AGENDA OF THE CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA

 

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

110 E. COOK STREET

 

Mayor Alice M. Patino

Mayor Pro Tem Bob Orach

Councilmember Jack Boysen

Councilmember Willie Green

Councilmember Terri Zuniga

 

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

APRIL 16, 2013, 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 Patino

 

 

ROLL CALL:              Councilmembers Boysen, Green, Orach, Zuniga, and Mayor Patino

 

 

1.   PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

 

A.   Library Volunteer of the Month for April 2013:

 

WILLIAM KLINE

 

for his unfailing 30 years of continuous service to the Library and the community.

 

B.  Proclamation declaring the week of April 14-20, 2013, as:

 

“NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK”

 

in the City of Santa Maria to encourage all residents to visit the library to take advantage of the wonderful library resources available at the Santa Maria Public Library.

 

C.  Proclamation declaring the month of April 2013, as:

 

“FAIR HOUSING MONTH”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and celebrating the progress made in opening the doors of equal housing opportunities for all residents of Santa Maria.

 

 

D.  Proclamation declaring the Month of April 2013, as:

 

“BOYS & GIRLS CLUB MONTH”

 

in the City of Santa Maria to recognize and commend the Boys & Girls Club organizations in the state for providing comprehensive and effective services to the young people in our communities

 

E.   Proclamation declaring the month of April 2013, as:

 

“KITE MONTH”

 

in the City of Santa Maria to encourage residents to participate in the joy and excitement of kite flying and urge everyone in our community to “GO FLY A KITE!”

 

F.   Proclamation declaring the week of April 21 – 27, 2013, as:

 

“NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMS’ RIGHTS WEEK”

 

in the City of Santa Maria to honor crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.

 

G.  Proclamation declaring May 2, 2013, as:

 

“NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER OBSERVANCE”

 

in the City of Santa Maria, and encourage people of all faiths to participate in the 16th annual National Day of Prayer according to their own traditions.

 

H.  Proclamation declaring May 4 – 13, 2013, as:

 

“NATIONAL TOURISM WEEK”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and encourage all residents to recognize and support the importance and contributions tourism makes to the economic, social and cultural well-being of 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, Green, Orach, Zuniga, and Mayor Patino

 

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 2, 2013.

 

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 establish a no-stopping zone on Sierra Madre Avenue at the intersection of South Bradley Road along the northern right-of-way beginning at the northwestern end of curb return radius and extending one hundred twenty-five (125) feet to the west; and along the southern right-of-way beginning at the southwestern end of curb return radius and extending one hundred twenty-five (125) feet to the west.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2013-34 to be adopted.

 

 

PRESENTATION:

 

4.   A PRESENTATION FROM THE CENTRAL COAST COLLABORATIVE ON HOMELESSNESS. Representatives from the Central Coast Collaborative on Homelessness (C3H) will be making a 15 minute presentation to the City Council regarding the efforts of C3H to reduce homelessness on the central coast.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING:

 

5.   2013 Annual Weed Abatement Program.  The City Council will conduct a public hearing to hear protests against the abatement of public nuisances such as noxious and dangerous weeds, rubbish, refuse, and dirt; and if no majority protest exists, authorize the Director of Public Works to perform abatement of the nuisances from public and unimproved private lots.

 

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, and all written protests filed, hearing to be closed.

 

f.    Council discussion.

 

g.   Resolution No. 2013-35 to be adopted overruling objections to the abatement and directing the abatement of the nuisances.

 

ROLL CALL:        Councilmembers Boysen, Green, Orach, Zuniga, and Mayor Patino

 

6.   MUNICIPAL CODE TEXT AMENDMENTS FOR EMERGENCY SHELTERS, TRANSITIONAL HOUSING, AND SUPPORTIVE HOUSING, Z-2011-001, E-2011-012 (CITYWIDE).  The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Planning Commission to authorize the filing of a Negative Declaration E-2011-012, for amendments to Title 12 of the City’s Municipal Code pertaining to Emergency Shelters, Transitional Housing, and Supportive Housing, Z-2011-001; introduce an ordinance amending Title 12 of the City’s Municipal Code, establishing Chapter 12-53, Emergency Shelters, amending Chapter 12-10 Commercial Office and Professional Office District, amending Chapter 12-12 Central Business District, amending Chapter 12-13 General Commercial District, amending Chapter 12-18 Public Facilities and Institutional District, and amending Chapter 12-25 Planned Development Overlay District; and an ordinance amending Chapter 2 Definitions by establishing Section 12-2.140.1. Supportive Housing and Section 12-2.141.3. Transitional Housing.

 

On March 20, 2013, the Planning Commission adopted Resolution Nos. 2617, 2618 and 2619 by a 4-0 vote making recommendations to the City Council to file a Mitigated Negative Declaration for amendments to the Santa Maria Municipal Code relating to Emergency Shelters, Transitional Housing and Supportive Housing.

 

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

 

b.   Written communications.

 

c.   Those in opposition to be heard.

 

d.   Those in favor to be heard.

 

e.   After all persons have been heard, and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

 

f.    Council discussion.

 

g.   Resolution No. 2013-36 to be adopted finding no detrimental environmental impact and directing the filing of a Negative Declaration for Amendments to Chapter 12-10, Chapter 12-12, Chapter 12-13, Chapter 12-18, and Chapter 12-25, and adding Chapter 12-53 to the Santa Maria Municipal Code, relating to Transitional Housing and Supportive Housing (Z-2011-001, E-2011-012).

 

h.   Ordinance No. 2013-03 Amending Chapter 12-2 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code, relating to Transitional Housing and Supportive Housing to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption.

 

i.    Ordinance No. 2013-04 Amending Section 12-10.03 of Chapter 12-10, and Section 12-12.03 of Chapter 12-12, and Section 12-18.03 of Chapter 12-18, and adding Chapter 12-53 to the Santa Maria Municipal Code, relating to Emergency Shelters to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption.

 

ROLL CALL:         Councilmembers Boysen, Green, Orach, Zuniga, and Mayor Patino

 

 

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, MAY 7, 2013. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE MAY 7th MEETING IS APRIL 25, 2013.

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

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NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Apr 17, 2013

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Furlough Day

April 19, 2013

City Offices Closed

 

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

May 1, 2013

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Council Meeting

May 7, 2013

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Comm.

May 13, 2013

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

May 14, 2013

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

May 14, 2013

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

May 14, 2013

Elwin Mussell Senior Ctr

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

May 14, 2013

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission Meeting

May 15, 2013

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Furlough Day

May 17, 2013

City Offices Closed

 

 

 

 

 

City Council Meeting

May 21, 2013

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.