Receipt of Documents after Distribution of Council Agenda:

Pursuant to SB 343, documents were received on January 15, 2013, after the distribution of the City Council Agenda packet.  The documents received are associated with Item No. 5 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 Alice M. Patino

Councilmember Jack Boysen Councilmember Bob Orach

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

JANUARY 15, 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, Orach, Zuniga, and Mayor Patino

 

 

1.   PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

 

A.  Proclamation declaring January 20 – 26, 2013 as:

 

                        “RESPECT FOR LIFE WEEK”

 

      in the City of Santa Maria.

 

B.  Library Volunteer of the Month for January 2013:

 

                        FRIENDS OF THE ORCUTT LIBRARY

 

for their commitment and hours of volunteer work raising funds for the new Orcutt Library project and for their help moving into the new library.

 

 

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 the 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, 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 December 18, 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.

 

RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT:

 

E.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution to ratify a Habitat Conservation Fund Grant agreement for $36,661 over three years, authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to accept and expend the grant funds for educational programs at Los Flores Ranch Park (Los Flores), and authorize the Director of Administrative Services to set-up an account for the grant funding.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2013-01 to be adopted.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING:

 

4.   GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT AND ZONE CHANGE REQUEST FOR CENTENNIAL SQUARE, FILE NOS. GPZ-2012-0002, PD-2012-0003, E-2012-0022, LOCATED AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF MILLER STREET AND PLAZA DRIVE, ASSESSOR’S PARCEL NUMBER 128-066-003 (6.35 Acres).  The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Planning Commission to authorize the filing of a Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact; adopt a resolution amending the General Plan (Land Use Policy Map) Amendment FROM 1.26 acres of CPO (Commercial Professional Office) and 5.09 acres of HDR-16 (High Density Residential – maximum of 16 dwelling units per acre) TO 6.35 acres of HDR-22 (High Density Residential – maximum of 22 dwelling units per acre) as shown on Exhibit A of the  resolution; and Introduce an ordinance rezoning FROM 1.26 acres of PD/CPO (Planned Development/Commercial Professional Office) TO 1.26 acres of PD/R-3 Planned Development/High Density Residential).  

 

a.   Public Hearing to be continued to February 5, 2013, at the request of the applicant.

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

5.   COUNCIL DISCUSSION REGARDING THE FILLING OF THE VACANT CITY COUNCIL SEAT.  The City Council will discuss the options for filling the vacant City Council seat.

 

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

 

b.   Public input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Option #1:  Resolution No. 2013-02 to be adopted making an immediate appointment to fill the vacant unexpired two-year term of office on the City Council;

 

OR

 

Option #2:  Direct staff to immediately advertise the vacancy on the City Council and to accept applications from interested individuals to be interviewed and appointed on February 5, 2013, to fill the unexpired two-year term of office on the City Council.

 

OR

 

Option #3:     Resolution No. 2013-03 to be adopted calling for the holding of a Special Municipal Election to be held on June 4, 2013, for the election of one member of the City Council to fill an unexpired term of two-years; and

 

                       Resolution No. 2013-04 to be adopted requesting the Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Barbara to conduct a Special Municipal Election to be held on June 4, 2013; and 

 

                       Resolution No. 2013-05 to be adopted setting regulations for candidates for elective office pertaining to Candidates’ Statements submitted to the voters at a Special Municipal Election to be held on June 4, 2013.

 

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

 

6.   ANNUAL APPOINTMENTS TO VARIOUS BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES.  The City Council will consider making appointments to the Landmark Committee, the Santa Maria Community Television Board of Directors, the Block Grants Advisory Committee, the Recreation and Parks Commission, the Planning Commission, the Measure U2012 Citizen’s Oversight Committee, and. the All-America City Committee.

 

a.   Staff report to be made. (Chief Deputy City Clerk)

 

b.   Appoint two members to the Landmark Committee for a term of three years ending in January 2016.  The appointments are to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  One incumbent has reapplied, and one new application was received.

 

Incumbent

JoAnn Wilson

 

New Applicant

Sandra Valdez

 

 

 

 



Nominations to be made by:  Mayor Patino.

 

c.   Appoint one member to the Santa Maria Community Television Board of Directors for a two-year term. The appointment is to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  The incumbent has reapplied, and no other applications were received. 

 

Incumbent

Mark van de Kamp

 

 

 

Nomination to be made by:  Mayor Patino.

 

d.   Appoint two members to the Block Grants Advisory Committee to fill two unexpired terms, one ending in July 2014, and one ending in July 2015.  The recommendation for nomination to fill both vacancies is to be made by Councilmember Orach.  The appointment is to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  Incumbents Robin Hayhurst and Michael Madriaga previously resigned.  Two new applications were received from the following:

 

New Applicants

Roy Allen

Lulzim Traga

 

 

Nominations to be made by:  Councilmember Orach.

 

e.   Appoint three members to the Recreation and Parks Commission for four-year terms ending in January 2017, or coterminous with the nominating Councilmember’s term. Nominations to be made by Councilmembers Orach and Zuniga, and Mayor Patino.  Appointments to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  Applicants must be City residents.  Two of the incumbents have reapplied, and seven new applications were received. 

 

Incumbents

Previously Nominated by

Bruno Brunello

Mayor Lavagnino

Ken George (did not reapply)

Councilmember Cordero

Kirk Spry

Councilmember Orach

 

 

New Applicants

 

Roger Gailey

 

Henry Grennan

 

Laura Henderson

 

Lawrence Perales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nominations to be made by:  Councilmembers Orach and Zuniga, and Mayor Patino.

