Receipt of Documents after Distribution of Council Agenda:

Pursuant to SB 343, a document was received on November 17, 2015, after the distribution of the City Council Agenda packet.  The document received is  associated with Item No. 6 below and can be reviewed by selecting the associated Agenda Item link to the Agenda Report.

 

 

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

NOVEMBER 17, 2015

REGULAR MEETING, 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/PRESENTATIONS:

 

A. Resolution No. 2015-100 to be adopted honoring and commending Solid Waste Collections Supervisor:

 

BILLY W. BROWN

 

      for over 40 years of exemplary public service to the City of Santa Maria and congratulating him on his retirement.

 

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

 

 

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 November 3, 2015.

 

            a.   Minutes to be approved.

 

C.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council accept as complete the public improvements associated with Siena at Westgate, Tract 5892, and authorize the release of the Faithful Performance Bond for Street Trees (No. 104777251) in the amount of $11,495 posted in the form of a Surety to guarantee the installation of 62 street and easement trees.

 

            a.   Faithful Performance Bond to be released.

 

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.

 

RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading of Ordinance No. 2015-13 and adopt the ordinance amending Section 10-3.205 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code authorizing the setting of operational hours for City parks and facilities.

 

a.   Ordinance No. 2015-13 to be adopted.

 

 

PRESENTATIONS:

 

4.   PRESENTATION ON THE HOMETOWN HERO MILITARY BANNER PROGRAM.  The City Council will receive a presentation by the Recreation and Parks Department regarding the Hometown Hero Program.

 

5.   PRESENTATION BY THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL.  California Highway Patrol Chief Reginald Chappelle will make a presentation regarding the California Law Enforcement Challenge and present the 2014 Special Recognition Award to the Santa Maria Police Department.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING:

 

6.   AMENDMENTS TO THE DOWNTOWN SPECIFIC PLAN.  The City Council will consider approving the 2015 Update to the Downtown Specific Plan; and approving a resolution authorizing the appropriation of $45,000 from the General Fund Reserves. 

 

      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.   Ordinance No. 2015-14 to be introduced for first reading, and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption, approving the 2015 Update to the Downtown Specific Plan, File No. SPZ2014-0002.

 

h.   Resolution No. 2015-101 to be adopted authorizing the appropriation of $45,000 from the General Fund Reserves for the Downtown Weekly Events.

 

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

 

7.   FIREWORKS RESTRICTIONS ORDINANCE.  The City Council will consider amending provisions of the City of Santa Maria Municipal Code to: (1) create third party administrative citations; (2) authorize the City to recover costs incurred in the storage, handling, and transportation of seized, illegal fireworks, and to fund disposal of said fireworks; (3) permit storage of Safe and Sane fireworks at fireworks booths, if secured; and (4) limit the hours Safe and Sane fireworks may be used.  The City Council will also consider approving an increase to the cost of a fireworks booth permit for the sale of Safe and Sane fireworks from $183 to $500.   

 

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

 

      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.   Ordinance No. 2015-15 to be introduced for first reading, and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption, amending provisions of the Santa Maria Municipal Code to create third-party administrative citations; authorize cost recovery from violators for storing, handling, transportation and fund disposal of seized illegal fireworks; permit storage of safe and sane fireworks at fireworks booths, if secured; and limit the hours that safe and sane fireworks may be used.

 

h.   Resolution No. 2015-102 to be adopted approving an increase in the cost of a fireworks booth permit for the sale of fireworks from $183 to $500.

 

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

 

8.   TO BE CONTINUED TO DECEMBER 1, 2015 - RECREATION AND PARKS PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FEE INCREASE.  The City Council will consider a recommendation of the Recreation and Parks Commission to ratify a five percent (5%) fee increase for Recreation and Parks programs and services. 

 

      a.   Staff report to be made. (Recreation and Parks 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 to be adopted approving a five percent (5%) fee increase for Recreation and Parks programs and services.

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

9.   SANTA MARIA TOURISM IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT.  The City Council will consider a resolution setting the dates and times of Public Hearings to be held in association with the formation of the Santa Maria Tourism Improvement District and the levy of assessments on lodging businesses.

 

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

 

      b.                 Public input.

 

      c.                  Council discussion.

 

d.   Resolution No. 2015-103 to be adopted declaring the intent to establish a Santa Maria Tourism Improvement District; and fixing the time and place of public hearings.

 

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 Association (SMPOA)

 

2)   CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION pursuant to Section 54956.9 Subdivision (d)(1) of the Government Code.  Environment In The Public Interest, a California nonprofit; and San Luis Obispo Coastkeeper v. City of Santa Maria, U.S. District Court, Central Division of California, case no. 2:15-cv-08600

 

 

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 WEBSITE.  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, DECEMBER 1, 2015. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE DECEMBER 1ST MEETING IS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 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 at http://www.cityofsantamaria.org/city-government/departments/city-clerk-records/council-agenda-information and selecting the Current City Council Agenda link.  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

 Nov. 18, 2015

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

 Nov. 24, 2015

City Hall Council Chambers

6:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

 Dec. 02, 2015

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

 Dec. 08, 2015

Library Conference Room

1:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

 Dec. 08, 2015

City Hall Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

 Dec. 08, 2015

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

 Dec. 14, 2015

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.