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




MARCH 27, 2014, AT 3:00 P.M.










CALL TO ORDER:    Mayor Patino


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



To address the Council you are asked to fill out a Request to Speak Form and return it to City Staff PRIOR TO the start of the Council meeting.  Once the public comment period commences, no other speakers will be allowed to submit a Request to Speak Form.  


Para dirigirse al Concilio se le pide que llene una solicitud para hablar y regresar  esa solicitud a un empleado de la Ciudad ANTES del inicio de la reunión del Concilio.  Una vez que el período de comentario público comienze, ningun otro orador podra presentar una solicitud para hablar.




1.   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.  This time is reserved to accept comments from the public on items within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City Council.  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.


2.   APPEAL OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S APPROVAL OF A PLANNED DEVELOPMENT PERMIT FOR THE C-4 MCCOY U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE) PROJECT FOR AN OFFICE BUILDING, 740 WEST CENTURY STREET, PD-2013-0008, E-2013-0023.  The City Council will consider a recommendation from staff to deny the appeals of 1) The League of United Latin American Citizens-LULAC #3187, Pedro Reyes and Gloria Acosta; 2) John McConnell, Suzanne Buhring, and Linda Williams; 3) Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC), Christina Fialho; and 4) Scott Fina; and uphold the Planning Commission approval of the C-4 McCoy ICE project, PD-2013-0008, as modified in Attachment O (City Council Planned Development Permit Conditions).   (Attachments A-J,  Attachments K-T)


On February 5, 2014, the Planning Commission approved, on a 3-1 vote (Vice-Chair Dickerson voting no and Chair Andrade recused), a planned development permit to allow the construction of a 12,700 square-foot office building to house, in part, a facility for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and six-foot-high decorative wrought iron fence along the frontage of the property in a PD/CPO (Planned Development/Commercial Professional Office) zoning district,  Assessor’s Parcel No. 111-060-084. The environmental impacts of the project had been analyzed in a Negative Declaration (E-2013-0023) prepared for the C-4 McCoy General Plan amendment and zone change, GPZ-2013-0004.


To address the Council regarding this agenda item you are to fill out a Request to Speak Form and return it to City Staff PRIOR TO the end of the appellants’ presentation. At the end of the appellants’ presentation, Council will take a short 30 minute dinner recesses and reconvene thereafter.


Para  hablar en frente  del Concilio en relación con este tema, se requiere que llene una solicitud para hablar y que lo entregue al personal de la Ciudad antes de la finalización de la presentación de los recurrentes. Al final de la presentación de los recurrentes, el Consejo tendrá un intermedio de 30 minutos para cenar y continuara despues.


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


b.   Appellant(s) to be heard.


c.   Recess (30 Minutes)


d.   Applicants to be heard.


e.   Developer to be heard.


f.    Public Input.


g.  Appellant(s) Rebuttal.


h.   Applicant’s Response.


i.         Developer’s Response.


j.    Written communications. 


k.   After all persons have been heard, hearing to be closed.


l.    Council discussion.


m.  Resolution No. 2014-21 to be adopted recommending that the City Council deny the appeal and uphold the Planning Commission approval of the C-4 McCoy ICE project, PD-2013-0008, as modified in Attachment O (City Council Planned Development Permit Conditions).




n. Resolution No. 2014-22 to be adopted granting the appeals and denying the Planning Commission’s Approval of the C-4 McCoy ICE project, (PD-2013-0008).




The City Council will adjourn to the next Regular City Council Meeting on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in the City Hall Council Chambers, 110 E. Cook Street, Santa Maria, California.






/s/ Alice M. Patino

Mayor of the City of Santa Maria




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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