

a.      Notice of Contract Completion to be approved and the Acting Chief Deputy City Clerk is directed to record same.

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the receipt of Administration Federal Transit Assistance (FTA) 5311(f) Operating Assistance funding for the “Breeze” pilot expansion.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2012-01 to be adopted approving receipt of federal funding under FTA 5311(f) with the California Department of Transportation.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING:

 

4.   ADOPTION OF RESOLUTIONS FOR THE SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS ON JUNE 5, 2012. The City Council will consider adopting resolutions required in conjunction with the calling of a Special Municipal Election to be held on June 5, 2012, to ask the voters to approve an Essential City Services Measure, a temporary quarter (1/4)-cent Transactions And Use (Sales) Tax, with independent annual audits and a citizens oversight committee, and making findings that, because of an existing emergency, the election on the tax must occur before the next City Council election.

 

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

 

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. 2012-02 to be adopted declaring an emergency exists that requires asking the voters to approve a temporary quarter (1/4)-cent Transactions and Use (Sales) Tax before the next regular election.

 

h.   Resolution No. 2012-03 to be adopted calling for the holding of a Special Municipal Election and submitting a proposed measure to the electors relating to the establishment of a temporary quarter (1/4)-cent local Transactions and Use (Sales) Tax.

 

i.    Resolution No. 2012-04 to be adopted requesting the Board of Supervisors to consolidate the City’s Special Municipal Election with the Statewide Primary Election and requesting certain services from the County.

 

j.    Resolution No. 2012-05 to be adopted setting priorities for filing written arguments regarding the measure and directing the City Attorney to prepare an impartial analysis.

 

k.   Resolution No. 2012-06 to be adopted providing for the filing of rebuttal arguments regarding the measure.

 

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

 

 

APPOINTMENTS:

 

5.   ANNUAL APPOINTMENTS TO VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMITTEES.  The City Council will consider making appointments to the All-America City Committee, the Block Grants Advisory Committee, the Landmark Committee, and the Santa Maria Community Television Board of Directors; and direct staff to readvertise unfilled vacancies on the All-America City Committee and on the Landmark Committee as insufficient applications were received.

 

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

 

b.   Appoint two members to the All-America City Committee for a regular term of two years to fill vacancies in the “Non-Profit Organization” and “At-Large” categories.  Nominations to be made by Councilmembers Patino and Orach.  Appointments to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  The following applications were received:

 

Bailey Hudson – Non-profit  (incumbent)                nominated by Councilmember Patino

Tahir Masood – At-Large  (incumbent)                  nominated by Councilmember Orach

Nicolette Reeves – At-Large

 

c.   Appoint one member to the Block Grants Advisory Committee to fill an unexpired term of three years ending in July 2013.  Recommendation for nomination is to be made by Councilmember Orach.  Appointment is to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  Only one application was received from the following:

 

Robin Hayhurst

 

d.   Appoint two members to the Landmark Committee for a term of three years. Appointments are to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  One incumbent has reapplied, and one new application was received.

 

Edward Zemaitis (incumbent)

Ryan Fisher

 

e.   Appoint two members to the Santa Maria Community Television Board of Directors for a term of two years. Appointments are to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  One incumbent has reapplied, and two new applications were received.

 

David Cross (incumbent)

Scott Baker

Jeanne Sparks

 

f.    Direct staff to readvertise the unfilled vacancies on the All-America City Committee and the Landmark Committee as insufficient applications were received.

 

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

 

 

6.   CONSIDERATION OF A RECOMMENDATION THAT THE CITY COUNCIL MAKE APPOINTMENTS TO VARIOUS BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES WHICH REQUIRE CITY COUNCIL REPRESENTATION.

 

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

 

b.      Council discussion.

 

c.      Appointments to be made.

 

 

CHAIRPERSON LAVAGNINO WILL CONVENE A MEETING OF THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND HOLD A JOINT MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY.

 

ROLL CALL:  Board Members Boysen, Cordero, Orach, Patino, and Chairperson Lavagnino

 

     

7.   AMENDING THE ENFORCEABLE OBLIGATIONS SCHEDULE, APPROVING A DRAFT RECOGONIZED OBLIGATION PAYMENT SCHEDULE, TRANSFERRING REDEVELOP-MENT AGENCY ASSETS, AND THE DECISION TO TRANSFER LOCAL HOUSING ASSETS TO THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA.  The Redevelopment Agency will cease to exist as of February 1, 2012, pursuant to AB 1X 26.  The Redevelopment Agency must amend the previously adopted Enforceable Obligation Payment Schedule to include the period up to and including April 30, 2012; transfer the preliminary draft of the initial Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule to the City as successor agency; and transfer all its assets to the City.   Additionally, the City Council will consider transferring any and all local affordable housing assets and functions to the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara.

 

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

 

b.   Discussion.

 

c.   Redevelopment Agency (RDA) Resolution No. 2012-01 to be adopted approving an amended Enforceable Obligations Payment Schedule (“EOPS”); approving and transferring the draft Recognized Obligations Payment Schedule (“ROPS”) to the City; and transferring all Redevelopment Agency assets to the City, as successor agency.

 

ROLL CALL:  Board members Boysen, Cordero, Orach, Patino, and Chairperson Lavagnino

 

d.   City Council Resolution No. 2012-07 to be adopted transferring any and all local affordable housing assets and functions to the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara.

 

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

 

 

REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING WILL ADJOURN AND MAYOR LAVAGNINO WILL CONTINUE THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

 

 

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 NEGOTIATOR pursuant to Section 54957.6 of the Government Code.

 

Agency Representative:        Human Resources Manager

 

Employee Organizations:      Santa Maria Police Officers Assoc. (SMPOA);

 

 

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, FEBRUARY 7, 2012. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE FEBRUARY 7TH MEETING IS JANUARY 26, 2012. 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Jan 18, 2012

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

Feb 13, 2012

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Feb 14, 2012

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

Feb 14, 2012

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Feb 14, 2012

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Feb 14, 2012

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Furlough Day

Jan 20, 2012

City Offices Closed