Mayor Larry Lavagnino

Mayor Pro Tem Bob Orach

Councilmember Alice Patino

Councilmember Leo Trujillo

Councilmember Hilda Zacarías



City Manager Tim Ness

City Attorney Gil Trujillo

City Clerk Patti Rodriguez

Chief Deputy City Clerk Patricia Perez

Ex-Officio Clerk of the City Council




JANUARY 10, 2008

6:30 pm.



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, available for public inspection during City Hall business hours, and in the Library the Friday before the meeting.  If requested, the agenda and supporting documents shall be made available in alternative formats to persons with a disability.  The City Clerk 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.


Participation includes assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act to provide an equally effective opportunity for individuals with a disability to participate in and benefit from City activities. For the hearing impaired, the City has assisted listening equipment available. For TDD (Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf) service, please call (800) 735-2929.  In order for the City to make reasonable accommodation arrangements for the use of this assisted listening equipment, notification is required by at least 4:00 p.m. the Friday before the meeting by calling 925-0951, extension 307.  This 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.  Para permitir a la Ciudad el poder coordinar y solicitar a un traductor para español del cuerpo de voluntarios, llame al 925-0951, extensión 307 a la 1:00 de la tarde el lunes antes de la junta.

Participation includes assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act to provide an equally effective opportunity for individuals with a disability to participate in and benefit from City activities.  To request assistance, please call 925-0951, extension 305.  For TDD  (Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf) call (800) 735-2929.  Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting would enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.





CALL TO ORDER:        Mayor Lavagnino


ROLL CALL:                       


CITY COUNCIL:                    Councilmembers Orach, Patino, Trujillo, Zacarías and Mayor Lavagnino



ADVISORY COMMITTEE:    Committee Members Bierdzinski, Carter, Cifuentes, Cordary, Cudd, Dickerson, Doyle, Francis, Litzinger, Marquez, McCoy, Ponce, Ventriglia,  Wolcott, and Zermeno






The Council values your input.  Individual speakers are limited to three minutes or as directed by the Chair.  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 time is reserved to accept comments from the public on matters ON THIS AGENDA ONLY.  Direction to staff may be given; however, State law does not allow action to be taken by the Council on these matters at this meeting.  The law requires that notice be given to the public at large to allow for full disclosure and discussion of important public issues.  To have City Council discussions and decisions on unnoticed items would prevent that type of public input necessary to make government decisions.



2.      JOINT STUDY SESSION REGARDING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDING PRIORITIES.  The City Council will conduct a joint study session with the Block Grants Advisory Committee to discuss and clarify funding priorities for Community Development Block Grant/HOME Program funds; allocation of program income from previous years to the current year; allocation of funds to Families for the First Decade Program; allocation of funds for Youth Services; and allocation of many small grants or larger grants to fewer agencies.


a.            Staff report to be made.  (Community Programs Manager)


b.            Council/Committee discussion.


c.            Direction to Committee and Staff.



ADJOURNMENT:   This meeting will be adjourned to the Regular City Council Meeting on Tuesday, January 15, 2008, at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers and to the Block Grants Advisory Committee Meeting on January 28, 2008, at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room.






Mayor Lavagnino