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

JULY 15, 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.   Library Volunteers of the Month for July 2014:

 

THE ORCUTT STORYTELLERS

      Carol Gregor, Betty Rose Gunn, Diane Handlos, and Sheri Willebrand for their time and efforts presenting fun, creative preschool story times to children ages 3 to 5 at the Orcutt Branch Library.

 

 

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 July  1, 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.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT:

 

E.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading by title only of Ordinance No. 2014-04 adding new Chapter 12-29B Cottage Food Operations, and other related amendments to Title 12 to add the definition and amend allowed uses in all residential zoning districts for Cottage Food Operations.

 

a.   Ordinance No. 2014-04 to be adopted.

 

PUBLIC WORKS:

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the subdivision map and agreement for Fairway Business Park, Tract 5988.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2014-90 to be adopted.

 

 

APPOINTMENTS:

 

4.   APPOINTMENTS TO VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMITTEES.  The City Council is requested to make appointments to the Block Grants Advisory Committee and the Library Board of Trustees.

 

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

 

b.   Appoint five members to the Block Grants Advisory Committee for a regular term of three years ending July 2017. Nominations are to be made by individual Councilmembers, appointments are then made by the Mayor, and ratified by the City Council.  Applications were received from two incumbents, Esther Acosta and Alesia Yglesias; and four new applications were received from Judith Frost, Edward Haworth, Kelly White-O’Neill and Kenneth Wolf. 

 

Incumbents

To be Nominated by

Esther Acosta 

Councilmember Orach

Bodil Cudd  (did not reapply)

Councilmember Zuniga

Robert Dickerson (did not reapply)

Mayor Patino

Carl Nielsen (did not reapply)

Councilmember Boysen

Alesia Yglesias

Councilmember Green

 

c.   Appoint one member to the Library Board of Trustees for a regular term of three years ending  July 2017. Appointments to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  Two new applications were received from Jean Geraghty and Laura Selken.

 

Incumbent

William Peterson (did not reapply)

 

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

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING:

 

5.   2014 Annual Weed Abatement Program.  The City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider protests to the proposed assessments for the City’s Annual Weed Abatement Program to be collected as part of the 2014-15 property tax rolls.

 

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

 

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.   Resolution No. 2014-91 to be adopted confirming the report of weed abatement costs for assessment purposes, and directing the costs to be submitted to the Santa Barbara County for collection with the 2014-15 property taxes.

                                                                                                                   

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

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

6.   CONCEPTUAL REVIEW OF THE PROPOSED BETTERAVIA PLAZA.  The City Council will consider a conceptual review of the proposed Betteravia Plaza and decide whether or not to direct staff to initiate a General Plan Zone change that would ultimately allow development of a commercial center, professional offices, and multi-family housing on property previously approved for an industrial center (Zimmerman property).

                                                                                                                                     

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

 

b.   Public Input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Direction to staff.

 

7.   PROPOSAL TO ORCUTT UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR USE OF A VACANT LIBRARY FACILITY.  The City Council will consider adopting a resolution authorizing the submission of a proposal to the Orcutt Union School District for the use of a vacant library facility on the Olga Reed School campus in Los Alamos for the City to operate a County branch library.

 

a.   Staff report to be given.  (City Librarian)

 

b.   Public Input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Resolution 2014-92 to be adopted authorizing the submission of a proposal to the Orcutt Union    School District for the use of a vacant library facility on the Olga Reed School campus in Los       Alamos for a City-operated County branch library.

 

 

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, AUGUST 5, 2014. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE AUGUST 5th MEETING IS JULY 16, 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.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

   TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

July 16, 2014

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

July 22, 2014

City Hall Council Chambers

6:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Council

Aug. 05, 2014

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Aug. 06, 2014

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Comm.

Aug. 11, 2014

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Aug. 12, 2014

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

Aug. 12, 2014

City Hall Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Aug. 12, 2014

Library Conference Room

7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Council

Aug. 19, 2014

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.