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

SEPTEMBER 4, 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.

 

To receive reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act during the meeting, please notify the City Clerk’s office what you need during business hours at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting (typically before 5 p.m. on the Friday before the meeting).  The City Clerk’s office is at 110 East Cook Street, Santa Maria, Room 3; telephone (805) 925-0951, extension 307.  The City will give primary consideration to your request in providing assistance.  Examples of assistance may include exhibits in large-sized format, use of assisted listening equipment, use of the California Relay Service, texting by cellular phone, or the services of a live interpreter.   

 

Assisted listening 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.  Equipo también puede ser utilizado para la asistencia de traducción para esas personas que solamente hablan español.  Para permitirle a la Ciudad que coordine y solicite un traductor de un grupo 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.  Proclamation declaring the month of September 2012 as:

 

NATIONAL LITERACY MONTH

 

in the City of Santa Maria and encouraging all Santa Marians to increase community literacy by becoming members of the Central Coast Literacy Council, participating in the upcoming Spelling Bee on September 15, 2012, becoming a tutor, or becoming a literacy learner.

 

B.  Proclamation declaring the September 14 – 20, 2012, as:

 

PEACE WEEK

 

in the City of Santa Maria and encourage all residents to participate in this years activities.

 

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 August 21, 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.

 

CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

 

E.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading by title only of Ordinance No. 2012-14 approving amendments to Chapter 7-5 regarding Towing and Parking Provisions of the Santa Maria Municipal Code, and adopt the ordinance

 

a.   Ordinance No. 2012-14 to be adopted.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT:

 

F. Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council make a determination that public convenience will be served in the matter of the issuance of Types 21 (Off-Sale General) and 42 (On-Sale Beer and Wine) alcoholic beverage licenses for Bevmo! (Beverages & More), 1309 S. Bradley Road, SP-2012-029.

 

      a.         Finding of public convenience to be made.          

 

LIBRARY

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving an agreement with the County of Santa Barbara for operation of a Countywide Free Library System for 2012-2013.

 

      a.    Resolution No. 2012-107 to be adopted.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

H.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution awarding the bid and approving an agreement with G. Sosa Construction, Inc., in the amount of $490,120.64, for the 2013 Street Overlay and Concrete Improvement Project, Bid No. 2013/02.

 

      a.    Resolution No. 2012-108 to be adopted.

 

I.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve a Notice of Contract Completion for Northwest Fire Station No. 3, Bid No. 2011/04.

 

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

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

4.   APPEAL BY GENERAL DEVELOPMENT CO., L.P. OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S APPROVAL OF AN EXPANSION TO THE CROSSROADS CENTER (PD-2012-0001, E-2012-0004) AND OF AN AMENDMENT TO A PLANNED DEVELOPMENT PERMIT FOR CROSSROADS CENTER I (PD-97-03, E-95-68).  The City Council will consider an appeal of the Planning Commission’s unanimous approval of an expansion of the existing Crossroads Shopping Center located on Bradley Road south of Betteravia Road.  The expansion includes three new building pads totaling 27,700 square feet, two new sign towers, landscaping, and parking.

 

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

 

b.   Continue advertised Public Hearing to October 2, 2012.

 

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

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

5.   ADOPT A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE MEASURE U2012 CITIZENS’ OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE FORMATION AND SETTING FORTH GUIDELINES AND DUTIES OF THE COMMITTEE. The City Council will consider adopting a resolution establishing the Measure U2012 Citizens’ Oversight Committee formation and setting forth guidelines and duties of the Committee, and also directing staff to advertize for Committee vacancies later this calendar year.

 

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

 

b.   Council discussion.

 

c.   Resolution No. 2012-109 to be adopted establishing the Measure U2012 Citizens’ Oversight Committee formation and setting forth guidelines and duties of the Committee, and also directing staff to advertize for Committee vacancies later this calendar year.

 

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 Subdivision (a) of Government Code Section 54956.9 to discuss UNDER SEAL v. UNDER SEAL, Case No. BC410135.

 

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, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE SEPTEMBER 18TH  MEETING IS SEPTEMBER 6, 2012.

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

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MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Sep 5, 2012

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

Sep 10, 2012

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Sep 11, 2012

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Sep 11, 2012

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

Sep 11, 2012

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Sep 11, 2012

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Furlough Day

Sep 21, 2012

City Offices Closed