Receipt of Documents after Distribution of Council Agenda:

Pursuant to SB 343, documents were received by a majority of the City Council on June 17, 2013, after the distribution of the City Council Agenda packet.  The documents received are associated with Item No. 4 and 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

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 18, 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/PRESENDATIONS:

 

A.   Resolution No. 2013-56 to be adopted commending

 

LT. PAUL SWAIN

     

      for his years of dedicated service to the Salvation Army and the City of Santa Maria, and wishing him and his family continued health and happiness.

 

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

 

B.  Proclamation declaring June 29 and 30, 2013, as:

 

“RELAY FOR LIFE DAYS”

 

      in the City of Santa Maria, and encourage all residents to participate in the Relay for Life event, and recognize the “Purple Ribbon Campaign” to show support to those individuals living with cancer, and honor those individuals that have lost their lives to cancer.

 

C.  Recreation and Parks Department Volunteer of the Month for June 2013:

 

DIANE BENTLEY

 

for her community spirit, and volunteer work at the Elwin Mussell Senior Center, the Santa Maria Public Library, and the Literacy Council.

 

 

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 June 4, 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.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT:

 

E.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading of Ordinance No. 2013-05 to rezone a 0.67 acre site from PD/M-1 (Planned Development/Light Manufacturing) to PF (Public Facilities) for the Santa Maria Area Transit (SMAT) Bus Yard Expansion located at 1301 Fairway Drive, AND 2.75 acres from OS (Open Space) to PD/M-1 (Planned Development/Light Manufacturing) located at 2641 Airpark Drive.

 

a.   Ordinance No. 2013-05 to be adopted.

 

LIBRARY:

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving a modified Joint Use Cooperative Agreement for Library Services between the City of Santa Maria and the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District.

                    

a.   Resolution No. 2013-57   to be adopted.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve the Notice of Contract Completion for the 2013 Street Overlay and Concrete Repair Improvement Project, Bid No. 2013/02.

                    

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

 

H.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council give approval to Call for Bids on the plans and specifications for Bid No. 2014/02, Street Maintenance (Chip Seal).

                    

a.   Approval to be given to call for bids.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING:

 

4.   A REQUEST FROM NATIONAL STORES, INC., DBA FALLAS TO OCCUPY A VACANT BUILDING WITHIN THE DOWNTOWN SPECIFIC PLAN, 201 TOWN CENTER WEST, ASSESSOR’S PARCEL NUMBER 128-280-003, FILE NOS. DSPDR-2013-0001, E-2013-0005 (1.29 ACRES).    The City Council will continue the public hearing from the meeting of May 21, 2013, to consider a recommendation of the Planning Commission to adopt a resolution approving a Downtown Specific Plan Development Review Permit for Fallas to occupy a vacant existing 85,900 square foot department store located in the Town Center West shopping center at 201 Town Center West, formerly the Mervyn’s store. AND/OR ADOPT AN URGENCY ORDINANCE AND INTRODUCE  FOR FIRST READING AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A MORATORIUM ON BARGAIN BASEMENT STORES IN THE DOWNTOWN SPECIFIC PLAN AREA.  The City Council may consider the adoption of an urgency ordinance, and introduce for first reading an ordinance establishing a moratorium on bargain basement retail stores in the Downtown Specific Plan Area. 

 

On April 17, 2013, the Planning Commission voted 3-2, with Commissioner Dickerson and Chair Waterfield voting No, to recommend that the City Council approve the Downtown Specific Plan Development Review Permit with additional conditions.

 

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

 

b.   Comments from the Applicant.

 

c.   Written communications.

 

d.   Those in favor to be heard.

 

e.   Those in opposition to be heard.

 

f.    After all persons have been heard, and all written protests filed, hearing to be closed.

 

g.   Council discussion.

 

h.   Resolution No. 2013-58 to be adopted approving the Downtown Specific Plan Development Review Permit for a Fallas store located at 201 Town Center West.

 

OR

 

i.    Ordinance No. 2013-06 to be adopted as an urgency ordinance to establish a moratorium on bargain basement stores in the Downtown Specific Plan Area. 

 

AND

 

j.    Introduce Ordinance No. 2013-07 establishing a moratorium on bargain basement stores in the Downtown Specific Plan Area for first reading and continue to the next meeting for second reading and adoption. 

 

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

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

5.   CONSIDERATION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE ADOPTED 2013-14 CITY BUDGET (SECOND YEAR OF THE APPROVED TWO-YEAR BUDGET).

 

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

 

b.   Public Input

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Resolution No. 2013-59 to be adopted approving the amendments to the 2013-14 City Budget and authorizing the City Manager to implement the same.

 

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:

 

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, JULY 2, 2013. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE JULY 2ND MEETING IS JUNE 20, 2013.

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Jun 19, 2013

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Furlough Day

Jun 21, 2013

City Offices Closed

                     

 

 

 

 

City Council Meeting

Jul 2, 2013

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Jul 3, 2013

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Comm.

Jul 8, 2013

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Jul 9, 2013

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

Jul 9, 2013

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Jul 9, 2013

Elwin Mussell Senior Ctr

5:30 p.m.