Receipt of Document after Distribution of Council Agenda:

Pursuant to SB 343, a document was received on March 16, 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

MARCH 20, 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 March 2012:

 

ADELA ESQUIVEL-SWINSON

 

for initiating and implementing the first Youth Center Book Club, mentoring teens at the Abel Maldonado Youth Center through her participation with PAL, and guest speaking at PAL Key Club meetings advocating the importance of education to high school students.

 

B.  Proclamation declaring the month of March 2012 as:

 

“NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH”

 

in the City of Santa Maria; and commending the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County for its 30 years of service in the community.

 

 

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 March 6, 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.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

 

E.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve the submission of an Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) grant for approximately $167,240 for new extrication and rescue equipment, and authorize the Fire Chief to sign documents associated with this grant.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2012-26 to be adopted approving the submission of an Office of Traffic Safety grant.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution declaring that noxious and dangerous weeds growing upon or in front of property, and rubbish, refuse and dirt upon or in front of property, constitute a public nuisance which must be abated; commencing proceedings for the abatement of these nuisances; and setting a public hearing for April 17, 2012, to consider any objections or protests to the abatement program.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2012-27 to be adopted initiating the 2012 Annual Weed Abatement Program.

 

RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT:

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council declare a 2005 Jacobsen HR5111 lawnmower as surplus equipment, and authorize the Director of Public Works/City Engineer to transfer ownership to the City of Guadalupe.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2012-28 to be adopted declaring certain City property to be surplus and authorizing its disposition.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING:

 

4.   AREA 9 SPECIFIC PLAN TRAFFIC FEE, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT, GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT, SPECIFIC PLAN AND ZONE CHANGE FOR THE AREA 9 PROJECT, LOCATED NORTH OF BETTERAVIA ROAD, BETWEEN “A” STREET AND BLACK ROAD, AND SOUTH OF THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY RAILROAD TRACKS, FILE NOS. GPZ-2006-011, SPZ-2006-003, E-2006-077 (890+/- ACRES).  The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Planning Commission for the Area 9 Specific Plan project, a business/industrial park on approximately 890 acres, accommodating office-professional complexes, industrial uses including oil production, and research and development uses. Up to 550 residential units may also be proposed. Infrastructure improvements include sanitary sewer facilities, solid waste disposal, stormwater drainage, water lines, utilities, roads, and bicycle lanes. Assessor Parcel Numbers 117-310-004, -005, -006, -007, -008, -009, -010, -011, -012, and -013; 117-320-003, -004, -005, -007, -008, -011, -012, -013 -014, -015, -016,  and -017; 117-770-001, -002, -051; 117-820-016, -017, -018, -019, -022, -023, -036, and -037.

 

On February 15, 2012, the Planning Commission adopted resolutions by 3-1-1 vote (Commissioner Waterfield abstained and Commissioner Moats absent) making recommendations to the City Council to adopt Actions #1 through #6 below.

 

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.   ACTION #1: Ordinance No. 2012-03 approving the Area 9 Specific Plan Offsite Road Mitigation Plan, and adopting the Area 9 Specific Plan Traffic Fee to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption.  [Exhibits A & B - Offsite Road Mitigation Plan and Traffic Fee Schedule]

 

h.   ACTION #2:

i.    Resolution No. 2012-29 to be adopted 1) certifying that the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR), including the Area 9 Specific Plan Final EIR Revisions Memo, dated July 8, 2011, have been completed in compliance with the Public Resources Code and the State CEQA Guidelines; 2) making CEQA findings; 3) considering EIR alternatives to the proposed project; 4) adopting a statement of overriding considerations; and 5) adopting a mitigation monitoring program for the Area 9 Specific Plan project.  [Exhibit A, CEQA Findings]  [Exhibit B, EIR Alternatives]  [Exhibits C & D, Statement of Overriding Considerations and Environmental Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program]

 

ii.   Resolution No. 2012-30 to be adopted approving the Addendum, E-2012-0005, to the certified Final EIR.  [Exhibit A, Addendum to the Final EIR]

 

iii.  Resolution No. 2012-31 to be adopted rejecting the applicant’s project description in favor of EIR Alternative 5, Retain and Enhance Circulation Element Improvements, as set forth in the certified final EIR.

