Receipt of Documents after Distribution of Council Agenda:

Pursuant to SB 343, documents were received on May 27, May 31, June 1, and June 6, after the distribution of the City Council Agenda packet.  The documents are associated with Item No. 6 below and can be reviewed by selecting the associated Agenda Item link to the Agenda Report.

 

 

**AMENDED**

 

                                       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

City Seal - B&W

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

JUNE 7, 2016

REGULAR MEETING, 6:30 P.M.


** Pursuant to Government Code Section 54953, Mayor Patino will participate in the meeting via Teleconference from 58 Hacienda Drive, Napa, CA  94558.  All votes will be taken by roll-call vote, a copy of this agenda will be posted at the Teleconference location, the Teleconference conference location is accessible to the public, and the public will be given an opportunity to address the City Council from that location.**

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 2307.  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 2307 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 2307 a la 1:00 de la tarde el lunes antes de la junta.

 

INVOCATION:

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG:

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:   Mayor Pro Tem Waterfield

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

 

 

1.   PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

 

A.  Presentation of the Hometown Hero Program in recognition of Santa Maria residents who currently serve or have served in the United States Military and the naming of the “Summer of 2016 Class of Honorees.”

 

 

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 May 17, 2016.

 

a.     Minutes to be approved.

 

C.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council receive the 2016-18 Proposed Budget, direct staff to distribute the documents, and set June 21, 2016, as the date for a public hearing for consideration of the budget.

 

      a.   Proposed budget to be received, and a public hearing to be set for June 21, 2016, at 6:30       p.m.

 

      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.

 

      COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading and adopt Ordinance Nos. 2016-11 and 2016-12 amending the Blosser-Southwest Specific Plan and the Official Zoning Map on approximately 5.5 acres, located on the north side of West Battles Road, west of South Blosser, FROM PD/CC (Convenience Commercial) TO PD/R-3 (Planned Development/High Density Residential) for the Westgate Senior Housing Project.

 

a.     Ordinance No. 2016-11 to be adopted.

 

            b.   Ordinance No. 2016-12 to be adopted.

 

      PUBLIC WORKS

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution awarding the bid for the Jim May Park Denitrification Biofilter, Bid No. 2016/02, and approve a contract with Whitaker Construction Group, Inc., in the amount of $1,050,000.

 

a.     Resolution No. 2016-65 to be adopted.

 

H.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading and adopt Ordinance No. 2016-13 amending Santa Maria Municipal Code Title 8 to add Chapter 18 regarding rules and regulations for public transit systems.

 

a.     Ordinance No. 2016-13 to be adopted.

 

RECREATION AND PARKS

 

I.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution joining surrounding cities and encouraging significant societal and environmental changes in support of healthier choices by promoting the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities Campaign.

 

      a.   Resolution No. 2016-66 to be adopted.

 

J.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt resolutions of annexation and assessment for Cuevas Warehouse, Best Buy Auto Sales, and Hancock Terrace within the respective Northwest, Southwest, and Northeast Landscape Maintenance Districts and Special Benefit Zones.

 

      a.   Resolution No. 2016-67 to be adopted.

 

      b.   Resolution No. 2016-68 to be adopted.

 

      c.   Resolution No. 2016-69 to be adopted.

 

 

PRESENTATION:

 

4.   PRESENTATION ON THE PROGRESS OF ADDRESSING ILLEGAL FIREWORKS.  The City Council will receive an update on the City of Santa Maria’s enhanced efforts addressing illegal use of fireworks and Fourth of July firework events.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

5.   TAX EQUITY AND FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT (TEFRA) HEARING REGARDING APPROVAL OF THE ISSUANCE OF MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING REVENUE BONDS BY THE CALIFORNIA MUNICIPAL FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR THE BENEFIT OF PEOPLES’ SELF-HELP HOUSING CORPORATION AND THE VALENTINE COURT PROJECT.  The City Council will conduct a public hearing under the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) and, after hearing public testimony, adopt a resolution approving the issuance of Bonds in the amount of $5,000,000 by the California Municipal Finance Authority for the benefit of Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Corporation to provide for the financing of the Valentine Court project. 

 

a.   Staff report to be made.  (Director of Administrative Services)

 

b.   Written communications.

 

c.   Open the public hearing.

 

d.   Those in favor to be heard.

 

e.   Those in opposition to be heard.

 

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

 

g.   Council discussion.

 

h.   Resolution No. 2016-70 to be adopted approving the issuance of multi-family housing revenue bonds by the California Municipal Finance Authority for the purpose of financing or refinancing the acquisition and rehabilitation of certain facilities for the benefit of Valentine Court, L.P., or an affiliate thereof.

 

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

 

6.   LIBERTINE BREWING COMPANY APPEAL OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S DENIAL OF A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT.  The City Council will consider an appeal by Libertine Brewing Company of the Planning Commission’s denial of a Conditional Use Permit (U2016-0003) to allow public serving uses such as beer tasting, limited retail sales, and tours in an existing 8,295 square foot building located at 2325 A Street.

 

      On April 20, 2016, the Planning Commission voted, by a vote of 3-1-1 (Commissioner Seifert abstained, Commissioner Andrade opposed) to deny the conditional use permit. 

 

a.   Staff report to be given.  (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.   Resolution No. 2016-71 to be adopted upholding the Planning Commission denial of the Libertine Brewing Company Conditional Use Permit at 2325 A Street.

 

OR

 

h.   Resolution No. 2016-71 to be adopted overturning the Planning Commission denial of the Libertine Brewing Company Conditional Use Permit at 2325 A Street.

 

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

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS

 

7.   RESPONSIBLE PET OWNER ORDINANCE.  The City Council will consider amending Chapter 5-3 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code concerning animals and to enact a responsible pet owner ordinance.

 

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

 

b.   Public input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Ordinance No. 2016-14 to be introduced for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption amending Chapter 5-3 regarding animals to include responsible pet owner provisions.

 

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, JUNE 21, 2016. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE JUNE 21st MEETING IS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 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

 June 08, 2016

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

 June 13, 2016

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

 June 14, 2016

Library Conference Room

1:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

 June 14, 2016

City Hall Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

 June 14, 2016

Library Study Room #C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Council

 June 21, 2016

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

 June 22, 2016

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

July 4th Holiday

 July  04, 2016

CITY OFFICES CLOSED

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