AGENDA OF THE CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA

 

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

110 E. COOK STREET

 

 

Mayor Alice Patino

Mayor Pro Tem Jack Boysen

Councilmember Mike Cordero

Councilmember Michael Moats

Councilmember Etta Waterfield

City Manager Jason Stilwell

City Attorney Gil Trujillo

City Clerk Patti Rodriguez

Chief Deputy City Clerk Rhonda Garietz, CMC, Ex-Officio Clerk of the City Council

 

DECEMBER 19, 2017

CLOSED SESSION AT 4:30 P.M.

REGULAR MEETING AT 5:30 P.M.

 

 

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:   Mayor Patino

ROLL CALL:             Councilmembers Boysen, Cordero, Moats, Waterfield, 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 Closed Session items.  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)      CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS pursuant to Section 54957.6 of the Government Code. 

 

Agency representatives:     City Manager and Director of Human Resources & Records

 

         Employee Organizations:  Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 620, Santa Maria Police Association of Middle Management (SMPAMM), Santa Maria City Fire Fighters’ Union Local 2020 (Local), Non-Represented Management and Confidential Employees, and Public Safety Managers.

 

2)      CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL—EXISTING LITIGATION pursuant to Section 54956.9 (1)(d) of the Government Code.  Name of case: Gerald Lemieux v. City of Santa Maria, Santa Barbara Superior Court case no. 15CV01791

 

 

RECONVENE:      CITY COUNCIL WILL RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION AT 5:30 P.M.

 

 

INVOCATION:

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG:

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:   Mayor Patino

ROLL CALL:             Councilmembers Boysen, Cordero, Moats, Waterfield, and Mayor Patino

 

 

CLOSED SESSION REPORT: City Attorney

 

 

1.   PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

 

A.  Recognition of the 2017 “Lights, Sights, and Holiday Nights” decorating contest winners.  The Recreation and Parks Department will present awards to this year’s holiday decorating contest winners.

 

B.  Resolution to be adopted honoring and commending Accountant:

 

GREGORY C. GARDNER

 

for nearly 12 years of dedicated public service to the City of Santa Maria.

 

      ROLL CALL:   Councilmembers Boysen, Cordero, Moats, Waterfield, and Mayor Patino

 

C.  Resolution to be adopted honoring and commending Police Division Commander:

 

KENDALL GREENE

 

for 26 years of dedicated public service to the City of Santa Maria.

 

      ROLL CALL:   Councilmembers Boysen, Cordero, Moats, Waterfield, 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 December 5, 2017.

 

a.   Minutes to be approved.

 

C.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the cancellation of the January 2, 2018, City Council meeting.

 

a.   Resolution to be adopted.

 

D.  Recommendation of City staff that the City Council accept as complete the street and easement tree improvements for Eastridge Estates, aka Legacy, Tract 5939, and;

 

a.     Authorize the release of the Faithful Performance Bond for Street Trees [#4394669] in the reduced amount of $24,750 posted in the form of a Surety Bond.

 

E.  Recommendation of City staff that the City Council accept as complete the public improvements associated with Acquistapace Homes, aka Harvest Glen, Tract 5845, and:

 

a.   Authorize the release of a Faithful Performance Bond [#08765880] in the reduced amount of $1,123,150 posted in the form of a Surety to guarantee the construction and installation of Public Improvements;

 

b.   Order that the Contractor, Labor and Material Bond in the amount of $1,727,645 and the Guarantee and Defective Material Bond in the amount of $345,537 be retained for six (6) months and one (1) year, respectively, from the date of the release of the Faithful Performance Bond for Public Improvements;

 

c.   Authorize the release of a Faithful Performance Bond [#08765882] in the reduced amount of $222,244 posted in the form of a Surety to guarantee the construction and installation of Boundary Walls; and

 

d.   Order that the Contractor, Labor and Material Bond in the amount of $222,244 be retained for six (6) months from the date of the release of the Faithful Performance Bond for Boundary Walls.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading, and adopt Ordinance No. 2017-21 regulating Accessory Dwelling Units.

 

a.   Ordinance No. 2017-21 to be adopted.

 

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

 

G.  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.

 

H.  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.

 

I.    Recommendation of City staff that the City Council receive, review, and file the Growth Mitigation Annual Compliance report.

 

a.   Report to be received and filed.

 

LIBRARY

 

J.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving an amendment to the Countywide Library Agreement.

 

a.   Resolution to be adopted.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

 

K.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading, and adopt Ordinance No. 2017-22 setting/revising the Growth Mitigation Fee Program.

 

a.   Ordinance No. 2017-22 to be adopted.

