Receipt of Documents after Distribution of Council Agenda:

Pursuant to SB 343, a document was received on June 4, 2012, after the distribution of the City Council Agenda packet.  The document received is associated with Item No. 4 below and can be reviewed by selecting the associated Agenda Item link to the Agenda Report.

 

 

 

 

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

JUNE 5, 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.                 Resolution No. 2012-59 to be adopted honoring and commending:

 

RICK SMITH

 

      Fire Captain, for his 29 years of dedicated service to the City and community, congratulating him on his retirement and wishing him continued good health and many years of happiness in his future endeavors.

 

 

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 May 15, 2012.

 

a.   Minutes to be approved.

 

C.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council receive the 2012-14 Proposed Budget, direct staff to distribute the documents, and set the time for a public hearing for consideration of the budget for June 19, 2012.  [Proposed 2012-14 City Budget – Online]

 

a.   Receive the proposed budget and set June 19, 2012, at 6:30 p.m., as the date and time for the public hearing. 

 

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.

 

CITY ATTORNEY:

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution amending the agreement to provide third party administrative services for the City’s liability program with Carl Warren & Company, originally entered into on June 20, 2000, and authorize the City Manager to execute the amendment.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2012-60 to be adopted.

 


PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution awarding the bid and approving an agreement with W. M. Lyles Co. for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Primary Clarifier No. 1 Rehabilitation, Bid No. 2012/10, in the amount of $467,320.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2012-61 to be adopted.

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

4.   CONCEPTUAL REVIEW APPLICATION IN THE DOWNTOWN SPECIFIC PLAN: HANCOCK APARTMENTS, SP-2012-019.  The City Council is requested to provide non-binding input to the applicant regarding a conceptual review application for a proposed high density residential apartment project within the Downtown Specific Plan (DTSP) area.

 

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

 

      b.   Public Input.

 

      c.   Council discussion.

 

      d.   Provide non-binding input to the applicant.

 

5.   MODIFY THE FORMAT FOR THE ALL-AMERICA CITY COMMITTEE.  The City Council is requested to adopt a resolution to modify the format for the All-America City Committee (AACC) to: 1) remove specific and restrictive designations for Councilmember appointees; 2) reduce the number of appointees from nine to five; 3) promote community member participation through volunteer recruitment; 4) add a civic recognition component for groups enhancing the quality of life in the City; and 5) revise the 2010 Form and Function document to correlate with the proposed changes.

 

      a.   Staff report to be given.  (Director of Recreation and Parks)

 

      b.   Public Input.

 

      c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Resolution No. 2012-62 to be adopted modifying the format for the All-America City Committee.

 

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 Section 54956.9(a) of the Government Code.  Olivia Villasenor v. City of Santa Maria, et al., North Santa Barbara County Superior Court, Case No. 1388027.

 

 

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, JUNE 19, 2012.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE JUNE 19TH MEETING IS JUNE 7, 2012.

 

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Jun 6, 2012

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

Jun 11, 2012

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Jun 12, 2012

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Jun 12, 2012

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

Jun 12, 2012

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Jun 12, 2012

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Furlough Day

Jun 15, 2012

City Offices Closed