AGENDA OF THE CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA

 

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

110 E. COOK STREET

 

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Mayor Alice M. Patino

Mayor Pro Tem Terri Zuniga

Councilmember Jack Boysen

Councilmember Bob Orach

Councilmember Etta Waterfield

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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

JANUARY 20, 2015, 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.

INVOCATION:

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG:

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:   Mayor Patino

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

 

1.   PROCLAMATIONS/COMMENDATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

 

A.  Proclamation declaring January 19-23, 2015 as:

 

RESPECT FOR LIFE WEEK

 

      in the City of Santa Maria.

 

B.  Proclamation recognizing January 1 - December 31, 2015 as:

 

THE YEAR OF THE LIBRARY

 

      in the City of Santa Maria, and encouraging all residents to utilize the many resources available at local libraries.

 

C. Library Volunteer of the Month for January 2015:

 

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

 

      for their efforts benefiting the Santa Maria Library system.

 

D.  Presentation of the “GOING THE EXTRA MILE (GEM)” Award to:

 

Employees of the City’s Code Compliance Division; namely,
Joylyn Castaing, Celia Lennon, Jassmine Leyva, Denna Owen,
Esequiel Moreno and Michelle Tasseff

 

                           for their participation in the City’s successful “Walk and Talk” Program.          

 

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 Special meeting of the City Council of December 30, 2014.

 

            a.   Minutes to be approved.

 

C.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve the Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of January 6, 2015.

 

            a.   Minutes to be approved.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT

 

D.  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.

 

E.  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.

 

CITY ATTORNEY

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading and adopt by title only of Ordinance 2015-02 making technical amendments to the Santa Maria Municipal Code.

 

a.   Ordinance No. 2015-02 to be adopted.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

 

G.  Recommendation of the City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading of  Ordinance No. 2015-01 and adopt the ordinance 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-Splash N Dash.

 

a.   Ordinance No. 2015-01 to be adopted.

 

RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT

 

H.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution expressing intent to annex Bethel Lutheran Church-Casa de Bambini and Bethel Lutheran Church-Bethel Senior Housing into the Northeast Landscape District, and the City of Santa Maria Police Department into the Southwest Landscape District.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2015-05 to be adopted.

 

UTILITIES

 

I.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the Director of Utilities to enter into an Agreement for Professional Services with Larry Walker Associates, Inc. for development of an integrated plan and any extensions and modifications consistent with the terms of the Agreement in order to carry out the project.

 

a.    Resolution No. 2015-06 to be adopted.

 

 

APPOINTMENTS:

 

4.   ANNUAL APPOINTMENTS TO VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMITTEES.  The City Council will consider making appointments to the All-America City Committee, the Landmark Committee, the Measure U2012 Citizens’ Oversight Committee, the Planning Commission, the Recreation and Parks Commission, and the Santa Maria Community Television Board of Directors. 

 

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

 

b.   Appoint three members to the All-America City Committee for a regular term of two years ending in January 2017.  Nominations to this Committee are made by individual Councilmembers, appointments are made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  Three incumbents have reapplied and one new application was received.

 

Incumbents

Rebecca Carey

Michelle Huitron

Shannon McCreery

 

New Applicant

Jéan Nicholas

 

Nominations to be made by:  Mayor Patino and Councilmembers Orach and Zuniga

 

c.   Appoint two members to the Landmark Committee for a term of three years ending in January 2018.  The appointment is to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  One incumbent reapplied and one new application was received.

 

Incumbent

Edward Zemaitis

Vacant

 

New Applicant

Jéan Nicholas

 

 

 

 



 

 

Appointments to be made by:  Mayor Patino

 

d.   Appoint two members to the Measure U2012 Citizens’ Oversight Committee for a term of four years ending in January 2019.  Nominations to this committee are made by individual Councilmembers, appointments are made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  The two incumbents have reapplied and one new application was received.

 

Incumbent

John Peters

Alesia Yglesias

 

New Applicant

Jéan Nicholas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nominations to be made by:  Councilmembers Boysen and Waterfield

 

e.   Appoint two members to the Planning Commission for a term of four years ending in January 2019.  Nominations to this committee are made by individual Councilmembers, appointed by the Mayor, and confirmed by the City Council.  One incumbent has reapplied and four new applications were received.

 

Incumbent

Fred Quigley

 


New Applicants

Maribel Aguilera-Hernandez

Tony Coles

Jim Ellis

Jéan Nicholas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nominations to be made by:  Councilmembers Boysen and Waterfield

 

f.    Appoint two members to the Recreation and Parks Commission for a term of four years ending in January 2019. Nominations to this committee are made by individual Councilmembers, appointed by the Mayor, and confirmed by City Council.  Two incumbents have reapplied and one new application was received.

 

Incumbents

Gayle Pratt

Yleana Velasco

 

New Applicant

Jéan Nicholas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nominations to be made by:  Councilmembers Boysen and Waterfield

 

g.   Appoint one member to the Santa Maria Community Television Board of Directors for a two-year term ending in January 2017. The appointments are to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  One incumbent reapplied and one new application was received. 

 

Incumbent

Mark van de Kamp

 

New Applicant

Jéan Nicholas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appointments to be made by:  Mayor Patino

 

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

 

 

PRESENTATION

 

5.   NORTH COUNTY JAIL UPDATE.  The City Council will hear a presentation on the North County Jail by Santa Barbara County Sheriff, Bill Brown. 

 

 

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 Fire Fighters Union Local 2020; Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 620; Public Safety Managers; 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, FEBRUARY 3, 2015. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE FEBRUARY 3RD MEETING IS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 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://archive.cityofsantamaria.org/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. 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.

 

 

 

 

City Council

Feb. 03, 2015

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Feb. 04, 2015

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Comm.

Feb. 09, 2015

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Feb. 10, 2015

Library Conference Room

1:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

Feb. 10, 2015

City Hall Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Feb. 10, 2015

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.