Receipt of Documents after Distribution of Council Agenda:

Pursuant to SB 343, a document was received on April 30, 2012, at 8:23 p.m. via email, 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

MAY 1, 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:

 

A.     Proclamation declaring May 2012 as:

 

WATER AWARENESS MONTH

 

in the City of Santa Maria, and urging residents and businesses to increase their water awareness and make conservation a continuing way of life.  Awards will also be presented to the Water Awareness Month Poster Contest winners.

 

B.     Proclamation declaring May 6 – 12, 2012, as:

 

INTERNATIONAL COMPOST AWARENESS WEEK

 

         in the City of Santa Maria, in recognition of the efforts of the Composting Councils, Extension Agents, householders, landscapers, farmers, recyclers, public workers, composters, gardeners, and plant growers everywhere. 

 

C.     Proclamation declaring May 13 – 19, 2012, as:

 

NATIONAL POLICE WEEK

 

and Wednesday, May 16, 2012, as:

 

PEACE OFFICERS’ MEMORIAL DAY

 

in the City of Santa Maria and encouraging all residents to remember those individuals who gave their lives for our safety and express our appreciation to those who continue to dedicate themselves to making Santa Maria a safer place in which to live.

 

D.     Proclamation declaring May 5 – 13,  2012, as:

 

NATIONAL TRAVEL AND TOURISM WEEK

 

in the City of Santa Maria and encouraging all residents to recognize and support the importance of travel and tourism and the contributions tourism makes to the economic, social and cultural well-being of the community.

 

E.     Proclamation declaring May 1 – June 3, 2012, as:

 

GO WESTERN DAYS

 

in the City of Santa Maria and encouraging all residents to enter into the rodeo spirit by wearing western apparel.

 

F.      Proclamation declaring May 1 – 7, 2012, as:

 

ELKS NATIONAL YOUTH WEEK

 

in the City of Santa Maria and urging all departments of government, civic, and patriotic groups and citizens generally to participate wholeheartedly in its observance.

 

G.     Proclamation declaring May 3, 2012, as:

 

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

 

in the City of Santa Maria, and encouraging people of all faiths to participate in the National Day of Prayer according to their own traditions.

 

 

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 April 17, 2012.

 

a.   Minutes to be approved.

 

C.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution in support of the Santa Maria Public Airport Runway Extension Project.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2012-43 to be adopted.

 

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.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT:

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading by title only Ordinance 2012-09 approving amendments to Chapter 3, Development Regulations, of the Entrada Este Specific Plan to allow an apartment or living quarters for the owner, caretaker, or occupant of the building site as a conditionally permitted use in the General Commercial (C-2) and General Commercial (C-2)/Auto Overlay zoning districts.

 

a.   Ordinance No. 2012-09 to be adopted.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

G.  Recommendation of Traffic Committee that the City Council adopt a resolution establishing 1-hour limited time parking zones along with preferential permit parking privileges to exempt vehicles displaying a valid parking permit at the 800 Block of East Boone Street, the 800 Block of East Jones Street, and the 600 Block of South Concepcion Avenue.

 

 a.  Resolution No. 2012-44 to be adopted.

 

RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT:

 

H.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the Engineer’s Reports and a resolution declaring the intent to levy and collect the property tax assessments for each of the four Landscape Maintenance Districts and the 21 Special Benefit Zones, and set a public hearing for July 3, 2012, to consider the proposed landscape assessments.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2012-45 to be adopted approving the Engineer’s Reports for Assessment Proceedings.

 

b.   Resolution No. 2012-46 to be adopted declaring the intent to levy and collect assessments and setting July 3, 2012, as the time and place for a public hearing for the four Landscape Maintenance Districts and 21 Special Benefit Zones.

 

 

PRESENTATIONS:

 

4.   PRESENTATION ON THE LOCAL ECONOMIC IMPACT FROM THE CHUMASH INDIANS & THE CAMP 4 HOUSING PROJECT.

 

a.     Presentation to be made by Mark Schniepp and Joe Armendariz.

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

5.   APPROVING A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT AND AN AMENDMENT WITH THE TWO PUBLIC SAFETY BARGAINING UNITS AS IT PERTAINS TO THE MEMORANDA OF UNDERSTANDING (MOUs).  The City Council is requested to adopt resolutions approving a tentative agreement with the Santa Maria Police Officers Association and an amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Santa Maria Fire Fighters’ Union Local 2020.

 

      a.   Staff report to be given.  (Acting Assistant City Manager)

 

      b.   Public Input.

 

      c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Resolution No. 2012-47 to be adopted approving a tentative agreement on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Santa Maria Police Officers’ Association (SMPOA).

 

e.   Resolution No. 2012-48 to be adopted approving an amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Santa Maria Fire Fighters’ Union Local 2020.

 

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:

 

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, MAY 15, 2012.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE MAY 15TH MEETING IS MAY 3, 2013.

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

May 02, 2012

CANCELLED

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

May 07, 2012

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

May 08, 2012

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

May 08, 2012

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

May 08, 2012

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

May 08, 2012

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Furlough Day

May 18, 2012

City Offices Closed