 

f.    Appoint three members to the Planning Commission for four-year terms ending in January 2017, or coterminous with the nominating Councilmember’s term. Nominations to be made by Councilmembers Orach and Zuniga, and Mayor Patino.  Appointments to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  Applicants must be City residents.  Each of the incumbents has reapplied, and seven new applications were received. 

 

Incumbents

Previously Nominated by

Rodger Brown

Mayor Lavagnino

Tom Lopez

Councilmember Cordero

Michael Moats

Councilmember Orach

 

 

New Applicants

 

Adrian Andrade

 

Robert Dickerson

 

Ken George

 

Mary Jane Marlow

 

Jack Owen, Jr.

 

Hazel Putney

 

Mark Santiago

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nominations to be made by:  Councilmembers Orach and Zuniga, and Mayor Patino.

 

g.   Appoint five new members to the Measure U2012 Citizen’s Oversight Committee for four-year terms and/or coterminous with the nominating Councilmember’s term.  One nomination each will be made by Councilmember Boysen and the new City Councilmember, when filled, to fill two terms ending in January 2015 or coterminous with the nominating Councilmember’s term; and one nomination each will be made by Councilmembers Orach and Zuniga, and by Mayor Patino to fill three terms ending in January 2017 or coterminous with the nominating Councilmember’s term. Members must be City residents. Current City of Santa Maria employees, officials, contractors or vendors may not be members.  Former employees, officials or vendors may be eligible to serve on the Oversight Committee, provided that no conflicts of interest exist.  Members are nominated by individual Councilmembers and confirmed by the City Council.

 

New Applicants

Trent Benedetti

Mario Chavarria

Jack Owen, Jr.

Aaron Pankratz

John Peters

Alesia Yglesias

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nomination to be made for one term ending January 2015:

      Councilmember Boysen.

 

Nominations to be made for one term ending January 2017: 

      Councilmembers Orach, Zuniga, and Mayor Patino.

 

h.   Appoint three members to the All-America City Committee for a regular term of two years ending in January 2015. Nominations are to be made for the expiring terms by Councilmembers Orach and Zuniga, and Mayor Patino.  The appointments are to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council. Then, Council will be reassigning the two remaining members on the Committee with unexpired terms ending in January 2014 to Councilmember Boysen and the vacant Council seat. The following applications were received:

 

Incumbent

Previously Nominated by

Esther Acosta

Cordero

August (Bud) Narachi

Patino

Karen Sanchez

Orach

 

 

New Applicants

 

Joylyn Castaing

 

Shannon McCreery

 

 

Remaining Members

Previously Nominated by

Reassigned to Councilmember for Nomination

Bailey Hudson

Patino

Boysen

Tahir Masood

Orach

New Councilmember, when seated

 

Nominations to be made by:  Councilmembers Orach and Zuniga, and Mayor Patino.

 

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

 

7.   CITY COUNCIL REPRESENTATION ON VARIOUS OUTSIDE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES.  The City Council will confirm appointments to various outside boards, commissions, and committees which require Council representation.

 

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

 

b.      Council discussion.

 

c.      Appointments to be made.

 

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

 

8.   DISCUSSION OF CHANGING THE NOMINATION AND APPOINTMENT PROCESS TO ALL CITY BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES.  The City Council will receive a report and decide on future appointments to City Boards, Commissions, and Committees. 

 

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

 

b.   Public Input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Option #1:  Provide direction to staff to return on February 5, 2013, with an ordinance amending the Santa Maria Municipal Code and implementing a new process for appointments to City Boards, Commissions and Committees, thereby allowing members to be nominated by individual Councilmembers and then confirmed by the City Council;

 

      OR

 

      Option #2:  Provide direction to staff to continue with the past practice of appointments to City Boards, Commissions and Committees by way of members being nominated by individual Councilmembers, appointed by the Mayor, and confirmed by the City Council.

 

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

 

 

REPORT BY CITY MANAGER:

 

 

ORAL REPORTS OF COUNCILMEMBERS AND OFFICERS (INCLUDING AB1234 REPORTS):

 

 

RECESS:               THE CITY COUNCIL WILL IMMEDIATELY RECESS TO A CLOSED SESSION FOR THE FOLLOWING:

 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS pursuant to Section 54957.6 of the Government Code with Agency Representative: Deputy City Manager and Employee Organizations: Santa Maria Police Officers Assoc. (SMPOA); Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 620; Fire Fighters Union Local 2020; Public Safety Managers; Santa Maria Police Association of Middle Management (SMPAMM); and Non-Represented Management and Confidential Employees.

 

 

CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT:

 

 

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, FEBRUARY 5, 2013.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE FEBRUARY 5TH  MEETING IS JANUARY 24, 2013.

 

Materials Submitted After Distribution of Packet – Materials related to an item on this agenda submitted after distribution of the agenda packet will be available for public inspection during normal business hours in the City Clerk’s Office, 110 E. Cook Street, Rm. 3, Santa Maria.  Subject to the ability to post the documents prior to the meeting, such documents will also be available on the City’s website http://www.ci.santa-maria.ca.us/staffrep/agenda.htm by selecting the associated agenda item.  A notification will be added to the online agenda to indicate that agenda materials were received after distribution of the agenda packet.

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

City Council

Feb. 5, 2013

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Feb. 6,  2013

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

Feb. 11, 2013

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Feb. 12, 2013

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Feb. 12, 2013

Elwin Mussell Senior Center

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

Feb. 12, 2013

City Hall Conference Room

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Feb. 12, 2013

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Council

Feb. 19, 2013

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.