AGENDA OF THE CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA


CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

110 E. COOK STREET

Mayor Alice Patino

Mayor Pro Tem Terri Zuniga

Councilmember Jack Boysen

Councilmember Bob Orach

Councilmember Etta Waterfield

 

City Manager Rick Haydon

City Attorney Gil Trujillo

City Clerk Patti Rodriguez

Chief Deputy City Clerk Rhonda Garietz, CMC, Ex-Officio Clerk of the City Council

 

JANUARY 6, 2015

CLOSED SESSION AT 5:30 P.M.

REGULAR MEETING 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.


CALL TO ORDER:       Mayor Patino

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

 

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 matters 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. 

 

RECESS:     THE CITY COUNCIL WILL IMMEDIATELY RECESS TO A CLOSED SESSION FOR THE FOLLOWING:

 

1)   CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 Subdivision (d)(1).  Daniel Ast., et al. v. City of Santa Maria, et al., Case No. 2:14-cv-02909-JGC, United States Federal Court, Central District of California.

 

2)   CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS pursuant to Section 54957.6 of the Government Code. 

 

                        Agency representativeDeputy City Manager

 

Employee Organizations:  Santa Maria Police Officers Assoc. (SMPOA); Santa Maria Fire Fighters Union Local 2020; Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 620; Public Safety Managers; Santa Maria Police Association of Middle Management (SMPAMM); and Non-Represented Management and Confidential Employees.

 

RECONVENE:       CITY COUNCIL WILL RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION AT 6:30 P.M.

 

 

INVOCATION:

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG:

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:    Mayor Patino

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

 

 

CLOSED SESSION REPORT:   City Attorney

1.   PROCLAMATIONS/COMMENDATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

 

 

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, Orach, Waterfield, 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 December 16, 2014.

 

            a.   Minutes to be approved.

 

C.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council accept as complete the public improvements associated with Parkland Cottages, Tract 5908, and authorize 1) the release of a Faithful Performance Bond for the construction and installation of public improvements in the reduced amount of $10,000; 2) the Contractor, Labor and Material Bond in the amount of $76,067 be retained until July 2015; and 3) the Guarantee and Defective Material Bond in the amount of $15,213.40 be retained until January 2016.

 

      a.   Faithful Performance Bond to be released.

 

D.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt resolutions approving tentative agreements on amendments to and extensions of Memoranda of Understandings (MOUs) with the Santa Maria Police Officers Association (SMPOA) and the Santa Maria Police Association of Middle Management (SMPAMM).

 

a.      Resolution No. 2015-01 to be adopted approving a tentative agreement on amendments to and an extension of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Santa Maria Police Officers Association (SMPOA).

 

b.      Resolution No. 2015-02 to be adopted approving a tentative agreement on amendments to and an extension of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Santa Maria Police Association of Middle Management (SMPAMM).

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT:

 

E.   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.

 

F.   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.

 

UTILITIES:

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council receive and file a letter from the Executive Director of the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) regarding an amendment to the Measure A Investment Plan to add the Highway 246 Buellton Streetscape and Sidewalk Improvement Project to the list of projects eligible for funding.

 

a.   Letter to be received and filed.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

4.   SPLASH N DASH CAR WASH.  The City Council will consider a recommendation of the Planning Commission regarding the filing of a Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact for the Splash N Dash project located at 220 and 222 East Donovan Road  and amending the General Plan Land Use Policy Map designation of the 3.8 acre project site from FROM NC (Neighborhood Commercial) TO GC (General Commercial); and to introduce an ordinance amending the Zoning Map for the 3.8 acre project site FROM PD/CC (Planned Development/Convenience Commercial) TO PD/GC (Planned Development/General Commercial) (GPZ-2014-0001; PD-2014-0004, and Tract 5995).

 

      At its regular meeting on December 3, 2014, the Planning Commission adopted Resolution Nos. 2650 and 2651 on a 5-0 vote recommending the City Council approve the filing of a Negative Declaration for a General Plan Amendment, Zone Change, Planned Development Permit and Parcel Map, and approve a General Plan (Land Use) Amendment and Zone Change for Splash N Dash Car Wash and G&S Carpet Properties.

 

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

 

b.   Written communications.

 

c.   Those in favor to be heard.

 

d.   Those in opposition to be heard.

 

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

 

f.    Council discussion.

 

g.   Resolution No. 2015-03 to be adopted approving a Negative Declaration for the Splash N Dash project and G&S Carpet, GPZ2014-0001, PD2014-0004 and Tract 5995, Assessor’s parcel Nos. 121-012-005 and -006, located on the south side of East Donovan Road between North McClelland Street and North Miller Street.

 

h.   Resolution No. 2015-04 to be adopted approving a general plan (Land Use) amendment for the Splash N Dash Project and G&S Carpet, GPZ2014-0001, on Assessor’s Parcel Nos. 121-012-005 and -006, located on the south side of east Donovan Road, between North McClelland Street and North Miller Street.

 

i.    Ordinance No. 2015-01 to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption amending the official zoning map for 3.8 acres consisting of Assessor’s Parcel Nos. 121-012-005 and -006, located on the south side of east Donovan Road, between North McClelland Street and North Miller Street. GPZ2014-0001.

 

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

 

PRESENTATION

 

5.   PRESENTATION ON THE CITY’S CALPERS ACTUARIAL ANALYSIS.  The City Council will hear a presentation by Bartels and Associates concerning future California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) employer pension contribution rates and costs.

 

REGULAR BUSINESS

 

6.   2015 TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS.  The City Council will consider an ordinance making various technical amendments to the Santa Maria Municipal Code, thereby amending various sections of the Santa Maria Municipal Code.

 

a.   Staff report to be made. (Project Manager)

 

b.   Public input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Ordinance No. 2015-02, to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption, amending various sections of the Santa Maria Municipal Code relating to massage, clarifying the definition of sex offender, parking, changing the name of park rangers to city rangers, and prohibiting fires in parks.

 

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

 

7.   CITY COUNCIL REPRESENTATION ON VARIOUS OUTSIDE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES.  The City Council will confirm appointments to various outside boards, commissions, and committees which require Council representation.

 

a.      Staff report to be made.  (City Manager)

 

b.      Council discussion.

 

c.      Appointments to be made.

 

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

 

 

REPORT BY CITY MANAGER:

 

 

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

 

RECESS:     THE CITY COUNCIL WILL IMMEDIATELY RECESS TO A CLOSED SESSION FOR THE FOLLOWING:

 

1)   CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS pursuant to Section 54957.6 of the Government Code. 

 

                        Agency representativeDeputy City Manager

 

Employee Organizations:  Santa Maria Police Officers Assoc. (SMPOA); Santa Maria Fire Fighters Union Local 2020; Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 620; Public Safety Managers; Santa Maria Police Association of Middle Management (SMPAMM); and Non-Represented Management and Confidential Employees.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS ARE TELEVISED LIVE ON COMCAST CABLE TELEVISION CHANNEL 23 AND ARE REBROADCAST AT 9:00 A.M. ON THE NEXT THURSDAY 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, JANUARY 20, 2015. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE JANUARY 20th MEETING IS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

City Council

Jan. 06, 2015

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Jan. 07, 2015

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Comm.

Jan. 12, 2015

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Jan. 13, 2015

Library Conference Room

1:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

Jan. 13, 2015

City Hall Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Jan. 13, 2015

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Council

Jan. 20, 2015

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Jan. 21, 2015

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

Jan. 27, 2015

City Hall Conference Room

6:00 p.m.