 

L.   Recommendation of City staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving and confirming the report of weed abatement costs for additional abatement for assessment purposes; and directing the Chief Deputy City Clerk to submit the parcel numbers and costs to the Santa Barbara County Auditor Controller’s Office for collection on property taxes.

                           

a.   Resolution to be adopted.

 

ROLL CALL:   Councilmembers Boysen, Cordero, Moats, Waterfield, and Mayor Patino

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

4.   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 SIERRA MADRE COTTAGES 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 $11,000,000 by the California Municipal Finance Authority for the benefit of Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Corporation to provide for the financing of the Sierra Madre Cottages Project. 

 

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

 

b.   Written communications.

 

c.   Open public hearing, 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 to be adopted approving the issuance of multi-family housing revenue bonds by the California Municipal Finance Authority for the purpose of an affordable housing facility for Sierra Madre Cottages, LP, or another entity to be formed by Peoples’ Self-help Housing Corporation, or an affiliate.

 

ROLL CALL:   Councilmembers Boysen, Cordero, Moats, Waterfield, and Mayor Patino

 

5.   CHAVEZ GENERAL PLAN LAND USE AND ZONING MAP AMENDMENT AT 1111 W. COOK STREET.  The City Council will consider recommendations of the Planning Commission to approve a General Plan Land Use and Zoning Map Amendment (GPZ2017-0002) to change the land use designation from HCM (Heavy Commercial Manufacturing) to HDR 22 (High Density Residential, 22 du/ac) and associated zoning designation from CM (Commercial Manufacturing) to R-3 (High Density Residential) on a 0.2 acre property located at 1111 W. Cook Street, and a negative declaration pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

 

      On November 15, 2017, the Planning Commission approved the item by a vote of 4-0-1 (Abstained: Commissioner Lopez.) 

 

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

 

b.     Applicant comments.

 

c.     Written communications.

 

d.     Open public hearing, 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 to be adopted approving a negative declaration for a General Plan Land Use and Zoning Map Amendment at 1111 West Cook Street.

 

i.       Resolution to be adopted amending the Land Use Policy Map for approximately 0.2 acres at 1111 West Cook Street.

 

j.       Ordinance to be introduced for the first reading, and continued to the next meeting for the second reading and adoption, amending the Official Zoning Map on approximately 0.2 acres, located at 1111 West Cook Street.

 

ROLL CALL:       Councilmembers Boysen, Cordero, Moats, Waterfield, and Mayor Patino

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS

 

6.   REPROGRAMMING OF EXISTING HOME FUNDS.  The City Council will consider approving the partial reprogramming of HOME Investment Partnerships funding to Peoples’ Self-help Housing to assist with the construction of the Sierra Madre Cottages affordable housing complex for seniors.

     

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

 

b.   Public input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Resolution to be adopted approving the reprogramming of HOME funds to Peoples’ Self-help Housing for the Sierra Madre Cottages Project.

 

ROLL CALL:   Councilmembers Boysen, Cordero, Moats, Waterfield, and Mayor Patino

 

7.   NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF MAYOR PRO TEM.  The City Council will entertain nominations for the position of Mayor Pro Tem for a one-year term.

     

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

 

b.   Public input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Nomination by the Mayor.

 

e.   Ratification of Mayor’s nomination for Mayor Pro Tem for calendar year 2018.

 

ROLL CALL:   Councilmembers Boysen, Cordero, Moats, Waterfield, and Mayor Patino

 

 

REPORT BY CITY MANAGER:

 

 

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

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:

 

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 WEBSITEYOUR 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 JANUARY 2, 2018, CITY COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE CANCELLED.  THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018, AT 5:30 P.M.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE JANUARY 16th MEETING IS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3rd.

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/COMMISSION

NEXT MEETING

MEETING PLACE

   TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Dec.   20, 2017

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Holiday

Dec.   25, 2017

City Offices Closed

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New Year’s Day

Jan.   01, 2018

City Offices Closed

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City Council Meeting Cancelled

Jan.   02, 2018

Cancelled

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Planning Commission Cancelled

Jan.   03, 2018

Cancelled

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Block Grants Advisory Committee

Jan.   08, 2018

Community Development

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Jan.   09, 2018

Library Conference Room

1:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Jan.   09, 2018

Library Study Room #C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

Jan.   09, 2018

City Hall Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

CITY COUNCIL MEETING INFORMATION AND PROCESS:

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, 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.

 

Materials related to an item on this agenda submitted after distribution of the agenda packet will also be available with the agenda material 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.

 

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, use profane language, interrupt or disrupt the meeting.  All cellular telephones 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 Office of the City Clerk is located 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, contact the Office of the City Clerk 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 (805) 925-0951 extensión 2307 a la 1:00 de la tarde el lunes antes de la junta.