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

SEPTEMBER 3, 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/COMMENDATIONS/INTRODUCTION:

 

A.        Proclamation declaring the month of September 2013, as:

 

“OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and encouraging the community to become educated about the symptoms of ovarian cancer.

 

A.        Proclamation declaring the month of September 2013, as:

 

“LITERACY MONTH”

 

in the City of Santa Maria and encouraging all residents to join the Central Coast Literacy Council as a member, become a volunteer tutor, participate in the upcoming Spelling Bee on September 21, 2013, or improve their own literacy by becoming a learner.

 

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 August 20, 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.

 

LIBRARY DEPARTMENT:

 

E.     Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving an agreement with the County of Santa Barbara, and the Cities of Santa Barbara and Lompoc for the operation of a Countywide Free Library System for 2013-14.

 

                         a.     Resolution No. 2013-84 to be adopted.

 

APPOINTMENTS:

 

4.      APPOINTMENT TO CENTRAL COAST COMMISSION FOR SENIOR CITIZENS, AREA AGENCY ON AGING.  The City Council is requested to make an appointment to the Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens/Area Agency on Aging, and direct staff to re-advertise the vacancy on the Board of Appeals.

 

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

 

            b.      Public input.

 

            c.      One appointment is to be made to the Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens/Area Agency on Aging for a regular term of two years ending in July 2015.  The appointment is to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  One new application was received from Aaron Smith.

 

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

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

5.      ESTABLISH AN INTERIM ZONING ORDINANCE ON BARGAIN BASEMENT STORES IN THE DOWNTOWN SPECIFIC PLAN AREA. The City Council will consider an ordinance which will temporarily ban retail uses in the Downtown Specific Plan area which primarily sell discounted goods. The ban will be in place for 45 days and may be extended for a period not to exceed 22 months and 15 days. The purpose of the ban is to allow the Community Development Department to study the impacts, effects and desirability of retail uses which specialize in the sale of discounted items to determine whether or not a change should be made to the Downtown Specific Plan regarding permitted uses.

 

a.   Staff report to be made.  (Senior Assistant City Attorney/Utilities Counsel)

 

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. 2013-09 to be adopted immediately to temporarily ban retail uses in the Downtown Specific Plan area which primarily sell discounted goods for a period of 45 days.

                                                                                                                   

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

 

6.      AMENDMENT TO TITLE 12 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE ESTABLISHING CHAPTER 12-54 PERTAINING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES, Z-2013-0001.  The City Council will consider a recommendation of the Planning Commission regarding a proposed amendment to the Santa Maria Municipal Code to establish Chapter 12-54, Medical Marijuana Dispensaries; to define Medical Marijuana Dispensaries; and to prohibit Medical Marijuana Dispensaries from opening or establishing within every zone of the City.  This amendment would apply citywide.

 

On August 7, 2013, the Planning Commission adopted Resolution No. 2627 on a 5-0 vote recommending that the City Council adopt an ordinance establishing Chapter 12-54, Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, of Title 12 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code.

 

a.   Staff report to be made.  (Senior Assistant City Attorney/Utilities Counsel)

 

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. 2013-10 to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption establishing Chapter 12-54 in the Santa Maria Municipal Code, Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, and prohibiting medical marijuana dispensaries from being opened and established citywide.

                                                                                                                   

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

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

7.      AWARD OF BID – SANTA MARIA POLICE DEPARTMENT TENANT IMPROVEMENTS.  The City Council will consider awarding a bid on the plans and specifications for the Santa Maria Police Department Tenant Improvements, Bid No. 2013/05.

     

            a.      Staff report to be made.  (Director of Public Works/City Engineer)

 

            b.      Public input.

 

            c.      Council discussion.

 

            d.      Resolution No. 2013-85 to be adopted awarding the Santa Maria Police Department Tenant Improvements project, Bid No. 2013/05, and approving a contract with Diani Building Corporation in the amount of $8,279,000.

 

REPORT BY CITY MANAGER:

 

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

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

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THE NEXT REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2013. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE SEPTEMBER 17th MEETING IS SEPTEMBER 4TH, 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 Meeting

September 17, 2013

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

September 18, 2013

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Comm.

September 9, 2013

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

September 10, 2013

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

September 10, 2013

City Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

September 10, 2013

Elwin Mussell Senior Ctr

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

September 10, 2013

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Council Meeting

September 17, 2013

City Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Mandatory Day Off (MTO)

September 20, 2013

City Offices Closed

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