CITY OF SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA





                   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

SEPTEMBER 10, 2015, 5:30 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



CITY COUNCIL:                   Councilmembers Boysen, Orach, Waterfield, Zuniga and Mayor Patino



ADVISORY COMMITTEE:  Committee Members Acosta, Allen, Burtnett, Doyle, Fisher, Frost, Gonzalez, Litzinger, Reeves, Seifert, Thomas, White O’Neill, Wolcott, Yglesias, and Chair Marquez





The Council values your input.  Individual speakers are limited to three minutes or as directed by the Mayor.  To address the Council and Committee 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 time is reserved to accept comments from the public on matters ON THIS AGENDA ONLY.  Direction to staff may be given; however, State law does not allow action to be taken by the Council on these matters at this meeting.  The law requires that notice be given to the public at large to allow for full disclosure and discussion of important public issues. To have City Council discussions and decisions on unnoticed items would prevent that type of public input necessary to make government decisions.


2.     JOINT STUDY SESSION REGARDING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDING PRIORITIES.  The City Council will conduct a joint study session with the Block Grants Advisory Committee to discuss federal regulations and clarify the funding process, criteria, and then discuss priorities for the allocation of Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program Funds for fiscal year 2016-17.


a.          Staff report to be made.  (Community Programs Manager)


b.          Public Input


c.          Committee Discussion


d.          Council Discussion


e.          Direction to Committee and Staff




ADJOURNMENT:   This meeting will be adjourned to the Regular City Council Meeting on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers and to a Regular Block Grants Advisory Committee Meeting on October 12, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room.





    /s/ Alice M. Patino                                                 

Mayor Patino