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

MARCH 15, 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.

 

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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.  Recreation and Parks Department Volunteer of the Month for March 2016:

 

      CRISTINA SINCO

 

      for her fundraising efforts on behalf of the Northern Santa Barbara County Special Olympics and Ovarian Cancer research.

 

B.  Proclamation recognizing March 15, 2016 as:

 

AG DAY

     
in the City of Santa Maria, and encouraging residents and businesses to support the work of those involved with the Santa Maria Valley Agricultural Industry.

 

C.  Resolution No. 2016-21 to be adopted honoring and commending All-America City Committee Member:

 

BAILEY HUDSON

      for 15 years of service on the All-America City Committee, and wishing him and his family continued good health and many years of happiness.

 

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

 

D.  Resolution No. 2016-23 to be adopted honoring and commending All-America City Committee Member:

 

TAHIR MASOOD

      for 10 years of service on the All-America City Committee, and wishing him and his family continued good health and many years of happiness.

 

      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.

 

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 March 1, 2016.

 

            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.

     

      COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

 

E.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading of Ordinance No. 2016-06 and adopt the ordinance repealing the Enos Ranchos (Entrada Este) Specific Plan and adopting the Enos Ranchos Specific Plan amendment.

 

a.   Ordinance No. 2016-06 to be adopted.

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading of Ordinance No. 2016-07 and adopt the ordinance amending the Official Zoning Map based on the new Enos Ranchos Specific Plan.

 

a.   Ordinance No. 2016-07 to be adopted.

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council make a determination with findings that the public convenience and necessity will be served in the issuance of a Type 21 (Off-Sale General) alcoholic beverage license for sale of packaged beer, wine, and distilled spirits at El Campesino Market, 809 North Broadway, Suite B.

 

a.   Finding of public convenience to be made.

 

PUBLIC WORKS

 

H.  Recommendation that the City Council adopt a resolution declaring that noxious and dangerous weeds growing upon or in front of property, and rubbish, refuse and dirt upon or in front of property, constitute a public nuisance which must be abated; commencing proceedings for the 2016 Annual Weed Abatement Program to abatement of these nuisances; and setting a public hearing for April 19, 2016, to consider any objections or protests to the abatement program.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2016-24 to be adopted.

 

I.    Recommendation that the City Council adopt a resolution approving Change Order #3 of the Communication System Agreement with Motorola Solution, Inc.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2016-25 to be adopted.

 

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

 

 

PRESENTATION

 

4.   MEASURE U2012 CITIZENS’ OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ANNUAL REPORT.  The City Council will receive a presentation from City staff and the Chair of the Measure U2012 Citizens’ Oversight Committee on the Measure U2012 Annual Report for the period ending June 30, 2015; and receive and file the Measure U2012 Citizens’ Oversight Committee 2014-15 Annual Report.

 

a.   Staff report to be given.  (City Manager and Measure U2012 Committee Chair)

 

b.   Public input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Report to be received and filed.

 

 

APPOINTMENTS

 

5.   APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSION.  The City Council will consider making appointments to the Central Coast Commission - Area Agency on Aging and the Recreation and Parks Commission. 

 

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

 

b.   Appoint one member to the Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens, Area Agency on Aging to fill an unexpired term ending in January 2017.  Appointments are to be made by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.  One new application was received from Lindsay Francis.

 

Appointment to be made by:  Mayor Patino

 

c.   Appoint one member to the Recreation and Parks Commission to fill an unexpired term ending in January 2019. Nominations to this Commission are made by individual Councilmembers, appointed by the Mayor, and confirmed by the City Council. Two new applications were received from Rob Litzinger and Rick Martyn.  

 

Nomination to be made by:  Councilmember Boysen

 

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

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

6.   DOWNTOWN PERMIT FOR MEDICAL OFFICES AT 361 TOWN CENTER WEST.  The City Council will consider recommendations of the Planning Commission to approve a Downtown Permit DT2016-0004 for 361 Town Center West to reuse an existing 14,600 square foot office building for medical use on a 0.2 acre site in the Town Center district of the Downtown Specific Plan.

      At its regular meeting on February 3, 2016, the Planning Commission, on a 5-0 vote,    recommended that the City Council approve a Downtown Permit for a Medical Office at 361 Town Center West (Resolution No. 2679).

 

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

 

b.   Applicant 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, and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

 

g.   Council discussion.

 

h.   Resolution No. 2016-26 to be adopted approving Downtown Permit DT2016-0004 for a Medical Office at 361 Town Center West.

 

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

 

7.   DOWNTOWN PERMIT FOR the malhotra mixed use project at 504 south broadway. The City Council will consider recommendations of the Planning Commission to approve a Downtown Permit DT2016-0001 for 504 South Broadway to convert an existing building into 36 residential studio units and 11 commercial units on a 0.7 acre site in the Gateway district of the Downtown Specific Plan.

 

      At its regular meeting on February 17, 2016, the Planning Commission, on a 5-0 vote, recommended that the City Council approve a Downtown Permit for the Malhotra Mixed Use project at 504 South Broadway (Resolution No. 2680).

 

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

 

b.   Applicant 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, and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

 

g.   Council discussion.

 

h.   Resolution No. 2016-27 to be adopted approving Malhotra Mixed-Use Downtown Permit      DT2016-0001 at 504 South Broadway.

 

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

 

8.    VERIZON WIRELESS APPEAL OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION DENIAL OF A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT. The City Council will consider an appeal by Sequoia Development Services, Inc., on behalf of Verizon Wireless, of the Planning Commission’s denial of a conditional use permit to construct a 50-foot tall mono-pole telecommunications tower at 232 North Benwiley Avenue.

 

At its regular meeting on December 16, 2015, the Planning Commission, on a 3-1 vote, denied a Conditional Use Permit for the construction of a 50-foot tall telecommunication tower and associated equipment on a developed 0.4 acre site in a CM (Commercial/Manufacturing) zoning district.

 

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

 

b. Applicant 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, and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

 

g. Council discussion.

 

h. Resolution No. 2016-28 to be adopted denying the appeal and upholding the Planning Commission’s denial of the Conditional Use Permit for Verizon Wireless, U2015-0008, 232     North Benwiley Avenue.

 

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:

 

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THE NEXT REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE APRIL 5th MEETING IS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016.

 

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CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/COMMISSION

NEXT MEETING

MEETING PLACE

   TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

 Mar.  16, 2016

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Council

 Apr.  05, 2016

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

 Apr.  06, 2016

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

 Apr.  11, 2016

City Hall Conference Room

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

 Apr.  12, 2016

Library Conference Room

1:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

 Apr.  12, 2016

City Hall Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

 Apr.  12, 2016

Library Study Room #C

4:00 p.m.