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

JULY 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 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.

 

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 July 2012:

 

EARL AND DONNA THACKER

 

      for making a difference in the community with their holiday season cheer and generosity.

 

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 3, 2012.

 

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 adopt a resolution approving a contract with Amland Corp. to award Bid No. 2012/07, Broadway and Main Street Energy Efficiency Streetlight Improvement Project in the amount of $450,000.

 

      a.   Resolution No. 2012-85 to be adopted.

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council give approval to call for bids on plans and specifications for Bid No. 2013/02, 2013 Street Overlay and Concrete Improvement Project.

 

      a.   Approval to be granted.


G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council give approval to call for bids on plans and specifications for Bid No. 2013/03, Street Maintenance (Chip Seal).

 

      a.   Approval to be granted.

 

APPOINTMENTS:

 

4.   APPOINTMENTS TO VARIOUS COMMITTEES AND BOARDS.  The City Council is requested to make appointments to the Block Grants Advisory Committee, the Library Board of Trustees, and the Landmark Committee.

 

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

 

b.   Appoint five members to the Block Grants Advisory Committee for a regular term of three years ending in July 2015. Recommendations for nominations to be made by individual Councilmembers.  Appointments to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  Four applications were received from incumbents and one new application was received as follows:

 

Karen Cordary (incumbent)                         nominated by Councilmember Patino

Robert Doyle (incumbent)                            nominated by Councilmember Zacarías (Boysen)

Robert Litzinger (incumbent)                       nominated by Mayor Lavagnino

Nicolette (Burke) Reeves (incumbent)        nominated by Councilmember Cordero

Michael Madriaga

 

c.   Appoint one member to the Landmark Committee to fill an unexpired term ending in January 2014. The appointment is to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  The following application was received:

 

Michelle Huitron

 

d.   Appoint two members to the Library Board of Trustees for a regular term of three years ending in July 2015. The appointments are to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council. One application was received from an incumbent and one new application was received as follows:

 

Margaret Cooper (incumbent)

Sara Lougee                                                            

                                                                    

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


PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

5.   ANNUAL WEED ABATEMENT PROGRAM ASSESSMENTS.  The City Council will consider protests to the proposed assessments for the City’s Annual Weed Abatement Program to be collected as part of the 2012-13 property tax rolls.

 

a.   Staff report to be made.   (Director of Public Works/City Engineer)

 

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. 2012-86 to be adopted confirming the report of weed abatement costs and directing the costs to be submitted to Santa Barbara County for collection with the 2012-13 property taxes.

 

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

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

6.   CERTIFICATION OF JUNE 5, 2012, SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION.  The City Council will accept the Certification of the 2012 Special Municipal Election by the County Clerk-Recorder, declare the results, adopt and ratify the full text of Measure U2012 as Ordinance No. 2012-11.

 

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

 

b.   Council discussion.

 

c.   Resolution No. 2012-87 to be adopted accepting the County Clerk’s Canvass of the Special Municipal Election held on June 5, 2012, stating the facts of the election, adopting and ratifying the full text of Measure U2012 as Ordinance No. 2012-11.

 

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

 

7.   APPROVING AGREEMENTS WITH THE STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION FOR PREPARATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE CITY OF SANTA MARIA TRANSACTIONS AND USE TAX AS APPROVED BY THE VOTERS.  The City Council consider approving agreements with the State Board of Equalization for preparation and administration of the City’s transactions and use tax as approved by the voters; and authorizing the City Manager to execute agreements with the State Board of Equalization for the implementation and administration of the local transactions and use tax.

 

a.   Staff report to be made.  (Accounting and Budget Manager)

 

b.   Council discussion.

 

c.   Resolution No. 2012-88 to be adopted approving agreements with the State Board of Equalization, and authorizing the City Manager to execute the same.

 

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, AUGUST 7, 2012.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE AUGUST 7TH  MEETING IS JULY 26, 2012.

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

July 18, 2012

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Aug 14, 2012

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Furlough Day

Jul 20, 2012

City Offices Closed