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

MARCH 5, 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.

 

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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.                 Proclamation declaring March 7, 2013, as:

 

ARBOR DAY

 

in the City of Santa Maria to support the well-being of our future generations and encourage community members to plant trees to assist in restoring our City’s urban forest.

 

 

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, 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 February 19, 2013.

 

a.   Minutes to be approved.

 

C.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council accept as complete the public improvements associated with Concha Investments, Tract 5855, and release the Faithful Performance Bond [#600011] in the amount of $2,416.80 posted in the form of a Certificate of Deposit for the installation of 24 street and easement trees.

 

a.   Faithful Performance Bond for Street Trees in the amount of $2,416.80 to be released.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT:

 

D.  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.

 

E.   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.

 

CITY ATTORNEY:

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading by title only of Ordinance 2013-02 making technical amendments to the Santa Maria Municipal Code and adopt the Ordinance.

 

a.   Ordinance No. 2013-02 to be adopted.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving receipt of Proposition 1B California Transit Capital grant funding in the amount of $968,317 and direct staff to submit funding documents to the State of California.

 

a.      Resolution No. 2013-24 to be adopted.

 

UTILITIES DEPARMENT:

 

H.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council authorize and direct the Director of Utilities to enter into a License Agreement with GTE Mobilnet of Santa Barbara Limited Partnership, d/b/a Verizon Wireless for the lease of a cellular communications site at Oakley Park; and assign priority for the expenditure of revenue derived from license Agreement to improvements at Oakley Park and its immediate vicinity.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2013-25 to be adopted.

 

 

APPOINTMENTS:

 

4.   APPOINTMENTS TO VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMITTEES.  The City Council will consider making appointments to the Block Grants Advisory Committee, the Measure U2012 Citizens’ Oversight Committee, and the Recreation and Parks Commission.

 

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

 

b.      Public input.

 

c.      Appoint one member to the Block Grants Advisory Committee, and direct Staff to readvertise the remaining vacancy as insufficient applications were received.  One appointment will be made to fill an unexpired term ending in July 2014.  Members are nominated by individual Councilmembers, appointed by the Mayor, and ratified by the City Council.  The following application was received from:

 

New Applicant

Kaleb Norris

 

Nomination to be made by:  Councilmember Orach.

 

d.   Appoint three members to the Measure U2012 Citizens’ Oversight Committee.  Two appointments will be made to serve a two-year term ending in January 2015 and/or coterminous with nominating Councilmember’s term; and one appointment will be made to serve a four-year term ending in January 2017 and/or coterminous with nominating Councilmember’s term.  Members are nominated by individual Councilmembers and ratified by the City Council.  The following applications were received:

 

New Applicants

Kristine Mollenkopf

Kaleb Norris

John Peters

Alesia Yglesias

 

Nominations to be made for one term each ending January 2015:

            Councilmembers Boysen and Green.

 

Nomination to be made for one term ending January 2017: 

            Councilmember Orach.

 

e.   Appoint one member to the Recreation and Parks Commission. One appointment will be made to fill an unexpired term ending in January 2015 and/or coterminous with nominating Councilmember’s term.  The following applications were received:

 

New Applicants

Fidenzio “Bruno” Brunello

Sara Edwards

Kenneth George

Kaleb Norris

Gabriel Morales

Yleana Velasco

 

Nomination to be made for one term ending January 2015: 

            Councilmember Green.

 

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

 

5.   NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF MAYOR PRO TEM.  The City Council will entertain nominations for the position of Mayor Pro Tem for calendar year 2013.

 

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

 

b.   Public input.

 

c.   Nomination by the Mayor.

 

d.   City Council discussion.

 

e.   Ratification of Mayor’s nomination for Mayor Pro Tem for calendar year 2013.

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

6.   RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO AND AN EXTENSION OF THE CURRENT MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION LOCAL 620 (SEIU).

 

a.   Staff Report to be made.  (Deputy City Manager)

 

b.   Public Input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Resolution No. 2013-26 to be adopted approving an amendment to and an extension of the current Memorandum of Understanding with the Service Employees International Union Local 620.

 

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

 

 

REPORT BY CITY MANAGER:

 

 

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

 

 

CLOSED SESSION:        The City Council will recess to a Closed Session to discuss:

 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Initiation of litigation pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 54956.9 of the Government Code, one case:  City of Santa Maria, et al. v. County of Santa Barbara [Property Tax Administrative Costs Recovery, following the California Supreme Court’s decision in City of Alhambra, et al. v. County of Los Angeles, et al., (2012) 55 Cal. 4th 707]

 

 

CLOSED SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

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THE NEXT REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE MARCH 19TH MEETING IS MARCH 7, 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

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Mar. 6, 2013

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

Mar. 11, 2013

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Mar. 12, 2013

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Mar. 12, 2013

Elwin Mussell Senior Center

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

Mar. 12, 2013

City Hall Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Mar. 12, 2013

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Furlough Day

Mar. 15, 2013

City Offices Closed

 

 

 

 

 

City Council

Mar. 19, 2013

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Mar. 20,  2013

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.