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

JULY 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.   Resolution 2013-68 to be adopted honoring and commending:

 

“Battalion Chief Scott Johnson”

 

for his loyal and dedicated service to the Fire Department, the City and the community, and congratulating him on his retirement and wishing him and his family continued health and happiness.

 

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

 

B.  Library Volunteer of the Month for July 2013:

 

Ms. Lola Dority

 

for her 26 years of volunteer service in our library and especially for promoting children’s literacy in our 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 July 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.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

 

E.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the appropriation of $53,397 to be allocated to the Santa Maria Police Department under the provisions of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Grant Assistance Program.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2013-69 to be adopted.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution establishing a no-stopping zone on West Cook Street along the southern right-of-way beginning eighty-six (86) feet from the southeastern curb return with South Oakley Avenue and extending twelve (12) feet to the east.

                           

a.      Resolution No. 2013-70 to be adopted.

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution establishing a one-hour limited time parking zone along with preferential permit parking privileges to exempt vehicles displaying a valid parking permit from the limited time parking zone restrictions for East Fesler Street, in the 1200 and 1300 blocks of East Fesler Street, along the northerly right-of-way beginning at the eastern right-of-way of Tiffany Drive and extending east to the westerly right-of-way of Garnet Way, and for Tiffany Drive, in the 400 block of Tiffany Drive, along the easterly right-of-way beginning at the southerly right-of-way of Gem Court and extending south to the northern right-of-way of East Fesler Street.

                           

a.      Resolution No. 2013-71 to be adopted.

 

 

APPOINTMENTS:

 

4.   APPOINTMENTS TO VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMITTEES.  The City Council is requested to make appointments to the Block Grants Advisory Committee, the Library Board of Trustees, and direct staff to readvertise the vacancy on the Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens/Area Agency on Aging.

 

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

 

b.   Appoint five members to the Block Grants Advisory Committee for a regular term of three years. Recommendations for nominations are to be made by individual Councilmembers.  Appointments to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  Applications were received from three incumbents, Rosalie Marquez, Tim Siefert, and Donna Wolcott; and two new applications were received from Greg Burnett and Vincent Thomas. 

 

Incumbents

Previously Nominated by

To be Nominated by

Sandra Bierdzinski  (did not reapply)

Councilmember Zacarías

Councilmember Boysen

Richard Hall  (did not reapply)

Councilmember Patino

Councilmember Green

Rosalie Marquez

Councilmember Cordero

Councilmember Zuniga

Tim Siefert

Mayor Lavagnino

Mayor Patino

Donna Wolcott

Councilmember Orach

Councilmember Orach

 

c.   Appoint two members to the Library Board of Trustees for a regular term of three years. Appointments to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  Applications were received from two incumbents, Avery Gallas and Jacqueline MacNeil.  No other applications were received.

 

Incumbents

Avery Gallas

Jacqueline MacNeil

                                                                    

d.   Direct staff to readvertise the remaining vacancy on the Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens, Area Agency on Aging. 

 

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

 


PUBLIC HEARING:

 

5.   2013 Annual Weed Abatement Program.  The City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider protests to the proposed assessments for the City’s Annual Weed Abatement Program to be collected as part of the 2013-14 property tax rolls.

 

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 communications filed, hearing to be closed.

 

f.    Council discussion.

 

g.   Resolution No. 2013-72 to be adopted confirming the report of weed abatement costs for assessment purposes, and directing the costs to be submitted to the Santa Barbara County for collection with the 2013-14 property taxes.

                                                                                                                   

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

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

6.   FINDING OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE IN THE MATTER OF THE ISSUANCE OF A TYPE 21 LICENSE (OFF-SALE GENERAL) ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE FOR WALMART NEIGHBORHOOD MARKET #5659, 500 SOUTH BLOSSER ROAD, SP-2012-0035.  The City Council will consider making findings and a determination that public convenience will be served in the matter of the issuance of a Type 21 license (off-sale general) alcoholic beverage license for the sale of packaged beer, wine and distilled spirits, at the Walmart Neighborhood Market at 500 South Blosser Road.

 

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

 

b.   Public input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Finding of public convenience to be made.

 

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, AUGUST 6, 2013. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE AUGUST 6TH MEETING IS JULY 18, 2013.

 


 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

City Council Meeting

August 6, 2013

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

August 7, 2013

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Comm.

August 12, 2013

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

August 13, 2013

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

August 13, 2013

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

August 13, 2013

Elwin Mussell Senior Ctr

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

August 13, 2013

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Mandatory Day Off (MTO)

August 16, 2013

City Offices Closed

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City Council Meeting

August 20, 2013

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.