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

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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 15, 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.

 

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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. Presentation of the 2015 Santa Maria Valley Beautiful Awards.

 

B.  Recreation and Parks Department Volunteer of the Month for September 2015:

 

JOE COELHO AND DAVID RENIERE

     

      for their dedication to the local Special Olympics Program and its athletes.

 

C.  Proclamation recognizing the month of September 2015 as:

 

ADULT LITERACY AWARENESS MONTH

 

      in the City of Santa Maria, and encouraging all residents to increase community literacy by becoming a member of the Central Coast Literacy Council, a tutor, or a literacy learner.

 

D.  Proclamation recognizing September 17-23, 2015, as:

 

CONSTITUTION WEEK

 

      in the City of Santa Maria, and asking residents to reaffirm the ideals the framers of the Constitution had in 1787.

 

E.  Proclamation recognizing September 27 – October 3, 2015, as:

 

ACTIVE AGING WEEK

 

      in the City of Santa Maria, supporting the City’s senior population and future generations, and encouraging community members to remain active.

 

F.   Proclamation recognizing the month of October 2015 as:

 

FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

 

      in the City of Santa Maria, and encouraging residents to learn more about Filipino Americans and their historic contributions.

 

 

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 City Council Meeting of August 18, 2015.

 

            a.   Minutes to be approved.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT

 

C.  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.

 

D.  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.

 

E.  Recommendation of City staff that the City Council adopt a resolution changing the City’s investment return benchmark from the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 0-5 Year U.S. Treasury Index to the 1-5 Year U.S. Treasury Index.

                               

a.   Resolution No. 2015-84 to be adopted.

 

LIBRARY

     

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving an agreement with the County of Santa Barbara for the operation of a Countywide Free Library System for 2015-16.

 

     a.   Resolution No. 2015-85 to be adopted.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving an in-kind donation for the City of Santa Maria Police Department from the Santa Maria Police Council for break room improvements to the police station located at 1111 West Betteravia Road.

 

            a.   Resolution No. 2015-86 to be adopted.

 

 

PRESENTATION:

 

4.   PRESENTATION OF THE VISITOR AND CONVENTION BUREAU SERVICES’ AND THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION’S 2014-15 YEAR-END REPORTS.  The City Council will receive a presentation of the Visitor and Convention Bureau Services’ and the Economic Development Commission’s 2014-15 year-end reports by Glenn Morris, President/CEO of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce; Gina Keough, Visitor and Convention Bureau Manager; and Dave Cross, Economic Development Director.

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 

5.   AUTHORIZATION TO PROCESS AN APPLICATION FOR SENIOR APARTMENTS AT 502 EAST BARCELLUS AVENUE.  The City Council will consider a recommendation of the Planning Commission to authorize a General Plan Amendment and Zone Change (SP2015-0013) of a 2.4 acre site in the CPO (Commercial Professional Office) district to PD/R-3 (Planned Development /High Density Residential) zone district, for an 80-unit senior housing project located at 502, 510, and 524 East Barcellus Avenue. 

 

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

 

      b.   Applicant comments.

 

c.   Public input.

 

      d.   Council discussion.

 

e.   Direction to staff.

 

 

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 LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION pursuant to Section 54956.9 of Subdivision (d)(1) the Government Code.  Hermelinda Duarte-Garcia, et al. v. City of Santa Maria, et al., case no. 1456748, consolidated with 1456925, Santa Barbara County Superior Court, Cook Division.

 

2)   CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION pursuant to Section 54956.9 of Subdivision (d)(1) the Government Code.  City of Santa Maria v. Michael Cohen, et al. Case No. 34-2014-8001918-CU-WM-CDS, Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento

 

 

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, OCTOBER 6, 2015. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE OCTOBER 6th MEETING IS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 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

 Sep.  16, 2015

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

All-America City Committee

 Sep.  22, 2015

City Hall Council Chambers

6:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Council

 Oct.   06, 2015

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

 Oct.   07, 2015

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

 Oct.   12, 2015

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

 Oct.   13, 2015

Library Conference Room

1:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

 Oct.   13, 2015

City Hall Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

 Oct.   13, 2015

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Council

 Oct.   20, 2015

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.