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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 Jack Boysen

Councilmember Willie Green

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

SEPTEMBER 2, 2014, 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 recognizing the month of September 2014 as:

 

ADULT LITERACY AWARENESS MONTH

 

in the City of Santa Maria and encouraging all residents to increase community literacy by becoming members of the Central Coast Literacy Council, participating in spelling bees, becoming a tutor, or becoming a literacy learner.

 

B.  Proclamation recognizing the month of September 2014 as:

 

OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

 

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

 

C.  Proclamation recognizing the month of September 2014 as:

 

ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADDICTION RECOVERY MONTH

 

in the City of Santa Maria and encouraging all residents to unite with this year’s national theme “Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out” by supporting men, women, and youth who are in drug and alcohol addiction treatment and recovery.

 

 

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 19, 2014.

 

            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.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT:

 

E.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council authorize the appropriation of $378,000 to be allocated to the Santa Maria Police Department under the provisions of the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) Selective Traffic Enforcement Program, Grant PT15100.

 

      a.   Resolution No. 2014-110 to be adopted.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution to remove no-stopping zones at Carlotti Drive along the eastern right-of-way 120 feet north of the extension of the northern right-of-way of Murray Drive and extending 245 feet to the north; and along the western right-of-way beginning 48 feet north of the extension of the northern right-of-way of Murray Drive extending 285 feet to the north.

 

      a.   Resolution No. 2014-111 to be adopted.

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council establish a no-stopping zone at West Taylor Street at the intersection of North Curryer Street along the southern right-of-way of West Taylor Street beginning at the extension of the western right-of-way of North Curryer Street and extending 45 feet to the west, resulting in 25 feet of painted red curb from the curb return.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2014-112 to be adopted.

 

UTILITIES

 

H.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading and adoption by title only of Ordinance No. 2014-07, amending the Santa Maria Municipal Code Section 8-10.33 regarding water waste and conservation.

 

a.   Ordinance No. 2014-07 to be adopted.

 

 

APPOINTMENTS:

 

4.   APPOINTMENTS TO VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMITTEES.  The City Council is requested to make one appointment to the Block Grants Advisory Committee and one appointment to the Commission for Senior Citizens, Area Agency on Aging.

 

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

 

b.   Appoint one member to the Block Grants Advisory Committee for a regular term of three years ending July 2017.  Nomination is to be made by Councilmember Zuniga, appointment is then made by the Mayor, and ratified by the City Council.  Four new applications were received from Christina Gonzalez, Edward Haworth, Kathy Hayes, and Kenneth Wolf. 

 

Incumbents

To be Nominated by

Bodil Cudd  (did not reapply)

Councilmember Zuniga

 

c.   Appoint one member to the Commission for Senior Citizens, Area Agency on Aging to fill an unexpired term ending January 2015.  The appointment is to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  Two new applications were received from Rob Freyer and Milton Washington.

 

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

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

5.   ORDINANCE REQUIRING BICYCLING SAFETY EQUIPMENT. The City Council will consider a recommendation of City staff to amend Chapter 7-10 to add new Subsection 7-10.11.A to the Santa Maria Municipal Code to require the wearing of protective equipment while riding a bicycle in a City bicycle park.

 

a.   Staff report to be made.   (Recreation and Parks Director)

 

b.   Public Input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.  Ordinance No. 2014-08 to be introduced for first reading, and continued to the next meeting for second reading amending Chapter 7-10 to add new Subsection 7-10.11.A to the Santa Maria Municipal Code to require the wearing of protective equipment while riding a bicycle in a bicycle park.

 

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

 

 

PRESENTATIONS:

 

6.   PRESENTATION OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION’S YEAR-END REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-14.

 

a.   Presentation to be made by Glenn Morris, President/CEO of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor and Convention Bureau, and Dave Cross, Director of the Economic Development Commission.

 

b.    Receive and file the report.

 

 

7.   PRESENTATION OF THE VISITOR AND CONVENTION BUREAU SERVICE’S YEAR-END REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-14.

 

a.   Presentation to be made by Glenn Morris, President/CEO of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor and Convention Bureau, and Gina Keough, Visitor and Convention Bureau Manager.

 

b.   Receive and file the report.

 

 

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, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE SEPTEMBER 16th MEETING IS SEPTEMBER 3, 2014.

 

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.cityofsantamaria.org/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

   TIME

 

 

 

 

Labor Day Holiday

Sept. 01, 2014

City Offices Closed

Closed

 

 

 

 

City Council

Sept. 02, 2014

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Sept. 03, 2014

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Comm.

Sept. 08, 2014

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Sept. 09, 2014

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Sept. 09, 2014

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

Sept. 09, 2014

City Hall Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Council

Sept. 16, 2014

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Sept. 17, 2014

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Sept. 23, 2014

City Hall Council Chambers

6:00 p.m.