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

JUNE 4, 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.                 Certificates of Recognition to:

 

KIM KAKUK and GREG PARKER

 

for their actions in extinguishing a vehicle fire and protecting onlookers.

 

B.  Proclamation declaring June 2 – June 8, 2013, as

 

“LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS WEEK”

 

in the City of Santa Maria, and encourage residents to recognize and support the law enforcement officers from the City of Santa Maria for their efforts in support of the Special Olympic Athletes in 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 May 21, 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.

 

E.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the City of Santa Maria’s 2013 Investment Policy and delegating the authority for implementing the Investment Policy and oversight responsibility to the City’s Investment Officer.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2013-50 to be adopted.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the Measure “A” Five-Year Local Program of Projects for fiscal years 2013 through 2018 and to certify that the City of Santa Maria will provide sufficient funding in the 2012-13 budget to meet the Measure “A” Maintenance of Effort requirement.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2013-51 to be adopted.

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council give approval to call for bids on the plans and specifications for Bid No. 2013/05, Santa Maria Police Department Tenant Improvements.

 

a.   Approval to be granted.

 

RECREATION AND PARKS

 

H.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council ratify a United States Department of Agriculture – National Food Institute and Agriculture (USDA-NFIA) sub-recipient grant agreement between the City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department (City) and Allan Hancock College (AHC) to create a community garden agribusiness program.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2013-52 to be adopted.

 

I.    Recommendation of the Recreation and Parks Commission that the City Council adopt a resolution to approve to extend City resident rates to active military, and their families for the use of parks, facilities, and recreational programs.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2013-53 to be adopted.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING:

 

4.   GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT AND ZONE CHANGE FOR SANTA MARIA AREA TRANSIT (SMAT) BUS YARD EXPANSION, 1301 FAIRWAY DRIVE AND 2641 AIRPARK DRIVE, GPZ-2011-004, U-2012-0042 (PR), E-2011-048 (0.67 ACRES).  The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Planning Commission to adopt a resolution to authorize the filing of a Mitigated Negative Declaration, E-2011-048, for the Santa Maria Area Transit (SMAT) Bus Yard Expansion project; GPZ-2011-004 and U-2012-0042 (PR); adopt a resolution to amend the General Plan (Land Use Policy Map) land use designation of 0.67 acres (identified as Area A, SMAT bus yard expansion site) from LI (Light Industrial) to CF (Community Facilities), AND of approximately 2.75 acres (identified as Area B, abandoned Flood Control District drainage easement site) from COS (Conservation Open Space) to LI (Light Industrial); and introduce an ordinance rezoning the 0.67 acre site (identified as Area A, SMAT bus yard expansion site) from PD/M-1 (Planned Development/Light Manufacturing) to PF (Public Facilities), AND the approximately 2.75 acres (identified as Area B, abandoned Flood Control District drainage easement site) from OS (Open Space) to PD/M-1 (Planned Development/Light Manufacturing).

 

On May 1, 2013, the Planning Commission adopted Resolution Nos. 2622 and 2623 on a 5-0 vote recommending that the City Council approve the Mitigated Negative Declaration and the General Plan amendment and zone change for the SMAT bus yard expansion site and project.  As a secondary “clean-up” measure (not affiliated with the SMAT project), another area was included in this General Plan land use amendment and zone change request.  The second area would change the General Plan land use and zoning designations to reflect the existing and future uses on an abandoned Santa Barbara County Flood Control District easement. 

 

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

 

b.   Written communications.

 

c.   Those in favor to be heard.

 

d.   Those in opposition to be heard.

 

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

 

f.    Council discussion.

 

g.   Resolution No. 2013-54 to be adopted approving the Mitigated Negative Declaration, E-2011-048, for the SMAT Bus Yard Expansion, 1301 Fairway Drive and 2641 Airpark Drive.

 

h.   Resolution No. 2013-55 to be adopted approving a General Plan (Land Use) Amendment for the SMAT Bus Yard Expansion, GPZ-2011-004, U-2012-0042.

 

i.    Ordinance No. 2013-05 to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption amending the Official Zoning Map for the properties located at 1301 Fairway Drive and 2641 Airpark Drive.

 

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

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

5. EMPLOYEE-REQUESTED PUBLIC SESSION PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54957.  (Continued from a Closed Session on May 21, 2013.) The City Council will consider an employee’s appeal of discipline imposed by the City Manager.


a.                  Introduction to be given.  (Senior Assistant City Attorney/Utilities Counsel)

 

b.  Council discussion.

 

c.   Council to provide direction to counsel regarding a decision, and continue the matter for adoption of the decision.

 

 

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

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

June 5, 2013

CANCELLED

 

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Comm.

June 10, 2013

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

June 10, 2013

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

June 11, 2013

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

June 11, 2013

Elwin Mussell Senior Ctr

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

June 11, 2013

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Council Meeting

June 18, 2013

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission Meeting

June 19, 2013

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Furlough Day

June 21, 2013

City Offices Closed