 

i.    ACTION #3:  Resolution No. 2012-32 to be adopted amending the General Plan (Land Use Policy Map) to adopt various land use classifications for Area 9 as follows:

 

Land Use Classification

Acres

Land Use Classification

Acres

From:

To:

COS – Conservation Open Space

8

COS – Conservation Open Space

10

AOS-II – Secondary Agricultural Open Space

215

LI – Light Industrial

451

HCM – Heavy Commercial/ Manufacturing

493

HCM – Heavy Commercial/Manufacturing

157

GI – General Industrial

174

GI – General Industrial

144

 

 

CC – Community Commercial

14

 

 

CPO – Commercial/Professional Office

114

Total Acreage (approximate)

890

Total Acreage (approximate)

890

 

 

j.    ACTION #4:  Resolution No. 2012-33 to be adopted amending the General Plan Circulation Element to:  1) Change Black Road from “Primary Arterial” to “Secondary Arterial,” between Main Street/Highway 166 and Mahoney Road; 2) Change “E” Street from “Primary Arterial” to “Secondary Arterial,” between Stowell Road and Betteravia Road; 3) Add Sonya Lane as a “Collector,” between “A” Street and Black Road; 4) Add Betteravia Road as a “Secondary Arterial,” between Mahoney Road and Black Road; 5) Make appropriate changes to the Circulation Element text and the Circulation Plan Figure C-1, to correspond to the diagram changes, as shown in Exhibit B of the City Council resolution.

 

k.   ACTION #5:  Ordinance No. 2012-04 adopting the Area 9 Specific Plan, modified to reflect Final EIR Alternative #5 to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption.  [Exhibit A, Area 9 Specific Plan]   [Exhibits B & C, Area 9 Project Objectives and General Plan Consistency]

 

l.    ACTION #6:  Ordinance No. 2012-05 amending the Zoning Map to rezone the 890 acres for the Area 9 project as follows to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption.

 

Zoning Designation

Acres

Zoning Designation

Acres

From:

To:

OS – Open Space

223

PD/OS – Planned Development/Open Space

10

PD/CM – Planned Development/ Commercial/ Manufacturing

493

PD/CM – Planned Development/ Commercial/Manufacturing

62

PD/M-2 – Planned Development/General Manufacturing

174

PD/M-2 – Planned Development/General Manufacturing

144

 

 

PD/CM/AG – Planned Development/ Commercial/Manufacturing/Agriculture

95

 

 

PD/M-1 – Planned Development/Light Manufacturing

451

 

 

PD/CPO – Planned Development/ Commercial Office and Professional Office

114

 

 

PD/C-2 – Planned Development/General Commercial

14

Total Acreage (approximate)

890

Total Acreage (approximate)

890

 

 

m. ACTION #7:  Ordinance No. 2012-06 adopting the reimbursement fee for preparation of the Environmental Impact Report for the Area 9 Specific Plan 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.      2011 GENERAL PLAN ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT (SP-2012-003).  The City Council is requested to receive the 2011 General Plan Annual Progress Report and direct the Acting Chief Deputy City Clerk to file the report with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) and the State Housing and Community Development Department (HCD).

 

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

 

b.   Public input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Report to be received and filed.

 


6.   CITYWIDE GOALS.  The City Council is requested to review 2010-12 City-Wide Goals and provide direction to Staff on 2012-14 Citywide Goals.

 

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

 

b.   Public input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Direction to Staff to be made.

 

 

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:

 

1)   CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS pursuant to Section 54957.6 of the Government Code.

 

      Agency Representative:        Acting Assistant City 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, APRIL 3, 2012. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE APRIL 3RD MEETING IS MARCH 22, 2012. 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Mar. 21, 2012

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

Apr. 09, 2012

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Apr. 10, 2012

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

Apr. 10, 2012

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Apr. 10, 2012

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Apr. 10, 2012

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Furlough Day

Apr. 20, 2012

City Offices Closed