AGENDA OF THE CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA

 

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

110 E. COOK STREET

 

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Mayor Alice M. Patino

Mayor Pro Tem Bob Orach

Councilmember Jack Boysen

Councilmember Willie Green

Councilmember Terri Zuniga

 

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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

 


OCTOBER 15, 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:

 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS pursuant to Section 54957.6 of the Government Code.

 

Agency Representative:      Deputy City Manager

 

Employee Organizations:    Santa Maria Police Officers Association (SMPOA); Santa Maria Police Association of Middle Management (SMPAMM); Santa Maria Fire Fighters Union (Local 2020); Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 620; Public Safety Managers ; and Non-Represented Management and Confidential Employees.

 

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/COMMENDATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

 

A.      Presentation to be made by Pastor Carl Nielsen regarding the Serve Santa Maria Event held on September 21, 2013, followed by a Certificate of Appreciation to Pastor Nielsen by Mayor Patino.

 

B.       Proclamation declaring October 20 – 26, 2013, as:

 

                                                “FRIENDS OF LIBRARIES WEEK”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and urging the community to join the Friends of the Library and thank them for all they do to make the City’s library and community a better place.

 

C.       Volunteer of the Month from the Library for October 2013:

 

                                                              Hinda Beaman

 

      for her dedication and commitment to the community and library as a volunteer for 20 years.

 

D.       Proclamation declaring October 2013, as:

                                                  
Arts & Humanities Month

in the City of Santa Maria, and calling upon all residents to actively participate and reflect on the importance of arts and humanities as part of our local culture.

 

E.        Proclamation declaring October 20 – 26, 2013, as:

                                 
FREEDOM FROM WORKPLACE BULLIES WEEK

in the City of Santa Maria, and calling upon all residents to make every workplace safe and take a stand against bullying. 

 

 

F.        Proclamation declaring October 14 - 20, 2013, as:

                                                              
peace week

in the City of Santa Maria, and calling upon all residents to participate in this year’s activities.

 

 

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 October 1, 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 Central Coast Collaborative on Homelessness (C3H) Sponsors and Host Agency Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), and authorizing the City Manager to execute the MOU on behalf of the City of Santa Maria as a sponsor.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2013-91 to be adopted.

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council receive, review, and file the Growth Mitigation Annual Compliance report.

 

a.   Report to be received and filed.

 

RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT:

 

G.  Recommendation of Recreation and Parks Commission that the City Council consider a policy establishing regulations for the operation of temporary lighting in parks and open space for approved youth activities and events with a permit/rental contract; and adopt a resolution approving said policy.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2013-92 to be adopted.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

 

H.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving receipt of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) 5311(f) Capital Assistance for The Breeze Bus Santa Ynez Valley service.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2013-93 to be adopted.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING:

 

4.   BARGAIN BASEMENT INTERIM ORDINANCE EXTENSION.  The City Council will receive a status report, conduct a public hearing, and adopt, by a four-fifths’ vote, an extension of nine months to the ordinance establishing an interim zoning measure for bargain basement stores in the Downtown Specific Plan (DTSP) area.

 

a.   Staff report to be made.  (Community Development Department)

 

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 communications filed, hearing to be closed.

 

f.    Council discussion.

 

g.   Ordinance No. 2013-11 extending the interim zoning measure established September 3, 2013, prohibiting any bargain basement retail use within the area governed by the DTSP for nine months to and including July 18, 2014.

 

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

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

5.   APPEAL OF TRAFFIC MITIGATION FEE BY THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY.  The City Council will consider an appeal by the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society (Society) and authorize the Director of Public Works/City Engineer to enter into an agreement with the Society, secured by a certificate of deposit, spreading payment of traffic mitigation fees for the new facility over five years.

 

a.   Staff report to be made.  (Public Works Director)

 

b.   Council discussion.

 

c.   Public input.

 

d.   Resolution No. 2013-94 granting approval of the Santa Maria Humane Society’s appeal, approving traffic mitigation fees to be paid over a five-year period, and authorizing the Director of Public Works/City Engineer to enter into an agreement with the Society that secures payment with a certificate of deposit.

 

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

 

6.  2013 BUILDING CODE UPDATES.  The City Council will consider a proposed ordinance replacing references in Title 9 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code from the 2010 Edition of the California Building Code to the current 2013 California Building Code, Plumbing Code, Electrical Code, Mechanical Code, Historical Building Code, Green Building Standards Code, Residential Code, Energy Code and the Existing Building Code, and adopt new amendments to Title 9.

     

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

 

b.   Council discussion.

 

c.   Public input.

 

d.   Ordinance No. 2013-12 amending certain Chapters of Title 9 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code regarding building regulations to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption.

 

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, NOVEMBER 5, 2013. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE NOVEMBER 5TH MEETING IS OCTOBER 23, 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

 

 

 

 

City Council

Nov. 5, 2013

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Nov. 6, 2013

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Comm.

Nov. 11, 2013

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Nov. 12, 2013

Elwin Mussell Senior Ctr

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Nov. 12, 2013

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Nov. 12, 2013

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

Nov. 12, 2013

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Mandatory Day Off (MTO)

Nov. 15, 2013

City Offices Closed

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