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 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

NOVEMBER 15, 2016

CLOSED SESSION AT 5:30 P.M.

REGULAR MEETING AT 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 of your needs 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.

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:      Mayor Patino

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

 

 

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 matters 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. 

 

RECESS:    THE CITY COUNCIL WILL IMMEDIATELY RECESS TO A CLOSED SESSION FOR THE FOLLOWING:

 

1)     PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 and CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS PURSUANT TO Section 54957.6 of the Government Code.


Agency representative: 
Mayor

        Title: City Attorney and City Manager 

 

2)     CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS pursuant to Section 54957.6 of the Government Code. 

 

         Agency representative:  City Manager

 

        Employee Organizations:  Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 620, Santa Maria Police Association of Middle Management (SMPAMM), Non-Represented Management and Confidential Employees, and Public Safety Managers.

 

 

RECONVENE:      CITY COUNCIL WILL RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION AT 6:30 P.M.

 

 

INVOCATION:

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG:

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:   Mayor Patino

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

 

 

CLOSED SESSION REPORT: City Attorney

 

 

1.   PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

 

A.  Proclamation in recognition of the week of December 2-9, 2016 as:

 

VETERAN’S HONOR WEEK

     
in the City of Santa Maria and encouraging residents and businesses to thank the Veterans in the community.

 

B.  Introduction and Swearing In of New Fire Chief

City Manager Haydon will introduce incoming Fire Chief Leonard Champion, Chief Deputy City Clerk Garietz will administer the Oath of Office, and Melody Champion, Leonard’s wife, will pin on his badge.

 

 

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 November 1, 2016.

 

a.     Minutes to be approved.

 

C.  Recommendation of City staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving a Service Swap Agreement with Wave Division Holdings to construct Broadband Network Telecommunications.

 

            a.   Resolution No. 2016-137 to be adopted.

 

      FINANCE 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 Finance.

 

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 Finance, and having been approved for payment by the Director of Finance.

 

LIBRARY

 

F.   Recommendation of City staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving a two (2) year extension of the Plaza Guadalupe Commercial Lease for the Guadalupe Library building commencing December 1, 2016, and ending November 30, 2018.

 

      a.   Resolution No. 2016-138 to be adopted.

 

PUBLIC WORKS

 

G.  Recommendation of City staff that the City Council adopt a resolution implementing a street name change from Mercury Drive to Element Way.

 

a.     Resolution No. 2016-139 to be adopted.

 

H.  Recommendation of City staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving a parking restriction for vehicles over six (6) feet in height on sections of West Boone Street, West Cook Street, and Farnel Road, west of Blosser Road.

 

a.     Resolution No. 2016-140 to be adopted.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

4.   BLACK ROAD SUBDIVISION APPEALThe City Council will consider an appeal by Black Road Investments to overturn the Planning Commission’s approval of a Tentative Parcel Map (TR5986-0001 (Tract 5986) and the associated Addendum to the Area 9 Specific Plan Environmental Impact Report.

 

      On April 27, 2016, the Planning Commission voted (5-0) to approve the Tentative Parcel Map (TR5986-0001) and Addendum to the Area 9 Specific Plan Environmental Impact Report. 

 

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, and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

 

f.    Council discussion.

 

g.   Resolution No. 2016-141 to be adopted overturning the Planning Commission’s approval of a four (4)-lot Tentative Parcel Map and Addendum to the Area 9 Specific Plan Environmental Impact Report at 1586 Black Road.

 

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

5.   BARCELLUS SENIOR APARTMENTS GENERAL PLAN LAND USE MAP AND ZONING MAP AMENDMENTS FOR 502, 510, AND 524 EAST BARCELLUS AVENUEThe City Council will consider recommendations of the Planning Commission to: 1) approve a Negative Declaration; 2) amend the General Plan Land Use Map designation of the 2.4 acre project site FROM CPO (Commercial/Professional Office) TO HDR-22 (High Density Residential); and 3) amend the Zoning Map for approximately 2.4 acres FROM CPO (Commercial/Professional Office) TO PD/R-3 (Planned Development/High Density Residential) zoning district.

 

At its regular meeting on October 19, 2016, the Planning Commission voted 3-0-2 (Commissioners Andrade absent, Hernandez abstained) to recommend that the City Council adopt resolutions approving the Negative Declaration and the General Plan Land Use Map and Zoning Map Amendments.

 

a.     Staff report to be made.   (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, and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

 

f.       Council discussion.

 

g.     Resolution No. 2016-142 to be adopted approving a Negative Declaration for General Plan Land Use and Zoning Map Amendments located at 502, 510, and 524 East Barcellus Avenue.

 

h.     Resolution No. 2016-143 to be adopted amending the Land Use Policy Map for approximately 2.4 acres, located at 502, 510, and 524 East Barcellus Avenue.

 

i.    Ordinance No. 2016-23 to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption amending the Official Zoning Map on approximately 2.4 acres, located at 502, 510, and 524 East Barcellus Avenue.

 

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

 

6.  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 FOR THE VALENTINE COURT PROJECTThe 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 $8,000,000 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 Finance)

 

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. 2016-144 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

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS

 

7.   2016 BUILDING CODE UPDATES.  The City Council will consider a proposed ordinance amending various Chapters of Title 9 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code to adopt the 2016 Editions of the California Building Code, Plumbing Code, Electrical Code, Mechanical Code, Historical Building Code, Green Building Standards Code, Residential Code, Energy Code and the Existing Building Code; and amend certain portions of the 2016 Editions of these codes.

     

a.   Staff report to be made.  (Building Division Manager)

 

b.   Public input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Ordinance No. 2016-24 to be introduced by title only for first reading, and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption, amending Chapters 9-1, 9-2, 9-4, and 9-12 and adding Chapter 9-19 to Title 9 of the City of Santa Maria Municipal Code concerning Building Regulations.

 

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

 

8.   PRIORITIZATION OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT CAPITAL PROJECT PROPOSALS.  The City Council will review and prioritize the Capital project requests for Fiscal Year 2017-18 Community Development Block Grant funding, and provide the Block Grants Advisory Committee and participating applicants with direction.

     

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

 

b.   Public input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Direction to be given.

 

9.   FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE FIRST QUARTER ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2016.  The City Council will receive the Quarterly Financial Report for the First Quarter of 2016-17; and adopt a resolution approving Budget Amendments to the 2016-17 fiscal year.

 

a.   Staff report to be made.   (Director of Finance)

 

b.   Public input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Resolution No. 2016-145 to be adopted approving budget amendments to the 2016-17 fiscal year and authorizing the City Manager to implement same.

 

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 MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE DECEMBER 6TH MEETING IS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 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

 Nov.  16, 2016

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

 Nov.  24 & 25

CITY OFFICES CLOSED

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City Council

 Dec.  06, 2016

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

 Dec.  07, 2016

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

 Dec.  12, 2016

Community Development

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

 Dec.  13, 2016

Library Conference Room

1:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

 Dec.  13, 2016

City Hall Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

 Dec.  13, 2016

Cancelled due to lack of quorum

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City Council

 Dec.  20, 2016

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.