Receipt of Documents after Distribution of Council Agenda:

Pursuant to SB 343, a document was received on May 21, 2013, after the distribution of the City Council Agenda packet.  The correspondence received is associated with 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

 

 

MAY 21, 2013

 

CLOSED SESSION AT 5:30 P.M.

REGULAR MEETING 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. 

 


CALL TO ORDER:       Mayor Patino

 

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

 

 

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. 

 

 

RECESS:                 THE CITY COUNCIL WILL IMMEDIATELY RECESS TO A CLOSED SESSION FOR THE FOLLOWING:

 

1)   PUBLIC EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE/DISMISSAL/RELEASE pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.

 

RECONVENE:       CITY COUNCIL WILL RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION AT 6:30 P.M.

 

 

 

INVOCATION:

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG:

 

CALL TO ORDER:    Mayor Patino

 

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

 

CLOSED SESSION REPORT:         City Attorney

 

 

1.   PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

 

A.   Police Department Volunteer of the Month for May 2013:

 

ART BAUER

 

      for his 20 years of service to the City of Santa Maria.


B.  Proclamation declaring the period of May 30, 2013, as

 

“CLARENCE MINETTI DAY”

 

      in the City of Santa Maria, in remembrance of Clarence Minetti, who is now in “cowboy heaven” and encourage all residents to enter into the rodeo spirit by attending all the events taking place May 30 through June 2, 2013.

 

C.     Presentation of the “GOING THE EXTRA MILE (GEM)” Award to:

 

CORPORAL STEPHEN BEST

of the Santa Maria Police Department

 

for his resourcefulness and initiative which led to the development of an in-house database of thousands of confiscated cell phone numbers that can be used in police-related investigations, and making them accessible to other authorized officers which had assisted in solving cases involving gang members and violent crimes.

 

 

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 7, 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 a lease agreement of a City-owned building and property located at 614 South Broadway with the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and authorizing the City Manager to execute the agreement.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2013-43 to be adopted.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the Transportation Development Act (TDA) claim for fiscal year 2013-14 which includes $76,685 for pedestrian and bikeway facilities, and $4,828,304 for transit or paratransit purposes, plus STA funds to be allocated for mass transportation or local transportation planning.

 

 a.  Resolution No. 2013-44 to be adopted.

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the 2012-13 Proposition 1B Transit Security Grant Program projects, authorize receipt of approximately $88,500 in funding from the California Emergency Management Agency, and direct Staff to process the necessary documents to implement this program.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2013-45 to be adopted.

       

H.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution supporting and approving receipt of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) 5316 Operating Assistance for Santa Maria Area Transit in the amount of $200,000.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2013-46 to be adopted.

 

RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT:

 

I.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the Engineer’s Reports and a resolution declaring the intent to levy and collect the property tax assessments for each of the four Landscape Maintenance Districts and the 21 Special Benefit Zones, and set a public hearing for July 16, 2013, to consider the proposed landscape assessments.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2013-47 to be adopted approving the Engineer’s Reports for Assessment Proceedings.

 

b.   Resolution No. 2013-48 to be adopted declaring the intent to levy and collect assessments and setting July 16, 2013, as the time and place for a public hearing for the four Landscape Maintenance Districts and 21 Special Benefit Zones.

 

 

PRESENTATION:

 

4.   PRESENTATION BY LOCAL AGENCY FORMATION COMMISSION (LAFCO).

The City Council will hear a presentation by the LAFCO Executive Officer, Bob Braitman.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING:

 

5.   PLANNED DEVELOPMENT PERMIT FOR THE TOWBES GROUP FOR THE HANCOCK TERRACE APARTMENTS, DSPDR-2012-0001, E-2012-0040, LOCATED AT 530 EAST BOONE STREET, ASSESSOR’S PARCEL NOS. 125-150-004; 125-200-039, -040 AND -041. The City Council will conduct a public hearing and consider a recommendation of the Planning Commission to adopt a resolution approving a Downtown Specific Plan Development Review Permit for the Hancock Terrace Apartment project located at 530 East Boone Street to allow the construction of 262 unit apartment complex for market-rate workforce housing.

 

On April 17, 2013, the Planning Commission voted 5-0 to recommend that the City Council approve the Downtown Specific Plan Development Review Permit, subject to the conditions outlined in the preliminary draft of the Downtown Specific Plan Development Review Permit.

 

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

 

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. 2013-49 to be adopted approving the Downtown Specific Plan Development Review Permit for the Hancock Terrace Apartment project located at 530 East Boone Street.

 

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

 

6.   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 conduct a public hearing to consider a recommendation of 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.

 

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)

 

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.   Provide direction to Staff to continue the Public Hearing to June 18, 2013.

 

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, JUNE 4, 2013. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE JUNE 4TH  MEETING IS MAY 23, 2013.

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/

COMMISSION

NEXT

MEETING

 

MEETING PLACE

MEETING

TIME

 

 

 

 

City Council Meeting

June 4, 2013

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission Meeting

June 5, 2013

CANCELLED

 

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Comm.

June 10, 2013

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

June 11, 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