Receipt of Documents after Distribution of Council Agenda:

Pursuant to SB 343, correspondence was received on January 4, 2016, after the distribution of the City Council Agenda packet.  The documents received are 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 Etta Waterfield

                   Councilmember Jack Boysen

                   Councilmember Bob Orach

                   Councilmember Terri Zuniga

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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

JANUARY 5, 2016

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:

 

 

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 15, 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.

 

      RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT

 

E.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the submittal of a new grant application for approximately $750,000 to the Land and Water Conservation Fund for renovations at Buena Vista Park.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2016-01 to be adopted.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING:

 

4.   SANTA MARIA TOURISM IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT.  The City Council will conduct a public hearing in association with the formation of the Santa Maria Tourism Improvement District and the levying of a two percent (2%) assessment on lodging businesses.

 

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

 

b.   Petitioner’s comments.

 

c.   Written communications.

 

d.   Those in favor to be heard.

 

e.   Those in opposition to be heard.

 

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

 

g.   Council discussion.

 

h.   Action to be taken at the January 19, 2016 City Council Meeting and Public Hearing.

     

5.   COMMERCIAL VEHICLE ORDINANCE.  The City Council will consider a recommendation of the Planning Commission to amend provisions of the Santa Maria Municipal Code regarding commercial vehicles on residential properties.

 

a.   Staff report to be made. (Assistant City Attorney)

 

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. 2016-01 to be introduced for first reading, and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption, amending Sections 5-6.202(h) and 12-29.10 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code regarding commercial vehicles on residential properties.

 

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

 

6.   LAZ-E-DAZE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT. The City Council will consider a Development Agreement (DA2014-0002) for Western Sky Communities, LLC, to phase improvements on a boarding house/mixed-use project on an approximate four acre piece of property located at 1300-1324 North Broadway.

 

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

 

b.   Applicant’s comments.

 

c.   Written communications.

 

d.   Those in favor to be heard.

 

e.   Those in opposition to be heard.

 

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

 

g.   Council discussion.

 

h.   Deny the Development Agreement for Western Sky Communities, LLC.

 

OR

 

Modify and approve Ordinance No. 2016-02 to be introduced for first reading, and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption, approving a Development Agreement (DA2014-0002) for Western Sky Communities, LLC;

 

OR

 

Approve Ordinance No. 2016-02 to be introduced for first reading, and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption, approving a five-year Development Agreement (DA2014-0002) for Western Sky Communities, LLC.

 

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

 

 

REPORT BY CITY MANAGER:

 

 

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

 

 

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, JANUARY 19, 2016. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE JANUARY 19th MEETING IS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6th, 2016.

 

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

 Jan.  06, 2016

CANCELLED

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Block Grants Advisory Committee

 Jan.  11, 2016

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

 Jan.  12, 2016

Library Conference Room

1:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

 Jan.  12, 2016

City Hall Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

 Jan.  12, 2016

Library Study Room C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Council

 Jan.  19, 2016

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

 Jan.  20, 2016

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.