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

MAY 7, 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.   Proclamation declaring the month of May 2013, as:

 

“WATER AWARENESS MONTH”

 

      in the City of Santa Maria, and urging residents and businesses to increase their water awareness and make conservation a continuing way of life.

 

B.  Presentation of the Fourth Annual Water Awareness School Poster Contest Winners

 

      The City Council will receive a presentation by staff of the Fourth Annual Water Awareness School Poster Contest winners.

 

C.  Proclamation declaring the week of May 5-11, 2013, as:

 

“COMPOST AWARENESS WEEK”

 

      in the City of Santa Maria in recognition of the efforts of the Composting Councils, Extension agents, householders, landscapers, farmers, recyclers, public workers, composters, gardeners, and plant growers everywhere.

 

D.  Proclamation declaring the week of May 12-18, 2013, as:

 

“NATIONAL POLICE WEEK”

 

      and Wednesday, May 15, 2013, as

 

“PEACE OFFICERS’ MEMORIAL DAY”

 

        in the City of Santa Maria and encouraging all residents to remember those individuals who gave their lives for our safety and express our appreciation to those who continue to dedicate themselves to making Santa Maria a safer place in which to live and work.

 

E.   Proclamation declaring the Week of May 19-25, 2013, as:

 

“NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and calling upon all residents and civic organizations to acquaint themselves with the issues involved in providing our public works and to recognize the contributions which public works officials make every day to our health, safety, comfort, and quality of life.

 

F.    Proclamation declaring the period of May 1 through June 14, 2013, as:

 

“MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH”

 

        in the City of Santa Maria and encouraging all citizens to join in showing gratitude by the appropriate display of flags and ribbons during the designated periods.

 

G.    Proclamation declaring May 1 through June 1, 2013, as:

 

“GO WESTERN DAYS”

 

        in the City of Santa Maria and encouraging all residents to enter into the rodeo spirit by wearing western apparel.

 

H.    Proclamation declaring the month of May 2013, as:

 

“UNDERAGE DRINKING PREVENTION MONTH”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and calling upon all residents, parents, youth, public and private institutions, businesses and schools to support the Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley Coalition in their effort to prevent drug and alcohol abuse as well as reduce and prevent underage drinking 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 April 16, 2013.

 

a.   Minutes to be approved.

 

C.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving an amended agreement with the County of Santa Barbara for animal control services in the amount of $625,000 for 2013-14 and in the amount of $675,000 for 2014-15.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2013-37 to be adopted.

 

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.

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the Annual Action Plan for Fiscal Year 2013-14 for the use of Federal funds under the Community Development Block Grant Program and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program. 

 

a.   Resolution No. 2013-38 to be adopted.

 

CITY ATTORNEY:

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve a policy regarding distribution of complimentary tickets.

 

a.   Adopt a City Policy Regarding the Distribution of Complimentary Tickets Pursuant to FPPC Regulation 18944.1.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT:

 

H.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading by title only Ordinance No. 2013-03 Municipal Code Text Amendments for Transitional Housing, and Supportive Housing, and Ordinance No. 2013-04, Municipal Code Text Amendments for Emergency Shelters, Z-2011-001, E-2011-012 (Citywide).

 

a.   Ordinance No. 2013-03 to be adopted.

 

b.   Ordinance No. 2013-04 to be adopted.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

I.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a Products and Services Agreement with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for the City of Santa Maria street light conversion project.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2013-39 to be adopted.

       

J.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council give approval to call for bids on plans and specifications for Bid No. 2013/04, Central Avenue – Stowell Road Rehabilitation Project.

 

      a.   Approval to be granted.

 

UTILITIES DEPARTMENT:

 

K.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council authorize and direct the Director of Utilities to enter into a Wholesale Water Supply Agreement with Nipomo Community Services District.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2013-40 to be adopted.

 

L.   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, doing business as Verizon Wireless (“Verizon Wireless”), for the lease of a cellular communications site at Oakley Park.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2013-41 to be adopted.

 

APPOINTMENTS:

 

4.   APPOINTMENTS TO THE BLOCK GRANTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE.  The City Council will consider making appointments to the Block Grants Advisory Committee.

 

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

 

b.      Public input.

 

c.      Appoint two members to the Block Grants Advisory Committee.  Appointees are needed to fill unexpired terms ending in July 2014 and July 2015.  Members are nominated by individual Councilmembers, appointed by the Mayor, and ratified by the City Council.  The following applications were received from:

 

New Applicant

Esther Acosta

 

Re-Submitted  Application

Roy Allen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nominations to be made by:  Councilmember Orach.

 

5.   APPOINTMENT TO THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMITTEE.  The City Council will consider making an appointment to the Santa Barbara County Library Advisory Committee.

 

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

 

b.   Public input.

 

c.   Appoint one member to the Santa Barbara County Library Advisory Committee.  Nine members are appointed by the County Board of Supervisors.  The Mayor recommends for appointment one member, the City Council confirms the recommendation and the County Board of Supervisors makes the appointment.  The term runs concurrently with the County-wide library contract, until discharged at the pleasure of the County Board of Supervisors, or resignation by the member.  One new application has been received:

 

New Applicant

Maureen Theobald

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

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.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council make 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.   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 written protests filed, hearing to be closed.

 

f.    Council discussion.

 

g.   Finding of public convenience to be made.

 

7.   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 #5658, 2240 SOUTH BRADLEY ROAD, SP-2012-0004. Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council make 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 2240 South Bradley Road.

 

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, and all written protests filed, hearing to be closed.

 

f.    Council discussion.

 

g.   Finding of public convenience to be made.

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

8.   DISCUSSION REGARDING ESTABLISHMENT OF AN AUTO OVERLAY IN THE C-2 ZONE OF THE ENOS RANCHOS SPECIFIC PLAN AREA.  The City Council will receive a report and consider direction to staff regarding future development of property within the Enos Ranchos Specific Plan area.

 

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

 

b.   Public input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Direction provided to staff.

 

9.   FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE THIRD QUARTER ENDING MARCH 31, 2013, AND A BUDGET AMENDMENT REPORT.  The City Council will consider the quarterly financial report for the third quarter of 2012-13 and a budget amendment report approving personnel and operational changes to the 2012-13 Budget.

 

a.   Staff report to be made.  (Director of Administrative Services)

 

b.   Public Input.

 

      c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Resolution No. 2013-42 to be adopted approving amendments to the budget for 2012-13 and authorizing the City Manager to implement 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:

 

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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, MAY 21, 2013. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE MAY 21ST  MEETING IS MAY 9, 2013.


 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Comm.

May 13, 2013

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

May 14, 2013

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

May 14, 2013

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

May 14, 2013

Elwin Mussell Senior Ctr

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

May 14, 2013

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission Meeting

May 15, 2013

CANCELLED

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Furlough Day

May 17, 2013

City Offices Closed

 

 

 

 

 

City Council Meeting

May 21, 2013

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Council Meeting

June 4, 2013

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission Meeting

June 5, 2013

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.